Bungie's upcoming open-world, first-person shooter, Destiny, will be available to pre-order and pre-load on Xbox One, Microsoft has confirmed.
"We’re thrilled to make Destiny available for pre-order and pre-download for Xbox One owners around the world," a Microsoft representative told IGN. "This option was available for a short period of time before the official pre-order window opened. We’ll have more details to share soon about the pre-order and pre-download window for Destiny."
Lionsgate announced today that Saw will return to theaters this Halloween in honor of the horror hit's 10th anniversary.
Saw will be back to theaters nationwide for one week only. The movie opens Friday, October 31, with select screenings beginning Thursday night, October 30.
"As part of Saw's 10th anniversary, we're thrilled to give new fans and audiences the opportunity to experience this film on the big screen for the very first time," said the franchise's producers, Oren Koules and Mark Burg, in a statement.
There were seven Saw films in all beginning with the James Wan-directed 2004 original, with the Saw franchise grossing $874 million at the worldwide box office.
Sir Ben Kinglsey lends his voice to the villainous Archibald Snatcher in Laika's The Boxtrolls, which is set to be released in September. We were able to speak with the actor about the film recently - stay tuned for more on the genuinely charming stop-motion adventure soon.
During the course of our chat, we touched on how Kingsley felt about the continued questions surrounding the role of The Mandarin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Warning: There are spoilers for both Iron Man 3 and the Marvel One Shot: All Hail the King ahead.
As many know, there was a storm of controversy among comic fans when Kingsley's legitimately menacing Mandarin was revealed to be a struggling actor - Trevor Slattery - hired to portray the dangerous man in the media as a smokescreen for Guy Pearce's Aldrich Killian.
Both Mega Man X4 and Mega Man X5 will be available on PlayStation 3 and Vita within the first half of September.
Releasing on September 2, the classic Mega Man X4 will be available first, followed by Mega Man X5 a week later on September 9. Prices for each title are unknown at this point in time.
Many earlier installments in the Mega Man franchise are currently available on the Wii U Virtual Console, with several games releasing this month. Nothing has been said about whether or not any other Mega Man installments will release on PlayStation platforms in the future.
This year at PAX, Ubisoft's tournament series, The Next Level, will be celebrating its one year anniversary, and IGN will be livestreaming it for your lurid, viewing pleasure. Internet personalities such as Linda "Vampybitme" Le, and Scott "SirScoots" Smith will be coaching their players to victory, in the hopes of earning money for the charity of their choice.
The Next Level will run August 29th through September 1st from the hours of 12-6 PM PST. It's the 21st century, so no matter where you are, there's probably a web-enabled device you can watch from. Pick your poison and follow the links accordingly:
Sony has announced that the PlayStation Network will undergo scheduled maintenance tomorrow.
The service will be offline in the US from 9:40 am PT/ 12:40 pm ET until 4:50 pm PT/ 7:50 pm ET and in Europe from 16:00 BST until 5:00 BST on Friday.
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As of today, DRM-free digital distributor GOG.com has begun offering movies alongside their catalog of video games.
For the last six years, GOG.com has become popular due to its DRM(digital rights management)-free games policy, allowing players to purchase games without having to verify their validity through a service or connecting to the internet to play. Now, the online service has added film and television to their digital offerings, charging $6 USD to download or stream each title.
Currently, all of the films available are related to the internet and gaming communities, including several documentaries both new and old. As it moves forward with the sales, the service hopes to partner with Hollywood to make TV and cinema films available.
If you're like me and wanted to see The November Man solely for Pierce Brosnan as a super spy, I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is, Brosnan hasn't lost a step since his days playing James Bond, and even at 60, he's still got the sexy swagger you fell in love with in GoldenEye. The bad news? The November Man is nowhere near up to snuff for Brosnan's undeniable screen presence. The script is a complete mess, and the character Brosnan plays, Peter Devereaux, is wildly inconsistent, to the point that sometimes you'll be wondering if you should root for him at all.
Worse, the story is rife with espionage clichés. Here's the setup: Devereaux is an ex-CIA agent who's spent the last five years enjoying the quiet life in Switzerland. But when he's dragged out of retirement for one last mission, Devereaux soon finds himself the target of his old friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole within the agency, there's no one Devereaux can trust -- no rules and no holds barred.
Steve Carell is attached to star in Warner Bros.' Untitled Acme Movie inspired by the Looney Tunes cartoons, which will be scripted by the writers behind the new Power Rangers movie.
"The movie, however, would not center on the Looney Tunes characters," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Crazy Stupid Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are reportedly in early negotiations to helm the movie, which will be scripted by the writing duo of Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: First Class, Thor).
The Lego Movie's Roy Lee and Dan Lin will produce the CG animated/live-action hybrid movie, which Warner Bros. hopes will launch another franchise for them.
In a recent interview with Digital Foundry, 4A Games' Chief Technical Officer Oles Shishkovstov discussed combining Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light into the recently-released and improved Metro: Redux collection, while also addressing his take on whether or not developers should be porting old games to new consoles.
"Since Metro: Last Light hit the shelves we've collected numerous improvement suggestions from our players in order to include them in Metro: Redux," he said of the improvements made to both survival horror first-person shooters. "The power of the new consoles also allowed us to improve the games in the field most critical to gameplay, especially gunplay and general feel - for example combat and cut-scenes became smoother, and controls became much more responsive."
Vertigo Games BV has announced that their underwater exploration game World of Diving is now available through Steam Early Access.
World of Diving costs $20 USD, which is reportedly below what its eventual retail price will be. Vertigo says the current build is pre-alpha; the team does not know how long World of Diving will remain in Early Access, but says that the final game will have more features and content.
World of Diving is VR-enabled with Oculus Rift and Xbox controller support. A Rift isn't necessary to play, but it is recommended for greater immersion.
World of Diving lets players explore deep oceans in multiplayer up to 16 players, searching together for knowledge, treasure, underwater shipwrecks, and rare species. It comes with a mission editor, allowing you to place your own creations under the sea.
There's a goofy new in-game event for TERA, asking players to participate in a fake Kickstarter campaign, called BAM-Killer, by killing big-ass monsters and receiving awards.
BAM-Killer asks players to spend 21 days going on a BAM killing spree to earn rewards, such as access to never-before-seen items and extra abilities. TERA's website has been updated with the parody Kickstarter, playing on everything from Kickstarter's font to color scheme — but instead of asking for donations, the site asks for BAM kills.
The basic premise is that BAMs are out of control and have escaped into reality. "In just a matter of days, the BAM population reached a level where our servers couldn’t handle them anymore. This led to BAMs crossing over into the real world and causing all sorts of problems for us," reads the BAM-Killer page.
Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
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The developers at Tin Man Games have brought a lot of fantasy/horror stories to their interactive "gamebook" genre, but today's new installment in the Fighting Fantasy series instead taps into superhero comics for inspiration:
True Blood star Kristin Bauer van Straten is set to reprise her role as Maleficent on the upcoming season of Once Upon a Time.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Bauer is booked to return during the latter half of Season 4 of the ABC series, with EW speculating that perhaps Maleficent may be the main villain for Once Upon a Time after the Frozen storyline. The last time we saw Maleficent was during Season 2, but only in a nightmarish form - Bauer von Staten's commitment to True Blood had made it difficult for her to return to Once, after she established the character in Season 1.
Gameloft's Heroes of Order & Chaos will be the first mobile MOBA to have built-in broadcasting to Twitch, the streaming service announced today.
The broadcasting functionality will feature camera, mic, and chat support. Though Heroes of Order & Chaos is available for Android and Windows devices, the built-in streaming will only be available on iOS devices.
Microsoft has announced that a standalone Xbox One Kinect will be available starting October 7 for $150 USD, and the device comes bundled with Dance Central Spotlight.
In June, Microsoft unbundled the Xbox One and Kinect sensor, which allowed players to purchase the home console without the sensor for $400 USD. The price cut also made Xbox One more competitively priced with PlayStation 4.
The move reportedly paid off, with Xbox One sales doubling after the standalone offer went into effect. But until now, those who purchased an Xbox One without the Kinect were unable to purchase a standalone device.
If you weren’t sure where the line should be drawn when it comes to Hollywood’s fascination with reboots and remakes, Leprechaun: Origins has done you a favor and drawn it, clear as day, in the sand. On one side is the astounding awfulness that is Leprechaun: Origins and, on the other side, is everything else.
The original Leprechaun films are terrible too, but at least they were aware of their quality. Origins’ biggest offense is taking itself so seriously that it is unable to leverage its greatest asset: its ludicrous plot. We join two young couples backpacking across Ireland, where they intend to look at some historical landmarks in a small village. Unfortunately for them, the village has quite a bit of business going on underneath its skin… namely a leprechaun that comes hunting for his gold that the villagers pillaged. To atone for their mistakes and appease the leprechaun, the villagers have been luring “outsiders” to a remote cabin as a sacrifice to the creature.
We've all wondered what we would do if funds were unlimited. Well one undisclosed client in Seattle has the answer: Build your own Death Star! According to Imgur! a company has been commissioned to build a - frankly just insane in the best way possible - Death Star home theatre.
As the site reports, "DillonWorks in Mukilteo, WA (near Seattle) fabricated this custom home theater with automatic doors and twinkling star fields."
Take a look!
Two characters from the forthcoming Disney and Marvel movie Big Hero 6 will be coming to the Disney Infinity 2.0.
Players will be able to use Hiro's mind-power and Baymax's super strength, along with hundreds of items, locations, props, and vehicles from across the Disney and Marvel universes.
There will also be a Big Hero 6 "Chem Capsule Power Disc," which allows players to create a frost cloud to freeze enemies with.
The Hiro and Baymax figures will become available in 2015, with further Disney/Marvel characters being announced in the coming months.
Disney Infinity 2.0 is a software upgrade for the existing Disney Infinity, along with an entirely new retail line, due for release this fall. Other characters coming to 2.0 include Tinker Bell and Stitch, Maleficent, and The Avengers.