Detroit: Become Human, Beyond, Heavy Rain Steam Release Dates Announced

Detroit: Become Human, Beyond, Heavy Rain Steam Release Dates Announced

Quantic Dream has officially confirmed the Steam release date for Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls, and Heavy Rain. Quantic Dream’s three latest games will arrive on Steam simultaneously on June 18, the company announced on Twitter. Quantic Dream had previously released the game’s on the Epic Game Store in 2019. Before that, all three games had been PlayStation exclusives. Finally! Heavy Rain, Beyond Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human are coming to Steam on June 18! #QuanticStream Download the free demos NOW: Heavy Rain: https://t.co/vgyWgO3YBt Detroit: https://t.co/SbIxbSbfoR Beyond: https://t.co/P51sXvOhwm pic.twitter.com/83TaO6x7Ai — QUANTIC DREAM (@Quantic_Dream) May 25, 2020   Earlier this year, Quantic Dream founder David Cage said that the studio had “lots of surprises” in store for fans in 2020. It seems this might have been at least part of what he was talking about. PC gamers who held off on buying Quantic Dreams’ library will also be able to play a free demo of each game. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-ign-quantic-dream-review&captions=true”] Steam doesn’t currently have prices listed for any of the three games, but we can get a potential idea based on what they’re going for on Epic. On Epic, Detroit is currently being sold for $39.99, Beyond for $19.99, and Heavy Rain for $19.99. We quite liked Detroit: Become Human, calling it “a wonderfully silly interactive drama that meaningfully bends to your will” in our review. You can also check out our Beyond: Two Souls review and our Heavy Rain review to see how these Quantic Dreams games hold up today. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN, and he’s on every platform.
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'Make Solo 2 Happen' Fan Campaign Demands Star Wars Sequel

'Make Solo 2 Happen' Fan Campaign Demands Star Wars Sequel

It’s apparently a banner month for fan campaigns making their movie dreams come true. While DC fans are (eventually) getting the Snyder Cut and (hoping for) an Ayers cut of Suicide Squad, fans of Solo: A Star Wars Story are clamoring to “#MakeSolo2Happen,” and they’re picking up some steam. Fans took to Twitter this Memorial Day weekend to share their hopes for a sequel to the Han Solo origin story, pining for the return of cast members like Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra, Darth Maul, and Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian. Like the Millennium Falcon itself, Solo has it where it counts. Spirited, charming, and with more than one trick up its sleeve, you should never count it out! For Han, Chewie, Lando, Qi’ra, Maul, and Enfys … for all the scoundrels and rebels of the Galaxy … #MakeSolo2Happen pic.twitter.com/xwQ02n8JNF — Jared Kozal (@jkozal) May 25, 2020 Here’s artist Matt Ferguson, who created a couple of official posters for Solo, chiming in with his support. Solo came out 2 years ago. I really enjoyed it a lot. A great romp of a Star Wars film. I also got to make a couple of official posters for it on release. I’d love to see more adventures, perfect for a Disney+ adventure show. pic.twitter.com/L01TmjibZ6 — Matt Ferguson (@Cakes_Comics) May 25, 2020 PUNCH IT, CHEWIE! Seeing Chewbacca being introduced to Han in Solo is one of my favorite Star Wars moments. Alden and @JoonasSuotamo have great chemistry in Solo and would love to continue seeing that. #MakeSolo2Happen pic.twitter.com/k2a6a2xDmS — David Taylor (@IAmDavidJTaylor) May 25, 2020 Solo doesn’t deserve all the hate it gets. #MakeSolo2Happen pic.twitter.com/sLLRU7Qptc — Everything Star Wars (@EverythingSW66) May 25, 2020 All I can think about when rewatching Solo: A Star Wars Story is how desperately we need more Qi’ra content!#MakeSolo2Happen pic.twitter.com/GcYeDrxj6a — Mike Kennedy (@mbken84) May 22, 2020 One fan even went so far as to dress up his family in shirts reading “Make Solo 2 Happen” in classic Star Wars font. Our family is ready to #MakeSolo2Happen, are you? pic.twitter.com/SB94colE2j — Adam Odle (@OdleAdam) May 25, 2020 The “Make Solo 2 Happen” campaign, including the T-shirts appearing in multiple tweets, appears to have started with The Resistance Broadcast, a podcast from the Star Wars News Net fan site. They also happen to be selling sweatshirts and mugs with the same fan campaign logo. There’s more of us #Solo fans….there’s more of us!…
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Suicide Squad Director’s Cut Would Be ‘Easy to Complete,’ Says David Ayer

Suicide Squad Director’s Cut Would Be ‘Easy to Complete,’ Says David Ayer

Suicide Squad director David Ayer says that a director’s cut of his DC universe movie would be “easy to complete.” The comment stands in contrast to the news of the infamous “Snyder Cut” of Justice League releasing in 2021 and costing $20 – $30 million. Ayer made the comments in a tweet Monday, responding to a Collider editor asking why DC didn’t release his cut of Suicide Squad on a service like HBO Max. “This is a good question,” Ayer responded. “My cut would be easy to complete. It would be incredibly cathartic for me. It’s exhausting getting your ass kicked for a film that got the Edward Scissorhands treatment. The film I made has never been seen.” [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-dceu-movie-review-score&captions=true”] Ayer made similar comments about other footage cut from or left in Suicide Squad. When asked about a scene from a trailer featuring Katana’s eyes being suddenly filled with a murky black liquid, Ayer said he’d filmed a scene where Enchantress uses a tendril to take over Katana and attack her allies. Ayer also seemingly criticized the cuts that were made to Suicide Squad for ignoring some of the fundamentals of good storytelling and editing.  “Good screenwriting means complete arcs culminating with some kind of closure for each main character,” Ayer said. “It’s not rocket science. When you cut the joists the building sags.” Ayer says that the “only battle I won” was keeping in a bit where the character Diablo references that he’s killed women and children. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-actor-and-character-confirmed-for-dcs-the-suicide-squad&captions=true”] “It was the only battle I won,” Ayer said. “Decision makers were allergic to Diablo killing his family. Look at my films – death, guilt, redemption and emancipation from toxic relationships are themes I explore as a filmmaker. The human soul is beautiful and complex.” Ayer added that an impressive shot of Enchantress’ hand gripping June Moon and transforming her was his idea, and that he had more footage fleshing out their relationship. Yes – Enchantress / June Moon were more solidly arced out in my cut. https://t.co/Zoaaug3cTU — David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 24, 2020   With the news of Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League being revived, some DC fans have taken to calling for a similar director’s cut of Suicide Squad, which was originally supposed to end with a different villain and a much bigger Justice League connection. Ayer appears to still hold some complicated feelings…
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Call Of Duty 2020: New CoD Still Coming This Year

Call Of Duty 2020: New CoD Still Coming This Year

While Activision Blizzard and its studios have not been immune to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, its biggest game of the year is still on track for its release. The new Call of Duty, which seems to be subtitled Black Ops: Cold War, is still set to release before the end of the year, Activision confirmed as part of its latest earnings report.During the call, Activision Blizzard president and COO Daniel Alegre shared that employees have adapted to the new changes in society, and that Call of Duty 2020 is still on track for its previously confirmed release this year. Executives at the company explained that the most recent entry in the franchise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, has exceeded expectations. This is due in part to ongoing events with the seasons and the standalone battle royale game, Warzone–which currently has over 60 million players.While the details on the next game weren’t shared, including any plans for Xbox Series X or PS5, Alegre stated that the CoD franchise remains a key pillar for the company.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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New Call Of Duty Is Apparently Black Ops: Cold War, Reveal Coming Soon

New Call Of Duty Is Apparently Black Ops: Cold War, Reveal Coming Soon

As has become tradition with the annual Call of Duty series, this year’s game has apparently leaked ahead of its official announcement. While Activision has already confirmed a new Call of Duty is coming this year, it hasn’t shared any details whatsoever. However, according to a tweet that has since been corroborated by Eurogamer, this year’s game will be called Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War–signaling both a return the popular sub-series and a shift in naming convention for it. It will be the fifth main game in the Black Ops series, but will be the first to go back to go significantly back in time since the original Black Ops, as the series has gotten progressively more futuristic over the years.The Black Ops Cold War name first appeared on Twitter by leaker Okami13, and Eurogamer has since reported it’s heard the same news from its sources. This means that much like 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, developer Treyarch is going back to where Call of Duty: Black Ops started–a stark change from the future-based warfare the Black Ops series traded in with its third and fourth installments.The Cold War setting has already been teased in Call of Duty: Warzone, with reported plans for the battle royale to eventually reveal the game in its entirety. Players have found a Cold War spyplane by glitching through walls. The reveal might have tied into the ongoing mystery behind the many vault doors in Warzone currently.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Valorant Release Date Revealed, Beta Ends This Week

Valorant Release Date Revealed, Beta Ends This Week

After being in a closed beta state for two months, Riot Games’ hero shooter Valorant will make its official PC debut on June 2. The tactical FPS, which shares a lot of DNA with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, will be free-to-play in “a majority of the regions worldwide,” including North America and Europe.With Valorant officially dropping in early June, Riot confirmed that the game’s closed beta will end on Thursday, May 28. This will give the studio the opportunity to reset player accounts and patch in new content. When the game hits on June 2, current Valorant players will have to start at the same place as those coming to the tactical FPS for the first time.Shortly after Valorant’s official launch, Riot will deliver a bunch of new content. This includes additional game modes, characters, maps, and more. In addition to this, Riot will deploy more servers to meet the game’s demands. These new servers–located in Atlanta, Dallas, London, Madrid, and Warsaw–will help lower Valorant’s latency so that the player experience is as smooth as possible.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Watch X-Men: Days of Future Past With Writer-Producer Simon Kinberg

Watch X-Men: Days of Future Past With Writer-Producer Simon Kinberg

Here at IGN, we’re always looking for new ways to bring our community together to embrace what we’re most passionate about. That’s why we launched Watch From Home Theater, a weekly live show where we unite some of your favorite IGN personalities and special celebrity guests to have a digital movie night together with you watching some of our favorite films of all time. This Tuesday, May 26th at 5 p.m. PT, we’re watching X-Men: Days of Future Past with screenwriter-producer Simon Kinberg! Adapted from the classic Marvel Comics storyline, Days of Future Past sees the big screen’s original X-Men and the prequel series’ teammates living in a dystopian future where the massive mutant-hunting Sentinels have practically exterminated mutants, incarcerating the surviving ones in concentration camps with the humans who helped them. The only way for the X-Men to survive is to send one of their own back in time telepathically in order to stop the assassination that paved the way for the mutant holocaust. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2014/05/13/x-men-days-of-future-past-video-review”] In our 2014 review of the film, we said “X-Men: Days of Future Past is the most ambitious entry in the franchise and also the most rewarding, allowing fans to see the casts of both the original trilogy and First Class join forces in one action-packed, high-stakes, and surprisingly witty adventure film.” Simon Kinberg has been involved in the X-Men movie franchise since 2006 as both a screenwriter and a producer, and he also produced both Deadpool sequels as well as Logan. As a screenwriter, Kinberg’s breakthrough film was 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith and he also penned Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes. As a producer, Kinberg’s films include Elysium, Murder on the Orient Express, Cinderella, and The Martian, which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. We’re thrilled to have him on the show! Want to tune in to IGN’s WFH Theater? Here’s what you need to know! Where: Catch the stream on IGN.com, IGN’s YouTube, Cinefix’s YouTube and IGN’s Facebook How: Participate in the chat by joining us in IGN’s Discord server or tweet along using the hashtags #DaysofFuturePast and #WFHTheater Who: Hosts Akeem Lawanson, Joshua Yehl, and writer-producer Simon Kinberg IGN won’t be able to show the full movie in the live stream watch-along so if you want the full WFH Theater experience, sync up the movie on your devices and watch with us when we press “play” together! If you don’t already own a copy of Days of Future Past then you can rent or buy…
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Pixar Debuts First Gay Main Character in New Short Film

Pixar Debuts First Gay Main Character in New Short Film

Pixar’s first openly gay main character has debuted in a new short film titled “Out.” The nine-minute short film, which released on Disney Plus on Friday, tells the story of a man named Greg, who struggles with coming out as gay to his parents, frustrating his partner Manuel. Through some magical mishaps, Greg accidentally switches bodies with his excitable dog Jim and attempts to hide a picture of him and Manuel from his mom and dad, who surprise him with a sudden visit. Check out the trailer in this tweet: The latest heartwarming tale from @Pixar’s #SparkShorts. Start streaming Out tomorrow on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/gRvBEdK1Iw — Disney+ (@disneyplus) May 21, 2020   Out debuted as part of Pixar’s SparkShorts series, which lets independent creators showcase animation projects. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=disney-plus-spotlight-may-2020&captions=true”] Technically, this isn’t the first gay character in a Pixar film, although it is certainly the first gay main character. When Pixar’s Onward released last March, actress Lena Waithe voiced a gay cyclops who worked as a police officer. That cyclops ultimately only served as a side character, and evidence of her sexual orientation was relegated to a throwaway line referencing her girlfriend. In older films, like Toy Story 4 and Finding Dory, Pixar has added very minor evidence of gay characters, including a brief shot of two women who fans suspected were a lesbian couple. Oddly enough, in an ET Canada interview, Finding Dory star Ellen Degeneres (herself one of the first openly gay actors in contemporary Hollywood) said that there was no lesbian couple in the film simply because one had short hair. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=disney-plus-spotlight-june-2020&captions=true”] Disney has been somewhat slow to include greater LGBT representation in some of its biggest properties. Avengers: Endgame featured co-director Joe Russo making a cameo as a gay man in Captain America’s therapy group who briefly mentions he is going on a date with another man. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker briefly showed two women kissing, and while fans criticized Disney for making the moment so missable, IGN editor Joshua Yehl had much more positive thoughts overall. As for future properties, Marvel’s The Eternals is set to feature an openly gay superhero. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer for IGN.
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Riot Reveals How Valorant Skins Are Made

Riot Reveals How Valorant Skins Are Made

Free-to-play games can live or die by the quality of their cosmetic content, and Riot’s new shooter Valorant is no exception. In a recent blog post, the team behind Valorant revealed how it develops the game’s premium skins.According to the post, the process begins with a brainstorming process to determine the fantasy and genre that the weapon skin promotes, from sci-fi to high fantasy. However, the team sticks to a number of core rules, chief among them that the skin’s unique visual effects and animations are only seen by its owner in first-person.The developers also take great care to ensure that the outline and shape of the specific weapon is still recognizable, for the sake of fair competition. Since the skins in Valorant have unique animations for headshots and reloads, playtesters sample the skins in order to make sure that they aren’t too distracting for the user.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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How Lex Luthor Became Supergirl's Secret Weapon

How Lex Luthor Became Supergirl's Secret Weapon

Warning: this article contains some spoilers for Supergirl: Season 5, up to and including the season finale! [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Lex Luthor is undoubtedly Superman’s greatest and most recognizable enemy. Who better to challenge an all-powerful alien devoted to helping humanity than a brilliant sociopath who views himself as the savior of the world? But despite this, The CW’s Supergirl took its sweet time actually introducing Lex to the Arrowverse. It wasn’t until well into Season 4 that Jon Cryer’s Lex Luthor made his surprise debut and completely changed the dynamic of the series. By now, it’ safe to say Supergirl has more than made up for lost time on the Lex front. Not only is he the best villain in the show’s five-year history, Lex has become one of the most fascinating and downright enjoyable characters in the Arrowverse as a whole. Read on to find out how this iconic villain became the driving force of Supergirl in Season 5. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=crisis-on-infinite-earths-crossover-photos&captions=true”] The Definitive Live-Action Lex Luthor Prior to Jon Cryer taking on the Lex Luthor role in Season 4, Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum was basically the undisputed king when it comes to live-action depictions of Lex Luthor. Gene Hackman’s cinematic Lex may be iconic, but that version of the character is fairly one-note. He’s evil, he’s brilliant, he wears a wig and he’s obsessed with ruling the world through real estate scams. Rosenbaum spent almost a decade bringing his version of Lex to life, and as a result his Lex is a far more nuanced, sympathetic, and overall fascinating character. Cryer’s Lex isn’t necessarily superior to Rosenbaum’s. After all, he’s only been playing Lex for a little more than a year, whereas Rosenbaum was a mainstay for more than half of Smallville’s 10-season run. It’s hard to top such a long and definitive portrayal. But the two versions are distinct enough that they stand alongside one another very easily. If Rosenbaum plays Lex at his most sympathetic and tragic, Cryer’s Lex is a much more traditional take. His Lex captures the best qualities of the versions seen in DC’s modern Superman comics and Superman: The Animated Series. He’s an egomaniacal supervillain, but one who genuinely believes he has humanity’s best interests at heart. He’s superhumanly brilliant, yet his one Achilles heel is his tendency to be blinded by his irrational hatred of Superman and Supergirl. He’s both terrifying and…
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