Fable Fortune Kickstarter Cancelled, But Project Lives On

Fable Fortune Kickstarter Cancelled, But Project Lives On

Flaming Fowl Studios, developers of collectible card game Fable Fortune, has ended the Kickstarter for its game early. However, this does not mean the game is dead. On the contrary, Flaming Fowl has secured additional development funding, and will soon be releasing a Closed Beta build. The studio was formed after the closure of Lionhead Studios, and Fable Fortune is a game the company was secretly working on. Continue reading…
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Willem Dafoe’s Justice League Character Revealed

Willem Dafoe’s Justice League Character Revealed

While it was revealed this past April that Willem Dafoe had joined the cast of Justice League, his role has remained a secret — until now. IGN visited the set of the DC Films project last week, where we learned that Dafoe will be costarring as Nuidis Vulko, the science advisor of Atlantis and an Aquaman supporting character from the comics. Dafoe, like his Justice League costar J.K. Simmons, previously appeared in the Spider-Man films as an antagonist (in his case as the Green Goblin). But here he plays a good guy, a member of Jason Momoa’s Atlantean inner circle who has known Aquaman his whole life. While talking to the visiting press on set last week, costume designer Michael Wilkinson made sure to differentiate Vulko’s more weathered, silver-laced armor from Aquaman’s in order to illustrate the generational difference between the two Atlanteans. Also, Dafoe’s look in Justice League will differ from the traditional depiction of Vulko, with the actor sporting long hair and scruff rather than going semi-bald and goateed (or fully bearded) like in the comics. Continue reading…
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Mosaic Is Marvel's Newest Anti-Hero

Mosaic Is Marvel's Newest Anti-Hero

At long last, Marvel has revealed the secret of the cryptic “Who Is Mosaic?” teasers. It turns out that Mosaic is the newest Inhuman to emerge in the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe, and he’ll be starring in his own ongoing series this fall. Vulture had the scoop on Mosaic, revealing that this new character will be more flawed and morally ambiguous than most of his fellow Inhumans. When his story begins, Morris Sackett is a vain, self-absorbed professional basketball player. However, after being exposed to the Terrigen Mists, Morris evolves into Mosaic, a “free-floating entity” who has to possess the bodies of others in order to survive. This ability can be incredibly useful, as Mosaic gains all the skills and knowledge of those he possesses, but it also forces Morris to deal with the physical limitations of his host bodies. Continue reading…
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Ed Boon Could Make a Horror Movie Fighting Game 'One Day'

Ed Boon Could Make a Horror Movie Fighting Game 'One Day'

Ed Boon, director of Mortal Kombat X and Injustice 2, has said he’d be open to the idea of making a fighting game with a cast of horror movie characters. The last two Mortal Kombat games have included guest characters from the Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Alien, Predator and Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchises, and Game Informer asked Boon whether NetherRealm Studios might take the next logical step and build a whole game around horror icons. “Yes, yes! You know, as we’ve been accumulating them, that idea has been coming up more and more frequently,” he explained. “You brought it up and a few other people have brought it up like ‘why don’t you do a horror movie fighting game?’ Maybe one day we’ll do it.” Continue reading…
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A Third of Valve Working on AR/VR Research

A Third of Valve Working on AR/VR Research

Valve reportedly has a huge portion of the company working on virtual reality and alternative reality research—about a third of it, in fact. This is according to Alan Yates, a hardware engineer at Valve, who responded to a comment on Reddit in a post discussing virtual reality. “It was a much smaller team then than it is now, it has since grown to encompass about a third of the company,” Yates said, “but the key individuals that solved most of the really hard technological problems and facilitated this generation of consumer headsets are still here working on the next generation.” Continue reading…
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Justice League Will Not Be a Two-Part Movie

Justice League Will Not Be a Two-Part Movie

Although it was originally announced by Warner Bros. as a two-part film, Justice League is now a standalone film and not a two-parter. The film’s producers, Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven, informed the press of that during a visit to the Leavesden set of Justice League this past Friday. Later on during the set visit, the press had the chance to ask director Zack Snyder about Justice League: Part Two. Here’s what he had to say about that. Question: Is the second Justice League movie still tethered to this? Is that something that you still plan to direct? It was sort of announced early on in a shareholders meeting, but it sounds like they’re closing that off for now? Continue reading…
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Overwatch Competitive Mode Details Leaked from Korean PTR

Overwatch Competitive Mode Details Leaked from Korean PTR

New information on Overwatch’s upcoming competitive mode has emerged, just after game director Jeff Kaplan detailed the feature in a developer’s diary entry. The screenshots show seasons lasting three months, as Kaplan mentioned. However, we now know players must begin the first season by playing 10 placement matches. The competitive rank will start at one and cap at 100, and rank will increase or decrease based on wins and loses. Image via Inven, NeoGAFContinue reading…
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The God of War E3 Trailer Hides Some Big Secrets

The God of War E3 Trailer Hides Some Big Secrets

Several hidden details that could be bosses or characters for the upcoming God of War sequel have been spotted hiding in the game’s E3 reveal trailer. Compiled by NeoGAF user, (ahem) Bitch Pudding, three major details have been pored over. The first is a hovering, ghostly figure in the trees behind Kratos’ son, which promptly flees when they approach: The spectral background detail in close-up.Continue reading…
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We've Seen Some of the Lighter, More Fun Justice League

We've Seen Some of the Lighter, More Fun Justice League

I was among the dozens of journalists invited to observe filming of Justice League at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden outside London last Friday, the 31st day of the movie’s scheduled 111-day shoot. Every press member there wanted to know how Justice League would differ from the critically savaged Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice — a  dark and dreary film that, while it made nearly $873 million at the worldwide box office, received low audience scores and shook Warner Bros. enough to reorganize DC Films in an effort to help ensure the burgeoning DC Extended Universe has the same long-term commercial and critical success Marvel Studios has enjoyed. Continue reading…
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6 Burning DC Rebirth Questions We Have So Far

6 Burning DC Rebirth Questions We Have So Far

Several months ago, we published a list of six questions we had about DC Rebirth leading up top the big relaunch. Now that Rebirth has arrived, some of those questions have been answered, but a lot of new ones have popped up in their wake. In the past month we’ve seen the return of the classic Superman, the reveal that Watchmen’s Doctor Manhattan was responsible for the creation of the New 52 and many other mind-blowing twists. Based on the first month of DC Rebirth, here are six more questions we have about DC’s epic relaunch. Warning: this article contains spoilers for DC Universe Rebirth #1 and Action Comics #957! Continue reading…
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