• 5 fun Instagram filters and games to help you overcome the WFH blues
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    5 fun Instagram filters and games to help you overcome the WFH blues

    There are plenty of new Instagram filters that have been making the rounds on our newsfeed, and it’s a fun way to compete and engage with your friends and online audience.

  • School’s out, kids in – Oh no! 5 ways to #stayhome with your kids without tearing your hair out
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    School’s out, kids in – Oh no! 5 ways to #stayhome with your kids without tearing your hair out

    Wondering what to do with your kids now that the June school holidays have been brought forward to May? Try these 5 ways to keep your children mentally stimulated while having fun as you #stayhome with them.

  • Calling all Lego fans - the Harry Potter collection has now dropped
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    Calling all Lego fans - the Harry Potter collection has now dropped

    Lego fans and Harry Potter fans will be pleased to know the new Harry Potter Lego collection is now available to buy.

  • Small buy to make your day: Jenga, the ultimate family-friendly game
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    Small buy to make your day: Jenga, the ultimate family-friendly game

    Today’s small buy of the day is one that the whole family can enjoy (yes, we’re feeling generous) for hours and hours on end.

  • The best video games consoles to get while self-isolating
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    The best video games consoles to get while self-isolating

    Maybe you haven’t played video games for a few years - you used to enjoy it but can’t seem to find the time - but now that you’re in self-isolation, there is plenty of time to spend battling your friends or soon-to-be friends online right on your own couch.

  • Best indoor games to play at home
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    Best indoor games to play at home

    If box sets and boardgames aren't cutting it anymore, maybe ping pong or a game of darts will?

  • Save £50 on an Xbox One S at Argos for a limited time only
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    Save £50 on an Xbox One S at Argos for a limited time only

    Gamers will go head over heels over this Argos deal.

  • Small buy to make your day: Scrabble, the board game that never gets boring
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    Small buy to make your day: Scrabble, the board game that never gets boring

    The board game that's educational and fun for all the family.

  • The top 10 board games to buy right now
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    The top 10 board games to buy right now

    Stuck indoors? Playing a board game is a failsafe way to inject some fun into the home, and for all ages to enjoy.

  • Eli Roth to Direct ‘Borderlands’ Movie Based on Video Game Series at Lionsgate
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    Eli Roth to Direct ‘Borderlands’ Movie Based on Video Game Series at Lionsgate

    Eli Roth is set to direct a movie based on the popular video game trilogy “Borderlands” from Gearbox Software and publisher 2K that will be set up at Lionsgate, the studio’s motion picture group president Nathan Kahane and president of motion picture production Erin Westerman announced Thursday.“Borderlands,” which was first announced as a movie as far back as 2015, is an irreverent and visceral first person shooter and role-playing game about four “Vault Hunters” on a planet called Pandora who battle against local bandits and marauders in their search for a hidden vault rumored to contain advanced alien technology.“Chernobyl” screenwriter Craig Mazin wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay. Roth joins producers Avi Arad and Ari Arad, who are producing through their Arad Productions banner, and Erik Feig, through his PICTURESTART banner.Production is expected to begin on the “Borderlands” movie later this year.Also Read: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' Breaks Video Game Box Office Record With $58 Million OpeningThe film’s executive producers are Randy Pitchford, executive producer of the Borderlands video game franchise and founder of Gearbox Software, and Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive.The three “Borderlands” games have sold more than 57 million units worldwide, including 22 million units of the 2012 game “Borderlands 2,” which still draws one million players every month. The most recent game “Borderlands 3” was released last September and has already sold 8 million copies.“I’m so excited to dive into the world of Borderlands and I could not be doing it with a better script, producing team, and studio. I have a long, successful history with Lionsgate – I feel like we have grown up together and that everything in my directing career has led to a project of this scale and ambition,” Roth said in a statement. “I look forward to bringing my own energy, ideas, and vision to the wild, fun, and endlessly creative world of the game. Randy Pitchford and everyone at Gearbox have been incredibly supportive of my ideas – it really feels like a perfect storm of creators coming together.  We are out to make a new classic, one which the fans of the game will love, but also one which will find new audiences globally.”Also Read: Zachary Levi to Star in Music-Driven Family Comedy 'Undercover' With Cole Sprouse at Lionsgate“With Eli’s vision and Craig’s screenplay, we believe we have cracked the code on bringing the anarchic world of ‘Borderlands’ to the big screen in a big way that will be a fresh, compelling and cinematic event for moviegoers and fans of the game,” Kahane said in a statement.“I’m incredibly proud we can bring this beloved video game to theaters for our fans around the world. Eli and Craig, already accomplished and remarkable visionaries, will be amazing stewards of Gearbox’s innovative Borderlands characters and stories,” Pitchford said in a statement.James Myers is overseeing the project on behalf of Lionsgate. Emmy Yu is overseeing the film for Arad Productions. Lucy Kitada will oversee the project for PICTURESTART. The “Borderlands” series is published by 2K, a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.Roth most recently directed the family film “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” for Amblin Entertainment, which grossed $130 million worldwide, as well as the remake of “Death Wish” starring Bruce Willis for MGM and Annapurna. The “Hostel” director previously paired with Lionsgate on “Cabin Fever” and “Knock Knock.”Roth is represented by WME and Carlos Goodman Of Goodman, Genow Schenkman, Smelkinson and Christopher.Read original story Eli Roth to Direct ‘Borderlands’ Movie Based on Video Game Series at Lionsgate At TheWrap

  • New cashless Monopoly will stop players from cheating
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    New cashless Monopoly will stop players from cheating

    “I’ll be 6 feet under before I let a robot dictate whether I get my £200 for passing go.”

  • Woman gets stuck in a children's toy car and has to be cut free with a bread knife
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    Woman gets stuck in a children's toy car and has to be cut free with a bread knife

    The 34-year-old was stuck in the Little Tikes mobile for over an hour.

  • Sentosa to host Southeast Asia's first Pokemon Go Safari Zone on 18-22 April
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    Sentosa to host Southeast Asia's first Pokemon Go Safari Zone on 18-22 April

    Sentosa will be turned into a Pokemon Go Safari Zone for five days in April, during which players can catch rare Pokemon usually not seen in Singapore.

  • From Fortnite to slime, this year's most searched-for children's crazes
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    From Fortnite to slime, this year's most searched-for children's crazes

    Amid political uncertainty and financial drama, 2018 saw a number of adults across the globe give in to their inner child – all thanks to a number of crazes sweeping the Internet.Whether you’re guilty of embarrassing your kids by trialling dance trend ‘The Floss‘ or can’t resist humming along to ‘Baby Shark’, this year we all tried to take life a little less seriously.But which obsessions were the biggest talking point at the family dinner table?From cult game Fortnite to silver screen sensation ‘The Greatest Showman’, we’ve tracked down Yahoo UK‘s most searched-for crazes of 2018.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: 10% of children stay up past 10pm: Here’s how to get children to bed on time Most popular baby names of 2018 revealedShould children be playing with more traditional toys? Expert explains why

  • AGF 2018: Pokémon Special Premier Events
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    AGF 2018: Pokémon Special Premier Events

    Fans of Pokémon were also part of the fun at the Asia Game Festival on 9 and 10 June. Over the two-day event, the Pokémon Video Game Singapore Open 3 was held between players from various ages, with the youngest being eight years old. There was also the Pokémon Trading Card Game Special Event and League Cup, which has also been held in countries such as Hong Kong and Thailand recently. Matches for both games are played in best-of-three rounds, where the player to win two games first will be the match winner. Through these games, players got to earn Championship Points (CP), which allows them to qualify for the 2018 Pokémon World Championships in August.

  • 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.

  • 'Star Wars' Prehistory: How the Death Star Plans Were Stolen Before 'Rogue One'
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    'Star Wars' Prehistory: How the Death Star Plans Were Stolen Before 'Rogue One'

    The story behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is one of those perfect anecdotes destined to be enshrined in Star Wars mythology. As first related to the public at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015, the origin goes like this: John Knoll, chief creative officer of Industrial Light & Magic (Lucasfilm’s visual effects house), heard that new boss Kathleen Kennedy had plans to expand the Star Wars universe beyond the core “Skywalker saga” films.

  • '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... <a href="https://variety.com/2016/digital/news/disney-infinity-video-game-publishing-charge-1201770614/" title="Read Disney Folds Infinity Console Video Game Business, Takes $147 Million Charge">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>

  • 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.