Why Krypton Succeeds Where Gotham Failed

With Krypton making its debut on Syfy last month, we now have two live-action TV series set before the rise of an iconic DC hero. Krypton explores the struggles of Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, while Gotham has spent the past four years chronicling the rise of the future Commissioner Jim Gordon and Batman’s rogues gallery. One thing both shows share in common is that they’re not content simply to anchor themselves in the past. Both series devote a lot of time and energy to introducing characters and elements from the present-day DC Universe. But while that’s often been one of the larger flaws with Gotham over the years, in Krypton’s case it’s helping to build a more compelling story.

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Resident Evil Code: Veronica Part 4 – Resident Kinevil

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WWE Wrestlemania 34: Universal Championship Brock Lesnar Vs. Roman Reigns

There are two things that seem abundantly clear about the fight for the WWE Universal Championship taking place at Wrestlemania 34 this Sunday, April 8 (broadcast on PPV and the WWE Network from 5 PM ET/2 PM PT). The first is that Roman Reigns, he who has been anointed for years now as the present and future king of all WWE, will again win the strap at wrestling’s biggest event, sending The Beast Brock Lesnar packing (or at least away for a little bit to rejoin the UFC). And the other thing we know for sure? That this will be the reaction of the live crowd at the Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday night: Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

But is that what will really happen? The outcome seems the easiest to pick out of all the matches at Wrestlemania 34, given the WWE’s insistent years-long push of the Reigns character combined with all the real-world noise being made about Brock Lesnar’s impending return to the ultra violence of the UFC. The build-up, too, seems tailor-made for a Reigns victory. At the start of the feud, Reigns played on Brock’s part-time status in the WWE and was actually receiving cheers from the crowd after several fiery promos calling out Lesnar as someone who didn’t care about the belt or performing for the WWE universe. In recent weeks, the focus shifted to Brock continually kicking the living s*** out of Reigns in episode after episode of Raw. WWE’s angle was clear–in this feud, Reigns is the passionate, outmatched babyface you need to root for.

What if, however, it doesn’t go the way we’re all assuming? The build-up to this year’s Reigns-Lesnar match feels similar to the lead-in to Wrestlemania 31, and that bout ended up being one of the best, most surprising Wrestlemania main events thanks to Seth Rollins’ exciting cash-in of his Money In The Bank contract. Will the WWE–knowing the seeming inevitability of a Reigns win–play on all of our expectations and have something ready to surprise?

Look, the answer is probably no, and we’re calling a Reigns win (as we explain in our predictions for all of the Wrestlemania 34 matches). But we can hope and we can dream, so join us as we cover Wrestlemania this Sunday, starting at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT with the Kickoff Show. Wrestlemania itself doesn’t start until 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, and where this match ends up on the broadcast remains a mystery (although it’ll likely be one of the last few matches, if not the main event).

New Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Prominently Features Black Panther And Wakanda

Avengers: Infinity War is only a couple of weeks away, and the newest trailer is an action-packed glimpse at what’s in store. It also builds on the recent success of Black Panther, as protagonist T’Challa and the Wakandan nation are its clear headliners.

The trailer begins with brief shots of the other Avengers, and then it cuts to the reunion of Bucky and Captain America–something that’s hinted in a Black Panther post-credit scene. But following Tony Stark’s declaration, “We’re going to need some help,” the trailer focuses primarily on the mobilization of Wakandan military forces.

We see Black Panther taking charge of large divisions of Wakandan troops supplemented with other Avengers, and their war chant underlies the entire video. “Today we don’t fight for one life,” he says. “We fight for all of them.”

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27, so you’ve still got a few weeks to catch up on all things Marvel to prepare. If the sheer number of characters involved in the film is a bit overwhelming, be sure to check out our recap of the Marvel Cinematic Universe here. You can also read our coverage of the locations of the Infinity Stones to which Avengers we’re expecting to die.

Resident Evil 7 Has Sold More Than 5 Million Copies

Resident Evil 7 launched in January 2017 to critical acclaim, with reviewers praising its atmosphere, appearance, and narrative. Over the past year, it’s also done well commercially: Capcom revealed recently that the game has passed 5.1 million copies sold.

In a blog post about Resident Evil 7 winning Best VR Audio at the 2018 Game Audio Network Guild awards, Capcom also shared that the game has hit a pretty significant sales milestone. It’s hit 5.1 million units sold across PS4, Xbox One, and PC; according to Steamspy, about 550,000 of those are on Steam.

These are very good numbers for the game, but it’s worth noting that RE7 has currently sold fewer copies than any other mainline RE game besides Resident Evil 3, according to data compiled by the Resident Evil fan wiki. The previous installment in the series, Resident Evil 6, has sold close to 10 million units since its launch in 2012.

In other RE7 news, Capcom just recently released an update to the game that boosts its graphics on Xbox One X. It now can run at 4K and features HDR support. In addition, be sure to check out our Resident Kinevil video series.

WWE Wrestlemania 34: Ronda Rousey/Kurt Angle Vs. Stephanie McMahon/Triple H

Although professional ass-kicker Ronda Rousey only officially signed to the WWE at the start of 2018, the build up to this upcoming match at Wrestlemania 34 started years ago at Wrestlemania 31. At that show, special guest The Rock (or Dwayne Johnson as he’s known outside the squared circle) was interrupted mid-promo by Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, with Steph slapping The Rock right across his big dumb chiseled face. Luckily, Rousey was standing in the front row as a regular old audience member, and The Rock invited her into the ring, where she proceeded to get physical (ie placing Steph in an arm bar). And now, after years of will-she-won’t-she speculation about joining the WWE, Rousey is finally set to show the world what she can do inside a wrestling ring in front of a packed house at the Superdome in New Orleans (which you can see on PPV and the WWE Network on April 8 at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT).

As a complete wrestling newbie (well, the sports entertainment type at any rate), Rousey is being thrown into a mixed tag-team match for her first bout. This gives her and the WWE the chance to hide her rookie status by pairing her with some experienced stars (Triple H and Kurt Angle) who’ll do the bulk of the actual wrestling, leaving Rousey for some basic moves and the occasional big spots. Rousey has so far been visibly uneven in her promos leading up to Wrestlemania 34, but as a legitimate badass in real life, her area of excellence should be inside the ring, where her years of UFC physical dominance have a chance to shine.

In terms of narrative, this bout is built on the age-old trope WWE has been running since the Attitude Era–tough, take-no-s*** wrestler takes on the corrupt establishment. On the establishment/management side is Steph and Trips, reprising their roles as the overbearing Authority. On the take-no-s*** side is Rousey and current Raw GM Kurt Angle. The rationale as to why someone in middle management like Angle is so willing to put the hurt on his bosses is kinda muddled, but this match is really less about the story leading up to it as it is about the story coming out of it. Rousey is being positioned as a big deal and has the potential to become a dominant WWE star in the same way Brock Lesnar dominated after his own return from the UFC. Will Sunday’s match at Wrestlemania 34 be the start of a long reign, or the first signs of an implosion in the grand Rousey experiment?

Whatever the quality of that actual match, GameSpot is tipping Rousey and Angle to walk away with the W. After all, Rousey can’t lose in her first match, right? We’ll be covering the entire show at it happens this Sunday, April 8, starting from 5 PM ET/2 PM PT (which is when the kickoff show begins, with Wrestlemania 34 itself kicking off at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT), so make sure to check back with our thoughts on this bout after it happens.

If Baron Corbin Wins the WrestleMania Battle Royal Again Will He Carry Both Trophies Like Owen Hart?

At WrestleMania 34 this Sunday, two men have an opportunity to be the two-time winner of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal – Mojo Rawley and Baron Corbin!

Of course, winning for a second time still means they’ll have to outlast and overtake the 29 other men participating in the bout, but “The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin, who won the event back in 2016, sees this as a chance to make history.

“Everybody’s a target in a sense and if you turn your back for a second, it’s over,” Corbin said. “That’s what happened to me in the Royal Rumble. I was busy destroying everybody and Finn Balor snuck up behind me. You have to keep your head on a swivel and remain focused on everyone. Mojo’s got a good chance, he’s a hell of an athlete. This one’s mine though.”

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