Jurassic World Lego Game Trailer, Chris Pratt Minifig Revealed

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:34 am

Chris Pratt

He is the most important and talented person in the world - the Lego world, that is, where Pratt has previously been both Emmet and Star Lord. Here he is as "Owen," the raptor-taming hero of that new dinosaur movie, though you could just as easily use it for "Chris Pratt, hungover actor" in any number of Lego sets, as it looks more like he just rolled out of bed after a drunk night sleeping in his clothes than that he's playing some sort of character in a costume.

The trailer for the Lego game features one of the movie's real stars - a T-rex. Albeit a surprisingly toothless one by the end of it.

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ROBOTIC GAMING MONTHLY - Nintendo (Minus) Power

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

Artwork by CitrusKing46

Hello, and welcome to another edition of Robotic Gaming Monthly, Topless Robot's monthly look at what the gaming world has to offer in the past few weeks...ugh...alright, I kind of still have a post-Christmas gaming hangover going on here...I mean, after months of writing this article regularly, doing a ton of gaming coverage, and having to review a lot of games, a month where not much actually happens in gaming and you can relax sort of hits you hard...like, to the point where I'm still collapsed on the bed, half-clutching a controller, and sleeping off last year's E3. Nonetheless, we must move forward...and right into a quagmire of bad decisions, as you'll see. So let's take a look!

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Official Austin Powers Online-Gambling Is a Thing Now

Monday, February 2, 2015 at 9:40 am


Have you ever wondered where licenses go when they die? When every last scrap of possible appeal has been wrung from the rotting corpse of what was once a golden goose, to the point that the earth has been scorched for even an inevitable reboot, what then?

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Julia Reviews a Mobile App (With Giveaway): SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00 am


In this week's video, we are giving away five free download codes for the game in question, courtesy of Paramount Pictures. How do you enter? You'll have to watch and see!

Contest closes one week from today, Feb. 6th at the new extended deadline of Feb. 13th, at noon Pacific time. Note that codes will only work in the U.S., as we learned the hard way last time. But if you're not in the U.S. and wish to win one as a gift for somebody who is, you may do so.

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Your Dream of Becoming Lego Jeff Goldblum May Come True

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:13 pm


Lego today announced new console and PC games based on Jurassic World and Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as mobile games based on The Lego Movie and Batman: Beyond Gotham (confusing title, that - it's NOT Batman Beyond).

But buried beneath the headline is the news that Lego Jurassic World will allow you to play through all four Jurassic Park movies, presumably letting you prove that yes, you can do a better job with 2 and 3. And that has to mean LEGO GOLDBLUM, or LeGoldblum, as the French would say.

It's nice to see that Lego was concerned not only with what they could do, but also what they should. So yes: oooh, ahh. That is how it starts. And then - on release day - there's RUNNING! and SCREAMING! To the STORE!

Toy News Trifecta: 8-Bit Alien, Lego Helicarrier, Vinyl Bill Murray

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 am


We're coming up to Superbowl, but shortly after that comes the New York Toy Fair, on the heels of several international toy fairs that are leaking news. First up today is the latest in NECA's series of retro video-game repainted figures - a Dog Alien in a color scheme based on the 8-Bit Nintendo/Sega Master System Alien3 game. I bow to the wow.

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Check out New Star Wars Arcade Game Battle Pod in Action

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm


We've known about this game for a while, but so far all that have been shown are static pictures. Today we get our first look at the game in action, with its immersive dome and flight-simulator set-up that lets you virtually fly into the battles of Hoth, Endor, Death Star I and Death Star II (NO PREQUELS).

It's in select arcades now, and expanding, presumably to places like Dave and Buster's where people who play it will remember the original movies, versus a new generation of kids who, months from now, will be saying: "Where's Finn? Where's Kylo Ren? Why no shiny flashy things right into your eyes? This isn't Star Wars." (Resign yourself, people. That will happen.)

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Mythbusters to FINALLY Prove That Shooting Demons on the Moons of Mars Is Unrealistic?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 11:00 am


Yes, they're doing a video game episode. And yes, they're going to do tests to see if Doom is plausible, with the help of id Software's Tim Willits.

It could have been worse. At least they're not myth-busting Custer's Revenge.

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First Look: Inside the Evolve Art Book...Plus New Funko Toys

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 10:00 am


In Evolve, one of the year's most anticipated multiplayer games, a team of four players competes against a giant monster...controlled by a fifth player. The game drops on February 10th, along with a nicely detailed art book that includes developmental concepts and takes the reader all the way through the design of the game, from the earliest sketches to final renderings. You see Evolve evolve.

The folks at Insight Editions were good enough to share a few pages of the book with us, if you'd like to see...

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6 Reasons Grim Fandango Still Holds Up As One of the Greatest Games Ever

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:00 am


I'm just going to get this right out of the way: Grim Fandango is, in my opinion, one of the five greatest video games ever created (Mega Man 3 still holds my number-one position as the greatest, though). When I was in Junior High, it blew me away when I played it for the first time. I was really into graphic adventure games back then (still am), and expected something amazing, but I didn't expect it to linger with me for long and leave such an impression on me, but it happened.

And now, here it is. After over a decade of popular demand, Grim Fandango is finally getting a re-release with Grim Fandango Remastered, a new edition of the game with a bunch of improvements and bonuses. God, was I excited for this. But not having played the game in over a decade, I was actually wondering...would Grim Fandango still hold up years later, or was I just wearing rose-colored glasses?

...Eh, well, I guess the title kind of gives away the answer to that question. Damn, gotta work on my intros...

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