Developer Young Horses has announced that Octodad: Dadliest Catch will be coming to PlayStation Vita on May 26.
Octodad will be a cross-buy title, so if you already own the game on PS4, you will automatically gain access to it on Vita. However, it will not have cross-save support.
In addition, there is a new feature allowing local co-op play on one device, with one player on each side of the console.
You can read IGN's review of the PS4 version of Octodad: Dadliest Catch right here, where we said that "Young Horses has done an excellent job taking the diamond in the rough that was the original Octodad student project and turning it into a short but charmingly absurdist physics game. While it doesn’t quite take the extra step that would cement its place as a classic, lovers of physical comedy owe it to themselves to check Dadliest Catch out."
The US Air Force's space plane, X-37B, is going into orbit today for the fourth time.
It's launching aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, which will take off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The Air Force is still remaining quiet about the purpose of the X-37B, and while some speculate it might be some type of space weapon, officials have denied such reports, reaffirming that the launch is to test new space technologies. It's also worth noting that NASA has an experiment aboard the rocket.
Coincidentally, this is also the day that the solar powered spaceship LightSail will get a test flight.
Apple’s long-awaited TV set won’t be happening any time soon, sources close to the project believe.
According to the Wall Street Journal, via CNet, Apple has quietly dropped plans to continue developing an ultra-high-definition television set, which was reported to include a camera for video calls and other “cutting-edge” features.
Those features, whatever they were, simply weren’t compelling enough to impress Apple executives, the Journal reports.
Microsoft is offering you 12 months of free EA Access for referring a friend to buy an Xbox One console.
Select Xbox One owners have been allocated a voucher code via email. If a friend uses your code to purchase a Xbox One console, Forza Horizon 2, and a three-month subscription to Xbox Live via the Microsoft Store before June 21, they'll get the lot for £315 and you'll each get a free 12-month subscription to EA Access.
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX will launch on September 8 in North America, and September 11 in Europe.
The rhythm game which is exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS was originally supposed to launch this month.
In North America, a special physical launch edition will include the game, premium packaging, and a wallet chain designed after Hatsune Miku's belt.
Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX will be available in stores and digitally for $40. Check out some of the details we have on the game here on IGN.
Ninja Theory, the studio behind the PS3 exclusive Heavenly Sword and the somewhat polarizing Devil May Cry reboot, is teasing a June 10 gameplay reveal for its upcoming action game Hellblade.
News of the forthcoming debut was announced at the conclusion of the studio's latest entry in its developer diary series, which provides an in-depth look into the Ninja Theory's design process and the challenges it's faced along the way.
Before the games, but after the books written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher was a movie, and a TV series.
The film was known as Wiedźmin in Poland, which translates into The Witcher in English, although the film was renamed The Hexer internationally.
As the story goes, the film was released in 2001 and was panned by critics. The biggest problem being the movie wasn’t actually a movie, it was a 13 episode TV series that had been squished into a two-hour feature film, which in turn made it into a nonsensical mishmash.
Not one to be defeated, director Marek Brodzki (who was assistant director on Schindler’s List) released The Hexer TV series one year later, in 2002. The general consensus was while the TV show was vastly more coherent than the film version, the movie’s reputation left a sour taste in the mouth of the viewer, so after a 13 episode run – the last episode of which was titled ‘Ciri’ – the show came to a close.
The headquarters of NetDragon Websoft, a Chinese gaming and mobile Internet company, have been built to look exactly like the USS Enterprise from above.
NetDragon chairman Liu DeJian actually licensed the rights from CBS in order to construct the replica. The project cost $160 million, and took six years to build, finishing last year.
This YouTube video shows off the building in closer detail using drone footage.
China is planning to land its probe, the Chang'e-4, and its accompanying rover, on the far side of the moon for the first time in human history.
"Other countries have chosen to land on the near side of the moon." Wu Weiren said to China Central Television. "Our next move probably will see some spacecraft land on the far side of the moon."
An ideal landing spot would be the South Pole-Aitken basin, a massive impact crater which could offer more information about the moon's history.
The planned launch for the Chang'e-4 is 2020. The Chang'e-5 probe will launch in 2017, before the Chang'e-4, and will return from the moon from lunar samples. China is also planning a research mission to Mars in 2020.
What do you get when you strip that magical, lightning-in-a-bottle clash of ideas between horror director Tobe Hooper and force of nature Steven Spielberg from 1982’s original Poltergeist? Well, it turns out you get a pretty garden-variety haunted house movie; and here we are at Gil Kenan’s 2015 reboot.
The original Poltergeist was a scary film, but it was also a clever one. It reveled in messing with the Freeling family's creature comforts - their TVs, their toys, that big, climbable tree in their sprawling backyard - and in the process drove a satirical skewer into the heart of the cosy American middle class. Don’t look under your soft, warm bed, the movie told us, because that toy you were always a little wary of may have just become sentient and murderous.
DC Comics isn't too happy with pop star Rihanna for trying to trademark the name "Robyn," arguing it's too similar to Robin the Boy Wonder.
The American comic book publisher has filed an official opposition to Rihanna's "Robyn" application with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office, according to Comic Book Resources. The singer and actress, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, filed an application in June 2014, planning to use the name with "providing online non-downloadable general feature magazines."
Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.
It's hard to bounce back from the events of last week's iZombie -- for the audience and for Liv. After being cleared of murdering Lowell thanks to the zombie lieutenant, Liv decided to fast forward through the stages of grief by eating the brains of an alcoholic journalist. Eating another person's brains doesn't seem to stifle all existing emotions but investigating a murder gave Liv purpose and investigating the bottoms of bottles of booze gave her solace.
Her grief took on different forms, but she lost it at the end of the episode and the emotion was important to see. It's part of the whole humanizing zombies thing. She turned it into a revenge plan against Blaine which is surprising since her plot to kill him last time didn't work out so well. She arguably has more motivation now, but she'll still face the same question of right and wrong she did when she almost pulled the trigger last time. Hopefully Ravi will talk her down from the ledge.
Warning: full episode spoilers follow!
And thus ends the first season of The Flash. You have to hand it to the show for bucking the usual trend and not framing the finale around the big, climactic battle between hero and villain. We already got our showdown between Reverse-Flash and the proto-Justice League last week, where his super-speed was no match for Oliver Queen’s ability to shoot an arrow real good. This week’s conflict was much more emotional than visceral. It presented Barry with a terrific conundrum and really played on the various relationships the show has built up over the past year. I’ll take that over a superhuman slug-fest any day of the week.
A group of filmmakers have turned to Kickstarter seeking to fund the completion of a video game documentary called The Polybius Conspiracy. The film will explore the urban legend surrounding a supposed game known as Polybius, an arcade cabinet that legend claims briefly existed in several arcades in the Portland, Oregon area during the 1980s.
While there is no evidence that any such game ever actually existed, the filmmakers aim to “dive into the chronology, testimonials, and psychology of the legend; an intersection where urban mythology and dark secrets meet the arcade scene.”
Director Paul Feig is getting set to go into production on his Ghostbusters reboot starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Saturday Night Live stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. It was recently revealed that production would be commencing in Boston, which surprised some fans of the original.
New York served as - essentially - a fifth Ghostbuster in the original film, so when we sat down with Ghostbusters director Paul Feig recently to talk about his new movie Spy, we asked if Boston would serve the same function in the new film.
"Oh no, it takes place in New York," Feig assured. "We're just shooting mostly in Boston. The original Ghostbusters shot mostly in LA and then they went to New York and shot some exteriors, so that's basically what we'll be doing too. It just comes down to money and our budget is so high that we need the tax incentive that Massachusetts provides."
There have been more than a few games inspired by George Miller’s hugely-influential Mad Max film series. From id’s Rage to the 1992 Mega Drive/SNES game Outlander, all the way back to the virtually impossible 1985 Commodore 64 game The Last V8 (developed David and Richard Darling, who would go on to found Codemasters).
Ratbag’s Powerslide took fewer cues from Miller’s iconic, dystopian film series than other more brazen Mad Max riffs but it definitely felt like the world of Max Rockatansky was a key inspiration for the wild vehicles and decaying environments of Powerslide. The key difference between Mad Max and Powerslide is that, while in Mad Max the world ran out of oil, in Powerslide we ran out of bees.
While the name of the film comes from one of the main areas within Disneyland, Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof did not base Tomorrowland off of specific Disneyland attraction, in the manner of Pirates of the Caribbean or The Haunted Mansion. However, there are some specific nods and homages to Disneyland/Disney parks in the movie and the unspoken idea that Walt Disney himself may have been involved in the film’s futuristic city its characters are on a quest to find.
When I spoke to Bird and the Tomorrowland cast, they discussed how Disneyland and Walt Disney himself inspired the film in a broad sense, even as they created their own new storyline.
You can check out the video above to see what they told me, but some highlights include the following.
Oculus is currently sending out invites to select members of the press for a special event next month where the company plans to reveal more information about its VR headset. The event will be held on June 11 in San Francisco. Take a look at the invite below.
Seeing as how the invite says "Step into the Rift," it's safe to assume we'll be learning more about the Oculus Rift, which will be available to consumers sometime in Q1 2016.
Game accessories company PowerA will release a Super Mario Bros.-inspired amiibo stand in August.
Spotted on Amazon, the 15-inch tall display mimics the end of World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. on NES. The stand features an 8-bit style and fits up to six amiibo figurines, meaning the whole Mario Party collection would feel right at home on the decorative piece.
Hey guys, with the Upfronts behind us, where a ton of new TV shows were announced and trailers released, we're back to discuss our first reactions to the footage we've seen from shows like Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, The Muppets and Heroes Reborn, along with other TV news of note.
So whether you want to listen to the audio link below or watch the video above, here's where to find all of the topics at hand this week!
00:50-06:40: David Lynch returns to the Twin Peaks revival.