Monthly Archives: December 2015

Doctor Who: Hell Bent Review

doctor-who-hell-bentAnother season of Doctor Who has come and gone. With an emphasis on longer stories, the individual episodes of Doctor Who have been very up and down this season. While I don’t think that Hell Bent was as strong as last week’s Heaven Sent, it serves as a fitting sendoff to what Steven Moffat wants us to feel about Clara.

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The Game Awards Trailer Roundup

The Game Awards were last night. As expected, with the exception of the aforementioned #FucKonami moment, the majority of the interest in the TGAs were focused on new trailers and game premieres that make The Game Awards the show that we know and don’t really love. It’s basically a light, condensed version of E3.

Anyway, there were 11 new trailers shown during last night’s three-hour The Game Awards show and apparently only Best Shooter wasn’t mentioned during the show, Games for Change’s winner was the only mention of that category and most of The Witcher 3’s awards were mentioned when it picked up Game of the Year. So that’s probably an improvement. And there four new game reveals that we have for you as well. Telltale Games and Xbox had five trailers between them on the night so if you’re a fan of them, there’s lots for you here.

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Hideo Kojima Barred from The Game Awards by Konami

It may not have taken home any of the big prizes from The Game Awards but Konami and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain certainly was the biggest newsmaker at last night’s awards show. Even after the announcement of four new games at the TGAs, the post-show discussion centred around the news that Konami barred Hideo Kojima from attending The Game Awards.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer Premieres, Gives Away Whole Movie

The latest trailer to next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premiered on Wednesday night. The three-minute trailer answers a lot of the questions that fans had coming into the movie including who the villain would be, why would Batman and Superman fight and how would Ben Affleck and Jesse Eisenberg manage in their new roles. So suffice to say that there are spoilers in the trailer.

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eSports Weekend Calendar: December 4 – 6, 2015

There are a series of random tournaments and leagues in action this weekend. Challenger level teams are getting their own League of Legends tournament. The world’s top CS:GO teams descend on Canada for the Northern Arena championship as part of the Canadian Videogame Awards FanFest at the old Maple Leaf Gardens. And over in Korea, the eSports World Championships feature StarCraft and Hearthstone.

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The Jar Jar Binks Sith Theory Explained

This theory has been floating around the internet lately but intrepid YouTuber Vincent Valentine (probably not the same one from Gaia) has compiled the evidence that fans have put forward for this one. With The Force Awakens just about two weeks away, fans are suggesting that the big villain of the prequel trilogy was actually Jar Jar Binks. When you go over the evidence, there’s actually a pretty compelling case for suggesting that Jar Jar was more than he seemed.

The Game Awards 2015 Nominations And Predictions

the-game-awards-2015-headerSure, The Game Awards aren’t nearly as terrible as the old VGAs / VGX that used to be on Spike TV and now that it’s solely streamed, it’s easier to ignore. However, Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards is still the only real North American live year-end video game awards show on the block.

So as I am wont to do and since we don’t do a big year-end awards list of our own, I think it’s only right to evaluate the decisions of the big names in garme jurnalizm think are 2015’s best games with our regular look at the nominees for The Game Awards and predictions of who will win.

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WB Games Montreal is Working on Two DC Comics Games

wb-games-logoSometimes, you don’t need an insider leak to tell you what a developer and publisher are up to. You might just want to look at the job listings. On the front page of their website, Warner Bros Games Montreal announced that they starting work on two new games that are “focused on expanding the DC Comics universe in the interactive space.”

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Comic Book Pull List for December 2, 2015

guardians-of-infinity-1It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, hasn’t it? Since I have a little more time on my hands for the next month, I may as well use it by bringing back the Comic Book Pull List.

This week, Marvel spams us with all sorts of new comics. Their list starts with the all-new All-New Inhumans and All-New X-Men. They also have the Totally Awesome Hulk, Spidey (that’s what it’s called), Daredevil, Red Wolf and Guardians of Infinity. Yes, that’s seven #1 issues from Marvel this week. I can tell that I’ve not done this for a while because I didn’t know that Dynamite had a James Bond comic and are on their 2nd issue. There are those and so much more in this week’s releases.

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Former Rockstar Employee Hints that Red Dead Redemption 2 is Coming Soon

red-dead-redemption-2-headerHere’s the latest hot bit of news from the rumour mill. While everybody was either hunting for black Friday deals or playing one of the numerous November releases, former Rockstar developer Danny Ross did an AMA on the Opie and Anthony subreddit. Answering a question, Ross seemed to strongly hint that Red Dead Redemption 2 was the next project out of Rockstar Games.

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