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Published by Jamie Galea on May 25, 2015 Death Note Getting Live Action TV Drama

(In brief) NTV has announced a live action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s manga Death Note, set to air in Japan in July. To better work as a televised drama, the show will feature new plot elements to expand upon the story, and the character of Near (who didn’t feature in the two live action movies) will be present in this adaptation of the story.

The new drama marks the fourth live action adaptation of Death Note, following two movies based on the story, and a spin-off focusing on character L.

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Published by Jamie Galea on May 6, 2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Announced

Disney Interactive Studios LogoDisney announced the third iteration of its Disney Infinity franchise, Disney Infinity: 3.0 Edition, featuring characters from the Star Wars universe and contributions from various development studios. Three separate playsets will show off the major eras of the Star Wars franchise.

The starting set, Twilight of the Republic  is set around the Clone Wars TV series with Anakin Skywalker and Ahsaka Tano battling against a Droid Army. Yoda, Darth Maul and Mace Windu will also be playable. It will be developed by Ninja Theory (DmC: Devil May Cry). Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on April 30, 2015 Opinion – All That Marvels…

A scary thought popped into my mind. It’s been seven years since Marvel began its Cinematic Universe, and it’s crazy to see the amount of progress Marvel has made in that time. There have been eleven movies, two TV series (including one Netflix series) and plenty more to come.

And I think with film 11, Avengers: Age of Ultron, I’m ready to tap out.

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Published by Jamie Galea on April 24, 2015 Telltale Games Partners With Marvel

(In brief) Telltale Games has announced a partnership with Marvel Entertainment to develop an episodic series based on Marvel properties. No details about this project were revealed, other that the game will be see release in 2017.

Marvel Entertainment joins a growing list of high profile collaborators with Telltale, which now includes 2K Games (Borderlands), DC Comics (The Wolf Among Us) and HBO (Game of Thrones).

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Published by Donald Duong on April 16, 2015 2K Australia Closes Down

The Canberra based studio 2K Australia has confirmed it is shutting down, citing operating costs. It was Australia’s last AAA developer, having most recently led development on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and assisted on Bioshock Infinite.

The studio made the following statement: “We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process for 2K Australia in order to better manage ongoing development costs while improving the working proximity of our creative teams. We are very grateful for the team’s valuable contributions to numerous 2K projects, and are working with affected staff to explore reassignment opportunities where possible.” Continue reading »

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Published by Jamie Galea on April 15, 2015 Guitar Hero Live Announced

With Rock Band 4 looming over the horizon, Activison announced the revival of its own rhythm game series: Guitar Hero. The latest iteration, Guitar Hero Live, will be developed by Freestyle Games (developers of the DJ Hero games), and will be hitting the PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U and mobile in Spring 2015. Continue reading »

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Published by Matt Batten on April 10, 2015 LEGO Dimensions Announced

1000px-LEGO_logo.svgIn a world of Skylanders and amiibo, the latest brand to enter the interactive physical figurine front is LEGO as Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced LEGO Dimensions.

LEGO Dimensions is arguably the most ambitious project within the LEGO video game series, where physical LEGO brick building will merge with interactive console gameplay. Not only that, but many characters and environments based on the likeness of movies and original series will for the first time be able to co-exist. Continue reading »

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Published by Donald Duong on April 8, 2015 Five Nights At Freddy’s Film In The Works

(In brief) Warner Bros. has obtained the rights to make a movie based on the horror series Five Nights At Freddy’s, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is set to be produced by Roy Lee, who was producer on the American adaptations of The Ring and Run All Night, as well as Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg. Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon said of the deal, “The story really lends itself to being a movie and it taps into a largely unexplored niche of horror that a lot of people will be able to relate to.” A writer has yet to be attached to the film.

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Published by Liam Merrick on April 6, 2015 400 And Counting: Week 20 (Hi, My Name Is…)

It’s been another long week. Thankfully it wasn’t three actual weeks like last time, but a busy Easter has made it feel like it. I realise that this opening paragraph has been used mainly to complain about actually writing the blog, which is not only lazy, I’m sure, but also rather boring. I’ll try to limit my incessant ‘struggles’ to later paragraphs.

This is the week that I also got Netflix and discovered I could watch it on the TV through my Bluray player. So far I’ve only watched one movie, which I did really enjoy, but I’m mainly looking forward to binge watching TV shows. I’ve already watched the first season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tina Fey’s newest show starring Ellie Kemper (Erin from The Office). It’s great, funny and just joyful — you should watch it. Speaking of… Continue reading »

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Published by Liam Merrick on March 30, 2015 400 And Counting: ‘Week’ 19 (I Don’t Wanna Holiday in the Sun)

So, it’s been a long couple of weeks. I’ve had some big life milestones that have kept me busy. Despite that, Don (our very own editor and newsman) asked if I would be taking a break with the blog while I started a new job and went to New Zealand. I foolishly brushed the thought aside and arrogantly proclaimed that I would continue the blog without a break.

That was three weeks ago. Silly me. Continue reading »

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