Today's Batman 75: Legends of the Dark Knight panel featured Batman comic makers Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Geoff Johns, Neal Adams, and Denny O'Neil, who all got a huge round of applause as they took the stage with no introduction.
John Cunningham moderated the panel, starting by asking why Batman is so popular right now between comics, video games, movies, and TV.
Morrison took the question, saying that Batman is a great combination of a vampire and a detective who stops evil and kicks the teeth out of it. O'Neil had no idea that Batman would grow to be what he is today; he talked about the days when comics were thought to be a joke instead of an art form. Miller remarked that Batman became a folk legend and that he is so great because he is the culmination of years of great comics talent focused on one character, also adding that he couldn't have done The Dark Knight Returns without reading Adams and O'Neil's Batman when he was a kid.
Ever wanted to play a video game on a mountain? Okay, it's kind of an obscure goal, but Ubisoft just might be able to help you fulfil it with their Quest For Everest competition.
Ubisoft will be sending a team of trekkers to Nepal, where Far Cry 4 is set, to hike to Mount Everest's Base Camp and play the game from the mountain's slopes. If you want to enter, you'll need to put together a two-minute video of yourself explaining why you're most qualified for the trek. The competition closes on August 15, and the winner will be announced at PAX Prime.
Of course, tackling such a mountain is no easy task, and we've been reminded to pass on this gentle message: "There is inherent risk of death and significant injury to persons and property associated with the Quest for Everest experience and by participating, winner understands and assumes this risk."
Last season's Once Upon a Time finale dropped the bombshell that Frozen's Elsa will be joining the cast, and now we've got our first detailed look at the woman in blue herself.
The image, courtesy of Time.com, shows the character (played by Fringe actress Georgina Haig) in the sparkly blue outfit we've come to recognize so well.
If you were thinking of reactivating your old World of Warcraft account for Warlords of Draenor, think about doing it before October - players who log in before than will get a free mount.
Battle.net has revealed the winner of its recent Azeroth Choppers promotion. Of the two motorbikes inspired by WoW's in-game factions, the Horde design won the popularity contest, and now the bike's on its way to all players in the form of a free in-game mount.
All you need to do to claim your mount is log in before September 30, and you'll be flagged to receive it upon Warlords of Draenor's release, whenever that may be. Though Blizzard encourages players to claim their mounts as soon as possible, it also reminds us that only Horde characters will be able to take it for a spin.
While we don't know the fates of Will, Abigail, Jack, or Alana, we can tell you - from today's Hannibal Comic-Con panel - that Raúl Esparza's Dr. Chilton will be back for Season 3. Despite being shot in the face. Which Esparza himself, who was a surprise guest to the Q&A panel, compared to being a weeble-wobble, the toy that fall but comes right back up.
So now Chilton's been gutted and shot, and he still lives. "By the end of next season, I expect to have an eyepatch, a hump, and a parrot," he said.
Eddie Izzard's Abel Gideon will also be back, but not because he's alive. "We are actually writing a role for Eddie to return in a flashback," creator/writer Bryan Fuller said.
Today at Marvel's All-AXIS panel, it was revealed that an original graphic novel called Avengers: Rage of Ultron will be released in April 2015. It will be written by Rick Remender and drawn by Jerome Opena, who are now reunited after their instant classic run on Uncanny X-Force.
Spoilers for the Age of Ultron comic!
UPDATE: We have uploaded more codes for Skullgirls.
IGN has partnered with Lab Zero to give IGN Prime Members a free copy of the great fighting game Skullgirls during the month of July. This offer is available on a first-come, first serve basis, check here to grab a Steam key ASAP.
Skullgirls is a hyper-stylized 2D fighting game that’s one of the featured games at Evo 2014, the largest fighting game tournament in the world. Starring a cast of feisty female warriors, Skullgirls features all-new game systems for veteran fighting game fans and is also enjoyable and accessible to more casual players. The IGN review of Skullgirls gave it a score of 8.5, saying: “Even though exciting, solid fighting pulses at the core of Skullgirls, the real charm comes from its personality. The Art Deco style, astounding character animation, and hilarious one-liners help Skullgirls stand out.”
Actor Dwayne Johnson (Hercules, Fast & Furious 7) has been teasing fans with the possibility that he's been in talks with Warner Bros. to play a DC Comics character -- specifically hinting at Shazam -- and has now added more fuel to the speculative fire.
Johnson Tweeted out the following photo of Superman, Shazam and his arch-nemesis, Black Adam, with the playful caption, "Someone's gonna get it...":
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Called "Tag Climax," the co-op mode allows players to choose their own characters and weapons and join up with their friends, random online players, or AI to take on a series of challenges including boss fights and horde battles. The different characters and weapons to choose from will unlock throughout the game's story campaign.
The Destiny beta is now open to all PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners, Bungie has announced.
In the announcement, Bungie says that the open beta starts at 4 PM PDT. You'll need PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold to play online, naturally. Download advertisements will appear directly on the console once it rolls out.
"We have watched your adventures with great interest, and listened to your feedback. Your missions have provided us with volumes of discoveries we can use to prepare for the launch of Destiny in September," the announcement states. "Our work is not done. There is more we can learn. To make this happen, we need more Guardians to play. This is, above all else, a test."
This year, we're on the ground floor of San Diego Comic-Con. The convention is filled to the brim with giant booths, cosplayers, and merchandise. Packed with things to see, SDCC is starting to get a little overwhelming.
Engulfed in options, we took to Twitter, Facebook, and our other social channels and asked you what you wanted to see. Responding with pictures, Instagram videos, and Vines, the following is what you wanted to see at San Diego Comic-Con!July 24, 2014
It was the return of Goosebumps and the attack of the retro arcade games at Sony’s Comic-Con panel today in San Diego. Jack Black, who stars as Goosebumps author R. L. Stine, and director Rob Letterman (Shark Tale, Gulliver's Travels) were on hand to talk about their upcoming adaptation of the classic Scholastic book series. And helmer Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Home Alone, Adventures in Babysitting, the list goes on…) also piped in with a video greeting regarding Pixels, which stars Adam Sandler as a former arcade champ who is the only one who can save the world in a pixelated alien attack.
Columbus, who is still shooting the film, said it’s too early to show any footage -- though a gag bit was played with Josh Gad (a Gad gag) running from a creature from Centipede… which turned out to only be a tennis ball on a stick -- but he did announce a contest which will give fans a chance to play a cameo role in the movie. He also reminded everyone that there’s a Pixels arcade here at Comic-Con full of classic games.
Activision has given a statement on the cancelled pre-orders of Destiny: Ghost Edition.
"The incredible demand for Ghost Edition has exceeded even our high expectations," says Byron Beede, VP of Destiny product management. "We made as many as we could, and in collaboration with Bungie, we always wanted it to remain truly limited."
Last night, Walmart had begun sending emails out to unlucky customers who had pre-purchased the $150 USD Ghost Edition for PS4, instead offering them two options: the less-coveted $100 Limited Edition along with a partial refund, or an entire refund.
Twentieth Century Fox have unveiled the first official photos from Hitman: Agent 47 -- the film adaptation of the hit (yeah, embrace the pun) Square Enix video game series.
Check out the stills -- which feature stars Rupert Friend (Homeland) and Hannah Ware (Oldboy) as Agent 47 and Katia, respectively:
Eugen Systems has announced that it's giving out free DLC for its RTS Wargame: Red Dragon.
The Millionth Mile DLC adds more than 60 new units for Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany, bringing them into the 1990s and onto equal footing with Red Dragon's main nations. It also introduces a new unit: an anti-ship missile carrier.
In our review back in April, we deemed Red Dragon a fairly solid game despite some silly naval warfare; maybe the new anti-ship missiles will help with that.
A new image of Batman from Batman v Superman has hit. Plus, we've got shots of the cowl from the Comic-Con show floor. Take a look:
The image was tweeted today by the film's set photographer, Clay Enos.
And here are some pictures we snapped at the DC booth today. Note that a DC rep told us this cape and cowl was created for an art show and was inspired by Zack Snyder's design, but it is not an actual costume from the production.
Several designers from Epic Games recently held a live stream to give a real-time look at concept art for the upcoming Unreal Tournament.
Along with Community Manager Stacey Conley, Senior Designer Jim Brown, and Environmental Artist Josh Marlow, Art Director Chris Perna sat down to discuss the recent concept art he had created to help illustrate his vision for the visual design of Unreal Tournament.
Calling it a "working concept art," Perna explains that the demo was put together out of his tinkering with the engine and new ideas for the game's aesthetic. It's a white, sterile-feeling environment with what he describes as an "industrial feel."
"The overall look is clean," he says of the environment's design, stressing that it isn't necessarily the look for the entire game, but rather an experiment and an indicator of what he wants it to look like.
Stopping by the Indigo Ballroom at San Diego Comic-Con, Columbia Pictures brought a couple of its upcoming movies to present: Pixels, the Chris Columbus-directed sci-fi comedy starring Adam Sandler, and Rob Letterman's Goosebumps, based on the popular children's horror book series.
Admittedly, the Pixels promo was brief -- which was to be expected, considering the video game-centric movie is still in production -- and offered a quick look behind-the-scenes on set, with an update from Columbus. Nothing much news-wise here, although fans were treated to a rather amusing cutaway of co-star Josh Gad running away in terror from a tennis ball on an aluminum stick (to be replaced later by a computer-generated Centipede, of course).
Google has has reached a deal to buy Twitch, the video game livestreaming service, for $1 billion, VentureBeat reports.
Rumors about a possible deal began circulating back in May, when sources said Google offered an all-cash purchase. Today, unnamed sources confirmed the deal, which is reportedly being handled by Google's YouTube division –– Google purchased the video-sharing website back in 2006 for $1.65 billion, which further increased the size of the ever-growing empire.
Naughty Dog held a live stream earlier today in which they showcased some multiplayer gameplay for The Last of Us on Playstation 4, and gave viewers a brief look at their new DLC.
Most of the live stream was dedicated to going over the existing multiplayer mode, called “Factions,” for players who were unfamiliar with it. Naughty Dog spoke about multiplayer on the PS4 version recently, but this is the first time they have displayed gameplay.
During this part, Naughty Dog stressed that The Last of Us multiplayer does not involve “run-and-gun” type gameplay, but rather is more tactical in nature. Naughty Dog representatives said that their best piece of advice for new players is “don’t sprint,” due to the fact that you’ll be instantly identified to enemies.