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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Pokemon Sun & Moon Release Date, Box Art Revealed

Pokemon Sun & Moon Release Date, Box Art Revealed

UPDATE: A localised video has revealed that the game will release on November 18 in the US and November 23 in the UK. Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will release on November 18, 2016. Also revealed in today’s video from The Pokemon Company were the two respective box arts, each of which gives us a look at two of Sun & Moon’s Legendary Pokemon. The new gameplay trailer released today also confirmed the game’s starter Pokemon and the new region, Alola the games will take place in. Continue reading…
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Pokemon Sun and Moon: First Gameplay New Starters, Region Revealed

Pokemon Sun and Moon: First Gameplay New Starters, Region Revealed

A new video has revealed Pokemon Sun and Moon’s three starter Pokemon, Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, as well as its new region, Alola. Rowlet is a grass-and-flying type owl, Litten is a fire-type kitten (geddit?) and Popplio is a water-type that looks like a seal-clown hybrid. Alola looks to be Pokemon’s take on Hawaii, a far more tropical region than X and Y’s Kalos. The video also shows off a portion of the game’s map, a new city area which takes up a camera position not unlike X and Y’s Lumiose City) and a barechested man called Kukui who looks to be your new Professor Oak equivalent. There are also brief shots of attacks from the game’s two cover art legendaries, a lion and bat-like creatures respectively. Continue reading…
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