Crush Your Foes With This Infinity Gauntlet Replica

Thanos might still be chasing down Infinity Stones, but this spring you’ll be able to get your hands on (er, hand into) a fully blinged-out 1:1-scale, light-up, noisemaking, articulated Infinity Gauntlet replica from Hasbro.

The Gauntlet’s individually articulated fingers are perfect for squeezing the life out of puny mortal heroes daring to defy your rule, or for making rude gestures that we can’t show on a family-friendly website like IGN.

Each digit is individually triggered by a trigger-loop inside the glove, and while the range of movement is a little cumbersome, you can still pick up larger objects, thumb-wrestle, and throw up more rudimentary gang signs.

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Comic Book Reviews for February 14, 2018

The comic book industry celebrated Valentine’s Day with another massive pile of new releases. DC welcomed writer Grant Morrison back into the fold with Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1. Marvel delivered a new Amazing Spider-Man Annual and kicked off Star Wars: Thrawn. And Image had a particularly huge week, as they published the final issue of Invincible and debuted the rebooted Kick-Ass.

Scroll down to check out our reviews for these and various other new releases, and be sure to let us know your favorite books of the week in the comments below.

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Fortnite Patch Introduces Lunar New Year Items

Fortnite is back up and running, and patch v.2.5.0 is live. The update brings new Lunar New Year legendary skins and weapons, a new grenade, and 4K support on Xbox One X.

The full list of patch notes were posted today and as well as a bunch of bug fixes, there’s a new impulse grenade limited to supply drops and treasure chests, and a slew of new Dragon weapons to mark the Lunar New Year.

Lunar New Year heroes with four new kits have also been added, in the form of Berserker, Thunderstrike, Riot Control, and Flash:

  • Berserker – A fearless Soldier who rushes into combat at close range with War Cry and Shockwave.
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Another Sea Of Thieves Beta Begins Tomorrow On Xbox One And PC

Sea of Thieves, the upcoming multiplayer pirate game from Rare, will have another beta this weekend. Those that had access to the first closed beta will be able to set sail again from February 16 at 10 AM GMT / 2 AM PST until February 18 10 AM GMT / 2 AM PST.

According to Rare, this second beta “is to test a lot of the work we’ve done since the closed beta, and to try and hit a higher concurrent players number than we’ve ever seen before.” As a result, it has said players should expect to see sessions being interrupted, difficulty joining games at peak times over the weekend, and issues with using the in-game shop. Of course, this is all in service of ironing out the problems for its eventual release.

Additionally, the content available will be the same as that included in the previous beta. Rare said it will “purposefully be a similar feature set … restricted to the Gold Hoarders trading company and accompanying Voyages,” so it can “drive scale and test issues at a high scale of player concurrency.”

For those that haven’t been able to get into the beta yet, Rare said it plans on running another one closer to the launch of the game. This will provide “a taste of the wider Sea of Thieves experience.”

Following a previous technical test, rate detailed Sea of Thieves’ official PC system requirements and recommended specs, and they’re pretty wide-ranging.

Sea of Thieves launches on March 20 on PC and Xbox One. For those with Xbox Game Pass, Sea of Thieves will be available as part of the subscription program on day one. That gets you access to not just the Xbox One version, but the PC version as well. Special Sea of Thieves-themed Xbox One accessories will also launch alongside the game.

We recently played the game, and you can find out what we think in our Sea of Thieves preview.

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Blade Runner 2049: Creating the Most Complicated Sex Scene Of All Time

“K, being a Blade Runner, the only time he has been touched, it’s with violence,” explains Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, gesturing with an energy not matched by his soft Quebecois drawl. “He’s never had real affection, he cannot be in contact with real human beings because they don’t like Replicants. And other Replicants don’t like Blade Runners because they are killing their own kind.

“So he’s alone – the only being he can have a relationship with is Joi, and he can’t have contact with her, physical contact, so it’s a very limited relationship. In fact, it’s a strange, profound relationship, but it’s not complete.”

Around halfway through the movie, Villeneuve and his screenwriters, Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, find a way for K (Ryan Gosling) to complete it.

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Nintendo: EA Satisfied With FIFA Switch Sales

Nintendo France has said that EA is “satisfied” with the sales performance of FIFA 1 on Switch, teasing further announcements to come.

Talking to French outlet Les Numeriques, Philippe Lavoué – general manager of Nintendo France – said that FIFA 18 on the Switch was a “test match” for EA, which is satisfied with the result.

The game has sold 73,000 physical units in France, and Lavoué expects the game to sell twice that amount with the upcoming World Cup in Russia.

Ubisoft and Konami are other third party publishers who are reportedly happy with the performance of their titles on the console.

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The Walking Dead Season 8 Will Have First Nude Zombie

The Walking Dead’s eighth season will be picking up again later this month and in a first for the series, the show will feature its first fully nude walker.

“There’s an episode where we did our first fully nude walker,” executive producer, Greg Nicotero, told Entertainment Weekly. “We’ve never done that before.”

He didn’t specify what degree of nakedness would be shown on camera, or what manner of genitals would be on display, but if reanimated corpses are your jam, you can look forward to that.

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Nintendo Labo: New Details of Every Toy-Con Game

Nintendo has released a series of videos, showing off new features and details about every one of its Labo kits.

While we previously knew what Labo was – home-built cardboard kits that interact with your Switch console – these videos show far more of how each ‘Toy-Con’ (the cardboard creations you use) will work, and what the games they include will be.

All three videos are below, but we’ve also broken out every detail mentioned, for every Toy-Con. There’s far more involved than we’d expected:

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Why the Millennium Falcon Looks Different in Solo

It turns out there’s a very good story reason as to why the Millennium Falcon looks a little more polished in all the footage we’ve seen from Solo: A Star Wars Story so far.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Solo co-writer Jon Kasdan and star Alden Ehrenreich explained that the appearance of the Falcon reflects the Captain who pilots it. In Solo, the ship’s blue and white exterior and sleek interior speaks volumes about its captain Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), who enjoys the odd party or two.

“Where Han gave it a certain shabby coolness and a dinged up quality that reflected where he was at that point in his life,” said Kasdan, “this Falcon reflects its owner very clearly in its shape and aesthetic and his needs, even if those needs be a little more space to entertain.”

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