Chris Hemsworth Says He’s Going To Get Even More Ripped Than Thor For His Hulk Hogan Movie

When movies can be made again, Thor actor Chris Hemsworth is not only set to come back for Extraction 2, but he’s also making a new movie about Hulk Hogan in which he’ll play the title character.

Hemsworth shared a few little details about the movie in an interview with Total Film, as reported by GameSpot sister site ComicBook. Hemsworth said he’s preparing to get the most jacked he’s ever gotten, even more than for the Thor and Avengers movies, to play Hogan.

“This movie is going to be a really fun project,” he said. “As you can imagine, the preparation for the role will be insanely physical. I will have to put on more size than I ever have before, even more than I put on for Thor.”

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gullivarrr Guide And All Pirate Items

Part one of Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ summer update has arrived, and it’s brought a brand-new special visitor: Gullivarrr! Although it’s just Gulliver doing pirate cosplay, he offers a different set of prizes than when he visits as regular Gulliver–and while Gullivarrr also requires your help getting back to his (pirate) ship, helping him works differently, too. It’s less confusing than it sounds!

Gullivarrr is a separate visitor from Gulliver, and according to dataminer Ninji, you can get both of them in the same week–just not on consecutive days. Gullivarrr’s appearance is random, but you do need to have purchased a wet suit (from Nook’s Cranny or via Nook Shopping) before he’ll visit.

Drink good soda responsibly, I guess.
Drink good soda responsibly, I guess.

When And Where Does Gullivarrr Show Up?

Gullivarrr is one of the random visitors in New Horizons, which means he can show up on any given weekday. You can see our Animal Crossing special visitors guide for more details about visiting NPCs and their prerequisites.

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Bungie Vet Says Deal With Activision Was “Bad From The Start”; Microsoft Almost Signed The Game

Video game industry veteran Martin O’Donnell, who composed the music for Halo and was on Bungie’s board of directors, has spoken very openly about the deal Bungie made with Activision and how it all fell apart. The long and short of it is that O’Donnell had a bad feeling about the deal for the Destiny series from the very beginning, but the whole story is like something out of a movie.

Speaking to YouTuber HiddenXperia, O’Donnell first clarified that it was Bungie’s seven members of the board of directors that collectively made the decision to work with Activision. O’Donnell was a member, so he acknowledged his part in the decision. O’Donnell also continues to hold stock in Bungie.

Discussing the origins of the deal, O’Donnell said he has misgivings right away. “We knew it was a risk right from the get-go,” he said. “It turned out to be exactly as bad as we thought it was going to be. Everybody who no longer works for Bungie is going to say, ‘Yeah, it was bad from the start.'”

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Deals: Super Mario Maker 2 for $39.99, Acer Predator RTX 2060 Laptop for $1199

Today gamers can save 33% off the two of the very best platformers for the Nintendo Switch: Super Mario Maker 2 and New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe. For prospective PC gamers, there’s an outstanding deal on an Acer Predator RTX 2060 gaming laptop for just under $1200. Score on gaming chairs, Apple AirPods Pro, gaming monitors, and more.

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Shovel Knight Dev Is Hiring For A 3D Project Right Now

Yacht Club Games, the developer behind the Shovel Knight series, is working on some unannounced games, and new listings for hires suggest that at least one game in production will be a 3D title. This is significant, as not only is the developer known for their 2D retro-style games, but they also have three new 2D games confirmed to be in the works.

Known 2D projects currently on the slate at Yacht Club Games include Shovel Knight Dig, Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, and Cyber Shadow. Now, in a listing on Gamasutra, the developer is seeking a mid-senior gameplay programmer to work on a new, 3D-focused team.

“Yacht Club Games is working on a new 3D project and is building out our 3D team (and custom engine) to complement our existing 2D team,” the listing reads. The candidate must be experienced with C and C++ programming languages for 2D and 3D development, and must possess “strong 3D maths skills.”

The job page does not give any further insights into the specifics of what the game will be about, how it will play, or what genre it will fit into.

Shovel Knight has previously appeared as a 3D model in Yooka-Laylee as a cameo, and in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an assist trophy. It’s likely that Shovel Knight will return for a sequel one day, but that’s not necessarily what this is.

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The Division 2: Here’s When Players Without The Expansion Can Play The Iron Horse Raid

The Division 2‘s expansion, Warlords of New York, is currently in Season 2, and has released a new Level 40 Raid for top-level players. However, players who never jumped into the expansion but are still playing the game will not miss out, as the Iron Horse raid will have a level 30 variant that will be made available to everyone very soon.

At 12:30 AM PT on July 7, The Division 2’s servers will briefly go down for maintenance. The game will be unavailable for three hours, and when it returns the Level 30 version of the Iron Horse Raid will be available to all players, regardless of whether they own the DLC.

Iron Horse is all about taking on a True Sons manufacturing facility in a foundry, and Ubisoft has designed it to be extremely challenging, no matter how geared-up and prepared your group is.

This maintenance downtime will also address a few other minor issues in the game. Here’s the complete list.

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Call Of Duty Mobile Adds A Fan-Favorite Modern Warfare 2 Map This Week

Activision has announced what’s coming to Call of Duty: Mobile this week, and it includes a classic map, a new charity DLC offering, and more.

First, the map Highrise is headed to the mobile game this week. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Highrise was originally featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The map is set on top of a skyscraper, and you need to watch where you walk, as you can fall to your death.

The fan-favorite Highrise map is headed to CoD: Mobile
The fan-favorite Highrise map is headed to CoD: Mobile

Also new in Call of Duty: Mobile this week is the latest Call of Duty Endowment pack. The “Freedom Pack,” as it’s called, comes with a series of red, white, and blue items, including a parachute and wingsuit. It also includes a blueprint for the M16 weapon with a red, white, and blue color scheme. As usual, 100 percent of proceeds will go to the Call of Duty Endowment, which helps military veterans find new careers in their civilian lives.

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Hamilton Might Be Your Favorite Movie Of 2020, But It’s Not Eligible For An Oscar

Hamilton is now available on Disney+, leading to a huge spike in downloads for the streaming service, and the reaction towards the filmed performance has been very positive. Hamilton has received excellent reviews, and with cinemas currently closed in the US because of COVID-19 this is likely to be, for many viewers, their favorite film of the year so far.

However, despite the hype and prestige around Hamilton, Variety is reporting that the concert film will not be eligible for any Oscars. The film was originally planned for a 2021 cinema release, but plans were later changed, and although the Oscar eligibility rules are different in 2020 to account for the pandemic, Hamilton will not make the cut.

The reason is simple: according to rules first implemented in 1997, recorded stage productions cannot be nominated for any Academy Awards.

The film can still, potentially, be nominated in the 2021 Emmy awards, but only in the Outstanding Variety Special category, which it is very likely to earn a nod in. Other categories remain off-limits, including acting awards.

This is likely not too major a blow for Hamilton, though, as the live play has already earned the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, numerous Tony and Laurence Olivier awards, and much more.

Hamilton is exclusive to Disney+. Here are some things to look out for when you watch it, including an extra song that is not on the soundtrack.

Disney Signs Deal With Colin Kaepernick For New Content About Social Justice

Disney has entered into an overall “first-look” deal with Colin Kaepernick and his production company Ra Vision Media for new scripted and unscripted content focused around race and social justice.

In a statement, Disney said it is looking to produce new content with Kaepernick to showcase work of Black and Brown directors and producers. Whatever form the new content takes, it will appear on Disney’s network of platforms, including ESPN, Hulu, Pixar, and The Undefeated, which is ESPN’s website dedicated to the intersection of sports and culture.

“During this unprecedented time, The Walt Disney Company remains committed to creating diverse and inclusive content that resonates and matters,” Disney chairman and former CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. “Colin’s experience gives him a unique perspective on the intersection of sports, culture and race, which will undoubtedly create compelling stories that will educate, enlighten and entertain, and we look forward to working with him on this important collaboration.”

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