The Flash: Danny Trejo Couldn’t Stop Laughing While Playing His Grizzled Bounty Hunter

Tonight’s episode of The Flash, “Elongated Journey Into Night,” introduces a new character named Breacher played by action star Danny Trejo. Trejo is known for using his cold stares and gravelly voice to play tough, intimidating characters, and while Breacher is certainly in that vein, calling for a dead-serious performance, Trejo couldn’t keep it together during filming.

“I love comedy. Being fierce ain’t that hard, you just show up. I like the way they put both menacing and funny together. The whole thing would sometimes just crack me up,” Trejo said at a press event to screen and talk about the episode.

On top of being one of the most feared and ruthless bounty hunters across the Multiverse, Breacher is Gypsy’s father, so you won’t be surprised to hear he’s not happy to find her in Cisco’s arms when he comes for a visit. It’s not long before he tells Cisco he’s going to hunt him like one of his bounties, and unceremoniously begins a countdown from 10. To say Breacher is extreme is an understatement, with the way he switches in the blink of an eye from showing affection for his daughter to murderous disdain for Cisco. Trejo said they had to keep redoing scenes because he kept laughing at his lines where he had to make ridiculous threats on Cisco’s life while keeping a straight face.

Continue reading…

Powered by WPeMatico

How Nintendo Switch Owners Play the System

Nintendo has revealed how Switch owners are utilizing the hybrid system.

At Nintendo’s recent financial briefing, the company showed that around half of Switch owners use the console in both modes: TV and handheld. But what might be surprising is that more people play the system mainly undocked than hooked up to the big screen.

2017-10-31 Nintendo released this graph at a recent financial briefing to highlight how people are utilizing the Switch. (Courtesy of Nintendo)

Continue reading…

Powered by WPeMatico

The Last Jedi Creature Designer on Crystal Foxes, Porgs

Special effects artist Neal Scanlan, who heads up the Creature Workshop for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has shed some light on the origins of those mysterious Crystal Foxes from the film’s latest trailer.

In an interview with Empire, Scanlan explained the Crystal Foxes have developed a crystalline fur because of the planet they live on. “The theory is they’ve fed off this planet for so long that their fur has become crystalline,” he explained. “They’ve taken on the very surface of the planet they live on.”

As for the adorable Porgs, it seems Chewbacca actually befriends one during the course of the film. The very same Porg who is seen in the Millennium Falcon with Chewie “shows some very Wookiee traits in the way he’s coloured; his patterning is very similar to Chewie’s.”

Continue reading…

Powered by WPeMatico

Nintendo Says 3DS Sales Are Stable, Even After Switch

Nintendo has made a point to show that Switch sales haven’t significantly impacted 3DS hardware numbers so far.

During a recent financial briefing, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima said, “Even after Nintendo Switch sales began, sales of the Nintendo 3DS family remain stable, as you can see here.” He was pointing to a graph that’s showcased below.

unnamed Nintendo highlights how 3DS sales have stayed stable this year, even after Switch’s release. (Courtesy of Nintendo)

Continue reading…

Powered by WPeMatico

This Comic Belongs on Your Horror Movie Binge List

Now that it’s October 31st, Halloween devotees might be winding down on their horror must-watch lists, but there’s one more essential piece of frightful storytelling you should experience: Saga of the Swamp Thing, Book 3 (issues 35-41 of the Swamp Thing series, previously collected and published as Swamp Thing Vol. 3: The Curse). The entire series is a fantastic example of the pulp/horror genre, but this story arc is one of the best works to come from the brilliant collaborative team of writer Alan Moore and artists Stephen Bissette and John Totleben, certainly deserving of a place on your shelf between classic Frankenstein movies and Tales From the Crypt DVDs.

Some background information is helpful, but for the most part you’d be fine diving into the series at the point that Book 3 begins. Anthropomorphic vegetable swamp creature Alec just wants to protect his fellow humans, animals, and earth from threats to their existence, which usually take the shape of big game hunters, power-hungry scientists, and supernatural entities. That’s about it in a nutshell. From Book 3’s exciting plot featuring updated classic horror monsters to its mindblowing (and occasionally stomach-churning) artwork, below we’ve outlined a few of the reasons you should spend some valuable Halloween hours on this series, and give your Cronenberg and Carpenter films a much-deserved rest.

Continue reading…

Powered by WPeMatico

PUBG ‘Never Banned Anyone For Honking at Streamers’

Following PUBG streamers and honking car horns at them in-game has never been treated as a bannable offense, according to creative director Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene.

“A lot of our Steam reviews say ‘don’t buy this game because they ban people for honking at streamers,'” Greene said. “We’ve never banned anyone for honking at a streamer.”

‘Stream honking’ surfaced as a popular method to annoy PUBG streamers several months ago. But while some players have been banned for ‘stream sniping,’ repeatedly hopping between lobbies with the intent to kill or harass specific streamers by using their live stream as a cheat sheet, Greene insists the honking itself has never resulted in a player being banned.

Continue reading…

Powered by WPeMatico

FIFA 18 Nintendo Switch Update Out Now, Here’s What It Does

FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch was met with mixed reception when it launched last month, but now EA has released a new update for the port that will hopefully improve things. Title Update 3 introduces some gameplay changes and some aesthetic tweaks, as well as fixing a number of bugs.

Firstly, changes have been made so that you’ll no longer keep getting the same Skill Games before each match. The Trainer has also been fixed, so it will now display the correct button prompt when performing crosses.

Off the pitch, the Chile national team has a new crest and updated kits to bring them in line with those of the real-life team. In addition, the patch addresses an issue where the ball would sometimes be invisible during pre-match cinematics. Take a look at the full patch notes at the bottom of this article, via EA.

The update to FIFA for Switch is a small but welcome one, given the game’s problems at launch. In our review, we said “FIFA 18 on Switch delivers some enjoyable soccer when on the pitch, but without Pro Clubs and The Journey, and in restricting all access to FUT when you’re not online, it shoots itself in the foot. Being able to play FIFA on the go or with a friend is gratifying, and if you’re happy to just play through Career Mode for the next year, then this port will satisfy your needs and is the best mobile FIFA you can buy, but compared to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, this port is inferior in every other way.” Read more in our full FIFA 18 Nintendo Switch review.

FIFA 18’s console versions were also updated recently to add the much-requested Co-op feature back into FUT Seasons after it was removed for this year’s game. The ability to play local co-op against an online opponent was present in FIFA 17 but was removed from FIFA 18 “to create competitive balance for all players.” Thankfully, the publisher has reversed its decision and you can now play with a friend once more. In other Nintendo news, meanwhile, the Japanese company has revealed which titles sit top of the list of top-selling Switch games so far.

FIFA 18 Nintendo Switch Title Update 3 Patch Notes

Addressed the following issues in Gameplay:

  • Some players would get the same Pre-Match Skill Game before every match.
  • The Attempts counter was missing in the Beat Your Main Skill Game.
  • The wrong button callouts were highlighted in the FIFA Trainer when performing crosses.

Addressed the following issues in FIFA Ultimate team:

  • Some Squad Building Challenges were missing art.
  • Text would sometimes overlap on the Squad Building Challenges requirements screen.

Addressed the following issues in Online Modes:

  • Multiple issues related to changing control types going into, during, and leaving matches.
  • Some of the text was hard to read on the Team Select screens in Local Seasons.
  • An issue where the country flags on the leaderboards would be incorrect.
  • The pause timer overlay would stay on the players screen after leaving an online match.

Addressed the following issues in Career Mode:

  • Prize money was not being correctly awarded for competitions in certain situations.
  • An issue, in Player Career, where the game would crash going into a Pre-Season Tournament match if your Pro was injured.

Made the following changes in Audio / Visual / Presentation:

  • Updated the Chile National Team kits and crest to be authentic.

Addresssed the following issues Audio / Visual / Presentation:

  • The ball would sometimes be invisible in the Pre-Match Cinematics.
  • The 3D player image was missing from the Create Player flow.

Powered by WPeMatico