The King of Fighters XIV represents an evolution of the respected fighting game series, so what better way to celebrate than with a premium edition packed with awesome goodies? Although the folks at SNK are working around the clock to make KOF XIV one of the most competition friendly games in the genre, they took the time and effort to help us create a premium package worthy for those who live, breathe, and eat fighting games. With series-first 3D graphics, meticulous gameplay tweaks, streamlined controls, a strong roster of fighters, and vastly improved online experience (get hyped for Party Battle mode!), it's only right that the "Burn to Fight" edition reflects the high standards of the game.
The King of Fighters XIV "Burn to Fight" Premium Edition include the following:
SteelBook® - The game disc will be encased in a collectible SteelBook® emblazoned with the series' fiery mainstay, Kyo Kusanagi, literally burning to fight.
Art book - This 144-page art book will be filled with original character/stage drawings from throughout the series.
3-Disc Soundtrack - Those looking for an audio fix will be able to enjoy a three-disc soundtrack (housed in a gorgeous Mai Shiranui illustrated case) comprised of 60+ electric songs worthy of the greatest fighting tournament in the world.
Collector's Box - All the above items will be packaged in a scorching box adorned with familiar characters.
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PC GamesN has a write-up detailing the design of Heroes of the Storm, along with two of its newest characters, Chromie and Medivh:
“Each hero is self-contained,” says Browder. “So it can be as bizarre as it wants to be and it doesn’t cause ripple problems throughout the rest of the play experience. It just exists in its own bucket - its balance, its internal logic problems. That was hugely powerful for us.”
Don’t forget: the core of the Heroes of the Storm team had come from StarCraft. Though the changes made to the seminal eSports RTS now are careful and conservative, the design decisions that put it there were born from an excess of ideas - its three races “almost three different games smashed together”. Blizzard even coined a design philosophy - “concentrate the cool” - around it.
“It was a very badly explained design philosophy,” admits Browder. “Everybody misinterprets [it] a thousand different ways. The idea was, ‘Take your good idea and put it just on one part of the game. Just beat it in there, make sure each thing has as much cool stuff in it as possible.’”
For Heroes of the Storm, Browder does his utmost to empower hero designers to build characters as different from each other as possible.
“We need to stand behind them and encourage them the whole way and say, ‘Look, everyone is going to tell you you can’t and you shouldn’t - we’re going to tell you you can and you should,’” he says. “‘We’re going to cheer you on as you struggle through this incredibly difficult process of trying to create something truly new and unique and exciting.’”
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Returns With a Brand New Trailer
Today, Ubisoft kicked off its E3 festivities with a brand new trailer for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, the latest in the best-selling Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon franchise, and unveiled the pre-order details on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.
Developed by Ubisoft Paris, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands is the first military shooter set in a massive and responsive open-world, entirely playable in single-player or up to four-player co-op. Players will discover Bolivia a few years from now, a country transformed by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel into a narco-state.
Sent behind enemy lines, the Ghosts will have to cripple the Santa Blanca cartel’s operation, breaking alliances between the drug lords and the corrupt government, and saving the Bolivian population from the cruelty of El Sueño, Santa Blanca’s ruthless leader. To do so, players will have total freedom of choice to complete missions how they choose and watch as the world reacts to their actions.
We’ve got some special news for you today – Mega Man will be in a brand new animated series from Dentsu Entertainment, with Man of Action (the company behind Ben 10 and the characters of Big Hero 6), as executive producers who will be overseeing writing and story development! While the show is slated to launch in 2017 – the same year as Mega Man’s 30th anniversary – we’ve got a sneak peek for you today at how Mega Man will appear in the upcoming show, as well as some insight into the story and characters you can expect to meet.
If you’re an 80s or 90s kid, you may remember an animated series about the fighting robot (sing it with me now: Mega Man!) that ran for two seasons during the mid-90s. It was a fresh, and unique, if not sometimes silly, take on Mega Man, and one that a lot of people (including myself) remember fondly. The new animated Mega Man series will follow Aki Light – a normal, upbeat, and above all optimistic young school-aged robot living in Silicon City. He soon learns that deep within his programming are secret protocols that allow him to transform – giving him nanocore armor, a Mega Buster, and the iconic helmet to turn him into a superhero – Mega Man!
Promising exciting new technologies and new robots, the series will follow the adventures and trials of Aki Light – a.k.a. Mega Man – as he faces off against threats to Silicon City, while trying to keep his superhero identity a secret and maintain a normal robot schoolkid life.
It’ll be a great way for newcomers and younger fans to meet Mega Man for the first time, and a treat for fans who grew up with the games, featuring the return of beloved characters like everyone’s favorite robot canine, Rush! Be sure to keep an eye out for the Blue Bomber’s animated adventures in 2017 – the same year as Mega Man’s 30th anniversary!
On April 20th, 2010, one of the world’s largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), this story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone’s lives forever.
Summit Entertainment and Participant Media present a di Bonaventura Pictures production, a Closest to the Hole / Leverage Entertainment production, a Peter Berg film. The film is directed by Peter Berg from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand and from a screen story by Matthew Sand. The film stars Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg, Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell, Academy Award nominee John Malkovich, Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez, Dylan O’Brien and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson.
While Microsoft may not be announcing sales numbers any more, Sony is happy to announce that the PlayStation 4 has sold more than 40 million console systems.
Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced that PlayStation 4 (PS4) has cumulatively sold through more than 40 million units to consumers worldwide as of May 22, 2016, continuing to demonstrate the fastest-selling console in PlayStation history. By offering users a vast array of exciting software titles from 3rd party developers and publishers as well as from SIE Worldwide Studios, PS4 software sales also remain strong, with more than 270.9 million copies sold in retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of May 22, 2016.
“We are truly grateful for the enormous support from our fans and partners across the globe, which helped us achieve this significant milestone in such a short span of time,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “We will strive to deliver even more exciting gaming experiences to our users, further driving the momentum and accelerating the expansion of the PS4 platform and its business this fiscal year by offering an unparalleled line-up of games, bringing our virtual reality system, PlayStation VR, to market and providing ground-breaking features and network services.”
On the software front, much anticipated title, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (SIE WWS), was released on May 10, recording remarkable global sales of over 2.7 million units in just one week. PS4 software portfolio will continue to expand with highly anticipated games including FINAL FANTASY XV (SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD), Nioh (KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD.), Ryu ga Gotoku 6 (SEGA Games Co., Ltd.), Gran Turismo SPORT, Gravity Rush 2, and The Last Guardian. The independent development community will also continue to deliver a variety of innovative new titles for PS4 including DOWNWELL (Devolver Digital), Jotun (Thunder Lotus Games) and Push Me Pull You (House House Games).
Lock down the battlefield as Riktor, the new tank Hero in Paragon. Play Riktor on Tuesday, May 31.
We’d like to introduce you to the latest Hero. We call this Support Tank … Riktor. He’s a cyborg with serious reach. Get your first look at Riktor below. You’ll be able to play Riktor as part of our update on Tuesday, May 31.
The TL;DR on Riktor is that he is a melee tank who specializes in crowd control. He's a powerful initiator who brings order to the battlefield by locking down targets and pacifying enemies. His Riplash ability reaches out with his electric chain and pulls in enemy Heroes and/or minions while dealing damage. His Shock Therapy disrupts enemies by silencing them and his Skewer Ultimate uses a web of chains to damage and stun everyone in his path.
As always, all Heroes in Paragon are free, so if you're in Early Access you'll be able to jump in as Riktor on Tuesday. If you're not in Early Access yet, you can pick up a Founder's Pack to get into the action. See you on the battlefield!
Absolver Delivers Georgusly Devastating Punches to Your Ribcage
Independent developer Sloclap and amateur martial artists Devolver Digital have announced Absolver, an online combat RPG, set to arrive on PC and consoles in 2017.
Absolver puts players behind the mask of a Prospect, who has taken a sacred vow and chosen to join the Absolvers, an elite corps of combatants fighting to maintain stability in the world. Monitored by the Guides, the new rulers of the fallen Adal Empire, players will wander these forsaken lands and encounter other Prospects online in order to learn their place in this world and eventually become Absolvers. Along the way, they will learn new combat styles and attacks, and acquire better weapons, powers and armor. Battles between warriors are an intense real-time flow of attacks, dodges, feints and counters, with all aspects of gameplay customizable, including combat styles, weapons and even individual attack sequences in the player's Combat Deck. Build a team of warriors to fight side by side with you in the dungeon mines of Adal (PvE) or put your skill on display in dedicated combat arenas (PvP) scattered across the land.
"The studio is excited to debut our first game with Devolver Digital and get it into the hands of gamers and media at E3; Absolver is the result of our combined experiences in game development and we believe that our team has created something special together," said Pierre de Margerie, creative lead at developer Sloclap. "We think the world would be a much better place if there were no guns. Then we could finally focus on important things, like sword fighting and how to kill a man with one punch."
Absolver will have hands-on demos for media and industry fancypants at E3 2016 at the Devolver Digital tailgate June 14 - 17 with gameplay set to debut on Twitch June 13 at 5:00PM Pacific at twitch.tv/twitch.
"Our extensive, international focus groups illustrate that people want to be able to punch faceless, nameless strangers over the internet," notes Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. "Absolver is going to be your digital outlet for real-time, fluid beatdowns of those that stand against you."
Ultra Ultra has announced their third-person adventure, ECHO on Steam Greenlight. Click on the Headline for the trailer.
After a century in stasis the girl En arrives at her destination: A Palace out of legend, a marvel of the old civilization eons gone, still awaiting its first human occupants. Out here, using forgotten technologies, she hopes to bring back a life that shouldn’t have been lost. But nothing could have prepared her for what she’ll face in the ancient halls below.
The experience starts as a character driven journey of discovery, but as it unfolds it evolves into something altogether more punishing. Gameplay revolves around Stealth and Action, as you face off against the strange workings of this place. You might be quick on your feet and quite able to defend yourself, but everything has consequences here. Whatever your strategy, one thing is certain: You must keep your wits about you if you are to survive the Palace.
International Business Times has taken a look at the July issue of Edge, where they have a hands-on look at The Last Guardian, confirming it for a 2016 release date.
The Last Guardian: First hands-on preview reveals new gameplay details and confirms 2016 release
It has been nearly a year since Sony re-introduced The Last Guardian, Fumito Ueda's long-suffering follow-up to PS2 classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Now, as we approach E3 2016, Edge Magazine has published the first hands-on preview of the game – revealing new gameplay details and confirming that the game will still release this year.
Issue 294's cover story includes impressions from an early portion of the game, an interview with Ueda, and discusses at length the game's star – the enormous feathered, cat-like creature called Trico, that accompanies the player's diminutive protagonist.
In an accompanying Q&A with Ueda, the legendary designer says: "Since this is the year we will see the game's release, I do have some worries, but I'm also very excited."
The preview details a new gameplay mechanic, in which the human boy character wields a mirrored shield. "Holding circle 'illuminates' the device," states the article, "shining what is ostensibly an ornate crosshair onto any surface it's aimed at... [Trico] can fire a devastating beam of red lightning from its tail, and will direct this power wherever we point the mirrored shield."
Unconfirmed rumors are floating around the web that space exploration sim No Man's Sky has hit a last-minute delay. The title was scheduled to ship on June 21st and Gamestop employees are saying that they were told to cover up the release date with "Coming Soon" buttons on the promo posters.
Lords of the Fallen developers, Deck 13, have announced The Surge, an action-RPG based in a "sci-fi world full of exoskeletons, and impending danger." You can see the full gallery of high resolution screenshots and concept art here. You can also view the the screenshots and read more game details by clicking on the headline.
The Surge is the new sci-fi Action-RPG from developer Deck 13, set in the near-future. Play as a CREO factory employee Warren, equipped with a highly advanced mechanical exoskeleton designed to assist in heavy industrial labour. Start your journey as a new CREO applicant, in a massive international company dedicated to repairing the atmosphere and addressing climate control. Soon, danger rears its ugly head, and you will have to upgrade your exoskeleton to fight and survive.
The Surge's combat system is fast-paced, tactical, and brutal, with an innovative limb targeting system enabling you to attack and cut off specific limbs, farming materials to craft upgrades for your exo-suit. Some enemies will have less armour on their legs or their arms, making for an easy kill, but poor loot! You have to decide if you want to go for the easy kill, or instead, opt for modules and crafting materials that will give you a combative edge.
The screenshots revealed today show off some of the security forces you'll be facing in your adventure. They use the same exo-suit technology as you but have tools built for combat, making them incredibly deadly foes. In The Surge, you will not just be facing opponents your own size; towering mechanical enemies armed to the teeth are ready to face against you.
Underland is a Deathmatch level designed for 6 to 8 people. Players fight across a hidden outpost, once lost for a thousand years, that guards the entrance to the massive Underland caverns. Download the new UT here at http://unrealtournament.com it's free!
In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing.
While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere.
Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.
Rumors are flying around that Microsoft is going to follow Sony's lead with a new more-powerful Xbox One next year, including a partnership with the Oculus.
Sources: Smaller Xbox One Coming This Year, More Powerful Xbox One in 2017
Microsoft is preparing at least two new Xbox models for release in the next two years. Later this year we’ll see a cheaper, smaller Xbox One, and next year Microsoft will release a more powerful version of their premiere console.
The 2017 Xbox, which is codenamed Scorpio, will have a more powerful GPU, according to three people familiar with this model, speaking anonymously because they were not authorized to speak about Microsoft’s plans. We hear that it will also be technically capable of supporting the Oculus Rift and that Microsoft is pursuing a partnership with Oculus. As for 2016, sources have told us there’s at least a more compact version coming by year’s end. One source believed it will include a larger 2TB hard drive, double the capacity of the most spacious current model. We’re expecting Microsoft to announce the more compact machine at E3 next month.
The two consoles form part of a wider Microsoft strategy, codenamed “Project Helix” according to one source, to converge Xbox and Windows.
Developer sources have told us that Microsoft’s new mandate is to release future games–including the flagship Halo series–on both platforms.
Microsoft plans to move towards an incremental model, with more frequent hardware releases and games that are both forwards and backwards compatible across both Windows 10 and different Xbox models.
A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.
The PlayStation Blog has word that the third episode of Hitman will be heading to the PlayStation 4 on May 31st.
On May 31, Io-Interactive invites Hitman players to delve deep into Marrakesh with the release of the third episode of the game.
Following up on the big fashion show event in Paris and the expansive nature of Sapienza, we knew that Marrakesh had to be something extraordinary. So the team set out to build a location that was both teeming with life and with things to do. Marrakesh has been built with a maze of alleys, a range of souks that line the medina walls, and a fully fletched shisha café. Moving upwards, players can enjoy the shade on the signature rooftop terraces of Marrakesh.
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Telltale Publishing bringing the hit survival game '7 Days to Die' to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 28th
Telltale Publishing today announced that the hit survival horde crafting game 7 Days to Die will release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time on June 28th as both a digital and retail product in North America, and digitally in Europe; and will be available on July 1st for the first time at retail in Europe. The recommended retail price is $29.99 USD or equivalent, and the game is currently available for pre-order at GameStop, Best Buy, GAME, and Amazon. 7 Days to Die is published in collaboration with the Dallas-based independent developer, The Fun Pimps.
Set in a brutally unforgiving post-apocalyptic world overrun by the undead, 7 Days to Die is an open-world survival game that is a unique combination of first person shooter, survival horror, tower defense, and role-playing games. It presents combat, crafting, looting, mining, exploration, and character growth, in a way that has seen a rapturous response from fans worldwide, generating hundreds of thousands of hours of community content on YouTube and other streaming video platforms.
Fans of Telltale's The Walking Dead series in partnership with Skybound will be excited to learn that pre-ordering 7 Days to Die will give them exclusive access to 5 character skins from Telltale's hit series, including Michonne and Lee Everett.
The console version of 7 Days to Die adds a new multiplayer mode supporting local split-screen for couch play, additional online multiplayer modes and features will be revealed in the coming weeks. The game will be supported by exciting DLC content, with details to be revealed in the near future.
This new interview with 7 Days to Die developers gives insight into what inspired the immensely popular "survival horde crafting game" , as well as what players can expect in the console version.
7 Days to Die is currently available for Windows, Mac OS X, and SteamOS and Linux in Early Access on the Steam platform. The game is published by Telltale Publishing in partnership with The Fun Pimps.
The big comic book twist for this Wednesday comes from Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, where it is revealed that Steve Rogers has been a Nazi Agent of Hydra all along. WTF?
Sure, he wears red white and blue on the outside, but on the inside? It turns out Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, supports the evil, former Nazi organization, Hydra.
Marvel comics introduced the shocking twist Wednesday morning when Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 went on sale — and it turns out there have been hints that this was coming for a long time. TIME spoke with Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort about the decision, the clues and why Hydra’s rhetoric sounds an awful lot like that of a certain presidential candidate.
When the live-action adaptation of the wildly-popular manga-turned-anime Fullmetal Alchemist hits theaters next year, its entire cast of lead characters will be Japanese.
“I want to depict something that follows the original work as much as possible,” the movie’s director Fumihiko Sori told Natalie. “The cast is entirely Japanese, but the setting is Europe. However, their race and nationality isn’t expressed in a specific form.” This news is particularly refreshing in the wake of the upcoming Dr. Strange and Ghost in the Shell movies’ whitewashing of the Asian characters in their source material, tapping Tilda Swinton and Scarlett Johansson, respectively, to play them.
The world depicted in Fullmetal Alchemist is a complicated one. There, steam-powered technology and alchemy are the major forces that power the world. Amestris, the country where the bulk of the series takes place, is obviously fictional, but it’s heavily inspired by Edwardian-era Great Britain.
Edward (subtle), Fullmetal Alchemist‘s flaxen-haired protagonist, works as a State Alchemist tasked with traveling through Amestris to investigate various alchemy-related disturbances of the peace. As the series progresses, it becomes increasingly clear that Amestris is more or less a stand-in for Europe.
The main event of The Division's Conflict update is the new Incursion, 'Clear Sky', which takes players to Columbus Circle to face off against the Rikers who now have control of Manhattan airspace. Basically, shoot all the men.
Conflict also adds a new mission type: Search and Destroy. Now, once all side missions and encounters are cleared from a named zone, these missions pop up, placing a group of enemies for you to target so you can track them down. Once there, shoot all these men too.
Upon completion, Search and Destroy missions will unlock High Value Targets, giving you intel on enemy leaders who will also pop up in the open world. Shoot these men specifically.
Another new addition is for the Dark Zone PvP area, allowing you to interrupt a rival's extraction of goods by cutting the rope and scooping up the dropped loot. This action marks you as Rogue, however, giving other players an incentive to shoot you. Be they men or women, shoot them all.
Sealed Caches have also been added to the Dark Zone - special loot boxes dropped by specific enemies. The contents of these remains a mystery until extracted. If anyone tries to stop you, you know the drill.
If you're wondering about the new gear, here's what the new Incursion adds:
Final Measure – Defensive set, enables players to defuse hostile grenades.
Hunter’s Faith – Powerful long range set, deals severe damages to enemies.
Lone Star – Damage per second gear set, increases the ammo capacity.
Predator’s Mark – Support set, enables players to fight enemies at range and increases damage.
The most complete MotoGP™ game ever—featuring Valentino Rossi! Discover the world of Valentino Rossi with unique game modes and all-new challenges dedicated to the career of the 9-time World Champion. Enter the MotoGP™ championship or race your way through Flat Track, Drift, and Rally modes!
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have debuted the new trailer for the animated film Sing, which will be released on December 21, 2016.
Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of The Secret Life of Pets in summer 2016, Illumination presents Sing at the holidays. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly star in an animated feature about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us.
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey), a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist—okay, maybe a bit of a scoundrel—who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.
Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse (Seth MacFarlane) who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant (Tori Kelly) with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother (Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon) run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla (Taron Egerton) looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson) struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.
Featuring more than 85 hit songs, Sing is written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.
GameSpot has word that Valve is facing $3 million transgender discrimination lawsuit from a former employee. Valve has denied any wrongdoing and wants the suit tossed out.
Big-time video game company Valve is being sued for more than $3 million by a former employee who claims her supervisor referred to her as "it" after she had sex reassignment surgery. Identified by her initials in the lawsuit, she claims Valve was a hostile work environment as a result.
Polygon obtained the lawsuit, which was filed in April 2016. In its May 20 counter, Valve denied any wrongdoing and asked the court to dismiss the suit.
As Polygon reports, the plaintiff, a former translator for Valve, informed Valve in 2012 that she needed to relocate to Los Angeles, where her doctors were, so she could work during her recovery period. Valve agreed, but, as a condition of the request, mandated that she have her job status reclassified as an independent contractor.
As for why she was reportedly let go, earlier this year, she wrote to Valve's human resources department to voice her concerns about the company's reported use of unpaid translators. Some of these translators were "very young minors," according to the suit.
Just days after filing the official complaint, she found herself out of a job, the lawsuit explains. According to the complaint, Valve said her job was being moved back to the company's headquarters in Washington, but even after she agreed to move, Valve "refused," according to the lawsuit.
"The real reason for termination was that plaintiff was complaining about the hostile work environment and illegal business practices ...moreover, plaintiff was terminated due to her transgender status," reads a line from the lawsuit.
"While defendants accommodated her at first, her direct supervisor referred to her in derogatory fashion," the lawsuit goes on. "He referred to plaintiff as 'it,' which is highly offensive to a transgender person."
In its counter claim, Valve said, "Defendant denies each and every material allegation of plaintiff's unverified complaint, and further denies that plaintiff has been damaged in any manner or amount, or at all, as a result of any act or omission by defendant."
TNT has posted a preview look -- the full first episode -- of their new crime drama, Animal Kingdom. Click on the Headline for the Video.
Animal Kingdom is an adrenaline-charged drama starring Emmy and Tony winner Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, This Boy's Life, Oceans 13) as the matriarch of a Southern California family whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities, with Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow) as her second in command. Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Ben Robson (Vikings, Dracula: The Dark Prince), Jake Weary (Pretty Little Liars, It Follows) and Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders, An Inspector Calls) also star.
STX Entertainment has just brought online a new Free State of Jones movie trailer, giving you a look at the upcoming Civil War action drama, starring Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club).
Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), the Free State of Jones movie offers an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
￼The film co-stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights), Keri Russell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, “House of Cards”). The film is being produced by Scott Stuber (Ted, Safe House) through his Blue Grass Films shingle, with Jon Kilik (Foxcatcher, The Hunger Games) producing through his Jon Kilik Productions, and Ross producing through his Larger Than Life Productions.
STX Entertainment will release the movie nationwide on June 24th.
Blizzard Entertainment has announced the release of Overwatch on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
“The world could always use more heroes”—and today, the watch begins for gamers around the globe. After drawing more than 9.7 million players to Blizzard Entertainment’s biggest open beta ever, Overwatch®—the company’s team-based first-person shooter—is now live on Windows® PC, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One!
Overwatch takes place on a near-future Earth, where teams of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities clash for control of key locations around the world, from serene castle grounds in Japan to mech-production facilities in the wintry heart of Russia. The game features a diverse cast of 21 unique heroes—including Tracer, the time-jumping adventurer; McCree, the outlaw gunslinger; and Winston, the brilliant gorilla scientist—each armed with signature weapons and awe-inspiring abilities. These extraordinary characters must team up and work together to complete critical objectives in a variety of unique play modes, including Assault, Escort, and Control. Players are able to swap heroes to adapt to the ever-changing situation on the battlefield—the action is fast and fun, and the tactical possibilities are endless.
“We’re thrilled to welcome console and PC gamers everywhere to the future world of Overwatch,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’ve worked hard to create a team shooter that anyone can enjoy, with rewarding cooperative gameplay, fast-paced competitive action, and a diverse cast of awesome heroes that we’re proud to add to the Blizzard family. We think shooter veterans and anyone new to the genre will find that Overwatch is an absolute blast to play.”
Click on the headline to read the full press release.
Microsoft has announced the June Games with Gold for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, including Goat Simulator & The Crew (Xbox One) and Super Meat Boy and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. (360 and Xbox One Backward Compatibility)
Celebrate Games with Gold Turning Three with June’s Free Games
In June, Games with Gold is having its third birthday. To celebrate there will be presents for everyone! We’ve got a special lineup to open up the summer: Xbox One will get two dedicated titles, and two Xbox 360 titles, as well, through Xbox One Backward Compatibility, for a total of four completely free titles thanks to Games with Gold. Xbox 360 gamers, of course, also get access to the latter two titles.
Our June celebration begins with the ma-a-a-a-arvelous Goat Simulator and drives into June 16 with The Crew. On the Xbox 360, Xbox Live Gold members start the month with platforming classic Super Meat Boy, and get tactical with XCOM: Enemy Unknown.