Splatoon Shifts Over 1 Million Copies Worldwide

Nintendo has today announced that, according to internal company figures, sales of its new Wii U exclusive Splatoon have crossed 1 million worldwide. This figure is said to include more than 476,000 physical and digital units sold in the Americas, over 368,000 sold in Japan, over 230,000 sold in Europe, plus a further 20,000 sold in Australia and New Zealand.

“Ever since Splatoon launched on May 29 in the United States, we’ve seen thousands of people go online to have fun in this colorful, chaotic competition,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime in a statement. “This milestone puts us in a nice position as we prepare to launch 11 more exclusive Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games before the end of the year, plus amiibo, digital offerings and games from our third-party partners.”

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A New Stanley Kubrick Project Is Happening

World War Z helmer Marc Foster is set to direct and produce The Downslope, a Civil War drama based on an original screenplay written in 1956 by prolific filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.

According to Variety, The Downslope is being adapted into a trilogy of films by Forster, which will be overseen by producers Lauren Selig (Lone Survivor), Barry Levine (Oblivion), and rights holders Phil Hobbs (Full Metal Jacket) and Steve Lanning.

Here’s what we know so far about the plot of Kubrick’s unproduced script: “The Downslope” centers on a series of Civil War battles in the Shenandoah Valley between Union General George Armstrong Custer and Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby, known as the Gray Ghost for his stealth and elusiveness. His cavalrymen, known as Mosby’s Rangers, continually outsmarted the much larger enemy forces in a sequence of raids, which enraged Custer and created a cycle of revenge between the two men.”

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Google Adds Undo Send Function to Gmail

Google has added an "undo" option to sent mail on its Gmail platform. Users who have second thoughts about an email will now have the option to "undo" immediately after hitting "send."

The undo function was previously only found in Gmail Labs, Google's testbed for pre-release and experimental functions for its popular webmail service. However, within the next two weeks or so, the "undo send" ability will begin to show up in regular Gmail.


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Kingdom Hearts 3’s Release Window Has Been Decided Internally

The release window for Kingdom Hearts III has already been decided internally at Square Enix.

While the publisher isn't willing to share the release date with the public quite yet, game director Tetsuya Nomura did divulge a bevy of new information on the game in a pair of interviews with Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation, courtesy of Games Talk.

According to Gematsu's translation, not only does Square have a release window in mind, development is on track, and new details will be revealed at the D23 Expo in Japan on November 3.

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Capcom Details How to Enter the Street Fighter 5 Beta

We learned a few quick details about beta entry for Street Fighter V at Sony's E3 2015 press conference, and now we have a full guide for how players around the world can qualify.

In North America (Canada and the United States), beta keys can be obtained by pre-ordering Street Fighter V from GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, and the PlayStation Network. An email containing  a key from the respective retailer will later be sent out starting July 20.  Those who pre-order on the PSN will not have to redeem a beta key and will automatically be able to download the client on July 20.

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Don’t Starve: Giant Edition Coming to Xbox One

After a ratings board leak revealed the possibility of Don't Starve: Giant Edition coming to Xbox One, developer Klei Entertainment confirmed its release.

"Hmmm...I guess the cat's out of the bag! We'll update with more info once we have a date," said a post on the official Klei Twitter account.

The Xbox One version was originally revealed when a screenshot of its listing on a German ratings board leaked onto the internet. Currently, no further details about this version are known outside of its existence.


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11 Things You Need to Know About Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Knights of the Fallen Empire Expansion

BioWare turned heads at E3 with yet another gorgeous trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Its new expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire, introduced us to a pair of force-sensitive brothers, one dressed in black, the other in white, who lead a powerful new faction in galactic battles.

After watching the trailer on repeat a few times, we chatted with BioWare about how this new expansion will play, how much it costs, and whether we can play it with friends. These are the 11 things you need to know before jumping back into BioWare's Star Wars MMO.

You must be a subscriber to Star Wars: The Old Republic to access the new expansion. If you subscribe early, you’ll gain early access to Knights of the Fallen Empire as well as in-game bonuses, including a new companion and vehicle. BioWare isn’t making this expansion accessible any other way -- not even as a standalone product. There’s a good reason for that...

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New to Amazon Prime for July

It's not exactly a frequent occurrence, but it looks like Amazon Prime actually may outclass Netflix in the "new movie/TV offerings" department for July. As Netflix continues to focus heavily on its original content, of course.

Netflix in July: Bojack Horseman, Wet Hot American Prequel, More

But yeah, in July Amazon Prime's got '80s fare like Flashdance, Dirty Dancing, UHF, 48 HRS., and Dragonslayer. Plus, cult favorites like The Warriors and Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove along with Oscar nominated films like Glory and Gandhi. And on the TV front there's The Newsroom, Glee, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, and the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra.

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Wrestling Wrap Up: The Authority Crushes Brock Lesnar

I'd all but mentally tuned out of RAW Monday night by the time the final overlap segment rolled around. What was to be the big "Seth Rollins Apology" (following the Lesnar apology and the Kevin Owens apology - RAW IS SORRY!). I expected Brock to come back out but I really only thought we'd get a repeat of last week. The stare down.


Speaking of last week, the Wrap Up kinda/sorta got smothered under all the E3 coverage and happenings, so here it is. If you missed it and want to read it. I know, it's a week old now. Which in is fifty thousand million years in Internet time. It probably has references to Jurassic World and other lame old movies that old people watched back in the day.

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