Warner Bros. Blast Jun 24, 2021

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Having a group of gaming friends is irreplaceable. Especially when you all like the same movies too. Warner Bros. has made some big strides this week, so stay tuned for news on them. While you're at it, why not plan a movie night with your buddies (and maybe throw in some gaming too!)

Today's Drop is a ~5 min read!


DROPPIN DEAL$

Quick Drop's Top 5

Source: digitaltrends.com
  1. Mario Odyssey - $39.99 (Originally $49.99)
  2. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - $39.99 (Originally $59.99)
  3. Assassin's Creed: Origins - $12.00 (Originally $59.99)
  4. G305 Lightspeed Black Wireless Gaming Mouse - $39.99 (Originally $49.99)
  5. HyperX Backlit Gaming Keyboard - $69.99 (Originally $109.99)

For all of you Assassin's Creed fans out there, Origins isn't the only game with a major sale. Check out the Ubisoft Store for major deals on almost every game in the Assassin's Creed series.


INDUSTRY NEWS

EA Buys Playdemic Mobile Games

Source: techstartups.com

If you weren't aware, Warner Bros. had a gaming studio called 'Playdemic'. The studio focused on mobile games, and was mostly popular for their game 'Golf Clash'. The game was produced back in 2010 when mobile games were still getting their start, and was mainly praised for allowing players to play against each other remotely in real time (something that's basically standard practice for most mobile games these days). The game studio was sold to EA for about $1.4 billion. The studio released this statement:

"We have enjoyed working with the talented team at Playdemic as they have grown ‘Golf Clash’ beyond all expectations into a hit mobile game with tremendous longevity...While we have great respect for the Playdemic team, our decision to divest is a part of our overall strategy to build games based on Warner Bros. storied franchises. We founded Playdemic with a focus on creating highly engaging and innovative game experiences… Joining EA, one of the most successful games companies in the world, is an important next step in our journey and we are excited to continue to develop both ‘Golf Clash’ and new titles as part of the EA family."

We're excited to see the synergies this has to offer in the future!


ESPORTS

GarretG's Team To Represent USA in Intel World Open

Source: DreamHack

The Intel World Open is an international event held between national teams ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics, supported by the International Olympic Committee. The event is spread between 2 games, Rocket League and Street Fighter V, with a shared prize pool of $500,000 USD. Intel World Open - Americas Regional Finals will take place from 11th to 14th of July. In the tournament will play teams from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Canada, United States and two teams from South and Central America respectively.

Qualifications in the United States for the Intel World Open - Americas Regional Finals have come to an end. Following this, a new team has been formed, with the name 'murica'. This team is played by GarrettG from The General NRG, Chicago from G2 Esports and Firstkiller from Rogue. Muriсa qualified for the Intel World Open - Americas Regional: United States - Closed Qualifier through the first open qualifier alongside Boulevard. Then BallChasers and Oxygen Esports joined them.

In the first match, murica won against Oxygen Esports, then took a confident victory over Boulevard 3:0. In the grand final, Oxygen Esports managed to win one match, but murica was not going to miss a slot in the tournament, again beating the opponent in the final match.

Intel World Open - Americas Regional: United States - Closed Qualifier Bracket

Source: Liquipedia

GAMES AND MOVIES

Mortal Kombat Legends Release Date and Box Art Revealed!

Source: Warner Bros.

The long awaited sequel to Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge has finally revealed its release date. The movie is set for release on August 31st of this year, and has some awesome new box art (shown above) as well. Joel McHale will be coming back to voice Johnny Cage, with Jennifer Carpenter as Sonya Blade, Artt Butler as Shang Tsung, Jordan Rodrigues as Liu Kang, Patrick Seitz as Scorpion, Robin Atkin Downes as Shinnok, Ike Amadi as Jax, Grey Griffin as Kitana and Mileena, Fred Tatasciore as Shao Kahn, and Dave B. Mitchell as Raiden. There will also be a few new appearances, with Debra Wilson as D'Vorah, Emily O'Brien as Jade, Paul Nakauchi as Lin Kuei Grandmaster, Matt Yang King as Kung Lao, Matthew Mercer as both Smoke and Stryker, and Bayardo De Murguia as Sub-Zero.

While not much is currently known about the plot, the movie is set to occur directly after the events in its prequel, and will of course have many recurring characters. Warner Bros. will be releasing more information on the movie as summer continues to progress, so be sure to stay on the lookout for that in the media.

New Space Jam Movie Has Tie-in Video Game

Source: Xbox

A while back, Xbox asked fans to submit art and ideas to what a Space Jam arcade would look like. They would then choose a winner and create a game, and the winners will receive a private screening, signed memorabilia, and their names in the game’s credit. Xbox along with Digital Eclipse created a 90’s era beat-em up inspired by games such as The Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You can play as LeBron James, Bugs Bunny, or Lola Bunny while fighting different goons and robots while using a wide variety of power-ups.

Warner Bros. and Xbox also revealed three new Xbox controllers – all Space Jam themed. They have one for the Tune Squad, Goon Squad, and the fictional Space Jam world. These are available on July 8th for a limited time. If you have an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription you can access play Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game very soon on July 1. The game becomes free to play on July 15th on the Microsoft Store just shy of the movie release on HBO Max on July 16th.

Thanks for reading . Let's celebrate, it's Friday eve!

Daily Drop Credit: Anam, Carmine, Mark, and the Founders.

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