A New Intellivision Console Is in the Works

As modern video game companies push the limits of technology with virtual reality implementation and Hollywood-level production values (and budgets), it turns out that there’s a sizable portion of the gaming public that yearns for simpler times. It’s how Nintendo created a sensation with its NES and SNES Classic systems, and why Sega and Capcom keep generating fanfare with retro throwbacks like Sonic Mania, Mega Man 11, and the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

That love of classic gaming now includes the revival of the Intellivision console, which was originally released by Mattel in 1979 and was on shelves through 1990. This new Intellivision is being touted as a “family video game console” and is being headed by Intellivision Entertainment's president, Tommy Tallarico, an industry veteran who served as a composer on games like Earthworm Jim and 2000’s Spider-Man on the PlayStation.

In a press release, Tallarico stated that this new console will separate itself from modern competition by “focusing on bringing all age groups and levels of gamers and non-gamers together while introducing new generations of people to the legacy success of the Intellivision brand.”

During its formative years, Intellivision touted games like BurgerTime, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and plenty of others. Though the console was a hit in the early and mid-'80s, it lost steam after the video game crash of 1983 and could never rebound once the NES took hold of the market. Aside from the games, the system also had one of the more unique ad campaigns at the time. Instead of featuring flashy graphics and hyperactive children in the commercials, the most memorable Intellivision ads involved the erudite actor and journalist George Plimpton giving his expert opinion on why the system was far better than its Atari competition.

As for more details about the Intellivision revival—you’ll just have to wait until October 1, 2018 for information to become available, according to the company.

[h/t Maxim]

5 Actors Who Could Replace Henry Cavill as Superman in the DCEU

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Jack Taylor, Getty Images

by Mason Segall

Though no official statement has been made one way or the other, it appears that Henry Cavill might be leaving the role of Superman in the DCEU films. According to reports, contract negotiations between Cavill's representatives and Warner Bros. broke down after the Justice League actor wasn't able to cameo in Shazam! due to a scheduling conflict.

Fortunately, the internet has stepped in to voice its opinion on who could potentially take Cavill's coveted spot in the DCEU. Of all the actors whose names have been put forth, here are the five who are probably the most realistic.

5. OSCAR ISAAC

Actor Oscar Isaac.
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This one feels like a no-brainer. Over the last few years, Oscar Isaac has proven his range as an actor in Hollywood. His classic movie star good looks, intense performances, and smooth screen presence all make him a perfect candidate to embody the American icon on the big screen.

4. ARMIE HAMMER

Actor Armie Hammer.
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People have been trying to shove Armie Hammer into a superhero movie ever since he became a household name—the man just looks like a hero, and has the acting chops to match. This could very well be his opportunity to realize the dreams of his legions of fans and take on the mantle of the Man of Tomorrow.

3. BRANDON ROUTH

Actor Brandon Routh.
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Brandon Routh already had a turn as ​Superman in the underappreciated Superman Returns, but he was playing what boiled down to an extension of the Christopher Reeve version of the character. If he were to replace Cavill, he could put his own spin on the hero while carrying over the classic feel of the Donner films, a magic Warner Bros. has been trying to recapture for the better part of 40 years.

2. MATT BOMER

Actor Matt Bomer.
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If Warner Bros. wants to replace Cavill but keep his aesthetic and acting style, then Matt Bomer will almost certainly be their go-to guy. Not only does the Magic Mike actor bear an uncanny resemblance to Cavill, but he's already voiced Superman in an animated feature, giving him some experience with the role.

1. MICHAEL B. JORDAN

Actor Michael B. Jordan.
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Michael B. Jordan is apparently already being considered for Cavill's replacement. Jordan cut his teeth on superhero movies by playing the fan-favorite villain Killmonger in the smash hit Black Panther to critical acclaim and has also been regarded as one of the best young actors in the industry today. If Warner Bros. can get him in a cape, they will.

George R.R. Martin Says Game of Thrones Could've Gone on Much Longer

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Rich Polk, Getty Images for IMDb

by Natalie Zamora

Despite the excitement every Game of Thrones fan had last night when the HBO series won the biggest Emmy award of the night for Outstanding Drama Series, there are still two major things we just can't ignore. The first is that the final season is still ​months away, and the second is the fact that it's all about to end.

George R.R. Martin, the genius behind the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, is clearly feeling our pain. While on the Emmys' Red Carpet last night, the famed author revealed he doesn't actually know why the TV series is ending.

"I dunno. Ask David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] when they come through," Martin replied when Variety asked him why the show was ending. "We could have gone to 11, 12, 13 seasons, but I guess they wanted a life."

"If you've read my novels, you know there was enough material for more seasons," the author elaborated. "They made certain cuts, but that's fine." It's not really fine for the diehard fans who aren't going to know what to do with themselves when it's over!

Thankfully, Martin did give us hope as to ​what's to come after Thrones. "We have five other shows, five prequels, in development, that are based on other periods in the history of Westeros, some of them just 100 years before Game of Thrones, some of them 5000 years before Game of Thrones," he shared.

Westeros Forever. No? Fine.

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