00:23 - Hyrule Warriors
02:33 - Kirby Triple Deluxe
05:40 - Yoshi's New Island
07:26 - Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder
10:22 - Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter
12:16 - Bravely Default
15:23 - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
17:51 - Sonic Lost World
19:50 - Wii Sports Club
22:40 - NES Remix
24:31 - Dr. Luigi
27:33 - Super Smash Bros.
30:24 - Mario Kart 8
The Pokémon Company hosted the event, which happens every year in hopes to attract new visitors to the city. All I'm saying, is there better have been ALL the Pikachus for the catching, for Pokémon GO there.
Multiple sources are reporting that Bryan Cranston is to play Lex Luthor, and weirder yet, that Ben Affleck will be directing the Justice League movie. Weirdest of all, at least one source is claiming Matt Damon is up for Aquaman.
Written by JK Rowling herself and set 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter series (insert broken sobs here), the movie adaptation of Fantastic Beasts will be an original story inspired by the Potterverse textbook of the same name. In a press release from Warner Bros, Rowling said,
It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' into a film. I thought it was a fun idea, but the idea of seeing Newt Scamander, the supposed author of 'Fantastic Beasts,' realized by another writer was difficult. Having lived for so long in my fictional universe, I feel very protective of it and I already knew a lot about Newt. As hard-core Harry Potter fans will know, I liked him so much that I even married his grandson, Rolf, to one of my favourite characters from the Harry Potter series, Luna Lovegood.
As I considered Warners' proposal, an idea took shape that I couldn't dislodge. That is how I ended up pitching my own idea for a film to Warner Bros.
Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world. The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt's story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry's gets underway.
Fantastic Beasts is also slated to be developed into other media, including a video game.
5 year old Kristoffer Von Hassel figured out that he could log into his dad's Xbox Live account without a password by entering spaces into a second password verification screen after entering the wrong password at the login screen. Kristoffer's father notified Microsoft, and they've now listed Kristoffer as a "security researcher" on their website. He's also received four games, fifty bucks, and a year of Xbox Live.
In less than a month Pokémon GO! has taken this planet by storm. Look around you, and you're apt to see someone with a fixed gaze on their phones, swiping upwards aggressively, scowling at their screens, trying to catch 'em all.
It's insane how big this game is. Pokémon GO! is more popular than Tinder right now, and was more popular than porn for a brief bit of time as well. Plus Pokémon GO! is tracking more than 21 million daily active users, so that's pretty damn chill...
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Andy Serkis revealed that he didn't know what his character, Supreme Leader Snoke, looked like while he was filming Star Wars VII: "It’s the first time I’ve been on set not yet knowing what the character’s gonna look like. I mean, talk about secrecy!"
Serkis and director JJ Abrams apparently worked out Snoke's character during the course of filming, allowing Serkis to shape his character, whom he describes as enigmatic and vulnerable:
"Supreme Leader Snoke is quite an enigmatic character, and strangely vulnerable at the same time as being quite powerful. Obviously he has a huge agenda. He has suffered a lot of damage. As I said, there is a strange vulnerability to him, which belies his true agenda, I suppose."
As for his physical description? Apparently he's very tall, with distinct features that couldn't be acheived without CGI. According to Serkis, "He is large. He appears tall. And also just the facial design – you couldn’t have gotten there with prosthetics. It’s too extreme. Without giving too much away at this point, he has a very distinctive, idiosyncratic bone structure and facial structure. You could never have done it [in real life.]"
Look, I know what you're thinking. Jar Jar Binks. Sadly (?), "he’s a new character in this universe. It is very much a newly-introduced character. He’s aware of what’s gone on, in the respect that he has been around and is aware of prior events. I think it’d be fair to say that he is aware of the past to a great degree."
Looks like we'll have to wait for the release to see Supreme Leader Snoke in action.
We'll let Boogie tell you about the details, but the TL;DR version is this: thousands of copyright claim notices have gone out to video game based YouTubers on Let's Plays, reviews, and commentary videos. Basically, any video that uses game footage is in danger. Many game companies don't allow footage to be used in monetized videos, and some don't allow any footage at all, and YouTube is enforcing those claims en masse. A few companies/games have come out in support of YouTubers:
Good on you, Diablo. What do you think about Copyrightalypse?
Even though Justice League's only 31 days into the 111 scheduled for production, Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. still managed to show off a clip from the film at last weekend, on set in London.
The scene opens on Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) entering his dark lit apartment, and shortly thereafter all the lights come on to expose Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) sitting there, waiting for him.
“Barry Allen… Bruce Wayne,” Bruce says addressing a stunned Barry Allen. “You say that is if it’s normal to have a complete stranger sitting in my second favorite chair,” Barry responds to several laughs from a few press members that are around to watch the epic introduction.
Bruce proceeds to whip out a surveillance shot, which was Flash's cameo appearance in Batman v. Superman; and continues to question Barry about what he was doing during the footage. Barry responds saying that sure, it's someone who looks exactly like him, but is probably just an 'attractive Jewish boy.'
Bruce undeterred by Barry's expectant reluctance to reveal his identity, chucks a Batarang at Barry, who easily sidesteps the assault, launching the scene into slow motion and capturing that moment when Barry learns Bruce's true identity (and vice versa).
Time falls back to normal pacing, and Barry says, "You’re the Batman,” to which Bruce responds, “And you’re fast.” Then Barry tells him Bruce he thinks that way of thinking about the matter is an “over-simplification.”
Scene closes with Bruce recruiting a very eager Flash, who says he needs and friends, and also asks to keep the Batarang.
Ah, what a grand day, indeed. We present, Solgaleo and Lunala, the two newest legendaries in the Pokémon universe. Solgaleo (as seen on left in picture above) will star in Pokémon Sun, and Lunala (right) in Pokémon Moon. Both look like they could deal out a massive whooping on lil Popplio. Here's the new trailer which features the legendaries, as well as new gameplay footage, and a look at the new Pokédex:
In Sun and Moon all players will get a Pokédex inhabited by the ghost-like Pokémon Rotom, who can possess/inhabit objects and machinery.
“It does much more than record Pokémon info—it sparkles with its own personality. The Rotom Pokédex shows your current location and your next destination, and it also gives you advice on where to go next, based on the conversations you have with others! It’s likely to be of great help to you in many parts of your adventure.”
Lastly, here's a detailed look at Aloha: the Hawaii-inspired region of Sun and Moon:
It's time for Consumerist's annual Worst Company In America competition, and two Golden Poo winner EA has been knocked out in the first round. My money's on SeaWorld to win it this year; I saw Blackfish.
The Dead Island 2 team announced a delay to 2016 on Twitter today. The game was originally slated for release this spring. The full announcement is as follows:
We have always set ourselves a big goal for Dead Island 2: to create the sequel that takes Dead Island to the next level. A game that takes what our fans tell us they love about Dead Island – multiple different characters to play with, co-op, and turning a paradise setting into a zombie slaughter melee – and a game that adds a ton more content and combat options on top of that.
And we wanted to have all of that that done for release in Spring 2015.
We have been looking at the game long and hard, and we have decided we didn’t reach that goal we set out to achieve quite yet. This is why we have decided to delay Dead Island 2 to 2016.
Right now we are focusing purely on development, and we will have more info to share at a later stage.
We know that our fans will be disappointed by this news, but by giving Dead Island 2 more time we are confident that everyone will get a better game to play as a result.-Team Dead Island 2
The most recent exciting addition to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London calendar is a three course Valentine's Day meal plated and served within Hogwarts Great Hall, which is also set to include a hearty supply of Butterbeer, a tour of the studio, and a free wand.