Report: Nintendo To End Wii U Production

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Report: Nintendo To End Wii U Production

According to Eurogamer, Nintendo's Wii U is set to end production on Friday. The publication says that it has several sources that have confirmed the console, which debuted in 2012, is to cease production.

This news follows on the heels that the company will be unveiling details about its new console, Nintendo Switch, early next year. This would also make sense, given that Nintendo implied earlier this year that the Wii U would cease production in 2016.

[Source: Eurogamer]

BioWare Teases N7 Day Reveal With Trailer

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Bioware has just released a small teaser inviting players to join the "Andromeda Initiative." The trailer is presented as a recruitment ad for would-be space explorers and shows a couple of armored N7 personnel standing on the moon while the narrator speaks.

The teaser ends with a notice that reads "Orientation begins on Nov 7." November 7 is N7 day,  which Bioware has already said is the day when it will show off some "surprises" for fans.

You can watch the whole thing right here:

Last Call For Winter 2017 Game Informer Intern Applications

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Last Call For Winter 2017 Game Informer Intern Applications

Most of us don't want to think about the upcoming winter, but with the changing seasons comes a new opportunity for aspiring video games journalists. We're now accepting applications for Game Informer's winter internship term.

For details on Game Informer's three month-long writing internship program, click here. If that sounds enticing, you can send your application (cover letter, resume, portfolio, etc.) to ben@gameinformer.com. The winter internship will run from January 18 to April 19. We're currently accepting applications until November 18, so if you're interested please send your application along before then!

You can learn all about our current group of awesome interns and the paths that led them here by reading their introductory posts here. You can also learn more about Game Informer's internship program from the mouths of our Summer 2016 interns, Blake Hester, AJ Moser, Haley MacLean, and Leo Vader as they discussed their experience on the episode of The GI Show seen below (skip to the intern section here.)

Report: Blizzard Store Leak Reveals Artwork Of Possible Overwatch Character Sombra

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Report: Blizzard Store Leak Reveals Artwork Of Possible Overwatch Character Sombra

Last night some artwork hit Blizzard Entertainment's official merchandise store that showcased Sombra, the long-rumored addition to Overwatch's hero roster. Though Sombra has been at the heart of the elaborate ARG and several leaks, Blizzard has not confirmed the character is joining the game anytime soon.

However, a recent post set in Overwatch universe detailing the exploits of Sombra, as well as this leak on the eve of Blizzcon suggests there might be some news on that front soon. Here's the image:

It's worth noting that the name at the bottom right hand corner of the piece is John Polidora, an artist who works on Overwatch.

Sony Financials Report PS VR Sales 'On Track'

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Sony Financials Report PS VR Sales 'On Track'

Today Sony released its financial results for the second quarter (July 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016), showing declines in certain aspects, while PS VR sales are yet to be officially counted.

Sales of the company's Game & Network Services division fell 11.3 percent (to $3.17 billion) compared with the previous year, but Sony says this was "primarily due to the impact of foreign exchange rates and the impact of a price reduction for the PS4 hardware." The company's financial statement goes on to say that this drop was partially offset by an increase in PS4 software sales. The division's operating income decreased 20% (to $188 million) due to the price reduction of the PS4 and a decrease in PS3 software sales.

Sony shipped 3.9 million units in this second quarter – down 100,000 from the same quarter last year.

Blue Dragon Roars Onto Xbox One Via Backwards Compatibility

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The prophecy foretold by Phil Spencer two months ago has finally come to pass. Blue Dragon is now backwards compatible on Xbox One, though it looks like for now you'll still need a physical copy to do so. Both physical versions seem to work though so no worries if you have the older three disc one.

Blue Dragon is coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/4YG2OxHjji

[Source: Major Nelson via Twitter]

These Fan-Made Lego Titans Are Mighty And Impressive

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Marius Herrmann is a big fan of Titanfall 2 and Lego. He decided to combine his love and recreate some of the game's most notable Titans as Lego figures and they look pretty rad. 

Here's Scorcher, the flamebomb blasting trapper:

Ronin, the agile sword-wielding Titan:

Pokémon Website Goes '90s For New Trading Card Game Expansion

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The Pokémon TCG is releasing a nostalgia fueled expansion called XY – Evolutions complete with reprints of cards from previous sets. It's only fitting that their website took a trip down memory lane as well.

The Evolutions set includes more than 100 cards and there will be two theme decks (Pikachu Power and Mewtwo Mayhem) available for purchase from Toys R Us and GameStop today. The decks will be available at other retailers on November 2. The expansion is also available in the digital edition of the TCG starting today.

The site itself contains a couple wonderful nods to the past when sites had guestbooks and silly music. You can visit it here or check out some images of it below.

The Director Of Deadpool Is Developing Sony's Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

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The Director Of Deadpool Is Developing Sony's Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

If you're feeling a little confused after reading that headline, well, uh, it's real. It's a thing that's happening, according to The Hollywood Reporter:

Just over a week after stepping away from Deadpool, director Tim Miller has set his sights on a new gig: developing an adaptation of Sonic the Hedgehog for Sony Pictures. Miller and his longtime Blur Studio collaborator Jeff Fowler have been tapped to work on the project, on which Fowler would make his feature directorial debut.

The film is apparently intended to be a CGI-animated/live-action hybrid and family-oriented. Just to make sure we're clear here: we're talking about the director of the critically acclaimed and absolutely filthy Marvel comic adaptation suddenly developing a movie around everyone's favorite hedgehog.