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All posts by Artur Galvao

Artur Galvao is the Managing Editor of Talkies Network and studies philosophy at the University of Toronto. He enjoys all aspects of nerd culture and feels entitled to share his worthless opinions with the others, thus a website it born.

‘Byleth’ Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as DLC Character

Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct revealed that the next character will be Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Byleth is the protagonist in the latest Fire Emblem game and was in charge of teaching and recruiting students while leading battles. The character was playable in both a male and female form, and it looks like both of ...

‘Dolittle’ Film Review

Following this film, Hollywood should consider retiring the Doctor Dolittle series. What started as a children books in 1920s has turned into a very profitable property with the Eddie Murphy films the late 90s. Frankly speaking, I didn’t think this franchise would resurface, especially with Robert Downey Jr. at helm, considering the last couple of ...

Microsoft Officially Unveils Next-Gen Console: Xbox Series X

The Game Awards 2019 have arrived and they did not disappoint. All eyes were on Microsoft to unveil something big, and boy did they ever. Tonight, Microsoft officially unveiled the first look at its highly anticipated next-gen console, the Xbox Series X. Rather than design a traditional flat-lying, low-profile design of most consoles, Microsoft showcased ...

Andy Serkis to Play Alfred Pennyworth in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

The second of two blockbuster castings, Matt Reeves has also found his Alfred Pennyworth for his upcoming Batman film. Andy Serkis is reportedly re-teaming with his Planet of the Apes director to take on the role of Alfred Pennyworth in highly anticipated film, The Batman. The film stars Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight, Zoe ...

EA Access Subscription and EA Games are Officially Coming to Steam

Don't adjust your glasses or eye sight, you read that title correctly. Today, EA and Valve announced that they have partnered to put EA games into the hands of the players on Steam. Starting next spring, EA Access will officially become a part of the Steam platform. EA Access is the first and only gaming ...

Naughty Dog Confirms No Multiplayer for ‘The Last of Us Part II’

Contrary to the flurry of rumors that have been a mainstay online for the last year, Naughty Dog has officially confirmed that The Last Of Us Part II will NOT have a multiplayer function. The news comes from Naughty Dog Lead Game Designer Emilia Schatz, who confirmed the lack of multiplayer in an interview with ...

‘Weathering With You’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Weathering With You (Japanese: 天気の子) is a 2019 Japanese animated romantic fantasy film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. This long-awaited anime follow-up to his 2017 acclaimed feature, Your Name, did not disappoint. The film is set in Japan during a period of exceptionally rainy weather and tells the story of a high school boy who ...

Interview: Ubisoft Canada’s Esports and Communications Manager Adam Climan on the Esports Boom in Canada

If you said ten years ago, that the gaming industry would be (almost) dominated by esports, chances are you'd be laughed at. Fast forward, and the esports industry has gone nowhere but up, experiencing a major boom amongst general and professional gamers. Over the last number of years, Ubisoft has emerged as a leader within ...

Sony Acquires ‘Spider-Man PS4’ Developer Insomniac Games

Sony has officially purchased independent game developer Insomniac Games, best known for last year’s Spider-Man for PS4. Insomniac will become an exclusive PlayStation developer, Sony says. The California-based studio was founded in 1994, and has worked with Sony on some of its biggest titles such as Ratchet & Clank and Resistance. Insomniac has also worked with other big game ...

Ubisoft Announces “FAM Series:” ‘Rainbow Six’ Community Events Across Canada

Esports has gone mainstream. As one of the fastest growing industries globally, esports is on the rise in Canada. Newzoo reports that the year 2019 marks a major milestone for the global esports market, which will for the first time exceed the billion-dollar revenue mark (up 26.7% from 2018) and that the global esports audience ...

Disney is Reportedly “Unimpressed” with ‘X-Men’ Spinoff ‘The New Mutants’

Categorize this under "what did you expect," but Disney is apparently unimpressed with the final Fox/X-Men film, The New Mutants. The report comes from Variety, who detail the aftermath of Disney's purchase of 21st Century Fox assets, which included the company's film division, 20th Century Fox. According to the trade, Disney has not taken a ...

PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Commit To New Platform Policies for Loot Boxes

Changes are officially coming to loot boxes. Today, at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) public panel on microtransactions in video games, the Entertainment Software Association announced that PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox have agreed to a voluntary change in their policies toward loot boxes. Michael Warnecke of the ESA stated that new games or game updates that ...

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