Monthly Archives: September 2016

LEGO Ship Sets Guinness Record for World’s Largest

A Danish shipping company has built the world's biggest ship made of LEGO bricks. As reported by Brothers Brick, DFDS built the giant plastic vessel, dubbed Jubilee Seaways, with over 1,000,000 individual LEGO bricks.

According to the DFDS blog, the ship was constructed to celebrate the company's 150th anniversary. Modeled after one of DFDS' real-life ferries, over 7,000 employees worked on the construction by assembling thousands of bricks made of 45 individual LEGO pieces.

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Paladins: Champions of the Realm Coming to PS4, Xbox One

Hi-Rez Studios' team-based shooter Paladins: Champions of the Realm is getting a closed beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Just like on PC and Mac, Paladins will continue to be free on consoles. If you're on PS4, you can sign up for the beta here. Xbox One players can sign up here.

"From day one of development, Paladins was designed with console in mind," the developer wrote on its website. "We’ve enlisted some big-name console gamers to make sure the control scheme feels just right."

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IGN UK Podcast #351: Heartbreak and Heroes

Today's podcast has its ups and downs. Not in terms of quality, but in terms of emotions. We'll take you the depths of sadness, as we talk about grief and monsters, but we'll also reassure you by proving superheroes are absolutely real and they're probably having a pint at your local beer festival.

That might sound like an epic journey for a podcast to take – and it is – but it's one we comfortable encompass in little over 70 minutes. Enjoy!

IGN UK Podcast #351: Heartbreak and Heroes

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He-Man/Thundercats #1 Makes Fanboy Dreams Come True

If you thought Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the most awesome, nostalgia-crammed crossover the comic book industry had to offer in 2016, keep in mind that the year isn't over yet. Mattel and DC Comics are about to unleash He-Man/Thundercats upon the world. Soon, the two most muscular, sword-wielding action heroes in your toy box will be joining forces to take on Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living.

Fabulous secret powers were revealed to us today, as DC gave us sight beyond sight and provided us with an extended preview of He-Man/Thundercats #1. Scroll down to check out several variant covers and a full 11 pages of interior art from the first issue. These pages will give you a good idea of how and why these two universes are colliding.

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The Purge May Get a TV Show

With each film in the series making more money than the last, The Purge now seems to be making the move to TV.

Speaking to CinemaBlend, series writer-director James DeMonaco revealed that talks for a "an interwoven anthology" show were at an advanced stage:

"They came to me about a TV show," he explained. "My idea is that you do six or seven storylines. And I would kind of intercut them, use flashbacks."

The Purge series centres on a near-future USA that suspends all laws and emergency services for a 12-hour period once a year.

The main thinking behind the show seems to be based in being able to expand not the history of Purge Night itself, but what would drive someone to take part in the lawless carnage:

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NES Classic Is Budget-Priced NES-talgia…With a Catch

Nintendo’s new mini-console, called the NES Classic, is an ‘80s-themed throwback for anyone who wants to play 30 of the best video games made for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. It packs in truckloads of mostly-excellent classic games, including hits like Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda, and Castlevania. Overall, it’s an impressively lightweight system that outputs significantly better software emulation compared to Nintendo’s current offerings. And it’s available at a budget-friendly $59.99 USD, but there is one catch: The decision to use wired controllers, and not modify the iconic look of the NES, makes the user-end experience slightly clunky.

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7 Things Resident Evil 7 Needs to Do to Win Me Over

Resident Evil 7 is just a few months away, and we still don’t know what it actually looks like.

Capcom says the Beginning Hour demo is a “tone piece” designed to match the final “feel” of Resident Evil 7, and not an actual gameplay preview. The recent Lantern demo, available exclusively at conventions and private press appointments, is a section straight out of the game, but rather than give us a look at the “core” gameplay of Resident Evil 7, it pulls from one of the found footage sequences that Capcom has confirmed will be a recurring element.

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Luke Cage Talks Future Marvel Netflix Storylines

Mike Colter, star of Marvel's Luke Cage, has tabled possible storylines that could be explored in future Marvel Netflix shows, once The Defenders miniseries has aired.

"I think that anything is possible down the road," Colter told IGN.

"We need to develop the characters. I think there’s a big-picture plan that includes everyone doing their own series, which we’ve done, culminating to make The Defenders. I think after that anything goes.

"We have the Heroes for Hire thing that could possibly happen. And we have Jessica and Luke in the Alias comics hooking up, having a child, and changing their life style. That could happen. You have a multitude of things that could happen."

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Star Wars Figure Offers Look at Rogue One’s Shoretrooper

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will feature a new group of specialist Stormtroopers known as the Shoretroopers, and a new figure from Hot Toys provides a detailed look at their tropical-ready getup.

The sixth-scale "movie-accurate" figure from Hot Toys is priced at $204.99 is scheduled to release sometime between January and March of next year. Get a full-body look at the "highly posable" figure below.

rogue-one-shoretrooper Sixth-scale Shoretrooper figure from Hot Toys

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