WATCH: Italian TV reporter rescued by taxi driver after getting attacked by refugees in Rome

Francesca Parisella, a reporter for Italy’s Matrix Channel 5 in Rome, was attacked on live television earlier this week outside of train station while doing a segment on refugees who have entered Italy and were attempting to make their way to northern Europe. The report starts with Parisella outside of  the central terminal in Rome […]

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The Alliance Alive – new character info, details on Snow World and Crystal World

Party members

Shiki (human, male, 56 years-old)

– veteran samurai who used to be called the Swordmaster

– he lost his beloved daughter in a battle, so he retired with a feeling that he reaps what he sows

– since then, he spends every day going to the tavern

– Shiki starts with a one-handed katana and can learn moves like Razor Blizzard.

Robins (penguin, male, age unknown)

– male penguin who has a wife and three children

– has an unprecedented personality, and is always thinking about how he can become more noticeable

– likes to eat mackerel sashim

– has a cute charm in which he often blabbers without considering the situation

– has unique moves that make use of his fins

New worlds

Snow World

– world covered in snow caused by blizzards

– humans live in the Japanese castle town under the White Ridge Castle

– the player will encounter Shiki and Robins in this world

– humans are gathering in the White Ridge Castle to rebel against the demon army

– Garil and other members of the Night Raven resistance group also offer their support for the Human army in a major battl

– in Snow World, you can ride on a Snow Rabbit that has tremendous jumping power

– this allows you to move around snowy fields and icy mountains

Key characters of the Snow World:

Princess Yukiha

– 17-year old girl who owns the White Ridge Castle

– has a strong sense of justice, and she cares about her citizens, but she still doesn’t have enough abilities as a ruler


– veteran elder who serves as Princess Yukiha’s tutor

– used to be known as a Swordmaster, but he has now retired

Crystal World

– world that floats high above the sky and is surrounded by crystals of seven colors

– comprised of a number of islands

– people travel between islands by using flying dragons as means of transportation

– deep relation between humans and dragons

– many of the building decorations are based on the dragons

– the Dragon Guards each have a White Dragon as means of transportation, but also as partners for stopping invasions

– during the event cut-scenes, you can see the Dragon Guards lining up in a formation

– the player can also ride a dragon and participate in the aerial battle, together with Matilda and the Dragon Guards

Key characters of the Crystal World:

The Astrologer

– ruler of the Crystal World city Eshtolm

– descendant of a clan of prognosticators who can predict the future by talking with stars

– has inherited the task from the ancestors


– woman who is the captain of the Dragon Guards who serve the Astrologer

– she takes her job with a fighting spirit, so she deals on any occurrences with formality

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Plantera seeing release on Switch as Plantera DX

Plantera is available on Wii U and 3DS, but it looks like the Nintendo love is going to continue. A version of the game is coming to the Switch, courtesy of Rainy Frog. The title is Plantera DX, although we’re not quite sure if this port will offer new content over the other versions. We also don’t know if there are plans for a stateside release, as the announcement only pertains to Japan at this time.

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Oilers bury Ducks’ comeback mentality with merciless Game 6 rout

Six early goals erased all memories of Anaheim’s remarkable Game 5 win.

You could almost smell the narrative soup stirring after the Anaheim Ducks stunned the Edmonton Oilers in Game 5.

It was a comeback for the hockey ages: Anaheim erased a 3-0 deficit with three minutes left in regulation and then completed the job in double-overtime. Four straight goals. Three straight series wins. Webbed foot to the neck of the inexperienced Oilers, now down 3-2 in the series.

Robbed of all momentum despite their competitive spirit, there was nothing left for the Oilers to do in Game 6 but disappoint their fans at home. Fans thrilled to be back in the midst of playoff hockey but teased with so much more.

See? The narratives were right there. The series win was right there. The only thing left was the period at the end of the sentence. Right?

The puck had barely dropped in Game 6 before Edmonton snatched the pen away from the Ducks and threw it all the way back to Southern California. The Oilers routed the Ducks in the first period with five goals, chased starter John Gibson, and added another in the second period’s opening minute for good measure. A 7-1 win for the Oilers, and a 3-3 series heading back to California for Game 7. It was over before it began.

The Ducks, to their credit, didn’t seem surprised by this possibility. Cam Fowler had some morbid foreshadowing before Game 6, telling NBCSN’s Brian Boucher how important it was for the Ducks to start strong. You can’t win hockey games the way they’ve played.

Well. Fowler’s fears were well-founded: Anaheim had led first in this series only twice, in Game 1 and Game 3. Before Game 6, the Ducks owned a remarkable .750 win percentage when trailing first in these playoffs. That’s higher than any other team. During the regular season? The Ducks were No. 18, a much better team with leads to maintain than with deficits to chase.

Saying the Ducks weren’t ready for Game 6 seems like an oversimplification. It ignores a lot of factors. The Oilers’ confidence at home. Todd McLellan’s ability to get his players to focus after tough games. The absolutely electric atmosphere inside Rogers Place that ratcheted up about ten decibels with every successive Oilers goal.

The Ducks have been on their heels at the outset of games all series. This time they couldn’t stop the bleeding. The cascade surged too fast, and the Ducks got swept back down to Anaheim licking their wounds. None more stinging than their pride.

Doubting Anaheim’s bounce-back ability is impossible after what they pulled off in Game 5. But Game 6 happened. We all saw it. Game 7 approaches with a huge question.

How many times can one team swim upstream?

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Wonder Woman’s Latest Trailer Is Full Of Action, Watch It Here

A new trailer, apparently the final one, for the superhero movie Wonder Woman has arrived. It shows Gal Gadot as the mighty warrior who leaves her home on Themyscira to save the world.

This latest trailer has a lot of action, with Gadot as the Amazonian princess-turned-superhero crushing foes with her super-strength. There is also a silly scene with her and Chris Pine as they try to conceal her identity. We also get a closer look at the bad guy played by Harry Potter alum David Thewlis.

Wonder Woman also stars Chris Pine, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen. It is directed by Patty Jenkins and hits theaters on June 2, 2017.

In a recent interview with W Magazine, Gadot spoke about her stressful first audition for this iconic role. “When I auditioned for Batman v Superman, I didn’t know it was for Wonder Woman,” she said. “The director, Zack Snyder, asked me to do a camera test. That was torture. They were looking at six or seven girls, and we were all in separate trailers and were told to stay inside until they called us. Waiting is my enemy number one, and I was losing my mind.

“So, I decided to put on Beyoncé. Who runs the world? Girls! I just started to dance, and I let my anxiety go. Thank you, Beyoncé!”

For lots more on Wonder Woman, check out GameSpot’s roundup feature, “Everything We Know About The Wonder Woman Movie.”

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