Nintendo reveals Amiibo line up and price … $12.99

What do you do when you announce your company is laying off 320 people? Announce new products of course. Hot on the heels of Nintendo’s unveiling of the new 3DS units this morning, Nintendo drop another reveal in our laps in the form of their Skylander … er … Disney Infinity … Amiibo figures. Scheduled for release this year along side Super Smash Bros. for the WiiU, the Amiibo figures will connect via NFC chips making each figures virtually unique to your own character’s playstyle and level of advancement. With new figures coming next year, Nintendo will also be releasing a way to connect these addictive little buggers to your 3DS as well. Get those wallets ready people, Nintendo is going to start printing money in new ways starting this fall. via Polygon

Nintendo reveals new 3D … CUT THIS SHIT OUT NINTENDO!!!

Seriously Nintendo. You’re not Apple. You don’t need to tweak and release a new 3DS every damn year. Cut it out. You’re going to get me divorced. Today Nintendo revealed a new 3DS XL (now called LL) and a new 3DS with new features both great and small. First off the 3D viewing angle has been increased, with the help of camera-led face tracking, to allow the viewing to move out of the “sweet spot” for the 3D effect. Also on board is a new Micro SD card slot on the back for expanded storage and a new, tiny right thumbstick called the C-Stick for camera movement in games that allow it. Couple that with moving the game slot to the lower left front, auto-adjusting screen brightness for increased battery life and the ability to add faceplates with Nintendo franchised designs and Nintendo has a sure-fire winner on it’s hands. The new consoles are only slated for release in Japan through 2014 but rest assured these new units will make their way stateside probably in the spring of 2015. Until then, head over to Nintendo’s Japanese site and start picking out your faceplate now. via Kotaku and Nintendo Japan

TheFwoosh reviews the Star Wars The Black Series 6” scale Darth Vader


A 6” scale Darth Vader has been noticeably missing from my Black Series shelf for some time now and as he gets closer to release I’m starting to get anxious for this figure. With two standout recent releases under their belts (Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike and Anakin Skywalker) does Hasbro deliver on quiet possibly the line-defining figure? Hit up the link to read the very well-thought out review by TheFwoosh. via TheFwoosh

Assassin’s Creed: Unity delays 2 weeks because reasons

If you had hopes of leaping into next-gen French haystacks in the month of October in Assassin’s Creed: Unity you are going to be disappointed. Ubisoft announced today that Unity will be delayed from Oct. 28 until Nov. 11 here in North America which places it releasing alongside Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (exclusive to Xbox 360 and PS3). While 2014 has turned out to be the year of delays at least it’s only two weeks and not pushed into 2015. So take that extra time to play Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on the PS4, it looks and plays amazingly. via Ubiblog

Joe and Anthony Russo talk Captain America 3 and start shooting in April 2015

Speaking with Collider, the brothers Russo divulge all they can about the storyline for Captain America 3 including Chris Evans’ contract ending, Bucky’s return and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye involvement. Click through to watch the full 12 minute interview with two great guys that really get Cap and what makes him tick. And don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Captain America: The Winter Soldier available Sept. 9th. via Collider unveils exclusive Spider-Man vs. Electro 7” figure set

Marvel Select has produced an electric 2-pack featuring Spidey and one of his deadliest foes, the shocking Electro in 7” scale to be sold exclusively through (available now) and (available September 9th). The set runs $49.99 and if I weren’t already in the market for the Disney Store exclusive Unmasked Spidey, I just might pick these guys up. via