1. Destiny 2 Season of Dawn brings back a fan-favorite Guardian The Season of Dawn is the next chapter in Destiny 2 Year 3, and while it's led by Osiris the Warlock, all eyes are on Saint-14 the Titan. Saint-14 appears throughout Destiny lore and was briefly mentioned in Destiny 2's Curse of Osiris expansion, but we've never truly met him on account of him being dead. Thanks to the latest timeline McGuffin, that's about to change. And not only are we going to save Saint-14, we're going to fight alongside him in a new activity called the Sundial, all while earning some of the coolest-looking mods and armor in Destiny history. It remains to be seen how well the season performs without a new expansion to prop it up, but there's no denying that the Season of Dawn is freaking awesome on paper. What: Destiny 2 Season of Dawn DLCWhere: PC, PS4, Xbox One When: Tuesday, December 10 2. Terminator: Resistance brings back mediocre movie games We live in a golden age of video … [Read more...] about Release Radar: Our pick of the week’s best TV, movies, and games (December 9-15)
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Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher looked very different in showrunner Lauren Hissrich's original pitch, which featured Ciri as the show's focus and narrator. Based on the fifth book, The Lady of the Lake, she would have been our anchor to the world of The Witcher, but the pitch was missing something. "I realised as I started writing that version that I wasn't getting enough of Geralt and his perspective, because it was being told through Ciri," Hissrich explains in a video from MCM Comic Con. "So it actually took me a while; I went through several versions."Eventually she apparently found a way to give Geralt, Ciri and Yennefer each the attention they deserve, using the The Last Wish and Sword of Destiny, the first two books, along with some stuff unique to the Netflix series.While Geralt is ostensibly the main character, Ciri and Yennefer both play huge roles, so Hissrich wanted to give people a better introduction to them. We'll meet them individually and get to know them … [Read more...] about The Witcher showrunner’s original Netflix pitch had Ciri as the protagonist
2K has announced that a BioShock title is in development at Cloud Chamber, a newly-founded development studio based in San Francisco and Montreal. Cloud Chamber is described as a "collective of storytellers eager to push the frontlines of interactive entertainment by making unique, entertaining, and thoughtful experiences that engage the world." According to 2K and Cloud Chamber, the BioShock title will be in "development for the next several years.""As we continue growing our product portfolio, we remain inspired by opportunities to invest further in our valuable IP, great people, and their collective, long-term potential," said David Ismailer, president of 2K. "BioShock is one of the most beloved, critically praised, and highest-rated franchises of the last console generation. We can’t wait to see where its powerful narrative and iconic, first-person shooter gameplay head in the future with our new studio team at Cloud Chamber leading the charge.”Both Cloud Chamber … [Read more...] about New BioShock Game Officially In Development
Editor's note: The Egypt-set Assassin's Creed Origins is out this week, and in a bold bit of opportunism we thought we'd republish Christian Donlan's wonderful piece on Senet, the board game played by ancient Egyptians. The piece was first published last year. The clay pot theory of historyIt was hard work being dead in ancient Egypt. You had to put the hours in. Upon death, ancient Egyptians believed that your ba - soul is the closest word we have - was kicked loose from your body and freed to roam the lands. This freedom came with limitations, however. Every day your ba left the tomb where your mummy rested and wandered in the heavens. Every night, it had to work its way back home, descending with the sun god to the world of the dead and undergoing great trials, before it finally rejoined the body in an act of supreme spiritual renewal. As above, so below: the Egyptians believed that the sun was born every morning and died every evening. The ba mimicked its journey through the sky. … [Read more...] about Why did ancient Egypt spend 3000 years playing a game nobody else liked?
Publisher Izanagi Games has announced a new mystery FMV game called Death Come True. Details are sparse at the moment, but the "authentic full-motion video game" is being written and directed by Danganronpa series creator, Kazutaka Kodaka.The official website teases the game's six-strong cast, and if their clothing is anything to go by, Death Come True hasn't lost any of Kodaka's previous eccentricity in the move to full-motion video. The tagline asks, "Is this a movie or a game? The story starts with your selections," and a countdown ending on December 10 at 12:00 AM PT/3:00 PM ET/8:00 pm GMT promises to reveal the game's lead actor.It will be interesting to see if Death Come True adopts a similar structure to the Danganronpa series--a host of bizarre visual novels that pits a cast of high school students against an evil bear in a battle royale-esque game of murder. The series is comprised of five core games, but its popularity has also spawned numerous spin-offs and both anime and … [Read more...] about Death Come True Is A New Mystery FMV Game From The Creator Of Danganronpa