Filmmaker Kevin Smith and actor Johnny Depp are teaming up for Yoga Hosers, an action-adventure followup to Smith's upcoming horror movie Tusk. Depp will star alongside his daughter Lily-Rose Depp and Smith's daughter Harley Quinn Smith.
The movie was first announced last month and is considered the second installment in Smith's True North Trilogy, which is steeped in Canadian myths and culture. "Like Tusk,
sprang out of a podcast," Smith had said. "There are two characters in a convenience store in Tusk that you see for five minutes, very much Ronsencrantz and Guildenstern. I've built a whole movie around them, and I have brought one of the other characters from Tusk back."
Crossovers and event storylines are nothing new for the Green Lantern franchise, but DC's latest Lantern-themed event looks especially promising. Godhead chronicles a war between the New Gods and the universe's various Lantern Corps. The New Gods want to pass through the unbreachable Source Wall that surrounds the universe, and they need one ring from each Corps to do it. Once again, the Lantern Corps are forced to put aside their differences to confront a larger threat.
Barnes & Noble and Samsung first announced plans to introduce a co-branded tablet in June, and today that product has finally come to fruition.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is essentially a re-skinned version of the Tab 4 already on the market. So what you're getting is a 7-inch 1,280 x 800 resolution display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, front- and rear-facing cameras, and 8GB of on-board storage plus microSD card support, all within a device that is just 0.35 inches thick and weighs 9.74 ounces.
EA Sports revealed the modes for NHL 15, and it looks like PS4 and Xbox One owners will just have to be happy with the upgraded graphics and physics as the popular EA Sports Hockey League won't be present in the next-gen versions of the game.
"As a franchise, we’re 100% committed to the EA SPORTS Hockey League," EA Sports producer Sean Ramjagsingh wrote on the EA Sports website. The reason for the omission from the next-gen versions of the game came down to a lack of confidence on the part of EA in the quality of the mode. "We’re a franchise built on quality," he said.
Racing game developer Codemasters has teased the next installment in its popular Dirt franchise.
The last entry in the series, Dirt 3, hit the track in 2011 though the Complete Edition surfaced in 2012 replete with extra content and all the game's tracks.
Obviously this isn't an official announcement but surely we won't have to wait much longer for a wealth of information on the new title.
Things are about to get a little timey-wimey in a theater near you, as Doctor Who's Season 8 premiere "Deep Breath" comes to select cinemas nationwide on Monday, August 25!
That's right, Whovians -- Fathom Events is hosting a one-night event in celebration of the brand new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, along with his trusty companion Clara Oswald, played by Jenna Coleman.
Here's the official premiere description, via Fathom: "Clara is alone in Victorian London with a man she doesn't know, a dinosaur in the Thames, and a spate of deadly spontaneous combustions. The Doctor has changed. It's time you knew him."
The Doctor Who Season Premiere event will take place at 7pm (local time) and 9:30pm (in select locations). Tickets are now available at FathomEvents.com.
Doctor Who is, at is very core, a show about questions (and brain-boggling sci-fi answers). So it's natural that as we enter Season 8 with a brand new Doctor and a whole new modus operandi, we have a few of our own.
But while recent seasons have spun out elaborate mysteries over season-long arcs, all those involved with the show are adamant that won't be the case (new Who director Ben Wheatley recently said "
less tied up in the machinations of long plot arcs".)
This is a brand new Who. And here's what we want to know.
When Capaldi was cast, fans rejoiced. Not only do we get a character actor all too fit for the part, but we get a fellow fanboy too. But there's just one teeny tiny, timey-wimey continuity snag - he's appeared in the Whoniverse before. Twice.
Diablo III on Xbox One was originally set to launch with a resolution of 900p, but Blizzard was told this was "unacceptable" by Microsoft.
That's according to Blizzard’s John Hight who told Eurogamer that the company was adamant the resolution was upped to match what was on display on PS4.
"We did find it challenging early on to get it to 1080p," he said. "That's why we made the decision to drop to 900. That's what we demoed and were showing around E3 time. And Microsoft was just like, 'This is unacceptable. You need to figure out a way to get a better resolution.' So we worked with them directly, they gave us a code update to let us get to full 1080p."
The ongoing battle between Marty O'Donnell and ex-employer Bungie continues, as the developer has been ordered to return shares to the Halo composer.
VentureBeat has obtained court documents showing that when O'Donnell departed the studio, his shares were taken away following an agreement that explains if he left voluntarily, he would not be allowed to keep his founders' shares. Seeing as there seems to be some confusion regarding whether he jumped or was pushed, it's not hugely surprising to find this clause is a source of conflict, especially with Destiny's imminent release.
The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon got a little James Bond meta when actor Pierce Brosnan went head-to-head with the host in a match of GoldenEye 007.
Displayed on a massive screen in front of a studio audience, the duo engages in a two-player game on the Complex level using Power Weapons with the first to five points wins. Check it out below.
Pierce Brosnan first starred as the MI6 officer in the series’ seventeenth spy film GoldenEye in 1995. The film was adapted into beloved first-person shooter GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64. Published by Nintendo and developed by Rareware (now Rare), the title is renowned for its multiplayer modes which it almost didn't feature. Be sure to check out our review of the original 1997 title to see what the fuss is about.
Former Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer is stepping down from his position on the corporation's board of directors effective immediately, he announced today in an open letter to current CEO Satya Nadella.
“As I approach the six month mark of my retirement and your appointment as CEO, I have been reflecting on my life, my ongoing ownership of Microsoft stock, and my involvement with the company,” the letter reads. “I have reached some conclusions and wanted to share them with you. I know August is the key month during which the company starts to prepare the proxy statement for the next shareholders’ meeting, and so these thoughts are probably timely for that too. “
Wasteland 2, InXile Entertainment’s post-apocalyptic role-playing title, will launch September 19, founder Brian Fargo announced today.
Official Wasteland 2 release date... September 19th! The 20+ year wait is soon over.
— Brian Fargo (@BrianFargo) August 19, 2014
The direct sequel to the original 1998 Wasteland title was made a reality through a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2012. Wasteland 2’s initial October 2013 release window was pushed back to meet its increasingly ambitious plans and was later slated for an August timeframe.
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Today, Sucker Punch -- the Sony-owned, PlayStation-exclusive developer best known for its Sly Cooper and Infamous franchises -- suffered layoffs.
Sony confirmed the news to IGN in the following comment:
SCEA can confirm a reduction in workforce has taken place at Sucker Punch Productions. Sucker Punch is appreciative of the tremendous work team members contributed to the inFAMOUS and Sly Cooper series, and wishes them the best in their next endeavors.
It's unclear how many people were let go, though Sony's official comment seems to indicate that the cuts could have been as deep as affecting those who were with the team way back when they were still developing Sly Cooper. The last Sly Cooper game Sucker Punch created -- Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves -- launched on PlayStation 2 way back in 2005. The studio then pivoted to the Infamous franchise, releasing the first game in that series on PlayStation 3 in 2009.
Plus, SummerSlam results, Rollins takes out Ambrose, a turncoat Nikki slaps Brie, and Bully Ray quits TNA.
Very mild spoilers for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice ahead.
The photo, obtained by the good folk at Batman-news.com, shows McNairy with his suit pants rolled up to reveal a pair of green leggings underneath. This most certainly means effects are going to be applied to his legs post-production, but the question is - what kind, and why? Check out the image here, and speculate away in the comment section below.
Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow. (Sorry for the vacation-caused delay on this one!)
This week’s episode of Sailor Moon Crystal is called "Masquerade Dance Party", and the title is an apt one. Everyone is masquerading as somebody else in Act 4: Sailor Moon and her friends and pretending to be royalty, their new enemy Nephrite is pretending to be a lady’s maid, and Tuxedo Mask is pretending to be an ally to the Sailor Guardians. (Or is he pretending to be their enemy? Even he doesn’t seem to know.) It’s all in the hopes of obtaining the Legendary Silver Crystal, an object that has the power to control the universe.
The crystal disappeared long ago (as did the princess guarding it), so when a foreign dignitary named Princess D holds a masquerade ball to unveil a mysterious treasure, everyone assumes the treasure must be the Legendary Silver Crystal. This leads to a confrontation between the Sailor Guardians and Nephrite, who proves to be a more formidable opponent than his predecessor Jadeite.
Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have reunited to star as sleazy proprietors in a spoof of pawn shop reality shows, created to promote next week's Primetime Emmy Awards.
'Barely Legal Pawn' also stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus on fine form as a customer trying to pawn off her Seinfeld Supporting Actress Emmy in order to pay for her own island (because Celine Dion has one). Watch the trio ham it up in the video below.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards air live Monday, August 25, 8pm EST/5pm PDT, Tuesday, August 26 10AM AEST, and Tuesday, 26 August 2014 at 1AM BST. Check out the full list of nominations.
The next game from Braid Developer Jonathan Blow, The Witness, is almost finished, according to a post on the game's official site. "We are definitely in finish-the-game mode," wrote designer Orsi Spaynol, explaining why posts have become less frequent on the site.
The update was just a brief check-in to let people know the current status of the game, and with it came a teaser photo of the world's hub area.
Every Tuesday, Sony drops a bunch of new stuff onto the PlayStation Network. Those with a PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, or PlayStation Vita can download these goodies, which include PSN games, movies, themes and more. While the Official PlayStation Blog outlines these updates in full each week, we thought we'd help truncate the good news into something more digestible.
Here are this week's new PlayStation 4 games.