SuperGroupies reveal line of BlazBlue and Guilty Gear... erm... gear

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SuperGroupies reveal line of BlazBlue and Guilty Gear... erm... gear

Super-trendy Japanese fashion line SuperGroupies, which sounds way too cool for someone my age, are releasing a range of slicking clothing and accessories based on the epic Arc System Works' anime fighters Guilty Gear and BlazBlue.The new range, which includes intricately designed bags and smartphone cases, as well as a range of long cardigans, are based upon popular characters from the respective series such as Ragna the Bloodedge, Ramlethal, Jin Kisaragi, Hazama and shotgun-toting bunny-bride Elphelt. With most designs featuring the colour schemes and crests of their respective characters. I think they've missed a trick not making a Taokaka cardigan complete with pointy ears and big paws.

As expected, the range isn't exactly cheap. The bags range from about ¥13,000-¥16,000 (or roughly $135) the smartphone case are  ¥5,800 (or roughly $54) whilst the cardigans roll in at about ¥12,800 (or  $115), not including shipping or customs charges.

If you're interested in any of these items, pre-orders are open from now until November 4 over at the official SuperGroupies website. The bags and cases are expected to ship in February 2019, with the cardigans following in March 2019. You can check out all of the items in the gallery below. Let's Rock!

Remedy's Control will feature Max Payne and Alan Wake leads

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Remedy's Control will feature Max Payne and Alan Wake leads

Remedy's upcoming sci-fi shooter Control will feature the talents of Max Payne and Alan Wake's lead actors. Both James McCaffrey (Max) and Matthew Porretta (Alan) will be featured in roles that play alongside that of the main character. The news was confirmed in a new developer diary for Control which features McCaffrey talking extensively about his role in the game. Porretta gets a tease at the end, which possibly hints at his nefarious role.

Black Ops 4 sold very well online

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Black Ops 4 sold very well online

Activision, without divulging any actual numbers, has told us that Black Ops 4 sold very impressively on its launch day. In a press release, Activision says this year's Call of Duty had the series best day one digital sales on all platforms' online storefronts. Additionally, Black Ops 4's PC sales doubled WWII's.

It's gaudy-seeming but is it really all that impressive? Kind of, sorta, maybe? It's important to remember that this particular game is tailor-made to suit an online audience. Black Ops 4 is multiplayer-only and features a battle royale mode. It's a Call of Duty that takes aim at PUBG and Fortnite. No one buys physical copies of those games, so why would they buy a physical copy of Black Ops 4?

There's another facet to this accolade, though. Black Ops 4 had the "biggest day one digital release in Activision history." That includes Destiny 2, which also certainly had a gigantic launch day. However, that comes with a caveat too. Destiny 2's release was staggered. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One went live nearly two months before the PC version. Black Ops 4 benefited from a unified launch.

I Am Bread speedrunner toasts the old world record

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I Am Bread isn't exactly a staple of the larger speedrunning community. Maybe it should be, though. I Am Bread is one of the sillier takes on the "Simulator" genres, wherein the player has to finagle a piece of bread onto heat sources that will toast it. Easier said than done. There's a QWOP-like clumsiness to it all, as physics and 12 grains fight your every move.

Speedrunner PootLoops has masterful control over bread and now he has a world record to show for it. Over the course of 6 minutes and 12 seconds, he hurls slices of gluten across I Am Bread's eight stages with effortless ease. This game shouldn't look as simple as he makes it seem. It's cathartic in a way.

According to Speedrun.com, there's a renewed interest in I Am Bread. PootLoops' world record was six seconds faster than the old record, which was set just 10 days prior. The top three runs have taken place within the past two weeks. Are there more Toast Made Quick runs on the way? I say keep 'em crumbing.

'Dracula' show from 'Sherlock' duo coming to Netflix and BBC

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'Dracula' show from 'Sherlock' duo coming to Netflix and BBC

Former Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has his next project lined up—reteaming with Sherlock co-creator (and Mycroft Holmes performer) Mark Gatiss, the duo will be developing their own take on Dracula to air on BBC in the United Kingdom and Netflix everywhere else in a co-production between the two companies.

Variety reported on the project over a year ago, but the series has officially been greenlit by the networks as of today. Rather than a modern take like Sherlock or Moffat's previous miniseries Jekyll, this new Dracula show will be set in 1897, revolving around the titular vampire character in Victorian London. Like Sherlock, episodes will be 90-minutes long, with an initial order of three episodes.

Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

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Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has ushered in a new era of AAA: one where every studio and their grandmother tries to pack a battle royale gametype into their project. The thing is Activision actually did it right, while also providing a strong zombies outing alongside of its token traditional multiplayer element.

After more testing beyond our review in progress my view hasn't changed all that much. Your mileage may very depending on how much you weigh each mode.

Destiny's Festival of the Lost looks like a spooky good time

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Destiny celebrates Halloween tomorrow, as its Festival of the Lost event runs October 16 through November 6. That's a long time to push through the Haunted Forest and to earn unsettling masks.

Last week, we detailed everything we knew about the Festival of the Lost. Today, Activision released a trailer reinforce it all. It looks equal parts scary and Destiny. The 600 Power, full Masterwork Legendary Auto Rifle seems to be the major reward, as it's an event item that drops at max level.

Festival of the Lost takes a turn on October 30, though. There's a quick teaser at the end of the trailer that says "And as the festival comes to a close...a mystery awaits us all." That's most certainly the Master Ives murder mystery questline. Destiny's gonna get a healthy dose of whodunnit. Regardless of who the murderer is, the Guardians will probably solve the problem with a lot of bullets.

New video shows off a cancelled Shenmue HD remake

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New video shows off a cancelled Shenmue HD remake

The recent release of Shenmue I + II for PS4, Xbox One and PC has left many wondering what a full remaster/remake of the legendary title would look like. Was Sega ever working on such a project? Turns out it was. As uncovered by Eurogamer's Digital Foundry, Sega was initially going to rework Yu Suzuki's groundbreaking titles with new assets and graphical options, but it seems the publisher didn't want to go that route.

Either because of budgetary constraints or a short development time, work on the full remaster was scrapped in favor of giving us a more faithful representation of what Shenmue is. Still, this video shows us what could have been and the results are pretty staggering. I won't say it transforms Shenmue, but it would have made it a little more enticing for those of us without nostalgia goggles.

Diablo III branded Nintendo Switch bundle, possibly made in hell, will be available next month

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Diablo III branded Nintendo Switch bundle, possibly made in hell, will be available next month

Nintendo and Blizzard are partnering with GameStop to release Nintendo Switch bundle for the upcoming launch of wicked dungeon-crawler Diablo III, which launches on the hybrid console next month.The Diablo III Eternal Collection Switch bundle will retail for around $360 and includes a black and grey Diablo-branded edition of the console. Also included are a hellish looking carry-case and a digital copy of Diablo III, complete with the exclusive Ganondorf Transmog armour set.

The bundle is exclusive to GameStop in North America but will also be available in stores in Europe. Diablo III launches on Nintendo Switch November 2.