We Still Don't Know PS5 And Xbox Series X's Prices, But It's Not As Weird As You Think
Next-generation consoles are nearly upon us. Both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are coming before the end of the year–the new Xbox is now confirmed for November–meaning we’re no more than three months away from having new consoles in our hands. Despite that, we still don’t know exactly when they’re coming and, more notably, how much they’ll cost. But you don’t have to look that far back to see the wait for this information isn’t unprecedented.Nintendo Switch launched on March 3, 2017, but it wasn’t until January 12–less than two months earlier–that Nintendo shared a price or release date. That’s 50 days before launch! It’s wild to think that news came so late in the game, but that didn’t stop the Switch from selling out when pre-orders went live just hours after the date and price were announced (though there were some available at launch). Likewise, Xbox 360’s price wasn’t announced until mid-August, just three months before launch.I’ve seen people continue to express astonishment that such critical details about PS5 or Xbox remain unknown at this late stage. And I get it: Who can forget PS3’s “five-hundred and ninety-nine US dollars” at E3 2006, five months before release? We heard about pricing for PS4 and Xbox One back to back during E3 in June 2013, again, five months before they hit store shelves. While this year may not have seen an E3, we have already gotten events from both Sony and Microsoft that effectively served as substitutes for their usual E3 press conferences, and yet these details remain unknown as of mid-August.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Source: We Still Don't Know PS5 And Xbox Series X's Prices, But It's Not As Weird As You Think
Mortal Shell Physical Editions Announced For PS4, Xbox One, And PC
The Dark Souls-like action-RPG, Mortal Shell, releases digitally for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on August 18, but if you’re looking to snag a physical edition of the dark-fantasy romp, then you’re in luck. Publisher Playstack announced physical editions for both consoles and PC are coming on October 2 for $30 each. The physical editions will launch in North America and Europe and are expected to be available through major retailers–however, no listings have gone live as of yet.Mortal Shell’s physical release comes with a few bonuses, including a fold-out poster and softcover artbook that features concept and character art. While the PS4 and Xbox One versions will include discs, the PC version’s physical release will only have an Epic Games Store code in the box. Mortal Shell is exclusive to Epic’s storefront, with a Steam release coming in 2021.Mortal Shell physical edition$30Continue Reading at GameSpot
Source: Mortal Shell Physical Editions Announced For PS4, Xbox One, And PC
Every TV Show Delayed Or Cut Short By COVID-19
The 2020 TV season has been massively affected by production shutdowns. Here are the shows that were forced to ditch epi Canceled premieres, production hiatuses, and adjusted release schedules have become the norm for the entertainment industry in 2020. We’ve already rounded up every movie that has been postponed because of the pandemic, so now we’re turning our attention from the big screen to the small one. It’s time to take a look at what’s going on on the TV side of the equation.The truth is that virtually every television production, regardless of size, network, or genre, has been affected in some way by the quarantine protocols, so rather than give you a list of, well, every single TV show currently airing, we narrowed the focus. These are shows that either had to truncate their currently airing seasons all together, like most of the Arrowverse or dramas like Empire, or shows that had to hit the pause button while production was already well underway like Disney+’s Falcon And The Winter Soldier. We won’t be going over shows that are now nebulously delayed after season renewals or shows that are traditionally taped live each week–they obviously won’t be coming back for a while.So, with that in mind, here are 29 TV shows that have had to make some major adjustments because of the pandemic. 1. Batwoman (The CW)Batwoman shutdown production for an early finale back in March, losing two episodes of its total original order. Star Ruby Rose then exited the show. 2. Supergirl (The CW) Supergirl shutdown production, moving its finale to Episode 19 rather than Episode 20 of Season 5. 3. The Blacklist (NBC)The Blacklist’s planned 22-episode Season 7 was cut down to 19 episodes. 4. Dynasty (The CW) Dynasty truncated its third season from 22 episodes to 20 episodes. 5. Empire (Fox) Empire’s final season was cut from 20 episodes to 18, forcing the production team to completely reconfigure the series finale. 6. The Flash (The CW) Season 6 of The Flash ended at Episode 19 rather than the planned 22. 7. The Goldbergs (ABC) The last episode of Season 7 was never finished, resulting in an Episode 23 season finale rather than Episode 24. 8. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) Season 16 of Grey’s Anatomy ended with Episode 21 rather than 25. 9. Legacies (The CW) Legacies cut its second season off at Episode 16 for a “spring finale.”…
Source: Every TV Show Delayed Or Cut Short By COVID-19
Madden NFL 21 Details Backyard Football Mode "The Yard"
After teasing the mode last week, EA has now given more details and a proper trailer for its Madden NFL 21 backyard football mode, The Yard. The mode looks to be a more casual style of football, with features like alternative plays and custom jerseys. According to the official site, The Yard will feature new trick play animations never before seen in Madden. It will feature its own career with your customized avatar, letting you collect Rep to build rank and Cred to unlock gear. That gear includes jerseys with rarity statuses ranging from Common to Legendary, growing more ornate as they go. And the games themselves will take place on a range of non-stadium locations like Miami Port and Brandenberg Football Festival in Germany.The company also revealed a new trailer for The Yard, showing off some of the locations and uniforms alongside football icons helping mo-cap the moves.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Source: Madden NFL 21 Details Backyard Football Mode "The Yard"
Apex Legends: Season 6 Gameplay Trailer Drops Tomorrow
Developer Respawn Entertainment has already shared the announcement trailer for Apex Legends Season 6, and the studio will show some gameplay of Boosted tomorrow at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET.The Season 6: Boosted gameplay trailer will be uploaded to the official Apex Legends YouTube channel. It’s unclear what will be shown, but we should get a detailed look at Rampart and her gatling turret Sheila. We should also learn what’s up with the vandalized construction signs popping up in World’s Edge and the myriad other hints Respawn has been dropping both in-game and on Twitter.There are numerous teases as to what’s coming when Boosted starts, which could possibly be on August 18. In addition to a new Battle Pass that features legendary skins and the brand-new Holo-Sprays, Season 6: Boosted introduces a crafting mechanic, the Volt SMG, and a brand new ranked season.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Source: Apex Legends: Season 6 Gameplay Trailer Drops Tomorrow
Batman: Soul of the Dragon and More Animated DC Movies in Development
With Warner Bros. announcing a new kung fu-themed Batman adventure, here are all the animated DC movies in the works right now.
Source: Batman: Soul of the Dragon and More Animated DC Movies in Development
KOTOR 3: Why It Should Happen Now
<em>Welcome to Star Wars Week, where we’re celebrating all things from that galaxy far, far away. From retrospectives on old favorites to explainers on timely topics to Face-Offs between beloved characters and beyond, Star Wars Week features articles, videos, slideshows and more on the beloved franchise.</em> Poem Studios knew they were on borrowed time. Their fan-made passion project, ‘Project Apeiron’ intended to be a fully rebooted reinterpretation of 2003’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. It was to be programmed on Unreal Engine 4 — with a rebeautified set of planets, blasters and lightsabers, offering fans and newcomers alike the immortal cycle of Darth Revan on modern machinery. There is no way to feel secure while appropriating licensed Star Wars characters, but the hope was that Disney might turn a blind eye out of respect the sheer fanaticism of the still-vibrant KOTOR community; mercy for a fandom that hasn’t received a mainline sequel since the release of Knights of the Old Republic 2, in 2004. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-ign-star-wars-game-review&captions=true”] “We all knew that a [project] shut down was a possibility. When I first interviewed to join the studio, Taylor Trotter [founder of Poem Studios] made it very clear to me that this could all be obliterated tomorrow,” says 22-year old Chris Ringenberg, who worked as a gameplay programmer on Apeiron. “The best-case scenario is that we get to finish this project, but the potential for shuttering was always on our mind.” Ringenberg’s worst fears came true in October of 2018. Apeiron was already in development for two years when Disney sent a cease-and-desist to the studio. The letter applauded Poem for its passion, but also laid out a stark rebuke to the ongoing development of a fan-led KOTOR revival. Disney ordered the development team to immediately cease work on Apeiron, destroy all the assets and code they had already generated for the game, and deter from using any and all Star Wars properties going forward. The progress that Poem already made — the foamy tides of Manaan, the pearly cityscapes of Taris, and the candlelit treetops of Kashyyk — would all need to be flushed down the drain. The dream was dead. The community pushed back on Disney’s ruling, asserting that Apeiron could be categorized as a full-conversion mod, and therefore would be safe under fair use legislation. But that claim was on rickety ground. While the project did use…
Source: KOTOR 3: Why It Should Happen Now
This Fantastic Nintendo Switch Game Just Got A Major Price Drop
We’ve reached a bit of a lull in the year in terms of Nintendo Switch releases, but while we don’t yet know what major first-party games Nintendo may have planned for this fall, there are still plenty of gems on the platform just waiting to be discovered. One such game is AI: The Somnium Files, a mystery-driven adventure game that released late last year. Normally $60, this excellent game has seen its first permanent price drop at one retailer, and it’s a big one–Best Buy just slashed the price on AI: The Somnium Files to $30.This permanent discount matches the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the game; recently, it was $30 in an eShop sale (that has since ended). So far, Best Buy is the only retailer that’s currently offering this price, and all the digital stores (the Eshop, Steam, PSN) still have it listed at $60, so this is a fantastic deal worth taking advantage of. AI: The Somnium Files $30 (was $60) Released in September 2019, AI: The Somnium Files is discounted to $30 for Nintendo Switch at Best Buy. It’s also available on PS4 and PC for full price. See at Best Buy AI: The Somnium Files comes from the creators of Danganronpa and Zero Escape, and it takes those dark, puzzle-oriented themes in a new direction. The game follows detective Kaname Date, who leads a team that investigates murder cases. Date uses an artificial intelligence named Aiba that allows him to investigate crime scenes at a detailed level, including X-ray vision and zooming. Date can also enter the memories of suspects or witnesses to find more clues and additional info–but these dreamscapes collapse after six minutes, and certain interactions will cause you to lose a chunk of time, so careful calculation is needed to find the info you need.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Source: This Fantastic Nintendo Switch Game Just Got A Major Price Drop
Amazon And Blumhouse Partner To Release Eight Horror Films
Masters of horror Blumhouse have partnered with Amazon Prime Video to bring eight films to the service this October under the “Welcome to Blumhouse” banner. In total, there will be eight films released, and details about the first four have been revealed.With the first four films releases split between October 6 and 13, Amazon is really opening the door to high-tier horror films. Blumhouse is the production company behind films like Us, Split, The Invisible Man, 2018’s Halloween, as well as the The Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Purge franchises.”This collection from diverse and emerging filmmakers was a thrill to put together with our wonderful partners at Blumhouse Television,” said Julie Rapaport, co-head of movies for Amazon Studios, in a press release. “These chilling stories have something for everyone–ready to fright and delight genre fans and newcomers alike–and we are excited to share them with our global Prime Video customers.”Continue Reading at GameSpot
Source: Amazon And Blumhouse Partner To Release Eight Horror Films
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Coming to Disney+ in November
Lucasfilm has announced that a LEGO Star Wars holiday special is set to make its way to Disney+ later this year. The official Disney+ Twitter account shared the news on Thursday alongside two first-look photos and a festive-sweater emblazoned logo for the 45-minute feature, which will premiere exclusively on the service on November 17, the same day that the original Star Wars holiday special aired on CBS in 1978. Celebrate the most wonderful time of year in a galaxy far, far away. The LEGO @StarWars Holiday Special, a #DisneyPlus Original, premieres Nov. 17. pic.twitter.com/VakZuaFF1O — Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 13, 2020 The all-new animated holiday special will directly follow the events of The Rise of Skywalker, with Rey setting off on a quest with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force ahead of Life Day. At a mysterious Jedi Temple, she will be hurled into a cross-timeline adventure through beloved moments in the franchise’s history, coming into contact with a young Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan and other iconic heroes and villains from the saga. Meanwhile, back on Chewbacca’s homeworld of Kashyyyk, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids will be busy preparing for the galaxy’s most cheerful and magical holiday, which will play host to “LEGO versions of some of the Wookiee characters from the ’70s special”, according to executive producer Josh Rimes, per USA Today, though Rimes failed to confirm whether a LEGO Lumpy would be in attendance. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/08/12/the-history-of-star-wars-on-tv-from-the-holiday-special-to-disney-plus”] The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is a production of Atomic Cartoons, the LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm. It is directed by Ken Cunningham and written by David Shayne, who is also co-executive producer. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jason Cosler, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone are also attached as executive producers on the project. This announcement comes shortly after Jon Favreau expressed interest in creating a new Star Wars Holiday Special after he made a brief reference to the Wookiee holiday in the pilot episode of The Mandalorian. Developing… [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-upcoming-star-wars-movie&captions=true”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.
Source: LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Coming to Disney+ in November