Since Sega debuted this game series back in 2005 on the PlayStation 2, the Yakuza games have brought a unique flavor of open-world brawling to consoles worldwide. Think of it as modern Grand Theft Auto meets old-school River City Ransom set in Japan. I recall Area5 (you know, the former “1Up Show” people) referring to the series as “Shenmue done right.” Anyway, the PlayStation 4-exclusive Yakuza 6 is coming out soon in Japan, and it’s been reported by a Japanese gaming publication that New Japan Pro Wrestling stars will be appearing in the game as a rival gang. I love this; I want this; ALL of this; IN MY FACE! Continue reading New Japan Pro Wrestling Invades The Upcoming ‘Yakuza 6’ Game→
I can assure you that this Soylent product is in NO WAY people-related. Anyway, this is called Coffiest, mainly because it’s more coffee-er than the coffee we’re familiar with. This comes from the people at Soylent, known for their delivery service that provides meal-replacing, soy and algal oil-based nutrient products similar to their existing liquid offerings, with a key new addition. While Coffiest is made for the Soylent faithful who want that little extra kick in the morning, it comes with a coffee flavoring of light roast coffee with “a hint of chocolate,” according to Soylent themselves.
Apparently, the added java adds a kick of caffeine to the drink as each bottle contains the equivalent of a 16-ounce cup of coffee. The mixture also includes the amino acid l-theanine, which is said to help reduce caffeine-induced jitters that I know I’M VERY familiar with. Plus, each bottle has 400 calories, which is roughly 20-percent of the recommended daily nutritional requirements, and DOES NOT INCLUDE animal products or byproducts. Twelve bottles of Coffiest come at $37 a month, and is now available through Soylent’s website.
Lionsgate and Saban Films have released a slew of new character posters for next year’s Power Rangers film, showing each of the Rangers posing with their corresponding Zord, which they use as gigantic assault vehicles to pilot in battle. The MegaZord, also from the original series, combined the assault vehicles into a humanoid body (a’la Voltron) to create the ultimate fighting robot. Also, I think it’s fair to say that the Blue and Yellow Rangers have the best posters, but all five are pretty great. Power Rangers, also starring Elizabeth Banks as the evil Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston as Zordon, teleports into theaters March 24, 2017 (one week before Ghost in the Shell).
Here’s your first quick look at Scarlett Johansson in the new Ghost in the Shell movie, and rather than the type of trailers we get today that TRY TO SPOIL THE WHOLE GOD-DANGED THING, these are actually five tiny trailers, each running around 10-15 seconds. Enjoy this playlist version of these five clips so they can easily roll into each other. Ghost in the Shell is scheduled for release on March 31st, 2017.
As a huge fan of horror and slasher movies (especially from the late-1970s to the 1980s), a game like ‘Slayaway Camp,‘ an top-down isometric puzzle game, is right down my alley; plus, IT’S FREE! In ‘Slayaway Camp,’ you play the killer in a collection of old VHS movies, as you maneuver to hack-and-slash as many as hapless characters who are dumb enough to tempt slasher-troupe fates (i.e., singing at campfires, canoodle around, etc.) while avoiding falling in pits are becoming trapped between obstacles. Continue reading Check out ‘Slayaway Camp’ If You’re a Slasher Flick Fan AND a Fan of Puzzle Games!→
Denmark-based Studio LOKAL has won the competition for the design of a residential tower in Copenhagen, with The Hanging Gardens, its proposal for a merger of the historic brick buildings of Carlsberg (which is also the site of a former vegetable market) with the concept of a personal garden for each resident. The project — with construction set to start in April of 2017 — also has the concept of encouraging residents to grow their own produce in one of the tower’s gardens, a method of returning to homegrown roots. Continue reading Studio LOKAL’s Hanging Gardens Tower Wins Copenhagen Residential Competition→
This past Sunday night, while Becky Lynch was becoming the first-ever WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion at the ALSO-first SmackDown-exclusive pay-per-view event (since February 2007’s No Way Out) WWE Backlash, the Arizona Cardinals paid tribute to her in a very interesting way. After Larry Fitzgerald scored a touchdown in the Cardinals’ home opener for the season, the stadium speakers played her awesome theme music. Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooooooohhhhhhh…
Yup, the web browser extension that aimed to strip your browsing experience of intruding and overzealous ads and recently got involved in a back-and-forth with Facebook over said ads, AdBlock Plus is hoping to replace those annoying ads — deemed to be too big, ugly, or intrusive — with better, smaller, subtler (and hopefully LESS intrusive) ads. How, you might ask? Continue reading ‘AdBlock Plus’ Will Now Sell Ads Due to Infinite Supply of Irony…→
The PlayStation® Meeting 2016 live from the PlayStation® Theater in Times Square, New York City. It’s only open to members of the press, but Sony also wanted to open the invitation to PlayStation fans to watch live. Be sure to stick around after the presentation for a special episode of PlayStation LiveCast.
It should just be expected that fan-made games using Nintendo’s IP will get the ol’ DMCA-takedown-claim hammer (leave a comment if you have a more truncated name). Just THIS PAST MONTH, the company has taken down Another Metroid 2 Remake (which I heard is awesome), Pokémon Uranium Version (which I managed to snag ahead of time) and a large number of titles on Game Jolt. The latest title to get the Nintendo legal team’s attention is No Mario’s Sky by ASMB Games, an nod to both No Man’s Sky and the Super Mario franchise. Continue reading Nintendo takes down ‘No Mario’s Sky’ fan game; its developer re-uploads it as ‘DMCA’s Sky’→