Limited Edition Assassin's Creed Syndicate Statue Announced

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Limited Edition Assassin's Creed Syndicate Statue Announced

An official Assassins Creed Syndicate collectible statue has been announced. Protagonist and master assassin Jacob Frye is the subject of this latest scale replica by Triforce.

The hand-painted statue features Frye posed similarly to the game's box art, measured at 13.8 inches long, 14 inches wide, and 16.78 inches high. The statue is currently available for preorder as part of a limited run of 500. The current preorder minimum deposit is $162.50, though the full statue is priced at $650.00. The statues are scheduled to ship in May 2016. No word yet on whether there will be a statue featuring Jacob's sister, Evie Frye, but we're holding out hope.

Triforce also recently announced their full-scale replicas of Halo 5's Spartan Jameson and Kelly helmets, now available for preorder. You can also read our recent afterwords on Assassin's Creed Syndicate here.

Origin PC Decides Against Steam OS For Its Steam Machines

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Origin PC Decides Against Steam OS For Its Steam Machines

High-end PC manufacturer Origin is putting its own spin on living room PCs. The company has long been planning to release its version of a Steam Machine, but Origin’s will be missing something many of the others have.

The company tells us that it has decided against using Steam OS in its machines like the Omega (pictured above). Instead, it has designed its machines to use Windows with direct-to-Steam functionality.

“We decided that we will not offer Steam OS because we believe that a system that boots directly into Steam Big Picture mode coupled with an available Steam Controller already offers a seamless Steam experience within Windows,” a company representative told us. “We are confident this allows users to take full advantage of all the power and features that ORIGIN PC systems have to offer. We have also made this option available through all of our product lines with no charge for the Big Picture Mode toggle.”

Devil's Third Dev Valhalla Game Studios Faces Public Hearing Over Studio Name Trademark Dispute

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Devil's Third Dev Valhalla Game Studios Faces Public Hearing Over Studio Name Trademark Dispute

Valhalla Game Studios, founded by Tomonobu Itagaki, is facing an opposition to a trademark filing that would protect the company’s name. The objection comes from Valhalla Motion Pictures, the company behind the Terminator films.

The Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA) is hosting the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board this Friday. A triumvirate of judges will hear final oral arguments in the trademark dispute.

Valhalla Motion Pictures is part of the larger Valhalla Entertainment organization. That company also has a television branch, responsible for The Walking Dead. In its opposition filing, Valhalla Motion Pictures claims that a Valhalla Game Studios trademark would be confusing in the marketplace.

Square Enix's Free-To-Play Spelunker World Available Today

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Square Enix's Free-To-Play Spelunker World Available Today

Today, Square Enix lauched Spelunker World for PlayStation 4. The follow-up to 2010’s Spelunker HD, the free-to-play title challenges players to explore a series of underground caverns either alone or with up to six others online.

Spelunking with friends means working together to unearth treasure and avoid dangers such as pitfalls, Indiana Jones-esque rolling boulders, and defeat cave-dwelling enemies. Spelunkers are upgraded by finding new equipment and power-ups hidden in hard-to-reach areas, meaning thorough exploration is vital. Additionally, a selection of collectible dog companions aid players by sniffing out items. For a look at what Spelunker World entails, check out the launch trailer below. 

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Here Are All Of The Currently Available Guitar Hero Live Tracks

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Here Are All Of The Currently Available Guitar Hero Live Tracks

Unlike its competition in the music game world, Guitar Hero Live has completely abandoned the traditional notion of DLC. Instead of selling gamers new music, Activision and Freestyle Games will be adding it to the streaming Guitar Hero Live service.

That means you’re likely going to want to know what’s available to play on the disc and via Guitar Hero TV. That’s where we come in.

We’ll be updating this list of tracks as more music is added. For now, you have more than 240 tracks to get you started and our review if you want to know what we think of the game.

First Finding Dory Trailer Teases Deep-Sea Memory Loss

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First Finding Dory Trailer Teases Deep-Sea Memory Loss

The first trailer for Pixar’s upcoming sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, released yesterday thanks to the Ellen Show. The trailer teases the blue tang fish’s journey to find her long lost family.

Actress and television host Ellen Degeneres reprises her role as the titular fish with a massive memory problem, who suddenly remembers her family, prompting a deep-sea adventure to discover what actually happened to them. Albert Brooks also reprises his role as father figure and clown fish Marlin. The cast also includes Idris Elba, Diane Keaton, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, and Eugene Levy among others.

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Nintendo Badge Arcade Puts Cosmetic Microtransactions On Your 3DS Home Screen

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Nintendo Badge Arcade Puts Cosmetic Microtransactions On Your 3DS Home Screen

Earlier this week, Nintendo started rolling out a new cosmetic app for 3DS systems. Today, Nintendo Badge Arcade arrives in North America.

The app is purely driven by microtransactions. Players can purchase tokens for an arcade crane game, with prizes in the form of “badges” you can place on your home screen.

These stamp-like aesthetic items allow players to create scenes featuring a variety of characters and items from Nintendo properties. These include Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Animal Crossing. For those series that have multiple visual styles, you might find badges from different iterations.

Stephen Colbert And Liam Neeson In… Candy Crush: The Movie

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Stephen Colbert And Liam Neeson In… Candy Crush: The Movie

Unabashed geek Stephen Colbert took some time on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about Activision’s big King purchase. The publisher snapped up the Candy Crush maker for $5.9 billion last week.

The company also announced its getting into the movie and television business. While we might not ever see these two elements come together on the big screen, that hasn’t stopped the late night comedian from enlisting actor Liam Neeson for some fun.

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New Xbox Update Leaves Kinect Gestures By The Wayside

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Microsoft has slowly been edging Kinect off the Xbox One stage, and the November 12 system update will further relegate the peripheral to the sidelines. Players won't be able to control the system's dashboard using Kinect gestures, thanks to low usage of the feature and the overall design philosophy behind the overhauled UI.

Microsoft's Mike Ybarra explained the decision in an interview with Windows Central, "With gestures, the reality was the usage was very, very low," Ybarra told the site. "So for now, we've cut that from the New Xbox One Experience. So when we launch on the 12th, they won't be in the product. We'll continue to monitor and listen to feedback to see if people want them in.

In other words, if you enjoyed combing through menus by using your hands, be sure to let Microsoft know. In the meantime, all they'll do in the new update is make you look a little odd.

Batman: Arkham Series Joins Funko's Mystery Mini Figures In January

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Batman: Arkham Series Joins Funko's Mystery Mini Figures In January

Funko's popular line of blind-boxed Mystery Mini figures is diving into video games again. Hot off of the success of the Fallout Mystery Minis, fans can look forward to a Batman: Arkham series assortment in January.

This series consists of 12 different figures based on characters from Rocksteady's trilogy, including three different versions of Batman, Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, Arkham Knight, Poison Ivy, Catwoman, Nightwing, Red Hood, and of course, Joker. There's also a Robin toy for some reason.

You won't know which figure you are getting until you open up the box. Pricing often varies between retailers, but these are not expensive toys. You can usually get a box for bewteen $6 and $8 for other Mystery Mini series.