Crash Bandicoot Trilogy’s Jumping Feels Different Than You Remember, And Here’s Why

Since its release late last month, Crash Bandicoot fans have noticed that the N. Sane Trilogy–which packages together remastered versions of the first three Crash games–handles differently than the originals, sometimes even making them more difficult. Indeed, this isn't merely the case of foggy memories after two decades, as the changes stem from design decisions on the part of the collection's developer.
Unlike the original games, which were developed by Naughty Dog, N. Sane Trilogy was handled by Vicarious Visions. The studio has now responded to feedback concerning some of the perceived changes, particularly the way Crash jumps. It states upfront that it deliberately made some alterations, explaining, “Our goal for the Trilogy was to reduce any points of frustration while preserving the challenge of the originals, and we feel we've done that.”
Vicarious says it intended to provide a “cohesive experience across all three games,” which resulted in the adjustments. “Th..

Chewie Checks A Shot In New Star Wars Han Solo Movie Image

While the production of Star Wars movies are usually shrouded in secrecy, the controversial firing of Han Solo spinoff directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord last month led to much speculation about trouble behind-the-scenes.
Replacement director Ron Howard has been a lot more open since he took over, posting a steady stream of on-set images. While they haven't revealed much, his latest does feature a very familiar Star Wars character checking out a video monitor. Check it out below:
#Chewie checking the shot. #UntitledHanSoloMovie
— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) July 17, 2017In addition, some eagle-eyed fans have speculated that the image on screen is of two Wookiees getting close to each other. Click here for a zoomed-in version.
Chewbacca is played by Joonas Suotamo in the upcoming movie. Suotamo already played Chewie in 2015's The Force Awakens, standing in for longtime actor Peter Mayhew during action scenes.
Last week, some unofficial behin..

RuneScape Is Coming To Mobile, Will Be Cross-Play With PC

RuneScape, that MMO that you probably played in middle or high school, is still around, and developer Jagex announced today that it's coming to mobile devices. What's more, it'll support cross-play between mobile and PC.
Both RuneScape and Old-School RuneScape will be coming to mobile, with Old-School RuneScape launching this winter and RuneScape coming after that. They'll be fully cross-play compatible between PC and mobile–meaning that you'll be able to close the game on your PC and pick it up seamlessly on your phone, the developer stated in a press release. You can see some screenshots from the mobile versions below; the first four images are from Old-School RuneScape, while the last is from RuneScape.
“The RuneScape titles will become the first mainstream and established Western MMORPGs on mobile in full and the first to deliver cross-platform play between PC and mobile platforms,” the developer claimed.
In case you haven't been following the game cl..

Final Fantasy Fighting Game Beta Registration Opens

Square Enix is bringing the Final Fantasy arcade fighter, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, to PlayStation 4 next year, but some fans will have an opportunity to try the game before then. Today, the publisher announced it will be hosting a closed beta for the game ahead of its release, and players can begin registering for access to it.
While Square Enix hasn't revealed the exact date for when the closed beta will begin, the publisher says it will take place this summer, and more details regarding the event will be announced soon. Players who'd like a chance to participate can sign up now, but as with other closed betas, space is limited, so only a select number will be chosen. North and Latin American players can register for the closed beta here, while those in PAL regions can sign up here.
Dissidia Final Fantasy is a 3D fighting game series that features heroes, villains, and levels drawn from Final Fantasy's 30-year history. The first installment was released for PSP back i..

New Atari Console Will Bring “Current Gaming Content” As Well As Classic Titles

Atari has revealed new details and images of its first console in over 20 years, the Ataribox. The company has said it wants to bring both “current” and “classic” gaming content to the new device, which will contain “modern internal specs.”
Atari said in a newsletter to fans (via Kotaku AU) that its “objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.” As such, it intends to launch two editions of its new console: a red/black version and a wood version. The company stated that both variants will possess “a smooth design, with ribs that flow seamlessly all around the body of the product, a front panel that can be either wood or glass, a front facing logo, indicator lights that glow through the material, and an array of new ports (HDMI, 4xUSB, SD).
“As you can guess, those ports suggest modern internal specs,” the publisher added. “It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be del..

Unofficial Pokemon Minecraft Mod Shut Down At Pokemon Company’s Request

Pixelmon, the Pokemon meets Minecraft mod, has come to an end. Its creator MrMasochism announced on the Pixelmon forums today that the mod has been taken down at the request of The Pokemon Company.
“With much sadness, but keeping all our fond memories, we must announce that Pixelmon is ending its development,” MrMasochism's forum post reads. “We have had a great time making this mod and creating such a wonderful community but after a request from the Pokémon company we will be shutting our doors. I'm sorry for the disappointment this will cause but let's remember all the great times we had playing Pixelmon, discussing Pokémon, making awesome things inside this mod and everything else that we've done.
“All good things come to an end eventually and now is our time. However there are always more things to do, to be a part of and to enjoy. Keep going out there to find fun projects to be a part of and other great things to invest your time and enthusiasm into.”
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New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer Delivers Stylish Futuristic Action

The second trailer for the upcoming sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049 is here. The follow-up to Ridley Scott's classic 1982 movie is set for release in October, and this new trailer provides plenty of new footage not contained in the previous promo. Check it out above.
Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling as K, a cop in futuristic LA who unearths a long-buried secret that threatens to destroy society. K's discovery leads him to track down former cop Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, who reprises his role from the original movie.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario) spoke about the challenges of making a sequel to such an iconic film. “Ryan and I made peace with the idea that the chances of success were very narrow,” he said. “I came on board because the script was very strong. But no matter what you do, no matter how good what you’re doing is, the film will always be compared to the first, which is a masterpiece. S..