17 Uncanny Similarities Between Game Of Thrones And Star Wars Characters

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are all set to helm a brand new series of Star Wars films. They should feel right at home. After all, Game of Thrones is essentially just Star Wars already, give or take a Death Star and a dragon or two.

Don’t take our word for it. The following characters match-ups prove that there’s not much difference between the citizens of Westeros and those who live in a galaxy far, far away.

Spoilers ahead!

Last Chance To Catch This Pokemon Go Legendary

The Legendary Pokemon Rayquaza may have just arrived in Pokemon Go, but another Gen 3 Legendary is on its way out very soon. The cover monster from Pokemon Sapphire, Kyogre, will disappear from the mobile game on February 14, making this your last opportunity to catch one if you still haven’t.

Like most other Legendaries to appear in Pokemon Go thus far, Kyogre can only be encountered as a Raid Battle at Gyms. You’ll first need to battle and defeat the Pokemon before you have an opportunity to capture it. As one of the most powerful Water-types in Pokemon Go, players will want to bring Electric- and Grass-type Pokemon such as Jolteon, Zapdos, and Exeggutor to gain the advantage over Kyogre.

Kyogre was the second Gen 3 Legendary to arrive in Pokemon Go, following Groudon, which appeared in the game from December to January. Along with Rayquaza, the three Legendaries make up what is informally known as the “weather trio.” Rayquaza will be available as a Raid Battle until March 16.

Alongside Rayquaza, Pokemon Go developer Niantic recently introduced another wave of Gen 3 Pokemon to the mobile game, which consists primarily of Flying- and Dragon-types, such as Salamence, Altaria, and Tropius. With this most recent batch, more than 100 Gen 3 Pokemon have now been added to Pokemon Go. To celebrate this milestone, every wild Pokemon that players encounter until February 3 will originate from the Hoenn region.

Pokemon Go’s next Community Day takes place later this month, on February 24. Like last month’s event, which featured a Pikachu that can use Surf, the upcoming Community Day will give players a short window of opportunity to capture a rare Pokemon with a special move. Niantic hasn’t revealed which move that will be yet, but the Pokemon in question is the Dragon-type Dratini.

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Fortnite: Battle Royale Removing A Weapon This Week, Here’s Why

If you’re a fan of the SMG in Fortnite‘s Battle Royale mode, you should get some time in with the game now. Epic Games plans to at least temporarily remove it from the popular online shooter on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, although some variants of it will remain usable for the time being.

As part of its recent development update, Epic shared some plans it has for the game, including a 60 FPS mode on consoles and the introduction of new items. It also noted that a specific gun–the SMG–will be put into the “Vault.” The developer has since expanded on what this means exactly.

Effectively, the SMG will be gone completely from the game, though it will return in the future. “As we add more weapons, consumables, and other item types, we want to make sure that the balance of itemization isn’t ruined,” an Epic representative wrote on Reddit. “Expect more items to be released (and likewise vaulted!) in the future. And of course, items will often come back out of the Vault when the timing is right.”

It’s important to note that this change specifically involves the basic SMG; another post from Epic on Reddit confirmed, “Tactical SMG and the Suppressed SMG will still drop.” Unfortunately there’s no indication provided of just how long a stay in the Vault may last, be it days, weeks, or months.

Fortnite’s new update just added a weapon type in the Crossbow, which is silent and features unlimited ammo. New weapons and consumables are also in the works, Epic confirmed in its development update, though it also teased, “Additionally, we’re looking to add different types of items down the road (beyond just weapons and consumables) that will allow for exciting new ways to play.”

Beyond that, Epic also has plans for many new Limited-Time Modes. Among those on the way in the near future are a modified version of 50v50, Blitz (where matches are shorter), and one where there is less time between circles. The studio is also listening to feedback regarding proposed changes to Fortnite’s matchmaking.

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Power Rangers Will Air on Nickelodeon for Many More Years

Power Rangers will continue to air on Nickelodeon for many more years.

The network announced it has extended its partnership with Saban Brands to keep Nickelodeon as the official U.S. broadcaster for Power Rangers through 2021. This year, the series celebrates 25 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running TV shows ever with nearly 900 episodes aired.

“Saban Brands has been a leader in kids’ entertainment since its inception and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship by bringing fans more Power Rangers on Nickelodeon in the coming years,” Nickelodeon Group chief marketing officer and president of consumer products Pam Kaufman said.

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Miyamoto Talks Working With Minions Studio on Mario Movie

Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed why Nintendo decided to develop a Mario movie with Minions studio Illumination Entertainment.

During a recent Q&A, Miyamoto said Nintendo has long been talking about making a Mario movie by itself. However, after realizing making games is completely different from developing films, Miyamoto decided to enlist help from a renowned movie studio. The Mario creator met with several filmmakers, but Miyamoto clicked with Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri the most.

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Nintendo Plans to Extend the Normal Console Lifecycle with the Switch

Nintendo is enjoying a wave of success with the Switch, drowning out the tepid reception of the Wii U, which the Switch has already outsold, just 10 months into its lifecycle. At the company’s investor call, director and creative lead Shigeru Miyamoto outlined plans for the console, which are ambitious to say the least. Miyamoto seems confident that the usual console lifecycle of five to six years is something that Nintendo can prolong for the Switch.

“Nintendo also has a system in place whereby the software developers focus on these hardware features in their development efforts for the continuation of the Nintendo Switch business,” Miyamoto said in a recent investor Q&A.

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