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Star Trek: Discovery Debut Pushed Back Again

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:54

Star Trek: Discovery's premiere has been delayed once again.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the series will no longer premiere in May and that there's currently no new release date set for the show. There are a few reasons for this second delay (the series was originally scheduled to debut in February), one of which is that the producers are still deciding on directors, special effects, set design, and other aspects of the show's production.

The second reason is that there's some concern regarding promoting their new star Sonequa Martin-Green in May, as she's a major cast member of The Walking Dead and that show's sixth season will still be airing through April.

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Daily Deals: Dragon Quest Builders, Humble Bundle's Best of 2016

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:30

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Goosebumps 2 Is Coming

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:28

Sony Pictures has set a release date for Goosebumps 2.

The sequel to the successful kids horror comedy based on R.L. Stine's beloved books will hit theaters January 26, 2018. The first film's director Rob Letterman (Monsters vs. Aliens, Shark Tale) will return to helm the sequel. Screenwriter Darren Lemke (Turbo) will also come back to pen the new film, along with Deborah Forte (The Golden Compass) and Neal H. Moritz (22 Jump Street) returning to produce.

While the plot for Goosebumps 2 is still a mystery, Jack Black is expected to reprise his role as R. L. Stine. The sequel was announced earlier this year, and "the goal" at that time was to have Jack Black return to play the author in the new movie.

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Will & Grace Returning With a New Season

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:54

It had been rumored as a possibility for a few months, but at the TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour today, NBC officially announced that Will & Grace is returning with a brand new season.

The entire original cast -- Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally -- are back, as are Will and Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan will act as showrunners and executive producers. James Burrows, who directed every episode of the show during its initial eight-year run, is back as director and executive producer as well. The new season will consist of ten episodes and run sometime during the 2017-2018 TV season.

THEY’RE BACK! Your favorite foursome is returning to NBC! #WillAndGrace pic.twitter.com/Xoz4lSHSgM

— NBC (@nbc) January 18, 2017

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Guitar Hero Live Developer Acquired by Ubisoft

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:52

Guitar Hero Live and DJ Hero developer FreeStyleGames has been acquired by Ubisoft.

According to a blog post from Ubisoft, the formerly Activision-owned studio will work on AAA games "in close collaboration" with other Ubisoft studios, such as Grow Home developer Ubisoft Reflections. As part of the purchase, FreeStyleGames will be renamed Ubisoft Leamington.

FreeStyleGames suffered layoffs last April, nearly six months after the release of Guitar Hero Live. The studio would go on to assist Raven Software on the development of Call of Duty Online, Activision's free-to-play shooter in China.

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The Discovery: Netflix Releases Trailer for New Sci-Fi Movie

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:35

Netflix has released the first trailer for its upcoming science fiction movie The Discovery.

The film, which debuts on Netflix on March 31, stars Robert Redford, Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Riley Keough, and Jesse Plemons and is set in a world where the afterlife has been scientifically proven, and as a result more and more people start committing suicide to get there. The trailer shows off The Discovery's dark tone, the tenuous relationship between Jason Segel and Rooney Mara, and the new messed up world they live in.

The Discovery is directed by Charlie McDowell (The One I Love, Dear White People), and written by McDowell and Justin Lader (The One I Love).

Other new upcoming Netflix content to look forward is the horror comedy Santa Clarita Diet starring Drew Barrymore, which premieres on February 3, and Marvel's Iron Fist, which debuts on March 17.

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Horror Game Perception Coming to PS4

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:28

Perception, the horror game developed by former Irrational and Visceral employees, is coming to PlayStation 4, The Deep End has announced.

Although no release date for Perception is known, the game will be published by Feardemic, "a new publishing label focused on bringing players unique psychological horror games," according to a post on the PlayStation Blog.

Perception will have you play as a young blind woman named Cassie Thornton as you navigate through a creepy 18th-century mansion in Massachusetts. Players will find their way around by tapping Cassie's cane to “see” via echolocation while trying not to make too much noise that will attract the Presence, a ghostly force that haunts the mansion.

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IGN's Most Anticipated Multiplayer Games of 2017

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:00

Whether exploring a massive world, climbing a competitive ladder or simply sharing a laugh over something ridiculous, good multiplayer always boils down to presenting players with a worthy platform to interact with each other. To that effect, these are the ten multiplayer games coming in 2017 that we can’t wait to experience with a friend. As an added stipulation, gameplay footage or a trailer of the game in question must exist prior to the publishing of this article in order to be considered.

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Star Wars Spinoffs We Want: Underworld

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:04

The success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has proven what most of us knew all along: There’s a vast appetite for more live-action adventures in the Star Wars universe even with tales that fall outside of the main saga. Disney and Lucasfilm may have rendered the Expanded Universe stories non-canon, but the franchise still has an incredibly expansive mythology that’s only getting bigger.

Han Solo’s standalone film is already lined up for 2018, followed by Episode IX in 2019, but we currently have no idea about which Star Wars anthology movie will follow that in 2020. At one point, Fantastic Four director Josh Trank was slated to helm an untitled Star Wars film -- possibly about Boba Fett -- but we haven’t heard much about that project since he and Lucasfilm parted ways.

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Yes, Ben Affleck Has Seen the Sad Affleck Meme

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:18

Hey, remember that video where Ben Affleck looks like he's just remembered the death of a treasured family dog while Henry Cavill talks about Batman v Superman and Simon and Garfunkel softly plays? Ben Affleck saw that.

In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Affleck responded to a question about what he learned from making Batman v Superman in unexpected fashion:

“It taught me not to do interviews with Henry Cavill where I don’t say anything and they can lay Simon and Garfunkel tracks over it, that's one thing I learned.”

Aside from avoiding meme stardom, it sounds as though it may have set Affleck up for (probably) his next job, taking over starring in, co-writing and directing The Batman. With no mega-blockbusters under his directing belt, and only a few up his acting sleeve, it seems BvS had a profound effect:

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Ask Rime's Developers Anything About the Game

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 10:00

After a long slumber, promising puzzle-adventure game Rime has reawakened with our month of IGN First coverage. Now that you know what the game is (click that link if you need a refersher!), we're capping the month off by giving you a chance to ask the developers at Tequila Works any question you have about the game. Please leave your questions in the Comments below, and we'll take the best ones to Tequila Works for them to answer. We'll update this page with their replies.

See you soon!

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A New Warhammer Video Game's on the Way - Necromunda

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:52

A new turn-based tactical RPG set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe is in the works, courtesy of Focus Home Interactive and Rogue Factor.

The title, dubbed Necromunda: Underhive Wars, reunites developer Rogue Factor and publisher Focus Home Interactive after the two collaborated on Mordheim: City of the Damned.

Much like how Mordheim: City of the Damned is based on Games Workshop's classic tabletop game Mordheim, Necromunda: Underhive Wars will serve game adaptation of Necromunda. As such, the game is being created partnership with Games Workshop.

"We are delighted to welcome Necromuda: Underhive Wars to the catalogue of great games based on our worlds and settings," Games Workshop head of licensing Jon Gillard said. "Rogue Factor and Focus Home Interactive made a wonderful Mordheim: City of the Damned game and having done such a great job they're clearly the right people to realize the nightmarish world of Necromunda."

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Creepy Platformer Little Nightmares Gets a Release Date

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:08

Little Nightmares will release on April 28.

The game is an eerie mix of PT’s lighting mixed with platforming, all from the perspective of a child lost in a dreamy (nightmare-y?) setting, meaning everything feels slightly off or larger than it should be. We went hands-on with Little Nightmares at Gamescom if you’d like a closer look at the weirdness contained within.

The story follows the tale of Six, a young girl trapped in The Maw. Six must navigate the darkness while attempting to survive the attentions of its monstrous residents in the hopes of finding an exit. Each room is described as a ‘cell’ from which Six must use her surroundings to escape from.

At the helm of Little Nightmares is Tarsier Studios, who you might know from the Vita version of Little Big Planet. The team also worked on Tearaway alongside Media Molecule.

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Utawarerumono Is Part Anime, Part Strategy RPG

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:00

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and its sequel, Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth, are both coming west to PS4 and PS Vita this year.

The games feature an active strategy RPG system, as well as a visual-novel style story that unfolds over the course of 40 to 50 hours, according to Atlus.

Mask of Deception follows the story of Haku, who awakens in the wilderness without his memory. He's rescued by Kuon, a girl with animal ears and a tail. They team up and eventually find themselves "dragged into the political machinations of the mighty nation of Yamato."

Story details for Mask of Truth are due "at a later date." Mask of Truth will release with English text and the original Japanese audio.

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DICE 2017: Overwatch Director to Deliver Opening Keynote

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:00

Jeff Kaplan, the director of Blizzard's popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch, will deliver the opening keynote at the 2017 DICE Summit, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced.

In addition to Kaplan's presentation, titled "Overwatch: How Blizzard Created a Hopeful Vision of the Future," several other talks will be held at the event. Insomniac Games CEO and founder Ted Price, as well as Marvel Games creative director Bill Rosemann and Magic Leap's Graeme Devine have all been added to the list of confirmed speakers for the 2017 DICE Summit.

As detailed by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, here's a brief overview of what Devine, Price and Roseanne will each discuss:

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Old Man Logan Time Travels to Iconic Wolverine Moments

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 09:00

Writer Jeff Lemire will be departing the ongoing Marvel Comics series Old Man Logan with Issue #24. His final story arc, with artist Eric Nguyen, will be titled “Past Lives” and will see Old Man Logan thrown back in time and be forced to relive some of the most traumatic and iconic Wolverine moments as he tries to make his way back to the present.

“For me, a large part of writing Old Man Logan has been about taking old Wolverine tropes and stories and then seeing those again but through the lens of Old Man Logan instead, with the different perspective he brings,” Lemire told us in an email interview. “The other big part of the series has been the ‘man out of time’ aspect of Logan struggling with what may or may not be his apocalyptic future. So this story was really about taking both of those things and combining them into one last big story that brings everything I have done in the series full circle.”

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3 Extra DC Characters Added as Alternate Skins in Injustice 2

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 08:00

NetherRealm has released details of its Digital Deluxe and Ultimate editions of Injustice 2, revealing that 3 unannounced heroes will be released as alternate "Premier Skins" for other characters.

According to the game's pre-order page, Power Girl will be playable as a Supergirl skin, Reverse-Flash as the Flash, and John Stewart's Green Lantern as Hal Jordan's version.

The two special editions come with different levels of extra content included. The Digital Deluxe edition will include 3 DLC fighters, the Power Girl premier skin and a gear shader (which changes the look of your character, not unlike Destiny's shaders). The Ultimate Edition will include 9 DLC fighters, all three announced premier skins, and two gear shaders.

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Wed, 01/18/2017 - 08:00
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Harmonix COO Becomes VP of Third-Party Relations at PlayStation

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 07:14

Former Harmonix COO Florian Hunziker is taking over as Sony Interactive Entertainment’s VP of publisher and developer relations.

Hunziker’s new role, as detailed by Venture Beat, sees him overseeing deals to bring titles from outside the world of Sony to PS4, PS Vita, and PSVR platforms.

“Early on, most of my focus will be on two key areas,” Hunziker says via GamesBeat. “The first is making sure our partners, whether they’re a publisher with millions

invested in a major franchise or a bootstrapped startup led by a team of passionate developers, get support to easily develop for our platforms and get rewarded for creating great experiences for our fans.”

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Final Fantasy XV Update Will Allow You to Take Your Own Photos

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 06:55

Move over Prompto, we're taking the pictures now - the next Final Fantasy XV update will allow players to take their own in-game photos.

Announced on the Japanese Square Enix site, the update includes both free and paid Holiday-themed DLC, as well as the "Self-Shooting Function", which will allow players to take their own photos at any time other than during a battle.

The update appears to be dated for January 24, which tallies with the start date for the game's first seasonal event. Square Enix Europe confirmed that our translation was correct, but would not be drawn on details of the photo mode (such as whether you could take both regular pictures and selfies), or its release date.

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