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Learn The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Characters’ Names With Trading Card Mock-Ups

Star Wars fans have pored over the first Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer for every bit of information possible. Thanks to some retro card mock-ups issued by director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, we now know the names of the characters featured in that trailer.

In an exclusive reveal to Entertainment Weekly, Abrams and Lucasfilm showed off the art, which unmasks just a little bit more of the Star Wars mystery. The cards reveal the names of Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), and Kylo Ren (unknown actor), and are made to emulate a series of Topps brand cards that ran in promotion of the 1977 original film. Oh, and the ball droid seen in the trailer is formally known as "BB-8." Told you it was adorable.


Image source: Entertainment Weekly

It's interesting to note that, despite speculation over the gender of Kylo Ren, the card (above) explicitly refers to the character by a masculine pronoun. We still don't know exactly who portrays Kylo Ren in the film.

For the whole host of cards, visit Entertainment Weekly's exclusive story. If you're looking for more ways to embed yourself in the Star Wars universe, take a peek at Kyle's piece about games that'll help you fully experience the new trailer.

[Source: Entertainment Weekly]

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Walmart enhances new PS4 bundle with $50 gift card

To celebrate Green Monday – yes, today is yet another retail holiday – Walmart is attaching a $ 50 gift card to online orders of Sony’s new choose-your-own-game PlayStation 4 bundle. Alongside the console, the $ 400 bundle offers buyers a digital copy …
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Pokémon Trading Card Game And Mario Kart Super Circuit Now Available On Virtual Console

Perhaps in response to Mario Kart 8's recent DLC launch, and the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo has launched a pair of somewhat timely Virtual Console games.

Available now, you can grab the Game Boy Advance's Mario Kart Super Circuit for Wii U, and the Gamy Boy's Pokémon Trading Card Game for 3DS. The former was made available as a Virtual Console download as part of the 3DS Ambassador Program, but this is the first time that latter has been made available. You can check out trailer for both games below.

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The obvious timely Virtual Console choice ahead of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire would have been any of the classic core Pokémon titles, but neither Nintendo or Game Freak seem keen on releasing those games any time soon, as evidenced in a recent interview.

 

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I'm always happy to see new Virtual Console games launch, but I still feel like Nintendo is falling short overall.

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Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Generation leads Konami’s card game to mobile

Not to be outdone by Magic: The Gathering, Hearthstone or its lifelong animated rival Pokemon, Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh collectible card game will soon spawn a virtual adaptation on both iOS and Android devices.

Dubbed Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Generation, the game…
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The Pokémon Trading Card Game Online Arrives In Canada’s App Store

In August, The Pokémon Company announced an iPad port of its digital trading card game. Today, Canadians get a crack at it early, as the Pokémon TCG Online is now soft-launched in that territory.

If you’re not in Canada, there is still reason to be excited. Soft launches typically signal that broad distribution will be happening soon, though no release date has been announced.

You can practice against the computer or challenge a friend to a duel. There is also a tutorial mode if you’ve never played or simply need a refresher.

For more, check out our preview coverage of the game on iPad. 

[Source: Apple via Kotaku]

 

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I recently started playing on PC since I’ve never played much, and I was surprised by how well the game is designed. The PC experience needs some improvement, but with the UI/UX examples that exist on iPad (Hearthstone, Ascension, and others), I’m hopeful it will be a good fit. 

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Pre-order Destiny on Xbox One, get launch-day delivery, $10 gift card

Those interested in a boxed Xbox One copy of Destiny can snag a few extra perks by pre-ordering this week through the Microsoft Store. Pre-order before September 5 at 5PM ET to lock down launch-day delivery, and all Microsoft pre-orders come with a…
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The Pokemon Trading Card Game comes to iPad

Nintendo subsidiary The Pokemon Company explores what the company itself has yet to really try: Releasing a mobile game. …


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Pokemon Trading Card Game Online, I(Pad) choose you!

An iPad version of the Pokemon Trading Card Game Online is in development, The Pokemon Company has confirmed to VentureBeat. Although Nintendo has released intellectual property tie-ins on non-Nintendo hardware before, this will be the first major…
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Pokémon Card Game Coming To iPad

First, you had to buy physical cards. Then the Pokémon trading card game went online, expanding to an even broader audience. Soon, even more players will be able to battle when the Pokémon TCG is released on iPad.

That's the news coming out of the Pokémon World Championships in DC. Attendee Josh Wittenkeller spotted the title, and posted a picture on Twitter:

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Seem too good to be true? Polygon confirmed with the Pokémon Company that the game was the real deal; the screen isn't a hoax. A representative also confirmed to Kotaku that the game will release later this year.

Assuming it is just a mobile translation of the version of the game currently available on PC and Mac, that means that the Pokémon TCG is the Pokémon Company's first full game on iOS…though it has previously made apps.

[Source: Twitter via Polygon and Kotaku]

 

Our Take
Pokémon is already addictive, so making it available on yet another platform is a great plan. Not only that, but playing TCGs is ideally suited for mobile gaming, so the iPad should be a good home for the franchise. It's also a step toward more complete Pokémon experiences on iOS, which should make fans hopeful for the future.

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The Witcher 3′s ‘Gwent’ mini-game is quite a card

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt will feature a card game within the open-world RPG, CD Project Red revealed. “Gwent” is a “fast-paced card game” invented by dwarves that includes four factions. Players duel with other characters using over 150 playing…
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