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Bad news, everyone: Driveclub is joining Watch Dog's delayed club. In a statement, president Shuhei Yoshida said:

DRIVECLUB will be a truly innovative, socially connected racing game, but the team requires more time in order to deliver on their vision — and I'm fully confident the game will surpass your expectations.

This decision also affects PlayStation Plus members' Instant Game Collection for launch. To be clear, DRIVECLUB PlayStation Plus Edition will still be part of the Instant Game Collection when it is released.

The exact new launch date is unknown, but it will be some time in early 2014. Now what will we play at launch?

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The last couple weeks we've been following the developments surrounding Star Trek Beyond's announcement that they'll be revealing the character Sulu as gay in the upcoming film --- a decision largely made to serve as a nod to George Takei (who played Mr. Sulu for many years in movies and television) who came out as gay in 2005 after many years of keeping his sexual orientation to himself.



Long story short, George Takei told the press that he didn't think the show's creator Gene Roydenberry would approve of the decision, though he did say that he appreciates it --

"I wish John Cho well in the role I once played, and congratulate Simon Pegg on his daring and groundbreaking storytelling," Takei wrote. "While I would have gone with the development of a new character in this instance, I do fully understand and appreciate what they are doing — as ever, boldly going where no one has gone before."
J.J. Abrams offered his thoughts on well, George Takei's thoughts regarding the matter:

"I feel that George Takei’s reaction ― I’m sure has more to do with George Takei, and the baggage he brings to the proceedings. I think it may be his perception of having played a character a certain way. It might mean something personally to him. I have nothing but respect for the man, but I think it’s a preposterous thing for, of all people, a ‘Star Trek’ actor — who’s come out himself — to say that Gene Roddenberry wouldn’t have wanted this.” 

"It’s about time that there’s a gay character in this universe," Abrams said. 

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You may have heard rumors of a live-action Beauty and the Beast in the past, but this time it's official, and Emma Watson is our Beauty!  Emma shared on Facebook:

I'm finally able to tell you... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'. My six year old self is on the ceiling - heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can't wait for you to see it. Emma xx

What do you think of this news?  Hopefully the notable feminist can pull off something better than what's happened with Cinderella.

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“I just heard about that,” Evans said to the Wizard World Philadelphia crowd. “I really hope that happens! I love Brie Larson. We did a movie together back in ’09, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I cannot say enough about Brie Larson. I think she is phenomenal, and I really hope that happens.”

And there ya have it. Cap'n is completely on board with the Brie Larson Captain Marvel development.

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After eighteen long years, the Dragon Ball franchise is returning to television with an all new series called Dragon Ball Super.  

The show will follow the events of the film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’  in "the aftermath of Goku’s fierce battle with Majin Buu, as he attempts to maintain earth’s fragile peace."  It will be overseen by the franchise's original creator, Akira Toriyama, who, according to the show's producer, has "developed a plot that’s not only a dream come true for Dragon Ball’s millions of fans, but one that will foster in a new generation of viewers."  Dragon Ball Super premeires this July in Japan, though there's no word yet on when the show will come to the rest of the world.

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Sometimes we lose ourselves amidst the pursuit to catch 'em all...Let's just hope that this fool over in Milford, Michigan wasn't actually trying to catch a Parasect before he was apprehended by police authorities. 

Chief Thomas Lindberg said the man (William Wilcox) just made it easy, by showing up. Wilcox, a repeat offender with a warrant out for his arrest, ended up right in front of the men that'd go on to take him into custody.

"It was a misdemeanor warrant for a failure to appear on a breaking and entering charge," Lindberg said. "They approached him. Took him in custody without incident and he admitted he was trying to catch the character at the flagpole."

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People in Turkey are really worried that “Minecraft” is going to turn their kids into hardened criminals.

The country’s Family and Social Policies Ministry has launched an investigation into the game after receiving numerous complaints from parents that the game encourages violence (particularly towards women), according to Hurriyet Daily News.

Apparently Turkey hasn’t heard of GTA V.

“In the higher levels of the game the player may need to kill women, allies and even friends for survival reasons,” the article says.

Minecraft is probably one of the least violent games in existence right now, with a majority of the game devoted to hours of mining, farming and building a life in a blocky, pixelated sandbox where anything is possible.

According to the report:

If the ministry’s investigation decides that the game encourages violence, the ministry will proceed by opening a law suit against the game for a country-wide ban.



This isn’t the first time “Minecraft” has been accused of promoting violence.

Last year PETA launched a HQ in “Minecraft” as a sort of animal sanctuary where no one was allowed to harm the digital creatures.

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Go update your 3DS', friends! The Miiverse is now on 3DS.

Now available for Nintendo 3DS, Miiverse is an online social hub that lets users connect with other players around the world via their Mii characters. Users can view posts from their Nintendo 3DS, Wii U system, or online via computer or mobile device. Nintendo 3DS users can post illustrations or comments by signing in to Miiverse with their Network ID.

See more Miiverse features here.

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In other news, Orange Juice is in fact made from oranges! More news at 11.

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The middle starter evolutions have been revealed:

First is Hariboogu, Chespin's evolution. It is a pure Grass type and knows the move Mud Shot. Next is Fennekin's evolution, Teerunaa, which is a pure Fire type Pokémon. It knows the move Psycho Cut. Finally, Froakie's evolution, Gekogashira is a pure Water-type and knows Bounce.

CoroCoro lists two fossil Pokémon. First is Chigorasu, which is a Rock/Dragon type T-Rex that knows Crunch and has a new ability "Hard Jaw" that increases attack power of biting moves. The second fossil Pokémon is Amarusu which is a Rock/Ice type Diplodocus that has a new ability called Freeze Skin which turns Normal type moves into Ice type moves and raises their power. It knows Aurora Beam.

There is a white dog called Torimian which is the Pokémon from the Pokémon Direct and is a Normal type. It has a new ability called Fur Coat which reduces Physical Damage. You can also customize its appearance.

Finally, the Psychic type cat called Nyaonikusu has a male and female appearance. Its movepool varies by gender. The male is more of a supporter while the female is more of an attacker with female Nyaonikusu knowing Extrasensory and male Nyaonikusu knowing Miracle Eye. It has either Keen Eye or Infiltrator.

It also lists the Fairy type chart. According to this, Fairy is Super Effective against Fighting, Dark and Dragon and not effective against Fire, Poison or Steel. It also states that it is weak to Poison and Steel while resisting Fighting, Dark and Bug. It is immune to Dragon.

The new Mega Evolution of Mewtwo is exclusive to X and is called Mega Mewtwo X. It is a Psychic/Fighting type and has the ability Steadfast. The previous Mega Mewtwo is Mega Mewtwo Y and is exclusive to Pokémon Y. They use the items Mewtwonite X & Mewtwonite Y to Mega Evolve.

Mega Garchomp is shown and has the ability Sandforce.

You can change your hair and clothes at a Boutique and Salon, reflected in the graphics, with a famous actress called Karune. Team Flare has five scientists, Kuseroshiki, Momiji, Bara, Akebi, Corea. The actress Karena is a trainer you will also have the ability of battling. Team Flare are looking to create a beautiful world.

In addition to this, some anime details were shown. Mega Blaziken was shown on the new anime poster, alongside Clemont and a new female.

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Question is, how will this madman go about approaching this role with his outlandish method acting ways? Writer-Director Josh Boone took to Twitter to get fans of the original film fired up with the following pic portraying Leto's possible involvement.