The King Of Kong Is Turning Into A Musical

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The King Of Kong Is Turning Into A Musical

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters – the documentary about competitive Kong players Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe – is being turned into a musical according to Seth Gordon, the original film's director.

IGN spoke to Gordon recently, who confirmed the project and said that he's currently assessing the project's musical content, including "Museum of Your Heart" by Walter Day, founder of video game world record verifiers Twin Galaxies.

For more with Billy Mitchell and Walter Day, check out their recent visit to the office in this episode of The Game Informer Show.

Pokémon: Magikarp Jump Is Available Now For iOS And Android Devices

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Pokémon: Magikarp Jump Is Available Now For iOS And Android Devices

The Pokémon Company is continuing its exploration into the world of mobile gaming with a title that's a lot different from Pokémon Go.

Pokémon: Magikarp Jump follows Pokémon Duel, which released in January, and Pokémon Go, which released July of last year. In Pokémon: Magikarp Jump, players train a Magikarp to jump as high as possible. If your Magikarp gets knocked out or retires at level 20, you start with a new Magikarp, each one slightly stronger than the previous. Other Pokémon also appear in the game to help you train.

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Netflix's Animated Castlevania Show Gets Its First Trailer

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Netflix's Animated Castlevania Show Gets Its First Trailer

Netflix released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming animated Castlevania show. Plot details are thin, but the teaser does offer a good sense of what the show will look like – right after an amusing intro that imagines a world where people watched weird pixelated versions of Netflix shows on their NES.

The show will begin airing on July 7 and you can go ahead and add it to your Netflix watch list by heading here.

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Watch The Trailer For Game Of Thrones' Seventh Season

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Watch The Trailer For Game Of Thrones' Seventh Season

HBO has released the first trailer for Game Of Thrones' new season, and it's a doozy.

Warning: Spoilers For Game of Thrones.

After being delayed then announced without a teaser trailer, we can finally see another glimpse of the show's seventh and possibly penultimate season. The trailer acts as a check-in for most of the remaining factions in Westoros, how their past decisions have caught up to (or benefited) them, and how several conflicts in the making may finally come to a head. Check out the full trailer below.

Fanmade Ad Takes Nintendo Switch Skydiving

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Fanmade Ad Takes Nintendo Switch Skydiving

The original trailer for the Nintendo Switch did what it needed to: It showed off all the potential uses of the system and made it look like a cool, social little handheld. But it didn't take the thing Skydiving, which is a shame.

Youtube channel Юзя (pronounced "Juzik") has rectified the problem. In a fanmade ad highlight various configurations of the system (via Kotaku), the Switch travels everywhere (inside of Moscow, Russia, where the ad was filmed), including aboard a diving, and in the sky. The ad is also set to a pretty nice Donkey Kong Country remix and uses sound from those games instead of dialogue, making the ad even better by making it more globally appealing. You can watch the ad below.

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Tetsuya Nomura Reimagines The Joker For New Play Arts Action Figure

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Tetsuya Nomura Reimagines The Joker For New Play Arts Action Figure

In recent years, Tetsuya Nomura has taken to redesigning classic Batman characters and turning them into action figures. His first redesign was for Batman, followed the year after by Catwoman. His latest work reimagines the Joker, giving the character a much different look than we're used to.

Joker reworks are a dime a dozen (Nolan's Batman films, Suicide Squad and Injustice 2 have all taken their own spin on the character), but Nomura's design is very different from what we've seen before. For one, Joker's far older this time around, confined to a wheelchair that transforms into an extra set of legs that allows him to stand upright. It's an interesting take on the character (fedora notwithstanding), and the figure (which releases in September for about $200) comes with a number of interchangable parts, including several for his head. There's a Harley Quinn figure on the way, as well.

You can find more photos of the figure below, and, if you can make a cross-Atlantic purchase, available for pre-order.

Learn How K-2SO Met Cassian In New Star Wars: Rogue One Comic Book

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Learn How K-2SO Met Cassian In New Star Wars: Rogue One Comic Book

Star Wars: Rogue One showed us how the Rebellion secured the Death Star's plans, but we know hardly anything about most of the players involved in this heist. It was an ensemble film, but the focus was mostly on fleshing out Jyn Erso as the hero. Lucasfilm is now giving fans a chance to get to know her supporting cast through expanded fiction in novels and comic books.

The latest story focuses on the first meeting between Cassian Andor, a Rebel Alliance intelligence officer, and K-2SO, an Imperial security droid. We know K-2SO is eventually reprogrammed to assist the Alliance, but his first meeting with Cassian wasn't friendly. You'll have a chance to find out how this meeting happened in Star Wars: Rogue One – Cassian & K-2SO Special, a 40-page, one-shot comic book releasing this August from Marvel. Writer Duane Swierczynski and artist by Fernando Blanco make their Star Wars debuts with this story.

Explore The Commonwealth During Fallout 4's Free Weekend

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Explore The Commonwealth During Fallout 4's Free Weekend

Xbox Live Gold Members and Steam users will have free access to all of Fallout 4's base game and mods this weekend, starting May 25 and ending May 28.

PlayStation 4 players won't be entirely left out of an opportunity to play the game at a reduced cost. The game and its season pass will have discounts of up to 67 percent across Steam, Xbox Live, and the PlayStation Store.

We thought Fallout 4 was one of the best RPGs of 2015, and we enjoyed playing the DLC. You can watch us play some moments from the middle of the game in our Test Chamber.

Far Cry 5 Art Reveals More About Setting, Characters

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Far Cry 5 Art Reveals More About Setting, Characters

Though we know Far Cry 5 is set in Montana, Ubisoft hasn't revealed much else about its new open world shooter yet. The church at the end of the game's first trailer hinted there'd be some religious themes involved, though. Now, thanks to some new art from the game, we know the religious nature of the game will be more explicit than implied.

The art (you can check out the full image below) replicates Leonardo Da Vinci's painting "The Last Supper", with the character at the center extending his palms much the same way Jesus does. Surrounding the center figure are several characters decked out raggedy flannel, beards, guns, floral crowns, and dog tags (there's also a wolf sitting at the table with a red cross painted on his head). Below them sits an arsenal of explosive weaponry, a bow, and tied-up man with the word "SINNER" drawn on his back.

Where's Our Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Review?

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Where's Our Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Review?

Reviews for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers are going up today, but we're not quite ready to render our final verdict. The online servers for the game won't go live until a few hours before the official release tomorrow night,  and considering how important the online infrastructure can be to a fighting game's long-term viability, we've chosen to hold off until we've had some time with it in the wild.

I can, however, share some impressions of the game otherwise. For starters, this is still Street Fighter II, and Street Fighter II is pretty good. Being able to play this game on the go or at a moment's notice (I played quite a bit of it during Destiny raid downtime) is probably my favorite thing about it. The HD Remix art style is nice and all, but I've been sticking to the Super Turbo sprites, and those still look and move so well I'm only switching back and forth out of curiosity at this point. So as a way to just have Street Fighter II at the ready, this works.