Author - Jerry Paxton

Doctor Who SDCC Teaser Footage

July 19, 2018 – At the Doctor Who panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego today, BBC AMERICA revealed the first teaser footage for the brand new season, featuring Jodie Whittaker along with co-stars Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole.

Offering a taste of what’s in store for viewers this fall, the trailer sees the Doctor and her new friends, Ryan Sinclair (Cole), Yasmin Khan (Gill) and Graham O’Brien (Walsh), traveling through space and time.

The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way! Tune in to BBC AMERICA this fall for more.

Marvel Battle Lines First Trailer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 19 – Today at Comic-Con International: San Diego, Nexon, and Marvel Entertainment debuted the first gameplay trailer for MARVEL Battle Lines, a new strategic card battle game featuring hundreds of iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains. MARVEL Battle Lines will be released in 2018 as a free-to-download experience on the App Store® for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices.

A player’s deck in MARVEL Battle Lines is made up of 12 cards from a roster of hundreds of iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains as well as powerful abilities that can be used in a match. The goal of a match is to strategically place cards in consecutive order on the 3×4 grid that makes up the field of play to create powerful battle lines and combinations that will damage their opponent’s health meter. Players will begin each turn with four cards in their hand and have the ability to swap their cards, play an action card or end their turn by either placing a character card in the field of play or moving a card already deployed to an adjacent tile to attack an opponent’s card. The first player to bring their opponent’s health meter to zero using combinations of battle lines with their deck of characters – three across, three adjacent, four down, an L-shape, etc. – will win the match.

In MARVEL Battle Lines, players collect and build the ultimate deck of Super Heroes and Super Villains to take into battle across an expansive single-player campaign with an original story written by Marvel writer Alex Irvine and a real-time turn-based competitive player vs. player (PvP) mode. MARVEL Battle Lines’ intuitive gameplay allows players to battle in single player and be competitive in PvP from the beginning. Collecting cards from each battle in the single player or PvP modes, players can build diverse decks of powerful Super Heroes and Super Villains, mastering their strategies to take on greater challenges and compete with the best in PvP. In addition to a campaign with an original story from Marvel writer Alex Irvine, an array of single-player activities will revisit beloved Marvel storylines and events and continue to challenge and reward players.

Fans of MARVEL Battle Lines can pre-register at www.marvelbattlelines.com to receive an exclusive Doctor Strange Super Hero card and 5,000 in-game gold. For more information and to stay up to date on the latest news, Super Hero and Super Villain card reveal following the game on Facebook and Twitter.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season Second Trailer

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., July 18th, 2018 — Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment today launched the second trailer for The Walking Dead: The Final Season, providing a new glimpse of the upcoming season premiere. You can download the trailer now by following the links above. Telltale also announced plans to conduct a live gameplay demo at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 19. Footage of the demo will post on
youtube.com/telltalegames at 8 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, July 20.

Episode one of The Final Season will be available for download starting August 14, 2018 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One across all regions. The Final Season will also come to Nintendo Switch later this year. The game is currently available for pre-order on PC, PS4, and Xbox One for $19.99.

All players who pre-order The Final Season will receive download access to each of the season’s four episodes as they become available. Players who pre-order on PS4 and Xbox One will also receive immediate access to The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection, which gathers all 19 existing episodes of the award-winning series into a single package.

PC players who pre-order on Steam, GOG, GamersGate, or the Humble Store will receive 10% off the full retail price. Win10 pre-orders through the Microsoft Store will unlock season one of The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series. All pre-order offers expire August 14.

Season Description: Clementine, now a fierce and capable survivor, has reached the final chapter in her journey. After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be her chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. Clem must build a life and become a leader while still watching over AJ, an orphaned boy and the closest thing to family she has left. In this gripping, emotional final season, you will define your relationships, fight the undead, and determine how Clementine’s story ends.

  • Emotional, Gut-Wrenching Story – See Clementine’s journey through to the end. As she builds a new life, you will have to grapple with new types of choices and live with the consequences as AJ looks on, learning from your every move.
  • More Control, More Tension – A new over-the-shoulder camera system, greater freedom to explore detailed environments, and scenes with unscripted combat capture the fear of living in a world overrun by the undead and create the most engaging The Walking Dead game yet.
  • Striking New Visual Style – The all-new Graphic Black art style rips the ink from the pages of the Eisner Award-winning comic book series and brings the world of The Walking Dead to life like never before. Supports 4K resolution and high dynamic range on compatible devices.

In addition, The Walking Dead: The Final Season will be fully dubbed in French, German, Latin-American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese. It will also be subtitled in French, German, Latin-American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, Russian, and both traditional and simplified Chinese. Episode one voice packs and translations will be available for download on launch day.

YouTube Originals Releases ORIGIN Trailer

July 19, 2018 – From Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television comes the highly anticipated YouTube Original series ​ORIGIN​, an all new intergalactic space thriller starring ​Tom Felton [​Harry Potter film franchise, ​Rise of the Planet of the Apes​] and ​Natalia Tena [​Harry Potter film franchise, Game of Thrones​]. The teaser trailer was revealed today at a panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego attended by series creators and stars and moderated by BuzzFeed’s Marcus Jones.

The 10-episode series, from director Paul W.S. Anderson and the producers of ​The Crown ​and Outlander, ​follows a group of outsiders who find themselves abandoned on a ship bound for a distant land. Now they must work together for survival, but quickly realize that one of them is far from who they claim to be.

The cast features an international roster of talent including Sen Mitsuji, Nora Arnezeder, Fraser James, Philipp Christopher, Nina Wadia, Madalyn Horcher, Siobahn Cullen, Adelayo Adedayo and Wil Coban.

ORIGIN is created, written, and executive produced by Mika Watkins. The series is executive produced by Andy Harries, Suzanne Mackie, and Rob Bullock from Left Bank Pictures, alongside Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg from Midnight Radio, and Paul W.S. Anderson. ORIGIN is a Left Bank / CiTVC co-production in association with Sony Pictures Television, International Production.

Razer Unveil Panthera Arcade Stick

SAN FRANCISCO – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced a collaboration with Capcom and Marvel to produce a Razer Panthera arcade stick for “Marvel vs. Capcom®: Infinite” on the PlayStation™ 4.

The high-quality fight stick for PlayStation 4 features original Marvel vs. Capcom themed artwork that pays homage to the beloved game franchise and universe. The controller was tested by some of the world’s best esports athletes, and it is customizable and constructed with competitive gamers and modders in mind.

The special-edition Panthera is built with premium Sanwa hardware components: 10 buttons and an eight-way joystick. Competitors may customize the arcade stick to suit a variety of playstyles thanks to its modular construction. Internal storage compartments reveal dedicated slots for a detachable screw-lock cable, screwdriver and additional storage for two extra buttons. It also features a tournament gaming mode and compatibility with major fighting games.

For more information on the Marvel vs. Capcom Panthera Arcade Stick by Razer, interested parties may go to www.razer.com/panthera-mvci.

Price:   $219.99/ €239.99

Availability:
Razer.com (EU) – Now

Razer.com (NASA) – August 2018

Product Features:

  • 10 tournament-grade Sanwa™ Denshi buttons
  • Authentic Sanwa joystick with ball top
  • Easy one-touch access to internals and storage
  • Fully accessible internals and storage compartments for easy modding
  • Honeycomb structure on the inside for easy screw mounting
  • Storage room for alternative bat top joystick (not included) and more
  • 9.8 ft. / 3 m detachable screw-lock USB cable for secure connection

Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Announced

July 19, 2018 – During the Marvel Games Panel in Hall H, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Insomniac Games and Marvel Games unveiled the Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Pro bundle for Marvel’s Spider-Man, which will launch alongside the game on September 7, 2018.

The brand new bundle includes a fully customized Amazing Red 1TB PS4 Pro console featuring the iconic Marvel’s Spider-Man spider, a matching DualShock 4 wireless controller, the Marvel’s Spider-Man game on Blu-ray disc, and digital content. This limited edition bundle will be available across the U.S. and Canada for $399.99 USD (MSRP) / $499.99 CAD (MSRP).

For additional details on the PS4 Pro bundle, please visit: https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/07/19/introducing-the-limited-edition-marvels-spider-man-ps4-pro-bundle/

The latest story trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man shows a first look at the game’s original take on Silver Sable. As events in the city begin to escalate, Mayor Norman Osborn is willing to take no-risks during his re-election bid. He hires Silver Sable and her mercenary organization to restore order to the city – which includes stopping someone he believes is contributing to the mayhem: Spider-Man.

There is a glimpse of Spider-Man, MJ, and Miles Morales together for the first time, outlining the game’s key theme of partnership. In addition, the new Velocity Suit was revealed – an original suit for the game that was created by acclaimed comic book artist and film character designer, Adi Granov.

To view the brand new trailer, please visit: https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/07/19/marvels-spider-man-new-story-trailer-pre-order-updates-and-more/

And that’s just the beginning at San Diego Comic-Con. For attendees, the demo will be playable on the show floor in the Marvel booth, with many more exciting activities happening on stage at the Marvel booth throughout the show.

Marvel’s Spider-Man is available to pre-order now at the PlayStation Store or a friendly retailer online or near you. For all the latest from Insomniac Games, be sure to follow them on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook. Also, for all the latest from Marvel Games, be sure to follow them on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

Sundance Now and SHUDDER Acquire A Discovery of Witches

July 19, 2018 – San Diego, CA – Sundance Now, AMC Networks’ direct-to-consumer SVOD service curated with high quality dramas, comedies and crime thrillers, and Shudder, the leading premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, today announced at San Diego Comic Con the joint acquisition of the Sky original production, “A Discovery of Witches.”

The eight-episode drama is produced by Bad Wolf — the creative team behind “The Night Of,” “Doctor Who,” “Torchwood,” “Da Vinci’s Demons” and the forthcoming adaptation of Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials.”

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Deborah Harkness, “A Discovery of Witches” stars Emmy® nominated actor Matthew Goode (“The Crown,” “Downton Abbey”), Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge), Alex Kingston (“ER,” “Doctor Who”), Valarie Pettiford (“Being Mary Jane”) and Owen Teale (“Game of Thrones”).

The series will make its debut in the U.S. and Canada on a date to be confirmed, with all episodes available simultaneously on both Sundance Now and Shudder, marking the first partnership of this kind for the two SVOD services. SundanceTV has also acquired second window linear rights to the series.

Filmed in the UK at Wolf Studios Wales and on location in Oxford, “A Discovery of Witches” is a contemporary love story that begins against the backdrop of Oxford academic life, in a world where small numbers of witches, vampires and daemons live and work, unseen amongst humans, hiding in plain sight. Teresa Palmer is the brilliant historian Diana Bishop, a reluctant witch denying her heritage. The discovery of a bewitched manuscript in Oxford’s Bodleian Library throws her into the heart of a dangerous mystery – and into the path of the enigmatic vampire and geneticist, Matthew Clairmont (Matthew Goode), who hides a dark family secret.

As Diana and Matthew embark on a journey to understand the secrets of the ancient manuscript, their relationship develops, and events threaten to unravel the fragile peace that has long existed between witches, vampires, daemons and humans. Alex Kingston plays Sarah Bishop – Diana’s aunt, Valarie Pettiford plays her partner Emily Mather, and Owen Teale plays Peter Knox, a member of the Congregation.

“This captivating story is filled with intrigue, romance and magic and set in spectacular locations that underscore those very qualities,” said Jan Diedrichsen, General Manager, Sundance Now.  “We are thrilled to see Deborah Harkness’ books brought to life in such an inspired way with such a charismatic cast and talented crew. The result is binge-worthy television at its best and we know that ‘A Discovery of Witches’ will appeal to both the premium drama fans at Sundance Now and the genre fans at Shudder.”

“‘A Discovery of Witches’ is a big, bold series with witches, vampires and daemons caught up in an all-too human drama that’s enthralling from the opening minute. It’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re excited to bring it to Shudder members as part of this unique partnership,” added Craig Engler, General Manager, Shudder.

Gillian Rose, Senior Vice President, US Sales and Acquisitions, Sky Vision added, “We’re delighted that ‘A Discovery of Witches,’ a Sky Original production, will make its debut in the U.S. and Canada on Sundance Now and Shudder. It’s a moving, modern day love story, set in a world where a handful of witches, vampires and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, and I’m sure it will be a huge success for them.”

“A Discovery of Witches” was adapted for screen by writer Kate Brooke (“Mr. Selfridge”). Co-founder of Bad Wolf, Jane Tranter is the executive producer and Juan Carlos Medina (Painless) directs.

The series was commissioned by Sky’s Head of Drama, Anne Mensah, for transmission on Sky One and Now TV in the UK, where it will air from September 14th, 2018.  The series was co-funded by Sky’s distribution arm, Sky Vision, who control international rights, and the deal was negotiated by Endeavor Contentand Aurelie de Troyer for Sundance Now and Shudder.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Revived for Disney Streaming Service

July 19, 2018 – Continue, The Clone Wars will. Some extremely exciting news landed at The Clone Wars anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con International today where fans were the first to learn that the beloved Clone Wars animated series, which ran for six seasons between 2008 and 2013, will be returning with twelve all-new episodes on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service.
The news was met by ecstatic cheers and raised lightsabers that reverberated throughout the entire pop culture event.

Since its debut, The Clone Wars has become one of the most critically-acclaimed entries in the Star Wars saga, earning multiple Emmy awards and praise from fans of all ages around the globe. Since 2013, an effort to resurrect the series (#SaveTheCloneWars) was launched by fans, resulting in tens of thousands of emails/letters sent to Disney and Lucasfilm.

Dave Filoni, who helmed the show as Supervising Director during its original run, resumes his role on The Clone Wars continuation, which he can’t wait to share with fans. “I honestly didn’t think we would ever have the opportunity to return to The Clone Wars,” says Filoni. “Thanks to the relentless fan support and the team behind Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, we will now get to tell more of those stories. We feel a tremendous responsibility to make something that lives up to the legacy that George Lucas created with the original series and I think our team, many of whom worked on the show from the beginning, has risen to the challenge.”

The new Clone Wars episodes will continue the storylines introduced in the original series, which explored the events leading up to Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The series will see the return of classic characters Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as fan-favorites Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex. The new episodes will debut on Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service.

Follow @StarWars for the latest news on #TheCloneWars!

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners VR Game Unveiled

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 18, 2018 – Today at San Diego Comic-Con, Skydance Interactive, a division of Skydance Media, unveiled The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, the first official VR title set in the expansive universe of The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is set to launch in 2019 and is being developed in partnership with Skybound Entertainment, the company founded by Eisner Award-winning creator of the The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman.

Set in the flooded remains of New Orleans, the game will challenge players to make their way through the iconic quarters, as they explore what has become a brutal, unforgiving wasteland. Players will have to deal with others struggling to survive in what remains of this once vibrant city. In the world of The Walking Dead, the walkers are the least of your problems. Will you choose the path of a saint, or that of a sinner? You have watched and played in the world of The Walking Dead, now, get ready to Live it.

For those attending San Diego Comic-Con, Skydance Interactive and Skybound Entertainment will showcase the teaser art for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners in a come-to-life setting at the Harbor House Restaurant from July 18 to July 21. The event will feature more art and panels for fans of The Walking Dead. The teaser will also be discussed during Skybound’s The Walking Dead livestream, which can also be viewed at https://www.twitch.tv/skybound on Thursday, July 19th @ 12pm PT and on Saturday, July 21 at 4pm PT.

Those wishing to be kept up to date on news, sneak peeks, contests and more, can register at www.vrwalkingdead.com and follow the official Facebook and Twitter channels for the game, and Skydance Interactive on Facebook and Twitter.

For those who can’t wait for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners to come out and want to jump into a fun VR game today, Skydance Interactive’s mech game Archangel: Hellfire just launched. Play solo or with your friends free on Oculus, Steam, Green Man Gaming and the Humble store.

Stoic and HyperRPG Team Up for Banner Saga Tabletop RPG

BALTIMORE, MD – July 19th 2018 Stoic, an independent game development company, and Versus Evil a leading independent video game publisher, today announced their partnership with HyperRPG to create a tabletop role playing series based on different races and characters from the Banner Saga universe. The weekly campaigns will be led by a human dungeon master (DM) and will amplify the already rich character and story threads that the Banner Saga video game series  is famed for, complete with tough situations and choices to make.

The Banner Saga tabletop campaign will be running for 4 weeks every Tuesday from July 24-August 14th. 7pm-9:30pm PST on Twitch.tv/hyperrpg

Viewers of the show will not only delight in how this RPG plays out, but they will also be given an exclusive HyperRPG Heraldry title which they will be able to use in-game.

With the launch of third and final game in the series, Banner Saga 3 on July 26th, gamers will be able to play the complete saga from beginning to end on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on July 26th.

Hyper RPG The Cast

The campaign will feature the cast of  Andre Meadows from Black Nerd Comedy, Trisha Hershberger from Geek & Sundry, Dave “Lasercorn” Moss Host of ToasterGhost , Steve Zaragoza from The ValleyFolk, Youtuber, Shelby Grace and Adam Koebel Co-Author of the Award Winning Tabletop RPG, Dungeon World who will serve as the Dungeon Master!