Month: September 2018

My favourite bits of Life Is Strange are the sitting around bits. You know, when Max decides she wants to rest her legs and plops down on the ground next to a convenient tree to lean against and thinks about how weird everything is now that she’s got time travel powers. Wonderfully, they’re back in
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Let the speculation begin. Bungie has filed a trademark for something called “Matter.” No big details have been leaked or revealed about Matter but the keen eyes over at Eurogamer noticed that the trademark has been filed under two categories: “computer game software” and “online entertainment services.” The chances here are pretty good that whatever Matter
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For many people, the upcoming Venom movie (alongside the success of Deadpool) has stirred hopes that we’d be seeing darker, more violent films with Marvel characters. However, fair or otherwise, some of the wind went out of those sails when Sony revealed that the movie was PG-13. On a recent press tour, Polygon asked director Ruben Fleischer
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At Minecon Earth 2018, Mojang announced that Minecraft‘s next major update will be out sometime in 2019, and will introduce villagers and pillagers to the game. Aptly titled “Village and Pillage,” the update will add eleven new villagers: Librarian, Butcher, Cleric Cartographer, Leatherworker, Fletcher, Shepherd, Farmer, Fisher, Armorer, Toolsmith, and Weaponsmith. Each villager will be
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Internet sleuths have discovered a trademark application for something called “Matter” filed by Destiny and Halo developer, Bungie Inc. It’s a very recent application, dated September 28, 2018. The filing can be found on the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s (EUIPO) website, with the graphic representation above. The application is still under examination, and we
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If you were to hear that a digital collectable card game like Hearthstone is going to bring something out in a paper format, you would probably expect a run of physical cards. But that’s not what Blizzard has gone for – instead, they’re producing a pop-up book, very simply called ‘The Hearthstone Pop-up Book.’ The
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Merchoid have unveiled the Zelda and Pokemon Christmas sweaters, ready for the Holiday 2018 season. If you’re a Zelda fan in the Christmas spirit, you’re in luck as the The Zelda: Wreath of the Wild Christmas sweater features Link’s distinctive green mixed with classic Christmas colours, while the Zelda: Tinsel and Triforces sweater is in classic ‘Link green’ with just
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A new Minecraft spin-off game will delve into the blockworld as a dungeon-crawler in 2019, developers Mojang announced this weekend during their MineCon fan event. Minecraft: Dungeons is its name, and whacking monsters is its game. Inspired by “classic dungeon crawler games”, they say, it’ll send up to four players to whack and stab and
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Calling all Pokémon Trainers! Nintendo and The Pokémon Company International just unveiled a special opportunity to play the Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games for the Nintendo Switch system before they launch on Nov. 16. The cross-country Pokémon: Let’s Go, Road Trip! tour kicked off today in Los Angeles with multi-platinum recording artist, actress and self-proclaimed Pokémon fan Jordin
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 Among Mario Kart 8‘s many strengths is its strong title theme. It’s part of Nintendo’s longstanding trend of creating outstanding orchestral earworms that deviate from the simple-but-catchy melodies that have defined much of its earlier history. MK8’s theme is so good, in fact, that it inspired German late-night show Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld recently did their own rendition of the
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The high-profile impending closure of Telltale Games has sparked a conversation about development practices within the video games industry, and their impact on employees. However, Telltale wasn’t the first or the only casualty in the past twelve months. It’s no secret that the industry suffers from a lack of job security. Often, companies will “restructure”
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