Monthly Archives: February 2016

Fallout Shelter Update Adds Crafting

Bethesda's new Fallout Shelter update will introduce crafting to the mobile game.

Along with adding the ability to "turn worthless junk into useful items," Bethesda will also add new rooms for weapon and armor crafting, new outfits, and more pets. New dogs and cats will come with the latest update, as will parrots. Update 1.4 also will add pet bonuses.

Outfits and weapons "straight from Fallout 4" can be found in lunchboxes. Alternatively, players will be able to craft these items themselves. With the new Barbershop, players will be able to customize any Dweller's look.

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Walking Dead EP Calls Negan “One of the Greatest Villains Ever Created in TV”

Full spoilers for The Walking Dead TV show to date continue below.

Negan is coming, and the characters on The Walking Dead probably aren't ready. During their visit to Hilltop, Rick & Co. clearly viewed the mysterious Negan as no bigger threat than the villains they've faced in the past, but little do they know just how dangerous he actually is.

The Walking Dead comics reader do know, however, and most TV watchers probably have some sense that Negan is a big deal. For those who don't know, executive producer David Alpert is hoping "Knots Untie" sparks some discussions.

"We want

to get into conversations with their friends like, ah, that's nothing, and the friends who have read the comics be like, 'Oh, you just don't know. You just don't know,'" he told IGN with a laugh.

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Watch Jimmy Kimmel Bust Batman and Superman in ‘Deleted Scene’

Sadly for Jimmy Kimmel, his "scene" in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been cut from the final movie.

Co-star of the movie Ben Affleck told Jimmy the reason behind the decision on Kimmel's After The Oscars special, saying "the filmmakers had to make a tough choice," and "the movie was a hair long." Affleck did bring a clip, though, which you can check out below.

Kimmel manages to do what no one else in Gotham has ever done before: reveal Superman and Batman's true identities.

Batman v Superman is set for release in theaters on March 25. A one-off Dawn of Justice prequel comic is coming today if you can't wait that long.

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Ocarina of Time 3D, Mario 3D World Get Price Cut

Nintendo has announced 12 games joining its Nintendo Selects program, which discounts games to $19.99. Special pricing becomes available on March 11.

All of the following games will sell for $20 in the United States:

Wii U

  1. Super Mario 3D World
  2. Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
  3. Pikmin 3
  4. NES Remix Pack


  1. Yoshi's New Island
  2. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
  3. Mario Party: Island Tour
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
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New to Amazon Prime for March 2016

Coming to Amazon this March is Season 2 of original series Bosch, starring Titus Welliver, along with films like Ghostbusters, American Psycho, and Gattaca. Plus, Louie: Season 5 and Orphan Black: Season 3. All free for Prime members on the Instant Video platform

And for purchase, there's Concussion, Carol, Brooklyn, and more!

Ghostbusters (1984)

Ghostbusters II (1989)

American Psycho

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure

The Seven Year Itch

The Rules Of Attraction

The Story Of Ruth

The Gunfighter (1950)

Wicked Lady (1945)

The Blue Angel (Kino Restored Edition) (English Subtitled)

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PlayStation TV No Longer on Sale in Japan

PlayStation TV is no longer available in Japan.

NeoGAF commenter noticed the device - which enables you play PlayStation Vita games on your TV - has been discontinued on the official Japanese product page.

The device remains on sale across other territories.

Sony has yet to officially comment on the development, but we have reached out and will update you as and when we receive a response.

In our 2014 PlayStation TV review, we said "as a Remote Play extender for PlayStation 4 owners with fully wired homes or truly outstanding Wi-Fi connections, the PlayStation TV has definite value, and it's much easier than hauling your PS4 around the house and a lot cheaper than buying a second one. But as a standalone device, the PlayStation TV disappoints due to huge gaps in the game compatibility list and missing video apps, as well as poor PlayStation Now performance over Wi-Fi."

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Life Is Strange Developer Takes on Vampires

What has the video game vampire done for us recently? Not a lot, is the answer. Whilst many a bloodsucker has taken pride of place in many a great game over the decades, few examples have managed to define a starring role for themselves within modern gaming culture. Take away Castlevania's Gabriel Belmont, as well as peripheral examples such as Metal Gear Solid's Vamp, Disgaea's Valvatorez or Skyrim's vampire 'disease', and there's not a lot left to sink your teeth into.

This lack of pale skins means one of two things. Either the stage is set for the glorious return of vampirism, or the whole concept has lost its appeal... hence the lack of options. Parisian studio Dontnod, creators of Remember Me and Life is Strange, is, of course, hoping the absence of vampires has made the hearts of the audience grow fonder.

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HoloLens Development Edition Available for Pre-Order

Microsoft has announced the HoloLens Development Edition is available to pre-order now. Microsoft is seeking a wide range of developers to hop on board and begin creating software for its augmented reality headset and is currently taking applications from Windows Insiders in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and Canada.

HoloLens chief and Windows Apps Studio VP Kudo Tsunoda explained Microsoft is committed to providing the development community with the best experience possible and confirmed the HoloLens Development Edition will ship with all the documentation developers will require and a pile of tutorial videos. Microsoft will also provide a free portfolio of holographic experiences it hopes will illustrate what HoloLens is capable of and inspire developers to create their own 3D content. These experiences include a HoloLens version of Skype and HoloStudio (a program designed to allow people to design in 3D at real-world scale), but also several games. Fragments is a crime drama designed to allow players to investigate crimes that are seemingly occurring in their own living rooms, Young Conker is a platform game that uses rooms in your home as the levels themselves, and RoboRaid is a first-person shooter that will see enemies appearing to crash through the walls of your house.

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New Skylanders Help Raise Autism Awareness

Activision Blizzard and Autism Speaks are joining forces for Autism Awareness month.

A new set of Skylander SuperCharger toys in the official blue and white colors of Autism Speaks are available now as part of the campaign.

Splat and TriggerHappy, and their vehicles, the Splatter Splasher and Gold Rusher, are available in blue and white. In-game colors for the characters and their vehicles also change to reflect the special toys.

Autism Speaks is an autism science and advocacy organization dedicated to "funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism." The organization also works to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorders.

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New Screens for Shenmue 3 Revealed

Yu Suzuki has shared a selection of new screenshots from Shenmue III.

The images were sent out to the 71,000+ Kickstarter backers who have collectively contributed $6.5 million to the Kickstarter and Slacker Backer campaigns, following a presentation at this year's MAGIC (Monaco Anime Game Interview Conferences) show (thanks, Eurogamer).

Unless you are a Kickstarter backer of Shenmue III who shelled out at least $60 in support of the project, you aren't guaranteed a physical copy of the game when it eventually is released. The sequel to Shenmue II followup has found a lot of success through crowdfunding, solidifying its place as one of Kickstarter's top 10 successes.

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