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SEGA Terminates SONIC THE HEDGEHOG License With ARCHIE COMICS, Talks About Future

Sega of America has terminated Archie Comics’ license to produce comic books based on its Sonic the Hedgehog.

“After 24 years of memorable storytelling, SEGA of America will conclude their Sonic the Hedgehog publishing partnership with Archie Comics,” stated a statement from SEGA. “This does not mark the end of Sonic in comics, but signifies SEGA of America’s decision to take a different direction for the series that will be announced at a later date. SEGA would like to thank Sonic’s amazing fans for their loyalty and passion over all the years. SEGA looks foward to providing more information soon.”

First launched in 1992, Archie produced over 280 issues of a Sonic the Hedgehog series as well as various spin-offs. In January 2017, the publisher abruptly cancelled all solicited Sonic-related titles (as well as a planned 2017 Free Comic Book Day title) and did not solicit any since.

When reached for comment earlier this month, an Archie Comics representative told Newsarama that communication with Sega was still ongoing to resume publishing of the titles.

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WWE 2K18 Coming For Nintendo Switch !!

The latest installment of the “WWE 2K” franchise, “WWE 2K18,” is getting a new home in the form of the Nintendo Switch, and fans can apparently expect some interesting things from it.

In a recent post on the game’s official website, developers revealed that players can experience this title in different ways.

If players opt to keep the Switch docked, they can then go ahead and play the game on TV, much like how it can be enjoyed using other consoles.

Thanks to the specific capabilities of the Switch, players who get this new wrestling game for Nintendo’s hybrid platform can also try it out as a portable offering and see how they like it.

It is still unclear if the Switch version of “WWE 2K18” will differ from the ones coming to other platforms in other ways, so wrestling fans will have to stay tuned for that.

Developers also revealed over on Twitter that the Switch variant of the upcoming wrestling game will not be based on previous gen versions.

While there may be things unique to the Switch version of “WWE 2K18,” developers noted that it will also share features with its counterparts going to other consoles.

For instance, Switch owners can count on seeing new animations and improved visuals that are meant to make the game appear more realistic.

Developers are also introducing some new components such as the grapple carry system as well as 8-man matches.

Existing components are getting updated too, with MyCareer mode getting an extra addition in the form of Road to Glory mode.

More creation options are also expected to be introduced, and of course, the game will again feature a large roster.

While the versions of “WWE 2K18” coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One already have exact release dates, the one planned for the Switch thus far only has a fall 2017 release window.

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The True Story Of Pepe The Frog (Video)

 

Pepe the Frog isn’t a white nationalist symbol.

Pepe the Frog isn’t a harmless meme propagated by teenagers on the internet.

Pepe the Frog is, in fact, the modern-day avatar of an ancient Egyptian deity accidentally resurrected by online imageboard culture. 

Does that sound like the most b@tsh#t crazy thing you’ve ever heard?

The precise origins of Pepe the Frog are, like all imageboards memes, obscure and unimportant.

All you really need to know is that sometime around 2010, a sad-looking cartoon frog began to trend among posters on 4chan.org and similar “underground” imageboards.

Shortly after, the age-old piece of online vernacular used to express laughter—”LOL”—fell out of favor on these sites.

In its place a new slang term of synonymous meaning rose to common use: “KEK.”

The origins of this trend are much more important.  It comes from an odd technicality involving the Korean language and the popular video game World of Warcraft.

Keep that in mind for later.

Here is the unknown story of Pepe The Frog . Is he more than just a harmless meme????

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Who Will Live And Who Will Die In Marvels Infinity War !

 

While there are still three movies on the docket before the next Avengers movie is released in theaters, the hype for Marvel Studios’ next blockbuster crossover event continues to build.

The cast list for Avengers: Infinity War seems to include every major hero that has been featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date, and mastermind Kevin Feige has said this and the still-untitled Avengers 4 will serve as the culmination of every movie thus far.

But that doesn’t mean every character we’ve come to know and love over the past decade will ride off into the sunset, as Feige’s comments seem to indicate that some might end up meeting their doom in the battle against Thanos.

In an interview with JoBlo, when asked if Infinity War would serve as the final chapter to some characters’ stories, Feige bluntly stated, “Yes.” He later expanded on that.

“We have another two years of hard work to even finish these movies,” Feige said. “And they [the actors] have a lot of hard work to do, so that’s all we’re thinking about, is completing those and delivering on the promise of those. Where it goes beyond that, we’ll see.”


It’s not entirely surprising that Infinity War would carry some high stakes, and the deaths of a character or two would certainly contribute to that. And when it comes to the power of Infinity Stones, nothing is ever set in stone.

But we can’t help but feel there is some unfinished business for some characters — is Black Widow going to bite it before she ever gets a solo film? We hope not, that’s just a waste of potential.

We’ll learn more as we get closer to the release date for Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018.

I see the end of Iron Man as Robert Downey Jr. has said many times that he wants to finish the character. 

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Justice League Special Comic-Con Footage



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Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017



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A new Atari console maybe coming soon!!!


Atari has begun teasing a new product called the Ataribox, but right now, the company is being so vague that we have next to no idea what it is.

A website for the Ataribox first surfaced on Friday, holding a short teaser video that describes the device as, “a brand new Atari product years in the making.” It shows a device styled after the company’s retro consoles, with fake woodgrain and slatted black plastic on top. And that’s it.

The website for the Ataribox is so bare-bones that it almost looks fake. Official Atari channels don’t link to it at all, and the site appears to have been made with the free website builder Wix.
“Atari isn’t just slapping its name on the box”

But a representative for Atari confirmed to The Verge that the Ataribox is real. However, an announcement isn’t planned just yet, so it sounds like the product won’t be unveiled at E3 this week, despite the timing of this teaser video.

There’s a ton of reason to be skeptical of anything Atari. The company is far from its glory days and, at this point, mostly just republishes classic titles like Rollercoaster Tycoon. Atari also licenses its name out for other companies to slap on their products, which is why an Atari-branded smart dog collar was announced last year.

For the Ataribox, we’re told that Atari itself is involved in its creation. It sounds like a partner is also working on the device in some way, but the partnership is said to involve more than just licensing the Atari name.

That makes the product sound a bit more intriguing, even if it’s still hard to imagine an exciting Atari device in 2017. It’s possible we could be looking at a new mini console — like the NES Classic — that plays retro games, but Atari partners already publish a bunch of these. So if this is something new, it’s not clear what Atari has in mind. Either way, Atari has a tough road ahead to make the Ataribox stand out.


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