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Olivia Munn reportedly offered “multi-year deal” for G4 TV revival

Published: 14/Aug/2020 1:04 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:19

by Tanner Pierce

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If recent reports are to be believed, actress Olivia Munn, who was a part of the original G4 network, maybe joining the G4 TV revival as a part of a multi-year deal.

The original G4 TV was the source of inspiration for many modern gamers, with the network even being the original introduction into the world of gaming for a lot of people. In 2014, however, the network famously shut down, much to the disappointment of longtime fans.

One of the bigger figures at the network was Olivia Munn, who was most famous for hosting Attack of the Show!. The program was one of the flagship on the network, alongside X-Play.

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Olivia Munn was one of the main hosts of the G4 program Attack of the Show!

Now, after it was previously confirmed that G4 would be making a comeback in 2021, it seems like Munn is also returning with the revival. The news comes the way of TheWrap, who revealed that, while her return isn’t set in stone, she’s currently in the “final talks” of a multiyear deal.

According to the report, Munn would be a part of the network’s revival both on-screen and off-screen. More specific details about the deal are unknown, however, this could mean that the actress would have a producer or writer role in addition to a hosting job.

While this news has yet to be confirmed by the folks behind the G4 revival, many people would be very interested in seeing Munn return, as fans have been clamoring for as many people as possible from the original network to come back for the revival in some way, shape, or form.

It’s also interesting to speculate what or who else could come back for the revival. Could Attack of the Show! itself be making a return? What about other famous hosts like Blair Herter or even Munn’s AOTS co-host Kevin Pereira? At this point, it seems like anything’s possible.

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Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp

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A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
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The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.