Yesterday, the 2016 fiscal earnings for Electronics Arts were revealed by the video game company, revealing that Star Wars Battlefront has sold 14 million copies so far. The game was one of the #4 best selling title of 2015, and it’s been selling more and more each month, largely thanks to the expansion packs adding new characters, levels and game variants. With numbers like that, it should come as no surprise that a sequel is on the way.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 has been confirmed by Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen during this year’s earnings call, but it won’t arrive until 2017. And it’s just one of a handful of Star Wars games intended to be released over the next few years. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
We have some bad news for anyone who has thrown down cash for Disney Infinity over the years. The House of Mouse has just announced that their Disney Infinity video game is coming to an end. After June, there will be no updates for Disney Infinity, which means you won’t be able to have any new Star Wars and Marvel battles after this summer. You’ll just have to settle for all the figures and environments that are already out there.
Find out more about the announcement of Disney Infinity discontinued after the jump. Read More »
It’s Star Wars Day! Some of us were hoping the day would bring a Star Wars: Episode VIII teaser trailer or some kind of new sneak peek for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But instead, we’re getting a bunch of sales on Star Wars merchandise, and promotions of new goods on the way, like the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game coming to shelves this summer.
A new LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has just arrived, and I will say that one thing making this particular LEGO Star Wars installment is the involvement Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and even Harrison Ford as their respective characters from the movie. They got Harrison Ford to say the phrase “Wookiee cookies,” for crying out loud! It adds a certain level of authenticity and more fun that the previous LEGO Star Wars games were lacking. Watch below! Read More »
Director Joseph Kosinski did a decent enough job bringing to life the virtual world of TRON for the once long-awaited sequel TRON Legacy. However, Joseph Kosinski is no stranger to bringing video games to life in a very cinematic way having directed outstanding commercials for video games like Halo 3 and Gears of War. And now he’s helping to bring the video game Doom back to consoles properly, by way of a cool new live-action trailer for the latest franchise installment.
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Back in February, we got word from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens was coming to video game consoles this summer. The first trailer delivered an amusing spoof of the first teaser trailer for the movie, and now a new gameplay trailer shows how the movie has been spiced up a bit with some trademark LEGO goofiness, not to mention the cool game modes available to be played.
Watch the new LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer after the jump. Read More »
Tim Miller has been working in visual-effects for more than 20 years. The Deadpool director co-founded Blur Studio back in 1995, and years ago the company worked on a short film for the DC Universe Online game. Miller directed the short, which impressed the executives at 20th Century Fox enough to consider him for Deadpool.
Below, watch Batman, Superman, The Flash, and more in a 6-minute short.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
If there’s one story even casual moviegoers have heard about this year’s Oscars, it’s — okay, it’s actually probably #OscarsSoWhite, the uncomfortable but desperately necessary conversation about race in the movie industry. But if there are two stories they’ve heard, the other is probably about Leonardo DiCaprio. Namely, the fact that he’s never won an Oscar and he would really, really, really like to. He ate raw bison liver for The Revenant, you guys. If that’s not enough to get a guy an Oscar, what is?
The good news for DiCaprio this year is that he’s already cleared the first hurdle — getting nominated, which he’s already done four times before — and the conventional wisdom is that 2016 will, finally, at long last, be the year he gets to take home one of those little gold men. We won’t know until February 28 how that theory actually pans out, but while we wait you can “help” “Leo” “win” the “Oscar” via a hilarious new video game, Leo’s Red Carpet Rampage. Read More »
The LEGO Star Wars video games have been some of the most fun you can have on a gaming console for people of all ages. And now that we’re entering a new era of Star Wars, it’s time for The Force Awakens to get the LEGO video game treatment. Today, the release of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens was announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm, and they did so with a trailer that is a goofy, shot-for-shot remake of the original teaser trailer. Watch it below. Read More »
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The future of Star Wars will not just be on the movie screen, in books, and in video games. We’ll also be experiencing stories from the future of the Star Wars galaxy through the new medium of virtual reality.
And while it’s just in the experimental phase now, Lucasfilm and Disney are developing new stories to connect with the upcoming films that will be directed by big-name filmmakers and screenwriters. These will not be normal video games but cinematic experiences that surround and involve us. Learn about the upcoming Star Wars VR experiences, after the jump.
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I talked to Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy over the weekend at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens press junket, the full interview will hit the site later in the week. During my chat I learned that the company is still spending a lot of time looking, discussing and developing two of the most notorious left-over projects from the George Lucas era: the live-action Star Wars TV show Star Wars: Underworld and the Star Wars 1313 video game. Could either of these thought to have been abandoned projects find new light in the Disney era? Find out after the jump.
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