• Pokemon GO players catch rare Safari Zone Pokemon among sand dunes at huge event in Japan
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    Pokemon GO players catch rare Safari Zone Pokemon among sand dunes at huge event in Japan

    Last weekend, from 24 to 26 November, a Pokemon GO event was held at Tottori sand dunes in Japan. Named Tottori GO, the event replicated a famous section of the original Pokemon game called Safari Zone, where Pokemon trainers can catch a variety of Pokemon for a limited time period. In this case, the trainers could find rare Pokemon like Mr Mime and Unown at the famed sand dunes over the three days.

  • Overworked Japanese monk finds solace in online games
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    Overworked Japanese monk finds solace in online games

    Mental health is an often-overlooked area when it comes to working, and not all bosses are so supportive of employees taking days off to focus on mental health. But how else can overworked and burnt-out workers recover?

  • Francis Ford Coppola Launches Kickstarter for 'Apocalypse Now' Video Game; See the Concept Art
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    Francis Ford Coppola Launches Kickstarter for 'Apocalypse Now' Video Game; See the Concept Art

    Francis Ford Coppola has launched a Kickstarter to transform his classic 1979 Joseph Conrad-meets-Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now into a “psychological horror RPG” that’ll put you on the hunt for the renegade Col. Kurtz. Today, I’m joined by new daredevils, a team who want to make an interactive version of Apocalypse Now, where you are Capt. Benjamin Willard amidst the harsh backdrop of the Vietnam War. Coppola also posted a first look at prototype images from the game, echoing iconic images from the film.

  • 'Rogue One' Home Edition: New 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Trailer Puts You in the Movie Action
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    'Rogue One' Home Edition: New 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Trailer Puts You in the Movie Action

    Before you see Rogue One, you’ll able to play it. Rogue One: Scarif, an expansion pack to last year’s hit Star Wars: Battlefront, will be available to download beginning Dec. 6 and publisher EA previewed the action in a trailer on Thursday.

  • C-3PO's Lost Limb Gets Lego-ized Backstory
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    C-3PO's Lost Limb Gets Lego-ized Backstory

    Now, a version of that story plays out in Lego form as a new downloadable expansion pack for the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game. To complete the level, called “The Phantom Limb,” players must navigate the droids past the deadly fauna of Taul and contact the Resistance before the whole party is wiped out.

  • BB-8 Is Even Cuter as a Lego (Video)
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    BB-8 Is Even Cuter as a Lego (Video)

    Adorable astromech stars in the latest character vignette from the Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game, debuting here and reminding us how he stole every scene in the most recent installment of the venerable franchise

  • Disney Folds Infinity Console Video Game Business, Takes $147 Million Charge
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    Disney Folds Infinity Console Video Game Business, Takes $147 Million Charge

    Disney is getting out of the video game publishing business. The company disclosed Tuesday that it has scrapped its Infinity-branded console games business, resulting in a $147 million charge against its fiscal-second quarter earnings. The Infinity games venture bowed in August 2013 and was published by Disney Interactive Studios. The plan was to release a... Read more »

  • Xbox One to drop price for a limited time
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    Xbox One to drop price for a limited time

    Microsoft will discount all of its Xbox One console bundles by $50 beginning Mar. 20, Xbox Live programming director Larry Hyrb announced on Friday. The Xbox One has lagged far behind the PlayStation 4 in sales since both consoles were launched in November 2013, but Microsoft has been known to drop the Xbox One’s price below that of the PS4 to try to catch up. The move is part of the Xbox Spring Sale, which will see discounts on games purchased through Xbox Live as well as the console discount, and will include both Xbox One and PC games.

  • Learn how to survive a plane crash with the ‘Prepare for Impact’ app
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    Learn how to survive a plane crash with the ‘Prepare for Impact’ app

    'Prepare for Impact' is a terrifying app. It might also save your life in a plane crash.

  • Help Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Win an Oscar in ‘Red Carpet Rampage’ Video Game
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    Help Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Win an Oscar in ‘Red Carpet Rampage’ Video Game

    “Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage” is a hilarious sprint to the Dolby Theater, reminiscent of low-bit classics like “Super Mario Bros” in which users tap furiously to get DiCaprio closer to an Academy Award hovering just ahead in the distance.

  • Lego Hilariously Reimagines 'The Force Awakens' in Trailer for New Video Game
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    Lego Hilariously Reimagines 'The Force Awakens' in Trailer for New Video Game

    There’s been an awakening. Thanks to Finn’s alarm clock.

  • New 'Force Awakens' First Look: Trailer for 'Disney Infinity' Video Game Offers Movie Hints
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    New 'Force Awakens' First Look: Trailer for 'Disney Infinity' Video Game Offers Movie Hints

    Over the past few weeks we’ve been bombarded by new footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in domestic trailers, international teasers, TV spots, more TV spots, and even tie-in merchandise commercials. Now, let Yahoo Movies present the video-game version above Here is your exclusive first look at the trailer for The Force Awakens add-on play set for Disney Infinity 3.0, a module that so closely hews to the film’s secretive storyline that it will not be available until Dec. 18, when the hugely anticipated sequel opens in wide release. The minute-long game trailer echoes earlier teasers, but offers slightly different perspectives and even suggests some scenarios we haven’t seen yet. Now more than ever.” Cut to General Hux (we think) and Kylo Ren watching a starship dogfight from the the bridge of a Star Destroyer as the Vader fanboy dramatically clenches his fist.  We spot Poe Dameron racing past a fleet of Resistance X-wings preparing to go into battle against the TIEs.

  • Earth's Cuddliest Heroes and 3 Other Ways Marvel and Disney Are Making the Avengers Kid-Friendly
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    Earth's Cuddliest Heroes and 3 Other Ways Marvel and Disney Are Making the Avengers Kid-Friendly

    Disney wrote the playbook on getting fans hooked early. Marvel is no slouch in that department, either. Put them together, and you get… Avenger Tsum Tsums. With Avengers: Age of Ultron on home video, New York Comic Con in full swing, and the holidays on the radar, Disney has rolled out its “Marvel Superhero Spectacular” initiative, a multimedia merchandising blitz that aims to please fans of all ages.

  • Alison Brie Gets Meta With Unikitty in 'Lego Dimensions' Movie Mash-Up (Exclusive)
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    Alison Brie Gets Meta With Unikitty in 'Lego Dimensions' Movie Mash-Up (Exclusive)

    In this latest teaser for the upcoming Lego Dimensions — a toy-based video game intertwining many of the brick purveyor’s key movie and TV licenses — Alison Brie meets-cute with her adorable, though anger-prone, Lego Movie alter ego. The setup: Brie receives a mysterious package containing unassembled pieces. She puts the set together revealing Cloud Cuckoo Land’s reigning princess, Unikitty, (“How cute!” gushes Brie.

  • Lego's 'Jurassic World': The Cutest Killer Dinosaurs You'll See Today
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    Lego's 'Jurassic World': The Cutest Killer Dinosaurs You'll See Today

    Lego's new trailer for 'Jurassic World' game reveals all the playable characters, including Chris Pratt and the dinos.

  • See Olaf Meet AT-AT in New 'Star Wars'-Themed 'Disney Infinity' Trailer
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    See Olaf Meet AT-AT in New 'Star Wars'-Themed 'Disney Infinity' Trailer

    Disney has officially confirmed its next version of the hugely popular Disney Infinity toy/video game system will be based on 'Star Wars,' and will also feature new toys from 'Frozen,' 'Age of Ultron,' and 'Mulan.'