This Fantastic Nintendo Switch Game Just Got A Major Price Drop

This Fantastic Nintendo Switch Game Just Got A Major Price Drop

We’ve reached a bit of a lull in the year in terms of Nintendo Switch releases, but while we don’t yet know what major first-party games Nintendo may have planned for this fall, there are still plenty of gems on the platform just waiting to be discovered. One such game is AI: The Somnium Files, a mystery-driven adventure game that released late last year. Normally $60, this excellent game has seen its first permanent price drop at one retailer, and it’s a big one–Best Buy just slashed the price on AI: The Somnium Files to $30.This permanent discount matches the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the game; recently, it was $30 in an eShop sale (that has since ended). So far, Best Buy is the only retailer that’s currently offering this price, and all the digital stores (the Eshop, Steam, PSN) still have it listed at $60, so this is a fantastic deal worth taking advantage of. AI: The Somnium Files $30 (was $60) Released in September 2019, AI: The Somnium Files is discounted to $30 for Nintendo Switch at Best Buy. It’s also available on PS4 and PC for full price. See at Best Buy AI: The Somnium Files comes from the creators of Danganronpa and Zero Escape, and it takes those dark, puzzle-oriented themes in a new direction. The game follows detective Kaname Date, who leads a team that investigates murder cases. Date uses an artificial intelligence named Aiba that allows him to investigate crime scenes at a detailed level, including X-ray vision and zooming. Date can also enter the memories of suspects or witnesses to find more clues and additional info–but these dreamscapes collapse after six minutes, and certain interactions will cause you to lose a chunk of time, so careful calculation is needed to find the info you need.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Amazon And Blumhouse Partner To Release Eight Horror Films

Amazon And Blumhouse Partner To Release Eight Horror Films

Masters of horror Blumhouse have partnered with Amazon Prime Video to bring eight films to the service this October under the “Welcome to Blumhouse” banner. In total, there will be eight films released, and details about the first four have been revealed.With the first four films releases split between October 6 and 13, Amazon is really opening the door to high-tier horror films. Blumhouse is the production company behind films like Us, Split, The Invisible Man, 2018’s Halloween, as well as the The Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Purge franchises.”This collection from diverse and emerging filmmakers was a thrill to put together with our wonderful partners at Blumhouse Television,” said Julie Rapaport, co-head of movies for Amazon Studios, in a press release. “These chilling stories have something for everyone–ready to fright and delight genre fans and newcomers alike–and we are excited to share them with our global Prime Video customers.”Continue Reading at GameSpot
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LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Coming to Disney+ in November

LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Coming to Disney+ in November

Lucasfilm has announced that a LEGO Star Wars holiday special is set to make its way to Disney+ later this year. The official Disney+ Twitter account shared the news on Thursday alongside two first-look photos and a festive-sweater emblazoned logo for the 45-minute feature, which will premiere exclusively on the service on November 17, the same day that the original Star Wars holiday special aired on CBS in 1978. Celebrate the most wonderful time of year in a galaxy far, far away. The LEGO @StarWars Holiday Special, a #DisneyPlus Original, premieres Nov. 17. pic.twitter.com/VakZuaFF1O — Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 13, 2020 The all-new animated holiday special will directly follow the events of The Rise of Skywalker, with Rey setting off on a quest with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force ahead of Life Day. At a mysterious Jedi Temple, she will be hurled into a cross-timeline adventure through beloved moments in the franchise’s history, coming into contact with a young Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan and other iconic heroes and villains from the saga. Meanwhile, back on Chewbacca’s homeworld of Kashyyyk, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids will be busy preparing for the galaxy’s most cheerful and magical holiday, which will play host to “LEGO versions of some of the Wookiee characters from the ’70s special”, according to executive producer Josh Rimes, per USA Today, though Rimes failed to confirm whether a LEGO Lumpy would be in attendance. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/12/the-history-of-star-wars-on-tv-from-the-holiday-special-to-disney-plus”] The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is a production of Atomic Cartoons, the LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm. It is directed by Ken Cunningham and written by David Shayne, who is also co-executive producer. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jason Cosler, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone are also attached as executive producers on the project. This announcement comes shortly after Jon Favreau expressed interest in creating a new Star Wars Holiday Special after he made a brief reference to the Wookiee holiday in the pilot episode of The Mandalorian. Developing… [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-upcoming-star-wars-movie&captions=true”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.
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Pokemon Sword And Shield Freebie Available This Month At GameStop

Pokemon Sword And Shield Freebie Available This Month At GameStop

Pokemon Sword and Shield players in the US will soon be able to pick up another freebie for the games. From August 14 to 31, video game retailer GameStop will distribute a free Dynamax Crystal, Serebii reports. When used in the games, this crystal will summon a Gigantamax Copperajah Raid, giving you another chance to catch the G-Max Pokemon.To claim the free Dynamax Crystal, you’ll need to have the Pokemon Pass app installed on your phone. Use the app while at a participating GameStop store and you’ll receive a download code for the crystal. You’ll then need to input that code in your copy of Sword or Shield via Mystery Gift to download the item.When activated, the Dynamax Crystal will summon a Gigantamax Copperajah Raid at the Watchtower Lair just outside of Motostoke. This particular Copperajah will have perfect IVs in its HP, Attack, and Special Attack stats. Keep in mind that you’ll need to have a Pokemon Trainer Club account to use Pokemon Pass. You can download the app for free from Google Play or the App Store.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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New Lego Wall Art Sets Offer Cool Decor Featuring Star Wars, Iron Man

New Lego Wall Art Sets Offer Cool Decor Featuring Star Wars, Iron Man

If you think Lego sets are really cool but just can’t seem to find the shelf space to display them, Lego perhaps has a great solution for you. Lego Art sets are elaborate 3,000-plus piece builds that hang as wall art. Lego has unveiled four kits in the lineup thus far: Iron Man, Star Wars, The Beatles, and Andy Warhol’s famous painting of Marilyn Monroe. All four are available to pre-order now for $120 each ahead of their imminent September 1 release date–check them out below.Lego Art Iron Man when three sets are combinedThe coolest aspect of these sets is the fact that each has multiple builds that form different pictures. All of the sets come with curated digital soundtracks that you can listen to as you build. If you purchase three copies of the Star Wars or Iron Man kits, you can combine them to to make larger pieces to hang on your wall, such as a landscape portrait of Iron Man using his Repulsor or Darth Vader holding his lightsaber. Iron Man $120 The Iron Man kit is 3,167 pieces and allows you to make Tony Stark in three different Iron Man suits, including the Hulkbuster, which appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Iron Man kit isn’t available on Amazon just yet, but you can pre-order it directly through the Lego Store. See at Lego Store Star Wars: The Sith $120 Star Wars: The Sith is a 3,395-piece set that features a trio of bad guys: Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, and Darth Maul. You can assemble one of the three images at a time, then swap the bricks around to change to a different character. It’s available to pre-order at Amazon and the Lego Store. See at Amazon See at Lego Store The Beatles $120 The Beatles kit is the “smallest” of the bunch at 2,933 pieces, but you can make four different builds with it–one for each member of the legendary band: John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. It’s up for pre-order at Amazon and the Lego Store. See at Amazon See at Lego Store Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol $120 Andy Warhol’s famous painting of Marilyn Monroe can be recreated with this 3,332-piece kit. Along with the default look, you can modify it with three additional color schemes. It also is available to pre-order at Amazon and the Lego Store.…
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Save $1160 on This Powerful RTX 2080 Gaming Laptop Today-Only

Save 60 on This Powerful RTX 2080 Gaming Laptop Today-Only

I don’t know what the future holds for you, whether you’re off to college this fall or taking courses at home, or if you’re working from home for the foreseeable future. What I do know, however, is your future will be a little brighter if you add a sweet gaming laptop no matter what the situation. Today, Newegg has a really great deal on a powerful gaming laptop with tons of awesome features, but since it’s a Shell Shocker deal, that means the price is good only for today. RTX 2080 Gaming Laptop Deal [poilib element=”commerceDeal” parameters=”slug=asus-rog-zephyrus-144hz-deal-august-13″] This is an excellent deal on an excellent gaming laptop, one with some really appealing features. Here are the specs on this Zephyrus S GX531 deal: GeForce RTX 2080 Max Q graphics card 144Hz 15.6″ display Intel i7-8750H CPU 16GB DDR4 2666Mhz RAM 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD Windows 10 Pro The keyboard has customizable RGB, a critical feature for any piece of gaming hardware in these modern times. The inclusion of Windows 10 Pro means your forum signatures will be that much more impressive when you list your PC specs, but honestly there’s nothing in Win10 Pro a non-enterprise user would need. But it has “Pro” in the name, making it sound just a little bit cooler. Plus, since it has an RTX 2080 graphics card, you can pair this laptop with a UHD gaming monitor and get some serious performance out of it. Seriously though, this is an absolutely excellent deal on a new gaming laptop, and ASUS has “self cleaning fans,” which is a genius feature where occasionally the fans run backwards to blow any accumulated dust out of the PC before it begins to collect and becomes a problem. It’s one of the simplest, coolest features and I don’t understand why it’s not more widespread. For more options, if you’re not necessarily looking for a deal, check out our picks for the best gaming laptops. [widget path=”ign/modules/recirc” parameters=”title=&type=articles%2Cvideos&tags=us-shopping&count=3&columnCount=3&theme=article”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Seth Macy is IGN’s Executive Editor, IGN Commerce.  
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Sony To Make A Concerted Anime Push

Sony To Make A Concerted Anime Push

As time has gone on, the name “Sony” has come to telegraph a foothold in more and more aspects/areas in entertainment. With music, movies, and video games already established beachheads for the Japanese multinational headquartered in Tokyo, the corporation has been making it increasingly clear that now it intends to branch out into anime as a new, fourth major pillar.According to a report from Nikkei Asian Review, Sony will be “leveraging the combined strength of group companies to expand its animation business overseas,” or to unify its existing entertainment businesses to help an anime-focused initiative land internationally. The tip of the spear of this new strategy has technically already landed: Sony subsidiary Aniplex has already helmed an adaptation of the Demon Slayer manga, which successfully landed and found an audience via Adult Swim’s Toonami programming block in 2019. Aniplex will be teaming with Sony Interactive Entertainment to develop videogame adaptations for both PlayStation and mobile platforms. This methodology will also extend to bringing future TV anime projects to the U.S., and supplemented further by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan)’s exclusive record label for anime songs.Nikkei predicts a future project, Demon Slayer, may help define the mold for how these different subsidiaries will work in concert together: “Aniplex President Atsuhiro Iwakami wants to make the series a showpiece of Aniplex’s prowess,” according to Nikkei Asian Review. “It has already turned the manga into a successful anime, and will now follow with a movie version due out in theaters this summer. Units of Sony will also morph the anime into games for mobile and PlayStation 4, with the possibility of promoting it abroad.”Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Red Dead Online's Game-Breaking Patch Has Been Rolled Back

Red Dead Online's Game-Breaking Patch Has Been Rolled Back

After almost five days of being nearly unplayable, Red Dead Online developer Rockstar is rolling back the game’s most-recent update that has caused chaos for its players. The Red Dead Redemption 2 online adventure will now be restored to a previous July 28 patch.The patch, which came just a few days after Red Dead Online’s large Naturalist content drop, was aimed at fixing some issues and plugging some security holes. It instead wreaked havoc online, reducing animal spawn rates, breaking simple camp interactions, and causing it to even rain alligators in some instances.It’s unclear why Rockstar has taken so long to roll back the state of the game given how unplayable it became, but players should be greeted with a more-welcoming environment the next time they log on.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Fall Guys Free Skins And Currency As A Thanks From The Devs

Fall Guys Free Skins And Currency As A Thanks From The Devs

A new level for Fall Guys is set to drop today on PC and PlayStation 4. And at the same time, developer Mediatonic is giving away two skins and some in-game currency.The studio took to Twitter to announce that, as a thank you for bearing with the servers and amassing such a massive player base, Fall Guys players on both PC and PlayStation 4 will be gifted 5,000 Kudos and a Legendary Pickles costume. Meanwhile, those playing Fall Guys on Steam will be able to purchase a Team Fortress 2 Scout skin from the in-game store. Both skins are available now.Despite only recently launching on PC and PlayStation 4, Fall Guys has already taken the gaming community by storm. Not only has the game seen tons of players in the first 24 hours of launch and garnered two million players on Steam, but Fall Guys is also currently trending as Steam’s third-most-popular game.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Ryan Reynolds Launches A Streaming Service For One Movie, And You Have To Check It Out

Ryan Reynolds Launches A Streaming Service For One Movie, And You Have To Check It Out

In 2020, we saw the launches of numerous streaming services from Quibi to HBO Max to Peacock. And today, actor Ryan Reynolds launched his own service, Mint Mobile+. And it’s the most straightforward and funniest service to date–it’s certainly the funniest.Mint Mobile is a cell phone service, and Mint Mobile+ is a streaming service. However, the service only streams one movie, Reynold’s 2003 film Foolproof for free. The actor revealed a video for the new service on Twitter, which you can check out below.Every tech company needs a streaming service. So… introducing Mint Mobile +. The world’s most affordable streaming service! pic.twitter.com/lSMzeurKp8 — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 12, 2020Believe it or not, this is all real. The Mint Mobile+ website exists and you can stream a DVD-quality version of Foolproof. The film follows a group of friends that plan heists but never actually carry them out. The group is blackmailed into pulling off one of these heists by a local gangster. Aside from Reynolds, the movie also stars Kristin Booth (Orphan Black), Joris Jarsky (October Faction), and Sean Sullivan (Umbrella Academy).Continue Reading at GameSpot
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