How Blizzard distilled Overwatch’s hope from Project Titan’s failure

Enlarge / Blizzards Jeff Kaplan says he thinks they did a good job capturing the feel of this very early concept art for Overwatch in the final product. We have to agree. (credit: Kyle Orland) LAS VEGAS—May of 2013 was not a very fun time to be at Blizzard if you hear Game Director and Vice President Jeff Kaplan tell it.

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A Castlevania show is coming to Netflix this year

Netflix is adding a show based on the Castlevania series to its lineup this year. The news, reported by io9 , amounts to a single line of confirmation in a Netflix press release: “ Castlevania Season 1, Part 1 Coming to Netflix in 2017.” There’s no word on whether that means a live-action adaption or an anime, though the guy behind the gritty Power Rangers reboot , Adi Shankar, has talked on Facebook and with Collider about working on a “super-violent Castlevania mini-series.” Shankar previously said the story would be based on Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse .

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I loved Castlevania on the NES growing up.

Tekken 7 hits the Xbox One on June 2nd, pre-order bonuses detailed

Tekken 7 is the latest entry in Bandai Namco’s long-running 3D fighting game franchise, which last graced the Xbox with 2012’s Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Tekken 7’s Xbox One version got announced all the way back at Microsoft’s conference at E3 2016 , and the team at Bandai Namco’s released a ton of new information about the game.

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I spent a lot of my uni days at the local arcade playing Tekken Tag Tournament. It didn’t help that the arcade was on the way to uni.

Bowser was named after this spicy Korean rice and soup dish

A few things come to mind when I think of iconic Super Mario villain Bowser: Mr. steal-your-girl; a roided-up turtle that just discovered Hot Topic; Great dad . Now I can add Korean rice and soup delicacy gukbap to that list. According to this 2000 Famitsu interview with Shigeru Miyamoto, Bowser was given the Japanese name Daimaō Kuppa — Kuppa being the Japanese name for gukbap , a Korean dish.

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