PAX East goodies are the highlight of today's episode. We have Blizzard making announcements about new characters and a Hearthstone expansion as Harmonix talks about revamping Rock Band and Dance Central for next gen. I'd highly recommend dancing after this.
Here are the news stories we covered today:
Blizzard has unveiled four new heroes for their MOBA, Heroes of the Storm. Check them out!
Hearthstone is getting an expansion! Entitled Curse of Naxxramas the content will bring in 30 new player cards which you can see screens of in our gallery.
The CEO of Harmonix says he plans to revive both the Rock Band and Dance Central franchises for new gen consoles.
This summer's Guardians of the Galaxy will set up further adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to its writer/director James Gunn. But instead of teeing up anything in the immediate future, it is instead setting a more long-term connection to Marvel's The Avengers 3.
In Entertainment Weekly, Gunn said that Guardians is "definitely connected to Avengers 3." It seems likely that this is due to Thanos, who appeared in the post-credits tease at the end of Avengers. Thanos is said to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy as a motion-capture character, and his daughter Nebula (Karen Gillan) can be spotted briefly in the official trailer. Thanos will be the "head of the snake" in whatever plot the Guardians are dealing with, says Gunn.
Director Michael Bay has announced that the fourth Transformers film, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, will kick off a new trilogy for the popular Hasbro brand.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the director explained, “It’s kind of like a new Transformers. We had three, the first trilogy, and this is going to be the next one... I’m not necessarily sure that I’m doing
, but that’s what it’s meant for.”
Considering that the previous film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, grossed the highest of the initial trilogy at $1.1 billion worldwide -- putting the franchise as a whole at $2.6 billion globally -- it's no wonder that the powers that be want to keep the Transformers Astrotrain chugging along.
Knights and maidens, it's time for a new version of the classic story of King Arthur.
The Hollywood Reporter confirms that director Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes) will indeed be putting his spin on the Camelot legend in a new film that will be released on July 22, 2016. The big budget re-imagining from Warner Bros. will supposedly be primarily influenced by Thomas Mallory's 1845 book, Le Morte d'Arthur, but specific plot details haven't been revealed.
Director Baz Luhrmann (The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!) is currently in talks with Legendary Pictures to direct a movie adaptation of the 1970s David Carradine martial arts series, Kung Fu, according to THR.
Although there's no information regarding where Luhrmann is in the negotiation process, it's being reported that if he does come on board he'll do a rewrite of the current Kung Fu script, written by Rich Wilkes (XXX).
The TV series certainly had ties to China, but the understanding is that the movie itself will actually take place mostly in China - with the lead character, Caine, heading there in search of his father. Though Legendary declined to comment, THR is insisting that the production house is currently ramping up its "Chinese-centric projects" and that this would fall under that umbrella.
We were blown. a. way. by the ending of Batman #29 as the second act of Zero Year concluded with the Riddler's scheme successfully coming to fruition. Could things get any worse? We'll find out in Batman #30, which marks the start of the third and final act of Zero Year called "Savage City."
Check out our exclusive preview of Batman #30 by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, on sale April 16 for $3.99. Then take to the comments to let us know how you think Zero Year will end!
One of the coolest things about big events like PAX East are the booths. Companies put a lot of time and money into making their areas stand out among a sea of other extravagant setups.
So we went around and asked showgoers to tell us what they think about the various show floor destinations. Were the booths impressive or overcompensating?
Which one was your favorite? Did you like Wildstar's colors? Did 2K's giant monster steal the show? Vote in the poll and let us know in the comments below.
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Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox, Entertainment Weekly has debuted a new still of Evan Peters as Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Check out Quicksilver running sideways in the image below:
The film’s screenwriter, Simon Kinberg, spoke with EW about the character, calling him “an ADD kid.” Kinberg describes the characters as “popping and zipping around” and says, “He doesn’t take anything seriously. He’s not in a situation for more than a few seconds.”
Get ready to have your bunkers busted because we have three exclusive reveals of DC's latest Bombshell variant covers featuring Batgirl, Mera, and Stargirl. The Bombshell style re-imagines popular DC ladies as pin-up girls from the '40s and '50s.
Check out our slideshow containing the new images of Batgirl, Mera, and Stargirl along with the previously revealed variant covers of Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman.
These variants will appear on the covers of Batgirl #32, Aquaman #32, Justice League United #2, Wonder Woman #32, Detective Comics #32, and Catwoman #32, respectively. And there are more to come!
The developers of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood announced their newest game today -- a puzzle platformer called Project Totem.
I had one main thought after checking the game out at GDC last month: This game is awesome, but how can I do it justice using only words?
Luckily we received the video below, but if we didn't I probably would have just said that Project Totem is a platformer that tasks you with controlling two characters instead of one. Not quite like last year's Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, where each character moved independently. Your pair of protagonists is linked. One moves; the other moves in the same direction. One jumps... you get the idea.
"It's one of those games, where the basic premise is hard to describe, but once you have the controller in your hand, it is so obviously fun that you immediately get it," said Press Play studio director Rune Dittmer.
Even though X-Men: Days of Future Past won't be hitting theaters for another month, director Bryan Singer and writer-producer Simon Kinberg are already making headway on X-Men: Apocalypse, the next adventure in Fox's mutant movie franchise.
We don't know much about the upcoming sequel, but Singer has said that it will be "somewhat" based on the 1990 comic book arc Age of Apocalypse, which imagines an alternate universe. "
won't necessarily create an alternate universe, but there may be some swapping things that I'm playing with," Singer confessed to EW in a recent interview.
Amazon will purportedly announce and launch its own smartphone later this year, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
Sources claim that the online retailer will debut the device this June, with shipments starting by the end of September. The handset will purportedly be able to display 3D-like images with the help of retina-tracking technology that utilizes four front-facing cameras or sensors. It is said that Amazon has already been showing off the phone to developers in San Francisco and Seattle.
Writer and actor Todd Stashwick will co-write Visceral Games' Star Wars project alongside ex-Naughty Dog creative director Amy Hennig.
Stashwick may best be known for his roles as Ash Murphy in Justified, and Dale Malloy in The Riches. He and artist Dennis Calero also co-wrote the SyFy pilot Clandestine, and the pair also co-writes the ongoing webcomic Devil Inside. As an unnamed character, Stashwick narrated the debut teaser for Uncharted PS4, which was helmed by Amy Hennig prior to her joining Visceral Games.
You might not know it, but there’s been a secret war brewing in the world of comics ever since the Internet was a thing: print comics vs. digital comics. I’m a fan of both, believe it or not. But with online superstore Amazon buying ComiXology -- the premiere seller of digital comics -- it seems like a good time to discuss the merits of the digital format. I love print comics and the comic shops that sell them, but today I am focusing on just digital. Between saving space in your home, a potentially unlimited catalog, and how the Internet is The Way of The Future, digital is a carefree way to enjoy comics.
If you're in the market for a high-end smartphone, you're in luck. Samsung and HTC's brand new flagship devices are now available and Apple's latest phone still remains a great option for those who prefer using iOS. But before you make the jump and commit to a new handset, take a look at how the Samsung Galaxy S5, the HTC One (M8), and Apple's iPhone 5S stack up against one another.
With Sony mapping out multiple Spider-Man sequels years ahead of time, there's bound to be a few changes along the way. Producer Matt Tolmach recently hinted that The Amazing Spider-Man 4 may not hit theaters on May 4, 2018 after all. In fact, the current plan is for the studio to release Venom and The Sinister Six before Spider-Man 4.
"Before we know what we do with Spider-Man 4, we're going to do Sinister Six, Venom and Spider-Man 3," Tolmach explained to Den of Geek in a recent interview. "There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we're just not at Spider-Man 4, because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don't know yet what
Not everyone understands what PAX East actually is. You may understand it's a convention, but it's so much more especially when you ask showgoers of the event. To help clarify, we asked various people at the show to explain it. The caveat? They had less than 6 seconds. You’d be surprised how much people can convey in 6 seconds.
Indie developer The Behemoth is working on a new game, and it's coming to Xbox One. Details are incredibly scant at the moment, but the project is tentatively called "Game 4."
This game will be first playable "later this year." We can expect more details about the project to be revealed at PAX Prime and San Diego Comic-Con, the developer says. All we have right now is this piece of bizarre concept art you can see below.
The Behemoth is the successful indie developer behind the games Alien Hominid, Castle Crashers, and Battleblock Theater. Historically, The Behemoth's games have been timed exclusives for Xbox, but that remains to be seen if it will be the case with Game 4. Stay tuned to IGN as we get more information about the upcoming game.
How would you feel if Megan Fox is a bigger TMNT fan than you?
According to Entertainment Weekly, the actress is a diehard fan of the ‘80s cartoon, saying that when it comes to the Turtles, “I was really in love with them.”
Wait, so how old is Megan Fox?!
The actress (who will appear as April O’Neil in the upcoming Michael Bay-produced film) explains that her sister, who’s 12 year older, introduced her to the series. Fox goes on to say the characters were a “huge part” of her childhood, and have “always been.”
Hitman GO will be arriving on iOS on April 17th, and will be playable this weekend at PAX East.
In a blog post from developer Square Enix Montreal, GO is described as a “diorama-style, turn-based strategy game,” and will be getting an Android version “shortly after.” $4.99 will net you 68 unlockable levels, including one based on the well-loved “Curtains Down” mission from Hitman: Blood Money.