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Heroes of the Storm Overhauls Progression, Adds Diablo Character in 2.0 Update

Heroes of the Storm will update and overhaul its leveling and reward systems – as well as add a new character – in an update significant enough for Blizzard to dub it “Heroes of the Storm 2.0″.

The MOBA will now feature no level cap for either player or hero levels and reward loot chests (not unlike Overwatch’s loot boxes) for every player level reached. Specific player level milestones will reward chests with guaranteed rarer items, while hero level milestones will drop chests with rewards specifically for that hero.

Existing players’ XP will be converted into the new level system, with the appropriate number of loot chests and rewards given to them immediately.

Chests can include full playable heroes, which in the past have only been unlockable through in-game or real currency...

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Star Wars Rebels Becoming Much More Serialized in Final Season

Star Wars Rebels will leave behind its traditional standalone episode style and become more akin to a serialized show as it approaches the end of its final season.

Speaking to IGN (watch that chat above), executive producer Dave Filoni explained how the season will transition:

“This Season 4 is unlike any other we’ve ever done in that, at a certain point, a couple of episodes in, it’s more one continuous story arc all the way to the end than it’s ever been, in anything we’ve done – even Clone Wars – where each story really fits together.

“Yes they’re unique and independent, but it almost feels like day-to-day. Things start to move fast and get really exciting and interesting and desperate and awesome – and we’ve never done that before, and it’s really exhilarating.”

As always, there’s be...

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Star Wars Rebels Season 4: Katee Sackhoff's Bo-Katan Confirmed to Return

Star Wars Rebels: Season 4 is finally bringing back Bo-Katan Kryze (voiced by Katee Sackhoff) from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The confirmation came after voice actress Tiya Sircar teased that there are some big Mandalorian episodes coming up for her character, Sabine Wren in Rebels’ final season. Sackhoff herself had actually said she was coming back quite awhile go, but until now, it hadn’t been confirmed by Disney or Lucasfilm.

“What I think I can say is that if there are any Mandalorian fans out there, I think you will be happy with some specific episodes in this upcoming season,” Sircar said during the panel. “And I think you might be surprised where we end up and who we’re going…”

I’m very scared right now,” she said with a laugh, about executive producer Dave Filoni watching her, ...

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Daisy Ridley Talks Star Wars Forces of Destiny and Rey's Impact

During The Heroines of Star Wars panel at Star Wars Celebration today, there was a big surprise for fans, as Daisy Ridley – Rey herself – joined moderator Amy Ratcliffe, Star Wars Rebels co-creator Dave Filoni, Ashley Eckstein (“Ahsoka Tano”) and Tiya Sircar (“Sabine Wren) onstage to talk about Star Wars Forces of Destiny.

Announced earlier this week, Forces of Destiny is a big new initiative, driven by animated shorts and an accompanying toy line, all focused on the female heroes of Star Wars. Ridley is one of several Star Wars live action movie actors reprising their role in Forces of Destiny, along with John Boyega (“Finn”), Lupita Nyong’o (“Maz Kanata”) and Felicity Jones (“Jyn Erso”).

Ridley noted she first began recording her voice work for Forces of Destiny la...

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Iron Fist's Finn Jones Responds to the Show's Poor Reviews

Finn Jones, star of Netflix’s Iron Fist, has responded to the largely negative reviews the latest Marvel series has received from critics so far.

“Well I think there’s multiple factors,” Jones told Metro. ”What I will say is these shows are not made for critics, they are first and foremost made for the fans. I also think some of the reviews we saw were seeing the show through a very specific lens, and I think when the fans of the Marvel Netflix world and fans of the comic books view the show through the lens of just wanting to enjoy a superhero show, then they will really enjoy what they see.”

Jones went on to say he thinks Iron Fist is “a fantastic show which is really fun and I think it stands up there with the other Defenders’ shows without a doubt.”

The other Defenders shows Jon...

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Why Marvel's Iron Fist Doesn't Have a Costume on the Netflix Series

Danny Rand (Finn Jones) won’t be seen wearing his iconic green and yellow garb on the Netflix series Marvel’s Iron Fist, and showrunner Scott Buck has come forward to explain why.

In an interview with SFX Magazine (via GamesRadar), Buck said “there was no good reason” they could think to put him in that outfit. In the series, Rand “is still discovering who he is as a hero and where he is going to be.” As such, he’s “not yet ready to put on a mask or a costume.”

However, protecting his identity “does become an issue for the character.” Buck went on to note that Rand “is someone who is rather well known as a billionaire, so he can’t necessarily go out in public and do the things he does without being recognized.”

Like the other Marvel’s other Netflix-exclusive series, Iron Fist will be g...

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Nintendo Switch Price in Malaysia Revealed – Set to Turn off Many

Edit #1 – Feb 13 2017

We can confirm that another video games retailer in Malaysia, Impulse Gaming are already offering pre-orders for the Nintendo Switch at a relatively lower price; starting from MYR2099 yet still way too pricey given how much other current-gen home consoles are selling for.

According to their site, the stocks are obtained via Maxsoft Pte.Ltd and comes with a 1-year warranty. Extra cost apply for returns & repairs.

Nintendo Switch Price in Malaysia Revealed - Set to Turn off Many

End of Edit #1

Gamers Hideout yesterday unveiled the retail price of the Nintendo Switch in Malaysia which may very well turn many gamers off due to its ridiculous pricing...

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Nintendo Switch Singapore Retail Price Revealed – Sends More eyes twitching

Thanks to video games, Malaysian and Singaporean gamers are in unison once again – this time via their displeasure at the ridiculously priced Nintendo Switch in their respective markets.

As we reported yesterday, Malaysian gamers were shocked to find out that the Nintendo Switch will retail an absurd MYR1,000 above its expected price, starting at MYR2,299. This however, isn’t the fault of the local resellers, as the price they had to put up relies heavily on the regional distributor. In this case, Maxsoft.Pte. Ltd.

The same case occur in Singapore, as Geekculture reported it earlier today. Based on the Facebook post of a popular online retailer Qisahn, the Nintendo Switch carries a suggested retail price of US$299 (SG$425) will start selling from SG$659 (US$462) in Singapore markets...

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Injustice 2: 3 Extra DC Characters Added as Alternate Skins in Special Edition

NetherRealm has released details of its Digital Deluxe and Ultimate editions of Injustice 2, revealing that 3 unannounced heroes will be released as alternate “Premier Skins” for other characters.

According to the game’s pre-order page, Power Girl will be playable as a Supergirl skin, Reverse-Flash as the Flash, and John Stewart’s Green Lantern as Hal Jordan’s version.

The two special editions come with different levels of extra content included. The Digital Deluxe edition will include 3 DLC fighters, the Power Girl premier skin and a gear shader (which changes the look of your character, not unlike Destiny’s shaders). The Ultimate Edition will include 9 DLC fighters, all three announced premier skins, and two gear shaders.

It’s currently unclear who those DLC characters will be, and whe...

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Injustice 2 Beta Announced

WB Games and NetherRealm Studios have announced a beta for Injustice 2.

Starting today, people can sign up through the Injustice 2 online beta registration. More details about the early trial for the fighting game are expected in the near future.

Injustice 2 will officially launch in May, available in a standard package as well as digital deluxe and ultimate edition options. These special versions of the fighting game include DLC characters, like the Power Girl skin.

No matter what version, though, Injustice 2 is one of IGN’s big games coming in 2017.

Evan Campbell is a freelance writer who scripts the Daily Fix, streams games on his Twitch channel, and chats about movies and TV series on Twitter.



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