Boy! This Kratos Figure Is Adorable!

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Boy! This Kratos Figure Is Adorable!

Good Smile has opened pre-orders for their newest Nendoroid, the very, very scary Kratos.

Kratos stands tall with his shield and Leviathan Axe, though I am relatively sure if you throw it, it probably can't be summoned directly back to you. Relatively sure. Like most Nendoroids, you can put on multiple heads for your poses, so you can either get angry Kratos or angry Kratos with his mouth open.

【PRE-ORDER】Nendoroid Kratos➡️ https://t.co/wn9ZZoGBHP

Introducing a Nendoroid of Kratos - from the latest @PlayStation #GodofWar game! Enjoy recreating fierce battle scenes with Nendoroid Kratos! #GodofWarPS4 pic.twitter.com/coo7sBHNpL

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update Brings Map Selection, Major Balancing, And More

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update Brings Map Selection, Major Balancing, And More

Bluehole and PUBG Corp. have spent 2018 getting aggressive about Battlegrounds updates, culminating in one of the game's biggest updates on PC today.

The latest feature addition is the ability to select which map you want to play, between Erangel and Miramar. Players have preferences for both and can now choose which one they're in the mood for regardless of where matchmaking wants to send them. There have been tweaks and fixes and make this possible before, but the official map selection should make it a lot easier and not risk any modification to the game.

Players can choose to play exclusively on one map or select multiple maps for the game to randomly choose from. The latter option does not have a lot of novel use right now, with only Erangel and Miramar as available choices, but there is room for the third jungle map currently in testing to be added.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update Offers Balance Changes, Map Selection, And More

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update Offers Balance Changes, Map Selection, And More

Bluehole and PUBG Corp. have spent 2018 getting aggressive about Battlegrounds updates, culminating in one of the game's biggest updates on PC today.

The latest feature addition is the ability to select which map you want to play, between Erangel and Miramar. Players have preferences for both and can now choose which one they're in the mood for regardless of where matchmaking wants to send them. There have been tweaks and fixes and make this possible before, but the official map selection should make it a lot easier and not risk any modification to the game.

Players can choose to play exclusively on one map or select multiple maps for the game to randomly choose from. The latter option does not have a lot of novel use right now, with only Erangel and Miramar as available choices, but there is room for the third jungle map currently in testing to be added.

FOX Releases Synopses Of Predator Reboot, Alita Battle Angel, And More

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FOX Releases Synopses Of Predator Reboot, Alita Battle Angel, And More

At CinemaCon, a film-focused convention in Las Vegas, 20th Century FOX has released official synopses for a host of upcoming movies coming from the production company.

From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race. (September 14)

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Miami’s hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover. (May 18)

Nintendo Releases Sales Numbers For Games And Switch In Earnings Report

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Nintendo Releases Sales Numbers For Games And Switch In Earnings Report

Early this morning, Nintendo released its earnings report for the last financial year, which covers the entire lifetime of the Switch and every game released on it. As such, the company has provided numbers for their games, which includes a few surprises.

Note that in the context of this article, selling is shorthand for a combination of shipping to retailers and digital sales, as most companies consider a copy shipped to retailers as one sold from them to the retailer..

Worldwide, the best selling title on the Nintendo Switch has been Super Mario Odyssey, selling just over ten million copies since its release last October. To put this into context of other Mario games, Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii, the current best selling 3D Mario title, sold 12.75 million copies as of last year.

Anime-Inspired Star Wars Resistance Animated Series Announced

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Anime-Inspired Star Wars Resistance Animated Series Announced

Created by Dave Filoni of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, the new Star Wars Resistance is set to fly onto screens this fall, when it will premiere on the Disney Channel, and afterward on Disney XD. 

The series focuses on a pilot named Kazuda Xiono, a pilot working for the Resistance as it seeks to learn more information about the First Order. In addition to its lead character, the series also promises the appearance of BB-8, along with Poe Dameron (voiced by Oscar Isaac) and Captain Phasma (voiced by Gwendoline Christie). 

In a quote about the upcoming series, Filoni offered some insight into what we can expect. 

Fortnite: Battle Royale's Fourth Season Teases The Comet's Arrival

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Fortnite: Battle Royale's Fourth Season Teases The Comet's Arrival

Fortnite players are obsessed with a comet that recently appeared in the game world. This somewhat ominous-looking space rock has generated theories galore. Some players believe it could be an alien mothership; others are convinced it will be a new supply drop that delivers even more powerful weapons. With new comet watching signs appearing on a rooftop in Titled Towers, it appears Fortnite's developer Epic Games is gearing up to deliver answers to fans.

That possibility was heightened again today with the release of a teaser image for Battle Royale's fourth season. The stylistic image may have nothing to do with the comet in the end, but it certainly delivers the impression of something crashing into the ground at great velocity. We may not have long to wait, as Battle Royale's third season concludes in just four days.

Do you think there's any significance to the comet? If so, what do you think it may bring to the game?

Laser League Coming In May

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Laser League Coming In May

Roll7 has announced fast-paced, action multiplayer title Laser League is hitting PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 10.

The game features teams competing on an ever-changing pitch of deadly light patterns as they try and control various nodes. It's simple in nature, but addictive and strategic in the way it blends its modes, player classes, power-ups, and modifiers across a variety of maps.

The Steam version is launching with extras including seven extra maps, two stadiums, six class modifiers, and two new power-ups.

Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima Steps Down, Shuntaro Furukawa Steps Into Role

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Nintendo CEO Tatsumi Kimishima Steps Down, Shuntaro Furukawa Steps Into Role

Tatsumi Kimishima found himself the CEO of one of the biggest gaming companies in the world after Satoru Iwata passed away in 2015. He guided the company through the launch of its portable powerhouse, the Nintendo Switch, but today Kimishima announced he's stepping down from the position. Nintendo has named Shuntaro Furukawa as his successor.

Currently a board member for both Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, Furukawa has been a part of Nintendo since 1994. During that span he has held several positions in the company, including managing executive officer, supervisor of corporate analysis & administration, and director. 

Kimishima isn't retiring from Nintendo, but simply taking on a smaller role as an adviser to Furukawa. He says he's been eying Furukawa for years as his replacement, praising the younger executive's knack for diplomacy and financial adroitness.

Team Secret Signs 13-Year-Old To Play Fortnite Professionally

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Team Secret Signs 13-Year-Old To Play Fortnite Professionally

Despite there being no real structure for Fortnite as an esport, Team Secret of Dota 2 fame has announced they have put together a team for the game, including a player still in middle school.

Team Secret CEO John Yao has been looking toward a future for Fortnite esports organized by Epic and wanted to get in on the ground floor of the best players. "Our guess is that Epic Games is also going to announce something and get behind the esports scene," Yao told ESPN. "And so, before everybody else jumps in and all the good players get signed up, we wanted to make a preemptive strike."

Yao ended up picking players from Norway, the UK, and Latvia. The UK-based player, Kyle "Mongraal" Jackson, was discovered afterwards to be a little younger than Yao thought.