Coffee Time News 25/03/15

Is Captain Marvel already cast? Is there a new Star Wars television series on the way? Will Gambit be in Apocalypse? RUMOURS!

Film

A few casting/cameo rumours this morning. First up is the rumour that, alongside cameos from Storm and Wolverine in Xmen Apocalypse, the next instalment of the Xmen franchise could also see the first look at Channing Tatum’s Gambit, before his feature film in October 2016, now this is a rumour, so it might not be true, but I can’t see why they wouldn’t do it.

For those who missed it yesterday, here’s the full length trailer for Mission :Impossible – Rogue Nation. Starring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson.

The last bit of movie rumour-ness is exciting for a few reasons; first of all, it’s been thrown about the internet since Avengers that Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) could make some sort of appearance in Age of Ultron, but since no-one was cast, and the standalone film was announced for 2018, those talks simmered down. Well now there are rumours (and once again, these are only that) that we could indeed see an un-powered Danvers in Age of Ultron, with a strong likelihood that the role has been cast in absolute secret. Which means Marvel can still surprise us.

Television

More rumours, geez, what is it today? This time on the Star Wars front. There’s a rumour that we could see a live action Star Wars series that will film between the shooting of the feature films, to keep the assets and production values of a similar ilk. They’d help build the Universe and prepare us for the stories to come. But it’s just a rumour.

Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller has released a load of details pertaining to season 3, including directorial announcements and a time-jump mid season to fast forward to the events of red dragon, which will introduce Richard Armitage. 

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will be returning for the 6 episode X-Files run, 20th Century Fox has confirmed. The show will start filming this summer, and a restricted run will allow for some nice, concise story telling, so I’m all about it.

Games

Like Rainbow Six? Well you can now sign up to the closed Beta for Rainbow Six: Siege without pre-ordering the game (instead you go onto a sort of wait-list).

The second piece of DLC for The Evil Within hits consoles on the 21st of April and will follow directly on from the events of the first, check out the trailer here.

The Jaws of Hakkon the first piece of DLC for Dragon Age Inquisition is officially out now for Xbox One and PC, still no date on the PS4 release though, expect it in the coming weeks. Also, trailer. Right here.

Coffee Time News 24/03/15

Apocalypse will be Jennifer Lawrence’s last Xmen film, Batman Arkham Knight delayed again and Game of Thrones to spoil the unwritten books.

Film

Xmen: Apocalypse will be Jennifer Lawrence’s last performance as Mystique, she’s officially said in an interview for the Serena red carpet. It’s not hard to imagine, considering she’s the helm of The Hunger Games, an Academy Award winner (and a heap of other awards under her belt) and all round great person, a natural end to her character’s story makes sense. She’ll be missed in the franchise but there are plenty of other heroes to pick from (Psylocke, can we have Psylocke now?)

Good news Captain America fans! The guys behind The Winter Soldier and the upcoming Civil War, Anthony and Joe Russo are very close to sorting out a deal to handle The Avengers Infinity Wars, since Joss Whedon will be stepping down after Age of Ultron. If Civil War is as good as The Winter Soldier, then we should be in for a treat when Thanos finally grabs those gems. It’s also been confirmed that the Infinity Wars part one and two will film back to back next year.

Spiderman! He’s a fellow who’s coming to play with the big leagues soon (ironic since he kind of kicked off this crazy superhero movie phase), but more so it looks like Mateus Ward (Weeds) is auditioning at a secret outside the office audition, with other 16-17 year olds. I really hope they’re not rushing this casting to try and get a stinger in Age of Ultron, while that would be awesome, I think we’d all prefer them to take the time to cast the right Peter Parker.

Television

Game of Thrones book readers, our power to spoil that which others have yet to read will dwindle this season. Basically, showrunner Benioff said in a Q and A that the series will surpass the books this season, deviating from G.R.R. Martin’s literary path but meeting a the same point come the end. Which isnt’ that surprising, the show has taken liberties with some characters and events, for the sake of 10 hour long seasons, and some events aren’t transpiring the way they do in the books, but as long as it all ends the same way, it means that book readers will have a slightly different journey when the Winds of Winter and a Dream of Spring hit shelves.

A new Daredevil poster which features Matt Murdock in his ninja suit, is available for all to see before the entire season releases on the 10th of April.

The Netflix Legend of Zelda series that was rumoured a few weeks ago actually might not be happening at all, and if so, could be a ways away. In an interview with Time Nintendo CEO Saturo Iwata has said that the article in question wasn’t ‘based on correct information’.

Games

Dragon Age Inquisition’s DLC Jaws of Hakkon trailer launches later today on Xbox One and PC, with it coming to PS4 later on. This is announced after a set of Achievements were leaked which held spoilers.

Batman Arkham Knight has been delayed, again, but this time by 3 weeks, it will now launch world wide on the 23rd of June this year. The Dev team says that they don’t want to compromise and release and unfinished game. So, you know, I’m all for delays.

Twitch Users, check your email, a security hack has leaked a few people’s passwords and details, Twitch have a list of the effected users and are sending out emails to your folks.

Coffee Time News 23/03/15

Mission: Impossible trailer, new clips from Arrow and a look at the Sand Snakes from Game of Thrones, and a Halo 5 investigation.

Film

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation gets a teaser, with a full one coming out later today, the reports were right, it seems like we’ll be getting a lot more Simon Pegg in this one than we did in Ghost Protocol, at the very least he’ll be getting his hands dirty.

A new trailer for Mr Holmes starring Ian McKellen has surfaced as well, it seems they’re not focussing on his degrading memory in the marketing just yet. It also seems a little ominous for the footage that we’ve seen thus far.

In an interview with Empire Magazine, CHAPPiE director Neill Blomkamp has said that he’s already had to make changes to his Alien 5 script (which has a title, but he’s not disclosing yet) due to meetings with Ridley Scott and Fox and things that come to light in Prometheus 2.

Television

Agents of SHIELD has a new clip for this weeks episode, it features Skye (Daisy?), Fitz and Simmons talking about Skye’s new found powers and their potential. There’s also a lot of Avengers name dropping in there too.

A wedding in the Arrow Universe is bound to end well right? Well, Diggle is due to marry in the next episode Suicidal Tendencieand, as the name might suggest it marks the return of the Suicide Squad, and there’s also a fight between Arrow and ATOM, which, you know, should end well. Click the link for the trailer.

Game of Thrones is introducing more characters this year. Ones of particular note are the Sand Snakes, daughters of the Red Viper who was smooshed in the facial area by the Mountain last season. Check out this feature which focusses on the three Snakes we’ll be seeing.

Games

Mewtwo is coming to Super Smash Bros for the 3DS and WiiU ‘pretty soon’ it will be free for people who subscribe the games to Club Nintendo before May 31st this year. Then it will go on sale.

A new Xbox One update is rolling out in April which will bring improvements to Party Chat, Achievements as well as a string of improvements after the fact.

Halo 5 is revving that hype train with this new teaser/investigation series. It’s audio only, and the first episode features a journalist who’s hired to do a piece on the Master Chief, finds more than he bargained for and is inviting you to join the hunt for the real story. All in all, it sounds pretty cool.

Coffee Time News 20/03/15

Two new TV spots for Age of Ultron, New Game of Throne clips and new Evolve Hunters to send you away for the weekend!

Film

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is going to produce and star in a Fraggle Rock movie. The property, for those too young to remember, was from puppet master Jim Henson. Apparently Levitt will be working with Jim Henson’s daughter, Lisa Henson, to bring the project to life faithfully.

Deadpool has its logo, it also has two casting announcements; Firefly alum Morena Baccarin (who you may also recognise from Gotham) will be playing Copy Cat, a shape shifter/power mimic who gets the hots for Deadpool. And T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley, Big Hero 6) will be playing Weasel, Deadpool’s sidekick/friend.

Two new TV Spots for Age of Ultron appeared last night, both with a little bit more footage. We’re getting to the point now where I don’t want to see any more trailers, just so they don’t give away too much. (No, I couldn’t just not watch them) but that sick motorcycle flip and the home run with the shield looks great. Also, Quicksilver has an actual accent.

Television

Good news Community fans, Ken Jeong has come out and said that he never wants to leave the show. So, it looks like there won’t be any chang-ing his mind about that. (I’ll leave.)

A few new Agents of SHIELD posters are floating around; one sees the return of Jake Chisel Grant Ward, and Agent 33. But more exciting is the appearance of Edward James Olmos’ character, who is set to be a foil for Coulson.

Myrcella Baratheon and Trystane Martell appear in these new images for Game of Thrones season 5, as well as two extended clips that we’ve seen parts of in trailers featuring Tyrion and Varys and Jon and Mance.

Games

You can check out the next set of Hunters for Turtle Rock’s Evolve here, along with some information about the four of them, (it’s a little scarce, more to come I imagine) the hunters, as well as the new monster the Behemoth and two new maps, are coming as part of the first DLC out on March 31st, though the maps will be free (but will be coming to PS4 and PC almost a month later, on April 30th.

Star Wars Battlefront will be shown at a Star Wars celebration event in April. Developed at DICE (Battlefield, Mirrors Edge) the previous entries into the series have seen great huge space battles. Also, there’s a Star Wars celebration event in April apparently.

Hideo Kojima, a lead developer in the Metal Gear franchise, could leave Konami before the year is out. There’s a lot of discussion on the issue here at Gamespot, who know a fair bit more about it than us.

Coffee Time News 18/03/15

Classic costumes will be in Fantastic Four, New lazer team trailer and Nintendo are going onto the Mobile Market.

Film

Miles Teller, who will be playing Reed Richards (AKA Mr Fantastic) in Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four, has spoken a little about the costumes we can expect to see in the film. The trailer showed off the containment suits, specially designed attire that keeps the four’s powers in check, but he also said it would be ‘very odd if the Fantastic Four didn’t don the traditional costumes’ so maybe we’ll see blue spandex after all.

Check out Daniel Craig in all his turtle neck glory in this teaser poster for the upcoming Bond film Spectre. That’s really all there is to it, the film’s ages away yet, what do you want from me? Real news? Yeah that’s fair.

Lazer Team, the partly crowd funded feature length film from Red Vs Blue creators Roosterteeth has a new full length trailer, released earlier this week for those who supported the indie go-go campaign, the trailer shows a little bit more of the technology and the team.

Television

In other superhero suit news, Marvel’s Daredevil has a new motion poster which shows Matt Murdock morphing into Daredevil, but more than that, Marvel’s Chief creative officer Joe Quesada talks about the evolution of the suit, from a thrown together ‘ninja suit’ to eventually, the fully realised red suit.

Community season 6 aired its first two episodes last night on Yahoo video, and some of the cast and crew held a panel at SXSW this week, talking about the new found freedom that has come with moving away from traditional networks

Games

Jurassic World isn’t far away, and so far the best movie tie in games have been the lego ones, well, that’s just as well as you can now check out the trailer for the Lego Jurassic Park game, which will follow all four films.

Here’s a turn up for the books: Nintendo is looking to release a new IP on the mobile market. So, no ports of classic games just yet.

Playstation Now, the PS4 game streaming service which will allow players to rent games available on PS3 and play them on their new console, is going into a private beta for the UK, You can sign up here.

 

EGX Rezzed

Sara Da Silva


EGX Rezzed is a yearly event in which players can salivate over console and PC games before they’re released. This was me on Saturday. Having been to the past 2 EGX conventions I knew roughly what to expect, but yet again I was blown away.

As soon as we got to the convention, and after having lined up for what seemed like forever, we went straight for the Oculus Rift. I’ve used the VR headset before but the people I was with hadn’t, so seeing their reaction was all kinds of hilarious. As well as playing the beloved Alien: Isolation on the Oculus, we had the pleasure of testing out the Roto VR, which essentially is a swivel chair with a built in sensor platform that moves your character as you move your feet. It took me a while to get used to the movement and keep my thumb away from the right thumb stick, but once I got going it was hard to stop. Not literally.

The convention was choc-a-block full of different types of games. I hadn’t heard of the majority before because they were so new, but there were a few that I instantly recognised. Including, but not limited to, the internet’s favourites: I Am Bread and Goat Simulator. They certainly attracted a crowd.

But there was one game in particular that I fell in love with: Gang Beasts. It’s not as creepy as it sounds, I promise. I first saw this game played by Inside Gaming, who you may now know as Funhaus. It was hilarious then, and even better in person. The idea of the game is so simple and silly, yet genius. The anger felt after being eliminated by another player is almost on the same level as when playing Mario Kart. And that’s saying something.

Before we left the convention we somehow got roped into taking part in a postgrad psychological experiment which was measuring all sorts of variables, including empathy and spacial awareness. It was a two person experiment with the first person wearing a headset and controlling a computer, whilst the other was wearing a VR headset and was placed into a sealed coffin and had to relay clues and riddles to the other player in order for them to find their location. For some unknown reason I volunteered to be “buried alive”. It turns out that when I’m in claustrophobic conditions I burst into fits of hysterical laughter. But, by the end of it I actually found myself feeling quite comfortable. Well, I had to be seeing as my brother (who was controlling the computer) took such a long time to find me. I’m never trusting him with my “life” again. It was definitely the weirdest thing I have ever experienced in my life.

One of the greatest parts of gaming conventions is meeting the creators and developers. It really gives you a sense of how much effort goes in to creating the games that we play, and it can even be a stepping stone into the industry. So, if you’re interested in pursuing this as a career, or if you’re just a fan of video games, then definitely get yourself to EGX 2015.

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