The first character still from the upcoming Ridley Scott-produced Halo: Nightfall has been released, showing off new Spartan Agent Locke.
The image, which you can see below, features Mike Colter, best known for his roles in The Good Wife and The Following. Though it was originally report he'd play a rising star called Marlowe, multiple sources now confirm he's instead set to play the new Spartan assigned a key role in Halo 5: Guardians.
This is not the majestic return of Vanilla Ice, although you'd be forgiven for thinking it is. Instead, it's a new rap single from the upcoming TMNT movie, "Shell Shocked."
Debuting on Complex, "Shell Shocked" comes from Taylor Gang's Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Ty Dolla $ign. In keeping with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rap tradition, it features such explicitly Turtles-related lyrics as "nobody do it better, all my brothers tryin'a get some cheddar, we all wanna cut like a Shredder."
Dark Souls 2’s first piece of DLC, Crown of the Sunken King, is a remarkably tough trek down to the bowels of Drangleic. It provides some of the most interesting and difficult challenges that From Software has ever created. Your gorgeous adventure takes you to forgotten cities, labyrinthine tombs, and ancient lakes, all of which are predictably littered with a slew of things wanting you dead.
As the first chapter in the Lost Crowns Trilogy, Sunken King makes Dark Souls 2 tougher than ever, and that’s saying something. The ledges are narrow, a huge number of enemies carry poison weapons, and the entire thing is infested with giant insects that spew corrosive mist. More so than ever, you’ll have to juggle each encounter with managing your inventory and curing status and equipment ailments.
Netflix's 13-episode Daredevil series will have a "gritty 1970s New York feel," according to showrunner Steven S. DeKnight.
Speaking at the world premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy, DeKnight said that shooting has just started in the Big Apple and is going "phenomenally well" thus far.
"We're going for a gritty, 1970s' New York feel for the show. We love the idea of beauty and the decay of the city, and Hell's Kitchen being a place that's both beautiful and gritty at the same time. And that's why Matt Murdock loves it and wants to protect it."
As for a release date, DeKnight was less revealing, saying only that it will hit Netflix "some time next year."
Check out the interview in full on Marvel's YouTube channel.
An update (5.1.0) allowing you to transfer your Wii U data to another Wii U is currently being rolled out by Nintendo.
As outlined on Nintendo's support page, the feature will only work with two working and present consoles (no dice if it's broken or lost), and will transfer users, Nintendo Network IDs, save data and downloaded content from one to the other. Once the transfer is complete, the source Wii U will be formatted.
One presumes this feature won't be too useful in the immediate future, but might have some worth if different models are released down the line, or if you're looking to upgrade from the basic to deluxe model.
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...
"It's not God, it's Darwin!"
Last week, Julia and Rebecca wrestled for the "worst Under the Dome character" crown, with no clear winner. This week was also pretty much a draw, although I will say that their characters were tweaked somewhat. They were still awful, just differently so. Julia ditched her religious "higher purpose" shtick while Rebecca morphed into something that more resembled a series villain. Though she did, in the end, decide not to poison an entire church prayer group with her pig virus.
But still, there was a giant, ridiculous leap in tactics in "Revelation" as Jim and Rebecca somehow instantly went from "We need to choose who should die based on X,Y, and Z" (with Rebecca, naturally, being insensitive and cold to a lame, single-note degree) to "Let's just randomly wipe out anyone who happens to be in the diner." She'd already gotten Jim and Barbie to agree to killing folks (I know, I know...), why did she then escalate it so drastically? Of course, her having a "beef" with religion (her dad told her there were no answers so she "turned to science") led her to try and take out the churchgoers, but that's still out-of-nowhere supervillain s***.
Marty O’Donnell, former long-time Bungie employee and the award-winning music composer for the Halo series, has settled his lawsuit against his former studio, reports VentureBeat.
O’Donnell filed against Bungie and its chief executive, Harold Ryan, back in May for benefits he claims were unpaid. In the filing O’Donnell stated he was given no explanation for his termination. The filing also claimed that Ryan had “willfully and intentionally caused Bungie to deprive O’Donnell of accrued but unused vacation time, paid time off, sabbatical time, and other benefits.”
It seems Marvel's The Avengers could have turned out very, very differently indeed.
According to an upcoming Joss Whedon biography by Amy Pascale (via Business Insider), after Joss Whedon read the first draft Disney was sitting on, he was brutally honest with Marvel boss Kevin Feige.
"You don't have anything," Whedon told Feige, of the script that X-Men screenwriter Zak Penn had written. "You need to pretend this draft never happened."
These were bold words from the director, considering he hadn't yet been brought on to helm the project. But Feige let Whedon go home and write a five-page treatment for the film; his film. The rest, as we know, is history.
The news that FX had picked up Fargo for a Season 2 broke earlier today, but here are a few more details to come out of the Television Critics Association Press Tour. Writer-producer Noah Hawley capped off FX's day of show panels by dishing out some information about next season - which won't premiere until fall 2015 at the earliest.
Season 2 will take place in 1979 and focus on Lou Solverson (the character Keith Carradine played in Season 1). It'll be a 33-year-old version of Lou, a state cop recently back from fighting in the Vietnam War. Molly will be four years old and we'll meet her mother (discovering what ultimately happened to her in the process).
The ratings for the NFL's top 10 rookies have been revealed for Madden NFL 15, with the first two draft picks taking the top spots.
This year's highest-rated rookie rating is shared by two players: Jadeveon Clowney, the Houston Texans linebacker, and Greg Robinson, the outside tackle for the St. Louis Rams. The No. 1 and 2 draft picks are both sitting at an 83 Madden NFL 15 rating as of now.
Other notable players in Madden's top 10 rookie rankings include linebacker Khalil Mack (81), wide receiver Sammy Watkins (80) and safety HaHa Clinton-Dix (79). Although today's ratings are solely focused on the top 10 rookies, EA has a schedule set to reveal new ratings every day. Check out the schedule below, and stay tuned to IGN, as we'll be covering the reveals until Aug. 5, when the entire list will be available.
Godzilla is headed to home theaters this fall. Fans of the King of the Monsters will have their choice of “MetalPak” Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, regular old Blu-ray Combo Pack, 2-Disc DVD Special Edition and Digital HD Download.
All the various incarnations of Godzilla arrive on September 16, 2014. Both Combo Pack versions "include the film in high definition on Blu-ray Disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet” as well as a bonus features like an "in-depth look behind the cover-up that kept Godzilla’s existence a secret from the world for more than 50 years.” The bonus features also come with the Digital Download version.
The regular combo pack retails for $36US, but an extra $9 gets you the MetalPak. For a mere $45US you can have all the versions of the film, all the special features, “exclusive embossed artwork” and “Godzilla’s iconic roar”.
The first piece of promo art for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World has been unveiled, and it's beautiful.
The image, available to a lucky few Comic-Con attendees, was created by artist Mark Englert, and offers a tantalizing throwback to the original film.
"After milling over what I'd like to see as a fan," Englert wrote in a detailed post on his blog, "I decided to try and incorporate elements from the previous movies and try to connect how they have led up to the newest story in the series. Jurassic World takes place back on Isla Nublar, where the park from the first movie failed before it even opened. I wanted to subtly establish the setting, the theme of nature overtaking technology and that a new park with a new story was being built on what had come before... I also just wanted a cool shot of a Raptor."
Naomi Foner’s Very Good Girls is a simple tale about two best friends fresh out of high school having their friendship challenged for the first time over the love of a boy. It’s certainly not an uncommon plot, but writer/director Foner is able to coax two strong performances out of Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen to bring the characters of Lilly and Gerry to life. Unfortunately, Very Good Girls suffers from some questionable choices as the film wears on and the object of the girls’ affection, a tool-cool-for-school Sylvia Plath-quoting artist named David (a stiff and utterly boring Boyd Holbrook), is so devoid of personality and so ripe with clichés that the girls falling for him in the first place is groan inducing.
With dozens and dozens of panels devoted to TV shows at San Diego Comic-Con, it's pretty difficult to figure out a list of just five shows we're excited for... so we kind of cheated and included some entries that pair together more than one series!
TV has become a huge part of SDCC, and as comic book movies and more genre projects expand into television, there's an amazing array of panels this year focused on some very big properties, where the cast and producers will be in attendance, often debuting new footage.
With Arrow coming off an extremely well-received second season, DC is ramping up their TV presence in a big way. Comic-Con will include a big DC TV three-hour extravaganza on Saturday night, including screenings of the Gotham and The Flash pilots and appearances by the casts of those shows, plus Arrow and Constantine, with Arrow star Stephen Amell serving as host for the night. There will also be separate screening opportunities for the Constantine pilot and panels for Arrow and Constantine. Plus, while it's not based on a character from the DC Universe per se, iZOMBIE, based on the DC/Vertigo comic, will screen and have a panel as well.
Twenty-seven years ago, Shadowgate was known for two things: difficulty and death. The former was a byproduct of being a graphic adventure game; without the ease of looking up solutions on the Internet, finding your way through Castle Shadowgate's locked doors and myriad obstacles was an exercise in trial and error. The latter was a byproduct of the difficulty, but was far from graphic. Instead, as you explored Shadowgate's sights one still image at a time, you'd meet death due to enemies (dragons, sharks), traps (pits, portals), and even self-mutilation (absentmindedly choosing to stab or burn yourself), with text descriptions describing your fate before meeting a still image of the Grim Reaper.
Riot Games is taking a new approach to deal with toxic players in League of Legends, Riot's lead designer of social systems Jeffrey Lin announced today on Twitter.
Lin later detailed the approach in a Reddit post, stating that starting today, Riot will begin testing a new form of detection and banning for "extreme toxicity" including intentional feeding or racism, starting with small tests on one server at a time.
This method will employ a new machine learning approach with Player Support, allowing them to target the most toxic of players. Those caught will be handed 14-day temporary bans swiftly, while the worst cases will see a permanent ban instantly. Those affected by this will be notified with the ban code 2500.
There used to be a time when the video game versions of a huge hollywood movies weren't sketchy iPhone exclusives. They were big-budget affairs from top-tier game developers, and they proudly sat on store shelves alongside Mario, Sonic, and the rest of the video game greats of the '80s and'90s.
This is the era that gave us Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES. Aladdin on the SNES. Heck, Aladdin on the Genesis. And they were good. Very good. Well... sometimes. For every TMNT there was a Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game. For every Aladdin there was a Superman 64.
Earlier this month, we learned that Gail Simone will be ending her long tenure on DC's Batgirl comic as that series moves in a very different direction. So the question now is, what's next for Simone? DC has hinted that she has another project in the works with them, but we have yet to learn what that involves.
But we do know that Simone will be continuing her relationship with Dynamite Comics. Her run on the latest volume of Red Sonja has been received well critically and commercially. And her new Dynamite series will see Simone tackle not just the She-Devil With a Sword, but two other iconic heroines as well. It's almost like Simone is back writing Birds of Prey.
Ubisoft announced today that Tetris Ultimate will be coming to Nintendo 3DS this fall, following its launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC this summer.
In addition to the six game modes included in every version, Tetris Ultimate on 3DS will feature an exclusive single-player Challenge mode. This new mode will introduce several unique challenges, including orientation-locked and disappearing Tetriminos.
In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Tetris, Tetris Ultimate was announced for next-gen consoles and PC earlier this year. Tetris Ultimate adds new features to the classic puzzle game, such as multiplayer for up to four players and global leaderboards.
It's the week of San Diego Comic Con! That means a huge week of comics news and events are coming our way, but lets not forget about the actual comics themselves, which are beyond epic this week.
Check out our picks, then take to the comments to let us know what looks good to you!
By Greg Pak & Victor Ibanez | Marvel Comics
Storm is one of the most popular (and powerful) X-Men, often leading the team and taking center stage in huge conflicts, yet she’s never had her own series. This week, Marvel corrects that by launching a brand new comic starring everyone’s favorite thief turned goddess turned X-Man.