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GREAT NEWS for anyone who love the McDonalds McMuffin! You’ll get a free one this week! All you got to do is to buy a hot drink from them.

Hot Drinks start at 99p, quite a good deal if you ask me! As the breakfast muffins themselves cost about £2. You can have a pick of sausage and egg, bacon and egg or egg and cheese McMuffin. Whatever takes your fancy! What a way to start the morning with FREE FOOD!

If you want a free McMuffin you got to get it through the app. Head to deals section and find the offer and take full advantage of it.

Hurry though it’s only available until Friday the 13th!

Free app: Apple / Android

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(Gizmodo)

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Bad Boys For Life – They’re back!

Bad Boys are back! Bad Boys 4 is called “Bad Boys For Life” and see’s Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reprise their roles for “One Last Time” – We don’t know about you but we are PUMPED for this one and cannot wait to check out Bad Boys For Life. Let’s just hope it doesn’t disappoint, but from the looks of things, it surely won’t. As the trailer is jam packed with action and comedy, something that Bad Boys is known for and what we all fell in love with.

Furthermore the soundtrack to Bad Boys For Life is something that we are LOVING too. Overall this trailer really encompasses what Bad Boys is all about and not making it “modern” but rather a film we all love with a bit of polish.

Bad Boys For Life: Plot

Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus. (IMDB)

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Monster Hunter: IceBorne

The MASSIVE new Monster Hunter DLC – Monster Hunter: Iceborne is out now and it is amazing! We really got our teeth stuck into this one! If you’re a fan of Monster Hunter series you know exactly what you are getting yourself into and this new DLC is nothing short of fantastic! The Iceborne DLC brings players a whole new world, even more powerful monsters to hunt and challenging master rank quests! A brand new quest rank for seasoned players!

Monster Hunter: Iceborne: Summary

The Monster Hunter:Iceborne DLC is basically a brand new game in the form of a DLC pack, it’s so big!

The game revolves around the Research Commission noticing something unsual about a flock of Legiana fleeing from the Ancient Forest. They board the Third Fleet’s airship and cross the sea in pursuit of them. It is here where they discovered a new land, a new land which is locked beneath snow and ice. The Research Commission then embark out into the ice cold region known as the “Hoarfrost Reach”.  A new region completely unexplored and home to new monsters, and endemic life will be one of the Commission’s most important goals.

New Life

The new land that you have discovered, Hoarfrost Reach is a cold, inhospitable region. It’s covered in tons and tons of snow and ice. From the outside it looks inhospitable. Yet it is teeming with unique and endemic life.

Hoarfrost Reach has a variety of different areas to explore. You’ll uncover more and more parts of the map as you continue investigations. As you do so you’ll soon discover that the Hoarfrost Reach is the largest locale in MonsterHunter: World!

While unearthing different areas of the Hoarfrost Reach you’ll discover things such as Popo’s. Popo’s are herbivores with a thick coat which help fight against the cold. They are generally docile, but will run off in a heard if you attack them. Yet, the adult males of the pack will protect their offspring with their tusks if provoked.

The snow is so thick, it will sometimes reach your waist. Therefore it is up to you to pick hot peppers to craft into hot drinks to keep warm. Not only that a lot of the area is formed of layers of icy walls. Be careful of unsure footing and narrow passes. It may look beautiful but it can also take your damage you if you are not careful.

 

Monster Hunter: Iceborne The Monsters

Velkhana: An elder dragon with the power to freeze all in its path.

According to ancient legend, it can freely control the cold, and unleash an icy blast of breath.

Brachydios

This marine-blue brute wyvern uses its saliva to prime the sticky slime coating its massive arms, rendering it highly explosive.

Barioth

The snow-white flying wyvern with huge tusks found in the frozen tundra. It uses its forelegs and tail to traverse ice with ease.

There are LOADS more Monsters you can see them by visiting Monster Hunter: Iceborne’s official website here!

Evolved Hunting Actions

In Monster Hunter: Iceborne you have got access to a whole new set of Hunting Actions! You have access to brand new moves, slinger combos and much more! For example the clutch claw is an extension of the slinger. The slinger will allow players to grapple on to monsters. Therefore allowing players to control the monsters movement!

Not only that you can grapple on to monsters with the claw. Then use special attacks with your weapons! Better yet you can use a brand new feature called “flinchshot” which will fling monsters forward!

Ever want to use your slinger whilst you have your weapon unsheathed? Now you can! Regardless of what weapon you have! There’s a whole heap of new weapon moves available to you in Iceborne which you can view videos of each one by clicking here! 

Raider Ride!

This new feature is really cool, you can use small monsters tailriders as modes of transport! Whistle to call one and then get ready to ride! Pin your destination on the wildlife map and you get transported immediately! However, if you don’t pin a destination the raider will find tracks so you can track a target whilst prepping for a hunt!

While you cannot control the monster directly whilst doing this, you are able to use your slinger, open your map, amongst other actions!

Seliana

Seliana is a brand new base which has been built as the headquarters for investigations in the Hoarfrost Reach.

Seliana comes complete with a variety of facilities and features to rival Astera. Seliana is powered by the land’s plentiful geothermalenergy and features all of the same facilities that you are used to. Such as Ecological Research Center, the Smithy and the Resource Center. The layout is designed to ensure even easier accessibility to each of the different facilities.

There’s so much more to check out about your new headquarters, get an in-depth look at Monster Hunter’s Iceborne official site here!

(Capcom)

You can purchase Monster Hunter: Iceborne here (This includes the original Monster Hunter World game, if you already own Monster Hunter World, you can purchase the add on through your prospective shop on your console PS Store / Xbox Store)

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Jim Carey – Jim and Andy

During our recent show with Julia Hardy we discussed what it’s like for actors to embody their characters. We discussed about the usual suspects. The Di Caprio’s, the Christian Bale’s, Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson. We then discussed how “insane” the Jim Carey went when he took on the role of Andy Kaufman in Jim And Andy.

Jim and Andy is a behind the scene’s look at how Jim Carey took on the persona of Andy Kaufman. Embodying him in his every day life and not leaving the character after a days shooting. It showed the real impact of what it’s like for method actors. How serious they take their craft. Furthermore it showed the lengths that actors will go to, to create real genuine pieces of art.

Plot

Director Chris Smith’s fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey’s time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon documenting Carrey’s transformation into Kaufman for four months. Jim Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda. In Jim & Andy, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and Andy came up in oddly parallel universes, his experience channelling Andy and Tony and more broadly the spiritual journey of his career. (Rotten Tomatoes)

 

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Video Game Game Show Show

Julia Hardy stopped by recently and spoke about a whole heap of things. We spoke a lot about video games but we also spoke about an event that she went to with Marcus. It’s called the Video Game Game Show Show.

The Video Game Game Show Show is basically a comedy show where players get to take their phones to an event and play a bunch of retro video games and answer questions.

You can check out an example of the type of the show above, by viewing a previous live YouTube event above!

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Nintendo Direct September

Last night’s Nintendo Direct September announcements came thick and fast and there was a lot to get through! However, us at How To Kill An Hour has got you covered! Below is the highlights of what was announced:

– Overwatch is confirmed for release on October 15
– Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is gaining a number of fighters
– More details on Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Pokémon Sword & Shield released
– Nintendo Switch Online is gaining 20 Super Nintendo games
– N64 classic Doom 64 will be released in November
– A new Star Wars: Jedi Knight game is coming

Overwatch

Firstly Overwatch, everyone’s favourite 6 vs team based first person shooter is heading to Nintendo switch on the 15th October!

Super Smash Bros

 

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Team Battle is gaining loads of new fighters one HUGE name that’s got a lot of buzz on the internet, is Banjo Kazooie! Also, they announced that beyond the fighters (5 additional) that will be available in the fighter pass, they are working on more fighters! Furthermore SNK Legend, Terry Bogart is coming to the popular fighting game!

Luigi’s Mansion 3

There was more information gathered about Luigi’s Mansion 3 during Nintendo Direct. Every floor will have a theme. The Tomb Suites will house a pyramid inside of the hotel! Also inside the Mansion is a disco floor and a pirate themed restaurant! Furthermore a new ScreamPark mode was announced! ScreamPark is a mode where Team Luigi and Teem Gooigi will battle one on one, to defeat the most ghosts and collect the most coins by “piloting floaties with the Poltergust G-00”, and break the most targets. Don’t know about you but that sounds like A LOT OF FUN!

Pokemon Shield and Sword

Pokemon fans rejoice! A brand new set of Pokemon games were announced and revealed Sword and Shield.

Doom 64 for Nintendo Switch

Also, a version of Doom 64, the original Doom for Nintendo 64 was announced and boy does it bring back some glorious memories!

NEW GAMES for Nintendo Online announced at Nintendo Direct September

https://twitter.com/tictoc/status/1169376196557250560

Nintendo Announced a total of 20 Super Nintendo Games for Nintendo Switch Online. So, not only that you’ll get to enjoy them while using a Super Nintendo style wireless controller! Available to purchase as a special offer which is exclusively for paid Nintendo Switch Online members!

A new Star Wars game

A brand new Star Wars game was announced for the Switch too! You play as a former student of Luke Skywalker. They have betrayed the Jedi Academy and it’s up to New Republic’s Kyle Katarn to restore order. Play Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast strikes back on 24th September!

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Nintendo Switch Lite

So, Nintendo are re-releasing the Nintendo Switch. However, this time, it’s smaller, lighter and more of a handheld than ever before. It’s called Nintendo Switch Lite.

How? Well, the Switch Lite is designed for handheld play, making it easier to play games when you are out and about.

The difference between the Lite and the bigger Switch is that the controllers are built into the controller. While this may be a disappointment to some, for others it makes it a lot easier to play. Not only because it has a control pad on the left hand side instead of buttons.

HD Rumble has been removed, as has the IR sensor and the screen has been reduced from 6.2 inches to 5.5inches.

Games such as 1,2 Switch and Mario party won’t work with the Nintendo Switch Lite because of the non detachable joy-cons. Plus games that are work in handheld mode are the only games that work.

Much like the larger Switch you can play up to 8 Nintendo Switch and Lite systems together to play multiplayer games and you can also play online using the Lite with a Nintendo Online membership.

(Nintendo)

The Lite comes in Grey, Turquoise and yellow and you can pre-order a Switch Lite here!

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Joker – 8 min Standing Ovation and Warnings

 

Joker Praise and Criticism

So, Joker has been getting some rave reviews from critics at the Venice film festival. With reports stating that the Joker has received an EIGHT MINUTE standing ovation.

“This is Phoenix’s film,” declared The Hollywood Reporter, “and he inhabits it with an insanity by turns pitiful and fearsome in an out-there performance that’s no laughing matter.”

Furthermore, the The LA Times gave Joaquin Phoenix high praise for his performance stating he “delivers the kind of meticulously detailed psychotic breakdown that he does better than just about any American actor now working.”

(Pedestrian)

Joker Criticism

While others are criticising the film for glorifying violence and the film should come with warnings for those who watch it.

The Independent are worried that toxic men will see the film and think: “There’s nothing wrong with me. There is beauty in my chaos. I am the chaos. I am the beauty. The ends justify the means.”

Furthermore, others see the film as mirroring real life mass murderers.  The Telegraph: “a movie about a mentally ill loner who triggers mass violence is likely to draw parallels with the recent shootings in America”.

As, The Playlist echos many feelings that the film bolsters the angry white man ethos: “You see clearly how easily it could be (mis)interpreted and co-opted by the very 4Chan/Incel/’mentally ill loner’ element it purports to darkly satirise.”

(Radio Times)

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There’s a FINAL trailer for the Joker movie has recently been released and it cements what we all believed before hand. It’s INCREDIBLE! This movie will definitely win some awards at the end of the year. It will become a one of the best DC movies to date. It’s Dark. Gritty. Gruesome and fantastic!

Joaquin Phoenix looks like he is going to be a stellar Joker. He has absolutely NAILED it. Cementing himself right up there with Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson. His interpretation of the Joker feels and looks frightening, exciting and absolutely insane. Bat Sh*t Crazy if you must. The stuff of nightmares. We’re all in!

Plot

We’re really keen to see the origin Joker story we cannot wait for the full movie!

Director Todd Phillips’ “Joker” centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone fictional story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society. A clown-for-hire by day, he aspires to be a stand-up comic at night…but finds the joke always seems to be on him. Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty, Arthur makes one bad decision that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty character study. (Warner Bros)

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JoJo Rabbit

This movie looks hilarious! It’s called Jojo Rabbit and is all about a German Boy has an idiotic friend. That friend turns out to be Adolf Hitler. Jojo Rabbit is described as an American black comedy drama film. Judging from the trailer, it certainly is dark! On the wider sense of things, dark comedies usually tend to make fun of something that is taboo and difficult discuss. But as a result making it easier to discuss. While we’ve only seen a trailer to Jojo Rabbit. It certainly seems like it’s going down that route!

Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi). Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. (FOX Searchlight)

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Nintendo UK alongside the government-funded Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) programme are holding a Super Smash Bros tournament. Yes you read that right, a Super Smash Bros School Tournament.

Super Smash Bros SCHOOL TOURNAMENT?

Nintendo UK alongside the government-funded Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) programme are holding a Super Smash Bros tournament. Yes you read that right, a Super Smash Bros School Tournament.

The idea behind this initiative is to give school children a taste of the wider industry. Which includes the various roles from within the gaming industry. The DSH programme works with a total of 55 schools nationwide. Nintendo will help them run a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team Battle. The schools themselves will initially run an in-house tournament to find their best players. Then the top teams from each school will go on to face each other in a grand final. Sounds pretty cool right! Where was this when I was a kid?!

This isn’t just some small time tournament either. It will be run in the form of a proper eSports show. Therefore important roles such as team management, production and commentators will be there. Nintendo will be providing all of the equipment and materials required too. The hope with this is that it will reach at least 60 schools and 6,000 pupils.

“uniquely combines computing, fun, creativity and innovation, all of which are synonymous and at the heart of Nintendo’s values […] we want to be able to provide young adults with fun and unique experiences that will form positive lasting memories as well as foster the development of skillsets within students which they can take with them into their future.” Kalpesh Tailor, Nintendo UK’s head of communications

Schools can sign up to the Super Smash Bros School Tournament via the DSH website, so ask your teachers nicely! Then if selected schools have from September 2019 until February 2020 to run their in-house tournaments to determine their best team.

After the ‘heats’, from February/March 2020 each of the winning teams from each of the schools will compete in regional qualifiers. Then there’s a North vs South Semi Final. The North/South qualifier will see the teams face-to-face at a single venue. So at this point it gets pretty serious. The event is run by presenters, casters, and various other eSports / production roles for students.

Until it comes to the final. In April 2020, it will be held at the London Games Festival.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Team Battle isn’t the only game getting DSH love. Nintendo UK are working with them to create 2 further workshops using the Switch. The games are Super Mario Maker 2 and Labo. These games will teach parts of the curriculum. Though there isn’t much details on what yet.

(Kotaku)

Wish I had a Super Smash Bros School Tournament when I went to school! How cool would that have been?

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