Monthly Archives: September 2018

God of War Director Has a Superman Game Idea That Is Smallville Meets Persona 5

During “The Quest For the Perfect Superman Game” panel held at PAX West on August 31, God of War director Cory Barlog shared some interesting ideas for what kind of Superman game he’d create. Originally reported by GameInformer, the panel can still be viewed on Twitch.

Barlog gave a series of ideas about a theoretically Superman game, meaning none of them are for any real project he is currently working on. After joking about delivering an old-man Superman game where he has a kid and is trying to teach him how to be a superhero (a clear reference to the most recent God of War), Barlog suggested a game that has a young Clark Kent going to school while also coming to grips with being a superhero.

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy Is a Gorgeous, Fun Nostalgia Trip

Playing the Spyro Reignited Trilogy is like revisiting an old friend who’s been taking very good care of themselves. Having played levels from now all three Spyro games from the original trilogy, I’ve been consistently hit by waves of nostalgia and the muscle memory of jumps and glides kicking in immediately. But with the new coat of sheen Toys for Bob has brought to those games in remaking them from the ground up, Spyro doesn’t look as good as my memory pictures it — it looks so much better.

Having played some Spyro Reignited Trilogy levels ahead of Gamescom 2018 and dipping back into them for PAX West 2018, I’m continually impressed by the level of detail and life Toys for Bob has brought to these worlds. The studio has done a tremendous job of filling in the gaps left by the technology of the original games’ times, building on the clever level design and characterization Insomniac Games first created.

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BioWare Further Details Anthem Demo Release Dates

Update 12/7: BioWare has given an update to when the demo for Anthem will be released, giving more specific time frames for when fans can expect to play it.

Announced on EA’s website, there will be two release dates for the demo: one for “VIP” players, and an open demo soon after. The VIP demo will run from January 25–27 and be available to those who pre-order Anthem or are an EA Access or Origin Access subscriber at the time of the demo. Those who participate will also get an exclusive VIP demo item.

The open demo will run from February 1-3 on PS4, Xbox One and PC and will be open to all players.

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Nuclear Throne Dev Just Surprise Revealed a New Game

Vlambeer, the developer of Nuclear Throne and Luftrausers, celebrated its eighth birthday with quite the surprise at PAX West 2018 — a brand new, never-before-seen game.

Unexpectedly playable at the Vlambeer booth at PAX, the game is currently untitled, and involves a one-button setup. Moving with the arrow keys, the player controls a ship around a contained field, shooting with the X key.

On the surface, Vlambeer's next game — which has no planned release date or launch platforms — looks like a standard bullet hell shoot'em up. But there's a deceptively deep strategy to the demo we played at PAX. The player can't aim their ship while shooting — the ship instead aims itself as you move it while not blasting, locking onto the nearest enemy.

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10 Great Sci-Fi Stories to Tide You Over Until Cyberpunk 2077

Now that we know even more about CD Project Red’s Cyberpunk 2077, including that Keanu Reeves plays a digital ghost named Johnny Silverhand in the game, we're more excited about the title than ever. The thing is, we have to wait until April 16, 2020, for Cyberpunk 2077 to be released.

So with that in mind, we've got the following comprehensive list of some top-notch, high tech, low-life Cyberpunk media you can jack in to in order to help ease the wait.

Don’t expect anything obvious like Blade Runner, The Fifth Element, or Ghost in the Shell on this list, as we’re digging much deeper. Check out all of these great sci-fi stories to tide you over until Cyberpunk 2077 below...

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Spider-Man PS4 Photo Mode Confirmed as Day One Update

Spider-Man is getting Photo Mode when the game hits PlayStation 4 on September 7.

Insomniac showed off the robust mode, which will be included in the free Day 1 update, in the brand new Photo Mode trailer, so be sure to check it out below:

The mode will be accessible from the pause menu and will include a number of lens, filter, and frame settings to choose from, as well as a host of stickers and overlays to help you create the perfect picture.

For more on Spider-Man, Insomniac outlined plans for DLC and puddle sizes have Spider-Man fans arguing on Reddit.

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IGN First Presents: TV to Watch This Fall

September traditionally marks the beginning of the new TV season, with the broadcast networks premiering a slew of new shows to compete for your attention between now and the end of the year. But with the cable networks and streaming services debuting high-profile programming all year round, it's becoming increasingly hard to cut through the clutter and find the shows worth watching.

That's why September 2018 marks our first TV-focused IGN First, spotlighting the best upcoming TV shows of the 2018-2019 season with exclusive trailer debuts, image reveals, episode clips and interviews with your favorite casts and creators.

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Bloodroots Feels Like Samurai Jack Meets Hotline Miami

Bloodroots’ inspirations were clear to me even before the developers from Paper Cult rattled them off — Jackie Chan movies, Samurai Jack, and Hotline Miami, among them. But rather than just a simple pastiche, the level of this brutal, fast, and fluid action game takes its inspirations and crafts something unique and satisfying.

Just about anything in Bloodroots can be a weapon. As I stepped into the shoes of a wolf head-wearing lumberjack, I could grab anything from splinters of wood to, naturally, axes to carrots to one-hit kill every foe in my path. Combat is an improvisational spectacle, and I found myself wanting to replay just to experiment with new weapons thanks to how differently they all behave.

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Breaking Down the 2018 Summer Box Office Season

The Labor Day holiday weekend represents an extra day off of work or school for most, but in Hollywood, it marks the end of the lucrative summer box office season. The movie industry typically defines the summer movie season as taking place between the first weekend in May (when many colleges across the country let out) and the Labor Day holiday weekend, and this year, Hollywood was looking to rebound from its worst summer since 2006.

If you look at just the raw numbers, without exception, it didn’t… but it’s a lot more complicated than that. So, we’re going to take a deep dive through the numbers and break down what happened this summer at the box office, and why it could lead to some potentially surprising changes.

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