The voice actor of Sonic the Hedgehog villain Dr. Eggman has announced he has survived the franchise's current cast cull.The past few weeks have seen various Sonic voice actors announce they have sadly parted ways with their characters - including Sonic himself, Roger Craig Smith - with fans left in the dark as to why. Over the weekend, Dr. Eggman actor Mike Pollock posted the following to his Twitter, where fans reacted with glee:"You know what they say: the more the merrier! You've not yet heard the last of me as Dr. Eggman in Sonic the Hedgehog video games! Kindly prepare your ears accordingly. If you guessed otherwise, SURPRISE!!!! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to stock up on lozenges."Pollock has received numerous questions from fans about why he had seemingly escaped the cull while other fan favourites had been dropped. Anticipating these, Pollock responded:"On a personal note, I know you'll want to speculate about what happened, and possible casting choices, but please … [Read more...] about Dr Eggman survives Sonic the Hedgehog voice cast cull
There's a big pile of money over there, and all you have to do is walk over to it--the twist is that there are 300 meters of water between you and the money, and you have to walk. That's the premise of The Bridge, the new reality show heading for HBO Max next week, as explained in the first trailer.Narrated by James McAvoy (Split, X-Men: First Class), The Bridge is described as a "social experiment bringing together 12 strangers from all over the United Kingdom." There's a prize of €100.000 waiting on an island 300 meters away. Competitors will receive a few basic tools and some supplies, but otherwise are on their own and must reach the island within 21 days. The contestants have to work together, but only one contestant can walk away with the money.The show is based off a Spanish show called El Puente--literally "The Bridge"--which ran for two seasons in Spain. We've seen countless reality shows come and go, but there's a case for absurd reality shows from other countries doing … [Read more...] about HBO Max’s The Bridge Is A Reality Show About Building A Bridge
A new era of the X-Men is unfolding now under the banner 'Reign of X'. The new status quo follows up the mega-successful 'Dawn of X' era in which Jonathan Hickman and a team of creators helped propel the X-Men comic books to their highest levels of success in over 20 years. No pressure, right? All of these plans are under the purview of Marvel senior editor Jordan D. White, who took over the X-Men group of titles in 2018. Newsarama spoke with White about 'Reign of X' and how it affects the flagship X-Men title as well the numerous other mutant ongoings. We also took time to look back at the building blocks of this X-Men era, talking about what worked and the many people involved with making it a success. Newsarama: Jordan, we're in the early days of the 'Reign of X' era. What does 'Reign of X' mean to you? Jordan D. White: It's the next phase of this new era in the story of mutantkind. 'Dawn of X' was the start of something big for the mutants, they stopped playing the … [Read more...] about Inside ‘Reign of X’ and the future of the X-Men with Marvel editor Jordan D. White
Hello, and happy Friday to you. And a very happy Friday it is for us here at Eurogamer, as we have some exciting staff news to share. The site has a new editor: Wesley Yin-Poole! After over 10 years with Eurogamer, Wes will need no introduction. The former news editor and deputy editor is a reporter of great acuity and integrity, a famed and fearsome interviewer and a no-nonsense, stand-up human being. An actual trained journalist, Wes believes passionately in improving the standards of reporting around video games; he's also the architect of our internship scheme and a wonderful boss, mentor and friend. I'm really excited to see what he will do with the site. Filling Wes' boots as deputy editor is our features and reviews editor Martin Robinson. Martin's been here almost as long as Wes and you will all be familiar with his passionate deep dives into Nintendo, racing games, arcades, the Japanese gaming scene, Flight Simulator, Final Fantasy, Arms and, well, absolutely everything … [Read more...] about Wesley Yin-Poole is Eurogamer’s new editor!
You've already had your say on the very best Zelda games as we celebrate the series' 30th anniversary - and you did a mighty fine job too, even if I'm fairly sure A Link to the Past belongs at the head of any list - so now it's our turn. We asked the Eurogamer editorial team to vote for their favourite Zelda games (though Wes abstained because he still doesn't know what a Nintendo is) and below you'll find the full top ten, along with some of our own musings. Can we get the games in their rightful order? Probably not... 10. A Link Between Worlds How brilliantly contradictory that one of the best original games on Nintendo's 3DS would be a 2D adventure game, and that one of the most daring Zelda entries would be the one that so closely aped one of its predecessors. It helps, of course, that the template was lifted from one of the greatest games in the series and, by extension, one of the finest games of all time. There's an endearing breeziness to A Link to the Past, a … [Read more...] about The best Zelda games: Eurogamer editors’ choice