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Mario Movie Producer Says Chris Pratt Won't Offend Italians

Mario Movie Producer Says Chris Pratt Won’t Offend Italians

Ask 100 random people who this man is and 99 will probably say Chris Evans.Photo: Valerie Macon (Getty Images) Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri is apparently under the assumption that his studio is being criticized for casting Chris Pratt as the eponymous plumber in its upcoming mario movie due to concerns over Italian representation and not …

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Mario Movie Producer Says Chris Pratt Won't Offend Italians

Mario Movie Producer Says Chris Pratt Won’t Offend Italians

Ask 100 random people who this man is and 99 will probably say Chris Evans.Photo: Valerie Macon (Getty Images) Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri is apparently under the assumption that his studio is being criticized for casting Chris Pratt as the eponymous plumber in its upcoming mario movie due to concerns over Italian representation and not …

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AI: The Somnium Files—Nirvana Initiative: Good mystery, embarrassing baggage

AI: The Somnium Files—Nirvana Initiative: Good mystery, embarrassing baggage

AI: The Somnium Files—Nirvana InitiativeImage: Spike Chunsoft There’s a good mystery at the heart of Spike Chunsoft’s new (and awkwardly titled) visual novel AI: The Somnium Files—Nirvana Initiative, as there is at the core of most of writer Kotaro Uchikoshi’s games. The author of titles like the well-received escape room/visual novel hybrids 9 Hours, Nine …

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Kingdom Hearts' Director Was 'Picky' About Sora in Smash Bros.

Kingdom Hearts’ Director Was ‘Picky’ About Sora in Smash Bros.

Sora, the hero of Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts series, was added to Nintendo’s mash-up brawler Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last october, earning the distinction of being the final addition to the game’s massive roster. It was a heartwarming announcement for a fighter who’s actually kinda cool to play. While many thought it surprising that Disney …

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Sonic Frontiers 'Open Zone' Sounds Like Every Open World Game

Sonic Frontiers ‘Open Zone’ Sounds Like Every Open World Game

screenshot: Sega Morio Kishimoto, longtime Sonic Team dev and director of Sonic Frontiersrecently did his best to clarify what Sega means when it hypes up the game’s “open zone” mechanics. But his explanation seems to confirm the phrase is just a trumped-up marketing term rather than some sort of indication that Borders is substantially different …

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Nintendo Lawyers Force YouTuber To Remove Metroid Covers

Nintendo Lawyers Force YouTuber To Remove Metroid Covers

Image: Nintendo/Kotaku/Tsvet04ek (Shutterstock) Stop me if you’ve heard this story before…A YouTube channel that featured music, covers, or remixes of classic songs from popular Nintendo games has been forced to remove content after being contacted by Nintendo’s army of lawyers. Well, it’s happening again. A new channel now claims to be the latest casualty of …

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