Rick and Morty Season 3 episode 2 is finally here. In a post-apocalyptic Seattle, Rick Sanchez helps his grandchildren Summer and Morty deal with their parents divorce while collecting the valuable isotope-322.
A new patch has been released for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Update 1.10 is focused on the space RPG’s multiplayer mode, and it fixes bugs and makes other small changes.
Starting off, Naladen explosion now gives damage when Cryo or Incendiary ammo is used. Additionally, there are changes to veteran ranks. As for the bug fixes, this update clears out a problem that caused the screen to blink red/yellow when using certain weapons. Additionally, the Dhan shotgun should now properly prime enemies.
You can see the full patch notes below, as posted on BioWare’s website.
Andromeda launched in March. Though it did not resonate all that strongly with critics, EA CEO Andrew Wilson later said the franchise still has a bright future. A report from Kotaku claimed that EA put the Mass Effect series on hiatus and re-assigned developers to other projects instead of launching into a sequel right away.
If you’re curious about Andromeda, you can try a 10-hour demo right now.
Recently, EA officially confirmed that Andromeda developer BioWare Montreal merged with Motive Studios, another EA developer based on Montreal.
Mass Effect: Andromeda July 31 Patch Notes:
- Veteran ranks of characters will only drop after all characters of that rarity have been unlocked to rank 10.
- Naladen explosion now deals damage when Cryo or Incendiary Ammo are equipped.
- Fixed issue where Dwindling Supplies and Empty Resupply mission modifiers would not function correctly if a player left the game.
- Dhan shotgun now properly primes enemies.
- Fixed issue where Bulwark, Siphon, and Concussive variants of pistols and sniper rifles would prime enemies too slowly when using special ammo.
- Fixed issue where using Supply Pack Transmitter would reduce spare ammo if Empty Resupply mission modifier was active.
- Using First Aid with Supply Pack Transmitter no longer heals enemies.
- Fixed issue that caused screen to blink red/yellow when using Siphon and Bulwark weapons.
- Rank XIV Common Characters are no longer displayed as Rank XV
New Pokemon movies continue to premiere in Japan regularly, but none have gotten a wide theatrical release in the US since 2003’s Pokemon Heroes. The latest film based on the popular franchise, however, will make a very brief return to theaters this fall.
Today, the Pokemon Company announced that the 20th Pokemon movie, Pokemon: I Choose You, will receive a very limited theatrical run in November. The company has partnered with Fathom Events to distribute the film in “select international markets” for only two days: November 5-6. No cities have been announced just yet but more details “will be available soon,” according to a press release.
I Choose You is a retelling of Ash’s earliest days as a Pokemon Trainer. The movie chronicles his first encounter with Pikachu and their search for Ho-Oh, the Legendary Pokemon that Ash briefly saw at the end of the anime’s first episode.
While the film features some familiar characters, two who won’t appear are Brock and Misty, Ash’s first companions from the early seasons of the anime. In their place, Ash will meet new trainers named Verity and Sorrel. Despite its focus on the anime’s first season, the movie also marks the anime debut of Marshadow, the new mythical Pokemon from Sun and Moon.
Pokemon: I Choose You premiered in Japan on July 15. You’ll be able to find more details about its international showings soon on the Fathom Events website. The latest season of the anime, based on Ash and Pikachu’s adventures in the Alola region, is currently airing on Disney XD.
Confederate, the newly announced HBO show from the creators of Game of Thrones, is already generating controversy. The show takes place in an alternate-reality version of the United States where the Confederates won the American Civil War, thereby allowing slavery to continue. Creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, along with writer-producers Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Malcom Spellman, have already responded, and now HBO has as well.
According to Entertainment Weekly, there was an organised protest of the show on Twitter Sunday evening, timed with the new episode of Game of Thrones. Responding to the situation, HBO said in a statement that it has “great respect for the dialogue and concern” regarding Confederate.
“We have faith that Nichelle, Dan, David, and Malcolm will approach the subject with care and sensitivity,” the network said. “The project is currently in its infancy so we hope that people will reserve judgment until there is something to see.”
Benioff said previously that the controversy surrounding Confederate is “a little premature,” in part because of how early in production the show is.
“We haven’t written any scripts yet,” he said. “We don’t have an outline yet. We don’t even have character names,” he said. “So everything is brand new and nothing’s been written. I guess that’s what was a little bit surprising about some of the outrage. It’s just a little premature. You know, we might f**k it up. But we haven’t yet.”
Benioff and Weiss will serve as writers and showrunners on Confederate. It currently has no premiere date, but with Season 8 of Game of Thrones yet to even start production, don’t expect it for at least a couple of years. There are also several Game of Thrones spinoffs in the works, but Benioff and Weiss will not be heavily involved in these.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Corey Gaspur. Corey was a talented designer and an even better person. We offer our condolences to Corey’s family and everyone that knew him. We will miss you.”
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Corey Gaspur https://t.co/atgaZfVH6P
— BioWare (@bioware) July 31, 2017
During his time at BioWare, Gaspur worked as a designer on Sonic Chronicles, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. Most recently, he served as the lead designer on BioWare’s new IP, Anthem, which was announced at E3.
New BioWare boss Casey Hudson commented on Gaspur’s passing, saying on Twitter that Gaspur was an “amazing designer and friend.”
So sad to have lost a member of the BioWare family. Corey Gaspur was an amazing designer and friend. I will miss him greatly. https://t.co/fJSWMnizaU
— Casey Hudson (@CaseyDHudson) July 31, 2017
Dragon Age director Mike Laidlaw also shared his condolences.
I am going to miss Corey with all my heart.He was an amazing man and talented designer. It was an honor to know him.https://t.co/VWIm77rYp9
— Mike Laidlaw (@Mike_Laidlaw) July 31, 2017
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