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Trine 3 devs respond to criticisms in a new video
22 hours ago
"Now that everybody hates us, our plans are for the series are on hold." Trine 3 devs responds to negative feedback in a new video...
Whatever your opinions on Trine 3, we can't help but feel a pang of sympathy for its developer, Frozenbyte. Since its release on the 20th August, the game has sparked a largely negative response on Steam, with complaints about Trine 3's brevity, cliffhanger ending, and newly-added 3D elements.
As we saw earlier this week, Frozenbyte's head Joel Kinnunen has already taken to Steam's boards to explain why the game wasn't as many of its fans wasn't all they'd expected. The studio's now followed that up with a new video, which responds to the furious complaints over Trine 3's abrupt conclusion.
"In hindsight, our biggest mistake was that we didn't let you all know that we had plans to split the game's story into different parts, or that »
Galaxy Quest: Amazon Prime pick up TV series
22 hours ago
The TV series based on 1999 film Galaxy Quest has found a backer and a place to air – Amazon Prime has announced its support…
It’s been months since we first heard anything about the upcoming TV version of Galaxy Quest.
Back in April we were told that a TV spin-off was in the works, but then we got nothing but silence for months. Now, though, nearly half a year later, we finally have some more information to share.
The Galaxy Quest TV series has found a home at Amazon Prime, marking the latest attempt by the young streaming service to recruit a few more subscribers by supporting a familiar name. Perhaps we should assume, then, that saving Ripper Street scored Amazon some good sign-up numbers as well as that outpouring of online good will.
Time: new sci-fi series from The Shield and Supernatural creators in development
22 hours ago
Sometimes a news story hits the web that ticks all the right boxes. They can be hard to be cynical about. This is one of those occasions.
The two talented writers - who could be called the 'Time Team,' if that name wasn't already taken by a show about digging - have landed a pilot production order at NBC. They’ll now be looking to find a cast and a director to bring a taster of their vision to life.
The show will focus on “an unlikely trio traveling through time to battle unknown »
Scream episode 9 review: The Dance
27 August 2015 11:22 PM, PDT
The penultimate episode of Scream's first season leaves us with plenty of tantalising questions for the finale...
This review contains spoilers.
1.9 The Dance
You know it’s going to be good when a bunch of teens in the middle of a slasher show end up at a dance, especially when that show is Scream. After all, one of the major instigating events--if not the event--that propelled Brandon James into full Lakewood urban legend boogeyman mode happened at the Halloween dance 20 years ago.
There’s a lot of ground to cover before we even get to the dance this week, though. First, it caught my eye during the opening credits that this episode is directed by Ti West, whose The House Of The Devil is one of my favourite horror movies of the past few years. West’s ability to set a moody tone is potentially great for a series like Scream. »
Geeks Vs Loneliness: facing depression
27 August 2015 10:43 PM, PDT
If you're struggling with depression, or know somebody who is, then maybe one or two tips here might help in some way...
If this is the first time you’d read one of our Geeks Vs Loneliness pieces, then two things. Firstly, welcome, and secondly, it’s the latest in a series of short pieces, where we just want to discuss a few things that may help if particular issues are affecting you or those around you. Lots of links to other articles we've run are at the bottom there.
We’ve chatted around the subject of depression a fair amount thus far, whilst not always talking about the illness itself. Inevitably, it’s a far bigger subject than just one post, but we wanted just to put across a few things if you’re facing depression, and struggling to find too many ways forward.
Firstly, importantly, as much as it may feel the case, »
Prometheus 2 is definitely Ridley Scott's next film
27 August 2015 10:27 PM, PDT
There were suggestions at one stage that Ridley Scott would pass on directing the sequel to Prometheus, and take a producer role on the new movie. After all, his slate of projects is hardly small, and he's making major, complicated films at a rate of one a year right now. His next, The Martian, is due out in the autumn.
In recent months, it then started to look as if he was interested once more in directing Prometheus 2 himself, and so it became a case of seeing where the film would land on his slate. Pretty much right now is the answer. The movie is reported to head into production early in 2016, and chatting to Empire, he's confirmed what he's up to next.
"I was already on to my next movie", Scott said, »
Paddington crosses 1m DVD & Blu-ray sales in UK
27 August 2015 10:24 PM, PDT
Paddington is the biggest selling disc of the year in the UK so far - and it's just rushed to a big sales landmark...
We've not talked about Paddington for a long time, but we thought this was rather a pleasant little success story. The film's box office take was a far higher than expected $263m on its release last year (and it's still got a territory or two to open in). That alone kickstarted talk of a Paddington 2, although little has been heard of that recently. It'll happen, but just not quite yet.
However, the film has now become the first to pass the one million DVD and Blu-ray sales mark in the UK this year. And what's even more impressive about that is that it's not yet been discounted. We're increasingly used to films coming down in price some six weeks after their initial release, and yet Paddington hasn't, »
Captain America: Civil War new poster, Hawkeye costume
27 August 2015 10:20 PM, PDT
The promotional campaign for the film, while they're doing that, will be kicking off in earnest, and the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War is due this side of Christmas. We still don't know quite when, we should point out.
But what we do have is a new piece of promotional art, which begins to ask the question 'Whose side are you on?', that lies at the heart of the new film. And as you can see from the artwork, that was Tweeted out by Jeremy Renner, the civil war seems to have the most »
Batman V Superman: Henry Cavill on comic book movie fatigue
27 August 2015 10:16 PM, PDT
"People will complain about it all the time", notes Henry Cavill of the continued flood of superhero movies...
Oddly enough, 2015 hasn't been as heavy a year for big comic book movies as we've had, nor is it close to what we're getting in 2016 (and beyond). Yet the question of comic book movie fatigue - and in particular, superhero movie fatigue - continually arises nonetheless (not least in the light of the underwhelming box office response to Fantastic Four).
So much so that, as he continues to promote The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Henry Cavill - Superman himself - has been asked for his view. Not least in a year that's also seen the rise of several spy movies again.
"I think it's anything which is prevalent and on top people are going to complain about", Cavill said. "At the moment, the superhero genre is the most prevalent genre out there despite »
Doctor Strange: Mads Mikkelsen to play a villain
27 August 2015 10:13 PM, PDT
Production starts later in the year on Marvel's next production, Doctor Strange. Scott Derrickson is directing this one, which has long since now cast Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. Further members of the cast include Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
And now another name can be added.
The latest to join the Marvel cinematic universe is Mads Mikkelsen, best known for his starring role in Hannibal, and for his villain role in Casino Royale (although check out The Hunt if you haven't, a really strong, impressive piece of work).
Mikkelsen is currently shooting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Variety now reports that he's set to take on one of the villain roles in Doctor Strange. The exact role hasn't been identified at this stage. Note that at one stage, »
First image: Michael Fassbender in Assassin's Creed
27 August 2015 8:37 AM, PDT
At long, long last, the Assassin's Creed movie is about to go in front of the cameras. And we've got the very first official image - not withstanding the holding poster - from the movie.
It features Michael Fassbender in the role of Callum Lynch, a brand new character being introduced in the Assassin's Creed mythos. The movie, confirms Yahoo, isn't going to tell the story of any of the existing games, and instead is moving the action to 15th century Spain. Thus, whilst it'll exist in the Assassin's Creed world, the movie will be exploring a part of history that the games haven't addressed yet.
Here's Mr Fassbender...
There's an official synopsis that's been released too....
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, »
Star Wars: Rogue One - Mads Mikkelsen on his mystery role
27 August 2015 8:10 AM, PDT
Now, Mikkelsen's previous run of form might lead you to assume he's playing the bad guy in Gareth Edwards' 2016 spin-off. Mikkelsen has, after all, played the villain in Casino Royale and Hannibal, and even been faintly terrifying in some of his other roles (see Nicolas Winding Refn's very weird Valhalla Rising).
But in an interview with Danish outlet Ekstra Bladet, Mikkelsen refuted the suggestion that he might be set to play someone evil and Sith-like in Rogue One. "No, my character is actually not a bad guy, and I can't say anymore," Mikkelsen told the paper. "I can say that the movie will »
The top 25 secret agents in film
27 August 2015 6:43 AM, PDT
Ahead of American Ultra's arrival in UK cinemas, here's our pick of the 25 finest, sneakiest secret agents in film...
Operatives. Spies. Moles. Infiltrators. Secret agents go by many names. In fact, Britain's national security agency doesn't even call them agents - they're covert human intelligence sources, or simply “officers".
Whatever we choose to call them, secret agents lead necessarily furtive and obscure lives - so obscure that most of what we know about them is defined by what we've seen and read in books and movies.
During the Cold War, the image of the secret agent as a well-groomed sophisticate in a suit proliferated all over the world, and even in the high-tech landscape of the 21st century, that image still stands - just look at such movies as Kingsman: The Secret Service, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and, of course, the Bond franchise. But secret agents can come in many other guises, »
Sherlock: new Benedict Cumberbatch action figure unveiled
27 August 2015 4:16 AM, PDT
What's 5 inches tall, made of plastic and solves crimes? Why, this new Sherlock Holmes action figure...
Sherlock fans with Christmas lists to draw up might want to include this little beauty on their notes to the North Pole. Due out in December from Underground Toys, it's a five-inch action figure of Sherlock Holmes as played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC series.
Little Sherlock comes complete with poseable arms (useful for gesticulating, ruffling his hair after crashing through glass windows, and playing the violin), an iPhone, a tiny human skull, and of course, the Stradivarius.
Here's a closer look at the figure, in and out of the box:
The Sherlock action figure is expected to retail for around £14.99, but early birds can get a few quid off that price by pre-ordering via the BBC shop here, where it's selling for £12.99.
While we wait for the range to expand to include »
See The Visit with us early and for free, with M Night Shyamalan Q&A!
27 August 2015 3:26 AM, PDT
For our latest London free preview screening event, we're being joined by M Night Shyamalan! Here's how to get a seat...
Arriving in cinemas on Wednesday 9th September in the UK is the new thriller from writer/director M Night Shyamalan, The Visit. With strong word of mouth already, we’re giving Den Of Geek readers the chance to see it the week before at a very special screening event.
And that’s not all. For once the film has finished, we’re going to be joined by M Night Shyamalan in person, for an on-stage Q&A. This isn’t going to be one of these Q&As where you watch someone at the front ask all the questions, either. We’re keen to open the floor up, and give as many of you as possible the chance to ask him a question.
Inevitably, we have limits on the »
LawBreakers: new free-to-play Fps from Cliff Bleszinski
27 August 2015 1:37 AM, PDT
Here's the first trailer for LawBreakers, the free-to-play Fps from Cliff Bleszinski....
When Cliff Bleszinski left Epic a few years ago, he left behind some of the biggest franchises in gaming, including Unreal and Gears Of War. The natural question followed: what's he going to do the next.
LawBreakers is the answer. The debut title from his new studio Boss Key Productions, it's a free-to-play multiplayer Fps with a twist: gravity's all over the shop. As we understand it, LawBreakers will take place in an arena where the floor's deadly to touch, which means that players will have to divide their attention between staying alive - using grappling hooks and jet packs - while gunning down opponents.
Firmer details are still a bit sketchy, with the debut trailer focusing on Hollywood theatrics rather than the mechanics of the game itself. But the promo also teases an inbound gameplay trailer, to »
Narcos: Netflix's new crime thriller is worth sticking with
27 August 2015 1:22 AM, PDT
Released today on Netflix, crime thriller Narcos stumbles early on but rapidly improves. Here's our spoiler-free review...
How much you enjoy the first episode of Narcos depends very strongly on how you feel about voiceover. The first hour of Netflix’s new Pablo Escobar series is essentially a long montage of character moments and exposition, none of which is particularly cohesive. It seems like it’s stylistically trying to evoke Goodfellas, but ultimately it feels clumsy and lazy. Every little piece of information is told to us by the drawl of Boyd Holbrook’s Steve Murphy, who gives us no reason to empathise with him unless you’re drawn to cheesy lines and posing machismo. There is no sense of tension or stakes and it’s hard to care much about any of what is happening on screen.
Outside of what he did for a living, my knowledge of Pablo Escobar is pretty much non-existent, »
Hannibal season 3 episode 12 review: The Number Of The Beast Is 666
27 August 2015 1:01 AM, PDT
Hannibal season 3 appears to be gearing up towards a bloody finale to rival even the spectacular end of season 2...
This review contains spoilers.
3.12 The Number Of The Beast Is 666
This week’s episode, The Number of the Beast Is 666, is a tragedy. But I mean that generically, not emotionally.
Let’s face it. Dr. Frederick Chilton is a classical tragic figure. That is, he meets all the characteristics of Aristotle’s description of that character. The purported father of tragedy described the tragic hero as being defined by five things: a tragic flaw (or error in judgement), a reversal of fortune caused by that flaw, recognition that his own actions led to his fall, excessive pride or hubris, and a fate out of proportion with the error committed.
Dr. Chilton’s flaw, of course, is that, despite the fact that he is essentially the greatest of second-rate minds, Hannibal has »
Russell T Davies adapting A Midsummer Night’s Dream
27 August 2015 12:59 AM, PDT
Here’s an exciting one. Doctor Who legend Russell T Davies is returning to the BBC (and to Cardiff’s Doctor Who base!), to put his spin on another bastion of British culture – he’s adapting William Shakespeare.
Specifically, Russell T Davies is working on the script for a 90-minute adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His adaptation – which will be directed by David Kerr (Inside No. 9, That Mitchell And Webb Look, Fresh Meat) – is going by the title The Dream.
Although it’s being adapted by Davies, this new staging of the iconic comedy play has been described as ‘a truthful version […] the original play, the original words, the original Shakespeare. Warm and funny, it will have as much attitude and invention as any theatrical interpretation.’
First trailer for Pit People, from the makers of Castle Crashers
27 August 2015 12:52 AM, PDT
From the makers of Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers comes Pit People. Here's the first trailer...
We first became aware of indie dev The Behemoth thanks to Alien Hominid, a button-shatteringly tough run-and-gunner that began life as a Flash game before migrating in overhauled form to consoles. It introduced the studio's penchant for bright, cartoony graphics and a blood-curdling sense of chaos.
Its next big hit was Castle Crashers, a fun, fast-paced homage to belt-scrolling brawlers of old like Double Dragon and Final Fight.
Next up? It's Pit People, which sees The Behemoth take an unexpected foray into turn-based strategy territory. As you can probably guess, the studio's take on the genre isn't of the slow, beard-stroking variety - it's full of humour and surreal character designs. The trailer below suggests that Pit People will have a great deal more pace than we usually see in a strategy title.
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