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In this episode of Arrow following the exploits of Star City’s Emerald Archer, there is actually very little archery. The episode picks right up where last week’s ended with Oliver and Felicity knocked back by an explosion set by Prometheus at their terminal. Oliver and Felicity are knocked more or less out of commission for most of this episode. The blast was an EMP that disables the chip in Felicity’s spine that allows her to walk. On the other hand, Oliver seriously injures himself after falling down the elevator shaft trying to escape. After much struggling, Team Arrow manages to break them out with the help of some upgraded T Spheres courtesy of ARGUS. The episode ends with Oliver and Felicity making amends and Prometheus finding Oliver’s son at his bus stop after school.

While this episode was light on plot, it was very heavy on character development which is where Arrow shines. The focus of this episode was on Oliver and Felicity. While I thought it would be annoying dangling another will-they-won’t-they story over the viewers, it was handled very well.

We always knew Felicity’s motivations from the get go as to why she broke off their engagement, but this episode clears up a few things on Oliver’s end. Oliver had never fully trusted Felicity before, but he always used the same excuse. He didn’t want her to become like him, which Felicity points out as being incredibly hypocritical. However, he himself finally understood why he didn’t want that when Prometheus kidnapped and tortured him a few episodes back. Prometheus broke Oliver by making him admit that he used to kill not because he had to but because he genuinely enjoyed it. While incredibly dark, it was a very well-written moment that the writers seemed to forget at the end of the next episode. It eventually comes back here with Oliver fessing up to Felicity, who he finally trusts with this information. Instead of backing away in horror, she brings him back to his senses showing him that anything he “admitted” to Prometheus in that time was coerced through torture and not true.

What didn’t work in this episode was the resolution of that character development. Oliver and Felicity had grown as characters to the point that they were able to have this adult conversation after over a year of ignoring it. However, Felicity ends the conversation of them getting back together on the equivalent of a “maybe”. This shows that not only is this will-they-won’t-they story going to continue even longer, it probably won’t go anywhere. This is a huge waste of the audience’s time and patience and negates a lot of the character development they just had in the very same episode.

I have mixed feelings about this episode. For one the episode was incredibly well acted and shot and the character development was nice to see. However, it felt like a waste of time since most of it won’t be applicable to the plot of the rest of the season. I’d still say overall it was a good episode, but it was definitely one of the weaker ones in this stellar fifth season of Arrow.

 

Trailer for Next Week’s Episode: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsRvAcDQtP8

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The Twin-Linked Autocannon EXO-49 Emancipator Exosuit was teased for players of Helldivers 2

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Helldivers 2 players now have a new major order that, if completed, will bring the EXO-49 Emancipator Exosuit into action. This is something we’ve been looking forward to since March, when we first caught a grainy glimpse of the machine in action. We loved the older EXO-45 Patriot model, which has a Gatling gun and a bunch of powerful missiles, but we could see ourselves going in a different direction, especially when we were up against the Automatons.

They will have to put in some work, though, as is always the case. Helldivers need to free an Automaton “Petafactory” in order to start making these good horses for mass deployment. It’s time to teach the people of Varylia 5 how to run a managed democracy, if only for our own good.

Are you a fan of the EXO-45 Patriot mech, or are you having trouble fitting it into your tried-and-true plans? What do you think about the EXO-49 amnesty? Does it make you want to? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

 

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Hideo Kojima is George Miller’s first choice for a video game adaptation of Mad Max

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George Miller, who directed the Mad Max movies, thinks that people are ready for another adventure game. However, only a game made at “the highest level” by an auteur, like Hideo Kojima of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding fame, will do.

It’s been said that Kojima thinks of George Miller as a god, and the Mad Max series is his personal Bible. On paper, this seems like a perfect match. Miller said that he would “never ask” the famous game designer to make such a game because he is sure that Kojima already has “so much fantastic stuff in his own head.” The “will they/won’t they” moment was caught on camera on the red carpet at the premiere of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

The most recent Mad Max video game, which came out in 2015, “wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be,” says Miller. We hope Miller or at least one of his employees can get these two movie moguls to work on something together. We are sure Kojima would be very pleased.

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Forges of Corruption DLC adds an explosive twist to the action-packed shooter Warhammer 40000: Boltgun

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Warhammer 40000: Boltgun proved to be an impressively well-crafted shooter, immersing players in the bleak and foreboding world of Game Workshop’s captivating universe. Now, fans can look forward to an extensive expansion with the Forges of Corruption DLC. Get ready to unleash the Emperor’s justice starting on June 18th on both PS5 and PS4.

Auroch Digital’s latest first-person shooter takes players on an exciting new campaign across five distinct environments. Undoubtedly, these pits will be teeming with heretics, including the treacherous Black Legion, who have recently received reinforcements in the form of Terminators armed with Lightning Claws and imposing Helbrutes. The Multi-Melta and Missile Launcher are now available for requisition, providing an effective means of eliminating enemy forces.

In addition, all players can enjoy the new Horde Mode, which offers four levels of difficulty and a unique set of in-game achievements to pursue. An upcoming navigation guide will provide players with a more forgiving experience when navigating through the game’s levels.

Have you acquired Warhammer 40000: Boltgun? Are you interested in experiencing additional content with the Forges of Corruption DLC? Engage in fierce battles against the adversaries of the Imperium in the comments section below.

 

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