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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.

Han Solo Spinoff Directors Quit Over “Creative Differences”

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy has announced that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have officially left the Han Solo spinoff. Kennedy says the grounds for the departure were over “creative differences”.

Here’s what she said in a statement:

“Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are talented filmmakers who have assembled an incredible cast and crew, but it’s become clear that we had different creative visions on this film, and we’ve decided to part ways. A new director will be announced soon.”

This is troubling news for the film which began filming in January of 2017. What sort of “creative differences” could cause the duo of directors known for writing The Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street?

Here’s what Lord and Miller said in a statement:

“Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We normally aren’t fans of the phrase ‘creative differences’ but for once this cliché is true. We are really proud of the amazing and world-class work of our cast and crew.”

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This is a very troubling development. Changing directors after a huge block of the movie has already been filmed can result in some very damaging shifts in tone, and well, direction. How substantial are the differences that would cause two very well respected directors to opt-out of filming what is set to be a huge step for the Star Wars franchise?

It’s possible that we will never know what the Lord-Miller film will have gone. So let’s hope Disney and Lucasfilm find a director that aligns with their vision while also being conducive to the creative mind, and vision of whichever director they decide to bring on.