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@GokaiRed: He is indeed. I'm hoping that this new Batman game will bring something fresh to the series. And the Batmobile looks like the thing to do it. I'm really hoping that we can do some of the sick tricks in the trailer such as the part where the Batmobile is driving on the ceiling of the tunnel towards the end. It's really too bad that the game got delayed to 2015 though because it looked really cool. Though, I am glad that they are delaying if it means that the game will be more bug free.

In other news, Nintendo is hosting a Super Smash tournament with the new Super Smash Bros game. So, if you want to see competitive players play out the new Smash Bros game, check it out at Nintendo's twitch on June 10th.

EA has revealed a new Battlefield game for the next gen consoles. This game will be created by Dice Studios and Visceral studios. Dice, which has created the previous Battlefield games, will be handling the multiplayer aspects. Visceral studios, which created the Dead Space series, will be handling the singleplayer content. Right off the bat from the trailers below, you will notice that the series is taking a refreshing change of setting in that it is no longer taking place in the Middle East like so many FPS are doing. Instead, it will now take place in America between the cops and the gangs. Taking cues from such games as Payday: The Heist, the game will be introducing a new mode where players will have to work together to rob a bank to to stop a bank heist.

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And another day passes where not a soul makes a comment in the movies and Tv club.

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I can't believe no one is talking about the new Batman Arkham Knight trailer or about the release of Watch Dogs.The latter of which was promised top be the first of the truly next gen games.

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I hope this year's E3 will be just as entertaining as last year's E3. Quick! Someone invite Don Mattrick to the event. He's bound to say something dumb.

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Another interesting trailer recently came out. This one involves a hybrid of animation and live action.

Plot Summary

Robin Wright, playing the role of herself, gets an offer from a major studio to sell her cinematic identity: she'll be numerically scanned and sampled so that her alias can be used with no restrictions in all kinds of Hollywood films - even the most commercial ones that she previously refused. In exchange she receives loads of money, but more importantly, the studio agrees to keep her digitalized character forever young - for all eternity - in all of their films. The contract is valid for 20 years.
The Congress follows Robin as she makes her comeback after the contract expires, straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.
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The next big game is out! Since the last E3, gamers have been eagerly keeping an eye on Watch Dogs to see what a true next gen game would look like. Does it hold up to expectations?

Watch Dogs Review Round Up

Polygon – 8/10

As an open-world game, Watch Dogs provides “enough” — enough sidequests, enough space, enough of a playground — to qualify, but it doesn’t quite place. Other games have nailed a better balance in optional activities and large-scale ambiance, including other games from Ubisoft Montreal itself. But whenWatch Dogs focuses on the things it does better than anyone else, it finds an identity worth developing. As a hybrid open-world stealth-action game, it’s in a class by itself.

Joystiq – 4/5

The advanced technology in Watch Dogs is not just indistinguishable from magic – it IS magic. The game would have you believe you’re the world’s most powerful hacker, bending surveillance cameras, traffic control and all manner of personal electronics to your one-touch whims. But in this paranoid vision of the future, in which every mundane device is grafted to the same computerized skeleton, the right software might as well be an all-powerful wand.

The Escapist – 9/10

Polished to a mirror sheen, and bursting with content, Watch Dogs is a great looking game with a thriving open world and an empowering premise. It suffers from being an amalgamation of every other major Ubisoft game, to the point where it doesn’t feel as fresh as it deserves to, but it’s still a varied, rich, thoroughly dense experience.

IGN – 84/100

One-button hacking might be overly simplistic, but it does give you abilities that make playing through Aiden’s story feel powerful and fun. Doing side missions and multiplayer as you make your way through the dark and lengthy story makes it feel like a huge adventure, and stealth options let you play smart if you prefer. Car chases aside, Watch Dogs is fundamentally very well made, and has more than enough unique ideas to make it a great and memorable open-world action game.

Gameinformer – 8.5/10

At the end of the day, Watch Dog’s story works as a basic revenge tale, and the final few missions provide some gravity to the characters. Ultimately, however, the main draw of any open-world game is the gameplay, and while not perfect, Watch Dog’s hacking abilities add an engaging and unique twist to the third-person action. Ubisoft has another deserved hit on its hands, and I look forward to seeing where the new series goes next.

Eurogamer – 7/10

Watch Dogs doesn’t have that promising kernel. It certainly entertains, but mostly through borrowed concepts, and the central notion that could have made it stand out – the hacking – is the most undercooked of all. It doesn’t get anything horribly wrong, but nor does it excel at any of the genre beats it so faithfully bangs out. It’s good, and yet that always feels like a criticism when a game comes weighed down by this much hype. You won’t regret the time you spend in Aiden Pearce’s world, but nor will it be saved as a precious memory when you reboot.

#egmr – 9/10

With its beautifully crafted open-world, huge amount of content and satisfying mechanics, Watch_Dogs is something you just can’t miss out on. The story is intriguing and filled with great moments and characters with personalities. The hacking and the “connected world” also make for some genuinely entertaining moments. The only thing really holding it back is the driving mechanics, but make no mistake that it’s still well worth your time. Go out and get it. You will not regret it.

Do Gaming – 85/100

Overall it seems that Ubisoft has taken quite a known open-world formula and put its own spin on things. The hacking in the game is just so much fun; you could sit and do it all day. In fact, I did mostly sit and do it all day. I was able to find a number of interesting people and take many a dollar from them by infiltrating their bank accounts. The game is perhaps let down a little bit by the driving mechanics and having the next-gen version not running fully up to scratch may disappoint some gamers. Interestingly though, you will soon forget about all the negatives when you get lost in the world of hacking.

Lazygamer – 8/10

Watch Dogs won’t please everyone. Many will, I suspect, find it boring; a case of missions being a cycle of rinse and repeat. That’s the unfortunate, repetitive nature of open world games in general. It will, unfortunately, crumble under the lofty expectations it has set for itself. It fails to set a new benchmark for modern, open world games – but given that it’s the studio’s freshman effort of the sort, we won’t hold that against them.

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@Guyver: If you liked Godzilla, there's news that a sequel is already being made since the movie grossed a ton. Also, the Gareth Edwards, the Godzilla director, has also been hired to do a Star Wars spin-off. Rumor has it that he will be making the spin-off for Bobba Fett. If this means that Bobba Fett is fighting giant monsters, I'm all for it.

Spider-Man 2 was easily my favorite. I never get tired of Aunt May's "I believe there's a hero in all of us" speech. I like to revisit that particular scene whenever I'm feeling the blues. It's so powerful, and it fits well with Peter's struggle. I just love that movie. It had memorable characters, great action, and themes concerning responsibility and sacrifice.

Sam Raimi's Spider-man 2 is everyone's favorite and for good reason. It's really too bad that no spider-man movie has lived up to it since (did not see Amazing Spider-Man 2 yet).

@takashichea said:

Acura is right. I do watch these movies out of order like I did Nolan's Batman films. I didn't see the first movie. I better rent that one. I only watched Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies 1 and 2 and somehow mixed this film with the other one.

No idea what I'm right about, but I'll take it!

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The teaser for series 8 is out!

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@CerusSerenade:

No need to be rude. The game literally came out 2 days ago and you can't expect everyone to know about it.

@IndridCold said:

Is it on PS3?

It's on the PS4 and the PC. So, no PS3 version.

@takashichea said:

You remind me of Zaldar sometimes.

That's not a good thing.

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The official title of the Batman vs Superman movie will be "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice." Really weird how they are going with "V" instead of "vs." The only time I've seen that is in court cases. So, is Batman taking Superman to court for all of the damages he did to the city in Man of Steel. And course, we all know what the "Dawn of Justice" part is hinting at. If this movie turns out well, I'll be hype to see what comes next.

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"There is no God, only Castiel!"
-Some girl I don't know in the Supernatural season Finale
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The gay marriage ban in my state of Pennsylavania has been overturned. Now, if Gov. Tom Corbett does not appeal the ruling, PA will become the 19th state to have marriage equality. FUCK YEAH FOR PROGRESS!!

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Speaking of Guardians of the Galaxy, a new trailer for the movie was released today. If stars Zoe Saldana (Avatar) as Gamora the assassin, Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) as the voice of Rocket Raccoon, Chris Pratt (Her, Zero Dark Thirty) as Star Lord, and Vin Disel (Fast & Furious Movies, the voice of the Iron Giant) as Groot the tree guy.

@taichokage said:

Oh and Star Wars Episode VII!

Woot! I can't wait to see how this movie will turn out. Did you see the first image from the set? Looks like the movie might take place on Tatooine if that picture is any indication of anything.

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@takashichea:

I must have been out of the loop. I didn't know that Zelda had a new game.

At this pint, this new Zelda for the Wii U is highly speculative. We don't know for sure if it exist, but people have been wanting a next gen Zelda game since they saw this video.

Still waiting on Kingdom Hearts 3.

I've been waiting nearly a decade for this game and all this waiting has burned me out of the series.

I found some more information on what could be appearing at E3. Please note that all of this is speculative and is not final.

Sony

  • Destiny – gameplay (PS4)
  • DriveClub – Trailer (PS4)
  • God of War 4 – CGI (PS4)
  • Indie Games – Trailer (PS3/PS4/Vita)
  • inFamous: Second Son – DLC/gameplay (PS4)
  • The Order: 1886 – gameplay (PS4)
  • Uncharted 4: The Sunken Blade – tech demo (PS4)
  • Watch_Dogs – gameplay (PS4)

Microsoft

  • Beyond Good & Evil 2 – gameplay (One)
  • DirectX 12 – Trailer (One)
  • Fable Legends – gameplay (One)
  • Forza Horizon 2 – gameplay (One)
  • Gears of War 4 – gameplay (One)
  • Halo 5 – tech demo (One)
  • Kinect TV & Shows – Trailer (One)
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – gameplay (One)
  • Quantum Break – gameplay (One)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront III – gameplay (One)
  • Titanfall DLC/gameplay (One)

Nintendo

Although Nintendo doesn’t have a pre-E3 conference this year (just a special Nintendo Direct) the listing for their stand on the show floor is perhaps the most interesting of the supposed revelations.

Bayonetta 2 (Wii U), Hyrule Warriors (Wii U), Mario Kart 8 (Wii U), Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS), Sonic Boom (3DS/Wii U), Super Smash Bros. U (Wii U), Super Smash Bros. 3D (3DS), and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS) are all as you’d expected, even though that’s not what Nintendo are calling the Smash Bros. games at the moment.

But Xenogears: Origins (Wii U) seems an extremely unlikely name for Monolith Soft’s follow-up to Xenoblade Chronicles, considering Xenogears was published by Square Enix and the name almost certainly still belongs to them.

Pokkén Fighters (Wii U) is a regurgitation of a fan rumour of a Pokémon fighting game by the makers of Tekken, while Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night 2 (3DS) seems highly improbable given the commercial failure of 3DS game Mirror Of Fate.

A new Zelda game is of course widely rumoured to be coming to E3 and the name The Legend Of Zelda: Shard Of Nightmare (Wii U) seems believable enough, but given the rest of the list we don’t think there’s any insider knowledge at work with any of this.

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@Supreme Marvel: Ah, I see. No wonder why you got bored.

Godzilla is the king of the Monsters. Now he is king of the box office. People really wanted to see Godzilla because the movie earned $38 million dollars on Friday and the movie is set to earn $98 million for the weekend. This is huge because that number is not factoring the money made from the overseas market which amounts to $43 million. To put this into perspective, Pacific Rim, during its 14 week run, only made 101.8 million dollars in the United States. So, with $98 million dollars, Godzilla is more than halfway there to making up for its $160 million dollar production budget.

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@Supreme Marvel: Which ones were you watching?

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@Bigheart711: @takashichea:

It's almost the end of May, so you guys know what that means. It's time for the E3 convention. Last year, the convention was momentous with the introduction of Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One. And this year things are only heating up. As you may remember, Microsoft's last E3 was a PR nightmare that cost them big time in start up momentum. Since then, Microsoft has been making a series of policy changes in order to make up with the gaming community. But even then, Sony is beating Microsoft in the console race in terms of sales. This will be a particularly important E3 for both companies. Sony wants to extend their lead and Microsoft wants to catch up and perhaps surpass Sony. Nintendo, on the other hand, is hoping to promote their WII U, which has been having some marketing problems. According to Nintendo, most people have trouble telling the difference between a Wii and a Wii U, believing the Wii U to be an $300 accessory to the Wii. Like last year, they will not be attending E3 but hosting their event online.

So, what do you guys want to see at E3?

Confirmed Games at E3

  • Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)
  • Far Cry 4 (Multiplatform)
  • Assassin's Creed: Unity (Multiplatform)
  • Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (Multiplatform)
  • Destiny (Multiplatform)
  • Deep Down (PS4)
  • Madden 2015 (Multiplatform)

Rumored Games that might appear at E3

  • Zelda: Shard of Nightmare for the Wii U
  • Grand Theft Auto (PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (Multiplatform)
  • The Last of Us HD/ The Last of Us 2 (PS3/PS4)
  • Uncharted 4 (PS4)
  • Project Beast (???)
  • H1Z1 (PC)

Schedule

June 9

ConferenceTime
Microsoft "Xbox: Game On" Press Conference Livestream9:30 a.m. PST/12:30 p.m. EST
Electronic Arts "EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview" Press Conference Livestream12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST
Ubisoft Press Conference Livestream3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST
Sony Press Conference Livestream6 p.m. PST/9 p.m. EST

June 10th

ConferenceTime
Nintendo "Digital Event"9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST (Nintendo will also stream game demos from the E3 2014 showfloor via their "Nintendo Treehouse: Live @ E3" livestream)

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Since Star Wars Rebels is coming out and there are plans to have a Star Wars movie every year, I was wondering if anyone wanted to have a Star Wars Club. Anyone want to join?

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