Marvel Comics Gives Black Widow a Big Overhaul

Black Widow’s just became a whole lot crazier thanks to the new issue of Tales of Suspense.

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Warning: this article contains spoilers for Tales of Suspense #103!

Natasha Romanova’s status quo has been very up in the air in recent months. She was killed in last year’s Secret Empire crossover, cut down in battle with Hydra Supreme Steve Rogers. However, it wasn’t long before signs emerged that she may have survived that battle. Tales of Suspense #102 confirmed that Natasha is still alive, but it turns out the truth is a lot more complicated.

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Pacific Rim: Every Major Kaiju Monster

The Pacific Rim franchise returns to theaters with Pacific Rim Uprising, where the robot vs. giant monster action promises to be even bigger and more epic the second time around.

If you need a refresher on the Kaiju in these movies, you’re in luck. We’re spotlighting all the major Kaiju in the movies and the comics, which should give you some idea of just how dangerous and unique the monsters in the Pacific Rim universe can be. Check them all out here…

For more on Pacific Rim Uprising, see the stars undertake our Ultimate LEGO challenge, watch John Boyega play Kiss, Marry, Kill, and learn why it was important to bring back Rinko Kikuchi’s character in the sequel.

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Detective Pikachu Review

Detective Pikachu ignores the precedent set by Ash and his iconic Pikachu partner; its protagonist isn’t a trainer, its Pikachu is snarky, and it invites Pokemon from all generations to its city. But by doing so, developer Creatures has crafted an intriguing adventure game that, while not all that challenging, incorporates elements unique to Pokemon that ultimately make for a great whodunit experience.

It’s been two months since Tim Goodman’s father went missing while on a case in Ryme city, and this teen takes it upon himself to find out what happened. Tim runs into Detective Pikachu and realizes he’s the only one who can hear the Pokemon speak. Their special circumstance is a big underlying mystery of Detective Pikachu, and it lends to funny moments between the two early on as they try to hide their conversations. With their bond formed, Pikachu teams up with Tim to find his father.

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Communication Is the Best Weapon in Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves is all about grabbing a ship, grabbing some friends, and grabbing as much treasure as you possibly can through legitimate or less-than means. But whether you’re sailing alone in a speedy sloop, or with a fully crewed Galleon, the way you communicate with other players is the biggest factor in whether your time on the sea of thieves will be kind, or brutal and unforgiving.

In fact, more so than the cannons, swords, and blunderbusses, communication with your fellow players — and, yes, even enemies — is the greatest weapon you have on the high seas.

Ask anyone who’s sunk their fair share of time into Rare’s new shared-world experience and they’ll either tell you that Sea of Thieves’ community is one of the most helpful and welcoming groups they’ve engaged with, or that it’s full of dirty, griefing trolls who’ll kill you and camp your corpse for the nothing more than the sheer pleasure. And to be fair, they’re both right, but talking it out is an option that’s almost forced upon you.

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Sonic the Hedgehog’s Secret Backstory Revealed

You may not know this, but Sonic The Hedgehog was inspired by “Hedgehog the Human,” a WWII fighter pilot. That’s the (fictional) backstory that the original Sonic The Hedgehog team game designer Hirokazu Yasuhara and character designer Naoto Oshima revealed in a talk at GDC 2018 — along with the original design docs to prove it.

Below you’ll find the full secret origin story of Sonic The Hedgehog, as well as some other interesting secrets revealed by the ’90s team that developed the original Genesis mega-hit.

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Soderbergh’s Unsane Review

Steven Soderbergh makes movies about just about every topic, from narcotics to space aliens to stripping to casino heists, but one of the subjects he keeps coming back to is the medical profession, and how absolutely terrifying it can be. Side Effects found the phobias in the prescription drug industry, Contagion watched with morbid fascination as the  world fell prey to a deadly virus, and now Unsane wants you to know just how easy it can be to get held captive by the mental health industry. Literally.

Claire Foy stars as Sawyer Valentini, a banker who just moved to a new town to escape her stalker, and who – understandably – is having trouble managing that trauma. She sees a therapist at a nearby clinic, and admits she has sometimes contemplated suicide, and so she’s told to fill out a boilerplate form.

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