With the announcement of Warners' DC Comics movie slate, some of us (horror comic book fans) felt a little let down, thinking: Where is Guillermo del Toro's Justice League Dark film in the lineup? While the film isn't scheduled yet, del Toro has reportedly just handed in his completed script to the studio.
Speaking to Forbes about his FX series The Strain, del Toro confirmed the status of the tentatively-title Dark Universe movie, saying how the screenplay was handed in to Warner Bros. this week, and is on its way to being read over the next few days. (That is, if the execs won't be held up trying to get a glimpse of the Star Wars trailer…)
Warning: Full spoilers from the episode to follow.
After last week's (admittedly enjoyable) clip show, almost any episode of The Legend of Korra would have been a welcome change of pace. Luckily, "Beyond the Wilds" wasn't just entertaining; it was also one of the strongest Book Four episodes to date. Almost every single character was given their due in this week's episode -- even the apathetic Ryu, whose amusing turn as a Spirit Wilds' tour guide added a unique twist to the spirit vine subplot. For Korra, this meant an opportunity to prove her worth to President Raiko and the other world leaders.
The second act of DC's Green Lantern: Godhead crossover is coming to a close in Sinestro #7. As the attention shifts back to Sinestro, the war against the New Gods is going badly for all the Lantern Corps. The only solution is to find a way to travel to New Genesis, and Sinestro might be just the Lantern-wielder to pull it off.
Sinestro #7 is written by Cullen Bunn and drawn by Ethan Van Sciver. Scroll down for our exclusive preview of this new chapter (and a look at the Lego Sinestro variant cover):
Sinestro #7 is priced at $2.99 and will be released on Wednesday, December 3.
The teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is now available to watch online.
Last week we reported that the teaser would play in select cinemas from today and over the weekend. (If you live in the US, and fancy seeing it on the big screen, here's a full list of the theatres in which it's playing.)
The trailer opens with a shot of a desert – presumably Tattooine - before John Boyega pops into shot looking rather distressed and wearing a Stormtrooper's outfit. This is followed by various shots of droids rolling across Tattooine before newcomer Daisy Ridley appears, riding a speeder across the sands.
Screenwriter Zak Penn is uncertain what games will feature in the film adaption of Ernie Cline's sci-fi book Ready Player One.
In an interview with Nerd Report, Penn admitted that until the movie is underway, it's difficult to ascertain what titles will make it into the finished feature.
"If you had to license the stuff in the book, it would cost a billion dollars," said Penn. "You write a script, you take your chances, you say, ‘This is what we’re going to do. This is where we’re going to take cars and scenes from these movies and these properties, and then you hope that you’ll get the rights to it, but we’re not at that point yet.
Warning: Full spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 5 to date follow...
The Walking Dead Season 5 midseason finale is set to air Sunday November 30 and looks to involve another clash between groups. We had the opportunity to speak with The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd recently about what we can expect from this next episode before the break, the intention to keep the show closer to the comic than ever, and if The Walking Dead will eventually need some kind of definitive resolution.
Traditionally, The Walking Dead pulls out all of the stops for their openers and closers - in both halves of the season. Hurd says that the team doesn't necessarily feel a pressure to match or exceed what they've done previously. Though they do, "look at it as if they're almost two separate seasons, even though we shoot it continuously into the A and B sections."
Ubisoft has detailed the next batch of DLC heading for Just Dance 2015.
The five new downloadable tracks for the motion-controlled game - available across all new- and last-gen consoles as well as PC - are:
Prices have yet to be confirmed, but are likely to vary according to your platform of choice and region.
Just Dance 2015 is now available worldwide for the PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The full tracklist includes Pharrell Williams, John Newman, Bonnie Tyler and more.
AT&T has clarified a recent statement by saying the company won't be halting its fiber investments.
Last month, AT&T Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson told Reuters the broadband giant was reassessing its plans to deploy fiber to 100 cities due to the company not being sure of the "rules those investments will be governed."
Then, on November 14, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wrote an open-letter to AT&T asking for clarity – and further explanation – regarding its plans moving forward.
Takashi Sensui has resigned as chief of Xbox in Japan and will instead relocate to the company's US headquarters. He will be replaced by Takahasi Minami, who joined the company in July after 25 years at Sony.
The change comes amid ongoing struggles for the Xbox One in Japan, where the console is failing to perform as well as either the Xbox 360 or original Xbox did.
The current tally for Xbox One sales sits at 38,461. Seeing as the console sold 23,562 of these back in the four days following launch in September, it seems progress has stalled somewhat. The Xbox 360 sold double these numbers in its first two days back in 2005.
Sony will not renew its sponsorship contract with FIFA when it expires at the end of the year, Nikkei reports, apparently opting to channel the funds into structural reforms.
Sony has been an “official partner” and FIFA sponsor for the past eight years in a contract worth 33 billion yen (approximately $280 million USD). "The existing contract with Sony runs until 31 December 2014 and we are currently in discussions with the brand," a A FIFA spokesman said in a statement issued to press.
Sony, allegedly, is the second body this month deciding not continue its support after Emirates Airline officially announced the conclusion of its partnership with the organization.
"It'll make you s**t yourself", said James Cameron after listening to this week's IGN UK Podcast. Well, technically he didn't say it about the podcast (and we're not sure he listens to the podcast), but we talk about him saying it on the podcast so it's the same thing, right? Yes, the Avatar director has promised the next three films will terrorise colons the world over, but Gav, Alex and Rory are a bit indifferent.
There's a lot more excitement for Jurassic World though, and while Advance Warfare's zombie mode gets the thumbs up from most of the team, Rory's not convinced. But he's only reached level 50 in previous Call of Duty games so what does he know, eh?
So suit up and get this party started!
Level-5 Games has revealed it plans to announce a new PS4 title at E3 2015.
Gematsu reports the news comes courtesy of company boss Akihiro Hino, who said in a livestream that the studio behind titles like White Knight Chronicles, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and Fantasy Life will be unveiling a new game.
Appearing on the stream to talk about White Knight Chronicles II - as the game is free to PS Plus subscribers in Japan this month - Hiro said he wanted to make a new title that exceeds the scale of White Knight Chronicles.
While we don't know if the title will be a PS4-exclusive or not, speculation is already rife about what we may be seeing. As for us? Well, our fingers are crossed for a sequel to the incredibly beautiful Ni No Kuni. If you haven't already, be sure to check out our review of the truly unique title.
Far Cry 4's second update will address several issues affecting gameplay on both Xbox consoles.
"We are still working at improving your gaming experience," says Ubisoft, "and will keep you updated of upcoming patches in the near future."
The patch - which is rolling out now across Xbox One and 360 - seeks to fix a whole raft of problems, including: story mission progression page issues, shop menu functionality, missing radio call audio and QTE issues with some of Kyrat's animal life. It will also address some localisation troubles such as incorrect subtitles and cut-off text.
You know how it is, you get in from a hard day in the real world and all you want to do to take the edge off is kick back, relax and save a princess/score goals/slaughter space goblins. For some, though, switching on the console is the start of a process that to many of us sounds suspiciously like work.
For these people, exploring the building blocks, Boolean logic and platform placement of LittleBigPlanet’s powerful toolset is a compelling act of self-expression; an irresistible opportunity to go beyond simply participating in play to actively collaborating on design and, in doing so, to help expand the series’ already expansive boundaries.
As Star Citizen sails past its $63 million USD stretch goal, developer Cloud Imperium Games announced that it plans to introduce a traditional and exotic pet system when it hits the $64 million USD milestone.
“We have repair bots, we have fish… but we haven’t implemented a traditional pet system in Star Citizen yet. At $64 million, that changes,” writes Cloud Imperium Games founder, Chris Roberts, in an official update. “From Jones the Cat in Alien to the Battlestar Galactica’s Daggit, pets have a place onboard starships… and we want to give you that option in Star Citizen.
Uppercut Games is one of the most interesting indie studios operating in Australia at the moment. Not just because of its excellent output - games like Epoch and Epoch 2 - but because its three founders: Ed Orman, Andrew James and Ryan Lancaster brought with them a wealth of experience, having worked on seminal titles and franchises like BioShock, BioShock 2, Tribes: Vengeance, Fallout:Tactics, XCOM and more.
IGN AU's Lucy O'Brien and I caught up with them to chat about being an Aussie indie, their new title Submerged (check it out above) and - fascinatingly - what went wrong with XCOM: a title that the guys worked on for many, many years and saw go through numerous changes of direction. It's a pretty interesting discussion, so dig in!
Sony U.S. and European PlayStation Stores’ Black Friday Flash Sales are underway, discounting numerous PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita titles for international players.
The U.S. Black Friday Flash Sale is active now until December 1 at 3:00 p.m. PT and discounts many games, movies and TV shows by up to 65 percent off. Games on offer include Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Digital Pro Edition, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Destiny Digital Guardian Edition on both PS4 and PS3.
The European sale offers discounts on Destiny, Alien: Isolation, FIFA 15, Diablo 3, The Walking Dead, Watch Dogs, Middle-Earth and more, with further reductions for PS Plus subscribers. The most of the discounts expire December 1 but The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be on sale until December 10.
Join Kosta as he plays through some of the most seminal adventure games of all time. You can read all the previous instalments here.
For those of you that haven’t played a Leisure Suit Larry game before, what sort of expectations would you have going in? As long as you’re vaguely aware of the series’ decades-long reputation, then something along the lines of an adventure game filled with wall-to-wall sex, nudity, and scantily clad women would probably come to mind. In other words, the sort of thing that would make the most respected people in the community - those that buy up all the 4AM timeslots on commercial TV - reach out for their bibles in disgust.
It's Thanksgiving in the United States today and gamers who were still able to move after gorging themselves on festive feasts were treated to a Thanksgiving-themed session of Resogun.
Today, without much hullabaloo or circumstance, the humans in Resogun, Sony's Defender-esque twin-stick shooter for PS4 and coming to PS Vita, were replaced by tiny, voxel wild turkeys. The gameplay remains the same, where the objective is to survive long enough to rescue the innocent humans from phase after phase of enemies, but the humans are now turkeys.
If a turkey is lost the game still says "human lost," but when a turkey is first dropped from its holding pen it makes a distinct, almost cartoonish gobble sound, and does the same when picked up for transport.