#KingdomHeartsAnimatedSeriesPilot


Kingdom Hearts is still swarming in popularity ever since the trailer dropped for the fourth game. The gameplay, animation style, story, and music all keep players hooked throughout each adventure. Fans will have to wait quite a while for the fourth game of the series to be released. 

Even still, there is plenty of things happening within the Kingdom Hearts universe. It is still the 20th Anniversary when Kingdom Hearts first came out for the PlayStation 2. Lots of content is being pulled out to the public for the celebration. One of the more surprising announcements was the release of a pilot for the Kingdom Hearts animated series. 

 Seth Kearsley, veteran animator known for Eight Crazy Nights and several episodes of Looney Tunes, tweeted about some old files he went through. He ended up finding a treasure trove of content like boards, old scripts, and production notes. One of the things he dug up was a VHS tape containing the pilot for an animated version of Kingdom Hearts that was created in 2003.  That pilot is expected to hit the internet real soon.  

Now this was quite a magnificent discovery. The pilot for the Kingdom Hearts animated series. Kingdom Hearts was one of Square Enix’s greatest games, yet there has never been news about an animated series from the game. There were OST CDs, clothing, accessories, even manga books. But no word of an animated show coming out. That is, until now. 

The Kingdom Hearts animated series pilot may be just as exciting (if not more) to hear about than of Kingdom Hearts IV. While there is no set date for when the pilot will drop, it is another exciting thing to be patient about for Kingdom Hearts

Grab your keyblades because the pilot for Kingdom Hearts the animated series is about to drop. 

#StadiaShutsDownJanuary2023


A few years ago, Google launched their own gaming service called Stadia. Stadia was a cloud gaming service where players could stream games through the console. You could access through Chromecast Ultra and Android TV devices, personal computers, Chromebooks and tablets, and through the Stadia mobile app. It was capable of streaming up to 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. 

Stadia was an intriguing way for Google to break into the gaming industry. Google was competing with gaming giants such as Sony and Nintendo through their special gaming software.  

But after almost two years, Stadia has lost against the competition. Even worse, it is even being shut down. 

Google recently announced it is shutting down Stadia. The service will be live for everyone until January 18th 2023. They will also be refunding all Stadia hardware purchased through the Google as well as all of the games and add-on content purchased through Stadia. Even with Stadia shutting down in January, Google still sees opportunity to apply Stadia’s technology to other parts like YouTube, Google Play, and AR.  

Interestingly enough, there were already rumors that Stadia wouldn’t last long once it began. Google was just starting to get into offering games in 2019 while many gaming companies were doing it for decades. It was a difficult task for Google to compete with the true veterans of the video game industry. Especially when you are competing with the likes of Sega, Activision, Square Enix, Microsoft, and others. 

In the end, Stadia just did not work out well for Google. It was an interesting concept to offer games through cloud-based applications. And yet, there are already many amazing video games to play even without Stadia. People are more interested in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom or Romancing SaGa coming to the Nintendo Switch.

 

With that, Stadia got pwned and will shut down in January.