Paul Bettany has kept pretty mum on his role as the android The Vision in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, but now the Mortdecai actor has spilled a few new details about his role in the superhero flick.
According to news.com.au, it seems that Bettany's role in The Avengers won't be a one-time deal, saying, “That’s the really great thing about the Marvel gig for me. I have never known if I have had a job six months out ever in my life."
A classic figurine of Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett fetched more than $27,000 at auction recently,
Bloomberg reports that Fett was one of 70 figurines put up for auction by former United Kingdom Star Wars Fan Club chairman Craig Stevens. It was the rarest of the bunch, and raised the most by far at approximately 18,000 pounds or around $27,221. That accounted for almost half of the $63,209 total in his figurine sales at auction.
Stevens said it would be "terribly heart-wrenching" to watch his items sold off. Along with Boba Fett, figurines of Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, and Yak Face sold for thousands of dollars each. Other top-earners included Luke, Leia, Yoda, Sandpeople, Darth Vader, and Storm Trooper.
It’s 25 minutes into a match of The Witcher Battle Arena when I realize it should have ended 15 minutes ago. I was enjoying the simplicity of attacking iconic characters from the Witcher world with flashy spells, and didn’t notice that the clock had stopped ticking and the respawn count had locked in place. Battle Arena has broken, and the match will not count. I reboot the iPad app, load up another match, and run into new, equally irritating bugs and disruptive connectivity issues. This is common, unfortunately, and unacceptable for a free-to-play 3v3 MOBA that already has substantial problems.
The rich world of The Witcher is primed and ready for competitive multiplayer game, and Battle Arena gives each of its nine launch characters a fun and distinct set of skills. Letho is a brutish tank who can deal and receive damage in bulk at the expense of mobility; Iorveth’s archery expertise leaves him vulnerable if anyone closes the gap, but utterly devastating from afar if you can land his skill-shots; and Geralt of Rivia himself modifies his stylish attacks with the Sign magic that makes him such a talented monster hunter in the mainline Witcher games. These characters and more rotate in and out of free-to-play accessibility, so if you play long enough you can enjoy everyone without spending a dime.
Nintendo has seen a 40 percent slide in global 3DS sales when compared to the fourth quarter of 2013.
With 4.99 million 3DS units purchased globally during the holiday season, Nintendo has decreased its projected sales for 2015 from 12 million to 9 million. According to them, the handheld "did not grow sufficiently" in the US or Europe.
Conversely, the Japanese company confirms gains in its software sales. In 2014, Nintendo reports a total of 53.04 million units of software sold throughout the year. Pokemon Omega Ruby Version, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire Version and Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS helped bolster these software sales, selling 9.35 million and 6.19 million copies each.
The zombie apocalypse is upon us. It has been for some time, actually – over 30 years now, if video games are anything to go by. (And they always are.) We've done a little digging, unearthing three decades' worth of the digital undead to see just how their depictions have changed over time.
The results are unsurprising on a technical level – as video game hardware has become more capable through the generations, these shuffling corpses, Crimson Heads and walkers have become more and more lifelike in their unliving appearance. Whereas it took a true leap of the imagination to extrapolate the idea of an attacking zombie from the sparse, blocky pixels of early '80s efforts, modern titles are so detailed in presenting these beasts' disfigurements that they're almost too gruesome to gaze upon at all.
Yesterday Nintendo's third-quarter earnings were announced, and the company revealed that lifetime sales of its Wii U console are now 9.2 million units.
The traditionally strong holiday sales season included the release of high profile games such as Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The quarter saw Wii U sales just shy of 2 million units, with the official number standing at 1.91 million. That number represents almost two-thirds of sales for the 9 months of Nintendo's fiscal year so far.
These numbers point to Nintendo being on track to meet its internal estimate of 3.6 million units sold during the fiscal year. The total now stands at 3.03 million, with 3 months left in the company's fiscal year.
Square Enix today launched a teaser site for an upcoming PlayStation 4 game, tentatively titled Project Code Z.
The focus of the teaser site is on the changing environments seen behind the large "Z" on the center of the page. The Square Enix and PlayStation 4 logos can also be seen, along with a link to the game's official Twitter account.
The account's sole English Tweet reads, "It was cold outside and so was my mind..."
As a thank you to active members of Electronic Arts' online streaming service EA Access, Battlefield 4 DLC will be given away at no extra cost.
From January 29 - February 28, current members can download the second expansion pack for Battlefield 4. This pack features four fan-favorite maps from Battlefield 3, remade for Battlefield 4. EA has assured that those who download the pack will be able to keep it forever.
The last three months of 2014 were very good for Apple. The Cupertino, CA based Apple had its quarterly earnings call with investors yesterday and posted record revenues. The enormous numbers were put up in large part by the strong showing of Apple's iPhone line.
First quarter for Apple's 2015 fiscal year saw quarterly earnings of $18 billion USD. That's "billion" with a "b." That means that Apple's quarter was the most successful corporate quarter not just for the company, but for all companies, ever.
Gigantic is a pastiche of many different genres, informed by a wide array of gaming sensibilities that if listed out on a piece of paper, wouldn’t seem to make sense. And yet when I played it, as if by some bizarre form of digital alchemy, it did, and now all I can think about is playing it more, if only to peel away more of its layers and get lost in its possibilities. It’s the kind of multiplayer that crawls up into my brain and refuses to leave.
At its core, Gigantic is a five-on-five class-based arena shooter. You pick a character with a unique skill-set, and work together with your teammates to destroy the opposing team’s guardian while protecting your own, kind of like capture the flag, only the flag is a three-story-high dragon that stomps around the map breathing fire. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s a MOBA, or an RPG or any other genre either. They aren’t completely wrong mind you, but the arena shooter skill-set is what matters here, not how sick of a jungler or min-maxer you are.
Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
Lamp and Vamp – ($1.99)
A pixelish vampire is on a quest across a series of hex grids, trying to safely return to his coffin before any flashlight-wielding foes target him:
Microsoft is no longer manufacturing Surface 2 tablets, the company revealed earlier this week.
Speaking with Business Insider, Microsoft confirmed that the tablet is no longer being produced, as the Surface Pro 3 continues to drive Surface growth.
For the quarter closing out 2014, Microsoft reported Surface revenues of $1.1 billion USD -- a 24% increase compared to the same quarter last year.
Kotobukiya newest series of Batman collectibles is also their most unusual. The company will be releasing a series of figurines based on the digital comic Batman: Li'l Gotham. But rather than just adapting the comic's distinctive chibi art style, these figures will also pay homage to the classic M.U.S.C.L.E. figures that were so popular in the 1980's.
At a mere two-inches tall, these figures imitate the size and monochrome style of the M.U.S.C.L.E. toys. The series consists of seven figures (Joker, Catwoman, Nightwing, Robin, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and two variations of Batman), each of which come in six different color variations. The figures will be sold as randomly assorted two-packs.
While documentarian Morgan Spurlock may have ruined Supersized meals for the rest of us, the universe is still holding on to the notion that bigger really is better.
University of Rochester scientists have discovered an exoplanet, which is a planet outside the boundaries of our solar system, with a ring system so enormous it has a radius of 0.6 Astronomical Units, or AU. An AU is the distance between the Earth and the sun, meaning the rings have a radius of 55.8 million miles.
That figure puts the ring system at roughly 200 times the size of Saturn's.
Everyone has their favorite sword (and sometimes lightsaber) fight. For some, it's all about the choreography. For others, the raw emotion. But one dedicated film fan, Clara Darko, decided to compile 60 of her favorite cinematic duels into one awesome supercut, including fights from Star Wars, The Princess Bride, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean and many, many more. Best of all, the video is set to -- what else? -- "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," featured during the unforgettable duel between O-Ren Ishii and the "Bride" in Kill Bill Vol. 1.
For a full list of movies used in the video, click here. Did the supercut include all your favorites? And what's your favorite movie sword fight? Let us know in the comments!
According Aquaman star Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), it's looking like his version of the character won't have blonde hair. But will he have a hook hand?
Participating in a Q&A at the Sundance Film Festival (via ComicBook.com), Momoa told a 74-year-old woman who proclaimed her fandom for the Aquaman comics that his version of the character would not be what she's used to: Blonde or white. "I can't really tell you because I haven't shot it yet. I hate to disappoint. But um, you know, I'm a little different than what those others," says Momoa, "I hope you watch it with an open heart."
Bossa Studios' bread simulator, I Am Bread, is making its way to iOS, the developer announced today.
The iOS version will feature all the new content that is being added to the Steam Early Access version, including the recently announced Garage area.
In the studio's latest "Bread Diary," the developer clarifies that development on the iOS version won't begin until development on the PC version is complete and I Am Bread is out of Early Access.
According to Bossa, I Am Bread will "definitely" be out of Early Access this Spring. It's currently available for $10 USD.
Gentle Giant has revealed its upcoming Singleton statue, the resident AI stepping right out of the world of Grey Goo. Out this spring and currently up for pre-order at Gentle Giant, it can be yours for $399.00.
Based on the recently released RTS of the same name, the studio worked closely with game developers Petroglyph and SixFoot, using designs from Weta Workshop to capture the Valiant Commander in all his robot glory.
This spring, the upcoming video game Evolve is getting two sets of figures from toymaker Funko.
The first is a Pop! Games set made up of Hunters Markov, Val, Hank, Maggie, and a “super-sized” 6” Monster Goliath. Out in March, these are the stylized figures with tiny bodies and huge, cutesy heads.
The other set, out in April, is Funko’s more realistic looking Evolve Legacy Collection, which features the same set of characters. These “premium” figures come with 20+ points of articulation and weapon accessories.
Evolve is a multiplayer first-person shooter in which four unique Hunters take on one player-controlled monster that can evolve into stronger forms. Evolve has gone gold, and will launch on February 10 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
As part of Microsoft's Games with Gold program, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to download three free games next month: #IDARB, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and Sniper Elite V2.
Microsoft previously announced #IDARB would be part of February's Games with Gold offerings. The 2D eSport will be free to download for Gold subscribers throughout the entire month of February on Xbox One. In IGN's #IDARB review, we said it's an "unexpected and intelligent competitive game, but it needs better multiplayer options."