There is nothing but darkness surrounding you. You raise your scanner and paint droplets of iridescent light that cling to the walls, guiding your way towards the surface and, you hope, home. This is Scanner Sombre and it’s this week’s Indie Pick.
Holy hell, Forza Horizon 3 is getting a Hot Wheels expansion. Arriving on May 9, the expansion features six themed islands off the coast of Australia, all connected with Hot Wheels track, plus iconic Hot Wheels rides like Twin Mill, Rip Rod and the Bone Shaker. Best expansion idea ever.
Last year a small independent development studio lead by Criterion Games veterans Fiona Sperry and Alex Ward released Dangerous Golf, a game that was basically Burnout’s Crash Mode without cars. With Danger Zone, due out next month for PC and PS4, they’re trying it with cars. Excellent.
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Mass Effect Andromeda isn’t perfect, but it’s huge and ambitious, and in my opinion at least, pretty damn fun. So if you were waiting on a discount to pick up your copy, GameStop’s marked it down to $40 on PS4 and Xbox One today, the best price we’ve seen to date. Use promo code SAVER at checkout to get free shipping…
McDonald’s employees across the country have begun stuffing the latest series of small Mario-themed pieces of plastic into smiling cardboard grease boxes. New Super Mario Happy Meal toys don’t mean you have to eat the food they come with. There are other ways.
James O’Brien is a CG artist from Ireland. You like cars? Because O’Brien does real nice cars.
Prime members can preorder and save 20% on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for their Nintendo Switch, which isn’t unusual (that benefit applies to all preorder and new release games), but today’s the last day for most people to order if they want it on release day, so it warrants a reminder. As always, you won’t see the discount…
Marvel Heroes, Gazillion Entertainment’s Diablo-style comioc book MMO, is making the move to consoles as Marvel Heroes Omega. The PlayStation 4 closed beta launched last weekend, and I’m here to show it to you the only way I know how—with copious amounts of Squirrel Girl.
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Track: Per Qualche Dollaro in Piú | Artist: Ennio Morricone | Album: For a Few Dollars More [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Last year, KFC rolled out a special Pokémon campaign in Japan, complete with Pikachu on the bucket. And this year, the character is coming to KFCs in China.
For diehard Star Wars fans with deep pockets, there’s this: a solid gold Darth Vader helmet.
In last year’s Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age trailer, it looked like we’d be stuck with Vaan’s spray-on abdominals. But now it seems like we won’t. Thank goodness for that!
About To Pounce. Yamanouchi-machi, Nagano, Japan. By Ces Chavez.
Track: Glass Eye | Artist: Leaf Dog | Album: Dyslexic Disciple
“I just thought it would be cool if professional athletes would sign Pokémon cards”, says Addison Russell, one of the best young talents in baseball.
The Elite Dangerous community, no stranger to long-running and elaborate in-game mysteries, is currently in the midst of another, with players having followed some clues to find a massive ship that’s just drifting out there, alone in space, with nobody left alive onboard.