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Finally, A New Spyro Video Game is Coming Out

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This news is exciting. Three characters from my early years truly stick out in my memory: Crash, Croc, and Spyro. Crash and Spyro are still prospering like the beloved icons they are, but my man Croc may have unfairly vanished into the depths.

What’s Spyro?

The primary character in the video game series of the same name, Spyro, is a dragon. Numerous sequels and a reboot trilogy have been released since the Spyro the Dragon PlayStation game from Sony launched the franchise in 1998.

The franchise, which was originally developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, through a number of ownership and developer changes before Activision purchased the rights to the IP in 2008.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy, a compilation of remade versions of the first three Spyro PlayStation games, was created by Toys for Bob and published for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 2018, and then for Microsoft Windows and the Nintendo Switch in September 2019.

For the PlayStation, Spyro the Dragon was made available in North America on September 10th, 1998, and Europe in October, 1998. It is a platform game in which the player assumes the role of Spyro, a little purple dragon tasked with liberating his fellow dragons from crystal prisons that are dispersed around their planet.

From the main world, ‘portals’ lead to each level. The last battle between Spyro and the main foe, Gnasty Gnorc, brings the game to an end. Five million copies of the game were sold globally, which is a strong sales performance.

Finally, a fan-favorite is back!

This is the year for beloved games like Crash Bandicoot and Call of Duty!

The two franchises have a lot of things in common. Both series’ initial trilogies have been updated in recent years, but although Crash has subsequently received Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, poor Spyro has been forced to watch from the sidelines.

But that could soon change since it seems like Toys For Bob is working on a new Spyro game.

According to Insider Gaming, Toys For Bob dropped a hint on Twitter. Big changes and BIG MOOD for 2023 #LifeatTFB, the developer said besides a collage of pictures. The presence of Spyro and the 25th logo in the upper left corner is what has people’s attention the most.

In 1998, Spyro The Dragon: The Original was made available for the PlayStation. So it should come as no surprise that the 25th relates to the fact that 2023 marks Spyro’s 25th anniversary.

There isn’t a better moment in my opinion to release a new Spyro game, especially in light of how well-received the Reignited Trilogy was.

We are aware that Toys For Bob is also developing the multiplayer spin-off Crash Team Rumble. The game was unveiled at the Game Awards the year before.

It was exciting to witness Crash Bandicoot emerge from the stage and plummet from the ceiling in the middle of the night. But it’s not implausible to think that another Toys for Bob team is presently working on the newest Spyro game. We’ll be keeping a close look out.

Spyro will be available on the Playstation5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch

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Whoopi Goldberg retracts her insult on The View.

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Whoopi Goldberg recently got into some trouble after calling the Romani people an insensitive name during an episode of The View.

“Wokeness” is complicated

The actor-turned-talk show host claimed during a discussion about the late President Donald Trump that his fans believed he was ‘gypped’ in the 2020 election.

Unbeknownst to Goldberg, the phrase “gypped,” which meaning “to rip someone off,” is probably originated from the word “gypsy,” an insult used to designate the nomadic Romani people, according to Merriam-Webster.

Social media users reacted angrily to Goldberg’s usage of the phrase as a result.

Whoopi Goldberg’s apology is well-deserved, according to one user. “Gypsies are a real class of people with their own unique hardships, and they are most often stereotyped by ignorant pretentious entitled elitists individuals like Whoopi Goldberg, and it shows,” the user added.

“I don’t know how many more’slip ups’ by Whoopi need to be done before the ABC Network takes a position,” a second stated. “I’m not even sure why The View is still there given the nonsense they’ve said and done. I guess they condone it to let it to continue.”

Shortly after the show aired, The View’s official Twitter account published an apologetic video in response to people criticizing the presenter.

You know, when you get to a certain age, you start using words you remember saying or knowing from when you were a kid. That’s what I did today, and I shouldn’t have.

“I should have thought about it a little longer before I said it, but I didn’t, and I should have said ‘cheated,’ but I used another word. And I’m really, very sorry,” the 67-year-old actor continued.

She apologized, trying not to smile as she said.

She received harsh criticism for her apology as a result.

“Don’t trust her. She’s lying yet again. She meant precisely what she stated,” one user commented.

A second person said, “Oops, I did it again.”

Some social media users also noted that they were unaware that the term “gypped,” or the incorrect spelling “jipped,” was insulting.

In 2013, University of Texas at Austin professor Ian Hancock, whose Romani parents were born in Britain, described how the phrase affects people of Romani heritage to NPR.

Many frequently claim to him that they were unaware that the word “gypped” had anything to do with gypsies or that it is insulting, especially when the word is spoken rather than read, he added.

“That’s okay. You didn’t know but now you do. So stop using it. That may mean nothing to you, but when we hear it, it still hurts,” is my reply to them.

So there you have it.

Baby boomers who are ranting on social media about how the ‘awake’ world has gone insane, take note: it is no longer appropriate to compare Romani people to liars, cheaters, and thieves.

When you’re more than willing to hurt their feelings, don’t whine about how “wokeness” has wounded your feelings.

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Pokémon Crystal is Still the Best Game in the Franchise

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When you ask someone what their favorite Pokémon game is, they always give you such radically varied answers.

The reign of Johto

Some will stand behind Black and White and risk their lives to defend them, while some can look past Red and Blue’s evident flaws and applaud the series’ history.

Really, there is no correct response; it all depends on personal preference. Despite this, I will contend that the second Pokémon generation was the most ambitious ever, with Pokémon Crystal in particular continuing to be hailed as a true masterpiece.

People are still pleading for a similar game 22 years after it was released. That conveys a lot.

The pinnacle of Johto was—and still is—Pokémon Crystal. You’d think that Game Freak would be at a loss for how to enhance the experience further after creating two arguably ideal sequels to Red, Blue, and Yellow (those being Gold and Silver), but this wasn’t the case at all.

It’s simple to forget that this was the first game in the series to introduce animated sprites for Pokémon as they engaged in combat. While this might seem like a simple addition (and one that’s been upgraded significantly since), these animations added so much extra character to the region’s species.

Suicune, the best Water-type legendary Pokémon we’ve ever had, played a considerably larger role in the plot than it did in Gold and Silver, and the Ruins of Alph were also expanded to contain additional Unown puzzles and juicy, juicy backstory. These changes are evident in the box cover for the game.

Despite this, the opportunity to select a female character to play as may have been the biggest shift of all, and it happened immediately at the start of the game.

Prior to that, there were only male characters available for players to choose from, and while Red and Ethan were both cool, it was extremely restrictive for all the female Pokémon enthusiasts who were forced to play as men on what was supposed to be their very own adventure.

It was game changing

Some will stand behind Black and White and risk their lives to defend them, while some can look past Red and Blue’s evident flaws and applaud the series’ history.

Really, there is no correct response; it all depends on personal preference. Despite this, I will contend that the second Pokémon generation was the most ambitious ever, with Pokémon Crystal in particular continuing to be hailed as a true masterpiece.

People are still pleading for a similar game 22 years after it was released. That conveys a lot.

The pinnacle of Johto was—and still is—Pokémon Crystal. You’d think that Game Freak would be at a loss for how to enhance the experience further after creating two arguably ideal sequels to Red, Blue, and Yellow (those being Gold and Silver), but this wasn’t the case at all.

It’s simple to forget that this was the first game in the series to introduce animated sprites for Pokémon as they engaged in combat. While this might seem like a simple addition (and one that’s been upgraded significantly since), these animations added so much extra character to the region’s species.

Suicune, the best Water-type legendary Pokémon we’ve ever had, played a considerably larger role in the plot than it did in Gold and Silver, and the Ruins of Alph were also expanded to contain additional Unown puzzles and juicy, juicy backstory. These changes are evident in the box cover for the game.

Despite this, the opportunity to select a female character to play as may have been the biggest shift of all, and it happened immediately at the start of the game.

Prior to that, there were only male characters available for players to choose from, and while Red and Ethan were both cool, it was extremely restrictive for all the female Pokémon enthusiasts who were forced to play as men on what was supposed to be their very own adventure.

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The Boys is Undoubtedly the Most Popular Superhero Television Show Ever

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The Boys is extremely cursed, but I mean it in a good way, I believe. It’s difficult to watch an episode without wondering, “What did I just witness?” for at least ten minutes later.

What. A. Show.

Eric Kripke created the American superhero TV show The Boys for Amazon Prime Video. It is based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, and it follows the titular vigilante team as they fight against people who misuse their superpowers.

Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, and Nathan Mitchell are among the cast members of the show.

The comic book series adaptation, which was once planned to be a full-length movie, started its development in 2008 with Adam McKay as its director.

The project was abandoned while still in progress as a result of creative disagreements between the team and the studios that acquired the movie.

In 2016, Cinemax stated that it would be adapted into a television series, reviving the development for the project. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were chosen to serve as the series’ executive producers, and Kripke was chosen to serve as its showrunner.

The series’ rights were acquired by Amazon Prime Video in November 2017, and Toronto-based filming got underway in May 2018.

Check out its trailer here:

On July 26, 2019, The Boys’ first season of eight episodes made its debut. On September 4, 2020, the second season debuted, and on June 3, 2022, the third season did the same. The show was given a fourth season in June 2022.

I need to see more

There will be “the most horrific thing” you’ve ever seen in season four of The Boys. I’m afraid. Remember that we’ve already seen a superhero orgie, which featured an octopus, and that there was the whole sneezing penis explosion incident?

I fear to imagine what else the program has in store. The Boys is currently the highest-rated superhero series out there, despite its curse.

According to Nielsen statistics, The Boys was the eleventh most streamed show overall in 2022, according to UNILAD.

The Prime Video series scored better than Loki, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk but fell short of Stranger Things, Wednesday, and The Crown. In 2022, a total of 10.6 billion minutes of the series were seen.

It’s actually quite shocking that not a single Marvel TV show made the top 15, as it were. The Boys is undoubtedly a more well-known film.

All of the Marvel programs have just made their season debuts, whereas the fourth season of the show is now in production. It’s still a remarkable accomplishment. Who is anticipating season four?

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who starred in The Walking Dead, will be joining the cast, in case you missed it, and we’ve already gotten our first glimpse of Butcher and Homelander back in action. The Boys’ fourth season has not yet been given a release date.

Even the possibility that it will air this year is uncertain because of the ongoing filming. Well, let’s hope it does.

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