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Transformers TCG launched: Our first impressions

Transformers TCG launched: Our first impressions

We've got a few packs of the new Transformers Trading Card Game and we've been taking a look at what it's made of. This new card game launches the same day this article is set to go live: September 28th, 2018. At that time, both the basic Booster Box and Booster Packs will be made available - there'll also be an Autobots Starter Set and a Metroplex Deck in the mix.

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Star Wars: Vader Immortal trailer and release info revealed [UPDATE]

Star Wars: Vader Immortal trailer and release info revealed [UPDATE]

This week the folks at ILMxLAB spoke at Oculus Connect 5 about their new title "Vader Immortal." This is a virtual reality experience that takes place in three parts - the first of which is called Vader Immortal: Episode I. In the game, users will travel to Mustafar, to Darth Vader's palace. This experience will take place in the Star Wars universe in the period of time between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.

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LEGO Star Wars Cloud City: Why this one’s unique

LEGO Star Wars Cloud City: Why this one’s unique

The time at which Star Wars and LEGO have reached peak insanity is now. Here, in 2018, we've gotten back to the point at which the most fabled and legendary of original Star Wars LEGO sets was hatched is back. This is Star Wars: Cloud City, in LEGO form. If you're a hardcore Star Wars LEGO collector, you know the original is basically unattainable. If you're new to the game, you'll understand why this set's reboot is about to keep with the tradition of mind-boggling largeness.

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Captain Picard is back: Patrick Stewart confirms new CBS Star Trek series

Captain Picard is back: Patrick Stewart confirms new CBS Star Trek series

Captain Jean-Luc Picard is to return, with Sir Patrick Stewart again to star as the iconic Star Trek character in a new series. The show, as-yet untitled, will be made for CBS All Access, with Stewart confirming the news today on his Twitter account and in an announcement at the Star Trek convention.

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George R.R. Martin’s sci-fi horror Nightflyers gets first trailer

George R.R. Martin’s sci-fi horror Nightflyers gets first trailer

Game of Thrones has become one of the most popular (not to mention pirated) shows in the world, and now the author of the books it's based on, George R.R. Martin, is seeing another of his stories adapted for the screen. First announced earlier this year, Martin's novella Nightflyers is being turned into a TV series for the Syfy Channel, and this year's San Diego Comic-Con saw the first trailer released.

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Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate LEGO Review

Jurassic World Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate LEGO Review

Look upon this mighty work of LEGO artwork and despair! For this is a licensed movie LEGO set, and it probably won't be released more than once! This is the LEGO Jurassic World set 75930, Indoraptor Rampage at Lockwood Estate. It's made for the release of Jurassic World, and depicts a scene heavily featured in the last preview trailers before the release of the film. In this set you'll find no less than 3 (three) dinosaurs with which you can terrorize your minifigures, and have oh-so-very-much fun.

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Billy Dee Williams back as Lando in 2019 for Star Wars 9

Billy Dee Williams back as Lando in 2019 for Star Wars 9

Billy Dee Williams never really left the Star Wars universe, unless you're one of those nerds that refuse to see anything but the main movie series. Today word is that Williams won't just be assisting Donald Glover in restaurants with Lando-esque advice on acting with the next gen. I say thee nay! Today there's a tip that this legendary actor will return to the Star Wars film series in the year 2019.

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TRON Legacy Light Cycle LEGO Review

TRON Legacy Light Cycle LEGO Review

Today we're having a close look at what it means to roll with the LEGO set #21314: TRON Legacy Light Cycle. This is a LEGO Ideas set, working with an original design by a couple of brothers from England. The final design takes what was originally envisioned - a single light cycle, and expands by 2x, bringing about Sam Flynn, his light cycle, Rinzler, his light cycle, and a dual-sword-wielding Quorra.

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Doctor Who old series episodes streaming on Twitch

Doctor Who old series episodes streaming on Twitch

This week the folks at Twitch responsible for non-gaming content announced they're bringing Doctor Who into the mix. They'll be pushing over 500 original Doctor Who episodes to the streaming video platform, all from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. That's the beginning of the show in 1963 through the 1980s, all broadcast on Twitch over a seven-week period.

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Beat Saber is the new hype VR game

Beat Saber is the new hype VR game

This week the folks at Hyperbolic Magnetism are probably pretty pumped up about all the press they're getting for Beat Saber. They first started development for this game back in 2016, and between then and now it's been tested by hundreds of users. In its first couple weeks on the Steam VR store and Oculus Store, Beat Saber's become a sort of shock hit.

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Lando movie rumor not true (from a certain point of view)

Lando movie rumor not true (from a certain point of view)

Rumor started this morning of a Lando Calrissian movie as foretold by Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy. It was misquoted, as noted and re-noted by the source for the material. But the hype is real, and the reaction to the possibility of such a film is no surprise to us, no surprise at all.

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This is NASA’s Mars Helicopter: It’s a GO!

This is NASA’s Mars Helicopter: It’s a GO!

Today NASA announced they'd be bringing their Mars Helicopter to Mars, officially. This is not the sort of helicopter you saw circling your house the last time you stole a bunch of diamonds, but the kind that carries payloads. More like a drone than a traditional human-piloted helicopter. In the NASA Mars Helicopter is the future of flight on other worlds - or at least the next step.

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