Tomb Raider lead writer Rhianna Pratchett will be writing the Tomb Raider comic series from issue 13 onwards.
Pratchett is set to take the reins from Gail Simone, who Pratchett has been working with on the comic since issue 7.
— Rhianna Pratchett (@rhipratchett) November 20, 2014
Publisher of comic, Dark Horse, notes that Pratchett's first solo issue is the beginning of a new story arc, meaning it's "A great starting point for new readers!"
The single-player portion of Nintendo's adorable action title Splatoon has been shrouded in relative secrecy but now, thanks to a new Twitter account, it looks like it'll be full of characters as delightfully quirky as the rest of the game.
Siliconera reveals a number of the figures we're set to encounter when the game launches sometime next year. The first of which is a mysterious squid guide, set to help you out in Hero Mode. He's apparently one of the few individuals aware of what the dastardly Octopus Corps is up to, as the rest of the tentacled populus are peaceful, unassuming creatures. Also revealed is a mysterious weapon, available in Hero Mode.
Gaming Heads is now taking pre-orders on a limited run of Morrigan statues.
There are two different statues available, both of which are expected to ship in Q3, 2015. The first retails for $330 (£210) and is limited to 1200 pieces, while the variant – which features fire on her right arm with LEDs inside – costs a little more at $360 (£230), and is limited to just 500 pieces worldwide.
Both of the highly-detailed statues stand at 19.5 inches tall and are the work of artist Kaushik Manna, who also designed the Gaming Heads line of Titanfall pilot statues.
Dragon Age: Inquisition releases in the UK today. If you're still on the fence about whether to pick it up, it may be worth checking out our review.
The long-gestating film adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand is now set to be split into multiple movies.
Following King's hint last month, The Stand's director Josh Boone revealed on Kevin Smith's Hollywood Babble-On podcast that Warner Bros. liked the idea of King's epic novel being packaged as an event movie series rather than one long feature. So now, the project, which was once a "a single, R-rated movie," has become a four-film series.
Telltale Games episodic Game of Thrones series almost included a prominent storyline that would have fans drooling to explore, yet the developer refrained from telling Robert’s Rebellion as it ultimately felt it was author George R.R. Martin’s story to tell.
Set 17 years before the television series, Robert’s Rebellion was a year long civil war amongst the Great Houses of Westeros. It was instigated when Ned Stark and Rob Baratheon rebelled against the last Targaryen kings shortly after the execution of Lord Rickard Stark and Brandon Stark by the Mad King Aerys. The war saw the fall of House Targaryen, with many members dead, and the House Baratheon reigning as the new royal house.
Xbox Australia has been revealed as the official partner for Dick Johnson Racing’s wildcard entrant for the final round of the 2014 V8 Supercar Championship, taking place on December 5-7.
The Xbox Racing Ford Falcon FG will be driven by two-time V8 Supercars series champ Marcos Ambrose, who is returning to Australian racing after eight years competing on the NASCAR circuit in the US.
The custom Xbox livery was reportedly created by Forza Motorsport developer Turn 10 Studios using the game’s livery creation tools. Forza 5 owners will have the chance to race FM5's 2011 Ford Falcon FG, complete with Marcos Ambrose’s new livery, in-game this weekend; it’s being sent to all Forza 5 players.
(Note: At the time of this review, we were unable to test the New 3DS’s support for NFC functions
, since that functionality is yet to be patched into Super Smash Bros at the time of writing. We’ll update this review as soon as the NFC functionality becomes available.)
The Nintendo 3DS is a system that has succeeded despite the fact a large portion of its userbase tends to overlook its signature selling point. That’s hardly a surprise given its glasses-free stereoscopic 3D only offers an extremely narrow sweet spot of vision; shift your head too far or tilt your hands, and you go from immersive 3D depth to a drunkard’s double-vision.
All that has changed with the New Nintendo 3DS. Over the past three years of gaming on the original 3DS, I rarely bothered to turn on the 3D functionality. In the past week that I’ve spent with the New 3DS, I’ve yet to turn it off.
Warning: full episode spoilers follow.
Every so often it's nice to get a reminder that The Big Bang Theory can be serious and introspective. We've seen these characters get older, form new relationships, and achieve varying levels of professional success. At some point the time comes to sit back and take stock of their lives and accomplishments and what it all means. "The Champagne Reflection" was very much focused on that element. The humor was fairly subdued this week, but only so the writers could take a more thoughtful look at some of the characters.
Probably the wisest storytelling choice made this week was to all but completely isolate Sheldon from the rest of the gang. He's a character who can't go more than 30 seconds without getting a word in edgewise, and that might not have played well with the somber mission Leonard, Howard, and Raj were carrying out this week. They were tasked with cleaning out the office of one Professor Roger Abbot, a man who accumulated plenty of notes and journals but apparently achieved nothing of note in his long career. It was only natural that the trio would be affected by what they saw around them and look inwardly at their own lives and careers.Leonard's ultimate epiphany was trite but true - all anyone can really do is “find meaning in the little moments that make up life.”
Doctor Who's Matt Smith joins Game of Thrones' Natalie Dormer in the fight against a global pandemic in the action-thriller Patient Zero.
According to Deadline, the film takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, where a super strain of rabies turned most of humanity into "Infected," a new, violent species. A human survivor, immune to the virus and possessing the ability to speak with the Infected, will lead the hunt to find a cure for his wife and the rest of the world.
Stefan Ruzowitzky (Deadfall) will direct the script written by Mike Le.
Matt Smith is best-known for his role as the 11th Time Lord on BBC's Doctor Who, and stars opposite Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator: Genisys. He will also star in the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel Pride And Prejudice And Zombies.
We're assuming that if you've clicked on this, you're all caught up on HBO's Veep. If not though, part of this news is a bit spoiler-y.
Hugh Laurie, British comedian and star of FOX's long-running House, M.D., was spotted filming scenes for Veep Season 4 in Towson, Maryland.
Welcome back to Keepin' It Reel! In this week's podcast, Jim Vejvoda and Roth Cornet bring you the latest in genre movie news.
We discuss the latest movie news, including Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman, Captain America: Civil War, Prometheus 2, Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Dumb and Dumber To, and more. We also recall the films of the late Mike Nichols.
We also share our thoughts on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 and guess how much we think it will make this weekend.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection latest content update is live and rolling out to all regions to address matchmaking performance, UI, gameplay and title-specific issues.
343 Industries delayed this week’s content update by a few days to finalize the testing and certification process and to allow for additional fixes. The developer states that those who don’t receive the patch immediately will get it shortly. The full change list for the live update follows after the video:
Big Brother is back!
A new film take on George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 is in the works at Sony, with Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy/Ultimatum, Captain Phillips) attached to direct. James Graham, who penned the book for the musical Finding Neverland, will script the film.
The 1949 novel is of course Orwell's tale of a (at the time it was written) future world where a totalitarian government reigns supreme in what was once Great Britain. Our main character Winston Smith suffers through a bleak existence as the government, as personified by the image of Big Brother, watches his and his fellow citizens’ every move. And then, he meets the young woman Julia… and he falls in love. Sexcrime!
Could we be getting some big Arkham Knight news during this year's Game Awards? A new teaser for the live show makes us think it's very possible.
At the end of a new Video Game Awards 2014 video, Batman villain Scarecrow makes a short cameo, saying, "All that's left for you to do is watch," before it cuts to black.
We know that Scarecrow is going to be in the upcoming Arkham Knight, and though his appearance only lasts a few seconds, it looks like it could be a big hint to expect some Arkham Knight news during the show.
A post on the PlayStation blog from Bloodborne producer Masaaki Yamagiwa reveals more of the upcoming action RPG's gothic world, inhabitants, and the weapons needed to survive them.
The new hunter character, Gyula, is described as an "old veteran hunter," unseen since his journey into the deserted ruins of the city, where players may encounter him. Besides the mention of his "amazing skill," there isn't much else revealed about Gyula yet.
The Bloodborne teaser post also mentions Cainhurst Castle, a frozen fortress once occupied by a noble family now mysteriously disappeared.
Dota 2's "Nemesis Assassin Event" is live now, and with it comes the new Oracle hero, items, and more.
Unlike most other Dota 2 events, this one isn't a separate mode with different rules. It integrates into normal, unranked matchmaking games. In order to participate in the Nemesis Assassin Event in Dota 2, you'll need to follow these steps:
Bad news: because the Dragon Age franchise has jumped console generations, you can't import your save from Dragon Age: Origins or Dragon Age 2 directly into Dragon Age: Inquisition. Good news: Bioware has made a totally rad browser-based tool called the Dragon Age Keep that lets you recreate those hundreds of choices, and the Keep actually does communicate with Inquisition via EA Origin, letting your own personal spin on the world of Thedas live on.
Who's alive and who's dead, who rules the land, and of course important choices like who you chose to romance - they're all tracked. Not all of your decisions will show up in Inquisition, but Bioware wants to keep track of them for posterity's sake nonetheless. So, whether you recruited Shale or not in Origins' Stone Prisoner DLC might not have any impact in Inquisition, but Bioware still wants to know anyway, in case it becomes relevant in future Dragon Age products. Pretty slick.
With artist Jason Fabok's first issue of Justice League (issue #36) with writer Geoff Johns now out on shelves, we talked to the duo about working together for the first time, the scary timing of the Amazo Virus storyline coming out when the Ebola virus has re-emerged, and how they designed that Bat-biohazard suit.
Check out what they had to say, then let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Valve has updated its conditions for Steam Early Access, with new rules and guidelines aimed at more transparency.
The updated documentation notes that it recognizes unforeseen circumstances may force plans to fall through, but it takes a direct attempt at stemming some of the problems of Early Access games.
The new rules, via Giant Bomb, require developers to specify that a game is Early Access, by name, when distributing Steam keys outside the Steam marketplace. This, along with a suggestion to explain the current status of the project, is so customers understand exactly what they're getting. The rules also ask developers to avoid making "specific promises about future events," so that customers buy into the game in its current state.
While we're all still waiting to hear about a premiere date for Parks and Recreation's final season on NBC, we have learned that both Ann Perkins and Chris Traeger will be returning to Pawnee during the show's final stretch of episodes.
TVLine.com is reporting that stars Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, who left halfway through Season 6, will both be back for one episode in the final season, which will be comprised of 13.