Gears of Wars' 11 Most Memorable Moments
Gears of War is known for its bulky bros and over-the-top action, but across four games the Gears’ stories have pulled off much more than they often get credit for. Bombastic battles will always be part of the Gears repertoire, but through excellent use of smart enemy design, comic relief, and defying player expectations, the franchise’s developers have created some of the best moments in any shooter. From all four games, here are the top 11 Gears of War campaign moments. Full spoilers follow for Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, and Gears of War: Judgment. You’ve been warned! An ancient worm nearly 10 miles long is burrowing beneath the last remaining human cities and sinking them into the ground. It must be stopped. But what kind of weapon could possibly harm such a monster? This is Gears of War, so the answer is, as always… a chainsaw. Continue reading…
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The Top 10 Hannibal Episodes
Warning: Full spoilers for all three seasons of NBC’s Hannibal… With Hannibal getting a Complete Series collection on Blu-ray and DVD released this week, we’re looking back on the masterful show’s 10 best episodes. Obviously, fans still hope to one day get a continuation of Hannibal, something series creator Bryan Fuller and his cast still wish as as well, though for now, nothing is certain. “Objection, your honor. The witness is clearly a manifestation of the defendant’s inner turmoil.”Continue reading…
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We Saw a Scene from War for the Planet of the Apes
ICYMI from NYCC: Andy Serkis, director Matt Reeves and producer Dylan Clark preview the next chapter in Caesar’s saga.
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Daniel Craig Now Seems to Want to Keep Playing James Bond
After an extended period of uncertainty about Daniel Craig’s future with the James Bond franchise – sparked by him saying “I’d rather slash my wrists” than play the iconic role for a fifth time – it now seems the seventh Bond has rather changed his tune. “They say that s*** sticks, and that definitely stuck,” Craig joked (according to Vulture) onstage about his now-famous outburst at the New Yorker Festival. “It was the day after filming . I’d been away from home for a year. Boo-hoo. It’s a good gig. I enjoy it.” His comments a little way down the line now seem to be far more positive: Continue reading…
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Could Legion Lead to Bigger Marvel/Fox Collaborations?
Besides being the first Marvel-based series made for FX — and boasting the notable pedigree of coming from Fargo creator Noah Hawley — the upcoming Legion also represents the first true collaboration between Fox and Marvel, who are producing the series together. A look at the executive producer credits alone lets you know Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory are working alongside longtime X-Men series producers Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer and Simon Kinberg, something that seemed unlikely to ever happen a couple of years ago. The X-Men film rights of course have been at Fox for decades, hence the lack of any X-Men characters — except for the unique exception of Quicksilver, whose rights are shared by both Fox and Marvel, as are Scarlet Witch’s — appearing in any part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in film or TV. Legion is not set in the MCU, though its ties to the X-Men films are still uncertain. But during the panel for the series at New York Comic Con, a fan, evoking Loeb’s familiar “It’s all connected!” refrain for the MCU and their TV shows, asked about the possibility of a bigger connection back to the other Marvel projects. Continue reading…
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Half-Life VR Hinted at by Mystery Code
Some leaked code could be pointing towards a possible upcoming virtual reality Half-Life game. According to the Valve News Network, an update to Dota 2 last week contained code for a procedurally shattering glass panel, and a line with a comment saying it is “used to force the HLVR player to speak.” In addition, a recent update to the Steam VR app Destinations added a number of lines of code which were apparently related to “HLVR” including guns, ammo clips, and so on. As stated in the video, a portion of the game where the player speaks suggests if this is a new Half-Life title, it won’t be featuring the silent protagonist Gordon Freeman. Continue reading…
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Next Overwatch Hero Apparently Leaks
Following the apparent reveal of a Halloween seasonal event, a Russian Overwatch group claims to have revealed the game’s next playable character, Sombra, alongside a new game mode for said Halloween event. Sombra has been the subject of a months-long ARG, placing her as a hacker in the Overwatch universe, seemingly trying to communicate information to players. The Halloween event leak itself appeared to point to the introduction of the character, and now – apparently – here she is, complete with a submachine gun and clawed gloves: Continue reading…
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Thumper Launches Three Days Early On PC and PS4
Thumper, the rhythm action game from developer Drool, launches today on PC and PlayStation 4 (in North America only) at 3 p.m. PT, three days ahead of its original release date of October 13. It costs $19.99. PS4 players outside NA will get access as originally planned, on October 13. “We wanted to surprise and reward gamers who have been waiting years for to come out with the chance to play a bit sooner,” Thumper co-creator Marc Flury told IGN regarding the decision to release a few days ahead of schedule.. Flury also says he hopes the early launch will clear up any confusion about Thumper being a VR-exclusive experience, and encourage players to try it out in its non-VR form before PlayStation VR hits shelves this Wednesday. Continue reading…
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Westworld: Who Is the Maze Meant For?
Full spoilers for Westworld continue below. The Man in Black is after the deepest level of the game in Westworld, but what does he hope to find there? His bizarre, seemingly villainous fixation with a mysterious map — what looks like a petroglyph carved into a Host’s skull — is one of the most intriguing elements of HBO’s smart new sci-fi show thus far. The second episode of Westworld, “Chestnut,” furthers Ed Harris’ character’s fixation on the “game” at the center of the theme park. It leads him to Clifton Collins Jr.’s Host character Lawrence, who he believes is the next piece of the puzzle. Tossing him Kissy’s skull, he explained of the map, “It’s the maze, the deepest level of this game. You’re going to help me find the entrance.” Continue reading…
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Bruce Campbell on Ash vs Evil Dead's Most Insane Scene Yet
Full spoilers for Ash vs Evil Dead continue below. And if you haven’t seen last night’s Ash episode yet, “The Morgue,” you won’t truly understand the depravity of the scene described below. Watching Bruce Campbell run around a morgue with his head shoved up through a dead body’s anus, grappling with its Evil-animated colon, is exactly the type of scene you expect to see on the set of Ash vs Evil Dead, and exactly the type that no amount of preparation can make you ready for. The “a–hat” scene made its debut during Sunday’s “The Morgue,” almost five months after I saw Campbell filming the sequence. Because Ash vs Evil Dead sticks to using practical effects for these complicated stunts, this scene involved take after take of Ash Williams fighting against the possessed colon determined to kill him, and take after take of Campbell’s head sliding up through the corpse’s butt and past its Prince Albert — a prop added to emphasize just how insane the entire sequence is, even for Evil Dead standards. Continue reading…
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