[Update] Nintendo Takes Down Its User Review System

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[Update] Nintendo Takes Down Its User Review System

Update 2/28/14: After being up for a short while, Nintendo has taken down its user reviews system.

Before, users could scroll down to a game's page on Nintendo's website to leave a review. Currently, however, they are greeted with the following message: "Customer reviews have been taken offline as we evaluate this feature and its functionality. We currently have no estimated date on when an update will be provided. We appreciate the positive response and thank the reviewers who provided such thoughtful commentary on the games."

The company did not provide a reason as to why they are evaluating the feature. We reached out to Nintendo and will update this story should they respond.

David Jaffe's Studio Shuts Down

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David Jaffe's Studio Shuts Down

The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency has shut its doors, a month after the Drawn to Death developer announced it was laying off the majority of its staff. Studio founder David Jaffe broke the news in a tweet this morning, in which he also said the studio was looking to unload a variety of Twisted Metal and God of War props to people who live near the studio.

Any So Cal gamers interested in owning some gaming history? Sadly we are shutting down our Bartlet Jones offices and there's some great props that we're trying to unload to folks who are into such things. Ex: Sweet Tooth's machete we used in TM2012 movies; Sweet Chick's mask,etc.

Drawn to Death was the studio's sole release, and the stylish shooter was widely panned by critics. A few days earlier, Jaffe tweeted that the team had been working on a PlayStation VR Iron Man game on its own, with plans to eventually pitch it to Marvel. Unfortunately, that didn't come to fruition.

Ralph And Vanellope Head Online In Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

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Ralph And Vanellope Head Online In Wreck-It Ralph 2 Trailer

Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2012 film Wreck-It Ralph was a warm-hearted exploration of heroism and retro gaming, and the upcoming sequel appears to be raising the stakes even higher. How? By taking the arcade heroes Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz online, of course. The studio has released a new trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, which provides a slice of how they fare in this technologically advanced world.

Check out the clip below to see the pair interact with spam, clickbait, eBay, tablet gaming, and more.

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Killer7 Coming To Let It Die

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Killer7 Coming To Let It Die

PS4 title Let it Die from Japanese developer Grasshopper Manufacture is hosting GameCube/PS2 game Killer7 (shown) in a team-up celebrating the studio's 20th anniversary.

Details are scarce at the moment, other than the "collaboration," as the developer puts it, is happening this spring.

New collab incoming, but it's just part 1!It will be out this Spring so look forward to it, Senpai! pic.twitter.com/HNtaSPAyG1

Injustice 2 Legendary Edition Announced

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Injustice 2 Legendary Edition Announced

On March 27, fighter Injustice 2 is getting a Legendary Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC) that not only includes all the downloadable characters, but also raises the level cap and more.

The Legendary Edition includes:

At the time of this writing, a price for the edition is unknown.

Gwent's New Arena Mode Lets You Build A Formidable Force

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Gwent's New Arena Mode Lets You Build A Formidable Force

The Witcher's card-playing game Gwent has a new game mode: Arena, which lets players play with cards they otherwise might not have, as well as introducing some mode-specific rules.

Arena mode lets you build a deck using cards from all playable factions, as well as some duplicates. You keep playing until you win nine games or lose three.

The mode requires a new item – Mirror Shards – to enter, and these can be bought using real or in-game currency ($1.99 or 150 ore). If you want to try it, you can do so for free – until March 7, anyone who logs in gets three Mirror Shards.

3D Realms Reveals New Bombastic Retro Shooter Ion Maiden

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3D Realms Reveals New Bombastic Retro Shooter Ion Maiden

In a sea of what was then referred to as "Doom clones," 3D Realms made a name for itself by innovating the first-person shooter genre with the likes of Duke Nukem 3D and Shadow Warrior with its Build engine. The developer announced today that it's returning to developing the kinds of games it made its names on with Ion Maiden, a first-person shooter made in the  Build engine that's meant to channel the chaos and fun spontaneity of early shooters.

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The developer laid out the threadbare but amusing setup to the game and described its new action hero:

H1Z1 Leaves Early Access Today, Adds Vehicular Battle Royale Mode

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H1Z1 Leaves Early Access Today, Adds Vehicular Battle Royale Mode

H1Z1, once one of the most popular games on Steam, is coming out of early access today with a HUD overhaul and a mode titled Auto Royale.

Sometimes credited as the progenitor of the Battle Royale genre, H1Z1 is leaving early access after roughly two years in the in-development category once the game split into two different projects. The officially released version adds a vehicle combat battle royale mode that pits 30 teams against each other in a map surrounded by ramps, oil slicks, turbo boosts, and more.

The news that H1Z1 is officially releasing accompanies the recent revelations of the game's numbers dropping precipitously over the last year, according to this report by Gamasutra. At its height, H1Z1 stood shoulder-to-shoulder with other Steam giants like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Dota 2, but has fallen to 9000 - 14,000 concurrent players in recent months.

Co-Op Paranormal Horror Game The Blackout Club Announced

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Co-Op Paranormal Horror Game The Blackout Club Announced

Question, a team made up of industry veterans behind games like Bioshock Infinite, Bioshock 2, and Dishonored, has announced The Blackout Club for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The game is set in a small town where a group of teens wakes up with no memory of what happened when they were unconscious. With one of their close friends having disappeared, and none of the adults in town believing their story, the group decide to launch an investigation of their own and discover the monstrous secrets of the town in the process.

Question takes cues from procedurally-generated games with variable objectives, enemy encounters, and loot drops. The different nights involve gathering new clues and exploring the neighborhood to find out the truth.

Blizzard Shows Off New Widowmaker Figma For Pre-Order

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Blizzard Shows Off New Widowmaker Figma For Pre-Order

Blizzard never lacks for Overwatch merchandise and they're definitely giving the people what they want with this new Widowmaker figma.

The figure measures about 160mm in height, features her Widow's Kiss rifle, a venom mine, and two different face plates of normal and aiming variations. Like all Figma, there's a number of points of articulation, ensuring you can pose your Widowmker in whatever Play of the Game pose you want.

The store is taking pre-orders now for the price of $80.00 with a Q4 release date. You can check out the store page at the source link below.