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This Very Cool Transforming Batman Toy Is Only $34 For Cyber Monday

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 02:40

You'd think that a lifetime dedicated to mastering your mind, body, and spirit would be enough for any war on crime, but if you really want to make a difference with your bat-billions, then nothing speaks louder than a giant robot. For Cyber Monday, you can pick up this delightful Batman Gotham City Guardian playset from Walmart for just $35, a massive $64 discount.

Batman: Gotham City Guardian See at Walmart

This is a four-in-one playset, as you get not only a Batman action figure but also the Batwing fighter jet, Batcycle, Bat-Tank, and a mobile command center. All of the vehicles and the command center can be combined into its Gotham City Guardian mode. This is a pretty big robot, roughly the size of a small child, and is equipped with dozens of LED lights and sound effects. And yes, the four-inch Batman action figure fits perfectly into the cockpit, so you can pretend that the Dark Knight is gearing up for a cameo on a Power Rangers episode or a tussle with Godzilla.

In case you don't want your kid running around with a 30-inch tall Batman robot that can easily flatten a small dog, there are some other nice toy options available. Lego's Black Friday sale is almost over, so before it's too late, don't miss out on a chance to grab a terrific set of cathartic construction blocks at their best prices. Depending on how much you spend, you'll get multiple free gifts with your order as part of the promotion, like the Winter Market Stall (271 pieces) and Majisto's Magical Workshop (365 pieces).

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Arcade1Up Cyber Monday Deals - Save Big On Over 20 Arcade Cabinets

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 02:33

It used to be the case that if you wanted to buy an arcade, you'd need some spare cash to clean up all the leftover cigarette butts from a location that had gone out of business. Things have fortunately changed, and for Cyber Monday, you can browse through a rich selection of all-time classic arcade games that have been given a new lease on life by Arcade1Up.

While each unit is different, Arcade1Up's various cabinets are all fun recreations of the classic machines and they sport period-accurate decals. On a technical level, you'll find sharp LCD screens, Wi-Fi functionality, and arcade-style controls on each cabinet, allowing you to relive the coin-operated glory days. If space is at a premium, you can also look at several smaller units for sale that come without a riser or are designed to fit on a table for some head-to-head action.

Some of the standout deals here include NFL Blitz and NBA Jam arcade units at their lowest prices to date, a big $200 discount on the lightgun paradise of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, and a Street Fighter II blast from the past that is available for only $350. Even if you're not an arcade fan, you'll probably be drawn to a pinball machine, like the Marvel and Mars Attack editions on sale. These are also full-sized machines that come with an attention-grabbing design, an LCD screen, and durable materials so that you can feel like a pinball wizard.

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Marvel Snap Publisher Suffers Layoffs, Could Shut Down - Report

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 02:23

It looks like TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, will be shutting down several projects within its Nuverse gaming arm. Nuverse has most notably published Marvel Snap, as well as some other games such as Ragnarok X: Next Generation and One Piece: Blood Routes.

According to Reuters, ByteDance has reportedly told employees to stop working on unreleased games by December, which would impact hundreds of employees. Additionally, ByteDance is reportedly trying to divest from games that it has already released. While the casual gaming brand Ohayoo will reportedly still be featured on TikTok's sister app, Douyin, it also seems like ByteDance won't reenter the gaming market any time soon either.

In a statement given to Reuters, a ByteDance spokesperson said, "We regularly review our businesses and make adjustments to center on long-term strategic growth areas. Following a recent review, we've made the difficult decision to restructure our gaming business."

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Thor Director Taika Waititi Originally Had "No Interest," Did Ragnarok For The Paycheck

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 02:20

Taika Waititi is known for making a stamp on Marvel's Thor film series with Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: Love and Thunder, but he wasn't always interested in making a superhero movie. He said on the Smartless podcast (via IndieWire) that, at first, he had "no interest" in making a Thor movie.

Waititi, who was known for smaller-budget films like Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows before Thor, said he originally mapped out a career "as an auteur." However, Waititi said he needed to make some money to help his growing family, so he took the job.

"I was poor and I'd just had a second child, and I thought, 'You know what, this would be a great opportunity to feed these children,'" Waititi said.

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NFL Blitz And NBA Jam Arcade1Up Cabinets On Sale At Amazon For Lowest Price Ever

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 02:13

Looking to bring the spirit of the '90s to your home? Then nothing evokes the decade of Seinfeld and ripped jeans more than an arcade cabinet. Over at Amazon, you can take advantage of a Cyber Monday deal on Arcade1Up's NFL Blitz and NBA Jam arcade units, as both of these are available at their lowest price to date.

Arcade1Up NBA Jam and NFL Blitz

NFL Blitz is priced at $427.50 (normally $600) for the full-sized cabinet, a worthy replica of the original coin-gobbling unit. Designed for up to four players to battle it out on the football field, it has a gorgeous design, a 17-inch LCD screen, a branded riser, marquee light-up letters, and even a molded coin door for that extra touch. Once you boot it up, you can play not only NFL Blitz but also NFL Blitz '99 and NFL Blitz 2000: Gold Edition, with added Wi-Fi functionality and leaderboards thrown into the mix.

The NBA Jam arcade unit offers a similar array of features and is on sale for $521.55 (normally $700). This is the Shaq Edition that dresses the machine up with original licensed artwork, and it has a 19-inch LCD screen, arcade-quality sound with integrated speakers, and room for up to four players to shoot hoops. Like the NFL Blitz arcade cabinet, you'll get more than just NBA Jam to play, as the machine is also loaded with NBA Jam: Tournament Edition, and NBA: Hangtime.

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Man Streaks Through Disneyland Ride, Gets Arrested

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 01:56

Over the weekend, a Disneyland guest was arrested after he was filmed tearing off his clothes and crawling around the iconic Small World ride in front of terrified and confused park-goers. The unidentified 26-year-old man was filmed in his boxers climbing over the animatronic figures and sitting in the pool next to the miniature Taj Mahal. Castmembers immediately went after him to get him to stop.

One rider confirmed to Entertainment Weekly what she experienced. Disney enthusiast Maegan Carmona, a Disney enthusiast who has her Instagram dedicated to her Disney visits posted a reel with the situation.

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Carmona told EW that she and other riders noticed something was off at around 3 PM local time when their boats began to slow down. She then noticed a guest walking around in one of the off-limits parts of the ride, which prompted the ride to pause operations for around 20 minutes.

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Margot Robbie "Can't Imagine" A Barbie Sequel

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 01:52

Barbie star Margot Robbie doesn't sound like someone who's itching to jump back into a pink convertible on the silver screen again for a sequel. In fact, the actress "can't imagine" what a follow-up would even be like for the biggest movie of the year.

Speaking with the AP, Robbie explained how "we put everything into this one" and it wasn't meant "to be a trilogy." She added: "It was like, great to put everything into this movie, so I can't imagine what would be next."

Barbie made over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, ultimately besting Harry Potter to become Warner Bros. biggest movie ever. Filmmaker Greta Gerwig is also the highest-grossing female director of all time in the US after the movie's success.

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SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Gaming Headset Is Steeply Discounted For Cyber Monday

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 01:52

There's no shortage of high-quality gaming headsets, and it can be overwhelming to explore that market, but for Cyber Monday you can pick up one of the best all-rounders for your gaming console or PC. The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro is on sale, and if you've been looking for a reliable wireless headset, this one is more than up to the task.

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For PlayStation, Switch, and PC gamers, the Arctis Pro is available for $275, a big $75 discount for this model. This has a classy design to it, and for the sound, you can expect a crisp and clear soundscape. You'll get spatial audio and an OLED base station to help you fine-tune the headset, and the built-in microphone has AI noise-canceling functions.

Even better, this headset has a dual-battery hot-swap system, allowing you to swap one out for an electrical refill while you continue your gaming session. It's worth noting that you'll need a dedicated Arctis Nova Pro if you're looking to play games on your Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One console, and that one is slightly pricier. Fully compatible with Microsoft Spatial Sound for Xbox Series X|S and Tempest 3D Audio for PS5, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro also has active noise cancellation to tune out any ambient sounds.

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Jurassic World Six-Movie 4K Ultimate Collection Is Only $45 Right Now

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 01:41

Black Friday itself is over but the deals are not done. Amazon has a nice offer on the Jurassic World Ultimate Collection, which includes all six movies in the series. The 4K Blu-ray package is currently on sale for $45, which is more than half off its normal price of $100.

The bundle includes the original trilogy--Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1998), Jurassic Park III (2001)--as well as the newer films. These include Jurassic World (2015), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), and Jurassic World: Dominion (2022).

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Amazon also has the standard Blu-ray ($30) and DVD ($20) versions on sale as well as part of this deal.

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The Game Awards' Security Is Getting Beefed Up This Year

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 01:21

After incidents involving unauthorized people appearing on stage to disrupt proceedings at Geoff Keighley-produced shows, The Game Awards will see its security tightened up for this year's event. Keighley, the host and producer of The Game Awards, was asked in a Twitch Q&A livestream if there would be any increased security measures for the show, and he explained that plans were in place to prevent yet another stage invasion.

Not the RobocCop: Rogue City collaboration that we were expecting.

"We don’t want to talk about that stuff too publicly, just because it’s security," Keighley said (via VGC). "We definitely have plans and we're trying to do all we can to keep me safe, but also everyone watching the show, the audience, people participating in the show and everything. It's certainly something we're thinking about. We appreciate the concern. Believe me, that's something that is top of mind for us, but we also want to put on a great show that celebrates these games, and celebrates our love of video games, so that's an important thing to keep in mind as well. But yeah, I appreciate the concern around that."

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Deadpool 3's Ryan Reynolds Responds To Taylor Swift Rumor

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 01:20

Actor Ryan Reynolds has responded to the rumors that Taylor Swift might be in Deadpool 3 and discussed how Disney buying the Deadpool series led to a change in filming locations for the movie.

Speaking to the Vancouver Sun, Reynolds said with a laugh about the Swift rumor, "Yeah, I've heard that one." He went on to say that he loves all the gossip and rumors swirling around Deadpool 3.

"I think it is a sign of how eager people are to get a peek behind the curtain in this world. Every single one of these secrets and spoilers will be revealed on July 26," he said of the movie's 2024 release date.

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Silent Hill 2 Remake Dev Says Game Is On Schedule, Asks For Patience

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 01:12

Bloober Team has provided an update on the Silent Hill 2 remake's production. The developer said that everything is going according to plan and that it just needs a bit more time before revealing anything else.

"On behalf of our development team, we would like to clarify that the production is progressing smoothly and in accordance with our schedule," Bloober Team said in a statement. "We understand that many players around the world are eagerly anticipating news about the game, and we appreciate your dedication."

"However, we kindly ask for a bit more patience. Once Konami, as the game's publisher, shares more information, we are confident that the wait will be worthwhile."

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Ubisoft Says Assassin's Creed In-Game Pop-Up Ads Were A "Technical" Glitch

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 00:46

Ubisoft has responded to a video that showed an in-game ad inside an older Assassin's Creed game seemingly prompting players to buy the newest Assassin's Creed game.

A video making the rounds on social media shows a person playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, only to have their gameplay interrupted with a pop-up ad promoting the Black Friday deal on Assassin's Creed Mirage. Many saw this as Ubisoft going too far. But according to Ubisoft, this pop-up ad was "the result of a technical error that has now been fixed."

"Our intention was to display a promotion for Assassin's Creed Mirage as part of the franchise news in the main menu of other Assassin's Creed games. Unfortunately, this technical error caused the promotion to appear in one of our in-game menus instead. We want to ensure the best player experience possible, and these disruptive pop-ups were promptly removed once we learned of the issue," Ubisoft said. "We appreciate your understanding as we investigate the cause of the issue."

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Get A Segway Scooter For As Low As $130 In Best Buy's Cyber Monday Sale

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 06:51

Walking is overrated, especially when you can use bleeding-edge technology to scoot to your next destination in style. For Cyber Monday, Best Buy is offering some great specials on electric scooters for kids and adults. For those days when you need to conserve all of your energy for the destination ahead of you, an electric scooter is a fun way to get around.

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For kids, one of the big deals here is the Ninebot C9. This model has a powerful 180w that goes up to 11.2 mph, can travel up to 6.2 miles, and can accommodate a max load of 132 lbs. Normally $270, this one is on sale for $130. For the adults, there's the $400 F30 electric kick scooter that has some impressive tech built into its cost-effective design. It has a range of 18.6 miles, can hit a top speed of 15.5 mph, and it has a Bluetooth security lock to keep it safe from the scooter mafia.


Need something more flashy? Check out the G30 Max, an electric scooter designed for city life. It can carry up to 220 pounds, has a very strong battery life, and it even has a headlight for when you travel at night.

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How To Get PlayStation Studios PC Games For Less Than Steam Sale Prices

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 06:42

A few years ago, the very idea of PlayStation-exclusive games appearing on a non-Sony platform sounded ridiculous. These days? Sony's first-party lineup has made its way to PC and has been met with huge success, allowing for a whole new audience to experience these games with all the benefits of those powerful systems (with occasional headaches. As part of Fanatical's Black Friday sale, you can build your own library of PlayStation's greatest hits for less than the prices offered in Steam's Autumn Sale. Plus, you'll get to spin the Black Friday wheel and get a coupon or free game by spending $12 or more.

All games are delivered instantly as Steam keys.

Cheaper than Steam--where you can currently find some great Autumn Sale deals--you can pick superhero action, a Nordic saga for the ages, a post-apocalyptic drama, a gorgeous action-platformer starring not one, but two Lombax, and plenty more.

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The Matrix 4K Box Set Is Only $40 For Cyber Monday

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 06:23

One of the best sci-fi film franchises of all time, The Matrix, just got a very nice Cyber Monday discount at Amazon. For $40 you can pick up all four live-action movies in the collection, a deal that works out to $10 a movie. Even better, this box set is the 4K UHD "Deja Vu" version so you can watch Neo beat the stuffing out of an army of early 2000s special effects Agent Smiths. The standard Blu-ray box set is also available at the very tempting price of just $15.

The Matrix: Deja Vu Collection

The first Matrix film, released all the way back in 1999, is arguably still the best of the lot and has held up surprisingly well over the years. A masterpiece of storytelling, action, special effects, and sound design, it's a lean-and-mean blockbuster that took the world by storm and broke new ground at the time with its slow-motion choreography. It felt like almost every action film was copying Neo's bullet-dodging acrobatics in the wake of this film's release.

While they aren't as highly regarded, The Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions are still great movies in their own right. The Wachowski Sisters returned to direct the follow-ups, and with a bigger budget behind them, the action reached new heights across freeway chase scenes, a massive brawl in the Merovingian's manor, and all-out war in Zion between humanity and an endless number of killer robot squids. The Matrix Resurrections is a nostalgic return to that universe, and while it's not as grand as the films that came before it, it still has some interesting ideas and themes that it explores. There's a large number of extras in this collection, including interviews, trailers, and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

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Elgato Stream Deck, Capture Card, And More Streaming Must-Haves On Sale For Cyber Monday

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 06:13

If you've ever been interested in streaming your gaming adventures, then you're going to need the right hardware to get the job done. Fortunately, Elgato's range of streaming gadgets provides high-quality production values at surprisingly affordable prices, and for Cyber Monday, you can save big with these deals on some of its most popular items.

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First up, you're going to need a camera to transmit your face to the internet. The Elgato Facecam has everything you need to hit the ground running, as you're getting a compact camera that can capture your personality at up to 1080p and 60fps. The internal Sony CMOS sensor is pretty great as well, so you won't have to worry about unattractive artifact elements on your video.

Lighting is also an important factor in setting up your livestream, so you'll want to grab an Elgato Key Light Air. Not only do you get a powerful little cube that can spit out 1,400 lumens of light, it can also be switched on and off via Wi-Fi. Download the app for it, and you can fine-tune the luminosity to your preferred settings.

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Xenoblade Chronicles Games For Nintendo Switch Get Rare Discounts

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 05:36

Xenoblade Chronicles games rarely go on sale, but seeing the entire trilogy get some great discounts for Cyber Monday? That's a deal worth writing home to. One of Nintendo's best franchises and a fine example of developer Monolith Soft using black magic to craft impressive sci-fantasy action on the Switch, all three of these games are must-have titles for JRPG fans. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 can be purchased for $39 each (down from $60). Xenoblade Chronicles 3 was on sale for $40, but it has sold out, so you'll have to settle for a $50 copy from Amazon.

It's worth noting that Walmart's $39 price on the digital edition of the first two games is the best, but it's not the only deal. If Walmart sells out, you can get Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 for $42 each at Amazon.

Originally released in 2010, Xenoblade Chronicles got a fresh lease on life in 2020 when it landed on Switch. While some of its gameplay can feel dated, overall, this is a game with a deep and rewarding combat system, smart quality-of-like tweaks, and a brand-new epilogue that ends the game on a more satisfying note. First released for the Switch in 2017, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 isn't a perfect sequel, but for fans of the series, it still has its charm. It's a game that requires you to sink plenty of hours into its ambitious narrative and beautiful environments, and once you do, Xenoblade Chronicles 2 finds its groove with hard-hitting twists and multi-layered gameplay.

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Apple Cyber Monday Deals - 2023 MacBooks And Mac Minis, iPads, And More

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 04:52

Apple has some of the best and priciest computing and tablet hardware on the market. Fortunately, the tech brand's gear isn't immune to discounts, and for Cyber Monday you can save big on a wide range of powerful Macs and iPads.

Apple's high-tech line of PC and tablet hardware

In the portable desktop computing space, some of the standout deals include the 2023 Mac Mini for $499 (normally $599). This model has a 256GB SSD, a lightning-fast M2 chip, and plenty of connection options. It has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, Gigabit Ethernet, and a headphone jack, all wrapped up inside of an attractive and space-saving form factor. If you need some extra storage capacity, the 512GB model is also on sale for $690, down from its usual price of $799.

Need something with a screen attached? Then you can pick up a 2023 MacBook Pro for $1,450 (these are normally $1,600). This laptop has an even more powerful M3 chipset that can handle high-level processing tasks with ease, a 512GB SSD, up to 22 hours of battery life, and a brilliant 14.2 inch Liquid Retina XDR display with 1,000 nits of brightness. This is a powerful workhorse of a laptop for creatives, but if you're looking to get one with a beefier SSD, the 1TB model is on sale for $1,650. Both models are discounted by $150 right now.

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Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller Is Only $108, But You Should Hurry

Sun, 11/26/2023 - 14:30
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The Xbox Elite Series 2 controller is on sale for only $108 at the Verizon Store. This is by far the best Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal we've seen on Microsoft's premium controller for Xbox consoles and PC. The Elite Series 2 retails for $180, and it hasn't been offered for less than $140 during the annual sales event. As such, we expect this to sell out pretty quickly. You don't need to be a Verizon subscriber to take advantage of this offer.

The Elite Series 2 offers the same great ergonomics as the standard Xbox Wireless Controller, but it has a better build quality, a textured grip, and some awesome customization features. Inside the box, you'll find four removable back paddles, an extra D-pad, and four additional analog stick caps that can be swapped on the fly. All of the extra components are neatly stored inside the included hardshell controller carrying case.

The Elite Series 2 also has trigger locks that reduce the pull length of RT and LT, which can be useful for certain types of games like first-person shooters.

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