The Daily LITG – 19th September 2019, Happy Birthday Garry Leach

Welcome to the pretty-much-mostly-daily Lying In The Gutters. A run around the day before and the day ahead. You can sign up to receive it as an e-mail here. The 15 most-read stories yesterday Which JJ Abrams Reveal Will Be More Shocking to Spider-Man Fans? (Spoilers) Is DC Comics Using the Same Plot as House […]

“Permanent Record”: US Government Sues Edward Snowden Over his Memoir

“Permanent Record”: US Government Sues Edward Snowden Over his Memoir

Permanent Record, Edward Snowden’s memoir came out today. It has gone on sale in 20 countries, including the US, UK, Germany and Canada. And just as quickly, the US government has filed a lawsuit against Snowden and his publisher MacMillan Books. Snowden was a contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked highly-classified secrets of […]

“Permanent Record”: US Government Sues Edward Snowden Over his Memoir

“Permanent Record”: US Government Sues Edward Snowden Over his Memoir

Permanent Record, Edward Snowden’s memoir came out today. It has gone on sale in 20 countries, including the US, UK, Germany and Canada. And just as quickly, the US government has filed a lawsuit against Snowden and his publisher MacMillan Books. Snowden was a contractor for the National Security Agency who leaked highly-classified secrets of […]

DC Comics to Discontinue Their Comic Shop Co-Op Advertising Programme

DC Comics to Discontinue Their Comic Shop Co-Op Advertising Programme

DC Comics has told retailers that, after decades, they are closing their speciality retail co-op advertising programme. As Bleeding Cool has reported regularly over those decades, DC Comics will pay towards the costs of comic book retailers advertising their store as long as they use approved and substantial DC Comics imagery when doing so. Over […]

The Vast of Night Acquired By Amazon Studios

Following Its TIFF Premiere “The Vast of Night” Is Acquired by Amazon Studios

The Vast of Night was acquired by Amazon Studios ahead of the film’s Canadian premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. This is the first film in years–if not ever–to premiere during the Slamdance Film Festival and go on to screen during Toronto. The film, directed by Andrew Patterson, would go onto become a […]

What’s In The Box?!: Bokksu – Volume Five, September 2019

A short time ago, we received this wonderful subscription box in the mail called Bokksu, filled with some delicious treats from Japan. Considering how much snack food we usually go through playing games, and how many of them are tied to Japanese developers and publishers, this kind of box would totally be up many a […]

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“The Stand”: Whoopi Goldberg Reveals New Mother Abagail Hairdo

A week after a major wave of casting news for CBS All Access‘ 10-episode limited event series adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand was released, Whoopi Goldberg took to The View to show off the new white locks she’s sporting “for the next four months” as Mother Abagail. Goldberg revealed that Mother Abagail was “over […]

On "Magic: The Gathering", and the Philanthopy Thereof

Opinion: On “Magic: The Gathering” And Philanthropy 101

In Magic: The Gathering, players often are directed to make use of the best cards and the best strategies in order to gain the best outcome – that is, victory. But what if I told you that giving resources to other players could give you a victory of another sort? Welcome to Magic Philanthropy 101. Magic: […]

Marvel Comics Just Fixed the Biggest Problem With the New Star Wars Movies

Marvel Comics Just Fixed the Biggest Problem With the New Star Wars Movies

When Disney revived the Star Wars trilogy with The Force Awakens in 2015, fans were glad to see favorite characters like Luke, Leia, Han, and Chewie return to the screen alongside new stars like Rey, Finn, and Poe. But it wasn’t all a happy reunion, as the movie’s saddest moment came when Kylo Ren killed […]

“Arrow” Season 8: Willa Holland Returns, Recurs as Thea Queen

With the September days upon us, now’s as good a time as any to update ourselves on pre-season news before The CW‘s “Arrowverse” shows return. With Arrow shuffling off the network’s programming coil after an abbreviated eighth season (making The Flash the “elder states-show” of the “Arrowverse” as it speeds into its sixth season), Ruby […]

"The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening" is Simple but Brutal

“The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” is Simple but Brutal

Nintendo was showing off a new dungeon for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening at PAX West earlier this month. The dungeon shown off at the convention required some strategic bomb usage, which is absolutely not my forte. It doesn’t help that you need significantly more bombs to progress through the dungeon and the final boss […]

Has DC Comics Just Created Its Very Own Rick And Morty?

Has DC Comics Just Created Its Very Own Rick And Morty?

Today sees the publication of Year Of The Villain: Lex Luthor #1 from Jason Latour and Bryan Hitch, that sees the Apex Lex Luthor travelling the multiverse collecting other Lex Luthors along the way. And one in particular, a young version of Lex Luthor in a Smallville-like environment, with a dead drunk father. Who Apex […]

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“The Boondocks”: HBO Max Gives Reboot Series Two Season Order

More misadventures are coming as The Boondocks reboot has been picked up for two seasons, for a total of 24-episodes as well as a 55-minute special for Warner Media’s HBO Max streaming platform. Created by Aaron McGruder, the animated series is based on his comic strip of the same name. Known for tackling numerous social […]

Graviton & Agent Coulson Join "Marvel Strike Force"

Graviton & Agent Coulson Join “Marvel Strike Force”

FoxNext Games announced this week that Marvel Strike Force would be getting a new update featuring Gravitron and Agent Coulson joining the fight. Along with both of their skills as a master of gravity and an agent with some backup, the game will be getting an upgrade to the A.I.M. units with some new dangerous […]

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“Risk Of Rain 2” Has Dropped A New Content Update This Week

Gearbox Publishing dropped a new content update into Risk Of Rain 2 this week, giving players The Loader as well as other updates. While the game still remains in Early Access, it does show the devs are looking to do more with it while under that banner. Here are some of the changes with the […]

Dan Abnett Returns to Marvel Cosmic for Annihilation Scourge in December Solicits

Dan Abnett Returns to Marvel Cosmic for Annihilation Scourge in December Solicits

Marvel has revealed the December solicitations for Annihilation Scourge, following the Annihilation Scourge Alpha one-shot that launches the event in November. It looks like the event will include a series of one-shots in December and then wrap up with an Omega issue that same month. It’s not revealed whether there will be any additional one-shots […]

New Trailer and Poster for Rian Johnson's "Knives Out"

New Trailer and Poster for Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out”

There are a lot of fun movies coming out this fall but one that is already gettin a lot of positive buzz is Rian Johnson’s mystery movie Knives Out. The movie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews. Lionsgate has released a new trailer and a final poster to go along with the massive amount […]

“Final Fantasy VII Remake” Will Include a Classic Mode: TGS2019

“Final Fantasy VII Remake” Will Include a Classic Mode: TGS2019

Announced at Tokyo Game Show this week, Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake will include a classic mode for fans who want a more pure, retro experience. The news was delivered by Producer Yoshinori Kitase and has been detailed in a blog post for the worldwide audience. The post also details the Squats mini-game, Aerith’s combat […]

"Black Desert Online" Brings Back "Season Of The Hunt" Next Week

“Black Desert Online” Brings Back “Season Of The Hunt” Next Week

Pearl Abyss has announced this week that the Season Of The Hunt will return to Black Desert Online this year, kicking off on September 25th. We have the full list of events for you here as you’ll be able to take part in a couple of boost events, special challenges, drop events, and events tied […]

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“Saved by the Bell” Star Mark-Paul Gosselaar Open to NBCU Peacock Series Return

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who played Bayside High’s resident schemer and 90’s Ferris Bueller-wannabe Zach Morris in NBC’s Saved by the Bell, revealed that he would be interested in returning to the franchise for NBCUniversal’s (NBCU) updated project. One problem: he hasn’t been approached about being a part of the new series announced by NBCUniversal earlier this […]

The First "Hearthstone" Masters Tour Of 2020 Comes To Arlington

The First “Hearthstone” Masters Tour Of 2020 Comes To Arlington

Blizzard revealed where the first major tournament for Hearthstone will be in 2020 as the Masters Tour will head to Arlington, Texas. The event will take place from January 30th until February 2nd at the Esports Stadium Arlington. Over 300 invited competitors from around the globe will be vying for a shot at a $250k […]

Robotech: The Macross Saga Roleplaying Game

“Robotech: The Macross Saga” Just Got A Tabletop RPG

Strange Machine Games announced today that they will be releasing a new tabletop RPG in the Robotech universe called Robotech: The Macross Saga. The book is being written by Jeff Mechlinski and Bryan Young, who are taking 40+ years of history from the IP and building a whole new adventure around it. The initial book […]

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“American Gods” & “The Boys”: The Lemur That Brought Them Together

For a show about the growing war between the old gods and news gods, you would think fans wouldn’t be too thrilled with things being “quiet” or “dull” or “boring” – but STARZ‘s American Gods had a bit of a bumpy ride heading into its second season. But after a return that gave the series […]

"Bloodlines 2 Faction Reveal: The Baron

“Bloodlines 2” Reveals A New Faction With The Baron

Paradox Interactive has revealed the third faction in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 this week with the criminal minds of The Baron. Keeping to parts of the outskirts and other shady parts of Seattle, The Baron are basically the more criminal element of the factions. More specifically, they are all of the criminal elements […]

The Daily LITG - 18th September 2019, Happy Birthday William Schanes,

Does Wally West’s Fast Forward #1 Throw Shade on Heroes In Crisis? (Spoilers)

The hands of DC Comics’publisher Dan DiDio are heavy on Flash Forward #1 by Scott Lobdell, Booth, Norm Rapmund, Luis Guerrero and Troy Peteri are all over Flash Forward #1, published today. Specifically the use of Tempus Fuginaut, the instigator from DiDio’s Silencer series.  But there’s also the clear intent to try and make sense […]

Lil Wayne Stars In Latest "Ghost Recon Breakpoint" Ad

Lil Wayne “Ghost Recon Breakpoint” Ad Also Announces Open Beta

Ubisoft is going all out to promote Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint by featuring a new ad starting Lil Wayne, directed by David Leitch. With the ad cane news that there will be an open beta for the game taking place from September 26th–30th on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Right now there’s no word […]

"Dauntless" on the Nintendo Switch

“Dauntless” on the Nintendo Switch is a Solid Switch Port

I’ve played the Switch version of Dauntless twice now, at E3 and PAX West, and it plays like most Switch ports – with similar controls and slightly toned-down graphics due to the hardware limitations of the Switch. The mechanics and controls of the game are unchanged, and the Switch edition will launch with all the content […]

“Guts”: Raina Telgemeier’s Latest Graphic Novel Tackles Childhood Fears [Review]

“Guts”: Raina Telgemeier’s Latest Graphic Novel Tackles Childhood Fears [Review]

Raina Telgemeier is the Children’s Laureate of Graphic Novels. Her books are the bestselling graphic novels in America because they matter to children. Guts is her latest and continues her streak of stories that explore childhood fears and anxieties. Guts is about stomach trouble and fear of illness. It starts with young Raina and her […]

Enjoying Arena, and How You Should Too - "Magic: The Gathering"

Opinion: Too Many Ideas In “Throne Of Eldraine”? – “Magic: The Gathering”

Magic: The Gathering‘s 82 expansion set, Throne of Eldraine, is coming out remarkably soon – October 4th, or, if you play Magic: The Gathering: Arena, September 26th – and preview cards have been rolling out like mad. Knights based on Arthurian fables are being printed alongside creatures and characters inspired by the fairy tales of […]

Aliens vs Predator: Thicker Than Blood

Jeremy Barlow and Doug Wheatly Pit Aliens vs. Predator Again in Thicker Than Blood

Dark Horse Comics has announced a new Aliens vs. Predator series launching in December, by writer Jeremy Barlow, artist Doug Wheatly, and letterer Michael Heisler. Aliens vs. Predator: Thicker Than Blood will be a four-issue series, with the first issue hitting stores on December 11th with a cover by Chun Lo. Check out the press […]

“Call Of Duty: Mobile” Will Officially Launch On October 1st

Activision and Tencent Games announced that Call Of Duty: Mobile will officially launch on iOS and Android on October 1st. The game will be totally free to play at launch, and will most likely work like other mobile games of the same type where purchases of additional items can be made through the store. You […]

A New Origin For Cletus Kasaday in Today's Absolute Carnage #3 (Spoilers)

A New Origin Twist For Cletus Kasady in Today’s Absolute Carnage #3 (Spoilers)

Cletus Kasady, created by David Michelinie and Erik Larsen, first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #344 and became the first and most well-known host of the Carnage symbiote, spawn of Venom. Portrayed by Woody Harrelson in the Venom movie, Kasady’s origin story has been getting some updates of late, and today’s Absolute Carnage #3 takes that […]

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“Lord of the Rings”: Amazon Prime Prequel Series Heading to New Zealand

No matter what (if any) involvement Lord of the Rings/Hobbit cinematic guru Peter Jackson has with Amazon Prime Video‘s upcoming prequel series, the streaming service and writers/showrunners JD Payne and Patrick McKay are looking to walk in the filmmaker’s footsteps by basing production in New Zealand. With pre-production currently underway and full production expected to […]

Attack on Titan 2: The Final Battle

[REVIEW] “Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle” is an Otaku’s Dream

Koei Tecmo and Omega Force’s Attack on Titan 2 got a major content update this summer to add two new game modes to the RPG. Attack on Titan 2 is based on the anime, rather than the manga, and the Final Battle content update brings the game’s story up to date with the third season of […]

The Surge 2 Releases a Blood-Soaked Combat Trailer

“The Surge 2” Reveals Enhancements For Xbox One X & PS4 Pro

This morning, Focus Home Interactive revealed all of the plans they have in store for The Surge 2 for Xbox One X and PS4 Pro players. We now know the game will officially support 4K gameplay graphics for both consoles, helping bring to life the destruction and fusions the game has to offer. We have […]

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Peacock: NBCU’s New Streamer Launching April 2020; Programming Revealed [PREVIEW]

NBC Universal opted for simplicity when it came to branding its new streaming service, Peacock. It’s not surprising given the colorful animal was officially adopted as the company’s logo in 1979. NBCU announced a number of reboots, including a new Battlestar Galactica from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail; Saved by the Bell from Great News […]

[Review] Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland

[Review] “Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland” is Exactly What You’d Expect

Like other games in the “Arland” Atelier series, Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland has the same focus on crafting and alchemy as the other entries in the series. It sticks to the same formula as previous games, with a few changes. You can’t skip assist animations or cutscenes, and crafting no longer has a timer. […]

How House Of X #5 Transforms Goldballs into a Major Player (Spoilers)

How House Of X #5 Transforms Goldballs into a Major Player (HOXPOX Spoilers)

Goldballs was a character created by Brian Bendis and Chris Bachalo for their Uncanny X-Men launch back in 2013. Real name Fabio Medina, he had the power to create bouncing gold balls. Made of an unknown substance and of different sizes from any part of his body, they can be projected and so can be […]

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“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” – Matt Jones’ Badger Set to Return

After months of rumors, mindless speculation, and several instances of serious misdirection, Breaking Bad fans finally received the news they were waiting for: Vince Gilligan is returning to tell one more (???) tale with El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Written and directed by Gilligan and set to premiere on Netflix on October 11, the […]

Behaviour Interactive Announces "Game Of Thrones: Beyond The Wall"

“Game Of Thrones: Beyond The Wall” Gets Some Character Reveals

Behaviour Interactive, GAEA, and HBO all revealed today a couple of characters appearing in the upcoming game Game Of Thrones: Beyond The Wall. Aside from the fact that we know the game will have Jaime Lannister, Tormund Giantsbane, and Melisandre included in the game, we now have stats and abilities on Daenerys Targaryen and John […]