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Black Ops 4, Red Dead 2 Will Beat Battlefield V This Year, Says Analyst

Battlefield V will likely be beaten by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2 in terms of sales says Cowen & Company analysis firm. According to the firm, the pre-order numbers for Battlefield V have been weak compared to October’s other big contenders. Battlefield V is EA’s biggest fall title and after the success of 2016’s Battlefield 1, the low pre-order sales for the title are likely disappointing for the company. Even though early pre-order sales don’t always represent a game’s

By | 2018-08-16T01:16:53+00:00 August 16th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Holedown is the hot mobile game of the moment

Mobile brick-breaker games have gained traction among more casual players over the past year, but Holedown seems to be the first to find traction across the entire games community. Holedown is the latest game by Swedish developer Martin Jonasson, who single-handedly runs Grapefrukt Games. “I have very high standards for mobile games,” Vollmer wrote. “There is a very specific amount of attention that phone games should ask of you ... and Holedown is the best example I’ve seen of it in years.”I ha

By | 2018-08-15T17:00:00+00:00 August 15th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yakuza Kiwami 2 steps up the fan service in a big way

Yakuza Kiwami 2, the upcoming remake of Yakuza 2, promises more of what makes the series so great: creative, over-the-top violence; delicious food options; bizarre substories; and another Majima-centric campaign. Running on the Dragon Engine used in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, Kiwami 2 looks richer, more fluid than any other title in the series so far. In Kiwami 2, certain substories can unlock new heat actions and finishing moves if you’re within a certain distance of a nonplayer character. Kiw

By | 2018-08-15T17:00:00+00:00 August 15th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“That’s just the dumbest thing ever”: Ryan Reynolds reveals the original (rejected) Deadpool 2 pitch – and it is *weird*

Case in point: his original Deadpool 2 pitch involved a heist (so far, so normal)… for the big, red chair from reality TV show The Voice. “At the time – my first pitch to the studio was not met very well,” the Deadpool star told Fallon. “I pitched them for [Deadpool 2]… the whole story of the movie would be Deadpool trying to steal the big, red chair from The Voice. Reynolds also opened up on that cheeky Brad Pitt cameo. One day you’re Brad Pitt, megastar and, the next, you’re Brad Pitt, cameo d

By | 2018-08-15T10:43:41+00:00 August 15th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nine obscure games from big developers

Perhaps the team was trying something new, or trying to move into a different market—either way those games exist now as oddities. Impossible Creatures (Relic Entertainment)Relic is famous for its RTS games, most notably Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, and Homeworld. Before id Software, Commander Keen and Doom there was this, a straightforward platformer about a man called Dave who gets into scrapes. I'm sure it's fondly remembered by some '90s PC players—it only really seems obscure in relation

By | 2018-08-13T14:36:15+00:00 August 13th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dreaming big: How Neil Gaiman and a team of fantasy writers are expanding The Sandman Universe

According to Doyle, the Sandman Universe was conceived over two years ago, prompted by Gaiman’s work with DC Vertigo on Sandman: Overture. In March, when the Sandman Universe was announced, the author told Entertainment Weekly that he’d “started feeling guilty. While Spurrier and Watters are established comics writers, Howard and Hopkinson were coming direct from their careers as scifi and fantasy novelists. “What happens when you’re a deity and you’re suddenly... without portfolio?” Hopkinson t

By | 2018-08-12T17:00:00+00:00 August 12th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Slender Man myth, and its tragic reality, was too big for a movie

The new horror movie Slender Man ends with a vague, voiceover reminder: “we” spread the “virus” that is the antagonist. [Warning: this post contains major spoilers for Slender Man]The Slender Man movie spent years in development before director Sylvain White (The Losers) finally turned around the version that hit theaters this month. Where Sony’s Slender Man runs into issues is when it deflects from the other part of the Slender Man mythos: a real life attempted murder. Eventually, Hallie’s sist

By | 2018-08-12T17:00:00+00:00 August 12th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report: Two big stars out of Star Trek 4 after talks break down

Hemsworth was expected to return as Kirk’s father, a role he played in 2009’s Star Trek. The Hollywood Reporter says negotiations with stars Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and John Cho are expected to close soon. Paramount is said to be balking at such demands, considering Star Trek not to be a franchise at that kind of a pay grade. Pine and Hemsworth are contending they already have agreements in place that Paranount and Skydance Media are trying to lower following a disapp

By | 2018-08-10T17:00:00+00:00 August 10th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Rappers We Want to See in a New Def Jam Game

Earlier this month, Def Jam Recordings stoked the flames of speculation when it tweeted about the possibility of a new Def Jam game. However, given the rapper’s headline-making history, many of her fans (affectionately known as “Barbz”) will hope that she can find the time to star in a new Def Jam game too. The next Def Jam game could be a good opportunity to make that happen (in a fictional universe at least), especially as Big Sean is actually a Def Jam Recording artist. Azealia could be the c

By | 2018-08-10T00:55:06+00:00 August 10th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Vector, the home robot from Anki with a big personality

Once the stuff of science fiction, robot domestic helpers are fast becoming a reality thanks to developments in artificial intelligence and robotics. And now leading robotics company Anki has unveiled Vector, a droid with a personality that’s set to take over your home, much like its little brother Cozmo took over your desk. Having released the best-selling toy robot Cozmo in 2016 , the company has moved on to service robots while retaining its focus on injecting personality into its creations.

By | 2018-08-08T13:00:21+00:00 August 8th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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