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    • Venom Will Not be in Insomniac Game's Spider-Man | I.G Game News

      1 week ago


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      A quick update to one of the PS4's most highly anticipated games Spider-Man came from Twitter. On July 1st, Jacinda Chew, art director for Insomniac Games, responded to a tweet asking about the long-time villain, Venom. Chew's response was "Too big to fit into #SpiderManPS4", removing all hope for fans to see one of the web slinger's most iconic foes.

      During E3 we saw a major level within the game where Spider-Man faces off against, what I see as a teaser to the Sinister Six: Electro, Vulture, Rhino, Scorpion, Mr. Negative, and a hidden character, which adds them to list of villains that the game insinuates you've fought or will fight. This does make the game's world feel larger as with each reveal, we see more and more iconic characters grace the game.

      Venom is a different case, however. Though not in this game, the character did act as the major game, "Spider-Man: Webb of Shadows" which showed that Venom is on another level entirely. Spider-Man is a street level hero, and as of right now, he seems to only be fighting street level villains. That being said, one of the best comments to Chew's tweet said it best. "Too big to fit into #SpiderManPS4"...

    • Famed Sci-Fi Writer, Harlan Ellison, Dead at 84 | I.G Obituary

      2 weeks ago


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      Harlan Ellison, creator of the famed science fiction stories such as A Boy and His Dog and "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream," and writer for many classic television shows such as Star Trek, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Babylon 5, and The Outer Limits, has passed away on June 28th at the age of 84. He passed away in his sleep according to his fifth wife, Susan Ellison. Ellison had no children over his five marriages.

      Ellison is quite the interesting character in the science fiction community. His short stories are among the best in the genre and he is often credited for writing "The City on the Edge of Forever," often considered the best episode of the original Star Trek series, but he also possessed a hair trigger temper and never let go of a grudge. His most famous grudge would be against Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, for refusing to not credit him after rewriting his script for the episode. Ellison claimed that the rewrites ruined his story, and saw getting credited as an insult. Indeed, Ellison would never let this go, to the point he wrote a nearly 70 page essay criticizing Roddenberry.

      Despite his temperament and abrasiveness, there is no denying his sheer influence on science fiction as a whole. "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" remains one of the best horror sci-fi stories in the genre, and is also demonstrative of Ellison's way with words; the story is only about 6,000 words and yet contains some of the most powerful and haunting language ever devised. The story would later serve as the inspiration for the classic point-and-click game, widely regarded as one of the best horror games out there. Ellison himself played a role in the game itself, as the insane computer torturing the last surviving humans. Of course, his other stories have remained influential as well. A Boy and His Dog for example made its mark on post-apocalyptic fiction and has inspired other works such as the Fallout series and Mad Max. Indeed, Ellison has every right to be considered one of science fiction's best authors.

      Ellison may have been a cantankerous fellow in life, but his stories will live on. As the man said himself, "For a brief time I was here, and for a brief time I mattered."




    • Overwatch Reveals Hero 28, 'Hammond' the Hamster! | I.G Game News

      2 weeks ago


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      It didn't take long for the team over at Blizzard to release a teaser of Hero 28 from one of the most popular MMO FPS games, Overwatch.

      For the past few days, Overwatch hinted to the reveal of the newest hero within the game, and the ball shown within a recent trailer. Now, on the Overwatch twitter, we get the first look at, possibly one of the cutest, characters that have blessed the field. The character, currently believed to be Hammond aka Wrecking Ball, is a missing highly intelligent animal, hamster, from the Horizon Lunar Colony.

      For those unfamiliar with the lore of Overwatch, the Horizon Lunar Colony was the home of Winston, a giant, super-intelligent ape that acts as a playable character in the game. At some point, the colony's inhabitants, the other animals, staged a coup and ended up killing most, if not all, Humans there. Winston and Hammond are said to be the only ones who managed to escape back to Earth.

      Hammond was said to have landed in Junkertown, which Junkrat and Roadhog helm from. This could explain why Hammond has a similar aesthetic to the two


    • Jeremy Irons Cast in HBO's Watchmen | I.G TV News

      3 weeks ago


      As if he can't get enough of the live-action comic book life, actor Jeremy Irons has been cast in a lead role in Damon Lindelof's Watchmen. This places Irons with Regina King, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens and Andrew Howard.

      Irons played Alfred Pennyworth in the DCEU, stealing each scene he played in, which is amazing due to the fact Ben Affleck's Batman usually stood in the shot.

      As of now, there's no information on who Iron's could be playing as nobody's role has yet been revealed, and the fact that this is an entirely new version of the Watchmen makes it hard to actually say if the actual characters created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons are gonna to have actual roles. For example, the original story took place around the Vietnam war era, however, this show will take place in present day, but still in the same world.

      There's currently no premiere date for the show.


    • Resident Evil 2 Remake Gameplay Details Revealed | I.G Gaming News

      1 month ago


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      After years of radio silence regarding the remake of Resident Evil 2, a trailer was finally released during this week's E3. The trailer didn't show much in the way of gameplay, instead showing the game's cutscenes. They were promising to be sure, and the game is shaping up to be just as scary if not more than Resident Evil's best.

      Recently however, GameSpot recorded footage of a demo for Resident Evil 2 and recounted how the game felt and what to expect.

      Unlike the much-lauded remake of the original Resident Evil, REmake 2 isn't going to have the original fixed cameras and tank controls, rather going for a Resident Evil 4 feel. The game will have an over-the-shoulder view and will feature the aiming system of the majority of the over-the-shoulder games have.

      Some fans might have reservations about this decision; after all, most of the Resident Evil games with this view and feel haven't been all that scary, especially 5 and 6. However, judging by the gameplay footage, REmake 2 isn't going to skimp on the atmosphere and scares. Despite the view and ability to aim, ammo will still be scarce much like the original game, so every shot still counts. Some aspects from the critically-acclaimed Resident Evil 7 are also present in the demo, namely the HUD and the inventory screen.

      What's interesting to note is that the game's tone is also much different from that of the original; RE2 is a famously cheesy game about on par with a B movie. The remake goes for a tone that is closer to RE7, in that it's more gruesome and somewhat grounded. Despite that, the team behind REmake 2 are still determined to include some of the more memorable moments from the original such as the giant alligator boss and the legendary side character, Tofu. The inclusion of Tofu will be especially interesting given the inherent silliness in playing a giant block of tofu. HUNK will also be making an appearance. It's too early to tell, but if HUNK and Tofu are returning, this could mean that REmake 2 will include the bonus modes and features the original RE2 is famous for.

      The remake of Resident Evil 2 is set to release on January 25, 2019.

      GameSpot E3 2018: Resident Evil 2 Is Terrifying In New Ways, But Still Familiar

      PC Gamer: Resident Evil 2 remake will include Tofu, Hunk and that big bastard alligator

    • Bryan Singer Will be Credited as Director for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' | I.G Movie News

      1 month ago



      Bryan Singer, mostly known for his work on the X-Men films, is said to be credited as the director for the upcoming Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Singer finished filming a majority of the film before he left, reportedly fired last fall, and Dexter Fletcher hopped on to finish it. Producer Graham King said Fletcher had filmed about 3 weeks worth of footage to complete the movie, and add on the fact that Singer's name was never shown on the trailer, Fletcher does not plan on pushing for credit as the film's director and says he simply wanted to get the film done.

      In case you're unaware of the controversy surrounding Singer's name, there have been more than a few allegations against the director, most involving sexual assault against minors. Singer's name was one of many that were brought up during talks of supposed "sex rings" within Hollywood where big-name producers and stars would use their influence on newer faces trying to make it in the entertainment industry and promise them their big break if they did what they said. While there's no real proof Singer was involved in any way, an accusation like that would be enough to stifle anyone's career.

      Back in December 2017, Singer addressed his sudden departure from the movie saying that it involved the health of one of his parents. Coincidentally, just days after his statement was released, news came up that the director is facing a lawsuit claiming he sexually assaulted a 17-year-old boy in 2003.

      As of now, there are no noticeable responses to Singer being credited to the film and there's been no backlash against the film. Bohemian Rhapsody is set to release November 2nd of this year.


    • Transformers' Bumblebee is Getting His Own Movie...Not Directed by Michael Bay | I.G Movie News

      1 month ago


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      On June 5th, a trailer revealing that Bumblebee, one of the main characters in the long-running Transformers film series, would be getting his own movie was released. The movie will be a prequel, detailing his history prior to meeting Sam Witwicky in the first movie and will take place in 1987. The movie will follow a new character, a teenage girl named Charlie, played by Hailee Steinfeld of True Grit fame, as she accidentally revives and bonds with Bumblebee.

      The trailer has a much different feel than the previous movies in the series; it is much softer and appears to try and really explore Bumblebee's relationship with Charlie. In fact, the trailer is surprisingly light on explosions. There's plenty of action to be sure, but it's noticeably subdued. This is most likely because the director reins have been handed from Michael Bay to Travis Knight, who is known for directing the stop-motion animated movie, Kubo and the Two Strings. Overall, the movie seems to be trying something different as opposed to the loud, over-the-top action of the previous five films in favor of a quieter, more emotional tone.

      Bumblebee is currently slated for a December 21st release.


      CBR: Bumblebee Is the (All)Spark Needed to Reignite the Transformers Franchise

      Hollywood Reporter: 'Bumblebee' Is Becoming the 'Transformers' Movie Few Expected

    • Wally West Isn't Returning as a Series Regular in Legends of Tomorrow Season 4 | I.G TV News

      1 month ago


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      Keiynan Lonsdale, the actor who plays Wally West aka Kid Flash for the CW, will NOT be a series regular for Legends of Tomorrow season 4.

      Lonsdale had joined as a member of the Legends halfway through their third season after his character Wally West had walked off of Flash due to not feeling like he's part of the team. Along with Matt Ryan, the actor who plays Constantine and Jes Macallan who plays Ava, the three of them helped fill up the roster of misfit heroes after losing many of their original members. Once the season had finished, Wally appeared on the series finally of Flash, reuniting with his friends and family, meeting the newest member of his family, Jenna and telling his dad that he's at peace with his part. Around this part of the episode we got the cliffhanger scene that every CW show needs so that they can lead into the next season, this time, Wally's unborn niece from the future arrives, telling them that she somehow messed up.

      So Wally West has two pretty good reasons why he'd be staying in Flash, and now that it appears the show will be a more Family oriented one in season five, it only makes sense. That being said, Wally may act as he did during the later parts of Flash before he left for the Legends, which means he'd be sidelined until needed.


    • Batman's Butler, Alfred Pennyworth, Will Be Getting His Own Live-Action TV Series | I.G TV News

      2 months ago



      The cable network channel, Epix, gave a 10-episode show detailing Alfred Pennyworth's life before becoming the butler we're all familiar with. The show will be headed by Bruno Heller and executive produced by Danny Cannon, both of who share the same roles on Fox's Gotham. The show will take place during Alfred's time in the London special forces in the 1960s.

      Despite sharing the same showrunner and executive producer as Gotham, the show will not be related to Gotham and will take place in an alternate universe. Sean Pertwee, who plays Alfred in Gotham, will not be reprising his role in Pennyworth.

      Epix president, Michael Wright, has stated the following:

         "As genuine fans of these classic DC characters, as well as the incredibly talented Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon, we couldn’t be more excited to make Epix the home of this series. We can’t wait to work with Bruno and Danny – along with Peter Roth, Susan Rovner, Brett Paul and the team at Warner Horizon – on this fantastic origin story."

      In a joint statement, Heller and Cannon expressed their enthusiasm for Epix picking up the show, stating, "Michael and his colleagues have created the perfect venue for original storytelling, and all of us working on Pennyworth are thrilled to be on the Epix slate."

      As of now, it is not known when Pennyworth will premiere, as casting has not started yet. It can be assumed it will begin production near or after the end of Gotham's run, which is slated to be the 2018-2019 season.


    • Outlast 3 Is Coming and It Will be Different from Outlast 1 and 2 | I.G Gaming News

      2 months ago


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      Back in 2017, after the release of their second game Outlast II, Red Barrels announced that there would be an Outlast III. If you're unsure or never heard of Outlast, it's a first person horror game that throws you into the maw of a Satan fueled, erection ridden, heroine dream where you'll be forced to constantly run away from people that shouldn't exist, or monsters that you hope never exist. Well, now there's a third title on the way, but it may not be as d**k filled as the last two, at least *I* hope not.

      Outlast came out back in 2013/2014 and was a huge hit in the indie platform, becoming one of the most popular new IPs from an independent studio this decade. Last year, Outlast II came out, receiving less praise for almost feeling like a copy and paste of its predecessor, among other things. The series made Red Barrels around $64 million, so it'd only make sense to make it a trilogy unless you follow the path of almost every other trilogy where the quality of the product goes way down, which is where we come to Philippe Morin's comment on changing things up.

      In an interview at Berlin's Quo Vadis conference with, Philippe Morin spoke about the story behind his company and Outlast. During the interview, Morin explained the idea behind changing the formula.

          "If you'd told me a year ago that the project we're currently working on was going to be our next thing, I would have said, 'Nah, I don't think so'. It's an internal struggle.", Morin says. "On the one side you have to stay motivated as a developer, but at the same time we have to think about stuff as company owners. That's why it took us several months to find the sweet-spot between doing something that's going to please the fans, and something that we're driven by personally. In big studios, they can say, 'If you're burnt out we can always give the IP to a different team'. But that's not the case here."

         "We're prototyping, and the way I want to approach this is to get a prototype that we're really happy about, and then figure out the best way to get it done. Are we going to need the same kind of budget? Can it be lower? Right now, I don't know. All I know is that I always make sure we have options on the table: plan A, B, C and D. When you get to the river, you decide which bridge you want to cross. I always tell the team that, since the studio is owned by developers, our interests as developers is as important as our interests as shareholders. We don't want to change that."


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