Who could turn down the opportunity to try out the latest Iron Man suit in virtual reality? Avengers: Damage Control will have teams of up to four people traveling to Wakanda and meet up with Shuri, the brains behind the new suits. A combination of Iron Man and Black Panther, the adventure has players testing the new tech and battling a Marvel villain. The experience releases October 18th at select The Void locations.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game has become something of a cult classic in the decade after its release, and this fall, it's back. Remastered in high resolution for current consoles, you'll play as the Rookie, the newest member of the team, alongside the cast from the original movies. Featuring the film series' villains, it's the closest you can get to strapping on a real proton pack. Available now.
Tabletop gaming hasn't been the sole province of comic book shops and basements it once was for a long time, but it's also never been this mainstream. Witness Feast of Legends, a legit pen-and-paper RPG complete with a d20 ruleset, detailed universe, and a PDF Player's Handbook-style rulebook. But the best part is seeing Wendy as a sword-swinging, armored fantasy character.
After two years of some of the most surreal, unsettling video game trailers ever, Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding has gotten its most complete trailer and a release date. On November 8, 2019, Playstation 4 owners will be able to dive into a world that seems to fuse the quasi-supernatural and military elements of Kojima's Metal Gear series into a post-apocalyptic future where the dead are stranded in the world of the living. Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelson take starring roles in the game, further blurring the lines between cinema and gaming — a trend Kojima himself started.
Mortal Kombat 11 just got the ultimate killing machine — the famous Terminator T-800. Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger is his best-known role, the T-800 has a moveset with its most iconic moves and probably the best fatality in the entire Mortal Kombat series.
Face it: The Dark Side has all the fun. There's hardly been a character that has the menace and power of Darth Vader, and Vader Immortal puts you front and center as a Sith acolyte. The second episode of the VR series by Oculus Studios continues your Dark Side training, Your anger makes you stronger — now go and seize what is rightfully yours.
To kick off the launch of Uncrate Issue 05 and the return of our favorite not-smartphone, the Punkt MP02, we've partnered with Punkt, Grand Classics, and Mark Ronson to host a VIP screening of 1983's The King of Comedy, staring Robert De Niro. Personally selected by Mark Ronson, the film is a timely choice given its direct influence on this month's release of Joker, and as De Niro also appears in Joker as homage to his character in The King of Comedy. On October 16th at the Public Arts venue, at New York's Public Hotel, a select group of guests and friends of Mark Ronson, Punkt, Grand Classics, and Uncrate gathered for the screening and cocktails. Punkt, maker's of minimalist technology, chose to partner with Grand Classics on this screening due the increasingly frustrating effect of smartphones on the film community. Often used to snap pictures that leak a film's plot details well before release, smartphones have become a drag on sets around the world. Punkt's MP02 phone, a camera-less work of art, fixes not only this issue but allows anyone to disconnect from the distracting while remaining connected via a good old fashioned phone call or basic text message. Animoji's need not apply.
The 19-69 brand was birthed in an effort to bottle counterculture movements from the past. Over the course of two years, the brand went through an exhaustive creative process with artisans in Scandinavia, France, and Italy before launching their fragrances in Paris. Each scent is inspired by an era, culture, or setting and the music and trends that help shape them and brought to life in the names, packaging, and the fragrances themselves.
Infinity Ward, the studio that started the Call of Duty franchise, is rebooting arguably the best game in the entire series with a totally new Modern Warfare. A few returning characters and a promise of an in-depth single-player campaign along with the multiplayer CoD is known for make this the most highly-anticipated entry in years. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches on October 25, 2019.
Respawn Entertainment and EA's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has a new gameplay trailer, giving you the first look at how it will be like taking on the Empire as Cal Kestis, one of the last remaining Jedi. The single-player game takes place after Episode III and drops on November 15, 2019, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
After six years, The Last of Us sequel has finally arrived. While the first gameplay trailer for the Naughty Dog survival series debuted at Sony's E3 event and revealed the return of a more grown-up Ellie and Joel as well as some new characters, the latest look gives us a look at the action. The Last of Us Part II will be available on February 21, 2020.
It's a match made in hell: IT's Pennywise the Clown and Resident Evil 2. Thanks to a mod that reskins one of RE2's monsters, two of the best works in the horror genre are finally together — and nothing has ever felt so right.
By the mid-'90s, skateboarding was going from the fringe to the mainstream. Skating was more than just a sport — it had a cast of characters and an entire culture to go with it. When Nerversoft, a small game developer, asked Tony Hawk to demo a skating game they were working on, it spawned a franchise that changed music, gaming, and skating forever.
Dead by Daylight meets Stranger Things in a new chapter giving both fans of the Netflix series and the asymmetric survival game reason to celebrate. The update has Nancy Wheeler and your favorite Scoops Ahoy employee Steve Harrington joining the survivor roster. While they navigate the underground complex below the Hawkins National Laboratory, the pair will have to dodge a new killer — The Demogorgon from The Upside Down. Hopefully, he brought his bat. The new chapter drops in September.
NBA 2K20 MyCareer mode continues the story-based experience of previous entries, but this time they've brought some serious talent to the game. LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment executive produced the storyline, with Idris Elba, Rosario Dawson, Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, Jaleel White, and LeBron himself starring along with some of his Laker teammates. NBA 2k20 releases September 6, 2019.
EA's arcade racing franchise Need For Speed is getting it's next installment November of 2019. The police vs street racer theme continues, with two racing series split between daytime and nighttime racing in the fictional LA-meets-Miami town of Palm City. Developer Ghost Games promises much more customization than the previous entry and a larger map.
Constructed with full-grain leather and a lightweight, durable wedge outsole, the Bull Run boot is a classic example of Danner's commitment to quality. Available for men and women, these made in the U.S.A. boots are strong and soft and built to stand up to work environments for years to come and are the perfect gift this holiday season. What you see is a classic work boot, but the unseen details like intricate stitching and leather than has been tested in seven different ways help take the Bull Run to the next level. Even the fit was re-engineered to flow with your foot and allow room for comfort and support that are ready to tackle as many miles as you're ready to put on these iconic boots.
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Originally launched as a modification shop for Rolex hunting watches — hence the name — Pro Hunter now offers a full range of specialized, sought-after sport watches from the Geneva-based firm. Each timepiece from Pro Hunter starts life as a brand new Rolex with box and papers; no refurbs or restorations here. It is then carefully customized with DLC coatings and other modifications, with inspiration taken from noteworthy vintage Rolex models, but applied towards a goal of superior style, functionality, and exclusivity. Specifically, we're offering Stealth black-hued versions of the GMT-Master II, Daytona, Submariner Date, and Submariner Military. All Pro Hunter Rolex watches are accompanied by a 5 year warranty and exceptional service directly from Pro Hunter.
It's one of the greatest mysteries of the modern age — how are Madden's player ratings determined? For two decades, Madden's ratings were updated only with a new game, but that changed in 2009, with ratings now being updated weekly — and some players still aren't happy about their numbers. Learn how EA assembled a team to fine-tune its player rating system to be as true-to-life as possible.
Just when you thought the Avengers were done, they've assembled once again. The original members of the superhero team have reunited for an action-adventure game. The story follows Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, and the Hulk after their failed attempt to save San Francisco leads to a ban on all superheroes. Marvel's Avengers: A-Day is slated for release May 15, 2020.
It's quite possibly the perfect collaboration — Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin have come together for Elden Ring, a new video game by FromSoftware. With the Souls series and his latest masterpiece Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Miyazaki is known for dark, intriguing worlds and brutal difficulty. Add to that the political gamesmanship and subversion of the fantasy genre and you have what could be an all-time classic game.
The best-loved character in the Halo universe is returning with Halo Infinite. A follow-up to Guardians, the game will be the third chapter in the Reclaimer saga. There's currently no official release date but you can expect it out in 2020.
Game developer CD PROJEKT RED made their name with 2015's high fantasy Witcher 3 RPG. With their latest game, they're going from the past to the future. Cyberpunk 2077 takes the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game 57 years forward in Night City. The game stars none other than Keanu Reeves and will be released April 16, 2020.
Set on the fictional archipelago of Aurora, Ubisoft's latest entry in the Tom Clancy franchise finds players infiltrating the home of the tech company Skrell Technology that has been taken over by a rogue faction of ex-Ghosts. The varied terrain of Aurora — from forests to deserts, mountains, and a volcano — puts a heavy emphasis on survival and team-focused gameplay. Ghost Recon Breakpoint hits PC consoles October 4, 2019.
Michael Schiess started the Pacific Pinball Museum to house his obsession — and spare his wife a little aggravation. With over 1,700 machines, it's one of the biggest collections in the world, and Michael does as much maintenance as playing. From the earliest machines of the 1800s to the latest digital masterpieces, WIRED and Michael take look at the history of pinball.
The Small Change Arcade started when founder Matt had a problem — a love of classic arcade games and a small San Francisco apartment. To keep his hobby and living space in harmony, Matt started building his own miniature cabinets and has turned it into a business. Tested shows you how he does it.
For the upcoming game Anthem, developer BioWare enlisted District 9 director Neill Blomkamp's Oats Studios to create a live-action trailer. Called Conviction, the three-minute short takes place in the game's open world and shows off the customizable exosuits that characters wear called Javelins. The rest of the details will be available when the game drops February 22, 2019.
After 21 years, Capcom is remaking Resident Evil 2. Horror icon George A. Romero was responsible for the original trailers in 1998 so to pay homage to the late director, the video game developer released this live-action commercial inspired by his work. The game is slated for release January 25, 2019.
From wavy blades of grass to detailed facial features, all gaming worlds are made up of one thing — triangles. Although the humble shape is pretty basic, it allows computers to process more detail, evolving games from simple boxes like Pong into the intricate landscapes you see today in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Fortnite.
With the release of standalone VR headsets like the Oculus Go, virtual reality is now mobile. Holoride aims to add tactile sensory experiences to VR — something that dovetails nicely with wireless headsets — by adding AR and VR to your car ride. Using GPS data, Holoride merges the scenery around you with augmented or virtual worlds, making the commuting a whole new experience.
Curve Digital is bringing the crime-heavy Netflix series to a console near you. In the game, players can either build their own drug empire or lead the forces to take one down. The story will follow the same events of the show's first season with narration by the man himself, Pablo Escobar. Narcos: Rise of the Cartels will be available for play sometime in 2019.
VR has been around since the 1980s, but the tech required for legitimate mainstream use hasn't. Oculus brought the dream of VR to the masses with their 2012 Kickstarter campaign, followed by two development headsets before the official release of the Rift in 2016. But what if the Rift had been developed using 80s tech? Squirrel Monkey looks at what 80s VR might have been like with a vintage installation video from the 8-bit age — and all the batteries, PC peripherals, and vector graphics you could dream of.