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RuneScape Is Getting Two Tabletop Games This Year

6 hours 34 min ago

RuneScape's fantasy world of Gielinor will soon be coming to a tabletop near you, with both a tabletop RPG and a board game slated to arrive in 2022.

The TTRPG will come in the form of a "lavishly illustrated, hardback core book" with information and rules on how to build characters and stories in the long running MMORPG's universe. According to a press release, the book will be fully compatible with "the fifth edition of the world's favorite roleplaying tabletop game," aka Dungeons and Dragons. The TTRPG will be heading straight to storefronts later this year.

On the board game front, players can expect to craft and upgrade equipment, learn new skills for their characters, cook recipes, and explore the world of Gielinor while completing various quests in a game for up to five players. The board game is set to launch via a Kickstarter campaign sometime this year.

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Celebrate Pokemon Legends: Arceus With These Officially Licensed Acrylic Desk Lights

6 hours 44 min ago

Pokemon Legends: Arceus is just a few days away, and GameStop is making it easy to celebrate with some festive new acrylic desk lights. The four officially licensed products are sold exclusively at GameStop for $20 each, and--if your order today--they might arrive before Arceus launches on Friday.

Charmander Acrylic Desk Light $20

The Charmander desk light features the iconic Gen 1 character and boasts a warm yellowish-orange hue. It can be powered with either a micro-USB cable or three AA batteries, making it easy to find a place for it on your desk.

See at GameStop Squirtle Acrylic Desk Light $20

GameStop's Squirtle desk light offers much the same functionality as the Charmander lamp, although this time you'll get a vivid neon blue light from the acrylic lamp.

See at GameStop Bulbasaur Acrylic Desk Light $20

Rounding out the Gen 1 starters is Bulbasaur. With a bright green glow and the same specs as the rest of the lineup, this Grass-type Pokemon might be our favorite of the bunch.

See at GameStop Pikachu Acrylic Desk Light $20

Unlike the other three tabletop lights, the Pikachu variant doesn't offer a clear acrylic background. Instead, you'll get a black design with a yellow outline.

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Best Gaming & Tech Deals This Week

WWE 2K22 Adds The Almighty Bobby Lashley To Its Roster

6 hours 53 min ago

2K Games' upcoming WWE 2K22 has revealed its next superstar, former WWE champion Bobby Lashley. Currently going under the moniker of "The Almighty" when he appears on RAW, Lashley will join other superstars such as Rey Mysterio--who's on the cover of WWE 2K22--Edge, and several members of WCW's New World Order.

As for how Lashley stacks up when compared to the other superstars in the game's roster? 2K Games has him rated at an impressive 91, which puts him just a single point beneath Hollywood Hulk Hogan, brother.

In a tweet promoting his appearance in WWE 2K22, Lashley explained how he originally believed that he'd have a power level of over a thousand, which in Dragon Ball Z scaling would technically make him weaker than Raditz when he fought Goku. We don't make the rules around here.

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The Walking Dead VR Game Saints & Sinners Is Getting A Sequel

6 hours 58 min ago

A sequel to the VR game The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners has been announced. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Chapter 2: Retribution is in development, Skydance Interactive and Skybound Entertainment have announced, while the companies also confirmed that the first game has now surpassed $60 million in revenue since launch in 2020.

As for the sequel, it will continue the story of the first game and once again puts players into the shoes of the "tourist" who is on a "gruesome adventure" to survive against the undead in New Orleans.

Saints & Sinners Chapter 2 Retribution is on the way

"Along the way, players will encounter new characters and face new threats as they make gut-wrenching choices that will determine their fate," reads a line from the game's description.

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Netflix Murderville Trailer Features Celebrities Like Conan O'Brien Doing Improv To Solve Crimes

6 hours 59 min ago

Netflix has released the first trailer for Murderville, a fun look at a promising new comedic/semi-unscripted series that reimagines procedural crime shows. The six-episode limited series hits the streaming service on February 3.

The show's official synopsis explains Murderville's premise perfectly: "Meet Senior Detective Terry Seattle (Will Arnett), Homicide Division. For Terry, every day means a new murder case and a new celebrity guest star as his partner. But here's the catch: each episode's guest star isn't being given the script. They have no idea what's about to happen to them. Together, the guest star and Terry Seattle will have to improvise their way through the case... but it will be up to each celebrity guest alone to name the killer." Adapted from the BBC3 series Murder in Successville, the American version will feature guest stars including Annie Murphy, Conan O'Brien, Ken Jeong, Kumail Nanjiani, Marshawn Lynch, and Sharon Stone.

As the trailer above shows, Murderville is basically a mash-up of Law & Order and Whose Line Is It Anyway? Unusually plot-based for a somewhat improvised show, Will Arnett--who has been a part of other popular Netflix series including Arrested Development and BoJack Horseman--Murderville looks to derive most of its laughs by defying the celebrity guest and specialist investigator to break.

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Platinum Games' Delayed Sol Cresta Finally Arrives February 22

7 hours 30 min ago

Platinum Games' Sol Cresta was an unexpected project from the studio--to the point that it was believed to be an April Fool's Day joke at first--but the retro-inspired shooter is very real and will be here in less than a month. As revealed during a developer livestream, Sol Cresta will now arrive on February 22.

The stream, which took place over the weekend and also includes information on vertical mode for Nintendo Switch and a look at gameplay, comes about a month after the game's initial release date. Planned for December 9, 2021, the game was pushed to 2022, but now we know the new date wasn't actually that far away from its original one. Platinum Games' stream description said "technical problems" were responsible for the delay.

Hideki Kamiya, who is perhaps the most famous game developer working at Platinum Games, served as chief game designer and creative director on Sol Cresta. The game is a spiritual successor to another shooter, Moon Cresta, which released almost 42 years ago. That game got its own series of sequels, and it's included in the upcoming Astro City Mini V arcade system alongside loads of other great shoot-'em-up games.

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Peter Dinklage Thinks House Of The Dragons Shouldn't "Recreate" Game Of Thrones

7 hours 53 min ago

HBO's Game of Thrones ended back in 2019--before the pandemic started--and actor Peter Dinklage still thinks about the series and its legacy a lot. In a recent podcast interview, Dinklage told comedian and host Marc Maron that he has mixed feelings about the upcoming House of the Dragons prequel series, and hopes it doesn't play it safe.

"I have an opinion," Dinklage told Maron on his show WTF, via a transcript provided by The Hollywood Reporter. "I think it is going to be a really good show. The director and producer of it worked on our show, and I think it's going to be really f***ing good. But, they took a risk on our show, HBO did. They took a huge risk on our show. It was a slow start, but why don't they do that again? This isn't a risk. It's a proven thing that works."

This sentiment echoes Dinklage's stance that he shared with the Independent earlier this month, saying he believes to "trick" to House of the Dragon's success "is not to try to recreate Game of Thrones." In that same article, Dinklage also discussed his excitement to watch House of the Dragon as a fan who doesn't know what will happen.

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Dead By Daylight Is Getting A New Saw Crossover This Week

7 hours 54 min ago

Dead by Daylight's next big crossover event has been revealed. The horror game is crossing over with the spooky movie series Saw, with the villainous killer Jigsaw coming to the game.

"When your life hangs in the balance, how far will you go?" reads a line from the video's description.

When your life hangs in the balance, how far will you go?
Tome 10: #SAW. Coming January 26th. pic.twitter.com/IasQdEsff6

— Dead by Daylight (@DeadByBHVR) January 24, 2022

Archives Tome 10: Saw is coming to Dead by Daylight on January 26 across all platforms. According to IGN, players will dig into the memories of Amanda Young and Detective Tapp in the expansion, which also adds outfits for Young and Tapp, in addition to 60 new cosmetic items.

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Yakuza Series Creator Starts New Studio With NetEase

8 hours 14 min ago

NetEase Games has announced that it has started a new studio with Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi, aptly called Nagoshi Studio. The new studio is focusing on high-quality console titles with the goal of releasing them worldwide.

"I believe that the first step to creating high-quality titles and delivering the essence of entertainment with strong motivation starts with creating an open atmosphere in the studio," says Nagoshi Studio in a statement (translated via Gematsu).

The statement continues, "This means having open-ended discussions that ignore seniority and hierarchy. This means not fearing mistakes while also not being afraid to correct them, and treating failures as assets. This means not giving up on reaching the ideal, and fighting to get closer to it. This may seem so simple, but the simplest things can unexpectedly be the hardest to do, and at the same time the most important. Nagoshi Studio is committed to creating content for the world to enjoy from this atmosphere."

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Dying Light 2: All Night Activities Explained

8 hours 42 min ago

When night rolls in on the city of Villedor in Dying Light 2, the small pockets of humans left retreat indoors, protected by UV lamps. However, players shouldn't feel compelled to play by the same rules. Nighttime is full of opportunities for anyone looking to earn a ton of crafting supplies, valuables that can be sold, XP, and more. Here's what you can do at night in Dying Light 2.

Explore the darkDark Zones are packed with consumables, crafting supplies, and more.

While the infected largely stay indoors during the day, they're out in greater numbers at night. However, that also means that their nests, packed full of valuable loot, are ripe for the picking. Called Dark Zones, these areas still have to be approached with a reasonable amount of caution, but can leave you with a wealth of crafting supplies and more.

Dark Zones are often packed with supplies, valuables, and Inhibitors, along with resting zombies. You'll have to sneak past them unless you want to get into a close-quarters fight with five or more of the infected. You can quickly unaware infected enemies with takedowns, though avoiding them entirely is your best bet. But most importantly, you'll have to be quick whenever you're inside a Dark Zone. While there aren't many undead inside at night, once it turns day again, they'll return, making escape nearly impossible without combat. Be sure to get out of a Dark Zone before the sun rises again.

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Uncharted Movie Stunts Are "Far Bigger" Than Anything Tom Holland Has Done Before

8 hours 59 min ago

Spider-Man actor Tom Holland's next big movie is Uncharted, in which he plays a young Nathan Drake. The actor has now shed some light on the stunts that went into the film, and a behind-the-scenes video has been released--it looks intense.

For the much-hyped cargo plane scene from the trailers, Holland said this shoot specifically took five weeks to finish. Holland performed at least some of his own stunts for this sequence, which involved dangling high in the air and crashing down onto a mat.

"At times I'd be like 100 feet in the air attached to a box that is spinning and then I would basically hang on until it would throw me off. It was really scary. But I think that level of fear just makes that scene that much more authentic. It's the hardest action sequence I've ever made," Holland said.

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Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio Gets First Teaser, Netflix Reveals December 2022 Release

9 hours 15 min ago

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio will finally be arriving at the end of this year in December. Netflix revealed the first teaser for the stop-motion musical featuring Jiminy Cricket. Sure, it's a brief video that doesn't give too much insight into how this will differ from other adaptations of the beloved story, but it sure is beautiful.

Mark Gustafson (animation director on Fantastic Mr. Fox) and del Toro co-direct the upcoming movie, which features Ewan McGregor (Birds of Prey) as Cricket, David Bradley (The World's End) as Geppetto, and Gregory Mann as Pinocchio. Check out the video below.

Pinocchio will also have a solid supporting cast: Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Burn Gorman, Christoph Waltz, and Tilda Swinton.

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Battlefield 2042's Free-To-Play Report May Only Be For Portal Mode

9 hours 40 min ago

Battlefield 2042 has struggled to find a large audience since its launch last year, which came just as Halo Infinite's free-to-play multiplayer beta began. According to a report by industry insider Tom Henderson, EA is considering making a part of Battlefield 2042 free-to-play, and in a follow-up video to his earlier tweets, Henderson spoke about EA's potential plans for the game.

While discussing the state of Battlefield 2042 developer DICE, Henderson claimed that EA is looking to make at least one of the game's modes free-to-play, possibly Portal or Hazard Zone. Portal regularly sees a higher number of players than Hazard Zone does and the idea is that by giving players free access to it, more people would be interested in paying for the full Battlefield 2042 experience.

Portal is one of Battlefield 2042's more creative modes, as it allows players to create all kinds of custom game types and delve into Battlefield's past with maps pulled from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3. Hazard Zone is essentially the game's battle royale mode and focuses on multiple squads of players competing to secure data drives and extract before a deadly storm destroys the map.

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Dark Souls Servers Shut Down After Exploit Allows Attackers To Access Players' PCs

9 hours 55 min ago

Dark Souls and Elden Ring developer From Software has taken all its online servers for the Dark Souls series on PC offline as it investigates an exploit that can give an attacker to your entire system.

The exploit, which has been around for some time, was initially reported to From Software by one of the few people who is able to execute the exploit, according to VGC. The report was met with no reply, forcing the player to stream the exploit and its dangers to bring attention to the issues.

A Dark Souls 3 streamer by the name of The_Grim_Sleeper streamed the exploit and took over his own PC, using a narration app to read out some text to prove how easy it was to control the system remotely. This past Sunday, it seems From Software noticed, with a tweet indicating that all PvP servers for the entirety of the Dark Souls series would be taken offline on PC as it investigates.

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Elden Ring Has Gone Gold, Will Take Around 30 Hours To Beat

9 hours 57 min ago

From Software has completed development on the long-awaited Elden Ring, with a "master" version being submitted for approval, the developer has confirmed. Work isn't completely done, though, as the developers are now working on a day one patch that will include updates and optimizations.

Elden Ring "going gold" was confirmed during the Taipei Game Show, where From Software also discussed Elden Ring's length. Producer Yasuhiro Kitao said play time will vary depending on a number of factors, but the main route should take players around 30 hours.

"This will differ significantly by player but in terms of targets set during development, the idea is that the main route should be able to be completed within around 30 hours," Kitao said. "The game as a whole is quite massive, and contains many dozens more hours worth of gameplay but if we are talking about the main route only, it shouldn't take much longer than that."

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A Quiet Place Spinoff Delayed Six Months

10 hours 28 min ago

Paramount Pictures has announced that the next A Quiet Place movie, previously scheduled for a March 31, 2023 release, has been delayed by six months. The new spinoff film, whatever it ends up being called, is now on the schedule for September 22, 2023, according to Collider.

The release date shift came as part of a wider change to Paramount's schedule, which also saw Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 get delayed by an entire year each. The delays are presumably due to the ongoing impact of COVID and studios wanting to give the films a chance to be seen by the most people possible.

The John Krasinski-created A Quiet Place franchise is no stranger to COVID-related delays, as A Quiet Place II was originally planned for release in March 2020 before it moved to May 2021. It did very well, earning almost $300 million worldwide.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Star Wars TV Show Ahsoka

10 hours 38 min ago

Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who starred in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and 10 Cloverfield Lane, is joining the cast of the Star Wars TV show Ahsoka.

She will star in the live-action show alongside Rosario Dawson as the Jedi Knight Ahsoka, according to The Hollywood Reporter. There is no word yet on Winstead's character, however. The show takes place five years after Return of the Jedi, and Hayden Christensen is coming back to play Anakin Skywalker.

Dave Filoni is writing Ahsoka and is a producer on the project alongside The Mandalorian's Jon Favreau. Filming on Ahsoka is expected to begin this spring.

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Watch Dogs: Legion Has No More Updates Planned

10 hours 59 min ago

Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch Dogs: Legion's 5.6 title update from September 2021 was its last. While the game's online mode will still receive content for its upcoming fifth season, that mode will see the content from seasons 3-5 placed on a rotational schedule.

"TU 5.6 was our final update for Watch Dogs: Legion. However, you can look forward to reward tracks in the Online Mode, containing both new and returning rewards," the game's developers wrote in an update. "The game has grown by leaps and bounds, with a ton of content to explore, from a sprawling near future city to an action-packed Online Mode. We couldn't be prouder of the game we've created, and we appreciate all of you who've joined us on this journey in London over the year. We look forward to seeing more of your adventures in Legion."

Since its launch back in October 2020, Watch Dogs: Legion saw a steady stream of content released over several months. Besides several patches, the game's DLC saw the return of original Watch Dogs protagonist Aiden Pierce, an Assassin's Creed crossover, and a zombies mode allowed players to live out their own 28 Days Later fantasy.

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Call Of Duty: Warzone And Vanguard Season 2 Operators Seemingly Leaked

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 23:56

It appears there are new operators coming to Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard in Season 2, and they have apparently leaked ahead of time. The new operators are reportedly named Anna, Gustavo, and Thomas, according to social media leaks (via VGC).

You can see grainy images of the purported new DLC characters below. As usual, it's likely the new characters can be purchased with the new battle pass for Season 2. If history is any indication, players can expect new maps, weapons, and items, among other fresh updates for Season 2.

Leaked Season 2 Operators Coming in #Vanguard and #Warzone pic.twitter.com/qxxKZPcPei

— JulesLeaks (@JulesLeak) January 21, 2022

Season 2 was originally expected to launch on February 2, but Activision delayed it to February 14. Activision said it's spending the additional development time to release more updates and optimizations to Vanguard, Warzone Pacific, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare 2019 to get those games into better shape.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home's Green Goblin Gets A Stunning Hot Toys Replica

Mon, 01/24/2022 - 23:36

Spider-Man: No Way Home has been a huge draw at the box office, and now it's ready to also dominate your shelves. Hong Kong-based collectibles manufacturer Hot Toys had previously announced several tie-in figures for the film--including Spider-Man in a spell-slinging costume and Dr. Strange minus his mystical slippers--and the company's latest offering is none other than the Green Goblin.

Hot Toys Green GoblinGallery

Adding some villainous flavor to the line of Spider-Man collectibles, the Green Goblin figure is based on the character's more pristine appearance in No Way Home and in the original 2002 Spider-Man film. As a sixth-scale replica of Willem Dafoe's iconic menace, this collectible measures in at a decent size, and comes packed with extras such as pumpkin bombs, spare hands, and even an alternate headsculpt of Norman Osborn that you can replace his ghoulish helmet with.

To get the Goblin Glider though, you'll need to pay extra and upgrade to the deluxe kit. This accessory features plenty of articulation and LED lights, and with the Goblin himself having an impressive amount of articulation, you can use it to strike a wicked pose.

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