According to X-Men: Days of Future Past producer Lauren Shuler Donner, there’s some interest in a possible Mystique solo film.
The producer spoke with Entertainment Weekly, and expressed her desire for “taking that character into a solo film,” with regard to the mutant shapeshifter.
The site also says screenwriter Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) wants to write the film, and “likes the idea” of a Gambit movie. Kinberg goes on to tell EW his love for Jennifer Lawrence’s version of the character, but feels she could use the spotlight in her own film, saying, “I feel like because
Marvel's Deadpool has set a world record with Deadpool #27 for most comic book characters on a single issue cover.
As you can see, the reason for a record-breaking 224 familiar comic book characters (plus 8 comic creators) being in one place at the same time is Deadpool's wedding. Yup, Wade Wilson has finally tied the knot with an ancient succubus named Shiklah. Were you expecting him to exchange vows with Storm?
Samsung's Galaxy S5 is about to launch, and the company's latest flagship Android smartphone is jam-packed with new software features and upgraded hardware. If you've been thinking about picking up the latest from Samsung, here's what will be in store for you starting tomorrow.
The Galaxy S5 is equipped with a slightly larger screen than last year's model. The new 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display features a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, resulting in a pixel density of 432 ppi, which should make Android 4.4.2 KitKat with TouchWiz look great.
Yes, “Grey Goo” sounds like a funny name for a real-time strategy game. It conjures up images of harmless blobs, or World of Goo’s adorable sticky building blocks.
But when you actually read up on the concept, which involves swarms of self-replicating nano-robots that break down anything and everything (including people) for materials with which to build more self-replicating nano-robots, it becomes downright terrifying. Like the atomic bomb and biological warfare, it’s a means by which humanity might eventually destroy itself through unchecked scientific advancement. The name’s not so cute anymore, is it?
Firaxis Games is planning the announcement of a big AAA title during the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East show.
The developer of the Civilization series and XCOM: Enemy Unknown are holding a "Mega Panel" April 12. The company plans on making the announcement then, according to the 2K Games blog.
Check out IGN right after the panel at 12:30 EST for info on the new title. And you can check out the list of games already announced for the three-day gaming festival.
Dustin J. Seibert is a freelance writer covering videogames. He doesn’t bite. Follow him on Twitter at @Justice2K.
TNT has announced that it's turning The Librarian - its hit TV movie franchise that starred ER/Falling Skies' Noah Wyle as Flynn Carsen, the sworn protector of the world's mythical treasures - into a new series called The Librarians.
Wyle is set to Executive-Produce the series along with Dean Devlin (The Librarian, Leverage) and John Rogers (Leverage). Wyle will also recur on the show as Flynn, while still starring as the lead on TNT's summer series Falling Skies. With both shows being on TNT, scheduling shouldn't be an issue.
So who are the new "Librarians?" Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, King & Maxwell), Christian Kane (Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) will star as the new artifact protectors, with with Emmy-winner John Larroquette (Night Court) slated to play their reluctant caretaker. Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin will be recurring, reprising their previous roles from the Librarian franchise.
EA has confirmed that it is transitioning servers so that some games will remain playable after GameSpy's multiplayer services shut down after May 31.
Though the company didn't announce a complete line-up or promise that every game will make the transition, it did commit to three Battlefield games in particular: Battlefield 2, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 2142.
EA gave word on its Twitter account for Origin, in response to a question that asked specifically about those three games. "We're working on transitioning those games after the shut down so you'll still be able to play them," the company stated.
Watch Dogs will reportedly run at 1080p on PlayStation 4, but the resolution for the Xbox One version is still unclear.
According to CVG, cinematics animation lead Lars Bonde said in a video interview — which has since been taken down — that Watch Dogs, to his knowledge, will run in 1080p on PlayStation 4. Bonde, however, failed to mention the resolution for the Xbox One version. "We are utilizing Xbox One to its full capabilities and the same with PS4, of course, so I know that, as far as to my knowledge, on PS4 it will run in full HD," he said.
A feature length adaptation of director Mike Flanagan's tightly-focused short, Oculus is an effective chiller that blends elements of a psychological thriller with visceral body horror. The film follows adult siblings Kaylie and Tim Russell (Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites) whose lives were shattered when their parents were brutally murdered ten years prior.
After spending the bulk of his adolescence in a mental facility, Tim has come to grips with what he feels was a tragically dysfunctional family. He is - at least to some degree - at peace with his parents’ violent deaths, as he believes that it was their bad choices that caused them. Kaylie, conversely, has spent the past decade plotting her vengeance against what she maintains is the true responsible party: a supernatural and deeply malevolent force that resides within an ominous antique mirror known as The Lasser Glass.
Updated: On April 26, 2014 the dig will begin for the buried Atari cartridges in the New Mexico desert. The documentarians have invited the public to the dig site to watch video game history be made. Whether the myth is busted or confirmed, it's sure to be a spectacle.
The following information was provided by Microsoft for those interested in attending:
Alamogordo Landfill Excavation Details:
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
4276 Highway 54 S
Alamogordo, NM 88310
(Near First Street and White Sands Boulevard)
Phil Spencer, the new head of Xbox, has worked on some fan-favorite series while at Microsoft, including the Halo, Gears of War, and Forza franchises. But, surprisingly, he revealed that Voodoo Vince is his favorite game that he's worked on during an interview with Major Nelson.
In a video released today, Major Nelson asked Spencer what his favorite game that he's worked on while employed at Microsoft for the past 26 years. The Xbox head didn't need much time to answer, saying he'll always remember Voodoo Vince because of the memories.
"Games are experiences that you have with people — that social experience of we did that together ... the memories that are built," Spencer said. "The game is called Voodoo Vince. It's the first game my daughters and I finished together, where my daughters really felt like they were part of us solving the puzzles in the game.
On April 15, Ethan: Meteor Hunter is making its way to the PlayStation Vita.
The puzzle platformer stars a rat who uses his supernatural powers to seek revenge against a neighbor that destroyed his home. Sony announced today that the game will feature cross-buy and new front and back touch screen controls.
Ethan: Meteor Hunter was originally released on the PS3 in October 2013. Because it features cross-buy, those who already own the PS3 version will have access to the PS Vita version as well. Additionally, for the first week Ethan: Meteor Hunter is available, PS Plus members will receive 20 percent off the retail price.
The Game Boy Advance Virtual Console on Wii U continues to dazzle while some new retail games get ready for download. Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgames are the two new GBA games, while Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars and LEGO The Hobbit come out on 3DS (LEGO The Hobbit on Wii U is slightly delayed). Some sweet sales are up on the eShop, too, featuring DuckTales: Remastered on Wii U and Undead Bowling and Chain Blaster (two games that are better than they might sound) on 3DS.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror ($6.99)
If you missed it when it was a 3DS Ambassador game or when it first came out in 2004, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror is a really neat Metroid-style Kirby game. Kirby is split into four clones, and while you can't try the cool multiplayer, you can still enjoy all the puzzles and backtracking in this interlocking world. Kirby does use a cell phone to call on his Kirby clones. Remember cell phones? I just tweeted that on my iPhone on Tumblr because it's way retro.
Join IGN next Monday, April 14 at 11am PT/2pm ET as we unveil the first-ever live gameplay footage of MLB 14: The Show for PlayStation 4. Major League Baseball stars Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Hunter Pence of the San Francisco Giants will face off in the video game, live in IGN's studio, the day before they square off on the real-life diamond. Sony San Diego designer Ramone Russell will also be on hand to debut the game, joining forces with IGN's own Greg Miller to answer fan questions and deep-dive into the gameplay. It's your first chance to see the next generation of the only baseball sim on any system. Bookmark this page! There will be prizes!
In the meantime, check out our first-ever hands-on test-drive (batting practice?) with the PS4 version. And for a taste of what to expect, read our review of the PS3 version here or watch the video review above.
The next Orcs Must Die! game is something a little different. The original is a single-player-only hybrid of third-person action and tower defense with a great cartoony art style; the second is the same formula with two-player co-op and deeper customization. Both are amazing, and if you haven't tried them, you should! Now, developer Robot Entertainment is taking the series competitive and free-to-play with Orcs Must Die! Unchained, a 5v5 multiplayer game (with solo and co-op vs bots!) for the PC that fuses the OMD! action, strategy, and style with elements of both MOBAs and customizable card games.
When I met up with Gwendoline Christie in New York City a couple of weeks ago to talk about Game of Thrones’ brand new fourth season, the actress otherwise known as the warrior Brienne was giddy with excitement. The Season 4 opener of the HBO hit had its premiere party the night before, and it was clear that Christie was still riding high from the evening. I mean, they even had a giant dragon there!
Well that was quick! Just a week after David Letterman revealed he was retiring next year, CBS have announced his replacement and it’s Stephen Colbert.
In the past week, Colbert was said to be the frontrunner for the job. He has signed a five-year deal with CBS for the new series, which will debut at some point in 2015, after Letterman determines exactly when Late Show with David Letterman will conclude.
“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, in a statement. “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”
To the great surprise of no one, the Lego games are finally going there and, well, not quite back again in Lego The Hobbit. The game follows the first two films of the Hobbit movie trilogy, giving us a chance to lead Bilbo and company all the way from the comforts of Bag End to the dwarf home beneath the Lonely Mountain. It’s a fun journey to be sure, but confusing at times, and not entirely satisfying.
An Unexpected Party
Lego The Hobbit clings to the series’ standard combat and exploration, but, as usual, a handful of welcome twists make things a bit more interesting this time around. A few different rhythm-based challenges, an item creation system tied to resource collection, and the “find the missing piece” mini-game from February’s Lego Movie game make The Hobbit more than just a button masher, although it is still mostly just that. Thankfully, the environmental challenges and enemies are sophisticated enough to keep the action engaging.
Developer Supergiant Games revealed today that Transistor, an action RPG starring Red who possesses a powerful weapon, will come out May 20 on PlayStation 4 and PC.
Creators of Bastion, Supergiant unveiled Transistor last year, inviting "players to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as they explore a stunning futuristic city” in an action RPG. Red, the heroine of the game, controls the titular Transistor, and she is on a mission to figure out the weapon's mysteries as well as find the people who tried to kill her with it.
The Last of Us: Remastered has received its first trailer on PS4, offering us an oh-so-brief glimpse at the updated 1080p graphics.
The video, which you can see below, features a wealth of accolades before finishing with a look at a very memorable scene from the game towards the end. While it doesn't spoil the story, it's still a part many have found moving so, if you've yet to play the game, maybe think twice before viewing.
When it was officially announced yesterday, we were told the PS4 version of Naughty Dog's epic will feature higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, and upgraded textures.