Juicy Details About Telltale’s Upcoming ‘Game of Thrones’ Vidya Game

- 11-11-14Books, TV, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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If you’ve ever played a Telltale game, you know that this company has quite a knack for being able to take a complex story world and create an enjoyable video game experience. In their time, they’ve made amazing games out of franchises such as Back to the Future, The Walking Dead and Fables. Now, they have the chance to bring us yet another mind-blowing interactive experience with A Game of Thrones. And, finally, we’re getting some details as to what we might expect when the game finally releases. Read on for all the info. (more…)

Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ – The New Team-Based Multiplayer Shooter

- 11-08-14Videogames Posted by Derek Robertson

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It seems that Blizzard Entertainment is diversifying itself by getting into the first-person shooter market – after all, they can’t just keep relying on making sequels to Starcraft, Diablo, and World of Warcraft forever. Yesterday. at BlizzCon they announced the planned release of Overwatch, which will be a team-based multiplayer FPS as well as Blizzard’s first new property in years. It will focus on an international team of soldiers, including – and not limited to – humans, humanoids, mechs, and cyber-gorillas. We’re pretty psyched about the thought of playing mechs and cyber-gorillas. (more…)

Blizzcon Drops List of ‘Warcraft’ Movie Characters

- 11-07-14Film, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The upcoming Warcraft flick is looking pretty cool thus far. We haven’t really had the chance to see or hear much about it, but just knowing that Duncan Jones (Moon) is acting as director and that Blizzard is going deep into its lore to create the story is pretty reassuring. Now, the powers-that-be decided it was time to release a full casting list so that we all know who we’ll be seeing come 2016. Scroll on to check out the character breakdown, complete with some pics from Blizzcon. (more…)

Microsoft Announces Special Xbox One Pricing for the Holidays

- 10-27-14Videogames Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Christmas is coming early for gaming fans who may have always wanted to put their hands on a new Xbox One system but have bulked at the nearly $400 price tag. For you penny-pinchers, or people with penny-pinchers in your close family, circle of friends or as significant others, Microsoft is giving you a break this coming holiday season with special prices on their latest gaming system, and that includes exclusive bundle packs that feature some of this fall’s most anticipated new games. In the console wars, being the first to cut prices is usually seen as a sign of weakness, but with a successful launch last fall and over 5 million units shipped so far, it maybe that Microsoft just wants to ensure that it’s a very Xbox Xmas. (more…)

Felicia Day Steps Forward to Discuss Her Views on #GamerGate

- 10-23-14Nerd Culture, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s been going on for months now, the chaotic online struggle known as #gamergate. What began as an angry letter from a boyfriend that felt he’d been wronged has transformed into a movement so large (and utterly confusing) that the hashtag alone cannot encompass everything that’s happening. You have people upset about corruption, you have people upset about misogyny, you have trolls making death threats, you have trolls verbally attacking the suicidally depressed, people screaming nonsense, people taking things out of context, etc. etc. etc. It’s pretty much everything you expect from the Internet, except bigger and louder. One of the main issues about #gamergate is that people on both sides of the argument have, for fear of being doxxed or relentless trolled, been afraid to step forward and make their opinions known. Now, one of the biggest female names associated with gaming and geek culture in general has stepped up to say a few words about how the #gamergate debate has affected her. Scroll on to see how actress and uber-nerd goddess Felicia Day is responding. (more…)

‘Game Of Thrones’ Star(k) Maisie Williams Said She Might Be In A Superhero Series

- 10-16-14Film, TV, Videogames Posted by Aspry Jones

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Spiderman fanatic Maisie Williams hasn’t been around the site much. Last time we talked about her, she was dissing the hell out of ‘Game Of Thrones’ book readers for being douchebags. It was one of my favorite stories, authored by a fantastic writer. It’s nice to see her return to these pages, even if it’s not GOT-oriented. Yes, it just so happens that the young actress has aspirations to do other things outside of medieval fantasy. For instance, how about a superhero television series? When being interviewed about her upcoming projects, including the gaming world’s ‘The Last Of Us,’ little Arya Stark mentioned being in talks for something more Hit-Girl than sword girl. (more…)

In Development: ‘Resident Evil’ and ‘Underworld’ TV Shows

- 10-13-14Film, Videogames Posted by Aspry Jones

 

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With ‘True Blood’ having met its maker, somebody thinks we need hot vampires on TV again, and ‘The Strain’ just won’t do that. And when I say hot, I just mean normal-looking, unlike those freaks in Guillermo del Toro’s madhouse opus. Throw in a few werewolves (hopefully they won’t be represented as just big dogs) and screw it, might as well just adapt ‘Underworld’ to the small screen. But then, someone somewhere else is thinking, “Know what television needs? More zombies.” Cast a female ass-kicker because they’re the hot topic these days, and BAM! Might as well just adapt ‘Resident Evil’ to the small screen too! However these projects came about, I’d love to have eavesdropped during the meetings that assumed series stars Kate Beckinsale and Milla Jovovich would be on board. Aren’t they? (more…)

Sony TV’s NSFW ‘Powers’ Trailer: Looks Like They Got It Right This Time

- 10-11-14Comics, TV, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter

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FX couldn’t bring it, but Sony TV has gotten Brian BendisPowers through Pilot production to series. Right off the bat we’re gonna warn you that there’s strong language in this trailer. Definitely not safe for work, or in front of small children. What this trailer does show is that Sony TV has an interesting look at Super Powers and the police that must try to… police them in Powers. (more…)

Hideo Kojima’s New Trailers: ‘Metal Gear’ And Del Toro Joint Venture ‘Silent Hills’

- 09-19-14Videogames Posted by Aspry Jones

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When gaming titan Hideo Kojima announced to his family and friends that he wanted a career in video games, they gave him that stern look of disapproval that I’ve seen way too often myself. An economics major at the time, Kojima was a gamer and felt that he could make a fulfilling life for himself in the industry. When those who loved him didn’t believe in him, he turned a dream into a dream job. The rest of the story is well known to fans, and everyone else should look no further than his stellar ‘Metal Gear Solid’ series. And we’ve got the trailer for his upcoming entry ‘Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain’ as well as his tag team effort with crazy filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro: ‘Silent Hills.’ Clickity click! (more…)

Law And Order And Superheroes: Sony Adapting Comic Series ‘Powers’ for PlayStation Network

- 09-17-14Comics, TV, Videogames Posted by James Daniels

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PlayStation Network: The multimedia service offered on Sony‘s PlayStation game consoles is set to release its first original series, an adaptation of the comic book series Powers published by Image and written by Ultimate Spider-Man scribe Brian Michael Bendis, who will also executive produce the show.

Powers follows the adventures of a pair of “normal” cops fighting crime in a world where superheroes and villains are very real, and public knowledge. The series will star South African actor Sharlto Copley of District 9, and The Following‘s Susan Heyward, and it’s being produced by Charlie Huston. Director David Slade–known best for directing 30 Days of Night, and several episodes of NBC‘s Hannibal–will helm the first two episodes. More after the jump: (more…)