Splatoon 2’s Next North American Splatfest Is Halloween-Themed, Kicks Off This Weekend

Europe's most recent Splatfest may have just wrapped up, but Splatoon 2 players in North America will soon have a chance to take part in their own competition. The region's next Splatfest takes place this weekend, and for the first time since the Nintendo Switch shooter launched, it will have a different theme from Europe.
The Splatfest begins on Friday, October 13, at 9 PM PT/12 AM ET. Like previous events, it will run for a full 24 hours. Fittingly, the theme for the October Splatfest is inspired by Halloween; players must settle the debate over which classic monster is superior, vampires or werewolves.
The Splatfest that recently concluded in Europe wasn't Halloween-themed, but it did ask an important question: do you hang your toilet roll over or under? Fortunately, sanity seems to have prevailed; Team Front Roll took home the contest, winning in a landslide in the popularity category and edging out Team Back Roll in solo victories to clinch the competition. Those wh..

Darth Vader In Star Wars Battlefront 2 Revealed; See Him In Action

Given that he appeared in the previous game and is one of the most iconic fictional characters ever, it should come as no surprise that Darth Vader will be featured in Star Wars Battlefront II. Nevertheless, it wasn't until today that EA officially announced him and provided our first look at this latest iteration.
The video below shows off Vader in action, and he's lot like you would expect–he slices opponents down with his lightsaber (Saber Throw) and lifts others up with the Force to damage them (Force Choke). He also has an ability called Focused Rage that essentially makes him tougher overall, allowing him to deal and receive more damage than usual.
The Dark Lord of the Sith joins the battle in Star Wars Battlefront II. Details: https://t.co/fKabmyOCvB pic.twitter.com/TndfWzT5yV
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) October 9, 2017That's unfortunately all we have to go on at this point, but it provides a pretty good sense of the type of unit that Vader will function as in ..

Thor And Hulk Reunite In Hilarious First Thor: Ragnarok Clip

Although last year's Captain America: Civil War was packed with Marvel superheroes, Thor and Hulk were nowhere to be seen. But the pair are finally reunited in Thor: Ragnarok, which hits theaters next month.
A first clip has been released, and it shows the pair meeting for the first time since 2014's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Unfortunately, the Hulk doesn't exactly look pleased to see his old friend–check it out below:
Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, and Tom Hiddleston as Loki. Cate Blanchett plays the villainous Hela, while Jeff Goldblum will appear as immortal games-playing Grandmaster. It hits theaters on November 3, 2017.
The film is directed by Taika Waititi, who previously helmed small-scale New Zealand comedies such as What We Do in the Shadows and The Hunt for the Wildepeople. In a recent interview with Slashfilm, Waititi spoke about the challenges of trying to balance his own filmmaking sensibilities with the demands o..

SNES Classic Hacked To Play More Games

The Super NES Classic Edition boasts an impressive lineup of the original console's games, plus a long-lost, unreleased one in Star Fox 2. But just like its predecessor, the SNES Classic comes with no official means for playing anything other than those games. There's no Virtual Console-style digital library to purchase games from, nor can you pop in an original SNES cartridge if you still have one lying around. Yet just like the NES Classic Edition, hackers have found a way to expand what the system is capable of.
Using an updated version of a tool called HackChi–also used to hack the NES Classic–it's possible to load more games onto the SNES Classic by connecting it to a PC. Due to the fact that the system is loaded with 300 MB of storage, only a fraction of which is actually used by the officially included games, it's possible to load dozens of additional games. The video below, for instance, showcases a system that now has more than 200 of them. As you can see..

Another Free Mythical Pokemon Is Now Available For Pokemon Sun And Moon

The latest Pokemon giveaway from Sun and Moon has now begun. For a limited time, players have a chance to add the Mythical Pokemon Marshadow to their teams, making this the first time the rare Fighting/Ghost-type Pokemon has been available in the games.
To claim your Marshadow, US players will have to pick up a free download code from a GameStop store; those in the UK, meanwhile, will have to visiting “participating retailers” for their free code. Marshadow comes at level 50 and is equipped with Marshadium Z, which allows it to use the exclusive Z-Move Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike once per battle. It also knows the following attacks:
Spectral ThiefClose CombatForce PalmShadow BallAs with previous distributions, to redeem your code, you'll need to select the Mystery Gift option from the games' main menu and choose to receive your gift via code/password. Enter the download code you picked up and you'll be able to retrieve Marshadow from the deliveryman waiting inside any Po..

Final Fantasy 15’s VR Fishing Game Is Just As Weird As It Looks

Final Fantasy XV has grown in some notable and unexpected ways since it first launched last November, but the most bizarre project to spring from the RPG is Monster of the Deep, the upcoming virtual reality spin-off for PlayStation 4. Monster of the Deep is based on the fishing mini-game featured in Final Fantasy XV, but where that was a mostly optional activity you could freely indulge in when the whim strikes, here it is your sole objective. It's an unusual direction for the first VR Final Fantasy game to take, and from what we've seen of it, there may not be enough depth to sustain it as a standalone experience.
We played a brief demo of Monster of the Deep at a Square Enix event just prior to New York Comic-Con, which dropped us by the side of a serene lake with one of Noctis's travel buddies, Prompto (Noctis, Gladio, and Ignis also made a brief appearance toward the end of the demo). Prompto served as our guide of sorts, introducing us to the area and humorously che..

Delayed X-Men Spinoff Gambit Might Be Getting Back On Track

The much-delayed X-Men spinoff focusing on card-throwing mutant superhero Gambit might have a new director. It has been reported that Pirates of the Caribbean's Gore Verbinski is Fox's next choice to take over the project, which has already seen two directors exit before production could begin.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Verbinski is in talks with the studio to helm the movie. Verbinski directed the first three entries in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, as well the animated hit Rango, The Lone Ranger, and this year's thriller A Cure for Wellness.
If Verbinski joins Gambit, he will become the third high-profile director to be attached to the movie. It was originally scheduled for release in October 2016, with Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Rupert Wyatt as director. He left the film in September 2015, citing scheduling conflicts. However, a story in Deadline at the time suggested that there had been ongoing disagreements over both the script and budget..