Master Grief: New Halo 5 trailers cause shockwaves amongst Halo fans

halo-5-guardians-leadThe newest trailer for Halo 5: Guardians came in a pair of alternate live-action depictions of a similar scenario: in one, Agent Locke holds an injured Chief at gunpoint in the midst of a seemingly Earth-local wasteland and accuses him of betrayal. In the other, Chief stands tall over a fallen Locke, declaring that his mission “is just beginning.”

The implications of these alternate scenarios are stunning to say the least, and many forums are already exploding with theories and conjecture over what exactly has transpired. Many believe that Locke has gone rogue, but many more believe that it is in fact the Chief himself that goes AWOL.

343 Industries is remaining ominously silent on these theories as of now, so fans will have to wait until the game’s release on October 27 of this year to find out for themselves. Until then, all we can do is sit back and continue to #HuntTheTruth.

The two trailers can be viewed after the post break.

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Target: No additional Jigglypuff amiibo pre-orders are being taken

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Dealing with amiibomania as best they can, Target has been on-point today. After tweeting out a heads up that their exclusive Jigglypuff amiibo was available for pre-order this morning, they responded to a fan observation that the figure sold out in about 20 minutes:

“It’s been popular! No additional preorders are being taken. Visit stores or Target.com on 5-29. Quantities limited.”

Looks like that might be it for online pre-orders, then. If you missed out, you’ll have to line up outside your local Target store or visit their website on the morning of May 29th.

Of note, however: Target similarly stated that no more pre-orders would be taken after the second round of Rosalina and Luma amiibo pre-orders sold out… but the figures were available for a short window a day or so after that announcement. If something similar happens again, we’ll let you know!

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Jigglypuff amiibo now available for pre-order on Target.com (UPDATE: Gone)

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UPDATE: …annnndddd gone.

Keeping this short and sweet. The Target-exclusive Jigglypuff amiibo is up and available for pre-order online. Let us know if you manage to get one in the comments below!

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Target website changes Jigglypuff amiibo’s status to “not sold online”

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Update 10:00am CDT: Phew. It’s back to normal.

If you’re holding out hope that another online pre-order window will open up for Target’s exclusive Jigglypuff amiibo, brace yourselves for some seemingly bad news: Target has updated their website to reflect that the figure is no longer sold online.

What does this mean? Assuming the change was intentional, the only known way you’ll be able to obtain the Super Smash Bros. Jigglypuff amiibo if you haven’t already managed a pre-order is for you to line up outside your local target store on the morning of May 29th – or evening of May 28th, if amiibomania continues on its current trajectory.

Still optimistic? The Target-exclusive Rosalina and Luma amiibo was “not sold online” after at least three pre-order windows back in December, but was later made available online for a limited time alongside the figure’s launch in stores on February 1st.

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Settling it in Smash: A new Canadian venue appears!

SettleItInSmashOn March 21, a community centre in Brantford, Ontario played host to its first-ever Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament, appropriately dubbed “Settle it in Smash!” What started out as a simple local party of friends and fellow Smash players quickly became a 40-participant tournament as word of the gathering spread like wildfire. Players from all across southern Ontario made the journey to Brantford to participate in the tournament.

With the host Jake MacPherson telling me that it will be “… hopefully the first of many,” several out-of-town participants made the commitment to return next month for its second iteration, which is taking place on Saturday, April 25 at the TB Costain community centre in Brantford, Ontario. Many players even promised to bring their friends to make it an even bigger Smash event.

With a new addition on the list of venues for the competitive Super Smash Bros. scene cropping up in southern Ontario, one can only wonder how many more will make the trip to Brantford to continue to settle it the only way they know how – in Smash!

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Mega Blastoise makes a splash in the newest Pokémon Shuffle Competitive Stage

150406blastoiseThe newest Competitive Stage is now live for Pokémon Shuffle. Compete against your region in order to secure your very own Blastoisinite, which allows Blastoise to Mega Evolve.

Players from North America will need to place in the top 20,000 high scores among others from their continent if they want that Blastoisinite. Players from Europe will need to place in the top 10,000 of their region, and Japan in their top 50,000. The event only runs for one week (ending on the 13th of April) so get cracking on that high score.

April 27th pre-order event at Toys”R”Us to be for Greninja and Pac-Man amiibo only

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If you’re still looking to reserve the Lucina and Robin amiibo figures, you’d better start looking at retailers other than Toys”R”Us.

It looks like that April 27th in-store pre-order event will only have Greninja and Pac-Man figures left for pre-order, contrary to the retailer’s previous posts on social media.

At the very least, it’s reassuring for those fans who may have missed out on online pre-orders the TRU-exclusive amiibo that they’ll still have a chance to reserve their figure before the masses have access to them on Ma

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A Half-Life half-lived: Gabe Newell implies that Half-Life 3 isn’t planned

half-life-3During a recent interview, Valve CEO Gabe Newell was questioned regarding the long-awaited, but never confirmed third installment of the Half-Life series. When asked if the fans will ever be able to finish Gordon Freeman’s story, Newell responded, “The only reason we’d go back and do like a super classic kind of product is if a whole bunch of people just internally at Valve said they wanted to do it and had a reasonable explanation for why.”

While this certainly doesn’t put the prospect of a third game to rest once and for all, it certainly calls in to question whether or not Valve has any intention of ever finishing their widely-acclaimed masterpiece. The fans will just have to wait with bated breath to see if Mr. Freeman wakes up and smells the ashes.

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New Mii Fighter costumes coming in the new update for Super Smash Bros.

With the next update for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and for Wii U (version 1.06), you will be able to purchase new costumes for your Mii Fighter. Some of these new costumes are based on iconic characters from video game series, such as The Legend of Zelda and Mega Man. Costumes are $0.75 each per version, or one costume for both versions (3DS/U) for $1.15. A bundle with all costumes will be available for either version of the game for $6.00, or you can bundle all costumes for both for just $9.20.

In addition to providing the ability to purchase some really cool outfits, the 1.06 update will bring some character balancing and improvements to the game’s sharing functionality on the Wii U: share Photos, Mii Fighters, Replays, Custom Stages, and more.

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Get ready to rumble in Pokémon Rumble World for the Nintendo 3DS

3DS_PokemonRumbleWorld_scrn_01Pokémon Rumble World is the next installament in the Pokemon Rumble series. The game action-packed, and which features more than 700 Pokémon spanning from the first generation to the current sixth generation.

Throughout the game, you will battle hordes of wild Pokémon toys, which you must defeat in order to add them to your collection. There are a multitude of areas that need to be discovered and explored in order to obtain every Pokémon.

Pokémon Rumble World will be free to download and play, and is set to release on April 8th exclusively in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

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