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Martin Scorsese says Marvel Films aren't cinema 'It's something else'

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 12 mins ago

Legendary movie director, Martin Scorsese recently gave his opinion on how massive comic book movies such as the Marvel Cinematic franchise has affected cinema. Lets just say Mr. Scorsese isn't thrilled about the idea.

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He spoke out at a press conference this past Sunday accompanied by Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, for the closing-night screening for his upcoming movie 'The Irishman'. The director compared today's theater expereince to that of an "amusement park" and called for cinemas to "step up and show films that are narrative films".

Scorsese went on to say that Marvel films are "not cinema" and that "We shouldn't be invaded by it. Theaters have become amusement parks. That is all fine and good but don't invade everything else in that sense. That is fine and good for those who enjoy that type of film and, by the way, knowing what goes into them now, I admire what they do. It's not my kind of thing, it simply is not. It's creating another kind of audience that thinks cinema is that."

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League of Legends is 10-years old, Rioters kick off major celebrations

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 1 min ago

It has almost been a decade since the release of the massively popular MOBA League of Legends, and to celebrate the 10-year mark Riot are planning some streams.

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According to a blogpost on the League of Legends' official website, Rioters around the world will be spending the entire day doing celebratory live streams. Riot says that many "of our regional offices are also planning in-person events and activities" and that to tune into the streams players or fans should check their local League of Legends channels on the 15th of October.

Riot will also be hosting a main event that will be starting at 6 PM PDT. This event will be the 10th Anniversary Edition of Riot Pls and will show the first look at this year's SR preseason update and TFT's "set two" content. Below i have provided dot points listing all of Riots events, happy birthday League of Legends!

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Blizzard cancels Overwatch on Switch event in NYC -- thanks, China

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 31 mins ago

In a hugely surprising move (maximum sarcasm enabled), Blizzard has cancelled its Overwatch Switch launch party that was about to kick off at Nintendo in New York City. Overwatch launches on the Nintendo Switch later today, October 15.

Overwatch is about to launch on the Nintendo Switch, with its NYC-based launch event taking place at NintendoNYC on October 16 abruptly cancelled by Blizzard. Nintendo NYC explained in a tweet that the event had been "cancelled by Blizzard" and that it apologizes for "any inconvenience this may cause".

Blizzard has been in super-hot water over its treatment and silencing of professional Hearthstone player 'blitzchung' who voiced support for the protests going on in Hong Kong. Activision-Blizzard banned him from the game, and took his prize money -- then started throwing out 1000-year bans to anyone talking about Hong Kong and China on its forums.

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Only in Japan: Mega Man collection for Nintendo Switch drops on Dec 19

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 46 mins ago

Mega Man fans will be first excited, and then disappointed with the news of this massive Mega Man collection for the Nintendo Switch... as it's only available in Japan.

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The huge Mega Man collection includes Mega Man 11 booklet, a 30th-anniversary art piece, and copies of Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2, Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2, and Mega Man 11. Yeah, that's a lot of Mega Man -- and unless you're in Japan, you'll be missing out.

The new Mega Man collection for the Nintendo Switch is listed on Amazon Japan right now for ¥10,989 which works out to around $100. The huge box set will be available on December 19, right in time for Christmas.

Overwatch 'Halloween Terror' event kicks off October 15

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 12 mins ago

It's that time of the year again for Blizzard to unleash Halloween-themed goodies and a new dab of paint into Overwatch with the upcoming Halloween Terror 2019 event kicking off.

The official Twitter account for Overwatch tweeted the news, with the Halloween Terror 2019 even running between October 15 and November 4. We know that we'll expect a bunch of Halloween-themed skins, a limited-time loot box bundle to grab them, and the continued story of Dr. Junkenstein.

Blizzard is riding the new Overwatch event alongside the exciting release of the game on the Nintendo Switch, which funnily enough the Nintendo Switch version of the game in physical form actually not including a physical disc inside of the packaging.

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Microsoft's xCloud game streaming preview online in the US, UK, Korea

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 36 mins ago

Microsoft has officially launched its cloud streaming platform Project xCloud in certain countries (at least for now) with Project xCloud now live in the United States, the UK, and Korea.

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Right now Microsoft is inviting people into the beta of Project xCloud which will see limited testing of Gears 5, Halo 5: Guardians, Killer Instinct, and Sea of Thieves. Microsoft cloud gaming boss Kareem Choudhry, explains: "Public preview is a critical phase in our multi-year ambition to deliver game streaming globally at the scale and quality of experience that the gaming community deserves and expects".

He continued: "It's time to put Project xCloud to the test in a broader capacity, with a range of gamers, devices, network environments and real-world use-case scenarios".

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CD Projekt RED is aware it needs to finish its stories sooner

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 48 mins ago

We all know every single keyboard and mouse is being tapped and prodded right now getting Cyberpunk 2077 for its big release in 2020, and that it's pretty much established fact that developer CD Projekt RED needs to get their stories ready for each game ahead of time.

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In a recent interview with GameSpot at PAX Australia, CDPR staffer John Mamais said: "Something that we need to do better, from my perspective, is finish story sooner. Story is so important to the process for the games we make. We iterate on it quite a long time. Since everything else revolves around the narrative, the sooner it's brushed up the better it is for the development of a game".

He added: "It's a catch-22, you don't know [how good the story is] until you get it in the game and start playing quests and see how it feels. If something doesn't feel right, you have to change it again. So it's kind of a tug of war. The more you can get done up front, conceptually, and locked in, the better off you are".

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Gears 5 rage quitters receiving 640-day bans

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 8 mins ago

Sorry, The Coalition -- you ain't no match for the ferocity of Activision-Blizzard with their 1000-day bans on the Blizzard forums with your 640-day bans... but it is still a serious ban.

Yeah, the developer is banning Gears 5 gamers for leaving a multiplayer game without a reason, which would leave the remaining players annoyed. So, the developer is throwing out a huge 640-day ban which equates to close to two years banned from the game. By then, the game will be long forgotten and gathering dust in the halls of no-longer-played multiplayer games.

GameRevolution noticed the 640-day ban in Gears 5 after The Coalition had slammed players for leaving games, with The Coalition's Director of Communications Dana Sissions tweeting: "Gears 5 quit penalties are active. You've been warned".

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PUBG Mobile earnings up 652% to $496 million

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 47 mins ago

PUBG Mobile made a ridiculous amount of money in three months, raking in $496 million from global microtransaction earnings.

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Chinese juggernaut Tencent typically reigns mobile gaming with Honor of Kings, but this time one of its newer games takes the lead. Analyst firm Sensor Tower finds PUBG Mobile was the top-earning mobile game in calendar Q3 2019, seeing its earnings rise astronomically by 652% to nearly $500 million. That means Tencent's BR shooter pulled in 3% of global Q3'19 mobile earnings and helped the segment rise to $16.3 billion.

It's worth noting the cutoff was just days before Call of Duty Mobile rolled out to conquer 100 million downloads.

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Fortnite chapter 2 season 1 has boats, medals, fishing and more

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 27 mins ago

Fortnite 1.0 is dead and gone, sucked up by a vast black hole. So what's next? A new leaked Fortnite Chapter 2 trailer reveals tons of info.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 brings a lot of nifty changes to Epic's massively popular BR sensation. Boats are being added, and it looks like four players can ride in a boat at once and duke it out over open water.

Epic is also adding a bunch of new ways to level up and progress with its new medal system, which rewards you however you play, whether it's singleplayer or multiplayer. You'll get extra EXP for completing challenges like opening chests, chopping down trees for materials, and of course pulling off sweet kills in battle. Players can also level up by doing small leisure tasks like fishing.

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