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[E3 2014] ‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ Set in Paris, Features 4-Player Co-op

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:51

Ubisoft spent a significant portion of their pre-E3 conference showing off Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which takes place in Paris and features four player-co-op — both firsts for the series. It looks absolutely stunning, and Paris — the largest city in the series — actually looks alive thanks to the impressive attention to detail, as well as the massive crowds of people that can be on-screen at any given time.

And for the less patient among us, Unity will feature less loading screens than previous entries in the series, since they’re no longer required to enter buildings. It’s planned for an October 28 release.

First, the cinematic trailer.

And here’s some gameplay footage.

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[E3 2014] ‘Bayonetta 2′ Trailer Doesn’t Have Time to Dance

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:28

A couple E3′s ago, to almost everyone’s surprise, a sequel to Bayonetta was announced. The game didn’t sell terribly well despite receiving universal critical acclaim. In most cases that’s not enough to warrant a sequel, but Bayonetta 2 happening because Nintendo decided to take over publishing, likely in an effort to diversify the Wii U’s portfolio.

At Nintendo’s digital conference, it was revealed the game will come bundled with the first game when it releases later this year. Check out its latest nigh-incomprehensible trailer below.

Bayonetta 2 releases exclusively on the Wii U this October.

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[E3 2014] ‘Devil’s Third’ Brings Guts and Glory to Wii U

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 22:08

Ninja Gaiden director Tomonobu Itagaki’s next game, the third person brawler Devil’s Third has had a troubled development, but even the closure of its original publisher (THQ) and the switch to a new engine aren’t enough to keep it down. Earlier today, it was confirmed that the game will be coming exclusively to Wii U.

It’s an unusual pairing, since Nintendo’s historically family friendly approach doesn’t necessarily mesh with the game’s copious amounts of gore and brutality, but at least it’s still coming.

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[E3 2014] ‘Alien: Isolation’ May Get Oculus Rift Support

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:53

Developer Creative Assembly’s upcoming survival horror game Alien: Isolation may be getting virtual reality headset support. At the very least, it’s playable at E3 right now in the Oculus Rift booth. However, Al Hope, creative lead on Isolation, was quick to deny that this is official. Right now, they’re just testing the waters before it’s decided whether or not the game will ship with the functionality built in.

“To be clear, what we announced last night is that we’re showing a prototype of Alien: Isolation on Oculus Rift,” Hope told Joystiq. Check out its latest trailer below.

Alien: Isolation is scheduled to arrive on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 7.

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[E3 2014] ‘Sunset Overdrive’ Aims to Turn the Post-Apocalyptic Genre On Its Head

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:38

There’s no shortage of post-apocalyptic themed video games to choose from right now — more now than there ever has been — and Insomniac Games’ next title, Sunset Overdrive counts itself among them, though you wouldn’t know it by looking at it. It may take place in a world that’s been overrun by a bunch of energy drink induced mutants, but that world is vibrant and colorful.

Sunset Overdrive looks like the breath of fresh air this genre so desperately needs — a bright orange life saver that’s being thrown to us as we wade in a sea of brown and grey survival games. I’m grabbing on; how about you?

Sunset Overdrive releases on October 28 exclusively on Xbox One.

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[E3 2014] Feast Your Eyes On This New ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Trailer

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 21:25

Every time I see more of Dragon Age: Inquisition, I can feel my anticipation rising for it. It looks like a follow-up to Skyrim, complete with epic battles with ancient dragons and gorgeous, expansive vistas to explore. October really cannot come soon enough.

In related news, if you’re planning on grabbing Inquisition for Xbox, Microsoft has scored a deal that will see “premiere content” — whatever that may mean — come exclusively to the platform.

Dragon Age: Inquisition releases on October 7 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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Clip Creeps In From Magnet’s ‘Honeymoon’

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 19:20

Magnet Releasing will release Honeymoon (read our review) on iTunes/On Demand and in theaters September 12, Bloody Disgusting learned.

We also landed the first clip from Leigh Janiak’s festival fav that stars Rose Leslie (“Game of Thrones”), Harry Treadaway (“Penny Dreadful”), Ben Huber and Hanna Brown.

Newlyweds Paul and Bea want to spend their honeymoon at a cabin in the woods. But the lovely romantic moments quickly disappears when strange events, such as the appearance of a mysterious light, the unexpected disappearance of Bea and her strange return, completely hurt and acting differently, are destined to torn them apart.

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Indie Horror ‘U55 – End of the Line’ Surpasses Funding Goal

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 18:53

The indie horror game U55 – End of the Line has surpassed its €32,000 goal on the crowdfunding site Funded By Me with an impressive €43,094 raised. U55 aims to take a page or two out of H.P. Lovecraft’s works, and specifically from the Cthulhu mythology. The game uses an episodic format and will be comprised of nine 45 minute-long episodes, along with three mysterious “bonus” episodes.

U55 made our list of the 30 most anticipated upcoming indie horror games for a reason, and that reason is readily apparent in the below trailer. This game looks terrifying.

For more on U55 – End of the Line, follow it on Steam Greenlight.

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[E3 2014] ‘The Last of Us’ Monsters Invade ‘Diablo III’ On PS3/PS4

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 18:17

You look like you could use a Diablo III / The Last of Us crossover. Oh, I’m spot on, am I? Well, it’s a good thing this is totally happening. When Diablo III makes its way to PS4 later this year, it will come with an exclusive dungeon that will be brimming with enemies taken straight out of The Last of Us. I’m not sure I understand it, but I’m also not sure I need to, because it’s awesome either way. Those Clickers destroyed me when I was playing as Joel, but the next time I see them I’ll be able to return the favor as a level 60 something Monk.

Go ahead and cry your fungus tears, Clickers, I won’t be granting you any mercy!

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[E3 2014] Jaw-Dropping ‘Bloodborne’ Screens Emerge

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:59

Last night, we got our first look at Bloodborne, a horror fantasy RPG from the makers of the Dark Souls series. If you didn’t immediately lose your mind following its announcement, then you and I aren’t on the same page, because this game looks spectacular. Literally. We have two new screens from the upcoming game that you can enjoy below. They look like concept art, but no, that’s what the actual game looks like.

We also have some new details on the game, courtesy of Famitsu and translated by NeoGAF. For starters, much like the Dark Souls series, Bloodborne will feature character customization, some sort of online functionality, both melee and long-range weapons, and apparently, the game has been “designed to feel like a life or death struggle.”

We also have a quote from visionary director Hidetaka Miyazaki:

“Creating Bloodborne as a completely new game on the new PlayStation 4 hardware has allowed us to really push the envelope in myriad ways. That being said, in more ways than one, it also very much retains our distinct, signature style. As has been at the core of our development philosophy since Demon’s Souls, we make true games for people who love games. Please watch for more to come on Bloodborne, and thank you very much for your support.”

Bloodborne is slated to release exclusively on the PS4 in 2015.

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[E3 2014] ‘Alien: Isolation’ Trailer Introduces a New Enemy

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:32

Until today, we’ve really only seen the main baddie in Alien: Isolation, but SEGA’s been clear that a lone xenomorph won’t be the only thing that’s hunting poor Amanda Ripley. Apparently, Amanda’s being hunted by androids now, too. Androids with creepy, soulless glowing eyes. Enjoy the latest trailer below, and if you like, let me know what you’re thinking of E3 so far.

Alien: Isolation will release on October 7 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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[E3 2014] New ‘The Evil Within’ Footage Details Upgrade System

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:14

When I had the chance to play The Evil Within last month, there was one feature that was still left in relative mystery: the upgrade system. Scattered about the game’s environments is this green goop, which can be collected and used to improve Sebastian’s abilities. It also drops from slain enemies, and it’s not all that clear how Sebastian goes about collecting that. Maybe he has a straw concealed in that amazing vest of his.

You can see the upgrade system in action in the video below, and if you missed my hands-on preview, my mom said it’s a decent read.

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[TV] “Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear” Trailer

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:12

On Friday, July 11 @ 9pm, Chiller presents the next installment in its Chilling Visions anthology film series, Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear. The film comprises five shorts inspired by five basic human fears, with each short set in a specific location across five different U.S. states. 5 States follows 2013′s inaugural installment, Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear, which included a film by critically-acclaimed young director Emily Hagins.

The five short films are:

- Ego Death (“Sandy”) Written & Directed by Brett Simmons Produced By, Brett Simmons, Andrew Ducote, Kellen Moore for Brett Simmons Productions
- Separation (“The Trouble With Dad”) Directed by Glenn McQuaid Written by Glenn McQuaid & Clay McLeod Chapman Produced By, Larry Fessenden, Jennifer Wexler for Glass Eye Pix
- Mutilation (“Tick Warning”) Written & Directed by John Poliquin Produced By Dan De Filippo, Dave Marken for Pipeline Entertainment
- Extinction (“Ghost Daughter”) Written & Directed by Zao Wang Produced By Zao Wang, Andrew K. Li for Chilling Coastline, LLC
- Loss of Autonomy (“The Caregiver”) Written & Directed by Graham Reznick Produced By Larry Fessenden, Jennifer Wexler for Glass Eye Pix

5 States of Fear is produced by Andrew Gernhard, Zach O’Brien and Colin Theys for Synthetic Cinema International.

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Now ‘Marilyn Monroe’ Is a ‘Zombie Hunter’

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 17:07

After winning two awards (Best Horror Film & Best Make-Up) for Lazarus: Day of The Living Dead at the New York City International Film Festival, writer/producer/director Thomas J. Churchill (Lazarus, EP: The Emerging Past, Monster Man, Mr. Hush) and his producing partner David M. Parks (Lazarus, EP: The Emerging Past) are releasing the first teasers of their next project the horror/thriller/action film Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter.

Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter will be directed by Churchill from a script he is writing with horror author Joe Knetter and will star model, actress and scream queen Sarah French as the iconic blonde bomb-shell turned zombie slayer.

Churchill stated that his inspiration for Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter was “the concept of this incredible Hollywood icon as a cool samurai sword-wielding, kick-ass assassin summoned by our President to be humanities’ last hope against zombie domination just toyed with me, and I needed to get it out of my head, onto paper and on the screen. The film is going to be a straight-up horror-thriller.” He adds the film will be “very much an old-school summer event movie… Kill Bill meets ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’

Principal photography is slated to take place in Hollywood, California late 2014.

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Ruthless Pictures Has Indie ‘Phobia’

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:58

Ruthless Pictures has picked up North American rights to the psychological thriller Phobia, written by Matthew Barnes and Rory Abel, produced by Elias (Gut) and Mike Aransky (London Betty), and directed by Rory Abel.

The film follows an agoraphobic man trapped in his own home and plagued by a malevolent spirit.

Leading the cast are Michael Jefferson (Sheer), Emma Dubery (Plague Town), Sarah Schoofs (Gut), Peter Gregus (The Producers), with a special appearance by scream queen Debbie Rochon.

Ruthless Pictures is also in post production on Damien Leone’s creature-clash Frankenstein vs. the Mummy and the alien abduction thriller The Device, directed by Jeremy Berg (The Invoking).

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Yet Another Slender Man Attack…

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:55

Last week we told you about a tragic murder attempt in which two pre-teens stabbed their friends nearly to death in the name of a fiction creature named “Slender Man”.

Just days later it happened again, this time with a teen putting on a white mask and stabbing her mother.

WLWT out of Cincinnati reports that a Hamilton County mother says her daughter’s attacking her with a knife could have been a result of the fictional horror character Slender Man.

Eric Knudsen (“Victor Surge”) of the Something Awful forum created the Slender Man as a meme back in 2009. Explains Wiki, it is depicted as resembling a thin, unnaturally tall man with a blank and usually featureless face, wearing a black suit. Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting, or traumatizing people, particularly children

“She had her hood up and had her hands covered with her sleeves and the mask,” the mother said.

She said her 13-year-old daughter was obsessed with the fictional character Slender Man.

“She was someone else during that attack,” the mother said.

Her daughter allegedly attacked her with a knife in the kitchen of their home.

The daughter is in the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center.

The mother said her daughter has mental health issues but that she never imagined anything like this would happen.

“I came home one night from work and she was in the kitchen waiting for me and she was wearing a mask, a white mask,” she said.

The mother said her daughter’s writings and drawings have always been dark. They referenced demons, being insane and falling into darkness.

“(She) mentioned playing a role. (I) got the feeling she was playing a role. It didn’t feel like her at all,” the mother said.

The mother said that after hearing about the two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls allegedly stabbing their friend to please Slender Man, she thinks her daughter was under the same influence.

“We found things that she had written and she made reference to Slender Man. She also made references to killing,” the mother said. “She even created a world for Slender Man in the game mine craft.”

Slender Man stories often feature him stalking or traumatizing people.

“We do have to police what they do and what they read,” the mother said.

The girl is facing charges as a juvenile. Her family has not allowed to discuss the case with her but her mother said she told other people that she does not remember the attack.

Her mother was treated for minor injuries in the attack, including cuts on her neck and face and a puncture wound on her back.

You can a video report on the attack over at WLWT.

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How ‘Jurassic Park’ Changed Movies Forever

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:46

Academy Originals has shared their latest episode of “Moments That Changed The Movies,” this time focusing on Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park.

The video takes a look back at the 1993 classic, the groundbreaking decision to create digital dinosaurs, and the impact it had on the future of movies. What it doesn’t speak to is that Spielberg has talked about doing the dinos in stop-motion or as inflatables (an example would be the “King Kong” rides at Universal Studios). You can learn even more about that on the film’s home video extra features; it’s really cool stuff.

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First ook At Dark Comedy ‘The Legend of Barney Thomson’

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:39

Myriad Pictures announced Tuesday that principal photography has begun in the UK on the darkly humorous The Legend of Barney Thomson (formerly titled The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson), which marks the directorial debut of actor Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, The Full Monty, 28 Weeks Later).

The film will star two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks, Nanny McPhee series, Harry Potter franchise, Sense and Sensibility), Ray Winstone (Noah, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Departed, Hugo), and Carlyle, who will play the title role. The script is based on a widely popular series of novels by Douglas Lindsay, and was adapted for the screen by BAFTA award-winner Colin McLaren (Donkeys) and Richard Cowan. Myriad Pictures is handling worldwide sales on the film.

In The Legend of Barney Thomson, Carlyle plays the title character, a downtrodden Glaswegian barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, with both absurd and macabre consequences. Complicating matters further, Barney’s formidable mother Cemolina (Thompson) cheerfully emasculates him at every turn, causing a bloody and comedic chain of events. While Barney clumsily tries to cover his tracks, Glasgow police inspector Holdall (Winstone) fights his own battles within his inept homicide department as he tries to solve the crime of the century. A black comedy of errors unfolds as the police try to capture the murderer at large.

New additions to the Barney Thomson cast are Brian Pettifer (Vanity Fair, Donkeys, Amadeus), Sir Tom Courtney (Quartet, The Golden Compass) Martin Compston (Filth, the Disappearance of Alice Creed), James Cosmo (Braveheart, The Chronicles of Narnia, Trainspotting), Ashley Jensen (The Lobster, How to Train Your Dragon), as well as Kevin Guthrie (Sunshine on Leith) and Stephen McCole (Rushmore, The Acid House).

Also joining the production in a key role is Academy Award winning prosthetic makeup designer Mark Coulier (Harry Potter franchise, The Iron Lady, X Men First Class). He will provide the prosthetic makeup for the cast. Fabian Wagner (TV’s “Sherlock,” “Game of Thrones,” Frankenstein) will serve as the director of photography on the film, and Ross Dempster (art director of Godzilla, 50/50, and 2012) will serve as production designer.

The Legend of Barney Thomson is currently shooting in and around the Glasgow area.

Photo Credit: Graeme Hunter

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First Look At Dimension’s Supernatural ‘Regression’

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:36

Academy award winner Alejandro Amenábar (The Sea Inside, The Others) has wrapped principal photography on Regression, a press release tells Bloody.

Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke (Before Midnight, Training Day) and Emma Watson (Noah, Harry Potter) star in the film. Regression sees the return of Amenábar to genre, where he previously had great success with Dimension Films’ The Others, which grossed over $200 million worldwide.

Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case of young Angela (Emma Watson), who accuses her father, John Gray (David Dencik), of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines (David Thewlis) is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.

Regression also stars David Thewlis (The Fifth Estate, Harry Potter), David Dencik (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo) , Dale Dickey (Winter´s Bone, True Blood), Lothaire Bluteau (The Tudors) and Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid).

TWC-Dimension will distribute the film in the United States.

Photo Credit: Jan Thijs

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[E3 2014] ‘Doom 4′ Teaser Trailer!

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 15:54

Our patience has finally paid off; the first trailer for the long-anticipated Doom 4 is here. Bethesda has finally released the first teaser trailer for a game that’s been teasing us for nearly a decade now. It offers a fantastically creepy — and sadly, all CG — look at the classic Cyberdemon monster that should be more than a little familiar to fans of the series. If you want more, you can either watch the teaser over and over again, or you can wait for QuakeCon 2014, which kicks off on July 17.

Check it out below. And by the way, if you’d like access to the Doom beta, it comes packaged with Wolfenstein: The New Order.

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