Star Wars: Episode IX Has Finished Filming

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Star Wars: Episode IX has wrapped filming, marking the end of what Disney has dubbed the "Skywalker saga." In an emotional pair of tweets, director JJ Abrams and actor John Boyega shared a photo and thanked the cast and crew.

The photo in both tweets shows actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac having a good hug in costume on what appears to be a desert backdrop. The three play the principle characters of the new trilogy: Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron, respectively.

"It feels impossible, but today wrapped photography on Episode IX," said Abrams. "There is no adequate way to thank this truly magical crew and cast. I'm forever indebted to you all."

Star Wars: Episode IX Has Finished Filming, As Director And Actors Say Goodbye

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Star Wars: Episode IX has wrapped filming, marking the end of what Disney has dubbed the "Skywalker saga." In an emotional pair of tweets, director JJ Abrams and actor John Boyega shared a photo and thanked the cast and crew.

The photo in both tweets shows actors Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac having a good hug in costume on what appears to be a desert backdrop. The three play the principal characters of the new trilogy: Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron, respectively.

"It feels impossible, but today wrapped photography on Episode IX," said Abrams. "There is no adequate way to thank this truly magical crew and cast. I'm forever indebted to you all."

Toy Fair 2019: Become A Star Wars Jedi Master With Hasbro's Lightsaber Academy

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Toy Fair 2019: Become A Star Wars Jedi Master With Hasbro's Lightsaber Academy

The annual toy convention, Toy Fair, is well underway at the Javits Center in New York City. Many of the reveals from the show have been action figures, but there are other interesting products tied into your favorite franchises. Hasbro has announced Star Wars Lightsaber Academy, which allows you to train to become a master of the light sword.

Available this fall, the Lightsaber Academy toys allow the user to interact with an app to learn official Star Wars moves and train with Jedi or Sith masters. Additionally, you can battle with your friends to prove who is the real Jedi master.

Pictured above is the top tier of the Lightsaber Academy toys, priced at $50. This lightsaber interacts with the app via Bluetooth and tracks your movement--and is the only one in the line that does so. In turn, you will be evaluated and scored based on your performance. The lightsaber features lights, sounds, app connectivity, and character voices from the movies.

Far Cry: New Dawn Guide -- Tips On Everything That's Different From Far Cry 5

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Far Cry: New Dawn Guide -- Tips On Everything That's Different From Far Cry 5


Far Cry: New Dawn is a direct sequel to Far Cry 5, but fans of the first game will notice a lot of things have changed in New Dawn. Far Cry 5 ended with (spoiler alert) a nuclear war on Earth that devastated the planet, and New Dawn picks up 17 years later in a post-apocalyptic version of Hope County. Along with alterations to the story and characters because of those events, Far Cry: New Dawn also has several new systems that are going to be unfamiliar to Far Cry 5 players.

For one thing, Far Cry: New Dawn puts a big emphasis on building up Prosperity, your home base in Hope County. You'll need to upgrade your base to fight the Highwaymen, a faction of Mad Max-like bandits who are trying to conquer the area and take anything that's not nailed down. You'll also spend a lot of time gathering materials from all over Hope County to craft new weapons, so you can take down the tougher bad guys you'll face along the way.

With all the post-apocalyptic changes making their way into the Far Cry 5 foundation, jumping into New Dawn can be disorienting. We've run down all the new systems and changes to help you acclimate to the super bloom, fight the Highwaymen, and rebuild Hope County from the ground up.

We've got plenty more coverage coming--read our full Far Cry: New Dawn review, and check out our guide to the best guns in the game.

How To Claim Anthem Pre-Order/Special Edition Bonuses

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Anthem is live for those with early access through one of EA's paid services, which means you may have some of your pre-order or special edition loot there for the taking already. This only goes for those who have full access to the game through Origin Access Premier, though, so other services will have to wait.

An EA help page details the steps for claiming various rewards. For the time being, only Legion of Dawn rewards are available, and only to Origin Access Premier members. In a tweet, EA explained that this is because the 10-hour trial available through Origin's basic tier or EA Access on Xbox One can be played without owning the game.

The process for unlocking your Legion of Dawn loot seems simply enough. It's just a matter of gaining access to Prospero's store and then claiming your loot from the helpfully named "Rewards" tab. To reach that point you just need to complete the tutorials, followed by Prospero's mission. You'll have to go to the Forge to equip them, or to the Squad screen to equip your banner.

Yo-kai Watch 3 Review - Tokyo To Texas

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Yo-kai Watch 3 Review - Tokyo To Texas

If you had to explain Yo-kai Watch in a nutshell to someone who's never heard of or played it, you might boil it down to "Pokemon but with Japanese ghosts" or "Baby's first Shin Megami Tensei." Anything grim or distressing about a kid who can talk to ghosts goes by the wayside when the ghosts are comical entities like a missing left sock or a possessed police car. In this third expansive and quirky outing for the Yo-kai Watch series, our hero Nate has to take on a quest far more daunting than anything he’s faced so far: moving to America.

Specifically, Nate's family ends up moving to BBQ, an over-the-top caricature of Texas, for his dad's job, and finds that the U.S. has supernatural problems all its own that he and his best yokai buddies, a cat named Jibanyan and an uber-effete ghost butler named Whisper, have to handle. Meanwhile, back in Nate's hometown of Springdale (which is located in Japan), a bubbly ball of nerdy energy named Hailey-Anne is enticed into buying a Yo-kai Watch of her own, which ties her to Usapyon, a ghost astronaut rabbit. Stuck with each other, they form a detective agency.