Monthly Archives: July 2015

Driveclub Has Sold Over 2 Million Copies

Sony has sold over 2 million copies of Driveclub.

Driveclub game director Paul Rustchynsky revealed the sales milestone for the PlayStation 4 exclusive on Twitter. The racing game came out in October — though it had a rough launch — meaning Driveclub passed 2 million copies sold in roughly nine months.

Last month, Sony and developer Evolution released the PlayStation Plus edition of Driveclub. And the racing game just got another set of cars, thanks to the Horsepower Expansion.

Continue reading…

Spider-Man Reboot Writers Debunk Casting Rumors

The recent bevy of casting rumors for Marvel Comics' upcoming Spider-Man reboot have been shot down by the film's writers, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein.

"We've discussed certain characters, but nothing is certain yet, for sure," Daley told Vulture.

The duo also shared a few exciting details on Tom Holland's previously confirmed cameo as the wall-crawler in Captain America: Civil War, teasing a potential Spider-Man suit reveal. "We hear good things," Goldstein said. "We might even get to look at the Spidey suit, which is exciting."

Continue reading…

EA Clarifies Release Window for Platformer Unravel

The EA-published endearing platformer Unravel is set to release in early 2016.

It was during EA's Q1 2016 financial report call that the company announced Unravel was targeting a release window of Q4 in fiscal year 2016, which lines up with January 1 - March 31 of 2016.

Announced at E3 2015, Unravel is a platformer developed by indie studio Coldwood that initially gained popularity due in part to its adorable main character Yarny, a small red figure made entirely out of twisted yarn.

Unravel is planned to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Read IGN's E3 2015 Unravel preview to learn more about navigating the world with a body made of yarn.

Continue reading…

PS4 Horror Game Until Dawn Has Gone Gold

The PlayStation 4 exclusive horror game Until Dawn has gone gold, meaning it is now in a state considered ready to ship to retailers.

Scheduled for release in a matter of weeks, Until Dawn's gold status was announced today by developer Supermassive Games via Twitter.

A horror game borrowing heavily from teenage slasher films like Halloween, Until Dawn centers on a group of teenagers caught in a sinister plot while on vacation in the mountains. Throughout the game, the different decisions made by the player will determine the outcome of the story, resulting in branching paths and multiple endings.

Continue reading…

Attack on Titan: Junior High Manga Gets Anime Adaption

Production I.G has announced it's producing an anime adaptation series for the Attack on Titan: Junior High manga.

According to Anime News Network, the show will premiere this October in Japan. Check out the reveal trailer below.

The show will be based on Saki Nakagawa's youth-targeted Attack on Titan: Junior High spinoff manga series, which draws its inspiration from the original Attack on Titan manga, created by Hajime Isayama.

Kill la Kill episode director Yoshihide Ibata is directing the show, with Midori Gotou handling series composition, Yuuko Yahiro designing the characters, and Asami Tachibana composing the music.

Continue reading…

Bloodborne Gets Realistic with Detailed New Figure

A highly-detailed figure of the familiar Hunter prominently featured on Bloodborne's box art will soon be available for purchase in North America.

Made by Japanese figure manufacturing company Gecco, The Hunter is a 1/6 scale, 12.5 inch tall statue with realistic textures and faithful design. The company reports working with developer From Software during its creation to maintain accuracy.

The standard version will be available for $300 USD in December 2015, with a special Puddle of Blood variant coming a few months later in February 2016. Both will run in limited quantities. Visit Gecco's website to learn more about the figure and pre-ordering.

Continue reading…

Witcher 3 Patch Targets Performance Issues, Adds New Potion

CD Projekt Red has released a list of changes for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's next patch, which will be released "quite soon," according to the developer.

Patch 1.08 will mainly target performance issues, including those that may have been caused by the release of patch 1.07 earlier this month. The next patch also introduces the Wolven Hour potion, which reduces the level requirement on all gear for one hour. With patch 1.07, level requirements were increased for certain items, leaving some players with unusable gear. Wolven Hour will give players an hour to either level up or find usable equipment. It will be added to every player's inventory once the new patch is installed.

Continue reading…

Fan Artist Swaps Genders of Final Fantasy 15 Cast

Final Fantasy XV features a core cast of four guys, but what if Square Enix had opted to go with an all-girl cast?

One talented and creative artist has recreated the entire Final Fantasy XV cast with their genders swapped and shared the images on Tumblr.

Check out the gallery below to see Noctis and his merry band of bros reimagined as women, as well as a recreated male version of Cindy.

While Square's upcoming Japanese role-playing game will feature an all-male cast, director Hajime Tabata has said it may feature female party members as guests.

Continue reading…

Max Landis Adapting Dirk Gently for BBC America

BBC America announced two new original scripted series today along with a new original series development slate that includes an adaptation of Douglas Adams’ (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) comic novel, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Writer Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) is penning Dirk Gently, an anthology series set in the unexpected world of the hyper, absurd, ridiculous Dirk Gently. With an utterly fresh, comically self-aware tone, this series is equally sincere in its danger, humor, violence, and drama.

Not to be confused, of course, with the Dirk Gently series from Misfits' Howard Overman that starred Episodes' Stephen Mangan and ran for four episodes in the U.K. from 2010 to 2012.

Continue reading…

The Knick’s First Season Coming to HBO Now, HBO Go

With its second season set to premiere October 16 on Cinemax, the first season of provocative medical series The Knick will be made available to more potential viewers via HBO Now, HBO Go, and HBO On Demand, starting August 14, it was announced this week at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour. The series will remain on HBO's digital platforms for ten weeks.

Alternatively, those looking to catch up in time for Season 2 can tune into a marathon of the entire first season on HBO2. The marathon will kick off Saturday, October 10 at 12pm ET/PT.

The Knick Clive Owen Clive Owen as Dr. John W. Thackery in The Knick.

Continue reading…