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DC Revives 100 Page Giant Comics for the Mass Market
Jun 23, 2018 - 5:24 PM - by Evil Avatar

DC Comics is bringing comic books out of the speciality shops and back into regular retail markets, starting with a new line of 100 Page Giant series that will retail exclusively at Walmart. The Hollywood Reporter has the news.

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DC Entertainment is reviving a classic comic book format from yesteryear with a new line of comics to be released exclusively through Walmart stores starting next month. The new Giant line of comics — which will run across four monthly titles — will mix all-new original material by some of DC’s top creators with reprints for a 100-page package retailing for $4.99.

The four series — Superman Giant, Batman Giant, Justice League of America Giant and Teen Titans Giant — will feature material from the last 20 years’ worth of material, with each title including characters and strips in addition to the title characters. All four series will launch on July 1, with subsequent issues being released on the first week — Superman and Justice League — and third week — Batman and Teen Titans — of each month.

Creators working on the new material include such fan-favorites as Tom King, Brian Michael Bendis and the Harley Quinn writing team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner, each working on characters outside of their traditional range in the regular DC line, with Bendis working on his first solo Batman material in September — a 12-part story beginning in Batman Giant No. 3 — and Tom King taking on Superman with artist Andy Kubert for their own year-long epic beginning in Superman Giant No. 3. Not to be left behind, Palmiotti and Conner will launch a 12-part Wonder Woman story in the third Justice League issue.
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DC Comic To Launch New Imprint Dedicated To Edgy, Standalone Stories
Jun 23, 2018 - 8:38 AM - by Emabulator

DC Comics has revealed more details on its DC Black Label imprint.

Black Label was originally announced in March of this year as a creator driven line; “Many of our perennially best-selling, critically acclaimed books were produced when we unleashed our top talent on standalone, often out-of-continuity projects featuring our most iconic characters, a prime example being Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns,” DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee said.

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Today, DC Comics announced that its launching a new imprint geared toward "edgy, provocative" takes on some of everyone's favorite superheroes called DC Black Label.

In the early 90s, DC launched some of the most popular, enduring stories not just in comics but in all of fiction under its Vertigo label including Preacher, Y: The Last Man, Fables, A History Of Violence, and The Sandman. These titles were original properties geared towards courting an older audience, mimicking the content of R-rated films. It looks like DC now has plans to do another Veritgo label but this new one is focused on DC characters like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

DC Black Label will launch with Superman: Year One, penned by Frank Miller and illustrated by John Romita Jr in August, with a host of other stories to follow, per DC's announcement:
  • SUPERMAN: YEAR ONE from Frank Miller (THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT: MASTER RACE) and John Romita Jr. (ALL-STAR BATMAN, SUPERMAN) A groundbreaking, definitive treatment of Superman’s classic origin story in honor of his 80th anniversary. This story details new revelations that reframe the Man of Steel’s most famous milestones—from Kal-El’s frantic exile from Krypton, to Clark Kent’s childhood in Kansas, to his inevitable rise to become the most powerful and inspiring superhero of all time.
  • BATMAN: LAST KNIGHT ON EARTH from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, the creative team behind DARK KNIGHTS: METAL Batman wakes up in a desert. He doesn’t know what year it is or how The Joker’s head is alive in a jar beside him, but it’s the beginning of a quest unlike anything the Dark Knight has undertaken before. In this strange future, villains are triumphant and society has liberated itself from the burden of ethical codes. Fighting to survive while in search of answers, Bruce Wayne uncovers the truth about his role in this new world—and begins the last Batman story ever told.
  • BATMAN: DAMNED from Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo, the creative team behind JOKER On a deserted Gotham City bridge, a body is found. Whispers spread the news: Joker is dead. But is this a dream come true or a nightmare being born? Now Batman and DC’s outlaw magician John Constantine must hunt the truth through a Gotham City hellscape. The city’s supernatural recesses are laced with hints about a killer's identity, but the Dark Knight’s descent into horror will test his sanity and the limits of rationality, as he must face a horror that doesn't wear a mask.
  • WONDER WOMAN HISTORIA: THE AMAZONS from Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet) and Phil Jimenez (INFINITE CRISIS) A Homeric epic of the lost history of the Amazons and Queen Hippolyta’s rise to power. Featuring monsters and myths, this three-book saga spans history from the creation of the Amazons to the moment Steve Trevor washes up on the shores of Paradise Island, changing our world forever.
  • WONDER WOMAN: DIANA'S DAUGHTER (working title) from Greg Rucka (WONDER WOMAN, BATWOMAN) It's been 20 years since the world stopped looking to the skies for hope, help, and inspiration. Now the world keeps its eyes down, and the powers that have risen have every intention of keeping things that way. Amongst a scattered, broken resistance, a young woman seeks to reclaim what has been forgotten, and on the way will learn the truth about herself, her heritage, and her destiny.
  • THE OTHER HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE from John Ridley (12 Years a Slave, THE AMERICAN WAY) A compelling literary series analyzing iconic DC moments and charting sociopolitical gains through the perspectives of DC Super Heroes who come from traditionally disenfranchised groups, including John Stewart, Extraño, Vixen, Supergirl, Katana and Rene Montoya, among others. At its core, the story focuses on the lives of those behind the costumes, and their endeavors to overcome real-world issues. It isn’t about saving the world, it’s about having the strength to simply be who you are.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #JoeSatriani
Jun 22, 2018 - 1:14 PM - by Emabulator


Surfing.

What are you listening to?
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Jun 22, 2018 - 10:04 AM - by Jetherik

With the steam summer sale going on - lots of new options. What are you going to play this weekend?
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Rumor - Red Dead Redemption 2 Coming to PC?
Jun 22, 2018 - 9:48 AM - by Terran

PC gamers who are fans of the Red Dead Redemption series are all aflutter online over the possibility that RDR2 may make its way to PC, unlike RDR, which to this date has not.

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The amount of people ready to drop a serious amount of cash on Red Dead Redemption 2 might have just increased by quite a bit. VG247 is reporting that Rockstar Games is preparing to launch the much-hyped title on the PC, as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The site found a LinkedIn profile, which Engadget has independently verified, of a developer who worked for Rockstar for almost a decade. Their resume includes a reference to Red Dead Redemption 2 for "PS4/XBox1/PC."
I'd love to see it, but this could simply be an elaborate tease, or even just a simple oversight that folks are reading too much into. We shall see!
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RetroN 77 REVIEW - Pros & Cons + Gameplay
Jun 22, 2018 - 8:15 AM - by Metal Jesus
The first in-depth review of Hyperkin's RetroN 77 Atari 2600 HD clone system. The things I love about it...and things that need a bit more work!


PROS:
Runs real 2600 cartridges (approx 99% compatibility)
720P HD output
Supports original Atari joysticks and paddles
Toggle 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio
Super long controller cable
Looks nice

CONS:
Joystick may break during heavy use
Doesn't support more than 18 ROMS
Slight video/audio lag because of software emulation

More info: http://www.hyperkin.com
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Star Wars Fans Campaign to Remake The Last Jedi
Jun 21, 2018 - 4:32 PM - by Evil Avatar

CNET is reporting that a group of fans is raising awareness for a campaign to remake The Last Jedi. The group even claims to have producers willing to fun the $200 Million remake, including casting the original Last Jedi Stars.

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It's clear not all Star Wars fan were thrilled with The Last Jedi.

When the movie came out in December 2017, fans were quick to debate whether it was the most hated Star Wars film of the franchise. Some were so unhappy with the storylines they demanded the movie be forever removed from Star Wars canon.

Now some wants to take matters a step further and remake the entire film to their liking. A new campaign called Remake The Last Jedi has a plan to "not make one half of the fandom happy over the other, it is to make a film that the fandom in general as a whole enjoys."

Remake The Last Jedi
@RMTheLastJedi
Our team of producers is offering to cover the budget for a remake of The Last Jedi in order to save Star Wars. Share this and spread the word to let @RobertIger & @Disney know you want this! This isn't a joke, we're ready to have the convo now! #RemakeTheLastJedi #StarWars

"This is a campaign to provide Disney an opportunity to course correct with the Star Wars franchise," Remake The Last Jedi said in a statement on Wednesday. "The fans are completely divided and the core goal of Star Wars has been abandoned."
While this has never been done, I would love Hollywood to wake up and realize that a do-over actually could be done.
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The Steam Summer Sale Has Begun
Jun 21, 2018 - 10:53 AM - by Emabulator

The Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale has begun.

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The Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale is here! For the next fourteen days, take advantage of huge savings throughout our store on over ten thousand games. You can also help unlock free games by playing our Summer Saliens Game.

Today's Featured Deals include:

Player Unknown's Battlegrounds 33% off
Fallout Franchise up to 50% off
Dead Cells 40% off
Grim Dawn 70% off
Everspace 67% off
Tyranny 66% off
Nino Kuni II 40% off
Dark and Light 50% off
and many more

Along with the sale is the Summer Saliens Game. Team up with other Saliens to fight The Duldrumz on different planets and free the abducted games. Gain XP as you battle, level up, unlock new abilities, and win cosmetic items to deck out your Salien. Plus, get Summer Sale Trading Cards just for playing.

Choose to battle on a planet that piques your interest and you'll automatically be entered for a chance to win one of its rewards when it's conquered. The longer your Salien spends on a planet the higher your chances of winning! The groups with the most tiles when a planet is taken will get to plant their flag as conquerors, undoubtedly gaining Saliverse-wide fame in the process.
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Nintendo Taunts Sony with Minecraft Cross-Play Trailer
Jun 21, 2018 - 10:43 AM - by Emabulator

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The new version of Minecraft is out on Nintendo Switch! Play with friends on Xbox One, Windows 10 or Mobile. Explore community creations with the in-game store. Includes the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack!
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Star Wars Story Spin-Off Movies Reportedly On Hold at Lucasfilm
Jun 20, 2018 - 6:03 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Following the lower-than-usual box office of this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, Collider is reporting that the other spin-off films set in a galaxy far, far away have been put on hold at Lucasfilm. This includes the previously announced plans for an Obi Wan Kenobi movie from director Stephen Daldry as well as the Boba Fett film from James Mangold.

The studio is now putting all of their focus into the upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX, which arrives Christmas 2019, and will continue to develop the previously announced trilogy from Rian Johnson as well as the series of films from Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
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Steve Carell fights Nazis in new #WelcometoMarwen Trailer
Jun 20, 2018 - 5:56 PM - by Evil Avatar

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This holiday season, Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis—the groundbreaking filmmaker behind Forrest Gump, Flight and Cast Away—directs Steve Carell in the most original movie of the year. Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.

When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.

In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination…you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.

The epic drama is produced by Oscar-winning producer Steve Starkey (Forrest Gump, Flight), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight), and Cherylanne Martin (The Pacific, Flight) of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner produce alongside the director. It is executive produced by Jackie Levine, as well as Jeff Malmberg, who directed the riveting 2010 documentary that inspired the film.
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The First Creed II Trailer Will Break You
Jun 20, 2018 - 5:49 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Creed II is the continuation of the Rocky saga and sequel to the 2015 critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing 2015 hit Creed, which took in more than $170 million at the worldwide box office. Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), who directed the first film, returns to the franchise as an executive producer on Creed II. The new film is being directed by Steven Caple Jr., who helmed the acclaimed 2016 drama The Land.

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can’t escape your history.

Also reprising their roles from the first film are Tessa Thompson as Bianca, Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne, Wood Harris as Tony 'Little Duke' Burton, and Andre Ward as Danny ‘Stuntman’ Wheeler. The new cast is rounded out with Florian “The Big Nasty” Munteanu as Viktor Drago, Dolph Lundgren returning to the role of Ivan Drago and Russell Hornsby as Buddy Marcelle. Creed II will be distributed theatrically in the U.S. by MGM on November 21, 2018, and Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film internationally.
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Sir Patrick Stewart Returning to Star Trek
Jun 19, 2018 - 5:34 PM - by Evil Avatar

Multiple outlets are now reporting that Sir Patrick Stewart is in talks to return to television as Captain Picard in a new Star Trek series. Producer Alex Kurtzman took over the development of Star Trek Discovery after a rocky first season and now he is developing multiple new Star Trek properties.

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CBS Television Productions have announced a new overall deal with executive producer Alex Kurtzman, extending his agreement with the studio to five years. As part of the new production deal, Kurtzman will supervise the expansion of CBS’ Star Trek franchise for television, developing new series, mini-series and other content opportunities, including animation.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that one of the new Star Trek shows that could happen with Kurtzman is a project lead by Patrick Stewart, reprising his famous role as Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The outlet notes that Kurtzman and Avika Goldsman are currently attached to the Star Trek TV reboot led by Stewart, though a deal has not yet been reached meaning the project may not happen.

In addition to growing CBS’ Star Trek universe, Kurtzman and his company Secret Hideout will develop new, original series across the full spectrum of broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. As part of this process, Secret Hideout will expand its production operation, adding diverse voices and cultivating new creative talent to align with the company.
I wasn't a fan of Discovery. I thought the casting was fantastic, but the story was too much like Walking Dead... lots of people standing around talking about doing stuff instead of doing stuff and it had none of the moral dilemma which is the hallmark of Star Trek.
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Pure Evil - Heroes of the Banned
Jun 19, 2018 - 5:27 PM - by Evil Avatar

It took three years, but my Heroes of the Storm account finally got "Silenced" for repeated trash talk. The silencing means that you can't participate in Ranked games and you can't do chat at all, you can only message people on your friends list.

I find it kinda sad because I have seen this shift in the past few years by developers to make their community less toxic, but apart from the occasional "F You" I'm hardly someone who needs to be silenced. I don't do homophobic or racist slurs online and I can't think of a single time where I really went off on someone. I'm a writer, I could certainly think of some creative insults if I wanted to go that direction.

And I don't even use voice chat!

I think that companies have become increasingly sensitive to a vocal minority. If you play any online game with voice chat, It is filled with people just screaming racist language and profanity, but I got banned for repeated use of the F-word? It's like What the Fuck?
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PS4 Cross-Play Restrictions Are All About Money, Says Ex-Sony Dev
Jun 19, 2018 - 12:50 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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The lack of PS4 cross-play in Fortnite and other games can be chalked up to money, according to former Sony developer John Smedley. The ex-boss of Daybreak Game Company, formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment, said that he saw the rationale first-hand when he was at the company.

"[W]hen I was at Sony, the stated reason internally for this was money," he said in a tweet (via Eurogamer). "They didn't like someone buying something on an Xbox and it being used on a Playstation. simple as that. dumb reason, but there it is." This was presented in the context of telling fans to keep up the pressure.

In other words, Sony doesn't want players to purchase content for Fortnite on one platform and still experience it on their own. This situation has come up before in other popular online games like Rocket League, and comments from Phil Spencer made it clear it wasn't Xbox blocking the pipes. At the time, Psyonix said it could activate the feature anytime it had Sony's approval. After cross-play was temporarily and accidentally enabled for Fortnite, Spencer more pointedly said he would have liked to see them leave it on.
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Our E3 Experience - Behind the Scenes, Parties & Highlights from our LA Trip
Jun 19, 2018 - 8:04 AM - by Metal Jesus


What it’s like to go to E3 Expo w/ Kelsey & Metal Jesus. Behind the scenes, parties, games and all the craziness!
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Game & Movie Releases for the week of June 17th to June 23rd, 2018
Jun 18, 2018 - 5:17 PM - by Evil Avatar

Game & Movie Releases for the week of June 17th to June 23rd, 2018.

Retail Games
New Gundam Breaker (PS4)
The Lost Child (PS4, Switch)
Yoku's Island Express (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
SteamWorld Dig 2 (PS4, Switch)
Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)
Minecraft (Switch)
Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Switch)
MUSYNX (Switch)

Movies & TV
Pacific Rim Uprising
Unsane
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Doctor Who: Tom Baker - The Complete First Season
Dragon Ball Super: Part Four
Furious
Masterpiece: Man in an Orange Shirt
Midnight Sun
Seven Mortal Sins: The Complete Series
Night of the Lepus
Re: Zero - Starting Life in Another World: Season One - Part One
Dark Matter: Season Three
Double Lover
Alex and Me
El Sur Criterion Collection
A Spirit of the Sun

Box Office
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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Incredibles 2 Delivers Record-Shattering $180 Million Opening Weekend
Jun 18, 2018 - 4:37 PM - by Evil Avatar

Disney and Pixar’s record-breaking opening of Incredibles 2 is even bigger than initially expected, the animated sequel grossed a massive $182.7 million in its first three days in theaters - a record opening for animated movies by almost $50 million.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of June 15th to June 17th, 2018.
  1. Incredibles 2 $182.6/$182.6
  2. Ocean's 8 $18.9/$78.5
  3. Tag $14.9/$14.9
  4. Solo: A Star Wars Story $10.0/$193.7
  5. Deadpool 2 $8.6/$294.5
  6. Superfly $6.8/$9.0
  7. Hereditary $6.8/$27.0
  8. Avengers: Infinity War $5.4/$664.3
  9. Adrift $2.2/$26.9
  10. Book Club $1.8/$61.9
  11. Gotti $1.7/$1.7
  12. Race 3 $1.6/$1.6
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Bandai Namco Confirms A New Tales Game Is In Development
Jun 18, 2018 - 3:21 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

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This past weekend, Bandai Namco held the annual Tales Festival, an event where fans can meet voice actors, artists, and revel in the fandom of Tales games. During the festival, the Japanese publisher aired a video stating that a new game in the Tales series is currently in development.

The video has no other information, like art, logos, or even platforms. The series, which at one point was near-annual itself, has been on ice since Tales of Berseria in 2016. Though the game appeared on a Switch game list before launch, it has never been shown. Last year, it was revealed that series producer Hideo Baba had left Bandai Namco for Square Enix, leading to fan concerns about the direction of the series.

At E3 this year, Bandai Namco revealed a HD remaster of Tales of Vesperia for the game's 10th anniversary for PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch. The Definitive Edition contains characters and scenarios from the Japanese-exclusive PlayStation 3 release.
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Concern rises over World Health Organisation's new "gaming disorder"
Jun 18, 2018 - 2:57 PM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

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A "gaming disorder" could become a proper medical condition should a draft of the updated International Classification of Diseases manual be approved unamended roughly a year from now.

A proposed definition of "gaming disorder" appeared in the newest version of the International Classification of Diseases - the 11th revision of which is in development and has been for a few years - published this morning.

The 10th revision of the ICD, implemented by many countries in their national health policies, is 26 years old, having been approved in 1992. We first heard word of its inclusion back in January this year.

The current version of ICD-11 defines "gaming disorder" as:

"Characterised by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour, which may be online or offline, manifested by: 1) impaired control over gaming (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context); 2) increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities; and 3) continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.

"The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning. The pattern of gaming behaviour may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. The gaming behaviour and other features are normally evident over a period of at least 12 months in order for a diagnosis to be assigned, although the required duration may be shortened if all diagnostic requirements are met and symptoms are severe."

The Department of Health & Social Care told me today it welcomes the inclusion of "gaming disorder" in the ICD.

"Very large numbers of people play games on- and off-line," a spokesperson said. "For the vast majority it is a recreational activity. But research shows that for a small number their gaming can become harmful, or an addiction.
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Ace Combat 7's E3 trailer showcases high-flying combat and awkward wording
Jun 17, 2018 - 6:20 AM - by Emabulator

Dick jokes! PC Gamer has the story.

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People in my Twitter feed were joking about the new trailer for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown today, saying it had the funniest opening line ever. I didn't get it. "Do you wonder what it means to be a prisoner here?" is anything but amusing. Then I found out that I was watching the wrong trailer.

The trailer on Bandai's Japanese YouTube channel (and embedded above) is narrated slightly differently: "How penal is this penal unit, you ask? This place is a shithole." The "penal" homonym launched, if not a thousand, then at least two or three snickering dick jokes.

Ace Combat 7 is an arcade flight sim that combines real (visually, at least) modern-day fighters with a fantasy world of nations at war. The new trailer expands upon the setting of the new game somewhat by explaining, indirectly, that you have been sentenced to a penal (snicker) colony, where for some reason prisoners are put behind the stick of multi-million-dollar aircraft and sent out to do battle.
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Shooting the SCAR in Battlefield 4 vs Real Life
Jun 17, 2018 - 6:16 AM - by IGXGamingTV

When I was in the military, I had the opportunity to shoot and qualify on many different weapons. From the M-16A1 to the M72 LAW rocket, training on these weapons was a blast! However, I have never seen let alone shoot a SCAR in real life, so when this opportunity came up, I seized on it!

Click to read more and check out the video!
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CD Projekt Red Confirms Cyberpunk 2077 Is Targeting Current-Gen Consoles
Jun 16, 2018 - 9:33 AM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

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Cyberpunk 2077 impressed with its trailer and gameplay presentation at this E3, so much so people questioned if the game is coming to current-gen consoles. We had an interview with quest designer Patrick Mills today and broached the topic, directly asking if it might not come to this console generation.

"I've heard a number of people say that," Mills said. "The current console generation is what we're aiming for. We are aiming for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and of course PC as well."

CD Projekt Red still has not announced a release window on the game, and this E3 is the first time we saw gameplay in action. While it's comforting to know this, it also doesn't rule out it coming to future consoles. We wouldn't be surprised if it was a cross-gen release.

For more on Cyberpunk 2077, check out our recent preview from its 50-minute E3 presentation.
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More bad news for Telltale as ex-boss sues company
Jun 16, 2018 - 9:25 AM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

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There's more bad news for Telltale, the company behind the Walking Dead and Minecraft: Story Mode series of adventure games, with its ex-boss suing the company.

The Marin Independent Journal reports Telltale co-founder Kevin Bruner, who became CEO in January 2015, filed the suit in late February, claiming breach of contract and other allegations.

The dispute revolves around Bruner's ousting as boss of Telltale in 2017. Bruner remained on the board, and now says the company was contractually obligated to provide him with informational support as he prepared to sell his holdings in common and preferred stock. But Telltale cut off communication. At around the same time, in September 2017, Telltale hired Peter Hawley, a former executive at the Zynga game company, as chief executive.

Bruner was then removed from the Telltale board of directors (he alleges this was done without enough stock to cast legitimate votes). According to the lawsuit: "The net effect of Bruner's alleged removal from the board of directors was that Bruner was deprived of relevant insight into the management and financial state of Telltale and the value of its shares."

Telltale's lawyers have responded, calling the suit meritless, and insisting it was filed "as an apparent means of extracting revenge on a company already under financial strain".

"The Company is now working to turn around the decline that it experienced under Plaintiff's stewardship."

Telltale had tried to defeat the lawsuit outright, but the judge decided to investigate. A case management conference is set for 17th July.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Jun 15, 2018 - 8:55 PM - by BeardedSonOfNel

This last Monday I drove the family out to Boulder CO. It's a 14 hour drive from my house to there. We had a blast out there, but with all of the windshield time you know music was played. The only thing the whole family could agree on was 70s rock, and that's not a bad choice.

At any rate I just got home about 30 mins. ago, and it's good to be home.

What are you listening to this weekend?
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Black Ops 4 DLC Locked into a Season Pass
Jun 15, 2018 - 1:01 PM - by Evil Avatar

PC Gamer has the news that Activision plans to lock the DLC maps for Black Ops 4 behind a massive paywall.

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The Call of Duty community is in an uproar over Activision's plans for Black Ops 4 DLC, which will see post-release multiplayer maps locked behind a "Black Ops Pass". The pass will include a "bonus Zombies experience" called Classified plus four more "all-new Zombies experiences," four exclusive Blackout characters, and 12 multiplayer maps. As numerous unhappy threads on the Black Ops 4 subreddit have pointed out, that's going to split the community between those who are willing to pony up for the pass, and those who are not.

"Black Ops 4 has the potential to be one of the greatest games in the franchise. Unfortunately, despite the great game it looks to be, Activision is taking a step backwards by dividing the community with a MASSIVE paywall which many can't afford," as one user, Stroook, put it.

"The community is made of of millions of people coming from different backgrounds, ages, and groups. There are youngins who can't afford to beg their parents for $15 DLC let alone a $40-50 'Black Ops Pass' [pricing of the pass hasn't been announced] on top of a $60 dollar game. There are those who can't budget enough for more than one AAA game. Many can't afford the $100 dollar paywall Activision is creating."
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Pure Evil - Incredible Week
Jun 15, 2018 - 10:47 AM - by Evil Avatar

Now that E3 is over and my vacation is coming to a close, I still have a couple of days left before I return to work to binge out on video games (instead of just watching trailers for video games like Sunday/Monday/Tuesday).

Last night my Daughter and I (who is named after a Batman villain, BTW) went out to catch The Incredibles 2. It’s Incredible. The plot is a little bit on the familiar side, but the action, animation and laughs are all dialed up 1000% over the first movie. This really is a case where the sequel is better than the first film. It has been 14 years waiting and it was worth the wait. We got tons of comments from everyone at the theater who loved our matching Incredibles jerseys. (Yes, they are 10+ years old, they are from Disneyworld during the launch of the first film. We were smart and bought the kids shirts several sizes too large.)

After the thread about the Nintendo Press Conference I did go and spend my evening playing Injustice 2. Great game with just tons and tons of stuff to unlock, but I’m not that great at it. I think it really is a game where you need a fight stick to enjoy. I know several of the movies for my favorite character (Supergirl), but only seem to be able to pull them off like 50% of the time.

I also picked up a copy of Wolfenstein II from Amazon. I was hoping for a bit more from the graphics after seeing some of the gameplay videos for the Switch version that is launching soon. It’s more of the same, but not in a bad way. I may switch to another game for the rest of the weekend, I have several that remain untouched.

It was worth it again to take the week off to watch the E3 press conferences, though working nights, I was just wiped out most of the week. By the time Sony ended their press conference I was about to fall asleep, and not from the show, just from switching hours. I’m sure I will do the same next year.
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12 PlayStation VR Hidden Gems - Virtual Reality games worth playing
Jun 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM - by Metal Jesus

PlayStation VR Games Shown:
Superhot VR
Just in Time
The American Dream
Apollo 11 VR
Drunkn Bar Fight
Dead Secret
Pinball FX2 VR
Dexed
Megaton Rainfall
Light Tracer
Battlezone VR (Classic mode)
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Jun 15, 2018 - 7:22 AM - by Jetherik

The weekend where many camps for kids start. Which means - UNINTERRUPTED gaming time! What are you playing?
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Wild West Knockout Shooter Sky Noon Launches on Steam Early Access, Trailer
Jun 15, 2018 - 6:47 AM - by Emabulator


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Sky Noon takes place in a reinvented Wild West universe where the frontier floats among the clouds. Powerful factions crave to control the most precious resource in the West: water. Players take the role of hired gunslingers that battle opposing fighters across floating islands in the sky. There are no health meters in Sky Noon; instead, to eliminate enemies, players use various super-power compressed air weapons to send them flying out of their boot spurs! Grappling hooks and lassos must constantly be used to prevent players from falling off into the great blue sky. Combined with other items like steam-powered jetboots, jump pads, teleporters, and more, cowboys need to be quick on the draw and light on their boots in the fast-paced, aerial mayhem of Sky Noon.
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Dead Or Alive 6's Director Comments On De-Emphasizing The Sexiness Of The Series
Jun 14, 2018 - 12:06 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

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Dead or Alive 6, which was announced last week, continues the long running fighting game series with its first new entry in six years. The series has long held the reputation of emphasizing the sexiness of its female characters, enshrined in audiences' minds as the "She kicks high" game from the Xbox launch.

With Dead or Alive 5, Team Ninja made a concerted effort to rehabilitate the series' reputation, showing the female characters as warriors first and foremost and putting the focus on the fighting. Over time, DLC for the game shifted that focus to even more revealing costumes, and KOEI Tecmo raked in the money while the community split itself over whether the game could be taken seriously in competitive or absolute terms.

Dead or Alive 6 marks another attempt by Team Ninja to put the spotlight back on the fighting and alter the perception of it from sexy to cool and mature. When we played the game at E3 this year, we spoke to Dead or Alive 6's director Yohei Shimbori about why they're making this change and whether the inevitable DLC will follow the same path as its predecessor.

"This is a work in progress, a prototype, so we might change in the future," Shimbori told us. "For this version, we still have Kasumi with her previous costumes, and there are some parts that are going to jiggle or move, but we want to make it a lot more natural. That is one goal, to make movement very natural. Also, each character has a very strong personality and we want to emphasize that.

"Of course we’re going to tone down at this point, but for downloadable content, we have to see what gamers really want, what their response is. Not all the gamers want the same thing, but we want to ask their opinions, all of them, and get feedback on it. Having said that, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, we put [sexuality] on the front line and used the soft engine [note: an engine used in DOA5 for advanced butt and breast jiggling] for that. And actually, we’re reflecting on that… maybe we did a little too much. Of course, we will have some jiggling and some movement, but as a whole we’re going to tone down.
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Call of Cthulhu – E3 Trailer #E32018
Jun 13, 2018 - 4:11 PM - by Emabulator


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Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame inspired by Chaosium’s classic pen and paper RPG, today defines madness in its heart-pumping E3 Trailer! Uncover the chilling mysteries of this Narrative RPG game, descending deep into a world of cosmic horrors, creeping madness, and shrouded Old Gods within Lovecraft’s iconic universe.

1924. Private Investigator Edward Pierce is sent to investigate the tragic death of the Hawkins family in their imposing mansion on the isolated Darkwater Island, off the shores of Boston. Between unfriendly locals and dubious police reports, it becomes clear there’s more to the case than meets the eye. Soon enough, Pierce is plunged into a terrifying world of conspiracies, cultists, and cosmic horrors…

In this world, nothing is as it seems. Sanity is an irregular bedfellow, all too often replaced by the whisperings in the dark. Strange creatures, weird science, and shadowy cults dominate the Cthulhu Mythos, intent on realizing their mad schemes to bring about the end of everything. Your mind will suffer - balancing a razor-thin line between sanity and madness, your senses will be disrupted until you question the reality of everything around you. Trust no one. Creeping shadows hide lurking figures… and all the while, the Great Dreamer prepares for his awakening.

Call of Cthulhu releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018.
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Every game at #E32018
Jun 13, 2018 - 2:34 PM - by Evil Avatar

PC Gamer has rounded up all of the trailers for the games shown at E3, including a notes on if the game is coming to the PC. If you missed anything at the show, here is your chance to catch up!
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Pure Evil - Fortnite Pro Am
Jun 13, 2018 - 8:51 AM - by Evil Avatar

I don’t play the Battle Royale mode of Fortnite myself, but I do admire it’s success. They had a whopping 2 Million people watching the streaming Pro Am tournament last night. (Ninja won. No, I don’t know who that is.)

The game is just a juggernaut. I hope they add some other multiplayer modes in the future, I could get into it then. I still love the Save the World mode, it’s a lot of fun, though I kinda stopped playing because the resource limit of 999 of each resource just doesn’t go far when you are trying to build up your base. It got too annoying to go back and forth between the city map and my base over and over.

Great game though and I love seeing Epic back on top like they were when we started EvAv.
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Nintendo E3 Press Conference #E32018
Jun 12, 2018 - 8:54 AM - by Evil Avatar
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Pure Evil - E3 Thoughts
Jun 12, 2018 - 7:15 AM - by Evil Avatar
While there is still one more Press Conference later this morning (Nintendo), E3 is pretty much over for me. The game of the show was BioWare’s Anthem for sure with a close second place for Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones.

I wasn’t that impressed with the footage of Anthem last year, it just felt kinda generic and that it was really trying too hard to be Destiny. The problem is that Destiny 2 never added up to much. The single player campaigns just re-hashed enemies and locations we have already seen and the gear was mostly ugly. Who wants to grind for ugly gear? Anthem looks like it will fix all the problems Destiny has with a better campaign and cool looking armor sets to customize and collect (Not to mention monetize, right EA?)

Skull & Bones will certainly scratch the itch left over from Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. I’m going to miss a traditional single player campaign, but it really is taking the best part of Black Flag and turning it into a whole game. You can’t go wrong with that. Plus, like Anthem you know there will be tons of items and ships to grind for and collect.

The big thing I took away from this year was that there are a TON of AAA games coming out in 2019. We still have several top titles that will be released at the end of this year (Red Dead Redemption 2, Spider-Man, Battlefield V, Black Ops IIII, etc.) and the great games will just keep coming in January, February and March of next year.

After a couple of years where it felt like there wasn’t a lot of fantastic announcements, this year it seemed like every publisher had good games to announce, most of which aren’t titles that are going to get pushed off 2 or 3 years. What we are seeing this year, we will be playing before this time next year.

No matter what your platform, there is going to be TON to play. Good times.

P.S.: Runner up titles would include Dying Light 2, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Both those just stand out as titles you have to own.
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Insurgency: Sandstorm Trailer #E32018
Jun 12, 2018 - 6:42 AM - by Emabulator


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Face the intensity of modern combat in the Insurgency: Sandstorm E3 Gameplay Trailer

New gameplay from the frontlines as pre-orders open

Insurgency: Sandstorm is New World Interactive’s reborn, improved, and expanded sequel to indie multiplayer FPS hit Insurgency, coming in 2019 to PlayStation 4. In the new E3 2018 trailer, discover how Insurgency: Sandstorm brings you closer to the action than ever in tense, coordinated skirmishes where skill is rewarded, and teamwork wins the fight.

Prepare for a hardcore depiction of combat with deadly ballistics, light attack vehicles, destructive artillery, and unprecedented audio design putting the fear back into the genre. Death comes fast, ammunition must be carefully managed, and the environment must be tactically navigated at every step toward victory.

Insurgency: Sandstorm is a game of team-based tactics and objective-oriented gameplay in a fictional, contemporary Middle Eastern conflict, complete with player versus player, competitive matchmaking and co-operative game modes versus AI. Your soldier’s appearance, weapons, attachments, armor, and amount of carried ammo are all up to you. Call in airstrikes, use vehicles with mounted weapons, and equip a wide range of specialist weaponry from grenades to drones to C4 explosives.

Insurgency: Sandstorm releases on PS4 in 2019.
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Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn - Launch Trailer
Jun 12, 2018 - 6:18 AM - by Emabulator


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The day of our deliverance has arrived! Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is Now Available on PS4!

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn is an intense, combo-fueled, side-scrolling beat-‘em-up brawler starring and voiced by Shaq himself.
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PlayStation Press Conference #E32018
Jun 11, 2018 - 6:00 PM - by Evil Avatar
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Ubisoft Press Conference #E32018
Jun 11, 2018 - 12:40 PM - by Evil Avatar
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Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer #E32018
Jun 11, 2018 - 12:02 PM - by Emabulator


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Square Enix Press Conference E3 2018 #E32018
Jun 11, 2018 - 9:53 AM - by Evil Avatar
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Jun 11, 2018 - 8:15 AM - by Booda


Dark Souls Gaiden out for PS4, Xbone & Steam in 2019.
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Bethesda E3 2018 Press Conference
Jun 10, 2018 - 6:25 PM - by Evil Avatar
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Microsoft Xbox E3 Briefing #E32018
Jun 10, 2018 - 12:51 PM - by Evil Avatar
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Kingdom Hearts 3 Delayed to Early 2019
Jun 10, 2018 - 6:51 AM - by Emabulator

Eurogamer has the story.

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Square Enix has delayed Kingdom Hearts 3 to early 2019. It was due out later in 2018.

That's the bad news. The good news is the long-awaited Disney / Final Fantasy cross-over RPG finally has a firm release date: 29th January 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Director Tetsuya Nomura issued a statement on the delay, apologising while pointing to Square Enix's upcoming E3 media briefing:

"We've announced the release day for Kingdom Hearts 3 ahead of E3 at the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour-. I'm sorry that we're asking for a little more time than initially planned. Please look forward to other information, including a few trailers at E3. Thank you."
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Anthem Won't Have Loot Boxes But You Can Buy Cosmetics, BioWare Says
Jun 10, 2018 - 5:31 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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At EA Play to kick off E3 2018, the company closed with a deep dive into Anthem. During the interview, BioWare general manager Casey Hudson shared more details on the Javelin mech suits and customization options. But, loot boxes won't be an option.

Hudson was clear that it wouldn't be selling randomized loot boxes, but you can purchase cosmetic items a la carte. The suits come in at least four different archetypes: Ranger, Colossus, Interceptor, and Storm. Each of them performs a bit differently, and you can switch between them for any given mission.

The customization options will let you change the paint jobs and even the actual geometry of the suit. Further details weren't shared, but it sounded as if cosmetics will be available by playing the game. It's unclear at this point if there will be some skins and vanity items that you can only get by spending money.
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EA Play Press Conference Today #E32018
Jun 09, 2018 - 10:59 AM - by Evil Avatar
The EA Press Conference is about to start. Should be some new footage of Anthem and Battlefield V.

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Dead or Alive 6 Announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC
Jun 08, 2018 - 7:49 PM - by Evil Avatar


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First Man Trailer
Jun 08, 2018 - 7:37 PM - by Evil Avatar

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On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
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Halloween Trailer #HalloweenMovie
Jun 08, 2018 - 7:27 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

This October, Michael Myers returns.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #Meshuggah
Jun 08, 2018 - 10:07 AM - by Emabulator


I have been getting my groove on with some Meshuggah.

What have you been listening to?
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Jun 08, 2018 - 9:06 AM - by Jetherik

Too many games are making it hard to decide what to play. What are you playing?
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The Crew 2: Post Launch Content & Season Pass Trailer
Jun 08, 2018 - 7:01 AM - by Emabulator


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The Crew 2 is coming! Watch to see some of the exclusive content that is available when you pick up the Season Pass and Gold Edition, and learn more about the future free content that will be coming to all players!
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Young Han Solo Comes To Star Wars Battlefront II
Jun 07, 2018 - 7:58 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Push it! Delve into thrilling content inspired by Solo: A Star Wars Story in Star Wars Battlefront II, when the Han Solo Season continues starting June 12. Venture into the winding mines of Kessel as young Han Solo and the rest of the Millennium Falcon crew and much more.
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J.J. Abrams Establishes Bad Robot Games
Jun 07, 2018 - 7:23 PM - by Evil Avatar

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J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Launches Video Game Division

J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot banner has expanded into the gaming space.

Company president and COO Brian Weinstein announced Thursday that the entertainment production company has entered a strategic relationship with Tencent, the Chinese media giant, to form Bad Robot Games. The partnership will exclusively develop games by Abrams and Bad Robot, with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment joining the gaming arm as a minority investor.

Bad Robot Games will partner with established developers to create large-scale and indie titles for the mobile, PC and console markets. In-house visual artists, designers and writers from Bad Robot will work on the projects.

Dave Baronoff, who has led Bad Robot’s games and interactive content creation since 2006, will head up the game division. Baronoff has worked on branded titles spun off from popular Bad Robot franchises such as Cloverfield as well as the current co-development project Spyjinx with Epic Games, ChAIR and Tencent.

“I’m a massive games fan, and increasingly envious of the amazing tools developers get to work with, and the worlds they get to play in. Now we are doubling down on our commitment to the space with a unique co-development approach to game making that allows us to focus on what we do best, and hopefully be a meaningful multiplier to our developer partners,” said Abrams. “Dave’s creativity, deep passion and skillful leadership will be incredibly valuable as we harness our partner Tencent’s expertise, experience and reach to bring our games to audiences around the world.”

Alongside Baronoff, Tim Keenan, who created the 2016 indie PC and mobile game Duskers, will serve as creative director.

Tencent, whose Tencent Games is the largest gaming company in the world by revenue and market value, will have the commercial rights to distribute all Bad Robot games released in Asia.
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Hitman 2 Announced for PS4, Xbox One and PC
Jun 07, 2018 - 7:15 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and IO Interactive Announce Hitman 2

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and independent game developer, IO Interactive, today announced Hitman 2, the follow-up to the acclaimed international video game, Hitman. Featuring entirely new hyper-detailed sandboxes full of living, breathing environments to explore, Hitman 2 offers players the freedom to plan the ultimate assassination utilising an assortment of tools, weapons, disguises and a variety of stealth techniques to creatively trigger their own unique chain of events. Hitman 2 will be available for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 4 Pro computer entertainment system, Xbox One X, Xbox One and PC beginning 13th November 2018.

“We are thrilled to partner with IO Interactive on Hitman 2 and bring the latest game in this iconic franchise to the passionate Hitman fanbase and new players,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “IO Interactive has done a fantastic job with the Hitman franchise, and this new game will provide a distinct gameplay experience for players to be creative in larger sandbox locations.”

“We are very proud to announce Hitman 2 as the next exciting chapter in our ever-expanding world of assassination. Building on the success of our previous game, Hitman 2 introduces exciting new features, new modes and franchise firsts to make for a larger and richer game,” said Hakan Abrak, CEO, IO Interactive. “We couldn’t have wished for a better partner than Warner Bros. to bring this game to our passionate community and introduce new players to our universe. Welcome back 47!”

Hitman 2 takes players on a global adventure across a mix of bustling international locations, including a vibrant Miami setting with the colorful ambience of an in-progress motorsport race bringing a new backdrop to the series. From sun-drenched streets to dark and dangerous rainforests, each intricate location provides multiple paths to discover and unparalleled game depth.

Continuing the ultimate spy thriller story, HITMAN ™ 2 allows players to take on the role of the masterful Agent 47 and embark on a mission to hunt the elusive Shadow Client and unravel his militia once and for all. However, when 47 learns the hidden truth about his past, nothing will ever be the same.

Hitman 2 introduces new ways to play with the Sniper Assassin mode, a standalone feature that brings a co-op experience to the Hitman series for the first time, allowing two players to work together online to take down their targets. Sniper Assassin can also be enjoyed in a single player mode for those who want to play as Agent 47.

Sniper Assassin is available to play now as an early access bonus for consumers who pre-order the Hitman 2 Standard, Gold or Collector’s Edition. The Hitman 2 Standard Edition is available for pre-order now. The Hitman 2 Gold Edition is available for pre-order now exclusively at GAME. The Hitman 2 Collector’s Edition will be available for pre-order soon.

As an additional pre-order bonus, full game early access will be available for Gold or Collector’s Edition owners four days before release. For more information, visit www.hitman.com .

To learn more about Hitman 2, please visit hitman.com.
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Days Gone Launches February 22, 2019
Jun 07, 2018 - 6:57 PM - by Evil Avatar

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Days Gone Rides to PS4 February 22

Over the past month, we have been showing a ton of new gameplay from Days Gone – giving more insight into who Deacon is, the state world, and what it takes to survive within that world. We have also been reading your comments and have noticed a common question continues to emerge:

What is the release date for Days Gone?

To answer that question we created a brand new trailer. Watch it at the top of this post, if you haven’t already.

In addition to revealing the release date, the trailer introduces two new animal threats: mountain lions, or cougars, and infected ravens – called Criers in our world. We see another ambush event as Marauders torch an old vehicle and roll it onto the highway trying to knock Deacon from his bike. And the video ends with Deacon running out of gas out in the middle of nowhere – a quiet moment, perhaps, but maybe the deadliest of all.

Most important, we introduce a new enemy human faction: Rest In Peace, or R.I.P., is a cult that worships the Freakers. Rippers, as they’re known, dress like Freakers – and kill anyone who isn’t a Ripper. While they’re important to the story, Rippers are also an important part of the in-game Freaker ecology: when you get a chance to take down a Ripper camp, try bringing in a Swarm and see what happens – Rippers refuse to kill Freakers, and the results can be very entertaining.

Also, since we’re starting to introduce more of the characters you’ll meet in Days Gone, I want to formally introduce three characters you see in this trailer, two for the first time.

William “Boozer” Gray was introduced in our first reveal trailer back in 2016, riding with Deacon on the broken road and keeping Deacon from bashing in the head of a dead Freaker. From their cuts we know they are both members – or ex members – of the Mongrels MC. So they are more than just friends — they are brothers.

Boozer is played by the immensely talented Jim Pirri. For the role of Boozer, we needed a special actor who could help us tell the story. Boozer has to be tough, cynical, and a bad ass, but his friendship and brotherhood with Deacon has to come through as well. Jim has helped turn Boozer into a compelling and very human character.

Alkai Turner (pronounced “alk-eye”) is the arms dealer at the Hotsprings survivor encampment, played by the talented Jonathan Joss.

Ada Tucker is a former prison matron who now runs the Hotsprings camp, played by the inimitable DeeDee Rescher.

These are just three of the dozens of characters you will meet throughout the Days Gone story – which we’ll be talking more about as we get closer to launch.

Oh yeah – launch date. As promised and as revealed in our new trailer, we are excited to announce the release date for Days Gone:

February 22, 2019

Bend Studio are bringing Days Gone to E3 this year with even more new gameplay, so keep an eye on this space for more news and information about the game!

John Garvin - Creative Director, Bend Studio
blog.us.playstation.com
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Just Cause 4 Leaked by Ad on Steam #E32018
Jun 07, 2018 - 6:52 PM - by Evil Avatar


I don't think I have played Just Cause 3, even though it was a free game on PlayStation Plus.
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Overkill's The Walking Dead Heather Trailer
Jun 07, 2018 - 6:50 PM - by Evil Avatar
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