Monthly Archives: June 2016
Behind the Scenes of Game of Thrones Epic Season Finale Opening Scene
Director Miguel Sapochnik wasn’t tasked with putting together massive scenes for just one episode of Game of Thrones this year. He was also tasked with an instantly memorable opening scene for the trials of Loras and Cersei. Of course, this being Dave, Dan and Miguel, they accomplished that with the most watched and most loved episode in Game of Thrones history.
Once again, to look inside another amazing sequence, HBO put together this seven-minute featurette behind the scenes of the scene’s acting, writing and visual effects. Remember though, the video is dark and full of spoilers.
Ducati – 90th Anniversary Review: Mid-Pack
What Ferrari is to cars, Ducati is to motorcycles. The legendary Italian motorcycle manufacturer celebrates its 90th anniversary of its founding this year. To celebrate, the Italian marque joined forces with Italian racing game developer Milestone to produce a motorcycle racing game that explores the history of Ducati through some of it famous models through the years.
The Tetris Movie is Now The Tetris Trilogy to Fit the Story
Just when you thought that the question was “how do they make a movie out of Tetris,” the folks at Threshold Entertainment has changed it to “how in the blue hell are they going to make a movie trilogy out of Tetris?” The movie’s producer has told Empire that the planned Tetris movie will be a trilogy because the story is too big to be told in just one movie.
Game of Thrones: The Winds of Winter Review
What is hype may never die. There were a lot of loose plot threads heading into this season’s finale. Not only were they paid off spectacularly but we are set up for the stretch run of Game of Thrones with a series of mic drops as the episode came to an end.
Inside Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell
This week’s episode of Game of Thrones was certainly one of the most epic in the show’s history. As amazing as the slaughter of Hardhome was last season, the Battle of Winterfell in the Battle of the Bastards was an even bigger set piece for the series. There were more actors, horses, props and CGI than ever before in one of these battles. The result was some of the best action in the show’s history.
To examine the battle, HBO put together this 11 minute featurette on the making of the battle. Remember though, the video is dark and full of spoilers.
Trials of the Blood Dragon Review: Crossed-Up Crossover
Not everything from E3 that was given to the public to play was a demo. During their press conference, Ubisoft not only announced but launched the surprise Trials of the Blood Dragon game. The game promised to be a crossover of the crazy action of the Trials series with the setting and motif of Far Cry: Blood Dragon. As much as critics and gamers love each of those games individually, when you combine the two franchises, the result is the exact of what you would expect from either franchise.
E3 2016: Best and Worst of E3
Another edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, has come and gone. While there was a lot of hype going into E3, I feel as though the buzz during and after E3 was a little muted in comparison to years past. That’s not to say that there were a few surprises and high points from this year’s week of E3 fun and frivolity. So let’s look back at the best and worst of E3 2016.
Tencent Buys Supercell for $8.6 Billion
The ultimate pay-to-win isn’t Clash of Clans or Clash Royale but it’s for Clash developer Supercell itself. Chinese investment company Tencent has reportedly purchased a majority share in the mobile game developer for a reported price of $8.6 billion which would value the company at around $10.2 billion.
Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards Review
Sure, Game of Thrones is at its best when it tells a story and focuses on its characters. However, the show also has this expectation that the ninth episode will wow us. This season’s ninth episode brings us the biggest and most expensive battle in the show’s history as the forces of Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton did battle for control of Winterfell and the North. And, yes, it was pretty epic.
E3 2016: Game Trailers Roundup
Just when you thought that we wrapped up our E3 coverage, we dug up some more trailers that weren’t unveiled as part of the various press conferences over the course of the week. With the fifteen game trailers in this post, we have posted 109 trailers as part of our E3 coverage this year. Whether you’ve loved this E3 or not, there certainly has been plenty of new footage to watch.