Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is a new kind of experiment from Netflix. It’s billed as the company’s first real foray into adult-oriented “interactive films” — Choose Your Own Adventure-style programming that ask viewers to decide what will happen next. With choices popping up at the bottom of the screen that allow the viewer to decide what the main character will do next, Bandersnatch is caught somewhere between a video game and a movie without ever committing to one direction. The film, set in 1984, follows Stefan Butler (Fionn Whitehead), a 19-year-old computer programmer who’s obsessed with adapting his favorite book into a video game. That book is a Choose Your Own Adventure-style adventure novel he found among his late mother’s possessions called Bandersnatch, and Stefan wants his game to feature just as many choices as the novel it’s based on. Thanks to a brief but impressive demo of his game, Stefan is hired by a video game … [Read more...] about Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is fun, but doesn’t quite work as a movie or a game
Hurrah! Mark Darrah has gone so far as to confirm that BioWare is working on a new Dragon Age game. He’s the executive producer for both Anthem and Dragon Age, and he’s tweeted to say that while Anthem is next in line, “there are people hard at work on both franchises”. We’ve heard roundabout confirmation before but this is solid and direct. And yet, as the Coen brothers would say, would that it were so simple. According to Kotaku’s sources, BioWare only have a small team working on Dragon Age – with the bulk of their staff focused on Anthem. That’s not too surprising considering the new Dragon Age game hasn’t even been announced, but it does mean it’ll be a loooong time before we see Dragon Age 4. As far off as it may be, I’m still gonna stop me using this as an opportunity to tell you about what I want to see from BioWare’s next fantasy RPG. Here’s the tweet: Now, what do I want from Dragon Age 4? … [Read more...] about Dragon goes on: BioWare confirm they’re working on a new Dragon Age
The Burnout franchise is a beloved racing franchise that puts an emphasis on the action elements of racing fast. Unfortunately, the franchise has remained dormant for quite a while as original developer Criterion Games has gone on to support other studios with projects like Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Battlefield Hardline. Even though it appears that a new Burnout game isn’t in the near future, evidence of a remastered version of Burnout Paradise continues to mount. The latest nugget of information comes from the online entertainment retailer known as Base.com. The UK specialist added a pre-order listing for Burnout Paradise HD on the PlayStation 4. The game comes in at 39.99 British pounds, roughly $55 with a release date of March 30, 2018. No other information is included outside of the original box art and a description that depicts an older trailer for The Ultimate Box edition which originally launched back in 2009. While EA has yet to confirm or deny the existence of … [Read more...] about Burnout Paradise HD Remaster in the Works?
This weekend’s Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta is the first time the public at large have been let loose on Bandai Namco’s anime fighter, and it really showed.There’s even talk of the beta being extended to make up for maintenance and downtime. When you finally make your way through to a match though, Dragon Ball FighterZ is brilliant. A frantic but accessible mix of blurred fists and explosions, Dragon Ball FighterZ succeeds in combining solid mechanical foundations with an art style that so faithfully captures the spirit of the iconic anime that it’s hard not to be taken in. The orange gi, the glowing hair, the trademark “hwa-hu-heh” grunts of super saiyans facing off in a hand-to-hand showdown; it’s all here. The game’s wider presentation is cool too. Players join a lobby social space before picking a mode, where you choose a chibi version of one of Dragon Ball FighterZ’s varied roster to wander about as. As for scenery, … [Read more...] about Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta is great when it actually works
It seems Microsoft is working on a “Career” system for Xbox Live. A new Xbox Live feature dubbed “Career” is currently in the early phase of development, according to a report. According to information published by Windows Central, it’s possible Career is part of the updated achievements system which goes “beyond” the current Gamerscore system Microsoft is working on at the moment. In August 2017, Xbox Platform corporate voice president Mike Ybarra said some “bold” changes were being discussed regarding the achievement system. Ybarra hinted at different ways in which Xbox and Windows 10 users could show off their Gamerscore, stating the new system would “fundamentally change the concept” of Xbox Achievements. Today’s Windows Central report suggests its possible “Career” is a feature of the updated system, or at least an extension of it. Documentation provided to the site referred it to the … [Read more...] about Xbox Career feature in the works with levels and loot crate rewards may tie into revamped achievement system – report