Friday, December 17, 2021

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Devs Tease Crossplay, Voice Acting in Future Updates

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will soon add crossplay during an upcoming update. Additionally, it has bean teased that voice acting is coming to the game.

During the top eight of Hungrybox’s The Box Championship Circuit: Invitational Finale, some of the developers for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl hopped on the stream to talk about some content and features that are being worked on for the game.

The event itself was powered by the NASB publisher, GameMill Entertainment, with English VTuber Lilybunn taking home the $1,500 grand prize with a 5-1 overall record. 

During a recent Hungrybox stream, art director Diego Hernández spoke about a number of announcements and requested features that are set to be added into in the coming months.

While a specific date has not yet been confirmed, Hernández explained that crossplay will be entering the game in Q1 2022. The feature will allow All-Star Brawl players who own the game across any of its available platforms- PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S - to jump into battle against their friends regardless of whether or not they are both playing on the same type of device.

The dev team wanted to ensure that the game’s online netcode was stable and performing well before implementing crossplay, but after being on the market for two months, they feel now is a good time to finalize the rollout.

"We wanted to launch with crossplay," says Hernández in the interview. "But we came to the conclusion that we needed to wait a bit longer to fine-tune some of the details. We were just testing out the waters and seeing how the net code and everything worked first before introducing crossplay so I think it's finally time for it so we are confident about it and it's going to be out there soon."

While Hernández offered hard confirmation surrounding the arrival of crossplay into the game, it also appears that the game is set to add voice acting during a future update too. While not officially confirmed, Hernández explained that there was another popular fan-requested feature currently in the works by the development team.

"All I can say is that we have HEARD your requests, and we are HEARING what you're talking about." This teaser was then followed up by a further developer update on the game's subreddit, which stated "We've been HEARING your requests, and we'll make sure you'll be HEARING from us soon."

Elsewhere in the interview, Hernández announced that the game would be receiving its final free DLC character "in the near future" as well as a range of other (likely paid) content, including new stages, that will be coming to the game next year. The new character comes only shortly after the All-Star Brawl released its first free DLC character, Garfield. Prior to Garfield's arrival, rumors circulated speculating that fans wouldn't be able to play as the legendary lasagne-eating cat on Mondays - as per his notable disdain for the day - however, these turned out to be untrue.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is out now for consoles and PC.

Originally published: December 16, 2021 at 19:47 GMT.

Original sources: IGNDot Esports.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for December 17, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for December 17, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Stream all new CG-animated Rugrats series, exclusively on Paramount+!

Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

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Creating SpongeBob Yellow With Teale Wang & Carolyn Lawrence | SpongeBob BingePants

Netflix's 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Casts Roles of Azula, Suki, Yukari, Avatar Kyoshi and Gran Gran



· Today Netflix announced additional casting for its live-action epic adventure Avatar: The Last Airbender based on the beloved animated series from Nickelodeon. The series is currently shooting in Vancouver.

· Details on the new cast and the characters they will play:

· Elizabeth Yu (she/her; Untitled Ray Romano Film, All My Love) will play Azula, the intensely driven princess of the Fire Nation. A firebending prodigy and relentless perfectionist, she'll stop at nothing to secure her position as the heir to the throne.

· Maria Zhang (she/her) will play Suki, the intimidating leader of the Kyoshi Warriors, an elite female fighting force dedicated to protecting their community and upholding the ideals of their namesake, Avatar Kyoshi.

· Tamlyn Tomita (she/her; The Good Doctor, Cobra Kai) will play Yukari, Suki's mother and the fiercely protective mayor of her small village on Kyoshi Island.

· Yvonne Chapman (she/her; Kung Fu, Family Law) will play Avatar Kyoshi, a legendary warrior revered for her bravery, fearsome fighting skills, and uncompromising dedication to the cause of justice.

· Casey Camp-Horinek (she/her, Barking Water, Reservation Dogs) will play Gran Gran, Katara and Sokka's grandmother and the compassionate and wise matriarch of the Southern Water Tribe.

They join previously announced Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko (Azula's brother) and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Azula and Zuko's father, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Zuko and Azula's Uncle Iroh, Lim Kay Siu as Air Nomad monk Gyatso, and Ken Leung as Commander Zhao of the Fire Nation.

About Avatar: The Last Airbender

The series will be an authentic adaptation of the award-winning and beloved Nickelodeon animated series AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER reimagined as a live-action adventure. Albert Kim (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita) serves as showrunner, executive producer, and writer. Alongside Kim, Rideback's Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Aladdin) and Lindsey Liberatore (Walker) serve as executive producers as well as Michael Goi (Swamp Thing, American Horror Story). Goi, Roseanne Liang (also a co-executive producer), Jabbar Raisani and Jet Wilkinson direct.

Azula's mental deterioration and truly villainous acts over the course of the Avatar cartoon transformed her into a fan-favorite character, if only because fans loved watching Team Avatar overcome the hurdles she put in their way. Her brother, Prince Zuko has a love-hate — and at times hate-hate — relationship with Azula as he deals with jealousy over their father's love for her and not him.

Albert Kim took over as showrunner for the series after original series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko dropped out over creative differences. The live-action adaptation is pegged as an "authentic adaptation" of the beloved Nickelodeon animated series.

Avatar: The Last Airbender tells the story of Avatar Aang, an airbender who awakens after being frozen for years to a world taken over by the dictatorship of the Fire Nation. It's up to him, with help from waterbender Katara and her brother Sokka, to learn how to master all four elements — earth, air, fire, and water — in order to defeat the Fire Lord and save the planet's inhabitants.

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Originally published: December 16, 2021 at 19:33 GMT.

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Paramount Plus Reveals This Year's Peak Content


From “PAW Patrol: The Movie” to “Star Trek: Discovery,” See What Everyone Was Streaming on Paramount+ in 2021

Dec. 16, 2021 – Paramount+ is wrapping up 2021 with a look at what was trending on the service this year, including everything from the most-binged series and top performing genres to the #1 most-watched and rewatched movies. Here is a look at what the peak content on Paramount+ was this year:

  • PEAK ORIGINAL: STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, the critically acclaimed series that returned this year for its fourth season, was the #1 most-watched original. The new hit series iCARLY, which follows Carly Shay, the original influencer, and her friends navigating work, love and family now as adults, was the second-most-watched original series.
  • PEAK GENRE: Kids & Family was the #1 most-watched genre, with Reality and Crime coming in a close second and third, respectively.
  • PEAK DEBUT: MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN, the new scripted series starring Jeremy Renner and Dianne Wiest, was the #1 most-watched original series in its first 30 days and is the most-watched series on the service this quarter.
  • PEAK FEMALE-LED TITLE: A QUIET PLACE PART II, the horror sequel starring Emily Blunt, was the #1 most-watched female-led series or movie.
  • PEAK BINGE: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, an internationally beloved franchise with a deep catalog that appeals to both kids and adults, was the #1 most-binged series.
  • PEAK DRAMA: SEAL TEAM, the fan-favorite military drama starring David Boreanaz, was the #1 most-watched drama, followed by the critically acclaimed and increasingly popular original series EVIL.
  • PEAK DRIVERS FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS: Live sports such as THE NFL ON CBS were top acquisition drivers. Other top performing sports properties included UEFA and Concacaf.
  • PEAK MOVIE: INFINITE, starring Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Jason Mantzoukas, was the #1 most-watched movie. The exclusive film also earned the spot for most-watched trailer and most-streamed thriller. A QUIET PLACE: PART II came in a close second for most-watched movie.
  • PEAK REWATCH: PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE, the kids and family film that premiered the same day it hit theaters, was the most-rewatched movie.
  • PEAK SPECIALS: ADELE ONE NIGHT ONLY, a special featuring a highly awaited performance by Adele and a candid interview in Oprah Winfrey’s rose garden, was the #1 most-watched special.
  • PEAK COMEDY: SOUTH PARK: POST COVID, the first of 14 specials coming to the service exclusively from legendary creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, was one of the #1 most-watched comedies together with returning original WHY WOMEN KILL.
  • PEAK SOCIAL REALITY SERIES: RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS, the reality competition series starring the world’s fiercest queens, was the #1 most-social reality series.
  • PEAK DOWNLOAD: iCARLY’s “iStart Over,” the first episode in the reimagined iCARLY series starring Miranda Cosgrove, was the most-downloaded episode to watch on-the-go.

Paramount+ experienced monumental success in its inaugural year, debuting new originals and exclusives, including hit series such as EVIL, iCARLY, MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: ALL STARS, SEAL TEAM, STAR TREK: PRODIGY and THE REAL WORLD HOMECOMING: LOS ANGELES. In 2021, the service also built a world-class movie library featuring thousands of popular titles, including new films such as A QUIET PLACE PART II, CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG, INFINITE, PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE, SOUTH PARK: POST COVID, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: SPONGE ON THE RUN and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: NEXT OF KIN.

Available now in 25 markets, the service has earned global recognition from the industry and consumers alike. Google Play users recently named Paramount+ the best app of 2021, while Morning Consult listed the service as the fastest-growing brand in 2021. Paramount+ has also been honored with nine Critics Choice Awards nominations for original series THE GOOD FIGHT and EVIL, which is tied for the second-most-nominated show this year.

New consumers can try Paramount+ for 30 days free by using the promo code PEAKSALE. The limited-time holiday promotion ends Dec. 31. In addition to the shows and movies that made this year’s peak content list, this month’s watchlist includes new series, originals and exclusives such as CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG, GHOSTS, MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN, QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE, RUMBLE (which premiered Dec. 15), SOUTH PARK: POST COVID: THE RETURN OF COVID (premiering today) and 1883 (premiering Dec. 19).

Next year will see Paramount+ premiere Nickelodeon's highly anticipated and star-studded CG-animated Big Nate series, based on the best-selling book series of the same name.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.


Originally published: December 17, 2021.

H/T: Deadline.

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