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RE: [VIDEO] Matrix Resurrections… Pick a pill…

Jitendar Canth says...
"Edit: Just remembered that at the end of Matrix Revolutions, after Neo did his whole Messiah on the mecha-cross thing, it switched back to the Matrix, where the sun was rising, and it had all turned Technicolor... Makes sense it would stay that way for a sequel."

It does indeed:

RE: [VIDEO] Matrix Resurrections… Pick a pill…

Looks like John Wick wandered onto the set of Sense8. Given how the sequels turned out, how extremely hit-and-miss this creative team can be and the lack of Don Davis' music, I can't see this feeling like anything more than a cheap imitation.

RE: [VIDEO] Spider-Man No Way Home

Either they are keeping Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's involvement super secret, or they just aren't in the movie very much.

I've avoided all Marvel crap like the plague for years but the prospect of an 'Into The Spider-verse'-style live action mash-up actually piqued my interest. Some closure for the OG characters would be really nice.

This item was edited on Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 20:14

[VIDEO] RE:American Crime Story

Actual trailer:

That's a whole bunch of make-up on Clive Owen. Same goes for an unrecognisable Sarah Paulson.

RE: [VIDEO] So... what are you playing just now?

Back 4 Blood beta

As someone who spent thousands of hours playing L4D2, I was massively hyped for this game.

Not anymore.

The introduction of a convoluted rogue-lite card system just adds needless complexity and progression for people to grind. Melee combat is ineffective and unrewarding. Gunplay is okay but the addon system is unwieldy. Maps are decent but the characters are kinda bland and the special infected are nowhere near as good or memorable as the classics, despite borrowing heavily from them.

But the biggest stinger of all is the lack of a campaign versus mode. This alone makes the game DOA for me. The PVP in the game is more of a swarm wave/survival mode and just plain sucks.

Disappointment of the year :(

RE: [VIDEO] American Crime Story

Season 3 'Impeachment' begins September 7th.

I still can't see Clive Owen as Bill Clinton but I'm sure it will work.

Trailer should arrive soon, but in the meantime there is this promo image:

RE: Lord of the Rings coming to Amazon

Amazon have announced that filming has wrapped on the first season and that the show will debut in September 2022.

Also they released the first teaser image:

Very reminiscent of the movies.

RE: [VIDEO] The Wheel Of Time

Poster revealed along with confirmation of a November 2021 release. Season 2 is already filming.

[VIDEO] RE:Dune (2020) slated for December

If you think the dialogue is cliched, check out Hans Zimmer's trope-tastic sound desi... er, I mean score:

Desert = wailing woman.

Every time.

This item was edited on Friday, 23rd July 2021, 22:06

RE: Anyone for a Steam Deck?

Robee J Shepherd says...
"and being limited to Steam games makes me a bit of a sad panda"

It comes with SteamOS but you can install whatever you like on it, including Windows. It really is more of a handheld PC, rather than a console.

Assuming you'll be able to get one:

RE: Anyone for a Steam Deck?

No interest in handheld gaming whatsoever. I always thought the only reason people bought the Switch was because that's the only way to play Nintendo games these days. But I guess there is a market for handhelds after all.

The specs seem pretty similar to other devices like the crowdfunded AYANEO. I've seen some people suggesting that this could be capable of running a Switch emulator, which might be interesting.

I wonder how well the weaker memory in the 64GB model will handle complex PC games.

RE: [VIDEO] Only Murders in the Building

Brooky says...
"I am just wondering will this film
appear in other cable channels?"

It's a TV show, and in the US it will only be available on Hulu.

Internationally (such as in the UK) it will be available through Disney+

It might be released on DVD/Bluray at some point, but don't hold your breath.

[VIDEO] RE:The Witcher (Netflix)

First season was... okay, I guess. It had its moments but suffered from a messy structure.

Second season looks kinda nice, though.

Judging by the set pics they have upgraded the Nilfgaardian scrotum armour to something a bit more fitting.

RE: [VIDEO] Rat Race

Three reasons not to watch this:

1. I don't think "DJ Snake India" is a reputable distributor of Hollywood movies (this is piracy)
2. 240p resolution like wtf year is this?
3. It's the movie Rat Race

[VIDEO] The Wheel Of Time

Marketing for Amazon's lavish adaptation of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series of high fantasy novels is starting to kick into gear. They have released the first snippet in the form of this "promo". It is really just the logo reveal, but it at least confirms that they intend to release it some time this year.

A proper trailer will probably follow in the coming weeks/months.

The first season will be 6 episodes and the second season is already in pre-production.

Anybody familiar with the novels? I know nothing except the brief synopsis on the wikipedia page. It sounds considerably grander in scope than Game of Thrones.

[VIDEO] RE:Clifford the big red dog

This item was edited on Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 22:12

RE: [VIDEO] Asimov's Foundation

That's... the same trailer lol

As for watching the show, you can always just wait for it to finish and then sign up to the free 7 day trial to binge the whole thing in a week. Then cancel before they charge you.

Season 1 will have 10 episodes and will end on November 12th.

RE: Get Back

Peter Jackson’s ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Six-Hour Doc Set For Three-Day Thanksgiving Debut On Disney+

Director Peter Jackson’s long-in-the-making Beatles documentary will debut in three two-hour episodes over three days – November 25, 26 and 27 – exclusively on Disney+.

RE: [VIDEO] infinite

Pure garbage, just a big rip-off of Assassin's Creed. It even has an "Apple of Eden"-like macguffin.

No surprise this went straight to a digital release.

[VIDEO] RE:E3 2021 | Summer Game Fest

And now some highlights from the Microsoft show:

Outer Worlds video is worth watching even if you have no interest in the game.

This item was edited on Sunday, 13th June 2021, 18:33

[VIDEO] RE:E3 2021 | Summer Game Fest

A few highlights from the last few shows (Summer Game Fest, Ubisoft and Devolver):

Really hoping for some STALKER 2 gameplay at the MS show tomorrow.

[VIDEO] RE:E3 2021 | Summer Game Fest

Andy c says...
"2142 and they are still using standard rifles, machine guns, fossil fuel burning helicopters and tank models from the recent past and present. I was hoping for something a bit more advanced or futuristic."

It is 2042 not 2142, so only 20 years into the future. After the terrible reception that COD: Infinite Warfare got, I can see why they wouldn't go too futuristic with this one.

Also nice to see them trying to appeal to their core audience, rather than calling us uneducated morons like they did with BFV. The reference to the legendary "Rendezook" clip in the trailer brought a huge smile to my face. For those who don't remember:

[VIDEO] RE: E3 2021 | Summer Game Fest

Battlefield 2042 cinematic trailer

Gameplay reveal coming on the 13th, possibly part of the Microsoft briefing.

Actually kind of excited for this one.

E3 2021 | Summer Game Fest

After taking a break due to the pandemic last year, E3 is back on again in 2021 with an all-digital platform. No longer shackled to US Pacific timezone, the conferences can now take place at more globally friendly times instead of the middle of the night.

Here is a summary of the key dates/times to look out for:

Wednesday June 9th


15:00 | Twitch

Although there have been many leaks and teasers, this will be the first official look at the next Battlefield game. It is rumoured to feature a near-future setting with enormous maps that dwarf anything seen in a BF game to date.

Thursday June 10th

Summer Game Fest

19:00 | Twitch

Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest is back with a big event on June 10, which will include news, "announcements, and updates" from over 30 game publishers, such as Activision, Epic Games, PlayStation, and Xbox. It will also include a special performance by the band, Weezer (who are apparently still a thing).

Elden Ring might finally make an appearance. Git hyped!

Friday June 11th

Koch Primetime

20:00 | Twitch (currently broadcasting a live teaser, actual conference may appear on another channel)

No idea, but it was confirmed that there will be nothing for Dead Island 2, Saints Row, Metro or TimeSplitters.
So idk lol.

Saturday June 12th

Ubisoft Forward

20:00 | Twitch

Far Cry 6 will be the main focus this year.

The following titles may also be featured:
Riders Republic
R6 Parasite/Quarantine
Beyond Good and Evil 2
Assassin's Creed VR
Splinter Cell VR

Devolver Digital

21:30 | Twitch

Usually one of the comedic highlights of E3. No idea what will be shown, except that they have recently been hinting towards a Hotline Miami 3.


TBA | Twitch

No idea what they will show, possibly the rumoured Borderlands spin-off leaked by Take-Two (see below).

Sunday June 13th

Microsoft (+ Bethesda)

18:00 | Twitch

Usually one of the biggest shows of the event, this will be a packed show with lots of reveals and showcases. Among them, I would expect:

Halo Infinite
State of Decay 3
Perfect Dark
And a lot more... (but probably not Elder Scrolls VI)

Square Enix

20:15 | Twitch

Guardians of the Galaxy
Babylon's Fall
Black Panther expansion for Marvel's Avengers
Life is Strange: True Colors
Life is Strange: Remastered Collection
And more...

Warner Bros

TBA | Twitch

Back 4 Blood will be the big focus but this may also feature:
Gotham Knights
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Hogwarts Legacy

PC Gaming Show

TBA | Twitch

The annual cringe-fest presented by PC Gamer. Expect reveals for a million indie titles, mostly comprising walking simulators, survival sandbox/resource gathering games, battle royale clones, pixel/voxel art games, and pretty much any other niche you can think of.

Future Games Show

00:00 (June 14th in BST) | Twitch

Presented by Nolan North and Laura Bailey ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
More of the above, but not specific to PC gaming.
Expect a lot of indies.

Monday June 14th


TBA | Twitch

Things that may or may not appear:

RE Village DLC
Resident Evil 4 Remake
Dragon's Dogma 2
Street Fighter VI
Pragmata (mysterious new IP which was delayed until 2023, but it could be teased)

Take-Two Interactive

TBA | Twitch (not sure yet, possibly just the E3 channel)

Leaked titles include:

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands - a Borderlands spin-off featuring Tiny Tina
Codename VOLT - mysterious new action game described "Cthulhu meets Saints Row"
Codename CODA - new turn-based Marvel action game from Firaxis (described as XCOM with Marvel heroes)
NBA2K22 - aka another re-badged casino masquerading as a basketball game

Tuesday June 15th

Nintendo Direct

17:00 | Twitch

Billed as "exclusively on Nintendo Switch software", so probably no details on the new Switch.
Maybe they will show Breath of the Wild 2 and Metroid Prime 4.
Nobody knows.

Bandai Namco

TBA | Twitch


Wednesday June 16th

Steam Next Fest

A six-day event featuring hundreds of playable demos for upcoming games on Steam.

This item was edited on Monday, 7th June 2021, 00:11

RE: [VIDEO] I thought we were on a break? Friends reunion

I was sort of somewhat kinda vaguely interested in maybe giving it a look.

Then I heard James Corden's voice...