Valve's Dota 2 tournament, The International 4, reached more than 20 million viewers online and in the game client.
During the Grand Finals, The International peaked at more than 2 million simultaneous viewers. This "does not include ESPN, MTG Europe, or CCTV China TV coverage," a Valve representative told IGN.
During TI4, Valve unveiled a new Dota 2 Hero, Techies, and a new Champion was crowned, taking home more than $5 million. Valve's Erik Johnson spoke with IGN about how The International has changed Valve forever, the future of new Dota Heroes, and making new games.
Majesco announced today that Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit! will come out in North America on September 16.
The Cooking Mama franchise has sold over 13 million copies worldwide, according to Majesco, and this will be the second entry in the mainline series on 3DS. Cooking Mama 5 will feature 60 recipes for players to test out, including Hawaiian pancakes, gingerbread cookies, and chicken nuggets.
There also will be 30 activities to enjoy in Cooking Mama 5, such as feeding pets, serving ice cream, and participating in word games. Majesco is also promising local multiplayer for the cuisine-based title, with up to four people playing together with single-cart download play.
While attending FOX's recent Television Critics Association presentation, we had the chance to chat with actors Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith about their roles as the young Penguin and Riddler, respectively, on the network's Batman prequel series Gotham.
Here's what the men who would be two of Batman's biggest archenemies had to say about the series, set to debut this fall.
IGN TV: So when they came to you with the role of the Penguin, what ran through your mind?
Robin Lord Taylor: Honestly, it was just an audition that I was submitted on by my agent, like any other pilot season, and it was a dummy side. So they didn't give me any of the scripts. It was all fake names, a fake scene, all of that. But then, right before I went in, my agent was like, "By the way, it's the Penguin." And I was like...
Marvel didn't just stop at unveiling footage and posters for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron at San Diego Comic-Con, but the studio also showcased some of the props for the superhero sequel as well.
One of the most-alarming props on display was no doubt Captain America's broken shield, hinting that Steve Rogers may be in for quite the fight in the sequel. Most likely the cause of the Captain's shattered weapon is Ultron, and Marvel displayed what looks to be one of the villain's earlier versions at Comic-Con (we saw footage of him in action at the panel).
North American fans of all things LittleBigPlanet, listen up! The preorder bonuses for LittleBigPlanet 3 have been announced, among them cross-game DLCs and even physical toys.
According to the PlayStation blog, everyone who preorders LBP3 for PS4 - through any outlet, either digitally or in person - will receive a variety of game-crossover costumes, most notably a set based on characters from the forthcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition.
And for further DLCs, that's where you'll have to decide which retailer you'll be place your preorder with.
Preorders at Gamestop will net you a "Mythical Creatures" in-game costume pack. Best Buy will be giving out "Hidden Creatures" costume packs with their preorders. And finally, Amazon's exclusive costume pack is "PlayStation Favourites," featuring costumes of characters from other PlayStation games such as Journey, Patapon, and Jak and Daxter.
Infamous: First Light, the standalone DLC for Sucker Punch's Infamous: Second Son, will release as a physical version Sept. 10 in Europe.
First Light releases on PSN Aug. 26 in North America, and Aug. 27 in Europe. As of now, though, it's unclear whether the physical version will be available in any territories outside of Europe. The box art, which was revealed today on PlayStation Europe's Twitter, can be seen below –– it showcases Fetch, the DLC's protagonist with neon-fueled powers.
Today, EA revealed EA Access, an Xbox One-exclusive subscription service that grants players access to EA's so-called Vault.
Subscribing to EA Access will cost $4.99 a month (or $29.99 a year), and since the program is technically in beta, only four games will initially be available: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2, and Battlefield 4, "with more titles being added soon."
Additionally, EA Access will also net subscribers 10 percent discounts on all EA digital content, which includes full games and DLC, as well as access to trials of new EA games nearly a week before they come out (with saves that copy over to the final game, should you choose to purchase it later). Games that will be eligible for early access and save copy-over are Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA Live 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Star Trek icon William Shatner will reportedly appear in Seth MacFarlane's comedy sequel Ted 2.
According to the Boston Herald, Shatner will play himself in the follow-up to the highest-grossing R-rated original comedy film. In Ted 2, Shatner will be at a convention answering questions about his role as T.J. Hooker, but people won't stop bringing up Star Trek in the process.
Shatner won't be the only new cast addition if the report pans out, as Amanda Seyfried is set to take over the lead female role in Ted 2 for Mila Kunis. Mark Wahlberg is slated to return, with MacFarlane directing once more.
Penny Dreadful's Eva Green is in talks to star in the Tim Burton-directed supernatural flick Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Variety reports that Green (Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire) is set to star in the film adaption of Ransom Riggs' novel. She would play the title character, who helps protect a group of teenagers with special powers on a mysterious island from creatures out to kill them
If Green does sign on for the supernatural film, it would be the second time that she's teamed up with Burton, previously working with the filmmaker on Dark Shadows. Green will next be seen in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Assassin's Creed Unity has received an atmospheric new CG trailer, introducing a young Templar woman called Elise.
In the trailer, which you can see above, our hero Arno races through packed Parisian streets to rescue her from the guillotine, at which point her Templar necklace clearly becomes visible.
We're told Elise is "a character central to Assassin’s Creed Unity’s story. As an independent young noblewoman, Elise is determined to secure her place in the Templar dynasty amidst the chaos of the French Revolution. Her quest leads her to cross paths with Arno and establish an unlikely bond with him."
More information about Elise will be coming in a new paperback book, also called Assassin's Creed Unity, which will be told from her perspective.
A few days back, we reported on the news coming out of San Diego Comic-Con that Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell were making an Evil Dead TV series.
An extra detail has now been added to this awesome news, which is that Campbell himself will be the star of the show. Assumedly as Ash Williams from the Raimi-directed Evil Dead films (as the sketch Campbell tweeted below is of the character).
From the twitter exchange here, you can see Campbell responding to a fan, letting him know what the big plan is...
The first of six DLC packs for Trials Fusion, Riders of the Rustlands, was released today, and Ubisoft said players can expect the next DLC pack in August.
Set in floating islands, Empire of the Sky is the second DLC pack for Trials Fusion. The DLC includes nine new tracks, and like Riders of the Rustlands, it brings 18 new track challenges, new editor objects, and five new achievements to the game.
Welcome to the Abyss, Fire in the Deep, Fault One Zero, and After the Incident are the names for the final four DLC packs.
In addition to the DLC, Ubisoft said there will be free updates throughout the year that will introduce new features into the game, such as the June update that brought online tournaments to Trials Fusion. Each DLC pack costs $5 USD, but is available to season pass owners for free.
Naturally, Destiny's big new world elicits a lot of questions. As does Bungie's new approach to first-person shooters in general. We thought we'd help get some answers, so we solicited your questions and sent them Bungie's way. Bungie's Eric "urk" Osborne was kind enough to answer them.
@CaramelRanger asks: How large are the "raids/dungeons" going to be?
The Raid team is very cagey with the details they want to share pre-launch. The most satisfying and rewarding aspects of the Raid require that we let you experience it fresh, so you can figure it out for yourself alongside a crew of your friends. They are easily the largest, most complex, and challenging single activity we have ever attempted to build. They’re designed to punish your for failure, and reward you for planning, cooperation, skill, and execution. Good luck!
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Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron closed out San Diego Comic-Con this past Saturday, an exceptional panel that saw Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige introduce the cast of the highly anticipated sequel to SDCC attendees.
While at SDCC, IGN had the chance to interview Avengers 2 cast members Robert Downey Jr., Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, and Colbie Smulders about the movie and learn what fans can expect from the Joss Whedon-directed sequel. Here's what they had to say.
Robert Downey Jr. says there's more to the movie's Hulkbuster set-piece battle between Hulk and Iron Man than just a superhero donnybrook:
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Back to the Future is one of the most beloved films in motion picture history. So-much-so that as well as knowing the plot back-to-front, fans also know the story behind the film. From Eric Stoltz initially playing the lead before being replaced by Michael J. Fox, to the latter having to fit filming around his Family Ties TV schedule so that he was something of a zombie by the end of the shoot. But what of the lesser-known behind-the-scenes stories?
If London's 'Secret Cinema' event ever actually happens, thousands will be heading to Hill Valley to revisit the film over the next few weeks, which inspired us to put together a list of more obscure facts about the flick: 15 things you (probably) didn’t know about Back to the Future.
Rocket Raccoon, Groot and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy are heading to Xbox versions of Minecraft.
Marvel editor Ben Morse confirmed the five skins will be making their way to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of the game before too long. No word yet on whether we'll be seeing them on other platforms.
Disney has officially revealed a trio of villains headed to the upcoming Disney Infinity 2.0.
Guardians of the Galaxy's Ronan, Spider-Man's Green Goblin and the Avengers' Loki are all set to make their way into Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes when it launches later this year. Check the trio out in the above video.
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes was revealed earlier this year, confirming a starter pack including Thor, Black Widow and Iron Man, as well as Hulk, Hawkeye and Captain America also being available. This was followed by the news the Guardians of the Galaxy will be getting their own play set, with the promise of more reveals in the months ahead.