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The Boys Season 2 Lamplighter Explained: Who Is Shawn Ashmore’s Character?

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The Boys is rarely subtle, but the show can be coy when it feels like it. That was the case in Season 2, Episode 5, “We Gotta Go Now,” when it introduced an extremely important new character, played by X-Men movie alum Shawn Ashmore, in a surprisingly understated way. Who exactly did Stormfront talk to on the phone during this episode? The answer is complicated.

This was, in fact, the on-screen introduction of Lamplighter, a former member of The Seven who has a thorny history with The Boys. Of course, Lamplighter has been mentioned in the past, but he was never seen on-screen before now. It’s understandable if you thought he was probably dead–in both the show and the comics on which the series is based, Vought doesn’t like to admit that its supes can die. When The Deep stood onstage during Starlight’s introduction and remarked that Lamplighter had “retired,” it sounded like a euphemism, and the fact that Lamplighter was barely mentioned again throughout Season 1 made it easy to forget about him.

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But Lamplighter is very much alive–though exactly how “retired” he is seems dubious, based on what we saw in Episode 5. We knew from a casting announcement earlier this year that Ashmore, who played Iceman in various X-Men movies, was joining this season as (ironically) the fire-wielding supe. It may have taken over half the season to introduce him, but we think Lamplighter is going to play an important role in the rest of Season 2.

First off, how do we know this character is Lamplighter? Well, besides the earlier casting announcements, there’s one big clue in the episode: his “Titty Committee” lighter. Lamplighter’s powers are flame-based–he carried a flaming staff in battle–so the lighter is a big hint to his identity.

Maybe more importantly, why are we so convinced that Lamplighter is going to play a crucial role? Granted, we didn’t actually learn much from this episode’s tease of a conversation, besides that he’s working somewhere that looks like a psychiatric hospital, called Sage Grove. Then again, there’s that complex history with The Boys themselves–in the show, Lamplighter “retired” from The Seven after murdering Grace Mallory’s grandkids. Mallory, then a colonel and the Deputy Director of the CIA, had formed The Boys to keep supes like The Seven in check, recruiting Billy Butcher, whose goals more or less aligned with Mallory’s thanks to Butcher’s vendetta against Homelander. Although we don’t know the details, we know that Mallory disbanded The Boys and left the CIA after Lamplighter killed her grandkids. Based on her reaction any time she encounters Butcher, she may blame him for their deaths, at least partially.

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We can glean a little bit more potential info about Lamplighter by looking at Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic books. In the comics, Lamplighter’s story is similar: He was a member of The Seven whose absence made room for Starlight to join. The inciting incident that caused him to torch Mallory’s grandchildren was a confrontation during which The Boys revealed photos of Homelander committing violent atrocities against innocent people in an attempt to blackmail The Seven. Incensed, Lamplighter followed Mallory after the confrontation and murdered the kids as they slept in bed.

The next time The Seven and The Boys met, Homelander served up Lamplighter as a peace offering. The Boys took the opportunity to beat the crap out of him before Mallory put a bullet in his head. Even that wasn’t the end, though, as Vought used the Compound V in Lamplighter’s system to resurrect him–remember, they don’t like admitting that their supes can die. However, the revived Lamplighter was a mindless husk, and Vought kept him locked in a cell at The Seven’s headquarters, where the former “hero” lived a based existence steeped in his own filth.

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Clearly, The Boys is going a different direction for Amazon’s adaptation–at least that’s our bet, based on the fact that Lamplighter was speaking coherently and wasn’t smeared in his own s*** when we glimpsed him in person for the first time. We’ll have to wait until later on in the season to find out exactly what role Lamplighter does have to play, but if nothing else, this tease has us intrigued.

The Boys streams Fridays on Amazon Prime. For more Season 2 coverage, check out our gallery of all the Easter eggs and references you might have missed in Episode 5, not to mention GameSpot Universe’s detailed video breakdowns of each episode.

Source: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-boys-season-2-lamplighter-explained-who-is-shawn-ashmores-character/1100-6482333/?ftag=CAD-01-10abi2f

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Casino en ligne : les différents types de jeux

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Ces dernières années, les équivalents virtuels des casinos terrestres gagnent de plus en plus en popularité. Les adeptes des jeux d’argent sont attirés par le plaisir de jouer en ligne mais aussi par le plaisir de gagner. Les joueurs peuvent parier sur les jeux les plus prisés, sachant qu’il suffit d’un ordinateur et d’une connexion Internet stable.

Après avoir tapé « meilleur casino en ligne avis » et vous être bien renseigné sur l’opinion et l’experience des joueurs, la licence d’exploitation de la plateforme, les bonus et promotions, la sécurité des paiements en ligne et le service clientèle, il est temps de vous intéresser à la ludothèque du casino. Dans cet article, nous vous invitons à découvrir les différents types de jeux de casino en ligne.

En effet, les jeux proposés par le site sont un facteur déterminant. C’est pourquoi, avant de vous inscrire dans un casino en ligne, il est conseillé de jeter un coup d’œil sur sa ludothèque. Les casinos en ligne proposent la plupart des jeux qui existe dans les casinos terrestres et chacun d’entre eux a ses propres règles. Ils sont divisés en quatre grandes catégories.

Jeux de dés. Ils sont différents des autres types de jeux d’argent parce qu’ils se jouent avec des dés. Le plus populaire, c’est sans aucun doute le craps. Les règles sont simples : le joueur prend une paire de dés et parie sur le résultat final.

Roulette. La reine des jeux de hasard jouit d’un grand succès auprès des joueurs. Voici les règles de base. Elle se joue avec une roue de 37 numéros allant de 0 à 36. Le croupier tourne la roulette et la balle circule jusqu’à ce qu’elle atterrisse dans l’une des 37 poches. Le but consiste à deviner la poche.

Machines à sous. Vous pouvez choisir entre des machines à sous traditionnelles et des machines à sous vidéo 3D. L’objectif consiste à tomber sur la bonne combinaison de symboles sur les rouleaux.

Jeux de cartes. Le poker est l’un des jeux les plus connus au monde. En bref, le joueur a un jeu de cartes et la force de la main est déterminée en combinant celles qui sont affichées sur la table. Le blackjack, également connu sous le nom de 21, est un autre type de jeux de cartes qui se joue entre le croupier et les joueurs. Il se joue avec une ou plusieurs piles de cartes, dont le but est de battre le croupier.

Le nombre de titres et la qualité des jeux issus des plus grands éditeurs est un grand facteur quant au choix d’un casino en ligne fiable. Parmi les plus grands noms, vous retrouverez Betsoft, Playson, Pragmatic Play, Evolution Gaming, Relax Gaming, iSoftBet, Play’N Go… tous bien connus sur le marché et appréciés par les joueurs. Si vous désirez tester certains jeux sans vous inscrire, gratuitement, nous vous conseillons de privilégier un casino en ligne qui vous offre cette possibilité.

Les jeux de hasard ne dépendent que de la chance. Soyez patients et amusez-vous !

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An October Surprise, Polimon – Political Monsters comes to Mobile

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…once you play for more than 15 minutes, you realize the game pokes fun at everyone across the political spectrum.

Outside The Box Software (http://www.otbsgames.com), a small Indie game studio, releases the timely satirical Turn Based RPG Polimon – Political Monsters. At first glance it may seem like a gimmick, but after just a few minutes playing it becomes apparent there’s a lot more to this genre blending game than meets the eye.

Featuring over a dozen famous and infamous U.S. politicians from the past 2 decades, Polimon allows players to take control of their favorite (or most hated) U.S. Presidential candidate. From the omnipresent Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders to fringe candidates like Kanye West. As the player’s chosen Political Monster, they will travel across the land, gaining supporters, and engaging in political battles.

The battle system parodies the classic Turn-Based RPG Trainer system while satirizing political candidates and various supporters and interest groups. “If you play the game for 5 minutes, you might get offended and send me hate mail,” says Christopher ‘Cosmo’ Evans the Lead Developer and Game Designer of Polimon at Outside The Box Software. “But once you play for more than 15 minutes, you realize the game pokes fun at everyone across the political spectrum and it also illuminates how we actually have a lot of shared interests outside of a few hot button issues.”

Polimon – Political Monsters contains over 30 hours of gameplay with a planned Online Multiplayer battle mode in the works. New Polimon will be added regularly featuring not only current politicians like ‘AOC’ but also “Legendary Polimon” such as Abraham Lincoln and Richard Nixon each with their own special movies and abilities. Polimon looks to be one of the more accessible political games to date. “Typically political games fall into two categories. They are either too esoteric requiring a near political science degree to understand or they’re too simplistic reducing the politics to whack-a-mole,” says Christopher Cosmo. “With Polimon, the idea was to create accessible and engaging gameplay that even a non-politico can do a play-through and maybe even pique their interest in politics, but also have enough depth and satire that political junkies will appreciate and have fun digging deeper.”

Polimon – Politcal Monsters is now available to download on the iOS App Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon App Store.

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About Outside The Box Software: Outside the Box Software is a small Indie game company that’s been developing games since 2004. They started out developing desktop shareware games then migrated to making web-based multiplayer games and the popular teen virtual world, SocioTown. Nowadays, they are focused on mobile and console development.

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‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ Season 11 Anniversary Update Is Out Now with a New Battle Pass Coming Soon, New Maps, XP Card Changes, and a Lot More

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Call of Duty: Mobile (Free) from Activision and Tencent has been getting updated regularly since it debuted on iOS and Android with new content and fixes across its various seasons. Today, it begins its eleventh season titled ‘Anniversary’ On iOS and Android. Call of Duty: Mobile‘s version 1.0.17 update on iOS is a 2.1GB download and it brings support for the new season, new maps, new game modes, new battle pass content, weapon balance changes, and a lot more. King, the fan favourite gunfight map is now available in Call of Duty: Mobile. Battle Royale gets a new weapon, mod, and ammo as well. Watch the trailer for the new Battle Pass below:

Two of the big changes and additions are End Tier Camos and XP Card changes. The Damascus camo has released today with another one to come with a future in-game update in the form of Diamond. Only blue and purple XP cards are now present in-game with the lowest tier one removed. Pricing has been reduced as well. Until December, Rank Series 7 is available featuring the Kilo Bolt-Action – Dealer Epic blueprint, the Steeled Frame epic frame, and more. October 15th is when the new Battle Pass goes live with epic soldiers, epic blueprints, new CODM themed items, and more. Cranked Mode is the new featured game mode with this update. The full patch notes are here. If you’ve not played Call of Duty: Mobile yet, you can download it for free on the App Store here and Google Play here. Have you been playing the game with controllers or touch only on iOS and Android?

Source: https://toucharcade.com/2020/10/13/call-of-duty-mobile-season-11-update-anniversary-patch-notes-king-map-xp-card-changes-price-ios-android-free/

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