Saturday, September 24

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Pokémon Has Taken Over My Life, From Games To Cards To Toys

Image: The Pokemon CompanyIn my mid-40s, my life is so latterly being taken over by Pokémon. After falling down the Pokémon GO hole in 2020, and then chronicling its slow takeover of my spare time, I have since found myself the primary Pokémon GO correspondent for Kotaku. And now, as if that weren’t enough, I’ve finally discovered the TCG. RIP my bank balance. Today feels like a good day to have an amiable chat with you about the whole experience.I was exactly the wrong age for Pokémon. In 1997, I had just failed the exams we Brits take to get into university, and was miserably retaking the same subjects I couldn’t comprehend. In 1998, I started a far less ambitious (and ultimately awful) university course. I was a student, just starting my writing career, kissing girls, and playing pool i...
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The Fake Game Taking Over Batman Arkham Fandom, Explained

Image: Warner Bros. GamesThe best video games are imaginary. Often they exist completely in our heads, or in the dreamy space between their initial announcement and what we finally end up playing. This is where “Arkham World” exists. Born from a 2011 Video Game Awards gag, the completely fictitious entry in the massively popular Batman Arkham series is now all some fans can talk about.Earlier this month, posts about a supposed Arkham World began taking over the Batman Arkham subreddit. Despite being dedicated to an aging single-player series, this particular internet watering hole remains surprisingly active. It has over 150,000 members, with hundreds or more active at any given time. “This subreddit is dedicated to the discussion of all Batman Arkham Lore,” reads the subscription. “Includ...
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EVO 2022 Loses Its Mind Over Hype Dragon Ball FighterZ Moment

The Evolution Championship Series, commonly shortened to EVO, took place over the weekend. Dedicated to all things fighting games, during this year’s EVO I saw copious hype moments, from amazing comebacks to unstoppable combos and everything in between. Just as you’d expect. But there was one instance during the Dragon Ball FighterZ rounds that had folks totally losing their shit.If you’re unfamiliar with the “Cell Yell,” during his intro sequence, after both players have selected their teams and Cell’s on point, the franchise baddie will open the match with his iconic yell. You know the one. He’s in his perfect form, charging up his power like he’s gonna Kamehameha teen Gohan or something.Read More: Rollback Netcode Announcements Made For Multiple Fighting Games At EVO 2022Anyway, this sc...
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Pokémon Tournaments Allow Mythical Pokémon For Ranked Matches

Image: NintendoCompetitive Pokémon trainers are both excited and terrified at the recent rule changes in the video game championships (VGC), where players compete against one another via Pokémon Sword and Shield in an array of leagues. Mythical Pokémon are now allowed for official tournament play for the first time. This means that nobody is safe from heavy-hitters like Megearna or Victini, and the community is scrambling to find counters. Some of the most truly diabolic players have already started to add broken Pokémon to their own teams. The rules for the latest Series 13 ranked matches, starting September 1, were posted yesterday for Pokémon Sword and Shield, this series focused on the Galar region, The rules mainly remained the same from the last series, except for an extended eligibl...
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Batman Voice Actor Kevin Conroy Writes Moving Coming-Out Story

“A mask of confidence to the world and a private one racked by conflict and wounds. Could I relate to that, they asked.”Photo: Jesse Grant (Getty Images)In this week’s annual DC Pride 2022 #1 comic anthology, Kevin Conroy, the legendary Batman voice actor who rose to prominence in the fan-beloved Batman: The Animated Series, has written a powerful short comic about how his journey coming out as a gay man helped him find his voice as the caped crusader.In Finding Batman, drawn and colored by artist J. Bone, Conroy recounted struggling with doubts about his own talent early in his career. Growing up in a devout Christian household, watching the ridicule gay men faced in the ‘70s amid the Stonewall riots, experiencing the loss of close friends during the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the ‘80s, and bei...
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Morbius Keeps Broadcasting On Twitch As People Keep Memeing It

Morbius can’t be contained. The Jared Leto-led vampire flick has been infecting various pockets of the internet all this week, spreading from Discord to Twitch to Twitter. Now, with a rabid new audience who call themselves “Morbheads,” excited by 24/7 broadcasts of the Marvel film from rogue Twitch streamers, the fandom has reached its logical conclusion: memes. So many Morbius memes, everywhere. You can’t escape them.A collaboration between Columbia Pictures, Marvel, and Sony Pictures Releasing, Morbius is about a human biologist looking for a cure to his unknown, fatal disease, only to end up becoming a living vampire instead. It’s a silly premise, and one that didn’t garner much critical praise when you look at the reviews. Still, the inexplicable seriousness of the film, and Jared Leto...
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Gotham Knights Dev Talks Batgirl Controversy, Red Hood’s Powers

Image: WB Games MontrealIn recent weeks, WB Games Montreal has been shedding new light on its upcoming Batman game sans Batman, Gotham Knights, and some details have left fans skeptical about the direction the game is taking with Bruce Wayne’s surviving Bat Family. First, a 13-minute gameplay video revealed that GK’s incarnation of Nightwing makes use of a jet-powered glider, while Red Hood has been endowed with wild “soul energy” abilities. By far the most troubling revelation came via a bio for Batgirl, published to the game’s website, that suggested she’d recovered from her disability through “raw willpower and determination.”During a Q&A session in Gotham Knights’ official Discord channel, creative director Patrick Redding addressed the backlash over the insensitive Batgirl charact...