LEGO’s Beautiful Tribute To Motorsport

As the final three grand prix of the season are set to close out the Forumla 1 World Championship and the World Rally Championships are in the final races of 2016, the always awesome people over at LEGO have created an original video honoring the world of motorsport.

The short video features the LEGO Technic Getaway Racer having dreams of grandeur as it races around its home garage and is reminiscent of some of the touching commercials you see around Super Bowl time that you would not normally expect. Definitely a fantastic reminder of the wonder that is LEGO.

You have got to check this one out.

JACKBOX PARTY PACK 3 Is Available Now!

The JACKBOX games are so much fun and if you have a large family like we do it is a lifesaver when everyone wants to join in on the game being that you can use phones, tablets and laptops and controllers. Party Pack 3 is out right now on most systems and will hit Xbox One in a few days on 10/21. We’re hoping to check it out very soon and cant wait to bring you a review.

You can check out the full press release and trailer below:

JACKBOX GAMES LAUNCHES THE JACKBOX PARTY PACK 3 ON PLAYSTATION®4, XBOX ONE, WINDOWS PC, MAC AND AMAZON FIRE TV

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK® Studio’s Latest Entertaining Game Bundle Features Five Completely New Titles

CHICAGO – Oct. 18, 2016 – Jackbox Games, independent developer of hilarious party games like Drawful, Quiplash and YOU DON’T KNOW JACK®, keeps the tradition of making holiday parties a roaring success with The Jackbox Party Pack 3Like its predecessors, this newest bundle in the series features five multiplayer games that use phones or tablets as controllers. By visiting Jackbox.tv and entering a room code, players anywhere in the world can join the fun – and up to 10,000 spectators can participate in the audience, in some instances affecting the outcome of the game.

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 features four totally original titles: Trivia Murder Party challenges up to eight contestants to test their knowledge while being held captive by a hilariously unstable serial killer; Guesspionage is a game of percentages that asks up to eight players to guess the public’s answers to thought-provoking questions; Tee K.O. combines your artistic side with witty wordplay by turning drawings and slogans from up to eight players into hysterical T-shirts; and Fakin’ It tasks up to six players with secret, ridiculous instructions, with the exception of one clueless player who must lie and cheat to avoid being discovered as “The Faker.”

The pack’s fifth title is the exciting return of a party game favorite. Quiplash 2 is a bigger, better version of the original, with more say-anything prompts and a new final round, The Last Lash. And for the first time, Quiplash 2 allows users to write their own custom prompts, making it infinitely replayable.

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 also includes improved audience and streaming features. VIP status within games allows censoring of unruly players or audience members, keeping games troll-free. And for family game nights, mature content can be eliminated in Guesspionage, Fakin’ It and Quiplash 2 with the Family Friendly Filter.

The Jackbox Party Pack 3 is available today as a digital title for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system via the PlayStation®Store (in North America), Windows and Mac via Steam, and Amazon Fire TV. It will be available on the PlayStation®4 system in Europe on Oct. 19, as well as worldwide on Xbox One through the Xbox Games Store on Oct. 21. All formats are priced at $24.99. This title is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. The games in the pack are accessible in English only.

For the latest from Jackbox Games, please visit www.jackboxgames.com, and follow the studio on FacebookTwitter and Twitch.

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FANTASTIC BEASTS™: CASES FROM THE WIZARDING WORLD Hits Mobile This November

As Mobile gaming is clearly the preferred choice in handheld gaming for most kids (and adults) these days, we always try to keep our eyes peeled for cool new entries and I’m so excited to see WB Interactive announce we will we getting a brand new mobile game for the film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

As I’m sure you know Fantastic Beasts is a film that takes place within JK Rowling’s Wizarding World  (years before Harry Potter’s birth) hitting theaters this November 18th. The coinciding game Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World hits one day early on 11/17 and I for one cant wait to check it out.

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You can check out the full press release below:

ANNOUNCES FANTASTIC BEASTS™: CASES FROM THE WIZARDING WORLD FOR MOBILE DEVICES

 Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, the New Hidden Objects Mobile Game Will Release Worldwide in November 2016

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Burbank, Calif. – October 17, 2016  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World, a new hidden objects mobile game inspired by the Harry Potterand Fantastic Beasts films.  Launching on November 17, 2016 a day before the theatrical release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated new film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the game will be available for download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google Play for Android devices.

Developed by Mediatonic, in partnership with WB Games San Francisco, Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World enables players to delve into the wizarding world as new recruits for the Ministry of Magic, visiting familiar locations like the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade while exploring all-new magical mysteries. By discovering hidden objects, analyzing evidence, casting spells and brewing potions, players investigate unexplained happenings to uncover and protect the magical creatures at the center of every mysterious case.

“We are delighted to bring fans a new mobile game inspired by J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which invites players to discover their own fantastic beasts,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World offers a fun, magical mobile experience to all players.”

Players are able to share their wizarding world experience with friends and fellow recruits by logging into Facebook to see each other’s progress and lend a helping hand. Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World is free-to-play on the App Store and Google Play.

Little Larry Unboxing LEGO Dimensions and More

Recently we were talking with the awesome people over at WBGames and let them know how much Little Larry enjoyed playing LEGO Dimensions and they graciously sent over some brand new sets for us to check out.

If you have never played LEGO Dimensions before, it is a “Toys to life” style game where LEGO figures from tons of different universes come together in an amazing video game adventure. There is literally something for everyone in these games with sets that include Batman, The Simpsons, The Wizard of Oz, Mission Impossible, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who and so on. There are honestly too many different cool franchises to list.

The most fun aspect for us as a family is that we get to build the LEGO characters and sets together as were playing the video game so it combine classic lego brick building with all of the technology of today’s video games. I cant recommend picking up the game and packs enough and despite having received these new sets from WBGames we have been buying LEGO Dimensions on our own since they first release and absolutely love everything about it. You can check out Larry unboxing the new sets below (as well as some cool Hexbug and Funko products) and well be updating soon with some video of Gameplay etc.

 

WWE x TMNT This November!!!!

I have to say in all my years of covering toys and wrestling I have never been so giddy to see a product mashup like this.

Coming this November as a Walmart exclusive, WWE and TMNT are joining together to bring us Ninja Superstars, a line of the 4 turtles in  costume as some of pro wrestlings most legendary stars. Playmates and Nickelodeon unveiled the toys during this years New York Comic Con by having pro wrestling Legend Sting appear live as well as exploring the show floor asking fans about their knowledge of all things WWE/TMNT.

The toys will give us :

Leonardo as WWE Superstar John Cena

Raphael as WWE Hall of Famer Sting

Donatello as WWE Superstar Undertaker

Michelangelo as WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage

These figures look better than anyone could have imagined and if the response from fans and my little guys are an indicator these are going to be a huge hit this holiday season.

you can check out the full press release below:

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES AND WWE TEAM UP FOR THE ULTIMATE SEWER SLAM

Nickelodeon, WWE and Playmates Toys Unveil Ninja Superstars at New York Comic Con

El Segundo, CA (October 7, 2016) – Two of the most powerful brands in the action figure business, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE, have joined forces for a one-of-a-kind collaboration, Ninja Superstars.  The co-branded action figures featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles suited up as iconic WWE Superstars were revealed during New York Comic Con today.

Playmates Toys, the longtime master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, developed the Ninja Superstars action figures to give fans the opportunity to take the Turtles from the sewer to the ring and determine who will be crowned the next champion of the sewers. The Turtle figures are highly detailed to capture the signature look of each WWE Superstar. Each figure stands 6” tall, is fully articulated and comes with full ring gear and all the sewer slam accessories needed to perform knockout ninja moves to take down any opponent.

Nickelodeon’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles—Rise of the Super Shredder” panel, which took place earlier today at the Hammerstein Ballroom during New York Comic Con, featured a special appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Sting who unveiled the new figures.  Following the panel, the figures will be on display for fans at Nickelodeon’s booth (Crystal Palace lobby) in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center through the end of New York Comic Con on October 9, 2016.

“We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to create action figures that bring two adored brands together in a unique way,” said Karl Aaronian, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Playmates Toys. “Both Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and WWE fans will love the introduction of their favorite WWE Superstars reimagined as the Turtles as they create the ultimate sewer match.”

The Ninja Superstars assortment from Playmates Toys, which will be available exclusively at Walmart in early November, includes the following:

Leonardo as WWE Superstar John Cena

Raphael as WWE Hall of Famer Sting

Donatello as WWE Superstar Undertaker

Michelangelo as WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage

 

“The Ninja Superstar action figures are the ultimate mash-up of the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and four legendary WWE Superstars,” said Jon Roman, Senior Vice President, Toys, Nickelodeon. “Passionate fans of TMNT and WWE will love this exciting collaboration from Playmates Toys that is imaginative, innovative and totally unexpected.”

“We are excited to partner with Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to create one-of-a-kind Ninja Superstar action figures,” said Casey Collins, WWE Executive Vice President, Consumer Products. “This new partnership brings together two of the most successful brands in entertainment by combining our larger than life WWE Superstars with the iconic Turtles.”

BATMAN: The Telltale Series Is Here!

As a dad and lifelong gamer I share that passion with my kids and while Telltale games are usually a little too mature for the younger ones, their releases are fantastic pieces of art for older teens and adults who want to kick back and enjoy episodic versions of some of their favorite franchises (including Walking Dead and Game of Thrones). Yesterday though, they topped all of that with the release of BATMAN – The Telltale Series Episode One: Realm of Shadows.  I can not wait to play this game. It is BATMAN arguably my favorite superhero present in an awesome comic art style and served in tasty individual episodes that completely work with my hectic schedule. I will definitely be talking more about the game in the future as I get to play and you can check out all of the official details below from Telltale.
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San Rafael, Calif. & Burbank, Calif., August 2nd, 2016 — Leading and award-winning developer and publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games, in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, today released the season premiere episode of the highly anticipated BATMAN – The Telltale Series,now available for download.
BATMAN – The Telltale Series Episode One: Realm of Shadows makes its worldwide debut digitally today on PC from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services; on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4; and on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One®. The premiere episode will also be available later this week on Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services; later this month on the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 3, and on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox 360®; and the week of Sept. 13 for compatible iOS devices via the App Store, and for compatible Android-based devices via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.
The series will also be available to purchase at retailers for a MSRP of $29.99 USD or equivalent starting Sept. 13 in North America as a special “Season Pass Disc,” which will include the first of five episodes in the season, and will grant access to the subsequent four episodes as they become available for download via online updates. The series will then be available to purchase at retailers across Europe beginning Sept. 16.
“Creating an entirely original story surrounding the man behind the mask and challenging players to take on the role of Bruce Wayne just as much as the mythic Batman has resulted in one of our most sophisticated Telltale series yet,” said Kevin Bruner, CEO, Co-Founder of Telltale Games. “Our game will explore all aspects of Bruce’s life, from his tense encounters in public with Gotham City’s most notorious criminals by day, to his thrilling chases across the rooftops at night, players will think twice about their choices and consequences in a city that’s always watching the actions of its most famous billionaire.”
“Telltale Games is renowned for its unique style of interactive storytelling, which is a great match for the incredibly iconic character of Batman,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “We are excited to further expand our partnership with Telltale to bring fans an entirely new way to experience the many layers of Bruce Wayne’s story.”
The series also marks the first ever unique, local multiplayer options for a Telltale game with the all-new Crowd Play feature. Revealed at the game’s sneak preview during San Diego Comic-Con, Crowd Play allows game owners to invite a group of players to vote on story decisions and give feedback from their mobile devices using any web browser connected online when following along with the lead player on a main screen. The feature is designed to allow 2-24 or more players to enjoy episodes together in their living rooms, and will also accommodate much larger crowds and audiences of over 1,000 at special upcoming live events in theaters organized by Telltale. Crowd Play will allow for a new and instantly accessible way for players to enjoy Telltale entertainment together as a group, creating an experience that continues to break new ground in the space between games and interactive cinematic storytelling. Visit telltale.com/crowdplay/support for more information on the feature.
BATMAN – The Telltale Series is an episodic game series licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on DC’s iconic character. Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale’s vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent, including Troy Baker in the role of Bruce Wayne,Travis Willingham as Harvey Dent, Erin Yvette as Vicki Vale, Enn Reitel as Alfred Pennyworth, Murphy Guyer as Lieutenant James Gordon, Richard McGonagle as Carmine Falcone, and Laura Bailey as Selina Kyle. Additional cast and characters will be revealed as the season progresses.
BATMAN – The Telltale Series Episode One: Realm of Shadows is rated M (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Language, and Violence by the ESRB. Future content in the season is yet to be rated by the ESRB. The series is published by Telltale Games in partnership with Warner Bros.
For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website, like Telltale Games and BATMAN – The Telltale Series on Facebook, and follow @TelltaleGames on Twitter.