After several stunning computer generated trailers for Rocksteady’s upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight, we are treated to an incredibly exciting glimpse at in-engine game-play, and goodness gracious is it gorgeous.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was one of the most acclaimed releases of 2011, drawing critical praise for itsart style, leveling system and changes to the series’ traditional combat. Now, Elder Scrolls modding community Dark Creations is getting ready to release the first part of a massive addition to the game: Beyond Skyrim – Bruma.
Dark Creations describes Beyond Skyrim as:
…a community-wide effort to craft the remaining provinces of Tamriel [the world where the series is set] in a single worldspace, allowing players to cross borders wherever it’s geographically possible. The project is also intended to facilitate cooperation between province expansion mods by sharing knowledge & resources.
Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall is unquestionably the most anticipated title of this year and thankfully it’s just days away. Respawn has announced that the title has gone gold, and begun shipping to stores, and earlier today released an action-packed launch trailer.
Hold on to your utility-belts, Bat-faithful, because today brings us some bat-tastic news regarding Rocksteady‘s next entry into the brilliant Arkham franchise! Appearing today on Warner Brothers’ Games UK channel, the new trailer gives us a glimpse of Bruce’s new bat-suit, a smattering of baddies, including fan favorites Harley Quinn and Two-Face, but most importantly a brand-new, shiny and just-plain-mean looking Batmobile that will be … wait for it … completely pilotable, in a Gotham City completely redesigned to better suit your new mode of transport.
Millions of people gathered to watch the Super Bowl so they could see the football game of the year. (Sorry about that Broncos, better luck next time?) But geeks around the world waited through all that football stuff so we could get to the Captain America Trailer, and see Tom Hiddleston in a Jaguar commercial.
Join the podcast crew as we debrief on the Winter Soldier, Spider-Man, and Transformers trailers. We also fit in gaming conventions, BSG: Blood and Chrome, and the wretched excess that was Man of Steel (since Elizabeth only just now got around to watching it.)
The beloved Web-Slinger swing back into theaters this May in Amazing Spider-man 2. With what’s shaping up to look more like a Sinister Six movie with the addition of B.J. Novak as Alistair Smythe, Peter Parker will definitely his hands full with Electro, Rhino, and as we saw more from this week’s Super Bowl trailer, Green Goblin. Maybe Sony is in a rush to reboot the franchise again so they’re skipping the beloved Spider-man 2 and going straight to the much despised Spider-man 3?
The Super Bowl’s fact cut trailer couldn’t do much for Spidey-fans other than show off more of what they already know, Peter’s troubled because it’s hard to be a hero and keep it a secret, but everyone already knew that. It’s not a bad trailer, it just doesn’t do anything for those of us who are still on the fence but you decide for yourself.
In what will be probably the best movie of 2014 (calling it now), Captain America 2: Winter Solider gave fans everything they wanted in a trailer. In the 2:30 min the trailer completes its objectives of giving away a little more of the plot while adding tension and speculation. At the same time it shows everyone what they’re gonna be in for without giving away big spoilers. Now anyone probably reading this already knows the spoiler of the movie, but it’s still nice to see Marvel take good care of their story. As an additional bonus, a good amount of screen time is given to new comer Anthony Mackie as Falcon in all his winged glory.
This past weekend saw two Super Bowl disappointments, one the slaughter-fest that was the game, and two the Transformer 4 trailer. At this point is seems that Age of Extinction is a better description of the franchise than just this movie. With the inclusion of “Marky” Mark Wahlberg, director / producer Michael Bay seems to be trying to take another bite of the energon by enticing fan with the ‘bots they’ve been asking for since the beginning, Grimlock and the Dinobots. But just like the rest of the Transformers, is that what fans are getting? Or are they more pale comparisons to their source material?
In 2012 Ransom Riggs’ book Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children hit the New York Times Bestseller List, and it stayed there for 63 weeks, including a month at the very top. Next year fans will finally get their sequel: Hollow City will be published in January, and Quirk Books has produced an impressive trailer for it.