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The Saints Row series is no stranger to installments in its series being scrapped like the PSP Saints Row title or being completely re-worked into a new game like Saints Row IV. Moneyshot is about you shooting a bullet and guiding it across a semi-open level. It looked quite promising and the video shows off a lot of gameplay.
YouTuber Proto Faggot also has videos of a leaked build of Mighty No. 9 and a prototype version of Rockman X5 (MMX5) as well on his channel.
Capcom announced early in the year that three Resident Evil titles would be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with visual upgrades, 60FPS and more. They were Resident Evil 6, 5 and 4. Resident Evil 6 released first and it was planed that Resident Evil 5 would release next. Now, we can have an idea when it is going to come out thanks to Twitter User Wario64.
The game is planed to release on Xbox One June 28th, which likely means the PS4 release won’t be far behind. When official release dates come out, we will update this story.
Source: Wario64 on Twitter
Video game movies are famous for not being great or at the very least, underwhelming people. 2016 is very interesting in that regard, with many gaming movies coming into theaters. It started this year with Ratchet & Clank releasing alongside the reboot game on PS4 and continues with two live-action films in the Warcraft and Assassins Creed series. But another one came out between Ratchet & Warcraft; Angry Birds.
It is easy to forget that this movie is based off of a video game, as many consider it just a simple game to play on iPhones and Tablets. But the IP is a major one, with it getting promotional material all over the place; many trailers, a new mobile game and advertisement everywhere.
Will this avoid the stigma that video game movies are always bad? Or will it rise to the top and become a solid film?
The plot is very simple, with a island of simple birds minding their own business and live their lives being happy, but one is the exception. Red is a ‘Angry Bird’, having temper issues and being a bit of a loner. He does not get along with the other birds on the island and after a series of events, is forced to visit an anger management class. After Red meeting hyper active yellow bird Chuck, big explosive character Bomb, calm but with a darker side Matilda, and giant bird Terence, we get introduced to the Pigs.
They appear to be friendly but in reality, they are after the birds eggs and after they leave Bird Island with the eggs, Red and the Angry Birds set out to take the Eggs back. The story was penned by former Simpsons Writers and it leads to a good story.
Story-wise, the set up is simple and to the point, but the film has a strong first and third act, with the middle of the movie being a series of gags and jokes about the Pigs visiting Bird Island and Red & friends trying to tell the birds about the pigs real plans. I didn’t mind this much, as the jokes are surprisingly solid, and this is mainly thanks to the great voice delivery.
Jason Sudeikis does a great job voicing the dead-pan Red and Josh Gad’s Chuck is really funny to me, considering Chuck is a very hyper active bird version of Sonic. Some great voice actors include Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage, with them nailing many of the lines they say. The jokes themselves are surprisingly mature for a kids film however. References to laying eggs, replacing curses with other words and other such elements are in the movie. While they aren’t distracting to me, I could see parents having issue with that.
Overall, the first act does a great job setting up the world of the film and the final act does a great job highlighting the gameplay portion of the series. Each bird does something different and its a treat seeing that in action.
The movies presentation has to be noted, as visually, it looks really great. The animation was done by Sony Animated Pictures and it shows; every feather on the birds is animated greatly and there are a lot of fun visual gags with the birds trying to fly and just move around in the world around them. The world also has a lot of visual jokes and the slap-stick used in the movie is done well.
Musically, the film sounds good with the orchestrated remix of the main theme of the series being a nice way to open the film and I felt that music choices were okay enough. It has a mix of music from other artists and while it can be distracting, it doesn’t detract from the movie as a whole to me.
Overall, the movie isn’t something up there with Pixar or Disney Animation honestly, as the plot while simple is a bit unfocused during the middle portion of the film. However, I honestly feel its one of the stronger video game films on the market. The writing is good, presentation is very strong and the overall story is enjoyable as Red’s character arc feels natural and earned by the end of the film.
When rating Movies and TV shows, I would rather have a different rating system. So, this rating score would be ‘Watch’, ‘Wait for Rental’ and ‘Skip It’. Overall, this movie is a watch if you enjoyed the series, as its one of the stronger video game movies out there and I encourage you give it a shot.
Sonic is a character that is no stranger to appearing with other properties, the most famous ones being his playable role in the Smash Brothers series fighting alongside Mega Man, Cloud, Mario and Bayonetta in addition to him going to the Olympics with his buddy Mario. But he might be having a few crossovers with other famous IP.
SEGA put out a survey recently about the series and the above image is a question that pops up. This is very interesting, as Sonic interacted with Disney Characters in Wreck-It Ralph in the past & he is rumored to appear in Lego Dimensions in the future. The Blue Blur’s anniversary will be quite interesting this year if a possible crossover game would happen. If more news develops from this, we will update the story.
World of FF is a Action Role-Playing Game releasing on the PS4 and PS Vita later this year from Square Enix, with a major goal of the project being to introduce the FF series new generations and celebrate the series with cameo’s and appearances of famous characters. Its announced characters like Cloud (FFVII) and Lighting (FFXIII) will be appearing in the game but others were announced to appear in the game today including Undead Princess from Crystal Chronicles and Odin from other FF games.
Detailed in a major update video for the multi-player shooter ‘Payday 2’, the game will be dropping micro-transactions going forward. The community of the game did not like this move the developers made when they originally put micro-transactions into the game last year, so this news should make many happy who enjoyed the game in the past or currently.
NeoGaf Member KDR_11k explained the video in detail:
“According to the video they’re changing it so new safes don’t require drills anymore. This change is not retroactive, possibly because the current safes and drills are already on the Steam Marketplace in their current form. It seems like selling skins on the Marketplace will still be possible. Of course the game’s business model still relies on regularly released DLC packs to fund further development. Unlike microstransactions however these aren’t repeatable or blind purchases, you know exactly what each DLC contains. If you haven’t kept up, the “pay2win” part, the stat bonuses that came with some skins, have been detached from the skins in a previous update and are now earned and equipped separately in a weapon’s stat bonus slot.”
This is great news for Payday 2 as a service going forward.
The popular fighting series Tekken has released on many consoles over the years, with the newest one, Tekken 7, releasing in Japanese Arcades last year. With news on a console version of the title, the only announced platform thus far is the PS4 version. This might change, as recently rumors have come out suggestion a Xbox One and PC version are happening in the future.
Source Comment: “So Bandai Namco was at the MCM Comic Con this and one fellow thought to ask if the game would be coming to other platforms besides the PlayStation 4 and the Bandai Namco representative confirmed it would also be released on Xbox One and PC. It is believed that a release date for Tekken 7 on home consoles and PC will be announced next month, possibly during the E3 Expo.”
With E3 around the corner, we will likely hear more on this as the story develops.