The developers of 2012's Spec Ops: The Line said that the narrative-driven third-person shooter will likely never see a sequel, according to a recent interview with German website Gamestar,
This was due to lower-than expected sales, as reported in Take-Two Interactive's fiscal report. According to Take-Two, the game actually hurt the overall earnings of the company during the first quarter of the fiscal 2013 year.
Along with the announcement came the grand unveiling of a billboard that "touts" Conan's role in Sharktopus vs Pteracuda as "A career-defining performance." Check out the advertisement for O'Brien's "Emmy and/or Oscar and/or BAFTA"-considered performance below:
Agents of SHIELD is set to get a notable cast addition for the second season with Spartacus: War of the Damned and Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless.
TV Guide reports that Lawless — also known for her work on Battlestar Galactica and Parks and Recreation — is appearing in Agents of SHIELD: Season 2 in an unspecified role. Marvel isn't making public (at least not yet) how long the well-known actress will be on the ABC series.
Super Comboman’s style is easy to love. Its colorful art captures all the addictive fun of a sugary pop song. Its chubby hero bursts with the same clueless, wide-eyed enthusiasm that makes Scott Pilgrim so endearing. Its combo-driven approach to 2D sidescrolling beat-‘em-up action provides greater nuance than the genre typically enjoys. And yet, despite all that personality and potential, Super Comboman is also plagued by myriad problems, from frustrating technical glitches to poorly thought-out design decisions. While the superficial appeal never erodes completely, countless tiny aggravations certainly chip away at the bright, happy exterior.
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Director James Gunn is holding the end credits Easter Egg back until opening day for Guardians of the Galaxy.
Posting on Facebook before the Los Angeles premiere, Gunn let fans and attendees know that he's not screening the special end credits tag before the movie opens to the public. He wants to save that Easter Egg until everyone can see the newest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"One bit of business for those of you going to the premiere tonight: There WILL be a tag at the end of the credits on Guardians of the Galaxy, but it won't be playing tonight, just as it hasn't been playing on the press screenings," he wrote. "It's something we're saving for people who go see the movie on the first day in theaters around the world."
In an interview with VideoGamer.com, a spokesperson for Naughty Dog said that they are currently considering options for another The Last of Us game.
During the interview, Naughty Dog community strategist, Arne Meyer said that it “would be a disservice to ourselves and our fans” not to explore options of continuing the franchise.
“It really comes down to is there something interesting in this universe we've created that we want to continue to explore?” Meyer continued. “Is it something that we can get the entire team passionate about? Is it something we can get the creative directors excited about and then we could continue it?”
Tecmo Koei has released a new trailer with several images and details about new characters for Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate.
The new characters featured are Nezha, Tamamo and Yinglong, with two guest characters, Sophitia and Sterk, from the SoulCalibur and Atelier series.
Two stand-out characters are Sophitia and Sterk. Sophitia, from SoulCalibur, is a holy-warrior mother sent by the Greek god, Hephaestus to destroy and evil sword called Soul Edge. Sometime after her mission she was taken into a wormhole and sent to the Orochi dimension.
Sterkenburg Cranach, from the Atelier series used to be a knight in the Kingdom of Arland. After his most recent quest to escort Princess Meruru to Aris, he was also sucked into a wormhole that took him to the world of Orochi.
Last year at Comic-Con, writer Chuck Palahniuk revealed the existence of a sequel to his popular novel, Fight Club. But rather than a prose sequel, it was announced as a comic book. The Fight Club sequel was in its early stages at the time, with no artist being named and only a basic plot outline being revealed.
But a year later, the project is well underway and Palahniuk is more forthcoming. USA Today revealed new details about the project today. The series is simply titled Fight Club 2. Palahniuk will script the comic himself, with Cameron Stewart providing the interior artwork and David Mack handling covers. This ten-issue mini-series will be published by Dark Horse Comics, with the first issue scheduled for release on April 8, 2015.
A new gameplay video for The Sims 4 revealed a planned subscription-based service that will give members exclusive items and early access to new content.
The service, which EA is calling The Sims 4 Premium, appears upon entering the gallery, an in-game area that lets players share content with each other. An advertisement pops up at 13:26 in the video below, and reads, "Become a Premium member to get early access to 3 new packs, with exclusive items. Your Sims can throw a spooky costume party, camp in the great outdoors, and toast to the new year in style."
Although it's unclear whether this content will be available to anyone not subscribing to The Sims 4 Premium, the system seems reminiscent of the Battlefield Premium Service. Players paid $50 USD for advanced access to every expansion pack and downloadable map for the current Battlefield game, as well as exclusive events, items and camouflage for their in-game characters.
In March of this year, Facebook announced plans to acquire the makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset for $2 billion, and today the deal is officially complete.
In their announcement, the companies did not reveal any additional details regarding the finalized transaction, although they did issue a statement stating, "We’re looking forward to an exciting future together, building the next computing platform and reimagining the way people communicate."
When the acquisition plans were first announced, Oculus VR was set to receive $400 million in cash and 23.1 million in Facebook shares. At the time, Facebook said that the company "plans to extend Oculus' existing advantage in gaming to new verticals, including communications, media and entertainment, education and other areas."
NewBee has won The International 4, the humongous Dota 2 tournament hosted by Valve.
ViCi Gaming won the first Grand Finals match against NewBee handily, forcing a submission at the 25 minute mark. ViCi averaged more than one kill per minute. NewBee recovered in game two, slaughtering ViCi in return to even the series, and carried the momentum into another win. With the Grand Finals championship on the line, NewBee refused to give up an inch, outplaying ViCi every second of the 15 minute match. NewBee claimed the Aegis of Champions trophy in a 3-1 victory.
NewBee secured its spot in The International's Grand Finals on the first day, carving its way through ViCi Gaming and Evil Geniuses with apparent effortlessness.
For the second year in a row, Robert Downey Jr. is the highest-paid actor in Hollywood.
The Forbes annual list of the most highly-paid actors put the Iron Man star on top with $75 million. That's roughly double most of the other actors in the top ten. Its an impressive feat by itself, but on top of that Forbes notes that most of his money this year came from backend payments from Iron Man 3.
Dwayne Johnson came in second at $52 million, followed by Bradley Cooper in third place at $46 million.
Tom Cruise fell from #1 in 2012 to #8 last year, and this year is missing from the list altogether. Also notably, the former and upcoming Batmen both make the list, and are appropriately enough in a dead-tie for absurd wealth. You can see the full list below.
Oscar winner Michael Caine is joining Lionsgate's The Last Witch Hunter, starring Vin Diesel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Caine (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception) is playing an unspecified role in the supernatural action film, which is helmed by director Breck Eisner (The Crazies, Sahara). Along with Diesel and Caine, Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie is attached to star as a female witch in The Last Witch Hunter.
DC is in the process of launching or relaunching several books during July. Last week saw the debut of a new Teen Titans series from writer Will Pfeifer and artist Kenneth Rocafort. This series offers a fresh start for both the team and readers as the Titans work to protect New York City and prove that they don't need the help of adult heroes like Batman or Wonder Woman.
We recently had a chance to chat with Pfeifer via e-mail about the new series. He explained why a relaunch was necessary, what relationship the Titans have with their fellow heroes and the general public, and teased what's to come for the Titans five years from now in September' Teen Titans: Futures End one-shot.
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Marvel has not yet announced a release date for the Scott Derrickson-directed Doctor Strange movie. Though, with Comic Con ahead and an expansive slate scheduled, an announcement is likely imminent.
Fans are already speculating that Doctor Strange may show up in an Avengers film, perhaps Avengers 3 (though that will no doubt depend on the success of his solo outing). Alternatively, some have wondered if it might ever make sense for Marvel to create a character franchise that exists entirely unto itself.
As beloved as it is, certain aspects of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee have aged about as well as a wet mummy. Clunky controls, unadjustable harsh difficulty, and graphics that are hideous when scaled up to HD resolutions mean high barriers to entry for newcomers, which make it harder to discover one of the most memorably imaginative games of the late '90s. Thankfully, it's a lot easier in Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty. Rebuilding Oddysee from scratch, New 'n' Tasty modernizes the original's gameplay and art while leaving its level layout and design largely untouched. The end result is a smoother, more vivid, and much more immediately fun retelling of the excellent first Oddworld story.
Yesterday, IGN's Roth Cornet spoke with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige in advance of the release of Guardians of the Galaxy and to catch up on all things MCU. We already know that the studio has big plans for Phase 3 following Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron. They've already scheduled Ant-Man for July 2015 and Captain America 3 for May 2016.
Now, according to Feige, that same "one sequel, one new character" model could be the game plan moving forward. "
Smash Run, an exclusive mode created for Smash Bros. 3DS, packs more than 30 years of history into 5 minutes of mayhem. The goal is stated simply right at the start: “Collect boosts in a vast labyrinth to prepare for an epic final battle.” Truth be told, the single battlefield in this mode is massive. It’s filled with multiple sections, secret rooms, and enemies that trace back though decades of Nintendo’s legacy (with a few extra references courtesy of Mega Man, Sonic, and Pac-Man).
It doesn’t take a video game historian to spot all of the nods to prior Nintendo games in Smash Run, but it definitely helps if you’ve played a few. I saw a minefield of references: the tall Polar Bears of Ice Climber charged alongside diminutive Goombas from Mario’s Mushroom Kingdom. The anatomically buff-looking Kremlings from Donkey Kong Country shared the same space as lumbering Red Bulborbs from Pikmin. Within the context of any other Nintendo game, a mash-up of this size would feel unfathomable because of all the ideas involved. But, for Nintendo, the distillation of all that history into one frantic brawler is what the Smash Bros. series does best.