Potential SPOILERS for Terminator: Genesis ahead!!
There's been a lot of confusion surrounding the timeline of Terminator: Genesis. Is it a remake/revamp/sequel or what?!
Sources have reportedly told Moviehole that Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), John Connor (Jason Clarke), Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), and Arnold Schwarzenegger's titular Terminator will revisit specific scenes from 1984's The Terminator and 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The site adds that along with the original characters, a couple of newcomers will round out the cast. The franchise may then "be passed to
With the release of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes on the horizon, series creator Hideo Kojima recently spoke about his hopes for the series, and the impact he hopes it will have on the Japanese AAA game scene.
“We’ve seen a phenomenon around the world,” Kojima told gamestm. “Young people are losing interest in high-end games and focusing on mobile and social titles, especially in Japan. I wanted to show people that Japanese high-end games are still worth playing and that big Japanese games still have a future."
Kojima said the decision to split MGS: Ground Zeroes and MGS V: The Phantom Pain into two individual titles wasn't a stretgic sales move, but rather one of necessity, as The Phantom Pain wouldn't be ready to launch in the next-gen launch window.
Batman: Arkham Knight will not have multiplayer, but it does feature the return of Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne, and many other interesting features new to the franchise.
Speaking in the new issue of Game Informer, Rocksteady game director Sefton Hill said, "This is a single-player game. There is no multiplayer Right at the start this was our vision. It's going to take all of our effort for all of this time. We don’t have the time to do multiplayer.”
Instead, Hill’s team plans “to focus on making the best single-player experience we can. We don't feel that it needs a multiplayer element. Warner Bros. backed that up right at the start.”
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 PS4 games.
And here are some new PS3 games.
Is Lando Calrissian -- ace pilot, slick gambler, Cloud City's Baron Administrator -- his galaxy's greatest dancer?! We'll find out, as Billy Dee Williams has been announced as a contestant on the latest season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
Considering the relationship between corporate siblings ABC and (its parent company) Disney, this makes for a great opportunity to name drop Star Wars: Episode VII -- coming from the Disney-owned Lucasfilm -- on the reality TV series, especially for a harder-to-sell demographic. However, despite recent reports, Williams has not yet been confirmed to appear in the film.
This morning Batman: Arkham Knight was officially revealed with a cinematic trailer. Although the trailer doesn't show any gameplay, it did show some villains who will be making an appearance and the Batmobile in action.
We took to Twitter to ask IGN users what they want to see in the new Batman game. This will be the first Arkham game on this generation of consoles so the possibilities are virtually endless.
@IGN I want the best story in the next Batman game, with lots of ester eggs— Cris (@LAlover213) March 4, 2014
Batman: Arkham Knight was announced today, and already Rocksteady is promoting its pre-order bonus. According to the official site, putting your money down early lets you play as Joker's psychotic girlfriend Harley Quinn.
The blurb promises a unique suite of weapons, gadgets, and abilities for Harley, and a set of four exclusive challenge maps.
Batman: Arkham Knight was announced today, and it's coming this year for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Batmobile is said to be a "core element" of gameplay, with wider streets and a larger city to accommodate it. GameStop has listed the release date as October 14, a Tuesday, indicating that it is likely the actual release date instead of a simple placeholder.
A ton of folks, including myself, tweet along with RAW each week. But last night, Wade Barrett nabbed the Golden Snitch for 150 points...
Would've loved to make an appearance on #Raw in Chicago tonight, but after racking my brain all day I just couldn't think of any bad news.
— Bad News Barrett (@WadeBarrett) March 4, 2014
Yes, RAW was in Chicago and CM Punk didn't return.
Update: Thief's publisher, Square Enix, has confirmed the layoffs, and provided IGN with the following statement:
“Yes it is true we’ve let 27 people go today, unfortunately it’s something that every major studio has to do sometimes in order to ensure you have the right set up for current and future projects. It’s never a nice thing to do but we are genuinely trying to offer as much support as much as we can. We’re trying to re-locate as many people as possible into other roles here or at our other studios and we’ve been in touch several studios in Montreal to arrange a career day for those affected by this. We’re very thankful for all their hard work and we sincerely wish them well.”
With 300: Rise of an Empire hitting theaters this week, we wanted to highlight the artistic work of Frank Miller by featuring our favorite 30 comic book covers drawn by him. Why 30? We didn't think you'd want to click through 300 images, no matter how cool they looked.
Miller is the writer and artist of the comic book 300, which was adapted to a movie by Zack Snyder. He is also a writer on the 300: Rise of an Empire movie sequel. There is a planned 300: Rise of an Empire comic book, but delays have put its release date in question.
Miller is a legend as far as comic books go. He has worked on numerous heroes, from Spider-Man to Batman to Daredevil, and has created many successful properties, including Sin City, Ronin and, yup, 300.
Justin Wong needed to move to California for a future.
He needed a change to his life that New York could not provide. The year was 2009 and Wong faced a dilemma -- pursue fighting games as a job or continue toward an office job?
"I thought to myself, did I want to live the same lifestyle? It was becoming cyclical," Wong said. "I felt there would be no change unless I took a risk. When the opportunity was given to me, I just took it. That, and the whole mentality of California: if you know someone, you're fine. But Street Fighter was the biggest reason to move."
Wong is a professional fighting game player. His accolades now include seven Evolution Marvel v. Capcom 2 championships, a GameStop U.S. Street Fighter 4 championship, a Mortal Kombat 9 national champion, and the most watched clip in fighting game history. But despite the competitive recognition, it's one certain life choice that separates Wong from many professional players: his decision to move away from his home state.
Our second IGN Trivia Night was Friday, February 28th once again at Pedro's Cantina. The crowd was so much bigger than last time. With the addition of Team Sega and Team Sony, Eriq and Naomi left 300+ IGNers collectively scratching their heads.
Special thanks to 2K Games, FeenixCollection.com, Ouya, and Sega for providing awesome prizes for our winning audience members.
Do you think you'd be able to win at IGN Trivia? Do you know which Pokemon is #11 in the Pokedex? See if you can answer that and more in our Trivia Night questions below!
Coffee Stain Studios is planning an April 1 release date for Goat Simulator on Steam.
Described as "The world's dumbest game" by its creators, Goat Simulator went viral as alpha footage on YouTube in early February. As of press time, the YouTube video is nearing 3 million views. The response motivated Coffee Stain to announce a full version for steam.
The game's title pretty much tells it all: players control a goat as it traverses environments damaging property and causing trouble. The alpha gameplay depicts a goat climbing a constructing tower and getting creamed by vehicles. Goat Simulator will support Steam Workshop, allowing players to create their own goats, missions, levels and more.
Next year is 2015, and at long last, we'll all live in the same year depicted in Back to the Future 2. Now, if we could just find a bunch of working hoverboards and auto-fitting jackets--oh, wait, here we go. A website has started making the rounds today, with a company called Huvr showing off what they claim are working hoverboards. And then Tony hawk rides one while obviously hanging from wires.
Huvr is supposedly a team of MIT physics graduates who have miraculously discovered the power of antigravity, and amazing enough, somehow managed to keep all of this a secret from the world until now. The "company" even goes so far as to let celebrities like Moby and Billy Zane try them out. Doc Brown himself even makes an appearance, and well you can see where this is going.
Roku has unveiled a new version of its Streaming Stick, which now works with more TVs and comes with a lower price tag. What Roku has essentially done is pack its set-top box into a small dongle that plugs into your television's HDMI port, giving you access to a wide selection of streaming services like Netflix, HBO Go, and Spotify.
The new Streaming Stick differs from the original model in a few ways. For one, the new version doesn't require an MHL connection for power, making it compatible with more television sets. The downside to this is that the attachment now needs to be powered by either USB or a power outlet, not unlike Google's Chromecast. The new Streaming Stick also requires a separate remote, which is included—the previous version could be controlled with your TV remote. Users will also be able to cast content from their mobile devices to their television using the new Streaming Stick, and the company plans to roll out the same feature for computers in the near future.
With 300: Rise of an Empire hitting theaters this weekend, producer Zack Snyder has been making the interview rounds once again. Yesterday, the filmmaker responded to Joel Silver's recent criticism about his 2009 Watchmen movie. Now, Snyder has a dropped a few more hints about his highly anticipated Batman vs. Superman.
"We're getting ready to start shooting in a month or so," Snyder told the LA Times. "You know, Superman and Batman in the movies have never existed in the same frame together. So it's an interesting historical thing. We were just testing the suits, right? The new Batsuit and the Superman suit. It wasn't even with the actors, right? It was just to see 'em. I was standing there, they were standing next to each other. And I was like, 'Guys, someone take a picture! This has never happened before!'"
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. For more mobile game trailers, reviews and news be sure to Subscribe to IGNMobileGames on YouTube.
Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.
PlayStation. Does the word send a chill down your spine? Does it caress your senses with wave upon wave of irresistible pleasure? No? Do you like PlayStation? Then you're certainly in the right place. Welcome to Podcast Beyond, your link to the IGN crew that pushes news, opinions and utter hilarity straight to your ears (and subsequently, your brain).
Lucy O'Brien is re-playing the Metal Gear Solid series to get ready to review Ground Zeroes. We talk about that and why Australia is so weird.
Today, 92,000 music videos will accompany their existing songs on the Xbox Music app for Xbox One, Microsoft has announced.
While the new videos can be found through an added filter, they will also merge with their existing songs. These video will automatically play in HD when a song is selected.
The Xbox Music app has 18 million songs and offers music streaming similar to services such as Rdio and Spotify. Like those services, Xbox Music app has unlimited streaming through its app on mobile devices and on the web for $10 USD a month.
Seeds sown in The Walking Dead: Season 2’s premiere don’t sprout in Episode 2, “A House Divided” -- they explode like a bomb.
While the first episode focuses more on character development than plot, the second finds its direction, puts everything in context, and delivers a brutal, violent story that fractures the relationships established last time. It’s one of the best episodes of the series to date.
Clementine’s fascinating character arc continues down a dark hole, but this episode truly belongs to actor Michael Madsen and his character Carver, a villain with a quiet, terrifying menace. Like Negan and The Governor in The Walking Dead comics, he will have major, memorable ramifications on Clementine and her crew. Madsen is an actor who’s been known to chew through scenery, but in “A House Divided” his subdued performance as Carver is superb. He’s calm, calculated, and equally terrifying whether he’s talking to a little girl or torturing a man. Control is his endgame, not just power, and he sets the stage for a bleak future for Clementine and her group – one that should prove to be full of violent revenge and no-win decisions in the coming episodes.