FOX has released a new trailer for Gotham, heavily teasing the rise of the Joker over the course of the show's second season.
While Cameron Monaghan's villainous character, Jerome, has not officially been confirmed to be the Joker, FOX's new "Villains Rising" trailer certainly plays up that possibility, featuring several instances in which his character emits cackles of insane laughter.
Last month, Monaghan teased Jerome's eventual evolution into the Clown Prince of Crime, posting a mugshot of his character sporting a very familiar grin. When we asked executive producer Bruno Heller about this tease (see the video interview below), he refused to reveal Jerome's identity, but did confirm that "the story
To celebrate the community, Marvel Comics will soon be featuring cosplayers on variant covers of their series.
The 20 variants will be available at local comic book stores starting in October, and will be featured on a number of comics, including Captain Marvel, Amazing Spider-Man, Daredevil, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ms. Marvel, and Spider-Gwen.
Check them out in the gallery below:
Funko has announced two more Marvel-themed Vinyl Pop! figures, featuring baby Groot and Agent Coulson.
Nerdist reports that both figures will be coming later this year. The little Groot is holiday-themed, with a red bow around a green pot. He's themed after the dancing Groot featured in Guardians of the Galaxy, and similar to last year's more vanilla iteration.
Each year, the United States Social Security Administration releases a list of the top 1000 baby names for the year, and for the first time ever, "Anakin" broke into the list at #957.
According to Yahoo, Anakin was the given name of 218 baby boys born in 2014. That doesn't seem like a lot, but it's probably 218 more Anakins than you've ever met.
Names like Noah, Liam, and Mason top the list of boy's baby names on the Social Security Administration's website, so Anakin has a long way to go before it breaks into common use. Right now, Anakin sits nestled between Baylor at 958 and Zaid at 956. To be fair, those names would also work as Star Wars character names.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s unpredictable pace and strategic nuance can make it a tough game for new viewers to appreciate. That’s why we’ve broken down the rules of Valve’s hit shooter for people who are more interested in spectating than they are playing.
With this quick guide, you’ll be able to keep up with the action the next time you watch a pro game.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a tactical, team-based, objective-driven first-person shooter that rewards cooperation and game sense over a positive kill/death ratio. In competitive CS:GO, two teams of five face off as Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists, or Ts and CTs for short.
Seth Rollins has had quite a year in the WWE. After splitting off on his own from the highly popular trio he was a part of, The Shield, Rollins would find increasing success and in 2015, became the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion at the culmination of WrestleMania 31. At this weekend’s SummerSlam -- look for IGN’s live-blog during the event on Sunday! -- Rollins will face John Cena in a match that has both of their titles (Cena is the current United States Champion) on the line.
I had the chance to speak to Rollins at the big SummerSlam kickoff event this week, which was also celebrating the upcoming release of WWE 2K16. Rollins and I discussed his SummerSlam match, what it’s like being in a video game and more – including the fact that big wrestling fan Jon Stewart, who Rollins had a comedic feud storyline with earlier this year, will be returning to WWE as the host of SummerSlam.
Warning: Full spoilers from the episode follow.
It had been awhile since Girl Meets World put the spotlight on Maya and her artistic streak, and this week's "Girl Meets Creativity" was pretty much a vehicle for that, as John Quincy Adams was in danger of losing its art and music programs. Much like the recent "Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels Goes to Washington," this episode focused on an important issue, specifically the value of the arts, and did so in an effective way.
On a character level, this episode continued to develop the nascent romance between Maya and Lucas, but in a very subtle way. The idea that Lucas felt so strongly about Maya's happiness was definitely noticeable, though not central to the episode. I did appreciate Isaiah's return for that reason, almost egging the two on to get together. ("I wonder what they're thinking!") However, it was also cool to see him play a key role here alongside the core four, especially during their meeting at Topanga's and the school board meeting. Unlike some of the other guest kids we've seen, he fits right in with the group.
POSSIBLE SPOILER FOR METAL GEAR SOLID 5 FOLLOWS!
A toy from Play Arts Kai based on a character in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain has outed the character's name. If you'd prefer to find out on your own, be warned that this story contains spoilers.
According to the product description of the Play Kai Arts figure, the gas-masked character who can be seen in the Gamescom trailer is not Psycho Mantis but is in fact Tretij Rebenok, Russian for "The Third Son."
IGN's Nintendo show finally takes a deep dive into Splatoon's August update. Tune in for what we think of Rainmaker and what we think of Nintendo's newest franchise. Join host Jose Otero, Peer Schneider, and Brian Altano for another fun filled show. Note: This was recorded BEFORE the unveling for Pokken Tournament for Wii U at the Pokemon Championships.
When it comes to share of the consumer discreet graphics card market, AMD is being overpowered by rival Nvidia.
According to a chart from an internal Nvidia report on market share for the two companies, Nvidia controls a whopping 82% of the graphics card market, with AMD continuing to lose ground. AMD cards now hold an 18% slice of the graphics card pie.
A representative from Mercury Research, a PC semi-conductor and components market research firm confirmed the numbers with us, saying the numbers in the report represent raw numbers from the firm.
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While Nintendo has been rather protective of its franchises in the past, the house of Mario is warming up to the idea of producing movies based on its iconic stable of characters.
In an interview with Fortune, legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that while the the company has been given many opportunities to enter the film business in the past, it's been reluctant to pursue such an endeavor.
"We’ve had, over the years, a number of people who have come to us and said 'Why don’t we make a movie together—or we make a movie and you make a game and we’ll release them at the same time?'" Miyamoto said. "I’ve always felt video games, being an interactive medium, and movies, being a passive medium, mean the two are quite different."
Christopher Nolan is known for his big, involved, intricate movies. Movies that, at their best, make you think and wonder long after you have finished watching them. What then is a Christopher Nolan directed documentary like?
Perhaps not surprisingly, it turns out to be very similar to one of his narrative features -- it asks you to ponder exactly what you're witnessing and what it all means. In the case of “Quay,” it is also a lot shorter.
Examining the work style of the Quay Brothers, filmmakers with a unique hybrid style of animation and live-action, Nolan sits back and lets the brothers talk. Or maybe "sits back" isn't exactly the right phrase as we don't see the director at all, nor do we hear from him. Clocking in at a mere 12 minutes, “Quay” is currently being shown alongside three of the brothers' shorts – “In Absentia,” “The Comb,” and “Street of Crocodiles” -- in an 11-city theatrical tour.
IGN Overclocked Episode 5 is a shotgun blast of different stuff. We're catching up on Paladins: Champions of the Realm, which Brandin Tyrrel spent hours playing. Brian Albert catches us up on the re-release of ZombiU as we speculate about what would make for a great sequel. Mitch Dyer wants more Total War in Halo Wars 2, and Hob -- the game Runic made instead of Torchlight 3 -- has Marty Sliva all sorts of excited.
This week, we discuss environmental storytelling, free-to-play exploitation, great strategy games, and what makes for a marvelous rouguelike.
The stoner comedy has a long, if not pedigreed, history. The unsuspecting super-agent espionage film has been done before as well. So, in this day of mash-ups and remixing, why not put the two genres together? American Ultra may be the answer to that question.
In fact, a mash-up of stoner comedy and unsuspecting super-agent is a perfect description of this Max Landis written, Nima Nourizadeh directed film. Jesse Eisenberg is Mike Howell, a stoner who doesn't realize that he's actually a castoff from a secret government program. If he's activated, he has the ability to kill people with a myriad of weapons, as well as things that no one would ever suspect of even being weapons.
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An independent developer has found a unique way to unite his love of Hotline Miami, Half-Life 2, and game development.
Called Half-Line, the game takes after Hotline Miami's isometric and fast-paced game style with the aesthetic and atmosphere of Half-Life 2. Creator Thomas Kole calls it "a video game mashup between Half-Life 2 and Hotline Miami," saying he "made this game as a declaration of
love for these 2 games, and as an experiment in game design."
Half-Line features eight levels designed after the different regions in Half-Life 2, along with a level editor and "relentless Gravity Gun fun."
IGN has a new and exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette of the El Rey Network's From Dusk Till Dawn TV series, including info on the upcoming season as well as brand new footage.
So, what's in store for Season 2? Traveling between Mexico and Texas, the series will continue to follow Santánico (Eiza González) and Richie (Zane Holtz), who are outside Houston doing their best Bonnie and Clyde impersonation; Seth (D.J. Cotrona) and Kate (Madison Davenport) are scraping by South of the Border; and Freddie Gonzalez (Jesse Garcia) is protecting his wife and young daughter in the suburbs; Carlos Madrigal (Wilmer Valderrama) and Scott Fuller (Brandon Soo Hoo) emerge from the Titty Twister, changed men -- and they will all come together once again, this time facing off against an even bigger threat.
A lot has been revealed about the recent Fantastic Four movie, including word that studio intervention and a litany of cut scenes helped to render it the critically and financially disappointing product that it is. And now, it's been revealed that an original draft of the script included appearances from both Galactus and the Mole Man, among many other details.
In an analysis of the initial script, Birth Movies Death found a number of elements that were planned for the film, but eventually fell victim to being cut out.