Fallout 4 Trailer is Unveiled; Internet Rejoices
Out of the blue, a screen reading “Please Stand By” flashed on developer Bethesda’s website and spread across social media like wildfire. Could it be? A mere twenty-four hours later, that message quickly changed into a video, and the internet rejoiced in spectacular fashion.
Cue the speculation and debate.
The trailer had only been live for a few minutes before a subset of rage began to grow deep inside the otherwise elated fanbase. The reason? Well, it turns out the graphics just weren’t quite what fans were expecting from a trailer of this proportions. A counter-argument, however, was quickly started, as fans were glad Bethesda was showcasing the game as it was going to be seen, rather than giving us a beautifully rendered trailer that doesn’t represent gameplay.
Speculation, also, was running wild, as fans were attempting to discern the location of the game. It didn’t take long for confirmation, however, that the game is set in the city of Boston. An interesting turn for sure, and we are excited to see how such a location plays out for the game.
While this was far and away the biggest piece of gaming news to drop this week, it was not the only one…
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Confirmed
Slated for an early October release, Sony will be releasing a collection of the first three Uncharted games for PS4, in anticipation for the fourth installment’s release next year.
In addition to having the games (which will be remastered in 1080p and 60 fps), players will also get quite a bit of extra content as well. These perks include:
- Access to the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End multiplayer beta
- New single-player skins
- Golden AK-47 and 92FS weapons
- A Nathan Drake PS4 dynamic theme
It is important to note, as well, that only the single-player campaigns of these games will be included in the collection. If you were hoping for multiplayer, you may have to look elsewhere. Like maybe the Olympics?
Nintendo Announces New Mario & Sonic Game
Former gaming rivals Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog have settled their differences in the past, all in the name of sport. Every time the Olympic Games approach, the two classic franchises come together to compete against each other as well.
With the 2016 Games set in Rio, Nintendo announced the new installment via Twitter earlier this week.
Couldn’t have said it any better ourselves.
New Documentary on Sony Hack in the Works
You can’t deny it. One of the most interesting things to hit the film industry, and the nation as a whole, last year was the massive cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. Most people are at least somewhat aware of what went on: “Blah blah blah Seth Rogan, blah blah blah North Korea, blah blah blah Hack, blah blah blah I could watch The Interview for cheap on Google Play.”
But there are a lot of moving pieces here to which a lot of people don’t have the answers. Who are the “Guardians of Peace?” What went on behind the scenes after the attack? Was The Interview even that good of a movie? The new documentary is attempting to answer at least two of those questions and more.
The project, headed by The Square‘s Oscar-nominated Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer, will be investigating the leaked emails, interviewing those involved, and even addressing some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the event.
Our reaction to this is lukewarm. Yes, this is certainly a major source of intrigue and worth the speculation surrounding it. But at the same time, do we know enough to make this documentary? Have enough details surfaced for the team to do the topic justice? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Aquaman Finds His Director
In a new announcement from Warner Bros. this week, we learned that Furious 7 director James Wan will be directing the upcoming Aquaman film. Warner Bros. had this to say about the director:
The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James’s span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material.
In addition to the DC film, Wan will also be at the helm for Robotech (based on a 1980’s mech-anime) and The Conjuring 2. It’s no secret the Furious 7 was one of the most successful films of the year, but how much of that can be chalked up to the director, rather than it’s ensemble cast? That’s a good question, so we invite fans of the franchise to let us know if they are pleased with the announcement.
In the mean time, we are going to try real hard to come up with some sort of fish-based joke.
On YouTube this week, we became the can Gotham deserved in a new episode of Prop Hunt, continued our current playthrough of Metroid Prime, and took a look at Lego Worlds, an early access game that dropped this week.