Is Ubisoft Releasing Too Many Assassin's Creed Games?

Mar
31

Gamers were hit with a double dose of Assassin's Creed last week with news regarding Unity and Comet (official and unofficial reveals respectively), the next two games in the series. Unity will be headed to next-gen platforms, while Comet will reportedly be released on the Xbox 360 and PS3. While it's still too early to pass any judgment on either title, many have lamented what they feel is a glut of Assassin's Creed games. Some gamers feel that the serious is close to franchise overkill, threatening to destroy the originality that made the initial entry so memorable.

Oculus Responds to Facebook Acquisition, but Only Zuckerberg Really Knows What's Going On

Mar
30

A lot of words are being written and said about Facebook buying up Oculus. Some of those words by some astute and intelligent writers right here at 8CN. Before I get too deep into it let me say that nobody knows what’s going to happen. I don’t. The people in charge of Oculus don’t. Not even Mark Zuckerberg knows exactly what’s going to happen because nobody really knows what virtual reality is going to look like in a year. Plenty of people have plans for it. Sony recently unveiled Project Morpheus, it’s own virtual reality headset for the PS4. There are other players than Oculus. They don’t necessarily get to make the rules.

Celluloid Critics - Young Adult Film Adaptations [Podcast]

Mar
30

Join Lyz and Jose as they discuss the popularity of Young Adult movie adaptations of popular books. Listen to their discussion on "The Giver" trailer, "Divergent", and various tropes in this rising genre.

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How Will Lich Bane's Nerfs Affect the Current Meta?

Mar
29

In the most recent League patch, Riot targeted Lich Bane and lowered the item's damage. While it's not picked up on a lot of AP champions, its most prominent user this season, Lulu, has been a popular choice across the competitive scene. How are the changes to the item going to affect Lulu and the viability of other champions who are dependent on it?

New Transformers: Age of Extinction Poster Has a Big New Threat

Mar
28

A new Transformers: Age of Extinction poster has arrived, and it features Marky Mark and Nicola Peltz running from a giant flying robot thing. Check it out below, the movie hits theaters on June 27, 2014.

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Hunger Games' Dayo Okeniyi Cast in Terminator Genesis

Mar
28

Dayo Okeniyi, who played Tresh in the original Hunger Games, has signed on to play the son of Miles Dyson in Terminator: Genesis. He'll be joining a cast including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, and Jason Clarke.

What Is Deus Ex: Mankind Divided? Square Enix Files New Trademark

Mar
28

A Square Enix trademark has been spotted for something called Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The application, filed yesterday, was discovered on the EU's Office on Harmonization in the Internal Market website.

The First Season of Ranked Play Comes to Hearthstone and Includes Fancy Card Backs

Mar
28

Starting April 1, the first "real" ranked season of Hearthstone will begin.  While Blizzard has been teasing the card backs for months, players will finally be able to earn them.

TJ Miller Joins Marvel and Disney's Big Hero 6

Mar
28

TJ Miller has signed on to play a big role in Marvel and Disney's Big Hero 6 animated film. A Tweet from the actor (subsequently deleted) has revealed that Miller will play Fred, a "quirky" filmmaker, comic book fanboy, and member of the titular "6."

FTL: Advanced Edition Release Date Revealed

Mar
27

Subset Games has announced a release date for FTL: Advanced Edition, as well as some of the incoming features. The studio revealed on Twitter that the PC and iPad versions will launch on April 3, and will be given out as a free upgrade if you own the original game already.

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Dead Space Free on Origin for a Limited Time

Mar
27

Dead Space is currently free on Origin. The catch? You have to use Origin.

Uncharted 4 Director Quits Naughty Dog

Mar
27

Justin Richmond, formerly the Uncharted 4 game director, has confirmed that he's left Naughty Dog.

RDJ Doesn't Think He'll Be Iron Man for Much Longer

Mar
27

In a recent interview, Avengers star Robert Downey Jr. hinted that he might not be Iron Man for too much longer. RDJ has so far appeared in five Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, and is slated to appear in The Avengers: Age of Ultron next in 2015.

GBA Virtual Console Launch Titles Revealed for the Wii U

Mar
27

Nintendo has revealed the launch lineup of Game Boy Advance games for the Wii U Virtual Console.

Assassin's Creed Comet May Feature a Playable Templar

Mar
27

Hot on the heels of the reveal of Assassin's Creed Unity, a new report suggests that Assassin's Creed Comet could be a Black Flag sequel starring a Templar.

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