Threes! Creator Puts In-development PlayStation 4 Game Close Castles On Hold

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Threes! Creator Puts In-development PlayStation 4 Game Close Castles On Hold

Asher Vollmer, creator of the mobile hit Threes!, recently revealed that Close Castles which was planned for release on PlayStation 4 is currently on hold.

Close Castles is currently on hold. I am working on a new mobile game now.

When asked why the game is being put on hold Vollmer wrote on Twitter, "I designed myself into a corner. I need to take a step back for a while."

Lego Kirby Is An Adorable Ball Of Plastic Bricks

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Kirby is the type of squishy, malleable being that seems nearly impossible to translate into Lego bricks; Nintendo’s pink ball of joy doesn’t have a lot of hard edges or angles that would be easily recreated with square pieces of plastic. Luckily, the difficulty of translating Kirby into a Lego sculpture didn’t stop Flickr user Swan Dutchman from trying.

Though simple-looking from the outside, the sculpture employs a deceptively complex building technique to reproduce Kirby’s spherical form. The Bram Sphere technique, which involves creating a ball of Lego around a core structure, is so complex that someone created a program specifically to generate 3D models of it for the Lego-based modeling program LDraw

Aside from his spot on Kirby, Swan Dutchman’s Flickr profile is full of sculptures like the Ford Anglia from Harry Potter and a gingerbread house that’s currently eligible to be made into a real Lego set. Now if only Nintendo would team up with Traveler's Tales for one of those Lego video games.

Call Of Duty Havoc DLC Hits PlayStation Systems And PC Later This Month

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Call Of Duty Havoc DLC Hits PlayStation Systems And PC Later This Month

While Xbox gamers are already experiencing the new Exo Zombies mode, those playing on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PC are waiting patiently. You won’t have to hold out too long, though.

Activision has dated the expansion for February 26. As a reminder, the Havoc DLC includes four maps (Core, Urban, Drift, and Sideshow). It also comes with Sledgehammer’s spin on Treyarch’s zombie mode.

You can check out a trailer featuring the celebrities of Exo Zombies for more. You can also see what you’ll be getting into with the maps. For even more, there’s always our Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review.

The Next Sims 4 Expansion Will Put You To Work As A Detective, Doctor, Or Scientist

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The Next Sims 4 Expansion Will Put You To Work As A Detective, Doctor, Or Scientist

The Sims 4 is about to get a big larger. The game’s first full-sized expansion will be arriving in a couple of months, bringing with it a few new jobs, skills, and business opportunities.

The Get to Work expansion will allow you to become a doctor, detective, or scientist. Along with the jobs, you can learn new skills appropriate to each of the professions.

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Netflix Releases Trailer for Marvel's Daredevil Series

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Netflix Releases Trailer for Marvel's Daredevil Series

Netflix has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming original series titled Daredevil, which will focus on the Marvel comic-book superhero of the same name. The series will show continuity with previous films from the Marvel universe.

Marvel’s Daredevil features Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, who is a blind lawyer by day and a crime-fighter with superhuman senses by night. Deborah Ann Woll and Law & Order: Criminal Intent’s Vincent D’Onofrio will also play key roles in this new series.

This is the fourth Marvel series that Netflix is undertaking since its deal with Marvel Television in November. Upcoming live-action Netflix projects will focus on characters such as Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. A Defenders mini-series is also planned.

Reader Discussion: Do You Believe In Giving Games Second Chances?

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With so many games available (and even more coming out weekly), time is a precious commodity. No doubt you’ve purchased or rented a game only to figure out after a short amount of time that it didn’t “click.”

We’re curious if, when you pull the plug, if you ever reverse course and give games one more chance. If so, do you usually do so right away (as in, shortly after you’ve decided to give up on a title)? Or, do you venture back after some time has passed and give it another whirl?

If you let some time go by, do you pick up where you left off, or do you start fresh to try a clean slate. Let us know how forgiving you are in the comments.

The Strong National Museum Of Play Teams Up With AIAS For Interactive Exhibit

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The Strong National Museum Of Play Teams Up With AIAS For Interactive Exhibit

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York has been engaging in gaming preservation and exhibition efforts for a number of years. Today at DICE (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain), the museum announced a partnership for a new, ongoing exhibit.

The new exhibit, which will open later in 2015, will honor recipients of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) awards. Nominees and winners will be featured along with information about key innovators in the gaming industry. These individuals will be selected from the Academy’s special awards, hall of fame, lifetime achievement award recipients, and pioneer honorees.

The Strong also houses a number of gaming artifacts, including playable hardware and software. The museum, which is also home to the National Toy Hall of Fame was renovated in 2006, and opened the International Center for the History of Electronic Games in 2009 to spearhead efforts to preserve artifacts in the interactive medium.

Destiny Ice Breaker Weapon Recreated In Lego

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Destiny Ice Breaker Weapon Recreated In Lego

With all the hype that surrounded Destiny, it’s not surprising that someone would create a replica of one its exotic special weapons: The Ice Breaker. This sniper rifle has been recreated entirely out of Lego bricks by YouTuber ZaziNombies and measures 42 inches long. The gun is built from approximately 2,100 Lego bricks. 

The actual Ice Breaker can be claimed in multiple ways in Destiny. It can be bought from Xûr for 17 strange coins, achieved through random rewards, earned from an engram, or found in specific chests. The Ice Breaker regenerates ammo and never has to be reloaded, which gives a lot of advantage to Destiny players wielding it.

ZaziNombies has created other video game inspired Lego replicas, such as ClapTrap from Borderlands, and Minecraft structures including a giant castle made out of 20,000 Legos.

Disney Interactive Revenue Slips On Lower Infinity Accessory Sales

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Disney Interactive Revenue Slips On Lower Infinity Accessory Sales

Disney Interactive revenue fell 5 percent in the company’s first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year. However, operating income jumped by a significant 36 percent.

The company says that the sales decrease of $19 million from last year to $384 million is due to lower than expected sales of Infinity accessories and back catalog. However, starter packs for the Infinity series offset some of the losses (as those come with additional characters). Additionally, the marketing and per unit costs for Infinity 2.0 were higher. 

The increase in operating income to $75 million during the quarter (up $20 million) is due to strength in the mobile business. Disney calls out Tsum Tsum and Frozen Free Fall as two titles that drove success. Additionally, costs were lower during this quarter due to fewer games in development.

FCC To Propose Reclassification Of Internet As A Utility, Restoring Net Neutrality

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FCC To Propose Reclassification Of Internet As A Utility, Restoring Net Neutrality

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler will be presenting proposed rules to the commission this week that will address the question of Net Neutrality, which has been a topic of discussion since a court ruling in January 2014. The move will seek to reclassify the Internet as an open platform.

Wheeler published his statement on Wired, stating that the rules will label the Internet as a utility and prevent throttling and paid prioritization of traffic. These rules will also apply to mobile broadband, a new move for the FCC.

Wheeler calls these rules the most aggressive protections the commission has ever put in place for protection of a level playing field on the Internet. A vote is likely to take place at the FCC’s February 26 meeting.