Flula Borg Talks About His Role In The Suicide Squad…Kinda
Comedian Flula Borg will take up the javelin of, well, Javelin in the upcoming The Suicide Squad movie. He went on Conan O’Brien’s talk show to promote the film, but Borg being Borg, it didn’t go as Conan had anticipated.”I was told nothing about [the movie], except the name of my character–it’s Javelin–so I just started googling…he’s a former German Olympic javelin thrower,” Borg explains. “He likes to be rude and he has a very huge…” Then spread out in his hands and winked. In which Conan asked “Javelin?” Borg nodded.The antics didn’t stop there as Borg said he did research by just looking up all things with the word javelin, or something close to it.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 2 Will Have "Different Atmosphere," Says Director
Final Fantasy VII Remake director Tetsuya Nomura shared more details on the upcoming sequel, Final Fantasy VII Remake Part 2, as part of a recent presentation for the upcoming Intergrade expansion and the First Soldier mobile game.In a brief statement, Nomura said that Part 2 starts immediately after Intergrade, though it wasn’t clear if he was talking about FF7 Remake in general or if Intergrade adds more story content after the events of the original. As you may expect from how FF7 ended, he also noted that Part 2 will feature a “different atmosphere” with Cloud roaming through the wilderness. That marks a significant change from the first game, which took place almost entirely in the mega-city of Midgar.Nomura said that development of Part 2 is going smoothly, but he didn’t share any details on release timing. The first game took five years in full production, though it shifted development midway through which may have added development time. It was ultimately released in April 2020, and was named one of GameSpot’s Best Games of 2020.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Valve Facing New Class-Action Lawsuit Over Steam "Monopoly"
Wolfire Games, the developer behind Overgrowth, is leading a class-action antitrust lawsuit against Steam’s parent company, the Valve Corporation. The suit alleges that Steam uses its near-total dominance of the digital gaming market to coerce heavy commissions out of game developers and publishers.Originally filed on April 28 in the US District Court of the Western District of Washington, the lawsuit is also being backed by two other individuals. According to Law 360, William Herbert of Florida and Daniel Escobar of New York, a pair of “video game players,” joined the suit because they believe they have been harmed by Steam’s practices. Specifically, Steam’s commissions and use of its monopolistic powers have made games cost more for them.In a post on the Wolfire blog, the developer’s CEO, David Rosen, explained why he launched the class action lawsuit. “I felt that I had no choice, because I believe gamers and game developers are being harmed by Valve’s conduct,” Rosen wrote.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade's PS5 Exclusivity Lasts Six Months, New Trailer Reveals
The final trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade has dropped ahead of its June 10th release, confirming not only a few new faces but also how long PlayStation 5 owners will have the game all to themselves.The trailer reveals Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade will be a PlayStation 5 console exclusive for at least six months after its release, making December 10 the first possible date the game could appear on other consoles.A brand new minigame called Fort Condor is also shown, a tactical board game with tanks and other battle units that directly references a similar section of the original Final Fantasy VII. Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Mads Mikkelsen Talks Indiana Jones 5 Script, Says It's "Everything I Wished It To Be"
Actor Mads Mikkelsen will star in the new Indiana Jones movie alongside Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The film’s plot remains a mystery, but Mikkelsen has now provided a tease about what he knows. Speaking to Collider, the Hannibal and James Bond actor said he’s fortunate to have been given early access to the script, and his verdict is that “it was everything I wished it to be.””I’m very, very excited about it… I rewatched Raiders of the Lost Ark the other day, it is so well-done and so charming, and it’s such great storytelling,” he said. “So yes it’s a great honor to be part of that franchise that I grew up with… I’m in a lucky position where they let me read the script before. And yes, it was everything I wished it to be, so that was just great.”Also in the interview, Mikkelsen said he has some element of freedom when it comes to shaping his character in Indiana Jones 5. Whereas Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones is usually the “straight man,” it seems Mikkelsen might play someone who has a more unique background and sensibilities.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Mass Effect: Dark Horse Direct to Rerelease Sold-Out Normandy Statue
Back in November 2020, Dark Horse Direct celebrated N7 Day by revealing several new collectibles inspired by the characters and worlds of the Mass Effect games. One of those, a scale-model replica of the iconic Alliance Normandy SR-1, sold out months before its release. But there’s good news, because Dark Horse is rereleasing that statue in a new form. IGN can exclusively reveal this new version, which is again designed by Gentle Giant Ltd. This time around, the Normandy boasts a metallic silver paint job, almost as if it were sculpted from pewter. It’s not, thankfully, as that would cost a lot more money. Like the original piece, this Normandy replica is cast in polyresin and measures 14 inches long and 5.6 inches wide. It also carries the same price tag as the original at $249.99. The one key difference (apart from the new paint scheme) is that it’s limited to just 250 units, or half the edition size of the original. So if you missed out on the first version, you probably shouldn’t wait to preorder this one. The Alliance Normandy SR-1 is available to preorder now through the Dark Horse Direct website. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=mass-effect-fans-can-finally-own-the-alliance-normandy-sr-1&captions=true”] Unsurprisingly, this announcement is timed to the release of the long-awaited Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, which releases on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on May 14. While waiting for the game, read about all of the gameplay tweaks that were made and then learn why PS5 and Xbox Series X editions of the game aren’t being released. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Jesse is a mild-mannered staff writer for IGN. Allow him to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket by following @jschedeen on Twitter.
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Muppets Halloween Special Is Coming To Disney Plus This Fall
A Muppets Halloween special is set to premiere on Disney+ later this year. The special is titled Muppets Haunted Mansion and it’ll hit the service in the fall.The announcement of Muppets Haunted Mansion comes via a new video featuring Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn. Gonzo describes the show as an “all new terrifying tale of total scariness” which will deliver “your most hilarious and harrowing Halloween ever.” Gonzo also possesses the ability to produce bolts of lightning, something Pepe is not happy about. Check it out below:According to Disney, Muppets Haunted Mansion takes place on Halloween, when Gonzo is challenged to spend the night in the terrifying house of the title. The special will feature “a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, all-new music and spooky fun for families to enjoy together.” Although the special doesn’t have a confirmed date yet, it’s likely we’ll see it in October.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier's Closed Beta Begins June 1, Registration Open Now
Square Enix has announced the dates and times for the Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier’s closed beta test, but a lot of prospective SOLDIERs may feel left out if they’re playing on an iOS device.The beta test will take place June 1st through June 7th, with sign-ups beginning May 7th here. The beta will be available only on the Google Play store in the US and Canada, while Japan will be able to play the beta on both Android and iOS devices. It looks like Apple users will have to wait for either a separate beta or the full game before they’re able to enjoy it in the West.The announcement came during a two-hour livestream on the official Square Enix Twitch channel. The stream debuted new gameplay via two full matches and revealed a ton of new information about the game, including the use of Materia and the level-up system.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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New Fall Guys Clothing Line Looks Very Cozy
Fall Guys developer Mediatonic has teamed up with video game clothing company Insert Coin for a new line of merch that includes sweatshirts, socks, shirts, and more. The designs are inspired by the beans from Fall Guys and they’re all pretty slick.The range includes three different sweatshirt designs for £46 each, including Lightning Bean, Sprinkles Bean, and Spooky Bean, depending on what you’re looking for. There is also a Tumbling Beans patterned t-shirt (£25), a Jelly beanie (£20), and Cosy Bean socks (£7) all available for preorder. You can see the full Fall Guys range on the Insert Coin website. The company is based in Europe but the store offers shipping worldwide for an extra fee.Gallery Insert Coin is one of the leading video game clothing stores. It also stocks products based on franchises like Doom, Dark Souls, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Gears of War, Guild Wars, The Last of Us, Mass Effect, and many more.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Footage Of Lost Sonic Game Has Been Found
There was no shortage of Sonic the Hedgehog games during the 2000s–as well as the edgy Shadow the Hedgehog–but one obscure title that may have escaped the notice of all but the most devoted of fans is Sonic Kart 3DX. Exclusive to Sega’s Sonic Cafe service in Japan during the early 2000s, the mobile game was a simple dip into the racing genre, and was thought to be lost to time once the service was shut down in the late 2000s.As spotted by GamesRadar, footage of the game has appeared on the Japanese YouTube channel “Person Wwho Uploads Vvideo”. The footage was first uploaded in December 2020, but the Sonic fandom didn’t stumble onto it until recently. Two next-gen console launches during a very busy fourth quarter in the middle of a pandemic do tend to see quirky games like Sonic Cart 3DX fall under the radar.It’s an interesting look at the sequel to Sonic Racing Kart, which was also a Sonic Cafe exclusive. Seeing Sega’s iconic mascot driving a vehicle that tops out a speed that would be glacial in comparison to how fast Sonic is makes for an interesting trip back in time.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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