Timegate, the developer best known for titles such as the Section 8 series, and most recently, the abomination that was Aliens: Colonial Marines, have had to layoff its entire staff today. The developers experienced some cuts back in March as well, and filed for bankruptcy last week, listing millions of dollars of debt owed to various creditors.
Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation studio known for its intricately hand drawn features such as Spirited Away and Ponyo, has released a live action short titled “Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo.” The short, which the studio originally created for a museum exhibition in 2012, is now available online.
Akamai, a company whose software is utilized by various businesses, has released its “State of the Internet” study which analyzed internet quality for the last quarter of 2012. The study revealed that when it comes to internet speed, the United States is in eighth place behind Japan, Latvia, and Switzerland. While the US has raised its internet speeds by 28 percent every year, the increase has yet to contribute to a climb in the ranks.
Days after celebrating his 8oth birthday, Sir Michael Caine has agreed to join the cast of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi adventure, Interstellar. Jessica Chastain has also cleared room on her busy schedule to sign up for the heroic journey of scientific discovery. With Mathew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway already on board, the film has truly secured a stellar cast.
Maxis and EA have officially announced a fourth installment of the Sim franchise. The original Sims was a PC life simulation game that has to date, sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. The franchise already has three full installments and tons of expansion packs to go with them.
In a recent interview with Collinder, DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns dropped some major hints about possible future DC projects. While titles like Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Booster Gold and even 100 Bullets were hinted at, nothing definitive was confirmed. Johns, however, did state that he considers Smallville and Arrow successes, and would not be surprised if more DC characters were given their own TV shows.
The first trailer for Tom Hanks' new film, Captain Phillips has dropped. It will capture your imagination and leave you anxious for its October 11 release date. The film pairs Hanks with director Paul Greengrass (Bourne Supremacy, Bourne Ultimatum) in this true life story following a hijacking at sea.
It was announced this week that EA and Disney have signed a multi-year exclusive video game agreement. Just today it was revealed that LucaFilm had registered several domain names that could possibly be future game installments, TV series, or maybe even movie titles.
Wednesdays, they are always the best days. They always open a new door into the universes that I love. Welcome to This Week in Awesomeness! Each week I scan and crop my favorite panels from this week’s batch of new comics. Come and enjoy some amazing art and perhaps discover your next favorite comic!
Today we introduce you to some gruesome urban myths surrounding "Love Rollercoaster" by The Ohio Players.
It’s the last episode before the season finale, and the plot gears are clicking away to put everything in place for the big finish. Every major storyline is coming to a head at once, and it’s mostly thrilling, but the gears are becoming a little too visible. Superhero shows bend the laws of physics with our blessing, but when they bend the laws of normal human behavior too far, we notice.
Activision has revealed that their subscriber count is at its lowest in years. World of Warcraft, still the world’s largest MMORPG, is now home to 8.3 million active accounts. That's down 1.3 million from January's numbers.
With all of the rumors flying around about an “always-online” connection for the Xbox 720, Sony has decided to speak up about their intentions for the PS4. A Sony PR rep confirmed to Kotaku that, “PS4 games will be playable without an internet connection.”
Due to high demand, Bluefin Tamashii Nation USA announced that the White Ranger (aka Kibaranger of the Dairanger series in Japan) will be available in North America for purchase. As being part of the S.H. Figuarts series, this high-end, detailed figure will be made of both plastic and die-cast metal, and will feature advanced articulation.
Kelsey Grammer (X-Men: The Last Stand), will be embracing his inner evil, as well as using his Frasier Freudian skills, to confuse Autobot heroes in the next installment of the Paramount Transformers franchise. Actress Sophia Myles (Underworld), has also signed on to play a scientist.