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Sonic The Hedgehog Comes To Build-A-Bear Workshop

20 hours 8 min ago

Build-A-Bear Workshop wants a new plush collection to go fast--one based on the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie. The Blue Blur is available in three different gift sets, with the cheapest option costing $32. The deluxe gift set serves as the most expensive selection at $57. It includes Sonic's red shoes and a gold ring, along with a 5-in-1 sound chip containing his phrases from the film.

Sonic isn't alone, though. Build-A-Bear also offers a Knuckles plush as an online exclusive. Just like the Blue Blur, the strong echidna is selling for $32 and stands 17 inches tall. The workshop company believes people "will love his red fur" and "signature spine-like knuckles."

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In addition, there are Sonic-themed threads to deck out the standard stuffed animals from Build-A-Bear. For instance, there's a Sonic PJ sleeper outfit for $13.50. There's also a Sonic and Tails T-shirt retails for $8.50. If you don't have a teddy bear, the workshop will include one with the Blue Blur outfits for either $33.50 or $38.50.

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Amazon Prime Members Can Get 8 Free Games In December

20 hours 18 min ago

Amazon has announced the next wave of freebies for Amazon Prime members, and there are a total of eight titles up for grabs in December. Prime Gaming's December 2022 lineup of freebies include some very good games, including Brothers: A Tale of two Sons, Quake, and Banners of Ruin.

The others include Rose Riddle 2: Werewolf Shadow, The Amazing American Circus, Spinch, Desert Child, and Doors: Paradox. As usual, subscribers are also getting in-game content bonuses in December, including more loot for Apex Legends, Dead by Daylight, GTA Online, Fall Guys, and League of Legends.

One of the most notable freebies is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Released in 2013, the co-op game from the mind of Josef Fares has players controlling two brothers with one controller. It tells an emotional story with a number of twists and turns and tear-jerking moments. Fares followed up the game with A Way Out and It Takes Two.

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Review Roundup For Marvel's Midnight Suns

20 hours 23 min ago

It's a good year to be a Marvel fan, as between excellent PC ports and an engaging snap-happy mobile game, the house of ideas is ending the year with a walk on its supernatural wild side. Reviews have gone live for Marvel's Midnight Suns, with many outlets praising XCOM developer Firaxis for a game that combines strong turn-based tactical combat with fascinating team-building moments between missions.

"A story about the power of friendship between a bunch of misfits, which is forged and strengthened through battle as much as traditional social scenarios," Jordan Ramée wrote in GameSpot's Marvel's Midnight Suns review. "Midnight Suns aims to combine relationship-building with memorable role-playing moments, and the result is a stellar turn-based tactical combat title driven by interesting characters."

As the Hunter, the resurrected child of A-lister demon Lilith, players will have to assemble a team of Marvel's strongest and most recognizable characters to help cancel the impending apocalypse. Alongside Marvel heavyweights such as Captain America, Wolverine, and Iron Man, Midnight Suns also features a few lesser-known characters such as Magik and the Robbie Reyes incarnation of Ghost Rider. If you grab the season pass, you'll be able to expand your roster with Venom, Morbius, Deadpool, and Storm.

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Uncharted Roller Coaster Announced For Spain's Biggest Theme Park

20 hours 36 min ago

The popular Uncharted video game series, known for taking fans on a grand adventure with twists and turns and lots of action, is now becoming a roller coaster.

Sony Pictures has announced a deal with Spain's largest theme park PortAventura World to create the first roller coaster based on the franchise. This ride is specifically themed around the movie starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg.

The ride is expected to open in the first half of 2023 and will take inspiration from the "globe-trotting adventure of the film." The theme park company said riders can look forward to a "thrilling and immersive experience in search of one of the world's greatest treasures." This will be a "dark ride" coaster, which means it will be an indoor ride.

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Hugh Jackman Says He "Fully Intended" To Retire Wolverine Character Before Deadpool 3

21 hours 21 min ago

Actor Hugh Jackman has commented on Deadpool 3, in which his famous character Wolverine teams up with Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool. Speaking to Deadline, Jackman said Reynolds pestered him to come back again and again, even though Jackman believed he was finished playing the character.

Jackman said he "fully intended" for 2017's Logan to represent his final outing as Wolverine. But after watching the first Deadpool, Jackman felt a sense of "uh-oh," as he felt drawn back to the role and the possibility of teaming up with Reynolds.

During some downtime from his Broadway musical The Music Man, Jackman drove to the beach and had the realization that he did in fact want to play Wolverine again.

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Ronda Rousey Joins A Video Game In Plarium's Raid: Shadow Legends

21 hours 39 min ago

Ronda Rousey will appear in the video game Raid: Shadow Legends as a playable character. The WWE and UFC star will become a Legendary Champion in Plarium's free-to-play mobile and PC title starting today, November 30, through February 28.

All Raid players will get the Ronda Legendary Champion for free after seven days of logging into the game, Plarium said in a news release. Rousey is a big fan of video games and Pokemon.

Raid is a massive success, reaching more than 75 million users worldwide and generating more than $1 billion in revenue so far.

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Pokemon Go December Update Brings Winter Holiday Celebration, Season Of Mythical Wishes Kickoff, And More

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 12:34

Niantic has revealed details for what's coming in the Pokemon Go December update, and the final month of 2022 will be a busy one for mobile trainers.

The Season of Mythical Wishes--the ninth quarterly season since the game adopted the format--will begin December 1, which will introduce new bonuses, including extra candies whenever two players trade with one another. The number of gifts that can be used will also increase during the season, with players allowed to open 40 gifts a day (up from 20) and send 125 gifts to other players per day (up from 100).

The full December slate.

Five-star raids in December will feature legendary Pokemon from the Unova region, with three of the four Swords of Justice--Virizion, Terrakion, and Cobalion--each appearing for a week, followed by Kyurem at the end of the month. The four Sword of Justice, Keldeo, will make its Pokemon Go debut during a special event December 10-11.

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The Super Mario Movie Features A Redesigned Donkey Kong, Shigeru Miyamoto Says

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 09:58

Donkey Kong is one of the very oldest video game characters. Born in 1981, Donkey Kong is what some might call a geriatric millennial. For the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie, he received his first redesign in almost 30 years for the movie, said creator Shigeru Miyamoto in the latest Nintendo Direct dedicated to the film.

This trailer gives us a clearer look at Mario and Luigi, and our first look at Donkey Kong himself, who will be voiced by actor Seth Rogen in the film.

"It's been over 40 years since the release of the original Donkey Kong game, which was also my debut title. We've also changed his design for the first time since he became a 3D model in the original Donkey Kong Country game," Miyamoto said in comments directly after the trailer. At a glance, Donkey Kong looks quite familiar. Just like the version seen in Donkey Kong Country, he's a big ape wearing a bright red tie with his initials in yellow letters--it's hardly a reimagining for the character. Even the font on the tie is the same.

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Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Endgame - What To Do After You Beat The Story

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 09:44

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet changed the Pokemon formula, offering an open world that you were free to explore. While the main story threads offer more than just the traditional journey to becoming champion of the region, the endgame offerings are similar to most other games in the series. You have the opportunity to complete the Pokedex, as well as some other activities. Here's everything you can do after beating the main story in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Compete in the Academy Ace tournament

The biggest post-game activity is the Academy Ace tournament, which has your fellow students, along with some of the faculty members, battle it out in a tournament. Before you can compete in this tournament however, you must complete an "inspection" of the eight gyms in the Paldea region. This consists of returning to each gym to face off against its leader again, except this time they are rocking high-level Pokemon. You will be facing off level 65+ Pokemon and each gym leader will have at least five Pokemon in their team.

Completing all eight gyms will unlock the Academy Ace tournament. The tournament consists of four rounds, which you will need to win consecutively in order to win the tournament, although your Pokemon are automatically healed in between fights. Your opponents in these fights will have level 65+ Pokemon and either five or six Pokemon at their disposal. This tournament is replayable, allowing you to battle to your heart's content.

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Far Cry 6 Lost Between Worlds Expansion Has Players Battling "Shardfaces" In A Wild World

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 07:55

Ubisoft has released a new trailer for the upcoming Far Cry 6 expansion, Lost Between Worlds, which launches next week across console and PC.

Lost Between Worlds takes place in a "fractured" version of the game's setting, Yara, and it continues Dani Rojas' story. The Far Cry series is known for being over-the-top, and it looks like Lost Between Worlds will continue this trend.

"Following their exploration of a mysterious meteorite impact site, Dani will discover themselves in a twisted space between worlds accompanied by a noncorporeal lifeform named Fai. Players will need to repair Fai's broken spacecraft by collecting five lost shards, each increasing Dani's overall stats for survivability, bringing them one step closer to escape," reads a line from the expansion's description.

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Wednesday Becomes Netflix's Most-Watched Show In A Week With 341 Million Hours

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 07:48

Netflix's Wednesday arrived last with some pretty impressive numbers to show for it, according to the streaming service. The fantasy series starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams has topped the Netflix Top 10 chart for the week of Nov. 21-27 with 341.2 million hours viewed following its November 23 premiere.

According to Netflix's data, figures show over 50 million households have seen the series since its premiere. In a tweet from the streaming service, Netflix lauds Wednesday for surpassing Stranger Things--which previously was the record holder for most hours viewed in a week for an English-language TV series on Netflix. You can check out GameSpot's review of Wednesday from Chris E. Hayner, who called the series a "beautiful show" and that "Tim Burton's gothic sensibilities explode on screen."

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Hits New Player Peak -- Christmas Update Adds More Content

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 07:29

Red Dead Redemption 2 has broken its record of concurrent players three years after its PC release. In addition to a wave of new players, Rockstar will have new rewards, seasonal outfits, and more for a limited time.

Thanks to SteamDB data, as discovered by Eurogamer, we know that on November 27, there were 66,492 concurrent players on Red Dead Redemption 2 on Steam. Prior to its new record, Red Dead Redemption 2 previously had 55,000 players when it launched on Steam in 2019. The report suggests that the new wave of players was due to the Steam autumn sale that just happened.

In addition to having many new people logging in for the first time, Rockstar is getting into the Christmas spirit by adding new limited-time rewards and activities. Whenever someone completes a player bounty, they'll earn 3x Character and Role XP, and those who complete The Covington Emerald will earn 2x money and XP from now until January 2.

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Best Buy 12 Days Of Gaming Sale Is Live - Get A Stellar Deal Every Day

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 06:41

Best Buy has kicked off the second day of its 12 Days of Gaming promotion with a nice discount on PlayStation Store credit . Right now, you can get 10% off PSN cards, which may not sound glamorous, but this is like buying money at a discount, letting you then take that and apply it to discounted items on PSN, increasing your overall savings. If that's not to your liking, you can expect an additional daily deal from Best Buy through December 10.

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Each day, Best Buy will offer a popular gaming product at a steep discount. The mystery gaming products can be games, headsets, controllers, or any other gaming-related item Best Buy carries. You won't know what's up for grabs until the deal is live. Keep in mind that all deals are only available for one day. The deal refreshes every night at 10 PM PT / 1 AM ET.

Best Buy has hosted very similar promotions in the past, including a 15-day event in December of last year and a 10-day promotion in August of last year. During those promotions, it wasn't super uncommon for deals to sell out before they technically expired. It really all depends on what the product is and the discount.

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Overwatch 2: Season 2 Trailer Showcases Rammatra, New Map Shambali

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 06:26

Next week Blizzard will add Rammatra and the new escort map Shambali to Overwatch 2. The developer released the Season 2 trailer for the free-to-play shooter, unveiling what's on the horizon for the game.

For starters, there's the new tank Rammatra, who can change forms within a match. That marks a first for his role in Overwatch 2, according to Blizzard. He also packs a pretty powerful purple punch.

Shambali Monastery, meanwhile, is set in the Himalayan peaks. It's also apparently the home of Zenyatta and Rammatra.

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CoD: Warzone 2 Perk Packages Are Bugged, And One Perk Gives Tons Of UAVs

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 06:06

Call of Duty: Warzone 2 launched just two weeks ago with plenty of fresh changes, but as can often be expected with new live-service titles, the battle royale sequel came packaged with a few bugs. Currently, the game's perk packages for custom loadouts are bugged, so players might not be playing with the perks they intended on using, and one specific perk is handing out some valuable free intel.

Unlike Warzone 1, perks are no longer available as ground loot or available to customize for a player's personal loadout. Perks follow Modern Warfare 2's perk package system, and these are only available as preset packages for loadout drops in Warzone 2. However, players have discovered they're grabbing their loadout drop and not getting the perk package they assigned to their custom loadouts.

As shown in a video by YouTuber JGOD, Warzone 2's perk packages are currently bugged in the loadout drops. Players are selecting a custom loadout with one perk package, but the game is giving them a completely different set of perks. There doesn't seem to be a fix for the inaccurate custom loadout perks, but JGOD tested that the default loadout options are giving the correct perks, so players will want to grab a default package to get the perks they need.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Two More Games, Including A Brand-New Release

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 05:55

The Xbox Game Pass catalog continues to grow with the launch of two more games today, November 29, including a day-one release. That new release is Soccer Story and the other addition to Game Pass is Insurgency: Sandstorm.

In Soccer Story, players take on the role of the Savior of Soccer who is called upon to bring hope to the world after a great calamity. A magical soccer ball chooses the player to make soccer shine again. The role-playing game sees players traversing the world with their soccer ball to score goals, solve puzzles, and unravel secrets. There is a single-player story with the end-goal of saving soccer and bringing "peace and harmony" to the world. A four-player local multiplayer mode is also featured in Soccer Story.

this just in! 2 more games available today! pic.twitter.com/W2rEDfkTlJ

— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) November 29, 2022

Insurgency: Sandstorm, meanwhile, is a tactical FPS that bills itself as an improved version of the 2014 game Insurgency. The game, which was originally released in 2018, includes 14v14 head-to-head multiplayer and an eight-player co-op mode where players battle against AI enemies.

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Gotham Knights Adds New Multiplayer Modes Today In Free Update

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 05:53

The Batman game Gotham Knights has welcomed a new free update that introduces additional multiplayer modes. The update available now introduces the four-player Heroic Assault mode and the two-player Showdown mode.

Heroic Assault has players grouping together in squads of four to fight against Gotham City enemies in 30 different scenarios. Among other enemies, players will square off against Starro and Man-Bat.

Showdown, meanwhile, is a two-player online co-op mode in which players will duke it out with "supercharged" versions of Mr. Freeze, Harley Quinn, Clayface, and Talia al Ghul. Players will earn legendary gear, Batcycle colorways, and a special suit for each baddie they beat.

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Today's Wordle Answer (#529) - November 30, 2022

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 04:38

It might be the middle of the week, but there's still no slowing down this Wordle train. We've returned to offer more help to people in need when it comes to getting the Wordle correct. This time, we're helping out with the answer on November 30. It's the last day of November, and Wordle has given players a relatively easy answer to close out the month. However, it's not too simple that players will get it within a few guesses. If you haven't started the Wordle just yet, then you can check out our list of recommended starting words. However, if you're already past the starting point, then you're likely looking for some hints.

Luckily, we provide just that further down in this article. We also spell out the full answer even further down, so if you don't want to be spoiled, don't read below the hints.

Today's Wordle Answer - November 30, 2022

We'll begin with two hints that directly relate to today's Wordle answer, but don't give it away immediately.

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Netflix Releases That '70s Show Sequel Series Teaser Trailer

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 04:09

Netflix has released a new teaser trailer for That '90s Show, an upcoming sequel period teen sitcom featuring characters from That '70s Show. The show is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on January 19, 2023.

A synopsis reads: "It's 1995 and Leia Forman is desperate for some adventure in her life or at least a best friend who isn't her dad. When she arrives in Point Place to visit her grandparents, Red and Kitty, Leia finds what she's looking for right next door when she meets the dynamic and rebellious Gwen. With the help of Gwen's friends, including her lovable brother Nate, his smart, laser-focused girlfriend Nikki, the sarcastic and insightful Ozzie, and the charming Jay, Leia realizes adventure could happen there just like it did for her parents all those years ago. Excited to reinvent herself, she convinces her parents to let her stay for the summer. With a basement full of teens again, Kitty is happy the Forman house is now a home for a new generation and Red is, well... Red." Check out the new trailer below.

That '90s Show stars Kurtwood Smith, Debra Jo Rupp, Callie Haverda, Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Maxwell Donovan, Reyn Doi, and Sam Morelos. Stars from the original confirmed to be returning as special guest stars include Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Wilmer Valderrama, and Tommy Chong. Also returning are creators Bonnie and Terry Turner, working with their daughter Lindsey Turner. That '90s Show's showrunner is Gregg Mettler.

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Magic The Gathering 30th Anniversary Edition: What's In The $1,000 Set?

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 03:50

Wizards of the Coast's Magic: The Gathering has been around for nearly 30 years, debuting back in the summer of 1993. In the decades since, there have been dozens of sets and expansions and thousands of cards, building a rich and dynamic collection of cards. In order to celebrate this grand occasion, Wizards of the Coast is releasing a brand-new collection of cards from the Beta sets. The kicker is that it will cost you $999.

Magic The Gathering 30th Anniversary Edition is an interesting set of cards to say the least. Collectors and fans of MTG are very familiar with limited edition sets, as Secret Lair drops come out throughout the year, offering players a chance to pick up limited edition sets at a higher price point. However, the 30th Anniversary set is very different.

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For $999 you get four, 15-card booster packs--for a total of 60 cards (which comes out to $16.65 per card). Each pack contains 13 modern frame cards--one of which is rare--2 retro frame cards--with 3 out of 10 packs containing a rare retro frame--and 1 unique token. Yes, there are some lands there as well.

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