Ubisoft is teasing a reveal involving The Division coming tomorrow.
The company has released a PDF full of mysterious scribblings that lead you to the answer "Move off Manhattan Island now". Once that's stuck into the URL at the top of the page, you hit another PDF with further doodles.
What stands out, however, is the banner at the bottom that trumpets more information will be coming tomorrow, on August 27.
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that children’s game Moshi Monsters has breached its codes by offering “direct exhortations” to purchase membership subscriptions.
Two of the many phrases being scrutinised at by the ASA are used on the Moshi Monsters membership sign up page: "The Super Moshis need YOU" and "Members are going to be super popular."
Says the ASA, “
we considered that these
put pressure on young players to purchase the subscription that would allow them to take part in this aspect of the game. In light of these elements, we concluded that the game, including the membership page, presented children with direct exhortations to purchase membership subscriptions.”
Microsoft has announced it's to start limiting how many people can join the Xbox One Preview program in the future.
A post on the company's forums reveals a surge in the number of applications means it's not able to handle a tremendous number of new participants.
“Due to a tremendous response from our fans, the Xbox Preview program has reached a near-capacity level,” it reads. "With that in mind, we are slowing the number of new people we are accepting to optimize for testing. We are thankful for the amount of interest we’ve received to date and look forward to sharing more details on preview opportunities soon.”
Ubisoft has revealed the pre-order bonus for Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is a couple of missions featuring historical figures Darwin and Dickens.
The two Charles (Charleses?) have managed to get involved in a conspiracy and, judging by the trailer below, it seems like it's going to take a fair bit of work for you to sort everything out. It's not currently known if the pair will be making any appearances in the game outside of these missions.
Anyone who doesn't fancy pre-ordering the game - more than understandable considering the state Assassin's Creed Unity launched in - will be able to pick the missions up via a post-launch DLC bundle.
Behold what awaits you:
Inserting the S Pen the wrong way round into a Galaxy Note 5 can cause damage to the phone or the stylus.
Tech site Android Police first reported the problem. The Note 5 puts up the same amount of resistance whether you put the S Pen into the slot the correct way round or upside down. If you do put it in upside down it can get stuck, and forcibly removing it can cause serious damage to the pen detection mechanism.
Samsung reportedly knows about this, and has advised users to closely follow the instruction manual. The pointed end of the S Pen must be inserted first to ensure it doesn't get stuck. The company has not yet made any statement about whether something will be done about the issue on a hardware level.
Sony publically tested a prototype of its speedy airplane-looking drone that the company plans on putting to use serving business customers.
Looking like a chubby concorde, the VTOL takes off and lands vertically like a Harrier Jump Jet. It’s capable of flying for more than two hours with a top speed of 106 mph (170 kph) and can carry a load of up to 22 pounds (10 kg).
Sony’s joint-venture drone company called Aerosense is developing the device as part of Sony’s strategy to expand into enterprise markets.
Aerosense will cater to business by offering automatically piloted services such as inspecting infrastructure and surveying land.
The beta for Telltale Games' Minecraft: Story Mode will be playable for the first time at this year's PAX Prime.
As per Telltale's official blog, this will be the first time anybody's played the narrative-driven riff on Mojang's popular game outside of the company. It will also be the first time Telltale's shown off Minecraft: Story Mode outside of the teaser trailer shown off at Minecon.
Minecraft: Story Mode will be released across five episodes. Here's the official description from Telltale on its story and its (impressive) cast list:
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the closest-yet views of Ceres, detailing its odd, conical mountain and crater formations.
"Dawn is performing flawlessly in this new orbit as it conducts its ambitious exploration. The spacecraft's view is now three times as sharp as in its previous mapping orbit, revealing exciting new details of this intriguing dwarf planet," Dawn's chief engineer and mission director Marc Rayman said in a statement.
From their secluded home-theater compound, film critics Wade Major and Mark Keizer mix insightful commentary with irreverent banter, covering the latest DVD and Blu-ray news and new releases of the week, including studio, independent, television and special-interest titles.
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Codemasters has added multiplayer to Dirt Rally’s recently introduced rallycross mode, meaning players will now be able to go head-to-head with each other on Dirt Rally’s special rallycross circuits.
Codemasters has also thrown in a potentially punishing new location: Hell, Norway. Hell has hosted a round of the FIA European Rallycross Championship since 2011 and in 2014 became a host of the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
This multiplayer update (which, like all Dirt Rally updates while the game is in Steam Early Access, is free) also contains three new cars (the Citroën DS 3, the Subaru WRX STi, and the MINI Countryman Rallycross).
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...
I'll say this about El Rey's From Dusk Till Dawn series: It feels better now that, in Season 2, it's no longer aping/adapting movie at all. It's beholden to nothing except the story it wants to tell. That doesn't mean it's now good all of a sudden, it's just inherently more interesting.
Season 1 was a 10-epispode run that started out viable, but then quickly collapsed under the weight of both carrying the film and its own budgetary issues. After the first episode took the film's opening Earl McGraw scene and extended it into 44 minutes, the pattern seemed set. For instance, another full episode was devoted to the Geckos taking the Fuller family hostage at the motel. And another to the Geckos trying to cross the border in the RV. Short, memorable moments within the movie were being needlessly expanded upon.
Seeing what goes on in a crash can be fascinating to watch - but for NASA, it's just another step in the creation and development of various aircraft and space ships.
The space agency released a video earlier today showing what goes on at their Landing Impact and Research Facility, which includes several clips of planes and modules crashing into walls, dirt, and even water. The facility was originally built in 1965 (when it was known as the Lunar Landing Research Facility), but has since been refitted to carry out large scale crash tests.
At one point in the montage, there's a timelapse of the creation of a pool that a landing pod will be dropped into. Not only is it impressive to see, but it also shows that a lot of prep work goes into the testing phase. It's not as simple as dropping something from a high place, taking notes and going back to try again - though there probably is a bit of that as well. Who knows how many tests were conducted before the Messenger Probe and Curiosity Rover were signed off on.
Marty's off doing some covert ops, so we invited Vince on to share some SPOILER-FREE war stories from his time reviewing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. We touched on a few other topics, but for the most part, this is episode is solid Metal Gear.
Meanwhile, PAX is this weekend, so come hang out!
Funko is celebrating the enduring legacy of the classic Batman TV show from the '60s with an all-new line of Idolz figures.
Costing $20 each, the series includes 8-inch tall figures of Batman, Robin, Batgirl, and The Joker, each in their costumes from the original show. The figures will be available starting in October, and you can check them out in the gallery below.
For more Batman '66 goodness, check out Diamond Select's Batgirl figure from this year's Toy Fair.
Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen says he is, in fact, not playing a villain in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
When Mikkelsen's casting in the prequel to A New Hope was revealed at D23 Expo, many folks assumed he was playing a villain given how many bad guys he's portrayed in the past. The Danish actor chatted with the paper Ekstra Bladet about his role in the Gareth Edwards-directed film.
A rumored reboot of the Blade film franchise may focus on the new comic iteration of the character: his daughter.
The side adds that the release of the new Blade comic has been delayed recently because "the character and the comic are suddenly considered extremely important by the bean counters, and the multi-media folk" at Marvel. Because a movie could be happening, perhaps?
The forthcoming sequels to erotic blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey will reportedly take a page from Peter Jackson's playbook.
Showbiz 411 recently learned that 2017's Fifty Shades Darker and 2018's Fifty Shades Freed "would be made with overlapping productions to save money. This is the way The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings were done as well. It was presumed two weeks ago that the director ... would do both films and wrap up the trilogy."
Glenglarry Glen Ross and Hannibal's James Foley is the front runner to direct Fifty Shades Darker, and Showbiz 411 claims he's "probably directing" Fifty Shades Freed as well.