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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. Quote: 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...
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. Quote: 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:...
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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. Quote: 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!
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:
With the steam summer sale going on - lots of new options. What are you going to play this weekend?
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. Quote: 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 Steam Intergalactic Summer Sale has begun. Quote: 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.
Quote: 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!
Quote: 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.
Quote: 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.
Quote: 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...
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. Quote: 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...
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?
GameSpot has the story. Quote: 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.
What it�s like to go to E3 Expo w/ Kelsey & Metal Jesus. Behind the scenes, parties, games and all the craziness!
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
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. Incredibles 2 $182.6/$182.6 Ocean's 8 $18.9/$78.5 Tag $14.9/$14.9 Solo: A Star Wars Story $10.0/$193.7 Deadpool 2 $8.6/$294.5 Superfly $6.8/$9.0 Hereditary $6.8/$27.0 Avengers: Infinity War $5.4/$664.3 Adrift $2.2/$26.9 Book Club $1.8/$61.9 Gotti $1.7/$1.7 Race 3 $1.6/$1.6
Game Informer has the story. Quote: 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.
Eurogamer has the story. Quote: 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...