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Limited Edition LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion Ready To Defend Your Desk

Overwatch players have long enjoyed assembling teams featuring the iconic hero Bastion. Soon members of the community will be able to assemble Bastion in real life thanks to a new collaboration between Blizzard Entertainment and The LEGO Group. 

In advance of the launch of a full collection of LEGO Overwatch building sets, Overwatch fans may now purchase an exclusive, limited edition LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion model starting today on the Blizzard Gear Store for $25, or purchase on-site at BlizzCon 2018, taking place November 2 and 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center. 

 

This Blizzard-exclusive display model features Bastion in the orange Omnic Crisis skin with a display plate built from LEGO bricks. The figure features a swiveling upper body, moveable arms, and a weapon built into the right arm, and comes with Bastion’s trusty bird, Ganymede. This unique figure, which stands over 4” (12cm) tall in robot mode, is the ideal collector’s item for Overwatch fans and will be a welcome addition to any gaming setup. 

With a player base of 40 million, Overwatch has quickly built a global community of passionate followers, spawning a robust merchandising program with brands like The LEGO Group.

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Spider-Man in Dominoes

The Domino King has been enjoying the PS4 Spider-Man game, so he thought he’d make a tribute to the friendly neighborhood superhero. It took him about a week and 36,186 dominoes to complete the maze.

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Watch The New Trailer For Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

A new teaser trailer for Jam City’s upcoming role-playing mobile game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, has been released, providing a detailed look into the gameplay players can expect when they get their hands on this new game.

The trailer reveals glimpses of how you can create your own personalized student avatar, the Hogwarts sorting ceremony, and a look inside the four house common rooms. You’ll also notice familiar characters pop up in the trailer, such as Hagrid, Professor Sprout, Professor Dumbledore, and Professor Flitwick. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is set in the 1980s, so don’t be surprised when Ron’s older brother, Bill Weasley, makes an appearance alongside plenty of new, original faces as well.

Chris DeWolfe, co-founder and CEO of Jam City, says: “We are grateful to the fans who have made Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery one of the most anticipated mobile games of 2018. We’re thrilled to open Google pre-registration and share a new sneak peek at how this game will let fans create their own character and enter Hogwarts as a student for the first time.”

Pre-registered users on Google Play will be notified first when the game launches. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was created by mobile games studio Jam City in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under the new games label Portkey Games. The game is set in the time between Harry Potter’s birth and his enrollment at Hogwarts, when Nymphadora Tonks and Bill Weasley were students. The avatar customization system allows you to continually upgrade your avatar as you gain new expertise and magical skills – you can even choose your own pet. You will join one of the four Houses before progressing through your years at Hogwarts, participating in magical classes and activities such as Potions and Transfiguration. Building your skills will come in handy as you solve mysteries and go on adventures. As players improve their skills, they will unlock new locations, spells and other magical abilities.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery features both large plot arcs and smaller stories such as relationship quests. The game features a new encounter system in which player’s decisions in both actions and narrative impact their quests, and how other characters regard and interact with them. These choices will allow Harry Potter fans to create the legacy of the witch or wizard they want to become.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is slated for release later this year on the App Store and Google Play.

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Crisis On The Planet of The Apes VR Game Teaser Trailer

Planet of the Apes fans will soon get to step into the world of the iconic movie franchise, thanks to a new virtual reality (VR) game dubbed “Crisis on the Planet of the Apes.” The game, which will cost $14.99, will be released on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR  on April 3.

The first-person game, which is set in-between the “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” movies, lets players experience the world of the franchise from the perspective of an ape who has been captured by humans, and now has to escape from their research facility.

Crisis on the Planet of the Apes will be the first VR game to be released by 20th Century Fox’s Foxnext VR Studio, the VR-focused subsidiary that’s part of the Foxnext digital content division. The game was produced in partnership with UK-based Imaginati Studios, and was first announced at CES 2017.

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Fake Theme Parks Art Show To Open At Gallery 1988 On January 12, 2018

Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles has announced a Fake Theme Parks Art Show that will open on January 12, 2018. The show is curated by Chogrin and will feature art from 50 artists from all over the world.

The exhibition will pay tribute to theme parks that only exist in movies, television and video games! The show will run until January 27, 2018.

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Space Invaders Arcade Cabinet Backpack

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ThinkGeek is featuring an officially licensed Space Invaders Arcade Cabinet Backpack ($49.99) that provides a retro way of storing all of your small, medium, and large alien invaders. The water resistant backpack features an “invader design on zippers, silicone arcade cabinet buttons and an insert quarter hole,” and more.

As fun as carrying around an entire arcade cabinet on your back is, we decided to do something a lot more practical… and also something that will raise fewer eyebrows. We made one of the most iconic arcade games of all time into a backpack. A backpack that holds all the fancy things you need to beat back the increasingly speedy invaders, or just the stuff that you need to take notes in class or carry your stuff around. Whichever. That’s the glory of it! You’re prepared for all occasions!

Hold all the necessities to keep an invading alien army at bay with the Space Invaders Arcade Cabinet Backpack. Plenty of pockets and sleeves to hold all your pew pew laser ammo for taking down small, large, and medium enemies. It also holds regular people stuff, too, for when you’re taking some time off, hiding behind the bases at the bottom of the screen. Added bonus – you can stick your finger in the quarter slot! That is not a euphemism.

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Nintendo Switch

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In an introductory video, Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly transition to portable mode, and the same great gaming experience that was being enjoyed at home now travels with you. The portability of Nintendo Switch is enhanced by its bright high-definition display. It brings the full home gaming system experience with you to the park, on an airplane, in a car, or to a friend’s apartment.

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Gaming springs into action by removing detachable Joy-Con controllers from either side of Nintendo Switch. One player can use a Joy-Con controller in each hand; two players can each take one; or multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options. They can easily click back into place or be slipped into a Joy-Con Grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, if preferred, the gamer can select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller to use instead of the Joy-Con controllers. Furthermore, it is possible for numerous people to bring their Nintendo Switch systems together to enjoy local multiplayer face-to-face competition.

“Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like,” said Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO, Nintendo of America. “It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries.”

Full game demonstrations, the list of launch window titles, as well as launch date, price, product configuration and related specifics, will be shown and announced prior to the March launch.

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Pokemon GO Plus Accessory Set For September Debut

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Following the runaway success of Pokemon GO, Nintendo has announced that the upcoming Pokemon GO Plus accessory for the game will officially be released in September. The accessory will retail for $34.99 at launch.

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The accessory is a small device that lets you enjoy Pokemon GO while you’re on the move and not looking at your smartphone. The device connects via Bluetooth low energy and notifies you about events in the game—such as the appearance of a Pokemon nearby—using an LED and vibration. Once a Pokemon is close, press the button on the device to throw a Poke Ball, though you’ll only be able to throw a Poke Ball using Pokemon GO Plus if you’ve previously caught the Pokemon before. The Pokemon GO Plus will flash and vibrate to let you know if you were successful in catching the Pokémon.

The Pokemon GO Plus will also begin to blink and vibrate whenever you’re within range of a PokeStop. Players can press the device’s button to search the PokeStop for items.

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The Official Batman The Telltale Series Trailer Is Here

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Telltale Games has officially revealed the official trailer for Batman The Telltale Series ahead of their panel at San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, they’ve confirmed the official release date for the first episode, titled “Realm of Shadows,” is August 2.

Batman The Telltale Series will be available for digital download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC and Mac. The series will be available to purchase at retailers starting September 13th in North America as a special Season Pass Disc, which will include the first of five episodes in the season, and will grant access to the subsequent four episodes as they become available for download via online updates. The series will then be available to purchase at retailers across Europe on September 16th.

Telltale Games CEO and Co-Founder Kevin Bruner had this to say about the upcoming series: “We’ve been hard at work at Telltale creating an all-new iteration of the iconic Batman story that puts players in the suit of billionaire Bruce Wayne, just as much as it will put them behind the mask, deciding how to carefully navigate a complex drama, rich with action, crime, corruption, and villainy lurking around every corner of Gotham City. The complex life and fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne has lent itself to becoming a bold evolution of the signature ‘Telltale’ role-playing experience, and we couldn’t be more excited as we prepare to debut the series to players across the world this summer.”

Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman will feature an award-winning cast of talent, including Troy Baker in the role of Bruce Wayne, Travis Willingham as Harvey Dent, Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale, Enn Reitel as Alfred Pennyworth, Murphy Guyer as Lieutenant James Gordon, Richard McGonagle as Carmine Falcone, and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle. Additional cast and characters will be revealed as the season progresses.

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Xbox One S Release Date Set For August 2, 2016

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At E3 last month, Microsoft officially announced that two new versions of its Xbox One console were on the way, one a little smaller and one a little more powerful; now, it has been revealed that the forthcoming petite version, the Xbox One S, will be released on August 2.

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The console is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, and includes a built-in power supply and is the first and only console that allows you to watch Blu-ray movies and stream video in 4K Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range (HDR). With HDR support for video and gaming, Xbox One games like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, and Scalebound will look even better thanks to a higher contrast ratio between lights and darks, bringing out the true visual depth of your favorite games.

Xbox One S also comes bundled with the new Xbox Wireless Controller featuring textured grip, improved Xbox Wireless signal and added Bluetooth support (requires Windows 10 running the Windows Anniversary Update). The controller can be purchased as a standalone item for $59.99 USD and will also be available on August 2. All Xbox One games, accessories and Xbox Live services will work with Xbox One S.

Two versions of the console will be released with options including a 1TB hard drive for $349 and a 500GB hard drive for $299 USD.

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