Hotel Figueroa Boasts Premier Downtown Location With A Screenshot Of GTA V

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Hotel Figueroa Boasts Premier Downtown Location With A Screenshot Of GTA V

Grand Theft Auto V's city of Los Santos is such a loving and realistic recreation of Los Angeles that it has apparently even fooled some of the people who live there. A hotel located downtown is unwittingly using a screenshot of the game on their website to advertise their posh location near downtown L.A.

An eagle-eyed Reddit user has discovered that Hotel Figueroa is accidentally using a picture of the Lost Santos skyline in place of an actual photograph. The quality is pretty low, but there is no denying that the image has been taken from the game.

The post has already garnered a lot of attention, and the image will likely be swapped out soon, but the Internet never forgets. What makes the situation even more funny is that Hotel Figueroa is no stranger to video games, as the building is usually decorated with art and posters around E3 every year. In 2014, the building was even adorned with three massive posters for Grand Theft Auto V.

The Upcoming Tetris Movie Is The First In A Sci-Fi Trilogy

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Tetris is taking to the stars, as a new report from Empire indicates that the upcoming film based on the Russian puzzle game will be the first in a sci-fi trilogy. And, according to director Larry Kasanoff, no one has even come close to figuring out just what the film will be about.

Speaking to Empire, the decision to split the film – which currently has the working title Untitled Tetris Sci-fi Project – into three parts came down to how big its story became. “[It's a trilogy] because the story we conceived is so big," Kasanoff explains. "This isn’t us splitting the last one of our eight movies in two to wring blood out of the stone. It’s just a big story."

Talking about just what exactly the Tetris movie is, the director clarifies, "We’re not going to have blocks with feet running around the movie...but it’s great that people think so. It sets the bar rather low!” He goes on to say he wants to keep its story a secret, but does does state, “I came up with the idea as I was thinking about Tetris and the theme of creating order out of chaos... No one has come remotely close to figuring out what we’re doing."

2K Leak Confirms Rumored Bioshock: The Collection

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The long-rumored BioShock trilogy remaster is one step closer to becoming true, as the latest leak comes straight from 2K.

A few super-sleuths at NeoGAF have uncovered more evidence of a current-gen bundle of all three BioShock games, including a screen-grab of a webpage for the game on 2K's official site, and the below box art, which is located on 2K's servers. While the webpage has been taken down from 2K's website, the box art can still be found on the company's server, and all-but confirms the trilogy's name – BioShock: The Collection.

Although BioShock: The Collection still hasn't officially been announced, two separate ratings descriptions leaks have suggested that the bundle will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and contain all three BioShock titles. There's still no word on whether players can expect games' various DLC offerings and/or updated visuals in the bundle, but at this point official confirmation seems like a matter of "when" and not "if."

The Bit Run Brings Running and Gaming Together In Minneapolis This Summer

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The Bit Run Brings Running and Gaming Together In Minneapolis This Summer

A local event in Minneapolis is combining the thrills of a competitive race and a gaming tournament later this Summer. Hosted at Richfield Veterans Park in Minnesota, The Bit Run will let participants take part in a 4K or 8K run that features stops for video game challenges.

Sign up and registration for the event is live now, with a number of brackets for various age ranges. There will also be a costume contest, and participants are encouraged to dress like their favorite gaming characters. The run starts at 8:30am on July 31, and the event will conclude with a live music performance from local artist Do a Barrel Roll!, a video game-themed band.

Runners will stop at "Boss Challenges" as they progress, featuring Super Smash Bros, Runbow, and Mario Kart 8. The map of the event's route can be seen below.

System Shock Remake Launches Its Kickstarter, Gets A New Demo

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Developer Nightdive studios launched both a Kickstarter campaign and a new demo for its upcoming remake of the 1994 game, System Shock, today. The former, so far, is doing extremely well.

System Shock's Kickstarter is asking for $900,000 by July 28. According to Nightdive, reaching this goal would ensure "modern" controls and inventory management, new puzzles, difficulty modes, and updated-yet-faithful levels. Certain stretch goals include a full orchestral score, enemy dismemberment, and an expanded narrative. It has already received over $451,000 of its goal a little under 24 hours after its launch.

Nightdive has also launched a brief "proof of concept" demo of the game avaliable on Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store. You can check out some screenshots, concept art, and the game's collector's edition in the gallery below.

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius Now Available Free On iOS And Android

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Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius has proven extremely popular in Japan, with over 6 million players. Western players can now get in on the action.

Square Enix is now offering Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius as a free download for iOS on the App Store and for Android on Google Play. Despite its mobile release, Square Enix is billing it as a "full-scale" Final Fantasy title, allowing players to build up a party, summon characters from other FF titles, and freely explore towns. Dungeons will see players facing off against a series of encounters before tackling a boss, earning them XP, money, and crafting items. Check out the announcement trailer from May for a look at what the game offers.

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Check Out Some Weird Early Designs For The Original Xbox's Controller

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Seamus Blackley, former Microsoft employee and part of the team in charge of designing the original Xbox, recently uploaded some early designs for the original Xbox controller to his personal Twitter. And they're kind of weird.

The designs, which Blackley notes are from November 1999, show a controller heavily influenced by Sega's 1999 console, the Dreamcast – which he points out in a later Tweet was "king" at the time. However, Blackley also says the team at Microsoft quickly discarded these designs. You can check out the bizarre designs in the gallery below.

They were fairly bizarre to see at the time as well. If I recall-- me: "these suck." kevin: "yep." https://t.co/NqJv2UbRvn

Final Fantasy VII Monopoly Is Coming In 2017

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One of the most beloved video games of all time is crossing over with one of the world's most popular board games. An officially licensed Final Fantasy VII Monopoly set is now available for pre-order via Merchoid, set to ship on April 14, 2017.

Priced at $49.99, the retailer offers free worldwide shipping when the game launches. Final Fantasy VII Monopoly includes eight player tokens as well as the standard Monopoly chance, community chest, and deed cards with a Midgar twist. Players will be tasked with planning housing developments and constructing Mako Reactors while dealing with the Shinra empire.

More information on the product is coming soon, but the set is now available on the official store. Merchoid has previously worked on Fallout and Pokemon Monopoly sets as well.

PlayStation Plus Members Are Getting Free Early Access To Paragon In July

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PlayStation Plus Members Are Getting Free Early Access To Paragon In July

Starting on July 5, the starter pack for Epic Games' MOBA Paragon will be free for the month for PlayStation Plus members.

The starter pack will allow players to enter the early access season before its free open beta arrives on August 16 for both PlayStation 4 and PC. Early access will have challenges for three hero classes: Murdock, Rampage, and Gadget. Master challenges for these classes include an immediate challenger skin and permanent hero level XP boost. Completing a master challenge unlocks a taunt and master skin for each separate class.  

Epic Games released the trailer seen below announcing the PlayStation Plus release.