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Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire Review Part 2 April 25, 2019

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We are two months away from the start of 2019’s Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire which takes place every year at Warsaw Park in Ansonia, CT. After the faire concluded last year, we published the first part of our review with the intention to publish Part 2 prior to 2019’s event.

Performers Daniel Greenwolf and Wyck headlined a special one night only event on the final Saturday of the faire. They intended to perform a death-defying stunt that would push their skills to the limit and put their very lives on the line! How did it go? Watch the review and find out!

In case you missed Part 1, where we spoke about the majority of the faire’s events, food, storyline and vendors you can click right here to watch.

Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire 2019 will take place in Warsaw Park, Ansonia the weekends of June 22nd, June 29th, and July 6th, 2019.


Every Currently Announced Character for Mortal Kombat 11 April 25, 2019

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Mortal Kombat 11 released earlier this week on multiple platforms. The previous game, Mortal Kombat X, left a huge plot thread that this new game looks to pick up from and many will be asking the question of which of the game’s classic characters will be returning in this new one? Now, WB Games is revealing some of the characters who will be appearing in Mortal Kombat 11. Who will make the cut? Read below and find out.

First off, the legendary Sonya Blade is coming back. Known as the ultimate in Earth’s special forces, she’s getting a major redesign for this game. In fact it looks like they’ll be modeling her appearance and performance after the real-world actress/athlete Rhonda Rousey.

Next up let’s talk about the femme fatale in green, Jade. She wasn’t seen in Mortal Kombat X‘s story so I assumed she didn’t survive the time event, so it’s nice to see her back.

Fan-Favorite Kabal is also back, and it looks like his death only served to make him madder. Stay clear of those hooks!

Next up is a character I’m afraid I’m completely unfamiliar with, Geras. He’s big and he hits really hard.

Finally we have the most recent reveal, the celebrity with the shades, the man who does all his own stunts, legendary Johnny Cage! Long time fans of this series can’t forget Johnny, and it’s great to see him back. Just don’t ask him for an autograph.

We showed you Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade will return but fans of Mortal Kombat X might wonder what happened to one of its newest characters, their daughter, Cassie Cage. I’m happy to say she is back in Mortal Kombat 11.

Kotal Khan, who I remember being a powerfully important character in Mortal Kombat X, is also returning and it looks like he will be bringing a very big weapon along with him.

Next up we have an important character with a lot of lore behind him. The original Sub Zero went missing between the events of Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, and his younger brother took up his mantle and has held the title of Sub Zero ever since. What happened to the original Sub Zero? Well, without spoiling anything he became Noob Saibot, a character named after the two creators of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon and John Tobias. Take a look at this guy!

Next up we have a new playable character I’m unfamiliar with, The Elder Goddess Cetrion.

Old school fans of Mortal Kombat might recognize the next character I’m about to reveal, but some of the newer players might just scratch their heads. Kitana was the good twin daughter of Shao Khan, who rivaled others in Kombat with her deadly fan. Now she’s back and it looks like she wants revenge for not appearing in the previous game’s story!

Next up we got a good look at a new character I haven’t seen before, The Kollector. He cares only for what he acquires and he won’t hesitate to stop anyone who wants to take what he believes is rightfully his.

Finally, we’ve got a woman with the coldest touch, who trained with the same clan as the legendary Sub Zero, Frost.

This is likely an incomplete list and it’s highly likely more characters are coming. (In fact Shao Khan was offered as DLC for people who chose to preorder the game.) No matter who you choose to play as, fight well!

Mortal Kombat 11 is out now for the Xbox One and PS4.

You’ll Be Playing as a Thin Blood in Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 April 25, 2019

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Thin Bloods were an ever present issue in the original Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines. These fledgling vampires were so far removed from the third generation, many of them lacked some of the most basic things that made them vampires. There were tales during loading screens some Thin Bloods could eat mortal food, others could create children. They would be seen by the elders as a precursor to the vampire apocalypse and shunned by their clans or abandoned by their sires.

In Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 you’ll be playing as a newly sired Thin Blood. Don’t worry, this won’t restrict your player creation options. Over the course of the game you’ll be able to choose a clan for yourself.

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 is coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Kingdom Hearts III 1.05 Patch Released – New High Difficulty Mode Included April 24, 2019

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A 1.05 patch has just been released on all platforms for the game Kingdom Hearts III. The new update adds an all-new difficulty mode which promises to be even tougher than the previously highest difficulty mode, and a New Game Plus (NG+)-ish feature where you can reuse all the keyblades you collected from a previous playthrough in a new game. If you had previously beaten the game, this might be the patch that gets you to take another look at it.

Kingdom Hearts III is out now for the Xbox One and PS4.

God of War: Raising Kratos Documentary Announced April 20, 2019

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God of War: Raising Kratos is a feature-length documentary detailing the five year history of God of War‘s development on the PlayStation 4. Here’s the official trailer!

Sony promises the entire documentary will be released for free on their official PlayStation YouTube Channel. We will keep you posted when that happens!

God of War is out now exclusively on the PS4.

How to Label Inputs on a Samsung 4K Smart TV April 19, 2019

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By popular request, we’ve got a new How-To video for you guys. Many people have been asking questions about the recent Samsung 4K Smart TVs, but a question I’ve heard more than any other is how was I able to label my television’s inputs?

It’s a pretty simple procedure and only requires your television remote to perform. Watch the video below and see for yourself.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate 3.0.0 Released, DLC Character Now Playable April 18, 2019

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The first character offered in Super Smash Bros Ultimate’s DLC Fighters Pass is Persona’s Joker and now you’ll finally be able to play as him with the game’s latest update. What is he capable of doing, what new environments are included in the DLC, and what is coming to the Fighters Pass owners in the future? Watch the video below and find out.

You’ll need to upgrade your copy of Super Smash Bros Ultimate to the latest version to take advantage of these new features.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Travis Strikes Again No More Heroes DLC02 Released April 18, 2019

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Bad Girl is back and she’s now a playable character in Travis Strikes Again, the latest game in the No More Heroes franchise. Take a look below and see the latest gameplay and an entirely new environment to explore in the game!

If you purchased the game at retail, this DLC (and the previous one) is included with no extra charge when you redeem the game’s Season Pass.

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes is out now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo Switch 8.0.0 Software Update Released April 16, 2019

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Nintendo has just released a major system software update for the Nintendo Switch and you can get it on your Switch right now. The new update includes the usual bug fixes and optimizations, new avatar items, and tweaks to the system interface. If you need information about how to update your Nintendo Switch, check out this video.

Just be aware the update also includes firmware updates for the Left and Right Joy-Con Controllers. You’ll need to update your controllers after updating the Switch. We tested the Pokéball Plus Controller and it doesn’t appear to have received an update this time around, although it was updated in a previous version of the system software.

Octopath Traveler Coming to PC April 16, 2019

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One of the first games revealed for the Nintendo Switch was Octopath Traveler. It was a brand-new JRPG inspired by old-school RPGs and featured an amazingly unique art style that immediately drew my attention. Now, Square Enix has announced the game is currently being ported for be PC and here’s the official PC trailer!

Octopath Traveler is out now for Nintendo Switch. It is coming to PC June 2019.