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The Week In Games: Rolling To The Club 

It’s time to settle the age old debate about whether Sonic was actually fun or just something we all pretended to like to piss off our friends.

I honestly can’t ever remember every enjoying the games. What I do enjoy are my memories of playing the games which have little to do with actually trying to beat them and were more about searching for secret power-ups because nothing is cooler than seeing Sonic covered by a useless orb of elemental energy.

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But of course whether heavy jumping physics and constantly poking players with prickly enemies until they’ve managed to lose every last ring is good game design or not is really beside the point. Sonic is much bigger than that. In fact, he was always bigger than that.

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His whole selling point was that other people didn’t want you to like him. It was weird and who knows if it really worked and yet here we are in 2017, still talking about Sonic long after the consoles he was a mascot for stopped getting made.

Here’s everything else coming out over the next couple of weeks.

Monday, August 14

  • StarCraft: Remastered — PC

Tuesday, August 15

  • Agents of Mayhem — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • 3D MiniGolf — PS4
  • Dark Mystery — PS4
  • Cities: Skylines — PS4
  • Matterfall — PS4
  • Nidhogg 2 — PS4, PC
  • Defenders of Ekron — PS4, PC
  • Eliosi’s Hunt — PS4
  • Night Trap 25th Anniversary — PS4, PC
  • Observer — Xbox One, PS4, PC, Linux, Mac
  • Sonic Mania — Xbox One, PS4, Switch
  • Sudden Strike 4 — PS4
  • The Pillars of The Earth Book 1: From The Ashes — Xbox One, PS4, PC, Linux, Mac
  • Troll And I — Switch
  • Tokyo 42 — PS4
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II — PS4
  • Night Trap – 25th Anniversary Edition — PS4, PC
  • Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul — PSVR
  • Undertale — PS4, Vita

Wednesday, August 16

  • Circuit Breakers — Xbox One
  • Conan Exiles — Xbox One

Friday, August 18

  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma — PS4
  • Thumper — Xbox One

Coming Soon

Monday, August 21

  • Westslingers — PC
  • DOGO — PC

Tuesday, August 22

  • The Escapists 2 — Xbox One, PS4, PC 
  • ChromaGun — PS4
  • Mages of Mystralia — PS4
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy — PS4

  • White Day: A Labyrinth Named School — PS4, PC

Friday, Agusut 25

  • F1 2017 — Xbox One, PS4, PC

  • Madden NFL 18 — Xbox One, PS4 
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition — PS4, PC 

What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Riot Based League Of Legends Skin On Actual Football Player, Loses Lawsuit

Image: Christof Koepsel | Getty

A court in The Netherlands ruled late last week that Riot must compensate retired Dutch footballer Edgar Davids after determining that a League of Legends champion skin infringed on his personal rights.

The skin in question is Striker Lucian, whose combination of dreads, eyewear and the fact he’s based on a footballer sure look a lot like Edgar Davids, a guy who was famous for his dreads, eyewear and the fact he was a very good footballer.

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Dutch site Het Parool report that while Riot argued that fans would recognise the skin—made ahead of the 2014 World Cup—as Lucian first and not Davids, the court did not agree.

Riot must now show Dutch authorities how much money the skin has made in the country, with Davids’ compensation to be made as a percentage of it.

The lawsuit has upset some League fans, who point out that Davids has long been aware of the skin, and in 2014 even tweeted out this thanks for the homage:

So there were a lot of tweets like this going around over the weekend:

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Watch: Take A visit To Helga Pataki’s Arnold Shine | Hey Arnold! | #NickSDCC

Hey, Football Heads! Nickelodeon’s beloved animated series Hey Arnold! may have gone off the air back in 2004, but the show’s main romance lives on. I speak, of course, of the love of one Helga Pataki for her archnemesis, the oddly shaped Arnold. Helga may have hated Arnold in public, but in private, she fantasized about their future together while building a shrine of photos and bubble gum.

To promote the networks upcoming Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie, SYFY WIRE recently got the chance to visit the Pataki house at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 and see how Helga’s collection of Arnold memorabilia has been growing these last 13 years or so. They even got a tour from the girl herself!:

Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie takes the kids on the field trip of a lifetime: action packed and full of adventure! They’ll join Arnold on a quest in which he’ll try to achieve his ultimate dream and finally find his missing parents. It all starts when Arnold and his classmates take a trip to San Lorenzo, South America, which, coincidentally, is the last place Arnold’s parents were seen! Their trip takes a turn when pirates kidnap Arnold and his friends! From there it’s one jungle hazard after another, and the gang must put their heads together to get out of danger. As the leader of the journey, Arnold must make sure he and his friends survive safely, all while working towards a reunion he’s dreamt of his whole life!


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The two-hour TV movie features a storyline that picks up from where the original series ended in the "The Journal" in 2004 and resolves unanswered questions and plotlines-including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents, Arnold's last name, and how Arnold feels about Helga! The movie is co-written and executive produced by the series’ original creator Craig Bartlett and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.

Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon USA on Thursday 23rd November 2017, as part of the networks Thanksgiving celebrations.

More Nick: SDCC ‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’ Sneak Peek | Rocko’s Modern Life | Nickelodeon!


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Nickelodeon & Paramount To Release “PAW Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue!” On DVD On 9/5

The cutest puppy patrol is back and ready for their grandest adventure yet! It’s all paws on deck for this high seas DVD collection in PAW Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue! – available Tuesday 5th September 2017. In this six-episode, swash-buckling adventure, the PAW Patrol take to the high seas for some epic rescues. Fans can join Ryder, Chase and the rest of the gang as they discover a secret pirate cave, embark on a treasure hunt, rescue whales and more.

PAW Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue! includes the following episodes:

Pups and the Pirate Treasure – The PAW Patrol must rescue Cap’n Turbot after he accidentally stumbles into a secret cave that was once a pirate’s hideout. While there, they find an incomplete treasure map and embark on an adventure to find the missing pieces.

Pups and the Ghost Pirate – It’s Halloween and Cap’n Turbot is having a party on an old pirate ship! When the ship mysteriously starts to head out to sea captained by a “ghost,” the PAW Patrol must work together to save the ship and discover who the ghost is.

Pups Save the Bay – When there’s an oil spill in Adventure Bay, Ryder and the pups must rescue a baby whale and clean up the spill before any other animals swim through it.

Pups Save a Goodway – When Adventure Bay’s famous statue of Grandpa Grover Goodway ends up at the bottom of the Bay, Ryder and the pups have to help Cap’n Turbot raise it to the surface and get it to Town Square before Mayor Goodway’s family reunion.

Pups Save a Pool Day – On a hot day, the pups head to the water park where they discover that the pool is empty! It’s all paws on deck as they work to fix the broken water tower and get their pool day back on track.

Circus Pup-Formers – When the circus animals don’t make it in time for the show to start, Ryder and the pups step in and perform for Adventure Bay.

Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, PAW Patrol: The Great Pirate Rescue! will be available on DVD September 5, for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $14.99.

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This Man Voiced All Your Favorite Nickelodeon Cartoons & More | Billy West | Great Big Story

Remember Doug Funny? Roger Klotz? Ren and Stimpy? Elmer Fudd? You can thank voice artist Billy West for so many of the sounds of your Saturdays growing-up — not to mention Philip J. Fry, Dr. Zoidberg and President Richard Nixon from Futurama!:

More Nick: ‘Move It, Football Head!’: Secrets From the Creator of ‘Hey Arnold!’!

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The 2017 Call Of Duty Championship Ends In A Blowout 

After a stellar performance throughout this year’s $1.5 million prize pool tournament, OpTic Gaming can finally call themselves Call of Duty World League champions.

Now in its fourth year and featuring Infinite Warfare, the esports event featured 32 teams, each of which garnered spots through competing in various other tournaments over the last year. But by earlier today, there were only three still left in contention, including last year’s winners and all-star squad eager to prove it was the best in the world in OpTic Gaming.

But when the two finally met it looked like everything was over for OpTic after rivals Team EnVyUs convincingly dismantled them during the winners bracket finals. OpTic haven’t come close to winning the championship in the modern era of the game, and this year looked like it might be no different. But facing Luminosity in the losers bracket the wheels started turning again. The last game of the series went 11-2 the way of OpTic. They were newly invigorated and ready for a rematch.

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EnVyUs, it now seems, was not. Far from a return to the form that got the previous year’s champions to the grand finals, EnVyUs entered the best-of-five series somewhat flat footed and a step behind. OpTic performed as expected in a beginning Hardpoint match, a mode whose rules they seem to have written, and took an early lead. While EnVyUs gained a foothold in game two with a 6-2 score in Search and Destroy, OpTic struck back to take the third and fourth matches and force a second series.

If there was a moment for EnVyUs to take their three minute pause and rally it was then, but the “Boys in Blue” didn’t, entering into the final leg of the grand finals with seemingly even less steam than when they’d entered. OpTic again benefited from an early match on Hardpoint, but EnVyUs didn’t managed to get a foothold even after that point.

By the seventh, and what would turn out to be the last, match, OpTic was showing everyone watching that they would not be denied a victory commensurate with their talent and experience again. In one especially sublime moment that spoke to just how good OpTic can be, Matthew “FormaL” Piper, who posted great numbers throughout the tournament and went on to be crowned the MVP, managed to collect the satellite drone out of mid-air after it had been launched by his teammate hail mary-style toward the Uplink objective ahead.

The team comfortably finished the last match with such a commanding lead they jumped out of their seats to celebrate and embrace one another with the match’s final seconds still ticking down. While some players on the team were collecting their second or third championship rings, most notably Damon “Karma” Barlow, who had previously won the tournament with both Fariko Impact and Complexity Gaming.

But OpTic itself hadn’t taken home a championship in the game’s modern era, despite looking promising at various points over the last several years. Last year was especially crushing after a crushing defeat in the 2016 championship left them to exit the tournament in seventh place. The organization’s only previous win was in 2011, when the series’ competitive championship was still held as part of Call of Duty XP and the game being played was Modern Warfare 3. Taking the title this year, and in such a lopsided victory, means that the team can end its current chapter as the champions they always believed themselves capable of becoming.

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The 2017 Call Of Duty Championship Ends In A Blowout 

After a stellar performance throughout this year’s $1.5 million prize pool tournament, OpTic Gaming can finally call themselves Call of Duty World League champions.

Now in its fourth year and featuring Infinite Warfare, the esports event featured 32 teams, each of which garnered spots through competing in various other tournaments over the last year. But by earlier today, there were only three still left in contention, including last year’s winners and all-star squad eager to prove it was the best in the world in OpTic Gaming.

But when the two finally met it looked like everything was over for OpTic after rivals Team EnVyUs convincingly dismantled them during the winners bracket finals. OpTic haven’t come close to winning the championship in the modern era of the game, and this year looked like it might be no different. But facing Luminosity in the losers bracket the wheels started turning again. The last game of the series went 11-2 the way of OpTic. They were newly invigorated and ready for a rematch.

https://clips.twitch.tv/embed?clip=PatientVainRamenKappaRoss&autoplay=false&tt_medium=clips_embed

EnVyUs, it now seems, was not. Far from a return to the form that got the previous year’s champions to the grand finals, EnVyUs entered the best-of-five series somewhat flat footed and a step behind. OpTic performed as expected in a beginning Hardpoint match, a mode whose rules they seem to have written, and took an early lead. While EnVyUs gained a foothold in game two with a 6-2 score in Search and Destroy, OpTic struck back to take the third and fourth matches and force a second series.

If there was a moment for EnVyUs to take their three minute pause and rally it was then, but the “Boys in Blue” didn’t, entering into the final leg of the grand finals with seemingly even less steam than when they’d entered. OpTic again benefited from an early match on Hardpoint, but EnVyUs didn’t managed to get a foothold even after that point.

By the seventh, and what would turn out to be the last, match, OpTic was showing everyone watching that they would not be denied a victory commensurate with their talent and experience again. In one especially sublime moment that spoke to just how good OpTic can be, Matthew “FormaL” Piper, who posted great numbers throughout the tournament and went on to be crowned the MVP, managed to collect the satellite drone out of mid-air after it had been launched by his teammate hail mary-style toward the Uplink objective ahead.

The team comfortably finished the last match with such a commanding lead they jumped out of their seats to celebrate and embrace one another with the match’s final seconds still ticking down. While some players on the team were collecting their second or third championship rings, most notably Damon “Karma” Barlow, who had previously won the tournament with both Fariko Impact and Complexity Gaming.

But OpTic itself hadn’t taken home a championship in the game’s modern era, despite looking promising at various points over the last several years. Last year was especially crushing after a crushing defeat in the 2016 championship left them to exit the tournament in seventh place. The organization’s only previous win was in 2011, when the series’ competitive championship was still held as part of Call of Duty XP and the game being played was Modern Warfare 3. Taking the title this year, and in such a lopsided victory, means that the team can end its current chapter as the champions they always believed themselves capable of becoming.

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Setting New Records for Slime at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2017

In sports lingo, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2017 was a slam dunk, touchdown and homerun! With thousands of fans and sports stars gathering in UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, as well as the multitude of viewers watching from home, the fourth annual rendition of the awards show treated its audience to cameos by the U.S. Olympic team’s Final Five, raucous events such as the Slime Mountain challenge, an award honoring legendary Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Michael Phelps, and much more.


Legend Award honoree Michael Phelps reacts after getting slimed at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2017

Guiding us through it all was the incredible emceeing of third-time host Russell Wilson. As a football superstar and new father, Wilson easily took the head play caller’s role to steer a show celebrating both kids and sports.

Check out some of the highlights from Nick’s slime-filled sports extravaganza!:

Phelps Gets Hit with a New Kind of Gold Honor

As the #GOAT of swimming (28 Olympic metals; 23 of them gold), Michael Phelps was an easy choice for Nickelodeon’s Legend Award. Joining the ranks of previous recipients Kobe Bryant, David Beckham and Derek Jeter, Phelps thanked the cheering fans before being drenched by the special golden slime reserved for legends.

“Dream, plan, reach,” Phelps told the audience. “Every one of you guys in here is so talented. You all should dream so big and reach for any goal you possibly can think of.”

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Kids’ Choice Sports

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A Final Five Surprise

Though it’s been a year since the XXXI Olympics in Brazil, the Final Five – as the women’s U.S. gymnastics squad dubbed themselves – has continued to inspire and excite the nation through the summer of 2017. Thus, it was a sweet surprise when three of the gold medal-winning gymnasts – Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas – popped up on the Kids’ Choice Sports Awards’ orange carpet. While teammates Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez were unable to make the event in person, fans cheered madly when Hernandez graced the jumbotron to accept the Favorite Newcomer award. In addition, the ladies threw down in a scooter race and Biles beat out tennis legend Serena Williams for the honor of Favorite Female Athlete.

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Challenge Accepted

KCA Sports is a fans first event and the kids were thrilled to show off their athletic talents on TV. Competitions included a crossbar challenge, a half court shot contest and a fan football toss. Even pro athletes challenged themselves in new ways – like when NBA players DeAndre Jordan and Andre Drummond smashed, puzzled and swam their way through the Slime Mountain challenge, a life-size chutes and ladders-esque game requiring extreme athleticism. Jordan earned the gold medal after sliding down an 80-foot ramp in style to audience cheers.

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Haven’t seen enough sports and slime? Check out Nickelodeon’s KCA Sports highlight reel and Nick.com/Sports for more games and golden slime!

More Nick: Premiere Of “Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2017” Delivers Slime-Tastic Ratings For Nickelodeon USA!

Original source: blog.viacom.com.


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Lady Antebellum Pens Original Song for SpongeBob SquarePants Musical | #SpongeBobBway

Nickelodeon’s hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants first expanded to the silver screen, but now it has inspired a musical version that will open on Broadway at the Palace Theatre on Monday, December 4th! The musical’s soundtrack features writing credits from a variety of big name artists, including Lady Antebellum.

The country trio, comprised of Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals), Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals, guitar), and Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin), wrote an original song called “Chop to the Top” for the second act of the production. In an effort to save their town of Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob and Sandy Cheeks use their karate skills to climb to the top of Mount Humongous while singing “Chop to the Top,” hence the name of the song.

The musical stars all of Nickelodeon’s underwater heroines as they save Bikini Bottom from grave dangers.

Other artists who contributed original songs for the musical include John Legend, Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles and the late David Bowie.

The musical originally had a Chicago premiere in spring of 2016 where it was met with positive reviews. The show stars Ethan Slater as SpongeBob, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star and Gavin Lee as Squidward Tentacles. The full cast will be announced later.

Tickets for the SpongeBob SquarePants Broadway musical are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.com. More information and ticketing details can be found on the musical’s website, SpongeBobBroadway.com

Lady Antebellum is on the road with Brett Young and Kelsea Ballerini for the second leg of the You Look Good Tour throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall. Dates and tickets for the tour can be found on their website.

Sources: Sounds Like Nashville, US99; Additional source: Wikipedia.


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Good grilling/Global Forever/20 Essential Truths

Good grilling
It’s summer, so we have been barbecuing a couple of times a week. I have the classic Weber charcoal grill. I grill beef and chicken directly over the coals, but I’ve been using these grill mats to cook vegetables and fish. They are so thin that they look like they would incinerate in a second, but they are impervious to high heat. They are easy to clean, too. Nothing sticks to them. — MF

Global Forever stamps
Occasionally I need to mail a letter in an envelope, with you know, paper inside. I hate going to the post office, so I buy Forever stamps online. These US stamps are good for domestic mail forever (no matter how many price increases there are) so I buy a wad of them. Now the US Post Office has released a Global Forever stamp ($1.15) for mailing anywhere in the world. Since they are good forever, I got a bunch of them as well. They are distinctly circular, so they look cool too. — KK

Inspirational read:
This list of 20 Essential Truths That Women Over 50 Want To Share With Younger Women seem like no-brainers and things I should already be doing daily, but unfortunately for me, I forget. I made a shorter, more personal version of this list for myself and if I’m ever feeling agitated or unbalanced, I read it again to gain perspective and make everything all better. — CD

Cheap flights
Scott’s Cheap Flights is a free newsletter that finds amazingly inexpensive flights all over the world. The newsletter includes Google Flights and Momondo links, so you can book the flight yourself. The latest newsletter has a roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Stockholm for $343. — MF

Save any image you want
My two favorite chrome extensions right now are the Image Downloader and Nimbus. Image Downloader helps me download those annoying images that you can click and zoom on but cannot “save as.” And finally, with Nimbus I can screenshot an entire webpage without having to shrink the size or save as a multi-page PDF. I’m sure they have other abilities, but those two make my life much easier. — CD

Instant bond
I never had much luck using superglue. It really wasn’t instant and it didn’t seem to bond tightly, and I’d get it all over my fingers. The trade secret to using superglue (which all serious model-makers seem to know) is to use an accelerator with it. You spray the glued joint with this catalyst solvent and it cures the glue instantly. Or you can spray one half of the joint with the accelerator and when it touches the other half with the glue it bonds instantly. Yes! I got a small spray bottle of accelerator (the brand doesn’t matter much) but it is so useful I now get the combination of glue+accelerator in larger quantities. — KK

 

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Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon Poland To Celebrate “Dzień Zabawy 2017” On Saturday 26th August 2017

Nickelodeon Poland (Polska) has announced that on Saturday 26th August 2017, the number-one kids channel in Poland will will celebrate Dzień Zabawy 2017, Nickelodeon Polska’s local version of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play!

Nickelodeon is concerned about the health, well-being and development of children. Dzień Zabawy 2017 aims to remind everyone how important outdoor exercise is, and how having fun outdoors and being in touch with nature nurtures better physical, emotional and cognitive development in children.

On Saturday 26th August 2017, Nickelodeon will go dark on-air and online between 12:00-16:00 to encourage children across Poland to go outside and play, whether in a garden, in a park or at a playground.

To celebrate kids’ love of play, Nickelodeon will hold a special Fun Day (Dnia Zabawy) and family picnic in Pole Mokotowskie, which will be filled with lots of fun sports and leisure activities for kids. Kids of all ages will be able to take part in a marathons (featuring three different lengths: 300m for babies and toddlers; 600m for children aged 7-9; and 900m for children aged 10-12), practice their reflexes with a specially prepared reflex meter; test their strength; endurance and balance on a surf simulator; and test their logical thinking by tackling tricky puzzles. There’ll also be mini basketball and volleyball, obstacle courses, dance lessons, a first aid course by WOPR rescuers, and contests in which attendees can win fantastic prizes!

Attendees will also be able to meet and greet Nickelodeon stars SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Dora the Explorer, and Polish volleyball player Andrzej Wrona, and watch a concert by Margaret.

Year after year, Dzień Zabawy gets more and more popular. In 2016, 12,000 kids and parents attended, with over 2,000 kids taking part in the mini-marathon, each receiving a special award and diploma.

More information can be found on nick.com.pl/dzienzabawy2017.

From TV Media:

DZIEŃ ZABAWY – NICKELODEON ZAPRASZA DZIECIAKI I ICH RODZICÓW DO WSPÓLNEJ ZABAWY – PO RAZ PIĄTY JUŻ 26 SIERPNIA 2017!

Nickelodeon to niekwestionowany lider wśród stacji tworzonych z myślą o najmłodszych odbiorcach. Udział kanału w oglądalności wśród widowni dziecięcej w ubiegłym miesiącu to aż 7,1%.

Nickelodeon troszczy się o zdrowie, dobre samopoczucie i szczęśliwy rozwój dzieci. Dzień Zabawy przypomina o tym, jak istotny jest ruch na świeżym powietrzu i jak istotną rolę w prawidłowym rozwoju dziecka odgrywa zabawa i kontakt z naturą warunkując lepszy rozwój fizyczny, emocjonalny i poznawczy. W tym roku event odbędzie się 26 sierpnia 2017 roku na Polu Mokotowskim.

W Dzień Zabawy antena Nickelodeon zatrzymuje na 4 godziny nadawanie swoich programów, zamiast tego pojawi się tzw. czarny ekran. W ten sposób stacja zachęca dzieci do zabawy i wyjścia z domu!

Podstawowym założeniem akcji jest zaangażowanie dzieci i rodziców w znalezienie równowagi pomiędzy czasem spędzanym przed telewizorem i na powietrzu. Podczas Dnia Zabawy dzieci będą mogły wziąć udział w maratonie biegowym, ćwiczyć swój refleks w specjalnie przygotowanym refleksomierzu, sprawdzić swoją siłę, wytrzymałość, czy równowagę w symulatorze surfingu, a także sprawdzić się w logicznym myśleniu podczas układania puzzlościanki.

W ramach współpracy partnerskiej przy Dniu Zabawy Reklamodawcy otrzymują komplementarną ofertę zawierającą szerokie możliwości reklamowe:

– EVENT: niepowtarzalny event, którego Partner będzie integralną częścią! A wszystko na świeżym powietrzu w klimacie przepełnionym zabawą, ruchem, humorem i pozytywną energią!

– ŚWIADCZENIA ON-AIR: tagi partnerskie, spoty, skrzydełka, relacja ze strefy Partnera na antenie Nickelodeon oraz na stronie www;
ONLINE: branding i podstrona Partnera na stronie Dzień Zabawy, kampania digital promująca partnerstwo (takeover, double billboard, skyscraper, toplayer, pre-roll);

– SOCIAL MEDIA / NICK PLAY: wpisy informujące o partnerstwie na Facebooku Nickelodeon, posty partnerskie na Instagramie, kampania w aplikacji Nickelodeon Play (pre-rolle, rectangle);

– DZIAŁANIA MARKETING & PRESS: umieszczenie informacji o partnerstwie przy projekcie w materiałach prasowych Nickelodeon.

Sprzedaż oferty wspólnie koordynują Dział Sprzedaży Premium TV oraz Dział Brand Solutions Viacom.
Zapraszamy do kontaktu!

Dane: NAM, SHR%, A 4-12, 03.2017, 06:00-21:00

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ZA DARMO! Żółwie Ninja i Sponge Bob na żywo, koncert Margaret i świetna akcja telewizji

26 sierpnia na Polu Mokotowskim odbędzie się tegoroczny wielki Dzień Zabawy organizowany przez popularny wśród najmłodszych kanał Nickelodeon. Organizatorzy zapowiadają mnóstwo atrakcji, a tego dnia w telewizji Nickolodeon wyświetli jedynie czarną planszę z zachęceniem do wspólnej zabawy na zewnątrz.

– Chcielibyśmy przypomnieć, że nie ma nic lepszego, niż zabawa z rówieśnikami i rodziną, o czym, w dobie urządzeń cyfrowych, czasem się zapomina – mówi Agnieszka Jarecka, przedstawicielka Nickolodeon Polska.

Nickelodeon zaprasza dzieci i dorosłych na ogólnopolską akcją „Dzień Zabawy”. Tego dnia Nickelodeon wygasi swoją antenę i stronę internetową nick.com.pl oraz zaprosi dzieci i rodziców do wspólnej zabawy na świeżym powietrzu.

Na warszawskim Polu Mokotowskim odbędzie się piknik rodzinny, podczas którego na dzieci czekać będą liczne atrakcje sportowe i rekreacyjne. Wśród nich znajdą się minimaraton w 3 różnych grupach wiekowych (300 m dla maluszków, 600 m dla dzieci w wieku 7-9 lat, 900 m dla dzieci w wieku 10-12 lat), koszykówka i siatkówka na mini-boiskach, tory przeszkód, dmuchane zamki, równoważnie, nauka tańca, kurs pierwszej pomocy pod okiem ratowników WOPR czy konkursy z nagrodami.

Małym sportowcom będzie kibicować Andrzej Wrona, siatkarz z reprezentacji Polski, a ze specjalnym koncertem wystąpi Margaret. Ponadto uczestnicy będą mieli okazję spotkać bohaterów swoich ulubionych kreskówek – Żółwi Ninja, Dory czy SpongeBoba.

Z roku na rok „Dzień Zabawy” cieszy się coraz większym zainteresowaniem. W zeszłym roku odwiedziło GO ponad 12 tys. dzieci z rodzicami, a ponad 2 tys. dzieci wzięło udział w minimaratonach i każde z nich otrzymało specjalną nagrodę i dyplom.

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For Honor Season 3 – Highlander Gameplay

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The Viking class just got a little bit larger! The new Highlander hero wields the heaviest and longest sword in the game, giving them a deadly combination of strength and range.

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The Force Unleashed’s Absurd Protagonist Almost Returned for Star Wars: Rebels 

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Starkiller, the fabulously ridiculous antihero of The Force Unleashed, almost featured in Star Wars: Rebels. This would have been bonkers.

The tidbit comes from a Twitch stream event broadcasted by Sam Witwer.

“Dave [Filoni] did share with me, by the way, he considered making Starkiller an Inquisitor in Star Wars: Rebels,” Witwer said. “It didn’t quite fit the story they were telling, but he did think about it because he thought that would be interesting.”

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“Didn’t quite fit” is a mastery of understatement from Witwer, who voiced Starkiller before taking on the role of Darth Maul on Rebels and its predecessor, The Clone Wars. The videogame hero, if introduced in anything like his form in 2008's Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, would have damn near broken the new canon. Gather around, children, let me tell y’all about Starkiller.

His real name is Galen Marek, and in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed he is the child of a Jedi taken in by Darth Vader after he rips Vader’s lightsaber from his hand using the Force. Notably, Galen is a toddler when he does this. Vader, impressed by this super baby, trains him as his secret apprentice.

Then we jump forward about twenty years and things get real silly. See, before Rebels, The Force Unleashed was touted as a game-ified version of a similar story, a means of answering questions about how the Rebel Alliance formed. The answer is Starkiller. Starkiller is sent by Vader himself to found the Rebel Alliance as a false flag operation that gets just a little out of hand.

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The young Darth Superbaby in training is well suited for this, because along with being a secret he is impossibly powerful in the Force. Like, more demonstrably powerful than any other Star Wars character we’ve ever seen. He rips a Star Destroyer out of the sky with his mind, people. I don’t even think Yoda could do that.

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Naturally, Starkiller eventually turns to the Light Side and rescues the nascent Alliance from the clutches of Vader and the Emperor. By beating Vader in one-on-one combat, because he’s just that good.

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And don’t get me wrong, I love The Force Unleashed more than is reasonable. Starkiller is a delightful power fantasy, and his character arc actually mostly works. He’s just the silliest. His place in the broader canon, even when the Expanded Universe was still around, was odd, and his position as a total crazy action hero just doesn’t quite gel with what’s going on in other parts of Star Wars.

So, yeah. Starkiller could’ve been a fun nod to the fandom, and placing him as an Inquisitor (they’re basically Vader’s personal army of anti-Jedi Force-using assassins in Rebels) makes a bit of sense. But to make him work in the more grounded Disney canon would’ve forced Filoni and co. to ditch almost everything that made the character so memorable and unintentionally funny.

And if Starkiller can’t wreck a Star Destroyer with his mind, why even bother?

Clarification: An earlier version of this post said that comicbook.com hosted the stream, which is incorrect. Apologies.

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Nickelodeon Poland To Premiere “Bunsen Is A Beast” On Monday 18th September 2017

A beast and a human form an unlikely friendship in Nickelodeon’s newest animated series Bunsen Is a Beast, premiering Monday 18th September 2017 at 16:10 on Nickelodeon Poland (Polska)! Created and executive produced by Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents/Wróżkowie chrzestni), the 20-episode series, locally titled Bunsen, ty bestio!, follows the adventures of Bunsen, the first beast to attend a human grade school, and his best friend Mikey. Following the shows debut, new episodes will air regularly Mondays to Fridays at 16:10.

Bunsen is a Beast tells the story of Bunsen and Mikey, two new friends who embark on endless fun and adventures in their town of Muckledunk. As the first beast ever to attend a middle school for human kids, Bunsen feels the pressure to succeed and prove to the world that monsters can live among humans…and they won’t eat everyone for lunch. With help from Mikey, Bunsen will learn how to accomplish human world tasks, like, doing homework, eating ice cream, and riding the bus. In turn, Mikey will learn to navigate the Beast World and meet all the weird and wonderful beasts that reside there.

In the series premiere, “Bunsen is a Beast!”, Bunsen attends his first day of human middle school in hopes to prove that beasts and humans can happily co-exist. Then, in “Body and the Beast”, Bunsen literally loses his head on picture day and Mikey has to help him find it before picture time.


Bunsen and Mikey in Nickelodeon’s Bunsen is a Beast.

Below is a list of currently announced episodes of Bunsen is a Beast which are set to debut on Nickelodeon Polska this September:

Monday 18th September 2017 – Bunsen bestią jest / Ciało i bestia (Bunsen is a Beast! / Body and the Beast)

Tuesday 19th September 2017 – Zabawa w świrowanego / Bunsen szaleje za lodami (Hide and Go Freak / Bunsen Screams for Ice Cream)

Wednesday 20th September 2017 – Ledwie dopuszczalne zachowanie / Pogromcy bestii (Bearly Acceptable Behavior / Beast Busters)

Thursday 21st September 2017 – Ortograficzna bestia / Mikey jest bestią (Spelling Beast / Mikey Is a Beast)

Friday 22nd September 2017 – Strach w muzeum / Przystojna bestia Fright at the Museum / Handsome Beast

The voice cast of the US-English dub of Bunsen is a Beast includes: Jeremy Rowley (iCarly) as Bunsen, the first beast ever to attend a middle school for human kids; Ben Giroux (Henry Danger) as Mikey, a sweet and quirky kid and Bunsen’s best friend; Cristina Milizia (Monster High) as Darcy, Bunsen and Mikey’s homeschooled friend; Kari Wahlgren (The Fairly OddParents) as Amanda Killman, the rigid and rule bound beast hater; comedy legend Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) as Miss Flap, Mikey and Bunsen’s eccentric teacher; Jeff Bennett (Jake and the Neverland Pirates) as Bunsen’s Dad; and Jennifer Hale (The Powerpuff Girls) as Bunsen’s Mom. Additionally, Wahlgren and Rowley also voice Mikey’s Mom and Dad.

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Bunsen is a Beast is produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, which officially opened the doors to its newly expanded building — an over 200,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, sustainable complex on January 11.

Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on An American Tail. He created his own shorts for What a Cartoon!, and also wrote and directed episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow & Chicken and Johnny Bravo. Bunsen is a Beast marks Hartman’s fourth animated series for Nickelodeon. Hartman joined Nickelodeon in 1998 where he created and produced several cartoon shorts for the Oh Yeah! Cartoons series, including The Fairly OddParents (Los Padrinos Mágicos). Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the animated series, Hartman brought the series to life in the 2010 live-action/CG animated hit TV movie, A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! The series came to life once again in the original TV movie, A Fairly Odd Christmas in 2012 and A Fairly OddSummer in 2014. Hartman is also the creator of Nickelodeon’s animated series Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy.


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In addition to his work with Nickelodeon, Hartman has also created the Noog Network, a mobile app that features interactive games, cartoons and live shows. “I kind of never stop. I never sleep. I just like to draw and put ideas down. And every idea that Nickelodeon doesn’t buy I put on the Noog Network,” explains Hartman. He notes that Noog is a good place to try out new ideas and see how they go over in a short amount of time.

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