2017 has been not only a disappointing year in movies, but an abysmal year for gamers, which little to nothing to get excited about so far this year. But, as gamers and sports fans know, it’s mid-August, so HERE COME THE SPORTS GAAAAAAMES! The 19th 2K NBA installment, NBA 2K18 is getting sterling advance reviews for especially overhauling the ‘My Team’ feature. Basketball fans can pick it up when it hits Xbox, Playstation and PC on September 19, 2017.
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There is not a vast body of classic video game literature, but the holy grail in it is Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. Straight from the Warner Bros. panel at Comic Con is the first look at Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the novel slated for a March 2018 release. The first trailer seems to focus on the F/X and not the novel’s amazing plot, which hopefully will seen in upcoming looks (we are nine months out, after all).
Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan), who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cook, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, and Ben Mendelsohn.
Tekken has never really been my favorite fighting franchise (and, to be honest, I think I’m going to destroy my arms playing Injustice 2 over the next few months), but it’s a venerable institution in the fighting genre going back decades now. The seventh installment has just released for Xbox One and Playstation 4, and below is your complete guide to achievements, courtesy as always from the InterTubes best site for achievement addicts: xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Tekken 7 – Complete Achievement and Trophy List (Xbox, Playstation – 2017)
Prey’s not really looking like my cup of tea, but Bethesda does have a sterling track record, so if any KTers pick this up, let me know how you’re liking or not liking it. This, by the way, has nothing to do with the game of the same name featuring a Native American protagonist from the last console generation. Prey’s already out for PS4 and Xbox One. Complete achievement list below courtesy of the peerless xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Prey – Complete Achievement and Trophy List (Xbox One, PS4 – 2017)
“May the Fourth be with you!”
“And also with you!”
If you can have this exchange with someone today, this person is someone to not ignore the other 364 days of the year. Today is, of COURSE, the greatest unofficial holiday on the calendar: Star Wars Day! Not Cinco de Mayo eve, but a celebration of the greatest fictional universe and the state of that fictional universe has never been stronger. Star Wars never really went away, but it hasn’t been mainstream cool like this since the Original Trilogy in the early 1980’s. We’ve had two outstanding films from Disney that have established enough good will and confidence in the franchise’s future that they’re not pushing The Last Jedi the way they did Rogue One and The Force Awakens. They know we’re on-board. What they are consistently doing is making sure the EU is promoting upcoming projects and is living up to the quality standards they’ve established for films. Novels, Comics,TV Shows, Video Games; all of it ties back to strengthening the brand as a whole and supporting the films. So we know what lies at the end of the 2017, but that’s far from the only Star Wars projects to look forward to while we count the days to TLJ. Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You! Happy Star Wars Day 2017!!!