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Marvel Vs. Capcom Fighting Collection Physical Edition Preorders Are Live

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 01:54

Capcom's recently unveiled its next collection of arcade classics, and if you're a fan of fighting games, you're in for a treat when Marvel Vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics arrives. Preorders are now live for the collection of beloved fighting games--and at least one action game starring everyone's favorite vigilante, the Punisher--and like other Capcom arcade releases there's a lot to look forward to here.

Marvel Vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics $50

First up, the selection of games. There'll be seven titles to check out, including:

  • The Punisher (1993)
  • X-Men: Children Of The Atom (1994)
  • Marvel Super Heroes (1995)
  • X-Men Vs. Street Fighter (1996)
  • Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter (1997)
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom: Clash Of Superheroes (1998)
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom 2: New Age Of Heroes (2000)

Similar to Capcom's Arcade Stadium releases, the collection is a time capsule of extra content. You'll get all the music from the original arcade releases, behind-the-scenes art, and some helpful gameplay assists like one-button combos if you're new to these games. Marvel Vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics will be out later this year for PC, PS5, PS4, and Switch, but sadly, there's no planned Xbox release.

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The Marvel fighting games haven't been seen for quite some time on console, although they have popped up in Arcade1Up cabinets over the past couple years. Each game is a showcase of '90s fighting game magic, as Capcom's collection of brawlers featured fast-paced action, fantastic pixel art character designs, and rock-solid gameplay designed to liberate coins from your pockets. If you're looking to go online, the games will support rollback netcode, casual matches, and ranked play. Perfect for anyone looking to reawaken some muscle memory in their thumbs.

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Minecraft Is Finally Getting A Native PS5 Version Today, And Here's How To Try It

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 01:32

Mojang Studios has announced that a native PlayStation 5 version of Minecraft is releasing today and it is looking for preview testers. Those who own the PS4 version of the game will be able to access it.

In order to test this early version on PS5, users just need to go into the PS4 version of the game, click "Settings" and then click "Preview." The preview is set to roll out at around 9:30 AM PT / 12:30 PM ET. Mojang also clarified that purchasing the PS4 version is currently the only way to play the PS5 version, and the reason for creating a native PS5 version is that it would run more smoothly on its hardware.

This preview includes the new Tricky Trials update as well. Here, players can either team up or go solo to venture into a maze filled with traps and treasures. Furthermore, in this preview, multiplayer is only available between PS4 and PS5 and there is no access to the Minecraft Store.

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Star Wars Director On Why She's "Drowning Out" Fandom Opinions Until After The Film Is Done

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 01:04

At Star Wars Celebration 2023, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was announced as the director of the upcoming sequel movie featuring Daisy Ridley's Rey as a Jedi Master 15 years after The Rise of Skywalker. Although the film is still years away from coming to theaters, it's been the subject of a lot discussions online, and not all of them have been civil. However, Obaid-Chinoy has already decided to focus on the movie itself rather than get drawn into the chatter about it.

"The greatest thing about Star Wars is that everyone has a personal connection to it," said Obaid-Chinoy during an interview with Variety. "Everyone is passionate about it. And throughout the fandom, people have clear ideas about who should direct or what the stories should be about. I'm just drowning out those voices until I'm done. As a storyteller, I'm focused on drawing new moviegoers into the cinema, and bringing a sense of nostalgia that will appeal to older fans of the series."

Obaid-Chinoy declined to share any details about the script. However, she did explain the aspect of the story that attracted her to the project in the first place.

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Witcher Dev Says It's An Honor For Elden Ring's Shadow Of The Erdtree Expansion To Break Its Record

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 01:03

The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red has spoken out to congratulate From Software on Elden Ring's Shadow of the Erdtree expansion breaking a record set by the Polish studio.

Shadow of the Erdtree's generally strong reviews have lifted the expansion to become the highest-rated expansion for a role-playing game ever. The Witcher 3's Blood and Wine expansion previously had that honor. "But Elden Ring gets to wear the crown now," CD Projekt Red said.

"Congratulations to the entire team at From Software on their stellar work!" the studio said.

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Elden Ring-Themed Xbox And PC Controller Up For Preorder At Amazon

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 00:59

Thrustmaster is working with From Software to create an eye-catching, officially licensed Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree controller. An alternative to the Xbox Elite Series 2, Thrustmaster's premium controller is highly customizable, features Shadow of the Erdtree-inspired artwork, and is now up for preorder ahead of its September 30 release date. Like all things Elden Ring, this is bound to be popular--reserving a unit now might be the best way to ensure you have it when it arrives later this summer.

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The Thrustmaster eSwap X2 is a wired modular controller that works with Xbox and PC. The $200 price tag is admittedly a bit steep, but the eSwap X2's features are comparable to the Victrix Pro BFG, another modular controller, albeit a wireless one, that's available for Xbox and PC for $170.

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Elden Ring Shadow Of The Erdtree Live-Action Trailer Invites Players Back

Game News - Sat, 06/22/2024 - 00:26

It's a big day for Elden Ring fans, as the game's new Shadow of the Erdtree expansion is out now. It's a gigantic expansion and Bandai Namco is going similarly big to promote its launch via a live-action trailer.

The "United in Shadow" trailer shows people dropping what they're doing--whether that's getting coffee, doing yard work, or doing yoga--to come together and stand in awe of the Erdtree. "Brave Tarnished, we call upon you now. It's time to return to the Lands Between, and enter the Realm of Shadow. Walk with us, and prove your worth," reads a line from the expansion's trailer.

Shadow of the Erdtree is getting rave reviews from critics, including a 10/10 here at GameSpot. According to GameSpot sister site Metacritic, Shadow of the Erdtree is now the highest-rated expansion for a game in history, surpassing The Witcher 3's Blood and Wine expansion.

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Trigun Stampede's Upcoming Limited-Edition Blu-Ray Box Set Looks Awesome

Game News - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 23:45

Compared to its western counterparts, anime that has been CG-animated regularly pales in comparison. Trigun Stampede is one of the rare exceptions to that rule, and at long last, this masterpiece of cutting-edge animation is headed to Blu-ray. Preorders are now live for regular and limited edition sets. Trigun Stampede puts a new spin on the sci-fi western manga series that is well-worth watching, and the limited edition release, shown below, looks fantastic. Best of all, both versions are available to preorder for 25% off ahead of Trigun Stampede's September 10 release, which happens to be the same day Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury arrives on Blu-ray.

Trigun Stampede: Deluxe Edition Blu-ray

The limited edition comes with the following extras:

  • Project Seeds patch
  • Jeneora Rock drink coasters
  • 12 x 18-inch Copy of the Bernardelli Times
  • Art Cards
  • Oversized box

Both editions contain the entire 12-episode run as well as a bevy of special features: behind-the-scenes interviews with the production crew and cast, promo videos, commercials, teaser trailers, and clean version of the opening and closing credits.

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New Red Faction Game Was Canceled After Embracer Layoffs - Report

Game News - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 23:31

According to a new report, a Red Faction sequel was in development at one point before the project was canceled during Embracer's months-long period of layoffs. While this new game in the series was pitched to higher-ups shortly after original Red Faction studio Volition had shut down, developer Fishlabs felt that it had the necessary experience to resurrect the series.

As reported by Rock Paper Shotgun, Fishlabs put together an elevator pitch in trailer form to sell Embracer-owned publisher Plaion on the idea. The visual prototype was built in Unreal Engine 5 and the plan was to create a game similar to 2009's Red Faction: Guerrilla, but it was never greenlit and the project was canceled by November 2023. Not long after, Fishlabs studio leadership was reportedly instructed to lay off almost every staff member not involved in an active game project and mass layoffs began soon thereafter.

This wasn't the first time that Embracer had flirted with the Red Faction franchise, as back in 2019, Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered was released by the company. This version of the game had better visuals and even more impressive physics-based destruction. Its 2011 sequel, Red Faction: Armageddon never received the same treatment.

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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury Blu-Ray Preorders Are 25% Off

Game News - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 23:30

Like the Olympics or the crowning of a new British monarch, a new animated Gundam series isn't something you see all too often. After a seven-year gap, Mobile Suit Gundam returned in 2023 with The Witch from Mercury, the fifteenth mainline entry in the franchise. If you missed it, you can now check out a pretty great Gundam show when it heads to Blu-ray, as both seasons are available to preorder now on the Crunchyroll Store ahead of their September 10 release. You can even save 25% on your preorders right now.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury Blu-ray releaseMobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury

Set outside of the Universal Century timeline, The Witch from Mercury takes place in the new "Ad Stella" continuity, creating a fresh start for this series. Like the best Gundam series, the show is more focused on the people inside of the mighty mecha mobile suits--although the sequences featuring them are rad--and how war has no winners, only victims. While some of the plot beats are familiar, this time the conflicts are waged between corporations, space-dwelling colonists, and earthbound inhabitants.

The idea of mobile suits is also unique in this Gundam series, and the cast of characters that inhabit this world to some heartbreaking drama. You've got Shakespearian tragedies, slick animation, anti-capitalist themes, and giant robots, what's not to love?

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New Details Emerge About Blade's Rocky Development At Marvel Studios

Game News - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 23:27

Not every Marvel movie has had a smooth path to the big screen. Edgar Wright spent the better part of a decade developing Ant-Man, and he didn't even get to direct the film because he left over creative differences with Marvel Studios. But so far, one of Marvel's most troubled films in development has been Blade, which recently lost its second director, Yann Demange. Now, a new report has shed some light on Blade's rocky development, including details about the previous drafts of the film.

Mahershala Ali and Kevin Feige jointly announced the Blade reboot at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Ali has had "an inordinate amount of influence" on this film behind-the-scenes. The report indicates that Ali took it upon himself to recruit Damange as the director because he was unsatisfied with Marvel's potential replacements for Bassam Tariq, the first director to exit Blade in 2022.

Numerous scribes have turned in scripts for Blade, some of which were set in different time periods. The version of Blade that was almost filmed in 2023 would have been set in the 1920s. Mia Goth was cast as Lilith, an ancient vampire who wanted the blood of Blade's daughter for some nefarious purpose. That take on the film has been abandoned in favor of a new script set in the present. However, Goth remains the only cast member besides Ali who is still attached to the film. Other cast members, including Delroy Lindo and Aaron Pierre, have been released. It's unclear if Blade's daughter is still a part of the movie.

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Men Behind Illegal Streaming Site Bigger Than Netflix, Hulu, And Prime Combined Convicted

Game News - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 23:26

The US Department of Justice has announced that a federal jury in Las Vegas convicted five men recently for their roles in operating an illegal streaming service in the US that was said to have more content than Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and Vudu combined.

The service, Jetflicks, generated millions in subscription revenue, the DOJ said, and caused "substantial harm" to the owners of the programming.

Starting as early as 2007, Kristopher Dallmann, Douglas Courson, Felipe Garcia, Jared Jaurequi, and Peter Huber ran Jetflicks, the DOJ said, noting that the website used "sophisticated computer scripts and software" to find illegal copies of TV shows that were downloaded and hosted on Jetflicks servers. The DOJ said the men "reproduced hundreds of thousands of copyrighted television episodes without authorization," noting that Jetflicks had "tens of thousands" of paying members.

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Woman Recalls Terrifying Story Of Ian McKellen Falling Off Stage And Injuring Her, Sending Her To The Hospital

Game News - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 23:25

Actor Ian McKellen recently toppled off stage during a London theater performance, and in addition to injuring himself, he fell onto a woman and she had to go to the hospital. 30-year-old Johanna Dart was in attendance of the Player Kings on Monday when McKellen, 86, fell off stage. She was sitting in the front row when McKellen fell.

She described the scary situation to the BBC: "As he tripped on that he built up momentum and flew head first into me in the audience. McKellen's head hit Dart's knee "quite hard," she said.

A spokesperson for the Noel Coward Theatre, where the play took place, apologized to Dart and said it gave her support and assistance, though Dart said, "I felt a bit like I wasn't really being checked in on."

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New Collector's Edition Bridgerton Books Are Perfect Gifts For Fans Of Netflix's Hit Show

Game News - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 23:15

The last half of Bridgerton Season 3 recently dropped on Netflix, bringing the eight-episode season to a close. And while the royal romance may be paused on TV until Season 4, right now you can preorder the upcoming Bridgerton Collector's Edition books to keep the stories going. Whether you watch the show or need a gift for the Bridgerton fan in your life, the upcoming new editions of Julia Quinn's original novel series are definitely worth a look Best of all, preorders are discounted ahead of next month's launch, dropping the price of these gorgeous hardcovers to as low as $20.

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The first two Bridgerton Collector's Editions release on July 23, so you won't have to wait long to add them to your collection. The final two books arrive later this year on September 3. All four hardcover volumes include foil iconography and sprayed edges that bring a colorful flair to the volumes as well as ribbon bookmark to mark your progress. These gorgeous designs definitely look pricier than the $20-$27 each book is going for right now.

If you're shopping for a Bridgerton fan, it certainly makes sense to buy Bridgerton Collector's Edition 1, as it features the first two novels in the series--The Duke and I plus The Viscount Who Loved Me. Together, the two novels are 816 pages. Though it carries a list price of $30, you can preorder it for just 19.69. Bridgerton Collector's Edition 2 is also available for right around $20. Meanwhile, the third and fourth collections are currently 10% off each. With Amazon's preorder price guarantee, you'll get each book for the lowest price offered between the time you order and release.

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Neil Gaiman Book Deals - Save Big On Box Sets, Deluxe Editions, And More

Game News - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 23:00

Many of Neil Gaiman's most popular works are currently on sale at Amazon. The prolific author is responsible for some of the most popular fantasy novels and comics in recent memory. More than a few have been adapted into TV shows and movies (including American Gods and Coraline). Whether you're a longtime Gaiman fan or interested in checking out his work for the first time, these deals let you add both graphic novels and traditional novels to your bookcase for cheap.

The Complete American Gods (Hardcover) pulls together the complete comic series along with heaps of bonus art for just $73 (down from $125). Among its 712 pages, you'll find American Gods: Shadows 1–9, American Gods: My Ainsel 1–9, and American Gods: The Moment of the Storm 1–9. In short, it's a great way to read through the entire series. As you can tell by the picture below, this particular edition of the American Gods comic book adaptation is stunning, with gold foil cover art, sprayed edges, a ribbon bookmark, and a slipcase featuring gorgeous art. The Complete Norse Mythology (Hardcover) follows the same design aesthetic, so these two massive tomes will look great next to each other on your shelf.

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Meanwhile, Gaiman's best-known comic book series, Sandman, is collected in this 14 volume box set for $140 ($10 per volume). If you want a more premium physical edition of Gaiman's beloved series, you can save big on each of the three hardcover Sandman omnibus editions.

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Horizon Forbidden West Nendoroid Figure Is On Sale For A Great Price

Game News - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 22:45

It'll probably be a while before we see Aloy back in action inside of a new Horizon game, but for now, you can keep her adventurous spirit close by with this adorable Nendoroid figure, which is currently on sale for just under $50 (was $65). The figure joined Good Smile Company's ever-expanding lineup of cute and customizable figures last year, and this is one of the lowest prices yet for the Aloy figure.

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Compared to Funko Pops, these toys have a similar design philosophy but arguably do a much better job of capturing the charm and signature style of the characters they're based on. For Aloy, her Nendoroid replica is based on her Forbidden West adventures and she comes with three interchangeable face plates to switch up her facial expressions. You also get optional parts like a spear, a bow and arrow, a Focus effect part, and a Watcher miniature figure.

If you're looking to bulk up that Horizon package with a few more items, you can also check out this more realistic PVC statue of Aloy from Dark Horse Comics or the two art books full of incredible illustrations. Both of these are on sale right now, and they've been discounted by almost 50% each. For something decidedly less realistic, there's Aloy as a rubber duck, courtesy of collectible manufacturer Tubbz.

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Paddington Wants To Share A Marmalade Sandwich With Hideo Kojima

Game News - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 22:43

If you follow Hideo Kojima on social media, then you know the legendary game director is quite a big cinephile--and that includes a soft spot for the Paddington franchise. Apparently, the feeling is mutual, as the little Peruvian bear has offered to dine with Kojima over a marmalade sandwich.

The interaction came after Kojima posted a video of himself opening a promotional package for the upcoming Paddington in Peru movie, which contained a number of goodies--including a jar of Paddington's famous marmalade.

Dear @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN, perhaps you would like to share a marmalade sandwich some time?

— Paddington (@paddingtonbear) June 21, 2024

Marmalade sandwiches, of course, contain all the vitamins and minerals a bear needs for the whole day, though it's unclear if this will be enough sustenance for a 60-year-old human man currently working on multiple video games.

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The Boys Creator On Why The TV Show Has This One Massive Departure From The Comics

Game News - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 22:15

Prime Video's The Boys recently came back for its fourth season, and with just one more season to go before the series wraps up, many are wondering how it all might end. We still don't know how it'll wrap up, but series creator Eric Kripke has confirmed the show will not include one of the shocking twists from the comic series the show is based on. Massive spoilers for The Boys comic series follow below.

In the comic series, written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Darick Robertson, a major twist emerges that reveals Black Noir is actually a clone of Homelander. Black Noir is the one who has been perpetrating the horrific deeds everyone attributed to Homelander.

Kripke told Variety that he never wanted to go down this route with the TV show, however. "It's a hell of a twist. But it's like, well wait, the villain I've been following isn't really the villain. And mileage varies, and I'm sure fans are mad I'm not going that way, but that felt not as satisfying to me."

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Megacopter: Blades of the Goddess

New Releases - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 17:00
Megacopter blends 80s/90s retro games (Choplifter, Desert/Jungle/Urban Strike) and TV (Airwolf, Knight Rider) with updated gameplay and sci-fi adventure. Pilot the Megacopter, a sentient weapon that gains power by feeding on the blood of its enemies. Play through the campaign featuring seek and destroy, boss, rescue, and defense missions against the evil reptoid army. Upgrade Megacopter with the fabled AZ-TECH: ancient weaponry and armor.

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-HOME- Survival

New Releases - Fri, 06/21/2024 - 17:00
You are new in town and want to build a new life with your own house, garden and ... and then that! Uncover the islands' dark secrets as you dig deeper into the villages in search of what planet earth is perishing for. -HOME- Survival is an open-world game that is a unique combination of first and third person shooter, survival, crafting, and role-playing games. Experience your own path. Whether it's building the home of your dreams, tending to your crops and watching the sun go down...