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All The Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Cards We Pulled From The New Movie Tie-In Boxes

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All The Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Cards We Pulled From The New Movie Tie-In Boxes

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu hits theaters in just under a month, and with the promotional engines revving up, it's only natural that the film receives special merchandise through other arms of the Pokémon empire. The Pokémon Trading Card Game is perhaps the easiest way for the movie's promotion to cross over – after all, a special edition card was handed out to theatergoers of Pokémon: The First Movie 20 years ago.

While Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is planning a similar promotion for those who see it in theaters, fans can also pick up retail products in the form of four special edition "Case File" boxes. Each one features a special card starring a main Pokémon from the film (Detective Pikachu, Charizard, Mewtwo, and Greninja), as well as multiple booster packs from both the Detective Pikachu series and other recent expansions. The cool thing about this new set of Detective Pikachu cards is that every single one is holographic, giving them an extra layer of coolness beyond the photorealistic CG representations in the film.

We were sent the four boxes currently available. You can see the Case File boxes, as well all the unique cards we pulled from the included booster packs in the gallery below. For more on Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, check out our current issue, where we talk about our visit to the set of the movie.

All The Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Cards We Pulled From The New Movie Tie-In Boxes

about X hours ago from
All The Pokémon: Detective Pikachu Cards We Pulled From The New Movie Tie-In Boxes

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu hits theaters in just under a month, and with the promotional engines revving up, it's only natural that the film receives special merchandise through other arms of the Pokémon empire. The Pokémon Trading Card Game is perhaps the easiest way for the movie's promotion to cross over – after all, a special edition card was handed out to theatergoers of Pokémon: The First Movie 20 years ago.

While Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is planning a similar promotion for those who see it in theaters, fans can also pick up retail products in the form of four special edition "Case File" boxes. Each one features a special card starring a main Pokémon from the film (Detective Pikachu, Charizard, Mewtwo, and Greninja), as well as multiple booster packs from both the Detective Pikachu series and other recent expansions. The cool thing about this new set of Detective Pikachu cards is that every single one is holographic, giving them an extra layer of coolness beyond the photorealistic CG representations in the film.

We were sent the four boxes currently available. You can see the Case File boxes, as well all the unique cards we pulled from the included booster packs in the gallery below. For more on Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, check out our current issue, where we talk about our visit to the set of the movie.

Star Wars [UPDATED]

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Replay – Bionic Commando

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What were you doing in 2009? If you're Capcom, you were re-imagining your classic franchises! Between Street Fighter IV's successful back-to-basics approach and Resident Evil 5's focus on cooperative shooting, Capcom was in the mood for changing things up with its long-running series. Bionic Commando wasn't as iconic as those two juggernaut series, but that didn't stop Capcom from trying to thrust it into the limelight with a dark and gritty 2009 reboot.

No longer was Bionic Commando a 2D sidescroller; now the game was a 3D action game with third-person shooting, a story full of wild twists, and the biggest departure from the original game: the ability to jump. Join us as we experience the opening hour of Bionic Commando on Xbox 360 to learn why this reboot never inspired a sequel.

Replay – Bionic Commando

about X hours ago from
Replay – Bionic Commando

What were you doing in 2009? If you're Capcom, you were re-imagining your classic franchises! Between Street Fighter IV's successful back-to-basics approach and Resident Evil 5's focus on cooperative shooting, Capcom was in the mood for changing things up with its long-running series. Bionic Commando wasn't as iconic as those two juggernaut series, but that didn't stop Capcom from trying to thrust it into the limelight with a dark and gritty 2009 reboot.

No longer was Bionic Commando a 2D sidescroller; now the game was a 3D action game with third-person shooting, a story full of wild twists, and the biggest departure from the original game: the ability to jump. Join us as we experience the opening hour of Bionic Commando on Xbox 360 to learn why this reboot never inspired a sequel.

Minnesota Is The Dark Souls Of America

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Minnesota Is The Dark Souls Of America

Hello, faithful readers, enjoying your balmy spring weather? I certainly was – until Mother Nature decided we were due another reminder of what state we live in. I’m writing today’s column from home today, because we are once again buried under a foot of snow and the office is closed. I don’t want to exaggerate the situation, but a penguin delivered my mail today! I tried to ride a tauntaun in to work, but it collapsed in my front yard! My freezer is collecting unemployment checks! That last one doesn’t even make sense conceptually, but I don’t care because it’s snowing in April and the old rules don’t matter anymore!

It’s easy to rag on Minnesota’s weather, but the truth is I love this crazy state. I love actually having all four seasons, even if their timing is a little super-duper wonky. It certainly beats the Groundhog’s Day-like weather monotony of California (also, the massive fires), or decorating a palm tree for Christmas. Minnesota is for nature lovers, and the older I get, the more I appreciate being able to unplug from our internet overlord and be surrounded by trees and parks and weather and wild turkeys (yes that’s a thing). But appreciating nature also means solemnly acknowledging its ability to kick our assess anytime it pleases.

Minnesota Is The Dark Souls Of America

about X hours ago from
Minnesota Is The Dark Souls Of America

Hello, faithful readers, enjoying your balmy spring weather? I certainly was – until Mother Nature decided we were due another reminder of what state we live in. I’m writing today’s column from home today, because we are once again buried under a foot of snow and the office is closed. I don’t want to exaggerate the situation, but a penguin delivered my mail today! I tried to ride a tauntaun in to work, but it collapsed in my front yard! My freezer is collecting unemployment checks! That last one doesn’t even make sense conceptually, but I don’t care because it’s snowing in April and the old rules don’t matter anymore!

It’s easy to rag on Minnesota’s weather, but the truth is I love this crazy state. I love actually having all four seasons, even if their timing is a little super-duper wonky. It certainly beats the Groundhog’s Day-like weather monotony of California (also, the massive fires), or decorating a palm tree for Christmas. Minnesota is for nature lovers, and the older I get, the more I appreciate being able to unplug from our internet overlord and be surrounded by trees and parks and weather and wild turkeys (yes that’s a thing). But appreciating nature also means solemnly acknowledging its ability to kick our assess anytime it pleases.

Charting The Frontiers Of Imagination

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Charting The Frontiers Of Imagination

This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Game Informer.

Have you ever dreamed of making a first-person shooter or RPG? Maybe a racing game? Many of us have yearned to try our hands at game creation but for various reasons we’re never quite able to do more than fantasize. Learning how to develop games is time-consuming and expensive, often requiring years of study, not to mention tracking down collaborators to help create the parts of the project you can’t. But what if you could create that amazing game nestled in the back of your mind not in a matter of years, but days? For the past seven years, LittleBigPlanet creator Media Molecule has toiled to design a creative suite both accessible and ridiculously deep, capable of letting users who have never programmed or illustrated in their lives make almost any game in any genre they can imagine – and do it with style.

The ambitions of this team of England-based developers’ sounds like an impossible fantasy. You know whats even wilder?

Charting The Frontiers Of Imagination

about X hours ago from
Charting The Frontiers Of Imagination

This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Game Informer.

Have you ever dreamed of making a first-person shooter or RPG? Maybe a racing game? Many of us have yearned to try our hands at game creation but for various reasons we’re never quite able to do more than fantasize. Learning how to develop games is time-consuming and expensive, often requiring years of study, not to mention tracking down collaborators to help create the parts of the project you can’t. But what if you could create that amazing game nestled in the back of your mind not in a matter of years, but days? For the past seven years, LittleBigPlanet creator Media Molecule has toiled to design a creative suite both accessible and ridiculously deep, capable of letting users who have never programmed or illustrated in their lives make almost any game in any genre they can imagine – and do it with style.

The ambitions of this team of England-based developers’ sounds like an impossible fantasy. You know whats even wilder?