Monthly Archives: March 2015

Check Out Evolve’s New Monster and Hunters in Action

Turtle Rock has released a trailer showing off the new content coming to its multiplayer shooter Evolve today.

The video, which you can see above, shows off the massive Behemoth monster you'll be able to take charge of, along with the four new hunters designed to take him down.

When we recently went hands-on with the Behemoth, we found him to be pretty insane, though the new hunters have some pretty unique skills to take him to task too.

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Stan Lee Creating New Superhero Show Set In London

Stan Lee is collaborating with the makers of Downton Abbey for a new superhero TV show about a character whose powers are fuelled by luck.

According to The Guardian, Lucky Man will star James Nesbitt – who played Bofur in The Hobbit movies – as a London murder detective who is given a charmed bracelet that allows him to make his own good fortune. Eve Best, Amara Karan and Omid Djalili co-star.

The show will be based on an original idea by comic legend Lee, who explained “Luck has always been a fascinating subject to me, and I am excited to finally share that fascination with audiences around the world.”

Executive producer Richard Fell added “Lucky Man is a different kind of superhero show. Stan has come up with an absolutely brilliant idea; something that we can all relate to. What if you could control luck? Would that be the greatest thing you could give someone, or their worst nightmare? It’s a twist which brings the whole superhero genre right back down to earth.”

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Microsoft Teases Launch of Project Spartan

Project Spartan, the new web browser set to replace Internet Explorer, will be coming in the next Windows 10 preview, Microsoft has teased.

On the company's Developer Channel website, we learn that a new Technical Preview build of the operating system is rolling out to Windows 10 Insiders, complete with an early version of Project Spartan, which appears as a "globe" in the task bar.

Project Spartan allows users to write directly onto web pages using Web Note, and supports Cortana, Microsoft's Siri-like equivalent which can answer questions and make recommendations.

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade to everyone currently using Windows 7 or 8. Even those who pirated the software will be eligible for the upgrade.

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Mortal Kombat X Added Tremor Due to Fan Demand

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon has revealed Tremor was added to the roster of the latest instalment in the series following fan demand.

Speaking to Gamespot, Boon explained that while most of the time fans want so many conflicting things it's impossible to please everyone, the unified demand for Tremor to come back led to his inclusion.

"Character roster stuff has been a big one," he said. "There's a really big push for the obscure character we have, Tremor, which I got so many tweets from players wanting that character. It actually stood out to me as odd, but there was this swell of people pushing for it with petitions online and all of this crazy stuff, so we included him, and a big reason was because of fans yelling loud enough."

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Dying Light Patch Unlocks April Fool’s Day Superpowers

Dying Light is getting a patch tomorrow to change the game for one day only.

"In an emergency broadcast, the Global Relief Effort has urged the survivors of Harran to use extreme caution when handling Antizin injections," a press release reads. "The latest batch of Antizin has been exposed to a foreign contaminant. The chemical in question is non-toxic, but anyone affected might experience odd side-effects for up to 24 hours."

To see what side effects you should expect if you jump into Harran tomorrow, check out the video below:

Techland recently released a hard mode for Dying Light via an update, and also revealed the title has 3.2 million players. You can read IGN's review of Dying Light, which is "a fast, hyper-violent celebration of vertical freedom and zombie destruction".

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Watch NASA Test Its Flying Saucer Tomorrow

You can watch NASA conduct a "spin table test" on its flying saucer-shaped Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) vehicle tomorrow at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.

Those interested can view the livestream on March 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT and submit questions to LDSD team members via the livestream’s chat box or Twitter using the #AskNASA hashtag.

The upcoming LDSD event is to demonstrate how the craft will spin as it decelerates during the descent and help discern if the technology can be used to safely deliver humans to Mars’ surface in future missions to the Red Planet. The 15-foot-wide, 7,000-pound vehicle may also enable soft landings at higher-altitude sites, such as mountains, and open up more of the planet's surface for exploration.

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2001: A Space Odyssey Shuttle Sold at Auction

Although Stanley Kubrick destroyed most of the props and costumes from 1968's 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Aries 1B Trans-Kunar Space Shuttle remained intact and was just sold for a hefty price.

At Premiere Props' Hollywood Extravaganza Auction, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences shelled out $344,000 USD (£233,000 GBP/$451,000 AUD) for the shuttle, which stands at 32 inches tall, 27 inches wide and 28 inches deep.

Since the 1970s, the shuttle has remained in the care of an art teacher in England, who was given the shuttle under the condition he use the electronics to teach students about technology.

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Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio Joining TMNT 2

Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio will be making her acting debut in the sequel to last year's live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.

According to E!, the 33-year-old Brazilian supermodel will be playing the love interest of Will Arnett's Vernon Fenwick in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Ambrosio is best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel, and although she briefly appeared in 2006's Casino Royale, this will mark her first speaking part in a major motion film.

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It Movie Reportedly Shooting in New York

Watch out, kids. Pennywise might be coming to New York this summer.

According to a tweet from Production Weekly, the latest screen incarnation of the iconic Stephen King novel It will start shooting in New York this June.

This is right on schedule with the timeline producers Dan Lin and Seth Grahame-Smith have given in the past. The story is being split into two films, with True Detective's Cary Fukunaga directing the first installment and attached to the sequel.

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Destiny Gets New Crucible Mode Inferno Clash This Week

Destiny’s Inferno mode is returning to player-versus-player Crucible this week as a Clash Variant from Tuesday, March 31 11:00 a.m. PT.

Debuting as Control variant in Crucible last month, the new Inferno mode increases the difficulty of team deathmatch game mode Clash by restricting some of its features. Crucible designer Jeremiah Pieschl explains the challenges introduced with Inferno Clash on Bungie's official blog:

  • No Tracker

    • Players have no “radar” in the top left corner of their HUD
    • Super Good Advice: Please, please check your corners, Guardians
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