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Fans might have mixed opinions about the Gigantamax and Dynamax features of Pokemon Sword and Shield but they did reveal one good thing; the return of fat Pikachu. Don’t get me wrong, Pikachu was still cute when they slimmed it down but pretty much everyone thought chunky Pikachu was the cutest. Thanks to Gigantamax Pikachu, the fans have gone crazy about this Pokemon gaining weight.
Many fans online have rejoiced about the return of fat Pikachu/thicc Pikachu/Thiccachu. I personally call it Pikachonk but let’s not get into that. The point is, we do love this giant Pikachu paying tribute to the thick stomach and cheeks it once had back when Pokemon Yellow Version was a thing. Check out some of the awesome fan reactions below.
Thye brought back chunky pikachu! pic.twitter.com/JuKuDSoAfa
— Spoopshi ? (@SoushimiTV) October 16, 2019
Thicc Pikachu is back!! pic.twitter.com/oUflLXPuTn
— ?️?Super?️?マリオ?️? (@VanityWalker) October 16, 2019
There’s just something absolutely adorable about this chunky Pokemon walking around and saying “Pika Pika.” Granted, Gigantamax Pikachu isn’t going to do much aside from battle it out. While it’s kind of a shame that fat Pikachu is only available as a giant, it’s definitely better than nothing.
Never was a big fan of pikachu but this......thiss changes everything ????? fat pika makes mi heart go uwu pic.twitter.com/Z1eEwMJqbZ
— juss (@JizzmanJ) October 16, 2019
It’s not just Thiccachu fans should be excited about. Other Gigantamax Pokemon include a hellish-looking Charizard, a Mothra-inspired Butterfree, and a Meowth based on...something. While this was kind of fun, here’s hoping that we get the evolutions of the Sword and Shield starters soon.
Can we all agree that bringing back chonk Pikachu(tm) from the 90’s is the best thing to happen in 2019?? pic.twitter.com/EhKjvLXY3x
— My name is a horror movie? (@jawsum_art) October 16, 2019
Pokemon Sword and Shield are coming to Nintendo Switch on November 15.
Read: Pokemon Sword and Shield Reveal Gigantamax Forms for Charizard, Pikachu, and More
Disney+ is going to be home to a lot of animation, from classic Disney material to ‘90s Marvel cheese, and even a couple of Pixar hits. However, if you were hoping to see Studio Ghibli films as part of the package, you’ve got another thing coming. Despite the fact that Disney localized many Ghibli films for US releases, it seems like fans will need to own these movies on Blu-ray or DVD if they want to appreciate them.
In an interview with Polygon, GKids, the North American distributor of Studio Ghibli films, have stated that there are no plans to bring these movies to the streaming medium. That’s right, it’s not just Disney+ missing out on all that weeb money but also Netflix, Hulu, and other services. This is pretty shocking since anime and streaming services have gone together in recent years.
Here’s the explanation from GKids, though fans might not agree with it:
“Studio Ghibli does not make their films available digitally, whether for download or streaming, anywhere in the world. They continue to believe that presentation is vital and particularly appreciate opportunities for audiences to experience the films together in a theatrical setting.”
While that’s a bit of an arrogant statement, if there are any animated movies you should watch in a theater, Ghibli films are worthy of that treatment. The amount of work put into these films will impress anyone, even non-animation fans. Granted, most of us would like to see these movies on Netflix or Disney+ but let’s not get carried away.
Most of the Studio Ghibli films are available on Blu-ray and DVD.
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I think it’s fair to assume that we’re all fairly excited for Marvel’s Avengers at this point, after the initial disappointment from the E3 trailer. Since then, we’ve seen improved character models, a couple of solid gameplay segments, and the debut of Kamala Khan a.k.a. Ms. Marvel. As we wait for the game to come out, or for more villains to be confirmed, we have some great new art to check out.
The art is done by Marvel artist David Yardin and it looks pretty slick. We have our main cast of Avengers - Black Widow, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor - getting ready for action as Ms. Marvel watches in the back. We also see a number of A.I.M. agents, which won’t mean much since the Avengers are going to beat them up.
PAX Australia has now commenced! Your mission is to play Marvel's Avengers at the PlayStation booth! Upon completion, you'll receive a stunning print of this artwork by comic artist @DavidYardin - while supplies last.#EmbraceYourPowers #Reassemble pic.twitter.com/CsrRP7gH2S
— Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) October 11, 2019
Since Marvel has confirmed that there will be Marvel’s Avengers comic books as part of the Gamerverse line, it would be fun to see this piece of art used in a cover. There’s also a good chance that this will be a poster released for promotional purposes, which would be fun to own. Most of us wouldn’t mind if it were used in the game’s box art since a lot of video game box art is really bad these days.
While we aren’t sure about the Marvel’s Avengers box art, we’re sure it will be better than what we got for Marvel’s Spider-Man. Seriously, that really sucks.
Marvel’s Avengers comes out on May 15, 2020. The game will be available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia.
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It’s a shame that Edge of Tomorrow wasn’t a huge hit in the box office since it was a ridiculously fun action movie with plenty of imagination, memorable moments, and comedy. The first movie seemed to be a self-contained story that didn’t need any more follow-ups but there has been a lot of talk surrounding Edge of Tomorrow 2. Well, it looks like the sequel will be coming sooner rather than later since director Doug Liman confirmed that the script is done.
During an interview with ComicBookMovie, Liman stated that the Edge of Tomorrow 2 script is ready for Tom Cruise and everyone else. Liman is hoping that they can start production once Cruise is done with Mission Impossible 8. In the meantime, we’ll have to wait and see if this sequel gets made or not.
Based on the Japanese novel All You Need is Kill, Edge of Tomorrow revolves around Major William Cage, who gains the ability to restart his life from the time he was forced to join the forces fighting aliens. He soon teams up with Sergeant Rita Vrataski, who also had the ability until a blood transfusion removed it. Throughout several attempts, they manage to save the world.
How a sequel will work is going to be hard to imagine since Edge of Tomorrow had a fairly self-contained story. As long as it remains creative and fun, most fans won’t mind Edge of Tomorrow 2. As of this writing, no release date has been revealed.
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The Witcher 3 is now available on Nintendo Switch and the game continues to be an incredible RPG. Sure, the game doesn’t look as good when compared to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions but it’s still an incredible game with a big world to explore and plenty of things to do. Funnily enough, the developers in CD Projekt Red were worried that there wouldn’t be enough content in the game.
Well, the game is now hundred-plus hours, not including DLC, so I think it’s safe to assume that they overdid it.
Speaking with Eurogamer, lead writer Jakub Skamalez revealed that the developers could only see bits and pieces of the game, which is why they thought it would be smaller. A lot of people in development could only see things they worked on but it all worked out in the end.
Here’s what Skamalez had to say:
“We were actually very worried that we didn’t have enough content. We were seriously concerned there weren’t enough quests, enough dialogue sequences, there wasn’t enough to keep the player busy. Obviously we were hugely mistaken because the density of the experience is definitely not lacking–but it was so hard to assess it when the game was still being made.”
Considering how The Witcher 3 is now the blueprint many developers follow when making their own Western RPGs, we hope the developers are proud of themselves. Though I haven’t beaten it yet, the game is amazing and should be played by as many people as possible. Now that it’s on Nintendo Switch, more gamers can try this out in their home and wherever they go.
The Witcher 3 is now available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
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It looks like League of Legends wants some of that Hearthstone money and we don’t mean the cash that Activision-Blizzard originally withheld from Blitzchung. Considering how successful that card game has proven to be, essentially reviving a genre most people assumed was too niche, it’s easy to see why Riot Games would be interested. The company has announced a card game called Legends of Runeterra, which will please newbies and LoL fans.
Little is known about Legends of Runeterra, aside from the fact that it’s set to be a free-to-play game like most card games. It will be available on PC and mobile devices when it releases, though it does not have a release date yet. Expect more information to come sooner or later, given how popular the genre and franchise is.
Here’s a summary of the game:
"Set in the world of League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra is the strategy card game where skill, creativity, and cleverness determine your success. Choose your champions and combine cards from different regions—each with their own style and strategic advantage—then build the perfect deck to take down the rest."
This sounds like every other card game out on phones and PC right now, which isn’t a bad thing. After all, you need to base your foundation on something, even if it’s not particularly original. Will Legends of Runeterra be good? We’ll have to wait and see.
Legends of Runeterra doesn’t have a release date.
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Thor: Ragnarok might have been a “typical” MCU movie in terms of tone, plot, and villains but it was one that reveled in these conventions. Sure, it didn’t break the mold of MCU movies, yet the film was filled with great action scenes, funny as hell jokes, and gave us development for Thor, which was later ignored by Avengers: Endgame but that’s just me being negative (and right).
Since the film was much lighter in tone compared to the first two Thor movies, some fans felt that it was going too comedic, with others thinking that it was ruining the God of Thunder. They weren’t the only ones since Chris Hemsworth confirmed to ComicBook.com that Hulk and Bruce Banner actor Mark Ruffalo was worried that Ragnarok was ruining their characters.
Here is how Hemsworth described Ruffalo’s fear. Tessa Thompson’s too:
“I remember Mark Ruffalo looking at me and saying, ‘Are we wrecking this movie? Are we destroying these characters?’ Tessa was like, ‘What am I apart of? What am I doing?’”
In previous interviews, Hemsworth mentioned how much he wanted to break the mold with Ragnarok since he had become disillusioned with his role as the God of Thunder. Thankfully, Taika Waititi has been a breath of fresh air for the actor, which has allowed him to become more comedic and interesting. Ruffalo also had nothing to worry about since Ragnarok ended up being a huge success. Hopefully, this all carries through in Thor: Love and Thunder.
Thor: Love and Thunder comes out on November 5, 2021.
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People sure love Star Wars huh? The hit franchise continues to entertain and amuse millions of fans on the planet, even with a controversial film like 2017’s The Last Jedi. With The Rise of Skywalker set to end the whole Skywalker Saga this December and Kevin Feige working on a Star Wars movie, stars of the Marvel and not-Marvel variety have been throwing themselves at the chance to star in these movies.
Captain Marvel star Brie Larson has been pretty public about her love for Star Wars, often posting pictures of herself as a badass-looking Jedi. Though most of us would rather see her in a Metroid movie as Samus Aran, a role in Star Wars would suit her, depending on the character. While she hasn’t made any public statements, she has been seen in conventions dressed as a Jedi, complete with a lightsaber in hand.
Will this fuel the fire for Brie Larson starring in a Star Wars movie? Or is this just an amusing photo that fans of hers can enjoy and move on from? Anything goes in the world of Hollywood and social media after all, so something simple like this could get agents and producers talking about it.
Then again, knowing this franchise’s history, they will probably get small-time actors for the roles and make them bigger because of, well, Star Wars.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes out on December 20.
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Pokemon Sword and Shield are coming to Nintendo Switch next month and fans really want to see more new Pokemon, along with the evolutionary forms of Sobble, Scorbunny, and Grookey. Instead of that, Sword and Shield have decided to show more of the controversial Gigantamax forms of existing Pokemon, which is neat, at the very least. It’s a bit annoying how these are replacing Mega Evolutions, at least they’re making Pikachu chubby again.
No joke, Pikachu is one of the Pokemon who is getting a Gigantamax form and it makes him look like Gen 1 Pikachu again. He’s now a giant chubster and it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, though it’s a shame that you’ll need some save data from Let’s Go! Pikachu to get it. Yeah, this is where things are starting to take a turn.
Guess what? Eevee gets a Gigantamax form too and you need Let’s Go! Eevee save data to access it. Joy.
Thankfully, they also show Gigantamax forms of Charizard and Butterfree, who look great and aren’t locked behind $60 paywalls. These Pokemon will need to be found in the wild but should be great for these epic battles when they happen. There is still a lot of mystery surrounding Gigantamax and Dynamaxing but we’re sure that the games themselves will tell us how they work.
Oh, wait, Meowth with Gigantamax form is early bonus DLC. You’ll need to get the game before January 15, 2020, if you want this version of the Pokemon on your team. Back to being irritated. Ugh.
I complain but this is actually common practice for Game Freak and The Pokemon Company. The 3DS games had special pre-order Pokemon as well so this is nothing new. It's just disappointing seeing this happen on newer hardware.
Pokemon Sword and Shield will come to Switch on November 15.
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Scarlet Johansson’s upcoming Black Widow movie is something fans have been begging for since she appeared in Iron Man 2. Charismatic appearances in movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier only strengthened those demands so it’s a relief to know that we’ll finally see it next year. Most of us are expecting this to be a one-in-done since Natasha was killed during the events of Avengers: Endgame but that might not be the end of this possible franchise.
NY Times writer Kyle Buchanan was in attendance for the Elle Women in Hollywood event where ScarJo said something interesting, calling Black Widow a standalone franchise. In case you were planning to write this off as a farewell to Johansson as Natasha, these comments make it seem like we will be seeing more Black Widow movies.
ScarJo notes that the upcoming BLACK WIDOW is the first Marvel movie produced by one of its actors. She also referred to it as a “standalone franchise” which is interesting if you expected it to be a one-off based on... you know pic.twitter.com/5UkCAXXnYu
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) October 15, 2019
Just to be clear, you can actually have a Black Widow movie without ScarJo in it. After all, there are a lot of people who have used that codename, including Yelena Belova, who will make her MCU debut in the first film. Could this mean that we will see Yelena break out as a solo star soon?
Avengers: Endgame made it clear that Natasha couldn’t come back, even with the power of the Infinity Stones. Bruce Banner even said that he thought of bringing her back during the snap but the Soul Stone’s rules just can’t be broken. Unless she went into hiding - anything is possible in an MCU film - then we can only assume that she has perished.
Black Widow comes out on May 1, 2020.
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