Monthly Archives: November 2016
When it came time to pick a threat to unite The CW's array of superheroes -- Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow -- the writing team behind the four DC shows knew it couldn't be a run-of-the-mill villain. The instigators for uniting the network's crime-fighting, alien-busting, metahuman-subduing heroes needed to be something the Arrowverse had never deal with before.
"We all collectively wanted the superheroes to face an external threat. And by external, I don't mean extraterrestrial; I mean not a Big Bad from one of the shows. Rather, a threat that came from outside of the shows," explained executive producer Marc Guggenheim following an "Invasion!" screening event.
Despite the rapid advancement in technology, Oculus co-founder Jack McCauley believes that traditional console gaming won't be rendered obsolete anytime soon.
When asked on the latest episode of our monthly interview show IGN Unfiltered where he sees the future of gaming headed many, many years into the future, McCauley said that pricing constraints will keep consoles relevant for a very long time.
"It's gotta be a three or four hundred dollar console, so you're kind of strapped to that," he explained, noting that hardware above that price point doesn't sell particularly well. "It's gotta be in that sweet spot."
Ubisoft has confirmed that it will support cross-platform play across the three main VR hardware devices: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR.
According to Eurogamer, the publisher wants players on Eagle Flight, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, and Werewolves Within to be able to play together, regardless of what VR hardware they have.
"Our games feature a strong multiplayer experiences, so letting friends play together regardless of which headset they own will enhance the social nature of our games and let them be played the way we envisioned," said David Votypka, Red Storm's senior creative director.
Twenty years on, and it's hard to say what Resident Evil stands for.
It may have been the series that coined the phrase 'survival horror', but that idea is largely absent from recent instalments. It felt like Resi had lost its way, and identity, focussing more on action and spectacle over suspense and horror.
Resident Evil 7, thankfully, suffers from none of those anxieties. It’s a confident statement of what Resident Evil looks like today – and that’s an intense survival horror experience, with mystery and exploration at its core. And while it may look very different from the rest of the series – shifting setting and perspective – RE7 in fact feels much closer to the 1996 original than any other game in the series.
Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards has a new place in the record books as the first person to successfully play a video game in a vertical wind tunnel.
The game in question was Ubisoft's Steep, and the challenge had been arranged by the publisher to "test extreme winter sports fans" by asking them to "play whilst balancing themselves in mid-air".
Edwards rose to fame in the eighties as a Olympic ski-jumper, during which he bested the world record and became Britain's first representative in the sport since 1929. He made headlines earlier this year for being the eponymous subject of a film, Eddie the Eagle, starring Hugh Jackman.
“I couldn’t wait to give it go," said Edwards. "I love a challenge but this was unlike anything that I’d ever tried before. As soon as I started playing, I was determined to glide past that finishing line.”
AMC's hit series The Walking Dead will indeed be back for an eighth season, and one of the show's major stars has confirmed their character will return for Season 8.
Warning: The Walking Dead spoilers ahead.
Speaking on The Howard Stern Show (via ComicBook.com), Negan actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan confirmed there is still more to come for his ruthless character, saying, "I know I will be on board for Season 8."
Coming to Amazon Prime this December is the second season of hit series The Man in the High Castle, Woody Allen's Cafe Society, Season 1 of The Expanse, The Lobster, Daddy's Home, Caddyshack, Rob Roy, Blood Diamond, and more.
For purchase, there are some great family films like the remake of Pete's Dragon and Steven Spielberg's The BFG. Check it out!
Choices of the Heart
Color Me Perfect
Custer's Last Stand
The Day of the Wolves
Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that this year's PlayStation Experience will feature a panel on Kojima Productions' upcoming game Death Stranding.
According to a post on PlayStation Blog, "Hideo Kojima and special guests" will present a Death Stranding panel at PSX 2016 this Saturday, December 3 at 1pm PT.
Death Stranding was announced at E3 this year as Hideo Kojima's first big release following his departure from Konami in 2015. So far little is known about the game, except for the fact that it's an action title, will star Walking Dead's Norman Reedus and will support online multiplayer alongside solo play.
We have your exclusive first look at Alpha 5 from the new Power Rangers film. The new version of Zordon and the Power Rangers robot assistant, Alpha 5 has a more modern and organic look that uses darker hues of the familiar red and blue colors of the original design.
Power Rangers Alpha 5 First Look Concept Art
SNL alum Bill Hader will be providing the voice for Alpha 5. The Emmy nominated actor also helped bring another robot to life as a vocal consultant for BB-8 on The Force Awakens. Hader joins Elizabeth Banks (as Rita Repulsa) and Bryan Cranston (as Zordon) in the film, which hits theaters on March 24, 2017.
New content is being released for Grand Theft Auto V all the time, but that doesn't mean Rockstar isn't still supporting its old games.
According to Kotaku, Grand Theft Auto IV has received its first patch in six years.
The patch contains some general bug fixes, and the game shows its age by solving an issue caused by graphics cards with more than 2GB of VRAM. The patch also adds Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 to the compatible OS check.