A few days ago, we reported that Netflix was in deep negotiations to bring back Longmire, which A&E had canceled after three seasons. It was great news, but nothing solid had been decided.
Now the news has arrived that Netflix has indeed ordered 10 new episodes of a fourth season of Longmire, to premiere for the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in 2015!
“When Warner Horizon Television came to us with the idea for a new season of Longmire, we were intrigued because the series is so unique, and consistently great. We are thrilled to help continue Walt Longmire’s story for his large and passionate following,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.
More iconic Disney characters are set to debut on ABC's Once Upon a Time in the second half of Season 4.
Merrin Dungey will assume the role of The Little Mermaid's sea witch, Ursula, according to Entertainment Weekly. Dungey played Francie Calfo in J.J. Abrams' spy-action series Alias, and has also appeared in Castle, Betrayal and Shameless. During a brief prior appearance on Once Upon a Time, Ursula was voiced by Community's Yvette Nicole Brown.
Captain Johnny Vastano berated me in the after-mission report following a botched paratrooper drop behind German lines. Two squads of his boys—our boys—were gunned down before I realized my mistake. And even though Johnny was only a static portrait on the campaign map, it really made me feel like a piece of garbage. Far from the teeth-gritting misanthropy of the original Soviet campaign in Company of Heroes 2, Ardennes Assault’s real-time strategy retelling of the Battle of the Bulge made me regret every drop of American blood spilled—emotionally and mechanically.
Taking a cue from some of Relic’s best single-player experiences in the Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War franchise, this stand-alone expansion features an open-ended campaign map on which I was charged with pushing the Third Reich out of the greater Belgium area. My left, right, and… other left hands in this endeavour are three persistent companies that can move, engage enemies, take casualties, and be upgraded independently. Each has its own interesting units and abilities, and a voiced commander with context-sensitive dialogue and a unique personality and backstory that helps make them feel like real people I didn’t want to get killed.
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick led an $8 billion buyout of former parent company Vivendi's stock last year, and today, the resulting court case reached a settlement, according to an Activision press release.
Defendants and multiple insurance companies are paying $275 million to settle the suits, which arose when Kotick and co-chariman Brian Kelly purchased 88 percent of former parent company Vivendi's stocks in October 2013, contributing $100 million from their own personal funds. Shareholders sued when Vivendi threatened to drain much of Activision's cash reserves.
Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai explained why he chose not to make Ridley, the space pirate villain from the Metroid series, a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
“I definitely know that Ridley’s a much-anticipated name for fans, but if we made Ridley as a fighter, it wouldn’t be Ridley any longer,” Sakurai told IGN in an email interview. “It’d have to be shrunk down, or its wings reduced in size, or be unable to fly around freely.”
“Providing accurate portrayals of characters is something I want to pay ample attention to,” he continued. “If I don’t stick to that thought, then we’d have to lower the quality or break the balance of the game. Something that goes way off spec could break the entire game.”
The latest free update for EA Sports UFC adds a trio of new contenders to the fighting game on PS4 and Xbox One.
The update comprises Myles Jury, the undefeated lightweight, Yoel Romero from the middleweight division, and former heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski. This is EA Sports UFC's fifth free content update, and is now available for download worldwide.
Several of the previous free updates to EA's fighting game included new fighters as well, along with gameplay improvements and more in-game animations, namely during takedowns and maneuvers against stunned opponents.
Motorola is offering a new solution to chronic scatterbrain with the Motorola Keylink, a new device that locates lost keys and phones.
The Motorola Keylink is a small Bluetooth device you hang from your keychain. It syncs up with the free Motorola Connect app (on iOS and Android), which can be activated using a button on the Keylink. If your phone goes missing, you can make it ring with just a click of the Keylink button, as long as it's no farther than 100 feet away.
Guardians of the Galaxy actor Djimon Hounsou is in negotiations to play King Arthur's mentor in director Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Round Table.
According to Variety, the studio offered the role to Hounsou after negotiations with Idris Elba fell through. If cast in the role, Hounsou would play a Merlin-type figure who trains and mentors Arthur.
Everyone eventually dies in a video game. Whether it's getting your head cut off or crying on the ground, video games have shown us many different ways you can die in a game.
We asked the IGN community to send us their favorite death animations of all-time.
WARNING: Some gifs are intense
@IGN Lara being eaten by a T-rex. Because she doesnt jump when I tell her to.— Beth Robertson (@AlluraPhoenix) November 12, 2014
When Marvel announced their epic Secret Wars crossover for 2015, they hinted that the comic wold be accompanied by an onslaught of Secret Wars-themed merchandise. Today collectible manufacturer Gentle Giant Ltd. was the first company to reveal their plans for the Secret Wars license. As announced on Marvel.com, Gentle Giant will kick off a line of vintage-inspired Secret Wars action figures next year.
The original Secret Wars line was produced by Mattel in 1984. It was the first Marvel-themed action figure line and the first time many character like Wolverine had ever been immortalized in toy form. Gentle Giant is drawing directly from these old figures from the new series. They've digitally scanned the original Secret Wars figures and reproduced them in a larger, 12-inch scale. All the iconic accessories (even the lenticular shields) will be reproduced, and the resealable containers will recreate the old Secret Wars packaging.
On the immediate heels of the news that FOX had ordered a pilot for a U.S. remake of Luther, with creator Neil Cross and star of the original series Idris Elba both producing, comes the announcement that the U.K.'s Luther series will return for two new installments in 2015!
Yes, Idris Elba will make a welcome return to BBC One and BBC America next year to reprise his role of DCI John Luther, the murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.
The one year anniversary of Xbox One is coming up on Saturday and Microsoft is planning to celebrate with their fans.
"It’s been an unbelievable year, but we never would have gotten to this point without our incredible fans," Microsoft's Larry Hryb wrote on Major Nelson. "We want to thank you for being a part of an amazing 12 months by celebrating with you all weekend long."
According to the blog post, the Xbox One community has spent more than 2 billion hours playing games and earned a collective Gamerscore of more than 11 billion in the past year. As a thank you, eligible users will receive a personalized email detailing their own accomplishments and a few rewards including a Year One gamer picture, special Xbox One backgrounds, and free rentals of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods.
Chris Pratt has signed on to star in the eventual film adaptation of Cowboy Ninja Viking.
Best known for his work in Parks and Recreation and Guardians of the Galaxy, Pratt has reportedly been tapped to play Duncan, the protagonist of A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo's graphic novel.
Struggling with a multiple personality disorder, Duncan is able to switch between the identities of a cowboy, a ninja, and a Viking, all while assuming the skills native to each identity.
He's better known as a Triplet, a person with multiple personalities who has been manipulated by the government for the purpose of becoming an assassin with a varied skill set.
Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai gave IGN some insight into the development of amiibo, Nintendo’s new toys-to-life figurines that launch alongside Smash Wii U.
“Discussions began toward the end of development,” Sakurai told IGN in an email interview. “It was Nintendo that brought up the topic first, expressing a desire to use NFC compatible figures across all forms of Nintendo content. Smash Bros., as you know, is a game themed around figures which also has a ‘Nintendo all-stars’ aspect to it.”
Sakurai emphasized that, regardless of when the plan first got its start, it was something the team needed to implement in time for the game's holiday release in the US.
Mighty Gunvolt, the game packaged with Azure Striker Gunvolt, is getting a hefty update alongside a new piece of downloadable content.
According to the announcement, the DLC will add four new stages featuring various boss characters from Azure Striker Gunvolt, Mighty No. 9, and GalGun. Two of these bosses will be Mighty No. 1 and Mighty No. 7 from Mighty No. 9. The DLC will cost $3. An accompanying update will rebalance enemies, rebalance powers for Gunvolt and Ekoro, and add more hidden items and a new stage select screen.
At the end of this month, Mighty Gunvolt will cease being a free pack-in with Azure Striker. As of November 28, it will be on sale as a standalone game for $4. If you pick up Azure Striker Gunvolte by 8:59 PT on November 28, though, you'll still get the included Mighty Gunvolt. The announcement originally stated that the update and DLC would be coming on the same day, but a correction has since clarified that those are both due at a later date, to be determined.
Casting is heating up on Marvel's next two Netflix series: Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
Deadline reports that four actresses are vying for the title role in Jessica Jones: Krysten Ritter (Veronica Mars, Breaking Bad), Alexandra Daddario (True Detective, the Percy Jackson movies), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies, I Am Number Four) and Jessica De Gouw (Dracula, Arrow's The Huntress).
Jessica De Gouw as Huntress on Arrow.
Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has explained why Mewtwo wasn't released as paid DLC, and what Nintendo plans to do with future Smash Bros. DLC.
In an email interview with IGN, Sakurai said:
"As for why Mewtwo isn't paid content from the start, releasing that character is an experiment meant to act as a foothold in content distribution; thus it's simply meant as part of the service we're providing to gamers."
Before discussing Mewtwo, he clarified:
"Creating a single fighter involves a huge investment, and we've already been giving it our all and investing a lot of work in the characters currently available in the game, and I think it's an incredible package in terms of the sheer amount of content in the game. But it might be that people may not understand and may think that I am not offering enough just by looking at DLC itself."
The WWE and Warner Bros. are partnering for a multi-year deal to distribute home video content, starting -- get your champagne bottles ready -- January 1, 2015.
The official press release says the home entertainment deal will include the rights to distribute WWE's "new documentaries, match compilations and pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania®and SummerSlam®, as well as a robust catalog of collectible titles throughout the US." Warner Bros. exec Jeff Brown also touts WrestleMania 29 as the highest-selling sports title for home video in 2013.
The two companies recently worked together on the direct-to-video animated feature, Scooby Doo! WrestleMania Mystery, which was reviewed by IGN's Matt Fowler. The film poached WWE talent to voice their personas for the crossover (including the likes of John Cena and AJ Lee). A sequel is in the works, which will prominently feature Hulk Hogan.
Disney has released a new poster and trailer, along with a handful of new images (found below), from its upcoming live-action adaptation of Cinderella.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film stars Lily James (Downtown Abbey, Wrath of the Titans) as Cinderella, Game of Thrones' Richard Madden as the Prince, Cate Blanchett (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug) as the evil stepmother, and Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club) as the Fairy Godmother.
Cinderella is set to open March 13, 2015.
Jordan Sirani is a freelance news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
The upcoming PC release of Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be bundled with a majority of all released DLC at no extra charge.
While licensing and contractual restrictions prevented Square Enix from bringing all of the FF XIII-2 DLC to the PC version, a large majority of it will be contained within the download. This includes several Coliseum events, character costumes, and story DLC. A full list of all the DLC included can be found on Square's official blog.
Along with the DLC, the PC version of FF XIII-2 will also have a handful of enhancements and features, including 60 FPS, Japanese and English voices and subtitles, and customizable rendering resolution.