Activision Blizzard Is Getting Into The Television And Movie Business

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Activision Blizzard Is Getting Into The Television And Movie Business

Activision Blizzard will be broadening its franchises’ already enormous footprints. The company announced today that it will be getting into the film and television business with the new Activision Blizzard Studios.

Two projects have been announced, with more to come. Skylanders at long last gets its own animated television show called Skylanders Academy. The show features familiar actors, including Justin Long (Alvin and the Chipmunks) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (Phineas and Ferb) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) as Eruptor, Norm McDonald (Saturday Night Live) as Glumshanks, and Richard Horvitz reprising his role as Kaos. The pilot episode is tentatively scheduled for second quarter 2016.

Additionally, Activision Blizzard Studios is working on Call of Duty movies. The first is expected in 2018. While the company is already walking the multimedia path with Lionsgate’s upcoming Warcraft film, the projects announced today are being handled internally.

Darksiders II Remaster Was Used To Measure Interest In The Series For Darksiders III

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Nordic Games acquired the Darksiders franchise two years ago in the wake of THQ/Vigil's demise with many fans hoping the series would continue under them. A new game as been teased off and on over the years, but a big wig at Nordic has provided the strongest evidence that a third entry could very well be on the way.

In a comment posted on Darksider's II: Deathinitive Edition's Steam forum page. Nordic Games executive producer Reinhard Pollice states that the remaster was used as a measuring stick to gauge interest in hopes of creating a long-awaited third entry:

"Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition was just the start. Since we acquired the franchise we were looking for options for doing a DS3. The remaster was just a way to get some spotlight on the franchise again, reactivate the community and have a better starting position for DS3." 

DayZ Won’t Arrive On Xbox One Game Preview In 2015

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DayZ Won’t Arrive On Xbox One Game Preview In 2015

Bohemia Interactive is refocusing its efforts on the upcoming full release of DayZ. To that end, console players will need to wait a bit longer as the team puts its efforts elsewhere.

The studio announced the information on Twitter, also providing an updated road map for its PC release. The game was scheduled to arrive on Xbox One’s preview program this year. That has now been delayed until first quarter 2016. A version has also been announced for PlayStation 4.

The main focus of the @dayzdevteam is the PC version, while a first console prototype is expected in Q1 2016 - https://t.co/bKFhHa6mK1

Report: World Of Warcraft’s Next Expansion Due By End Of September 2016

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Report: World Of Warcraft’s Next Expansion Due By End Of September 2016

It seems like another of Blizzard’s big announcements has slipped out in advance of the Blizzcon kickoff. We now have a general idea of when we’ll see the next World of Warcraft expansion, Legion.

An image that appeared on the Blizzard website (since removed) and identified by a Reddit user and published by Blizzard Watch, indicates that the wait could be another 10 months. Blizzard typically offers these types of windows when dating its content in order to set expectations with investors and players.

According to the image, those that pre-order will get a level 100 immediately character boost and a week of early access to the new Demon Hunter class. A standard version is priced at $49.99, with a digital deluxe edition pegged at $69.99.

Read This If You Digitally Pre-Ordered And Pre-Loaded Fallout 4 On Xbox One

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Bethesda has alerted Xbox One gamers to a potential issue with their pre-loaded copy of Fallout 4. Don’t worry, you’ll be good to on November 10 as long as you follow these steps.

As we learned with pre-loaded copies of Halo 5: Guardians, there are placeholder versions of the game on the Xbox Games Store called “stub files.” If you use the Instant On power mode such that updates can be downloaded in standby, you should be all set. Additionally, if you pre-ordered and pre-loaded after October 27, you’re similarly in the clear.

However, if you pre-purchased before October 27 and do not use the Instant On mode, you’ll need to re-download the game before you can play. Here’s what you need to do:

Report: The Banner Saga 2 Delayed Out Of 2015, No Update On Console Versions Of Original

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Report: The Banner Saga 2 Delayed Out Of 2015, No Update On Console Versions Of Original

It appears that publisher Versus Evil and developer Stoic are delaying The Banner Saga 2 out of the current calendar year. Reports have surfaced indicating a new release window of first quarter 2016.

Eurogamer reports the update, and also shines light on the absent console iterations of the original title. The publisher suggests that the next game Stoic plans to release is the sequel.

We’ve reached out to Versus Evil for clarification on the status of the PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of The Banner Saga. Those were due out this calendar year, also.

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage Revealed In International Trailer

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New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Footage Revealed In International Trailer

We’re just a touch over one month away from one of the biggest movie events in recent memory. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has the potential to crush box office records, and each new trailer brings us something to talk about.

Today, Disney and LucasFilm have released an international version of its recent trailer. Of course, if you want to go in fresh, you’ll want to hold off on watching this. But what fun is that?

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Here's How To Make Your Own Halo Gravity Hammer

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Here's How To Make Your Own Halo Gravity Hammer

Looking to smash some Brutes into the stone age? It's hammer time.

The weaponsmiths at Awe Me put together this great tutorial for building your own Halo Gravity Hammer. All you need is some metal, a forge, and a giant plasma torch. See how creative you can get without a forge with this BioShock-themed Halloween house.

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Here's How To Make Your Own Halo Gravity Hammer

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Here's How To Make Your Own Halo Gravity Hammer

Looking to smash some Brutes into the stone age? As MC Hammer once said, "It's time for the hammer."

The weaponsmiths at Awe Me put together this great tutorial for building your own Halo Gravity Hammer. All you need is some metal, a forge, and a giant plasma torch. Don't have a forge? You can still get creative with your love for games. For example, check out this BioShock-themed Halloween house.

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This Halo Dance Battle Serves Up A Killing Spree

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This Halo Dance Battle Serves Up A Killing Spree

Red team faces off against Blue team in this awesome test of skills, but only one will get served.

Looking for more Master Chief action after playing Halo 5: Guardians? The Warp Zone put together this Halo themed dance competition, which is far funnier than it should be. If you want to dress up like a Spartan for your own dance battle, check out these authentic Halo helmets.

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