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The RetroBeat: Sonic movie’s delay isn’t the fault of whiny fans

Paramount has delayed the Sonic the Hedgehog movie from November 8 this year to February 14, 2020. This is so the animation team has time to redesign Sonic’s look following backlash from the film’s first trailer, which featured an oddly realistic take on iconic Sega character. As a Sonic fan since my early childhood, I’m […]

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Nexon’s Godzilla Defense Force rampages onto iOS and Android

In advance of the film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Nexon and developer Neopl Studio 42 are launching Godzilla Defense Force as a free-to-play mobile game on iOS and Android. In Godzilla Defense Force players will battle and collect legendary monsters from across 29 movies in the Japanese production company TOHO’s classic Godzilla series. Nexon […]

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PUBG Mobile is doing a Godzilla: King of the Monsters crossover event

PUBG Mobile‘s next Hollywood crossover will see the battle royale get in bed (a very, very big bed) with Godzilla. Now, this sadly doesn’t mean that you’ll get to play as or fight Godzilla. Instead, you’ll be able to track marks left by the monster collect items based on the upcoming Godzilla: King of the […]

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Planet Coaster is getting Ghostbusters content and Dan Aykroyd

Planet Coaster is soon going to offer you the tools to build the Ghostbusters theme park of your dreams. Frontier Developments announced today that a downloadable content pack is coming to the theme park and coaster-creation game, although it did not give a release date. The DLC pack will include “everything players need to create […]

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Fan-made Star Wars VR Death Star trench run also researches sim sickness

Want to take on the Death Star trench run in VR and also help fight sim sickness? Then check this fan-made app out. University of Utah computer science student Dylan Stout recently shared this project with us. It’s a research study designed to explore “the correlation between VR sickness and reference points in a 3D […]

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Fortnite launches an in-game John Wick bounty hunt

Lionsgate and Epic Games have collaborated on another John Wick in-game event in time for the launch of the latest Keanu Reeves film. The premiere for the third film in the series, John Wick: Chapter 3, is set for May 17. The event includes a Wick’s Bounty LTM (Limited Time Mode) and free John Wick […]

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Fortnite now has John Wick’s Continental Hotel

Lionsgate has integrated John Wick into the world of Fortnite, with new locations including the Continental Hotel. But the thing is, like in the John Wick films, you cannot shoot anyone inside the hotel. The hotel figures big in the Keanu Reeves films, as it is a gathering place for various assassins. But it has […]

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Disney ‘basically built a multiplayer VR filmmaking game’ for directing The Lion King

Disney is releasing a photorealistic CGI remake of 1994 classic The Lion King this summer. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the director Jon Favreau revealed how he actually directed the film in VR. Disney’s previous remakes of classic titles, such as The Jungle Book, mixed real actors and sets with CGI objects and environments. This […]

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How French digital animation studio TAT has grown in the shadows of Netflix and Disney

The digital entertainment revolution often feels like a clash of the titans. But somewhere between Disney and Netflix sits independent French animation studio TAT Productions, which so far has successfully navigated the upheaval and found international success. Yet even as the small studio releases its second feature film and prepares an ambitious production slate, it’s […]

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Inside the making of Baobab’s latest VR short Bonfire

Baobab Studios took the wraps off its next original virtual reality creation yesterday, debuting a trailer for the short VR film Bonfire. The full episode will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this week. I was able to play the episode on the HTC Vive VR headset, and I talked with its […]

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Fortnite teams up with Avengers: Endgame for another tie-in on April 25

The Avengers will have to live up to their namesake when Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26. But before they have their much-anticipated rematch against Thanos, they’re going to blow off some steam in Fortnite first. Earlier today, developer Epic Games announced an Endgame-related tie-in on Fortnite’s official Twitter account, promising an in-game update […]

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Star Wars: Vader Immortal VR trailer — The Sith Lord’s coming for you on Oculus Quest and Rift S

At long last, we have our first real glimpse of Star Wars: Vader Immortal. The first proper glimpse of the game was revealed at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago today. There’s a lot to unpack, but let’s start with the good news; the experience is coming to the Oculus Rift S too. It […]

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has some surprising Uncharted energy

Today was a big day for Star Wars fans, with Disney finally revealing the title and first trailer for Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. But as a big Uncharted fan, something distracted me a bit from all the fanfare. Look at the image above. The picture on the left is a still of Oscar […]

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Disney+ streaming video service launches on November 12 for $7 per month

(Reuters) — Disney unveiled new details on Thursday about Disney+, a family-friendly digital video subscription that is set to debut later this year and compete with Netflix. The ad-free service will include movies and TV series from Disney and will feature programming from the Marvel superhero universe, the “Star Wars” galaxy, “Toy Story” creator Pixar […]

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‘Lightsaber battle’ will be in Vader: Immortal VR

A panel at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration will detail “breakthroughs” with “lightsaber battle” in Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series. The panel will be streamed live at 11:30 am Pacific time on April 12. Little is known about the Darth Vader-focused VR series from writer and executive producer David S. Goyer, but the panel will […]

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Sam Barlow interview — The tangled web of interactive movie games

Sam Barlow’s interactive movie game Her Story won numerous awards in 2015 because it was a novel way to tell a story about a police interrogation of a woman suspected of murder. Now Barlow is taking that a step further with Telling Lies, a new game from Annapurna Interactive that features a bigger cast. This […]

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Her Story’s Sam Barlow is back with interactive movie game Telling Lies

Annapurna Interactive is releasing its first teaser trailer for Sam Barlow’s latest interactive movie game, Telling Lies. Barlow created the stories for a couple of the Silent Hill games, but his best-known work is the interactive movie game Her Story, which won numerous awards in 2015 because it was a novel way to tell a […]

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum interview — Middle-earth doesn’t intimidate Daedalic’s CEO

Daedalic Entertainment made what I thought was the biggest video game franchise news of last week’s Game Developers Conference 2019 in San Francisco — it’s getting into The Lord of the Rings with an adventure game about Gollum. The German publisher announced the news this morning. I did an interview with Cartsen Fichtelman, the CEO […]

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is Daedalic’s first game in new Middle-earth licensing deal

Daedalic Entertainment has built a reputation for story-rich adventure games since Cartsen Fichtelman and Jan “Poki” Müller-Michaelis founded it in 2007. But last week at the Game Developers Conference 2019 in San Francisco, the German publisher made the biggest news — and maybe its greatest risk — of its 12-year existence: a game about Gollum, […]

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Cinemark and Spaces team up to bring VR to San Jose movie theater

Spaces is teaming up with Cinemark Holdings to open virtual reality entertainment centers in a movie theater in San Jose, California. The idea is to give people motivation to get off their couches and be entertained in theaters in an age of Netflix and home VR. Cinemark is one of the world’s largest movie theater […]

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