Actor Will Smith has explained why he was drawn to Suicide Squad over Independence Day: Resurgence. In a Facebook interview for his newest movie, Collateral Beauty, Smith said he wanted to look to the future instead of the past when deciding which project to pursue.
"I had the two screenplays in front of me for the Independence Day 2 and for Suicide Squad. I had to choose between the two of those," Smith said, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
"Even the choice of going to Suicide Squad--nothing about the qualities of the movie--but the choice of trying to go forward versus clinging and clawing backwards. I do want to aggressively go forward and do new things and create and hopefully be able to stumble upon a new heyday."
Razer has announced the release of its Razer Raiju controller for the PlayStation 4 in parts of the world including Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Designed for esports professionals to participate in tournament level gameplay on PS4™, the Razer Raiju is equipped with advanced controller customisation and ergonomics proven to give esports athletes an edge.
The Razer Raiju is the result of a partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE), and further benefited from close collaboration with esports athletes who put prototypes through their paces. As a result the officially licensed controller works seamlessly with all PS4™ systems and delivers tournament-grade performance.
The Razer Raiju features two unique fully-programmable multi-function bumpers and triggers. These triggers, bumpers and action buttons all utilise Razer’s proprietary Hyperesponse™ mechanical switch technology, delivering precise actuation and tactile response.
Positioned to best allow fingertip access, each bumper at the shoulders and removable triggers on the underside can be individually set using the button remapping function. Offering the ability to freestyle configurations, players get to decide exactly how to use their gaming weapon and dominate opponents.
The controller is also armed with mechanical trigger stop switches and a hair trigger mode, making it possible to switch between or combine modes to unleash ultra-fast activations.
The Razer Raiju’s esports optimised yet familiar form factor, balanced weight and in-mold grips provide a comfortable fit, allowing hours of uninterrupted play. These features are a direct result of the feedback from top PS4 esports athletes including Tyler "FeLonY" Johnson and Brice "Faccento" Faccento , former Team eLevate (Call of Duty) members.
The Sega Master System wasn't popular in the U.S. but it was HUGE overseas and in South America. However, now game collectors are starting to see the appeal of the console and many of its fun games. This Buying Guide will help you with the different Master System models, accessories and top 10 games.
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
Thanks to Emabulator's timely gift guide, I now have more ideas what to get the kids and suggestions for the all to common question: "what would you like for Christmas?" While many universities are taking their finals or finished, good luck to the rest who have finals the next two weeks. If you are not studying, what are you playing for the weekend?
Following the arrival of the new Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue trailer, PlayStation Universe has broken it down for an in-depth look at the secrets that lie within.
Following a few seconds of Aqua fighting her way through the cursed forest to reach her friends, we’re shown a brand new element to the series: outfit customization. Sure, you can unlock new outfits in the mobile game Kingdom Hearts Unchained X, but this is the first time we’re seeing such a thing with established characters to the franchise, as opposed to blank-slate avatars that you create from scratch.
You are able to customise her headgear, arm and back accessories, and the pattern and color scheme of her clothes. The outfit itself remains the same design, but you can spice up the look, at least. Some of the options shown off are cat ears, Minnie Mouse ears with a bow tie, wings for her arms, wings for her back, and arm guards. There are several other items that are listed that we don’t get to see, but nothing that seems overly special.
The NPD Group's monthly sales report won't be shared with the public until next week, but one detail we do know is that the PS4 topped Xbox One sales in the US during November.
A Sony spokesperson confirmed the news with GameSpot. As has been the case for the second half of the year, however, the company declined to offer any additional comment on the report.
Dating back to July, Xbox One had been the top-selling console in the US, breaking a long streak of PS4 coming out on top. Even prior to Sony's comment, Microsoft all but confirmed that wasn't the case during November in a statement today.
"We have seen strong momentum for Xbox One since announcing the new Xbox One S at E3 in June. That momentum continued in November as gaming consoles were once again among the most sought-after products to buy over Black Friday weekend," said Xbox marketing VP Mike Nichols. "In addition, we saw record engagement among Xbox One owners on Xbox Live as fans enjoyed new games and great deals. In fact, the total players online on Sunday, Nov. 27 was up 40 percent compared to last year."
President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aimé guides Jimmy through Super Mario Run before debuting the Nintendo Switch game system by playing The Legend of Zelda in front of creator Shigeru Miyamoto.
'Tis the Season for more incredible Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered content! On December 13th, six additional MP maps are coming to all Modern Warfare Remastered players free of charge, plus the holiday-themed Winter Crash map and two new game modes: Gun Game and Hardpoint. One of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time just got even better.
Pick up the Legacy Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition of Infinite Warfare and get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered in the ultimate entertainment package: http://amzn.to/2ggOst6
The PlayStation Blog has the good news that Elite Dangerous will be heading to the PS4 next year! Take that, No Man's Sky!
I’m thrilled to announce today that Elite Dangerous is coming to PS4.
In Elite Dangerous, every star in our night sky — the whole Milky Way — is there for you to visit. Fight, bounty-hunt, trade, assassinate, mine, and explore your way across human space and out into the immense galaxy beyond, flying with your friends or travelling alone.
Elite Dangerous has been a wonderful project to be involved with, made by a great team here at Frontier. Its roots go all the way back to my first commercial game, Elite, first released in 1984 with Ian Bell, while we were both at university. Two sequels followed. Over thirty years later, Elite Dangerous is a huge step forwards from those games, but the principles are the same — do what you like and live life in an immense galaxy — and today you can play with (Or against!) friends and our amazing community as you travel the galaxy alone, together in a “wing,” or even fly aboard the same ship.
It’s great to come to PlayStation. When Elite Dangerous arrives on PS4 next year, we’re bringing the full game with everything in our Horizons season of expansions included, so not only can you fly your ship, but you can carry an SRV (Surface Recon Vehicle) in your hold, and charge around the surfaces of planets and moons at up to 100mph, finding materials, attacking bases, or seeking out hidden secrets with your friends.
When you progress far enough into the game to buy one of the larger ships, you might choose to carry a ship-launched fighter to help defend yourself; you can employ crew or even allow other players to help you pilot your larger ship. Craft special weapons with the Engineers, collaborate with the community, and engage in massive-scale community goals. Elite Dangerous is a game you’ll play your way.
Elite Dangerous does not follow many of the rules of other games. It lets you move as fast or as slowly as you like, without telling you what to do or how to do it. Play purely as a sandbox — exploring and looking for some of the many mysteries within the game — or follow missions and work with other players to re-shape humanity’s control over the galaxy as you make your way to Elite status in any or all four categories in the game — Combat, Trade, Exploration, and CQC.
The first Sea of Thieves public testing phase is in sight! Get a good look at what's included in Update 0.1.0 of our Technical Alpha. To be in with a chance of playing, giving feedback and helping to shape the game, sign up for our Insider Programme at the official Sea of Thieves website: https://www.seaofthieves.com/insider
Funcom Reveals Survival in New Video for Open-World Game Conan Exiles
Funcom is excited to release a brand new video for its upcoming open-world survival game ‘Conan Exiles’, outlining just what it takes to survive in the brutal world of Conan the Barbarian. ‘Conan Exiles’ launches into Early Access on the PC on January 31st 2017, with Xbox One Game Preview releasing in Spring 2017. Here players must strive to survive in one of them most brutal and savage worlds ever created; where scouring sandstorms threaten to peel the skin off your face and raging enemies clash against your city walls to conquer your kingdom.
“If there ever was a world that would truly test your ability to survive, it’s the world of Conan,” says Creative Director Joel Bylos. “His world is vast, beautiful, and full of opportunity, but it’s also a world that will stop at nothing to slit your throat and see you bleed out at the feet of your enemies. Survival in ‘Conan Exiles’ is more than staying fed and hydrated; here you must defend against sandstorms, bloodthirsty cannibals, and players sending towering god avatars to crush your settlements.”
‘Conan Exiles’ is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian, the world's greatest fantasy hero. The game can be played on private and public servers, either in multiplayer or local single-player. In the world of ‘Conan Exiles’, survival is more than tracking down food and water. Journey through a vast, seamless world filled with the ruins of ancient civilizations and uncover its dark history and buried secrets as you seek to conquer and dominate the exiled lands yourself. Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, from simple tools and weapons to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Enslave the bandits of the exiled lands to do your bidding by breaking them on the grueling Wheel of Pain. Sacrifice the beating hearts of your enemies on the blood-soiled altars of your deity to seize true power and glory. Summon the colossal avatar of your god and see them lay waste to your enemies and their homes.
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker.
Final Fantasy makes a comeback, Pokemon arrives on stage, a famous crossover teases a return and we've got a few returns of our own! This episode, Andre battles on the big bridge, Theo makes an enterprising upgrade, Chris unleashes his potential and Joe gets into fights over $5. Oh, also Anthoney is back. We're coming at you live, though you'll hear us on tape delay, The Kings are back on EvilAvatar with the forty-sixth episode of the 4205 Cast podcast and this week The Kings discuss Final Fantasy XV & Pokemon Sun/Moon.
DuckTales comes from some of the brightest animation-minded minds at Disney XD: Executive producer Matt Youngberg (Ben 10: Omniverse), story editor/co-producer Francisco Angones (Wander Over Yonder), and art director Sean Jimenez (Gravity Falls). Season 1 will consist of 21 half-hour episodes and two one-hour specials.
Z: The Beginning of Everything, an Amazon Original Series starring Christina Ricci, tells the story of icon Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald – and follows her life and passionate, yet turbulent relationship with husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, during the roaring 1920’s Jazz Age.
Zen Studios is thrilled to announce that the Bethesda Pinball pack, an exciting three pack of tables based on based on Bethesda’s epic gaming universes: Fallout, DOOM, and The Elder Scrolls, hits Zen Studios’ pinball platforms today! In celebration, we have released an awesome new trailer showcasing all three action-packed tables in the pack.
Stay alive in the stunning yet hostile environments of three fantastic pinball tables inspired by the most iconic Bethesda franchises. Explore the secrets of the post-nuclear wasteland in a world decimated by atomic war, join Factions, raid Vaults and collect Bobbleheads on the Fallout Pinball table, fight your way through the UAC research facility while taking on hordes of demons to earn the DOOM Slayer name on the DOOM Pinball table, and craft weapons, wield magic, equip armor, buy and sell goods, mine materials, find trainers and complete side quests before defeating Alduin and fulfilling your destiny as the Dragonborn on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Pinball table. Each table features leaderboards, score tracking, exciting social features, and more!
Bethesda Pinball is available now for Pinball FX2 on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows 10, and Steam, Zen Pinball 2 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita, and hitting the Zen Pinball app on iOS, Android, and Amazon mobile platforms this Thursday. Additionally, a free to play standalone Bethesda Pinball app will be available on mobile platforms at a later date.
Telltale has announced that the final episode in their Batman adventure game will be available on December 13th.
'Batman - The Telltale Series' Season Finale Out December 13th; Episode 1 Now Free on Steam
The final of five episodes in the season, Episode 5: 'City of Light' will be available digitally worldwide starting Tuesday December 13th on PC from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One and Xbox 360, and on the PlayStation Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The episode will be available the same day for compatible iOS devices via the App Store, and for compatible Android-based devices via Google Play.
Special note for the finale: Players will begin this episode in very different places depending on where they chose to go in the third act of Episode 4.
Additionally, Episode 1: 'Realm of Shadows' is now FREE to download for PC via Steam. Telltale has also released a performance patch for Batman - The Telltale Series on Steam, updating the game to support a wider range of PC configurations and address some of the concerns we heard when the game launched earlier this year. This patch contains significant performance improvements as well as adding numerous performance settings to allow users to customize the game for their systems.
In Episode 5, the leader of the Children of Arkham prepares to execute the final act of a plan to destroy the Wayne family name, and the people closest to you are in their path of vengeance. Can Batman's ultimate secret be kept - his very identity - when it is causing chaos and death in Gotham? The fate of the Wayne family and of the city itself rests on your choices. What will you do? How far will you go? Which mask will you wear?
The series is also available to purchase at retailers in North America and Europe as a special Season Pass Disc, which includes the first of five episodes in the season, and grants access to the subsequent four episodes as they become available for download via online updates.
Evil stirs in the town of South Park and The Coon has sworn to clean up the trash can of society. When the Coon and Friends investigate the disappearance of a local cat, they discover the threat is far greater than any of them realized. Allied with the mysterious New Kid and his magical butthole, will the intrepid group of Super Heroes be able to harness their amazing powers and save the town?
Space Hulk: Deathwing, the FPS of Streum On studio set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, closed its technical beta last week, during which tens of thousands of players were able to give the team valuable feedback. The team is currently working relentlessly to address the technical points raised. Most issues have already been addressed, including drastic improvement in loading times, optimization of general performance, improvement of interface and menu elements, sound-design changes including character voices, and fix of numerous bugs and nearly all occurrences of crashes. Work is of course ongoing to fix the remainder of these issues.
In order to offer the best possible experience at launch, we have decided to postpone a few days the release of Space Hulk: Deathwing to allow the Streum On Studio and Focus Home Interactive teams to work on the final adjustments and optimization. As a result, the game will release December 14th on PC.
Meanwhile, we invite you to explore one last time the depths of Space Hulk Olethros through a final salvo of images.
When the system is connected to the dock by USB-C, the system’s components will run at a higher clock speed to facilitate 1080p resolutions on the TV. Both video and power will be transfered over USB-C when docked. Plugging the system into the dock will also activate a small additional fan to help with cooling when run at that higher clock speed. This fan is in the rear of the dock, and there is a gap in the back of the dock to allow the system’s inbuilt fans to vent when docked.
Project Field uses a specially developed Sony pad with smartphones or tablets. It’s outfitted with an IC reader, sensors, LED, and Bluetooth so that the pad can easily connect with tablets and smartphones that are running the corresponding Project Field games.
The first Project Field title is a Yo-kai Watch game, allowing kids to have their yokai cards duke it out.
"RetroEngine Sigma is as simple as plug-and-play and requires no expertise or experience to set up. The system comes with several pre-installed games that work out of the box. Additionally, via an easy smartphone-guided setup procedure, gamers gain the ability to run a majority of retro video games released on such classic systems as Atari VCS 2600, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo and more", says Doyodo.
The company further explains, "tiny but widely expandable, RetroEngine Sigma will ship as a fully-configured desktop computer preloaded with Armbian Linux Distribution and a one-click installer that allows users to easily configure network access over WiFi as well as customize their system setup with the help of their tablet or smartphone. No matter if your interest is writing a novel, surfing the web or watching shows and films on the big screen while kicking back on the couch, RetroEngine Sigma has you covered".
Peter Vaughan of “Game of Thrones” and British sitcom “Porridge” has died. Vaughan “died peacefully with his family around him” Tuesday morning in England, according to his agent, Sally Long-Innes.
The 93-year-old actor most recently played blind old Maester Aemon Targaryen on the HBO fantasy series, one of the last scions of the ruling family of Westeros who joined the Night’s Watch and protect the realm rather than enmesh himself in political intrigue. Maester Aemon had already met his fate on “Game of Thrones” in Season 5, a serious blow to future Night’s Watch Commander Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Maester-in-training Sam Tarly (John Bradley-West).
Vaughan was born Peter Olm in 1923 in Shropshire, England. He served in World War II in Normandy, Belgium, and the eastern front before embarking on a lengthy career in British TV, coupled with a healthy film resume that included movies for Terry Gilliam (“Time Bandits,” “Brazil”) and the film version of “The Crucible” that starred Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder, in which he played Giles “More Weight” Corey. He is perhaps best remembered, outside of “Game of Thrones,” for his role as Harry “Grouty” Grout in “Porridge.”
When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency.
As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO.
Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.
Bulletstorm, developed by Epic and People Can Fly, and published by Electronic Arts, was originally released in 2011. Despite being a very decent (and pleasingly ridiculous) shooter, it wasn't exactly a runaway hit, and so there was never any sort of follow-up—until last week, that is, when Gearbox announced the Full Clip Edition at The Game Awards. It's not a sequel, unfortunately, but a remaster of the original, which led some people to wonder if owners of the original would get it as a free, or heavily discounted, upgrade.
Alas, the short answer is "no." Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford took to Twitter shortly after the announcement to explain that it's "not possible" to offer the remade game as an upgrade. "Completely different publisher, era, platform (they were Games for Windows only), product/sku, etc." he wrote. He also addressed an unflattering comparison with the recently-released Darksiders Warmastered Edition, a new version of the game that was given freely to owners of the original release.
"Someone else's game being a rebuilt/remastered/enhanced game over something previously offered by a different publisher," he continued. "Nordic bought entire rights past-future from a defunct publisher. This is a very different situation."
Clearly not everyone is happy about it, especially in light of the precedent set by Darksiders Warmastered or BioShock: The Collection, which was offered to owners of the originals as a straight-up freebie.
Developed by Vicarious Visions, Crash Bandicoot® N. Sane Trilogy is being built from the ground up for the PlayStation 4 with brand-new lighting, animations, environments and recreated cinematics—all in stunning “N. Hanced Fur-K” and PS4 Pro HD. Fans new and old alike will enjoy seeing the beloved ’90s video game icon like never before in this fully-remastered game collection.
What’s more, the trilogy will feature full analog stick support, a unified save system and unified checkpoint system, making it easier than ever for new fans to enjoy the classic adventures. Additionally, improved bonus levels and time trials throughout the games will make this an epic trilogy for the hardest of the ’Coot core!
Persona 5 will release on April 4. in the Americas and Europe, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. Pre-orders are now available at participating retailers for either version of the game.
Every good phantom thief knows that a healthy network of "business associates" makes or breaks a night of criminal mischief. That's why it's so important in Persona 5 to build and maintain relationships with Confidants such as party members and various people around Tokyo. Deepening your bond with Confidants unlocks special skill bonuses, useful services, and more that are vital to the success of the Phantom Thieves. Learn about three of them below!
Pre-alpha demo footage of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, announced during the keynote presentation at Mech_Con 2016.
In MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries you will adopt the role of a rookie MechWarrior pilot thrust into combat as the Third Succession War continues to fracture the Inner Sphere. Take contracts from the factions of your choosing and engage in tactical, first-person, PvE ‘Mech combat through an immersive, career-based Mercenary campaign driven by player choice. Victory, prestige, and profit will not only require skill on the battlefield, but in the acquisition, maintenance, and enhancement of your BattleMechs.
Set for release in 2018, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is under development by a dedicated team at Piranha Games. MechWarrior Online, Piranha’s existing F2P multiplayer-focused tactical ‘Mech combat game, will continue its ongoing live development by the MWO team at Piranha.
Audiences came back for a second helping of Moana and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them this weekend. Both family-friendly films topped the post-Thanksgiving box office charts, with Moana bringing in $28.4 million and Fantastic Beasts earning $18.5 million.
Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of December 2nd to December 4th, 2016.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them $18.5/$183.5
Shooter Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare took the No.1 spot in the November charts, making Activision Blizzard the No.1 publisher in both units and value for the month.
Boxed unit sales were down 26 per cent compared to Black Ops III’s first month, though. And Activision’s shooter was not the only one to be affected by a decline, as the market as a whole has seen a 6.3 per cent dip in unit sales year-on-year.
According to GfK’s figures, 3.9m games were sold between October 30th and November 26th 2016, whereas 4.1m units were shifted during the same period last year. However, data was collected a little earlier in the month last year, from October 25th to November 21st 2015, and didn’t include the crucial Black Friday weekend, which makes this year’s figures look weaker still.
Here's GfK's Top 10 for November:
1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Activision)
2. FIFA 17 (EA)
3. Battlefield 1 (EA)
4. Watch Dogs 2 (Ubisoft)
5. Pokémon Sun (Nintendo)
6. Pokémon Moon (Nintendo)
7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (Bethesda)
Feel the rush of superior air power! www.acecombat.com. Climb into the cockpit of one of the most advanced war planes ever created and experience the most intense Ace Combat experience ever created. Featuring photorealistic visuals, intense dog-fighting action, a multitude of authentic and futuristic aircraft to fly, a return to 'Strangereal', and even virtual reality!
Watch fun-filled action in Knack 2, an upcoming title exclusive to PS4 and developed by JAPAN Studio. Experience new moves, improved couch co-op, vibrant environments, and fun-filled combat with huge Knack! Try driving a tank, controlling a robot, or testing out your new moves on a friend.
Celebrate your Light when The Dawning arrives on December 13th. Compete on new tracks with the return of Sparrow Racing League, challenge your skills and set records in the all new Vanguard Elite Strike Scoring, and earn a new arsenal of weapons and gear.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is being re-released for current generation systems; with the PlayStation 4 digital download version available today and the Xbox One and Windows PC versions coming in March 2017!