Disney Infinity 2.0 Comes To Vita Tomorrow With Symbiote Suit Spider-Man

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Disney Infinity 2.0 Comes To Vita Tomorrow With Symbiote Suit Spider-Man

Last December at PlayStation Experience, Disney announced it was bringing its toys-to-life game, Infinity, to the handheld scene. Tomorrow, that becomes a reality, as the starter kit arrives at retail.

Included in the starter is a rechargeable bluetooth base, the Spider-Man playset, the same toy box game discs that come with the console starters, and Spider-Man in his symbiote suit. You can use the black-clad Spidey in the console versions, and given the language that he’s “debuting” in the starter, he may be available for purchase later.

The base appears to have only two spots for items (compared to the console base, which two character spots and a playset/other slot). One of these is for a character (and circular discs). The other is for a playset or the hexagonal discs that add terrain, skies, and toys to the toy box. The bundle is priced at $59.99. 

Nintendo To Release Approximately Five Smartphone Games By April 2017

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Nintendo and DeNA are hard at work on their new partnership to bring Nintendo IP to smart phones. While there’s still no firm release window for the first of these (the partnership was just announced in March), we know about how many games to look forward to in the coming months.

At its most recent investor meeting, Nintendo discussed the partnership. “Regarding the number of the titles, you may want to know that we will release approximately five titles by the end of the next fiscal year, which is the end of March 2017,” said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. “You may think it is a small number, but when we aim to make each title a hit, and because we want to thoroughly operate every one of them for a significant amount of time after their releases, this is not a small number at all and should demonstrate our serious commitment to the smart device business.”

As we reported in March, DeNA is also working on a network that will connect a variety of devices. These include Nintendo consoles and handhelds (including the in-development NX), PCs, smartphones, and tablets. Nintendo is in the process of sunsetting its Club Nintendo loyalty program, which makes the announcement of a DeNA-powered new “integrated membership service” sound like a replacement.

United States And Canada Account For Two-Thirds Of All Amiibo Shipments

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United States And Canada Account For Two-Thirds Of All Amiibo Shipments

Nintendo held its investor briefing this morning in Japan. The success of the Amiibo figures was a significant point during president Satoru Iwata’s presentation, complete with updated shipment data.

The company says that it has shipped 10.5 million units world wide, with just under 7 million of those coming to North America. The remaining third is split among Europe, Japan, and Australia in order of magnitude.

Iwata reiterated intentions to release a standalone NFC reader for older 3DS devices that will work with figures. It will also be compatible with the Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer cards, and the device will be released alongside that title this fall. 

Reader Discussion: What's Your Ideal Marvel Game?

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Reader Discussion: What's Your Ideal Marvel Game?

Marvel is on top of the entertainment business. The comic book company seems to have conquered movies and television (yeah, and comics). And while it has a selection of great video games too, there is definitely room for improvement here. What would be your ideal Marvel-based video game?

I think the easy money here would be for Marvel to license out another Marvel: Ultimate Alliance game, but I've also always wanted an open-world RPG where you collect a group of heroes and set off on an adventure, think Dragon Age: Inquisition. What about you?

Leave your crazy ideas for a Marvel video game in the comments below. Feel free to read our recent look back at the best Marvel games in history for inspiration.

Chicago Gets A Stunning Mashup Of Cosplayers

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Chicago Gets A Stunning Mashup Of Cosplayers

Sailor Moon Thor, Breakdancing Princess Peach, the Hamburgler (the good old version), and Pizza the Hut recently invaded Chicago for the annual C2E2 comics and entertainment convention. You can see what you missed in this impressive cosplay montage.

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo is one of Chicago’s biggest conventions dedicated to comics, pop culture, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Thankfully, Beat Down Boogie was on site to capture all the antics that took place last weekend.

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Someone Finally Invented The Holodeck

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The idea of fully immersing ourselves in virtual world has been a pipe dream for decades, but we might actually be getting closer to pulling it off. A new outfit called The Void looks to open up a series of virtual reality arcades that are next best thing to a Star Trek holodeck.

The technology that The Void is using to put together a fully immersive virtual reality experience seems pretty sweet. Right now, The Void only has one location opening in Salt Lake City, Utah, but the company plans to open up other "theme parks" around the world soon. You can get a good vision for the project below.

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Mega Man & Bass Leads Off Capcom’s Wii U Mega May Event

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Capcom asked which Game Boy Advance game you wanted to arrive first on the Wii U Virtual Console. Your votes have been tallied and the winner is Mega Man & Bass.

Originally released in 2003, this title gives players access to the blue bomber with his mega buster and slide move. It also gives you the option of playing as Bass, who can shoot at an angle and dash.

The remainder of the releases for the month are as follows:

CD Projekt Warns Against Purchasing The Witcher 3 Keys From Green Man Gaming

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CD Projekt Warns Against Purchasing The Witcher 3 Keys From Green Man Gaming

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers CD Projekt RED have asked gamers not to buy pre-purchase PC codes for the game from online seller Green Man Gaming (GMG). The codes for the game on the site were sold at a 35 percent discount before being brought back up to $59.99. Despite the short-lived discount, however, there are other issues between the two companies.

In a post on the CD Projekt RED forums, Rafał Jaki, the company's business development manager, asked fans not to buy the codes from GMG. The discount itself, however, wasn't the crux of the problem. He also stated, "We had not sold them keys and don't know the origin of them."

In response, Paul Sulyok, CEO of GMG, told GameSpot that GMG and CD Projekt RED were in discussions for six months for GMG and other sites to sell The Witcher 3 digitally, but ultimately Sulyok says CD Projekt declined the offers and decided to support its own digital platform: GOG.com.

Rockstar Working On A Version Of Its Video Editor For GTA V On Xbox One, PS4

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Rockstar Working On A Version Of Its Video Editor For GTA V On Xbox One, PS4

Grand Theft Auto fans are already making some impressive videos with the Rockstar Editor on PC. But perhaps you’re a console player with a cinematic eye that wants to get in on the action. Good news, you might get your chance soon.

In a news post today, Rockstar says that the video editing simply isn’t possible on last-gen hardware. However, a version of the Rockstar Editor is currently in development for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The publisher hasn’t offered any specifics yet about what a version tailored for consoles might look like or if it will be similarly featured. 

Rockstar also says that The Lab radio station from the PC version will be headed to all four consoles in a future update. The Self Radio option won’t be though, as it pulls from your MP3s (and is beyond what the consoles can support at this time).

The Story Behind Hotline Miami Is One Of No Pants And Countless Deaths

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The Story Behind Hotline Miami Is One Of No Pants And Countless Deaths

Hotline Miami has been a runaway success, selling more than 100,000 copies. The story behind the game is a fascinating one that starts with a collection of prototypes and a publisher willing to take a risk.

ComplexTV’s David Lynch interviewed Dennaton Games' Jonathan Söderström and Dennis Wedin about the creation of the title. He also spoke with key representatives from publisher Devolver Digital as well as musicians M|O|O|N and Niklas Åkerblad.

“This was going to be our first foray into indie games outside of the Serious Sam series,” says Devolver’s Nigel Lowrie. “It’s changed the way Devolver works and it’s changed a lot of how indie developers can work with a larger partner and get out there and be seen.”