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Trailer For Starz’s Ballet Drama Flesh And Bone Is More Black Swan Than Bunheads

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Black Swan didn’t exactly spark a spree of crazy-ballerina dramas, but the Darren Aronofsky-directed film’s influence can be keenly felt in the new trailer for Starz’s upcoming drama Flesh and Bone, from Breaking Bad producer Moira Walley-Beckett.

The drama follows the remarkable life of a young woman who endures the vicious, mercurial tendencies of the artistic director (Ben Daniels) at one of New York City’s most prestigious dance schools, in hopes of becoming a truly great ballerina.

In its first trailer, Flesh and Bone looks like a real step up for Starz, which has scored one big hit in time-traveling drama Outlander but still lacks the acclaim of competing premium networks like HBO and Showtime. With Animal Kingdom and The Rover director David Michod helming the pilot, and Walley-Beckett involved with the writing of all eight episodes in the first season, Starz has certainly assembled »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Rare Gearing Up To Reveal New Title At E3, According To Report

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E3 2015 will herald an all-new game from the creative minds at Rare, according to an as-yet-unconfirmed report.

IGN has unearthed a Tweet from a member of the studio – Creative Director Simon Woodroffe – who hinted that a new project will be unveiled under the lights at the Los Angeles Convention Center. As his Twitter messages are protected, we’re unable to embed the statement in question, though Woodroffe’s Tweet is as follows:

“E3 will tell the world what Gregg Mayles new project is about.”

Another member of the community asked a follow-up question: whether said project is a sequel or a new IP, Woodroffe replied, “All I can give here is a quote from the man himself, ‘This is more fun than anything we’ve ever done.'”

While his statements are yet to be confirmed by either Rare or Microsoft, they do align with earlier quotes by fellow developers at the studio. »

- Michael Briers

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Silent Hills Fan Petition To Save Doomed Horror Game Storms Past 80,000 Signatures

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If you, like us, are still mourning the cancellation of Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro’s Silent Hills, a Change.org petition calling for the creative pair to return to the ill-fated project may offer some solace.

At the time of writing, the passionate battle cry has accumulated over 80,000 signatures, and though it’s unlikely that the online rally will impact Konami’s seemingly steadfast stance on the canned horror game, the heartfelt poll is admirable nonetheless.

Spearheaded by user Yauheni, the open letter addresses Kojima and del Toro directly with one earnest request: to return to Silent Hills and deliver on what was once promised.

Dear Hideo and Guillermo,

Hearing the cancellation of one of the most anticipated horror games is about the most heartbreaking thing horror fans had to swallow this year. Since the first sight of the P.T Demo it was instant love, and it »

- Michael Briers

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ABC Cancels Revenge; Drama To End After Four Seasons

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It took four seasons, but Emily Thorne finally got her Revenge, and now ABC has opted not to renew the once-popular series for an additional season.

Viewers of the drama, which stars Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe, likely expected the news, given how much the most recent season finale felt like a series ender. Stowe’s character, Victoria Grayson, who had served as the main antagonist from the very first episode, was killed off earlier this season.

Additionally, Josh Bowman, who had been with the show since its premiere back in 2011, saw his character die dramatically, leaving just VanCamp, Nick Wechsler and Gabriel Mann as the original cast members left standing. Revenge has racked up quite a body count during its run, with regulars Henry Czerny, Connor Paolo and Barry Sloane all meeting with sticky ends at various points.

Showrunner Sunil Nayar spoke to Entertainment Weekly, confirming the cancellation. “We »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Access Games’ Murder Mystery Title D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Headed To PC

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Japanese Game Director Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro has revealed that his quirky murder mystery title, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, will be ported from Xbox One onto PC in the coming weeks.

The announcement is a testimony to how well the game has performed on Microsoft’s home console since release, racking up an impressive 1.3 million downloads in total. In the transition from platform to platform, developer Access Games is targeting 60 frames-per-second within D4‘s recommended specs (see below), all the while teasing that load times have been greatly improved and any technical bugs have since been ironed out.

To be available through Steam, PC owners can expect D4 to launch on Valve’s digital storefront replete with trading cards, cloud saving and even Steam achievements. Finally, Suehiro confirmed that the PC version can be played entirely using a mouse and keyboard, as opposed to the Kinetic-centric interface that the game launched with originally. »

- Michael Briers

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Yooka-Laylee Is Now The Fastest Video Game Project To Reach $1 Million On Kickstarter

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The so-called “Rare-vival” has ostensibly been accomplished. Playtonic Games, formed by staffers of the prestigious British company, launched a Kickstarter campaign only a few days ago to generate funds for the company’s new IP; a Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor known as Yooka-Laylee.

Hitting the crowd-funding website with an initial goal pegged at $175,000, not only did Playtonic’s embryonic platformer blast through this artificial ceiling, Yooka-Laylee is now the fastest video game project to reach $1 million in funding — a feat it accomplished in a mere six hours. Currently hoovering around $1.3 million in total, the studio has stormed past all of its stretch goals thus far, ensuring that the final build includes a multiplayer segment not to mention the fact that the platformer will ship for all platforms simultaneously.

According to Playtonic, the 3D, N64-inspired title will release for PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U in the latter »

- Michael Briers

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Josh Trank Lost Star Wars Gig Over Fantastic Four Problems

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Star Wars aficionados got a bit of a shock on Friday when Chronicle director Josh Trank, who had been working for nearly a year on the second stand-alone film (following Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One) in the franchise’s expanded universe, left the still-unnamed project. Now, though Trank stated he had “made a personal decision” to jump ship, others report that the director’s unusual work ethic on Fox’s Fantastic Four movie set off alarm bells over at Lucasfilm and led to his ouster.

Trank’s exit appears to have been a long time coming – back in April, he didn’t appear at a Star Wars event in Anaheim, Cali., which he had previously been scheduled to attend. The director claimed he had fallen ill at the time, but The Hollywood Reporter, which had the scoop on Trank’s firing, cites “knowledgeable sources” that explain Lucasfilm had revoked the director »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Chroma Squad Review

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A staple of Japanese pop culture that has also left its mark on the West is the Super Sentai series. Focusing on fighters with colorful outfits, villains in rubber monster suits and tons of flashy explosions and fighting, the series is probably best known to Americans as being the inspiration for the long-running Power Rangers TV show. Now, indie developer Behold Studios is paying tribute to this very concept with Chroma Squad, a novel mix of turn-based strategy RPG mechanics with some simulation components to boot. The result is a title that’s charming, witty, surprisingly deep, and most importantly, fun.

Chroma Squad sees five TV stuntmen leaving their bossy director and starting their own indie studio in order to create a fresh new Sentai-styled series. Now on their own, they’ll have to deal with both successfully filming each episode and managing their money and equipment, along with their »

- John Fleury

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Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass To Feature Batgirl, Classic Batmobiles And More

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When it was announced last week, many were upset by the Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass. Rocksteady revealed little about what content was actually going to be included and instead, all they told us was that it would supply Dlc for the game for six months following its release and come with a hefty $40 price tag. Thankfully, the studio has heard the reaction from fans and has now issued some additional details on what the bonus content will entail.

The most interesting piece of the Dlc, at least to me, is the “Batgirl: A Matter of Family” story expansion. Taking place before the events of Arkham Knight, little is known about the story outside of the fact that this is the first time Batgirl has been playable in the franchise and that it will take place in a brand new location.

Other major story expansions set to be included in »

- Eric Hall

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First Look At The Entire Suicide Squad Cast In Costume

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Update: David Ayer has also released the first full photo of Will Smith as Deadshot, featuring the character’s iconic mask and eye augmentation. Check it out below!

David Ayer has tweeted out the first official photo of the Suicide Squad cast in costume. Though Jared Leto’s Joker is unfortunately absent (getting some dental work done, perhaps?) and Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller is conspicuously Awol, the rest of Task Force X have assembled, they’re all sporting some very interesting looks:

Task Force X assembled and ready. #SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/fEV7E1aPsm

David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) May 3, 2015

In particular, I’m digging Will Smith’s badass Deadshot costume – he has all the trimmings of a scene stealer in the Warner Bros. flick, which is the third installment of its budding comic-book universe after Man of Steel and 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s also striking »

- James Garcia

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