Fun Video Reminds Fans that Thanos Demands Your Silence

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Last night was the red carpet premiere of Avengers: Infinity War which means we all need to watch out since Tom Holland now knows what happens in the movie. The directors, Anthony and Joe Russo, have asked fans continually to not share spoilers so that everyone can go into the film with the same level of lack of knowledge. Many of the stars have echoed this desire, and the film itself has so many layers of secrecy that it’s hard to say what is and isn’t real.

That being said, there’s a fun new video that has been released to remind everyone not to spoil the film. It features different cast members in a boring room and they keep quiet or refuse to say anything. My favorite is when you first see Holland (who is known for accidentally spoiling films) he has what appears to be black duct tape over his mouth. My second favorite part is seeing Dave Bautista taking deep breaths.

Do you promise to not spoil anything for your fellow fans? Remember, Thanos demands your silence!

Rumor: The Switch Might Be Getting a CALL OF DUTY Battle Royale-Only Mode

Ever since the announcementof the game a few weeks ago, rumors and speculations kept on circling the development of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The most controversial rumorthus far is that the game will drop the traditional single-player campaign that has been a staple in the franchise ever since. Now, Gaming Intel is reporting that a “trusted source” revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 would also arrive on the Nintendo Switch. 

However, the Switch version of the game will be a battle royale mode only. It will not include the traditional multiplayer format of previous games, nor will it add unique twists like zombies. This information is not that surprising given that earlier reports claimed that the reason for the absence of a single-player campaign in Black Ops 4 is because the dev team is apparently focused on the battle royale mode, which will be introduced in Call of Dutyfor the first time if it turns out to be true. Furthermore, given the trend that battle royale games such as Fortniteand PUBGestablished recently, it is not unlikely that Call of Duty would want to keep up and capitalize on the popularity of the genre. 

If these rumors turn out to be true, then we should expect three things from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. First, the game will not include a single-player campaign, second, a battle royale mode will replace it instead, and third, a Switch version of the game is also on the way, but will only feature the battle royale mode and nothing else. 

In the end, even if the information circulating right now came from “trusted sources,” we should still keep in mind that Activision and Treyarch did not confirm nor denied any of the rumors and speculations. The only thing to do right now is to wait for the official reveal event that will happen on May 17. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is set to release on October 12 this year for the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.

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Sam Rockwell Joins Scarlett Johansson in Taika Waititi’s WWII Film JOJO RABBIT

I'm a huge fan of Sam Rockwell so I'm extremely excited to hear that he will be working with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi on his World War II film Jojo Rabbit. He will also be teaming up again with Scarlett Johansson, who was previously cast.

This is actually a really fascinating story that centers on a character named Jojo, "a young boy who longs to be part of the Hitler Youth and whose imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler. He discovers a Jewish girl living in his attic and, after initially trying to find ways to get rid of her, begins to see her as human."

Johansson is playing Jojo’s mother, a woman who is secretly working for the resistance. Waititi is playing the imaginary Hitler, and Rockwell will play a Nazi captain who runs a Hitler Youth camp.

This is such a different kind of film for Taika Waititi to tell, who is best known for his comedic work. But I think he will end up delivering a dramatic, intense, and touching story that will also have a touch of humor, especially with Waititi playing an imaginary Hitler. 

Rockwell recently won an Oscar for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and he recently wrapped Adam McKay’s untitled biopic of former vice president Dick Cheney, in which he stars opposite Christian Bale who plays President George W. Bush.

Source: Variety

How Big is too Big for a Video Game Storage Wise?

In today's world, gamers & game purchasers are making the switch from physical purchase to digital in droves. The Entertainment Software Associationoutlined in their2017 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry that in 2016 74% of game purchases were digital. As we all know, when a game is purchased digitally, it must be downloaded in order to be played, this means that the game will take up more storage space. How big then, would be too large for a video game?

This is ultimately a personal opinion, but lets go through the factors that can affect that opinion; Internet speed and data limits, hard drive size, and quality of game versus size.

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Starting with internet speed, for the majority of readers in the United States, this is not a problem but data caps can be. According to fastmetrics.com, the average internet speed in the United States is 14.2 Mbps. Note that the 'b' is lowercase, a lowercase 'b' is representative of bits, the units by which Internet speed is usually measured. This means that a 50GB game could be downloaded in around 8 hours, or overnight. Since I couldn't find an average for data caps, I've taken AT&T's middle range subscription, which has a 1TB data cap, and used it for my calculations. Using this means you can download around 20 50GB games per month. I don't think I've everbeaten 20 games in a single month.

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For hard drive size, the majority of gaming PC's use 1TB hard drives, as do modern consoles. A PC with Windows 10 has about 20GB's taken up my system OS. which still leaves us with about 20 games at any one time.

And as for the quality of game against size, there's no reasonable way to quantify this since it's extremely personal and constantly changing with new releases, and with the player's library.

I'd draw the line at 50GB because as we've seen, the majority of gamers would find higher sizes detrimental. This is due to internet speeds and data caps, which leave a lot to be desired. However, the largest game I can seem to find -ignoring simulators- is Fallout 4 with its HD texture pack and all DLC installed clocking in at 93GB. The way the video game industry is progressing, games are quite likely to keep getting larger, since assets and textures keep demanding more space. Of course, it is inevitable -digitally speaking- that video games will surpass data caps in the near future, which could lead to clashes between digital sales of games and ISPs. This could make sales flip back towards physical since developers could always just add more discs to a game if necessary. Unless file compression sees a major breakthrough in the coming years, digital sales might end up losing the title of a preferred method of distribution. However, one way around this might be episodic games, segmenting the titles so gamers can download the game a section at a time.

What do you think? Are video games getting too big? How might this affect the game industry in the long term? Let me know in the comments below.

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In Case You’re Wondering When Marvel Will Reveal Their Next Slate of Films, Here’s What Kevin Feige Had To Say

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Marvel Studios already has several release dates carved out over the next few years for films that will be released after Avengers 4. We have no idea what those films will be, but fans have been wondering when the studio will actually make the big announcement of them. According to Kevin Feige, it's not going to happen for awhile, so it's time to work on those patience skills. While talking to Den of Geek, he was asked about when they would reveal the new slate of movies and he said:

"We won't do anything until after this time next year. After that, I think we'll announce where we're going. But we did a very big announcement in 2014 where we announced a lot of movies, and we added a few movies to it after that announcement. But it really felt important that we deliver on that before we do a big showcase of whatever is to come."

He then went on to confirm that this is the reason that Marvel Studios will not have a panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year:

"That's one of the main reasons we're not going to Hall H this year. is because Ant-Man & the Wasp will have just been released, Infinity War will be out, Captain Marvel will have just finished filming, Spider-Man will have just started filming, and we're not gonna be making any other announcements. So we're gonna wait until Comic-Con next year." 

So, it sounds like all will be revealed at Comic-Con 2019! 

The First Reactions For AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Have Flooded Social Media

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Marvel Studios held the premiere for Avengers: Infinity War last night and several members of the press were invited to attend. For those of you who are interested in knowing what the reactions were, a ton of of those reactions flooded social media! I've included several tweets below that will show you what people thought of the film, but don't worry, there are no spoilers. These are just the initial reactions, and as you might imagine, almost everyone loved what directors Joe and Anthony Russo delivered!

Marvel has been building up to this moment for the past ten years and it sounds like they delivered one hell of an incredible film! I can't wait to finally watch it for myself! Check out the reactions below and let us know what you think!

This Homemade AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Standee is the Stuff of Internet Legend

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Not having an official theater standee for Avengers: Infinity War was not going to stop this theater from having one at all. They seemingly just took parts from the standees of other Marvel films and created a fantastically bad collage that I can’t help but admire and respect. You see pieces from 2002’s Spider-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Ant-Man, and Doctor Strange. The really crazy part is that this theater has IMAX which leads me to believe it’s a bigger chain of theaters which in turn raises the question why don’t these people have an official standee? I think all the official ones should be burned and this should be used at all theaters instead. What’s your favorite part of this?

Staff: ‘Sir, we still don’t have any decorations for the upcoming movie?’ Owner: ‘Do you still have those cardboard from the 2002 Spider Man movies and older Marvel movies?’ Staff: ‘Hold my beer.’ from r/marvelstudios
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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Writers Explain Why Thanos’ Motivations Are Different in the Film Than The Comic

For those of you who are familiar with the comics, Thanos' motivation behind destroying half of the universe is his infatuation with Death and he is seeking for her approval. He thinks that he would obtain that if he accomplishes his mission. The character Death has not been introduced in the MCU, and she won't be introduced in Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos' motivations for obliterating half of the universe in the movie is very different from the comics and there's a reason for that.

During an interview with Comingsoon, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely explain the reason behind changing things up for the film. They did consider following the comic book route at first, but then realized it wouldn't work for the film's story:

"At the very beginning, just because it’s such a focal point of the comics, we talked about it. It is not something that brings you closer to his motivation. It’s not something where the average moviegoer says, ‘Now I can kinda empathize with him because he’s in love with Death!'"

I'm sure that the exclusion of Death will disappoint some fans, but they go on to explain that they will still be staying true to many of the elements of Thanos in the comics, especially the emotional aspect of the character:

"But I think we took that passion that he has… he really is in love with Death in the comics! He’s a lovelorn, kinda sad little fella. We wanted to maintain that level of emotion on his part, just redirected."

That emotion will come from aspects of Thanos' past and the destruction of his home planet of Titan, which he tried to save. But, everyone thought that his idea of wiping out half of the population of the planet to save it, though he was a little mad, which earned him the nickname The Mad Titan. When previously talking about those motivations, Kevin Feige said:

"He’s from a planet called Titan that’s no longer inhabited because of things that he thought he could help prevent, and he was not allowed to do that. What he feared most happened, and the planet and everybody on it basically went extinct. He vowed not to let that happen again. He thinks he sees the universe going down the tubes. He thinks he sees life expanding outward unchecked. That will bring ruin, he believes, to the universe and to that life."

I think all of the characters emotions being redirected into this aspect of his life is going to work out just fine. I'm sure fans won't be disappointed after watching the movie!

What do you all think about the creative team changing up Thanos' motivations for Avengers: Infinity War.

Video Gives Recap of All MCU Movies in 6 Minutes in Lead Up to INFINITY WAR

If you haven’t already started re-watching all of the MCU movies in anticipation of Avengers: Infinity War, you either need to call in sick to work next week, or you’ve most likely decided you don’t need a recap. Well, another option is to watch this video from CinemaBlend which touches on all 18 movies that lead up to Infinity War and gives a quick recap of each.

It won’t go into a lot of details, nor will it show most Easter eggs, but it’s a good refresher in case you haven’t seen the movies since they first came out. I really enjoyed the annotations they provided with the shots they provided and it was well done in the amount of time they gave themselves. How are you preparing for Infinity War?

Avengers: Infinity War releases April 27, 2018.

Tom Hardy Transforms into Venom in a Substantially Better New Trailer For VENOM

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You've all wanted to see what Tom Hardy looks like as Venom and now you're about to find out in the new trailer for Sony Picture's Venom! After fans were worried by rumors that we would hardly see Venom in this film, it looks like that's going to be the case at all! This feature film version of the character looks freakin' badass and I think a lot of fans should be happy with what they see. 

The movie was inspired by the 1993 six-issue Venom: Lethal Protector comic miniseries. The story followed Venom moving to San Francisco after he and Spider-Man made a truce. Once in San Francisco, Venom is hunted down by the Life Foundation, who wants to study the Venom symbiote so they can use it for their own evil purposes. From it, they create five new symbiote spawn including Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.

Tom Hardy is joined by Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Jenny Slate (Zootopia) and Woody Harrelson (True Detective).

Venom is being directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) from a script written by Scott Rosenberg (Pain & Gain, Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Venom is set to be released on October 5, 2018.

Does this trailer get you excited for the movie!?