Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation will release for PS Vita in the United States and Europe on January 27 and January 28 respectively. It was also announced that Sisters Generation is compatible with the recently released PlayStation TV.
For those unfamiliar with the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Sisters Generation is a revamped version of the PlayStation 3 game Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2. Localization was announced in August.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 was released for PS Vita back in September. IGN thought it was an okay game. We enjoyed its strong characters and cheeky humor.
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Nothing like a good ol' fashion election episode to shake things up. Going off of that, it wasn't surprising that this week's Girl Meets World pitted Lucas, Farkle and Riley (with campaign manager Maya) against each other for school president. Despite the month-long hiatus, you'd think Disney Channel would have already aired this episode the day before midterm elections, but better late than never I suppose.
Honestly, this episode was pretty cheesy and didn't offer much in the way of substantial content or callbacks. Instead, we got extended bits about Farkle being a mad dictator and Riley being a princess, which felt more like cheap ploys to keep young viewers interested in a storyline about democracy. Personally, I would have rather seen the candidates running on legitimate platforms, not gimmicks.
FOX has announced premiere dates for new series World Funniest Fails (working title) (Jan. 16), Backstrom (starring The Office's Rainn Wilson) (Jan. 22), The Last Man on Earth (starring Will Forte) (March 1) and Weird Loners (March 31); and returning series Masterchef Junior (Jan. 6), Glee (Jan. 9), The Following (March 2), Hell's Kitchen (March 3) and Bones (March 26).
New unscripted comedy World's Funniest Fails (wt) premieres on Friday, Jan. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The one-hour series is based on the hit YouTube channel, FailArmy, which showcases the best “epic fail” viral videos in the most entertaining ways possible. Each week a panel of comedians will analyze the videos which have exploded across the internet, with the goal of awarding one with the ultimate “Fail of the Week.”
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The Sisters of Mercy stronghold, which caters to only women and children, appears to be a welcome temporary safe haven for the group to recover, gather some food, and prepare for their continued trek towards California. However, as we’ve seen in most apocalyptic adventure tales, most safe havens tend to have a dark side and this is no exception.
Addy’s unstable emotional statement following her rediscovery of some unsettling repressed memories a few weeks ago are the cornerstone for what transpires this week. Addy has had to deal with some horrible situations, both prior to the series and during the series. It’s obvious that she has become emotionally fatigued by everything she has been through and the Sisters of Mercy just happens to be the right place at the right time.
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Another week, another TMNT episode with zero insight into Splinter, Shredder or the Kraang. However, this latest episode was still a fun ride -- in this case, literally -- as the gang ran into Speed Demon (Steve Blum), a dastardly mutant hotrod. Going down the long list of horror movie sendups, "Race with the Demon" was a clear homage to John Carpenter's Christine, about an evil, sentient Plymouth Fury (and which happens to have one of my all-time favorite movie openings).
Whenever someone asks me what my favourite film is my first reaction is to panic. I should know this, after all, but I go blank.
After a few seconds of fumbling, I usually offer one or more of the following. Ask me on another day, and it's likely the order would be different – apart from number one. That’s always been on top, ever since I was seven-years-old.
By no means are these the greatest films ever made – though some are definitely in with a shout. I'll also concede it's not a very well-rounded list – it's mainly haunted houses, ghosts, and monsters – but hey, you can’t help the things you love.
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While not as good as last week's episode, "Danse Vaudou" still shows solid signs that the series is on an uptick. One big drawback here was that there wasn't truly an enemy to vanquish as much as there was a ghostly phenomenon to thwart with a ritual, but the team building elements at play - including the participation of both Papa Midnite (Michael James Shaw) and "the man who would be Spectre" Jim Corrigan (Emmett J. Scanlan) - helped this chapter stand out.
Midnite didn't get to help John back in "A Feast of Friends" like he did in the comic series, so here we got the uneasy partnership that was denied us during the Mnemoth story. And I liked how Midnite scoffed at John for being a bit of a trespasser in the realm of magic and mysticism, not truly holding any particular religion or sect sacred, while John thought Midnite's voodoo world was akin to wearing blinders. You could tell that John didn't think much of voodoo when he said that it was more or less "a magical excuse for a party."
This new Salem Season 2 photo from WGN America captures Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery) — Salem’s most powerful enchantress with a deep secret and deeper desires.
Check out Mary on her twisted throne of wood and vines...
In Season 2, the Grand Rite triggered at the end of last season is now underway and death is in the air, but the Witch War is just beginning — and Salem is at the epicenter of both. In order to bring her plan to completion, Mary Sibley must not only control Captain John Alden (Shane West) and the citizens of Salem, but also those lurking in the shadows who seek the power she wields.
Earlier this week, CW released photos from The Flash portion of the crossover between The Flash and Arrow, and now we have the Arrow side of the equation.
The night after Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) and John Diggle (David Ramsey) visit Central City on The Flash, the December 3rd episode of Arrow will find Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdez) head to Starling City - where Digger Harkness, AKA Captain Boomerang (Nick E. Tarabay), is causing some big problems.
FX and FXX have announced the season premieres of Justified, The Americans and Archer (on FX), along with the Season 10 premiere of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the series premiere of Man Seeking Woman (on FXX).
Rounding out the January schedule will be the final three episodes of American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Archer returns for its sixth season on Thursday, January 8, at 10 PM e/p on FX.
Season 10 of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia debuts on Wednesday, January 14, at 10 PM e/p on FXX, immediately followed by the series premiere of FXX’s new comedy series Man Seeking Woman, starring This Is The End's Jay Baruchel, at 10:30 PM e/p.
Double Fine has suffered layoffs after a deal for an unannounced project fell through.
Double Fine confirmed the layoffs in a statement to IGN. Twelve of the company's workers were let go as a result of the unexpected cancellation of the unnamed game.
The Costume Quest 2 developer said that the layoffs are only relevant to the cancelled project, and its other games currently in development are unaffected by today's news.
Currently, Double Fine is working on Broken Age: Act 2, Massive Chalice, and the remake of the Lucasarts classic Grim Fandango Remastered.
Lay-offs are an all too common part of working in the tumultuous games industry, with companies like Wildstar developer Carbine Studios, Angry Birds developer Rovio, and Strife dev S2 Games all recently seeing reductions in their staff numbers.
On the heels of releasing the trailer for their big new series Marco Polo this week, Netflix have now also put out several poster images, focusing on supporting characters.
You can check out all the posters in the gallery below.
Marco Polo Character Posters:
And if you've missed it, here's the Marco Polo trailer.
While it's been announced that Toy Story 4 is coming in 2017, you'll be able to see Buzz, Woody and their pals a lot sooner when The Toy Story That Time Forgot airs on ABC on December 2nd. The second of two half-hour Toy Story specials -- after last year's Toy Story of TERROR! -- this installment finds Woody, Buzz, Rex and Trixie (along with a new little cat toy pal) encountering the Battlesaurs, a group of toys based around anthropomorphic, combat-ready dinosaurs.
ABC have released two clips from the special, which you can check out below, as the Battlesaurs are discovered for the first time.
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham hews close to the series’ formula, pairing uncomplicated gameplay with a deep, charming dive into decades’ worth of DC Comics stories and history. But after the impressive freedom of Lego Batman 2 and Lego Marvel, Lego Batman 3 feels far more restrictive in scope, and its inconsistent tone sometimes seems to mock the great DC Comics source material it should be celebrating.
Picking up from the end of Lego Batman 2, the villain Braniac drives most of the fun but scattered plot in Lego Batman 3. Without giving too much away, Batman and the rest of the Justice League have to team up with the likes of Lex Luthor, the Joker, and the rest of the Legion of Doom to bring him down, and sort out some trouble with the various Lantern Corps. It’s not as strong or as focused a story as in either Lego Marvel or Lego Batman 2, but it manages to keep the interest high through most of the 10 hours or so it took to finish it.
The full Tech Fetish crew assembles to revisit net neutrality briefly, then we move on to discussing options in Justin's hunt for a new TV, an update on the Rosetta lander's status, and storing Bitcoin in your hands (!).
(Also, for those curious about that Amazon image we mention, here's the link.)
Star Trek's William Shatner recently teased a Haven guest spot on Twitter, but now we've actually got some details about his upcoming role on the Syfy series.
According to TVLine.com, Shatner will appear in a four-episode Season 5 arc, playing a pivotal role on the series - an important character who "has the potential to forever impact the fate of the town of Haven and its Troubled residents."
So yeah... #Haven
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) November 21, 2014
IGN’s review of Smash Bros. for Wii U is live, and we want to answer your questions about the game. Join Jose Otero and Brian Altano for a special one-hour livestream on Monday, November 24th, at 1:00 PM PST, 4:00 PM ET, 9:00 PM GMT, and Tuesday, November 25 at 9:00 AM ADT.
If you have a question and don’t want to wait for the livestream to submit them, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Smash Livestream” and we’ll try to answer it on the stream.
In the meantime, we have a bunch of Smash-related articles and features, so be sure to check them out. If you need info on unlockables, head over to IGN’s Smash wiki for all your needs.
Showtime has released a first look at the new season of its gothic literary monster remix series, Penny Dreadful.
John Logan, series creator and executive producer, says (of the image), "This season Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) face new challenges, and old enemies, and turn to each other for solace. Their intimacy grows as they are forced to confront their demons together."
Sylvester Stallone gives the most resonant performance in Reach Me. Playing Gerald, a political blogger who paints abstract art in his free time, Stallone stands out from the crowd by expelling his pent-up rage in the form of insults like, “You're a fart catcher!” If only the other 64 characters in the film looked up from their navels long enough to exude that kind of personality, Reach Me would be a fairly entertaining existential romp.
Self-seriousness plagues writer-director John Herzfeld's tone deaf ensemble piece. Reach Me picks up as a motivational book of the same name “goes viral,” inspiring an electric group of characters to change their lives and seek out the tome's reclusive author. Colette (Kyra Sedgwick) becomes a devotee in her final days at a women's penitentiary; Rapper E-Ruption (Nelly) hits the morning talk show circuit to talk up its revelations; Roger (Kevin Connolly) is Stallone's stringer, sent on assignment to track down the man behind the book; Frank (Thomas Jane) is a cop who doesn't play by the rules... and spends every night in confession begging Father Paul (Danny Aiello) for mercy; Dominic and Thumper (David O’Hara and Omari Hardwick) are two mob muscles woken up to the fact that, maybe, what they do for a living is morally bankrupt.