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The world’s first Godzilla has passed away. Haruo Nakajima, 88, played Godzilla and wore the suit “for every ‘Godzilla’ film from the original to 1972’s ‘Godzilla vs. Gigan,’” Variety’s Erin Nyren writes. For those interested in learning more, check out an interview from March 9 of this year.
Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene is looking for someone special. Someone who can create a mod for Battlegrounds that’s so good, it will propel “them to fame, and gets them to make their own game too. I want to find the next PlayerUnknown.” In an interview with CNET’s Sean Hollister, Greene elaborated on how the game came to be, what he’s doing now and his hopes for the game.
Xbox Insider for Xbox and Windows 10 got an ease-of-use update yesterday. “This update centers on getting to content quicker. You will be able to customize the home screen and add modules of content, such as a shortcut to a game or a friend’s profile, for quick access,” VentureBeat’s Stephanie Chan reports. “A new Guide layout will also enable users to toggle between sections on the sidebar. Another feature is an activity feed on the community page, which will show updates from friends and Clubs.”
Do you love Exeggutor? Like, really, really love the Pokemon? You’re in luck, then, as Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft reports there’s a 3.57-foot-tall, $270 statue releasing next year in Japan.
Nintendo just revealed a Samus-themed 3DS XL that will come out alongside Metroid: Samus Returns. It’ll be available Sept. 15 and cost $200 (game not included). Mariella Moon at Engadget warns that “You need to act fast if you don’t want to pay jacked-up prices on eBay, though. Like many 3DS consoles designed to be released with specific titles, this one’s limited edition only.”
It’s being called “the most ambitious Quake map ever,” and we can see why. Named “The Forgotten Sepulcher,” PC Gamer’s Alex Wiltshire reports that “The map is a modern reinterpretation of the original Quake map E1M3: The Necropolis.”
Madison Square Garden Sports executive vice president Jordan Solomon did an interview discussion MSG’s future plans in the esports realm after acquiring a controlling stake in Counter Logic Gaming. Here’s a bit of what Solomon told AListDaily’s John Gaudiosi:
‘”We’ll help bring these deals to life,’ Solomon said. ‘We have plenty of experience partnering with brands and connection with millennials across our events and teams. We’ve seen a lot of inbound interest around that notion since the CLG announcement’ … ‘Our aspiration is for MSG to be a strong brand in New York and for CLG to be a New York esports organization.’”
Feeling overwhelmed by all the Hearthstone announcements? Hearthhead has a great rundown of everything you need to know — including the videos.
Super Evil Megacorp has “raised $19 million in their most recent funding round,” theScore esports’ Sasha Erfanian writes. “According to Super Evil Megacorp, the funding will go towards the development of Vainglory’s upcoming 5-on-5 game mode, their proprietary E.V.I.L engine and expanding their staff.”