Coffee Time News 20/04/15

Solo mode for Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Spin off details and a brand new, (and pretty good) Fantastic Four trailer.

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For those who missed it this weekend, and didn’t fancy seeing it in shaky-cam glory, here’s the official Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer which was released prematurely as a result of the leaked footage hitting the internet on Friday.

This weekend saw the 2015 Star Wars Celebration event, and along with that came a load of information regarding Rogue One the first spin off film for the series that will hit in December 2016. The Spin offs will be referred to as the Anthology as a way of separating them from the main trilogies, click here for more information from the panel.

In a surprise release (I think) there’s a new, full length Fantastic Four trailer that’s appeared; it’s significantly less Interstellar-y, with more of a focus on the plot, also, Sue and Johnny’s dad makes an appearance and there’s a lot more comedy. I think I’m back on board. 

Television

Orphan Black fans may want to take a look at this article which talks about season 3, and some of the moves that the series is taking in its third season, it’s the result of an interview with star Tatiana Maslany.

On top of the rumoured Agents of SHIELD spin off that surfaced last week, there’s no further talks about Marvel and ABC teaming up for another series, with the hopes to ‘reinvent an existing Marvel superhero character or property for ABC’. On top of SHIELD, the Spinoff and the Netflix series, is this one show too many for Marvel? Or is it a more-the-merrier type party?

Star Wars Rebels season 2 has a new trailer and poster, this season seems to be upping the stakes a lot, with the introduction of a new sith character as well as a lot of Darth Vader action.

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Not all of Steam’s features will be available to new sign ups, in a new move from the online store/community hub. New users will have to spend at least $5 (£3.35) in the store to access many of the features, including friend requests, greenlight/workshop voting and using chat. All this in an attempt to stop phishing and spam accounts.

Good news! Star Wars Battlefront will be including offline, non co-operative modes for those who prefer to space alone! In a mode called Missions players will play against bots, with the option of getting an online cohort to help out.

More big news for Borderlands, after last week’s closure of 2K Australia and the departure of writer Anthony Burch back in January, the games’ creator Matthew Armstrong is leaving Gearbox, he announced in a tweet,

Coffee Time News 17/04/15

Leaked Batman Vs Superman trailer, new Star Wars trailer and a release date for Star Wars Battlefront.

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BIG day for trailers, we’ve got the new Star Wars the Force Awakens trailer, featuring more droids, more lightsabers, more storm troopers taking off helmets and looking surprised. Frankly, if you don’t get shivers on that opening note, you’re not human (or maybe just a Star Wars fan). We’ve also got a leaked version (shaky cam ahoy) of the Batman Vs Superman Dawn of Justice trailer ahead of it’s release on Monday, so if you can’t wait, go ahead and watch it, it’s pretty good; Batman has glowy eyes and a robot voice (his doctor said too much growling is bad for this throat).

In the MCU, Kevin Feige has given some thoughts on Civil War, Antman and the introduction of Daredevil into the films.It’s a good little look at the man who’s got a hell of a lot on his plate, and still keeps his cool.

Television

The Flash is really ramping up in excitement now that Harrison Wells is getting closer to being figured out, and the next episode titled ‘Who is Harrison Wells?’ should be a big step into paying off the season’s biggest mystery. There’s a pair of TV Spots right here to check out. We also see an arm changing into something, possibly a shape shifter which could explain some of the more questionable things we’ve seen in the late season teasers.

IMAGE GALLERY TIME. Flickering Myth have a neat gallery of set photos from AKA Jessica Jones, which include Ritter’s character talking to Tennant’s the Purple Man as well as some sneaky hooding snooping.

Despite the fall of SHIELD and the death of Nick Fury, Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) looks to be returning to Agents of SHIELD in the near future; with the secrets that Coulson’s been hiding, the building of the Inhumans world, how will Ex SHIELD Agent Hill come into all this? Fury’s messenger? Probably Fury’s messenger.

Games

Inkeeping with the Star Wars announcements, Star Wars Battlefront is rumoured to be launching on Next Gen Consoles (Current Gen? No idea anymore) and PC on November the 17th as discovered via the NeoGaf forums, it’s unconfirmed, but it would make sense to make the most of the release of the new film.

For all your streetpassers, your Nintendo 3DS just got a little less annoying to use. Here’s a list of the new updates to the streetpass feature courtesy of Kotaku.

The team responsible for Borderlands the Presequel, 2K Australia, is to be shut down, in an effort to reduce costs and to improve the working proximity of the creative teams, according to a statement from an anonymous 2K source today. 

Coffee Time News 15/04/15

New Avengers clip showing off Ultron’s personality, first look at Luke Cage and Mario Kart’s next DLC.

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Ted 2 has a new clip, though I’m sure we’ve seen this one before somewhere (probably in the trailer?) it sees Ted and Marky Mark practising ‘humanity’ questions with Amanda Seyfried’s lawyer character Samantha Jackson.

Paul Feig has said that while Kirsten Wigg will be the audience’s ‘in’ to the female Ghostbusters movie, Melissa McCarthy will be the group’s ‘leader’. He also said that the Tatum movie was a surprise to him and may not happen, and that they really have nothing to do with Feig, Feig, in his words, only cares about his four ladies.

With just over a week to go until it’s released in the UK, Age of Ultron has a few more TV spots and one new clip which shows off the character of Ultron a little more; previously to this it was unclear just how much personality he’d have, well it looks like James Spader is giving the advanced AI a heap of the stuff.

Television

It looks like episode leaks don’t mean an awful lot to Game of Thrones, which despite having the first four episodes of season 5 leaked earlier this week, with 8 million people tuning in to watch the season premiere. Most pirated TV show AND 8 million legit viewers? You’re doing something right HBO.

Two character posters have appeared for Arrow and Arsenal today, seemingly inspired by the ‘superhero fight club’ clip from yesterday.

Yesterday we got a look at the Purple Man (to be played by David Tennant) and today we get a look at Luke Cage, played by Mike Colter, and Jessica Jones. AKA Jessica Jones will air on Netflix some time later this year.

Games

Nintendo have announce the contents for the second lot of Mario Kart 8 DLC, with an adorable trailer. The DLC will include 3 new playable characters as well as four new vehicles and a heap of new tracks, check out the details here.

Bloodborne’s patch that will reduce load times and fix abnormal enemy behaviour (bosses that go ‘easy’ if you leave the game on for 12 hours) is due sometime in April, says From Software.

Hearthstone, the card game from Blizzard (makers of World of Warcraft) is now available on Android and IOS phones, with an updated interface. More than that, players who complete just one game on their device will get a free classic card pack.

Coffee Time News 14/04/15

Wonder Woman loses director, Psylocke to appear in Apocalypse and the first look at David Tennant in AKA Jessica Jones.

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X-men Apocalypse has cast a long awaited character, Psylocke, set to be portrayed by Olivia Munn. While the younger cast (including Sophie Turner and Ben Hardy) will most likely be part of Xavier’s school, Psylocke has the potential to be an independent player.

Captain Marvel is the MCU’s first attempt at a female lead super hero story, and there was a lot of weight put on having a female lead team behind it, well it looks like we could be halfway there, as Nicole Perlman (Co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LaFauve (Inside Out) have been tapped to write the film, though this being Marvel there’ll be no confirmation until it’s official.

In bad news; Wonder Woman director Michelle MacLaren has stepped down from directing the stand alone movie due to ‘creative differences’. It’s unsure if the film, set to release in June 2017, will be delayed because of this.

Television

Now that Daredevil is out in the open, and receiving huge praises from fans and critics alike, it’s time to look onto the next Netflix Marvel show; AKA Jessica Jones, which is good, since we’ve got the first image of David Tennant as the Purple Man. Whether or not we’ll see him go full purple, or whether he’ll just stick with the suit we don’t know yet.

Game of Thrones is back, which means every Tuesday for the next 10 weeks you’ll be seeing a promo for the next episode, and so here’s a quick teaser for The House of Black and White

Whoever said DC wasn’t up for a bit of levity? Check out this teaser/fun video for the season finales of IThe Flash and Arrow, aptly titled ‘super hero fight club’.

Games

GTA V for the PC has had a long wait, but Rockstar have given PC players a great tool to express the creativity of the gaming community in the Rockstar Editor, a robust tool for filming and creating your own ‘movie moments’ in both story mode and online.

Capcom is expanding the Monster Hunter brand in this new announcement of Monster Hunter Stories, an RPG that will be a little lighter in tone than the main games. Check out the trailer here.

May 19th will see the release of Destiny’s second DLC, House of Wolves, which, it’s been announced, will not have a raid, instead a new arena type deal called ‘the Prison of Elders‘.

Coffee Time News 13/04/15

No origin story for the new Spider-man, the first 4 episodes of Game of Thrones season 5 out in the wild and Xbox One Price cut.

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Ian McKellen has been cast as Cogsworth in the upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast, which will also star Emma Watson, Luke Evans and Emma Thompson. In the original Cogsworth is the chief steward who gets turned into a Clock, so I’m guessing CGI? Or perhaps a clock outfit.

Good news everyone! The MCU version of Spider-man will not be an origin story (rapturous applause) he’ll also be a younger Spidey than we’ve seen, being a teenager in high school who, most likely, has only just received his powers (probably in the battle of New York, a gift from the mighty Space Whale perhaps?).

This is news a long time coming, but a few years back there were noises, a lot of noises, being made about a live action adaptation of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, with not only a film series, but a television series to help flesh out the incredible world that King has created. Well, it went quiet for a while, but now, in a time of movie universes everywhere you look, it seems like the perfect time to start looking at that script again, which is exactly what Sony is doing.

Television

Game of Thrones hasn’t aired in the UK yet, and already the first four episodes of season 5 have been leaked online. The speculation, considering the standard definition quality of the leaks, is that they originate from the press pack for selected reviewers of the four episodes. Of course, if you cave and watch the first four episodes now, then you’ve got a month’s wait until you can carry on.

In lighter news, fancy seeing how the ATOM gets his name, and just how awkward Ray Palmer really is? No? TOUGH. Here’s a clip from The Flash.

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The first episode of TellTales’ Game of Thrones is being offered for free by Amazon for those of you using an android device. It’s slated as a ‘limited time offer’ with no actual time stated as a finish point.

The Xbox One is getting a £30 official price drop in the UK and will now be available Kinect-less for just under £300, which is a huge drop from its original launch price of £429, if you’ve been waiting for a next gen console, this could be your chance.

Yacht Club’s Shovel Knight will be releasing on the PS4 and Vita on April 21st, and alongside that launch players will be able to fight against God of War’s Kratos. Though finding him will apparently be easier said that done.

Coffee Time News 10/04/15

New images galore for the Thing, Vision, Antman and Angel, as well as a 3rd season of Agents of SHIELD and Black Ops 3.

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Let’s kick it off with the big ones; a load of artwork and images have appeared since Wednesday; first up is our first poster of Paul Bettany’s The Vision from Avengers Age of Ultron, next up is our first good look at Jamie Bell’s CGI The Thing from the upcoming Fantastic FourWe’ve also got a shot from Antman which not only shows off the official Yellowjacket costume and suit, but also a tiny tiny Scott Lang in his Antman suit and finally a little bit of concept art for the character of Angel/Archangel in Xmen Apocalypse.

It’s been over 10 years since 2004’s The Incredibles hit our screens, one of my personal favourite pixar movies that was calling out for a sequel. Well director Brad Bird has announced that he’s finally started working on a script for the sequel. 

Writers/Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) are in popular demand at the minute, and it’s just been confirmed that they’re working on the story for the Flash solo film staring Ezra Miller, whether they’ll also direct it is unknown at the moment.

Television

With the first episode of season 5 airing on Sunday night, Game of Thrones can be forgiven for a slew of promotional material, and today is no different, we have two new promos, one featuring the words of Littlefinger, while the second is all from the new High Sparrow, a character who takes issue with how the 7 kingdoms is treating the 7 gods.

The Haitian was one of the coolest characters in Heroes, sure, he was ridiculously over powered (power dampening and memory wipes?) and he definitely could have just hung around Sylar for the entire show and fixed literally everything, but that’s besides the point. Jimmy Jean-Louise is reprising the role in Heroes Reborn.

Agents of SHIELD is ‘all but assured’ to be getting a third season, which is cool, there’s also talk of a spinoff series, which little is known about, perhaps it will be similar to Agent Carter and run in the winter break? And finally, Daredevil‘s red costume has been revealed just in time for the show to start today.

Games

Nintendo’s ink based shooter Splatoon for the Wii U, won’t have online voice chat, and we’ve only ourselves to blame, one of its creators put it down to their own experience with online shooters, and how it’s all very negative. This is why we can’t have nice things I suppose.

A teaser trailer has surfaced for Call of Duty Black Ops 3, with a major reveal coming out on April 26th. 

Destiny patch news, it’s been a while I suppose: heavy ammo drop rates are being lowered in the crucible to help with balancing, and there’s a new loot lock mechanic which allows you to keep hold of that loot you don’t want to ‘sell’ by locking it into your inventory.

 

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