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Despite a release somewhat marred with mediocre review scores and some truly terrifying bugs (they have no faces!), Assassin’s Creed: Unity has performed well at the UK game charts, coming in at second place.
The game was unable to unseat the behemoth that is Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (which just recently usurped FIFA 15 after a massive stint at the top) but it only missed out on the top spot by a tiny 16,000 sales. That’s after Call of Duty was reported to have had a 77% drop in sales.
Over on Xbox One, Halo: The Master Chief Collection entered the UK chart at number 3. It’s impressive for an exclusive title and is the highest launch for a Microsoft-published »
- Tom Powter
The release of World of Warcraft‘s fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor, has had players return to Blizzard’s seminal Mmo in their droves, after the company revealed that the game’s subscriber count has eased past 10 million strong for the first time in three years.
As a matter of fact, the company sold through a staggering 3.3 million copies of Warlords of Draenor in just 24 hours — a statistic that hasn’t been met since the launch of Cataclysm back in 2010.
In response to these promising numbers, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime, released the following message of thanks.
“We’re thrilled that so many players jumped in to play Warlords of Draenor on day one and are having a great time with the new content. We poured a lot of hard work and passion into this expansion, and we appreciate all the kind words from players and the overwhelming »
- Michael Briers
Blizzard has announced plans to offer World of Warcraft subscribers free game time to appease those affected by the server issues brought about by Warlords of Draenor.
The recently-released expansion caused a significant spike in users on the Mmo’s servers, resulting in egregious load times as budding explorers attempted to venture back into Aezroth once again.
Taking to the official Battle.net forum, World of Warcraft‘s executive producer J. Allen Brack offered his solidarity to subscribers, stating that the quality of the content doesn’t excuse the problematic launch.
The first two days of the expansion were not a great experience, with many of you facing high queues or significant gameplay problems. To help address this, we’ve expanded the new instancing tech we used to improve queues on Saturday and we’re continuing the process of applying that to raise the capacity of all realms again.
- Michael Briers
With Warlords of Draenor pumping fresh life into Blizzard’s seminal World of Warcraft just this week, Coffee Stain Studios have went one over with plans to introduce an Mmo component into their delightfully ludicrous PC title, Goat Simulator – well, sort of. You see, come Thursday, the company will release a free expansion through Steam for the slapstick game that will bring about a Mmo simulation “so good you’ll think it’s real.”
Previously confined to a single-player experience with a complimentary co-op mode, Goat Simulator‘s latest patch will introduce players to a fantasy setting wherein sheep and goats are embroiled in war. Taking up arms as either a Warrior, Rouge (yes, that is one of the game’s character classes), or a talking Microwave, users can explore the region and even progress all the way to level 101 in typical RPG fashion.
The expansion will be available free »
- Michael Briers
Assassin’s Creed: Unity had an impressive debut in the UK charts after Ubisoft’s Parisian adventure entered the standings in second place, missing out on the top spot by a mere 16,000 copies, according to retail analyst Chart-Track.
As expected, that top spot was occupied by Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare again this week, with Sledgehammer Games’ first-person shooter marking its second consecutive week at number one despite a 77% drop in sales.
Here’s this week’s comprehensive top ten, courtesy of GfK:
1) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
2) Assassin’s Creed: Unity
3) Halo: The Master Chief Collection
4) FIFA 15
5) Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
6) Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
7) Minecraft: Playstation Edition
8) Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
9) World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
Ubisoft’s other entry into the historical franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue entered at sixth place and while the last-gen title launched to a significantly higher install base across »
- Michael Briers
There are few deep niches of film fandom more arbitrary than analyzing a film’s logo. But, these days, when movies are promoted so far in advance, sometimes it’s the best fans can do. We saw this happen recently with Star Wars: The Force Awakens; now it is happening with Duncan Jones‘s Warcraft. At San Diego Comic-Con […]
The post See How the ‘Warcraft’ Movie Logo Changed From Comic-Con to BlizzCon appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Take a look at some of the biggest games of this holiday season: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Assassin's Creed Unity. Far Cry 4. Dragon Age: Inquisition. These are the games that we'll all be talking about over the coming weeks. They're also all rated Mature—recommended for ages 17 and up. Sure, there are fantastic games geared for the young and young at heart—games like Skylanders: Trap Team and Disney Infinity or Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. But you won't see many essays on these. Outside of the rare exception —your Minecraft, your League of Legends—all ages titles don't »
- Joshua Rivera
Warner Bros. and DC may have found their female director for the upcoming Wonder Woman standalone movie starring Gal Gadot. The studio has entered talks with Breaking Bad producer and director Michelle MacLaren, also known for directing episodes of two of TV's most popular series, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.
Plot details for this Justice League spinoff are being kept under wraps. It is not known if this will be an origin movie, as the character will first be introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hits theaters a year earlier in 2016. This is the first time Wonder Woman has ever been depicted on the big screen. There have been many attempts over the years to launch a Wonder Woman franchise, »
Smosh Games has released a new episode of their Honest Game Trailer series, and this one hilariously focuses on the epic fantasy adventure World of Warcraft. The Honest Trailer team at Screen Junkies teamed up with Smosh to help develop these humous game trailers for you to enjoy. I never got into the multiplayer online role-playing, I just couldn't afford to get sucked into it, and I can easily get sucked in and addicted to things. For those of you who have crossed over into the World of Warcraft I'm sure you'll get a kick out of this.
From the company who never met a game they couldn't postpone, comes a more effective form of teenage abstinence than acne, sex ed, and the catholic church combined, World of Warcraft.
To watch their Final Fantasy VII Honest Trailer click here, and for their Destiny Honest Trailer click here.
- Joey Paur
This week is dominated by 2 huge franchises. The latest Assassin’s Creed lands in shops late this week, including a last generation specific version for PS3/Xbox 360 owners and family favourite Lego Batman 3 hits stores with plenty of time to fill many kids Christmas presents wishes.
Game Format Release Date Publisher Assassin’s Creed Rogue PS4/Xbox 360 11/11/14 Ubisoft Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox One 11/11/14 Microsoft Tetris Ultimate 3Ds 11/11/14 Ubisoft Valkyria Chronicles PC 11/11/14 Sega Space Hulk: Ascension PC/Mac 12/11/14 Full Control Assassin’s Creed Unity PC/PS4/Xbox One 13/11/14 Ubisoft World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor PC 13/11/14 Blizzard Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham 3Ds/PC/PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One/WiiU 14/11/14 Warner Bros. Tales of Hearts R Vita 14/11/14 Bandai Namco
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- Andy Naylor
Earlier tonight, actor Toby Kebbell (Dead Man's Shoes, Wrath Of The Titans, Warcraft) sent fans into a right tizzy when he revealed a few details about his take on Doctor Doom in Josh Trank's upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. It turns out this incarnation of the classic Marvel villain will be a computer programmer named Victor Domashev, and he will use the blogger ID "Doom". A lot of people were already on the fence about this movie, and this will surely have knocked 'em off on the "this sounds bloody rubbish" side of the garden. Here is the video interview, in which Kebbel also spills some new info on the voice he'll be using for Domashev. He says that was the one thing he felt he could fully influence, and though he's playing him with an American accent, he wanted to add in a foreign inflection. I always try to »
Is the game company Blizzard Entertainment hoping to get in on the success of animated films created by Pixar and Dreamworks? The biggest movie-related announcement to come out of Blizzard’s annual Blizzcon convention was the info about Warcraft, the film directed by Duncan Jones based on Blizzard’s set of strategy and RPG games. But the game […]
The post Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ Game Trailer Is a Movie Announcement Waiting to Happen appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
Update: We’ve added the a video of the entire Warcraft movie panel from Blizzcon 2014, alongside a few photos from the event, forwarded by our friend Reza L. Blizzard also revealed the characters and cast of the Warcraft movie, which we have posted here. Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) wrapped Warcraft a while ago, and is […]
The post Watch The Entire Warcraft Movie Panel From Blizzcon 2014 appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
In the video game industry, this past weekend was all about one publisher: Blizzard Entertainment. The studio’s annual BlizzCon convention brought with it a hoard of new announcements for titles like StarCraft 2 and Hearthstone, but the biggest name at the event was undoubtedly Duncan Jones’ Warcraft — the director’s big-screen take on Bilzzard’s long-running Mmo.
And so, hot on the heels of the recent promo posters, a fresh batch of stills have made their way online that showcase the film’s leading cast members. Trumpeting the likes of Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Ben Foster, the images also point to which roles those stars will be playing come 2016.
Alas, for those who aren’t well versed in the lore of Azeroth, the monikers will be essentially meaningless, but Jones’ adaptation will still orbit around the aeon-old battle between The Alliance and The Horde, and we »
- Michael Briers
For Blizzard Entertainment, 2014 has proven to be a vital year. Up until now, World of Warcraft‘s subscriber numbers had been steadily waning, and with a lack of new IP, many mistakingly assumed that the best days for the esteemed developer were firmly behind us. But at this year’s annual BlizzCon event, the publisher effectively silenced the naysayers with a string of new content for StarCraft 2, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and an all-new IP in team-based shooter, Overwatch.
It was undeniably a bold showcase from Blizzard as it looked to outline its vision for the future; one that won’t include the recently cancelled Mmo, Titan. But amidst all of that, the publisher also made some time for World of Warcraft ahead of its ten-year anniversary by releasing a documentary on the seminal multiplayer title. The extensive clip, which you can check out above, essentially outlines the rise of »
- Michael Briers
Warcraft Movie Panel - Blizzcon 2014
Warcraft director Duncan Jones, Senior VP of Story and Franchise Development Chris Metzen and VFX Supervisor Bill Westenhofer participated in the Blizzcon panel over the weekend, moderated by Nerdist’s Chris Hardwick. The trio spoke about how they went adapting a huge gaming universe into a two-hour film, and revealed that the film would attempt to tell the story of World of Warcraft giving equal weight to the human Alliance and the Horde of Orcs. “I thought it was very important that the film allowed you to be on either side of the conflict,” Jones said at the panel.
Westenhofer did not create the orcs out of green screens – actors played the creatures in motion capture – but he did transform the performances from human to Orc, »
Hollywood has a huge year coming in 2016, with titles like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, a new Star Wars movie, and much more hitting theaters . but before all those big blockbusters hit, we will have Duncan Jones. Warcraft. After years of development, the epic video game adaptation has been scheduled for release on March 11, 2016 . which surely has gamers around the world glowing with glee. And while there.s still a great deal of time to wait before the film hits theaters, this weekend we learned a ton of new details about the movie that should get fans very excited. The annual Blizzcon was held down in Anaheim, California these past few days, and during a presentation about the upcoming Warcraft movie (via SlashFilm), it was revealed who the fantastic actors in the movie.s cast will be playing. We.ve broken it all down for »
Sneak Peek new teaser posters, plus your first look @ the 'orc' named 'Orgrim', from writer/director Duncan Jones' upcoming 3D fantasy feature "Warcraft", based on the Blizzard Entertainment "World Of Warcraft" video game series:
"...'Warcraft' follows the origins of the of the initial encounters between humans and 'orcs', with an emphasis on the 'Alliance' and the 'Horde' sides of their conflict, including characters 'Durotan' and 'Lothar', set in a variety of locations first established in the video game series..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Warcraft" ...
- Michael Stevens
Blizzard Entertainment’s big annual event BlizzCon hit the Anaheim Convention Center south of Los Angeles this weekend and director Duncan Jones was there to unveil new details about the Warcraft movie headed to cinemas in 2016. He was also on hand to show off the posters for the conflicting sides in the combat, which you can check out lower down the page.Aiming to delve into the reasons, problems and consequences of war, Jones’ film will take a look at the combat from both sides: the mortal Alliance races and the seemingly evil, destructive Horde comprised of orcs, trolls and more.The main characters for the Alliance side include Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel), a war hero who has sacrificed everything to keep the people of Azeroth safe; King Llane Wrynn (Dominic Cooper), the leader of the Alliance city of Stormwind and a beacon of hope to its people in a »
Following this weekend's convention panel and teaser poster release, Legendary Pictures has revealed two more pieces of character promo art from the upcoming "Warcraft" film adaptation based on the popular video game franchise.
The first is Dominic Cooper as King Llane Wrynn, the leader of the Alliance city of Stormwind and a beacon of hope for his people. The other is the CG character Orgrim, played by Rob Kazinsky, who is right hand man to Durotan and a brave warrior.
- Garth Franklin
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