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The first content expansion for Disney, Lucasfilm, and Lenovo's mobile AR experience Star Wars: Jedi Challenges has been announced.
The expansion, which will be available as a free update for the mobile app in January 2018, adds content inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including First Order Stormtrooper Executioner and Riot Control Stormtrooper enemies in Assault mode, new levels of Strategic Combat set on the planet Crait, AR porgs, and more.
Check out the full list of content featured in the expansion below:
- New Lightsaber Duel – Players can duel two elite Praetorian Guards featured in The Last Jedi. This is the first time Jedi Challenges players will duel two characters at the same time.
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Welcome to Nintendo Voice Chat, Episode 386!
Jools Watsham of Atooi joins NVC this week to discuss the release of Mutant Mudds Collection on Switch and the transition from developing on 3DS to Switch. Plus we share our impressions about Nintendo's presence at the Video Game Awards, the Bayonetta 3 reveal, Zelda Champions DLC, and more!
As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN and on our YouTube channel (subscribe and hit the bell!) or listen to it on your commute in audio format. If you enjoy the show, share it with other Nintendo fans, make a constructive comment, and give us a thumbs up or leave us a review.
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Niantic has announced that Legendary Pokemon Groudon will begin appearing in Pokemon Go today.
According to Pokemon Go’s official site, Groudon will begin spawning in raids today and will remain in the game until 1:00 PM Pacific Time on January 15.
Groudon follows the release of 50 generation 3 Pokemon in Pokemon Go last week as well as a new dynamic weather system. Groudon marks the first Legendary Pokemon from the Hoenn region to be available.
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Ferdinand carves out a small place for itself in the “just okay” subgroup of modern day kids movies.
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There were several heart-wrenching and powerful drama films released this year, but which is the best?
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Yesterday federal regulators voted to repeal landmark Obama-era regulations overseeing broadband companies such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, paving the way to allow these internet service providers to speed up some websites, slow down others and charge additional fees for (or block) higher-quality bandwidth-intensive service or even certain content. The federal government will no longer regulate internet service as if it were a utility like phone service.
The 3-2 party-line vote is expected to rapidly transform the internet service market. The FCC also voted to prevent future FCC members from reversing the Republican-driven ruling. Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman and former Verizon lawyer and lobbyist, has championed deregulation. In order to demonstrate the type of content that should be throttled down, Mr. Pai indulged his inflated ego by releasing a video that showed him dressed as Santa, wielding a lightsaber and playing with a fidget spinner. In the video, Pai mocks his critics and defends his decision to repeal net neutrality rules.
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Following the release of Breath of the Wild’s Champions’ Ballad DLC, director Hidemaro Fujibayashi is already thinking about what could come next.
“I can't say at this point if it will be in sequels or in continuations, or what form it will take, but I definitely have lots of ideas and lots of motivation right now,” Fujibayashi told IGN.
“I think while we were working on both the main game and the DLC, it was a process of constantly getting lots of different, new ideas as we refined the game, and finding new things we wanted to do,” he added. “Even in situations like this, talking to people and finding out that people want to pet dogs gives me a lot of motivation, a lot of ideas for things we could put into the game.”
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Jean Claude Van Johnson premieres Friday on Amazon's Prime Video service, delivering a welcome kick to its original programming lineup. The six-episode series follows a fictionalized version of Jean Claude Van Damme (played by Van Damme, of course) as he struggles to maintain a sense of purpose and relevance within his line of work. The big twist here places the down-on-his-luck actor smack-dab in a world of espionage and intrigue, revealing Van Damme is really Van Johnson — a deep cover spy working for the American government.
Jean Claude Van Damme is well known throughout the world as a big-screen action star. But with Jean Claude Van Johnson, the martial artist makes the risky jump to the world of television entertainment. During a time of movie-to-TV reboots, where action hits like Lethal Weapon and Taken have struggled to find audiences on the small-screen, Jean Claude Van Johnson is an outlier. Instead of rebooting a movie, the Van Damme series offers a reboot of the man himself — picking apart action cliches and Hollywood tropes, along the way.
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Capcom has announced the dates for Monster Hunter World's open beta on PlayStation 4.
As revealed on the official Monster Hunter Twitter account, the beta will run from December 22 at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm UK (December 23 at 4am AET) to December 26 at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm UK (December 27 at 4am AET), with preloads beginning on December 18.
The open beta will be available for all PS4 players, regardless if you have a PlayStation Plus subscription.
The forthcoming open beta follows the PS Plus beta, which began on December 9 and ended on December 12. Those who played the first beta won't need to download anything, as you'll be able to use the same beta client again if you still have it.