A Way Out was one of the most pleasant surprises of E3 2017 - a completely co-op game about prison inmates with the cinematic stylings of Uncharted made by the creator of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - what's not to like? And it looks fabulous too. But according to director Josef Fares, the development process has not been what it could be."You want the honest truth? This machine is not so strong as you think," Fares told Engadget, pointing to a PS4 running the game. "This is like a five-year-old PC. If consoles were as powerful as PCs are today, you would see all different games. Most of the work developers put out there is to make them work on consoles."Considering the fact that the PS4 and Xbox One are almost four years old at this point, that's not a huge knock against Sony and Microsoft's systems, but Fares' point stands: technology is advancing rapidly, and while consoles are easier and cheaper than keeping a PC up to date with the latest hardware, they also have a tendency to … [Read more...] about A Way Out creator compares consoles to old PCs, says most of the work is getting games to run on them
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For years now we’ve been hearing about the death of physical media. Where major newspapers once carried weekly DVD reviews, the only time the shiny discs seem to make an appearance these days is as part of doom-laden stories about John Lewis de-listing DVD players or HMV going bust (again). But are things really so bad?Admittedly, when you look at the big picture it doesn’t look especially hopeful. A recent report from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) revealed a whopping 48 per cent decline in global physical media sales between 2014 and 2018 - in monetary terms, that equates to a drop in value from $25.2bn to $13.1bn. And here in the UK, Captain Marvel can jump straight in to the number one spot on the Official Film Chart, one week ahead of its disc release, based solely on digital download sales.Look closer, though, and things aren’t quite so clear cut. While the major Hollywood studios are certainly shifting their focus away from discs and towards … [Read more...] about Is it just me, or has the death of physical media been exaggerated?
Now that the dust has settled (reformed?) after Avengers: Endgame and Marvel has revealed its Marvel Phase 4 slate, the question about where the MCU goes next has been answered with a smorgasbord of films and TV shows on the soon- to-be-launched Disney Plus service. But one seemingly still-active Avenger is conspicuously absent from the line-up: Hulk.Perhaps that isn’t surprising, given the chequered cinematic past of the not-so-jolly green giant. Between the Lou Ferrigno TV movies, Ang Lee’s much-maligned 2003 effort starring Eric Bana and the MCU’s own, Edward Norton-fronted The Incredible Hulk (regularly found lurking at the lower end of any Marvel-movie ranking), it’s arguable that we’ve never had a great standalone Hulk outing.Despite this, the character continues to be much-loved, due in no small part to Mark Ruffalo’s performances as both Banner and the beast (as well as fan- favourite moments including the “puny god” Loki-bashing … [Read more...] about Is it just me, or should there be no more Hulk movies?
Bow down, mortals. The Loki Disney Plus series has cast a new lead alongside Tom Hiddleston – and they could even be playing a female Loki according to one report.Sophia Di Martino, who featured in Danny Boyle’s Yesterday, was cast in the as-yet-unconfirmed and “highly contested” role and beat out a “number of actors” according to Variety.Sources close to Deadline, however, indicate that Di Martino will be playing a female Loki. The publication even goes as far as saying the actress will “share the role with Tom Hiddleston” across the Disney Plus miniseries.Sign up to Disney Plus here, complete with free seven-day trialOddly enough, a female Loki might not be the only gender-bent Asgardian in Marvel Phase 4. As revealed back in July at San Diego Comic-Con, Natalie Portman will play a female Thor in upcoming Thor-quel, Thor: Love and Thunder. That, alongside the Doctor Strange sequel, Multiverse of Madness, tying in to both the Loki series … [Read more...] about The Loki Disney Plus series will reportedly feature a female Loki
Almost two decades after Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy changed cinema forever, Amazon has begun work on a Lord of the Rings TV show. While there may be no word on a release date, there's more than enough information out there – including some excellent casting news and news of a filming location – to get Tolkien fans extremely excited for what's to come. The teases for the Lord of the Rings TV show began when a series of maps of Middle Earth were posted onto an official Twitter account, confirming the show will take place during the Second Age – a time period that ended with the first downfall of Sauron (as seen in the prologue to The Fellowship of the Ring). Below, there's more on what the Second Age could mean for the Lord of the Rings TV show, who has been cast in the show, as well as everything else we know!Lord of the Rings TV show's release dateThe Lord of the Rings TV show currently has no release date. However, we do know that Amazon has to … [Read more...] about The Lord of the Rings TV show release date, cast, trailer and everything we know so far about the Amazon Prime series