Disney now owns Fox and its properties, including "The Simpsons" cartoon TV series, in addition to Pixar already, in case anyone didn't know. This short, "Playdate with Destiny," accompanying the Pixar feature "Onward" (2020) feels like an advertisement of that fact. The youngest of the Simpsons family, Maggie, the now-thirty-something-years-old baby, takes center stage in this one. Although there's a bit of exploration of potentially more interesting avenues, with dreams and that the short plays out like a modern silent film, it's mostly a parody of a globetrotting romance flick, with the infants imagining themselves doing grown-up mush. The train gag is decent--probably reminiscent of far too many movies. As with the Pixar movie, I'm generally indifferent to it, so at least it makes for appropriate mediocre accompaniment to a mediocre feature.
'Playdate With Destiny (2020)' is the second Maggie-based 'Simpsons' short, which marks the show's 'Fox to Disney' transition with a smile and a wink. It's a decently enjoyable experience. It has a simple story and is stuffed with a fair amount of referential visual humour. It isn't exactly exciting and it's very predictable, but it's engaging enough and never even comes close to overstaying its welcome. Overall, it's enjoyable. 6/10
A legendary game series returns with an all-new adventure and in HD/ Monster Boy is a colorful side-scrolling action adventure created in cooperation with Ryuichi Nishizawa, the creator of the famous Wonder Boy in Monster World series.Monster Boy is being created to bring back the enjoyment of the classic games that shine by simplicity. Exciting gameplay, upbeat music and smooth graphics. You'll need to overcome huge bosses, find hidden passages, discover powerful equipment and use all your wits and skills to remove a powerful curse.Transform into 6 different creatures, each with their own skills and abilities. Take advantage of all the unique powers to open new paths and advance in an epic story.We put all our passion into Monster Boy to create a truly enjoyable love letter to gaming from the 80's and 90's - will you join us and celebrate together with us?Features:* Switch between up to 6 playable characters: Each character feels different and all of them keep the gameplay fresh and exciting.* Unlock new paths and secrets with special equipment: Look for magic weapons and equipment that gradually open up the world.* Over 15 hours of epic adventure: Explore the new 'Monster World' in a huge interconnected environment.* Soundtrack from Japanese superstar composers: Yuzo Koshiro, Motoi Sakuraba, Michiru Yamane, Keiki Kobayashi and Takeshi Yanagawa* Full HD graphics at 60 frames per second: The game supports 1080p/60fps (docked) and 720p/60fps (portable mode)* HD Rumble support: Feel the action with high performance HD Rumble support
Bionic Commando Rearmed sees a return of the intense 2D side-scrolling, shooting, and grappling action from the much-loved 1988 Bionic Commando on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Bionic Commando Rearmed brings the amazing gameplay up to date with new visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score, and the addition of a two-player co-op mode. Local multiplayer mode for up to four players. Total modern visual revamp, including dynamic shadows, particle effects, and environmental damage. Reworking of musical score. Cross-game interoperability - complete specific parts of Bionic Commando Rearmed to unlock new content and hints for the Bionic Commando sequel. In-game art designed by one of Capcom's most talented artists, Toshiaki Mori. [Capcom] 2b1af7f3a8