You Can Now Watch The For Honor Documentary, Playing Hard, On Netflix

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You Can Now Watch The For Honor Documentary, Playing Hard, On Netflix

If you’re a fan of video game documentaries, Netflix has your Friday night covered. Playing Hard is a full-length documentary that follows the years-long development of For Honor, Ubisoft’s knights-versus-vikings-versus-samurai action game. And unlike the plethora of behind-the-scenes dev diaries that studios offer fans these days, Playing Hard isn’t just a marketing ploy; the movie was made by independent film maker Jean-Simon Chartier, who had to fight with Ubisoft halfway through the game’s development to retain unfettered access to the studio. As such, the film doesn’t shy away from the production problems and clashing personalities that go into creating a triple-A video game, which you can get a hint of in the trailer below.

We were impressed by the passion and larger-than-life personality of For Honor's creative director, Jason VandenBerghe, when we spoke to him on The G.I. Show, and we're sure he has plenty of interesting things to say in the documentary as well. Playing Hard is available now to all Netflix subscribers.

Shazam Leaps From The Silver Screen To Lego DC Super-Villains

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Shazam Leaps From The Silver Screen To Lego DC Super-Villains

Captain Marvel Shazam is popping into Lego DC Super-Villains today, just in time for his film's nationwide release.

Shazam! Movie Level Pack 1 is the first of two DLC packs for the game, and it's out now for season pass holders. It adds a new level and several new characters pulled from Shazam!, including Billy Batson, Freddy Freeman, and Dr. Sivana (Boo! Hiss!) The second pack is coming April 23.

If you don't have the $14.99 season pass, you'll have to wait until April 23 to purchase the bundle separately for $5.99.

Super Mario Odyssey And Breath Of The Wild Getting VR Modes Via Labo

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Super Mario Odyssey And Breath Of The Wild Getting VR Modes Via Labo

A few weeks back, Nintendo announced the surprise Labo VR, a homemade VR kit that puts a Switch in a cardboard visor and allows it to act as a headset. While Nintendo's been fairly quiet about it since announcement, especially considering it comes out in just a matter of weeks, they have just announced that traditional games will also support VR modes; namely, Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Experience 2 beloved games in new ways with the Toy-Con VR Goggles from the #NintendoLabo: VR Kit! https://t.co/be8xudP2PK pic.twitter.com/M0C6w59lIT

While the trailer is a little unclear, it appears Super Mario Odyssey is just some VR modes and minigames, like note collection. With the seeming lack of a headstrap, Nintendo clearly doesn't want players spending too long inside the cardboard VR world. Zelda, however...it is not obvious how that game is supporting VR. It seems to just be a visor for the actual gameplay that relegates camera control to head movement.

Prince Harry Calls To Ban Fortnite

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Prince Harry Calls To Ban Fortnite

There's a number of people that really dislike Fortnite for whatever reason and that's fine, but there's disliking Fortnite and there's giving a prepared speech where you call for it to be banned. That's exactly what the Duke of Sussex and sixth in the line of succession for the British throne did at a YMCA event in London.

"It shouldn't be allowed," Harry told the crowd, referring to Fortnite. "Where is the benefit of having it in your household? It's created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible and it's so irresponsible. It's like waiting for the damage to be done and kids turning up on your doorsteps and families being broken down."

It is unknown to whom Prince Harry is requesting Fortnite be banned.

Super Meat Boy Forever Will Miss April Release Date

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Super Meat Boy Forever Will Miss April Release Date

Super Meat Boy Forever, the runner-based follow-up to Super Meat Boy which has long been in development, will be held back just a little bit longer. Team Meat has announced that the game won't be making its targeted April release date.

The news comes from a tweet made by the developers today making a somewhat apologetic but mostly explanatory statement about the delay.

We're almost done, but not quite there yet. pic.twitter.com/vm7q10Xd0n

Mike Tyson Thinks There's A New Punch-Out And Is Not Happy

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Mike Tyson Thinks There's A New Punch-Out And Is Not Happy

When writing news, I often have to fight the urge to start some stories with the words "for some reason," but there's times where it's extremely warranted. For some reason, Mike Tyson has said he has heard about a new Punch-Out game, and is upset that Nintendo has not contacted him about it.

heard @Nintendo was doing the new “Punch Out” without even contacting me. it wont be the same. my knockouts made the game. thats whack.

To be clear, Nintendo has not announced a new Punch-Out game, so if one exists, Mike Tyson has leaked one without it actually being announced. But then you kind of have to ask yourself: why on Earth would Mike Tyson know about a new Punch-Out game? Tyson has not been involved with the series since Punch-Out on the NES relaunched without him, replacing his name in the title and his boss fight at the end of the game. While the popular theory is that Tyson's criminal conviction for rape was the reason for this change, replacing Tyson with Mr. Dream was done two years before said conviction, and it was most likely a contract issue at the time.

Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Live-Action Adaptation Gets A Cast Announcement

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Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Live-Action Adaptation Gets A Cast Announcement

A few months ago, Netflix announced that they would be adapting the 1998 classic anime series Cowboy Bebop into a live-action western show for the streaming service. There has been plenty of speculation and memes about the possible casting for the show, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, it appears we may have our first look at the cast and it's surprisingly alright.

As THR reports, the role of Spike Spiegel, the protagonist and space bounty hunter, is being played by John Cho. Cho is probably best known for films like Harold & KumarStar Trek, and Searching. His bounty-hunting partner, Jet Black, will be played by Luke Cage's Mustafa Shakir, who was also in the TV adaptation of American Gods. Faye Valentine is played by Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom's Daniella Pineda, while Shakespearean actor Alex Hassell will play Spike's villainous rival Vicious.

Still no word on who will be cast as the Bebop's hacker, Radical Edward.

Despite New Content, Starlink's Low Sales Mean No More Toys

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Despite New Content, Starlink's Low Sales Mean No More Toys

Ubisoft was betting pretty big on Starlink: Battle for Atlas, the spaceship-based toys-to-life game that came out long after most would say the toys-to-life bubble had burst. The game showed up at two E3 press conferences, featuring Nintendo's Star Fox for surprisingly interwoven content in the Switch version, and released with fairly decent quality toys late last year. Unfortunately, fans who were expecting more toys for their shelves and their controllers will be disappointed.

In a surprisingly-candid blog post that went up late last night, Ubisoft confirmed that Starlink didn't sell well enough to continue design and production for new toys. Despite future content, like a Star Fox expansion that pits Fox's teammates against Star Wolf's team, there won't be any new ships or figures to go along with it.

"Despite the immense and continuous support from our players, the sales for Starlink: Battle for Atlas fell below expectations," the Starlink development team writes. "Consequently, we recently made the decision to not release any additional physical toys for the Spring update and in the future."

Metal Gear: Survive's Wanderer Gets Put In Its Place: Your Shelf

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Metal Gear: Survive's Wanderer Gets Put In Its Place: Your Shelf

If you already have Metal Gear's iconic villains lining your shelf and have room for one more, Metal Gear: Survive's wanderer is looking to fill that space. 

The primary enemy in Metal Gear: Survive's eerie Dite, is the crytalized wanderer, which is being made available in a highly-detailed 1/6 scale statue by Gecco. For $299.99 (the price of brand new PlayStation 4 at the time of this writing) this 12.5 inch statue with built-in LED in the head can make a very particular statement in your home.

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Fan-Favorite Titanfall 2 Weapon Coming To Apex Legends

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Fan-Favorite Titanfall 2 Weapon Coming To Apex Legends

Apex Legends had some pretty hefty server issues yesterday. Alongside player progression being temporarily reset, it appears that the game also leaked a forthcoming weapon.

Anyone who's played a fair amount of Titanfall 2 is probably familiar with the L-STAR, a light machine gun that uses energy as projectiles. The powerful, if unwieldy, weapon has been the catalyst of many a kill streak in Attrition mode. Players discovered what it looks like an early leak for the weapon in Apex Packs (Legends' loot box, basically):

A few players were getting LStar skins before the servers went down.
They prolly erased everything to remove the skins I guess. You'll get back the rest of the stuff though. #ApexLegends #ApexLegendsleaks #ApexPartner #ApexLegendsBattleRoyale #Apexlegendsseason1 pic.twitter.com/cyfsz3Nsp3