San Diego Comic-Con recently wrapped and the with it came a bevy of movie/TV debuted at various panels. The Super Hero movie genre was very well represented with both Marvel and DC showing significant offerings. We were treated to the reveal of the movie adaptation of the hit book Ready Player One.
This episode marks the debut of our new featured segment Deadliest Character. This segment will pit two characters – from video games, movies, TV shows etc. – against each other in battle. This episode features Katniss Everdeen (Hunger games) versus a Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) survivor.
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has consumed our lives for the past few weeks as it has with millions of other victims. We discuss the details of the game along with upcoming updates. We also share some of our experiences, both flattering and unflattering, and our coveted chicken dinner.
- San Diego Comic-Con: Marvel notably showed Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok; along with their slew of TV series. DC came in with a new trailer for Justice League as well as the revelation that the ultra successful Wonder Woman will be getting two sequels. We got a surprise look at Ready Player One with its cacophony of pop culture and gaming icons. More of Kingsman 2, Stranger things, et al. The trailer for the new Call of Duty: WWII Zombies took us by surprise and looks like it’s amped up the horror. What impressed and what fell flat?
- New Featured Segment: Deadliest Character: For our new segment debut we pit Katniss everdeen against Katniss Everdeen (Hunger games) versus a Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) survivor. Mark believes that Katniss would win the fight with on of the big deciders being her survival prowess. While John believes that the PUBG survivor would win because they are more geared up for battle and guns > bows. Vote below on who you think would win!
- Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds: Selling an insane 5 million copies in 4 months, PUBG has reached heights that are unprecedented in an early-access game. It’s battle-royale gameplay pits you against up to 99 other players; While only allowing you a max of 4 in your squad. The game is incredibly addicting and has a weird balance between infuriating and satisfying that always keeps you coming back for more. Adding to that, the developers are constantly working it it. Most notably two new maps and a mantle/vaulting system for cover/objects.