Monday, 21 August 2017

Katee Sackhoff Cast As Villain On The Flash

Entertainment Weekly have reported that Battlestar Galactica actress, Katee Sackhoff, has been cast as a villain for the upcoming fourth season of The Flash.

It has been reported that Sackhoff will be playing the villain Blacksmith, and that she will be appearing in at least one episode. The episode is titled 'Girls Night Out', and will act as a small crossover with Arrow, featuring Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak.

Blacksmith, real name Amunet Black, first appeared in Flash: Iron Heights by Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver in 2001.

Her character ran an underground black market called 'The Network' in Central City for supervillains to buy and sell illegal items. Eventually she mutates her body to be able to fuse organic and inorganic matter, allowing her to merge flesh and metal and shape it to her will.

Blacksmith has connections to multiple members of the rogues gallery in the comics, including the Trickster, Mirror Master, Weather Wizard, and even Zoom. Whether she will have similar connections in the CW show is yet to be revealed.

The Flash returns on October 10th.

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Pokken Tournament DX Demo Coming To E-Shop

Pokken Tournament DX is one of the most hotly anticipated games coming to the Nintendo Switch over the latter half of the year. In order to build anticipation for the game further the official Pokemon Twitter account has announced that a demo will be coming to the Nintendo E-Shop.

Whilst no official release date for the demo has been announced, as the game itself is due for a September 22nd release the demo will not be too far away.

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Star Wars Battlefront 2 'Assault' Trailer Released

EA has released the latest trailer for the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2 game, which features one of the most anticipated new features; space combat.

The trailer features fighter combat across all the eras of the Star Wars films, with action taking place in the Unknown Regions in the sequel era, the Battle of Endor in the original trilogy era, and a fight above Ryloth during the Clone Wars.

The trailer also shows off a number of the heros that can be used during the space battles, with Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, Yoda, and Darth Maul all making appearances in their own unique and iconic vessels.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 will feature both huge multi-player segments, as well as a full campaign mode following the events between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, told from the perspective of Imperial special forces soldier Iden Versio.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is set for release November 17th.

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

First Footage For Power Rangers Legacy War Ninjor Character Released

The first footage of the upcoming Power Rangers Legacy Wars character, Ninjor, has been released online via Neo-Saban Power Rangers.

Ninjor, the creator of the power coins, ninja master, and fan favourite from the third season of Mighty Mophin Power Rangers will be available as both a leader and an assist character upon release.

The leader Ninjor is a Defender class, and comes equipped with two strike attacks, Katana Triple Strike and Deceptive Dash, as well as a breaker called Burning Ninja, which breaks through enemy blocks and knocks them back.

The assist version of Ninjor has a breaker ability called Thunder Storm.

'Rita Repulsa, the space witch, has infected the Morphin Grid, creating virtual monsters and Ranger clones programmed to fight on her behalf. Fight back with your own curated team of legendary Power Rangers and villains from the multiverse! Unlock new Rangers, upgrade your best warriors and create the best team to defeat Rita, and save the Morphin Grid.'

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Fox News Pundit Claims Rainbow Flag and Confederate Flag Are 'The Same'

Fox News' morning show Fox and Friends aired a segment on the morning of Tuesday 15th August regarding the criticism that Donald Trump has received for his response to the violence and murder that took place in Charlottesville over the weekend.

Star Parker, President of the Centre for Urban Renewal and Education, appeared as a guest during this segment, where she compared white-nationalists and the Confederate flag to the LGBT+ community and the rainbow Pride flag.

'What's really interesting with an incredible irony here is that the same people who are demanding that the Confederate flag comes down are the same people that are insisting that the rainbow flag goes up.' She said during the interview.

'These two flags represent the exact same thing, that certain groups are not welcome here.'

Whilst she does seem to be acknowledging that the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism, a symbol that makes members of the African American community feel unwelcome and unsafe, the rainbow flag has never been used in the same context. The rainbow flag is not used to tell straight people that they are not welcome, nor does it represent the oppression of straight people.

Parker went on to complain about the criticism that Donald Trump has faced from the left, particularly from Democratic leader Nanci Pelosi.

'If Pelosi wants to say that we're going to start shutting down First Amendment rights of a certain group of people, then what happens the next time that the homosexuals want to walk through an American city and protest, counter-protesters come out?'

She also went on to say, 'e pluribus unum, many become one, not the multiculturalism and diversity that they keep promoting. There is a cultural war, and it is escalating.'

Parker also congratulated Trump on his comments following the events at Charlottesville, claiming that there was nothing wrong with his statements.

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