Confirmed: Venom, Silver & Black Separate From the MCU

There has been some confusion, based on past interview comments from the producers of Spider-Man: Homecoming, as to whether Sony Pictures’ Spidey spin-off films Venom and Silver & Black (based on Black Cat and Silver Sable) are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the same way as Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is. I spoke on the phone today with one of the producers of those spin-off films as well as Homecoming, Amy Pascal, who set the record straight regarding specifically Venom and Silver & Black’s place, if any, in the MCU.

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Transformers 5 Has Franchise's Lowest Opening Weekend

It seems like domestic audiences may have tired of Michael Bay’s Transformers movies. The fifth film in the series, Transformers: The Last Knight, had a lackluster opening weekend at the North American box office, only making $45.3 million from Friday-Sunday. The Michael Bay-directed movie has earned $69.1 million since opening Wednesday.

To put that into perspective, the second lowest-grossing opening weekend for a Transformers film was the very first one in the Michael Bay series. That movie grossed $70.5 million in its opening weekend, but that was also a decade ago. When you adjust for inflation, The Last Knight’s opening weekend becomes just that much more lackluster.

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Daily Deals: Switch Bundles Back in Stock at Gamestop

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Nintendo on Animal Crossing Mobile and More

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fil-Aimé revealed why Animal Crossing Mobile was left out of E3, as well as why Nintendo shut down AM2R, and more on what’s coming for Nintendo Switch.

When interviewed by Waypoint, the Nintendo Boss confirmed Nintendo’s intentions when going into this year’s E3 Spotlight, saying Nintendo felt fans “wanted to understand more about Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch proposition.”

He also cited this as the reason games such as Animal Crossing Mobile were not present at the conference saying that “When it comes to mobile, we are just not sure if E3 is the place for us to be talking about mobile.”

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Titanfall 2 Free DLC Will Feature New Maps

Titanfall 2′s latest free DLC adds a game-changing feature when it releases June 27 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

According to Respawn’s latest blog post, the new add-on content, titled The War Games, finally let pilots equip a third weapon slot.

In addition to the standard primary and secondary weapon slots, players can also now bring an anti-titan weapon onto the battlefield. Meaning, you will no longer have to choose between a pistol or an anti-titan item.

The War Games also features two new maps, the first of which is also called War Games. It’s a simulated battlezone featuring multistory buildings and open tank garage facilities for pilot battles, as well as wide-open city streets for titan combat.

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