Return to the bygone high school days of CW's Riverdale in the upcoming graphic novel Riverdale: The Ties That Bind . Writer Micol Ostow and artist Thomas Pitilli are telling a Four Rooms-style story of Archie and the gang - four stories, all taking place over a matter of a few hours - standalone, but better together. Here's a rundown of what's happening: Jughead and Moose find themselves locked up and left behind at the Stonewall Prep boarding school Betty and Polly's planned girls' night out goes awry when a possible murderer begins following them A "long lost relative" of Archie's dearly departed dad Fred has come to town, looking for payback over something And lastly, Veronica is trapped with Cheryl a a shopping mall Here's a preview of Betty and Poll's story - you might notice a certain Archie superhero/supervillain in the background: Image 1 of 5 Riverdale: The Ties That Bind preview Image 2 of 5 Image 3 of 5 Image 4 of 5 Image 5 of … [Read more...] about Riverdale returns to the high school era (but with horror) for The Ties That Bind
Magic: The Gathering has explored worlds ruled by despotic dragons, a celestial pantheon who wage war on each other using mortals as pawns, and a race of biomechanical horrors. Its latest set introduces perhaps the most terrifying threat yet: spell-powered teenagers. Strixhaven: School of Mages dropped on Magic: The Gathering—Arena on April 15, inviting players to their first day at the multiverse's preeminent arcane university. Proving much more than just a Harry Potter knock-off, Strixhaven's whimsical setting proved immediately popular with players. The new set introduced a host of fresh faces along with a very familiar one , three new mechanics (or four, if you're pedantic), and a peek into the near future of the world's most popular collectible card game. The university comprises five colleges defined by a pair of enemy mana colors, ostensibly opposed values smashed together with interesting results. New students align themselves with either Silverquill, Lorehold, … [Read more...] about Magic: The Gathering—Arena wants you to go back to school
Hindsight is a funny thing. Today, the Hitman series is beloved, with a calculated antihero and a tried-and-tested stealth action setup. Every time you slip into Agent 47's dark suit you know you're gearing up for a succession of guilty pleasures, from filching disguises to assassinating key targets, a formula so good that it has had its share of copycats since. But like any great idea, IO Interactive didn't crack the Hitman code in one sitting. It took hard work and refinement to crystallise the vision, and as we have discovered, a thousand pieces needed to fit together. The truth is that IO Interactive nearly didn't make Codename 47 at all, and it originally intended to make a simple shooter that would pave the way for bigger and better things. The company was a joint venture between Reto-Moto, a Danish development house, and Nordisk Film studio. The former wanted to make a fantasy MMO they had dubbed Rex Dominus. The latter was hesitant. "One of the marketing guys at Nordisk … [Read more...] about The making of Hitman: Codename 47 – “We were asked to prove ourselves with a simple shooter first”
"Mister Speaker, just last week the prime minister placed the Australian treasurer in His Majesty's Prison Service, with his only reasoning being that he 'served as a leading figure in a fake UK a while back'. "...I would like to ask the prime minister what exactly his reason is for the imprisonment of the Australian treasurer?" So begins one of the questions asked by the leader of the opposition in Parliament last month. No - not the real one that's currently embroiled in debates over Brexit. I mean the one in Roblox. If this name isn't ringing any bells, you're probably not alone, as Roblox remains relatively undiscussed in games media. While it may look like the outcome of an unfortunate accident at a Lego factory, Roblox is actually an incredibly successful game. Released in 2006, the free-to-play multiplayer title reached about 48 million monthly players in March 2017 - putting it in the same ballpark as Minecraft, which in February 2017 attracted 55m users per month . … [Read more...] about I spectated prime minister’s questions – in Roblox
So, where does Falcon and The Winter Soldier take place in the Marvel timeline ? Everything taking place in a post-blip, post- Avengers: Endgame world is a lot more difficult to pin down judging by the first few Marvel Phase 4 entries . But, still, there are a few pointers and clues as to what year(s) Falcon and The Winter Soldier is set in, as well as whether it takes place before or after WandaVision . Settle in as we swoop down and zero in on where Falcon and The Winter Soldier fits in the MCU after the first episode. It’s still early days, but we think we have an idea. Falcon and The Winter Soldier in the Marvel timeline Let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way first. Falcon and The Winter Soldier is set after the events of Avengers: Endgame. That means it’s at least 2023 by the time we see Sam and Bucky again. Sam, though, narrows down Falcon and The Winter Soldier’s place in the timeline by handing over Captain America’s shield in a ceremony. During his … [Read more...] about Where does Falcon and The Winter Soldier fit in the Marvel timeline?