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Epic Mickey remake might happen on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 58 mins ago

It's been seven years since the last major Epic Mickey game, and new info spotted on a LinkedIn resume hints at a comeback.


Maltese indie developer PlayMagic, the same team remastering the pulpy Archer-esque shooter XIII, could be remaking the classic Epic Mickey games for current-gen systems. The info comes from the LinkedIn resume of PlayMagic CEO Giuseppe Crugliano, which states the studio has been working on a new action game remake set in a Disney IP since July 2019. The game is due out on the full spectrum of today's games hardware--PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

So what could it be? The resume also says PlayMagic is working on an "unannounced third person action remake" for the same platforms. Coincidence? Maybe. There's certainly a plethora of older Disney games that could be revamped, especially the third-person games of the old PlayStation era. But Epic Mickey was tremendously popular and lauded for its inventive use of platforming mechanics and stylish visuals. If Disney were to order a remake or a remaster, Epic Mickey would be a nice safe bet.

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Gal Gadot releases short Wonder Woman 1984 trailer, teasing tomorrow

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: 3 hours, 44 mins ago

If you saw the first Wonder Woman movie, then you are no doubt excited for the sequel, Wonder Woman 1984.

Luckily we aren't that far away from the sequel, and to get fans excited for the release, Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot has taken to her personal Twitter account to tease the full trailer release. The quick 30-second teaser trailer shows off some pretty awesome action scenes of Wonder Woman doing what she does best, protecting the innocent and battling the guilty.

The teaser trailer says that the full trailer will be released tomorrow during the Brazil CCXP at exactly 12:30 pm. It is also mentioned that the trailer will be live-streamed on Twitter first before hitting other platforms. But if I know the internet, and I do, I'd suspect that as soon as it's uploaded to Twitter, it's going to be copied and re-uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, and basically everywhere else

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Silent domain up for sale, but Konami abandoned it long ago

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 59 mins ago

Reports say Konami is selling the official Silent Hill domain name for $9,800. But this site hasn't been used to promote Silent Hill games for quite some time.

silent-hill-domain-up-sale-official-game-site_56 is up for sale for the low price of $9,800, strongly hinting Konami is done with the franchise. The truth is the website hasn't actually been used for Silent Hill games since 2003, the same year Silent Hill 3 came out. Konami let go of the domain in 2003 and used other domains for future Silent Hill games, as well as including listings on its own homesite.

Since then has changed hands back and forth and has gone through many changes, all of which aren't related to the series. This is not a new development. The domain hasn't been associated with the Silent Hill franchise for many, many years now.

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Here's the beginning of Rick and Morty Season 4 episode 4

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: 6 hours, 29 mins ago

Adult Swim has released the beginning of Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 4, showing Morty attempting to bargain with Rick about getting his own dragon.

If you have been out of the loop with Rick and Morty season 4 news, the fourth episode is about to release after the short Thanksgiving break. To hype up fans for the fourth episode, Adult Swim has decided to release the first 38 seconds of the episode on their social medias.

The fourth episode is titled "Morty Gets A Dragon," and only a couple of days ago, we got a teaser of Rick battling Morty's dragon under their house. From today's teaser, we get a bit of context on how and why Morty gets a dragon, and judging from the video Morty bargained Rick for a dragon because he didn't want to go on Rick's adventure and cut class. Rick and Morty Season 4 Episode 4 releases tomorrow at 11:30 pm ET.

2019 hasn't been kind to digital card games

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 24 mins ago

2019 has been a terrible year for digital collectible card games outside of, say, Magic Arena, with multiple discontinuations and PR nightmares.


Throughout 2019 we saw lots of games-makers try to capitalize on the CCG craze with their own microtransaction-funded card games. Some of these made sense, like CD Projekt RED's Gwent. Some, like The Elder Scrolls Legends, were a stretch. Despite massive audiences and big cross-platform releases, many of these games failed to gain traction--or were embroiled in worldwide political fiascoes punctuated with boycotts.

A lot of the CCGs are now being discontinued or put into maintenance mode, which is basically sunsetting the games for their inevitable death.

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Our 'Angry Birds Movie 2' Blu-ray giveaway takes flight

By: Ben Gourlay | Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 7 hours, 39 mins ago

Thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Home Entertainment, we have ten Blu-ray copies of the new release animated hit 'The Angry Birds Movie 2' to give away!


The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck's sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely super team to save their homes.

To go into the running to win a prize, post this article to your social media profiles, send your postal address to ben at TweakTown dot com and correctly answer the following question before the competition closes on 13 December.

In which year was the original Angry Birds game released?

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Next-gen Splinter Cell game could be revealed at The Game Awards 2019

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 20 mins ago

Rumor has it Ubisoft could tease its next-gen Splinter Cell game at The Game Awards 2019, but why not wait until E3 2020?


A bunch of new games will be revealed during next week's The Game Awards 2019, but no one knows which ones. Could we get more Dragon Age 4 info? Is it a bunch of indies? Maybe Rocksteady will show up to tease their new game? Hell, we might get the new Batman Court of Owls game too. Or maybe, just maybe, Sam Fisher will greet us with a gruff intro?

A recent 4Chan rumor says a new Splinter Cell game will be revealed at the show. The rumor itself is a bit shaky and can't be 100% trusted of course, but the info is interesting to say the least. The source, which claims to work at Ubisoft Blue Byte (a red flag as leakers never reveal the studios they work for), makes it sound a lot like a service game, complete with dynamic multiplayer elements including co-op campaign play.

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Fortnite's drive-in will show an exclusive Episode IX preview

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 50 mins ago

Fortnite has been a billboard for other franchises and games for a while now, with tons of crossovers like Batman, The Avengers, John Wick, and even hosting a concert in-game. Now it's getting an exclusive scene from Episode IX.


On December 14, Fortnite gamers can watch an exclusive scene from Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker at the in-game Risky Reels drive-in (it's next to Frenzy Farm in the north-east section of the map). J.J. Abrams will be in attendance at the event and could do a Q&A session of sorts and discuss the film.

This is a pretty big deal for Epic Games and the battle royale sensation. Fortnite is no stranger to blatantly advertising other games franchises, movies, and pop culture, but this marks the first time the game is being used as a kind of preview screen for films. The idea is simple: Lucasfilm and Disney want to capture Fortnite's hundreds-million strong audience and remind everyone to go see the new Star Wars movie.

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Chinese scientists successfully created a laboratory 'pig-monkey'

By: Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 20 hours, 46 mins ago

A team of researchers in China has successfully mixed DNA cells of a monkey with a pig embryo, creating the first every 'pig-monkey'.


In a new report by NewScientists, scientists and researchers from State Key Laboratory of Stem Cell and Reproductive Biology located in Beijing have created the very first pig-monkey chimera. If you aren't sure what a 'chimera' is, it's an organism that contains living cells of another organism. A natural example of this would be a human fetus absorbing its twin in the womb.

A not so natural example of a chimera is pig monkeys. The team of researchers took cells of a monkey and combined them with pig embryo's; they then placed those embryo's in female pigs and observed their growth. Out of the 4,000 embryos that were being tested, only ten pigs managed to be successfully grown and birthed. Out of those ten pigs that were birthed, only two of them were actually chimeras, and those two died just a week later. Scientists haven't yet determined their cause of death.

These Star Wars-themed Coca-Cola bottles use OLED's for lightsabers

By: Jak Connor | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Posted: 21 hours, 30 mins ago

Coca-Cola is getting behind this month's release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and what better way to celebrate the launch than with light-up Star Wars-themed Coca-Cola bottles.


Coca-Cola took to their Instagram account to release a video showcasing their new line of Star Wars-themed Coca-Cola bottles. So what's so special about this? These Rey and Kylo-Ren Coca-Cola bottles light-up when their label is touched, triggering the OLED lights and activating the lightsabers.

The labels were designed by a German company called Inuru, who have equipped each label with a built-in printed battery. When a user touches the label, the circuit that is connected to the OLED's is completed, sending electricity to the lightsabers. Inuru says that each label can be used a minimum of 500 times before the battery runs out. Unfortunately, Coca-Cola is only releasing 8,000 of these limited edition bottles, and they are only available in Singapore between December 6th to December 22nd.