Papa Roach Concert Reportedly Used Stolen Video Game Artwork for a Poster

Papa Roach, the nu-metal band known for their hit song “Last Resort,” is accused of using stolen art from a video game for one of its tour posters without the permission from the developers.

Papa Roach’s official Facebook page posted a picture of a tour poster used to promote the band’s recent performance at the South Side Ballroom in Dallas, Texas. The poster features a reddish fish monster looking at her phone with Papa roach and opener Asking Alexandria’s name on the front. The name of the venue is also printed along the bottom.

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DC’s Joker Movie: Everything We Know So Far

The Joker is getting his own live-action movie this fall. And unlike last time DC gave an iconic Batman villain their own film, hopefully this one will be good. Director Todd Phillips and actor Joaquin Phoenix are teaming up to explore the one story that’s never been definitively told in the comics – the origin of the Joker.

Read on for a breakdown of everything we know so far about the Joker movie, from the film’s release date to its trailers to its connections to past Batman movies and more.

Be sure to also check out everything we know about Star War: Episode 9 – The Rise of Skywalker and everything we know about The Batman.

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The Long-Awaited Dark Souls Compendium Is Finally Available–And It’s On Sale, Too

It’s been over six months since the Dark Souls Trilogy Compendium first went up for pre-order on Amazon, and the book has since been plagued by multiple delays that led some to believe it may not come out at all. But luckily for any fans who submitted their pre-order requests as far back as January, the guide is finally arriving on people’s doorsteps. You can order a copy for yourself today, and it’s even 34% off right now, selling for $33.09 with free shipping on Amazon. Its list price is $50.

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Dark Souls Trilogy Compendium

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Dubbed “the ultimate Dark Souls reference book,” the Dark Souls compendium is a stunning hardcover book with pages printed on premium art paper. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to know about the critically acclaimed trilogy, from in-depth lore to detailed, illustrated maps and a chronicle of every piece of NPC dialogue in the three games. The book also includes a bookmark ribbon and four art prints you can hang on your walls.

German publisher Future Press, which has produced collector’s edition guides for other games like Bloodborne and Horizon Zero Dawn, took to Twitter to clear up some of the confusion around the Dark Souls compendium’s shipping delays. On April 29, Future Press tweeted that all copies were being printed on a high-quality printer in Europe, causing an initial delay to ensure quality control. Then, on July 15, the publisher updated its followers that the books were being held for two weeks by US customs for inspection. Finally, on July 23, Future Press confirmed that the books are now in stock at Amazon, despite conflicting information in Amazon’s listing and in emails some people have received.

And fortunately, people are corroborating that claim, with many reporting that their copies have finally arrived.

So whether you’ve been on the fence about pre-ordering or are hearing about the compendium for the first time, it finally seems safe to place your order. There’s no knowing how long it will be discounted at Amazon, where prices fluctuate frequently, so there’s no better time to snag a copy for yourself or even a friend or family member (early Christmas present, perhaps?). Let us know in the comments down below–will you be picking up the Dark Souls Compendium now that it’s finally shipping?

New Apex Legends Event Will Deliver “One Of The Most Fan-Requested Features”

EA has confirmed a new event is coming to Apex Legends ahead of the battle royale game’s third season. The publisher made the announcement during its latest earnings call, where it also revealed that Apex Legends: Season 2 is performing beyond expectations.

According to VG247, Respawn will debut an in-game event in Apex Legends that will “bring new content and deliver one of the most fan-requested features.” EA CEO Andrew Wilson said the event will release “in the next few weeks.” No other details were provided, but if the event is scheduled to release fairly soon, it’s possible we’ll be given more concrete details before long.

Fans have requested numerous features for Apex Legends, so it’s difficult to deduce what Wilson might be teasing. The most common requests are typically the addition of Titans–as Apex Legends is a part of the same universe as Titanfall and Titanfall 2–or a singles mode where players compete without a team. It’s possible either one could happen, especially if the event turns out to be limited-time–meaning Respawn wouldn’t be required to devote long-term resources towards balancing the mode.

Also during the call, Wilson said that Apex Legends: Season 3 is “shaping up to be even bigger” than Season 2, though it will utilize a similar schedule of content drops and patch releases. Season 3 is currently scheduled to begin in the second quarter of the fiscal year, so sometime between now and the end of September. Apex Legends Season 2 battle pass is scheduled to end in the final days of September, so it’s probably safe to assume Season 3 will begin then. Wilson also reiterated that EA plans on porting Apex Legends to mobile devices, though he did not share when that might be.

Apex Legends is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. In our Apex Legends review, Phil Hornshaw wrote, “Apex Legends is a mix of smart shooter ideas that makes for a competitive, team-based game that gets at all the best parts of battle royale while addressing a lot of the weaknesses. Respawn’s intense focus on team play makes Apex more than just a worthy addition to the genre; it’s an indicator of where battle royale should go in the future.”

Hobbs & Shaw Review Roundup: Here’s What The Critics Are Saying About New Movie

The Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw hits theaters this week, and ahead of that, reviews have started to appear online. To help you get an idea about if the film is worth your time and money, we’ve rounded up review scores and opinions from various outlets. GameSpot reviewer Chris E. Hayner said it is “wildly entertaining and loaded with the kind of thrills you come to expect from Fast & Furious movies”

Hobbs & Shaw stars Dwayne Johnson as former federal Agent Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham as mercenary-for-hire Owen Shaw. The pair are forced to become reluctant allies to take on genetically modified ex-MI6 agent Brixton Lore, played by Idris Elba. It’s directed by David Leitch, who made Deadpool 2 and Atomic Blonde, as well as co-directing the first John Wick movie.

You can see a rundown of Hobbs & Shaw reviews below, while more information on the film’s critical reception can be found on GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

  • Directed By: David Leitch
  • Written By: Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce
  • Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren
  • Release Date: August 2 (United States)


“Ultimately, Hobbs & Shaw is probably the movie you want it to be. It’s funny with massive-scale action, the likes of which you rarely see outside of this franchise. It’s loaded with car chases, explosions, and fight scenes in which every character should repeatedly die. It’s just unfortunate that the pieces of the film that aren’t soaked in action don’t add up. This movie could have been incredible. Instead, it’s just a lot of adrenaline-fueled fun. Sometimes, though, that’s more than enough.” — Chris E Hayner [Full review]

The Wrap

“Hobbs & Shaw generally doesn’t reinvent any wheels in the franchise. But it does underscore the undeniable chemistry between bonafide action figures Johnson and Statham in a film that doesn’t try to be anything more than a frivolous blockbuster, but with heart.” — Candice Frederick [Full review]


“Overloaded with hit-or-miss action sequences, a half-baked supervillain, and paint-by-numbers plotting about a virus with the potential to destroy the world, Hobbs & Shaw often struggles to surmount the low bar of today’s blockbuster standards. But at the center of it, Johnson and Statham inhabit a higher plane, with such alluring chemistry as their hatred pulls them together it’s a wonder they don’t just get a room.” — Eric Kohn [Full review]

Entertainment Weekly

“If you can ever be too fast or too furious, too banter-y or too bald, that’s a vanishing point that goes unrecognized in Hobbs & Shaw — a testosterone motherlode so relentlessly, ridiculously adrenalized, it doesn’t so much unfold as steadily defibrillate you.” — Leah Greenblatt [Full review]

The Hollywood Reporter

“Hobbs & Shaw can be a great deal of fun much of the time. The two leads’ highly competitive shtick is more amusing than not — the insults fly hot and heavy — as are the outrageously adverse predicaments over which they invariably manage to gain an upper hand. Director Leitch figuratively winks at the audience and elbows it in the ribs as he has his characters break the laws of physics time and time again..” — Todd McCarthy [Full review]

The AV Club

“The sincere dopiness never sits well with the wiseass, self-mocking tone that Leitch adopts in the early, more energetic stretches of the film. The difference between being too smart for one’s own good and not being smart enough can be perilously thin. ” —Ignatiy Vishnevetsky [Full review]


“Hobbs & Shaw is the movie version of a replacement-level player. It is adequate, but not exceptional. It’s the baseline version of what one of these movies should be, now that they’re not about undercover cops chasing thieves anymore..” — Matt Singer [Full review]

Pokemon Go Surpasses One Billion Downloads

The immensely-popular Pokemon Go has surpassed another impressive milestone. According to Pokemon website Serebii, the mobile game has been downloaded more than one billion times since its July 2016 launch.

Serebii caught a Japanese Pokemon Go advertisement released by the Pokemon Company. The video notes that the augumented reality game has been downloaded more than one billion times worldwide.

Pokemon Go’s rising numbers aren’t too surprising. Two months after market introduction, the game was downloaded 500 million times by September 2016. By February 2017, developer Niantic announced that Pokemon Go surpassed 650 million downloads. 800 million downloads was the last figure Niantic announced back in May 2018 before jumping over the one billion download mark.

The announcement comes off the heels of new features being introduced to Pokemon Go. A shiny version of Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald legendary Rayquaza is now catchable until September 2. Team Rocket finally made its debut, bringing along sShadow Pokemon as the evil corporation took over PokeStops. And with August right around the corner, Niantic confirmed that Saturday, August 3, is the next Pokemon Go Community Day.