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World of Warcraft to honour Robin Williams

- August 13th, 2014
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Blizzard Activision has announced it will honour late comedian Robin Williams in World of Warcraft.

The news comes after a Change.org petition calling on Blizzard to make Williams into a non-playable character in the game garnered 10,975 signatures.

Because of his presence within our community, we the players of World of Warcraft are asking Blizzard to kindly create an NPC within the game that memorializes the actor/comedian. Many have expressed a wish to this character perform some of Williams best jokes within the Worlds End Tavern, so that he may continue making us smile long after his passing.

Williams was an avid gamer. He often spoke in interviews about his love of video games, including WoW and was rumoured to be a WoW player. His daughter Zelda is named for the beloved Nintendo series, and the pair have even appeared together in ads for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

Another petition asking Nintendo to name a character in the next Zelda game after Williams has amassed more than 33,800 signatures by Wednesday afternoon. Nintendo has not yet responded.

Williams was found dead from an apparent suicide on Monday. He was 63.

h/t Canada.com

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: Assassin’s Creed Rogue trailer

- August 5th, 2014

UPDATE: The trailer is now online.

UPDATE: GameInformer has revealed more details from Assassin’s Creed Rogue in a post for their September cover issue.

“Rogue places fans in the shoes of a Templar, controlling former Assassin-turned-Templar Shay Patrick Cormac. Employing the popular naval gameplay from Black Flag, you navigate a ship across the frigid North Atlantic. Other locales you visit include the Appalachian River Valley and a reimagined New York. Shay is an assassin hunter who has to be even more clever to outsmart his sneaky foes. This entry takes place during the Seven Years’ War, filling in the gap between Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed III,” reads GameInformer.
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Capcom announces Resident Evil HD remaster

- August 5th, 2014

Get ready to return to Raccoon City. Capcom is planning to re-release an HD version of the 2002 Resident Evil remake on next-gen consoles early next year.

Announced Tuesday, Capcom Japan Producers Tatsuya Kitabayashi and Yoshiaki Hirabayashi said fans want to revisit the “landmark” GameCube version, which will be updated with new 3D models, game resolutions and textures on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC in early 2015.


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Optimus Prime gets turned into original PlayStation

- July 25th, 2014

Alright Takara Tomy, you win Comic-Con today.

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The Japanese toy company announced on Friday they had special designs for a new product to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original PlayStation being created; they’re going to resell them in the form of an Optimus Prime Transformer figure.

While it won’t be an authentic PlayStation (Sony has nothing to do with the sale of the figure) it’s an absurd idea that manages to tick off each box on the cool checklist.

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Game Informer is also reporting interested buyers will be able to buy a MegaDrive Megatron in Spetember. These models, however, won’t be available to the mass market through mainstream retail outlets, but will be shipping to North America.