Love it or hate it, you can't deny that FighterZ is one hell of a fighting game!
Like everyone, I grew up playing a lot of fighting games. In my mind, they were simple. All I needed to do was punch someone and then accidentally do this really cool move that I could never recreate. I booted up my cousin's PSOne and playing Mortal Kombat - and then booted up their SNES to play Street Fighter. However, nothing could hold a candle to Dragon Ball Z.
Say what you will, but I always loved DBZ as a kid - and the chance to play their games was so cool to child me. I played every game for every system - even the two games they had for the GameBoy Advanced! Eventually, though, they became less and less like the traditional fighting game. They took on more of a sandbox kind of feel - shirking the horizontal back and forth action for a truly 3-D fighting experience.
And while this wasn't bad thing - part of me always feels like the series lost itself a little after that. It became less about the fighting and more about recreating the show's experience in video game form. My love for these games diminished over the years.
Until Dragon Ball FighterZ happened.
If you're mad because "Batwoman was never black," there's something you need to know...
TV's newest incarnation of Batwoman, Ryan Wilder, is Black.
The CW's Batwoman has always had a progressive streak. In the first season, Orange Is the New Black alum Ruby Rose plays Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne's cousin who dons the Batwoman cowl to protect Gotham City. Just like every other superhero show, Kate's romantic life factors into the plot. Unlike the rest, however, Kate is an out lesbian, making her the first leading lesbian superhero in television history.
But after the first season, Ruby Rose announced that she was leaving Batwoman for unspecified reasons, allegedly related to burnout from the ridiculously long work hours required from a superhero series lead. This meant that in order for Batwoman to continue, the CW would need a new star.
Enter Javicia Leslie, former co-star of CBS comedy-drama God Unfriended Me. Prior to Leslie's casting, fans of the show wondered how Batwoman might handle the transition of actresses. Would Kate Kane just look completely different in season 2 with no canonical explanation?
Nope. As it turns out, Javicia Leslie's Batwoman will be an entirely new character: Ryan Wilder.
The rocker celebrates his 45th birthday today
Jack White almost became a priest.
But then again, did he? The iconic rocker has regularly beguiled the press. "I'd got accepted to a seminary in Wisconsin," he told 60 Minutes Mike Wallace back in 2005 in what seemed like a moment of genuine candor. "At the last second, I thought, 'I'll just go to public school."
Whether you believe that story or not, the blues-rock polymath, who turns 45 today, has led an undeniably punk life and crafted some of the most sacred rock music in history. Two decades after The White Stripes' self-titled debut, Jack White has remained purposefully slippery with the public. He told publications that he and Meg White, his then-wife and White Stripes-cohort, were the youngest of ten siblings and claimed that his label, Third Man Records, used to be a candy company, among other outlandish claims.