If your parents didn't love you enough and denied you the original Millenium Falcon toy, there's finally a way to heal those wounds. A $500 way, courtesy of the designers over at HasLab, Hasbro's version of Kickstarter. They've designed a 4-foot recreation of the Khetanna, Jabba the Hutt's barge from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and they need your help to make it happen.Included with the Khetanna are 3.75-inch scale figures of Jabba the Hutt and Yak Face. It has removable side panels so you can get to the innards easily, where you'll find the cockpit, the prisoner's cell, the armory, a galley, and Jabba's Lounge. The outside boasts rotating cannons and fill cloth sails. I mean, just look at it. According to Hasbro, the design for the barge came from "sketches, research, and conversations with Lucasfilm" to make sure the recreation was as accurate as possible, even when it came to parts of the model that weren't clear in the original reference … [Read more...] about This 4-foot Star Wars collectible is the stuff that childhood dreams (and credit card debts) are made of
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This has to be the ultimate fanboy accessory: Sony’s announced a PlayStation credit card in the US, as you can see here on the US PS Blog.The card gives a $150 rebate on a new PS3, and can be applied for here.Let’s hope MS and Nintendo don’t bring out 360 and Wii cards: you’d have to have all three to prove your non-allegiance. Then you’d be in an endless cycle of debt and poverty. You’d have to admit you prefer one card over the other, arguing endlessly over APRs and charge policies. You’d have to buy groceries equally on all three. You’d have to buy three TVs, so as not to favour one card over another. And eventually, inevitably, you’ll have to cut one up to save your house from repossession, but hide it from the internet lest you suffer the shame of bias.Sony: what have you done? … [Read more...] about Sony launches the PlayStation credit card
Rock, Paper, Shotgun is rather good. Isn’t it? We rather love writing it, and making sure it stands out in an internet of gaming news and snooze. We do it for love, and for money. Mostly the former. However, if you’re interested in increasing the latter, there’s always the option of subscribing. We don’t make a big fuss about it, because we’re both modest and financially naive, but clicking here will let you set up a Paypal account that lets you give us $2 per month. But why on Earth would you want to do that, when you already gave 10p to that tramp? Well, because subscribers are our favourites. And we treat our favourites best, with a fortnightly newsletter, secret competitions, and first access to beta codes and special offers. In fact, we’ve got a subscriber-only beta key giveaway coming up later this week.What sort of thing do we mean? Well, in the last few months subscribers have been given beta codes for a number of MMOs like Star Trek: Online, … [Read more...] about RPS Subscribers Are Best!
Leave it to Rockstar to send the Internet into a collective tizzy with nothing more than a tweet and a JPEG. Fortunately, yesterday's vague announcement of Grand Theft Auto V did include word of a full trailer coming next week that will almost assuredly shed some more light on this sequel. So with those details on the horizon, we figured we'd take a stab at guessing what's going on with the fifth-numbered installment in this open-world action franchise. Where's it set? Current rumors suggest a return to the Los-Angeles-inspired Los Santos and, more specifically, to Vinewood, GTA's take on Hollywood. That would make sense given that one of the characters Rockstar was advertising for actors last year was an aspiring actress, but then dreaming about making it big in Hollywood doesn't even guarantee that she's made it to Hollywood. So I'm not entirely convinced. Given that the GTAV logo has a look of currency to it, I'd like to think that the series might be heading somewhere new in … [Read more...] about Taking Bets on Grand Theft Auto V
Nevermind that the studio's litany of bad press and horrid management has gotten them in hot water with game developer unions, Team Bondi's got some bills to pay. Reportedly, the studio L.A. Noire built has quite the credit card debt.When it was decided that boarding up the windows and doors would be the best way out of the mess, Team Bondi management still owed $1.4 Million to creditors. Edge reports that the money was owed to staff with huge chunks of the sum owed to developers who had stuck it out and worked the long hours rather than quitting and complaining about it.Nearly $100,000 was still owed to the studio executives... each. What's more, Depth Analysis, the firm owned and operated by Team Bondi boss Brendan McNamara responsible for the MotionScan technology, is still owed $150,000.It must be like f***ing Harry Potter over there with all the bills flying in from the chimney. [Source] … [Read more...] about $1.4 MILLION Owed to Team Bondi Employees