20 Images of Totally Awesome Japanese Star Wars Toys

20 Images of Totally Awesome Japanese Star Wars Toys

Japanese toy manufacturer Kotobukiya is known for its incredibly detailed, high-quality figures, and its Star Wars line is no exception. From main characters like Han, Luke, and Vader to every variation of Stormtrooper you’ve ever seen, Kotobukiya makes replicas from the original trilogy, the prequel trilogy, and from The Force Awakens. IGN recently visited Kotobukiya’s store in Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan and took photos of all of the incredible Star Wars merchandise on display. You can swipe or click through the gallery above to see Kotobukiya’s impressive figure dioramas, plus its general Star Wars displays. Continue reading…
Source: 20 Images of Totally Awesome Japanese Star Wars Toys

New Need for Speed Coming in 2017

New Need for Speed Coming in 2017

Electronic Arts and Ghost will release a new Need for Speed game in 2017. In an Under the Hood update on the Need for Speed blog, developer Ghost revealed the game alongside an announcement regarding updates to the 2015 game. Need for Speed’s SpeedList update is now officially the game’s last free content update for the game – it was released in November 2015. Ghost will now use their time to ” upon the foundations that have been laid with Need for Speed.” However, the developer won’t be going quiet; Ghost intends to work with the community to get feedback on the new game’s direction. Continue reading…
Source: New Need for Speed Coming in 2017

The Rock's Jumanji Role Will Honor Robin Williams

The Rock's Jumanji Role Will Honor Robin Williams

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he thinks his role in Jumanji will make Robin Williams’ family proud. The Rock took to Instagram to say “You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of ‘Alan Parrish’ will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of Jumanji in an earnest and cool way.” He continues by saying the Jake Kasdan-directed Jumanji will be a “new re-imagining of this amazing story,” and it will be going back to Chris Van Allsburg’s original source material. Johnson also recounted the tale of when he first met Robin Williams. “I also think Robin is somewhere lookin’ down and laughing, remembering the first time we met backstage and I (for the first time ever) was a star struck bumbling idiot that couldn’t even get my words out.” Continue reading…
Source: The Rock's Jumanji Role Will Honor Robin Williams

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Ruins Childhood Fairy Tales

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Ruins Childhood Fairy Tales

What I loved most about the first expansion for The Witcher 3, Hearts of Stone, was how it it wasn’t afraid to play with its characters or poke fun at itself. It eschewed the serious, often grim storylines of Wild Hunt for situations more reminiscent of an 80’s sitcom than a fantasy RPG, and showed us a lighter side of series hero Geralt. After spending a few hours with the upcoming final expansion, Blood and Wine, I’m glad to see that it seems like the team at CDPR are taking that idea and running fast and far with it. Blood and Wine finds Geralt taking on a contract to slay a beast in the southern duchy of Touissant, a massive and entirely new location far to the south of the original setting. Easily as large as No Man’s Land or Novigrad, the so-called Land of Love and Wine feels as though it’s been torn directly from the pages of a storybook (as many of its quests and characters have).  If the swamps of Velen or rocky coasts of Skellige were modeled after winter in Britain or northern Europe, Toussaint’s fields and vineyards are the south of France in summer, where picturesque castles dot the idyllic countryside and knights hunt giants to win the hands of maidens fair. Continue reading…
Source: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine Ruins Childhood Fairy Tales

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC Has An Official Date

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC Has An Official Date

UPDATE: CD Projekt Red have now confirmed that Blood and Wine will be released on May 30, with pre-orders open now. “Blood and Wine makes The Witcher 3 complete — it’s Geralt’s final mission, game director Konrad Tomaszkiewicz said. “Containing more than 90 new quests, and over thirty hours of brand new adventures, it’s something that I think gamers will remember for a long time.” Tomaszkiewicz added that Blood and Wine will include “a dynamic Point of Interest system, a new Gwent deck, new endgame mutation mechanics, and even a place Geralt can call home…. And it’s all happening in a new region as big as No Man’s Land in the base game.” Continue reading…
Source: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC Has An Official Date

1 in 10 Dark Souls 3 PC Players Haven't Reached the First Bonfire

1 in 10 Dark Souls 3 PC Players Haven't Reached the First Bonfire

The Dark Souls 3 Steam achievement page has revealed some surprising facts about what players have, or haven’t, been doing in the game in the month since release. As spotted by VG24/7, around 10 percent of players haven’t reached the first bonfire, which is located just outside the tutorial area. The first boss, which is also very near the start of the game and considered fairly easy, has been completed by just 86 percent of the player base. The game’s final boss has been completed by 37 percent of players, so it appears the game isn’t too difficult once you get past that pesky tutorial. Continue reading…
Source: 1 in 10 Dark Souls 3 PC Players Haven't Reached the First Bonfire

EA Will Bring Games to Nintendo NX 'If It Makes Sense'

EA Will Bring Games to Nintendo NX 'If It Makes Sense'

Electronic Arts is in “constant communication” with Nintendo, executive vice president Patrick Soderlund said. When the Nintendo NX comes to market, Soderlund said, EA will be there—”if it makes sense.” The EA executive told BBC that folks at the company “are huge fans of Nintendo.” In fact, Nintendo is one of the reasons Soderlund himself began making games. Back in 2011, EA promised an “unprecedented partnership” with Nintendo and Wii U. However, the publisher ended up releasing only a few games for the system. Continue reading…
Source: EA Will Bring Games to Nintendo NX 'If It Makes Sense'

Konami's Switch to Mobile Has Worked out After All

Konami's Switch to Mobile Has Worked out After All

Konami has released its financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, and its profits have increased over the same period last year. Konami’s total revenue is up to 249.9 billion yen (nearly $2.3 billion), which is up from 218.2 billion yen in financial year 2015. Total profit before tax is up to 23.8 billion yen ($218 million) from 17 billion yen last year. The company’s total operating profit for the financial year is sitting at 24.7 billion yen ($226 million), which is a large increase from last year’s 15.3 billion yen ($140 million). Last year Konami announced it would now be focusing on mobile games. This followed such events as the cancellation of Silent Hills and Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima’s reported departure from the company. Continue reading…
Source: Konami's Switch to Mobile Has Worked out After All

Fallout 4 Mods Will Land on Xbox One After Far Harbor DLC

Fallout 4 Mods Will Land on Xbox One After Far Harbor DLC

Xbox One players will be able to sink their teeth into Fallout 4 mods once the next expansion, Far Harbor, releases next week. Bethesda announced the news in a tweet from its official account, saying that a closed beta for mods will hit Xbox One consoles after May 19. PS4 players will have to wait until next month for mod support, when they will also be given the ability to create their own mods or download them directly from Bethesda.net. PC players, meanwhile, have been able to experiment with mods downloaded from Bethesda’s official mod shop for almost two weeks now. Continue reading…
Source: Fallout 4 Mods Will Land on Xbox One After Far Harbor DLC

Uncharted 4 Microtransaction Prices Range Up to $50

Uncharted 4 Microtransaction Prices Range Up to

The prices for the in-game currency for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End have been revealed. You’ll be using said currency to buy cosmetic items, and the prices range from a $5 pack of 500 “Uncharted Points” up to a $50 pack of 10,000. Here are all of the increments on offer: $5 – 500 points $10 – 1,500 points $20 – 3,200 points $35 – 6,500 points $50 – 10,000 points These points will be used to unlock multiplayer bundles and cosmetic items, but they will also be unlockable through simply playing the game. Last week Naughty Dog revealed the Uncharted 4 DLC roadmap, which includes free multiplayer maps and modes. Continue reading…
Source: Uncharted 4 Microtransaction Prices Range Up to