Kingpin Actor Hints At Character's Return To Marvel Netflix Shows

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Kingpin Actor Hints At Character's Return To Marvel Netflix Shows

Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk was a big part of Marvel's Daredevil series on Netflix in its first season. Since then, however, we haven't seen too much of the character; he's only popped up briefly here and there. However, D'Onofiro has hinted that the character could see a more pronounced return.

Speaking with Collider, D'Onofiro mentioned that Fisk will return to Marvel's TV series, but wasn't sure on when that would be. "Honestly, I wish I knew ‘cause I could plan my year better. I know he will come back, I just don’t know when. I can’t wait to find out.” Along with the obscure timetable, this leaves the question of which series the character will return in up in the air, though it was previously revealed that Fisk would not appear in the upcoming The Defenders series.

D'Onofrio also mentioned that he's interested in collaborating with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn on a future project. "I've been tweeting back and forth with James Gunn, about doing something with him because I love ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ so much.”

Planet Coaster Dev Suing Atari

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Planet Coaster Dev Suing Atari

Frontier Development, the studio that worked on RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and other titles for Atari, and which has also created Elite: Dangerous (above), is suing old publisher partner Atari for that company's allegedly not paying Frontier $2.2 million in royalties.

TMZ reports that Frontier believes Atari is reporting lower sales figures and that Atari has delayed its sales report audit.

Eurogamer has a statement from Frontier that reads: "We can confirm Frontier is currently pursuing a complaint against Atari. We have attempted to resolve this issue without legal action since April 2016. We have so far been denied our contractual right to audit by Atari, and we are unfortunately left with no other way to resolve our concerns. We are unable to offer any further comment while the matter is subject to due legal process."

Ex-Crytek Studio Becomes Independent Developer

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Ex-Crytek Studio Becomes Independent Developer

Crytek recently downsized, shedding five studios. One of them, Crytek Black Sea in Bulgaria, has been reborn as an independent studio now named Black Sea Games. That's the studio's original name, before it was purchased by Crytek in 2008. 

The studio has inaugurated a website, which states that the team is aiming to create hardcore games revolving around large worlds, player choice, and content sharing.

Black Sea Games is currently working on a project, and the artwork above is from the company's Facebook page, but nothing has been formally announced.

Ariana Grande Is Coming To Final Fantasy

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Ariana Grande Is Coming To Final Fantasy

Singer/actress Ariana Grande is coming to the Final Fantasy world. Grande is to be featured as a character in the mobile title Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, which is currently available on Android and iOS. Grande took to Twitter yesterday to make the announcement and even show off a sneak peak of what her character will look like in the game!

Here Are The Winners Of The First Ever Steam Awards

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Here Are The Winners Of The First Ever Steam Awards

Valve's first ever Steam Awards runs from December 22 to January 2. The winners, which were voted on by users, were announced yesterday. Rather than looking at 2016's best games, the Steam Awards encompasses games from the last several years.

You can click here or check below to see the list of winners. Game Informer's top games of 2016 will be announced in the upcoming February issue, which hits in early January.

[Source: Steam]

Reader Discussion: What Is Your Most Anticipated Game Of 2017?

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Reader Discussion: What Is Your Most Anticipated Game Of 2017?

2016 brought us several quality games, including titles that were long-awaited for fans such as Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian. Overwatch was one of the biggest hits of the year, and Uncharted 4 gave us a satisfying end to Nathan Drake's story. Today marks the start of a new year, and gamers have a lot to look forward to as we head into 2017.

What 2017 video game are you most excited for? Are you looking forward to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Ubisoft's For Honor? As for me, I'm most looking forward to next year's RPGs, such as Horizon Zero Dawn and Persona 5. Horizon has such a neat premise with its mix of a primitive setting with advanced technology, and Persona 5 is something I'm incredibly excited since I'm a fan of the series.

You can head here to see our growing list of announced 2017 video games and their release dates. Let us know in the comments below what game you're most looking forward to!

Dragon's Dogma, Devil May Cry Director Hints At Upcoming Game Announcement

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Dragon's Dogma, Devil May Cry Director Hints At Upcoming Game Announcement

You may not know who Ideaki Itsuno is, but if you're a fan of Capcom, you've probably come across his work. He's directed a number of the publisher's best titles, including Devil May Cry 3, Capcom Vs. SNK 2, and, most recently, Dragon's Dogma. Itsuno has a strong track record, but we haven't heard about what he's been working on since the Dark Arisen expansion for Dragon's Dogma came out in 2013. We may soon find out, however.

Today Itsuno teased on Twitter that he will "exert myself in order to announce a new game this year." By "this year," of course, he means 2017, since Japan has already crossed over into the new year.

Happy New Year! I exert myself in order to announce a new game this year. Thank you.

This 63-Inch Kojima Productions Statue Can Be Yours For Only $2,000

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This 63-Inch Kojima Productions Statue Can Be Yours For Only $2,000

Though the studio has yet to release a game (they are current working on Death Stranding), the newly-minted Kojima Productions are sure to have a few diehard fans already, since the team was formed from the fallout of the old Kojima Productions at Konami. Sideshow Collectibles and Prime 1 Studio are so sure that the studio has diehard fans, in fact, that they're working on an enormous statue of the studio's mascot, Ludens.

Standing at a towering 63 inches, this figure is sure to terrify small children be an instant talking point for anyone who visits your home or office. A figure of this size doesn't come cheap, however: the statue is currently priced at brow-raising $1,999.99, though you can pay in installments of $225 each month. The figure is an impressive work, featuring obscenely detailed modeling, LED lighting, and a flag featuring the new Kojima Productions logo.

The figure is available at the Sideshow Collectibles store, if you've got the disposable income for it. You can check out a few more shots of the figure below.

Watch The Pilot Episode Of The Canceled Trauma Team TV Show

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Watch The Pilot Episode Of The Canceled Trauma Team TV Show

2010's Trauma Team had players taking on the role of various doctors with different specialties who eventually banded together to fight a common enemy. It ended up being a good game, but I know what you're thinking: this also sounds like a good idea for a TV show! As it turns out, you are very, very wrong.

Although there were once plans to bring the series to television, they quickly fell by the wayside. Developed by Fat Dragon Films and Instavision (neither of which seem to have had a long history before or after this project), the show turned the titular Trauma Team into "medical vigilantes" who would take in patients that normal hospitals couldn't or wouldn't (for whatever reason).

The series was eventually scrapped, but not before a pilot for the show came to be. Six years later, that pilot has surfaced online, and it's not very good. Keep in mind, though, that this pilot wasn't meant to be viewed by the public quite yet, so it's still somewhat unfinished. You can watch the pilot below, if you're curious.

Reader Discussion: What Was Your Favorite Multiplayer Map From 2016?

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Reader Discussion: What Was Your Favorite Multiplayer Map From 2016?

The year 2016 had no shortage of good shooters, with big names like Battlefield 1, Overwatch, Titanfall 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Doom, and Gears of War 4 releasing. Many of these games had notable campaigns, but most players spend the majority of their time in the various multiplayer offerings. 

A multiplayer map's design can often make or break the experience. If a developer accidentally creates camper friendly terrain, leaves defensive positions with little to no vulnerabilities, or spaces objectives too far apart (or too close together), it can ruin the balance of the tug of war and sink the competition before it even gets started.

We have our own favorites we plan on revealing during the first couple weeks of 2017, but we'd love to hear from GI readers about what their favorite multiplayer maps were this past year and why. Which do you feel offered the best competitive experience? Which did you simply love to look at? Are there any you absolutely hated? Share your thoughts below!