Exclusive Look At The Kett, Mass Effect Andromeda's New Race

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Mass Effect fans that watched the latest trailer with a close eye probably noticed several cryptic shots of a new alien race. This feature aims to go even further in-depth than our cover story on BioWare's Mass Effect Andromeda in the grand reveal of BioWare's new alien race for the Andromeda galaxy called the Kett. While visiting BioWare Montreal, we sat down with Mass Effect Andromeda's art director Joel MacMillan to walk through the development process of inventing a brand new alien species for the beloved series. If you enjoy this look into the process, check out our earlier videos that take a similar deep dive into the development of the Asari, Krogan, Salarians, and Batarians.

While BioWare wants to remain secretive about the race's full backstory and role in the plot, we hope you enjoy this thorough look at the design of the Kett.

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Our Pokémon Sun & Moon Review Goes Live Tomorrow

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Our Pokémon Sun & Moon Review Goes Live Tomorrow

The newest Pokémon games don't come out until later this week, but you can get our full review on November 15 at 6:00 a.m. PST (8:00 a.m. CST).

As usual, Nintendo is being restrictive about certain topics prior to the game's full release – including story spoilers and specific numbers (and names) of various Pokémon. Those details must be held until Friday (when the game is released), but we are confident that these nitty-gritty details do not impede our ability to share our thoughts about the game's successes and/or shortcomings in full. 

So come back tomorrow morning for the review, and in the meantime, check out the latest trailer for Pokémon Sun & Moon.

Alleged FIFA Ultimate Team Coin Hackers Go On Trial

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Alleged FIFA Ultimate Team Coin Hackers Go On Trial

Alleged FIFA Ultimate Team coin hacker Anthony J. Clark and his associates go on jury trial today for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Clark and others are charged with hacking EA's servers in order to steal FUT coins and sell them to third-party coin marketplaces.

The indictment (an excerpt of which you can read below) charges that Clark and others created an app that sent electronic messages representing thousands of matches to EA's servers, which then credited multiple accounts with FUT coins. These coins were then sold on unauthorized coin re-selling sites in places like the U.K. and China.

The government seeks the forfeiture of millions garnered in the illegal activity, including vehicles and property.

Ubisoft Confirms Another Year Of Content For Rainbow Six Siege

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Ubisoft Confirms Another Year Of Content For Rainbow Six Siege

Another year's worth of content is coming for Rainbow Six Siege, Ubisoft confirmed on Twitter Sunday.

The past year has been an incredible journey, and we are excited to have you join us for another full year of content! pic.twitter.com/2W9youloDJ

The asymmetric multiplayer game, which debuted last December and has seen three expansions since, was also mentioned in Ubisoft's latest earnings call. The Crew, The Division, and Rainbow Six Siege each have more than 10 million registered players, representing a 132-percent increase over the past year in digital sales.

Report: Telltale's Unnamed Marvel Game Is Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Report: Telltale's Unnamed Marvel Game Is Guardians Of The Galaxy

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy was an unexpected delight, pulling audiences into the humor-infused world of Star Lord, Groot, Rocket Racoon, and a host of others. Its success warranted an upcoming sequel and, if reports are to be believed, a game from Telltale.

According to documents from SAG-AFTRA (and scoured by Comicbookmovie.com), the title is under production with a working name of Blue Harvest. It's credited to O'Farrell Industries, which, considering a companion listing of The Walking Dead Season 3, is likely a front of sorts for Telltale.

Telltale has shown a knack for adapting comics before, with The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and the new Batman series, as well as an ability to tell stories with a light touch in Tales from the Borderlands. If this is indeed legit, a Guardians of the Galaxy game could be a fun fit – and a refreshing change of pace from a cover-based shooter with jokes.

Sega, Wargaming & Creative Assembly Partner For Total War: Arena

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Sega, Wargaming & Creative Assembly Partner For Total War: Arena

World of Tanks creator Wargaming and its Wargaming Alliance publishing arm is joining forces with Sega and its internal studio Creative Assembly to release Total War: Arena. The game is a free-to-play 10v10 team multiplayer title.

The Wargaming Alliance imprint bestows resources, the Wargaming subscriber base, and Wargaming's FTP knowledge to its partners, and Total War: Arena is the label's first release – although a release date or timeframe for the game has not been announced. The title was first announced in 2013.

For more on Total War: Arena, take a look at its reveal.

You Can Now Use Pokémon-Themed Stickers On Twitter

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You Can Now Use Pokémon-Themed Stickers On Twitter

Twitter announced today that it has introduced Pokémon stickers to its social media platform. Stickers, which are small images that can be added to photos you tweet, can be used on mobile devices with the Twitter app.

The stickers are promotional for the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon, which release on November 18. As seen in the short video below, you can add Pokémon Sun and Moon's Rowlet, Litten, Popplio to your images, or just a simple Pokéball. If you want to use stickers, just click on a photo you want to upload to twitter and then press the smiley face to see the full list of stickers.

Now you can be the very best, with featured @Pokemon #Stickers! pic.twitter.com/wdQ5UMY3bq

Watch The Thrilling Ghost In The Shell Trailer Starring Scarlett Johansson

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Watch The Thrilling Ghost In The Shell Trailer Starring Scarlett Johansson

The first trailer for Ghost in the Shell, based on the cyberpunk Japanese manga of the same name, was recently revealed at a live event in Tokyo. The live-action adaptation, which stars Scarlett Johansson, hits theaters next year.

Johansson plays the lead role of the android Major Motoko Kusanagi. This casting choice has resulted in controversy, with critics calling it a form of whitewashing. The first trailer is nonetheless filled with Japanese imagery, such as a robot geisha. Check out the trailer below for yourself.

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Latest Game Maker's Toolkit Analyzes Nintendo's Focus On Play

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Latest Game Maker's Toolkit Analyzes Nintendo's Focus On Play

When he's not examining the dungeons of The Legend of Zelda games, Mark Brown breaks apart the components in other games and uses them to elucidate game design theory. This week, he just so happens to focus on more Nintendo games.

In the latest episode of "The Game Maker's Toolkit," Brown discusses how, rather than starting at a conceptual, aesthetic, or narrative level, Nintendo's games tend to start with a simple idea about play, then expound on that idea. Examples of this include how Super Mario Bros. is built around Mario's ability to jump, and Luigi's Mansion is built around using its vacuum cleaner.

You can watch the video below.

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition Website Includes Classic Game Manuals

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Nintendo's NES Classic Edition Website Includes Classic Game Manuals

The NES Classic edition is shaping up to be one of the biggest items of the 2016 Holiday season. It's a solid console, and has become incredibly hard to find, with many retailers (including Amazon) already sold out.

But even if you don't have one, Nintendo's new website for the NES Classic should give you something to do while you wait for the console to be back in stock. In the vein of the revival of its old tips hotline, Nintendo has launched a website cataloging the manuals for all 30 of the games included in the console.

Although the site offers modern electric manuals for every game written for use with the new NES, the older manuals are much more appealing to look at. Although "reference may be made to features that can't be used in this version of the game," (as the end of PDF document of every manual states), many of the manuals look like accurate recreations of the real deal.