Smaller, Cheaper Advanced Suit Spider-Man Statue On The Way

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Smaller, Cheaper Advanced Suit Spider-Man Statue On The Way

Collectibles can be expensive, especially if you are looking to line your shelves with statues. Sideshow and PCS Collectibles are creating a statue based on Insomniac Games' wonderful Spider-Man game that won't empty your wallet. Standing in at 7.35" in height (1:10 scale), fans can get an Advanced Suit Spider-Man statue for $84.99, which is quite a bit less than the $1,100 alternative Sideshow is selling.

The statue is made of resin and is slated to ship between this November and next January. You can find out more details at Sideshow's website and see the statue in the images below:

Pokémon Go's Battle League Kicks Off March 13 With Legendary And Mythical Rewards

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Pokémon Go's Battle League Kicks Off March 13 With Legendary And Mythical Rewards

You may already have hundreds of fights under your belt, but Pokémon Go's Battle League was only in its preseason. The official start to the Battle League kicks off on Friday, March 13 at 1 p.m. PDT. This first season of play allows you to complete seven sets of battles a day (meaning you can fight 35 times if you have the time on your hands). If you win all five battles in a set, you receive a Premium Battle Pass. Raising your rank also brings different rewards like increased Stardust, various Charged and Fast TMs, as well as the Pokémon you can catch at specific tiers.

The first reward encounter will be against Metagross. At rank 4, Beldum is thrown into the mix. Rank 7 brings the chance of a Rufflet encounter (who will later be available at the Safari Zone Philadelphia event). If you win enough fights to reach rank 10, you will earn a guaranteed encounter against Pikachu Libre. Scraggy will also appear more often as a random encounter in the battle tier.

At the end of Battle League's first season (which concludes on May 1), if you reach rank 7, you will earn an Elite Charged TM. If you hit rank 10, you also will receive avatar items and a pose inspired by Pokémon League Champion Steven.

Overwatch Begins Banning Heroes In Competitive Play

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Overwatch Begins Banning Heroes In Competitive Play

Overwatch's 21st season of Competitive Play kicks off today with four popular heroes on the bench. Hanzo, Mei, Orisa, and Baptiste will begin the season blocked off to players. If one of these heroes is your main, you'll have to find someone else to play as for a week. This is Blizzard's first attempt to shake up Overwatch's meta. Each week a different pool of heroes will be blocked off, so if you love playing as Mei, she should be back next week.

Overwatch's principle game designer Scott Mercer says that the team got feedback from players that the meta was stagnant for too long. "Especially at the highest ranks of the game, like Master and Grandmaster, we’ve seen the meta become more defined," he says. "The better you are at the game, the more you start to see the effects of what players deem are the strongest heroes. Even after our decision to switch team compositions to 2-2-2, creating change in the meta is a hard thing to do. We started being more aggressive with hero balancing with the hope that it would affect the meta, but we still worried that it wouldn’t shift enough for players. Hero Pools are part of a solution to address players’ desire to have a constantly shifting meta."

Neil Druckmann And Chernobyl Creator Making The Last Of Us Series For HBO

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Neil Druckmann And Chernobyl Creator Making The Last Of Us Series For HBO

The Last of Us writer/creative director Neil Druckmann and acclaimed Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin are teaming up for an HBO series based on the hit video game.

Naughty Dog president Evan Wells and Carolyn Strauss (executive producer of Chernobyl, among other HBO properties) will also serve as executive producers, and the TV series will be the first from PlayStation Productions

"Neil Druckmann is without question the finest storyteller working in the video game medium, and The Last of Us is his magnum opus," Mazin told The Hollywood Reporter. "Getting a chance to adapt this breathtaking work of art has been a dream of mine for years, and I'm so honored to do it in partnership with Neil."

Ghost Of Tsushima Gets Summer Release Date

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Ghost Of Tsushima Gets Summer Release Date

Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima is a gorgeous Samurai-film inspired open world game, and we can't wait to play it. Fortunately, we don't have to wait long. We've been excited about the game since it was announced, and we'll be able to get our hands on it in a few months. 

Today, Sony's PlayStation Blog announced a June 26 release date alongside a story-focused trailer where hero Jin Sakai prepares for a long, hard battle. We also get to meet a few of Jin's allies and enemies. Check it out. 

[Source: PlayStation Blog]

Check Out The Gameplay Trailer For Trials Of Mana

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Check Out The Gameplay Trailer For Trials Of Mana

Original released for Japan's Super Famicom in 1995 under the name Seiken Densetsu 3, Trials of Mana is an ambitious remake that will release on Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC on April 24. Square Enix today dropped a short gameplay trailer for Trials of Mana that shows off the flow of combat, the different heroes, and how leveling up works.

The remake takes advantage of the current-gen hardware, and features an all-new combat system, a remastered soundtrack, an expanded story, and spoken dialogue. If you're new to the Mana series, you can check out the original game, and the SNES version of Trials of Mana in the Collection of Mana bundle that released last June on Switch. For more on Trials of Mana check out our "Decades in the Making" preview that outlines 11 things you should know about the game.

New Star Wars Game 'Project Maverick' Briefly Appears Online

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New Star Wars Game 'Project Maverick' Briefly Appears Online

Electronic Arts' next Star Wars title is a "smaller, more unusual project at EA Motive," known as Star Wars: Project Maverick.

The title was first discovered after twitter account PSN PSN Releases (via Resetera user Soulzonik), which automatically monitors additions to the PSN store database, tweeted about the game with the art shown above. 

Although Electronic Arts – who has the official Star Wars video games license – has not officially confirmed the project, Kotaku is reporting that Project Maverick is one of two Star Wars titles the company is working on. Kotaku describes the game as a "smaller, more unusual project at EA Motive in Montreal, Canada." The other, according to the site, is a Jedi: Fallen Order sequel by Respawn.

The Next Marvel Mobile Game Is An Open-World RPG Called Future Revolution

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The Next Marvel Mobile Game Is An Open-World RPG Called Future Revolution

You can call upon a Marvel superhero for almost any type of game on mobile, be it matching colored blocks or battling villains through turn-based combat. At this year's PAX East convention, Marvel held a mystery panel that revealed Marvel: Future Revolution, the company's first open-world role-playing game for mobile. The game is in development at Netmarble, the studio behind the successful mobile action/RPG Marvel: Future Fight.

At PAX, Marvel showed off a number of videos that give a brief look into the world, combat, heroes, and villains. As you can see directly below, combat is handled from a close-over-the-shoulder viewpoint. The action appears to deliver a mix of hand-to-hand combat with special abilities, but we don't know how players initiate these moves yet, or even handle movement within the sprawling worlds.

Future Revolution's story kicks off with numerous Earths coming together to form a new "Primary Earth." You'll suit up as an agent for the newly formed "Omega Flight" team to take on villains that pose a threat to the Primary Earth. This epic tales of numerous worlds colliding is penned by Marvel Comics scribe Marc Sumerak.

The Tomogunchi Comes To Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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The Tomogunchi Comes To Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

We talked about the Tomogunchi all the way back when we got our first look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare during our cover story extravaganza last year, and now it's finally here. This little pet you wear on your watch, clearly inspired by the Tamagotchi, comes with all manner of interactions while you bust people up in multiplayer modes from Hardpoint to Team Deathmatch. The cute little guy can evolve and has a multitude of quips and chirps to fire off as you dominate from map to map, game to game. Check out the cool retro trailer below for a look at the adorable lil thing.

Valve On Why Half-Life: Alyx Needed To Be In VR

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Valve On Why Half-Life: Alyx Needed To Be In VR

Valve has been incredibly bullish on virtual reality. The company has not only created VR headsets, it's taken one of its premier franchises and created an entire game built around the technology. While many are still hoping for a traditional Half-Life shooter, we’re also thankful that Valve is creating the kinds of long-form VR experiences that might draw new users to VR. So to get a better understanding about how this project came to be and what this means for the series’ future, we talked to Valve developer Robin Walker. 

Tell us about the origin of this project. How did you settle on VR?