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Star Wars PS4 bundle

Obsessive Darth Vader fans (ahem, Kylo Ren!), get ready to feel the dark side of the PlayStation 4 soon! Sony and Electronic Arts have announced the upcoming release of the Darth Vader-inspired PS4 system. This PS4 is dominated by an illustration of the villain’s signature black dome-head and a controller with a color pattern inspired by Darth’s panel. Etched along the PlayStation 4’s side is a repeated “Star Wars” logo as well – so this is no sticker.

Of course, this Limited Edition PlayStation 4 will be released alongside the November 17th release of Star Wars Battlefront. Also another Walmart exclusive bundle will be released on November 17th as a Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. Besides those two bundle options with their respective title games, a voucher also includes downloadable games from Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars Bounty Hunter. Yeah, it will be awesome to experience the retro Super Star Wars again from the SNES 16-bit era. If you missed out on that, or have foggy memories, this will be a fun way to experience it.

Star Wars PS4 bundle

Looking to pre-order the Star Wars PS4 bundle? All we know at this point is that pre-orders are “coming soon”, but you can more than likely expect for pre-orders to be available during the Star Wars merchandising assault on September Force Friday (that’s September 4th).

And for those of you who aren’t too thrilled to be supporting this dark-sided Darth Vader design, you can always opt for some cool PS4 skins out there.

Star Wars PS4 skins

Source: PlayStation Blog

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The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the new gold-standard in action role-playing games. If you enjoy fantasy adventures or even just open world games with awesome storylines, The Witcher 3 is definitely worth owning. The game is vast in areas to explore, has some incredible graphic fidelity, entertains with great character acting and entrancing background music, is highly customizable and unique to each player, and… well, the list goes on and on as to why I highly recommend The Witcher 3. Too vast to capture on video, I decided to share my adventures through the screenshots I took during my complete playthrough of The Witcher 3. Click the link below to flip through over 100 screens and please read the brief captions for a little explanation and details on The Witcher 3. For those of you looking for a quick number, 5 out 5, 10 out of 10 – yes, yes, it is excellent and gaming perfection. Ok, so there are minor things you can point out in the game but the great far outweighs the minor things you may come across. The Witcher 3 is a true labor of love. Don’t let the “3” in the game turn you away either. There is plenty of story and back story to take in. No prior Witcher game experiences are required to enjoy the adventure. See and read more below for a review of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt!

Flip through the screen by screen review here (no spoilers!).

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. DO IT!

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Star Wars Battlefront

Do we need any more reasons to be excited for EA’s upcoming Star Wars Battlefront? No! But it sure cranks up the anticipation meter to see the latest Star Wars Battlefront gameplay trailer. EA and DICE have released some awesome gameplay footage where X-wings, A-wings and even the Slave I will provide the signature space battles that Star Wars is known for. Watch the gameplay trailer below and, if you haven’t yet, don’t forget to lock-in your pre-order for Star Wars Battlefront. Star Wars Battlefront will be available just about a month before the new Star Wars Episode VII movie!

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Video game wallpaper

Want to dress up your gaming space or mancave in celebration of retro games? Here is a cool way to do it, thanks to Murals Wallpaper. A new Retro Game Wallpaper design is available for purchase online from MuralsWallpaper.co.uk. Adorned with cleanly designed retro controllers and a GameBoy, the wallpaper has a selection of colors available.

From Murals Wallpaper:
“Inspired by the console controllers that revolutionised the way we play video games, Murals Wallpaper have paid homage to the most iconic of them in an exciting new wall mural range. Featuring everything from Master System and Mega Drive pads through to Nintendo’s GameCube controller and beyond into the realms of the Xbox, there’s something for fans of every platform. Coming in a host of eye-catching colourway’s the retro gaming collection has the perfect accompaniment to any entertainment or games room.”

Prices start at £23.50 per sq/m with worldwide shipping available (UPS). Deck up your gaming room with these awesome designs!

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Iwata

In memory of Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo, who passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

Nintendo of America briefly stated on its Twitter feed: “In remembrance of Mr. Satoru Iwata, Nintendo will not be posting on our social media channels today.”

From an AP announcement: “Satoru Iwata, who led Japanese video game company Nintendo Co. through years of growth with its Pokemon and Super Mario franchises, died on Saturday after a lengthy illness, drawing a flood of emotional tributes from game fans and industry rivals. He was 55.”

From a brief bio on Nintendo’s executive bio of Iwata:
“In 2002, Satoru Iwata was named president of Nintendo Co., Ltd. He joined Nintendo in 2000 as the head of the Corporate Planning Division, where he was responsible for Nintendo’s global corporate planning.

Iwata was born in 1959 in the Hokkaido Prefecture of Japan. He studied at and graduated from the Tokyo Institute of Technology University, where he majored in computer science. Shortly after graduating, Iwata joined HAL Laboratory, Inc. and in 1983 began coordinating the software production and development of Nintendo titles, such as the Kirby series. By 1993, he had become president of that company.”

Always in our hearts, and forever in our games. Thanks to Iwata who contributed so much to the gaming industry.

Source: AP

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