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No More Heroes 1 & 2 Review

You’re all alone in the bedroom – put down that laptop down and pick your Nintendo Switch and give your attention to No More Heroes, 1 & or 2.

Yes – The Hack and Slash adventure that was Nintendo Wii more adult esq adventure. Which had you waving your wii stick and follows the journey of Travis Touchdown, and is a must for your Christmas stocking.

No More Heroes. Not for Kids.

Now NMH is not a game for Kids, don’t let the cell shaded animation fool you.

We talking Toilet Humour, Stylist art style!! Dope dope music and OVER THE TOP action.

The game follows Travis Journey to become the number one assassin by killing off the others in a very battle royal movie still. Like this game could be straight out a Tarantino movie, with lightsabers! YES Travis has a Katana which is basically a lightsaber and his personality has a touch of Jonny bravo. Yes he loves the ladies and it’s a bit of that one the top tongue in cheek and sexual references.

No More Heroes 2

No More Heroes 2 is more of a revenge tell and it’s your job Is to go and kill the top fighters. It plays really well on the Switch because as cool as it was waving around the wii remote. That type of gameplay has become a little played out. Game runs really well on Handheld mode.

No More Heroes

No More Heroes isn’t an open world game, the game has a map with lots of cool little hubs you can jump on your bike and ride to. From the most random side missions, which are basically 8bit mini games, that have you do anything from catching mice and rodents, to moving pipes. The best training mode, with the best chest hair wrestling looking,

No More Heroes feels like a OTT Japanese version of an American action. With some real stylist look that could’ve been taken from a persona game.

So yes like me if you think Die hard best Christmas movie, then No More Heroes 1&2 port are for you.

Written by Mr Midas

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Honda E

We’ve recently had the pleasure of testing out the small city car the Honda E. It’s brand new and it’s a right little city slicker! It’s perfect for whizzing around the city or cruising in the countryside. Furthermore it’s Electric! So, it’s amazing to the environment and even better on your wallet!

It’s a nippy little car too, hitting 0-60 in 8.3 seconds! While it can go up to 137miles without needing a charge and if you are using a superfast 50kw charger it can get from 0-80% battery in just 31mins!

The Honda describes the Honda E as:

The new Honda e is a car designed and shaped by the city and how we live our lives today. A car that seamlessly links all the different aspects of your life with intelligent connectivity. A car created with a sporty character, yet capable of offering remarkable levels of comfort. And of course, a car that produces zero emissions.

We have to say that the design of the Honda E is something to behold, it’s a friendly little car and isn’t mean or bulky looking it’s in fact rather cute! It not only looks good but the design helps to reduce drag! Which in turn will improve efficiency!

Design

The Honda E is designed in a rather genius way as there’s A LOT of tech in one single panel. The front headlights, radar sensor and front facing camera are all located in one panel! How cool is that! What’s even cooler is that two compact high definition cameras replace conventional mirrors! We’re also very impressed by a dramatic black tinted glass roof!

Advanced tech is not limited to the inside either, the front door handles fit flush to the body work. They only extend outwards and illuminate once you approach the car. While on the rear they’re hidden within the window areas. The front/rear headlights also incorporate the indicators and the headlights even welcome you with a cool animation when you unlock the car! The charging point is centrally on the bonet. Therefore allowing you to access it from either side of the vehicle!

Smart Design

There is some smart design features that Honda have added which make all the difference. For example where you place your smartphone has been created from fabric to secure and protect it. Also, every passenger has their own USB port so everyone can keep their phones charged and connected!

The rear view mirror is dual function as it can be used in a conventional wide angle mirror mode, or in a camera mode. Which will provide you with a clear digital image, even at night. Whilst it also provides anti-dazzle technology to reduce glare from headlights.

The door mirrors have been replaced by HD cameras, which provide clear iamges on screens from within the cabin. The cameras are smaller than regular mirrors and fit well within the width of the car. Reducing drag, wind noise and drag. But are also great for narrow streets and car parks!

Electricity

As you should know by now electricity is what powers this little beast. Electricity is cheap, efficient and provides zero emissions whilst not letting up on power and performance.

The Honda E has been designed to be electric from the ground up. Power comes from a compact 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery. It drives the rear wheels via an electric powertrain which has been developed for the Honda E. Fully charged it can hit up to 137miles. Perfect for city driving! Whilst performance and range are constantly maximised as there’s a clever system on board which helps keep the E’s battery at their optimum working temperature!

The Honda E has a smooth and instant response to pressing the accelator. It has a power output of 154PS and 315Nm of torque. There is a 50:50 weight distribution on the car and a low center of gravity. Giving it this sporty feel to the drive.

Whilst sport mode will increase the acceleration response even more! Turning on Single Pedal Control will allow you to drive with more ease. As you can accelerate and decelerate by pushig your foot down to go and taking it off to brake! The Honda E has a great turning circle too at only 4.3m you’re incredible manoeuvrable and agile, perfect for city driving! Not only that, furthermore the Honda Parking Pilot assistance will help you get the most out of the city.

Connected

You can connect to your Honda E with the My Honda+ app. It will allow you to schedule charge times, close the car windows and even pre-heat the interior! Use your smartphone as a Digital Key and unlock, lock and start the vehicle. Furthermore the voice activated Honda Personal Assistant can hold a natural conversation with you. AS it will use contextual understanding to learn how to offer you recommendations! Helping you to find nearest charging points, favourite music or restaurants!

The dashboard is incredible as it has five displays to always keep you informed, entertained and connected! Two central 12.3″ touchscreens allow multiple information to be accessed by both the driver and passenger. You can switch screens by simply swiping from one to another. Even personalise them with your favorite pics! Send destinations to the navigation system from your smartphone via the My Honda+ app. Select music and do extra things with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto!

Interior

The interior is spacious and beautifully designed, especially with the premium sound system providing the entertainment!

The seats in both the front and rear of the vehicle provide great legroom and are very very comfortable. The rear seats can also fold down and provide more boot space! LED Spotlights have been positioned overhead providing passengers with additional lighting!

Charging

Charging the Honda E is effortless thanks to the charging point in a very easy to reach part of the car, the center of the bonnet! It also features an integrated LED light which will clearly indicate the status of the charge. There is also a safety lock to ensure the power cable cannot be removed whilst in use.

The cable has been designed to be angled away from the car to protect the paintwork when charging. The charging times will vary depending on the type of charger that you use. But if you use the rapid charger charging to 80% will take 31 mins.

Safety

The Honda E has a lot of safety features to keep you safe whilst driving around. There is an advanced safety system including Honda SENSING. Which are designed to help you when you drive:

Collision Mitigation Brake System: If there is a possibility of a collision, with either a pedestrian or a cyclist. The safety system will alert you whilst simultaneously reducing speed. Helping to minimise the severity of an impact.

Road Departure Mitigation System: A camera will detect road boundaries. Therefore if the car begins to stray the system will provide a lane departure warning. The car will then automatically apply subtle corrections to the streeting to keep it in lane.

Traffic Sign Recognition System: Identifies traffic signs and relays the information to you via a visual display.

Lane Keeping Assist System: Provides a less stressful driving experience especially on motorways, by keeping the car in the middle of the lane. This can be overridden when the indicator is used.

Intelligent Speed Limiter: Automatically controls your vehicle’s speed to a speed pre-set by you or at the speed limit indicated by a traffic sign.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow: This will maintain a safe distance to the vehicle in front. While if a vehicle in an adjacent lane cuts in front of you, the Honda E will predict this and adjust the speed accordingly automatically. While it only will resume to a set speed when the danger has passed. Furthermore the low speed follow tech will detect if the vehicle in front comes to a stop. It will automatically decelerate and stop if the brakes aren’t applied.

Auto High-Beam Headlights: Detects a vehicle in front, including oncoming vehicles and automatically switches between high beam and low beam.

City Features

The Honda E has specific features that help the car adapt to the city too:

Lead Car Departure Notification System: Alerts the driver when the car in front has moved ahead from a standstill and you are still stationary.

Low Speed Braking Control: This system is a combination of the following functions:

Low Speed Brake Function: If you are close to an object that you may not have noticed whilst driving at low speed, the Honda e will decelerate and give an audio and visible warning before applying emergency braking.

Collision Mitigation Throttle System: This system will warn you if you press down on the accelerator pedal while there is an obstacle, such as a wall, in front of you.

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Audi e-Tron

We love our cars here at How To Kill An Hour and cars are getting more and more technological. If not for the tech inside the car, such as sound systems and air con, but the actual car itself. Electric cars are becoming more and more popular and there’s more choice on the market too. So we decided to check out Audi’s first fully electric production vehicle. The Audi e-Tron.

Turning Audi’s well-known e-tron technology into a series. The car has tons of personal space, a fantastic and a powerful driving experience all thrown into an SUV. An all electric SUV at that. This thing is a beast and can handle anything you throw at it, it will handle city driving with ease and will handle countryside driving with a breeze. It’s the ultimate everyday use car.

Power consumption, combined*: 26.4–21.8 kWh/100km (NEDC); 23.6–21.0 kWh/100km (WLTP)CO₂ emissions, combined*: 0 g/km

Audi’s Electric Drive.

The e-tron is powered by two electric motors. Allowing the SUV, bearing in mind this thing is a beast. To go from 0-100km/h stupidly quick. During our tests Marcus estimates it’s around 5-6 seconds. So that’s comparable to a sports car. The Audi e-Tron is also all-wheel drive, allowing you to have optimal traction and handling in any driving condition. So, that’s right, you guessed it. Off roading!

The quattro drive can be switched on when required and the results are that which are specific to the situation that you are in. You’ll get situation specific torque distribution, flexible control of the axle movements!

Charing Solutions

Audi are great as they offer you various different ways to charge at home.

You can either use the standard mobile charging system, which allows you to use a household 23oV household outlet or a 400 volt three phase outlet.

Or you can use an optional “Connect” charging system. This doubles the charging power to as much as 22kW. Combined with a home energy management system this will offer some intelligent functions. As charging when electric is less expensive, or with solar electricity. If you have it of course. This will need a photovaltaic system if you choose this route of charging.

You can control all charging processes as well as pre-heating and pre-cooling via the myAudi app!

If you are just using the car for everyday driving, you won’t need to stop at charging stations. While if you are on a long trip you are able to use fast charging stations, which will use DC (direct current) at up to 150kW. This is a first for series production vehicles. This will allow the Audi e-Tron to get set for the next stretch of a long distance drive, all within half an hour!

It can also be charged using AC (Alternating Current) though this will take longer, recharging at 22kW is also available as an option.

Audi e-Tron design.

The car looks amazing, there;s no doubt about that. Not only does it look great the insides are just as good.

The Audi Virtual cockpit is amazing, it has a sleek display and it stands virtually free in space and can display the optional virtual exterior mirrors. The navigation system will also intelligently give you suggestions based on previous routes!

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XBOX SERIES X

The Xbox Series X is almost upon us and we got the chance to give it an unboxing, firstly we have to say that the console is a thing of beauty! It’s a radical new design and is built to stand up but it can also be laid down flat. Though personally we think it looks best standing up!

There is lots to shout about about the new Xbox, for example, most importantly though, the Xbox Series X is the most powerful Xbox console to date! With 4K true gaming at up to 120 frames per second and 8K HDR (High Dynamic Range) Capabilities.

Optimised for Xbox Series X

Some games will be optimised for Xbox Series X and will come with the “Optimized for Series X” logo on the box.

What the icon means is that the game will include incredible load times and frame rates of up to 120 frames per second, giving players a much steadier framerate. All of these games will have been built natively using special Xbox Series X|S development environment. This also includes games that have been rebuilt specifically for the Xbox Series X|S. It means that the developers have gone that little extra mile to make sure that every aspect of the Xbox Series X|S has been utilised to give you the best experience available to you, no matter what Xbox you play on.

Being optimised also means that the console will be using the custom processor and Variable Rate Shading and hardware-accelerated DirectX Raytracing. Which will give players a more dynamic and realistic environment to play in. It means that you will get true to life lighting in your worlds and accurate reflections on things like walls and water, in real time too!

Load times will also be vastly decreased on optimised games as it will use the SSD and software, to help loading both in and out of games.

For a full list of ‘Optimized for Xbox Series X|S’ titles please click here!

Power

The Xbox Series X truly is POWERFUL. Inside the system is 12 teraflops of processing power, which is housed in the system on a chip (SOC) will work with AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures to create worlds that are truly out of this world and hyper realistic. Therefore helping to create those true to life lighting environments. Helping to recreate shadows, lighting and accurate reflections.

Audio

The audio is just as important as the visuals and Microsoft haven’t forgotten either. The system will have 3D Spatial Audio. 3D Spatial Audio is the next evolution of audio tech and it uses advanced algorithms to create a world within your living room. It will make you feel like you are at the center of your game. Furthermore the console supports a wide range of audio technologies, including, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby True HD with Atmos and up to 7.1 Linear PCM!

Speed

Games on the Xbox Series X load incredibly quick and are VASTLY improved over the previous generation. This is mainly thanks to the Xbox Series X’s usage of SSDs.

Games are also able to be continued where you left off no matter what you are doing, this is very very impressive. As it doesn’t even matter if you load up another game! Microsoft are calling this ‘Quick Resume’ and we cannot wait to give it a go for ourselves soon!

Storage

The console itself comes with 1TB of on board storage. However, we’re sure that many of you will want more storage for more of your games. Well, there is an official expansion card available, which will be sold separately. The 1TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S. It will plug into the rear of the console via a dedicated slot. It will provide the additional storage and will perform at the same rate as if it were an onboard SSD!

Backwards Compatibility

The Xbox Series X is backwards compatible with all four generations of game consoles. Your Xbox One gaming accessories will work as will your backwards compatible games. Services like Xbox Game Pass will also work with the Xbox Series X. Backwards Compatible games will benefit from the increased power of the newer console. As it will be able to run with steadier framerates, faster load times, improved resolution and visuals.

Controller

The controller is very similar to the original controller on the Xbox One, bar a few core changes. It uses USB – C instead of micro USB’s for charging. 

A dedicated share button on the middle of the controller, between the thumb sticks. This will make it much easier to share videos and images. 

A brand new ‘hybrid’ d-pad that is inspired by the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2. Which will make controlling games a lot more precise and easier. It is designed for responsive play as the D-Pad has a dish shape to hold your thumb comfortably. 

The size is slightly changed to accommodate more people, for example there is new textured shoulder triggers, which, much like the original Xbox One are rumble enabled! 

Furthermore on this new controller the Xbox Series X will use Dynamic Latency Input. This reduces the usual 8ms! Perfect for those who like first person shooters!

Xbox Series X Full Stats

  • CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU
  • GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
  • Die Size: 360.45 mm
  • Process: 7nm Enhanced
  • Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus
  • Memory Bandwidth: 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
  • Internal Storage: 1 TB Custom NVME SSD
  • I/O Throughput: 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)
  • Expandable Storage: 1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
  • External Storage: USB 3.2 External HDD Support
  • Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
  • Performance Target: 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS

Final Take…

So there we have it, the lowdown on the Xbox Series X. We’re very impressed and we cannot wait to put it through its paces!

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Goodwood

Goodwood: The electrical cars of Goodwood.

We recently headed over to Goodwood Festival of Speed to check out some amazing vehicle machinery from Ford! They recently demonstrated their latest car prowess to a global virtual audience. Highlighting the potential of their newest production and prototype vehicles. Including debuts for the Mustang Mach-E 1400 and the Ford Puma ST!

“This is a really exciting time for Ford Performance. We are exploring how electrification can bring a whole new level of fun with projects like Mustang Mach-E 1400, and at the same time we are delivering for new customers with Puma ST the accessible, everyday performance that is the core of what we do,” Stefan Muenzinger, Ford Performance manager, Europe. 

Mustang Mach-E 1400

The Mustang Mach – E delivers a targeted peak power of more than 1,400 PS! Therefore embodying the extremes of an all electric performance vehicle. It was recently shown off for the first time at the Goodwood Circuit in Chichester, UK. Demonstrated perfectly by Vaughn Gittin JR. The RTR Vehicles founder, motorsports champion and all round professional fun-haver!

The Mustang Mach-E 1400 is the ultimate example of the type of power that an all electric powertrain vehicle can create. This super powerful vehicle is the result of 10,000 hours of collaboration by both the Ford Performance team and the RTR Vehicles team. While the Mustang Mach-E 1400 is aimed at bridging the gap between what an electric vehicle can do and what customers tend to believe it can do. Especially after seeing the drifting capabilities of the prototype model that was driven by Vaughn Gittin Jr!

Mustang Mach-E 1400 uses 7 motors to deliver 1,419 PS, with a single driveshaft connecting them to differentials that have a huge range of adjustability to set the car up for everything from drifting to high-speed track racing.

Rear-Wheel drive, all wheel drive and even front wheel drive configurations are all possible on this vehicle. While the power delivery can be split evenly between both the front and rear of the vehicle. Also the power can be completely at one side or the other side of the vehicle! Downforce is targeted at more than 1,000 kg at 257 km/h (160 mph).

“Getting behind the wheel of this car has completely changed my perspective on what power and torque can be,”

This experience is like nothing you’ve ever imagined, except for maybe a magnetic roller coaster.” Vaughn Gittin Jr

Ford Puma ST

The amazing Ford Puma ST is the first Ford Performance SUV in Europe. It is enhanced with sophisiticated Sports Technologies too. A unique in segment limited slip differential (LSD) option, a patented force vectoring springs and selectable Drive Modes from Eco to Track.

The Puma ST is as capable on a track as it is on the road and raises the bar for compact SUV driving whilst delivering the best in class uncompromised load space.

The engine is 200 PS 1.5L EcoBoost Engine and delivers 0-62mph in a ridiculous 6.7 seconds. Whilst it also comes with a performance-optimised chassis which features a rear twistbeam with 50 per cent more torsional stiffness than the standard Puma, 25 per cent faster steering and brake diameters increased by up to 17 per cent. Specially-developed Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres also help deliver an agile driving experience.

The Puma ST comes in Mean Green and also comes with performance body styling and optimised aerodynamics including a Ford Performance embossed splitter to increase front end downforce by 80%, which leads to greater stability and traction.

Whilst the Ford Puma ST has incredible performance credentials! The ST Variant continues to deliver practicality, such as the Ford MegaBox storage solution beneath the boot floor.

“Our number one priority was that the Puma ST had to be as exhilarating and capable as every ST model, without sacrificing any of Puma’s practicality,” Muenzinger

Fiesta ERX

There was more than just 1 electric car shown off at Goodwood. The STARD Ford Fiesta ERX was also on show. Helping to demonstrate the potential of an all electric propulsion vehicle across a range of motorsport disciplines.

The Fiesta ERX is a fully electric rally car! It’s based on the Fiesta ST and was developed my rally and racing specialists STARD, to meet FIA World Rallycross Championship’s Projekt ERX regulations.

It is a technological beast with 3 electric motors prododucing more than 600 PS and more than 1,000 Nm of torque combined. This is all sent to the wheels via a 4 wheel drive system and 2-speed transmissions at each axle for a 0-62mph acceleration speed of an astonishing 1.8 seconds! Whilst the top speed is 149mph, the vehicle complies with world RX regulations. The Fiesta ERX is available to buy in race-ready form.

Three electric motors produce more than 600 PS and more than 1,000 Nm of torque combined. Sent to the wheels via a four-wheel drive system and two-speed transmissions at each axle for 0‑100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration in an astonishing 1.8 seconds, and a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph). Complying with World RX regulations, the Fiesta ERX is available to buy in race-ready form.

Ford GT

Finally, the legendary Ford GT supercar returns to Goodwood. Helping to deliver high speeed excitement in the Michelin Supercar run. It was driven by former Ford GR Le Mans 24 Hours Racer Richard Westbrook. (That’s Marcus as in the picture!)

The road-going Ford GT features a lightweight carbon fibre and aluminium chassis, carbon fibre body panels. With active aerodynamics and a twin-turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine! Which delivers 655 PS and 750 Nm of torque for a top speed of 347 km/h (216 mph).

 

 

 

 

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New on Disney Plus November 2020!

Disney Plus has lots of strong content already on the platform and there is LOTS more to come from the streaming and motion picture giant, check out our rundown of what’s coming to the platform in November!

The Simpsons Season 31

The longest running scripted primetime show in television histroy, The Simpsons, is heading into it’s 31st season and it’s going to be on Disney Plus!

Tune in for an all-star lineup of guests including Billy Porter, Jane Goodall, Jason Momoa, Cate Blanchett, and Kevin Feige, special musical performances from the likes of Weezer and John Legend, and fan-favourite episodes “Thanksgiving of Horror” and “Treehouse of Horror XXX”

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse

Mickey and the gang, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto are embarking on their greatest adventure yet. Navigating the curve balls of a wild world where the magic of Disney makes the impossible possible.

The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse is an upcoming series of animated shorts, with the first episode premiering on 18 November – Mickey’s birthday!

Noelle

Christmas is right around the corner and in this Disney Plus comedy, Kris Kringle’s daughter is full of Christmas spirit and fun! However, she wishes she could do something “important” like her brother Nick. Who will take over from his father this Christmas. Though when Nick is about to crumble like a gingerbread cookie due to all the pressure, Noelle, suggests he takes a break to get away. Though when he doesn’t return, Noelle must find her brother to get him back in time and save Christmas!

The Real Right Stuff Special

Nearly 6 decades after NASA successfully sent it’s first astronaut into space, restoring the world’s faith in the U.S. Space Program, Disney Plus is taking us back the beginning of the space race. As The Real Right Stuff makes it’s way on to Disney Plus this November.

The Real Right Stuff details the true story of the nation’s first astronauts, the original Mercury 7. The documentary will pull from hundreds of hours of archival film and radio broadcasts, interviews, home movies and other never before seen material and footage. Brining viewers right back to the late 1950’s.

The documentary is from National Geographic and will complement the Disney Plus scripted original series “The Right Stuff” which will premiere it’s season final the same day that the documentary drops. (Nov 20th)

Lego Star Wars Holiday Special

LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special reunites all of your favourite characters from the Star Wars Universe in Lego form! Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids embark on a joyous feast on Life Day. A Holiday first introduced in the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special. The new LEGO special will showcase on Disney Plus and continue the legacy between Lucasfilm and LEGO! With playful adventures told in the only way that Lego Star Wars co-branded content can – endearingly!

Marvel 616

Marvel 616 is a brand new documentary that explores the connections between the Marvel Universe and the real world. Watch as the documentary uncovers the intersections of storytelling, pop culture and fandom.  Watch as different filmmakers dive deeper into the context of the Marvel Universe. Collectively, these creatively unique films weave together a tapestry detailing how Marvel has continued to influence our lives.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – Season 7

The final season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is exclusively on Disney Plus and it lands on the 13th November.

Coulson and the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are thrust backward in time and stranded in 1932 New York City. With the all-new Zephyr set to time-jump at any moment, the team must hurry to find out what happened. If they fail, it would mean disaster for the past, present and future of the world.

The Mandalorian – New episodes

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 premieres Friday, 30th October, streaming only on Disney+ and will be available every Friday thereafter.

Also Coming To Disney Plus:

  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – Start streaming 20 November
  • The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Starts streaming 27 November
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol – Available to Stream Now
  • Olaf’s Frozen Adventure – Available to Stream Now

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The Mandalorian Season 2 – Special Look

The Mandalorian Season 2 is nearly upon us and those lucky enough to live in the USA and enjoy NFL got to watch something special this past week. An exciting special look from Season 2 of The Mandalorian debuted on ESPN. As it was shown during half time of Monday Night Football! This was during the National Football League (NFL) game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys.

The brand new season will see the Mandalorian and the Child continuing their journey across the galaxy. Facing various enemies and rallying allies along the way. They travel across the dangerous galaxy in a tumultuous era after the collapse of the Galactic Empire!

The Mandalorian Season 2 stars Pedro Pascal, with guest stars 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 and Carrie Beck serving as co-executive producers. The writers for this season are Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni and Rick Famuyiwa.

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

What do you think of the special look to The Mandalorian Season 2? Do you think it will be as good as the first season? Let us know via our socials – @howtokillanhour!

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Black History Month

Black History Month – 7 Top Black Video Game Characters

Black History Month – Top 7 Black Video Game Characters

 

Hello and welcome back to the channel, October is Black History Month in the UK, and to celebrate we thought we give you a list of our favourite 7     Black video game characters.

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representation is key, and being able to play as a character who looks, sounds like you is a dope feeling so we’ve complied this list but we’re only allowing one character per franchise and the characters must be a video game first, so no 50 cent in bulletproof, sorry Kat.

Number 7 – Black History Month

Jeffrey Cross aka OG Loc Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rapper

GTA is one of the biggest gaming franchises EVER! And has sold over 300 million units, and has featured various black MPCs thought the world. So it was an incredible surprise when Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the PS2. The game featured a lead Black protagonist “CJ” Carl Johnson. San Andreas was heavy influenced by 80s West coast rap groups, such as N.WA and my favourite character in the game was wannabe rapper Jeffrey Cross aka OG Loc baby!

Jeffrey grew up on Grove Street, and therefore became friends Grove Street Families like Big Smoke, Jeffery was never really about that gangster life and even planned on going to college but ended up faking it and pinning the name OG loc, after coming out of prison.

You first encounter him, on a mission where he tells Carl that a viral rapper “stole his rhymes” And after a hype motorbike chase mission you find out later that he was just someone’s prison boyfriend.

OG Loc is hilarious and that character is a joke on the many rappers, who pretend to of lived that “Gangster lifestyle” which is further mocked when he works at Burger Shot as a “hygiene technician” and has CJ doing his dirty work.

And as much as he wants you to, you just never take him too seriously.

Number 6 – Black History Month

Nessa – Pokemon – Pokemon Trainer

Pokemon is arguably one of the largest gaming franchises, the series has sold over 368 million units, over 76 titles and representation never comes to mind when when thinking about the series. Until a Nintendo Direct revealed one of the coolest gym leaders I’ve ever seen for Pokemon Sword and Shield Nessa.

With her tall, slender dark-skin and long blue hair, Nessa is the definition of Swag and has spawned a wave of Black cosplayers having a dope character in the Pokemon series.

The water gym master isn’t a push over either and will give your Pokemon that work with her calm exterior.

Now that list was difficult, not just because there was so many great black characters to choose from the lack thereof. Its great to see more back characters in gaming, but black cutlure goes much further then just our mealin, and please sort out these Jamaican voice actors!

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Number 5 – Black History Month

DeeJay Super Street fighter 2 Kickboxer

I was super excited when Street Fighter my favourite fighting game franchise introduced a Jamaican Kickboxer. Although DeeJay has a very stereotypical look, he had so much more swagger than Mike Tyson clone Balrog. Being not only a world famous recoding artist, the kickboxer who wears his signature, orange tracksuit bottoms and dreads swinging in the air  has an impressive move set and became a popular character within the FGC!

Although Capcom… his accent is trashhhhhhhh!! And needs major work fam.

Jamaican accent! Example. See it’s easy enough, better casting.

But I do love that once DeeJay defeats M.Bison he goes back to Jamaica and gets a record deal.

Mad ting!

Number 4 – Black History Month

Sheva Alomar, Resident Evil 5

West African born, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance – Sheva Alomar, shot onto the scene in 2009 in the super popular Resident Evil 5, as either AI companion to Chris Redfield for single player, or controlled by second player in the game’s co-op mode.

Sheva, grew up in West African region which was associated with guerrilla fighters. When she was 8 her parents died in a mysterious accident at the factory where they worked, which was owned by Umbrella.

Chris and Sheva’s relationship starts out rocky in Resident Evil 5 but as events progress, they begin to trust each other.

Sheva was a hit for fans and media and PlayStation Official magazine even stated she was “probably the highlight” of the game.

Voiced by black voice actress Karen Dyer

With an array or unlock able customer.  Sheva was strong, attractive and continued the great female protagonist in the Capcom series.

Number 3 – Black History Month

Barret Wallace Final Fantasy 7/ Remake 

Barret Wallace leader of anti-Shinra terrorist organisation AVALANCHE is one of the main party members in Square Enix biggest JRPG FF7 and Remake. The hot head, gun arm wielding is a power house on your squad with his Big Shot Limit Break and is Cloud first interaction on the star of the game. Amazing for his long ranged attacks, Barrett is the first Black Character in the Final Fantasy series and although he is characterised as an aggressive, square show hoe loving and affectionate he is especially towards his adopted daughter Marlene and team mate Tifa.

Barret is a must have on my list, as I love that square made him not only a vital part of your team but a major piece of the story of FF7.

Number 2 – Black History Month

LIFELINE – Apex Legends – Legend

Lifeline, the newest character on our Black History Month, 7 Top Black Video Game Characters list is 24 year old, Ajay Che, aka Lifeline. Apex Legends, free to play battle royal Lifeline is support legend, her D.O.C. Heal Drone is amazing at healing or keeping lies alive.

The dope healer has become extremely popular and has given many Black women a strong character who represents them, in todays popular shooters.

Although again, the West Indian accent is trash!! Who is doing these voice castings.

Number 1

Black History Month

Spider-Man Miles Morales – Super Hero

Spider Man PS4 is probably of the most fun, I’ve played on Playstation 4 and one of the most unexpected was having Miles Morales as a Playable character – The Mix heritage of Black and Hispanic character leads his own title on Playstation 5, which looks like EPIC to say the least.

Miles Morales being a spider man in a multiverse, has become more and more popular over the years. Plus enter the spider verse was an incredible movie. Insomniac has gone, far and beyond with the smallest but most important details with Miles. From his hair texture, posters and his neighbourhood. And unlike Peter Parker Miles is still very vulnerable and seems more human than super hero antics.

Black History Month – 7 Top Black Video Game Characters Written by Mr Midas Games

References: Wiki/Giant Bomb

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