Konami Claims to be Sorry for Recent Events

A lot has happened in the past few months with Konami. Between Kojima’s departure, Silent Hills‘s cancellation, and a shift to mobile games, fans have been up in arms, demanding transparency and clarification. Konami, realizing they need to say something, issued a…kind of…half-apology? Just read what they said:

We are aware that the conjecture surrounding our recent changes has prompted a great deal of anxiety, for which we apologize.

They went on to say that they aren’t actually apologizing for taking an ax to everyone’s favorite titles, adding that:

The Metal Gear and Silent Hill series, both beloved by countless fans around the globe, are also extremely important to Konami. We have nurtured them with care over many years since their inception, and will continue to produce products for both franchises, but we are not currently at a stage where we can announce the path these future titles will take.

They went on to clarify their positions on mobile gaming and the future of the company. We won’t include the full text in this article, for fear of us throwing our keyboards across the room in a fit of rage, but you can read rest here.

Deadpool Movie Completes Filming

It seems like only yesterday that Deadpool production began. So we were surprised to find out today that the film has wrapped its production and is moving on to post! Star Ryan Reynolds tweeted:

If this seems like a quick production, you aren’t wrong. It was only two months. However, the film will reportedly sport a heavy amount of CGI, as the filmmakers are looking to make Deadpool’s mask as expressive on film as it is in the comics. Add in a good chunk of fourth-wall-breaking, and you could see why it’s going to spend a lot of time in editing.

Andy Serkis’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Named

In a new release, we discovered that mo-cap pioneer Andy Serkis will, shocker, be doing motion capture for the upcoming Star Wars film. We got this picture of Serkis sporting the necessary equipment:

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We also found out that his character’s name is Supreme Leader Snoke. Well, that certainly is a name.

The rumor mills have since taken this and run, attempting to piece together what little trailer footage we have with this new reveal. Luckily, as with Finn, Rey, Dameron, and Kylo Ren, these names mean absolutely nothing to us. Which is good, because that means Abrams and co. are not revealing too much by way of plot points.

Nintendo Pretends that Amiibos are in Short Supply

When you’re a major company, you have the benefit of mass producing goods and giving said goods a wide release. Fans buy the goods, you make money, everyone wins. That’s how companies operate. Unless you’re Nintendo.

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Wave 4 of Ninetendo’s popular Amiibo line was released this week, and we are being extremely elastic with the word “released.” Each Amiibo was available on the internet for a half hour window, and we cannot help but wonder who in the possible hell thought that was a smart idea. With a tenuous grasp on how commerce works, Nintendo and Amazon announced the figures available and at what time they could be purchased.

  • Pac-Man: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Charizard: 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Inkling Boy: 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Lucina: 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Wario: 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Inkling Girl: 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Silver Mario: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Robin: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Inkling Boy, Girl, and Squid 3-Pack: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Amazon also eliminated one-click ordering, because when time is of the essence, it’s a good idea to make things take more time.

Ash vs. The Evil Dead Gets a New Teaser

If you thought the last teaser for the much anticipated Evil Dead TV show revealed very little information, I’m sorry to say you won’t find much more in their second one. Except for one line of dialogue:

And, honestly, that’s all we need.

Shameless Plugs

On YouTube this week, we broke down Super Mario 64 after our first season Let’s Play, continued our current playthrough of Metroid Prime, and opened up our May Loot Crate!

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