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Power Rangers: Bryan Cranston on Why He Said Yes to Playing Zordon

There was surprise by many when Bryan Cranston was announced as the actor playing Zordon in the new Power Rangers movie a few months ago – even as some big Power Rangers fans knew that Cranston’s history with the franchise goes back to the beginning.

I spoke to Cranston at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour today, where he was promoting Season 2 of his animated series SuperMansion, and he explained how he came to appear in the new film.

“Haim Saban called,” Cranston explained, naming the producer who co-created the Power Rangers and owns the franchise (having re-acquired the property after Disney owned it for a few years)...

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Nintendo Switch Price and Release Date Revealed

Nintendo Switch will launch globally on March 3, 2017 for $299.99 USD and 29,980 yen. This announcement came during Nintendo’s Switch Presentation.

For context, PlayStation 4 currently starts at $299, PlayStation 4 Pro starts at $399, and Xbox One starts at $249.

Nintendo’s Wii U launched back in November 2012, with two separate SKUs that cost $299 and $349 respectively. Likewise, the Nintendo 3DS launched back in early 2011 for $299. For a full look at how Switch’s price stacks up historically, take a look at our feature comparing what consoles cost at launch over the past 35 years.

Nintendo NX was officially revealed as Nintendo Switch during a video released back in October. For more on the upcoming console, check out our list of every Switch game confirmed so far.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special, Master Editions Announced

Nintendo has announced that two special editions of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will be available in addition to the standard edition of the game.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Master Edition will include the game itself, a Master Sword of Resurrection figure, as well as a Nintendo Switch Sheikah Slate Carrying Case, a Sheikah Eye Collectible Coin, a Relic of Hyrule: Calamity Ganon Tapestry and Weather-Worn Map, and a Breath of the Wild Sound Selection CD. The Master Edition will cost $129.99.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Special, Master Editions Announced
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Master Edition

A Special Edition of Breath of the Wild will also be available for $99.99. This version features everything in the Master Edition except for the Master Sword statue.

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6 Nintendo Switch Accessories Announced By Hyperkin

California-based Hyperkin unveiled six accessories at CES 2017 for the upcoming Nintendo Switch console. The company also has a three-in-one adapter for its Retron 5 console in the works that can play Game Gear, Master System, and Master System Card games.

The accessories for Nintendo Switch include a 5 ft. USB Type-C charging cable, a USB-C AC adapter with a 4 ft. cable, a car charger adapter for the console that has a 5 ft. cable. Hyperkin also announced a screen protector, a hard shell carrying case, and a travel bag with padded storage for the new Nintendo system.

Hyperkin also has a three-in-one adapter for the company’s Retron 5 console that will allow users to play Game Gear, Master System, and Master System Card games...

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Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Costumes Detailed in New Figures

Hasbro released images from its Legends Series of figures showcasing toys from the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 films.

The 6-inch figures give us a first look at some of the characters and costumes from the upcoming film. Several characters from Guardians are featured in the slideshow below, and there’s a look at the awesome Vulture figure from Spider-Man: Homecoming from three separate angles.

The Build-a-Figure toy for the Guardians of the Galaxy line is Nova Corps member Titus, the white tiger with a sweet arm cannon.

Hasbro said the wings on the Vulture figure have 12-points of articulation. The Vulture reveal follows the first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, which dropped on December 8.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer dropped at the b...

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Bright Lights: HBO Debuts Trailer for Carrie Fisher / Debbie Reynolds Documentary

Update 5/1/2017

We have official airing times for Bright Lights on HBO Asia.

Details are as follows:

Sunday, January 8 at 9am, with a same day encore at 9pm, on HBO (Astro Ch 411 / 431).

HBO had completed work on Bright Lights, a documentary about Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, when the daughter and mother both tragically passed away over the holidays. Bright Lights was shown at several film festivals last year and was scheduled to air in March, but HBO decided to move the documentary up to this coming Saturday, January 7th, in the wake of the sudden deaths of the two movie stars, and have now debuted a trailer.

Check out the trailer below, which documents the relationship between the two and what it was like for them to be such a notable part of Hollywood history, while dealing with...

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Super Mario Run Now Available on iOS

Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s first-ever Mario game for mobile, is now available for download on the App Store for iOS devices.

You can download the game for free to try out each of the game’s three modes. You also have the option to purchase all six worlds for $9.99 USD, $14.99 AUD/NZD and £7.99 in the UK. You can download Super Mario Run at the following links:

Super Mario Run is compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices that are running iOS 8.0 or newer. Nintendo plans to also release the game for Android sometime in the future, but has yet to specify a date.

The company has high ambitions for Super Mario Run, with hopes that the auto-running platform...

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The Game Awards 2016 Winners Announced

The winners of The Game Awards 2016 have been announced, and Overwatch was awarded Game of the Year.

In addition, Hideo Kojima took the stage to receive the Industry Icon Award, and Nolan North won Best Performance for his role as Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

As revealed during the show, and on The Game Awards’ official site, the winners were as follows:

  • Game of the Year: Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Best Game Direction: Blizzard (for Overwatch)
  • Best Narrative: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)
  • Best Art Direction: Inside (Playdead)
  • Best Music/Sound Design: Doom (id Software/Bethesda)
  • Best Performance: Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Games for Impact: That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)
  • Best Independent Game: Inside (Playdead)...
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Death Stranding's E3 Trailer Wasn't Running on Horizon Zero Dawn Engine

Hideo Kojima has confirmed the Death Stranding trailer shown during last week’s The Game Awards show was indeed running on a PS4.

Speaking to IGN, Kojima revealed “The Death Stranding trailer we showed at TGA was running in real time and in 4K on PS4 Pro.”

While this new teaser was on a PS4, Kojima clarified that the previously-shown E3 announcement trailer was created before Kojima Productions settled on Guerilla Games’ Decima engine for Death Stranding, meaning the E3 video was not running in Decima and isn’t indicative of the final game.

“The collaboration [with Guerilla Games] started later…” Kojima said. “The teaser we showed at E3 was in a different engine.”

In January 2016, Kojima and PS4 system architect Mark Cerny traveled all over the world visiting developers in search of...

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Star Tom Holland Calls Vulture's Debut 'Like a Horror Movie'

The Vulture apparently makes quite the initial impression in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Peter Parker himself Tom Holland talked to USA Today about the villain’s debut. “The first time we see the Vulture is terrifying,” he said. “It’s like a horror movie: really scary, very intense and shocking.”

Birdman star Michael Keaton will portray the Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, also known as Adrian Toomes. Director Jon Watts explained that he’ll be a different kind of bad guy.

“It’s fun to think that if Spider-Man is a regular kid who becomes a superhero, there’s got to be a bunch of regular guys who become supervillains, too,” Watts said.

Spider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters on July 7.

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