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MAGNETO’S NEW MISSION

MAGNETO UNDERTAKES A NEW MISSION IN HICKMAN AND OLIVER’S GIANT-SIZE X-MEN

The artist-focused X-Men series continues in March with a tale about the master of magnetism!

When Giant-Size X-Men hits stands next year, X-Men fans will get to see Jonathan Hickman’s bold vision for mutantkind unfold in epic adventures told by the industry’s most acclaimed artists. These large-scale but standalone stories will be specifically designed to highlight the artist’s talents, and each issue will focus on a specific character. This March, Hickman will team up with legendary artist Ben Oliver to turn the spotlight on the master of magnetism, Magneto!

Created by Stan Lee himself, Magneto’s been a fixture in the X-Men mythos since the very beginning. Although he debuted in 1963’s X-MEN #1 as the X-Men’s premiere super villain, he eventually became one of their fiercest members. Under Chris Claremont’s pen, Magneto was equipped with a tragic backstory, shedding light on his motivations and developing him into one of the most complex characters in the Marvel Universe. An unrelenting champion for mutantkind, Magneto once again finds himself leading a mutant nation, but this time, he has all of mutantkind including the X-Men standing at his side. Determined to make this new dream of Krakoa prosper, Magneto must now make dealings with his former sworn enemy— humanity!

Ben Oliver, known for his seminal work on ULTIMATE X-MEN, is the perfect artist to capture the emotion behind Magneto’s new role as mutant ambassador. “It’s been many years since I last worked on an X-Men related project, and I couldn’t be happier than to be working with Jonathan,” Oliver said. “I’ve long been a fan of Jonathan’s work, and Magneto as a character, so to collaborate on this project is fantastic.”

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: MAGNETO will be the second of five essential one-shots with the first, GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: JEAN GREY AND EMMA FROST debuting in February. Uniting Jonathan Hickman with the best artists in the industry, these stories are destined to be instant classics that fans won’t want to miss! Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about more GIANT-SIZE X-MEN issues coming your way next year and which of your favorite artists will be showcased next! 

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: MAGNETO #1

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN

Art by BEN OLIVER

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THOR #1 Cover

The superstar creative team of Donny Cates and Nic Klein will take theDonny Cates and Nic Kleinto new realms of glory next year and we’re celebrating this thunderous new era with cover reveals by your favorite artists! Witness the God of Thunder’s fury in Woo Dae Shim’s electrifying THOR #1 cover below!
 
THOR #1 by Donny Cates and Nic Klein is on sale this January in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. 
 
Retailers, please note that preorders for this milestone issue are due on 11/25!
 
THOR 1 WOO DAE SHIM VARIANT – SEP199009

SPIDER-WOMAN

STARS IN EXPLOSIVE NEW SERIES THIS SPRING!

Jessica Drew is back and better than ever in a tale of classic Super Hero action that only Spider-Woman can deliver!

Whether it’s hunting Skrulls or taking down H.Y.D.R.A., Spider-Woman’s adventures have made her a favorite of readers for decades, and in March 2020, she’ll be embarking on a brand-new one in SPIDER-WOMAN #1! The enigmatic Avenger has always been as mysterious as she is fearless, and her latest series opens with her not feeling quite herself… Looking for fresh thrills, Spider-Woman takes on a job that puts her in the crosshairs of an all-new enemy! She soon finds herself caught in a web of intrigue, surrounded by unknown forces bent on her destruction. With danger on all sides and her deadly past coming to haunt her, Spider-Woman is in for an action-packed ride, and she wouldn’t have it any other way!

This high-stakes mission comes courtesy of all-star creative team Karla Pacheco (PUNISHER ANNUAL, FANTASTIC FOUR 2099) and Pere Perez (UNCANNY X-MEN). “I love Spider-Woman, and I’m incredibly excited to share this series with both new and old Jessica Drew fans alike. This is big, can’t miss, over-the-top action, some very surprising ‘venom blasts from the pasts,’ and also a TON of helicopter explosions,” Pacheco says. “It’s a super fun adventure with a lot of twists and turns…and seriously, so many helicopter explosions. We’re taking Jess bigger and badder than she’s ever been before, and I can’t wait for readers to see what we’ve cooked up.”

What’s wrong with Jessica? Just how DID she get this job? And who are these violent lunatics who keep trying to blow her up? You’ll have to wait and see, but in the meantime, check out the stunning cover by Junggeun Yoon, showing Jessica doing what she does best in her iconic costume! Strap in because SPIDER-WOMAN #1 is on sale this March in comic shops, on the Marvel Comics App, and on Marvel.com! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. 

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GameStop Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 GameStop Holiday Gift Guide is 60-pages long and absolutely filled with all things gaming. This year’s guide includes all of the major consoles including PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, the latest model Nintendo Switch and the handheld Switch Lite, along with all the accessories that go with them. Plus there are plenty of GameStop exclusives that will help anyone build the ultimate gaming collection with gear includes the Ocean Shadow Xbox One Wireless Controller, a Special Edition NBA 2K20 Xbox One X bundle, certain Fortnite Nerf toys, and even some Switch controllers. And they have toys from Pokemon to Funko Pop! characters and more.

To browse through the 2019 GameStop Holiday Gift Guide just go to HERE.  

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DEADPOOL #1

Written by KELLY THOMPSON
Art by CHRIS BACHALO
Teaser Variant by GREG LAND with Colors by FRANK D’ARMATA
 
Deadpool’s newest mercenary job has him going after the King of Monsters, who has claimed a new kingdom for his monstrous subjects…on Staten Island! But you know what they say, when you come at the king, you better not miss! The Merc with a Mouth finds himself neck deep in political intrigue, monster law, and a monster hunter out for blood! It’s like The Crown but with even more swords and monsters! Can Deadpool’s smooth charisma and deft diplomacy allow him to keep his head, or will he be royally screwed?
 
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The Rise of Mobile Slot Games

Slot games have held the attention of gamblers for decades. This is thanks to the exciting experience that they provide. Today, it has become possible to access these games anywhere and at any time. All thanks to the rise of the smartphone.

Mobile phones give you the chance to take your favourite games with you everywhere you go. Companies are now making new games in the form of apps. They have also been making changes to their websites with mobile users in mind. This has made Thor Slots mobile slot games more popular than ever.

The convenience of mobile slots

Convenience is one of the main reasons for this popularity. It has become easy to add funds using your mobile. This makes the whole process run a lot smoother and benefits the user.  Services such as Apple Pay and Google Pay are also becoming more popular. This means that it’s simpler than ever to place a bet on the move. All it takes is the touch of a button for the money to be in your account and ready to go.

Also, mobile slot games are now very intuitive.  Gone are the run of the mill machines that you’d find in a casino. Today, games will make use of your phone’s touchscreen, meaning that they’ve never been simpler to play. This also means slots can include various features and mini-games.

Easy access to online slots 

The increased availability of free Wi-Fi has also been an important factor. As has the increased speed and reliability of mobile data.  It’s no longer a struggle to access the internet when you’re not at home, so people are playing everywhere they go. Anytime they’re bored, they can load up their favourite slots and play to their heart’s content.

People who have never even set foot in a casino have been drawn to mobile slot games as a result of this convenience. At their core, these games are nothing but a fun way to pass the time. In that way, they’re just like any other smartphone app on the market. But they come with the added excitement of winning some real cash.

Some companies have even chosen to provide special bonuses to mobile users. This encourages them to use the platform.  Companies today are investing a lot of money to make sure their mobile games are as good as they can be. So, it makes sense that they’d provide users with some extra incentive to play.

In summary, the mobile platform provides users with some important benefits. Better games, improved convenience and the chance to win no matter where they are or what they’re doing. It is without a doubt the quickest and easiest way to enjoy your favourite slots.

It also makes it easier to discover new, mobile-exclusive games. These can provide features that traditional slots can’t offer and will entice users. All these factors benefit the players. So, as a result, they have flocked to mobile slot games. And just like everything mobile, they have only risen in popularity as time has gone on.

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Marvel Turns 80

This weekend, Marvel celebrates its milestone 80th Anniversary…and you’re invited! From the Golden Age, through the latest and greatest of the past decade, read a handful of hits from 80 years of Marvel canon, all in our Digital Comics Shop web store!

Enter code MARVEL50 at the cart page, and see your total order price snikt in half with 50% storewide savings!* This offer runs this weekend, through 9/3 11:00 PM ET!

Want the perfect intro series for the iconic Ms. Marvel? Try Kamala Khan’s first ongoing in MS. MARVEL VOL. 1: NO NORMAL! Or, get acquainted with Night Traveler Moon Knight in his groundbreaking 2014 run! And try this editor-recommended sensational She-Hulk series, featuring the gamma green attorney and her superhuman law practice! This weekend marks a great opportunity to try that buzzed about series you’ve been meaning to read! From the Eternals’ ancient civilizations, to Spider-Man’s friendly neighborhood, we’ve got you covered with this storewide coupon!

New to comics, and don’t know where to start? Visit the DISCOVER Reading List section to help you uncover pathways through events, themed lists, recommended series, favorite characters, creators and more! Start with our lineup of 80th Anniversary Spotlights, from our Silver Age list featuring foundational stories of the 60s, through the gnarly 90s, to modern Must-Reads of today.

Best of all, digital collections and comics are great for on-the-go reading! All purchases in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop are added to your personal library, and can be read on any web browser, or in the Marvel Comics app on iPhone®, iPad® and select Android™ devices! Our smart-paneling feature provides an intuitive reader experience, ideal for all types of mobile device and tablet users!

Ring in a historic 80 years this weekend! Expand your reading with this exceptional offer through 9/3, 11:00 PM ET!

K-POP CONTENT MEDIA APP

theQoos Inc. has launched a data-based media service app platform that targets English reading K-Pop fans. Through aggregating K-Pop content, theQoos attempts to lock-in users and create communities among K-Pop fans. theQoos Inc. was established in February 2019 with a Seoul office established in April. The venture founders are composed of experienced members from Kakao, Samsung Electronics and, YG Entertainment USA. An investment by SK Group, South Korea’s third largest conglomerate, was completed earlier this year.

2019 has been yet another record-breaking year for K-Pop with BLACKPINK signing to Interscope/Universal Records and being the first K-Pop girl-group to perform at Coachella. BTS became the first Korean act to perform on “Saturday Night Live” and followed up with performances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Good Morning America” and “The Voice.” A new study by Hyundai Research Institute found that the boy band is worth more than $3.6 billion yearly to Korea’s economy. Both acts contributed to the “Hallyu” (or Korean wave) fanbase which is estimated to grow to 100 million fans by 2020 and leading the way for other acts globally such as Monsta X and NCT. In the first half of 2019, there were over 50 concerts taking place in North America and as STYLE put it, “K-Pop is now more popular and profitable in the West than ever before.”

With the increased interest in K-Pop globally, theQoos set out to build a roadway for content by gathering as many select English-written sources of K-Pop into one feed. The idea is that fans who have an enthusiastic passion for K-Pop are called “theQoos” and want to consume all of the content that exists out there without having to search or open multiple applications. These content sources include K-Pop news sites, reputable global news sites that cover K-Pop, artists’ official social media, and YouTube but also fan-made content such as reaction videos, and fancam footage. Since many K-Pop fans usually find their news through K-Pop sites, theQoos also gathers in-depth coverage from respected major media outlets so users can see content they might not normally come across. theQoos also gathers album and concert reviews from various lesser known sites/blogs that deserve to be read as well as fan-made content that are meant to entertain and be enjoyed.

In 2018 BTS was the most tweeted about account worldwide and a tweet featuring BTS member J-Hope participating in the #InMyFeelingsChallenge was the Most Liked Tweet worldwide last year with 1.8 million Likes. Since K-Pop thrives on Twitter, we also gather many official and non-official Twitter accounts into our feed.

Users are able to “Save,” “Like,” and “Share” content but also organize the feed based on their favorite artist(s). Artist pages also include discography and links to music videos. theQoos promises this release to be their minimal viable product and has already planned for many features including in-app commenting and a community section so that Users can have “real interaction”.

MISSION STATEMENT:

theQoos is dedicated to encouraging the growth and distribution of, English language, K-Pop content, and to provide this content to fans free of charge. We want to build a bridge between K-Pop fans across the world and the content that exists in the universe. As the fan community continues to grow, we want to create a platform for them to engage with each other in a genuine way. By promoting users to enter their real information into their profiles we believe that real commentary and real interaction will create a positive space for K-Pop.

By learning who our users are and what their interests are in, we will be able to understand this community like no one has before us. Imagine a world in which every English reading K-Pop fan can freely view and share K-Pop content & be part of a community – which they can take with them, everywhere. theQoos: We are your gateway to the K-Pop Universe.

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5 games inspired by historical events

As the gaming market continues to grow, developers and writers are producing gaming titles at a faster rate than ever. And while they may focus on the gaming graphics and speeds – another important feature is the story. A compelling storyline captures the hearts and minds of players and helps a game broaden its audience, potentially even leading to a franchise. But as game creators look forward to the next innovations in gaming, they sometimes look back into history to seek out inspiring story ideas.

Whether they’re looking to recreate the look and feel of a bygone era in order to fully immerse the gamer in the story, or just taking historical or mythological figures on their own new adventures, there are thousands of years of epic stories and colourful characters to choose from. Let’s take a trip back in time and have a look at some of the great games out there that have taken their inspiration from another era.

Mayan Chief

rent bright and colourful themes, designed to catch the eye and encourage people to take a seat and drop some change. You might think you know slot games – but if you haven’t seen how good they are today, you’re missing out.

Slots have come on leaps and bounds from the dusty one-armed bandits of old. Instead of cranking reels with a lever, players now use buttons to trigger virtual spins on a large screen. Get the correct combination and you can trigger bonus games, extra spins and entertaining animations.

One of the exciting new slot games coming to casinos this year, and also making an appearance online, is Mayan Chief. Based on the ancient Mayan culture which dominated the pre-Columbus Americas, this game features symbols and characters inspired by their rich history. Jaguars and parrots spin round, interspersed with treasure chests and items of intricate golden jewellery.

Watch out for the spinning Mayan calendar: line these carved discs up in the right combination and they will realign to reward you with something special – a huge jackpot.

For some players, some slot games are beginning to rival high-end consumer titles in terms of how engaging and immersive they are. However, titles are released on a near-weekly basis these days that it can be hard to find the ones that have real quality. Mayan Chief is a great place to start, but it’s a good idea to check out some other highly rated new online slots which providing more exciting storylines in different themes.

L.A. Noire

One of the most famous titles on this list, L.A. Noire comes from Rockstar games, the same people who brought us the Grand Theft Auto titles. And L.A. Noire continues their great tradition of letting the player explore a rich open-world city where the attention to detail is simply astounding. A mixture of the real 1940s America and the stylised way it was depicted in noir films and novels, the characters are instantly recognisable tropes – each with their own Rockstar spin.

You play a homicide detective charged with investigating and solving a variety of shocking and grisly crimes perpetrated on the streets of Los Angeles. Many of the crimes were inspired by real-life incidents, such as the infamous unsolved Black Dahlia murder case. Rockstar have done a great job of capturing the look and feel of the post-war era using actual photographs and city planning documents to ensure historical accuracy.

Dynasty Warriors

If you want to go back even further in time then the Dynasty Warriors franchise is well worth a look. Skip the first game as it plays more like a standard pvp fighter, and instead choose one of the many, many, many sequels. Dynasty Warriors 2 plays closest to real events. Based upon the power struggle between warring tribes in China around the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD, you command one of the generals in your bid for victory.

The beautiful costumes look authentic and the detailed maps and scenery really transport you back in time. The hack and slash gameplay and the way in which thousands of enemies swarm on you are not particularly historically accurate, but this is a fantasy game, so I think we can forgive the developers for using a bit of creative license. This is a great series of games that is based on history, as opposed to trying to faithfully recreate it.

Assassin’s Creed

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Assassin’s Creed. These games painstakingly recreate all the buildings, landmarks and historical events for whichever period is currently featured. Sail the high seas with pirates in the Caribbean, gallop through Renaissance Florence or race over the rooftops of revolutionary France. In fact their recreations are so faithful, it has been suggested that they could be used to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral, after it caught fire in April.

The games are also peppered with familiar historical faces. Wander from the story mission and you could find yourself in conversation with Leonardo Da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin or even Queen Victoria. The games let you participate in historical events, recreating the action that led to Paul Revere’s legendary ride or the ascension to the papacy of Rodrigo Borgia.

Each building, character, event or location also comes with a detailed encyclopaedia entry so you can learn even more about the setting as you play. Ubisoft have got historical games down to an art form and if you love getting immersed in a beautiful and lovingly-created open world, then these are the games for you.

The Town of Light

The final game on our list is a story-based psychological thriller told through the eyes of Renee, an ex-patient exploring the now-closed psychiatric hospital where she spent her teenage years as a patient. The story is not for the faint-hearted. The writers don’t shy away from detailing the abusive treatments the patients suffered, or the actions of doctors, nurses and other patients which could make life there a literal hell.

What makes this story all the more chilling is that all the events are based on real-life occurrences at Volterra in Tuscany, Italy. Th team behind the game conducted extensive research, including reading letters and medical files from inmates, as well as carefully reconstructing the crumbling buildings.

The Town of Light is not an easy game to play, but it uses its historical basis to educate and spread awareness of some of the problems people with mental illness have had to face in the past. It is an emotional journey that stays with you long after the game has finished – just like any good history lesson should.

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Why Are Online Casinos So Attractive for Gamers?

Casinos have always attracted a large number of people. The casino primarily attracts players with the availability of quick and easy winnings. And if earlier, it was necessary to leave the house, today gambling has mastered the Internet, and therefore it is not difficult to find a casino on the Internet. In this article, we will find out why people like online gambling house so much.

According to statistics, such factors are the most attractive:

● Reliability;

● Deposit and withdrawal methods;

● Assortment of games;

● Bonuses;

● Support;

● Mobility;

● Demo games;

● Low rates.

Reliability

The most reliable online casinos are licensed. Players should not be deceived. Usually, the license and its validity period are listed at the bottom of the main page. Some services offer to go through the process of verification of identity, which also speaks about the reliability of the service. When choosing a gambling house, beginners often make a mistake and are guided by the number of payouts and are looking for online casinos with good returns. This indicator is not always informative. For example, such honest online casinos as gametwist casino usually try not to embellish the possibility of winning at their gambling house. But fraudsters can lure users to their resources, promising them big and easy money in online casinos.

Deposit and Withdrawal Methods

An important criterion when choosing a casino is the flexibility of the deposit and withdrawal system. In most cases, only a credit card is required to play at an online gambling house. Also, a large number of services provides the possibility of payments in Bitcoin, which is important for those people whose assets are located in cryptocurrency.

Assortment of Games

Online casinos can provide not only a wide selection of games but also live games. Even an experienced player will be able to choose a real gambling adventure.

Bonuses and Loyalty Program

Due to the high competition, each service seeks not only to attract but also to keep the user. Online gaming platforms usually offer a bonus for the first deposit. Often a reward can be obtained for the subsequent replenishment of your balance.

Online Support

Modern online casinos provide technical support at a very high level. Almost all online gaming services are ready to answer a question or solve your problem around the clock. Comprehensive services provide technical support in different languages.

Mobility

Those players who do not like to be tied to their computer can choose gaming sites with responsive design or download the application for their smartphone. Mobile casinos provide the convenience of playing at any time of the day.

Demo Games

Thanks to the demo game, you can learn the rules and subtleties of playing in a gambling house without risking your money. Usually the gameplay of the demo mode is no different from the usual game.

Ability to Play at Low Rates

Modern online casinos allow you to play at bets equal to one cent. This allows players to experience the full emotion of gambling without risking large sums.

The modern gambling industry has already gone beyond the classic casinos. A simple hobby can easily become a regular job. After all, a casino is a place where winning largely depends on luck, and a simple person can easily become a billionaire.