Telltale's The Walking Dead Development Underway With Previous Team Members

Telltale's The Walking Dead Development Underway With Previous Team Members

Skybound has announced that it and previous team members of Telltale Games that were working on The Walking Dead: The Final Season are “resuming development efforts today!” In a statement from Skybound, it promised that release dates for the final two episodes would be coming shortly and that those who already purchased the season pass will not need to pay again. “Thank you for your patience while we worked with Telltale to take control of TELLTALE’S THE WALKING DEAD. It’s been a ton of work logistically and legally to get us to a place where we’re able to roll up our sleeves and get to the actual work. After Telltale shut its doors, the game was, unfortunately, unable to be worked on and hence the release dates of Episodes 3 and 4 have been delayed. But we’re excited to let you know that many of the talented, passionate team members who originally worked on the game are resuming development efforts today!” Continue reading…
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Half-Life Fan Remake Black Mesa: Xen Gets Its First Trailer

Half-Life Fan Remake Black Mesa: Xen Gets Its First Trailer

The original Half-Life is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and in doing so, Black Mesa – the fan remake of the first Half-Life – has released a trailer to give a first look at Black Mesa: Xen, the last part of the game. Black Mesa launched originally in 2012 as a free mod and later became its own paid version on Steam Early Access in 2015. The game was split into two separate parts, with Xen not being part of the mod or full Black Mesa version. Continue reading…
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Wasteland 3, Bard's Tale 4 Still Coming to PS4 Despite Microsoft's InXile Acquisition

Wasteland 3, Bard's Tale 4 Still Coming to PS4 Despite Microsoft's InXile Acquisition

Though inXile Entertainment was recently acquired by Microsoft, its games Wasteland 3 and The Bard’s Tale 4: Barrows Deep are still coming to the PlayStation 4. In an interview with Eurogamer, inXile founder Brian Fargo went on record saying these two games will come to the rival platform because they’ve already been announced for the PS4, and the company doesn’t intend to break its promises. Though initially released in September as a PC title, it was announced that The Bard’s Tale 4 would make its way to Xbox One and PS4 some time later. Now that developer inXile is firmly in Microsoft’s camp, Eurogamer asked if the game would still be coming to PS4. Continue reading…
Source: Wasteland 3, Bard's Tale 4 Still Coming to PS4 Despite Microsoft's InXile Acquisition

Venom Outperformed Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy at the Worldwide Box Office

Venom Outperformed Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy at the Worldwide Box Office

After a massive debut in China, Venom is continuing its climb up the box office rankings. According to Box Office Mojo, Venom now ranks 84th on its list of all-time worldwide box office earners. Venom has earned over $780.5 million and counting. This puts the Tom Hardy movie above 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy ($773.3 million worldwide) and 1977’s Star Wars ($775.4 million). It is important to note that the list is not adjusted for inflation, which would keep the original Star Wars above Venom. Continue reading…
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Watch Aquaman A Week Early If You're an Amazon Prime Member

Watch Aquaman A Week Early If You're an Amazon Prime Member

Amazon Prime members will be able to see Aquaman a few days early thanks to an exclusive offer. Select theaters will have one showing of Aquaman for Prime members on Saturday, December 15 at 7pm, and up to 10 tickets can be ordered per transaction. If you are not an Amazon Prime member or can’t make it, Aquaman will then be released in theaters on December 21. Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman) and Amber Heard (Princess Mera) announced the offer with a video that included a few scenes from the upcoming film. Continue reading…
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Youtube's Origin Repackages Sci-Fi Horror Tropes

Youtube's Origin Repackages Sci-Fi Horror Tropes

Note: this is a mostly spoiler-free review of Origin Season 1, which is currently available to stream on YouTube Premium and YouTube TV. Premise: A group of astronauts fights for survival aboard their ship while an alien menace hunts them one by one. Premise: In a cyberpunk future, the landscape is dominated by endless rain and towering, neon-drenched skyscrapers. Premise: A small group of travelers are tasked with colonizing a new world, assuming their damaged craft can get them there in one piece. Premise: As humanity faces political, economic and ecological collapse, more and more people are retreating into the virtual reality realm. Premise: a group of strangers are trapped in a strange place as they slowly unravel a giant conspiracy perpetrated by a mysterious group of “others.” Continue reading…
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Carnage Returns and Injustice 2 Ends This Week

Carnage Returns and Injustice 2 Ends This Week

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent. Once you check out our picks, head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week! Web of Venom: Carnage Born #1 – $4.99 Continue reading…
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Why Fantastic Beasts 2 Had the Worst Debut in Harry Potter History

Why Fantastic Beasts 2 Had the Worst Debut in Harry Potter History

Early tracking for Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in September had projected the Harry Potter spin-off would open with $75 million, just slightly above the $74.4 million earned by its predecessor, 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Eventually, those numbers would be adjusted down, and, as many expected, The Crimes of Grindelwald underperformed and debuted with $62.2 million, the lowest opening weekend for any Harry Potter franchise movie. We’re going to take a deep dive through the numbers and try to determine why one of Hollywood’s most consistent franchises has seemingly fallen on hard times, so to speak. A $62.2 million debut, with a $14,941 per-screen average from 4,163 theaters would be considered a strong opening weekend for most movies, but it pales in comparison to the eight-movie flagship Harry Potter franchise. There is clearly still a strong audience and demand for the universe as a whole, given the strong success of the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the Harry Potter theme parks at Universal Studios and the Pottermore website which features new stories within the universe. Perhaps the biggest reason why the two Fantastic Beasts movies haven’t done nearly as well as the original movies is the lack of Harry Potter himself. Continue reading…
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DC Universe Polls Fans Again: Should Robin Jason Todd Live or Die?

DC Universe Polls Fans Again: Should Robin Jason Todd Live or Die?

Directly mirroring a controversial poll from the 1988, DC Universe is asking fans if they want to see Jason Todd (aka Robin) live or die. As reported by Nerdist, the original poll came from the A Death in the Family story arc that ran across four Batman comics by Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo. The poll was included in Batman #427, which saw Jason Todd (who was generally less liked than his predecessor Dick Grayson) expelled by Batman for being too rash and impulsive, culminating in Joker beating Todd before setting a time bomb. The poll was included in the comic in the form of two 1-900 numbers: fans could call one to see Todd killed, another would save his life. Continue reading…
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Fantastic Beasts: Breaking Down Professor McGonagall's Cameo

Fantastic Beasts: Breaking Down Professor McGonagall's Cameo

Be aware that SPOILERS are ahead for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Continue at your own peril. Harry Potter fans experienced a confusing moment while watching Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald during opening weekend, which included the brief return of a Hogwarts professor that held a prominent role in the Harry Potter series – Minerva McGonagall. Fans became upset due to the inaccurate age of Professor McGonagall, according to the extensive Harry Potter timeline – written by J.K. Rowling herself – that reports McGonagall was born on Oct. 4 in the year 1935. With The Crimes of Grindelwald taking place in 1927, technically that would make her minus 8-years-old. Continue reading…
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