Check Out The New Trailer And Official Poster For Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Check Out The New Trailer And Official Poster For Star Wars: The Last Jedi

UPDATE: The official trailer has been released and is posted below! Also check out the poster for the movie here, too.

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A new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi will debut tonight during Monday Night Football on ESPN. If history repeats itself, the trailer will also be released online at the same time, saving you the pain of having to watch the Minnesota Vikings take on the Chicago Bears. After the trailer airs, tickets for the film will go on sale, allowing fans to secure their seats for the first showings.

Hellblade Sales On October 10 To Benefit Mental Health Charity

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Hellblade Sales On October 10 To Benefit Mental Health Charity

Ninja Theory today tweeted its plans for World Mental Health Day, which is tomorrow, October 10. All proceeds from purchases of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice that are made on October 10 will go to Rethink Mental Illness, an organization devoted to improving the lives of those affected by mental illness. 

The choice of charity is certainly tied to the themes and storytelling of Hellblade, which focuses on a main character struggling with issues of psychosis. 

Along with the charity announcement, Ninja Theory also released a powerful new video connected to the game. Images included in the video are captured from the photo mode within Hellblade, and the dozens of quotes within the video are real messages received by the team, related to the way that Hellblade affected their lives, providing an avenue to understand and articulate issues of mental illness. 

Valve Continues To Expand Its VR Tech For Manufacturers

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Valve Continues To Expand Its VR Tech For Manufacturers

Valve today announced the addition of new components which it says are critical to the development of best-in-class VR systems for device manufacturers.

The new technology is meant to complement the free license available for Valve's room-scale VR tracking technology, and includes an optical system, manufacturing and calibration tools, and software that aims toward an end-goal of a better end-user experience.

Those new features are meant to allow manufacturers of SteamVR compatible head-mounted displays to include increased sharpness and head-tracking capability, and giving those manufacturers access to custom lens calibration and correction software for any using the SteamVR technology suite. 

Bungie Delays Destiny 2's Prestige Raid

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Bungie Delays Destiny 2's Prestige Raid

All good things come in time. After stating last week that Destiny 2's higher difficulty prestige raid would launch alongside the Iron Banner event which begins tomorrow (Tuesday, October 10), Bungie announced today in a community forum post that the prestige raid has been delayed to Wednesday October 18. 

The delay is due to an exploit "that causes the encounters to be stripped of their intended challenge," the post reads. According to Bungie, they don't want the fireteam that manages to complete the prestige raid first to have their victory questioned or doubted. The prestige raid will now go live at 10 a.m. PT on October 18. Iron Banner's first appearance in Destiny 2 remains unchanged.

For more on Destiny 2, check out an exploit one team has been using to beat the raid boss or read about how Destiny 2 took PlayStation 4 downloads by storm last month.

OpenCritic Aiming To Track In-Game Microtransaction Models

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OpenCritic Aiming To Track In-Game Microtransaction Models

In a series of tweets today, the game review aggregating site OpenCritic has made clear plans to begin tracking the use of microtransactions in games. “We're going to take a stand against loot boxes. We're looking into ways to add business model information to OpenCritic,” reads the opening tweet.

The tweets go on to suggest that plans on how to address the issue are still ongoing, but that early aspects that they’re considering for tracking are whether the microtransactions are exclusively paid or available to be acquired in-game, in-game prompts, as well as exploring how they can indicate how intrusive those systems are within the game. 

OpenCritic is exploring an interesting and expanding aspect of the gameplay experience. Even major triple-A games now regularly feature options for microtransactions, including games like Overwatch, Destiny 2, NBA 2K18, and this week’s release of Middle-earth Shadow of War. However, OpenCritic has a big challenge in front of its team; almost every game handles microtransactions in a different way, and finding clear descriptions that speak to each game will be difficult. 

The New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Hits Tonight!

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The New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Hits Tonight!

A new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi will debut tonight during Monday Night Football on ESPN. If history repeats itself, the trailer will also be released online at the same time, saving you the pain of having to watch the Minnesota Vikings take on the Chicago Bears. After the trailer airs, tickets for the film will go on sale, allowing fans to secure their seats for the first showings.

If this film has as much unexpected material as the actors and director Rian Johnson have teased, you should probably see this sequel as quickly as you can. The film officially opens on December 15, but don't be surprised if you see some showings for the night of December 14. We'll post the trailer here on Game Informer as soon as it hits.

First-Ever Frontier Expo Talks Jurassic World Evolution, Elite Dangerous & More

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First-Ever Frontier Expo Talks Jurassic World Evolution, Elite Dangerous & More

Studio Frontier Developments held its first Frontier Expo in London, revealing info on a trio of titles.

Jurassic World Evolution is out in the summer of 2018, and the new video – featuring the first in-game look at the title – shows off some of the different weather and time-of-day effects in the park, and of course, the dinos themselves. Everything seems so peaceful. What could possibly go wrong?

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For $1000 You Can Touch This Sagat Statue's Scar

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For $1000 You Can Touch This Sagat Statue's Scar

Pop Culture Shock is known for their ridiculously expensive and highly detailed statues. Their rendition of Street Fighter's Sagat is no different, as even looking upon may Tiger Scar your wallet.

The PCS collectible comes in various forms, though none of them are cheap. The statue of him going to clutch his famous scar goes for $999.99, while those of him sternly crossing this arms or wearing a more traditional muay thai headband each go for $1,149.99. You can get a bundle of the latter two for $2,049.99, however, if you want two of them.

Pre-orders for the figure go live tomorrow, so you may want to figure out whether you want to refinance your mortgage for one of these things sooner rather than later.

See The Spooky Secrets Silent Hill 2 Hides Behind Its Fog (And Camera)

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See The Spooky Secrets Silent Hill 2 Hides Behind Its Fog (And Camera)

Silent Hill is one of the most revered horror games of all time. Its legacy has stuck with the series, and though a few games (Silent Hill 3, 4, and Shattered Memories) have managed to live up to it, the series has been on a bit of a downturn. Youtuber Shesez's breakdown of Silent Hill 2's world and models is better than many Silent Hill games, and it's definitely worth a look for any hardcore fans.

Some of the secrets Shesez found include the way the game goes out of its way to fake a mirror effect by rendering two characters, how water seems to follow James around in certain areas, and how far the highway the game won't let you walk past actually extends (not very).

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Did You Know Gaming Loads Up More Gamecube Trivia

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Did You Know Gaming Loads Up More Gamecube Trivia

The Nintendo Gamecube was certainly a strange little machine. Its look, controller, and games were unlike anything else released at the time, which made for both some ridicule and some fond memories. Youtube channel Did You Know Gaming this week dives into several factoids about the console, including a Panasonic-made version if the little square device.

Some interesting facts include the several iterations and philosophies that lead to a controller with a strange button layout, why the official abbreviation is "GCN" instead of "NGC," and some of canceled tech for the console that eventually made its way to the Wii.

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