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Games In My Pants: Knights Of Pen and Paper

KoPaP.jpgWho doesn’t like to sit around with their friends and dive into a 600 hour Dungeons and Dragon campaign, lets not lie it’s probably just a handful of us, but there is a way for you to get that D&D flavor all on your phone. Knights of Pen and Paper is  brought to you by Behold Studios and Paradox Interactive, where you take hold of 2-5 friends in a customizable (for in-game bonuses) basement beginning a new RPG campaign.  With 13 characters and 5 unlockables (The Behold Studios crew) to choose for your party each getting their own bonus, on top of choosing each party member you must choose their classes as well. With six starter classes and another six unlockable there’s plenty of variety to create your characters from.

Taking hold of the party as they freshly awaken inside a jail cell, you must fight your way to freedom and begin your journey in this strange land. As you slay your enemies you gain XP to level, in turn being able to upgrade your characters abilities, skills, and spells. As you go getting stronger you may begin to think that your gear is getting a little dinky, but don’t worry there’s a forge where you can roll and see if you can craft some new gear or armor. If that doesn’t work and you still aren’t doing well, Behold Studios added a new feature that lets you spawn enemies weak or strong so you can farm XP and level up or just to see if you can handle a barrage of  high level enemies for fun. With a beautiful pixel art world and what sounds like chiptunes, it’s easy to fall in love with the beautiful world. You can download Knights of Pen and Paper, on the Google Play store and the App Store for $4.99, or you can find it on Steam for $9.99KoPaP Farm XP.png

Box Office Numbers: 5/20 – 5/22

This is where we give a little insight on what’s flopping and what’s breaking records.

5.The Jungle Book, $11 million JB.jpg

Now in its 6th week of release still holding out strong, bringing in a domestic total of $327.5 million and a worldwide total of $858.4 million. Disney has to be happy with their work on bringing their old animated features to life again, but these beautiful masterpieces come with a heavy price $175 million to be exact. With the vision of Jon Favreau and Justin Marks this movie did a phenomenal job bringing the old classic to a new generation of moviegoers, and the great voice acting of Idris Elba as Shere Khan, Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, and Bill Murray as Baloo.

 

4.The Nice Guys, $11.2 million nice-guys-movie-poster-2016.jpg

This Shane Black directed private investigator flick starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling probably didn’t hit as hard as they wanted to, but in such a heavy summer season it isn’t easy to make the money your film deserves. In only its opening week at only $11.2 million and Civil War dropping so low you would think The Nice Guys would of stood a chance against it but The Angry Birds movie came in and made out like a bandit this past weekend.

 

3.Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, $21.7 million sorority rising.jpg

The sequel to the 2014 hit Neighbors, Sorority Rising brings back the comedy team of Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron. With a much softer opening than its predecessor which had a $49 million opening and it happened to propel Efron’s comedic career and put him back on the big screen. Not tracking as well as the first with only a 38 on Metacritic, and such a shitty opening weekend hopefully it can hold out strong with Fox’s X-men Apocalypse coming out this weekend.

 

2.Captain America: Civil War, $33.1 million civil war.jpg

Only in its in its third week of release and its already the highest grossing Captain America flick yet. Marvel and Disney have to be happy with this one making $347 Million domestically and $1 billion worldwide in just three weekends, but a ridiculous budget of $250 million you have to wonder where all that money is going when Deadpool was a measly $58 million production budget and made over $700 million, proving that truck loads of money can be made even on a smaller budget.

 

1.The Angry Birds Movie, $38.1 million angry-birds-movie-poster.jpg

In its first weekend out, the mobile game brought to the big screen, with a decent sized $70 million budget, Angry Birds takes first place this weekend stealing it from Civil War. The big Marvel movie dethroned in only its third week and it’s probably going to continue to drop with the release of X-Men Apocalypse this weekend (even with its mediocre reviews).