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If She Be Worthy

Most people don’t usually watch The View to find out about comics, but that was where Marvel chose to announce that the new Thor would be a woman.


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Samus to appear in Monster Hunter 4G

Samus, the protagonist of the Metroid series, will be playable in the Monster Hunter 4G as a side quest. Players will be able to play the heroine in either her Varia suit or Zero suit and she will come armed with giant weapons.Monster Hunter 4G for Nintendo 3DS is a further improved edition of the 2013 Monster Hunter 4 which has not been released in the west.The game is planned to launch in North America and Europe with the title Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate early in 2015.


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Robert Downey Jr. Confirms Iron Man 4 Plans

On a recent episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Robert Downey Jr. talked about negotiations for a fourth Iron Man movie."I know there's gonna be a bunch more Marvel movies and...they have big ideas of how to do it best, and we're in the middle of negotiations, and blah blah blah..." he said in the interview with Ellen. She responded with “So, yes?” and his reply was “Okay. Yes.”This news comes conflicting from the reports exactly a month ago saying a fourth movie was not even being considered.Robert Downey Jr. was the star of the previous three Iron Man movies as leading character, Tony Stark. He also played this character in the Avengers movie and is scheduled to play him in the upcoming sequels.No other information about a fourth Iron Man movie is known at this time.



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3DS Update Introduces System Themes

Tired of the same old white background on your 3DS? Well, with the new update for the Nintendo 3DS that was just released, you can change it. The update now allows themes that can change the Home menu of your 3DS. The theme doesn’t only change the color of your 3DS’s home screen; it also will change the sounds. Five free, simple themes come with the update with the colors being: Red, Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Black. There are more themes in the eShop that are purchasable for $.99 to $1.99. These themes include Animal Crossing, Zelda, Mario and more. The update also brought along the ability to capture screenshots of their Home screen and improvements to the overall stability of the system have been made.


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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Amiibo Release Dates Announced

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U will be released in North America on November 21 and in Europe on December 5 with a $59.99 price tag. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker will be released on December 5 in North America and in January for Europe for $34.99. The announcement was made by Nintendo this morning.With Smash Bros., Nintendo intends to release its first set of amiibo figures on November 21 in North America and on November 28 in Europe with a second set expected to hit stores in December. Each figurine will cost $12.99.The amiibo characters upon launch will include Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Link, Fox, Samus Aran, Wii Fit Trainer, Villager, Pikachu, Kirby, and Marth. The second wave will add Zelda, Diddy Kong, Luigi, Little Mac, Pit, and Captain Falcon.Amiibo was announced at this year’s E3 event. To activate the figures, players must tap one of the purchasable characters on the Wii U GamePad controller. The figures will function differently for each game. The amiibo compatible games include Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Mario Party 10, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and Yoshi’s Woolly World.A GameCube adapter will also be released for the Wii U on November 21. By itself, the adapter will cost $19.99. A special Smash Bros. themed GameCube controller will be available on the same day for $29.99. Additionally, a $99.99 bundle of Super Smash Bros for Wii U, the adapter, and the controller will be for sale.-----Source: PolygonImages: Smash Bros., Nintendo


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Assassin's Creed Unity Will Run at 900p and 30 fps

by Courtney Tuchman Assassin’s Creed: Unity will run at 900p and 30 frames per second on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, according to Videogamer.Vincent Pontbriand, the senior producer of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, claimed in an interview with Videogamer, “We decided to lock them at the same specs to avoid all the debates and stuff.”The developers of the game were “quickly bottlenecked” by the CPU power, said Pontbriand.On the graphic’s power. Prontbriand remarked, “We could be running at [100 frames per second] if it was just graphics, but because of AI, we're still limited to 30 frames per second.”Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag on the launch day of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The open-world game ran at 30 fps in 900p. A patch was released for the PlayStation 4 version a few days later, increasing the resolution to 1080p with improved graphics.Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be released on November 11, 2014 and will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.-------Source: PolygonImage: Polygon


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Naruto Manga Coming To An End

The long running Naruto series is finally coming to an end on Nov. 10. Creator Masashi Kishimoto has explained that he has had an ending in mind for a while, and it was announced on Monday that the final chapter would be released in the 50th issue of the Shonen Jump on November 10.Naruto, was first published 15 years ago, in 1999, and has had a very influential impact on anime and manga culture since then. It became a hit worldwide, and has spawned 70 manga volumes, two separate series, eight movies, a successful video game franchise, and countless other merchandise.While the manga is coming to a close within the next couple of weeks, the anime series, Naruto Shippuden will remain ongoing, and the final movie will be released this December.



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CHECKPOINT: Deadpool and Diamond Dogs

Music by: Lex Bravary (https://soundcloud.com/lexbravarymusic)Camera: Austin Grogan and Josh DeanProducer: Travis RobinsonEditor: Austin GroganHosts: Krissy Thomas and Max HoltmanOpening Graphic by: Parker EikenberryMiddle Graphic by: Lauren Lucas







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