Today is Black Friday. A day that normally sees billions of dollars spent, stores ransack and many kids crying as their mothers fight over the last must-have toy on the shelf. It also a day that traditional signals the end of the year's major releases. Luckily, Bandai Namco is here to help us move on by releasing a brand new overview trailer for next year's Dragonball Z: Kakarot.
Reggae, Bob Marley, Usain Bolt, these are a few of Jamaica's greatest and most known global exports. This tiny island with a population of only 3 million definitely has a huge presence in the world thanks largely in part to our unique people, music, style and food. Ranking above them all, however, is our unique dialect known as the Jamaican creole much affectionately known as PATWA/PATOIS. So when we here at Blue Crescent Studio, a very small but hugely proud Jamaican animation studio were deciding what our first crack on app development should be centred around, we landed on the idea of a Patois translator app as a way of sharing what makes Jamaica undeniable distinct with the world.
Awww...Thanksgiving. A time for food, family and, who are we kidding? All those mushy things are fine and dandy but for most of us (especially those of us in the Caribbean), this time of year is all about the nuclear bomb of capitalism which we all come to know and love as Black Friday. This annual celebration of price drops is especially special for the cheap gamer as this is usually there time to snag a brand new console. And who can blame them? Gaming is expensive, significantly more so here in Jamaica, so we have decided to do our part to be on Santa's 'nice list' and provide links to what we believe are the best Black Friday deals for the cheap gamer. So whether you are a 'Nintendo fanboy', 'Xbot' or 'Sony drone' here's what we could find:
It has been a few weeks since Fatal Fury's Terry Bogard accepted the invitation and officially became Super Smash Bros Ultimate's 74th fighter. Yep, you read that right...74th! The game is approaching Mugen levels when it comes to the staggering number of fighters to choose from, so we were completely amazed when Sakurai announced at the end of the Terry reveal that fans can actually look forward to another Fighters DLC Pack coming. Of course, as a result, we list 5 fighters who we would want to see be apart of that pack. And oh, this list was created with the idea that some of the recent rumours are right and the final member of the current Fighters Pack will be Sora of Kingdom Hearts. Anyway lets begin:
When Adventure Time came to an end, Steven Universe (in my opinion) stood alone as Cartoon Network's best original series. Now with its own end in sight, Cartoon Network will be tying up all those loose ends from the movie via a special epilogue short series titled Steven Universe: Future. Even better news, fans don't have to wait too long for it as the network gave us a new teaser and a premiere date today:
Finally, another game console has joined the race and no...its not the return of the Sega Dreamcast (Sad Face), but Google as they decided to join the console war with the announcement of the Stadia earlier this year. Even more intriguing is the fact that they are aiming to win without having an actual console. The Stadia is an online streaming service where gamers can access and play their games on any device via the Chrome browser. It is a bold move that has Google looking to position themselves just ahead of Microsoft's own online streaming platform(Project X Cloud). However, Google's initial revealed of the Stadia triggered more sceptics than pre-orders, especially when it came to issues of latency and library. In other words, does it work? Here's what critics had to say:
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.