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The Witcher TV Show and the Steven Universe TV Movie Look Great!

Finally we arrive at some Comic-Con trailers I actually care about! First up is The Witcher TV show coming to Netflix. Like most people, I am a huge fan of The Witcher video games, with The Witcher 3 being one of the greatest, most in-depth I have ever played. But the show is going to be based on the books, which I have no tread.

At least Henry Cavill looks better in motion than he did in the early photographs. This show could have all the goodness!

Next up is a Steven Universe made-for-TV movie, which looks awesome! And it delivers the one thing I want most from Steven Universe: letting him grow up. Steven is a such a great character that it annoys me that he was forced to stay kid-like. They had an episode explaining that his body just didn’t age like a normal person. That is so weird and lame.

Steven is a character that I want to see grow up. Steven’s growing maturity was the best part of the show, and I want that taken to normal, natural levels. But if you go much further, he’ll be an adult in a weird kid body, and that’s just weird. Movie trailer looks good, though.

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I Don’t Quite Understand the New Avengers Video Game

The first real details of the upcoming The Avengers video game from Square Enix arrived at E3 last night…and I don’t quite understand what I’m seeing. Apparently it’s going to be a “live service” game with a focus on online co-op, where you and three friends play Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and Thor in an original Avengers story.

Here’s the main trailer:

There are a couple of smaller trailers out there on the web, including one with Hank Pym. Ant-Man has already been confirmed as future DLC.

But yeah, I don’t quite understand this game. Based on this trailer, I just don’t know what we’ll be playing. It all looks like cut scenes. And this “live service” thing is new to me. I think it’s similar to games like Destiny and Anthem, which I’ve never played. I think they’re these ongoing games, with constant updates to costumes, quests and content to keep people active and playing longer. Like World of Warcraft with its expansion packs every couple of years. At least I think that’s what it is.

I dunno. I haven’t read any articles on this Avengers game that fully explain what’s happening. It looks like just a bunch of wild fighting.

Hopefully we’ll learn more in the future. The game comes out on May 15.

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There Are Some Neat Video Games Coming Up!

E3 is in full effect somewhere out there in the world, with all the big video game companies announcing their newest games. As such, I’m following along and sharing some trailers I’m excited about.

Like The Outer Worlds!

Remember how Fallout: New Vegas was fun and silly and creative, and then Fallout 4 wasn’t? Because the people who made New Vegas broke off and have since made their out Fallout, with blackjack and hookers! The Outer Worlds should be a blast!

Then there’s Cyberpunk 2077 from CD Projekt Red, the makers of the Witcher games. Those games are amazing, and this new game should be killer!

I love me a good role-playing game.

I just recently downloaded Monster Hunter World, but I’m having a little trouble with the learning curve. We’ll see. Other than that, I’m still kicking around in Red Dead Redemption Online. That game was too good to give up. But I could definitely use some of these new role-playing games soon!

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How I Would Write a Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot

Word reached the internet the other day that the James Wan-produced Mortal Kombat movie reboot has begun pre-production, with the film eyeballing a 2021 release. That’s pretty cool news. I’m a big fan of the Mortal Kombat games, and an even bigger fan of the characters and the lore. I’ll grant you that the characters and lore have been through the wringer over the years, but there’s just something special about those palette-swapped ninjas that I will always love.

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They should just make the logo into ninjas

Being the creative guy that I am, I’ve decided to muse with you all about how I would write a Mortal Kombat reboot movie. I did this only once before with the potential Warcraft movie — and they didn’t follow my advice and the movie flopped. Let this be a lesson to James Wan and his people. What that lesson is, I can’t say for sure.

Anyway, the original Mortal Kombat movies are cult classics at this point. The first one is solid, but the sequel — Mortal Kombat: Annihilation — is one of those great laughing-stock movies. After that, we got that one really great fan film, which led to a pretty cool series of web-based shorts. I really enjoyed those. They were supposed to lead to a bigger movie reboot, but that never materialized. Instead, we’ve arrived at this James Wan project.

Join me after the jump for how I’d make a new Mortal Kombat movie!

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Here’s a Really Neat World of Warcraft Cinematic!

I’m probably never going back to the World of Warcraft. I’m two expansions behind, and everything I read about the new stuff turns me away. I’m not in it for the post-game stuff. I’m in it for the lore — which is why I enjoy all these awesome cinematics Blizzard puts out!

Thrall is my favorite character, and it’s weird seeing him as an old man. But time passes for us all.

I went back to WoW a couple weeks ago when they offered a free weekend and I got to try out the start of Legion. It was…boring. I quit as soon as I finished the opening story mission. Azeroth is a fun place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.

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