Shenmue III Raised Over $7 Million With Kickstarter Campaign

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Shenmue III Raised Over $7 Million With Kickstarter Campaign

Shenmue III's Kickstarter campaign has come to a close, and it ended up raising over $7.1 million in funds.

Raised by 81,087 backers, the final numbers are $7,179,510. Shenmue III, the long-awaited next installment in the series, was first announced back at E3 2015.

Shenmue III's Kickstarter campaign broke records, becoming the fastest video game to raise $1 million on a crowdfunding platform. It has had a couple of delays, but the game is now coming out late next year.

You Can Now Pre-Order This Phoenix Wright Statue

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You Can Now Pre-Order This Phoenix Wright Statue

A statue of our favorite spiky-haired lawyer is available now to pre-order through First 4 Figures. The collectible has a starting price of $229 and comes in three different editions (standard, exclusive, and definitive). 

The statue has Phoenix Wright in his iconic pose, with his pointed finger stretched out. If you go with the exclusive version, you'll also have two head sculpts for him, one that is normal and another that is shouting. The definitive version also comes with speech bubbles that say "Take That!" and Objection!".

You can read all the details of what each edition comes with below:

You Can Now Pre-Order This Phoenix Wright Statue

about X hours ago from
You Can Now Pre-Order This Phoenix Wright Statue

A statue of our favorite spiky-haired lawyer is available now to pre-order through First 4 Figures. The collectible has a starting price of $229 and comes in three different editions (standard, exclusive, and definitive). 

The statue has Phoenix Wright in his iconic pose, with his pointed finger stretched out. If you go with the exclusive version, you'll also have two head sculpts for him, one that is normal and another that is shouting. The definitive version also comes with speech bubbles that say "Take That!" and Objection!".

You can read all the details of what each edition comes with below:

Rumor: Alien: Blackout May Get Announced At The Game Awards

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Rumor: Alien: Blackout May Get Announced At The Game Awards

Following cryptic tweets from Geoff Keighley that have a font similar to the Alien series and news that 20th Century Fox has trademarked the name Alien: Blackout, it looks like there's a good chance a new Alien game is to be announced at The Game Awards this year.

Geoff Keighley's tweets, though they aren't much to go on alone, use a font similar to the Weyland Corporation and say the words "WORLDS WILL CHANGE." You can view one below.

WORLDS // WILL // CHANGE on December 6 #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/2b8ZPZCTbv

Rumor: Alien: Blackout May Get Announced At The Game Awards

about X hours ago from
Rumor: Alien: Blackout May Get Announced At The Game Awards

Following cryptic tweets from Geoff Keighley that have a font similar to the Alien series and news that 20th Century Fox has trademarked the name Alien: Blackout, it looks like there's a good chance a new Alien game is to be announced at The Game Awards this year.

Geoff Keighley's tweets, though they aren't much to go on alone, use a font similar to the Weyland Corporation and say the words "WORLDS WILL CHANGE." You can view one below.

WORLDS // WILL // CHANGE on December 6 #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/2b8ZPZCTbv

Fortnite's New Tender Defender Skin Is Based Off Eight-Year-Old's Design

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Fortnite's New Tender Defender Skin Is Based Off Eight-Year-Old's Design

One of the newest Fortnite skins has an interesting story behind it. The Tender Defender skin, which recently appeared in the item shop, is a concept designed by an eight-year-old that endeared both Fortnite developers and players.

It took several months, but with a strong following on Reddit and multiple requests, the Tender Defender is now available in Fortnite. The story began back in September, when a Fortnite fan posted his son Connor's Chicken Trooper idea on Reddit, hoping that Epic would come across it and add it to the game. The idea was liked so much by the FortNiteBR subreddit that other Fortnite fans started to create their own drawings and concept art for the skin, giving the Chicken Trooper a glider, pick-axe, and back bling design.

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Fortnite's New Tender Defender Skin Is Based Off Eight-Year-Old's Design

about X hours ago from
Fortnite's New Tender Defender Skin Is Based Off Eight-Year-Old's Design

One of the newest Fortnite skins has an interesting story behind it. The Tender Defender skin, which recently appeared in the item shop, is a concept designed by an eight-year-old that endeared both Fortnite developers and players.

It took several months, but with a strong following on Reddit and multiple requests, the Tender Defender is now available in Fortnite. The story began back in September, when a Fortnite fan posted his son Connor's Chicken Trooper idea on Reddit, hoping that Epic would come across it and add it to the game. The idea was liked so much by the FortNiteBR subreddit that other Fortnite fans started to create their own drawings and concept art for the skin, giving the Chicken Trooper a glider, pick-axe, and back bling design.

Get yolked

Cyberpunk 2077 Aims To Be As Polished As Red Dead Redemption II At Launch

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Cyberpunk 2077 Aims To Be As Polished As Red Dead Redemption II At Launch

In a recent call between CD Projekt Red and investors, the studio says that it is striving towards making Cyberpunk 2077 as refined as Red Dead Redemption II at launch.

“Without a doubt, quality is of paramount importance,” CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński says. “We strive to publish games which are as refined as Red Dead Redemption 2, and recent Rockstar releases in general. That game is excellent, by the way, we are rooting for it. Rave reviews, excellent sales."

“What does that teach us?" he continues. "Well, it teaches us that we need to publish extraordinary games, and that’s exactly what we are planning.”

Cyberpunk 2077 Aims To Be As Polished As Red Dead Redemption II At Launch

about X hours ago from
Cyberpunk 2077 Aims To Be As Polished As Red Dead Redemption II At Launch

In a recent call between CD Projekt Red and investors, the studio says that it is striving towards making Cyberpunk 2077 as refined as Red Dead Redemption II at launch.

“Without a doubt, quality is of paramount importance,” CD Projekt CEO Adam Kiciński says. “We strive to publish games which are as refined as Red Dead Redemption 2, and recent Rockstar releases in general. That game is excellent, by the way, we are rooting for it. Rave reviews, excellent sales."

“What does that teach us?" he continues. "Well, it teaches us that we need to publish extraordinary games, and that’s exactly what we are planning.”

Documentary Tracks The History Of A Super Mario Bros. 3 Speedrun

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Documentary Tracks The History Of A Super Mario Bros. 3 Speedrun

Speedruns are an immensely popular pastime nowadays, between the hundreds of thousands of people who watch marathons like Games Done Quick and the thousands who take a shot at beating games as quickly as possible. With the spectator and fun aspect of the hobby played up now more than ever, it's easy to forget speedrunning is about setting records, and a new online documentary tracks the history of a particular Super Mario Bros. 3 record.

Summon Salt has released a 40-minute documentary taking a look at the game's "Warpless" run. The subcategory tasks its runners with beating the game without using warp whistles, which allow players to skip most of the game. This means beating the game naturally, but as quickly as possible. The video is a fascinating look not only at how Super Mario Bros. 3's best players one-upped each other over the years, but also at how speedrunning communities are often as collaborative as they are competitive, as runners build off one another in order to score a better time.