George Takei on Sulu's Sexuality in Star Trek Beyond

George Takei on Sulu's Sexuality in Star Trek Beyond

George Takei has know for a while that Star Trek Beyond’s Hikaru Sulu would be openly gay in the new film—and though he’s happy there’s a gay character in the film, he’s not pro the decision. Actor John Cho, who plays Sulu in Star Trek Beyond, revealed his character will have a husband and a daughter in the new film, making Sulu the first openly LGBTQ character in the series. It’s intended as an homage to Takei, who publicly announced he was gay in 2005. Takei, however, doesn’t see the gesture as that. “I’m delighted that there’s a gay character,” Takei told The Hollywood Reporter. “Unfortunately, it’s a twisting of Gene’s creation, to which he put in so much thought. I think it’s really unfortunate.” The prolific actor would have preferred writer Simon Pegg and director Justin Lin to respect creator Gene Roddenberry’s vision for the character. Continue reading…
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PlayStation Exec Leaves Company

PlayStation Exec Leaves Company

PlayStation’s VP of Third Party Relations Adam Boyes is departing from his position at PlayStation to return to the development side of the industry. Boyes made the announcement on Twitter as well as on the PlayStation Blogcast today. “After an incredible journey here at PlayStation, I’ve made the very hard decision to return to the world of game development,” Boyes wrote in a series of tweets. Continue reading…
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Stranger Things Combines Steven Spielberg and Steven King

Stranger Things Combines Steven Spielberg and Steven King

Debuting July 15th on Netflix, Stranger Things is a big trip back to the 1980s, in a series not just set in that era but immersed in the vibe of beloved films and books from that time. The set-up involves the disappearance of a boy, Will (Noah Schnapp), and the search that ensues for him – both by his mother (Winona Ryder) and by his friends (Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo), who also come across an odd girl, only called Eleven (Millie Brown), with a shaved head and some very powerful abilities. Evoking the otherworldly encounter stories of Steven Spielberg and the more overt horror/conspiracy elements of John Carpenter, Stranger Things is a very fun mash up of genres, anchored around the strong performance by its child leads. The series is the brainchild of the Duffer Brothers, Ross and Matt, who previously wrote for Wayward Pines and wrote and directed the film Hidden. Continue reading…
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What Is Marvel Planning After Civil War II?

What Is Marvel Planning After Civil War II?

If you haven’t heard, Marvel is prepping another major comic book relaunch once Civil War II wraps up this fall. The new Marvel NOW relaunch will usher in a wave of new comics as Marvel’s creators explore a new status quo called “Divided We Stand.” To help keep pace with all these announcements, we’ve put together a roundup of all the new and relaunched comics that will be a part of Marvel NOW. We’ll keep updating this list as more books are revealed. Continue reading…
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Nintendo Thought It Would Sell 100 Million Wii U Units

Nintendo Thought It Would Sell 100 Million Wii U Units

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima revealed during the company’s recent shareholders meeting that one internal projection for the Wii U was for the console to match the sales of its predecessor, the Wii. “In an internal sales representative meeting, someone projected that we would sell close to 100 million Wii U systems worldwide,” Kimishima said during the meeting. “The thinking was that because Wii sold well, Wii U would follow suit.” Kimishima does not elaborate on how the projection came into play regarding the company’s plans to promote and sell the console. The Nintendo president did address a question, however, about reports that he “voiced concern before the launch of the Wii U.” Continue reading…
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New Assassin's Creed Movie Photos Revealed

New Assassin's Creed Movie Photos Revealed

20th Century Fox and Ubisoft Motion Pictures have released a pair of new stills from its upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie, providing a fresh look at Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch and his ancestor Aguilar. The new photos were revealed in a post on the official Assassin’s Creed Twitter account, along with the tagline: “We work in the dark to serve the light.” Fassbender as Callum Lynch’s ancestor Aguilar via TwitterContinue reading…
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Tomb Raider Movie Reboot Release Date Announced

Tomb Raider Movie Reboot Release Date Announced

The new Tomb Raider film starring Alicia Vikander will open in theaters on March 16, 2018, Warner Bros. and MGM announced today. News of the movie’s release date comes by way of Variety, and follows Warners’ announcement in April that Vikander (Ex Machina) will play the movie’s tomb-raiding heroine, Lara Croft. Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug will direct the upcoming reboot, which will serve as an origin story for Lara and draw inspiration from the latest games in Square Enix’s popular action adventure franchise. The director has also said he aims to provide a relatable and more human take on the video game icon. Continue reading…
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Resident Evil 4 PS4/Xbox One Release Date Announced

Resident Evil 4 PS4/Xbox One Release Date Announced

Resident Evil 4 will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 30. The game will have all bonus content from the original 2005 game, as well as features that were added in later versions. This includes the New Game plus option, Mercenaries mode, and Ada Wong’s side story. It’s expected to cost $20 when it’s released. Resident Evil 4 was originally released for GameCube and PlayStation 2 to massive success. In IGN’s review, Resident Evil 4 scored a 9.8 out of 10, calling the game the best Resident Evil game ever made. Capcom re-released Resident Evil 5 in June and Resident Evil 6 in March. Continue reading…
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Kirby-themed Cafe Coming to Japan

Kirby-themed Cafe Coming to Japan

A Kirby-themed cafe is opening up in Japan this summer. Not much information on the cafe has been revealed just yet, but a date on the Kirby Cafe website lists August for the cafe’s opening. Further news on what Kirby Cafe will offer will come soon, a tweet from the shop’s official account said. Besides that, the Kirby Cafe has only posted a very adorable GIF teasing the cafe’s opening. はじめまして!『カービィカフェ』です。この夏、「星のカービィ」の世界観をテーマにしたカフェをオープンします。https://t.co/dGo0tFNSkl pic.twitter.com/cV4cLaCtTJ Continue reading…
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Games of Thrones to Air on Network TV in Canada

Games of Thrones to Air on Network TV in Canada

Game of Thrones Season 1 will air unedited on Canadian network station CTV this summer, the network announced. The CTV broadcast will be the first time Game of Thrones has aired on network television in North America, and the show will also be available on CTV Go. Beginning Monday, August 8 at 10 p.m., Game of Thrones will air for 10 straight nights, one episode a day, until the Season 1 finale airs Friday, August 19. All 10 episodes will be broadcast “intact, unedited, and with reduced commercial time.” CTV is adamant Game of Thrones is not suitable for children, though, and so the network will take precautions with “appropriate viewer disclaimers” throughout each episode. Continue reading…
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