The world of video games based on movies has consistently been a depressing one. Most of the time the games are weak, uninspired video game versions of the movie offering nothing original or exciting as far as gameplay is concerned. Even with something as exciting as the Marvel cinematic universe, the video games for characters such as Iron Man, Thor and Captain America have been downright awful. And it doesn’t sound like Marvel Games plans on trying that again anytime soon.
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Electronic Arts has a huge deal with Lucasfilm to produce a variety of video games based on Star Wars in the coming years. They kicked off their endeavor in a big way with DICE’s update of Star Wars Battlefront last fall, and there’s a follow-up coming next year (as well as even more expansions throughout this year up through December). But that was just the beginning.
At the big E3 expo for video games that kicked off this past weekend, EA unveiled a video showing off some of the new Star Wars video games they’re working on for the next few years, including a couple that we really don’t know much about at all. Plus, you can get a glimpse of the Bespin and Death Star expansion packs coming to Star Wars Battlefront, and a quick glimpse at some kind of VR X-Wing project in the works as well. Read More »
While Disney recently shut down their toy-based video game franchise Disney Infinity, it appears Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is doubling down on their efforts with a ton of new expansions packs for LEGO Dimensions. They may not have Disney properties from Marvel and Lucasfilm at their disposal, but they do have no less than 16 new film, television and video game franchises coming to LEGO Dimensions over the next year.
Ahead of next week’s E3 expo, a new LEGO Dimensions trailer shows off all of the new properties coming to the building block video game world, and they’re pretty fantastic. Some of them include Harry Potter, Mission: Impossible, Adventure Time, Gremlins and more. Get the whole list of new packs coming after the jump, and watch the new LEGO Dimensions expansions trailer below. Read More »
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 »
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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 »