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CONCEPT ART: Disney Reveals New Art and Details of Star Wars Land - WDW News Today

This post may contain affiliate links; please read the disclosure for more information.<p>For the first time since the 2015 D23 Expo, Disney shared new …

Looking for a job? Star Wars has TONS of open positions

Finally! A chance to work in an environment where you <i>know</i> the force will be with you!<p>Lucasfilm, the company (now owned by Disney) that originally …

Firewatch Review

Solitude; ‘The state or situation of being alone’. It’s a topic that has been explored in games recently such as Gone Home, The Vanishing of Ethan …

Multimedia

Firewatch's boom box song by the lake is the best new single of 1987 — and today

Young love makes the key scene in a period piece<p>The summer of 1989 is long over, and so are the events of <i>Firewatch</i>, the mystery-adventure video game set in that year, which launched just two weeks ago. But it all lingers with the quality of real memories because, like the late 1980s, everyone is …

Bethesda Is Working On Three Big Projects That Aren't 'Fallout' Or 'Elder Scrolls'

Between making massive new <i>Elder Scrolls</i> and <i>Fallout</i> games every few years, you would think that Bethesda doesn’t have time for much else. But this week at DICE (where <i>Fallout 4</i> won GOTY), Todd Howard spoke about three mystery projects Bethesda is working on that presumably don’t have to do with their …

Gaming Industry

'DOOM' Gets A Release Date And A Bloody Campaign Trailer

<i>DOOM</i> lands this coming May, Bethesda Softworks announced today. The publisher also released details about the collector’s edition and a new campaign trailer.<p>The collector’s edition of the game will come with a foot-tall statue of the Revenant demon, modeled after the in-game monstrosity by …

You're really going to want these minimalist Japanese Star Wars designs

Japanese design firm Nendo has a knack for taking everyday objects like umbrellas and rendering them in a simple, thoughtful, modern form. But now the group has turned its focus to redesigning some more specific subjects — the characters of <i>Star Wars</i>. Nendo has created new, aggressively minimalist …

Five Things To Look For When The 'Overwatch' Beta Returns

It’s officially February, meaning fans are on high alert for the return of the <i>Overwatch</i> beta. Blizzard says should appear sometime this month, hopefully sooner, rather than later.<p>I was one of the lucky few to get beta access last time, and as you may recall from my past articles, the game made …

Why Haven't Video Game Consoles Died Yet?

This week, EA made headlines because they released an estimate which said that 55 million new-gen consoles had been sold so far. That’s a headline because when you take Sony’s freely offered-up figures of 36 million PS4s sold, that leaves 19 million Xbox Ones, meaning it’s being outsold almost 2:1. …

Mobile Gaming

Star Citizen is free to play this week

Star Citizen is free to play this week.<p>Developer Cloud Imperium Games unlocked access to Star Citizen Alpha 2.1.2, the latest version of the game's …

InterAct

Does The Witness make you feel sick?

While most are playing The Witness without a care in the world, some are struggling to keep their lunch down. Not because of horrible bloody …

XCOM 2 review

Where previous sequels to XCOM games have failed, <i>XCOM 2</i> — the sequel to 2012's reboot, <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i> — succeeds.<p>Stand down, <i>Terror from the Deep</i>. Sleep softly, <i>Apocalypse</i>. Requiescat in pace, <i>Freedom Ridge</i>. Your watch has ended. Firaxis, XCOM's newest steward, is here to relieve you.<p><i>XCOM 2</i> is …

Superhot out on PC this month, Xbox One next month

Cool-looking first-person bullet-avoiding game Superhot launches on PC on 25th February.<p>The Xbox One version comes out later in March, the developers …

Superhot launches Feb. 25 on PC, coming later to Xbox One

Super-fast, super-slow FPS delivers a hail of gunfire this month<p><i>Superhot</i>, the unusual super-fast/super-slow first person shooter that got a lot of attention over the past year, has set Feb. 25 for its launch date on Windows PC, Mac and Linux.<p>A version also will be coming to Xbox One about a month …

New in our buyer's guide: Lenovo's Yoga 900 and Samsung's Gear VR

It's been about two months since Engadget's updated its buyer's guide -- we were busy eating holiday cookies, preparing for CES, <i>going</i> to CES and then recovering from CES (phew). Fortunately, though, even in those nine weeks, we haven't actually reviewed much that we think is worth of our shortlist. …

Gear VR

'Headlander' Is Worth Losing Your Head Over

In the video above, I explain why I instantly I like this game … and it’s simple. I can take my head off, float around and attach it to other bodies and objects. From the start, not a boring game. <i>Headlander</i> has a ’70s and ’80s sci-fi whimsy that kept me smiling through the entire demo. Solid puzzle …

Gaming

'Ant Simulator' Cancelled After Devs Blow Crowdfunding Money On Booze And Strippers

The cancellation of <i>Ant Simulator</i> is one of the most disheartening stories about crowdfunding indie games I’ve heard. It’s also one of the most outrageous and crazy, filled with betrayal and greed and tragedy.<p>Lead programmer Eric Tereshinski, along with two business partners, raised money on …

Crowd Funding

The Magicians delivers another cautionary tale about messing with magic

"It will consume you, change you ... into something else."<p>"Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting," the third episode of <i>The Magicians</i>, lives up to its name: It reiterates that magic can completely screw up your life if it's used carelessly.<p><i>The Magicians</i>' two-episode premiere, which aired a week ago, …

Star

Latest<p>The Official LEGO 'TRON: Legacy' Light Cycle Set is Available Now<p>LEGO 6 hours ago<p>LEGO<p>The 'Jurassic Park' 25th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray Collection …

Cartoon Evolutions of Harrison Ford and Samuel L. Jackson by Jeff Victor

Fallout 4's 1.3 beta update helps you get a head in the commonwealth

Fallout 4's hilarious headless glitch has been addressed on PC in the latest 1.3 beta update.<p>As detailed on the Bethesda forums, this latest update …

Game Development

Valve-approved fan-made Half-Life expansion Prospekt dated for February

Last summer Bertie spoke to a young man named Richard Seabrook who sent his game to Valve head honcho Gabe Newell in a nifty briefcase. The fate of …

New Homeworld gets a launch trailer ahead of its release next week

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak - i.e. the RTS game formerly known as Homeworld: Shipreakers (i.e. the game formerly known as <i>Hardware:</i> Shipbreakers) - …

Blackbirds

Mojang-published Cobalt set to launch Feb. 2

It's been five years since the game's original announcement<p>Cobalt will launch Feb. 2, Mojang has announced, meaning five years after it was first announced Mojang will finally publish its first third-party game.<p>The game will launch for Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and cost $19.99. …

Mojang

Far Cry Primal promotion invites you to sleep in a cave

Ubisoft is promoting Stone Age open world game Far Cry Primal by inviting people to sleep in a cave in the middle of winter.<p>You can win the chance to …

Stone Age

'Hitman' Just Became The Most Interesting Game Of 2016

Square Enix’s new <i>Hitman</i> has had something of a schizophrenic content strategy until now, waffling in between an episodic and a full retail release in a fashion that made it pretty hard to figure out what the game was actually going to look like when it hit. Now, it would seem, we’ve got an answer —</i> …

The Walking Dead

The link between Kylo Ren's Lightsaber and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

A possible link between Kylo Ren's Lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the decade-old Knights of the Old Republic video games, has been …

Star Wars

'That Dragon, Cancer' Review: The Boy Who Loved Water, Dogs, Kisses, Pancakes and Bye-Byes

Video-games exist to entertain. Parents keep family struggles private. Christian developers don’t bring Jesus into their work. Cancer has to be battled and death is to be feared.<p><i>That Dragon, Cancer</i> wonderfully breaks these rules with its challenging and intimate invitation to share the Green …

Threading

Xbox Live Gold Members Can Play A Bunch Of Free Games This Week

This week, Xbox One owners who subscribe to Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold service can play a bunch of games for free.<p>EA Access is opening its Vault to Xbox One gamers for a week, hoping to lure in new subscribers in the process. Subscribers also get 10% off new game purchases, which is a nice cherry …

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' won't ever top this epic 'Titanic' record

James Cameron is having a good day.<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has many more mountains to climb before it leaves theaters for good, but its weekend …