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Ace Combat 7 Pre-Order Bonus Items Detailed
Sep 18, 2018 - 9:24 PM - by Evil Avatar

Lastly, we’re super jazzed to be able to offer a very special™ offer. Pre-purchasing Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown from PlayStation Store will include the following incentives:

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown dynamic theme (delivered instantly)
A McDonnell Douglas F-4E plane and three aircraft skins (delivered at launch)
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (full game, delivered at launch)
However, we know some of you prefer to purchase games physically, so this same offer (minus the dynamic theme) will be available when pre-ordering at retail too!

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will be available at retail and on the PlayStation Store for $59.99. A season pass that includes three additional planes, three additional stages, and a bonus in-game music player will also be available for $24.99. You will also be able to purchase a deluxe edition that includes the base game and season pass, as well as acquire the digital-only incentive Lockheed F-104 Starfighter plane.
PlayStation Blog.

Xbox One players pre-ordering Ace Combat 7 will receive a digital copy of Ace Combat 6: FIRES OF LIBERATION.
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Resonance of Fate 4K / HD Edition Announced for PS4 and PC
Sep 18, 2018 - 8:45 PM - by Evil Avatar

Tri-Ace’s Gun-Slinging RPG Classic Resonance of Fate Remastered as a 4K/HD Edition for PS4 and PC

Japan-based software developer tri-Ace today announced that it has remastered its classic tactical gunplay role-playing game Resonance of Fate in 4K HD as a digital-only release on PlayStation 4 and, for the first time, on PC. The steampunk aesthetic, fateful story, soaring symphonic soundtrack, and intense gun combat for which the game is known now burst to life and play out in incredibly high resolution. All the action is set to a magnificent music score composed by Motoi Sakuraba and Kohei Tanaka.

Launching with the new Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition website and 4K trailer, PS4 pre-sales begin today on the PlayStation store, as does the wish-list registration for the PC version on Steam. The game slated for release this October.

Set in the distant future when humankind nears extinction and is ruled by the ‘Basel’ perpetual motion machine – a massive environmental conservation device of man’s own making run amuck; Resonance of Fate weaves a tale of guns and emotional bonds during this end of days. The game’s three protagonists - Zephyr, Vashyron, and Leanne, work as mercenaries and, through their missions uncover the truth behind the ruling Cardinals and Basel.

Originally released in early 2010 on the PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms (and known as End of Eternity in Japan), Resonance of Fate received accolades for its ‘tri-attack’ battle system – a mix of real-time and turn-based controls; the focus on gun combat and gun customization; and its over-the-top cinematic hero actions of the main characters. Critics praised the gameplay and unique combat system that combines strategy with aerial gun battles and fast-paced thrills.

Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition PS4 presales begin today and those ordering the game in advance will receive exclusive PS4 themes and avatar sets. The ability to add the PC version to Steam wish-lists also unlocks today. Resonance of Fate 4K/HD Edition will be released globally on October 18. 2018 for $35 USD price or EU €35. For additional information, please visit the website at tri-ace.co.jp/rof.
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Capcom Shutters Dead Rising Studio
Sep 18, 2018 - 8:37 PM - by Evil Avatar

Video game publisher Capcom is closing the studio behind its open-world survival horror franchise “Dead Rising,” it confirmed to Variety on Tuesday.

Capcom Game Studio Vancouver primarily develops games for markets outside of Japan. It’s most notably responsible for “Dead Rising” and the free-to-play game “Puzzle Fighter.” But, Capcom said it’s currently reviewing “the allocation of its development resources that support the production of world-class content.”

“Capcom has been focused on increasing the efficiency and growth of its game development operations,” a rep told Variety via email. “To support this objective, new R&D facilities and annual hiring have been underway at the Osaka headquarters. In consideration of this process, as a result of reviewing titles in development at Capcom Vancouver, Capcom has decided to cancel the development projects at this studio and will concentrate development of major titles in Japan.”

“As part of this overall direction, the Capcom Vancouver studio will suspend operations, effective today, so the current staff will be laid off and the office will be closed.”

About 158 employees were impacted by the studio’s closure. They will receive severance packages for their service, Capcom said, and a skeleton crew will remain in place until January 2019 to finalize the studio’s closure operations and logistics.
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First Trailer for Captain Marvel
Sep 18, 2018 - 8:10 AM - by PacerDawn
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First trailer for The Little Mermaid Horror Movie Released
Sep 17, 2018 - 8:33 AM - by Evil Avatar

Disney has a live-action version of The Little Mermaid in the works.

This movie is very much not that.

This is Mermaid’s Song, an upcoming horror film take on Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale starring Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon (who played Ramsay Bolton in the HBO series).

The official description: “The film is set during the 1930s Depression and tells of young Charlotte, who is struggling to keep the family business afloat. We’re not sure if that’s supposed to be a pun or not, but description continued: “When gangster Randall [Rheon] offers to pay off the family debt he demands some illegal changes to the business. But Charlotte, like her mother before her, is a mermaid capable of controlling humans with nothing but her voice, which creates a battle between all of those who want Charlotte’s magical powers for themselves.”
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Game & Movie Releases for the week of September 16th to September 22nd, 2018
Sep 17, 2018 - 7:54 AM - by Evil Avatar

Game & Movie Releases for the week of September 16th to September 22nd, 2018.

Retail Games
Scribblenauts Mega Pack (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
Legendary Fishing (PS4, Switch)
Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk (PS4, Switch)
Fishing Sim World (PS4, Xbox)
8-Bit Armies (PS4, Xbox)
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna The Golden Country (Switch)
The Banner Saga Trilogy (Switch)

Movies & TV
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Supergirl: The Complete Third Season
The X-Files: The Complete Season 11
Twin Star Exorcists: Part Two
Phantasm: Oblivion
Phantasm: Lord of the Dead
Bat 21
The Looming Tower
The Testament of Sister New Devil Burst: Season Two + OVA
The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 3
Masterpiece: The Miniaturist
Fahrenheit 451
My Man Godfrey Criterion Collection
Cabin Boy
The Pyjama Girl Case
Horrors of Malformed Men
Assassination Classroom: Season Two
Saga of Tanya the Evil: The Complete Series
The Testament of Sister New Devil Burst: Season Two + OVA
Gosick: The Complete Series
The Hired Hand
Alderamin on the Sky: The Complete Series

Box Office
The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Life Itself
Assassination Nation
The Sisters Brothers

I play to sneak out to see The Sisters Brothers this weekend with my Dad. Should be a good one.
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The Predator Becomes Franchise Newest Box Office Bomb #ThePredator
Sep 17, 2018 - 6:58 AM - by Evil Avatar

The Predator topped the Weekend Boxoffice Chart, with a soft $24 million, which didn't even top the opening weekend of 2010's Predators, which went on to only gross $52 million.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of September 14th to September 16th, 2018.
  1. The Predator $24.0/$24.0
  2. The Nun $18.2/$85.0
  3. A Simple Favor $16.0/$16.0
  4. White Boy Rick $8.8/$8.8
  5. Crazy Rich Asians $8.7/$149.5
  6. Peppermint $6.0/$24.2
  7. The Meg $3.8/$137.0
  8. Searching $3.2/$19.6
  9. Unbroken: Path to Redemption $2.3/$2.3
  10. Mission: Impossible - Fallout $2.3/$216.1
  11. Disney's Christopher Robin $2.0/$95.0
  12. BlacKkKlansman $1.2/$45.9
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Supercalifragilistic New Mary Poppins Returns Trailer
Sep 17, 2018 - 6:41 AM - by Evil Avatar

See Mary Poppins Returns in theatres December 19!

In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.
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Watch the new @SpidersWebMovie trailer now. #GirlintheSpidersWeb
Sep 17, 2018 - 6:33 AM - by Evil Avatar

The past never forgets. Claire Foy is Lisbeth Salander in #GirlintheSpidersWeb - watch the new trailer now. In theaters November 9th.
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Pedro Pascal’s ‘Prospect’ to Launch on Sci-Fi Dust Platform
Sep 17, 2018 - 6:29 AM - by Evil Avatar

Gunpowder and Sky’s sci-fi label Dust will launch adventure “Prospect,” starring Pedro Pascal, Sophie Thatcher and Jay Duplass, on Nov. 2 at Regal theaters nationwide.

“Prospect” will digitally premiere on SingularDTV’s blockchain-enabled VOD platform in 2019 following its theatrical run. Written and directed by Zeek Earl and Christopher Caldwell, the film centers on Thatcher and Duplass portraying a father-daughter team following their path through the galaxy in search of the ultimate payday. The film also stars Andre Royo, Sheila Vand and Anwan Glover.

The film won the Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award at SXSW, where Dust bought the film. Peter Debruge gave “Prospect” a strong review for Variety when it debuted at SXSW: “If anything, this is what the standalone ‘Star Wars’ movies should feel like.”
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Nvidia Delays RTX 2080 Ti General Availability by a Week
Sep 16, 2018 - 8:39 AM - by Emabulator

PC Gamer has the story.

General availability of Nvidia's next-generation GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card has been delayed by a week, the company has announced.

It was supposed to go on general sale on Thursday, September 20, but it will instead be available a week later, on September 27, Nvidia said in a forum post.

Pre-orders might also face the same delay—Nvidia said pre-order customers will receive their cards some time between September 20 and September 27.

At launch, the card will cost $1,199 for the Founders Edition, but cheaper models will be available later on.

The RTX 2080 will still be available on September 20 as planned.
Also see; "Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080: everything you need to know"
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Sep 16, 2018 - 8:18 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

It's week 2. I'll be watching the Vikes take on the Packers. I know we have a couple of Packer fans here, so I won't be wishing your team the best of luck

What game(s) will you be watching today?
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Take Two CEO: 'I'm sure streaming will happen'
Sep 16, 2018 - 7:42 AM - by Emabulator

MCV has the story.

Take Two CEO Strauss Zelnick has opened up with thoughts about the future of gaming, specifically in relation to how much impact streaming services can and will have.

Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference, as reported by GI.biz, Zelnick was asked about his thoughts on streaming services for games. “I think streaming will happen,” he said. “There are numerous companies that are looking at it. The companies that are best positioned to pursue streaming are technology companies that have hyperscale data centers all around the world.

“So you know what that means: there aren't very many of those because you do have to address latency, and you do have to be pretty close to where the consumer is in order to address latency. Do I think that will happen? I'm sure it will happen. I think that will happen in one to three years. Does it increase the total addressable market? Naturally, it does, because you don't need to buy a box in order to play our games. You'll probably need to buy a controller, and those will be available.”

This stance, while more cautious, echoes sentiments from EA, which recently said it believes streaming ‘will happen’ at some point in the future. Obviously it’s already happening, but not in the widespread, technically sound way Zelnick and EA is getting at.

That said, Zelnick isn’t convinced streaming hitting the mainstream would have as huge an impact as some think: “I can't sit here and argue it will be a sea change in the business,” he said, “I know one of our competitors has argued that, but my view is we should really talk about what we can control, which is making really great content. And probably leave stuff that we can't control--massive hyperscale distribution systems--to other people, except to make the point that if they're there, we'll be there. It's the same way that if someone wanted to open a video game store next to GameStop, we'd sell to them tomorrow.”
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Project Judge - Gameplay Impressions of New Game from Yakuza Creators
Sep 15, 2018 - 11:02 AM - by Emabulator

VG247 has the story.

Project Judge is the latest game from the team behind Yakuza – but it’s got more in common with that series than you’d think.

It’s so similar, in fact, that we feel pretty confident in suggesting that Project Judge, also known as Judge Eyes, might well be set in the same universe as and tie in to Yakuza. One of the most significant differences is a narrative one, in fact: in Project Judge, you don’t play as a criminal. Quite the opposite in fact – protagonist Takayuki Yagami is a judge, thus the game’s title – but after a personal tragedy, he turns detective.

The lineage back to Yakuza is clear in many aspects of the game: its look is straight from those games and clearly running on the same ‘Dragon Engine’ tech, and the slick, gorgeous portrayal of Japan’s cities is quite familiar. There’s combat that features similar combo systems, though there’s a fluidity and rhythm to the action that sets it apart from Yakuza.

Yagami has his own unqiue fighting style, but you can still pick up objects in the environment or do things like smash open trash bags before picking up items inside (beer bottles, truncheons, vibrators – all the stuff you’d expect) and using them to smash your foe’s heads in.
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Treyarch says it will tackle teamkill looting in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout
Sep 15, 2018 - 8:19 AM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode has been out for a week now (check out impressions here), and Treyarch continues to update not just the game but the community. This time, it's announced plans to tackle teamkill looting.

The battle royale mode, which is currently in beta, has friendly fire enabled, which means your teammates can kill you. In Blackout, like in other battle royale games, you can loot dead players, including your teammates. While this is a valid strategy, some people are deliberately killing their teammates in order to loot their corpses. You can play Blackout solo, in teams of two or in teams of four, and while Treyarch encourages you to play with friends, it's not always possible. And so, griefing can and does occur.

In a post on r/BlackOps4, Treyarch pointed to the "report player" function in the game's social menu, and insisted it is banning players for intentional teamkilling. But it also agreed with the community's call to prevent teammates from looting their dead teammates.

"We agree with this approach and are adding this, or something similar, to our 'To Do' list," Treyarch said.

"We have a zero-tolerance policy for intentional teamkillers. Be sure to report them so we can bring the banhammer down."
Also see; "Treyarch bosses explain decision to drop single-player campaign from Black Ops 4"
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Nintendo Restricts New Switch NES Controllers Behind Online Subscription
Sep 15, 2018 - 8:07 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

During Nintendo's September Direct, the company announced a new Joy-Con controller for Switch. These new Joy-Cons are shaped like NES controllers, and you'll only be able to buy them if you're an online subscriber.

The new controllers have the same Joy-Con bluetooth connection, so you'll be able to play wirelessly and charge your controller by connecting them to your Switch or a Nintendo charge station. That being said, you can't use the controllers while they're plugged into your Switch, so you can't use them in handheld mode. Two controllers, a right and a left Joy-Con, are sold in each box for $60. Shipments of the controller begin in mid-December 2018.
Also see; "Cloud Saves On Switch May Disappear Without Active Subscription"
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Fortnite On Switch Won't Require A Subscription To Play
Sep 15, 2018 - 7:57 AM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

In further news of the Nintendo online subscription service going live soon, Epic has revealed that Fortnite will not require the paid subscription to play.

In their official FAQ for the online service, Nintendo included a note that there are exceptions for the online play cost. While there weren't a lot of specifics, Fortnite got called out as an example of a game that remains free.

“Some games, such as Fortnite, can be played online without a Nintendo Switch membership,” the FAQ reads.

It makes sense to make an exception for Fortnite. As a free game on pretty much every platform, putting a barrier to entry means the player base will just go somewhere else to play. If they decide to switch to PlayStation 4, then they won't ever be able to come back to the Switch. On Xbox Live, an active Gold subscription is required for a lot of free-to-play games, but specifically not Fortnite. Epic also got an exception to using Nintendo's voice chat app on mobile phones for the game and uses the system's built-in port.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #DeeSnider
Sep 15, 2018 - 7:29 AM - by Emabulator

I have been listening to Dee Snider's latest album, For The Love Of Metal. The ensemble album has an interesting backstory, which you can read about in Decibel's review of the album.

Dee Snider’s latest solo album started the way I imagine lots of good things start: from a challenge by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta. Jasta convinced the legendary Twisted Sister frontman that he’s become an icon in metal and that he needs to do a contemporary metal album. Snider accepted, although even he admits he was a bit shocked that For the Love of Metalended up happening as well as it did.

“It’s a surprise to people; believe me, it was a surprise to me,” says Snider. “Jamey’s challenge… I’m all about accepting a challenge. I’m glad nobody challenged me to do a children’s record, because I would have done it [laughs]. Jamey said, ‘Think Halford. Think what he does.’ Somebody likened it more to Halford’s Fight than Halford, which they felt is more of a Priest record. So that was the challenge. I had my doubts. Especially with other people writing music, because I knew I’d have to sit there and imitate to write something contemporary. I said, ‘Who’s writing?’ and Jamey said, ‘Everybody is going to want to write for you, Dee.’ There was an outpouring, and Jamey produced it and guided it.”

Unlike when some old rockers make a “contemporary metal” (shudder) album, For the Love of Metal sounds genuine, sounds like Snider’s heart is still in the right place. Because it is.

“I love contemporary metal and I think that’s why it sounds so genuine,” he says. “I go to shows. My kids are all metalheads, especially my daughter, she’s hardcore. Over the years, because she was so young, I had to escort her to these shows, so I was exposed to all these hardcore bands. I love the passion, and I love the ‘I got nothing to lose’ attitude that these bands have. That’s what you lose when you’re successful. You lose that fearlessness. I’d much rather listen to bands that have that heart and that passion than listen to people who have lost it. I’ve always been in tune with that and have loved it. Jamey, in writing, we sat and talked endlessly about what matters to me now and about what I wanted to say now and where was I at emotionally now.”
What have you been listening to?
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Top 10 Switch - Shoot 'em Ups! + Honorable Mentions
Sep 14, 2018 - 8:14 AM - by Metal Jesus

Metal Jesus & Ser Flash from Studio Mudprints share their Top 10 Nintendo Switch Shoot em ups (+ Honorable Mentions)
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Nintendo Direct Presentation
Sep 13, 2018 - 7:39 PM - by Evil Avatar

New Games in the Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion Series Coming to Nintendo Switch

In a new Nintendo Direct video presentation, Nintendo revealed that new games in two major Nintendo series are currently in development for the Nintendo Switch system. Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch (working title), a new main game in the Animal Crossing series, and Luigi’s Mansion 3 (working title), will both come exclusively to Nintendo Switch in 2019. The video presentation also debuted a new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch hardware and software bundle.

The Nintendo Direct revealed a diverse lineup of games headed to Nintendo Switch, including a massive collection of classic Final Fantasy games, an HD remake of the beloved Katamari Damacy game and adaptations of some best-selling card and board games like Carcassonne and Pandemic. If that’s not already enough, the Nintendo Direct also unveiled new details for Nintendo Switch Online, highlighted a solid selection of Nintendo 3DS games and revealed more details about previously announced Nintendo Switch games like Yoshi’s Crafted World, Daemon X Machina and Mega Man 11.

“The announcements for Nintendo Switch keep coming,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the additions of new games in the Animal Crossing and Luigi’s Mansion series, as well as a surge of new games from our development partners, there really is something for everyone in the ever-growing Nintendo Switch library.”

Nintendo Switch

• Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch (working title): A new mainline game in the Animal Crossing series – the first since Animal Crossing: New Leaf debuted on Nintendo 3DS in 2013 – is slated for a 2019 release exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

• Isabelle Joins the Fight!: Taking a break from assisting mayors and just being an all-around lovely pup, Isabelle from the Animal Crossing series is joining the roster as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

• Luigi’s Mansion 3 (working title): The next installment in the spooky series is currently in production and launching exclusively for Nintendo Switch in 2019.
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Dying Light: Bad Blood is Now Available in Early Access
Sep 13, 2018 - 7:29 PM - by Evil Avatar

Dying Light: Bad Blood - Play Now

Techland is thrilled to announce that Dying Light: Bad Blood, the new online game that adds a brutal twist to the battle royale genre, is out now on Steam Early Access. This fast-paced competitive multiplayer title creatively blends PvP and PvE action while retaining the core of Dying Light’s iconic gameplay and can be accessed immediately by PC gamers worldwide.

By joining Early Access, players will become part of Dying Light: Bad Blood’s evolution. The valuable feedback gained during this phase will inform the game’s development, letting the core players help shape the game into the ultimate experience.

During the early access phase, Dying Light: Bad Blood will be playable by purchasing the Founder’s Pack, which not only grants access to the game before its final release but also includes exclusive in-game content available only to Founders. The $19.99* Founder’s Pack provides in-game currency and exclusive items, including the Founder’s Pass that will deliver three Legendary skins throughout the course of the three months following the Early Access launch.

“We’re really happy with the results of our recent Global Play Test and I’d like to thank all of the players out there that took part and gave us such helpful insight,” said Maciej Łączny, Producer. “We’ve made some big leaps in development based on that activity and look forward to the road ahead as we prepare new content for the game, the first of which will be available in the next few weeks.”

Throughout Early Access there will be free content updates appearing regularly in Drops, providing players with new items, characters, maps and more.

Dying Light: Bad Blood is intended to be a free-to-play game on PC and consoles and will transition to this model when the early access phase is concluded.

Join Bad Blood and desperately fight to survive in a city swarming with infected. 12 players enter: only one can leave. Scavenge for weapons, destroy zombie hives to level up, and combine your advanced parkour mobility with brutal combat skills to outrun, outsmart, and outplay your opponents.

To stay updated, please visit the Dying Light: Bad Blood website.
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Assassin's Creed III Getting Remastered
Sep 13, 2018 - 9:55 AM - by Evil Avatar

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s season pass will include, among other things, a remastered version of Assassin’s Creed III, publisher Ubisoft said today. There’s also downloadable content set in Atlantis, DLC surrounding the “first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade,” and a remaster of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.

The Assassin’s Creed III remaster will also be available standalone for PC, PS4, and Xbox One when it goes live in March, Ubisoft said.

There’s a meaty collection of goodies in Odyssey’s season pass—as there should be, for $40—and includes two big DLC packs that encompass three episodes each, with new episodes releasing every six weeks. The first pack, Legacy of the First Blade, is for big Assassin’s Creed nuts—it’ll start this December and tell the story of the first Assassin, who apparently wasn’t Bayek? Said Ubisoft: “This episodic adventure will introduce players to the first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade, changing the course of history. Players will learn more about the backstory of the Assassins and why they choose to fight from the shadows.”

The second DLC pack, The Fate of Atlantis, is a sequel to the iconic Indiana Jones game. Just kidding. It’ll take you to the infamous underwater city, which sounds incredible.

Ubisoft also says there will be free new content for everyone who buys Odyssey, which comes out October 5. Here’s what you’ll get, via Ubisoft:
  • The Lost Tales of Greece: Free episodic questlines will release regularly in-between episodes, providing a constant flow of new stories for players to discover. These quests will feature familiar faces and new characters from the world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
  • Recurring In-Game Events: Each week a new epic ship or mercenary will appear, presenting players with challenging battles as they hunt down these powerful enemies. Daily and weekly contracts will send players on new quests across Greece.
  • Discovery Tour: The educational tool will let players explore the game world in a conflict-free environment and learn about Ancient Greece’s monuments, culture and history.
  • Many more updates, including new monstrous and mythical creatures to defy and a New Game Plus mode presenting new challenges and the ability to see how different choices affect players’ stories.
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Captive State Teaser Trailer: It’s Time to Take Back Our Planet
Sep 13, 2018 - 8:41 AM - by Evil Avatar

From the director of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, watch the teaser trailer for CAPTIVE STATE. In theaters March 2019.

No crime. No poverty. No unemployment. The state of our union is strong. #CaptiveState
Learn more about The Legislature at thelegislaturegov.com

Set in a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, “Captive State” explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents.
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Henry Cavill is OUT as Superman
Sep 12, 2018 - 7:54 AM - by Evil Avatar

The Hollywood Reporter has the sad news that Henry Cavill will not appear in future Warner Bros. films as The Man of Steel after talks broke down between him and the studio over a cameo in Shazam!

The DC cinematic universe appears to be losing its Man of Steel.

Henry Cavill, who has played Superman in three films, is parting ways with Warner Bros., sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Though neither side is confirming, the British actor, who first donned the blue suit for 2013's Man of Steel, and then starred in 2016's Batman v. Superman and last year's Justice League, is said to be hanging up the red cape.

Warners had been trying to enlist Cavill, who most recently co-starred in Mission: Impossible — Fallout, for a Superman cameo in Shazam!, which stars Zachary Levi and will bow April 5. But contract talks between Cavill's WME reps and Warners broke down, and the door is now closing on other potential Superman appearances.

That's because the studio has shifted its focus to a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story featuring a teen superheroine. This effectively removes an actor of Cavill's age from the storyline's equation given that Superman, aka Kal-El, would be an infant, according to DC lore.

Furthermore, Warners isn't likely to make a solo Superman film for at least several years, according to another source. "Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors," says a studio source. As such, Cavill will join Ben Affleck, who isn't expected to reprise his role for director Matt Reeves' forthcoming Batman stand-alone film, as a hero on the way out.

A Warners source says the Shazam! deal fell apart because of scheduling conflicts. And that is backed up by the fact that Cavill recently signed on to star in the Netflix series The Witcher. However, another source says that the Witcher commitment came after the Warners impasse, suggesting a change in Warners' strategy.

"There's a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn't work," says the studio insider. Another source says Warners is trying to hit a "reset" button with the DC universe, steering its ship slowly into another direction.
I didn't think that The Man of Steel or Justice League really did the character any favors, so I don't think I mind them looking for a fresh start. Superman shouldn't be the brooding loner, that's Batman. Superman should be their fun character.
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Yakuza Studio Announces Project Judge for PS4
Sep 11, 2018 - 8:15 AM - by Evil Avatar

Sega is proud to announce that the new courtroom thriller from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios, Project Judge (working title), will release in 2019 on the PlayStation 4. Project Judge will feature the voice acting talents of Japanese actor / artist Takuya Kimura as the game’s main protagonist, Takayuki Yagami.

Project Judge takes place in modern day Tokyo, following a serial murder case. The main protagonist, private detective Takayuki Yagami (played by Takuya Kimura), is a man of conviction who fights for his beliefs, despite the overwhelming despair surrounding him. Kimura has met extensively with the game’s development team to craft this protagonist, dedicating more than 1,000 minutes of voice recording time for his lines. By putting forth so much effort in developing this role, Project Judge aims to redefine what it means to truly bring a character to life.

Other talented actors, including Akira Nakao, Kenichi Takito, Shosuke Tanihara, and Pierre Taki were brought in to play the game’s supporting roles. Additionally, the rock band Alexandros enhances the drama to its peak with the original theme song Arpeggio and feature song, Your Song. This game is developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios headed by Sega Chief Product Officer Toshihiro Nagoshi. The studio is known primarily for their work on the Yakuza series, which has sold over 11 million copies worldwide. To create an experience in line with the studio’s core belief to “Create enjoyable games that address mature themes” the team spent more than 3 years developing Project Judge‘s story and characters.

Enhancing the game’s position as a courtroom thriller and embodying the feeling of playing a detective, players will need to utilize key investigative skills in conjunction with unique gameplay features to unveil the truths hidden at the core of Project Judge‘s plot.

What lies beyond the suffering and failures of the man trapped within his past; is it a divine revelation, or something more sinister? Stay tuned for more information on Project Judge, the courtroom thriller action game brought to you by the prolific tag team of Takuya Kimura and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios.
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Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! Switch Bundle Revealed
Sep 11, 2018 - 7:13 AM - by Evil Avatar

Special Nintendo Switch Bundle

A special bundle that includes a Nintendo Switch system, Pikachu- and Eevee-themed Joy-Con controllers, a pre-installed copy of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, and a Poké Ball Plus will be released on November 16. The front of the dock features Eevee and Pikachu, while the back of the console has silhouettes of both partner Pokémon.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018. For more information, please visit pokemonletsgo.pokemon.com.
Click on the Headline for the Trailers.
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Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Launches January 11th
Sep 11, 2018 - 7:09 AM - by Evil Avatar

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition Releases in the Americas and Europe on 11th January, 2019

After overwhelming fan demand, Bandai Namco Entertainment is pleased to announce that Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition will be available for the first time in Europe on January 11th, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition includes up-scaled screen resolution, characters, events, and costumes that were never released outside of Japan, as well as introducing two new playable party members. Flynn Scifo, the main character’s best friend and rival, and Patty Fleur, a young pirate searching for her lost memories.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition uses a specialised iteration of the ‘Tales Of’ series’ Linear Motion Battle System for combat. Players control a single party member in real-time combat while other party members are controlled by a customised set of A.I. commands. Players can swap between any of the four characters at any time during battles and can perform physical attacks, Magic Artes or even powerful Mystic Artes.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition will be available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 system, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Bandai Namco Twitter.
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The Last Remnant Remastered Announced for PS4
Sep 11, 2018 - 7:05 AM - by Evil Avatar

Rediscover Power Unbound.

The classic RPG, The Last Remnant is back and enhanced via an updated game engine.

Coming to PS4 on 6th December 2018.
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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey The Power of Choice Trailer
Sep 11, 2018 - 7:03 AM - by Evil Avatar

The choices we make, no matter how small, can put us on the path to greatness or lead us down a road to ruin.
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Starlink: Battle for Atlas - Ubisoft Take on the Toy to Life Market?
Sep 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM - by DrizziTx


Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a new action-adventure game where you assemble a custom starship mounted to your game controller to launch into an interplanetary adventure.

Lead a group of heroic interstellar pilots who use modular starships to mix and match their unique gear and skills on the fly. Travel the star system to unite the galaxy against villainous destructive forces.

Build. Battle. Win.

Mix and match pilots, hulls, wings, and weapons to build the starship of your dreams with an unprecedented level of customization and creativity. Changes to your physical starship are instantly reflected in your gameplay experience, allowing you to immediately jump into the battle.

Creative Combat

Build your own playstyle with unique pilot abilities and weapon configurations to overcome deadly challenges.

Open, living star system!

Travel seamlessly through the 7 exotic alien worlds of the Atlas Star System, a galaxy full of unique challenges to encounter and overcome. Plus, fly directly from the planet into space for more battles, then head back to another world when you're ready.

This one took me by surprise, wasn't aware they are into this Toys-to-Life market!

Passed through many Toys-to-Life games in my life due to the toys, they were neat, but game-play was always lacking.

In this one I like the theme, the design is nice, prices probably won't be cheap but what I wait to see is gameplay, if it's good, I'm willing to jump in, if it's childish, maybe in two years when it's super bargain for everything.


Member since 2011, this is my first post, read the rules, hope I got it all right.
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Game & Movie Releases for the week of September 9th to September 15th, 2018
Sep 10, 2018 - 7:59 AM - by Evil Avatar

Game & Movie Releases for the week of September 9th to September 15th, 2018.

Retail Games
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4, Xbox)
NHL 19 (PS4, Xbox)
Black Clover: Quartet Knights (PS4)
V-Rally 4 (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
NBA 2K19 (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
Shadows: Awakening (PS4, Xbox, PC)
Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit (Switch)
Mercenaries Saga Chronicles (Switch)

Movies & TV
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season
Ocean's 8
Batman: Assault on Arkham
Hearts Beat Loud
Nightwing/Shadow of the Hawk: Double Feature
The Tree of Life Criterion Collection
Tokyo Ghoul: The Complete First Season
Yona of the Dawn: The Complete Series
ReLIFE: Season One

Box Office
The Predator
A Simple Favor
White Boy Rick

Rough week to launch Shadow of the Tomb Raider - right after all the wind got sucked out by Spider-Man. I guess if you only own an Xbox, it gives you something great to play this week!
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The Nun opens to Holy $53 Million
Sep 10, 2018 - 7:03 AM - by Evil Avatar

Horror movie franchise The Conjuring was blessed with a $53.3 million opening for [i]The Nun[/i[] spin off, beating out the previous best for the first The Conjuring's $48.4 million.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of September 7th to September 9th, 2018.
  1. The Nun $53.5/$53.5
  2. Crazy Rich Asians $13.6/$136.2
  3. Peppermint $13.2/$13.2
  4. The Meg $6.0/$131.5
  5. Searching $4.5/$14.3
  6. Mission: Impossible - Fallout $3.8/$212.1
  7. Disney's Christopher Robin $3.1/$91.7
  8. Operation Finale $3.0/$14.1
  9. Alpha $2.5/$32.4
  10. BlacKkKlansman $1.5/$43.4
  11. God Bless the Broken Road $1.5/$1.5
  12. Incredibles 2 $1.2/$604.3
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Sep 09, 2018 - 8:39 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Well it's that time of year again; when fall starts to set in and the regular season of the NFL starts.

Welcome to week 1. I'll be watching the Vikes take on the 49ers.

What game(s) will you be watching today?
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Two Riot Games Employees Out After Social Media Posts About Controversial PAX Panels
Sep 08, 2018 - 1:06 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

Riot Games, the studio behind the popular MOBA League of Legends, has been a subject of controversy with alarming frequency over the last few weeks. After numerous accusations of sexual harassment and toxic work culture, Riot released a statement promising to do better for its employees and its fans with a number of agenda points and actionable statements. This lead to another controversy this past weekend, where Riot Games held a PAX panel exclusively for women and nonbinary people on the subject of getting women into games professionally.

The League of Legends community, specifically on the game's subreddit, was not fond of this move. Many accused Riot of trying to solve their sexism problems by engaging in sexism against men. It became a particular sore spot as Riot had allegedly asked the mods of the subreddit to remove discussions about sexism in the previous few weeks, so the community already felt aggrieved by the developer.

During the commotion, Riot systems designer Daniel Z. Klein made his presence known by commenting on the subject, calling the complainers "manbabies" and laid the blame on "violently angry" protesters for making the community feel "fucking terrifying" in a follow-up reddit post. Another Riot employee, communications designer Mattias Lehman, backed up Klein on Twitter, arguing that the "both sides" mentality misses the forest for the trees.
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V-Rally 4 - Launch Trailer
Sep 08, 2018 - 12:24 PM - by Emabulator

Lesquin (France), September 7, 2018: Ahead of next week's North American release of V-Rally 4, Bigben and Kylotonn Racing Games, together with Maximum Games, today show off the game's launch trailer in a fast-paced, thrilling new video. The game will release on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One on Tuesday, September 11th. Each discipline in V-Rally 4 offers a unique driving experience. Racing fans will put their skills to the test in Rally, Extreme-Khana, V-Rally Cross, Buggy, and Hillclimb modes. Faithful to previous V-Rally games, the Career mode takes you on a tour of the world with the objective of becoming the champion in each category. In order to achieve this status, you'll have to win races, unlock and purchase new vehicles, improve your cars, and make strategic choices about the way your career is managed. It's up to you, for example, to decide if you'll specialize in one discipline or if you'll compete in all categories right from the start. You must also recruit teammates (agents, mechanics, engineers, etc.), and these teammates will have a great impact on your results.In total, 22 environments, each offering various tracks, are available (on asphalt, gravel, snow, sand, and more). And for the 6 Rally environments (Monument Valley, Sequoia Park, Safari, Japan, Siberia, Malaysia), you can create special stages: the road network is made up of hundreds of intersections and the stage generator offers thousands of possibilities by opening or closing intersections. It's impossible to learn all the tracks by heart, so you'll have to pay close attention to your co-driver's notes.

Key Features:
  • V-Rally Mode: V-Rally's Career mode represents the heart of the experience.
  • Quick Race: Quickly access all the game's content (vehicles and environments), for all categories. There's nothing better for training, testing vehicles, and getting used to their particularities.
  • Multiplayer: Online with up to 8 players, or offline split-screen.
  • 22 Environments and Stage Generator: Numerous pre-generated tracks and the ability to drive special stages in Rally mode.
  • Vehicle Customization: In Career mode, a livery editor allows you to completely customize your vehicle and give it the colors you want!
  • More than 50 Cars: Collect legendary and historic vehicles (Lancia Delta S4, Porsche Carrera SC Safari, Mustang Fastback...) and modern cars (Ford Focus RS RX, MINI John Cooper Works, Volkswagen Polo R WRC...) for a well-rounded driving experience! V-Rally 4 will be available September 11, 2018 on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. The game will also be available on Nintendo Switch(TM) at a later date.
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Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don't Dry - Gameplay Trailer
Sep 08, 2018 - 12:00 PM - by Emabulator

Click on the Headline for the Trailer!
Hey ladies, I’m back in business! My new adventure, Leisure Suit Larry - Wet Dreams Don’t Dry, takes me – whatever the route or twist of fate – from the end of the ’80s directly to the 21st Century and wow, how the world has changed! While my view of the world and women from way back in the 1980s collides with modern reality harder than the breasts of a lusciously stacked blonde jogging along a beach, I’m all set to date my way across the modern world!

In a point & click adventure I’d call typical for the genre we mutually experience how I fall head-over-heels in love with Faith, the hot-to-trot assistant to the boss at Prune, a technology enterprise successful worldwide. Since even dating is done digitally nowadays, the first thing I have to do is to work on my score at Timber, the totally hip, can’t-get-anywhere-without-it dating app where I date women, satisfy their needs, and accordingly pick up points for my Timber profile. And whenever I get a chance in between, always briefly check out a few new bikini pix at Instacrap – the 21st century is gnarly smill!
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Sep 07, 2018 - 5:55 PM - by BeardedSonOfNel

The weekend is finally here, so grab a drink, play some games, and crank the tunes.

It's the weekend what are you listening to?
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Spider-Man PS4 Review Round-Up
Sep 07, 2018 - 8:21 AM - by Evil Avatar

Gamespot 9

There have been open-world Spider-Man games before, but none so riveting and full of personality, none that explore and do justice to this many facets of the universe. Insomniac has created a superior Spider-Man experience that leaves a lasting impression, one that has you longing for just one more swing around New York City, even after the credits roll.
IGN 8.7

Insomniac has delivered a Spider-Man story that both surprised and delighted me, coupled with gameplay that made me feel like Spider-Man nearly every step of the way. The Wall Crawler’s open world doesn’t consistently deliver the thrilling moments of its main campaign, but the foundation laid here is undoubtedly a spectacular one.
Shacknews 9

Marvel's Spider-Man is at once a fantastic action game, a dramatic story-driven adventure, and a love letter to fans of Marvel's ever-endearing wall-crawler. It's also one of the strongest titles in Insomniac Games' catalog, and will no doubt be counted not only among the best games of 2018, but also among the best PlayStation 4 exclusives ever released.
Destructoid 9

Spider-Man isn't just a great superhero game, it's a proof of concept for Insomniac as a company. This project shows that they can basically handle pretty much any universe, because if you can accurately recreate Peter Parker's nimbleness and gentle heart you can do anything: and with multiple teasers at the end, I think they'll get that chance.

Ultimately, “Marvel’s Spider-Man” feels like the first entry in an ambitious and promising new series. Making it all the more unfortunate it didn’t do more to subvert expectations, or to pay off some of the more exciting possibilities it seemed to be gesturing toward — and it will likely always exist in the shadow of “Batman: Arkham Asylum.” But its masterful web-swinging and its undeniable sense of joy make for an experience that’s more gratifying and eminently replayable than anything seen from a superhero game in years.

With its first Spider-Man game, Insomniac deftly balances the real New York with the one portrayed in Marvel comics. It's a playground, first and foremost, that's been designed to support the title's superb and liberating traversal system. The 'city that never sleeps,' though, is an architectural delight too. The studio has captured the look and, more importantly, the feelings that many people have about the city. It helps sell the long-running fantasy and troubles of Peter Parker, and should serve as an example for any developer looking to make a superhero game in the future.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Sep 07, 2018 - 7:13 AM - by Jetherik

FOOTBALL SEASON is here! Ok, it started last week, but it is really here now. What games are you going to play this weekend?
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Legendary Actor Burt Reynolds Dead at 82
Sep 06, 2018 - 7:59 PM - by Evil Avatar

Burt Reynolds, the legendary actor with the disarming smile and trademark mustache who starred in iconic films including "Smokey and the Bandit" and "The Longest Yard," has died, Fox News has confirmed. He was 82.

The actor's agent, Todd Eisner, told us Reynolds died Thursday morning from cardiac arrest.

Reynold's Hollywood career skyrocketed in the ‘70s after his breakout film role as Lewis Medlock in 1972’s “Deliverance.” The star went on to appear in nearly 200 films throughout his lifetime.

He received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of adult film director Jack Horner in 1997's "Boogie Nights."
Fox News.

Smokey and the Bandit is one of my favorite films. My parents went to Florida for a week when I was in High School and I played that movie on a loop for the entire week and loved it every time.
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Remastered LEGO Harry Potter Collection Coming to Switch and Xbox One
Sep 06, 2018 - 7:40 PM - by Evil Avatar

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group Announce LEGO Harry Potter: Collection

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced the LEGO Harry Potter: Collection, bringing LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One for the first time with both top-selling videogames remastered in one package.

On 2nd November 2018, LEGO Harry Potter: Collection unites the signature humour of LEGO games and the expansive Wizarding World for a thrilling journey full of spell-casting, potion-making, and puzzle-solving fun. Gamers can experience the entire LEGO Harry Potter adventure featuring content from the eight films with enhanced graphics, environments, lighting and visual effects, along with two downloadable content (DLC) packs.

“The LEGO Harry Potter: Collection for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One grants access for a new generation of players to experience Harry Potter’s magical journey through the imaginative lens of LEGO,” said Jonathan Smith, Head of Production and Strategic Director, TT Games. “Fans of all ages can embark on a light-hearted and interactive journey inspired by beloved characters and iconic locations from the Harry Potter films.”

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 is based on the first four films—Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire—allowing fans to experience Harry's first four years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in full LEGO form.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 transports players through the final four films—Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2—to experience Harry’s last years at Hogwarts and his battle against Lord Voldemort in the ultimate fight between good and evil.

This action-packed adventure also offers two previously released DLC packs, including a Character Pack featuring Godric Gryffindor, Harry (Yule Ball), Helga Hufflepuff, Lockhart (Straightjacket), Luna (Lion Head), Peeves, Hermione (Pink Dress), Ron Weasley (Ghoul), Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin, as well as a Spell Pack featuring Cantis, Densaugeo, Ducklifors, Melofors and Tentaclifors.

For more information on LEGO Harry Potter: Collection, like us on Facebook, or visit lego.com.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Blackout Battle Royale Trailer
Sep 06, 2018 - 5:17 PM - by Emabulator

This is Blackout.

Fight through classic Black Ops locales while playing as some of your favorite characters from across the series. Drop into the action in a wing suit, and take command of land, sea and air vehicles in this last-player-standing experience celebrating the Black Ops series in an unprecedented way, all on the biggest map in Call of Duty® franchise history.
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Fortnite Presents: High Stakes Trailer
Sep 06, 2018 - 9:05 AM - by Evil Avatar

Suit up…the High Stakes event has begun! Play the new Getaway LTM, complete challenges to unlock free cosmetic rewards and bling out your squad with new store offerings.
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Black Desert Online Creators Acquire CCP Games
Sep 06, 2018 - 7:50 AM - by Evil Avatar

Black Desert Online Creators Pearl Abyss to Acquire CCP Games, Makers of EVE Online

Today, Black Desert Online developer Pearl Abyss announced that it will acquire CCP Games, the creators of popular spaceship MMORPG EVE Online. The deal outlines that CCP Games will continue to operate independently as a developer with studios in Reykjavik, London and Shanghai, while integrating the company’s extensive development and publishing expertise into Pearl Abyss’ operations for all current and future projects.

EVE Online is a space-based, persistent world MMO game, developed by CCP’s Reykjavik studio. The game first launched in 2003 and has since gained recognition for its scale and complexity with regards to player interactions in EVE’s single, shared game world. EVE Online is one of the most critically-acclaimed MMORPG intellectual properties (IPs) in North America and Europe, and one of the most extensive works of science fiction in the world.

Pearl Abyss CEO Robin Jung stated, “We are thrilled to have CCP Games join our team as Black Desert Online continues to branch out globally. CCP is a seasoned publisher with over 15 years of digital distribution experience and know-how. They have done an incredible job of engaging and maintaining their playerbase, which we aim to learn from and hope to integrate natively into Pearl Abyss’ general practices across all our games. I am confident CCP’s reputable IP and expertise in global publishing will help reaffirm our company’s dedication to developing and servicing the world’s best MMORPGs.”

“I have been seriously impressed with what Pearl Abyss has achieved ever since I first visited their website for Black Desert Online and subsequently became an avid player of the game,” said CCP Games CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson. “Pearl Abyss is a fast-growing company with lots to offer in terms of technology, capability and vision. I believe our two companies have a lot to learn from each other. We are very excited to join forces with them and achieve great new heights for our companies, our games and – above all - our players.”

Birgir Már Ragnarsson of Novator Partners and Chairman of CCP commented, “As lead investor in CCP for over 13 years alongside General Catalyst and NEA, we’ve seen CCP go from being a few dozen people strong to employing hundreds all over the world, with an ever-increasing customer base and multiple titles. CEO Hilmar V. Pétursson and his dedicated team have built a company that Novator and its partners are proud to hand over to Pearl Abyss and we wish them the best of luck in their future ventures.”

Pearl Abyss first launched its open-world MMORPG, Black Desert Online, in Korea in 2014. The game has received critical acclaim for its advanced graphics, seamless world, large-scale castle sieges and action-based combat system. Since Pearl Abyss’ initial public offering in 2017, the company has worked to secure competitive global IPs, such as EVE Online, through strategic investments and M&A activity.

Pearl Abyss saw record-high sales in the first half of 2018, following the launch of Black Desert Mobile in Korea. The company is looking forward to another strong year in 2019 with EVE Online and the upcoming global launch of Black Desert Mobile.
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Fallout 76 ~ Vault-Tec Presents: Atomics for Peace! Nukes Video
Sep 05, 2018 - 7:26 PM - by Evil Avatar

Fallout 76 – Atomics for Peace! Nukes Video

You Will Emerge!

Brought to you by the Vault-Tec American Tricentennial Committee. Today’s episode, “Atomics for Peace: The Keys to Lasting Success”. Life outside of Vault 76 may be more hostile than you’re used to. This latest episode gives you the upper hand against any foe that stands in your way, with nuclear missiles.

Fallout 76 launches worldwide on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 14.
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Two Free DLC for Space Hulk: Deathwing are out now on PS4!
Sep 05, 2018 - 7:20 PM - by Evil Avatar

Space Hulk: Deathwing – Enhanced Edition expands with the Infested Mines DLC, available free now on PC and PS4!

Included in the massive update is a new map, Infested Mines, playable in Solo Special Missions and Multiplayer Co-op. With more verticality than any other map, these twisting underground caverns and corridors strike a balance between terrifying claustrophobia and wide-open battlefields.

This brings the total multiplayer map count of the game to eight, each with a massive amount of replayability on different difficulties and with various squad compositions. With improvements made to the general balance of the game as well as specific issues with AI Terminator team-mates, single-player and multiplayer games are improved substantially.

Also included in this update is the ability to turn off the HUD. This can give an additional level of difficulty and realistic feel to the fighting, as well as being the perfect way to make your own fantastic screenshots. On top of that is a raft of bug fixes and tweaks to keep the game running smoothly.

Both the map and update are now available on PS4 as well, including adding additional customisation items to PS4 that were originally seen on PC during the Skull Event last month.
Focus Forums.
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Jagged Alliance: Rage! - Gameplay Trailer
Sep 05, 2018 - 4:42 PM - by Emabulator

Vienna, Austria, September 5th, 2018: Mercenary tactic game Jagged Alliance: Rage! will be available on September 27th for PC and November 6th on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Get ready for a demanding turn-based strategy game, where your team of Mercenaries is always outnumbered and low on ressources.

This spin-off from the Jagged-Alliance-Franchise is about the beloved mercs like Ivan Dolvich, Helmut "Grunty" Grunther, Charlene "Raven" Higgins and more. Playable in singleplayer and coop-multiplayer, the game will feature an approximately 20-hour long campaign.

Jagged Alliance: Rage! is in development for PC, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and will be released onSeptember 27th PC with an SRP of 19,99 $ / 19,99 €. The console version will follow onNovember 6th 2018, pricing at 29,99 $ / 29,99 €.

Jagged Alliance: Rage! is the first game to be published by HandyGames, the latest family member of the THQ Nordic network. HandyGames will act as an independent publisher, focussing on small and mid-sized projects or 3rd-party indie games.

About Jagged Alliance: Rage!

Jagged Alliance is back – With a new take on turn-based tactics, adventure elements and the well-known quirky mercenaries! Set 20 years after the first Jagged Alliance, this spin-off lets you experience a road trip into a jungle hell to test your mind and body to the limits!

This time it’s just you and a few allies versus an entire island ruled by a drug overlord and his crazed army.

The Features:
  • 2 Player online co-op mode
  • Deep turn-based tactical gameplay mixed with adventure elements
  • Choose a variety of tactics ranging from stealth to brute force
  • Strong character personalities with own skills, desires and personal conflicts
  • Rage skills: Unique character abilities that get more powerful over the course of the battle
  • Powerful Commanders coordinate enemy troops on the battlefields
  • Face terrifying experimental drugs and use them to manipulate your enemies
Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date / Pre-Order Guide (Xbox One/PS4) For US
Sep 05, 2018 - 4:25 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

Judging by the amount of fan fervor it's produced, Red Dead Redemption 2 promises to be one of the biggest games of the year. It stars Arthur Morgan and the Dutch van der Linde gang--whose members include John Marston, the star of the original game. Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018.

But you don't have to wait until October to secure your copy--you can pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2 right now from a number of retailers, both in-store and online. Here's all the information you need to know to lock in your pre-order.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Pre-Order Bonus

Pre-order Red Dead Redemption 2, and you'll get a couple of digital goodies for your trouble.
  • War Horse: An Ardennes War Horse with greater courage and stamina than the average steed.
  • The Outlaw Survival Kit: Contains a collection of key supplies, including items to replenish Health, Dead Eye, and more.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Digital Pre-Order Bonus

Anyone who pre-orders a digital version of Red Dead Redemption 2 from the PlayStation Store or Xbox Store will get the bonuses listed above, plus a handful of other digital freebies thrown in for good measure.
  • Cash Bonus for Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Mode
  • Treasure Map: Gives you a head start on the hunt for hidden riches. Must pre-order by July 31, 2018 to receive.
  • Bonus GTA$: Immediate download that contains in-game currency for Grand Theft Auto Online. Here's the breakdown of how much GTA$ you get for each edition: Standard Edition - $500,000 | Special Edition - $1 million | Ultimate Edition - $2 million.
Read on.
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Henry Cavill is Geralt in Netflix’s The Witcher
Sep 04, 2018 - 8:14 AM - by Evil Avatar

Netflix has announced that Superman actor Henry Cavill will play the lead character in The Witcher TV series.

Henry Cavill will play Geralt in #TheWitcher — an epic, eight-episode fantasy series based on the best-selling book series!!
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This is Battlefield V Trailer
Sep 04, 2018 - 6:57 AM - by Evil Avatar

Watch a deep dive on Battlefield V, including details on our new Battle Royale mode 'Firestorm', Single Player War Stories, Multiplayer maps and modes, and our free post-launch live service, Tides of War. This is World War 2 like you've never seen or played before. Welcome to Battlefield V.

Pre-order to get early access to the Open Beta starting September 4th
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Game & Movie Releases for the week of September 2nd to September 8th, 2018
Sep 03, 2018 - 11:10 AM - by Evil Avatar

Game & Movie Releases for the week of September 2nd to September 8th, 2018.

Retail Games
Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4)
NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Edition of Light (PS4)
Destiny 2: Forsaken (PS4, Xbox)
NASCAR Heat 3 (PS4)
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Spider-Man PS4 DLC The Heist Teaser Trailer
Sep 03, 2018 - 10:35 AM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for the Video.
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Crazy Rich Asians Top the Box Office for 3rd Week
Sep 03, 2018 - 10:19 AM - by Evil Avatar

The crazy success story of Crazy Rich Asians continues for the third week in a row, as it tops the box office over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of August 31st to September 2nd, 2018.
  1. Crazy Rich Asians $22.1/$110.8
  2. The Meg $10.5/$120.5
  3. Mission: Impossible - Fallout $7.0/$204.3
  4. Searching $6.0/$6.5
  5. Operation Finale $6.0/$7.7
  6. Disney's Christopher Robin $5.1/$85.5
  7. Alpha $4.5/$27.4
  8. The Happytime Murders $4.4/$17.0
  9. BlacKkKlansman $4.1/$38.3
  10. Mile 22 $3.5/$31.7
  11. Incredibles 2 $3.2/$601.0
  12. Kin $3.0/$3.0
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Electronic Arts Hit with Lawsuit by Jacksonville Madden Tournament Shooting Victim
Sep 03, 2018 - 6:04 AM - by Emabulator

Law & Crime has the story.

Video game giant Electronic Arts (EA) is being sued by an injured survivor of the August 26 shooting at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Florida. The complaint, brought by Jacob Mitich who participated in the tournament before suffering injuries to the leg and back during the shooting, alleges that EA–who hosted the event–and the establishment where it was located, were negligent in not providing sufficient security.

The tournament was held at the GLHF (which stands for Good Luck Have Fun) arcade, located inside the Chicago Pizza restaurant at the Jacksonville Landing shopping center (referred to as “The Landing”). Mitich, a college student who entered the tournament, claims that the venue should have had better security measures, based on previous violent acts that have occurred there.

The lawsuit (which can be read here) alleges that The Landing has in recent years turned into “a hub of dangerous, violent and too often, deadly activity.” Past incidents include fights at a March 2012 concert, a fatal stabbing at a bar that October, and a shooting in January 2017, the complaint says.

As a result of The Landing’s history, Mitich–through attorneys at the law firm Morgan & Morgan–alleges that those involved in organizing and hosting the Madden tournament should have taken greater security precautions to prevent shooter David Katz from being able to enter the tournament venue with a gun and carry out the attack. The shooting resulted in the deaths of two people and injuries to ten others, including Mitich who suffered injuries including “disfigurement” and “permanent and significant scarring,” according to his lawsuit. Katz was not a Jacksonville local, but traveled there from Maryland and was able to bring a weapon inside with him.

The complaint, filed in Duval County circuit court, claims that not only are Jacksonville Landing, Chicago Pizza, and GLHF liable for not having enough security, it also alleges that EA was negligent for not properly vetting the location of their tournament, notifying law enforcement of the event in advance, screening tournament competitors, or warning participants of the venue’s crime history. The security company that was used, Allied Universal, is also named in the lawsuit.
This will probably be one of many lawsuits stemming from that horrible incident. If you have the time, read the lawsuit. EA and Chicago Pizza do appear to be in an actionable positions.
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Nazi Tattoos Stripped from Prison Game 'Scum'
Sep 03, 2018 - 5:36 AM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

Devolver Digital and Gamepires have removed Nazi-related tattoos from prison survival game, Scum, just days after it came out of Early Access.

Assets made available via Scum Supporter Pack DLC gave players the chance to further customise their characters with tattoos. Whilst based on real-life convict inking, the publisher states it was not aware that some of the designs - such as the numbers "14" and "88", and the iron cross - are frequently utilised by neo-Nazi groups.

In a statement to Polygon, publisher Devolver Digital said it did "not agree with use of this symbology or any hateful content, regardless of intention" and while "the use of the tattoo was intended to assist in portraying a realistic element of prison culture and the horrid elements within it [...] this content has been patched out".

Devolver further added that it apologised "unreservedly" and will be conducting "a full review of all assets and content in the game with Gamepires".

The developer itself, Gamepires, added: "Recently we patched out content from Scum that included neo-Nazi symbols. Our intention was to create an atmosphere of the worst of the worst criminals in Scum, and to portray the horrible type of people who would find themselves in a 'fight to the death' situation for a futuristic reality show where the worst criminals are pitted against one another.
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Anthem Gameplay Features – Our World, My Story Trailer
Sep 02, 2018 - 6:18 AM - by Emabulator

At the heart of Anthem is the concept of Our World, My Story – the distinctive combination of a shared, dynamic world and a personal story. Discover how these two elements help create a connected world that remains unique to every player.
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Star Citizen developers reverse course on plan to charge for CitizenCon livestream
Sep 02, 2018 - 5:21 AM - by Emabulator

PCGamesN has the story.

Following outcry on Star Citizen subreddit, CIG founder Chris Roberts says “I am going to chalk this one up to experience.”

On the official forums, Roberts wrote that instead of charging fans for the virtual ticket, CIG will instead cut back on live-streaming crew and costs, but still stream both stages during the event.

Details regarding online access to this year’s CitizenCon were released Thursday night, and it was revealed that Cloud Imperium Games had planned to charge fans $20 for digital access to the convention.

The keynote speeches that will be given at the beginning and end of the convention will be streamed for free. All of the other presentations, however, as well as exclusive in-game cosmetics and the opportunity to buy exclusive merch, were to be attached to the ticket. Players who purchased a ticket will also receive one month’s subscription to Star Citizen. Now fans who “would like to support the additional costs of streaming” the complete event can purchase the optional CitizenCon “digital goodies package.”

In an FAQ on the game’s website, CIG claimed that “the scope of this year’s event, plus, [sic] the staffing and technical requirements of streaming two parallel stages, necessitates a ticket price. We strive to provide a digital experience that is as satisfying and comprehensive as possible.” However, given that previous CitizenCons have been free to stream online, some fans are disappointed in the company’s decision.

The game’s subreddit is currently awash with negative responses to the virtual tickets, with much of the front page taken up with criticism of the company’s decision. There has been some response from CIG, with the company’s founder, Chris Roberts, posting on the game’s forums explaining the reasoning behind the virtual ticket. He says that this year’s event is “much bigger than last year’s,” as CIG wanted to expand “to allow more people to attend and provide more opportunities to hear from and interact with the devs.”
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China wants to solve its eyesight problem by restricting video games
Sep 01, 2018 - 10:04 AM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

After several weeks of nervousness over China's freeze on video game approvals, developers' worst fears have been confirmed. China does indeed want to severely regulate the number of video games it approves - albeit for an unlikely reason.

Chinese president Xi Jinping, in remarks reported this week by Chinese news outlet Xinhuanet, said the video game regulation was because he "cares for the children's eyes" and wants to "let them have a bright future". At a glimpse, a sensible declaration - clearly, the man is a true visionary.

But this was just the beginning of the war on myopia. Yesterday, the Ministry of Education gave more detail, and announced the Chinese government would implement a number of regulatory measures to combat the health problem. One of these involved restricting the total number of online games, and controlling the amount of new online games allowed into the country. To help protect the childrens' eyes, it will also review the age-ratings system and adopt measures to limit the amount of time minors can play.

As the document is fairly vague, experts are saying it's currently unclear just how restrictive the regulations will be. But in the context of the Chinese government's clampdown on tech companies, and the recent freeze in video game approvals, it seems likely games will be subject to more censorship. Of course, this is definitely all about eyesight. Yep.
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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 - Faction Trailer
Sep 01, 2018 - 9:44 AM - by Emabulator

Click on the Headline for the Trailer.

Initially planned for a release in September, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 will now land on PC in January 2019. These additional months of development will allow developers Tindalos to polish the game and bring all their ambitions to life after the great success met by the series' first game. The team at Tindalos will also take this opportunity to add additional content for the game's release!

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 already offers a massive amount of playable content with three great narrative campaigns, twelve playable factions, and meticulously refined gameplay. The extra development time will allow Tindalos to add a new, exciting feature - All three narrative campaigns will be playable in co-op multiplayer! To engage players during this extra development phase, Focus Home Interactive will organize not one, but two pre-order beta periods. More details about the dates and content of these pre-order betas will be announced shortly.

See all the fury, glory, and terror of the 41st Millennium's deadly space battles in the new Faction Trailer for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2, the massive RTS from Tindalos Interactive and Focus Home Interactive. The enigmatic Necron collector, Trazyn the Infinite, narrates the trailer, which shows off his hoard of the galaxy’s most mysterious artifacts and fearsome warriors, introducing you to each in turn. Armada 2 is available for pre-order now.

Set after the devastating events of the Gathering Storm Event, which wreaked havoc upon the universe of Warhammer 40,000, Armada 2 features every faction from the original Battlefleet Gothic tabletop game. Each one was updated and revised for the modern setting with new ships and lore, yet with the same bloodthirsty need for galactic domination. Whether you’re a thoroughly corrupted Chaos cultist or a fan of the ever-curious, never-outgunned Tau, you will find a fleet for you within Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is available for pre-order on Steam, offering Beta Access before the release of the game, and a 10% discount! Returning Battlefleet Gothic: Armada players on Steam benefit from a 25% loyalty discount on their preorder of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2. The game will be coming to PC in January 2019.
3 Replies | 1,350 Views
Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #ArchEnemy
Sep 01, 2018 - 9:12 AM - by Emabulator

I have been listening to the Swedish melodic death metal band, Arch Enemy!

What have you been listening to?
9 Replies | 1,569 Views
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