One of my favorite Batman rogues, the Ventriloquist, is making a return in the pages of Batgirl #20 this week. From the likes of the cover, it looks as though this is a revamped version of the character for the New 52, and it certainly doesn't seem to be Arnold Wesker.
Perhaps it's a new version of the female Ventriloquist introduced in Paul Dini's run, Peyton Riley, or perhaps just somebody new all together. We'll find out when Batgirl #20 hits on Wednesday.
IGN has your exclusive first look from the Cannes film festival at I, Frankenstein, the forthcoming comic book adaptation starring Aaron Eckhart. Check out this new lenticular poster for the 3D horror film, which hits theaters January 24, 2014:
Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein's creation Adam (Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality.
Capcom has confirmed that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is headed to North America and Europe this fall. Previously known as Ace Attorney 5, Dual Destinies will be available on 3DS as a digital download via the eShop.
Update: We asked Capcom why Dual Destinies will only be available digitally and a representative provided the following statement:
"Historically it's been tough to attract long term retail support for Ace Attorney titles. With the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies we wanted as many people as possible to be able to enjoy the game for as long as possible. With that in mind we have opted for a digital only release via the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
With the impressive ambition of Grand Theft Auto V nearing, the open-world crime drama is the talk of the town. It's also the talk of the IGN office, where numerous editors have been thinking back on the history of the franchise and remembering what it means to them.
It may not have been the first sandbox-style open world game, but Grand Theft Auto III was for me. My favorite memories aren’t about any particular missions or cutscenes; they’re of just driving around aimlessly, chuckling along to the hilarious talk-radio channels, and marveling at how a game as massive as this was even possible in 2001. As much as people focus on its over-the-top violence and lurid content (I was too much of a goody-goody to bash a prostitute’s head in for cash after being “serviced” – even a virtual one), people seem to forget just how legitimately funny GTA III is, especially its laugh-out-loud radio commercials and billboards.
Getting everything out of Metro: Last Light requires slow and patient play. In a post-apocalyptic adventure that relies a great deal on constant bits of exposition, the experience quickly grows into something much more than just your everyday shooter. The more time you spend exploring, listening, reading, and watching, the more you appreciate what 4A Games has created: an interesting story-driven single-player-only FPS. It undoubtedly rewards methodical players.
Getting through Metro: Last Light also requires a different kind of patience, the kind that lets you forgive occasionally uneven play, questionable AI, and a story that starts strong but ends flat. These issues aren’t enough to sink Last Light – it’s most certainly a good game – but 4A Games’ latest foray is certainly hindered by them.
A feature in Japanese magazine CoroCoro has revealed a bunch of new details on Pokemon X and Y - including the name of the games' location and a new Pokemon that you can actually ride.
As we speculated when the first trailer was released in the above Rewind Theatre, it is indeed set in an alternative version of France. The scans - courtesy of Serebii - reveal that the name of the new region is called Karos, and Miare City is its version of Paris.
It confirms that you'll be able to customise your trainer slightly in details like hair and skin colour after selecting one of a few templates. One screenshot also shows a trainer actually riding a Pokemon - Gogoat, a grass type who looks like a curvy-horned ram with a leafy feather boa draped around his shoulders.
Jack Bauer is back! Hit Fox show 24 will be returning to TV screens in the not-too-distant future, it has been confirmed.
According to Deadline, following “marathon negotiations” star Kiefer Sutherland has finally signed on the dotted line, paving the way for the show to get a green-light.
The site claims that Fox will announce the revival at its upfront presentation today.
With Captain Marvel #15, Carol Danvers' solo title will be woven into the fabric of Marvel's next big cosmic event, at the center of which is Jonathan Hickman's six-issue mini-series, Infinity. We had the chance to talk to Captain Marvel writer Kelly Sue DeConnick about the Infinity tie-in and Carol's personal journey toward this summer's event.
If you're not up to speed with Carol's adventures, proceed with caution. We discussed plot points through Captain Marvel #12.
IGN Comics: Let's get started with Infinity. How much can you actually tell me about your Infinity tie-in with Captain Marvel?
Kelly Sue DeConnick: We're in a weird spot with the Infinity tie-in because it's not my own book. If it was my own book, I would know exactly what I can say and what I can't and I don't want to hurt John in any way.
FOX have announced their 2013-2014 schedule and it involves quite a bit of juggling with the Monday lineup. Initially Mondays will kick off with Bones and the new series Sleepy Hollow, from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Then, Bones will make an eyebrow-raising move to Fridays, as J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman's Almost Human debuts in late fall. The Following will return Midseason, taking the place of Sleepy Hollow.
With new comedies Dads (from Seth MacFarlane) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (from Parks and Rec's Michael Schur) now part of the Tuesday comedy lineup, Raising Hope is being held for later this fall - and also moving to Fridays.
FOX also revealed that the coveted post-Super Bowl slot will go to a new episode of New Girl. Also coming in 2014 is Wayward Pines, an "event series" (as in miniseries) from M. Night Shyamalan, starring Matt Dillon as a Secret Service agent looking for two missing agents in a small town.
Metro: Last Light is out this week and has been picking up a very favourable critical reception so far, but its Ranger Mode - an HUD-less, more difficult mode that's billed as "the way it was meant to be played" on the official Metro website - is attracting controversy for being packaged as a pre-order bonus and DLC.
PC Gamer asked the game's product manager Huw Beynon at Deep Silver why Ranger Mode isn't a part of the game for everyone. "Game makers and publishers now live in a world where offering game content as a pre-order exclusive is a requirement by retail, and Ranger Mode seemed like the best choice since it was a mode for hardcore fans who would most likely pre-order the game, or purchase it at launch in any case,” he says.
The first enemies I spotted in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified were the same as the first enemies we encountered in last year's XCOM: Enemy Unknown: a trio of short gray sectoid soldiers. The difference: these sectoids moved in real time, and followed a tall, lanky master as they brazenly strolled across what used to be an idyllic 1960s small-town America mainstreet like they owned the place. Now it was a warzone, deserted of human life and scarred with the smoking remains of bombed-out cars and burnt corpses. My own three-man squad, crouched undetected behind a distinctive car a short distance away, was about to dispute that ownership.
One button slowed time slowed to a crawl as I – as XCOM agent William Carter – entered Battle Focus mode to order my two disposable (and renamable) sidekicks to open fire. It's 1962, but this particular encounter with the alien Outsiders occurs 47 days into the invasion, and the freshly minted XCOM bureau already has a variety of advanced weaponry and abilities at its disposal. My agents came equipped with laser submachine guns, plus stat-boosting backpacks that look like unlicensed particle accelerators. I gave each an order to blast a sectoid and checked out my other options.
The TV BAFTAs were handed out in London last night, and Game of Thrones scooped the audience award, beating out fierce competition from the likes of Homeland and the Olympic Opening Ceremony.
Ben Whishaw – who played Q in the most recent James Bond film Skyfall – won the best actor award for his performance in Richard II: The Hollow Crown.
Lena Dunham’s Girls was named best international programme.
And three months before the he transitions the character to the big-screen in Alpha Papa, Steve Coogan won the best comedy actor award for Alan Partridge: Welcome to the Places of My Life.
Full list of winners…
Best Drama Series: Last Tango in Halifax
Roland Emmerich has been talking about his proposed Independence Day sequel, explaining that he would like to create a series of films for the franchise.
Speaking at the LA Times Hero Complex Film Festival, and reported by /Film – Emmerich revealed that he and co-writer Dean Devlin were creating a large mythology for the tentatively titled ID Forever - Parts One and Two.
“That’s what we talked about a lot,” he explained. “The mythology of why did the aliens come in the first place, what is the bigger story of this whole thing. And we talked a lot about swarm intelligence. And