Open Road Films has released the first official photo today of Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the title role of director Oliver Stone's Snowden.
The Dark Knight Rises and Looper actor portrays the whistle-blower Edward Snowden in what the studio is calling an "international thriller." Snowden leaked thousands of classified NSA documents to the media in 2013. He's currently facing a 30-year prison sentence in the U.S., although he's been granted temporary asylum in Russia.
The studio says, "In this first look, before he was a whistle-blower, Edward was an ordinary man who unquestioningly served his country."
Avalanche Studios' post-apocalyptic, open-world game, Mad Max, will be released September 1 in North America and September 4 in the UK.
Additionally, Mad Max will only be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, as development has ceased on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, according to Game Informer.
From their secluded home-theater compound, film critics Wade Major and Mark Keizer mix insightful commentary with irreverent banter, covering the latest DVD and Blu-ray news and new releases of the week, including studio, independent, television and special-interest titles.
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The indestructible Community is back this month for Season 6, as the series makes the move to Yahoo. The full trailer for the new season has now been released, as we get our first look at new cast members Paget Brewster and Keith David and see the Age of Yahoo begin for Greendale.
Community: Season 6 debuts March 17th.
Warning: some details from Captain America: The Winter Soldier are discussed, as well as teases for Avengers: Age of Ultron...
Captain America: The Winter Soldier had a cataclysmic effect on both Cap and the Marvel Cinematic Universe at large. Avengers: Age of Ultron will mark the first time we see the team reunited since the dissolution of S.H.I.E.L.D..
IGN was able to visit the set of Ultron with a small group of reporters in 2014, where we were able to speak with Captain America himself, Chris Evans, about the fall out from the events of Winter Soldier and where Cap is headed from here.
We're less than two months away from the release Avengers: Age of Ultron -- the piece de resistance in Marvel's Phase 2, setting up the events of Phase 3, including Civil War, Spider-Man's entry to the MCU, Black Panther, and more.
IGN had the opportunity to visit the set of the Joss Whedon-helmed sequel, along with a small group of other journalists. While there, we talked to Hawkeye himself, Jeremy Renner, about his bigger-and-better role in the new movie, where his character's been since the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D., and what the future might hold for Clint Barton...
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At GDC 2015 today, Unity Technologies showed off the capabilities of its latest game engine, Unity 5.
Unity 5, which is now available globally, promises "massively enhanced" graphics capabilities, improved animation and physics, and more improvements.
Games built on previous versions of the Unity engine include Kerbal Space Program, Gone Home, Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft, and Broforce.
The Game Developers Conference is taking place this week in San Francisco, and IGN will be there covering the event. For all the latest GDC 2015 news, check out the IGN GDC 2015 event page, and make sure to keep watching IGN for all the latest news.
The HBO Go app will be available on PlayStation 4 later today.
The PlayStation 4 app will function "just like" the PlayStation 3 version, according to Sony. Upon signing in, you'll be required to authenticate your console with your cable/satellite provider through HBO Go's website.
Once your PlayStation 4 has been authenticated, you'll be able to watch any episode from any HBO series, including Game of Thrones, True Detective, and Girls.
When we last saw Director Coulson and his team, they were at war with Hydra. That hasn't changed. In "Aftershocks," they must continue to deal with the consequences of that battle. And Hydra makes a move that might mean there's a traitor in SHIELD. Again.
But, there is a change the team has to face. Skye was exposed to and affected by Terrigen Mist in the midseason finale. She's learning who she truly is, and her Inhuman abilities are bound to shake up SHIELD. See a preview of the midseason premiere in the below gallery.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: "Aftershocks" Photo Gallery:
Watch "Aftershocks" on Tuesday, March 3rd, at 9:00pm ET/PT on ABC.
Update: Weirdworld has been announced and added to our list of Secret Wars tie-ins.
Marvel's massive Secret Wars event is kicking off in May, and it looks like it''s going to impact all corners of the Marvel Universe. The publisher is busy announcing new mini-series and ongoing books that will spin out of Secret Wars. As previously revealed, these new projects will fall under one of three brandings - Last Days, Battleworld and War Zones - depending on when they take place and how they fit into the larger framework of Secret Wars.
We've put this article together to summarize all of Marvel's announcements in one place, including what these comics are about, who's working on them, and when they're scheduled to debut. Keep checking back as we update with more announcements and details about what's coming from Marvel this summer.
Five minutes into a demo of SteamWorld Heist, and it’s difficult not to notice just how wildly different it feels from its predecessor. The first game, called SteamWorld Dig: A Fistful of Dirt, wove together ideas from arcade classics like Dig-Dug and Metroid. SteamWorld Heist keeps the Wild West aesthetic and tosses gameplay of the first game clear from the stagecoach to give us something different. It’s a turn-based strategy game that’s coming to all current-gen platforms (3DS, PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PSVita, Wii U, and Xbox one) this year starting in August.
Set a few hundred years in the future, you take control of a robot squad. CEO of developer Image & Form Brjann Sigurgeirsson tells me some bad stuff happened between the events of SteamWorld Dig and Heist that forces the Steambots into space. During the adventure, you’ll recruit other bots to join your squad mid-mission or inside intergalactic saloons. You’ll develop a team and choose between multiple classes, each with specific weapons and abilities.
IGN First this month explores a small number of exceptional upcoming games, and we’re debuting with a deep look at Campo Santo’s unique and beautiful Firewatch. After revealing the premise of Firewatch a year ago, and exploring its promise at PAX later in 2014, Campo Santo is finally realizing its vision.
The first-person adventure game is about exploration, both when it comes to the beautiful Wyoming wilderness and its troubled protagonists’ personalities — and it’s one of the most intelligent, interesting games I’ve seen.
Ubisoft is developing a game you’ll never be able to play without a doctor’s prescription.
It’s called Dig Rush, and by using a pair of old-school, tinted 3D glasses, it may help treat Amblyopia, a sight disorder that affects 3% of the earth’s population. People with the condition often have a “lazy eye,” but it can take another form where one eye is simply much weaker than the other.
Here’s how the game works.
Using a doctor prescribed tablet and the aforementioned pair of specs, the player steers miners through dangerous caverns in pursuit of treasures. Because the game is mostly black and white, and only the characters, enemies, and objects are colored, you need to use both eyes together to see.
A great Johnny Depp/Al Pacino mob flick and a De Niro/Scorsese classic are headed to Amazon Prime this month - free to watch for all Prime members on Amazon's Instant Video platform.
Also on tap is Terry Gilliam's latest sci-fi bizarre-itorium, The Zero Theorem, starring Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, Tilda Swinton, and Matt Damon.
Here's a list of everything coming to Amazon (for free and for purchase) in March:
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At the Game Developers Conference Unity Technologies announced that its latest game engine, Unity 5, is now available globally.
According to Unity Technologies, the engine update contains "massive graphics improvements and an expanded editor feature set." Graphically, the engine now has physically based shading, "real-time global illumination with Enlighten, and reflection probes."
Unity also announced Unity Cloud Build, which it says will enable developers to increase their productivity by "leveraging the power of cloud computing."
CEO John Riccitiello said that the company wants everyone to have access to Unity 5 "which is why we've increased the value of our royalty-free licenses." The professional version of Unity 5 includes adds Unity Cloud Build Pro and Team License, while the personal edition offers the engine free of charge.
Capcom has introduced local co-op for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on PC through a new open beta program. The news comes days after a Steam user released their own split-screen co-op mod for the game.
Local co-op was available at launch for the console versions of Resident Evil: Revelations 2. The game's original Steam description led customers to believe that would also be the case on PC. Capcom later apologized for the mix-up, noting at the time that the feature had been cut "to ensure a stable user experience across a variety of different PC settings and devices."
This week's Deals with Gold have been revealed and include Assassin's Creed Unity on Xbox One and Red Dead Redemption on Xbox 360.
As outlined on Major Nelson's blog, Xbox One owners can pick up Assassin's Creed Unity for 33 percent off, while both The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams - Director's Cut are 50 percent on the console.
Xbox 360 owners, meanwhile, have a heap of Rockstar titles to choose from, with Bully Scholarship Edition, L.A. Noire, Midnight Club LA, Max Payne 3 and Red Dead Redemption all available for 75 percent off. Additionally, the Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass is also 75 percent discounted. The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 are 63 and 60 percent off, respectively.
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