Release Date: November 7, 2014 (2D theaters and IMAX)
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Christopher Nolan
Screenwriter: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace, David Gyasi
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some intense perilous action and brief strong language)
"Interstellar" chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.
Check out the official "Halo: Nightfall" trailer! Watch it now! Secure your access to "Halo: Nightfall" debuting November 11, 2014 in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Executive-produced by Ridley Scott, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, and directed by the award-winning Sergio Mimica-Gezzan ("Battlestar Galactica," "Pillars of the Earth," "Heroes").
Halo: Nightfall is a live action series providing insight into the origin and backstory of legendary manhunter Agent Locke (Mike Colter, “The Good Wife”), a pivotal new character in the Halo universe who will play a key role in Halo 5: Guardians. A strange and treacherous world exposes elite UNSC operatives to a much deeper danger.
Experience 4 different rites of passage and show the world what you are made of!
- Rite 1 | An Eye For An eye: Fight for your life
- Rite 2 | Rabbit Hole: Never lose your grip
- Rite 3 | Mind Blossom: Trust your senses
- Rite 4 | Escape: Open your mind
Nintendo sends along a press release announcing the launch of Fantasy Life for 3DS on October 24th.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Imagine a role-playing game in which players can become much more than the traditional sword-wielding hero. Imagine stepping into the shoes of a cook, or a miner, or a tailor, or even the blacksmith that makes the swords equipped by the classic hero. Well, imagine no more. Fantasy Life launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems on Oct. 24. The game lets players experience their dream lives with more than 12 different Life Classes that offer new ways to play and completely transform the role-playing game experience.
"Whether crafting, casting, hunting or battling, Fantasy Life offers an experience for all types of players,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With so many different ways to play, all members of the family, as well as players of all skill levels, can find a Life that’s right for them.”
Fantasy Life represents a refreshing mashup of role-playing game and life simulator. Players forge their paths through a fantasy world full of paladins, pirates and dragons to save the world of Reveria from destruction. Along the way, they can choose from 12 different Life Classes and start the Life that best suits them. Each Life Class, like the combat-heavy Paladin, resource-gathering Woodcutter and crafting-focused Carpenter, comes with a separate set of skills to learn. Once learned, players can switch Life Classes at virtually any time to master more skills and abilities. All Life Classes are equally effective at progressing through the game, and players can use all skills learned in a previous Life Class. This encourages players to switch Life Classes as often as possible, resulting in a robust and interesting journey.
Each Life Class in Fantasy Life has its own gear, items and Quests, as well as an accompanying storyline. Completing Quests helps advance the story, as players explore a vast open world with distinct areas like a castle town, grassy plains, vast desert and dark caves. Players that traverse an area as one Life Class can return later with another Life Class to access new items and resources. In Fantasy Life, players’ choices help shape their adventures, not just their in-game jobs.
While Fantasy Life can be completed solo, players can team up with friends to tackle difficult enemies and areas through local wireless or online with people who have a wireless broadband Internet connection. There’s even an in-game communication system in Ally mode that allows players to chat in the game with their registered Nintendo 3DS friends. By activating the StreetPass feature, players can even share character data with other players and encounter visiting characters in their in-game worlds.
Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Multiplayer is set to deliver one of the most game changing experiences in franchise history. Watch some popular community members share their thoughts on the all-new movement system, customization options, as well as describe their most epic moments with the game.
Senran Kagura's cooking rhythm game will be available for the Vita Digitally Only on November 11th in America and November 12th in Europe.
It will come at 15 bucks for the main characters and a DLC (another 15 bucks) for the rest of the schools.
Unlike previous entries in the Senran Kagura series, Bon Appetit! veers away from its beat ‘em up roots and into new territory. Players’ reflexes, memory, and reaction speeds are all put to the test, with fast-paced rhythm/action gameplay combined with delightful and infectious Japanese music.
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There are 10 songs to perfect and 10 super dishes to create from day one, with plenty more to come via the Gessen x Hebijo DLC pack. Each shinobi has their own unique story spread over five cooking battles, so there’s plenty more to learn about each and every character.
The awesomepocalypse is here. Experience the open world, hyper-agility, over-the-top weaponry, enemies and factions of Sunset Overdrive – the game that rewrites the rules of traditional shooters and delivers an explosive, irreverent, stylish, and totally unique adventure exclusively to Xbox One.
What kind of hero will you be? As leader of the Inquisition, your decisions not only shape your journey, but that of your followers as well. Join us for a closer look at the Inquisitor and a trio of the Inquisition’s followers.
Each character has a reason for joining the Inquisition, and each bring their unique talents to the fight. Learn more about them in our latest video.
One of the things people said would happen with the GamerGate consumer revolt, whose stated aim is to raise standards in video games journalism, is that after an initial flurry of haphazard activism, and a few scary "misogynist" allegations, the movement would die quietly.
That hasn't happened, largely because most people in the video games industry, and even some outside it, can see that the mud being slung at gamers isn't sticking. Opinions like this - that gamers are the real victims here - from my colleague Noah Dulis, are becoming commonplace.
And advertisers are reconsidering where they spend their money in light of widespread dissatisfaction from readers about the aloof, abusive, sarcastic and in some cases positively sociopathic attitudes of trendy coastal bloggers at companies such as Gawker and Vox Media.
Trendy metropolitan bloggers got used to being able to openly mock people who weren't like them, because most conservatives didn't fight back using the same tools as the authoritarian left: Twitter outrage, letter-writing campaigns and organised consumer pushback.
But gamers are, to their immense credit. And it doesn't take much time reporting on this little corner of the universe to realise what kind, welcoming, funny and sympathetic characters hardcore gamers are--which might surprise you, if you believe the stereotypes. (I once did myself.)
Nintendo sends along a press release announcing that "Bayonetta is back with more moves, more weapons and more climax action", with the release of Bayonetta 2 for Wii U on October 24th.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Over the top. Breathtaking. Out of control. Stylish. Critically acclaimed. Any of these words can be used to describe the Bayonetta 2 game, the latest action classic from PlatinumGames, launching exclusively for the Wii U console on Oct. 24. Fans of the original Bayonetta game know that the series delivers some of the most intense action, massive set pieces, gorgeous graphics and slick controls of any video game series out there. With Bayonetta 2, everything is taken to the next level. Main character Bayonetta is more powerful than ever, using wild new moves and weapons in various single- and multiplayer modes to take down both angels and demons in a thrilling quest to save a friend from eternal damnation. Just another day in the life of the Umbra Witch herself.
“The action-game geniuses at PlatinumGames have done it again. Bayonetta 2 is the kind of exclusive game that fans are going to devour like Halloween candy,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With its challenging but rewarding game play and over-the-top content, Bayonetta 2 proves the depth and diversity of the library of games that can only be played on Wii U.”
With her magic-imbued hair, chic glasses and gun-toting high heels, Bayonetta is one of the most original characters in video games. She doesn’t just sit back and wait to be rescued. In Bayonetta 2, players take control of this damsel-that-causes-distress and slash, shoot and guillotine through multiple levels that find our heroine going head-to-head with a towering enemy while flying outside a skyscraper, slicing through an army on the back of a speeding train or confronting an angel while standing on the wing of a fighter jet, among other magnificent set pieces. By performing well in battles, players earn medals that reflect their performance, ranging from the room-for-improvement Stone medal to the perfect Pure Platinum.
For the first time in the series, players who want to take on battles with a friend can team up with another player in Tag Climax. In this online co-op mode, players with a broadband Internet connection destroy legions of enemies together, playing as a variety of characters from the game. As players journey through the main story mode, they will unlock Verse Cards that can be used to unlock additional stages in Tag Climax.
Anyone who purchases Bayonetta 2 in retail stores at a suggested retail price of $59.99 will also get the definitive version of the original Bayonetta game at no additional cost, with an additional disc right in the box. When buying the digital version of either game in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U, an automatic discount will be applied to the purchase of the other game, making the total for both games just $59.98.
Both the original Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 games include in-game costumes that will be a treat for any Nintendo fan. Bayonetta can wear exclusive costumes modeled after fan-favorite Nintendo characters such as Princess Peach, Samus Aran and Link. These amazing outfits aren’t just for looks, either. When wearing these costumes, the game changes in fun and unexpected ways. For example, while wearing the Princess Peach costume, Bayonetta summons Bowser’s hands and feet instead of infernal demons. Dressed as Link? Listen for a familiar chime after Bayonetta solves a puzzle.
SEGA has announced that the first add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, Corporate Lockdown, will be released on October 28th.
SEGA today announced that the first of five add-on packs for Alien: Isolation™, ‘Corporate Lockdown’, releases October 28, 2014, offering players three new challenging and terrifying maps for the game’s Survivor Mode. Each challenge pack offers a new perspective on the events on-board Sevastopol Station in the days before the arrival of the Weyland-Yutani team, with a new playable character, a unique set of objectives and a new game mode.
In ‘Corporate Lockdown’, Seegson Executive Ransome has learnt that he has been abandoned by his paymasters. Knowing that the Torrens is on the way, he decides to make his escape and hitch a ride on board, taking decoded Nostromo data with him. However, while escaping he wants to tie up a few loose ends… Across three new challenge maps, ‘Severance’, ‘Scorched Earth’ and ‘Loose Ends’, players are challenged to compete against others through Alien: Isolation’s online leaderboards, to escape the station in the fastest possible time or attain the top score through numerous side quests and hidden bonus objectives. New to ‘Corporate Lockdown’ is the addition of Gauntlet Mode where players are challenged to top the Gauntlet Mode leaderboards by completing all three challenge maps back-to-back without dying.
‘Corporate Lockdown’ will be available to download via online marketplaces for available platforms from October 28, priced at MSRP $7.99/€6.99/£5.59 and will be followed by four more packs: ‘Trauma’, ‘Safe Haven’, ‘Lost Contact’ and ‘The Trigger’. Each will feature a new playable character alongside a mix of new maps, objectives and game modes to challenge even the most proficient player. Players wishing to explore every inch of Sevastopol Station can take advantage of the Alien: Isolation Season Pass, offering access to all five Survivor Mode add-on packs at up to a 25% discount. All add-on packs are scheduled to be released by March 2015.
We were fortunate enough to be able to sit down with Quinn Duffy, a Game Director at Relic Entertainment, to talk about the upcoming singe-player expansion for Company of Heroes 2. We go into the particular design challenges for a single-player campaign vs a multiplayer expansion as well as touch on an Ardennes Assault-specific mechanic that could potentially make its way into the multi-player mode of the main game in the future.
Not satisfied with what we were ostensibly there for we also grilled him on Relic's plans for community content, specifically user-created mods, and got results that were both detailed and very encouraging for any aspiring modders.
Minecraft, one of the best-selling games on Xbox 360, is now available on Xbox One. Create and explore your very own world where the only limit is what you can imagine—just be sure to build a shelter when night comes to stay safe from monsters.
In a shocking development Ubisoft has announced the Far Cry 4 Season Pass for $29.99.
London, UK — October 20, 2014 — Today, Ubisoft® detailed the Season Pass for Far Cry® 4, the highly anticipated first-person shooter for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
The Season Pass extends players’ time in Kyrat and includes new missions that can be completed in either single-player or co-op. Content includes a Season Pass exclusive day-one mission, a prison break co-op mission, wild missions with Hurk and his harpoon gun, a new PvP mode that will have friends teaming up to fight opposing forces and a chance to encounter the rarest beast in the Himalayas – yetis.
The Far Cry 4 Season Pass contains:
The Syringe – Available from launch exclusively for Season Pass holders, players must keep a rare and potent recipe from falling into the hands of Pagan Min’s forces. Playable in single-player and co-op, players will need to ensure that he does not use its devastating effects on the rebel forces.
Escape from Durgesh Prison – Ajay and Hurk have been rounded up and tortured in Yuma’s prison. Team up with a friend to escape and survive the hostile lands of Pagan Min’s Kyrat.
Hurk Deluxe Pack – Five missions, playable in single-player and co-op, including Yak Farm, Blood Ruby and Hurk’s Redemption are available. Access an arsenal of new weapons including a harpoon gun for Hurk.
Overrun – Team up as Rakshasa or Golden Path in this PvP mode and control a series of neutral locations across Kyrat’s countryside to protect them from being overrun by your opponents.
Valley of the Yetis – Ajay’s helicopter has crashed on an unforgiving Himalayan ridge. Explore the frozen landscape and find tools to upgrade your camp and protect it from a dangerous cult when night falls. With single-player and co-op options, players will not be alone, but in the darkest caves players will have more to fear than just the cult as the yetis await their prey…
Priced at £23.99, the Season Pass will be available at the launch of Far Cry 4 on November 18. Once purchased, the Season Pass enables the download of all included Far Cry 4 add-on content packs once they become available. Additionally, players who pre-order Far Cry 4 Gold Edition, which includes both the game and the Season Pass, will benefit from a discount over buying them separately. This edition is only available as a digital product on PC via Uplay and other PC Digital retailers, and on consoles via PlayStation Network (PS4 and PS3) and Xbox Marketplace (Xbox One only).
For reasons lost to anyone outside of Japanese pop culture, a new short-format anime series began airing 2 weeks ago starring a trio of anthropomorphized Sega consoles: Mega Drive, Saturn, and Dreamcast. Here's a clip from Sega Japan's YouTube channel:
Featuring the catchy name 'Hi☆sCoool! Seha Girls', the show is apparently based off of a manga and short novel series called 'Sega Hard Girls', according to the relevant Wikipedia article. So far two episodes have been released, each clocking in at 10 minutes. If you've any Sega nostalgia at all - or any interest in surrealism - the subtitled versions floating around YouTube are worth a watch.
As for why this is popular now, that determination is left to the reader.
It's hard to defend yourself when there's such a stigma attached to what you are, that you aren't even comfortable saying the press has attacked you. You don't want people to know, because of what the press has already done to your image. I'd imagine this is even harder for women who are also on the spectrum, but I only speak for myself.
They've had weeks to think. Instead, they push these stereotypes harder than ever to get clicks off who's popular now.
Update: Click on the headline to hear what TotalBiscuit thinks of the "weaponised charity" accusations.
A new vision for the blockbuster franchise, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare takes players to a future devastated by a global attack. Rising from the chaos is Atlas, a Private Military Corporation led by the cunning Jonathan Irons. With the most powerful military force in the world, Atlas has effectively become a superpower for hire. Playing as Jack Mitchell, suit up in an advanced exoskeleton and join a highly-trained unit committed to restoring order.
The exoskeleton carries over into Multiplayer, where an all-new movement system changes the way players traverse the terrain. Chain together boost actions like jump, dodge, and dash in a fast and fluid style of play. Equip all-new abilities and armaments in the revamped Create-a-Class. Earn additional weapons and gear through in-game Supply Drops, outfitting your operator in the deepest customization experience in franchise history.
In a deleted tweet, Microsoft's Phil Spencer has teased a Marcus Fenix Collection, which would contain Xbox One versions of Gears of War 1 - 3. Like the Master Chief Collection, it would be missing one game, Gears of War: Judgement.
One Angry Gamer has the story! Allistar Pinsof was blacklisted for attempting to expose an IndieGoGo campaign.
Allistar Pinsof, a former writer for Destructoid, has come forward after dealing with a year of turmoil and frustration for not having received proper justice, following an unusual situation that spawned from Pinsof warning consumers about an IndieGoGo campaign. Combined with certain e-mails from the Game Journo Pros mailing list, his information corroborates a lot of what gamers suspected but didn’t know how to deal with or expose. For the purpose of this story, some names may be redacted as requested by some people involved with the situation.
This is a massive milestone for the team and also means that the game will be available for Pre-Order and Pre-Download later today. I couldn’t be more excited to start having fans grab this game online so everyone can hit the ground running on release day! The team has been working incredibly hard to make this happen, so we’re all eager for you to play this labor of love.
That is to say, the sheer size and scope of the content. To recap, Halo: The Master Chief Collection contains four complete Halo games, every multiplayer map ever released (including DLC from console and PC) across each game, a complete remaster of Halo 2 with all-new audio and Blur’s mind-blowing cinematics, and all of this is tied together with (and enhanced by) a revolutionary user interface.
From the start, our philosophy has been to give Halo fans the best possible experience and not compromise the quality or features of the collection. The result is that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will take up almost all of the usable space of a single Blu-ray (45 GB), and we will also issue a content update at launch that is estimated to be 20 GB. You’ll be able to start playing Campaign and more as the content is installing, with some features and multiplayer content being added via the update. Yes, the update is large, but we weren’t about to cut corners to save disc space. This ensures that you are getting every bit of Halo goodness we can fit in. Our work is not done, however, as we continue to tune, tweak and optimize the online experience to ensure a smooth multiplayer launch. This will continue right up until launch day.
One caveat we wanted to share is that Spartan Ops, our episodic co-op experience from Halo 4, will now release in December. In the meantime, we’re making some technical enhancements to that experience to make sure it’s smoother and even better than before. All ten episodes will be available at the same time, so we’re working to make an event out of it with our Community teams.
No multiplayer or Spartan Ops on the disc and the Spartan Ops is delayed until December. Good to see they have their act together.
Bad news race fans, Project CARS has been delayed until March 2015.
Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco Games today announced they will be moving the release of Project CARS for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC to March 17 in North America and March 20th 2015 in Europe and Australasia.
The move positions the title away from the competitive holiday scene dominated by household names while affording the team at Slightly Mad Studios additional time to extend and polish their ground-breaking and accomplished next-gen racing experience that’s been created alongside a community of over 85,000 racing fans and real-life professional drivers.
“Our goal has always been to deliver a landmark title that encompasses the wishes and desires of racing fans from all around the world; something with features and content powered by the community that provide a truly unforgettable and pioneering experience” said Ian Bell, Head of Studio at Slightly Mad Studios. “Whilst a tough decision to make, the change in release date allows the game the greatest chance of success and visibility, and the opportunity to polish the game even further to the high standards that both ourselves and our community demand and expect. We’re eager for you all to see what we’ve been working on in just a few months.”
Project CARS aims to deliver the most authentic, beautiful, intense, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet. Crowd-funded by a passionate community that has been involved in the development process from day-one to create their ultimate racing experience, Project CARS includes the largest track roster of any recent racing game, a huge variety of motorsports to play, a freeform and authentic career mode, world-class graphics and handling, dynamic time of day & weather, and a suite of community features and connectivity that leave the competition behind in the dust.
Activision sends along word that Destiny's launch month retail sales rank in the top 10 largest of all time in the US.
NPD released data showing that Destiny was the top-selling game in the US in September. NPD data is based on physical retail sales of software.
In addition to strong sales of software at retail in the US, the first month of Destiny included strong digital sales and a very popular PlayStation 4 hardware bundle as well. Incorporating these figures, not only is Destiny the biggest new franchise launch in video game history, its launch month retail sales rank in the top 10 largest of all time in the US*. In fact, it's the only new video game franchise in the top 30 all-time based on U.S. retail sales in the launch month**.
"We're, of course, ecstatic that Destiny has set sales records. But what we're most excited about is that this is a game that millions of fans can't seem to stop playing. A month after launch, people are still playing Destiny an average of three hours per day, which is phenomenal engagement." said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. "Bungie is making weekly updates to the game based on player feedback so there's even more great gameplay to come."
*Source: NPD and Activision internal estimates
Pre-Order Evolve – the most award-winning game coming in 2015 – and get access to the Evolve Big Alpha on Oct 31 – Nov 2. Also get the Monster Expansion Pack, which includes the Savage Goliath Skin and the fourth playable monster character free!
As a reaction to this, followers of #GamerGate have started a fundraiser to support PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. A link to the drive can be found here, with OVER 9000 dollars donated within 24 hours: