Wednesday, May 25

Where To Stream The Best Video Game Movies

Easily the best movie adaptation of a video game in the 90s, it remains the best in its series. 1995's Mortal Kombat takes a PG-13 approach to Midway's hyper-violent arcade game and as a result, is a fun and approachable entryway to the franchise. Thunder god Raiden recruits an unlikely group of warriors (Lui Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage) from Earth to battle in the realm's final opportunity in the Mortal Kombat tournament before it's taken over by the forces of Outworld represented by Shang Tsung, Goro, Sub Zero, and Scorpion.  Mortal Kombat (1995) is available to stream on HBOMax. If you really want a good time, but don't mind an awful movie, have a laugh by watching Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, the sequel that somehow misses on everything the original got right. It's also available o...

Activision Blizzard Devs Demand Breastfeeding Protections And Other Reforms

Image: Activision Blizzard10 months after a California lawsuit alleged widespread sexual harassment and discrimination at Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard, employees at the company don’t feel like it’s made the necessary changes and have created a worker committee to demand further reforms. Chief among them are calls for independent investigations, an end to retaliation, trans-inclusive healthcare, and protections for breastfeeding.“We believe it is imperative that workers have a voice in Activision Blizzard’s anti-discrimination policies—without that, the company’s culture of harassment and abuse will continue to go unchecked,” senior motion graphic designer and member of the Worker Committee Against Sex & Gender Discrimination, Emily Knief, said in a statement today. “We ho...

River recibe a Alianza Lima por Libertadores: hora, TV y formaciones

River Plate, con la clasificación y el primer puesto del Grupo F asegurados, será local ante Alianza Lima de Perú con la premisa de sumar tres puntos que le permitan ser uno de los mejores ganadores de la fase de zonas para definir en instancias finales de local, en un partido de la sexta fecha de Copa Libertadores.El encuentro se desarrollará en el Estadio Monumental este miércoles desde las 19, con el arbitraje del colombiano Jhon Ospina y televisado por ESPN.A la misma hora definirán el segundo clasificado del grupo cuando Colo Colo reciba en Santiago del Chile a Fortaleza de BrasilLuego de cinco fechas River es el líder con 13 unidades, Fortaleza le sigue con 7 (saldo 0), Colo Colo con 7 (-3) y Alianza Lima con 1. Si los brasileños empatan en Chile, avanzarán por mejor diferencia de go...

The Centennial Case Review – An Unconventional And Alluring Mystery – Game Informer

What if there was a way to stop the aging process and only your family knew the secret? How far would you go to protect it? And at what cost? The Centennial Case isn’t your typical murder-mystery adventure game. It goes out of its way to be different, whether it’s swapping you to various murders over the course of 100 years or using live-action footage to make you feel like you’re participating in a movie. The latter evokes a nostalgic feeling of the FMV games of yore, but the advanced tech and heavy focus on deduction create an experience that’s equally gripping and engaging, even if it doesn’t always hit the mark. The Centennial Case is a narrative-focused adventure centering on the Shijima family, who are connected to a string of suspicious murders over the last century. They also hold...

This Beautiful Farming Sim Combines Chinese Fantasy With Stardew Valley

Screenshot: 2P Games / KotakuLast Friday, when I started playing Steam Early Access farming sim Immortal Life, I was only planning to play for a couple of hours before bed. I finally ended my session at 5 a.m. It’s a standout among farming sims because it tries to emulate the verisimilitude of life instead of the dreary economics of running a farm. Immortal Life has a beautiful art style, the villagers are all intensely likable, and the farming systems are satisfying without feeling punishing. Though the game is still only in early access, Immortal Life is my favorite farming simulation game since 2009’s Rune Factory 3 on Nintendo DS.Immortal Life is a cross between Rune Factory and Stardew Valley, but with a major difference: Instead of European fantasy, the Chinese-developed game is firm...

Seth Green Created A TV Show Around His NFT Ape, Then Someone Stole It

Image: Kotaku / StockMediaSeller (Shutterstock)Seth Green is having a bad time after he claims some of his NFT apes were stolen from him using a phishing scam. One very special ape in particular was taken and then sold to another user, which is bad news for him because Green planned and created an entire new TV show starring that digital ape NFT. Now that he no longer owns it or the rights to it, that TV show might be dead. Famous (?) comedian, actor, and NFT buyer, Seth Green claimed on May 8 that an anonymous scammer stole some of his NFTs via a phishing scheme. On Twitter, Green broke the news of his stolen and resold NFT assets. The scammer grabbed a Bored Ape, two Mutant Apes, and a Doodle. The assets were ripped from Green’s wallet after he accidentally interacted with a scam site.An...

Fortnite Pro Spouts Racial Slur, Shows Off Gun Stockpile In Widely Condemned Video

An esports pro has been lambasted after a video surfaced online in which an individual, who is allegedly Fortnite Champion Series Grand Final contender Sin, shows off a fully stocked weapons closet and states, in the year 2022, that the stockpile of firearms is “just in case there’s ever a zombie apocalypse or a n*gger outbreak.” Sigh, I hate this world we live in.Sin, or Sin3278, isn’t new to the game’s professional circuit. According to the player statistic tracker database Fortnite Tracker, Sin has been competing in various tournaments since at least July 2019. He made his first Fortnite Champion Series appearance in October 2020, which is a pretty big deal. The FNCS is Fortnite’s most high-profile esports competition. I mean, it’s even hosted by developer Epic Games. Getting on that st...

How To Get Halo Infinite’s Kick-Ass WW2-Inspired Armor

Image: 343 IndustriesNope, that key art above isn’t a promo image for Wolfenstein. It’s a promotional shot for a cosmetic set of Halo Infinite armor called Eaglestrike. Pretty neat, right? Good news: The kit itself is pretty easy to get. Bad news: Your personalized version won’t look cool for months.Halo Infinite’s second season has only been live for a matter of weeks, and developer 343 Industries has already rolled out two “events”—or time-limited playlists in which you can play to unlock specific rewards—for the free-to-play shooter. The season’s first event, “Interference,” focused on the new don’t-call-it-a-battle-royale Last Spartan Standing mode. The second, “Fracture: Entrenched,” is all about the new don’t-call-it-king-of-the-hill Land Grab mode.“Fracture” events are essentially a...

Wolverine, Hulk, Grim, And Another Gargantuan Week For Comics Is On The Way | From Panel To Podcast

On this week's episode, we review two weeks worth of comic books, including Grim, Eight Billion Genies, Thor & Hulk: Banner of War, Wolverine (which doubles as a new issue of Deadpool), and many more. We also look ahead to next week, which we believe will be one of the biggest yet for us – we estimate we'll both buy approximately 24 comics. If you would like to follow us on Twitter: Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) and Philip Hoff (@bnow23). From Panel to Podcast is a weekly show created by two lifelong comic book readers who offer suggestions on which comic books you should be reading each week. Each episode also dives into the latest developments for comics in video games, movies, and television shows. We'll even discuss comic book collectibles and anything we think you should know a...

Human Woman Kissing Simulator Sonic ‘06 Relisted In Xbox 360 Store

Gif: Sega / HD PLAYGROUND / KotakuAfter over a decade away, it appears as if 2006’s Sonic the Hedgehog (or Sonic ‘06 to all the savvy hedgehog connoisseurs out there) is once again available on the Xbox Marketplace. And it’s only $5, if you still happen to have an Xbox 360 hooked up to your television for whatever reason. (h/t Fanbyte)While universally panned at launch after a rough development cycle, Sonic the Hedgehog is considered something of a cult classic today. It’s a little like how people watch The Room because of its stilted acting and convoluted, dead-end plotlines. The blue blur’s first foray into the seventh console generation controlled terribly, looked pretty bad even by 2006 standards, and featured the now-infamous moment where a human woman kisses a dead Sonic.Like, seriou...