Month: May 2016

NX Will Have "Larger Impact" Than Wii U and Represents New Method of Play, CEO Says

Nintendo has again stressed that the NX is not to be thought of as a system that will simply replace the Wii U, even if its release will negatively impact sales of that system. Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima said in a new interview with Asahi Shimbun that the NX is “neither a successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS.” Instead, “It’s a new way of playing games, which I think wi...[Read More]

The Dark Souls Board Game Raises More Than $5 Million

The Kickstarter campaign for a Dark Souls board game has just wrapped up, and it ended up receiving more than $5 million in pledges. The final tally was 3,771,474 GBP (or about $5.4 million) from 31,178 backers–that’s well in excess of the original goal of 50,000 GBP (about $70,000). The campaign began in April and reached its goal in only three minutes, leaving more than a month for s...[Read More]

Stellaris Review

Serenity and wonder fill my ears when I first open Stellaris. Pulling from the same lived-in future aesthetic of games like Mass Effect, Stellaris opens with an invitation. It wants you to explore, it wants you learn, to unearth secrets your galaxy has held for millennia. As I do, astral outlines and nebulae dot my galactic map. Carved out into large chunks are the cosmos’ remaining empires....[Read More]

Rainbow Six Siege Video Shows How to Use New Sticky Cameras, Weapon Shield

Ubisoft has released a video that explains how to use the new operators’ gadgets and tactics. The two new operators are Valkyrie and Blackbeard and come with sticky cameras and a weapon shield respectively. You can see them for yourself in the video below. Valkyrie is selectable when you’re on defense, and she can utilize four sticky cameras to help her team keep an eye on the attacker...[Read More]

1 Million Old Xbox Live Gamertags Being Freed Up, Here's How to Get One

Tired of your current Xbox Live gamertag? You’re in luck, as Microsoft today announced that it will “release” almost one million gamertags later this week, and you may be able to pick one up. On Wednesday, May 18, any Xbox Live Gold member who has accrued a year’s worth of Gold status since 2002 can acquire one of the new gamertags. They come from original Xbox accounts tha...[Read More]

Preacher Premieres This Weekend, Check Out the Latest Trailer

AMC has already turned one cult comic book into a massive ratings smash with The Walking Dead, and it hopes to do the same with Preacher. The supernatural thriller premieres this weekend, and a new trailer has been released. Check it out below: The show stars Captain America‘s Dominic Cooper as a smalltown preacher who is possessed by a supernatural creature and controlled by opposing forces...[Read More]

New Disney BFG Trailer Showcases Giant Action

Disney has released the second official trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming The BFG. The first trailer revealed the Big Friendly Giant, but this one goes further, showcasing more action and setting up some of the story. Take a look: The BFG is based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author Roald Dahl’s 1982 book. It stars Oscar-winner Mark Rylance as the BFG, while newcomer Ruby...[Read More]

Halo 5 Marked Down to $30

Halo 5: Guardians, one of the biggest new releases in the first-person shooter space of 2015, is marked down substantially right now at a number of US retailers. Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, and Target are offering it for just $30. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen for the shooter. It remains to be seen if this is a temporary price drop or an official new price point for the Xb...[Read More]

Assassin's Creed Movie Is 65% Present Day, 35% in the Past

The bulk of the Assassin’s Creed movie takes place in modern day, the film’s executive producer has confirmed. Pat Crowley told IGN that the film is set 65 percent in the present and 35 percent in 15th century Spain, a ratio that doesn’t quite match up with the games. In the Assassin’s Creed game series, most of the action typically takes places in historical periods such a...[Read More]

Best Stuff in Comics This Week

Every week, we take a look at some of the most bizarre, exciting, and downright unique things to happen in comics. Check out our choices of the strange and wacky things that shouldn’t be overlooked from this week’s releases. There may be some tiny spoilers ahead.

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