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New Overwatch Update Opens Blizzard World Gates And Adds New Cosmetics
Jan 23, 2018 - 2:23 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

Today's Overwatch updates finally throws open the gates on Blizzard World, a map that has been teased since BlizzCon last year, coupling it with a host of new cosmetics for the Overwatch characters.

The new map is a hybrid that functions as both assault and payload and has received positive reaction from players on the test servers who have been demoing it for a few months while Blizzard made tweaks. It is also a veritable museum of Blizzard history, a theme park in more than just name only, with enough easter eggs to keep a Blizzard fan possibly too entertained to actually push the cart.
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God of War Launching April 20th
Jan 23, 2018 - 10:42 AM - by Evil Avatar

People of PlayStation the world over, God of War is launching on 20th April 2018. I would love to write a long blog post here but, apparently, I have a game to get done by 20/4 so I gotta get back to work as soon as possible.

First, let me say that this is my favourite release day of my entire career. If I live to be 100, I do not think I will be able to top this release day.

This has been a long journey just to reach this point so it is a little bittersweet to think that we are only a few months away from that journey finally coming to an end. While I am sad, I am also excited because it means everyone will get their hands on this crazy adventure we have been crafting for nearly five years!

Speaking of trailers. Yeah, I just lost interest in finding an elegant way to get here from the last paragraph so I just went for it. That is just how I roll. I really am ecstatic that I can finally show you this beautiful trailer we have been cooking up in the creative kitchens of Santa Monica Studio headquarters. It will give you more insight on why Kratos and Atreus are going on their journey, as well as provide a glimpse at some new bits of action.
PlayStation EU Blog

Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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Xbox Game Pass Expands to Include New Releases from Microsoft Studios
Jan 23, 2018 - 9:04 AM - by Evil Avatar

Xbox Game Pass Expands to Include New Releases from Microsoft Studios

When we launched Xbox Game Pass in June 2017, we knew we wanted to craft a service with gamers in mind. That meant a diverse, expanding library of over 100 games and counting, matched with one monthly price and unlimited access to download and play full-fidelity experiences.

We’ve been blown away by the incredible response. Following launch, we heard from fans around the world who wanted Xbox Game Pass in their country. In September, we expanded globally and Xbox Game Pass is now available to fans in 40 countries. We’ve also continued to expand the catalog with new games added to the Xbox Game Pass library every month, so there is always something new to play.

We know our fans value having a variety of games to play at a low monthly price. We’ve also heard from fans that the ability to play new blockbuster games in Xbox Game Pass is important. So we’ve continued to explore new ideas to make this possible.

Today, we’re excited to announce plans for a major expansion to Xbox Game Pass that underscores our commitment to deliver our fans the ultimate gaming subscription service.

Moving forward, we plan to release all new Xbox One exclusive games from Microsoft Studios into Xbox Game Pass on the same date as their global release. This means that when Sea of Thieves launches on March 20, it will be included in Xbox Game Pass to all members.

This plan to bring new games timed with their global release into Xbox Game Pass not only includes announced titles like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2 and Crackdown 3 but future unannounced games from Microsoft Studios including new iterations of our biggest Xbox One exclusive franchises such as Halo, Forza and Gears of War, on the same day they launch.

Our fans have also asked for more choice in the subscription offerings available for Xbox Game Pass. As part of today’s library expansion, we are also pleased to announce that we are working closely with our retail partners, such as GameStop, to offer a 6-month Xbox Game Pass subscription card for those fans who look for a variety of ways to purchase and enjoy new games and services. The 6-month Xbox Game Pass subscription card will be available at select retail partners for $59.99 beginning March 20. By working closely with retail partners, Xbox Game Pass will have valuable ambassadors in popular destinations for gamers to discover new and exciting games and enjoy community.

With the addition of more great games, new blockbuster releases and a new subscription offer, we are giving fans more choice and value in how they discover and enjoy games – purchase games for their permanent library or play through Xbox Game Pass for one low price.

We’ve only scratched the surface of the opportunity this new model brings to the industry and what we can deliver to our fans. We firmly believe Xbox Game Pass will be a catalyst to create new opportunities for game developers and publishers to innovate in the way games are developed and delivered, leading to entirely new ways to play.

We’re truly humbled by the incredible response we’ve received to date for Xbox Game Pass, and we look forward to offering an unprecedented choice and value with Xbox Game Pass this spring and beyond.
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Jennifer Lawrence Gets the Nom for a Razzie Award
Jan 23, 2018 - 8:38 AM - by Evil Avatar

Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence has hit another career milestone today: her first Razzie nomination.

Yes, the nominations are in for the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards, a ceremony that honours the very worst that the film industry had to offer in 2017, and J-Law has earned a nod in the Worst Actress category for her work in Darren Aronofsky's intense psychological thriller mother!.

So, er, congrats Jen?

Jennifer will be going up against the likes of Katherine Heigl, Emma Watson and Tyler Perry for the Worse Actress award, while director Aronofsky and her co-star Javier Bardem also got nominated for their work on the film (although, to be fair, Bardem's Worst Supporting Actor nod also comes for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales too).

Still, only three nominations for mother! isn't too bad, as Transformers: The Last Knight leads the nominations with nods in nine categories, while Fifty Shades Darker isn't too far behind with eight nominations.

Both Transformers and Fifty Shades will go head-to-head in the Worst Picture category, facing competition from The Emoji Movie, Baywatch and The Mummy too.

I do think mother! was the worst film I saw last year, it's just straight terrible right across the board.
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The Shape of Water leads Oscar race, with 13 Nominations
Jan 23, 2018 - 8:31 AM - by Evil Avatar

Oscar nominations for the 90th annual awards were announced on Tuesday morning from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Academy President John Bailey was joined by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis to reveal the nominees in 24 categories.

Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” continued its awards show streak, leading the pack with 13 nominations. Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” followed behind with nine nods and “Dunkirk” with seven. All three films earned best picture nominations. The rest of the category was rounded out by “Call Me By Your Name,” “Darkest Hour,” “Get Out,” “The Phantom Thread,” and “The Post.”

The Academy Awards — hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second time — will air live on ABC on March 4.

I thought The Shape of Water was a decent film, but doesn't quite live up to all the praise that is being heaped on it. What you saw in the trailers is all there is.
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John Cena in talks to star in Duke Nukem Movie
Jan 23, 2018 - 8:25 AM - by Evil Avatar

John Cena in Talks to Star in 'Duke Nukem'

The wrestler-turned-actor is negotiations to star in Duke Nukem, a big-screen adaptation of the popular video game franchise featuring the politically incorrect action hero that is set up at Paramount.

Platinum Dunes, the company run by Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, will produce the movie.

No director is on board at this stage. A search for a writer will begin soon to develop a script for what is intended to be a star vehicle for Cena.

The Nukem video games follow muscular adventures of its titular protagonist, who initially was a mash-up of action hero tropes. The muscular cigar-chomping figure has been fighting aliens in order to save planet Earth since 1991 when the first game was released.

The project was previously set up at Dimension Films although the rights lapsed. Paramount picked up the movie rights from Gearbox Software, the company behind the game.

Platinum Dunes is one of the companies behind The Purge action franchise and has produced the Ninja Turtles movies for Paramount. It next has the John Krasinski-directed horror movie A Quiet Place opening April 6.

Cena has quietly made Paramount his de facto movie home, having appeared in the studio’s Daddy Home 2, which has grossed over $100 million domestically, and is due to appear in Bumblebee, the studio’s Transformers spinoff that Bay produced.

A never-was actor for a has-been chararacter, seems like a perfect fit.
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Jumanji Stays at the Top of the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for a 3rd Week
Jan 22, 2018 - 10:24 AM - by Evil Avatar

[i]Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle[i] outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of January 19th to January 21st, 2018.
  1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $20.0/$316.9
  2. 12 Strong $16.5/$16.5
  3. Den of Thieves $15.3/$15.3
  4. The Post $12.1/$45.1
  5. The Greatest Showman $11.0/$113.4
  6. Paddington 2 $8.2/$25.0
  7. The Commuter $6.6/$25.7
  8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $6.5/$604.2
  9. Insidious: The Last Key $5.9/$58.7
  10. Forever My Girl $4.7/$4.7
  11. Proud Mary $3.6/$16.9
  12. Phantom Thread $3.3/$6.1
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Jan 21, 2018 - 8:15 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Well, here we are in the finial two games of the playoffs.

First up today is the Jacksonville Jaguars vs the New England Patriots, and then following that game it will be the Philadelphia Eagles vs the Minnesota Vikings.

I'm crossing my fingers for a Vikes win!

Who do you think is going to win today? Who do you want to win today?
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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Testing Blue Zone Changes
Jan 20, 2018 - 10:09 AM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has word that PUGB corporation is testing some changes to the game's blue zone.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds test servers are getting a series of tweaks to adjust the game's infamous blue zone - the electrical field of death which constricts play space.

Three main changes are on the way, all of which will impact the "mid-to-late phase" of a PUBG round.

First, blue zone waiting times will slightly decrease - so you'll have to hotfoot it a bit quicker.

At the same time, the shrinking speed - designed to herd players closer together - will also decrease.

Finally, the very last blue zone will get an increase in damage per second to any players caught in it. This should hopefully see matches end a little quicker if people are trying to hide outside the safe radius.

So - you'll be on the move slightly more often, but have more time to get to where you're going.
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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Launches on February 20th
Jan 19, 2018 - 4:26 PM - by Evil Avatar

When we set out to create the Definitive Edition of the original Age of Empires, our goal was to deliver the best possible version of this classic, from a top notch audio-visual presentation to multiplayer to core game systems. Everything needed to be as good as you remembered it (or better!) to deliver a compelling RTS experience 20 years after its original release.

...and that took us a bit longer than we’d originally planned. But, it was important for the team to treat the Age of Empires franchise with the respect it deserves, so we took the time we needed to get features like attack-move and the improved minimap exactly right, and even added things like an in-game tech tree (how did we survive 1997 without that?) that we hope fans will love.

And now I’m happy to announce that Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is launching on February 20 worldwide for Windows 10 PCs at $19.99 USD.

For this Definitive Edition, we’ve made improvements like:

• Completely rebuilding assets for a modern 4K presentation

• Letting you play online with Xbox LIVE (in addition to LAN play)

• Re-recorded the original soundtrack with a new orchestral score

• Adding campaign narration for every mission

• Enhancing the campaign and scenario editor, which allows anyone to make original custom campaigns for the game, by letting players easily share them with other players around the world via AgeofEmpires.com

The above and more outline the many quality of life gameplay improvements we’ve added – all while retaining the original feel and unique gameplay that made Age of Empires so special for so many.

To celebrate this announce, we’re also opening up the multiplayer beta to more players worldwide starting January 29 so everyone can get a taste of the game for free before it launches on February 20. You can find more information on the beta and sign up for it at AgeofEmpires.com.

We’re excited to get Age of Empires: Definitive Edition into the hands of players this February and we thank you for your patience while we put the finishing touches on it!

Welcome back to history!
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Call of Duty: WWII – The Resistance Event Trailer
Jan 19, 2018 - 2:23 PM - by Emabulator

The Resistance is in search of new recruits. Prepare for Call of Duty®: WWII - The Resistance DLC1 with a new free limited time in-game event starting Jan. 23, including the new Resistance Division, more free weapons, the return of Demolition, all-new Resistance gear, 2XP playlists, and more.
Click on the Headline for the Trailer.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #Tribulation
Jan 19, 2018 - 1:53 PM - by Emabulator

I have been listening to a couple of tracks from Tribulation's new album Down Below, which comes out next week on January 26th. I have also been listening to some of the bands previous work.

What have you been listening to?
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Sam Neill returns to the Outback in the Sweet Country Trailer
Jan 19, 2018 - 1:12 PM - by Evil Avatar

Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam’s relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates, culminating in a violent shootout in which Sam kills Harry in self-defence.

As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal for the murder of a white man, and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down. But as the true details of the killing start to surface, the community begins to question whether justice is really being served.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Jan 19, 2018 - 11:08 AM - by Jetherik

Another weekend! So many games to choose from. What are you playing?
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*NEW* ATARI LYNX Buying Guide + Screen Mod+ Favorite 12 Games
Jan 19, 2018 - 9:24 AM - by Metal Jesus
My buying guide for the Atari Lynx including the two models, my favorite 12 games and the updated screen mod that improves graphics and gameplay significantly.

Email: order-lynx-lcd@online.de
Kits: https://console5.com/store/kits/lcd-kits.html
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Tomb Raider - Official Movie Trailer #2
Jan 18, 2018 - 1:09 PM - by Emabulator

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Tomb Raider is the story that will set a young and resolute Lara Croft on a path toward becoming a global hero. The film stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina, The Danish Girl) in the lead role, under the direction of Roar Uthaug (The Wave), with Oscar-winner Graham King (The Departed) producing under his GK Films banner. The film¹s production begins on the heels of the 20th anniversary of the wildly popular videogame franchise from Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal.

Tomb Raider also stars Dominic West (Money Monster, 300), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained) and Daniel Wu (AMC¹s Into the Badlands).
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Gamer's Shopping Guide - January 18 - 24: #Nintendo #PS4 #XboxOne #Nvidia
Jan 18, 2018 - 12:42 PM - by Emabulator

PC GamesPC Gaming HardwarePlayStation 4Xbox OneNintendoTV and Video
Books*Video cards are hard to find at good prices right now. It's the same at Newegg, and other vendors. I'll add any good deals to the article as I find them.
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Batman Telltale Season Four Trailer Released
Jan 18, 2018 - 8:29 AM - by IGXGamingTV

Not a fan of Telltale games as I just don’t have the patience, but I do love their visuals and I like how the games are very story driven. If you are a Batman fan and love Telltale games, they just released a trailer for the launch of season four. Per the press release …

Episode four, 'What Ails You,' continues the second season of the acclaimed adventure series from Telltale Games, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and DC Entertainment.

Today we are excited to share the official trailer for the penultimate episode of Batman: The Enemy Within, the ongoing five-part episodic game series that continues Telltale's unique take on the World's Greatest Detective. You can download the trailer by following the links above. Episode four, 'What Ails You,' launches Tuesday, January 23 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and mobile.

When the Pact puts its plan into motion, Bruce's cover is finally blown, and as his web of lies unravels, new questions emerge: When and how will the Pact regroup? What's truly motivating Amanda Waller and the Agency? And perhaps most importantly, how will John Doe handle the truth about his buddy Bruce? With another showdown brewing, the clown prince of crime may finally earn his crown...

Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale's vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent including Troy Baker, who returns to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne, as well as Anthony Ingruber, who reprises his fresh take on 'John Doe,' better known to fans as The Joker.

This new season is intended to be accessible to both returning fans and newcomers alike, though players' choices from the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series will optionally carry over into The Enemy Within. This season also includes Telltale's unique multiplayer 'Crowd Play' feature, which allows friends and family to engage with the adventure together by helping to decide the direction of the story from any mobile device with an internet connection.
Click here for trailer.
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Overwatch League Hits 10 Million Viewers In First Week
Jan 18, 2018 - 8:16 AM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

Blizzard has bet big on the Overwatch League, the competitive Overwatch tournament, and it seems like that bet is paying off. According to GamesIndustry.Biz, Blizzard's esports event won the viewership of ten million people in its opening week.

Although Blizzard has always been moderately involved with esports, the Overwatch League is their biggest push ever, treating it as a sport equal to any other. The ten million number only includes devices tuned into to the various streams, indicating that even more people could have been actually watching.

The most popular match? Dallas Fuel vs Seoul Dynasty, which boasted an audience of 437,000 viewers on the first day, a record which has yet to be beaten.
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Build and Inspire with Nintendo Labo
Jan 17, 2018 - 6:55 PM - by IGXGamingTV

I guess I’m getting old, but when I want to play video games I want to do exactly that, play video games. I’m not, however, looking forward to breaking down old U-Haul boxes to make different things to essentially play a video game. Nevertheless, hats off to Nintendo for trying to get the kiddos involved to be creative, but this old man just wants to play Zelda while drinking a beer, unless I can make a card board beer holder.

Per the press release:

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 17, 2018 – Introducing Nintendo Labo, a new line of interactive build-and-play experiences designed to inspire kids and those who are kids-at-heart. Building on the 129-year history of Nintendo, which is rooted in innovative entertainment and game-play experiences, Nintendo Labo continues the company’s mission of putting smiles on people’s faces.

Together with the Nintendo Switch system (sold separately), the Nintendo Labo kits provide the tools and technology to MAKE fun DIY creations, PLAY games with your creations and DISCOVER how the magic of Nintendo Switch technology shapes ideas into reality.

With each Nintendo Labo kit, kids can transform modular sheets of cardboard – specially designed to interact with the Nintendo Switch console and Joy-Con controllers – into creations called Toy-Con. From a piano to a motorbike, a robot and more, each Toy-Con comes to life when combined with Nintendo Switch in different ways. As you build, you will have fun discovering how the technology works, and might even invent new ways to play with each Toy-Con!

For example, you can build a functioning 13-key piano that brings your musical creations to life once the Nintendo Switch console and Right Joy-Con controller are inserted. As you play, the IR Motion Camera in the Right Joy-Con detects which keys are pressed and translates them into unique notes that are heard through the console. You can even take control of your very own motorbike by constructing a functioning set of handlebars, with a Joy-Con inserted in each side and the Nintendo Switch console cradled in the middle. Simply hit the ignition button, turn the right handle to engage the accelerator and watch your adventure unfold on the Nintendo Switch screen, as you race to new destinations.
Click Headline for trailer ...

For more information: https://labo.nintendo.com/
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Assassins Creed Origins Season Pass and Discovery Tour DLC Release Dates Announced
Jan 17, 2018 - 10:58 AM - by Evil Avatar

The Hidden Ones, the First Downloadable Content for Assassins Creed Origins, Will Release on January 23rd

Today, Ubisoft announced that The Hidden Ones, the first downloadable content (DLC) for Assassin’s Creed Origins, will launch on January 23rd, 2018, on all platforms. Ubisoft also revealed release dates for upcoming Assassin’s Creed Origins post-launch content, including season pass content and free add-on content, available to all players. Players can continue their journey through Ancient Egypt with a wide variety of content, including several hours of new storyline expansions and quests, timed events and customisation items.

DLC 1 - The Hidden Ones: This story-driven expansion builds upon the growth of the Brotherhood, taking players four years after the events of Assassin’s Creed Origins, as they clash with an occupying Roman force in a new region of the world, the Sinai. This expansion will increase the level cap to 45, allowing players to continue to upgrade and customise their character. Players will have access to four new Legendary weapons, a new outfit, two new mounts and multiple new weapons, as well as two new levels for all crafted gear. The Hidden Ones DLC is available for all season pass owners or can be purchased separately on January 23, 2018.

Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt: This new educational mode of the game lets everyone, from players to history-enthusiasts and non-gamers, choose between free roaming the beautiful world of Ancient Egypt to learn more about its history and daily life, or embarking on guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists. People can discover and explore a world free of conflict, time pressure or gameplay constraints, where storyline and quests are not active and the world of Ancient Egypt evolves into a combat-free living museum.

Discovery Tour will be available as a free update for all Assassin’s Creed Origins owners and will be available for purchase separately on Uplay and Steam for Windows PC on February 20th, 2018.

DLC 2 - The Curse of the Pharaohs: This new expansion offers players a completely new storyline to delve into as they travel to Thebes to investigate an ancient curse that is plaguing the region. The Curse of the Pharaohs focuses on Egyptian mythology, pitting players against famous pharaohs and Egyptian beasts, as they investigate the cause of the curse that has brought the dead pharaohs back to life. This new piece of content will increase the level cap to 55 and give players access to new outfits and gear, including rare and legendary weapons, all themed around classic Egyptian mythology. The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC will be available for season pass owners, or can be purchased separately, on March 6th, 2018.

The season pass is included in the Assassin’s Creed Origins Gold Edition and, in addition to the two pieces of DLC, includes the Horus Pack and Roman Centurion Pack with their own set of weapons, mounts and outfits, a legendary weapon and 500 Helix credits. The season pass is also available for purchase separately.

Additionally, a wide variety of free content, including Trials of the Gods and a new quest, Incoming Threat; a prelude to DLC 1 The Hidden Ones, in which players must head-off an incoming incursion and find where its coming from, will be available for all Assassin’s Creed Origins players.

For more information about Assassin’s Creed Origins, please visit assassinscreed.ubisoft.com
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Sources: Microsoft Plots Fable Return
Jan 17, 2018 - 9:09 AM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

Work is underway on a brand new, big-budget Fable game, Eurogamer can reveal.

Fable franchise owner Microsoft has tasked UK developer Playground, which makes the Forza Horizon racing games for Xbox and PC, with creating this new Fable, sources close to the project have told Eurogamer. Microsoft said in a statement it does not comment on rumour or speculation.

We've heard the new Fable is planned as a story and character-focussed open-world action RPG. A significant investment in its development is also planned, with some 200 people set to work on the game at Playground's newly-established second office in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.

Don't expect to play this new Fable any time soon, however. We've heard it's early days in terms of development, with Playground currently staffing up the team from double digits to its triple digit target.
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'Flash' Movie to Be Directed by 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Screenwriters
Jan 17, 2018 - 8:56 AM - by Emabulator

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are staying in the superhero game.

The screenwriting duo behind Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming are moving over to DC and are in talks to direct Warner Bros.' Flashpoint movie, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The studio declined to comment.

The film will star Ezra Miller, reprising his role as Barry Allen/The Flash from Justice League. The Flash solo film has previously had two other directors attached. Dope filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa left in October 2016 over "creative differences.” His exit followed that of Seth Grahame-Smith, who had written the script and was attached to helm.

Daley and Goldstein were largely known for penning comedies such as Horrible Bosses and writing and directing 2015's Vacation before last year's Spider-Man, which earned more than $880 million worldwide. They also directed Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams' Game Night, a film that blends the thriller/comedy genres and is set to open Feb. 23.
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Rumor: Latest South Park Title Coming To Nintendo Switch
Jan 16, 2018 - 1:01 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

According to a retailer listing, Ubisoft's newest South Park title, The Fractured But Hole, might be coming to the Nintendo Switch fairly soon.

The listing comes from Australian retailer Sanity, which put up mention of the game in their "Coming Soon" section with a March 13 release date. The date is a Tuesday, but there's a two-in-seven chance for dates to fall on traditional game release days, so it does not necessarily confirm anything.

Retail listings as a whole tend not to confirm anything, but Ubisoft has a history of ports and remasters leaking early. South Park: The Fractured But Whole, unlike the previous game, runs on Ubisoft's Snowdrop engine, which was ported to the Switch with Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, so there should not be a ton of work getting the game to run.
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Civilization VI: Rise and Fall Expansion's New Features Explained In A Preview Video
Jan 16, 2018 - 12:45 PM - by Emabulator

Learn the details of all of the new features being added to Civilization VI in this extensive gameplay preview of the Rise and Fall expansion. SUBSCRIBE for First Looks at other civs, leaders, features, and insights from the developers of Civilization VI: http://2kgam.es/CivilizationYT
Click on the Headline for the Video.
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The Spawn Movie Will Be More R-Rated Than Deadpool, Creator Says
Jan 16, 2018 - 12:11 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

Comic book legend and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane has been trying to get a new movie version of his demonic anti-hero into production for some time. Last year, it was reported that Blumhouse Film, the producers of such hits as Get Out and Split, would produce the movie. The film has yet to start shooting, but McFarlane has further hinted at what fans can expect from it.

Speaking at the ACE Comic-Con, McFarlane explained that his movie would be very different from other recent R-rated comic book adaptations. "It's funny in Hollywood, if you say you want to do an R-rated movie, they go like 'Oh like Deadpool and like Logan?'" he said, via The Playlist. "For me, no. Deadpool, to me, was a PG-13 action movie. It just had some naked butts and a couple f-bombs. Other than that, I thought it was the same PG-13 formula.

"I'm talking R. I'm talking that there will not be a lot of fun, there will not be any stupid lines in it. I never like my hero to make a joke right when the jeopardy was at its highest. I felt that if my hero wasn't afraid right now, why should I be? I want my heroes to go 'S**t, what do I do now?'"
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New Trailer for AMC's The Terror
Jan 16, 2018 - 9:49 AM - by Evil Avatar

This place wants them dead. Don’t miss the series premiere of AMC’s epic suspense thriller, premiering Monday March 26 at 9/8c.
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Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition Announced, Launches Alongside PC Version on March 6th
Jan 16, 2018 - 9:21 AM - by Evil Avatar

The Final Fantasy XV Universe Expands With the Release of the Royal Edition and Windows Edition on March 6

Square Enix opens up new ways for fans to journey through the massive world of Final Fantasy XV with Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, coming to Steam, Origin and Windows 10. The special editions feature the base game and over 20 game add-ons / DLC (downloadable content), as well as new features including an expanded map of Insomnia with new enemies and side quests and a first-person camera mode.

Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition and Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will feature:

• Expanded Map: Insomnia City Ruins – all-new side quests and enemies such as Cerberus and Omega will be available through the expanded map of the Crown City of Insomnia. Players will also take on the Rulers of Yore.

• A fully-controllable Royal Vessel boat, expanding the world of Eos and allowing players to explore the area between Cape Caem and Altissia. Players will also be able to fish aboard the vessel and discover new fishes and dishes.

• A new accessory that can activate the new action “Armiger Unleashed” - players will be able to unleash powerful attacks while the Armiger is summoned. After collecting all of the royal arms, players will be able to find an accessory in an unidentified part of the world, enabling access to Armiger Unleashed.

• A new first-person camera mode, allowing players to experience the game from Noctis’ perspective.

• More than a dozen pieces of downloadable content including weapons, Regalia car skins and item sets

• All season pass content including Episode Gladiolus , Episode Prompto, Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades and Episode Iginis

• Archive – players can review the “Cosmogony” stories scattered throughout the Final Fantasy XV world. Additional local myths and legends will also be placed in various new locations, allowing players to obtain more information about the world.

• Quest to obtain and Strengthen Regalia Type-D

• New Trophies

• The Final Fantasy XV base game

A benchmark tool and instructions to help players optimize their PCs for the game’s launch will be available beginning February 1. Please visit the official website for more information. Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition supports Native 4K and 8K resolutions with HDR10 and Dolby Atmos along with ongoing mod support. Check here the minimum, recommended and 4K PC specifications for players looking to enjoy the ultimate experience on PC.

Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition will be available for Steam, Origin and Windows 10 for $49.99. Starting February 1, fans who pre-order the PC version will receive store-specific pre-order and early purchase bonuses. By pre-ordering through the Windows Store, fans will receive the bonus “FFXV Powerup Pack.” This pack contains items designed to power up the player’s performance in combat. By pre-ordering through Steam, fans will receive the bonus “FFXV Fashion Collection.” This pack contains a selection of outfits for the prince and his pals. Those who pre-order on Origin will receive the bonus “FFXV Decal Selection.” This pack contains an array of cool and colorful decals for the Regalia. More details on the early purchase bonuses will be available at a later time. More details regarding the pre-order bonuses are available here: sqex.to/FF15PC.

Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition will be available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system for $49.99, and will feature a new package design by legendary artist Yoshitaka Amano. The “Final Fantasy XV Royal Pack,” including new downloadable content in Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition, will also be available separately on March 6 for $19.99 via the Xbox Store and the PlayStation Store. This purchasable pack allows existing players of Final Fantasy XV to enjoy the new features by applying the pack to the base game.
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The Bosses Of Quantic Dream Are Accused Of Inappropriate Behavior
Jan 16, 2018 - 6:45 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Via Business Insider

Reports from a number of French publications (which we saw via Eurogamer) have made serious allegations about a reportedly "unhealthy studio culture" at Quantic Dream, a game development studio that primarily focuses on titles for Sony's PlayStation.

Some anonymous staff members mentioned the two studio heads in particular, David Cage and Guillaume de Fondaumière, and accused them of "inappropriate behaviour, overworking staff and colluding in — or at least turning a blind eye to — a schoolboy culture involving sexist and racist jokes," Eurogamer reported.


"The most shocking [images] present Quantic Dream's collaborators in sexual positions, adorned with homophobic or sexist slurs, or even made up to look like Nazis," said Le Monde's report, as translated by Eurogamer.

The original reports say that a collection of around 600 of these images were circulated in internal emails, with Cage and de Foundaumière as recipients. Cage in particular is described as a hard person to work with; he's somewhat ironically referred to as "Papa," "Sun King," and even "God" internally, the reports said.
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The Walking Dead Changes Showrunner Amidst Falling Ratings
Jan 15, 2018 - 5:26 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

AMC's zombie drama The Walking Dead is changing showrunners. It has been reported that Scott Gimple will leave the role he has occupied since 2013, and will be replaced by Angela Kang, who has previously worked on the show as a writer.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gimple will now serve as chief content officer for the Walking Dead media franchise, which also includes the spin-off show Fear the Walking Dead, as well as "gaming and future brand extensions on a variety of platforms." Kang has worked on the show since 2011, and has written over 20 episodes. She will take over at the start of Season 9, which is expected to premiere in the fall.

This change of personnel comes at a time of falling ratings for The Walking Dead. The 7.9 million broadcast viewers of the mid-season finale last month was the lowest number since Season 2's in 2011. This is in comparison to the 10.58 million viewers that watched the mid-season of Season 7 in 2016, and nearly half of what the equivalent episode achieved for Season 5 in 2014.
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Fortnite Has Over 40 Million Players, Has Achieved 2 Million Concurrent Users, More
Jan 15, 2018 - 4:16 PM - by Emabulator

PCGamesN has the story.

Another month, another 10 million. Fortnite's growth has been incredible since launching its free-to-play battle royale mode.

"We're just absolutely floored," Fortnite's lead systems designer, Eric Williamson, says.

Epic also told us that Fortnite's peak concurrents also hit a new high of 2 million.

"We're really thrilled by the excitement for Battle Royale," Williamson told us over Skype. "At the same time we see it as a challenge to continue iterating and improving our game. We've been releasing a lot of updates, almost every week really, to improve the core game and add new gameplay affecting stuff. We don't really have any intention of slowing down there."

The news comes as Epic reveal plans to release a major overhaul to the Battle Royale map later this week.
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Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Remastered Announced for PS4 and Xbox One
Jan 15, 2018 - 11:09 AM - by Evil Avatar

Ubisoft Unveils Assassin’s Creed: Rogue Remastered, Hitting Shelves March 20th

Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered will be available on March 20th, 2018, for PlayStation 4 Pro and Playstation 4 computer entertainment systems, and across the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X. Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered will include all of the downloadable content from the original game: two bonus missions (The Armor of Sir Gunn Quest and The Siege of Fort de Sable), as well as the Master Templar and Explorer packs, which contain weapons, customisation items and special outfits, including Bayek’s legacy outfit from Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Created by Ubisoft Sofia, the studio that developed the original Assassin’s Creed Rogue, this remaster further enriches the franchise’s current-gen catalogue, and the game will shine in 4K on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X (and run 1080p on PS4™ and Xbox One). Thanks to the higher resolution, improved environment rendering, visual effects and textures, Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered will offer an even more beautiful and immersive gaming experience that invites fans of the series and new players alike to discover, or rediscover, Shay’s adventures in 18th century North America.

Initially launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2014, Assassin’s Creed Rogue tells the unique story of Shay Patrick Cormac, a fearless young member of the Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, who undergoes a dark transformation from an Assassin to a grim and committed Templar who hunts down his former brothers. Players’ journeys will take them from beautiful New York City to the Wild River Valley and icy cold waters of the North Atlantic.

Assassin’s Creed is an action-adventure series set in fully realised open world environments throughout notable times in history, such as the Third Crusade, the Golden Age of Pirates and the Industrial Revolution. Initially launched in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has since transcended video games to offer new and immersive experiences in comic books, mobile games, novels and even movies. Recognised for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin's Creed games have sold more than 105 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever.

For more information on Assassin’s Creed, visit assassinscreed.com. For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, visit Ubisoft News.
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Game & Movie Releases for January 14th to January 20th, 2017
Jan 15, 2018 - 11:04 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for January 14th to January 20th, 2017

Retail Games
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker's Memory (PS4)
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (PS4)
Rocket League (Switch)

Monster Hunter: World (PS4, Xbone)
Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4, Xbone)
The Inpatient (PSVR)
Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap (Switch)

Movies & TV
Blade Runner 2049
Happy Death Day
The Snowman
Better Call Saul: Season Three
Matinee Collector's Edition
Loving Vincent
My Neighbors the Yamadas
I, Daniel Blake Criterion Collection
Beyond Skyline
Whisper of the Heart
Yor, The Hunter from the Future 35th Anniversary Edition
Crooked House
The Morose Mononokean: The Complete Series

Box Office
12 Strong
Den of Thieves
Forever My Girl
Mary and the Witch's Flower (Limited)
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Jumanji Roars to the Top of the Weekend Boxoffice Chart
Jan 15, 2018 - 10:25 AM - by Evil Avatar

Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Taraji P. Henson and Paddington Bear and all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle still roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales, Friday to Sunday.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of January 12th to January 14th, 2018.
  1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $28.1/$284.2
  2. The Post $19.3/$23.7
  3. The Commuter $13.7/$13.7
  4. The Greatest Showman $12.5/$95.2
  5. Insidious: The Last Key $12.4/$48.6
  6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $12.0/$592.3
  7. Paddington 2 $10.9/$10.9
  8. Proud Mary $9.9/$9.9
  9. Pitch Perfect 3 $5.9/$94.9
  10. Darkest Hour $4.4/$35.6
  11. Molly's Game $3.8/$20.7
  12. Ferdinand $3.5/$75.5
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Jan 14, 2018 - 8:49 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Another round of playoffs this weekend.

Yesterday the Philadelphia Eagles took out the Atlanta Falcons 15 - 10, and the New England Patriots killed the Tennessee Titans dream by of score of 35 - 14.

I'll be watching the Viking try to pull out what I'm sure will be a hard win against the Saints.

Of course their is the early game today pitting the Jacksonville Jaguars vs the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Who do you think is going to win today?
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DC's Shazam Movie Release Date Confirmed
Jan 13, 2018 - 7:24 PM - by Emabulator

Shazam is coming in April 2019. GameSpot has the story.

DC's upcoming superhero movie Shazam has an official release date. It will hit theaters on April 19, 2019, and is now the third confirmed movie on the the studio's slate together with this year's Aquaman and Wonder Woman 2, which arrives in November 2019.

The Shazam release date has been rumored for some time; DC first announced it back in 2014, but it subsequently disappeared from the schedule. Since then the studio has undergone much upheaval, with rumored films never happening and other ones cancelled, not to mention various changes of personnel behind-the-scenes.

Shazam will be directed by David F. Sandberg, who previously helmed the horror hits Annabelle: Creation and Light's Out. In October, Zachary Levi was announced in the lead role of Billy Batson. Levi is no stranger to the superhero genre--he is already part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, having played Fandral in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok.
Read on.
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PUBG Becomes Xbox One Sensation Surpassing 3 Million Players in a Month
Jan 13, 2018 - 6:56 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

In one month, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - you might have heard of it - has amassed 3 million players on Xbox One. This doesn't equate exactly to sales (as many of you have pointed out - my apologies) as multiple accounts can access a game on an Xbox One. PUBG raced to 1 million players in 48 hours on Xbox One.

Microsoft announced the milestone overnight, clearly pleased with itself for bringing the gaming sensation of 2017 to Xbox One before Sony looks anywhere near doing similar for PlayStation 4.

Remember, PUBG is available unfinished on Xbox One via the Xbox Game Preview programme - a kind of early access service Sony does not offer in any form on PlayStation 4. Microsoft also worked on the Xbox One conversion itself, keen to strike while the iron was hot.

The plan is to have PUBG on PS4 eventually, though.
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The John Wick TV Show Is Really Happening With Keanu Reeves As Executive Producer
Jan 12, 2018 - 5:31 PM - by Emabulator

"Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy) will serve as writer and showrunner on The Continental, with Reeves and John Wick screenwriter Derek Kolstad among the executive producers." GameSpot has the story.

John Wick: Chapter 3 won't be in theaters until 2019, but the movie's universe is expanding. Starz has confirmed that it is currently developing a spin-off of the Keanu Reeves-starring action movie franchise. Previously, a TV adaptation had been in development as far back as June 2017, but now we know plans for the series are moving ahead.

The Continental will focus on the hotel for assassins from the first two John Wick films. In a press release, Starz says, "Set in a hyper-real version of Los Angeles, the series maintains the urgency of the action along with the dry humor from the John Wick movies."

"This series is truly unlike anything else on TV," Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht says. "The Continental promises to include the thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets that fans have come to expect in the John Wick movie franchise as well as introducing some new, darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world."
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Summer of '84 Trailer: Turbo Kid Directors Deliver Nostalgia-Fueled Thriller
Jan 12, 2018 - 2:45 PM - by Evil Avatar

Summer, 1984: The perfect time to be 15 years old and free. But when neighborhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong begins to suspect his police officer neighbor might be the serial killer all over the local news, he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon turns dangerous.
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Fahrenheit 451 Teaser is Ready to Light It Up #Fahrenheit451
Jan 12, 2018 - 2:15 PM - by Evil Avatar

HBO Films presents Fahrenheit 451. In a terrifying care-free future, a young man, Guy Montag, whose job as a fireman is to burn all books, questions his actions after meeting a young girl...and begins to rebel against society. Starring Michael B. Jordan, and Michael Shannon. Coming Soon.
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New Altered Carbon Trailer #AlteredCarbon
Jan 12, 2018 - 2:04 PM - by Evil Avatar

In the distant future, human consciousness can be digitized and downloaded into different bodies. Brought back to life after 250 years by Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) the richest man on Earth, ex-Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman / Will Yun Lee) must solve Bancroft's attempted murder for the chance to live again in a world he doesn't recognize.

Altered Carbon debuts exclusively on Netflix February 2nd, 2018.
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Old MUSIC DVDs are worth HOW MUCH?!?
Jan 12, 2018 - 8:19 AM - by Metal Jesus
Who knew that some older music & concert DVDs would be collectable?

I dig through my collection and show you some of my favorites as well as some that cost more than when they were new!
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Jan 12, 2018 - 6:29 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

I've been listening to a butt load of different stuff this week.

What are you listening to?
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Big Changes To Destiny 2's Eververse Microtransactions, Cosmetic Items Announced
Jan 11, 2018 - 6:54 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

As promised, Bungie has made a wide variety of announcements about changes on the way to Destiny 2. The developer has pledged to be more open about its development plans for the future, and among those are significant adjustments to Eververse and the items that are distributed through the microtransaction-based store.

Bungie acknowledged that "the scales are tipped too far towards Tess at the moment," referencing the in-game shopkeeper who runs Eververse. The store "was never intended to be a substitute for end-game content and rewards," which is what has become for dedicated players. To address this, Bungie outlined a number of changes in a new blog post.

For starters, Bungie says it's "shifting the balance of new content in favor of activity rewards over Bright Engrams," which are currently obtained by leveling up or purchasing them with real money. Activity rewards will now include things like Ghosts, Sparrows, and ships, which Bungie noted were only acquired through Bright Engrams recently. And while they'll no longer be the exclusive home for those items, there will be a "gameplay path" to obtaining Bright Engrams and their rewards. That change also applies to event-specific Engrams, like those offered during The Dawning, something that was a major criticism of the recently concluded event. Furthermore, Bungie intends to provide more ways of directly purchasing the items players want, rather than having to blindly purchase Bright Engrams in the hopes of getting what you're looking for.
What a clusterfuck! I get a headache just reading about the 'activity rewards' in Destiny 2. And for high end armor that is one stupid looking helmet.
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Gamer's Shopping Guide - January 11 - 17: #Nintendo #PS4 #XboxOne #Nvidia
Jan 11, 2018 - 5:58 PM - by Emabulator

PC GamesPC Gaming HardwarePlayStation 4Xbox OneNintendoTV and Video
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DONTNOD Presents Vampyr - Webseries Teaser Trailer
Jan 11, 2018 - 12:56 PM - by Emabulator

Focus Home Interactive and DONTNOD Entertainment are excited to announce "DONTNOD Presents Vampyr", an original weekly four-part webseries that reveals the studio’s signature approach to bringing the narrative-driven RPG, Vampyr, to life.

Watch the teaser trailer for this unique webseries, produced and realized by the video department of Focus Home Interactive. In each 5-minute episode, the French developer invites fans into the heart of their Parisian studio to unveil exclusive new gameplay footage, accompanied with deep insight into their creative process, beginning with Episode I: Making Monsters on January 18.

In the first episode, Making Monsters, DONTNOD delves into their signature identity and reasoning behind putting players into the role of a conflicted predator. The studio will make players feel the duality that torments doctor-turned-vampire, Jonathan Reid, giving them the freedom to choose who to sacrifice and who to save. Every killing has consequences, and it’s up to players to balance their need to feed and grow stronger, with the rapidly deteriorating city of London.

Four episodes are planned in total for the weekly series:

Episode I: Making Monsters

Episode II: Architects of the Obscure

Episode III: Human After All

Episode IV: Stories From the Dark
Click on the Headline for the Teaser Trailer.
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Dark Souls Remastered coming to PS4 & Xbone
Jan 11, 2018 - 11:01 AM - by Evil Avatar

Delve Into the World of DARK SOULS Like Never Before with PlayStation 4 Pro System and Xbox One X Enhancements and Portability with Nintendo Switch!

Developed by FromSoftware Inc., DARK SOULS: REMASTERED enables players to explore the twisted ancient land of Lordran in the first title of the critically acclaimed action role-playing series like never before. Experience the rich world of DARK SOULS in Dynamic 4K resolution when playing on a PlayStation 4 Pro system, Xbox One X, and STEAM. From their first timid steps to absolute mastery, players will build their characters by strategically adapting to daunting foes, exploring haunting locations, and amassing a large collection of weapons, armor, and magic spells to wield for a truly unique playstyle.
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Nintendo Direct Mini for 1-11-2018
Jan 11, 2018 - 10:59 AM - by Evil Avatar
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4205 Cast - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (2017)
Jan 10, 2018 - 7:26 PM - by 4205 Cast

Happy New Year! We generally considered 2017 to be a really good year for gaming, but it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows. We took our favorite triumphs and favorite mishaps of 2017 and compiled them into one episode! This week, Andre keeps it all straight, Anthoney learns to let go of the past, Chris gets stuck in 2016 and Joe takes the fight at high noon. We're coming at you live, though you'll hear us on tape delay, The Kings are back on EvilAvatar with the ninty-second episode of the 4205 Cast podcast and this week The Kings discuss the good, bad and ugly of 2017.

This week on the 4205 Cast - Episode 92 - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (2017)

2017 was a pretty damn good year for gaming, and drastically better than 2016.

It wasn't all peaches and roses, so here is our year in review, discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2017.
Like the show? Check out the 4205 Cast on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iTunes for all the back episodes you've missed, then check out the Kings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
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Marvel's 'Black Widow' Movie Sets Writer
Jan 10, 2018 - 5:09 PM - by Emabulator

Jac Schaeffer is penning a script for the Scarlett Johansson film. The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

A solo film starring Black Widow, a project Marvel fans have been wanting for years, is taking a step forward.

Screenwriter Jac Schaeffer has been set to pen a script for the project, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The film, which would star Scarlett Johansson as the Marvel hero, is in early development.

Schaeffer wrote the script for the upcoming Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake Nasty Woman starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson, and Hathaway is also attached to star in a film from Schaeffer's Black List alien invasion script The Shower. Schaeffer also wrote and directed the 2009 romantic sci-fi movie TiMER.

Johansson first played Natasha Romanoff (aka Black Widow) in 2010's Iron Man 2 and has reprised the role in a number of films, including the Avengers movies and most recently in 2016's Captain America: Civil War. She is set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War in May.

Both Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and Johansson have long said they wanted to make a stand-alone movie centering on the character, a Russian spy-turned-superhero. Marvel will release its first female-toplined movie, Brie Larson's Captain Marvel, in 2019. Ironically, the Black Widow news comes just days after the trailer for Jennifer Larwrence's Russian spy drama Red Sparrow (which has nothing to do with Marvel), had people online joking that it seemed like a Black Widow origin story.
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Blizzard Wants Overwatch League To Revolutionize Esports
Jan 10, 2018 - 4:58 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

There's been much anticipation for the first season of Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch League. As its first effort at organizing a global competition, the developers behind the popular hero shooter are looking to take things to the next level by thrusting the game into the broader realm of esports. With 12 teams scattered across the world, each with their own unique management and sponsorships, Overwatch League blends together many ideas and practices that are commonplace in traditional sports, but within the esport arena.

Ahead of the kick-off for the first season of Overwatch League, lead producer Jeff Kaplan (who also serves as Overwatch's game director) and league commissioner Nate Nanzer spoke about their somewhat disruptive approach to traditional esports. During our talk, they discussed the importance that community and transparency have in their league and what their hopes are for this season and beyond. While Blizzard Entertainment has deep ties within esports thanks to StarCraft's immeasurable influence over its nearly 20-year history, Overwatch looks to be the start of a new page for the developer and its connection to the growth of its community.
Read on.
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Report: Microsoft Planning Xbox Career System with Avatar Loot Crate Rewards
Jan 10, 2018 - 4:24 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

Microsoft is developing a new system to track your overall accomplishments on Xbox, currently dubbed your "career".

First details of the system have been uncovered by the reliable Windows Central. The discovery backs up previous comments from Xbox exec Mike Ybarra where he hinted at something similar in the pipeline.

The in-development feature currently looks like it is organised around levels, with quests for XP and rewards when you level up.

These rewards include loot crates with cosmetic items for your Xbox avatar.

Code relating to the unannounced feature suggests you'll rack up experience points and collect crates simply by playing specific games and unlocking achievements.

Microsoft already runs "quests" for using Xbox via other external schemes, such as its Feedback app and Rewards programme. Your career would presumably bake a similar and more overarching version of those into your console itself.

Today's report follows Ybarra's tease last summer - also to Windows Central - that Microsoft was working on a way to reflect your playtime and accomplishments better than the current achievements system.
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SteelSeries Announces Gaming Mouse with TrueMove3+ Dual Optical Sensor System
Jan 10, 2018 - 4:04 PM - by Emabulator

SteelSeries sends along a press release announcing its new dual optical sensor gaming mouse technology.

Today, SteelSeries announces a new innovation in gaming sensor technology with the Rival 600 gaming mouse and TrueMove3+ dual sensor system. Unveiled at CES 2018, the TrueMove3+ dual sensor system features the SteelSeries TrueMove3 as its primary sensor, but also features a second optical sensor that exclusively tracks lift-off distance. The Rival 600 is a gaming mouse designed for competitive gamers who want the most accurate sensor available and unlimited physical and technical customization options. This technology removes all possibility of jitter and cursor disparity on liftoff movements and offers the lowest lift-off distance in the market.
Click on the Headline for the Press Release and Images.
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Total War: Three Kingdoms Announced #TotalWarThreeKingdoms
Jan 10, 2018 - 11:02 AM - by Evil Avatar

SEGA Europe today announced the new historical strategy game Total War: Three Kingdoms, the next major historical title in the Total War strategy series from Creative Assembly, and the first to explore ancient China, will launch in Fall 2018.

It is 190CE and China is in turmoil. The Han Dynasty crumbles before the child-emperor, who is a mere puppet for the tyrant Dong Zhuo. The brutal and oppressive regime’s power grows as the empire slips further into anarchy. Yet hope blossoms in the form of three heroes, sworn to brotherhood in the face of calamity. Warlords of great families follow suit, forming a fragile coalition in a bid to challenge Dong Zhuo’s remorseless rule. The future of China will be shaped by their hands, but personal ambition threatens their already crumbling alliance.

Inspired by the beauty and artistic style of the age, Total War: Three Kingdoms breathes life into the heroes of this fascinating period as they struggle to unite China under a single banner.

Total War: Three Kingdoms will be available for PC in 2018.
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New Trailer for Amazon's The Tick Season 1 Part 2 #TheTick
Jan 10, 2018 - 10:55 AM - by Evil Avatar

The Tick returns with more action-packed episodes! Evil is on the march, and The City is right in its way. Something terrible is going to happen, and Destiny needs her champions now more than ever. The Tick and Arthur round up the gang in a crash collision course between justice and villainy. Stream new episodes 2/23 on Prime Video.
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Sea of Thieves Closed Beta Set for January 24th to 29th
Jan 10, 2018 - 10:51 AM - by Evil Avatar

Happy New Year, everyone! We’re back working hard on Sea of Thieves after the holidays and a December chock-full of announcements. We revealed March 20 as our launch date and made a star of an unsuspecting chicken with a swashbuckling trailer, kicked off pre-orders, revealed how you progress through the world of Sea of Thieves, and showed off our haunting Limited Edition controller. All that and we hosted our biggest ever Technical Alpha play session last month.

All hands are now back on deck here at Rare as we sail toward launch. We’ll have plenty to share, show off and celebrate before then, but we’re beginning 2018 with the announcement of our upcoming Closed Beta dates.

The Sea of Thieves Closed Beta will run from 12 p.m. GMT on January 24 to 8 a.m. GMT on January 29 (4 a.m. PST on January 24 to 12 a.m. PST on January 29), which gives pirates a full five days of sailing, shanties and shenanigans. We’ve crafted a bespoke experience for Closed Beta players that offers a true taste of the pirate life and a great chance to get your sea legs ahead of March 20! We won’t be testing the full game during this Closed Beta phase: we want to keep a good selection of things up our sleeves for players to discover at launch. So get your calendars out and get those dates pencilled in!

The Sea of Thieves Closed Beta will be accessible to anyone who joined the Sea of Thieves Insider Programme before December 1, 2017, and anyone who pre-orders the game. If you’ve already pre-ordered the game and want to find out how to download the Closed Beta client, visit our website.

One final thing: the Closed Beta will not be covered by an NDA, so players can stream, create videos, share clips, take screenshots or do anything else that their wonderful minds can come up with. Some of our favourites will no doubt be shared on Sea of Thieves’ social channels and website. I know a lot of players will be excited by this announcement – I am too! If you missed out on the Insider Programme, pre-order now to ensure access to the Closed Beta!

I skipped the alpha tests because an Xbox Live subscription was required -- even for the PC version!
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Full Trailer for SyFy's Kyrpton
Jan 10, 2018 - 10:44 AM - by Evil Avatar

From David S. Goyer, the writer of Man of Steel and The Dark Knight, comes a new story that will change a legend and forge a destiny. Krypton Premieres March 21 on SYFY.
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Hellraiser Judgment - Official Trailer
Jan 09, 2018 - 5:18 PM - by Emabulator

Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world.
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Episode Four of Telltale's Batman: The Enemy Within Premieres January 23
Jan 09, 2018 - 11:13 AM - by Evil Avatar

Citizens of Gotham City,

Today we are excited to share the official release date for the fourth episode of Batman: The Enemy Within, the ongoing five-part episodic game series that continues Telltale's unique take on the World's Greatest Detective. Episode four, 'What Ails You,' launches Tuesday, January 23 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, and mobile.

When the Pact puts its plan into motion, Bruce's cover is finally blown, and as his web of lies unravels, new questions emerge: When and how will the Pact regroup? What's truly motivating Amanda Waller and the Agency? And perhaps most importantly, how will John Doe handle the truth about his buddy Bruce? With another showdown brewing, the clown prince of crime may finally earn his crown...

Rendered to look like a living, breathing comic book, Telltale's vision of Batman features an award-winning cast of talent including Troy Baker, who returns to reprise his role as Bruce Wayne, as well as Anthony Ingruber, who reprises his fresh take on 'John Doe,' better known to fans as The Joker.

This new season is intended to be accessible to both returning fans and newcomers alike, though players' choices from the first season of Batman: The Telltale Series will optionally carry over into The Enemy Within. This season also includes Telltale's unique multiplayer 'Crowd Play' feature, which allows friends and family to engage with the adventure together by helping to decide the direction of the story from any mobile device with an internet connection.

A special 'Season Pass Disc' for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is currently available at retailers across North America and Europe. The disc includes the first episode of the season, as well as download access to all subsequent episodes as they are released.

Batman: The Enemy Within is a standalone product separate from the first season of Batman - The Telltale Series.

For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website, Facebook, and follow @TelltaleGames on Twitter.
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