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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Finally Makes Its Disney Infinity Debut

by Luke Brown a day ago | ComicsAlliance
Disney Interactive
Though it was announced as part of the Disney Infinity plans quite a while back, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens figures and Play Set hadn't been shown or teased at all beyond its mere existence. Today, Disney Interactive finally unveiled the first four figures planned, though they shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who's been paying attention to the Force Awakens release plans since Force Friday. Heroes Rey and Finn will be included with the Play Set itself when it arrives on Dec. 18, with Kylo Ren and Poe Dameron being offered as separate figures on the same date. Little is known about what we'll be doing in the Play Set itself (shocking, I know), but it will be compatible with all the other Star Wars figures that have been released to this point. So yes, you will be able to team Darth Vader with the man rumored to be his biggest fan, and give Rey a chance to hang with Han and Chewie before they had so much gray in their hair.

‘Hitman: Agent 47’ and Why So Many Video-Game Movies Suck

by Jacob Hall August 27, 2015 @ 10:30 AM
20th Century Fox
Hitman: Agent 47 came and went this past weekend, vanishing in a box office fizzle; the cinematic equivalent of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. It’s not the kind of bad movie that really makes you angry, just one that’s completely forgettable. It’s a nothing of a movie.

‘Assassin’s Creed’ First Look: Michael Fassbender Gets Ready For the Video Game Adaptation

by Mike Sampson August 27, 2015 @ 10:15 AM
20th Century Fox
It feels like Michael Fassbender has been attached to an Assassin’s Creed movie for years, to the point where we began to wonder whether this movie would ever actually exist (it at one point was scheduled to open in theaters three months ago). But...

This ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Super Mario World’ Credits Mash-Up is Insanely Perfect

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 23, 2015 @ 4:17 PM
YouTube / Steven Jase
Game of Thrones has no shortage of parodies, whether by its biggest battle sequences, most horrible deaths, or even just a good lip reading, but this take on the opening credits might be one of the best yet. See Super Mario World tackle Westeros in an epic mash-up of the Game of Thrones credits!

E3 2015: It’s All About Teamwork in ‘Lego Marvel’s Avengers’

by Luke Brown June 23, 2015 @ 12:16 PM | ArcadeSushi
TT Games
Since launching in 2005, the Lego [Insert Video Game License Here] series has stayed true to its roots, while offering incremental improvements with every iteration. The earliest games relied heavily on sight gags, while later additions were able to incorporate full voice over tracks to great effect. While we've seen Lego Marvel Super Heroes in action before, Lego Marvel's Avengers is the first superhero license to be based on a film. We've gotten a handful of Star Wars, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings games, as well as other comic-based titles, but even the previous Marvel Lego game was an original tale. With this retelling of The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, Lego will let us relive the movies as they happened, including voice tracks taken straight from the cinematic cuts of the two blockbusters. That means, yes, Scarlett Johansson will voice Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson will be Nick Fury, but you shouldn't count on hearing them say anything you haven't already heard from the dozens of times you've watched the films themselves. That doesn't mean there won't be some new tricks up TT Games' sleeve. In fact, in our short time with the demo, there were some nice new touches already in place.