Lego Shows Off New Super Mario Power-Up Packs

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Lego Shows Off New Super Mario Power-Up Packs

Earlier this year, Lego announced a new collaboration with Nintendo's iconic Super Mario brand. The Adventures with Mario Starter Course features the man himself, plus several builds that connect together to create a long course for Lego Mario to navigate, including a Goomba and Bowser Jr. We also know that Piranha Plant Slide and Bowser's Castle sets will be sold as additional expansions. Today, Lego and Nintendo announced new Lego Super Mario Power-Up Packs, which allow you to dress up Nintendo's mascot in four of his most well-known power-up suits.

First up is Fire Mario, which makes the iconic fireball sound when you tilt him. Propeller Mario makes the propeller sound when you fly him upwards, and then makes coin sounds if you move him back and forth. Cat Mario makes, well, cat sounds, and creates coin-collection sounds if you climb him up a wall. Builder Mario makes the block-smash sound if you slam him down – given our experience with Legos, maybe be a little gentle with the slam.

The Lego Super Mario Power-Up Packs will launch as separate purchases alongside the rest of the Lego Super Mario set on August 1.

Tencent Is Taking The System Shock Franchise Forward

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Tencent Is Taking The System Shock Franchise Forward

News on System Shock 3 has been sparse or absent for some time. Today, OtherSide Entertainment took to Twitter to announce that Tencent would be "taking the System Shock franchise forward" and followed up with another message regarding the studio's efforts with the IP.

Tencent is a mega-company and gaming titan with partial or full stake in numerous high-profile studios, including Riot Games.  Read OtherSide's official messaging right here in the two critical tweets.

1/2 We are happy to announce that Tencent will be taking the #SystemShock franchise forward.

Ready For Your Next Zoom Meeting? Try A Kingdom Hearts Background

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Ready For Your Next Zoom Meeting? Try A Kingdom Hearts Background

In today's world, you may find yourself having a lot of meetings with internet video instead of face-to-face interaction. 

Square Enix has taken to Twitter to push out some backgrounds from the Kingdom Hearts and Trials of Mana franchises perfect for adding a little style to your next round of TPS reports. Check out the tweets below to pick out your favorite. Keyblade not included.

Add some magic to your next video call with a custom #KingdomHearts III background✨
Which one is your favorite?#StayAtHome pic.twitter.com/hB993ERWEQ

Henry Cavill Is A Character In The Latest Total War: Warhammer II DLC

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Henry Cavill Is A Character In The Latest Total War: Warhammer II DLC

Henry Cavill wowed audiences with his performance as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's Witcher series, a part he pleaded to play after falling in love with the games and books. The actor hasn't been shy about sharing his enthusiasm for video games, especially playing them on PC. Cavill discussed in the past his love for the Total War series and painting miniatures, but now that love has been immortalized in the most recent DLC for Total War: Warhammer II.

Creative Assembly took notice of his passion and gave him his very own role in The Warden and The Paunch DLC. He starts the campaign at your side as a loremaster of Hoeth and has some traits that speak to his Witcher role, such as one called "The White Wolf," which provides a +15 bonus versus large units and his ability being "Potion of Toughness." 

For those interested in having Cavill by your side in his digital form, The Warden and The Paunch launches tomorrow (May 21) for $8.99.

Robocop Takes On A Terminator In The Latest Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Trailers

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Robocop Takes On A Terminator In The Latest Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Trailers

Frank Miller and Walter Simonson's 1992 comic book series Robocop Versus The Terminator is still one of the best licensed comics to date, and now we can see relive it in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. Developer NetherRealm Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released two new trailers that show a Terminator taking on Robocop. It's machine versus man-machine and it looks wonderful.

Robocop is voiced by Peter Weller, who portrayed the character in the films. The Terminator design is based on Arnold Schwarzenegger's character design from Terminator: Dark Fate, the latest entry in the film series that hardly anyone saw.

Mortal Kombat: Aftermath is a sizable expansion that adds new story content, and three characters: Robocop, Sheeva, and Fujin. We'll have a full write-up on the expansion once it hits.

Call of Duty: Warzone's Secret Bunkers Have Been Opened

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Call of Duty: Warzone's Secret Bunkers Have Been Opened

Since the early days of Call of Duty: Warzone, players have wondered if those bunkers could somehow be accessed. Well, as it turns out, they can now. Over the past few days, many high profile Call of Duty players and streamers have discovered the secret methods to unlock these massive caches of loot.

As of the latest Call of Duty: Warzone update, players can find access cards in legendary chests and use these to gain access to bunkers. YouTube and Twitch have vaults and vaults of videos of players making this explosive discovery - you can watch CouRage crack one of these vaults here. 

Wasteland 3 Developer InXile Using Unreal Engine 5 For Next RPG

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Wasteland 3 Developer InXile Using Unreal Engine 5 For Next RPG

Wasteland 3 developers InXile Entertainment have announced that the studio's project after Wasteland 3 (shown) – a next-gen RPG – will use the recently announced Unreal Engine 5.

A tweet by the company – replied to by InXile CEO and legendary RPG developer Brian Fargo – said the project will "be a while" after Wasteland 3 releases on August 28, 2020.

Back in 2018, InXile was acquired by Microsoft Studios.

Overwatch's Anniversary Event Is Now Live, Here's All The New Skins

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Overwatch's Anniversary Event Is Now Live, Here's All The New Skins

Overwatch is hitting another milestone, and the celebration starts now. The beloved hero shooter's Anniversary event is now in full swing to commemorate its fourth anniversary, and you know what that means: New skins! Blizzard teased some over the last few days, showing off new ones for a variety of heroes, from Reaper to Zenyatta.

The event runs from May 19 until June 9 and offers five legendary skins, three epic skins, and new sprays, icons, and emotes. There are also Weekly Challenges for limited-time items and skins, the schedule is as follows:

You can get a look at all the new event skins in the gallery below, which includes Hammond as a submarine captain and Ashe as Little Red Riding Hood with Bob as her Big Bad Wolf.

Gwent Is Now Available On Steam

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Gwent Is Now Available On Steam

Always wanted to try Gwent outside of the Witcher 3 and check out the full-fledged card game? Didn't want to play on GOG or anywhere else? Been holding out for that Steam release?

Well, today is your day! Check out our review here from way back during the launch days or just dive in, it's free-to-play after all.

After a few hours or so you'll have a good idea if The Witcher - in card form - is right for you! Check out the Steam launch trailer below!

Sims-Inspired Paralives Shows Off First Character, Customization Options

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Sims-Inspired Paralives Shows Off First Character, Customization Options

Paralives, the in-development life-simulation game that draws heavy inspiration from The Sims, has revealed its first character. In addition to giving prospective players a glimpse at "Maggie," developer Alex Massé and his team also give a quick rundown of some of the character customization options available.

As shown in the video above, players can customize height, parts of the body individually, and change hair color using a versatile color wheel. This video also gives a quick look at the latest visuals in the home environments.

You can see a gallery of character and customization images below.