Ubisoft Wants To Unite All VR Devices with Cross-Platform Play

Ubisoft Wants To Unite All VR Devices with Cross-Platform Play

Ubisoft has confirmed that it will support cross-platform play across the three main VR hardware devices: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. According to Eurogamer, the publisher wants players on Eagle Flight, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, and Werewolves Within to be able to play together, regardless of what VR hardware they have. “Our games feature a strong multiplayer experiences, so letting friends play together regardless of which headset they own will enhance the social nature of our games and let them be played the way we envisioned,” said David Votypka, Red Storm’s senior creative director. Continue reading…
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Man Down Review

Man Down Review

Directed by Dito Montiel, with a script from Adam G. Simon and Montiel, Man Down offers the harrowing tale of one U.S. Marine and his experiences both at home and abroad. When it is at its best, Man Down is a powerful film, but it is a movie so caught up in the trappings of storytelling and a big reveal, that all too often it trips over its own feet. Shia LaBeouf plays lead character U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer who, along with his best friend, Devin Roberts (Jai Courtney), is seen early in the film walking through the rubble of an abandoned city. It is a post-apocalyptic cityscape, made eerie for its silence as much as for the devastation. Is it the U.S.? Is it somewhere overseas? What has caused this incredible level of devastation? Continue reading…
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Answering 3 Big Questions about Resident Evil 7

Answering 3 Big Questions about Resident Evil 7

Twenty years on, and it’s hard to say what Resident Evil stands for. It may have been the series that coined the phrase ‘survival horror’, but that idea is largely absent from recent instalments. It felt like Resi had lost its way, and identity, focussing more on action and spectacle over suspense and horror. Resident Evil 7, thankfully, suffers from none of those anxieties. It’s a confident statement of what Resident Evil looks like today – and that’s an intense survival horror experience, with mystery and exploration at its core. And while it may look very different from the rest of the series – shifting setting and perspective – RE7 in fact feels much closer to the 1996 original than any other game in the series. Continue reading…
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‘The Illinois Parables’: Film Review | Belfort 2016

‘The Illinois Parables’: Film Review | Belfort 2016

Director Deborah Stratman’s hour-long film essay ‘The Illinois Parables’ premiered at Sundance and recently had a theatrical run in New York.read more
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Netflix Introduces Downloads for Offline Viewing

Netflix Introduces Downloads for Offline Viewing

“While many members enjoy watching Netflix at home, we’ve often heard they also want to continue their ‘Stranger Things’ binge while on airplanes and other places where internet is expensive or limited,” the company said.read more
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Batman Annual #1 Review

Batman Annual #1 Review

Batman Annual #1 is one of those comics that sells itself on the strength of its ensemble cast. Where else can you buy a comic that features such an an impressive lineup of classic Batman creators and current favorites? None of the stories within are necessarily career-defining work, but the overall package offers a fun look at how the Batman family celebrate the holidays. This issue opens with a new story from current Batman writer Tom King and rotating artist David Finch. The story essentially serves as a new origin story for Ace the Bat-hound, tracing the poor pup’s journey from rejected Joker experiment to valued member of the Wayne household. Basically, if you’ve enjoyed Grant Morrison and Pete Tomasi’s work with the Bat-pet menagerie, you’ll be right at home here. King’s script makes for a lighthearted alternative to his darker work on the main series, and one that’s suitably heartwarming. It’s not a story that caters especially well to Finch’s storytelling strengths, but Finch is still able to convey the warm emotion of King’s script. Continue reading…
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Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards Is First Man to Play Video Game in Vertical Wind Tunnel

Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards Is First Man to Play Video Game in Vertical Wind Tunnel

Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards has a new place in the record books as the first person to successfully play a video game in a vertical wind tunnel. The game in question was Ubisoft’s Steep, and the challenge had been arranged by the publisher to “test extreme winter sports fans” by asking them to “play whilst balancing themselves in mid-air”. Edwards rose to fame in the eighties as a Olympic ski-jumper, during which he bested the world record and became Britain’s first representative in the sport since 1929. He made headlines earlier this year for being the eponymous subject of a film, Eddie the Eagle, starring Hugh Jackman. “I couldn’t wait to give it go,” said Edwards. “I love a challenge but this was unlike anything that I’d ever tried before. As soon as I started playing, I was determined to glide past that finishing line.” Continue reading…
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