David Hayter Reacts To 24 Reboot

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David Hayter Reacts To 24 Reboot

Voice actor and screenwriter David Hayter, who voiced Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series until he was replaced by Kiefer Sutherland with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, had a great response to the upcoming reboot of 24. The reboot will not star Sutherland's character, Jack Bauer,  who is synonymous with the show in much the same way that Hayter's voicing of Snake was with Metal Gear Solid.

This is probably why Hayter couldn't let the news pass by him without offering up this concise, amusing tweet.

No way, You can't just replace an icon like @RealKiefer . The man defines the series. https://t.co/ByuoddxVR6

Rumor: Screenshots of Platinum Games' New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Game Revealed

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A little while ago the achievement list for Platinum Games' upcoming (and untitled) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game popped up. And now Pure Xbox is showing off what they say are screens from the game given to them by an unnamed source.

There's no way to be 100% sure these are the real thing until Activision or Platinum sound off. However, the art style in these shots are keeping with the same aesthetic seen in Platinum's enjoyable Transformers: Devastation.

You can view all of the screens in Pure Xbox's article here.

Weekend Warrior – This Is How We Suffer Through The Winter

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Weekend Warrior – This Is How We Suffer Through The Winter

Winter is in fully swing and the icy winds are bearing down on the American Midwest. On a cold winter's day, nothing could be better than cuddling up with a great game. There aren't a lot of new releases, but we're still playing catch up from last year. [Except]

Let us know what you're playing in the comments!

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – I'm playing The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In the off-chance I find any spare time in there, I might continue Undertale.

Crystal Dynamics Loses Another Key Tomb Raider Developer

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Crystal Dynamics Loses Another Key Tomb Raider Developer

Roughly a month after Crystal Dynamics head Darrell Gallagher departed the Tomb Raider studio, another leader is joining him in the alumni ranks.

Today during the Friday news dump the official Tomb Raider tumblr announced that Rise of the Tomb Raider senior art director Brian Horton is leaving the studio to start a new project. 

“It’s been a huge honor to be a part of the Tomb Raider franchise and the team at Crystal Dynamics,” Horton posted. “I’ve met fans from all over the world, both in person and online, to share in our love for the franchise and Lara Croft. After working on two amazing games, my family and I have decided to return to Southern California and start a new adventure. As sad as I am to leave the team at Crystal, I’m excited to play their future games as a fan. Thanks again for the years of support and feedback and I hope to stay in touch with you all online.”

Blizzard Is Investigating Problems With Diablo III’s Latest Console Patch

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Yesterday, a number of Diablo III players voiced frustration over problems they’ve started experiencing since the latest patch. The 2.4 update brings with it a number of enhancements and a new area, but for some it also brought frame rate hitches menu lag.

Blizzard says its on the case, though it hasn’t been able to reproduce the problems. In order to get to the bottom of the issue, the team is asking for help from the community.

If you’re having issues, Blizzard is asking that you provide the following information as a comment in this forum post. Be prepared with the following:

EA Sports UFC 2 Beta Launches This Month

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EA Sports UFC 2 Beta Launches This Month

EA needs your help training up its upcoming return to the Octagon. UFC 2 will be going into beta at the end of this month.

The beta launches on January 28 and will run through February 4. In order to participate, you need to own an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and own EA Sports UFC and register here

If you fit the bill, you have until January 21 to register for access. When it launches, you’ll be able to download the software, but it won’t be available for pre-load.

Star Wars: Rebels Second Season Trailer Teases The Force Awakens Connection

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Star Wars: Rebels Second Season Trailer Teases The Force Awakens Connection

One of the most delightful things about huge fantasy and science-fiction universes that span multiple mediums is when creators make unexpected connections. It appears that when Star Wars: Rebels returns for its second season, it’s bringing some surprise hints of the future.

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive trailer that shows us more of Leia Organa’s role. It also hints that Ezra will be strongly tempted by the dark side, in no small part due to someone calling himself “The Old Master.”

When you watch the video, take some time to study the hooded figure’s face. You’ll also see Ezra spark a new lightsaber that will certainly grab your attention if you’ve seen The Force Awakens.

John Romero Publishes His First Doom Level In 21 Years

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John Romero Publishes His First Doom Level In 21 Years

If you were born when John Romero created his last Doom level, you’d be old enough to drink the United States now. It’s been 21 years, but the designer behind the seminal first-person shooter is back at it.

The level is an interpretation of level E1M8, Phobos Anomaly. Romero isn’t hoarding the carnage for himself, thankfully.

You can download the level file via Dropbox. If you’re not sure how to start up the level, the Doom Wiki has some handy information on what you’ll need to do. 

Kickstarter Games Saw A 64 Percent Jump In Dollars Pledged In 2015

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While many gamers claim that they are falling victim to Kickstarter fatigue, that condition didn’t manifest itself quite how we anticipated in 2015. The crowdfunding platform reports that number of funded projects and total dollars pledged increased in 2015.

Kickstarter reports total pledges made, including those for projects that didn’t meet success, significantly expanded last year. An increase of 64 percent to $144.4 million and a jump in the number of backers by 67 percent to 978,000 indicates that interest is becoming more widespread. 

Project managers pitching board games, video games, and a number of ancillary puzzle, playing card, mobile game, live game, and hardware projects increased in 2015. Key metrics across the categories were up, with the exception of the number of successful video game projects. That number dropped by 11 percent to 374.