You Can Play These Original Xbox Games On Your Xbox One Right Now

The launch of original Xbox backwards compatibility has begun! Microsoft has released the list of these 13 games you can play on your Xbox today:

  • Black
  • BloodRayne 2
  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
  • Dead to Rights
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • The King of Fighters Neowave
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Psychonauts
  • Red Faction 2
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates!
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

If you don’t own some of these games and would like to play them they are now available in the Xbox Live marketplace.

Super Mario Odyssey Just Days Away

Have you already pre-ordered your copy of Super Mario Odyssey? It’s not too late to pre-order to get that sweet Amazon discount.

This is going to be the first full open-world Mario game since Super Mario Sunshine was release on the Gamecube in 2002. Overall, the buzz seems to be pretty positive for the most part. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild blazed a path on the Nintendo Switch with the massive landscapes, story and world. So far it seems like Odyssey is up to the task, and just might be following that up with it’s own spin, and the charm we’ve come to love in modern Mario games.

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After 15 years, a spectacular Mario open-world platformer is far overdue if you ask us. Most of that were kids when Sunshine came out are now adults with jobs, and real responsibilities, and dare I say it? Kids of our own! Though it’s not as grave as it seems. Bringing Mario into a whole new generation with a stellar game is exactly what Nintendo needs to do right now. Give something to the old fans like us, give something to the even older fans, and also bring something to engage the youngins.

It’s very interesting to see how deeply set Super Mario games are set in popular culture. As we saw with the massive success of the NES and SNES Classic, Nintendo and Mario are deeply rooted into the hearts and minds of many generations of gamer. It’s going to be interesting to see if the Switch and Odyssey are one of the things in 20 years time that people feel nostalgic about. Nostalgic enough to wait in long lines, and drop large amounts of cash on at the drop of a…red hat. I personally am very interested to see what sticks and what doesn’t in 20 years time. Will there ever be another NES or SNES that really captivates the hearts of players or is that a time long gone in an industry that moves so fast in can hardly keep up with the attention spans of its players? Can’t say for sure right now, but it will surely be interesting to see when the time comes.

Justice League Run Time Revealed?

Sources are reporting that the upcoming Justice League movie is coming in at a run time shorter than all the previous DCEU films. After months of back-and-forth, and a wealth of unreliable, seemingly random times we might have finally gotten the final run time. AMC and Regal are reporting that the movie (credits and all) is going to be screen with a run time of 121 minutes or just over two hours.

As most of us know, this film has had it’s own fair share of issues since pre-production. So a film that was initially set to be near or over three hours is now just over two. Some optimistic fans think this “shorter” version will be a lot more concise and compact, and will be a much better movie as a result. Others think this shorter run time is the result of production issues and other personal issues with those working on set is the reason for the shorter time.

What do you think of the shorter run time? Better for the film or very concerning?

New SONIC Funkos Coming This December!

Today Funko news revealed that we’ll be getting a handful of new Sonic The Hedgehog Pop Funkos later this year. It seems that some of these Funkos will be widely available and some will be exclusive to locations such as: Toys R Us, Gamestop, and Hot Topic.

We’ve already had the release of Sonic Funkos in the past (pictured below)

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The newer batch of Sonic Funkos look a whole lot sleeker, and less…well…dead in the eyes. The new Funkos follow the design of the more recent character designs in Sonic games such as the newly released Sonic Mania.

Now we won’t be getting these new Funkos until December 2017, but keep an ear to the ground so you don’t miss your chance to pick up the store exclusives!

Check Out The Newest Star Wars Episode 8 Photos

Entertainment Weekly has just released a series of brand-new Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos for all of us to feast our eyes upon. The photos don’t necessarily give away any of the plot and are mostly close-ups of people looking moody or shocked. We also get a first look at a few new characters, locations, and behind-the-scenes shots featuring director Rian Johnson at work.

Take a look:

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Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi will be released December 15, 2017

Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) Recieves Half-Gallon of Szechuan Sauce

It happened, Morty! We got the sauce! That delicious Mulan Szechuan chicken sauce!

You're seeing this right. McDonald's sent Rick and Morty co-creator, Justin Roiland, a half a gallon of their Szechuan sauce. It came in a very hazardous looking container with the label "Dimension C-1998M".

The label on the bottle says:

"For use only in McDonald's restaurants (C-1998M) during limited promotional window, and then maybe again twenty years later. DO NOT SERVE to mad scientists traveling with their teenage grandson; potential non-scientist versions of mad scientists from alternate dimensions; and/or Jerry."

McDonald's also included this letter address to Roiland himself:

Rick & Morty season 3 premieres at 11:30PM ET on July 30th 2017.

What Would You Rank The Transformer Movies?

With Transformers the Last Knight being released June 21, I thought it was a good time to go over my rankings for the Transformers movies as I see them. There’s no critical acclaim here for any of the movies, but the effects and action can be entertaining at times. Lets start with number 5.

5. Transformers: Age of Extinction

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It’s the fourth installment in the franchise, and Michael Bay subtle nuances, if he ever had any, were thrown out the window. Age of Extinction was a loud, effects orgy, while the story and Mark Wahlberg didn’t quite have anything important to say or do in the Transformers mythos it was still a huge success in the over seas market.

4. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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It’s a long movie (there’s a pattern here), with very little drama, or maybe that’s not the case, by this point I didn’t care much for Shia LaBeouf’s character heading off to college, trying to work it out with the Megan Fox character, but being tempted by the new hot sorority girl, who turned out to be a Transformer. The emotional high and lows were just low. But not low enough to be on the Age of Extinction level.

3. Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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This movie was made for the 3D premiums we paid to go see it in. But like the last 2, the runtime is oppressively long, the action is loud and sometimes hard to follow. But I did enjoy Optimus going toe to toe with Leonard Nimoy’s Sentinel Prime. We did get more back story of Cybertron which I guess was cool, but it’s just a lot of exposition.

2. Transformers

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It was our first foray into Transformers being in real life. The effects were dazzling, although the character design put us off. Shai made a bigger name for himself screaming out ‘No! No! No!’ for 2 hours. It was a fun ride, and honestly the best iteration, even with its many flaws.

1. Transformers: The Movie

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This movie was the top of its class when it came out, the action was great, spoilers, Optimus dies and for real. Well until he’s resurrected in the show once again. But it was the new generation’s time to shine, with Hotrod trying to take charge but being unsure of living up to the Prime. It was dramatic, emotional, and the best Transformers movie to date, and it could be because of Touch by Stan Bush being an excellent choice for the theme song.

What do you guys think of this list? What would be your order? Do you feel the Last Knight is bottom last? Let us know in the comments below!

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