Nintendo Film Is A Dream Project For The Producer Of The Lego Movie

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Video game movies were a central talking point during DICE 2016's "Franchise Fever: Pursuing Ideas and Big Audiences" panel. During the discussion, when Vertigo Entertainment president Roy Lee was asked what his dream movie project would be, said "Mine would be Nintendo. I think Zelda, Mario, and the whole universe of characters would be perfect for a Lego Movie type of [film]. I don't have the rights to it, but I would love to. That would be my Holy Grail."

The other panelist, Adrian Askarieh, CEO and president Prime Universe Films, agreed that Nintendo's universe is primed for cinematic success, and Nintendo just needs to find people that can execute on it.

When Lee and Askarieh were asked how movie studios can make better movies, they both replied that the first step is to bring the game creators into the creative discussions, and have them involved in the film's development as much as possible. Lee and Askarieh are currently working together on a motion-picture adaptation of the Deus Ex video game series.

Penn Jillette And Gearbox's Randy Pitchford Draw Similarities Between Magic And Video Games

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Penn Jillette And Gearbox's Randy Pitchford Draw Similarities Between Magic And Video Games

Gearbox's Randy Pitchford and magician Penn Jillette kicked off DICE 2016 with an entertaining keynote about how video games and magic have a lot in common. The talk began with a video clip taken from The Wendy Williams talk show in which Jillette passionately defends video games, saying Call of Duty is as much art as William Shakespeare's work, and that games don't make people violent. Pitchford says Jillette is one of those people that is constantly defending the entertainment medium.

Jillette said we can't defeat death, pain, or suffering in the real world, but we can in art. He went on to say video games give a playful look at that fear and aggression, allowing players to comfortably explore these issues without anyone getting hurt. He talked about how Shakespeare couldn't work in the city of London for the same reasons people are against video games today. "It's the 21st century. Stop beating up artists," he said.

Pitchford added that "Entertainment gives us a way to experience joy and happiness. It makes us feel good."

Chronicle: Runescape Legends Takes On Hearthstone In March

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Chronicle: Runescape Legends Takes On Hearthstone In March

Jagex’s answer to Hearthstone, Chronicle: Runescape Legends, will soon be available to everyone. An open beta date has been set for late March.

The collectible card game based on the long-running MMO features familiar trappings. You’ll collect cards, build decks, and take on opponents, as you would in Magic: The Gathering, Hearthstone, and other titles in the genre.

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Mega Bloks Announces New Set Of Destiny Toys

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Mega Bloks Announces New Set Of Destiny Toys

Mega Bloks and Bungie have joined forces to bring a new line of Destiny construction sets. While the figures may not be as accurate as this $190 figure, the guardians are sculpted with more detail than any other Mega Bloks iteration to date.

If you’re getting anxious awaiting the release of the next major Destiny expansion and sequel, then maybe reconstructing your favorite scenes will satiate your appetite until then. You could even create a crossover that will never happen by combining your Destiny and Halo Mega Bloks. The new Destiny construction set will boast faithful recreations of guardians, weapons, and vehicles.

Mega Bloks' collaboration is set to release in 2016 with no information on pricing or where to pre-order. For our ever expanding coverage of Destiny and everything in its orbit, click here.

WWE 2K16 Heads To PC In March With All DLC Included

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2K wants to make sure PC players can get in the Wrestlemania spirit. Its latest WWE game, WWE 2K16, will arrive on PC a few weeks before the big event.

The Steam version will carry all of the same content as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One editions. You’ll also get all of the DLC, including the Terminator pre-order bonuses, as part of the entry fee.

Included in the bundle are the following items:

Warren Spector To Lead System Shock III Development At Otherside

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Warren Spector To Lead System Shock III Development At Otherside

Warren Spector, who is credited on classics including System Shock, Thief: The Dark Project, and Deus Ex, will be returning to full-time development. Otherside has announced that he is increasing his involvement after as a creative advisor to the studio since its 2014 founding.

Spector currently teaches at the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy at the University of Texas. When the semester is over, he’ll transition to full-time work at Otherside. 

His first project will be to continue contributing to Otherside’s first game, Underworld: Ascension. He will then lead production on the recently announced System Shock III.

Where's Our Fire Emblem Fates: Revelations Review?

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Where's Our Fire Emblem Fates: Revelations Review?

Fire Emblem: Fates releases this week, and our reviews of both Birthright and Conquest are now live. However, the third campaign (titled Revelations) is currently only accessible to those who purchased the game's special edition, which includes all three games. For everyone else, Revelations will be available as a DLC campaign on March 10.  

We've spent a ton of time with both Birthright and Conquest and enjoyed them immensely, but we want ensure that we have a complete picture of how Revelations is different from its counterparts. As a result, we're going to take more time with the game and post a review closer to its wide release in March, when those who didn't buy the special edition of the game can access it.

Watch The D.I.C.E. 2016 Talks, Starting With Penn Jillette And Randy Pitchford

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Watch The D.I.C.E. 2016 Talks, Starting With Penn Jillette And Randy Pitchford

This year’s D.I.C.E. Summit begins today in Las Vegas, with presentations from luminaries across the industry. The kickoff event begins today at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 pm Eastern.

The morning keynote features actor and magician Penn Jillette along with Gearbox CEO and president Randy Pitchford. The presentation, titled Assumptions and Expectations with Interactivity and Magic is scheduled to last 45 minutes.

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Watch The First Episode Of Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises Now!

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Watch The First Episode Of Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises Now!

If you were disappointed by the lack of attention C-3PO's red arm received in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you'll want to check out Poe to the Rescue. It's the first episode of Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, a new television series that serves as a prequel of sorts to The Force Awakens. C-3PO gives his unwanted appendage a good rant.

While humor takes center stage in this episode, characters like Poe Dameron, Captain Phasma, and Kylo Ren sound just like their movie counterparts, and there's a good bit of classic Star Wars action to soak up. Poe to the Rescue is fun (albeit short) watch.

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Apple: FBI Asked Us To Build A Backdoor To The iPhone

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Apple: FBI Asked Us To Build A Backdoor To The iPhone

Apple has publicly denied an alleged FBI request to build a “master key” into a new version of the iOS operating system. In an open letter posted on the company’s website this morning, CEO Tim Cook decries what he calls a “chilling” request by United States law enforcement.

The request allegedly came following December’s shooting in San Bernardino, California. An iPhone was recovered during the investigation, and Apple says it has been complying with FBI subpoenas and search warrants, providing information it has at its disposal.

However, the company says it lacks the means to circumvent data encryption on the iPhone. “For many years, we have used encryption to protect our customers’ personal data because we believe it’s the only way to keep their information safe,” Cook writes. “We have even put that data out of our own reach, because we believe the contents of your iPhone are none of our business.”