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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has kicked off their LEGO Dimensions marketing campaign with a blast from our Nerdy past. That’s right, everyone’s favorite time traveling scientist inventor Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) from Back to the Future is smack dab in the middle of the LEGO Dimensions mix. What happens when Doc Brown receives a mysterious glowing box? (more…)

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Everyone has been wondering, and hoping the Bethesda Softworks‘ big announcement at E3 this year would be Fallout 4. This is the first time Bethesda has had a showcase at the event. Now it looks like there may be something else in the works, the roll-out of the reboot/restart/revitalization of the DOOM video game franchise. This recently released DOOM teaser shows what they’ve been working on. (more…)

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Warcraft director Duncan Jones gives us the first look at Orgrim Doomhammer, as brought to CGI life by Industrial Light and Magic. Robert Kazinsky, (Pacific Rim, The Frankenstein Code) voices and provides the motion capture work for the character who is one side of the movie’s plot-coin that examines the first meetings and subsequent battles between the Horde and the Alliance forces. (more…)

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Anyone who’s ever played an RPG of any kind knows that a significant portion of the game’s mechanics rely on leveling up your character to prepare them for the challenges ahead. It becomes especially repetitive when you’ve been playing whatever game for long periods of time, so one can easily imagine that the WoW faithful of the gaming world would be a little bored of the typical grind, even after all of the changes introduced in the game’s expansions. Still, Blizzard expects gamers to play fairly and go through the slog like everyone else and they don’t take kindly to cheating, as demonstrated by the banning. (more…)

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Back in the hazy, mullet-fueled days of the 1990s Nintendo did something really cool. They held a World Championship event for their fans, inviting competitors in to battle for glory in a gauntlet of games and some pretty cool, insanely rare NES cartridges. One of these little bastards even recently sold for the ridiculous sum of $100,000 dollars. Now, 25 years later, Nintendo is bringing the World Championship event back to E3 2015. It’s set to kick off their presence at gaming’s biggest conference along with a few other events, which are detailed here in an amusing little video.  (more…)

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If you’re a nerd of a certain age, and spent your time indoors (let’s face it, most of us did), then you’ll remember being held up in front of a gleaming glow of computer screen playing the graphic adventure game Kings Quest widely considered a classic series from the golden era of adventure games. Fans of the classic King’s Quest series have been clamoring for a new release for a long time. It’s time to rejoice – a revival this way comes!  (more…)

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No matter how you feel about them or their place in the modern video game industry, no other gaming company has as many beloved franchises in their roster as Nintendo. Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, and Star Fox are at the top of the list and, with very few exceptions, are peerless. It’s no wonder then that Universal Studios, known for their awesome theme parks and attractions, would team up with Nintendo to bring their roster of characters and worlds into their properties. (more…)

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Disney Infinity. Y’know, that mega popular peripheral game where you collect tiny statues of your favorite characters from the house of mouse  that you can then transform into playable, in-game characters through some hocus pocus, voodoo magic. Well guess what? Disney Infinity‘s brand recognition is about to get even bigger. Think about it, you’re Disney and you hold the rights to the likes of Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han and Chewie–why wouldn’t you include them in your latest hit video game?

Disney Infinity 3.0 will expand into a galaxy far, far away. A trailer and behind the scenes featurette from Game Informer shows us what happens when Star Wars comes to Disney’s successful video game world. (more…)

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Machinima is that wonderful place where gaming and film come together to make cinematic magic outside traditional Hollywood outlets. Whether it’s Mortal Kombat Legacy, Halo Forward Onto Dawn, or Sonic For Hire, this little slice of YouTube is always outputting top quality videos and acclaimed webseries (both live action and animated) that otherwise wouldn’t exist by other means. It’s projects for fans by fans (with some smart money and capable hands), and the hits just keep on coming.

Always known for videos made from the cinematic engines of video games, this not-so-small online production company is venturing out to other cinematic initiatives. Among a couple of DC-related series and a rather out of left field effort from Clive Barker, comes a proposed Robocop series, which will show us first person action from the view of the title law enforcer.

Read more about the RoboCop web series, and all the other new projects on Machinima’s slate. (more…)