Nintendo Confirms That Switch Online Will Succeed The Virtual Console

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About a month ago, Nintendo officially confirmed that the highly-anticipated Virtual Console, will not be coming to the Switch after all. This announcement caused confusion among players because the company stated that the online service for the Nintendo Switch will offer NES games, which is practically the same concept. Moreover, players are also concerned with the availability of games from other consoles such as the GameCube and if Nintendo is planning to offer those on the online service as well. 

Speaking with IGN at E3 last week, Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime provided clarity to the player’s questions about the Virtual Console and Nintendo Switch online. 

“The Virtual Console successor is Nintendo Switch Online, right?” Fils-Aime said. “With the mentality that says we’re going to be offering a slate of games, and it’s a slate that’s going to increase over time. For many of these games, there’s going to be additional online capability provided in those games. That’s the vision we have for how to best bring our legacy content to Nintendo Switch.”

Fils-Aime’s statement doesn’t directly answer whether the online service will also provide titles from SNES, N64, or even the GameCube. However, he gave us a hint that more legacy games will be coming soon, and he did not limit these to the NES, so maybe we can expect titles from multiple systems after all. 


New WONDER WOMAN 1984 Details Surface Regarding Pedro Pascal’s Character

There's still so much that we don't know about Wonder Woman 1984. Sure we've seen some official images and videos from the set, but we still don't know what the story will entail. We also don't know the details regarding some of the new characters that will be joining the film. Thanks to Hollywood insider DanielRPK, we now have some possible information on Pedro Pascal's mysterious character. This is just a rumor, but just in case:

This is the information that was revealed:

This is pretty much like Ares in the first film. He was a villainous god in hiding helping pull the strings of men to create war and chaos.

When someone in the comments suggested Pascal could be pretending to be Steve Trevor, the source said, "Nope. That's the real Steve Trevor." So there's an answer to another question that a lot of people had on their minds.

Some people are speculating that Pascal could either be another villain that ties into Wonder Woman's past and something that will be revealed as the movie explores her history further. Then some people are suggesting that Pascal could end up being Wonder Woman's father Zeus, which is what was revealed by Ares at the end of the first movie. That would actually be kind of cool.

Of course, there are a lot of other gods from the Greek legends that he could end up playing. I'm sure more information will be revealed as time goes on. As of right now, were' just getting little nuggets here and there. Hopefully we get at least a synopsis at Comic-Con.

What are your theories on who Pedro Pascal might be playing?

Wonder Woman 1984 will hit theaters on November 1, 2019.

Production Has Officially Started on The PET SEMATARY Remake

Well, production has officially started on the new feature film adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Sematary, and it better be good! A photo from the set of the film was shared on Twitter by co-director Dennis Widmyer announcing that production has started. In the photo, you see him and co-director Kevin Kolsch.

Pet Sematary does have a great cast that includes Jason Clarke (Winchester, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), who will be taking the lead role of Dr. Louis Creed. Then there's John Lithgow who will play Jud, the neighbor who foolishly introduces Dr. Creed to the area’s many secrets and mysteries.

When talking about the new film, screenwriter Jeff Buhler said their goal is to make it "one of the scariest Stephen King adaptations ever!" He also explained that they wanted to give the story a more grounded feel to it:

"When we first started our conversations, Dennis and Kevin and I really connected around the idea of bringing the story back to the source material, to find a modern telling of the book that really spoke to some of the big scenes and big moments that Stephen King had originally written, and as much as all of us are huge fans of the original film, there are moments that are larger than life and feel borderline campy. Our desire was to tell a really grounded, character driven and psychologically horrific version of Pet Sematary, which in my belief, is the scariest book that King ever wrote."

The film will be an updated version of Stephen King’s 1983 novel which is described as follows: 

The road in front of Dr. Louis Creed’s rural Maine home frequently claims the lives of neighborhood pets. Louis has recently moved from Chicago to Ludlow with his wife Rachel, their children and pet cat. Near their house, local children have created a cemetery for the dogs and cats killed by the steady stream of transports on the busy highway. Deeper in the woods lies another graveyard, an ancient Indian burial ground whose sinister properties Louis discovers when the family cat is killed.

The original film and book scared the shit out of me when I was first introduced to them. I had nightmares for weeks after I saw that damn film when I snuck out and watched it as a kid. I read the novel later and that was even more terrifying. I really do hope that this new film ends up being a great and scary flick! 

Pet Sematary is set to be released on April 19, 2019.

Great New ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Poster, Behind-The-Scenes Photos, and New TV Spot

Marvel has released a ton of new Ant-Man and The Wasp marketing material! We've got a new poster that features the two main characters shrunken down and heroically walking on the floor of, what I assume is a movie theater. The poster was released by Fandango, it will be given to fans who buy their Ant-Man and The Wasp movie tickets from them.

I also posted a new TV spot for the film that offers a bit of information that confirms exactly when the movie takes place in the Marvel Cinematic timeline. I also included a bunch of new behind-the-scenes photos from the film showing the cast and crew working on the movie.

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From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

The mission will focus on Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne going into the quantum realm to save Janet Van Dyne, which is what I'm most excited about seeing.

Peyton Reed is directing Ant-Man and the Wasp and it stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michael Pena as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, T.I. as Dave, Randall Park as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jimmy Woo, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, and Hannah John-Kamen as The Ghost.

Ant-Man and The Wasp will be released in theaters on July 6th, 2018. To catch up on all of our Ant-Man and The Wasp news, click here.

Kellogg’s Releasing Exclusive JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Frosted Flakes With Exclusive Footage


Collectors, start your engines! The weirdest merchandise for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has arrived, and is currently available to order on Amazon. What you're looking at is a limited edition box of Frosted Flakes that features genetically engineered Velociraptor Blue, and an embedded video screen on a FREAKING BOX OF CEREAL. The screen will contain a five-minute featurette of behind the scenes footage from the film, as well as buttons to control the video (via Variety):


Kellogg's will also release a limited edition box for Keebler Fudge Stripes cookies (seen above) with the T-Rex and same video embedded in the box. Each box is going for $24.99 plus shipping. Order yours right now, or hop down to the comments and tell us why you're going to pass on this one.

Emma Roberts Possibly Returning To AMERICAN HORROR STORY As Her COVEN Character

American Horror Story fans were thrilled enough when Ryan Murphy revealed the new season would be a crossover between Murder House and Coven, and now Emma Roberts just made things even more exciting. The actress posted the following video to her Instagram, which clearly shows her channeling the character of Madison Montgomery:

Talking this and more at 9pm est during the @poseonfx live tweet with @evanpeters & @mrrpmurphy #posefx #ahs8

Montgomery's return is pretty impressive considering she was killed not once, but twice in Season 3 of American Horror Story. Bloody Disgusting reported that Murphy confirmed all the witches from Season 3 have been invited back, although that tweet has since been deleted. Are you excited to see Roberts back as Montgomery? Are you excited for yet another season of AHS?

New Creative Team Will Handle MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS Storyline Beyond the Grid

Shattered Grid is an amazing story in the Power Rangers comics. It will end in August though. After this story, a new creative team will take over and create Beyond the Grid. Comic Book sat down with Shattered Grid writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo as well as the new creative team consisting of writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Simone Di Meo to talk about a few things we can expect without divulging any spoilers about Shattered Grid.

Higgins revealed that it was scary for him at first when they decided to pass the baton to someone else, but after talking with Bennett, his fears were calmed:

I have to say I definitely was a little scary for a little while thinking about who’s gonna come in, are they gonna want to do what I’ve been building for here, are they gonna want to blow this up? And when Dafna told me that Marguerite wanted to come on board, I think I literally called you Marguerite, right after I got off the phone with her to talk over everything. I could not be more excited for her to come on board and take over. I don’t think fans are really prepared for what’s coming next

He has said that what Bennett has planned is “epic” and he seems genuinely excited about it. This excitement of course makes me more excited to see how things go.

I mean we’re literally sitting here talking about an arc coming up called Beyond the Grid that features an eclectic group of Rangers that is so freaking cool. Like when have you ever seen that before? Everything we’re doing in the book and have built to through Shattered Grid has been about redefining Power Rangers and that’s why I’m so excited. I know what Marguerite’s planning and it’s epic, it’s beyond epic, it’s Beyond the Grid epic. She is coming in and is going to continue what we’ve been trying to do for the last couple years, which is being additive to the mythology and the legacy of Power Rangers.

Bennett seems quite nervous about following in Higgins’ footsteps, but she’s still loving this chance that she’s been given.

Oh goodness, following Kyle’s act, I don’t want to misplace my metaphors here, but those are gonna be some really big shoes to fill. Getting to read Shattered Grid both as a fan and knowing all of the work behind the scenes at the same time just makes it so rich and so powerful. This is sincerely the biggest event that this series in this universe has ever had. I cannot think of a crossover on this scale and it’s been just divine.

I was a huge Power Rangers fan growing up, I saved my toys for way too long way beyond age appropriate. I just adored Trini the Yellow Power Ranger so much, so getting to do this, the idea of getting to go back in time and tell baby Marguerite what she’s going to grow up to do. I would lose my...sugar, if I had discovered that that was waiting for me.

I cannot wait to see what Bennett has in store for fans in Beyond the Grid which will premiere in September. Check out the cover for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #31 below.

Jon Bernthal is Set to Return to THE WALKING DEAD Next Season!

In a very unexpected turn of events, Jon Bernthal will return to The Walking Dead next season! I've heard rumors that this might be the case, but now TV Line has confirmed those rumors to be true and he will be reprising his role as Shane in one episode.

After Bernthal's character was killed off in Season 2 of the series when he was fatally stabbed by Rick (Andrew Lincoln), he returned once more in Season 3 as a figment of Rick’s imagination. I assume that will be the same way that Shane appears again in Season 9. 

With Season 9 being the last time we will see Rick on the series, I imagine that Shane's appearance will play into his final days on the days of Rick and he'll most likely show up on the Andrew Lincoln's final episode with the series.

I didn't like that they killed Shane off so early in the series, but Bernthal has been keeping busy! He's been involved with a. lot of. great film and TV projects of the years and it's cool to see that he's willing to come back to The Walking Dead one last time.

How do you think Shane will play into the story?

JURASSIC WORLD EVOLUTION Review: We Have An Asset Out Of Containment!

Jurassic World: Evolution is the latest game that serves as a tie-in to the recently released blockbuster, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Similar to the 2003 park-sim Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, Evolution puts players at the helm of running a more modern Jurassic World theme park. The game is developed by Frontier Developments, whose previous works include Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster. Now, with the release of Evolution, players are tasked with bringing back to life extinct creatures and offer a safe entertainment haven for the public to enjoy. 



Given that Evolution is a theme park-sim, there is technically no plot or story arc in the game. Instead, players face the challenging responsibility of running the day-to-day operations of a fully functional Jurassic World. The game is somewhat a revamped version of Operation Genesis. However, Evolution brings more to the table with genetic experimentation that allows players to manipulate a specific dinosaur’s traits and behavior. 


The game begins as the player takes the role of the park manager, similar to the job of Claire Dearing, Bryce Dallas Howard’s character in the movie. In the opening cutscene, the player is flown in the first of five islands, Isla Mantaceros together with hilarious commentary from Jeff Goldblum's movie counterpart, Dr. Ian Malcolm, who doesn’t take too long to lecture you about the moral consequences of bringing extinct creatures back to life. Besides Goldblum, several movie characters are also present in the game such as Owen, Claire, Dr. Henry Wu, and Cabot Finch. However, only Goldblum and Dallas Howard are actually voicing their characters in the game. 

The entirety of Evolution will take place on islands known as the five deaths. Each island is slightly different than the other and will offer their own challenges such as weather patterns, varied collection of dinosaurs and many more. For example, Isla Muerta is often ravaged by violent storms, which will easily damage buildings and release dinos, Isla Tacaños, on the other hand, will have limited funding, which forces the player to focus on the island's profitability and so on. A sixth island, Isla Nublar, where both Jurassic Park and Jurassic World was built, can also be unlocked as an unlimited sandbox island given that players meet the specific requirements. 

As park manager, you are tasked to run the daily operations of the park and ensure that you satisfy the needs of the three main divisions: Science, Security, and Entertainment. Each of these divisions will give player contracts to accomplish, boosting their relationship with that department and generate income for your park. However, players must note that these divisions are not exactly in good terms with one another as they sabotage each other and fight to get your attention. 

Furthermore, players will handle research that seeks to improve the overall prestige and efficiency of the park. Research spans from medicines to cure dinosaur diseases, to a better-electrified fence (it’s a mystery why the basic fence is not electrified), or ensure the availability of a gift shop and other park amenities for your guests to indulge in. Similar to the premise of Operation Genesis, players are also given an excavation team to dig up fossils for DNA extraction. The more fossils of a specific dinosaur you extract, the better its lifespan will be in the long run. 

Releasing the first ever dinosaur in your park is a memorable moment in Evolution. The satisfaction and sense of wonder once the dinosaur steps out of the Hammond Creation Lab is a cinematic experience. Of course, breeding and taking care of dinosaurs is not as simple as it seems. A Ranger Station is required to dispatch vehicles to maintain and fix enclosures, resupply feeders, take close-up photos of the dinosaurs, and medicate sick creatures. The best part of this job is the ability to do the tasks automatically by issuing commands, or by driving the vehicle yourself. The same is true for the ACU Center, which houses a helicopter that you can use to tranquilize rampaging dinosaurs on a safe distance. 


True to their word, Frontier Developments made sure that Evolution adheres to the core concept of the Jurassic books and movies, which is to expect that everything will always go wrong. Malcolm's in-game commentary ensures that players remember this all the time and it doesn't take too long for the game to catapult players in chaos.

 A few hours in, the security division wishes to conduct a drill wherein the player would leave an enclosure gate open to release a dinosaur into the park. Your response with the emergency is crucial and serves as a cruel tutorial on how to handle things when dinosaurs escape. Upon accepting this contract, I put it aside for a while as I wanted to ensure that the park has an adequate amount of safety bunkers when I release the dinos in the wild. However, the game sensed my caution and automatically destroyed one of my fences that resulted in the instant escape of my Edmontosaurus. Luckily, the game did not decide to release my Ceratosaurus, or things could have been worse.

As I was notified with the breakout, I immediately went into panic mode as I was not prepared nor even tried flying the ACU's helicopter yet. I began shouting “Code 19! We have an asset out of containment” in true Bryce Dallas Howard fashion at my TV screen. Of course, given that the escapee is only a gentle Edmontosaurus, I was able to handle things smoothly but still with urgency. I then realize that the experience is just the beginning of things going wrong, and I loved it. 

Over time, the game becomes a little bit repetitive. Once the player gets the hang of how things should be managed, a lack of variety becomes apparent. Although jumping from one island to the other offers a different challenge to overcome, the core gameplay is still the same with most of it spent waiting for cash to come in. 

For our review, we were given the PS4 version of the game. Even as I played Evolution on my regular PS4, the visuals were stunning especially the details that went into the dinosaurs themselves. Although I would have loved to see more detail on the visitors, they were still very much alive as they roam around in groups, pointing at dinosaurs, and at one point, I even saw them taking a selfie, but maybe I imagined things. My playthrough of Evolution is also the first time that I played a simulator game on a console as opposed to the traditional PC. Although the control scheme is smooth and well optimized for the PS4, I still felt that the game is more natural to play using a mouse instead of a controller. Nevertheless, the game was still fun to play, so it all boils down to personal preference when it comes to controls. 


All in all, Jurassic World: Evolution is a successful unofficial successor to Operation Genesis. The game was able to retain the features that I loved in the 2003 title, but at the same time, it introduced a lot of new features never seen in Operation Genesis making Evolution a game of its own. The uncertainty of keeping peace and security at the park kept me entertained and on my toes during my first few hours with the game. However, the repetitive mechanics, even when placed on a more challenging environment, pulled me away from enjoying the game in the long run, which can be a perfect opportunity for modders to do their magic. Well, at least for the PC version. 

In the end, Jurassic World: Evolution is a fun and enjoyable experience. The task of managing a park, breeding dinosaurs, keeping guests entertained, and preventing the different departments from tearing each other apart provides a true park simulator experience. Of course, Malcolm’s commentaries were enough to compensate for the game's shortcomings, especially when things become too easy as you get better at managing the park. As for whether the game is worth buying, I say that Jurassic World: Evolution is a must buy for both fans of the franchise and simulator games in general. 


James Bond Director Sam Mendes To Helm The WWI Film 1917 For Steven Spielberg’s Amblin

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has acquired the rights to a spec script for a World War I film called 1917 and they've hired Skyfall and Spectre director Sam Mendes to helm it from a script that he co-wrote with Krysty Wilson-Cairns.  

Unfortunately, there are no details in the story, but Spielberg had this to say in a statement:

"Our company has been a home for Sam since his first film. I am so happy to have him back here in his old room spinning new stories – especially this hugely daring and ambitious new movie."

Mendes added:

"I couldn’t be happier to be back working with Amblin and Steven Spielberg again, alongside Donna Langley and all at Universal. I’ve been working on this script for over a year, so it’s very exciting to start making the movie itself a reality."

As a fan of Mendes and Spielberg, I'm looking forward to learning more about this WWI story that they are setting out to tell. The film is set to start production in April of next year and it will be released in December of 2019.

Source: Variety