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11:30 AM on 03.30.2015

Dead Rising: Watchtower movie is out now, and free

Have two hours to kill and love zombies? Dead Rising: Watchtower is out now on Crackle, and you're able to stream it for free on any applicable device or the web. While Xbox Live members ironically got first access to th...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 03.20.2015

NES-era Godzilla immortalized as an action figure

NECA is on a roll with these videogame-inspired toys, though admittedly Godzilla looks a bit like he's decked out in camouflage here. The 6" figure is modeled after Godzilla: Monster of Monsters, and it comes packaged in a cool faux-weathered box based on the NES game's cover art. It's expected to ship in July 2015, and pre-orders are open for $21.99. Don't make eye contact. [Via Super Punch]

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 03.17.2015

Arcade icons wreck Earth in the first trailer for Pixels

In Pixels, aliens have invaded Earth with classic arcade characters like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man and it's up to Adam Sandler and friends to save the world. What could possibly go wrong? The basic concept originated years ago...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 02.26.2015

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles writer tied to Tomb Raider film reboot

A potential movie reboot of Tomb Raider just came a bit closer to reality with scriptwriter Evan Daugherty being hired to pen the tale of young Lara Croft's first adventure -- not unlike the recent game reboot. Warner Bros. h...

Steven Hansen


2:00 PM on 02.25.2015

Forza Horizon 2 gets free, standalone Fast & Furious expansion

Get ready to live your life a quarter mile at a time. An Xbox and Universal partnership has borne Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, a standalone expansion.  Not only do you not need to own the base game to pl...

Steven Hansen

7:30 PM on 02.20.2015

The 2015 Academy Awards, brought to you by Nintendo

In anticipation of the Academy Awards this Sunday, Nintendo decided to come up with its own amusing awards for the 2015 Oscar nominees. The winners for each category are: The Princess Peach Award, for best female costume in ...

Ben Davis

2:00 PM on 02.16.2015

Giorgio Moroder says he's scoring a new Tron game

Giorgio Moroder is back and I can't fully express how happy that makes me. In a word: ridiculously. Since contributing to Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, the legendary record producer has kept busy: he's been DJing, worki...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 02.16.2015

Live action Halo: Nightfall to release on March 17

Owners of Halo: The Master Chief Collection automatically had access to the five-episode live action series Halo: Nightfall, but soon it will be available for the plebeians on DVD, Blu-ray, and video on demand. On March 17, ...

Darren Nakamura

12:00 PM on 02.13.2015

Assassin's Creed movie is in production, is actually happening

Say what you will about recent Star Wars films, but the franchise is still a juggernaut in just about every facet of the market. People are hopeful about the new wave of Disney movies, and that includes the spinoff relea...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 02.11.2015

Hitman: Agent 47 looks anything but stealthy

The tone of this trailer for Hitman: Agent 47 matches my playstyle for the game series, which is to go in quietly only to screw up repeatedly and end up having to trade bullets with everyone. While I could have done without ...

Jordan Devore



Meet the winner of Nintendo Power's The Mask II contest photo
Meet the winner of Nintendo Power's The Mask II contest
by Tony Ponce

In my heart of hearts, Nintendo Power will never die. If you were an American Nintendo gamer in the late '80s to early '90s, this monthly rag granted you unfettered access to a world of insider news and gossip that made you the envy of every schoolyard game jockey. The magazine itself may be gone, but its legacy is immortal.

Over the course of nearly 25 years, a number of features and events inside and outside the pages of Power became legendary -- the Super Mario and A Link to the Past comics, the Star Fox 64 promotional VHS, EarthBound's literally stinky ad campaign. But among the most infamous was the ill-fated The Mask II Player's Poll Contest.

In Vol. 77, published in October 1995, Nintendo offered one lucky winner a spot as an extra in the sequel to the smash hit action comedy The Mask. Production on the movie was halted indefinitely after Jim Carrey declined to reprise his role, which also meant that whoever won the contest was boned. The Nintendo Power editorial staff did eventually deliver a public apology... in the final issue. What happened in the 17 intervening years? Was the winner awarded an appropriate consolation prize, or did the Big N leave the kid high and dry?

Well, why don't I just ask him directly?

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1:00 PM on 02.04.2015

Confirmed! You can play as dinosaurs in LEGO Jurassic World

"Imagine playing as the ominous LEGO T. rex, roaming the grounds of Isla Nublar, smashing LEGO bricks and battling with other dinosaurs -- this game is bound to bring out the kid in all of us," says TT Games managing direc...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 01.27.2015

Last of Us film 'pretty faithful' despite 'some big changes'

The Last of Us writer Neil Druckmann is working on the screenplay for the upcoming film and he's just finished a second draft, along with a table read with "a bunch of actors," according to a Game Informer interview. Sam Raim...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 01.22.2015

Rob Riggle plays a decent Frank West, but Dead Rising: Watchtower looks bad

We were promised a direct-to-internet Dead Rising movie, and that's exactly what we're getting. Even with my expectations set accordingly, I'm coming off this trailer for Dead Rising: Watchtower feeling disappointed. Rob Rig...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 01.14.2015

Meet the new mythical Pokémon Hoopa, the, uh, hoop Pokémon

The 18th Pokémon movie, cleverly titled Pokémon the Movie XY 2015 and then re-titled The Ring Genie Hoopa, is coming out--you guessed it--this year. It stars the titular new ghost-psychic pocket monst...

Steven Hansen

10:00 AM on 01.14.2015

Sony's Dead Rising movie will debut on March 27

That Dead Rising: Watchtower movie starring Rob Riggle as Frank West is still happening, and Sony Pictures has set a premiere date -- March 27. It will debut on Crackle, Sony's online streaming service, but it will also ...

Chris Carter