Official Oculus Rift Release Date and Price Revealed in UK, Europe and Canada

Official Oculus Rift Release Date and Price Revealed in UK, Europe and Canada

The official consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has finally got a Europe and Canada release date. Four years after the first Oculus Rift developer kit pre-orders went out in 2012, the cellophane will be being pulled off the consumer version’s box in Europe and Canada on September 20. To partake in said satisfying peeling, if you live in Europe you will first have to part with £549 / €699. The press release did not detail pricing for Canada. Oculus has announced that those wishing to pre-order the headset can do so immediately, and has included a list of retail partners that includes Amazon, John Lewis, Curry’s PC World, GAME, and Best Buy. Continue reading…
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Star Wars: Rogue One International Trailer Has New Shots

Star Wars: Rogue One International Trailer Has New Shots

A new international trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has arrived, bringing with it a few more snippets from the film and some interesting additional dialogue. Tune out now if you’re keen to avoid any spoilers. The latest international trailer is largely in line with the new US trailer showcased during the Olympics last Thursday, though it features the best look to date at the new Death Troopers and a few new shots of Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor. Most interesting, however, is a previously-unheard piece of dialogue. While both the US and international trailers feature a sequence showing Mon Mothma briefing Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso about the Death Star (“A major weapons test is imminent”) the international trailer includes a follow-up line from Andor: “The message was sent by your father.” Continue reading…
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RDJ, True Detective Creator Team for HBO Series

RDJ, True Detective Creator Team for HBO Series

Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. and True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto are reportedly teaming up for a drama project at HBO. Variety reports Downey Jr. will star in the project — which is a series, not a television movie, according to the outlet’s sources — with Pizzolatto writing. Both Downey Jr. and Pizzolatto will serve as executive producers as well. Downey Jr. as Tony StarkAccording to the report, the project may be a Perry Mason reboot, which Downey Jr. and Warner Bros. initially revealed as a feature film in 2011. Continue reading…
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Bound Review

Bound Review

The act of moving through Bound’s unique, abstract, and utterly gorgeous world is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in games. Developer Plastic, which previously worked on ambitious-if-not-strange PS3 projects like Datura and Linger in Shadows, has taken the simplistic core of a 3D platformer and injected it with some  impressive style and vision. While the camera can’t quite keep up with the world, the “how” and “what” of dancing through it makes Bound a memorable experience. Though you might not be able to tell at first glance, the story is as simple as a fairytale: you play as a princess who sets out to protect her mother and her kingdom from a beast known as…wait for it…The Monster. But it only takes a second to realize that the princess moves with the elegance and precision of a ballerina – the way you can glide across the air, transition from one motion to another, and use her body as a canvas of expression is unlike any other character I can recall, and controls so well I felt like a dancer myself. Continue reading…
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Overwatch Removing Sudden Death in Competitive Season 2

Overwatch Removing Sudden Death in Competitive Season 2

In a new Overwatch developer update video, game director Jeff Kaplan outlined some of the major changes coming to Overwatch’s second competitive season, which begins next month. Among the most notable of the updates listed are the addition of skill rating tiers and the removal of Sudden Death matches, the latter of which many Overwatch players likened to an unfair coin toss. You can watch Kaplan’s update below. In Season 1 of competitive Overwatch, skill ratings fall on a scale between 1-100, which Kaplan says “was wrong for a couple of reasons.” The new system will introduce a scale from 1 to 5,000 so that, according to Kaplan, players don’t have to feel bad about having a constantly fluctuating skill rating. Continue reading…
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Henry Cavill Posts Mysterious Superman Image

Henry Cavill Posts Mysterious Superman Image

Man of Steel actor Henry Cavill is teasing a new, darker look for Superman. In a post on Instagram, Cavill shared a close-up image of an all-black Superman costume, similar to the one seen in 1992’s Death of Superman story arc in the comics. Warning: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice spoilers follow. In Dawn of Justice, Superman ultimately sacrifices himself to assure the Trinity’s victory over Doomsday. However, following Clark Kent’s funeral service, the movie ends with a shot of dirt rising from his grave, leaving the hero’s fate up in the air. Continue reading…
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Daniel Bryan on His "Weird" New Role in WWE

Daniel Bryan on His "Weird" New Role in WWE

With the recent WWE brand split came the opportunity for someone to step into the role of SmackDown Live General Manager. As it turned out, prodigal son Shane McMahon would head over to SmackDown, but as “Commissioner,” and the GM role would then be filled by recently retired fan-favorite (and former World Champion) Daniel Bryan, who’s now found new life on TV and the WWE Network as an on-air personality and commentator. Now, for SummerSlam — which airs Sunday, August 21st — SmackDown Live will have its own brand matches, including Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler, John Cena vs. AJ Styles, and more. I had the chance to chat with Daniel Bryan about SummerSlam, transitioning into the GM role, his chemistry with Mauro Ranallo on Cruiserweight Classic commentary, John Cena’s house rules on Total Bellas, and more. Continue reading…
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The Walking Dead's New Sneak Peek Video

The Walking Dead's New Sneak Peek Video

AMC released a new sneak peek video today for the upcoming seventh season of The Walking Dead. The video features Daryl Dixon’s motorcycle being driven by … Dwight (Austin Amelio), one of Negan’s Saviors. Just to add to the worrisome nature of what this might mean for Daryl, Dwight is also wearing Daryl’s trademark vest. Check it out below and let us know in the Comments what you think this may indicate (or not) about Daryl’s fate next season. The identity of Negan’s victim will be revealed when The Walking Dead Season 7 premieres October 23 at 9pm on AMC. The first eight episodes will air week-to-week before a midseason break that will be followed by the final eight episodes starting in February 2017. Continue reading…
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Battlefield 1 Open Beta Release Date Announced

Battlefield 1 Open Beta Release Date Announced

The open beta for Battlefield 1 will begin on August 31, Electronic Arts and DICE have announced. The beta will be available to players across Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Origin on that date, and those who sign up as a Battlefield Insider and select their platform of choice before August 21 will be eligible to gain early access. EA and DICE also debuted a brand-new gameplay trailer for Gamescom 2016. Give it a look below. Those who participate in the open beta will be able to try out the Conquest and Rush modes on Battlefield 1’s new Sinai Desert map, which supports up to 64-player battles. In addition to a controllable Armored Train and rideable horses, the map also features three new Elite Classes, including Flame Trooper, Sentry and Tank Hunter. Continue reading…
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Flash's Ezra Miller on DC Movies' Negative Reviews

Flash's Ezra Miller on DC Movies' Negative Reviews

Ezra Miller, who stars as The Flash in Warner Bros.’ DCEU, has come forward to share his thoughts on Suicide Squad’s negative critical reception. Spoilers follow for Suicide Squad. The actor, who has a brief cameo in David Ayer’s villain-focused film, told MTV News the movie’s reviews serve as motivation for the future. “You needn’t look any further than the Suicide Squad director and cast response to the negative reviews to feel how negative critiques motivate us,” Miller said, noting they “can’t base anything on” the critical reception. Continue reading…
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