YouTuber Builds Lego Version Of Widowmaker's Sniper Rifle From Overwatch

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YouTuber Builds Lego Version Of Widowmaker's Sniper Rifle From Overwatch

YouTuber ZaziNombies, known for his Lego creations inspired by video games, has dedicated his latest project to building Widowmaker's sniper rifle from Overwatch.

The French, villainous Widowmaker is best known for perfecting her kill shots and finding the best vantage points to take out her foes from afar. While it doesn't fire anything, ZaziNombies' replica has "realistic reload action" and the design, such as the translucent red scope, is made to look as similar as possible to the original. The replica measures four feet long, and is made with an estimated 1,800 Lego bricks.

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Reader Discussion – Who Is Your Favorite Video Game Character Of All Time?

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Reader Discussion – Who Is Your Favorite Video Game Character Of All Time?

Some video game characters can resonate more strongly with you than others. Maybe it's because they were a solid lead, relatable, or had personality traits that you admire. Games can speak to us on an intimate level that can create a strong connection to these fictional beings, and it's one of my favorite things about interactive experiences.

With that said, who is your favorite video game character? Did this character do or say something you admire?

Ellie from The Last of Us absolutely had a lasting effect on me, probably because I felt like I identified with her. She's strong willed and is able to overcome a tough past by bonding with Joel, even if it starts off rocky. Thane from the Mass Effect series also stands out to me, mostly because he was incredibly intriguing from the get-go. There is an interesting contrast to his personality; he is a badass assassin while also remaining incredibly zen through his spirituality.

Report: Nintendo Switch Consoles Stolen From US Distributor, Featured In Leaked Videos

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Report: Nintendo Switch Consoles Stolen From US Distributor, Featured In Leaked Videos

A series of recent leaked videos have shown off Nintendo Switch consoles in the wild before the official release this March. According to IGN, these units were stolen by employees of a U.S. distributor and then illegally resold. The videos, which were posted on YouTube and NeoGAF, gave an overview of the Switch's menu screens, storage space, and UI.

NeoGAF user hiphoptherobot wrote in a post that he was "lucky" when he thought his retailer shipped him his pre-ordered Switch early. According to Nintendo, however, this unit was one of the several consoles that were stolen in an "isolated incident." The U.S. distributor remains unnamed. You can view Nintendo's full statement to IGN below:

Earlier this week, individuals claimed to prematurely purchase a small number of Nintendo Switch systems from an unspecified retailer. Nintendo has determined these units were stolen in an isolated incident by employees of a U.S. distributor, with one system being illegally resold. The individuals involved have been identified, terminated from their place of employment and are under investigation by local law enforcement authorities on criminal charges. Nintendo Switch will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017, and we look forward to everyone being able to discover the wonders of the new system for themselves at that time.

Man At Arms Forges Real-Life Replicas Of For Honor's Weapons

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Man At Arms Forges Real-Life Replicas Of For Honor's Weapons

Ubisoft's For Honor released this past week. The game's unique world where samurais, knights, and vikings collide makes for a mix of interesting close-combat weapons. YouTube show Man At Arms: Reforged, a video series that builds replicas of pop-culture weapons, has recently teamed up with Ubisoft to forge real-life versions of For Honor's Viking Dane Axe and Nodachi Sword.

The Viking Dane Axe is wielded by the Raider faction of vikings, and the katana-style blade the Nodachi Sword is used by the Kensei samurai faction.

The Dane Axe is a two-handed weapon that is both massive and deadly. In the video below, the Man at Arms team shows how it can easily break apart a cement block. The Nodachi Sword is a narrow but long blade, and Man at Arms puts an incredible amount of detail in its creation. For example, the team smears clay delicately on the blade to prevent chipping during combat.

Watch Street Fighter's Ryu Hop A Toyota C-HR Over M.Bison's Psycho Crusher

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Watch Street Fighter's Ryu Hop A Toyota C-HR Over M.Bison's Psycho Crusher

Cars and retro-style games are... a perfect match, I guess? Last year Nintendo partnered with Mercedes-Benz to add the GLA to Super Mario Maker, and Toyota saw that and said, I'd imagine, "Nope. Check this out."

What we get is Ryu driving the new Toyota C-HR around the world, starting in Japan, then driving across the Atlantic Ocean(!?) to the United States, then back to India, and a few other locales. He does take a pit stop to beat M. Bison while inside the car, the optional features of which include, from what this realistic ad tells us, a laser cannon.

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Report: Eshop Purchases Tied To Online Account On Switch

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Report: Eshop Purchases Tied To Online Account On Switch

Nintendo and online services haven't mixed well. One issue the company's systems have had for a while is locking digital purchases to the console where they were made, which made transferring games a difficult process (especially with all the hardware iteration Nintendo does on its handhelds). But, if recent reports are anything to go by, the Switch may be bucking that particular trend.

A NeoGAF user recently who received their Switch early has posted an image of a message he found while perusing their new console.

Would you take a look at this: Purchases from the eShop are tied to your Nintendo Account. pic.twitter.com/SyC1BIZm0V

New Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts 3 Screenshots Emerge

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New Final Fantasy VII Remake, Kingdom Hearts 3 Screenshots Emerge

At this year's Monaco Anime Game International Conferences, Tetsuya Nomura showed off some screenshots for his two highly anticipated projects at Square Enix: The Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III.

The shots for the Final Fantasy VII Remake show Cloud taking cover behind a box as Shinra soldiers take fire at him. We can also see the command menu and health bards displayed during the action, further pushing the idea that combat may take place in the same mode as the overworld travel. We also see an Active Time Battle bar, which should appease old-school fans. A second screen shows a boss battle with what looks like a scorpion tank.

Nomura also showed an image of Kingdom Hearts III, showing series protagonist Sora fighting against a new incarnation of the Heartless on the movie Hercules' rendition of Olympus.

SNK Teases Upcoming Costumes, Characters For The King Of Fighters XIV

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SNK Teases Upcoming Costumes, Characters For The King Of Fighters XIV

After the conclusions of its King of Fighters World Finals last night, SNK announced a number of a new DLC costumes for The King Of Fighters XIV, for characters including Kula, Iori, and newcomer Meitenkun. It also teased a trio of new characters.

The silhouetted image above teases a new three-person team for the game. SNK plans to offer more details about who these mystery characters are in March.

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NIS America Announces Culdcept Revolt, RPG Maker Fes, For The West

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NIS America Announces Culdcept Revolt, RPG Maker Fes, For The West

During a recent press event, NIS America made a number of announcements, including Danganronpa V3's release date, its plans to bring Ys VIII to the West, and Disgaea 5 Complete's Switch release date. The company also announced a number of new games headed overseas, however.

Among the announcements was Culdcept Revolt, the first game in the Culdcept series to make its way West in nine years. The trailer (found below) shows off several similarities to the 2008 Xbox 360 game, though this time around, it'll be portable and on 3DS. The title will once again be developed by Omiya soft, and is currently slated for this Summer.

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