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Love the ’80s? Then the first look at Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” will stoke your nostalgia!

The movie is based on Ernest Cline’s sci-fi novel and is set in a dystopian world where people escape the ravaged environment through a virtual reality game called OASIS.

In the photo, the protagonist, Wade (Tye Sheridan), is wearing VR goggles and haptic gloves in a room filled with an abundance of easter eggs to please any gamer!

There’s a lot of ’80s paraphernalia; as Wade obsessively researches movies, TV shows, and music from the era!

“Ready Player One” is due in theaters March 2018.

Source: First Look at Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ Filled With Fun Easter Eggs

Nintendo fans all over the world have been speculating about the release of a possible Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic ever since the NES Classic (kind of) hit the shelves late in 2016. And now Nintendo has officially announced it. The NES Classic came out in November of 2016 and instantly sold out everywhere due to limited stock being produced and led to widespread secondary market sales before and after the holiday season. Though the list price was $59.99 USD, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who spent less than $200 on one before Christmas with many auctions getting nearly $500 for one of the miniature systems.

The announcement of the SNES Classic was made via Nintendo’s Twitter account with a release date of September 29th, 2017 in North America. The miniature system will contain 21 classic games built into the tiny handheld replica of an SNES this time around with a previously unreleased Star Fox 2 with an $80 USD price tag. This is 9 games less than the NES Classic, but the system will come standard with 2 controllers unlike the NES version. In addition to Star Fox 2, the other games included are Contra III: The Alien Wars, Donkey Kong Country, Earthbound, Final Fantasy III, F-ZERO, Kirby Super Star, Kirby’s Dream Course, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X, Secret of Mana, Star Fox, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Castlevania IV, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Super Punch-Out!!, and Yoshi’s Island.

 

Source: Mini Super Nintendo Classic Console Is Coming This Fall

After being teased with it last week at E3, we have two gorgeous looks at what is sure to be an item that will fly off the shelves  this fall. I honestly can’t believe that we are getting a Capcom figure from Hasbro right now! This figure two-pack is going to be in support of the new Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite game coming out on September 19. The game looks awesome, and I have very high hopes for it, especially now! The game description, from the Capcom press release, might give us some hints for other figure packs as well:

“The epic clash between two storied universes returns with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is currently in development and will simultaneously release on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows PC worldwide on September 19, 2017.

Imagined and created through a shared vision between the two companies, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will feature a variety of exciting and accessible single player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike. In addition to single player Arcade, Training and Mission modes, a visually stunning and immersive cinematic Story Mode will put players at the center of both universes as they battle for survival against a sinister new threat, Ultron Sigma. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is being built to highlight a combination of iconic locations and fan favorite characters from both universes, including Captain Marvel and Iron Man from the Marvel side, and Ryu and Mega Man X from Capcom.”

Source: Hasbro Mega Man Figure Coming In Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite Set

It may be time to dust off the old Pong paddles, ladies and gentleman. After more than 20 years, Atari is coming back with a brand new home gaming console. Much of this new console remains a mystery right now, but at some point in the presumably not-too-distant future, we will be able to get our hands on a brand new console from Atari and party like it’s 1977.

In a recent interview with VentureBeat, without revealing all that much about it, Atari CEO Fred Chesnais announced that the company is indeed getting ready to put out their first console since 1993’s failed Jaguar. The system is going to be titled Atari Box, or Ataribox, the company has yet to make it clear how it is going to be stylized yet, and not much else about the mysterious new console has been revealed thus far. Here is Chesnais’ very simple statement about the news of Atari’s forthcoming console.

“We’re back in the hardware business.”

Check out the teaser for the new console down below, Movie Geeks!

Source: Atari Announces First New Gaming Console in Over 20 Years

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 On Monday morning, Seth Rollins appeared on ESPN SportsCenter to announce he would be the cover athlete for the upcoming WWE 2K18. Rollins took to Twitter after the announcement to show his gratitude for the honor.
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The game’s official release date was also revealed on Monday when the “Be Like No One” trailer circulated shortly after Rollins’ announcement. Check out the reveal trailer down below, Movie Geeks!

WWE 2K18 is available for pre-order and there are three different versions: Standard, Deluxe and Collector’s Edition. Some of the pre-order details won’t be announced until later in the year, but we do know that those who pre-order the Deluxe and Collector’s Editions will get the game four days early (October 13).

Here’s a chart that breaks down the differences between the three versions.

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WWE 2K18 will be available on October 17!

Like most fighting game fans, I love me some MARVEL VS. CAPCOM. Not only is the premise ludicrous to the point of brilliance, but the way they reimagine Marvel (and non-fighting Capcom) characters as fighting game combatants is always fun to see. And it’s a great way to solve the “who would win, Ryu or Captain America” debates that used to rage across the world and tear families apart. E3 is still going strong and new gameplay footage has come out for the anticipated fighting game!

Check it out down below, Movie Geeks!

Source: E3 unveils new Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite gameplay trailer!

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The Pokémon Company is teaming up with a Japanese escape room firm to launch an exclsive Pokémon escape room across Japan.

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The initiative will land in eight cities across Japan as part of an ongoing promotion for Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You.

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The escape room platform will feature the trial of Ho-Oh and has been designed to test fans’ knowledge of the Pokémon universe in order to escape. Promotional material features Ash, Professor Oak, Ho-Oh, Pikachu as well as Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle.

The official website also suggests that nearby stores will be transformed into Professor Oak’s lab to give players the chance to pick their first Pokémon.

Tickets will be available for purchase via Scrap Tantei-dan in Japan starting June 10 through June 16 in Japan, and available via general release on June 17. Early tickets will cost 2,000 yen for high school students and above or 1,250 yen for elementary and middle school students. General ticket prices will go for 3,000 yen, student prices at 2,500 yen, and 1,750 yen for children. You can find more info over at the official website.
Escape Room challenges have been picking up steam over recent years, having first found notoriety among gaming fans via digital platforms. The movement has since filtered its way into board gaming, with numerous titles having hit the market in the past year.