EA revealed today Need for Speed: No Limits, a new mobile racing game in the series developed by Real Racing 3 studio Firemonkeys.
Need for Speed: No Limits is due out in 2015 for smartphones and tablets. The team behind the mobile game, Firemonkeys is an Australian developer that is the result of a Firemint and IronMonkey merger in 2012.
IGN broke the news of Need for Speed: No Limit earlier this month. While details are sparse, first gameplay footage is showcased in the announcement trailer above.
Oscar winner Mel Gibson may step back behind the camera to direct The Amazing Spider-Man's Andrew Garfield in the fact-based World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge.
Deadline reports that talks with Gibson -- who last directed 2006's Apocalypto -- "are moving forward delicately and slowly" but there is no deal in place yet. Garfield is also "in discussions" to play the lead role.
The site says Hacksaw Ridge is based on "the true story of Desmond T Doss, the first conscientious objector in U.S. history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. ... Doss was a U.S. Army medic who served in World War II during the Battle of Okinawa and refused to kill. President Truman awarded him the Medal of Honor for saving so many lives."
Beyond the obvious "Finish TWOW!" cries that this hefty, impressive work will surely awaken, The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and The Game of Thrones - from George R. R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia, Jr. and Linda Antonsson - is a sharp, well-crafted resource for die-hard Game of Thrones fans.
That's not to say that it's ultimately necessary in the grand scheme of storytelling, but as you'll find within most immersive fantasy fandoms, more is usually welcome. And this print-to-page history of the lands of Westeros and Essos does, at its best, work to enhance the entire book-reading, show-watching experience.
At points, it's deep and insightful. Other moments however offer up only a cursory glimpse of civilizations. The staging here - the premise, if you will - is that this book is a "gift for young lord Tommen," written by one Maester Yandel. So The World of Ice & Fire comes to us from someone with an actual point of view. It remains objective when recounting past wars and conquests, but Yandel's bias shines through when the tale stops firmly at the ascension of King Robert, Tommen's "father," and we're given a sort of "and then everything was great!" capper.
Telltale Games has released a trailer for “Iron from Ice,” the first episode of its upcoming game series based on the Game of Thrones TV show.
Narrated by Lena Headey, the actress who portrays Cersei Lannister, the trailer sets an ominous tone for the members of House Forrester -- long-time allies of House Stark.
You can watch the full trailer below. Check back with IGN soon for our Rewind Theater where some of IGN’s biggest Game of Thrones fans speculate about the game’s plot and point out the details you may have missed.
Telltale also announced that some Game of Thrones TV show cast members will reprise their roles for the game. In addition to those listed below, more cast members will show up in following episodes.
Just over one year ago, on November 15th, 2013, Sony’s PlayStation 4 launched in the United States. It's safe to say Sony's console has had an extremely impressive first year. Sony announced on Halloween that it had sold a staggering 13.5 million console units to date. In the midst of its second holiday season, let's take a look at what brought the PlayStation 4 to this point.
PlayStation 4 hit the ground running in North America, going on sale a week earlier than its primary rival, Microsoft’s Xbox One. In August Sony reported one million pre-orders for the console, and the PS4 would go on to sell one million units in its North American launch alone. Two weeks later, Sony would bring its next gen offering to Europe, where it would go on to smash console launch sales records in the United Kingdom, moving a quarter of a million units in two days time.
For those of you who'd like to melt their own Major Toht, there's a candle for that.
If there's one scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark that's etched into the minds of movie lovers everywhere, it's watching the sadistic Nazi Gestapo agent's face melt away. Now, thanks to Firebox, you can relive that moment in candle form for £20 (around $30).
Firebox are quick to point out this version of Toht doesn't burn as fast as the real thing, and that the candle doesn't emit a "blood-curdling screech as it burns," sadly.
The opening cinematic for Destiny's upcoming expansion The Dark Below leaked on YouTube today.
In the video's description, YouTube user Mr Jester6598 wrote "I can not explain how to get access to this video on the game as it was due to an error that I was able to see this."
The cinematic (above) starts with an ominous voice. "Six of us went down into the pit," the voice says. "Only one crawled out." The voice then identifies itself as Eris, a new character to the game. "I have seen what the Hive calls a God," Eris continues. "Crota, son of Oryx. He took everything from me. He will turn his eyes to Earth and only a true weapon of the Light can stop his wrath. Now you must face what lurks in the Dark Below."
Summit Entertainment reportedly wants Tom Cruise to play the mentor role in their reboot of Highlander movie.
“Highlander is one of many projects that come to him and he discusses,” a representative for Cruise told TheWrap, adding that Cruise is “far from talks” for the role played originally played by Sean Connery. Cruise is currently filming Mission: Impossible 5 and does not appear to be interested in future projects.
Summit has tapped first-time director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who served as a visual effects supervisor on Snow White and the Huntsman. The long-gestating Highlander reboot is expected to remain very faithful to the Russell Mulcahy-directed original, which Nicolas-Troyan cited as an inspiration for his vision of Highlander.
For a movie that's less than a year-and-a-half away, the progress on Prometheus 2 has been kept pretty hush-hush. That is, until now -- as director Ridley Scott has started teasing the Alien prequel/sequel, and promises a "fresh" monster for the film.
While promoting his upcoming film -- Exodus: Gods and Kings -- Scott spoke to The Australian (via Dark Horizons) about Prometheus 2, touting that it will introduce a "fresh" monster and is "getting away from gods and dragons and s--t. If I see one more dragon I’m going to shoot myself. Stop the dragons."
The first time I felt bad killing someone in Far Cry 2, it was a death I didn’t see coming. I’d seen plenty of unpredictable, often hilarious things happen as a result of my violent actions -- I once shot a driver who then rolled his truck into a zebra, over a bridge, and into a river. Moments like this get more out of hand in Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4.
But when remembering my truly definitive Far Cry moments, and when asking myself which Far Cry game is best, I always think about Marty Alencar, the friend I murdered.
Marty was my first and best Buddy in Far Cry 2’s Africa. He was the man I rescued from a fiery plane crash. The guy who always brought me back to life when I took too many bullets, put a gun in my hand, and stood by my side until everyone around me died.
Ubisoft has unveiled that an open beta is coming for The Crew on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from November 25 to 27.
The Crew open beta will feature the entire United States, though only two of the five regions will offer challenges: the Midwest and East Coast. Players also can race against others competitively in those two regions. As for customization, the street and dirt spec classes will be available.
Previously, Ubisoft has held a closed beta on PC as well as one for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with over 1 million players participating. As for the open beta, while everyone will have access to The Crew, an Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus subscription are mandatory for some of the online features.
Evolve, like Turtle Rock Studios’ Left 4 Dead, communicates its story in subtle ways -- so much so, that it’s easier to access, consume, and understand when playing without friends.
Hunters crack jokes on the dropship ahead of each match, and during respawns, but the majority of their character development, backstories, and other details, come when they’re rolling around together during single-player.
Character voices are actually dialed down in multiplayer matches, specifically to reduce the distracting clutter that could intrude on tactical conversations while hunting Monsters.
“A lot of
is going to be a lot more obvious when someone decides to play solo. Because team communication is so important, we’re backing off some of the character VO when it’s four people playing,” Creative Director Phil Robb told IGN. “We didn’t want to create noise that could potentially make it more difficult to communicate with your teammates. Whenever you’re playing solo with A.I., you get to hear more of the characters’ VO.”
We are excited to reveal DC Comics' Digital Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, which will be available on https://www.readdcentertainment.com/ and other digital comic book sites.
The Black Friday sale, which goes from 11/25 to 12/1, will see 750 Batman comics(!) going on sale for 99 cents each. This includes Batman classics like The Dark Knight Returns and The Long Halloween as well as newer releases like Legends of the Dark Knight and the first 21 issues of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's New 52 Batman run, which includes the Court of Owls and Joker arcs.
New content is out for Trials Fusion.
Out today, the free update introduces Teams, whereby players can team up against rival riders.
Every Team can have up to 50 members, each of whom is represented by a name and an emblem. Furthermore, Teams will be able to race one another in private games once the online multiplayer feature is live in early 2015.
On the subject of online multiplayer, Ubisoft has revealed a few details about what players can expect early next-year.
Also as a free update, multiplayer online allows four riders per race on Xbox 360, and up to eight players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. If you're on PC, you'll be able to test out the online functionality – albeit in beta form – starting today.
Project Cars will run at 60 frames-per-second (fps) on Xbox One.
A press release from Bandai Namco earlier today said: "You've played it in Dubai, London, Madrid, and Paris, but for those that couldn't jet-set around the world, sit back and take a more leisurely look at Project CARS on Xbox One, running at 60 frames per second!"
To celebrate, the publisher has released a selection of new shiny, high-definition screenshots taken directly from the Xbox One version of the racing title.
Project Cars is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on March 20 2015. The Wii U release has still yet to be confirmed.
In our preview last September, we thought that in the absence of Gran Turismo and Forza this year, the time was right for Project Cars to make its mark - particularly given the stunning visuals demonstrated in this scarily realistic trailer.
UPDATE: In the original version of this article we referred to Dead or Alive 5: Last Round as the free-to-play version, when Last Round is in fact the retail version and CORE Fighters is the free-to-play version. Apologies for the confusion.
Team Ninja has announced the final boss for the forthcoming beat 'em up, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round.
Raidou, as he's known, utilises the Mugen Tenshin style of Ninjutsu, while taking techniques he's stolen from other fighters. Unlike the other Mugen Tenshin practitioners - Kasumi and Hayate - Raidou is said to make the most of his build; fusing the style with his unique power and size.
Activision has claimed Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare had the biggest launch of any entertainment product in 2014 in terms of revenue, coming in ahead of all other music, movies and books released year.
The achievement is backed up by information including the digital and retail sell-through for the title, compared with reported movie, music, and book gross sales, each for the first week following initial launch.
The publisher has also announced the Call of Duty franchise as a whole has now generated over $10 billion in sales revenue since its launch in 2003.
Advanced Warfare also enjoyed the highest-selling digital launch in console history according to estimates from Xbox Live, PlayStation Network and internal Activision estimates. As for how the latest entry in the franchise compared with those that came before it, solid figures are scarce. First week sales are up on last year's Call of Duty: Ghosts though, at least according to sell-through figures.
Fate of Arun, MMORPG TERA's upcoming free expansion, will go live on December 16.
The expansion will enable players to explore the "mysterious continent" of Northern Arun for brand new challenges, zones, dungeons and enemies. Via an "epic new storyline" that promises a "myriad of new gameplay enhancements" - including simplified enchanting and the ability to fuse unused crystals into bigger, more powerful ones - players will be tasked to "break the siege" of the Archdevan Imperial Army.
This free expansion - coming for all players through the TERA website and Steam - also features an increased level cap of 65, all-new class skills and a new battleground for competitive PvE.
Nintendo Europe has reiterated that, while anyone who registers Smash Bros. on both 3DS and Wii U before January 20 will get Mewtwo for free along with a soundtrack containing 72 tunes from the brawler, he'll later be available for purchase.
"The free download codes for Mewtwo will be distributed in spring 2015," it explains. "The character will be made available to purchase as add-on content in the future."
Shadow of Mordor is getting some free DLC.
The Power of Defiance bundle adds a new skin, challenge mode, and an epic rune.
The new skin casts players as Lithariel, the warrior commander of the Tribesmen of Nurn, who is set to lead the battle against the Dark Lord's army. For those unfamiliar, Lithariel is the daughter of Lady Marwen, the Queen of Nurn.
The new challenge mode is called Test of Defiance, and sees you face Sauron's Warchiefs, only without your trusty Wraith abilities or any means to escape death in a pinch.
As for the epic rune – Defiant to the End – players are granted an extra 'Last Chance' to re-enter the fray should they fall in combat.