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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U.S. Senator Asking ESRB to Change Game Rating Process on Regard to Loot Boxes

U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire has issued a letter to the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) outlining her concerns with microtransactions, specifically with regards to loot boxes in video games.

Sen. Hassan expressed her concerns during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing in which she also questioned nominees to be Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioners if they would be willing to take a closer look at video game addiction and loot boxes, which Hassan believes may contribute to addiction.

Sen. Hassan specifically refers to games allowing “in-game purchases for surprise winnings” which are targeted to, and used by, children who may be “particularly susceptible to being addicted to them.” Sen. Hassan also mentioned the recent World Health Organization update which added “gaming disorder” as a diagnosable disorder as a reason for concern.

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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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Invincible #144 Review

How often do we get the opportunity to see one writer and two artists remain on board a comic for 15 years and 144 issues straight? This series has been allowed to grow and evolve over the years in ways that simply wouldn’t be possible on a traditional, company-owned project. All of that only adds to the weight and significance of this final issue, as Robert Kirkman, Ryan Ottley and Cory Walker give fans one final outing with the Grayson family. It’s not a flawless sendoff for the series, but an emotionally fulfilling one all the same.

The pacing of this final 12-part story arc, “The End of All Things,” has been all over the map. For a time it seemed as though the book had reached its dramatic climax too soon, leaving little material to fill these final few issues. But now, with the surprise debut of a son Mark never knew he had and the pressures of becoming emperor weighing on our hero, it’s as if the series suddenly has the opposite problem.

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19 PS4, PS Vita, and PSVR Games Released This Week

19 games are being released for PlayStation systems this week, including Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Crossing Souls, and more.

Check out the full slate of titles being released in the gallery below, as well as in list form right below that.

  • Crossing Souls
  • CubeWorks
  • Drunken Bar Fight
  • Dynasty Warriors 9
  • The Fall Part 2: Unbound
  • Fe
  • Guilt Battle Arena
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Knockout League
  • The Longest Five Minutes
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Hellraiser: Judgment Review

The Hellraiser movies have long espoused the ethos that pain and pleasure are indivisible, which probably explains why all the straight-to-video sequels are pretty hard to watch. Maybe it’s all very meta, and we’re supposed to enjoy not liking them.

Hellraiser started out as a slimy saga of supernatural sadomasochism and it quickly developed a complex mythology over the four theatrical releases. But from the fifth film onward all the selling points of Hellraiser – the monstrous Cenobites and the blurred lines between eroticism and agony – fell by the wayside. The majority of the straight-to-video installments have played like completely unrelated screenplays which had little bits and pieces of Hellraiser iconography clumsily grafted on after the fact. And none of those screenplays were particularly interesting. (Heck, two of them have the exact same twist ending.)

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Secret of Mana HD Remaster Review: All The Joy of The Original

You know what this Secret of Mana HD remaster makes me want most? A full Secret of Mana remake. While I love how this remaster has all the heart and joy of the SNES original from 1993, it misses an opportunity to elevate this classic RPG by bringing it up to modern standards in areas like AI, combat balancing, and even graphics. The result is a charming but clumsy 20ish-hour adventure that both frustrates and delights.

Much of this push and pull starts with the new art style, which attempts to convert the original’s sprites into 3D. On the one hand, Mana’s world design is scrumptious eye candy: almost everywhere you go you’re greeted with scenic fields bursting with flora and coated in cheerful, sugary pastels like so much colorful caramel. Wolves trot through clusters of glittering, multihued trees while quaint wooden signs point travelers toward their destination so they don’t get turned around by an endless procession of right angles. Even the imposing palaces guarded by hostile ducks wearing kettle helmets (don’t ask) look inviting when decorated with beautiful stained glass windows. These lovely settings feel like chicken soup for the soul.

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Australian FIFA 18 E-League Joins FIFA’s Road to the eWorld Cup

The Hyundai A-League’s E-League will now serve as an entry path to EA Sports’ Global Series Playoffs, affording them the opportunity to become the FIFA eWorld Cup Champion at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018.

Tonight Australia’s professional football competition, the Hyundai A-League, will launch its video game competition with the E-League, a FIFA 18 tournament featuring the best players in the country, drafted to A-League clubs and competing over the course of nine weeks.

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Incredibles 2 – Sneak Peek Trailer

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Here’s Who Might Direct The Call Of Duty Movie

The Call of Duty movie is progressing and has potentially found a director. Sources told Hollywood news site Variety that Sicario 2: Soldado director Stefano Sollima is currently in talks to direct the untitled Call of Duty movie. Importantly, it sounds like no deal has been struck as of yet, and, in Hollywood, nothing is certain.

The site goes on to say that Snowden writer Kieran Fitzgerald wrote the script for the Call of Duty movie, with Coco Francini (The Hateful Eight, Skylanders Academy) producing alongside Sollima. Activision Blizzard declined to comment when approached by Variety.

A scene from Call of Duty: WWIIA scene from Call of Duty: WWII

There is no word for what the plot might be for the Call of Duty film, but it could be part of a Marvel-style cinematic universe with multiple connecting stories.

Stacey Sher and Nick van Dyk, co-presidents of in-house production team Activision Blizzard Studios, said in an interview last year that films based on Call of Duty sub-brands are currently in the works, while multiple scripts have already been written.

“We have plotted out many years,” Sher explained. “We put together this group of writers to talk about where we were going. There’ll be a film that feels more like Black Ops, the story behind the story. The Modern Warfare series looks at what it’s like to fight a war with the eyes of the world on you. And then maybe something that is more of a hybrid, where you are looking at private, covert operations, while a public operation is going on.”

“It’s going to have the same sort of high-adrenaline, high-energy aesthetic as the game, but it’s not a literal adaptation,” added van Dyk. “It’s a much more broad and inclusive, global in scope … a big, tentpole, Marvel-esque movie.”

Sicario 2 comes to theatres in June, but there is no word as of yet regarding when the Call of Duty movie might start shooting, who will star in it, and when it will be released.

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