Avatar Live Action Revealed for Netflix

In unexpected news, it looks like  live-action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender is coming to ! Original creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko are returning to take on the adaptation. Check out the concept art from John Staub, this is a really exciting and ambitious project. 




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Date published: 18/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source: NXONNetflix [Twitter] 

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BOMBERMAN soundtrack to be released on vinyl for the first time! New York (September 18, 2018) 

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Sumthing Else Music Works, the premier record label dedicated to releasing video game soundtracks, and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., leading video game developer and publisher, today announced the vinyl soundtrack release for KONAMI’s action-maze game SUPER BOMBERMAN R available for pre-order at https://shop.sumthing.com. BOMBERMAN’s bright, catchy themes can finally be enjoyed on vinyl, presented in a beautifully crafted, full-color gatefold. Download product images here.

Composer Seima Iwahashi of Elements Garden brings us the latest soundtrack in the beloved BOMBERMAN franchise. The album also includes the ‘HERO’ theme song featuring lyrics by RUCCA. The SUPER BOMBERMAN R original soundtrack will be available from Sumthing’s new direct-to-consumer merchandise store on November 23rd.

The BOMBERMAN series has been delighting fans with its stunning multiplayer action since 1983. In SUPER BOMBERMAN R, up to two players can work cooperatively in ‘Story’ mode to clear stages in order to save the galaxy. Players guide a wide variety of BOMBERMAN characters around maze-like areas using timed bombs to open walkways and take out opponents. Multiply the fun and play with up to eight players in ‘Battle’ mode, or jump into the competitive Grand Prix mode. Grand Prix is a team-versus-team mode that pits two teams of up to three players as they battle it out within different arena stages using characters with special abilities.

SUPER BOMBERMAN R is available now on Nintendo Switch™ , PlayStation®4 , Xbox One and on PC via Steam.

Track Listing:

1. Ending Theme Song [HERO]
2. Title Screen
3. Main Menu
4. World Map
5. Get Ready
6. Planet Technopolis
7. Planet Timbertree
8. Planet Brainwave
9. Planet Lalaland
10. Planet Scrapheap
11. Clear
12. Failed
13. World Clear Result

1. Five Dastardly Bombers
2. The Boss Robots
3. Elegant Dream
4. Great Gattaida
5. Ultimate Buggler
6. Go
7. Battle – Excite
8. Battle – Happy
9. Battle – Comical
10. Victory
11. Result
12. Draw
13. UP
14. Down
15. Ending Theme Song [HERO] (English version)

For more information on SUPER BOMBERMAN R, visit the official website at https://www.konami.com/games/bomberman/r/us/en/.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, visit www.sumthing.com, like us at Facebook.com/SumthingElseMusicWorks and follow us on YouTube and Twitter @SumthingDigital.



Date published: 18/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source: From: Top Dollar, For: Sumthing Else, Re: Super Bomerman R   via the [Gamespress]

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Meet the Extraordinary Tekken Professional Player Interview with ITS| Cuddlecore

Jeannail Carter is an astonishing, Tekken competitive player who competes for In The Skies e-Sports Team playing Tekken 7 she is a Ling Xiaoyu and Alisa Bosconovitch specialist 


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(1) Joseph Opoku:  How long have you been playing fighting games and what made you interested in the first place ?



(1) Cuddle_Core: I  have playing fighting games since I was very young. Around the age of 3.


(2) Joseph Opoku:  How did you get sponsored by ITS and what was the process like ?


(2) Cuddle_Core:  I got sponsored by ITS by being approached by the creator after she had seen me at a tournament or two in 2015-2016. I believe she sent me a message and asked if I would be interested based on the performances at tournaments she had seen me have. The process was very simple.She asked and I joined, Cuddle_Core is now a free agent or pursuing another career.



(3) Joseph Opoku:  Where are you located in North America ? 


(4) Cuddle_Core: I’m located in Chicago Illinois, In the suburbs



(5) Joseph: How did you come up with the alias Cuddlecore and does it have a meaning ?


(6) Joseph Opoku: Are you planning on competing in major fighting game tournaments such as EVO Japan and EVO 2018 in Las Vegas and Combo Breaker ?


(6) Cuddle_Core: Yes I plan on competing in a few tournaments this year including EVO 2018 in North America, combo breaker, KIT, Final Round. I graduate school may 2018 so it’ll be a little easier to go to a few more events. I’ll be able to get some more consistent tournament experience after that. School comes first of course.


(7) Joseph Opoku:  The fighting game community is mostly men as a female competitive player do you feel pressurised to win more than men ?


(8) Cuddle_Core: I don’t exactly feel more pressured by men to win more. However I, like many players have a standard. To win and to perform to our best ability. I am the most critical of myself. Though the community is mostly men, many of them are my friends and nothing but supporting when I lose or win, no pressure from them whatsoever.


(9) Joseph Opoku: 9. What type of skills does it take to be a great Tekken player do you need to learn combos, strings, frame data the match up, experience, or just have knowledge of the game ?


(9) Cuddle_Core: The advice I would give to ling and Alisa players who are trying to get noticed by a team is, don’t force yourself to get on a team. Let it be natural, let them approach you based on your skill alone,or whatever the reason they approach you. Always continue to do better because you want to be better, it helps keep the love of the game. When it becomes a matter of only getting good to be on a team , the love of the game can turn into a chore

Make sure to read the contracts that some teams have. And not jumping to the first team that offers if they don’t have what you’re looking for Advice I can give on winning tournaments, well based on what I’ve seen, it takes a great sense of mind and confidence. Having knowledge on all matchups, and being able to bring about that tournament edge when it’s time to. Being able to adapt on the spot, and adjusting when need be. It’s a progress but many people have done it.


(10) Joseph Opoku: Who are your favourite fellow competitive Tekken players ?


(11) Cuddle_Core: My favorite competitive players for tekken 7 are -weka (xiaoyu) Circa|Joey fury (Jack, Paul, gigas) ITS|Mak_nificent(Jack, drag) Vs|sperogin (Eddy,Paul) Mr naps(Bryan)

Though not all of them use my characters, I learn from their mentality when they play. Such presence of mind!


(12) What routine do you have, for competing in high level Tekken tournaments and locals in your local Tekken Scene ?


(12) Cuddlee_Core: My routine for practicing for tekken 7 and tournaments is I’ll practice character match ups for a few hours whole also practicing against other players. Players that are highly skilled in certain character matchups or are just skilled in general. (Usually I have them on speed dial)

Also to ensure that I get full maximum damage for punishing moves, I’ll set the cpu to do the punishable move while listening to the sound the cpu makes before the punish.



(13) Joseph Opoku: Do you play other games apart from Tekken 7 and fighting games ?


(13) Cuddle_Core: Other games that I have played are the resident evil series, uncharted series, kingdom hearts series, god of war series. I am definitely excited for soul Calibur 6 and excited for kingdom hearts 3, and God of war 4.





Date published: 16/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source: (1)  Jeannail Carter [Facebook] (2) ITS [eSport team] 

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Cardfight Vanguard

Bushiroad announces an exclusive merchandise of their popular Trading Card Game and animation, Cardfight!! Vanguard, which will only be sold limitedly at CharaExpo USA 2018.
CharaExpo USA 2018 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, CA, on Nov.10-11th. This all-in-one convention on Japanese anime and games will offer its visitors an exhibition area, trading card game tournaments, merchandise sales, and stage performances.

The product, “Collector’s Set 01: Q4 vs AL4”, contains 16 premium foil cards. 3 popular units from the game are getting alternative designs from their original Japanese artwork, and will only be contained in this set. These cards feature iconic units used by the main protagonists of the series, Team Q4, and their rivals, Team AL4.
“Collector’s Set 01: Q4 vs. AL4” is a CharaExpo USA exclusive, and only 500 sets will be available on each day of the event, making its print run limited to 1,000 sets! It will retail at $80 and is limited to 1 set per transaction.

For more information about Cardfight!! Vanguard “Collector’s Set 01: Q4 vs AL4”:
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Date published: 07/09/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source (1) From: Bushiroad, Re: Cardfight Vanguard via the [Gamespress]

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TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX for the Pokémon TCG Announced at the 2018 Pokémon World Championships and POKÉMON Detective Pikachu Movie Reveals Surprise Fans

Today at the Pokémon World Championships, The Pokémon Company unveiled new, game-changing cards for the Pokémon Trading Card Game (TCG): TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX, the next evolution of Pokémon-GX.
Taking the stage at the most prestigious Pokémon TCG event of the year, The Pokémon Company president Tsunekazu Ishihara announced that TAG TEAM cards will feature pairs of Pokémon of the same type, such as the Lightning-type Pikachu and Zekrom, joining forces in battle on a single card.
TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX have unprecedented power and Hit Points, and some TAG TEAM GX attacks can Knock Out a Pokémon-GX on the opponent’s Bench with a single blow. However, when a TAG TEAM is Knocked Out, the opponent takes three Prize cards, leading to thrilling battles that are high-risk and high-reward. For a first look at this powerful new kind of card, watch the teaser video:


In addition to Pikachu & Zekrom-GX, more Pokémon pairings will be available as TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX, with details to be shared in the future.

TAG TEAM Pokémon-GX will be available soon.
Stay tuned to pokemon.com/uk/ for more Pokémon TCG news throughout the year.

Furthermore, The Pokémon Company and its partners from Legendary Entertainment unveiled the official title and logo for the first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, POKÉMON Detective Pikachu. Mr. Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company, welcomed the movie’s director, Rob Letterman, as well as actors Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton to the stage for the surprise reveals. The stars also led the room—full of the world’s top-ranked Pokémon players—in a chant of “Pikachu!” that was recorded for use in the upcoming film, which premieres in cinemas May 10, 2019.



Date published: 27/08/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source (1) From: The Pokémon Company, Re: 2018 Pokémon World Championships via the [Gamespress]

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Ocarina of Time’s Temples Get Metal Tribute by Ro Panuganti

The Temples is a creative tribute to the iconic dungeons from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time by metal arranger Ro Panuganti and Materia Collective

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Materia Collective is thrilled to release The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) by arranger Ro Panuganti. This creative metal album remixes each of the iconic temple themes from this beloved classic in explosive metal fashion, incorporating ambiance and sound design to tell the game’s story over the course of the album. The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) is available today:

The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) on Bandcamp
The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) on iTunes
The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) on Spotify

The Temples is a culmination of learning new production skills, exploring wholly new areas of guitar playing, and above all, story-telling,” notes arranger Ro Panuganti. “Just like its inspired work, The Temples sets out to be a story of bravery over adversity, inviting new worlds and influences to the core music, and hopefully inspires any listener to pick up their instrument.”

The track list for The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time) is as follows:

01. In Time
02. In Forest
03. In Fire
04. Ice Interlude
05. In Shadow
06. In Spirit
07. In Evil
08. In Courage

Learn more about the The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)https://www.materiacollective.com/music/the-temples-music-from-the-legend-of-zelda-ocarina-of-time

About Ro Panuganti

Ro Panuganti is an avid fan of videogames, rock and metal, and computers. Alongside experience in IT Development, he’s worked on home-recording of various videogame, movie, and even original tracks from an array of rock and metal styles. Ro plays electric/acoustic guitar, bass, as well as piano and vocals and enjoys both recording and mixing other productions. Alongside producing music, Ro has experience teaching band camp, performing for musicals, composing for minor videogames and animations, as well as creating music videos for YouTube. 

More recently, he co-founded the Multiplayer project, a charity-supporting videogame remix album, and has had opportunities to play smaller roles in projects such as Project Destati, GameLark Remixes, and several Materia albums. You can find over 200 videogame and movie songs on his YouTube channel, as well as listen to a variety of collaborative songs and projects he has produced. Influences include but are not limited to Van Halen, Steve Vai, Iron Maiden, TesseracT, Joe Satriani, Plini, Pink Floyd, and the constantly-growing musician community on YouTube.

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About Materia Collective

Materia Collective is a Seattle-based videogame music publisher and label, representing an international array of renowned video game musicians, composers, and songwriters. The collective supports its members with the financial, legal, logistical, and creative aspects of bringing videogame music into the forefront. The company has become known within the industry as a representation of highly innovative game music endeavors that move and inspire.

Learn more: https://www.materiacollective.com
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Date published: 12/06/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku

Source (1) From: Materia Collective, Re: The Temples (Music from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

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Dreph the Ghanaian British Grafitti Artist is creating art that reflects our kind

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The 9th Subject from my ‘You Are Enough’ series is artist and educator @linett_kamala. Linett is passionate about improving the lives of others, especially young people through education and the arts. She has worked tirelessly with organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors on educational assignments and creative projects, particularly with the goal of providing enriching opportunities for disadvantaged young people. For over 26 years she has quietly influenced change within the U.K. education system helping staff and students achieve excellence in schools facing significant challenges. As a founding cohort member of The Future Leaders Headship programme in 2006 and speaker at numerous education events, she helped to shape and influence various government policies of the view that ‘every child’ is entitled to a quality education provision regardless of their background and with the right support can be helped to reach their full potential. . Her professional career in education begun in 1996 as a teacher of art and design and unusually for someone with a visual arts background in education, she became an education director for a multi-academy trust which at the time had over 5,000 children across its schools. Linett has gone on to train, mentor and inspire hundreds of head teachers, including many black and asian school leaders into their first senior leadership roles and headships. . In 2008 whilst working as a senior leader in a challenging school, Linett was diagnosed with depression. Through the support of her family, loved ones and health professionals she was able to return to the profession. However, she has kept her condition hidden for fear of being stigmatised by those within her profession. This is despite her being an advocate on the importance of wellbeing for students and staff within the education system, particularly for those in challenging circumstances. . Linett has bravely agreed to use this platform to share her struggles of not only working as a black female at the top of the education system in the U.K., but also one who lives with depression. . wall provision : Claptwn.blogspot.co.uk at @brixtonstreetgym

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Date published: 08/08/18 

Written by Joseph Opoku 

Super Nintendo World in development for Osaka for 2020



Super Nintendo World is a themed area under construction in Universal Studios Japan featuring Nintendo franchises, such as Mario. First announced in 2015, construction began in June 2017 and is planned for completion in time for Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics. The ¥40 billion ($351 million U.S) collaboration is similar in scale to Universal’s investment in the Harry Potter franchise.

The partnership, first announced in May 2015 and detailed the next year, would use Mario and other Nintendo franchises as themes in dedicated areas of Universal theme parks. The ¥40 billion ($351 million U.S) collaboration is similar in scale to Universal’s investment in the Harry Potter franchise. 

Construction on the initial theme park land in Osaka began in June 2017 with a groundbreaking ceremony and is planned for completion in time for Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics. One ride will be themed on the Mario Kart series. The firm expects to eventually expand to Universal’s Hollywood and Orlando parks.

This Nintendo theme park is an ideal reason for more tourists to visit Osaka in Japan, also another incentive is that this amazing Nintendo theme park is planned to completed for 2020 the same time Tokyo will host the Summer Olympics this is big news, and will bring a lot of positive and possibly negative (sport fans acting rowdy) attention to the land of the rising sun, let’s hope it is mostly positive, imagine the awesome Super Mario rollercoasters and many other fair attractions.



Date published: 26/07/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku 

Source: (1) Super Nintendo World [YouTube]   (2) Super Nintendo World

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