The Mandalorian Season 2 First Look Images

We loved The Mandalorian on Disney Plus and were eagerly awaiting some news about a second season. So, that day has now finally come! Disney have shared a new trailer and some images from The Mandalorian Season 2, it’s highly anticipated and rightly so! Lucasfilm’s critically acclaimed series “The Mandalorian” got a lot of praise both from fans and from critics!

The Mandalorian and the child continue their journey in The Mandalorian Season 2. Facing enemies and rallying allies as they make their way through a dangerous galaxy. While in the tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire.

The Mandalorian Season 2 stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers and Giancarlo Esposito. Directors for the new season include Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers, Peyton Reed and Robert Rodriguez.

Showrunner Jon Favreau serves as executive producer along with Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist serving as co-executive producer.

The Mandalorian Season 2 premieres Friday, 30th October, streaming only on Disney+.

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Gotham Knights

We all love Batman here at How To Kill An Hour. We know that Batman is a huge fan favorite in the comic book world too. So when we saw the latest Batman game reveal we were so excited. Warner Bros Games and DC have announced a brand-new open-world, third-person action RPG video game from Warner Bros. Games Montreal. It’s called Gotham Knights!

Gotham Knights features the Batman family as playable characters. So you have the ability to step into the roles as Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin. They’re a new guard of trained DC Super Heroes who rise up as protectors of Gotham City after Batman’s death.

Gotham Knights: St0ry

The story of Gotham Knights is an original one and is set in DC’s Batman Universe. It offers a dynamic and interactive Gotham City where an exploding criminal element has swept through Gotham’s street. Belfry is the main base of operations as the new group of heroes will solve mysteries that connect the dots in the darkest chapters of the city’s history. Defeating the most notorious villains along the way.

Players must save Gotham City from descending into chaos and reinvent themselves into their own versions of the Dark Knight.

Gotham Knights is playable either solo or as a two-player, online cooperative experience and will be available in 2021 for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®4 Pro, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox Series X and Xbox One X and PC.

Gotham Knights: Gameplay

Players can explore Gotham City and patrol the dark streets of the five distinct boroughs. While they can do this easily using a variety of traverse abilities, heroic combat moves and vehicles such as the inconic Batcycle.

As Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin progress, their distinctive gameplay skills will also improve. Further more their  arsenal of weapons and gear will also improve. Check out more gameplay walkthrough video below:

What the Dev’s say

“With Gotham Knights, the team at Warner Bros. Games Montréal is bringing the Batman Family of characters to life in a unique way to delight both fans and new players,” 

“As we embark on a new era of interactive storytelling, our development team has been diligently working to create a new, in-depth experience within DC’s Batman Universe.”

“The team is thrilled to announce Gotham Knights and share our work in bringing a different story of the DC Super Heroes to the forefront,” said Patrick Redding, Creative Director, Warner Bros. Games Montréal. “We’re looking forward to fans playing and enjoying a lot of action as this new guard of strong DC Super Heroes in Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood and Robin, while solving an original mystery set against a living, breathing Gotham City.” David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Games.

Playable Characters

The playable characters in Gotham Knights include:

  • Batgirl, also known as Barbara Gordon, is a determined fighter and a skilled hacker. As the daughter of deceased Gotham commissioner, Jim Gordon, she had helped Batman as Oracle in the past. Now, after years of recovery and preparation. She is ready to step into her new role, wielding her melee tonfa, and harnessing her training in kickboxing, capoeira and jiu-jitsu.
  • Nightwing is Dick Grayson, the first Robin, who was Batman’s protégé before becoming a hero in his own right. He’s a natural leader and the eldest and wisest member of the Batman Family. Nightwing’s mastery in acrobatics is complemented by his expertise use of his signature dual Escrima Sticks, making him proficient at taking out enemies.
  • Red Hood, formerly known as Jason Todd, is an intense and volatile anti-hero, which stems from his death and forced resurrection by one of Batman’s most dangerous foes. Red Hood has trouble keeping his temper in check but will not hesitate to step into the line of fire when a friend is threatened. His training has given him peak human strength and proficiency in multiple combat techniques with all manner of weapons – both traditional and high-tech.
  • Robin is Tim Drake, the young prodigy and genius of the team, who is a master of deductive reasoning. As a true believer in Batman’s mission, he is motivated by the conviction that Gotham City needs protecting. Hoping to be the type of hero Batman personified. An expert fighter armed with his collapsible quarterstaff. Skilled in a variety of stealth techniques. Robin also possesses a background in combined psychological warfare and behavioral sciences.

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Going Under

Going Under – The Craziest Internship

Ever had to do an unpaid internship? Ever thought how bad it was or that you thought you weren’t going anywhere? Well this brand new unpaid internship is about to change all that and it’s going to get very exciting indeed! Not only can you earn your stripes. Get valuable experience. Learn incredible skills. But you also get to fight goblins! Eh? Yes Going Under is going to help with all that!

Going Under

Going Under is a brand new game due out in September that will help fight goblins and corporate ghouls, all whilst being an intern!

The striking satirical roguelite set in a series of high-tech conglomerate dungeons heads to consoles and PC on 24th September.

Team17 and Aggro Crab Games have recently announced that the satirical roguelite, Going Under, will launch on 24th September. It’s set in the procedurally generated dystopian dungeons. Located underneath the disruptive drinks brand called Fizzle.

You sill follow the adventure of the corporations newest Gen Z marketing intern Jackie Fiasco. Sent on a dangerous mission to rid Fizzle of the monstrous employees and former CEO’s, from the failed startups that came before.

Jackie Fiasco must use anything to help her. Such as staplers, laptops and plotted plants to help get rid of all the ghoulish enemies!

Key Features:

  • Fight the failures: Battle through the satirical dungeons of procedurally-generated remains of failed and cursed tech start-ups underneath the bowels of Fizzle
  • Everything’s a weapon: Potted plants, giant pencils, laptops, and even body pillows are weapons for Jackie as she faces monsters created from the former employees of the failed start-ups
  • Skill up and synergise: Combine skills bought from the company’s (subsidised) café for a selection of blue-sky thinking, monster-beating synergies!
  • Learn from your mentors: Complete tasks for fellow employees, unlock them as mentors, and gain access to their powerful abilities
  • Break the glass ceiling: Overcome the power-crazed CEOs of dungeons based on dating sites, gig economy recruiters, and cryptocurrency to help boost your employer’s bottom line.

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Virgin Media, Marvel's Avengers

Marvel’s Avengers Exclusive Virgin Media Skins

Are you a Virgin Media customer? Are you a gamer? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then have we got some good news for you! All Virgin Media customers are eligible to get timed exclusive Marvel’s Avengers skins! They’re applicable to all six of the Marvel’s Avengers main characters and are exclusive to Virgin Media in the UK. Better yet, Virgin Media Customers will also be given early beta access to the game this weekend Friday 14th – Sunday 16th August.

The outfits are only available to Virgin Media customers and are inspired by developer Crystal Dynamics’ favourite comic book looks. While the outfits feature the iconic Virgin Media red and can be added to all of the main characters. They’re exclusive to Virgin Media customers and cannot be worn by anyone else at the time of launch.

Marvel’s Avengers allows players to personalise the attire of their favourite Heroes and even customise their abilities and moves to suit how players play the game.

The exclusive outfits (Virgin Media customers will have 90 days to claim the outfits) include:

  • Hulk:  Ascendancy Outfit
  • Black Widow: Lucent Shadow Outfit
  • Captain America: Burning Might Outfit
  • Iron Man: Jet Stream Armor Outfit
  • Ms. Marvel: Event Horizon  Outfit
  • Thor: Light Breaker Outfit

Virgin Media, Marvel's Avengers

Virgin Media customers should also keep a keen eye on social media and streaming platforms! Why? As there are more suprises and exclusive content to come from the partnership between Virgin Media and Marvel’s Avengers!

Virgin Media customers to get early access to Marvel’s Avengers beta

Beta Access is also available to Virgin Media customers. As they have thousands of beta codes to give away to their customers (Xbox or PC) when entering online.

The access is only available to gamers who have pre-ordered the game on Xbox or PC, though with Virgin Media’s offering to it’s customers, it now means that anyone can download and play the beta.

The beta allows players to get hands on with the game before it’s full launch on September 4th. Players will get the chance to experience single player or co-op War Zone missions where players can connect and join forces with friends online. All whilst playing their favourite Avengers character.

Ahead of the beta launching, Virgin Media teamed with with Arekkz Gaming to give Virgin Media customers a run down of what to expect. Check out the video above for more!

“There is no better time to be a gamer, a fan of Marvel’s Avengers and, of course, a Virgin Media customer. Not only are we giving our customers incredibly stylish and exclusive skins, we are also giving them early beta access to assemble with friends online and play as their favourite Super Heroes.” Cilesta Van Doorn, Director of Brand and Marketing at Virgin Media

“We’re so excited to be partnering with Virgin Media across the entire Marvel’s Avengers campaign.  We’re delighted to be able to offer Virgin Media customers the opportunity to jump in and experience what’s it’s like to be an Avenger ahead of the game’s official release on September 4th. As we close in on launch, we’re delighted to be coming together to offer their customers something unique and creative. These skins are all about taking things to another level.” Karl Stewart, Head of Worldwide Strategic Partnerships for Square Enix

Marvel’s Avengers

Marvel’s Avengers is a story-driven, third-person action-adventure game. Players reassemble and rebuild their Avengers roster in an original, cinematic single-player campaign, then battle solo or online alongside friends as part of the Avengers Initiative, with new missions around the globe. In Marvel’s Avengers, gamers can customize Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and then harness their unique powers to defend the world from escalating threats for years to come.

Virgin Media skins

The exclusive suite of Virgin Media skins will be available for 90 days from September 4. More information will be shared soon on how Virgin Media customers can redeem the skins.

Virgin Media beta

To access the beta, those interested will need to redeem the Virgin Media code via the Square Enix website:

  1. Visit virginmedia.com/beta
  2. Fill in customer details on the registration form and click enter
  3. You will receive an automated email with a unique beta code
  4. Visit playavengers.com/redeem
  5. Log in using your Square Enix Members account. If you do not have a Square Enix Members account, you can create one from this page
  6. Enter your pre-order code in the box provided
  7. Select your preferred platform
  8. Click on Submit
  9. You will then be redirected to the confirmation page. If the Beta Code is available, it will be displayed on the page, and you will receive it via email too. If your code is not available yet, you will receive an email containing your code when it is ready, and it will be available on the website

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Train Sim World 2

All you simulator fans out there prepare for the next installment in simulators. The guys over at Dovetail have created a brand new Train simulator game called “Train Sim World 2” due for release on 20th August 2020!

Train Sim World 2 allows users to take control of iconic locomotives on high speed services. Even on long freight hauls or precise commuter traffic, get creative tools too, you are the driver now.

Train Sim World 2 – Authentic Routes & Trains

Take control and feel the thrill of high speed inter city German rail as you drive the famous DB ICE 3M out of Köln. Take control of the CSX AC4400CW and haul long freight across Sand Patch Grade. Furthermore master the complex operations of the famous London Underground on the Bakerloo Line. All licensed and authentically reproduced.

Creative Juices

Personalise your rail journey with an easy to use tool to create your own custom liveries with the Livery Designer. Craft both complex and simple designs, making your journey unique to you. Create your very own scenario with the Scenario Planner. Pick trains and destinations before you jump in.

Realism

The proprietary SimuGraph® vehicle dynamics engine has evolved. Bringing with it adverse weather, master moving heavy freight and control your locomotive power on steep inclines! Dynamic skies and 4K support also bring some visual fidelity and realism to your journey.

Train Sim World 2: Immersion

You will be given clear information on instructions, gradient and speed profiles whilst you drive. Thanks to new HUD displays and clearer display of safety systems, brake controls, power meter and accelerometer. The new controller scheme gives you choice on camera and driving modes. Giving you easier access to the external camera mode and enter another vehicle. While the full physics and simulation is still running!

Preservation

Played Sim World 2020 and it’s add ons? You can now play them in Train Sim World 2.
Your collection comes with you – You can play your Train Sim World 2020 Add-Ons in Train Sim World 2. Train Sim World has always been about your collection, your choice of Add-Ons from your favourite region, time period, diesel, electric, passenger, freight – your way. Your purchased Train Sim World 2020 Add-Ons will be available to play in Train Sim World 2.

(Dovetail)

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Cult

Honey, I Joined A Cult The Game

This game looks mental. Cults are usually a bad thing.  A bit mental. Very crazy and downright explosive. Nothing ever goes right when it comes to a cult. Want to join one?

Honey, I Joined A Cult Plot

In Honey, I Joined a Cult, the newest game from Team17. Players undertake the management of their very own cult. It will be up to you to do everything that a leader does. Such as recruit new followers and acolytes. Furthermore you’ll be responsible for designing the layout of the headquarters and growing their influence. As you want to have a growing influence and make the organisation as successful as possible don’t you?

As you develop your group, you will face challenges both from within and outside the cult. The leaders ego will be growing and the media will start to meddle. It’s up to you to keep it ALL in check for the group to flourish.

FEATURES

  • Take full control of a funky cult
  • Build freaky deaky bases
  • Overcome groovy missions and challenges
  • Stick it to ‘The Man’
  • Get down with deities
  • Super funky soundtrack

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Paper Mario: The Origami King

Paper Mario: The Origami King – 7 Beginner Tips

Mr Midas your RPG specialist has taken Paper Mario: The Origami King for a spin and has compiled a beginners guide with 7 helpful tips!

Paper Mario takes your favorite plumber (who does basically anything) and makes him a piece of paper! The Super versatile Mario brother can do almost anything, we see him, driving karts, playing golf, olympics, doctor, Punching people up in Smash Bros and he can even get his RPG on!

Yes, Paper Mario is the Role Playing Series for our resourceful hero. The Nintendo Switch latest version sees his new adventure with a twist, fold and unfold in the Origami King.

So we thought we’d give you 7 tips, to help you along with your new adventure and get your origami on which you can view above!

Paper Mario: The Origami King Plot

Join Mario and his new companion Olivia on a comedic adventure that will take you to the far corners of a papercraft world in Paper Mario: The Origami King on Nintendo Switch!

Face off against the Origami King and his army of paper invaders, team up with some extraordinary companions and master magical powers on your quest to save the world.

A Whole New Story

King Olly has transformed Princess Peach into origami and uprooted her castle and sealed it shut with magical paper streamers. So it is then up to you and new companion Olivia are here to save the day.

On the journey to save Princess Peach you will be transported to scorching deserts, high seas and it also allows you to recruit an army of wacky travel buddies! You have to be quick enough otherwise you’ll be turned into Folded Soldiers!

Along the way you’ll be visiting a wide variety of distinctive locations, meet various colourful inhabitants and help save the world by repairing the damage which has been done by the Folded Soldiers. Also keep an eye out for rescue Toads trapped all over the world. They’ll go some way to helping you out! (For a price though!)

Olivia is there to help you fold paper and use various techniques to help you along the way such as the far reaching 1,000 fold arms! Keep your witts about you as you’ll need your tactical thinking and puzzle solving skills to help put King Olly’s origami army at bay!

(Nintendo)

Intro written By Mr Midas

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Complaints about Streaming Services Surge!

So, you have been spending lots of time on your favorite streaming services whilst on lockdown. Things have gotten quite tough finding various activities to keep yourself busy. While there is a lot of things to watch online, your favorite services don’t always work the way that you want them to. So we do what we Brits do best and complain.

Due to a surge in screen time, complaints about streaming services has also surged. According to a Media Nations Report, posted recently by Ofcom, a total of 40% of UK Adults are now spending their waking day watching TV and online video services.This is as a result of the lockdown that’s been imposed on many of us lately.

It has not been all plain sailing though.

The Bandwidth Britain Report from Uswitch has found the streaming services which use the most bandwidth are also causing the biggest disruption to our lockdown box set binges.

The research team took the most popular streaming services in the UK and revealed the ones that are the most unreliable. So, how is this done you may wonder? Well it’s calculated by the number of times that we have gone to Google to complain about them:  “Netflix not working”, “Now TV not working”.

Complaints Score

So they ranked the most Complained About Streaming Services in the UK according to a complaints score:

  • Netflix – 8,300
  • Now TV – 5,020
  • BBC iplayer – 2,510
  • Apple TV – 1,570
  • Sky on Demand – 1,030
  • All 4 – 830
  • Amazon Prime Video – 820
  • Hayu – 500
  • Disney+ – 480
  • Britbox – 310

Netflix unsurprisingly topped the list as the UK’s most complained about streaming app during lockdown. As it had a complaint score of 8,300. It’s not surprising because it’s bad. Far from it. We love it! But Netflix is the most popular streaming app, so of course it’s going to have a larger number of people complaining about it. Now TV came in second with a 5,020 complaint score.

While Britbox found itself at the opposite end of the scale with the study revealing it had just 310 on the complaints score.

(USwitch)

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Penis Grown On Arm After Sepsis Infection

We’ve covered a similar article in Episode 33– “Mohammad I’m Bad” which described someone with a bionic penis. However, this is about a man who GREW a penis on his arm. After he lost it to a horrific blood infection.

The father of two, Malcolm MacDonald, was even given an extra 2 inches to his baby maker. Though due to a series of delays he had to live with it, attached to his arm, for 4 years. Oof.

Malcolm is a mechanic and is desperate for the NHS Funded $50K penis to be transferred to where it should be. Malcolm has even nicknamed his baby maker “Jimmy”. Though he can still see the funny side of it. As you have to admit to have a willy dangling from your arm is kinda funny.

He is in awe of the medics who helped him turn his life around after he lost his confidence:

 “Of course it is mad – having a penis on your arm. That they can make me a new penis at all is incredible – but that they can build it on my arm is mind-blowing.

“It looks like something out of a weird sci-fi comic. But it’s my chance at a normal life. It’s been the first step towards being able to go to the toilet and even being intimate with someone.”

Lost Penis

Malcolm was shocked when a long term perineum infection developed into sepsis. Which turned his toes, fingers and penis black. His penis fell off in 2014, while his testicles remained in tact. Which left him devastated, describing the moment he said:

“I knew deep down it was gone and I was going to lose it. Then one day it just dropped off on to the floor. I just picked it up and put it in the bin.

“I went to the hospital and they said the best they could do for me was to roll the remaining stump up like a little sausage roll. It was heartbreaking.”

Some Good Penis News

Father of two Malcolm said that his life fell apart due to a lack of confidence. Until his GP told him about a ‘Penis Master’, Professor David Ralph. Who is an expert in phallus construction at London’s University College Hospital. He was given a referral and recalled: “It gave me a glimmer of hope that I could go back to being a normal bloke.”

Professor Ralph explained the arm graft procedure to him and that it would take up to two years. Malcolm:

“As far as I was concerned, they were miracle workers and I was up for anything that could give me my willy back.

“For me I was never worried about sex, because I already had two children. It was always more about my self-confidence and simple things like using the loo.”

Malcolm had a skin flap taken from his left arm and had it rolled to form a penis, complete with it’s own blood vessels and nerves. While surgeons created a urethra and installed two tubes which can be inflated to form a mechanical erection.

The shaft was detached from his forearm, but the base remained. As you would expect, the penis would dangle on his arm. As it could then form naturally as skin and tissue. Malcolm said that when he saw it on his arm for the first time he was very proud! Even nicknaming it Jimmy!

“I took to it so much I nicknamed it ‘Jimmy’ – that was what me and my mates called each other growing up and this penis was definitely my new mate.”

Penis Delays

Explaining the delay, a UCHL spokeswoman said:

“We understand this is a distressing situation for Mr MacDonald. We will try to rearrange his surgery as soon we are able now that services are gradually returning closer to normal following lockdown.

“Unfortunately, there were delays before lockdown because Mr MacDonald missed or cancelled some appointments. We offered him four dates for surgery, one of which we had to postpone by a week but the other occasions he cancelled or did not attend.

“Mr MacDonald told us he had some issues with patient transport. This transport, however, was not oranised by UCLH. We understand this must have been frustrating for him.”

(LadBible)

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