PlayStation Experience - an "awesome, once-in-a-lifetime event for PlayStation fans" - is taking place in Las Vegas on December 6 and 7.
Acknowledging that it had not said much further to the announcement earlier this month, Sony thanked fans for their "leap of faith" and confirmed that the event will host announcements, booths, merchandise, panels and playable demos from a range of studios, including EA, Ubisoft, Naughty Dog, Capcom and Activision.
UPDATE: Developer Housemarque confirmed with IGN that Resogun is coming to PlayStation Vita. Climax Studios, the developer behind Dead Nation Apocalypse Edition on PS4 and Dead Nation on PS Vita, is handling the port based on Housemarque's original game.
"We are not directly involved with it, so expect some news directly from Sony very soon," a Housemarque representative said.
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Resogun is reportedly in development for the PlayStation Vita, according to comments by Sony XDev Studio Europe executive producer James Hawkins on the PlayStation Blog.
“Keep watching this space, the VITA version is coming and is looking, sounding and most importantly, playing great!,” writes Hawkins in response to a question if there was a chance the PlayStation 4 launch title will hit the PS Vita.
Ridley Scott's sci-fi, horror masterpiece Alien is 35 years-old. It's influence cannot be underestimated, and if you're a huge fan of the film, you should check out Alien: The Archive.
Pitched as 'The Ultimate Guide to the Classic Movie', it features new interviews with key creatives, cast and actors, including Ridley Scott and Sigourney Weaver. Furthermore, there's never-before-seen concept art, storyboards and imagery. Some of these gems can be seen in the gallery below (click the arrow in the top right-hand corner to go full screen):
The book not only covers Scott's classic but takes in the sequels of Cameron, Fincher, and Jeunet, all of which took the Alien mythos is very different directions.
Just Dance Now has been downloaded roughly 6 million times since its release on September 25 for Android and iPhone, according to Ubisoft’s earnings presentation for the first half of the fiscal year.
The free-to-play app, first announced at this year's E3, lets you play the game with a smartphone and a television. A free motion controller app was just released this week that allows you to play Just Dance 2015 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 without Kinect or the PlayStation Camera.
LG Display unveiled a new full high-definition LCD panel featuring the narrowest bezel for smartphones yet.
The 5.3-inch HD display knocks the smartphone bezel down to 0.7 mm thick, according to the LCD display manufacturer. That’s smaller than the thickness of a credit card in comparison which measure in at 0.8 mm. The display is bigger and more powerful than the recently released Sharp Aquos Crystal featuring a 5-inch, 720p screen though not quite as large as the 5.5-inch LG G3 released earlier in the year.
LG Display was able to develop the screen through the use of its “Neo Edge” technology which is a process that integrates the panel’s circuit board and backlight into a single unit. The technology prevents light leakage and ensures the unit is waterproof and dustproof.
It only took five episodes, but Gracepoint’s dragging storylines finally took a turn for the interesting on Thursday night thanks to several new revelations that shook everything we thought we knew in the show that (reminder) we’re not comparing to Broadchurch.
Renee and Owen finally had some actual story to work through now that they’ve slept together and become Team Newsies—a move I’ve made clear in past reviews that I wasn’t into until now. With the revelation of Reinhold’s shady past and Renee’s obvious manipulation of Beth, these two are starting to prove their worth. I like the idea of them being a thorn in Carver’s side (“You two have found each other. That warmeth the heart.”) and I can even get behind Renee turning Owen over to the “dark side” of reporting. But only if it means we uncover more evidence and get more blowout scenes like the one between Owen and Reinhold.
Prey 2, the follow-up to 3D Realms' first-person adventure game, is officially cancelled and no longer in development at Human Head Studios, Bethesda vice president Pete Hines confirmed with IGN.
Hines was unable to share with IGN the date or timeframe for the cancellation. He added that Bethesda believes Prey is “still a cool universe worth exploring” but it isn’t currently clear as far as how or when Bethesda would do another Prey game.
"It wasn't up to our quality standard and we decided to cancel it. It's no longer in development," Hines told CNET. "That wasn't an easy decision, but it's one that won't surprise many folks given that we hadn't been talking about it."
Sam Raimi is reuniting with Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues, the duo behind 2013's remake of Raimi's cult horror flick Evil Dead, on a different kind of feature.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alvarez will direct the thriller A Man in the Dark, with Raimi set to produce. Alvarez will also reteam with his Evil Dead co-writer Sayagues on the script, which centers on three teens who carry out perfectly planned home robberies. However, the group runs into trouble when they take on their final target: a reclusive, psychopathic millionaire.
Alvarez seemed to have parted ways with the Evil Dead franchise, saying that he and Sayagues "preferred to put
We learned a few months ago that Sony plans to develop a female-driven Spider-Man spinoff, but now we might actually be looking at an all-female Spider-Man film.
Badass Digest claims the project, currently dubbed Glass Ceiling, is a team-up movie that would feature all female Spidey characters. It's unknown just which characters will be included in the film, but a few possibilities could possibly include Spider-Girl, Firestar, Black Cat, some version of Spider-Woman, Silk, and Silver Sable.
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer leaked last week, and it looks as if there is a new woman joining the Avengers team.
At the 37-second mark of the teaser trailer, a dark-haired woman can be seen standing next to Thor (Chris Hemsworth) as Ultron (voiced by James Spader) addresses the Avengers. She also appeared in the Age of Ultron footage that premiered during last night's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode.
Yahoo Movies reports that the mystery character was suspected to be Jane Foster (played by Natalie Portman in the Thor series), former S.H.I.E.L.D. operative Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), or even the new Captain Marvel Carol Danvers. However, Disney confirmed to the site that the woman is actually South Korean actress Claudia Kim, also known as Kim Soo-hyun. Some then theorized that Kim might be playing Stark Industries scientist Suzi Endo, but Disney remained tight-lipped about the actress' role.
Far Cry 4, Ubisoft Montreal’s upcoming open-world action game, is officially completed and ready to ship, Ubisoft announced today.
The publisher revealed during its earnings call today that it expects to move more than 6 million copies of Far Cry 4 in its first year and outperform the last installment which sold around 10 million copies to date.
“We added verticality. We gave the player the ability to fly," says Executive Producer Dan Hay in a prepared statement. "We gave them the ability to fly in co-op. We gave them the ability to fly and have the other player down on the ground running around while they’re flying. We made the number of encounters way higher. The encounters are different, and the animals are different. The characters are unique, and your friends will have subtly different experiences with the story.”
While it may seem like everyone in the world has sexy, bacchanalian plans for Halloween, not everyone's been invited to a Super Spooktacular HellaRave hosted by Tupac's Hologram (thank you for that one, NBC's Marry Me). No, some folks actually like spending time indoors, lights out, scaring the wits out of themselves with horror flicks. And while we here at IGN already listed all the new October movies on both Netflix and Amazon Prime, there's a fairly sweet back catalogue of horror available for streaming other than the films that were released this month.
After its first month on sale, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has sold sixty thousand copies, developer The Astronauts has revealed.
The developer released a diagram (which you can find below) breaking down the sales figures by distribution service and region, while also providing some fun facts about their game. Seventy-seven percent of the game's sales came from Steam, while the remaining twenty-three percent was made up by retail, GOG and other digital distribution platforms. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter sold best in Western Europe, which accounted for fifty percent of sales. However, the single country where the game sold best was the US.
Fun facts about Ethan Carter include the amount of individual blades of grass in the game (159 million) and the amount of players who have clocked in over ten and twenty hours. Also, to this day, only three players have been able to find the game's sniper rifle.
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...
While not having the visual panache of either the Downey Jr. films or the Cumberbatch BBC series, CBS' Elementary, in a sense, has had to take a lot more risks to differentiate itself from the rest of the Sherlockian pack. It started with making Watson a woman, and then continued the trend through its sly portrayals of Irene/Moriarty, Mycroft, and Lestrade.
Another way that this show, which has had to fill way more airtime than either of the other two franchises, has managed to stand apart from the rest is with the actual apprenticeship of Joan. The mentorship process itself. The fact that we've been able to watch her grow as a detective episode to episode, year to year, and have it all feel very natural and earned is one of the best parts of this series. So much so that we as viewers could easily see the mutual benefit in the Holmes/Watson partnership - and can now also ascertain why Sherlock would attempt to mentor someone else.
Denis Dyack, formerly of Silcon Knights, has formed a new entertainment company, Quantum Entanglement Entertainment Inc., or "QE2."
The new company will not only develop video games, but will also create movies and television programming. Dyack says this is where the future is, calling the merging of all three platforms "The Singularity."
"A lot of the television that you're seeing is really bleeding into a lot of the things that we do in video games," Dyack said. "A lot of the things that you see in film are bleeding into a lot of the things that we do in video games.
"I wanted to do something that was a lot more than just video games."
Daniel Radcliffe returns to movie theaters this weekend in Horns, in a movie that is certainly unlike any other you’ll find at the multiplex. In this adaptation of the novel by Joe Hill, Radcliffe stars as Ignatius "Ig" Perrish, a young man wrongly accused of murdering his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Overwhelmed by his feelings of loss and anger, Ig wakes up one day and, without any explanation, he’s grown horns – and with them, gained powerful abilities that include seeing people’s transgressions and sins and even influencing their actions. Soon, Ig is looking and acting more and more like the devil himself, while also finding out the true secrets behind Merrin's death.
I spoke to Radcliffe about the unusual nature of the film -- directed by Alexandre Aja -- and its many tonal shifts, which include moments of black comedy, straightforward horror and naturalistic drama. We also discussed sharing screen time with another actor (Mitchell Kummen) playing Ig as a child in flashbacks, working with prosthetics and more… including Radcliffe walking the floor at San Diego Comic-Con this past summer incognito, thanks to a Spider-Man costume.
Costume Quest 2 developer and beloved gaming company Double Fine has teamed with Iam8bit to present Day of the Devs, a free all-ages event taking place at San Francisco's Mint Plaza on November 1.
Described on the event's site as an "impossibly excellent day," Day of the Devs promises games, art, music, food, and Fez developer Phil Fish. No, really. Fish is on the schedule of musical acts, along with David Kanaga, Disasterpeace, Doseone, and Lifeformed.
Some of the indie games that will be showcased include Costume Quest 2, Miegakure, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, and Grim Fandango Remastered.
Your parents were wrong: a second helping of candy won't make you sick. To the contrary, Costume Quest 2 is an even tastier morsel than the original Costume Quest, and serves up an even bigger bag of accessible humor and combat. There are a few sour patches within this fun-sized roleplaying game, especially when it comes to the flawed healing system, but as a whole, it's a tiny treat.
Costume Quest 2's combat as a whole deserves commendation; it's not quite at the level of epics like Persona 4, but it’s deep enough that the turn-based battles never got repetitive over this five to six-hour campaign like they did in the original. Between the ability to add a second attack if the first is timed right, and the option to charge a block for one character and turn it into a counter (trading off that you might not react in time if the enemy attacks one of the other two) it gave me something to think about.
Hey guys, Eric and Roth back after another few weeks of travel! Playing catch up, we begin by going crazy (in a good way) over the fact that Twin Peaks is coming back with new episodes on Showtime! We also discuss the rather quirky take on Archie, called Riverdale, being developed for FOX and have a conversation about how CBS and HBO's recent announcements of stand-alone streaming services could be a game changer. Plus, how -- if at all -- will Benedict Cumberbatch potentially playing Doctor Strange affect Sherlock?
But wait, there's more, as we chat about Manhattan Love Story becoming fall's first new series cancellation, the CW's Young Shakespeare/witches series (really!), and another glut of movies being turned into TV shows.
A leaked trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare reveals what appears to be a Zombies Mode.
First spotted on Reddit, the video shows soldiers fleeing from infected humans. It's hard to make out exactly what's happening, but you can clearly hear one character say "Soldier, look at me! Are you bit?"
The video has since been taken down from YouTube following a copyright claim from Activision. Check out a few screenshots below, and be sure to expand the gallery for a better view.
When asked about the leak on Twitter, Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield said: