Earlier this year Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that actor Adam West will be playing himself in the upcoming Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and now it appears that he won’t be the only one. Kevin Smith and DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns will also be featured as playable characters in the game.
In addition to them, Warner Bros. has also announced that actor Stephen Amell (star of CW’s Arrow television show) will be voicing Green Arrow in the game, and Troy Baker will be voicing Bruce Wayne. This isn't Amell's first time voicing the emerald archer in a game. He was subbed into Injustice: Gods Among Us as Green Arrow for a skin modeled after the television show.
Marcus Smith from Insomniac told GameSpot that their Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive, is "the opposite of The Last of Us."
Speaking to GameSpot for EB Expo 2014, Sunset Overdrive creative director Marcus Smith described Insomniac's upcoming colourful and bombastic Xbox One exclusive action game as being "the opposite of The Last of Us."
"I love The Last of Us, it's a great game," Smith went on to say. "There are games that have tried to eliminate the HUD - but a HUD is how you know a lot of information, so by removing it there's that ambiguity. For us, we embrace that there's a HUD and we call it out a lot of times and the player character will remind the player occasionally about things that are very gamey.
"It's an open world game and we have fast travel. The player [character] will remind you every once in a while--'That's really far. Good thing there's fast travel!' If Joel broke character to remind the player to pick up health or something like that, it would be a terrible experience. But in our game, everything is on the table."
Paramount Pictures has releasesd a new trailer for Christopher Nolan's upcoming Sci-Fi film, "Interstellar" starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, and Wes Bentley.
The studio also announced today that the highly anticipated "Interstellar" will be released in 70mm IMAX® film, 70mm film and 35mm film formats on Wednesday, November 5th, two days ahead of its nationwide release. The advance showings will play in select theaters in more than 225 locations across the U.S. and Canada.
The technology giant, Intel, has recently said in an email to a concerned consumer that they will be removing their ads from the popular gaming website Gamasutra. After some controversial articles regarding GamerGate were posted on Gamasutra Intel has decided to pull their ads from the site.
The email from Intel specifically states that they decided to remove the ads due to the “recent controversial articles” published on Gamasutra regarding Gamergate. They also note:
"Our ads were not a reflection of supporting certain article stances or shifts in editorial positioning. We have since decided to pull our current ad campaign off Gamasutra."
Intel is probably the most high profile company to come out and do this, which will be seen by many in the GamerGate community as a victory. Many sites rely on ad campaigns such as this one from Intel as a source of revenue so losing their support will most assuredly be noticed.
Bungie has announced that patch 1.0.2 for Destiny is now live.
With this patch, we address some widely-discussed concerns with how Engrams are earned and claimed. Strikes have become more rewarding, and the rewards gained from them are more predictable. Also affected is the rotation of maps that appear in the Crucible.
Legendary (purple) engrams will always produce a Legendary quality item or higher
Note: Legendary engrams that exist in your inventory will change to Rare quality items when the patch is applied. However, decoding these engrams will still produce the same results as before
Rare (blue) engrams will always produce a Rare quality item or higher
Chance for Legendary gear increased
Materials: Ascendant Shards and Ascendant Energy promoted to Legendary quality (from Rare quality)
Rare (Blue) and Legendary (Purple) Engram drops added to the potential rewards for:
Vanguard: Tiger Strike Playlist
Daily Heroic Missions (first time per day)
Weekly Heroic Missions (first time per week)
When selecting a higher difficulty for daily missions, XP Bonus not show in the reward display
You will still get the XP bonus, you just won't see it in the UI
Reduced time limit on Bastion and First Light in Control and Clash from 15 to 12 minutes, bringing them in line with non-vehicle maps in those playlists
Lowered weighting on Bastion and First Light in Control and Clash so they appear less often in those playlists
For the past two months, PlayStation Plus members have received a couple games free the day they hit the PlayStation Store, and this time we’re besting ourselves by offering three! Yep, this month Dust: An Elysian Tail (PS4), Spelunky (PS4) and Pix the Cat (PS Vita) will debut on the Store as well as in PlayStation Plus. On top of that, there’s a special bonus this month – members get DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition (if you want to upgrade to the regular retail version you can for $49.99), which gives them access to 11 tracks, 10 cars and all the game modes. Finally, members will receive the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum as well as Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara and Rainbow Moon.
Themes will be added to the PS Vita in tomorrow's update. Something which I hope they add soon to the PS4.
Hi everyone! Last month, we announced that Themes are coming to PS Vita and PS4. If you’re a PS Vita owner, the wait is almost over! Later tonight, PS Vita system software update v3.30 will be available to download, enabling you to personalize your PS Vita’s Start and Home screens, system application icons, and the system’s background music.
The great hammer MJOLNIR lies on the moon, unable to be lifted by anyone in all the heavens! Even THOR! Something dark has befallen the God of Thunder, leaving him weakened and for the first time in forever... UNWORTHY! But when Frost Giants invade the Earth, the hammer will be lifted and an all-new Thor will arise! A Thor unlike any we've ever seen before! Who is this new GODDESS OF THUNDER? Not even Odin knows! JASON AARON teams with hot up-and-coming artist RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (CYCLOPS) to create a bold new chapter in the storied history of Thor!
Dive right into the action as the original Guardians of the Galaxy-Vance Astro, Yondu, Martinex, Starhawk and Charlie-27--try to save the future universe from the menace of the Badoon. But what happens when the Guardians discover something behind the Badoon, something even worse than they could have ever imagined? The very future itself is in danger, and the only possibility of salvation relies on the shoulders of this ragtag, bombastic group of underdogs. Thrown together by fate and fighting against intolerable oppression, how can they even hope to survive the first issue?!
I cringe at what a cash-grab the female Thor is, but I'm glad to see the return of the original Guardians of the Galaxy.
Clive Barker has announced that the Hellraiser novel, The Scarlet Gospels, will be released on May 19th, 2015. The novel follows the outline of the recent comic book series, where detective Harry D'Amour (played by Scott Bakula in the movie Lord of Illusions) takes on the hellpriest, Pinhead.
I've been waiting years for this book to come out.
Pier Solar is a love letter to the rich, imaginative 16-bit RPGs of a bygone era. It was originally designed and developed for the SEGA Mega Drive & SEGA Genesis. Pier Solar Features a Massive world to explore with 50+ hours of gameplay, over 300 locations, nearly 500 unique treasure chests, over 800 NPCs, epic battle tactics, an original soundtrack, mini games and many more surprises! It is translated in 6 languages and is the biggest 16-bit RPG ever!
TAKEN 3 | Exclusive Trailer: Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter.
In Theaters - January 9, 2015
Cast: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Famke Janssen, and Maggie Grace. Also starring Dogray Scott, Sam Spruell, Leland Orser
Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle of Middle-earth.
Starring Keanu Reeves, Willem Dafoe, Adrianne Palicki, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Lance Reddick, & Dean Winters
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the "assassin genre”.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is the sequel to the fighting game spin-off of the Persona franchise, Persona 4 Arena, but it’s so, so much more than just an update. Characters from both Persona 3 and Persona 4 are thrust into a fighting tournament, which continues the story after the conclusion of the RPG Persona 4. This story is canon for the Persona franchise, and takes place almost immediately after the conclusion of P4A, which itself is just a few weeks after the end of Persona 4.
Today, Ubisoft announced that Might & Magic® Heroes® Online has officially launched in English speaking territories. English speaking players will now have access to the fully localised free-to-play online role-playing game developed by Blue Byte by signing up at www.heroes-online.com.
During the limited beta earlier this year, Might & Magic Heroes Online introduced a multitude of new features including siege battles, forgotten site quests and the player versus player arena. Listening to player feedback and incorporating community ideas has helped the Blue Byte team make Heroes Online the most accessible game of the series while still offering challenges for both veterans and new players.
Might & Magic Heroes Online is a full-scale adaption of the world famous Might & Magic Heroes franchise into a visually stunning game, combining classic gameplay elements of the Heroes games with online features such as guilds, friends and coop gameplay. Users can pick up their Heroes amongst the Haven or Necropolis factions, recruit fantastic creatures to build up their army and collect magical artefacts to prevail in combat.
The Wii U menu interface has been improved and now you can create folders to organise your software.
Changes to the Wii U Menu:
Folders can now be created in the Wii U Menu to hold and organize software icons
A Download Management icon has been added to the Wii U Menu
Changes to Quick Start Menu:
The Quick Start Menu will now display when the Wii U is powered on from the Wii U GamePad TV Remote
Options have been added to Power Settings that allow users to hide certain software from the Quick Start Menu
Changes to the HOME Menu:
The design and layout of the HOME Menu has been updated
Changes to the Nintendo eShop:
Disabled usage of characters not used when redeeming Nintendo eShop cards (O, I, Z, etc.)
Improvements to system stability and usability:
Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
APGNation: As a journalist, you understand the importance of dialogue between journalists and their readers. How do you feel communication can be improved between these two parties? Do you feel #GamerGate could have been avoided if media outlets provided a higher level of transparency to their readers?
WU: #GamerGate would have ended early had Kotaku’s editor-in-chief, Stephen Totilo, suspended Nathan Grayson without pay for two weeks and modified their policies to promote disclosure and transparency between journalists and those they write about. Additionally, had Kotaku setup an easily accessible page about their journalism ethic policies – similar to what The Escapist co-founder, Alexander Macris, did for the Defy Media websites – there probably wouldn’t have been a reason for gamers to pursue the matter much further.
As far as communication goes… right now it won’t be improved and shouldn’t. First and foremost, the guilty individuals of impropriety need to take accountability for their actions. The mass wave of censorship, the public attacks from professionals on their own audience, and the culturally damaging articles all require public apologies from those involved. Until they concede and admit to their wrongdoing – in the same way that #GamerGate supporters are constantly having to take responsibility for anonymous and random trolls who harass and attack others – there’s really nothing to communicate about.
Exclusive ‘Guardians of the Flaming Eye’ Orc Warband mission
Players will face Sauron’s elite Defenders before the Black Gate and earn the Rising Flame rune.
Early access to the ‘Trials of War’ challenge series
Players will test their skills against select legions of Sauron’s forces in this series of challenge modes and build their legend as gamers post their best score on the Challenge Leaderboard.
All new story missions with hours of gameplay
Lord of the Hunt – Hunt the wild beasts of Mordor as player’s discover hidden lairs, earn unique runes, and face off against powerful monsters.
The Bright Lord – Play as Celebrimbor, the great Elven smith of the Second Age, and battle against Sauron and the might of his forces.
Access to future content
Including runes, skins, and additional future add-on content.
PlayStation TV is a sleek and compact console with hundreds of Playstation games available to download or stream. Whether using as a second console for your bedroom or the primay gaming stystem in your living room, PlayStation TV is an easy way for gamers of all ages and skill levels to enjoy playing games together. Coming October 14, 2014
BERLIN, Germany - September 29, 2014 -Aeria Games, a leading global publisher of free-to-play online games, today announced F.E.A.R. Online will launch on the Steam platform on October 17. The game will be available prior to the Steam release for open beta via the Aeria Games portal on October 8. Players can sign up now on the F.E.A.R. website.
Fans of the celebrated horror franchise will be able to engage in new, terrifying experiences within the F.E.A.R. universe. Following player feedback from the closed beta, an extensive redesign and gameplay adjustments make for a truly unique first-person shooter game. With the addition of new maps, a new scenario, and a redesigned crafting system which allows for making one-of-a-kind weapons, F.E.A.R. Online will deliver what fans have been asking for.
"We are excited to introduce F.E.A.R. Online to millions of PC gamers with the launch on the Steam platform," said Dr. Pascal Zuta, CEO of Aeria Games. "Taking player feedback to heart, our team has redesigned elements of the game that are most important to players to deliver an experience that we hope will please the vast and dedicated fan base of the F.E.A.R. series."
In F.E.A.R. Online, tensions reach a boiling point as the F.E.A.R. task force investigates Armacham Technology Corporation's unsettling experiments.With several team combat modes spanning more than ten ominous maps, the game is packed with chilling details. The storyline continues in cooperative scenarios that detail the terrifying occurrences surrounding the F.E.A.R. team, in parallel to the events of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. Up to four players can team up and fight for their lives against both hostile Armacham personnel and hideous monsters lurking around every corner.
Click on the headline to view a previously released trailer.
Looking at the videogame landscape today, there's no question that Telltale Games is the current king of the adventure scene. With their amazing, high-quality adaptations of licensed properties such as Walking Dead and Back to the Future, it's hard to argue otherwise. And yet with the recent announcement that former quest game powerhouse Sierra is being reconstituted as a subsidiary of Activision, it would seem that there is a new-old challenger for the adventure crown. The champ has returned, and he wants his belt back.
Now the simple reality that it's just the Sierra brand being resurrected and not the return of all the people who made said company what it was during its heyday should be enough to assuage most of the enthusiasm such a return automatically engenders amongst the middle-aged gamer crowd. However such is the power of that stylized mountain-top logo that we can't help but feel giddy at the thought of more *****-Quest games in the pipeline.
A return to greatness? Perhaps; only time and released titles will tell. But there is indeed greatness to return to, and that's exactly what the Metal Jesus has queued up for your video enjoyment. Prepare for a guided tour of the gilded age of GUI-less gaming. A time when pixels were large, colors were garish, and text parsers ruled supreme. A simpler time, certainly. But a happier one? You can let your own memories make that call while watching this week's Roberta-rich episode of MJR!:
Anyone else remember getting excited at discovering the PC-beeper version of Thriller hidden in King's Quest II? The feels, man... THE FEELS!!!
In this sequel to Starpoint Gemini, players will captain their own space ship and roam the galaxy in 3D in this tactical space simulator with tons of RPG depth! Space has never looked so inviting - but images can betray... It has been two years since the end of the second Gemini war, and the situation in the war-torn system is further from resolution than ever before.
Today we learned that other Vigil Games founders are setting out on their own. Joe Madureira, Ryan Stefanelli, and other former Vigil developers are forming Airship Syndicate, an independent game studio that is already hard at work on a prototype.
I spoke with Madureira and Stefanelli about their time away from Vigil and their hopes for Airship Syndicate. They wouldn’t talk about the game they are working on outright, but they do drop a few tidbits that point toward what type of game they are making.
Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in "Jupiter Ascending," an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski.
Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
From the streets of Chicago to far flung galaxies whirling through space, "Jupiter Ascending" is written and directed by the Wachowskis. Award-winning producer Grant Hill, with whom they have collaborated since "The Matrix" Trilogy, is producing, together with Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski. Roberto Malerba and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers.
The 1.0.2 patch will go live next week, and includes several changes to the Cryptarch and Engram experience. These changes guarantee that Engrams will always decode into items at or above the quality of an engram.
This game keeps getting better. Specifically the changes to daily, weekly and tiger vanguard!