In an attempt to spur interest in its current-gen console, Microsoft has slashed the price of Xbox One in both China and Japan.
According to a report from Tech In Asia (via GamesIndustry), the Xbox One Kinect bundle has been discounted in China an extra RMB 500, bringing its new price to RMB 4299, or $693 USD. Meanwhile, Microsoft has also slashed the price of the the Kinect-less option from RMB 3699 to RMB 2999, or $483 USD.
While Xbox One continues to sell incredibly well in the United States, toppling the PlayStation 4 last month in console sales, Microsoft's gaming box can't seem to gain traction in Japan.
Good Smile Company has announced its 1/12th scale model of the Stryder Titan from Titanfall, complete with pilot, is now available for pre-order.
The model comes with over 100 points of articulation and measures 20 inches high. It's chock-full of little details, like fully articulated fingers for grasping weapons, or anything really, along with LED lights and a railgun with detachable ammo drum.
As you can see from the photos, the level of detail is impressive with this model, but at a price of $430, it's to be expected. Customers not in Japan can pre-order the model through threezerostore.com, and get an exclusive chain gun to boot. The good news is that shipping is free, so you've got that going for you. Which is nice.
Warning: Full spoilers for Season 4 of Once Upon a Time follow.
Season 4 of Once Upon a Time took the characters on quite a ride between Frozen connections, the Queens of Darkness, and the Author. The world of Storybrooke and the Enchanted Forest expanded with the introduction of new characters and the return of familiar faces like August and Ariel. New connections were made, for better or worse, and revelations about the past provided greater insight to characters in the present. Without rehashing every single scene, let's discuss the high and low points of the season.
Once Upon a Time succeeded and faltered in the same area over the course of 22 episodes, and it was a continuation of an issue they had in Season 3: Theming! Not themes as in good vs. evil (more on those in a bit) but theming the plot around a topic like Frozen. The arrival of Elsa and Anna was undeniably fun and had a positive effect on ratings because Frozen fever is a powerful phenomenon. Georgina Haig and especially Elizabeth Lail were charming live-action versions of the royal sisters, and Elizabeth Mitchell mastered the role of the quietly deranged Ingrid. However, they grasped onto the icy plot for too long.
Valve Corp. has filed an application in the United States for a "Chaperone" trademark that's related to a virtual reality product.
Spotted by Reddit, Valve applied for "Chaperone" back in March with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The name appears related to a VR device or project from the Portal and Half-Life video game company.
The USPTO application states that "Chaperone" is for: "hardware and software, sensors, and beacons for the detection and measurement of physical objects and the representation of such objects in virtual reality environments; devices used for the detection and measurement of physical objects and the representation of such objects in virtual reality environments; electronic apparatus for the detection and measurement of physical objects and the representation of such objects in virtual reality environments."
Nuufolau Joel Seanoa, better known by his professional ring name Samoa Joe, has announced that he will be voicing a character for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series.
Samoa Joe broke the news on Twitter. Though it's not yet known what character he'll play, his tweet included the hashtag #pitfighter. ProWrestling.net theorises that HBO's Game of Thrones television show is building up to some pitfighting, a role it says Joe would be perfect for.
In 2012, Samoa Joe scraped into IGN's list of Top 50 wrestlers. He is best known for his time with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
If you're eagerly awaiting the debut of Oni Press' upcoming Invader Zim comic book sequel, the publisher has just revealed a new special that will help make the wait easier. Prior to the July launch of Invader Zim #1, Oni will release a magazine-style comic called TruthShrieker that teases what's to come in the new series.
Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
Alto's Adventure – ($0.99, Down from $1.99)
The endless snowboarding odyssey of Alto's Adventure is available today for just 99 cents – its cheapest price ever.
The full roster of playable characters for the upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for 3DS has been revealed in V-Jump magazine.
The list, showing the characters, descriptions, and strengths, was translated by Shonen Gamez and shows 24 characters in all. The scan also reveals that, for Japan at least, downloading the demo for the game and transferring save data to the full version unlocks Super Saiyan God SS Goku, which hardly seems fair to the other characters.
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden's Japanese demo includes Goku, Vegeta, Teen Gohan, and Buu. The final version of the game is slated for a June 11 release in Japan, but no official release date has yet been set for other regions.
Rock Band 4 developer Harmonix will be shooting a live-action trailer for its upcoming music rhythm game very soon and it's looking for interested gamers to be a part of the production.
In a post on its blog, the studio provides all the details on how to sign up. Filming will take place in Seattle, WA from May 21-23, and those involved will be compensated for their participation.
You'll need to be 21 or older to apply, and a photo of yourself must be provided in order to be eligible for the shoot. While the trailer will feature plenty of crowd shots, Harmonix may need a few lucky folks for additional scenes.
Captain America: Civil War is currently filming action scenes out on the streets of Atlanta, which has led to many folks taking to social media to post what they've witnessed being filmed.
The Instagram user posted two videos below showing the filming of a fight scene between Cap (Chris Evans) and his nemesis Crossbones (Winter Soldier's Frank Grillo). Like Ewoks, they're short but sweet (the videos not the actors!):
Christopher Lloyd reprised his role as Back to the Future's Doc Brown to promote the new Team Packs and Fun Packs headed to LEGO Dimensions.
Besides the Doc Brown minifigure included in the Back to the Future Fun Pack, LEGO Dimensions is also getting the following:
These newly announced packs come with characters, abilities, vehicles, and more. Up to seven characters can be used at once.
Last month, we broke down how much LEGO Dimensions' packs will cost altogether. The answer is a lot.
Greasy fingers and your cell phone -- not a good match, right? Which might be the reasoning behind a German KFC promotion, the "Tray Typer."
The bluetooth enabled placemat is designed to replace the paper you usually find lining your tray. The ultra thin, cutting edge tech has a built-in keyboard which you can use to answer all those important emails and texts while downing Original Recipe, or Extra Crispy if that's your thing.
Endgadget reports the Tray Typers were so popular that every single one was taken home by the KFC customers, which wasn't supposed to happen. They were built with the idea to be wiped down and used again by the next customer.
Microsoft has announced that starting today, support for over-the-air TV tuners is now available to everyone in the United States and Canada.
Last month, this feature went live for those in the Xbox One preview program. Now, however, it looks tuner support is primed and ready for a widespread release.
If you want to take advantage over-the-air TV viewing on Xbox One, you'll need an HDTV antenna as well as Hauppauge's Xbox One tuner, which can be purchased for $60 USD through the Microsoft Store.
Welcome to IGN Godlike, IGN's show dedicated to covering the mythological mayhem that is Smite. Join Brandin Tyrrel, Kyle O'Connor, and returning guest, Hi-Rez Studios' eSports Coordinator Blake Webb, as they wrap up Godlike's first season.
Have you been wanting to get your hands on the Smite Xbox One Closed Beta? You're in luck! Now everyone can pick up a free Smite Xbox One Beta key code while supplies last.
A Suicide Squad set photos report without any shots of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn?! This is an outrage!
The latest batch of spy pics from the Toronto set of the DC Comics adaptation provide a closer look at the Killer Croc makeup worn by Lost actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, as well as more looks at Will Smith's Deadshot being all cool and stuff.
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Need for Speed got its first real teaser image today, depicting a green car with the word "Speedhunters" written on one of its wheels and the caption, "Are you ready for the next chapter?"
Check it out below or on Need for Speed's official Facebook page.
Speedhunters is a community of car enthusiasts owned by EA.
Halo fans in the United States will soon be able to purchase a white Xbox One that comes bundled with a digital copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
According to a post on Major Nelson's blog, the console will be available later this month and retail for $350. Here's a look at the bundle's packaging.
Warning: Beware of spoilers for Marvel’s Civil War comic and all Marvel Studios movies!
While it’s certainly exciting that one of Marvel's most popular and polarizing comics will be adapted for the big screen in next year's Captain America: Civil War, we are a bit perplexed as to how Marvel Studios will go about adapting the story. Civil War's entire foundation utilizes many elements that currently do not exist in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so the filmmakers certainly have their work cut out for them. We've compiled a list of the core elements that they won't be able to feature.
Before we start listing them off, it’s worth noting that Marvel can certainly make use of these elements if they find a creative way to make them work. There's still one more Marvel movie to come out before Civil War -- July's Ant-Man -- so there’s a lot that could change between now and then. Therefore, this list is only based off of the Civil War comic and the MCU as it exists right now.
DC released their full solicitations for August 2015 this week. Don't expect many new series to debut that month, as the focus remains on the company's post-Convergence relaunch and the epic Darkseid War storyline. However, as we reported last week, the popular DC Comics Bombshells statues will be in the spotlight with a new wave of variant covers and an ongoing series of their own.
Nintendo of America has appointed Doug Bowser as the new Vice President of U.S. sales (sorry if we got your hopes up).
Bowser joins Nintendo after having previously worked for EA as Vice President of Global Business Planning. Nintendo notes that Bowser brings "decades of experience" to the company, "not fire breath."
“Effective today, Doug Bowser (no relation to the King Koopa and Mario’s longtime nemesis) will oversee a variety of sales-related functions, including Sales, In-store Merchandising, Retail Strategy and Retail Marketing," reads the Nintendo press release.
At EA, Bowser was responsible for console, PC, and mobile games forecasting.
For more on the world of Nintendo, you can read our Puzzles & Dragons: Super Mario Edition review, which we found to be "the shining star alongside the less successful Z."