Netflix’s Power Rangers has a few new leaks that give us a bigger picture of the franchise’s reboot. These leaks come from Jinsakuu of Twitter and are echoed by more reputable sources like CBR.
Here’s what we are hearing:
The same team will be in the new movie and the follow-up series
The same mature tone we see in the 2017 movie
Completely new team and name, but Zardon and Alpha are likely to return
Zord battles will be saved for big moments
Serialized series instead of “monster of the week”
Netflix is trying to bring back much of the original cast for supporting roles
A serialized series makes sense for Netflix and this team. It will likely feel like The Witcher; new issues arrive each episode but the primary story is a season-long arch. Jonathan Entwistle has tapped Jenny Klien to help build this new Power Rangers Cinematic Universe. Jenny previously work on Jessica Jones and The Witcher. We also see some Cobra Kai philosophy at play. They are establishing a new generation of a popular franchise while backing them up with old favorites. The new Power Rangers has a lot of Netflix DNA. With the streaming service struggling lately, these crowd-pleasing shows may be key to regaining their lost ground.
The past week has been a roller coaster for Twitch and its gambling community. Let’s briefly break down the timeline.
Streamer Sliker admitted on his stream that he had a gambling addiction betting on CS:GO games. Furthermore, he had solicited $200,000 from the Twitch community under false pretenses to fund his gambling problems.
The Sunday after Sliker’s reveal, major streamers like Imane “Pokiman” Anys, Mathew “Mizkif” Rinaudo, and Devin Nash united to discuss the gambling issue on Twitch. Some of the concerns were the access it provides to its young audience and the “cheapening” of the site in the eyes of legitimate advertisers. Eventually, the idea of a week-long Twitch ban over Christman week was seen as a real option.
On Tuesday, Twitch tweeted out a statement with new gambling rules. In short, they would not allow slots, roulette, or dice games not sanctioned and protected by local governments. Twitch also explained they will be expanding their new gambling rules over the next few weeks. One issue with Twitch’s new stance is it exempts “websites that focus on sports betting, fantasy sports, and poker.” Sliker’s addiction involved sports betting.
There is much more to discuss on this issue, including the world of gambling streamers, Twitch’s stakes in the practice, and the lack of standards across the industry as a whole. For more information, check out Arstechnica and Kotaku‘s articles on the subject.
We are talking about all the big reveals from Disney’s D23 2022. This convention shows off the upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and Disney Parks. We go over it all! What was your favorite announcement?
Rockstar suffered a major hack and a lot of GTA 6 was leaked. Hacker Teapot, who recently hacked Uber, breached Rockstar and stole the source code for GTA 5 and 6 plus over 3GB of internal footage from GTA 6. The newest installment of Grand Theft Auto has been in the works for roughly 10 years and still has a couple more before release. The leaked source code is devastating. Teapot is apparently in talks with Rockstar to pay a ransom and get their source code back. As for GTA 5, Teapot is selling to the highest bidder. The successful game should fetch a high price.
Rockstar has feverishly demanded the removal of all leaked footage from YouTube and alike, making it difficult to share the content. From what we’ve seen, there are two protagonists, one being the franchise’s first woman. GTA 6 will take place in Vice City in the modern day. Many of the classic brands are back, like GTA’s social media parody Life Invader. The leaked game is not complete with a mix of finished and work-in-progress NPCs and cars.
Rockstar released a statement this morning admitting they were attacked. They state the breach will not disrupt development and live services.
As more developments are revealed, we’ll keep you updated.
New Karate Kid will be a “return of the original ‘Karate Kid’ franchise” and is expected June 7th, 2024. Sony also announces the delay of both Madame Web and Kraven the Hunter. There is no word on whether or not the new movie will be related to Netflix’s Cobra Kai.
Would you want a Karate Kid reboot, soft-reboot, or a Cobra Kai movie?
Constantine has been resurrected! DC is uniting Keanu Reeves and director Francis Lawrence to develop a sequel to 2005’s Constantine. Akiva Goldsman will be writing the new film. He produced Constantine and recently worked on the many Paramount Plus Star Trek series.
Keanu Reeves will reprise his role as John Constine. A warlock, detective, and general magical expert has run-ins with heaven and hell. In the 2005 film, he saves his soul by sacrificing himself. Death and damnation will not stop Constantine from fighting for the underdogs and keeping the powers balanced.
The once PS5 exclusive, Deathloop, is now heading to Xbox Game Pass on September 20th. The rogue-lite is also releasing a new content update called The Goldenloop, including an extended ending, new abilities, and some secrets.
Ridley Scott is working with Amazon and Alcon Entertainment to make a ‘Blade Runner 2099’ limited series. The series will serve as a sequel to the recent Blade Runner film. Ridley Scott is the executive producer with Silka Luisa will take the showrunner position. Silka most recently worked on Apple’s Shining Girls and Paramount’s Halo.
“We are delighted to continue our working relationship with our friends at Amazon. And we are beyond excited to continue to extend the Blade Runner canon into a new realm with the provocative storyline that Silka has created.”
– Alcon co-CEOs and co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson
Where do you want them to take the Blade Runner universe next? Comic books, video games, novels? The options are endless.
We’ve all had our favorite systems. We would defend them on the school bus with fervor. Today, as adults, we still exclaim our preferences on social media. But does it matter? Did it ever matter? We discuss the start of the console wars and the current state of the pseudo battles.
Hey all! This week we are LIVE at the Capital Creative Showcase! Frank and Tyler are talking with game developers and creative leaders in the geek community. Join us at CCS and find your next favorite game!
It’s Star Trek Day! Let’s discuss the big announcements and cool new tidbits on Star Trek’s live stream.
Nichelle Nichols: The Brightest of Stars
We first start with a tribute to the late Nichelle Nichols who played Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series and the following movies. Thank you, Ms. Nichols.
Carol Kane Joins Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Legendary actor Carol Kane will be joining the Star Trek Universe as Pelia.
According to Deadline, “Highly educated and intelligent, this engineer suffers no fools. Pelia solves problems calmly and brusquely, thanks to her many years of experience.”
Star Trek: Prodigy Will Return on October 27th
After a mid-season break, Prodigy will return in late October to Paramount+. Joining the cast is Billy Cambell as Thadium Okona. This is Billy’s second outing as Thadium, previously playing the character in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
First Look at Strange New Worlds Season 2
Erica Ortegas is front and center! Ortegas is prepping for an away mission. Stakes are high, nerves are frayed, and the elite piloting skills of Ortegas are their only chance for success.
Picard Season 3 Trailer
Jean Luc Picard will need the help of his old Enterprise crew for his next challenge. They board the famed Titan, now captained by Seven, to answer a distress call from Beverly Crusher. This is the final season of Picard and looks to elevate the series to new heights. Engage!
A look at the Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Set
Wilson Cruz shows off the busy Discovery set. Sonequa Martin-Green teases us with an unseen script and shares their “one department” philosophy. Cruz then visits more of the cast and set, hyping up the fifth season coming February 16th!
Beware of Evil Wesley Crusher
Wil Wheaton returns to Star Trek as Emperor Wesley Crusher of the Terran Emperor. Players will face Crusher and the Terran Empire in Star Trek Online.
Sneak Peek of Star Trek: Lower Decks
In this Lower Decks sneak peek, we see the cunning Romulans attacking the Cerritos until the Wayfairer saves the day. But wait! Who’s in the Captain’s chair?!
A New Scripted Audio Drama Series
Star Trek: Khan is Star Trek’s first official scripted podcast. According to StarTrek.com, “The scripted podcast will examine what happened in the years after Captain Kirk left Khan on the untamed world of Ceti Alpha V and tells the story of Khan and his followers prior to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”
Star Trek Day was a celebration for the many fans of this wonderful franchise. Be sure to watch the two-hour live stream to catch all the fun.
Ubisoft has announced Tencent has acquired a minority share in Guillemot Brother Limited, basically Ubisoft. Tencent is a gaming giant out of china, best known for League of Legends, Path of Exiles, and a slew of popular mobile games. While Ubisoft has major staples like Far Cry, The Division, and Assassin’s Creed, which has been in the news lately with new announcements expected this week. This new investment from Tencent may show the future plans for both companies. Ubisoft could be expanding into the mobile market beyond its current roster.
“We are excited to expand our engagement with the founders, the Guillemot family, as Ubisoft continues to develop immersive game experiences, and to bring some of Ubisoft’s most well-known AAA franchises to mobile.
Sounds like Tencent’s focus is on VR and Mobile games. What famed Triple-A title do you think deserves a mobile game adaptation? I personally would like to see a return of the side-scrolling Assassin Creed Chronicles.
Pushing Buttons’ Season 3 is here! Kevin and Kyle are joined by Scott to discuss the gaming industry’s most useful new money maker, the Battle Pass. Perfected by Fortnite and now adopted by Call of Duty, Sea of Thieves, and even Overwatch. It seems like every big multiplayer game wants in on this business model. It thrives on PC gaming but is also doing well on console and even in mobile gaming. Join the team in this discussion and their thoughts on Battle Passes in the video game industry going forward.