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Mahershala Ali and Brian Tyree Henry join Spider-Man

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The animated Spider-Man film set to be released in late 2018 by Sony has found two more actors to join in on the movie. The film will revolve around Miles Morales and his role as Spider-Man following in the footsteps of Peter Parker. Actors Mahershala Ali and Brian Tyree Henry will be joining the film as they will be voice acting in prominent roles.

Ali is known for his role on the Netflix TV series House of Cards and more recently his Oscar winning part on the film Moonlight. Henry is known for his role as rapper “Paper boi” in the emmy award winning television series Atlanta on FX. The duo have signed on to play as the uncle and father of Miles Morales with the uncle having the larger role in the film. Ali will be voicing Miles’ uncle Aaron and Henry will be playing his father Jefferson Davis.

Aaron Davis is known to be a criminal in the comic books and becomes a master thief named the prowler and Jefferson is a former NYPD officer and had worked with SHIELD in the past. Rio Morales, Miles’ mother has yet to have an announcement of an official casting for her but it is expected to be made at any time now.

The film is separate from the MCU Spider-Man and is part of a separate standalone universe. The untitled Spider-Man film is written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who until recently were directing the upcoming Han Solo film spin-off. It is currently being co-directed by Bob Persichetti (Puss in Boots) and Peter Ramsey (Rise of the Guardians). As previously announced, Shameik Moore (The Get Down, Dope) will be voicing the main star of the film, Miles Morales.

There are no trailers or images as of yet but the animated Spider-Man feature film will be releasing on December 14, 2018.

My name is Jeremy and I am 22 years old and currently a college student majoring in Journalism. I mainly write about games but I also am knowledgeable on Film and anime.

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Sony Has a “Monopoly” on the High-End Japanese Gaming Market, According to a US Senator

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The never-ending saga surrounding Microsoft’s proposed $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard has a new participant.  Today, Senator Maria Cantwell, a Democrat from the state of Washington, said some things about the subject that were hard to understand.

The senator, whose remarks were reported on by ResetEra, spoke at a Senate finance committee hearing on “the president’s 2023 Trade Policy Plan,” which we are sure was quite interesting.

Senator Cantwell said that she had been told that Sony “controls a monopoly of 98% of the high-end game market” despite the fact that “Japan’s government has allowed Sony to engage in blatant anti-competitive conduct through exclusive deals and payments to game publishers, establishing games that are among the most popular in Japan.”

This 98% statistic is highly deceptive because it ignores PC, Nintendo, and mobile games and instead refers to Sony’s adoption rate over Microsoft in Sony’s native country of Japan, a fact that shouldn’t surprise anyone who is even somewhat familiar with the video game business.

What can we do to rectify these problems and create a level playing field, she said of US Trade Representative Katherine Tai after charging Japan’s Federal Trade Commission with improperly failing to look into this purported “exclusionary conduct”?

It is absurd to claim that Sony has a monopoly on the Japanese video game market, as Luke Plunkett of Kotaku correctly points out, “because Sony doesn’t even have a 98% share of the market for the God of War series, a title they own, as Steam is getting 30% of every sale on PC.”

It goes without saying that we can’t expect elected officials to be experts in every field, but this is a visible step at a time when the ongoing attempt to buy the company is at a very important point.

Is it significant that Microsoft, along with Nintendo, maintains its headquarters in Redmond, Washington—Senator Cantwell’s district—or that Microsoft has given Cantwell more than $500,000 over the past two decades?  Let us leave that up to you.

 

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Eating trash, Pizza Possum destroys the PS5

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Pizza Possum is an arcade action game in which you, a possum, attempt to consume as much trash as you can without being discovered.  It is a web-based sequel to the anarchy simulator Untitled Goose Game.It will eventually be available on the PS5.

We couldn’t help but notice that the possum in the title doesn’t look like the cute Australian possum that comes out at night to visit people.On the other hand, it looks like the horrible North American opossums are the ones that will attack trash cans and cause general chaos.Even though we think the second choice was better in terms of theme, we prefer the first one and are happy to explain why.

Your thoughts on Pizza Possum?  Does it possess the necessary mass appeal to successfully skitter along the back fenceline while setting the dog off in the process?

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The Mercenaries, a free piece of DLC for Resident Evil 4 Remake, launches on April 7

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Resident Evil 4 is now out, and the excellent remake can be bought right away.Even though you probably plan to play it all this weekend, you can take comfort in the fact that The Mercenaries, Resident Evil’s almost-required challenge mode, will be available as free DLC on April 7.

The mode’s exact details are still unknown, but if it’s anything like previous versions, you can expect some pretty hard tasks to test your skills.

You’re stumped about something? If you are still debating whether to purchase Resident Evil 4 Remake, be sure to look at our exhaustive guide for the answer or our in-depth review. Are you spending this weekend playing Resident Evil 4? Are you anticipating The Mercenaries?

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