Capcom’s Wearable Mega Man Helmet Lights Up, Won’t Let You Steal Powers

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Capcom is bringing a number of new collectibles to San Diego Comic Con this week. One of them will make your 8-bit (or zombie fighting) dreams come true.

While you won’t be able to purchase it, the upcoming Mega Man helmet pictured above will be on display at SDCC. It will be available for pre-order at a later date only via Capcom’s storefront.

The helmet is made of ABS plastic and features working LED lights. Capcom also reminds us that ThinkGeek (Disclaimer: ThinkGeek is owned by Game Informer parent company GameStop) sold a replica Mega Buster last year. It is sadly sold out, though. 

Bungie Celebrates Destiny’s First Year With Prize For Loyal Players

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Bungie Celebrates Destiny’s First Year With Prize For Loyal Players

The number seven has long been important to Bungie and its fans, with the studio going so far as to claim July 7 (7/7) as its own. Yesterday, the studio celebrated with a look back at Destiny’s first 10 months with something special planned for fans.

The Taken King, supposedly Destiny’s largest expansion yet, arrives September 15 to kick off the game’s second year. From now until then, Bungie is offering players a chance to earn an in-game reward commemorating the first 12 months of play.

In order to earn the year one emblem, you’ll need to complete 10 “moments of triumph.” If you’ve been playing, you’ve likely earned some of these (with diehards already getting credit for the entire list upon announcement). Here’s what you’ll need to do before September 11:

PewDiePie Releases Video Discussing The Internet Feedback To His Impressive $7 Million Salary

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PewDiePie Releases Video Discussing The Internet Feedback To His Impressive $7 Million Salary

YouTube (and South Park) phenomenon Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg makes a lot of money with his channel, and he recently released a video responding to those responding to his salary.

A Swedish newspaper, Expressen, revealed approximately how much the YouTube star makes per year, and it's around the $7 million mark. The Internet was, unsurprisingly, shocked by the number, and as is the case with most of PewDiePie's output, reacted with loud Internet comments.

In response, Mr. Kjellberg released the video below thoughtfully taking on the subject basically saying he likes money because he is a human being, but it's not as important to him as having a good time making video content for his fans. He also jokingly admits to making lame sex jokes and thinks he looks good in a bikini. Mr. Kjellberg ends the video saying, "It seems like the whole world cares more about how much money I make than I do myself," and reminds watchers that he also raises a lot of money for charity, even if that's not what makes headlines.

Walking Dead: Season One Cast Reuniting For Live Performance

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Walking Dead: Season One Cast Reuniting For Live Performance

Telltale Games' The Walking Dead is a great game, but it wouldn't have been nearly as memorable if not for the performances of its talented cast. This week, several of those actors will reunite for a special live performance – including Dave Fennoy as Lee and Melissa Hutchison as Clementine – bringing memorable scenes from the game's first season back to life.

The cast will be reassembling this Saturday, July 11, in San Diego's Petco Park. If you buy a $30 pass to the Walking Dead's Walker Stalker and Fan Fest, you can see the show at 8 p.m. Pacific, in addition to enjoying the rest of the festivities. The performance will also be streamed on Twitch, in case you can't make the trip.

In addition, Telltale will be on a Skybound Entertainment panel at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday at 3:30 Pacific. The studio will be providing additional information on its upcoming The Walking Dead: Michonne miniseries.

Han Solo Is Getting His Own Star Wars Anthology Film

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Lucasfilm has announced a new Star Wars anthology film, which will tell the tale of a young Han Solo.

Lucasfilm announced the first standalone Star Wars anthology – Rogue One – last March, which focuses on the rebel's mission to steal the plans for the original Death Star. Today's newly announced film doesn't have a title yet, but stars everyone's favorite intergalactic scoundrel, Han Solo.

Lawrence and Jon Kasdan are penning the screenplay, which fills in how Han Solo became the charismatic smuggler that everyone knows and loves. Lawrence Kasdan co-wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi; his son Jon's writing credits include The First Time and In the Land of Women, as well as Freaks and Geeks.

PlayStation Now Gets A Makeover, Extra Game For July

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PlayStation Now Gets A Makeover, Extra Game For July

Sony's PlayStation Now service has gotten a new visual overhaul. To mark the occasion, the company is adding six games to its lineup, as opposed to the usual five.

The new additions include the Infamous 2 spin-off Infamous: Festival of Blood, Wheel of Fortune, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Sound Shapes, Super Mega Baseball, and Resistance 3.

Sony says the update will make it easier for users to browse the catalog of games on their PS4s, which includes more than 125 titles. For more information on the entire lineup, as well as information on purchasing a subscription, visit the PlayStation Now page.

EA Appoints Former WB Games VP As New Head Of Mobile

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EA CEO Andrew Wilson has named a new head of the publisher’s mobile game division. Senior vice president and group general manager Samantha Ryan will now serve as the senior vice president of EA Mobile.

Ryan joined the company in March after eight years at Warner Bros. Interactive. Prior to her departure, she served as senior vice president of production and development and was involved with the Batman Arkham franchise, Mortal Kombat series, and others. Prior to that she was president of Shadow of Mordor developer Monolith Productions and oversaw its acquisition by WB Games. 

“The power of mobile is that it not only changes how we make and play games, but it also expands our reach to entirely new types of players," Ryan said in an emailed statement. "We're delivering entertainment and creating new relationships with an audience of billions on devices that rarely leave our side today. I'm so excited for the opportunity to lead the passionate teams at EA Mobile, and bring more amazing experiences to more players around the world.”

[Update] Riot Investment In Curse Nearly $30 Million, Topping Previous Investment Rounds

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[Update] Riot Investment In Curse Nearly $30 Million, Topping Previous Investment Rounds

Update: An SEC filing has added color to Riot Games' investment in Curse. The League of Legends developer appears to have invested $29,999,999 in Curse.

This amounts to more than Curse's initial round of $12 million funding and series B $16 million funding. Additionally, Riot director of business development Brian Cho has joined Curse's board of directors. He joins representatives from other finders Idinvest, SoftTec VC, and GGV Capital, all principal funders in Series A or B.

The Riot Investment also includes securities with an exercise price that will change related to time and the SEC form also indicates that $4.5 million of gross proceeds from the investment will be going to one or more of Curse's directors. 

Perpetrator Of Holiday DDoS Attacks Convicted Of Over 50,000 Counts Of Computer Crime

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Perpetrator Of Holiday DDoS Attacks Convicted Of Over 50,000 Counts Of Computer Crime

If you were one of countless gamers lamenting the loss of Xbox Live and PlayStation Network service in December 2014, justice has been served. Finland has convicted Julius Kivimaki of over 50,000 counts of cyber-crime, including harassment, fraud, and data breaches.

Kivimaki was identified in late 2014, and participated in an interview with SkyNews under the alias “Ryan” (below). During the conversation, he admits that he and a small number of others perpetrated the attacks as part of a group called "Lizard Squad," claiming that they were done to raise awareness of the weak security at Sony and Microsoft.

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