The Force Awakens LEGO Ad Teases Movie Action

(Warning: there may be spoilers ahead.)

A new advertisement for Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO sets has gone live.

The ad revolves predominantly around the sets for hero Poe Dameron’s black and orange X-wing, as well as villain Kylo Ren’s ship.

Dameron and Ren duke it out on a sandy planet, which may be Tatooine, Jakku, or another yet-to-be-revealed sand-swept location.

Assuming it’s not a recycled droid sound bite, we also hear BB-8’s beeping ‘voice’ for the first time.

With a few months until its release, The Force Awakens marketing is bound to step into overdrive.

For instance, Instagram recently showed Finn wielding a familiar lightsaber, Empire revealed new character shots of the lead heroes and villains, and new details about Kylo Ren have been revealed.

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The modern day Thief reboot that never was

Imagine a world where we never had to debate whether Square Enix’s 2014 Thief reboot was called Thief or Thief 4 or Thi4f. Imagine instead that the franchise remained with Ion Storm Austin, developers of Thief: Deadly Shadows.

That’s a world we very nearly saw, as exclusive research reveals Ion Storm was working on exactly that in 2004 – a never-announced Thief reboot led by Dishonored’s Harvey Smith and inspired heavily by Splinter Cell. It was called Thief 4: Dagger of Ways.

Now the bad news – it was cancelled in 2004, along with several similarly …

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Watch More Gameplay Footage From Gears of War Creator’s Next Game

Developer Boss Key Productions has revealed some more glimpses of gameplay footage from its upcoming futuristic sci-fi shooter, LawBreakers. The gameplay was posted from the hands-on event which took place during Pax Prime last weekend in Seattle, and shared the LawBreakers Twitter account.

You can watch some of the footage in the links below.

.@therealcliffyb rockin’ that killstreak and then healing, like he’s played this before. #breakfree

— LawBreakers (@lawbreakers) August 30, 2015

It seems @mr_fallenangel truly understands Kitsune’s skills. Well done #breakfree

— LawBreakers (@lawbreakers) August 30, 2015

Shhhh LAW, just go to sleep. Just dreams…@deafhawk36 #breakfree

— LawBreakers (@lawbreakers) August 30, 2015

Grappled the battery carrier at the last moment and…well, WOW @jenfais you’re pro. #breakfree

— LawBreakers (@lawbreakers) August 30, 2015

Boss Key Productions was founded by Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, who previously worked at Epic Games. Bleszkinski left the developer in Ocober 2012. LawBreakers will be published by free-to-play juggernaut Nexon America. The game was formerly codenamed Project BlueStreak.

For more on LawBreakers you can watch the first gameplay trailer, look through some weapon concept art, and check out Bleszinski’s presentation on the game at Pax Prime 2015.

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Second Gen Moto 360 To Come In Two Sizes, May Feature Snapdragon 410

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We all loved the first generation Moto 360 smartwatch, particularly because it was one of the first round smartwatches in the market. But ever since the companies understood that a round watch is much more popular than a square one, we have seen a shift in the market. Even startup Chinese companies like No.1, have released round smartwatches.

Now, the second generation Moto 360 launch is around the corner and we have more details about the device. According to the latest information, the new round Moto 360 smartwatch will come in two sizes. Motorola is also expected to reveal different colored version of the watch. Apart from the new color and size options, there’s hardly any drastic design changes. The only major one was shifting the physical button to the 2 o’clock position.

As for the other specs, the new Moto 360 watch is said to feature Snapdragon 410/ 412 processor with 512MB RAM and 4Gb of internal storage.

The second gen Moto 360 smartwatch is expected to be showcased at IFA Berlin next month. So, lets wait till then for more details on the new watch from Motorola.

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Atari 2600 Q*Bert Improved to be More like Arcade Version

Carl Williams writes, “The Atari 2600 sure did try to be the arcade in your home, and for a while it was. The problem is, as time went on things improved in the arcade such as the hardware and challenge provided to the gamer. Gamers wanted more challenge, more colors, more sounds and the poor Atari 2600 just couldnt keep up, as evidenced by many of the later arcade ports (go ahead, just pick one and see). One such title that was quite a bit of trouble to get on the Atari 2600 was Q*Bert, the Atari 2600 just didnt have the graphical capability to do diagonal, isometric, style graphics quite right- it still doesnt. This hack is not improving the graphics all that much, instead it focuses on other parts of the game.” —> Read More

Trion Worlds Reveals New Multiplayer Turn-Based Game

Developer Trion Worlds has revealed a new IP titled Atlas Reactor. The game’s official website describes it as “turn-based multiplayer without the waiting around.” The site also details six confirmed characters so far, referred to as Freelancers. Each character possesses fives unique skills which can be deployed in battle.

Atlas World is set in a future “run by powerful Trusts.” The game sees players fight in simultaneous turns, giving them a few seconds to survey the field, make their decisions, and lock them in. After all the actions are completed, players can reflect upon where they went wrong, or what went well.

Players can sign up to participate in the game’s Alpha on site. Atlas Reactor currently does not have a confirmed a release date. Check out the video above for a quick look at how gameplay works.

Atlast World would mark developer Trion Worlds’ first foray into the turn-based genre. The studio is known for its MMO games, including fantasy MMO role-playing game Rift, sci-fi MMO Defiance, and more recently Trove, an open-ended Minecraft-inspired adventure game.

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Destiny’s The Taken King Will Not Have a Raid on Day One

Destiny’s upcoming The Taken King expansion will not feature the King’s Fall raid on day one of its September 15 launch.

“Its not going to be available on day one,” The Taken King director Luke Smith told IGN during its live show at PAX Prime 2015. “We definitely have a plan for when it’s going to be available. I’m not going to announce the plan for it on the youtube gaming stage.

“But I promise for people who are excited about the raid will know when it’s time to take time off work. We’ll give em’ a heads up,” he added.

Bungie previously told IGN that the expansion’s upcoming King’s Fall raid is bigger than other Destiny’s raids Vault of Glass and Crota’s End. The new expansion introduces Oryx, the father of Crota’s End raid boss, Crota. Oryx heads a new class of enemies called the Taken as he seeks to strike revenge for the death of his son.

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