Don’t you love it when nerdy things you love collide? Sometimes they collide in the most fun ways. The kids from Stranger Things start their first season of the show by playing Dungeons & Dragons, coming across an evil Demogorgon in their periless adventure. Fans of the table-top roleplaying game (TTRPG) always love seeing their hobby featured in TV shows. Especially when they become as wildly popular as Stranger Things has become. Well, now the tables have turned. Where once they got our TTRPG in their TV, now we’re getting their TV in our TTRPG as Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro brings us the very adventure that Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Will go on that heralds the foreshadowing of their real-life misadventure.
Gaming companies come and go. But few downfalls come as much of a shock to fans as learning on the demise of Telltale Games. With big name titles under their belt, more titles announced for the next year, and hiring as recent as a month ago, fans and employees alike were caught off guard by the announcement that Telltale would be closing its doors. The downfall of Telltale is a cautionary warning to those who work in the gaming industry and a sign that the way the industry does business needs to change. What led to Telltale’s closing, what does it mean for its employees and future games? As fans and industry pros let it all sink in, here’s a list of 5 games you probably didn’t know Telltale created.
While the world eagerly anticipates the arrival of Stranger Things’ second season this October, its creators are already thinking about the show’s climax. The Netflix original series defied the odds, and swiftly becoming one of the most talked about shows of the year despite the fact it doesn’t rely on a plethora of Hollywood stars or aggressive marketing campaigns. Instead, Stranger Things charmed and terrified its audiences in equal measure, combining strong characterisation and visceral horror with a liberal dose of 80s nostalgia. At this year’s Comic Con, the series’ creators and executive producers Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, and Shawn Levy gave some hints as to how they see the series panning out. (more…)
It has to be one of the most anticipated shows in a TV year full of very anticipated shows, but the countdown can now officially begin for Stranger Things season two. Season one sailed onto Netflix and into our hearts on a wind of nostalgia for all things 80s and remotely Spielbergian, and the very brief 8-episode first season left nothing but an appetite for more Dungeons & Dragons themed adventures in the Upside Down and fighting the Demogorgon alongside a new friend with supernatural powers. Mark your calendars because October 27 will mark the launch of the new season of Stranger Things. (more…)
Given all the hype surrounding Deadpool 2, it’s a casting choice that fans are hungry to know the most. It’s been said since the post credits of Deadpool 1 that the time-traveling, cybernetic, mutant known as Cable will be teaming up with Pool. It’s pretty much a given that the Deadpool 2 production team will be pulling out all the stops to cast Cable and teas fans relentlessly about it until the ink dries on the contract for whomever they decide on. In the mean time, fans can continue to fantasize at all the actors who’ve cropped up. Names like Stephen Lang (Avatar), Keira Knightley (Pirate of the Carribean), Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and Pierce Brosnan (James Bond). Only the latter two have reportedly been eyed by Fox.
Now another name has entered the mix. One that the Deadpool pool creative team and studio is supposedly really behind. (more…)
When the first season of Stranger Things came to a close, it tied up all the loose ends in such a way that it would have been satisfactory if that was all there was to it. The questions that did remain at the end – those slugs that Will Byers coughed into the sink, for instance – were tantalising enough that there was plenty to build upon, but subtle enough that it wouldn’t have kept anyone up at night wondering what it meant for the story. Still, fans all over the world were relieved to learn that there were future seasons coming when it was announced barely a month after the show’s debut. (more…)
As a Patriots fan and a fan of Stranger Things, this was the best thing to happen during the game. Sadly it wasn’t the touchdown that the team finally scored late in the third quarter. It was, however, the Stranger Things trailer for the second season. This is probably an over-exaggeration, but if the Patriots manage to come back from this terrible deficit, it’ll still be better than that. One of the biggest reasons – seeing the kids dressed up as The Real Ghostbusters.
Stranger Things, last year’s nostalgia-driven cultural phenomenon is already coming back for a second season. After all, we need to see more of Eleven, the guys, and the Upside Down, right? Plus Barb need justice! The second season of the show is currently in production and the cast and crew are hard at work bringing us 9 new episodes this summer (hopefully).
Prior to its release in 2016, not much was known about Stranger Things and it looks like season two will be no different. Little has leaked out of the Duffer brothers’ camp about what we can expect for 2017’s blast of nostalgia mixed horror and suspense, but that doesn’t mean we are completely in the Upside Down on what to expect.
Part of what made Stranger Things such a resounding success was the way it dripped with pure nostalgia. Reminiscent of all those shows and movies about how the friendship of children can conquer any darkness they might stumble across in the rural woods and a tribute to the era’s great horrors, it was a throwback to a simpler sort of story. In case you needed an extra dose of that Stranger Things magic before the second season comes to screens later on this year, Netflix has released a quirky little 8-bit video game to keep you occupied. (more…)