Fortnite Thanos Event Ends Tomorrow

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Fortnite Thanos Event Ends Tomorrow

If you have wanted to grab the Infinity Gauntlet for yourself and be an eight foot tall purple emperor, you only have until tomorrow.

Epic made the announcement on Twitter today and suggests this is the final time players will be able to play as Thanos.

The Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup ends tomorrow...
Wield the Gauntlet one last time. pic.twitter.com/003JNY4eQ9

We're Giving Away An Exclusive Pickle Rick Statue To Minneapolis Rick And Morty Fans

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We're Giving Away An Exclusive Pickle Rick Statue To Minneapolis Rick And Morty Fans

Adult Swim and Game Informer are teaming up to give away a special one-of-a-kind Pickle Rick statue to a lucky local fan in the Minneapolis area.

With Rick And Morty Season 3 releasing on blu-ray and DVD tomorrow on May 15, Adult Swim is celebrating the occasion with a handmade Pickle Rick statue that isn't available at retail. Whoever wins this will have one of the only ones in the world that no other Rick and Morty fan can buy. Take a look at some pictures of it with different lighting below.

To win, just comment on the post below. We'll pick a winner at random from the comments by next Monday, May 21, at 12:00 PM CT. We'll shoot you a message at your Game Informer account and get the details for you to get your statue. This contest is only open for local fans, however, so if you're not in the Minneapolis area, it probably doesn't make sense to enter.

Stardew Valley Coming To Vita This Month

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Stardew Valley Coming To Vita This Month

Stardew Valley has done well both commercially and critically on the platforms it has already released on, and there is no reason to believe its arrival on Vita would do anything but extend the string of successes. Chucklefish today revealed the game will come to the Sony handheld on May 22. 

In addition, we learned that the game will support cross-buy, meaning that players who own Stardew Valley on PS4 will be able to download a copy on their Vita and take their farming adventures on the road. In addition, Chucklefish revealed that the 1.3 multiplayer update for the game won’t be available on PS Vita, but it will be coming to PS4. 

For more about Stardew Valley, check out our original review of the PC version, and a more recent look at the Switch version of the game. 

NES Classic Returning On June 29

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NES Classic Returning On June 29

When the NES Classic came out during the holidays in 2016 it sold out immediately thanks to low supply on Nintendo's part and high demand from the public. Nintendo has since committed to bringing the 30-game all-in-one unit back, and it will go on sale again on June 29.

Despite the release date announcement and the expectation that the NES Classic will be available through 2018, the company did not say how many units it is releasing starting in June or if it will be made indefinitely.

On a related NES note, Nintendo recently announced that the paid Switch online service includes an NES games program, and that the Virtual Console is not coming to the system.

Reader Discussion – How Many Video Game Novels Have You Read?

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Reader Discussion – How Many Video Game Novels Have You Read?

Video games are often obsessed with lore and backstories. They build worlds that, at their best, feel like they could not only be real, but exist outside the confines of the adventures of whatever story you're participating in at the time. And when the game ends, the best worlds entice you to dig deeper, to learn more about their worlds through in-game lore, videos, and sometimes, even books. So we want to know: How many of these books have you read?

I've definitely read my share. Around the time StarCraft II came out, I devoured a few of the ancillary novels that recontexualized the events of the original StarCraft, delved into the backstory of Arcturus Mengsk, and even told me who Nova was before she made her official debut.

More recently, however, I've started reading some of the Witcher books. Now, that's cheating a bit, because really, the Witcher games are based on the books. But the games are the reason I took interest in them, and they flesh out the world of a series I love, so I'm counting them. And they're really good! They can be a little dense and I've had to look up several jargon terms specific to their world, but the themes and lessons at their heart have been good so far. I'm two books in and I'll probably continue on to the third.

Gaming Boombox Is Large, Uncomfortable, And Awesome

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Gaming Boombox Is Large, Uncomfortable, And Awesome

Since the Switch made portable console gaming a real possibility, many have tried to build ways to make that possible for every platform. Strapping a bunch of consoles to a boombox might not be the most practical method to achieve true portable gaming, but it's definitely one of the coolest.

Youtuber My Mate Vince, who previously brought us games running on a really weird old television and an XL Switch, has done exactly that. Taking an old Radioshack boombax with a Portavision TV built into it and hooking up a SNES Classic, Wii mini, PlayStation TV, and Switch sounds like a tall task, and honestly, not really worth it. I mean for one, the Switch is already portable, so the boombox seems unnecessary. Connecting modern consoles to a CRT TV is hard on its own, but doing it all on boombox and making the whole thing portable is extra-hard.

The process of building this relatively useless monstrosity requires a few converters, figuring out how do use the analog signal dial to "tune" into the game channel. The radio even works, and it has a Wii IR bar hooked up to it, which means the pointer actually works. It's worth watching how this thing is built and functions, even if its portability is debatable.

'SuperHot JP' Is A New Entry In The Slow-Motion Puzzle-Shooter Series Set In Japan

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'SuperHot JP' Is A New Entry In The Slow-Motion Puzzle-Shooter Series Set In Japan

GameTomo, a Japanese indie game developer and publisher, has announced it's working on "Superhot JP," a new entry in the series set in Japan.

Although Superhot Team worked on the first and VR titles in the series, that team is only guiding the development of JP, which GameTomo itself is developing. "Superhot JP" is a tentative title, but it's an apt descriptor for the game, which GameTomo says is a new entry in the series "using Japanese environments, from samurai castles and hot springs to karaoke bars and bullet trains," on the game's official page.

Whatever its name ends up being, JP is standalone release which GameTomo says will comprise of about 15-18 levels, as well as 3-4 endless levels. It will include new weapons, see-through shoji doors, and "some other surprises..." Though it's currently only slated for release in Japan right now, GameTomo says it could possibly release the game worldwide.

Monster Hunter Live-Action Movie Going Into Production This September

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Monster Hunter Live-Action Movie Going Into Production This September

Constantin Film, the company responsible for the live-action Resident Evil films starring Milla Jovovich, is set to begin filming and producing a film based on Capcom's liberty-taking wildlife simulator/hunting series.

Variety reports the project is set to reunite the Resident Evil film team, with Paul W.S. Anderson directing, Jeremy Bold producing, and Jovovich starring in the film, which is set to shot in Cape Town, South Africa. The special effects will also be done by Mr. X, which also worked on the Resident Evil films.

As with their last video game film adaptation, Constantin hopes to turn the film into a series. "We are in the business of brand creation," Constantin's Martin Moszkowicz said at the Cannes film festival.

Artist Creates Assassin's Creed Fan Art In Style Of Avengers: Infinity War

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Artist Creates Assassin's Creed Fan Art In Style Of Avengers: Infinity War

An artist that goes by the name of @_Turul_ on Twitter and acTurul on Deviantart decided to blend Assassin's Creed and Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War into one piece of fan art, and the result is pretty cool. 

The artwork features several protagonists and secondary characters from different Assassin's Creed entries. It's styled in the same way as Avengers: Infinity War's movie poster. You can view the impressive artwork below.

You can see a comparison between this poster and the original Infinity War poster below in @_Turul_'s tweet.