Hasbro Announces New Star Wars Figures To Be Displayed At San Diego Comic Con

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Hasbro Announces New Star Wars Figures To Be Displayed At San Diego Comic Con

Hasbro announced that several new Star Wars figures are on their way, each of which will be displayed at San Diego Comic Con later this month.

The figures include characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels, as well as from the films Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Soon, you'll be able to get your hands on a 3.75 inch figure of Rey, 12 inch figures of Kanan Jarrus and Darth Vader, a 3.75 inch figure of Hera Syndulla with an A-wing, and finally, a 12 inch biker scout with a speeder bike.

You can take a gander at these collectibles at Hasbro's booth, #3213, during San Diego Comic Con. Additionally, all of these figures will be available for purchase beginning in fall 2016. You can view all of them below.

One Year After Launch, Rocket League Still Has Over 1 Million Daily Players

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One Year After Launch, Rocket League Still Has Over 1 Million Daily Players

A year has passed since the immensely successful, vehicular combat sports game Rocket League launched. Now, developer Psyonix has revealed some impressive statistics about the game's popularity.

Notably, Rocket League has had a total of 18 million players, and 1.1 million of those users are playing daily. 6.2 million copies of the game have been sold worldwide, along with 5.5 million DLC packs sold. PlayStation 4 remains the most popular platform to play on, with Xbox One and PC not too far behind. Competitive matches are the top choice, with private matches being the least played.

In Psyonix's blog post regarding the infographic, it mentions the creators' gratitude and that they will "keep supporting the game with new Arenas, new Garage items, new Game Modes, and new DLC; to experiment with more Rocket Labs and to increase our presence in the world of competitive gaming."

[Update] Pokémon Go's International Release On Hold Due To Server Issues

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[Update] Pokémon Go's International Release On Hold Due To Server Issues

Update: According to Business Insider, Pokémon Go's international rollout to regions such as the Netherlands and the United Kingdom has been paused because of the recent server problems. Niantic CEO John Hanke told the publication that the developer is "hard at work" at fixing the issue, and that international release is "paused until we're comfortable." Pokémon Go officially launched in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand a few days ago.

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Pokémon Go has been having numerous server issues since its release this week, enough that Pokemon Go's official Twitter account acknowledged it today stating they have been "working to fix the server issues." The augmented-reality app for iOS and Android devices allows players to catch Pokémon wherever they are located in the real-world, choosing between colored teams they can travel to gyms and try and overthrow its leaders for themselves.

Weekend Warrior – Pokémon Go, Go, Go!

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Weekend Warrior – Pokémon Go, Go, Go!

If you live in Minneapolis, don’t be surprised if a wild GI crew member appears because Pokémon Go has gotten us out of our chairs and out into the streets trying to catch as many original 151 Pokémon as we can find. Who says video games make you lazy! Besides combing the tall grass, check out what else we will be up to this coming weekend. 

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – This weekend I’m finally finishing up Twilight Princess HD. Finally. From there, I’ll continue pouring time into Overwatch and Clash Royale, and continue my playthrough of A Link to the Past. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even start something else. I’ve been eyeing Deus Ex: Human Revolution ever since it went backward compatible on Xbox One.

Ben Hanson (@yozetty) – I’m going to be traveling this weekend, but I hope to finish Inside on Friday night. I’ve heard so many good things about that damn game’s ending. Outside of that, I hope to travel to new, mysterious places and catch a bunch of Pokémon. Pokémon Go is the second coming of Christ. Have a good weekend!

Five Movies That Should Get Game Adaptations (But Never Will)

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Five Movies That Should Get Game Adaptations (But Never Will)

Video game film tie-ins are generally regarded as half-baked cash grabs meant to capitalize on the hype or popularity of upcoming movies. They are often reserved for superhero properties or animated films, and rarely dabble outside of the third-person, action-platformer genre. But what if these adaptations spread their wings into different genres? What are the possibilities?

We had some ideas for five movies we’d like to see get their own games, though it’s probably safe to assume they never will.

The ExorcistWilliam Friedkin’s landmark 1973 horror film, The Exorcist, tells the story of Regan MacNeil, a pre-teen girl living in Washington, DC, whose interactions with an “imaginary” friend named Captain Howdy turn out to be a possession by a violent demon named Pazuzu. With little hope, Regan’s mother, Chris, turns to priests Father Damien Karras and Father Lankester Merrin to exorcise her daughter, eventually driving Pazuzu from the young girl, but at the cost of Karras’ life.

Yacht Club Games Publishing Both Azure Striker Gunvolt Games In Physical Release This Fall

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Yacht Club Games Publishing Both Azure Striker Gunvolt Games In Physical Release This Fall

The first Azure Striker Gunvolt game was a digital exclusive when it launched in 2014. However, Yacht Club Games, a company best known for developing the retro platforming Shovel Knight, is breaking into the world of publishing later this year when it brings both the original Azure Striker Gunvolt and its sequel to a physical release for Nintendo 3DS.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 was announced during a Nintendo Direct earlier this year for the 3DS. The game now has a release date of September 30, both on digital and in the physical Striker Pack. The package collecting both games will cost $29.99. See a brief teaser for the Striker Pack below.

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Pokémon Go Team Acknowledges Server Issues

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Pokémon Go Team Acknowledges Server Issues

Pokémon Go has been having numerous server issues since its release this week, enough that Pokemon Go's official Twitter account acknowledged it today stating they have been "working to fix the server issues." The augmented-reality app for iOS and Android devices allows players to catch Pokémon wherever they are located in the real-world, choosing between colored teams they can travel to gyms and try and overthrow its leaders for themselves.

Server issues that have been plaguing the game including frozen screens, Pokémon getting stuck at low health, or the app crashing altogether. A number of people can't even access the app itself as it struggles to handle the traffic from launch.

Thank you for your patience. We have been working to fix the server issues. We will continue rolling out #PokemonGO to new countries soon.

A Rundown Of San Diego Comic-Con 2016's Video Game Panels

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A Rundown Of San Diego Comic-Con 2016's Video Game Panels

San Diego Comic-Con has grown each year, integrating more and more elements of pop culture with each annual celebration. This year is no different, as the gaming panels on offer continue to expand. From Gears of War 4 to Injustice 2 to Overwatch, check out the biggest games that are set to appear in a panel.

Even if you aren't able to make it to SDCC this year, the bigger panels usually bring with them some pretty big reveals and fun insights, so we thought you'd like to know when to keep your eyes open. We've listed the room number for those of you who are heading to San Diego for the expo. If more gaming panels pop up for Saturday or Sunday, we'll be sure to add them to our list.

All times listed are for the Pacific timezone.

Assassin's Creed Movie Producer's New Film Studio Will Focus On Video Game Adaptations

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Assassin's Creed Movie Producer's New Film Studio Will Focus On Video Game Adaptations

Jean-Julien Baronnet recently departed his position of CEO at Ubisoft Motion Pictures after working on the Assassin's Creed adaptation. His next venture is a studio that will work on more movies based on games.

Marla Studios, named after Baronnet's daughters, will specialize in adapting the stories of popular games for a wider Hollywood audience. In an exclusive interview with Variety, he explained why he thinks so many video game movies have failed because they try to copy the story beat for beat without understanding the change in audience. Baronnet will head Marla Studios and work directly with video game developers to manage their IPs and come up the best idea for a movie. No partner companies have been announced yet.

Assassin's Creed opens on December 21, starring Micheal Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Before shutting down, Ubisoft Motion Pictures also worked on an idea for a Splinter Cell movie, potentially starring Tom Hardy.

Starbound Is Finally Officially Releasing Later This Month

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Starbound Is Finally Officially Releasing Later This Month

After being in Early Access for two and a half years, Starbound has a release date. It will be coming to PC on July 22.The news was announced by developer Chucklefish Games artist Rosie Ball via Twitter (shown below). The procedurally-generated adventure game originally entered Steam Early Access on December 4, 2013.

Yay @StarboundGame finally has a release date... and it's super soon! :D pic.twitter.com/fPSZ1hC29n

Make sure to check out our preview of the game for more information. Chucklefish's recent release, Stardew Valley, which you can read our review of right here