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HBO NOW app releases on Xbox One, 360

The Xbox One just got one app richer with the HBO NOW application. The app, which is currently available, will allow you to obsessively stream HBO shows and movies without requiring a TV cable package. 

The best part of the $15 a month app? Shows will be available on the application as they premiere on HBO. Of course, there will be a slight lag between the program airing (like with HBO GO), but you still get to watch Game of Thrones episodes the night they release.

In addition to that, you'll more than likely be able to cancel your subscription and re-sub every time your favorite show begins a season.

And yes, it will be available on the Xbox 360 – despite Microsoft officially retiring the console from production yesterday. HBO NOW is compatible with the Kinect.

You can still re-download P.T., but it's at your own risk

Back when Konami canceled Silent Hills, the P.T. demo for the game was thoroughly removed  from the PlayStation store.

The game, a collaboration between Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, starring The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus as the protagonist, forever remained a memory for PS4 owners that had deleted the demo. Of course, scalpers quickly took to selling PS4's with the demo still downloaded on the console via eBay – but that was short-lived as well.

Previously, we detailed a risky way of re-downloading P.T. and it appears that another, equally as risky, way has appeared — as long as you had previously downloaded the demo.

The method comes from Wololo.net (via Eurogamer) and it involves both your PC and PS4. The PC will act as a proxy for your PS4, allowing you to download the demo.

Here's the process:

  1. You will first need to download and install a program called SUWI (make sure to leave all the options checked).
  2. Download an IP Checker, get your IP Address and and turn on your PS4.
  3. Go to settings, then network, and setup an internet connection on your PS4. Choose custom setup and select the correct network.

    1. Hit 'automatic' for IP address settings.
    2. Don't touch the DHCP host name (leave unspecified).
    3. 'Automatic' for DNS .
    4. 'Automatic' for MTU.
  4. Then select use for proxy server.
  5. Enter your IP address and set the port number to 808, hit next to complete the setup.
  6. Now, you can go to your library, enter P.T. and set it to download.

Rumor: Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns have complete creative control over the Solo Batman movie

According to the most recent episode of Heroic Insider, hosts Daniel Alder and Umberto Gonzalez are reporting that Batman himself, Ben Affleck and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns will have complete creative control over the upcoming solo Batman film due to release on October 5th, 2018. While this can still be categorized as a rumor, this does seem to fit within some recent events indicated a lot of friction and change going on behind the scenes at Warner Brothers.

In recent days, Director Seth Grahame-Smith departed The Flash over "creative differences" and it was later rumored that the Aquaman director would follow suit. There are allegations that the studio heads at Warner Brothers are clashing with Zack Snyder as well as other figureheads that have been currently overseeing various DC movie projects, and it appears that changes are coming.

We already know that Ben Affleck has written the script for the solo Batman movie and is currently on tap to direct the movie as well, so knowing that he has "complete creative control" over the movie is a logical next step.

It was also recently announced that Marvel Studios has complete creative control over the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming movie as well, which has prompted a positive and reassured reaction from fans. It's quite possible that due to the nature and financial risk that big budget super hero movies are, that we could very well see studios using the term "complete creative control" as a PR tactic to either generate buzz (in the case of Spider-man) or put out fires (in the case of the DC movieverse).

Source: [Heroic Insider]

Fable Legends might not be as dead as we thought

With Microsoft shutting down Lionhead Studios it looked like Fable Legends would die with it., but now it appears like it might not be as dead as previously thought.

A month ago Microsoft Europe announced that they were shutting down two studios, Press-Play and Lionhead Studios UK. Lionhead was developing Fable Legends at the time the studio was shutdown and the project was canceled.

According to reports from MCV, who has three sources at Lionhead, supposedly "discussions are on-going about saving the free-to-play RPG."

The report went on to detail that "staff are being surveyed as to whether they would like to continue working on Legends, or just accept the redundancy package that has been put before them and leave at the end of April." 

So Fable Legends might not be dead after all, as of now, it is in a sort of limbo.

Most of those who worked at Lionhead has quit already, but sources claim that Microsoft's consideration on whether or not to continue on Fable Legends is founded on a few Lionhead employees who are considering independently developing the game. MCV's other sources could not verify if that was why Microsoft was questioning the remaining Lionhead employees.

A spokesperson from Microsoft said "We aren’t sharing additional details beyond that we have ceased development on Fable Legends, and are in discussions with employees at Lionhead about our proposed closure of the studio as well." 

So Fable Legends is not entirely dead, it is still a tad bit alive. But don't get your hopes up.

Playable April Fools’ gag Supertruck apes Superhot, Clustertruck

Developer Landfall Games, the makers of destructive first-person platformer Clustertruck, took a stab at Superhot’s time mechanic in their contribution to the gaming industry’s pool of April Fools’ gags: Supertruck.

“Trucks move only when you move,” the Supertruck announcement video reads. In addition to time manipulation, Supertruck adopts Superhot’s sterile red-on-white aesthetic and iconic slogan: “Super. Truck. Super. Truck.”

“At tinyBuild we take great pride at staying ahead of the trends and do extensive market research into what’s super and hot with gamers,” publisher tinyBuild said in a blog post. “According to recent research, it’s not survival games or battle royales that’ll be hot in 2016—no, it’s trucks.

“Combine trucks with [the] latest trends of red shapes that move only when you move, and we are proud to announce the next blockbuster by tinyBuild and LandFall Games—Super Truck!”

I’d hazard a guess that tinyBuild’s market research made extensive use of a calendar. You can download Supertruck for free via tinyBuild's site. 

Source: tinyBuild

Via: PC Gamer

Zombieland 2 set to begin filming this Summer

Towards the beginning of April Zombieland 2 was officially revealed to be in development. The announcement came with almost no details what-so-ever, besides the fact that the film was still happening despite the silence surrounding it.

According to reports, Zombieland 2 will begin filming in Atlanta, Georgia this August. Other than this tidbit of information, Zombieland 2 remains shrouded in mystery.

As far as we know, Ruben Fleischer, the director from 2009's Zombieland will be returning to man the helm, along with co-writer, Paul Wernick. Whether Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin will return is unknown, but hoped for.

Initial production for the film began in September 2014 before drifting into some kind of limbo.

New Mafia 3 story trailer coming tomorrow

2K has announced that we'll be getting our first trailer of the year for Mafia 3 tomorrow. It will be called One Way Road and explain the game's story. We still don't have a release date, so hopefully we'll get that as well. So far, all we know about Mafia 3 is that the game takes place in New Orleans in the 1960's. Featuring protagonist Lincoln Clay, a black Vietnam veteran who starts out as an orphan. After returning from the war, he becomes hooked up with the black mob and quickly has "family" taken away from him by the Mafia. Angry, Lincoln decides to settle things himself.

 

We've only seen a small announcement trailer so far, but we'll let you know more tomorrow when the new one is released at 8AM Eastern. Check out the announcement below. 

 

Blade Runner 2 set to release sooner than anticipated

Back in February an official release date for the Blade Runner sequel was announced to be January 12, 2018. According to new reports the sequel will be releasing a couple months earlier than originally planned.

Pre-production for the film that is set to begin filming in July has been so efficient that Alcon Entertainment has decided to move the release date from January to October 6th, 2017, according to Variety.

Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard with Ryan Gosling set to star alongside him.

Ridley Scott, the director behind the original film, is on board to act as executive producer on the project, with “Sicario” director Denis Villeneuve leading the sequel. Hampton Fancher — co-writer of the original film — and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Scott.

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! players are still finding new fight tells

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! was released for the original Nintendo Entertainment System in September 1987. Today, April 2016, players are still finding new ways to predict the game’s infamously difficult fighters.

Redditor midwesternhousewives took a microscope to the nearly 30-year-old game in a recent video, and came across a heretofore unseen visual cue. During the fights with Bald Bull and Piston Honda, a bearded audience member near the top-left corner of the rink will duck slightly when Bull and Honda are vulnerable to a KO.

See if you can spot the tell for yourself: 

Source: Reddit

Via: Kotaku

Here's our first look at Scarlett Johansson as the Major in ‘Ghost In The Shell’

For a while now, we have known that Scarlet Johansson was taking the lead role in the live-adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Recently, Paramount Pictures and DreamWords have released a slew of new information, as well as the first look at Johansson in the role (as seen above).

It has been reported that Michael Pitt, best known for his roles in Boardwalk Empire and Hannibal, will appear in the film as the 'Laughing Man' – the main villain. Famed Japanese director and performer, Kitano Takeshi, will also be in the film as Section 9 chief Arakami Dasiuke.

It should be noted that The Laughing Man villain isn't actually from the proper Ghost in the Shell series but is from the spin-off series, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. In addition to that, character names from the manga/anime might be changed in the live-action film. 

Along with the image, the studio released a press release with the following description of the film and statement.:

Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, “GHOST IN THE SHELL” follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

“We are so pleased to be in Wellington to shoot ‘GHOST IN THE SHELL,’” said producers Avi Arad, Ari Arad, Michael Costigan and Jeffrey Silver. “The city boasts state-of-the-art production facilities and a rich urban landscape that make it an ideal setting for a sci-fi action film. The crew-base in New Zealand working on the film is first class, and working with Sir Richard Taylor and the team at Weta Workshop is inspirational on every level. The people of New Zealand have been terrific partners in helping us bring this story and its beloved characters to audiences around the world and we are thankful for their continued hospitality.”

Rupert Sanders, the director behind Snow White and the Huntsman, is set to direct the film. The live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is set to release on March 31, 2017.