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Tom Holland doesn’t sound thrilled with his performance in the Uncharted movie

“It was a mistake and is something that I will probably never do again.” by Wesley Yin-Poole, Eurogamer Tom Holland has spoken about his role as Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted movie – and it doesn’t sound like he’s particularly thrilled with his performance. In a new interview with GQ, the Spider-Man star from South London said playing Drake in the film was sometimes “less about land a mark and go through this scene and more about land a mark, stand like this and see my bulging biceps… “It was a mistake and is something that I will probably never do again.” It’s worth looking in more detail at Holland’s quote here. GQ sets it up by describing the […]

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EA Is Putting the Future of its Franchises, Including Titanfall, into its Studios’ Hands

Chief studios officer Laura Miele talks about her role working with EA’s internal studios, and how those studios are looking for more ways to listen and respond to their fans by Rebekah Valentine, IGN Laura Miele loves working with people who make games — a love that began to be cultivated around 25 years ago, when she got her start at former EA subsidiary and Command & Conquer creator Westwood Studios.”Those years working directly with developers forever shaped my understanding of the complexities and sophistication of game development, as well as my appreciation and admiration of game developers,” Miele says.Now, she’s the chief studios officer for EA, where she works with over 6,000 game developers across the company. Miele tells […]

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Anthem 2.0 Has Been Officially Canceled

The troubled history of Anthem is coming to an end, as Bioware reveals that Anthem 2.0 is officially cancelled in favor of focusing on other titles. by Anthony Puleo, Game Rant It’s no secret that Anthem had something of a troubled launch, but fans of the game placed all their hope in the elusive Anthem 2.0. Waiting for any sort of news on this has been an adventure in and of itself, but now the project is officially canceled. This news comes directly from Christian Dailey, the head of the Anthem reboot project, so there’s no denying its legitimacy. In summary, Dailey explains that the team that was working on Anthem will now be dedicating its resources towards other things like Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Star Wars: […]

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Move over, MCU and DCEU, Todd McFarlane reveals his plans for extended ‘Spawn’ universe built around iconic Black hero

by Ethan Alter, Yahoo Entertainment Todd McFarlane remembers the moment he knew he wanted to create a different complexion of superhero. The artist and writer was midway through his groundbreaking Spider-Man run when he found himself alternately intrigued and frustrated by a design limitation of Marvel Comics’s signature wall-crawler. “It always bugged me that I was drawing a character who was covered from head to toe, which meant that nobody knew who was underneath the costume,” McFarlane tells Yahoo Entertainment now. “You didn’t know if they were Asian or Latino or white, and I always had this curiosity about why. I mean, you can see the Flash and Batman from the nose down, so we know who they are. But for any […]

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SUPERMAN ’78 and BATMAN ’89 Are Coming in All-New DC Comics

by Eric Diaz, Nerdist Robert Venditti (Hawkman) and Wilfredo Torres (Batman ’66) will collaborate on Superman ’78 to tell stories set within the world Richard Donner and Christopher Reeves created in Superman: The Movie. In Superman ’78, bystanders are surprised and delighted by Superman’s abilities. And Lois Lane doesn’t (yet!) know that Clark Kent is secretly Superman. Inspired by Donner’s timeless style of superhero storytelling, in Superman ’78 Venditti and Torres will show fans that a man can truly fly. Hopefully this comic will give fans things we never got before in those classic films. Perhaps villains like Bizarro and Brainiac. Continuing the twisted adventures of DC’s Dark Knight from Tim Burton’s seminal classic Batman movies movies, Batman ’89 brings in screenwriter Sam Hamm (Batman, Batman Returns) and artist Joe Quinones (Dial H for Hero) to […]

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Game developer hasn’t left home in 10 years

by Emerald Pellot, In The Know Nito Souji is the internet’s favorite hikikomori — the video game developer hasn’t left his apartment in 10 years. In Japan, there are roughly 1 million people who identify as hikikomori, people who isolate at home for at least six consecutive months. Hikikomori don’t travel to school or work or interact with others outside of their family. Souji became a hikikomori in part by circumstance and in part by choice. When Souji couldn’t get a job after college or become a novelist like he had dreamed, he went to his hometown to live alone in his aunt’s apartment. “I had no friends in my hometown and felt rushed to become financially independent as soon as possible, feeling ashamed to go outside. So I […]

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CD Projekt hit by ransomware attack, refuses to pay ransom

by Zack Whittaker, Tech Crunch Polish video game maker CD Projekt, which makes Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher, has confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack. In a statement posted to its Twitter account, the company said it will “not give in nor negotiate” with the hackers, saying it has backups in place. “We have already secured our IT infrastructure and begun restoring data,” the company said. According to the ransom note, the hackers said they would release the company’s stolen source code and other internal files if it did not pay the ransom, since the company would “most likely recover from backups.” But the company said for now that no personal data was taken. “We are still investigating the incident, […]

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‘Resident Evil’ movie reboot will premiere on Labor Day weekend

by Mariella Moon, Engadget The next Resident Evil film is set to open on September 3rd or this year’s Labor Day weekend, according to Deadline. While it’s still from Constantin Film, the German production company behind Paul W. S. Anderson’s adaptations, it’s not going to follow Milla Jovovich’s Alice anymore. The upcoming film is expected to follow the games closely and will serve as a reboot of the franchise’s movie series. Constantin first revealed its plans to make an origin movie based on the games late last year, with writer/director Johannes Roberts at the helm. At the time, Roberts said he wanted to “go back to the original first two games and recreate the terrifying visceral experience [he] had when [he] first played them” while […]

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Google is shutting down its in-house Stadia game development studios

The company is refocusing its streaming service by Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge Google is shutting down its internal Stadia game development division, the company announced today, as it refocuses Stadia to be a home for streaming games from existing developers instead of developing its own games for the service. “Creating best-in-class games from the ground up takes many years and significant investment, and the cost is going up exponentially,” reads a blog post from Phil Harrison, a vice president at Google and general manager for Stadia. “Given our focus on building on the proven technology of Stadia as well as deepening our business partnerships, we’ve decided that we will not be investing further in bringing exclusive content from our internal development […]

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Dustin Diamond, ‘Saved by the Bell’ star, dead at 44

by Lisa Respers France, CNN Dustin Diamond, who played the role of Screech on the popular 1990s high school comedy “Saved by the Bell,” died Monday after a recent cancer diagnosis, according to Diamond’s manager, Roger Paul.He was 44. Diamond first shared news of his cancer diagnosis last month. At the time, his manager said his client’s health was “serious” and that Diamond was undergoing further testing at a Florida hospital. He underwent his first round of chemotherapy days later. An actor and stand-up comedian, Diamond found fame playing Samuel “Screech” Powers for more than a decade on the “Saved by the Bell” franchise.The teen series was recently reimagined by the Peacock streaming service with some of the original stars, though not Diamond. […]

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10-Year-Old Who Made Thousands On His GameStop Stock Is The Real Winner

The fifth grader got a 5000% return on his mom’s investment by Julie Scagell, ScaryMommy.com Amateur investors on Reddit made headlines this past week by driving up GameStop’s stock prices sending many Wall Street hedge fund owners who were selling the stock into a frenzy. While many lost millions, one ten-year-old got a 5000% return on his mom’s original investment in GameStop and cheers to the real winners amongst this chaos. Jaydyn Carr was gifted ten GameStop shares, each bought at $6.19, as a Kwanzaa present from his mother in December 2019. His mom, Nina, said she bought the stock for her son because it was his favorite store to buy video games and she wanted to teach him a little bit about the stock […]

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Bad News: No Increase in PS5 and Xbox Series X Stock this year

by Tyler Fischer, ComicBook.com The PS5 and Xbox Series X are nearly impossible to find right now, and it sounds like this won’t be changing anytime soon. The first month of 2021 is almost over, and while GameStop, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and more all released new stock this month, it wasn’t nearly enough to satiate demand, and that’s partially because every resupply has been very limited with both Sony and Microsoft’s production lines struggling for parts, and because the effect the pandemic had on production lines last year that is still lingering. According to the CEO of AMD, Lisa Su, this isn’t changing in 2021. Speaking to investors during a recent earnings call, Su revealed not only is demand on […]

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Jeanette Maus dead: Resident Evil 8 star dies aged 39 after colon cancer battle

Actress and voice-over star Jeanette Maus has died at the age of 39 after an eight-month battle with colon cancer. The performer starred in several films as well as voicing several characters in Resident Evil 8: Village by Tamara Davison, Mirror Actress and acting coach Jeanette Maus has passed away at the age of 39, her fiancé has confirmed. The talented performer, who was also the voice-over for several characters in the Resident Evil 8: Village game, passed away after an eight month battle with colon cancer. Known for her work on films My Effortless Brilliance and Your Sister’s Sister, tributes have poured in for the actress after her fiancé, Dusty Warren, confirmed the tragic news on Facebook. “It is with […]

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Activision Calls Workforce Diversity Initiatives ‘Unworkable’

A proposal from the AFL-CIO to improve hiring practices at Activision and EA by including a more diverse applicant pool is being resisted. by Michael Lee, Game Rant Video games are a worldwide hobby, a giant global industry, and enjoyed by people from all backgrounds. Many people who grew up playing video games hope to be a part of the industry at some point. However, the industry has faced criticism for years over systemic discrimination that limits the opportunities available to women and people of color. Despite calls for inclusivity in gaming that have been ringing out for years, this problem still persists. A new diversity initiative proposed by the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) looks to […]

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Buyer beware: Nvidia has at least 28 variants prepared for the mobile RTX 3000 GPU stack

The ridiculous number would not really be a problem for end users if OEMs actually respected Nvidia’s guidelines and provided clear info with the official specs. Unfortunately, very few OEMs are currently doing this, and we are seeing wild spec variations that allow lower-priced SKUs to outperform higher-priced variants. by Bogdan Solca, Notebook Check Nvidia’s reworked Max-Q branding is meant to offer laptop OEMs increased configurability that is not limited only to power specs, but also includes a set of specific technologies like Dynamic Boost 2, WhisperMode 2, Advanced Optimus, DLSS support etc. Thus, OEMs are now free to choose whatever Max-Q features they want to integrate with their laptop models, but are also encouraged by Nvidia itself to clearly specify the chosen […]

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Ninja Still Hesitant to Play with Women

Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins reaffirms his 2018 comments on not wanting to play with female gamers out of fear of the rumors it could create by Iain Lew, Game Rant Back in August 2018, Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins stated that he would not stream with female gamers out of respect for his wife and manager, Jessica Blevins, and to avoid the rumors that the situation could create. He received a mixed response at the time, with some arguing that he was making it more difficult for female streamers to break through in an industry and community with existing issues of misogyny, and others being more understanding of his want to protect his marriage. It appears that Ninja’s views on the matter […]