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Lego Ninjago City: A Stunning ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Flagship Set
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Lego has finally unveiled their direct-to-consumer set from this fall's The Lego Ninjago Movie and it's a whopper in every sense of the word.
Clocking in at an impressive 4,867 pieces, Ninjago City is officially the third largest set Lego has produced behind the Taj Mahal and Ucs Millennium Falcon. It includes 16 mini-figures, a brick-built janitor robot, and two additional outfits as part of a clothing shop on the second of three total levels.
Built on a single base plate, Ninjago City is designed to rise above and even connect with Lego's popular Afol modular building line. It draws inspiration from the movie, the Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu television series, and even fan-built Lego cyberpunk structures.
Ninjago and Lego fans will find numerous shout-outs and Easter Eggs buried within the set. There's a little something for everyone whether you're a fan of Ninjago or not.
Ninjago City will set you back $299.99. The official release date is September 1st, though VIP members might and likely will be able to purchase it on August 15th.
Check out behind-the-scenes concept art for Ninjago City at Yahoo, and find a bevy of high resolution images and full product description at the official Lego Shop. »
‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Review: Please, Primus, Make It Stop!
21 June 2017 3:29 AM, PDT
Michael Bay's time with the Transformers franchise has to end. There can be no more changing of the mind, and Paramount has to let him go, now and forever. He has completely overstayed his welcome, and if there is no other takeaway from the newest giant transforming robot film, Transformers: The Last Knight, it is that.
Even with an outlandish, nonsensical plot that begins in "the dark ages" with Stanley Tucci burning off the rest of his Transformers film contract by playing a drunken Merlin -- yes, That Merlin -- in a ridiculous beard and spewing lines better meant for a comedy spoof than a sci-fi action blockbuster, and so much retconning that this might as well be a reboot, as essentially any history established in the four previous films is wiped away without a second thought so Bay can finally tell a Arthurian story, The Last Knight is, by far, the biggest mess of any of the Transformers films.
Transformers: The Last Knight begins in the time of King Arthur, and establishes that Merlin made a deal with a group of Cybertronian warriors to gain their power to turn the tide in a battle between Arthur and the Saxons. The Knights of Cybertron (which… »
‘Transformers’: A Look Back Before ‘The Last Knight’
20 June 2017 5:22 PM, PDT
It's been rough being a Transformers fan in the age of Michael Bay. The 33-year-old intellectual property, which began as a toy line from Hasbro in 1984, has seen countless TV shows, comic books, and even an animated feature film in 1986. But when Steven Spielberg announced that he was producing a live-action version of the Robots in Disguise, fans thought we had hit it big. Then came Michael Bay.
The commercial and music video director, who apparently got lucky in the 1990s with a few solid films (Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon), but had apparently cooled his creative jets in the late '90s and early part of the new millennium (Pearl Harbor, The Island) could have been a solid choice to direct a Tf film. What fans got were four films, and a fifth in the chamber, that were ridiculously nonsensical and so creatively up and down that long time »
New ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Poster Unites Wu’s Crew
19 June 2017 11:54 AM, PDT
A second The Lego Ninjago Movie poster dropped online today signaling what could be an imminent countdown to a second trailer.
Whereas the first The Lego Ninjago Movie poster was all about Lloyd (Dave Franco) and his duality lifestyle as a teenager and ninja, the second poster assembles the ninja team under Master Wu (Jackie Chan) tasked with stopping Lloyd's dad, Lord Garmadon (Justin Theroux), from taking over Ninjago City.
Clockwise from bottom in this jungle-set poster we have Lloyd, Jay (Kumail Nanjiani), Zane (Zach Woods), Cole (Fred Armisen), and siblings Kai (Michael Peña) and Nya (Abbi Jacobson). This setting is believed to be from the film's third act.
You will be able to "find the ninja within ya" when The Lego Ninjago Movie spins into theaters on September 22nd. »
‘Moss’ E3 Impressions: My Kind of Vr
19 June 2017 10:03 AM, PDT
When anyone asked me if I would be playing any Vr games at E3 this year I would quickly tell them no. While I admit the technology is impressive, I have been holding a controller with both hands for longer than I can remember and have no desire to change. I got some serious motion sickness when I attempted to play a Vr game a while back and have been avoiding them ever since. Then I saw Moss from developer Polyarc at the Sony E3 press event last week. I was instantly drawn to the beautiful graphics and adorable mouse character. When I saw it was exclusively for PlayStation Vr my heart sank.
A couple of days later I ran into the folks from Polyarc on the floor at E3 and was offered a chance to play Moss. I explained my misgivings but was told Moss was unlike any of my previous Vr experiences, »
‘Quarantine’ Review: Infectious Diseases Have Never Been So Fun
19 June 2017 7:56 AM, PDT
A new disease has appeared and it has no known cure. It's your goal to find the cure while trying to prevent the pathogen from infecting the entire globe.
If you're a tabletop enthusiast, you may be thinking of Pandemic, the cooperative multiplayer board game in which you try to cure diseases that have sprung up around the world. In many ways, Quarantine is just like Pandemic, especially in the goal to cure the disease and stop it from spreading. Even the map is eerily similar, with cities connecting in similar ways.
It's hard to deny that Pandemic is certainly an inspiration for Quarantine, and it was a great idea considering Pandemic is one of the most successful tabletop games on the market. But the single-player PC game sets itself apart from the much-beloved board game in quite a few ways.
In Quarantine, you start out a game controlling just one character. »
Giveaway: Win ‘Workaholics’ The Complete Series on DVD (2 Winners)
19 June 2017 6:54 AM, PDT
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Here are the Workaholics The Complete Series bonus features by season.
Live at Bonnaroo
Extended Catherine Zeta-Jones Song
Extended Ders Rap
First Look Trailer
‘Everspace’ Review: The “Dark Souls” Of Space Shooters
19 June 2017 6:34 AM, PDT
Rockfish Games was founded by a pair of mobile game pros, Michael Schade and Christian Lohr. For almost 10 years they ran Fishlabs Entertainment, a German-based mobile game studio that produced the award winning space sim Galaxy on Fire series. Now, they're stepping it up, venturing into the PC and console markets with their first non-mobile title, Everspace.
Visually stunning, but punishingly brutal is about the only way to describe Everspace. This space shooter puts you in a world you could stare at for hours and be at peace. But you can't stop and appreciate the beautiful procedurally generated universe they've created or you may have to start over from the very beginning. Actually, you're probably going to have to start over several times.
But don't worry too much. You get to keep all the goodies you've picked up so far, making the game a little less difficult, but still intensely challenging. »
‘Raw Data’ E3 Impressions
19 June 2017 5:11 AM, PDT
Raw Data is a new Vr based game from developer Survios. While at E3 last week I was approached to demo it. I explained my usual experience of motion sickness when trying to play Vr games but was informed that Raw Data was intentionally designed for people like me. Using a teleportation system for movement, players do not run or walk and movement is limited to just rotating your head and body, ducking, and moving your arms to aim, reload, and even punch or use melee weapons.
I strapped on the Htc Vive Vr equipment, was handed the two controllers, and then found myself in a futuristic battle zone, full of killer androids and flying drones. Once I got the hang of the teleportation system, I was popping around the area with my partner and blasting everything with my two handguns. I had a Hud that would allow me to »