Netflix Drops New Trailer, Debut Date For The Punisher Season 2

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Netflix Drops New Trailer, Debut Date For The Punisher Season 2

Netflix may have already given the boot to Iron Fist, Luke Cage, and Daredevil, but everyone’s favorite cold-blooded vigilante is still going strong. Today, Netflix announced the premiere date for the second season of The Punisher, with a new trailer that introduces an infamous villain.

The trailer jumps back and forth between the brooding thoughts of Frank Castle and Billy Russo, who fans know better as Punisher’s long-time nemesis, Jigsaw. Both men clearly aren't starting the new year on a good note, and I’m guessing peaceful conflict resolution isn’t on the table. See for yourself in the trailer below.

The most important element of the trailer is the announcement that season two will available for streaming on Netflix on January 18. What happens after season two remains to be seen, but given Netflix’s recent penchant for ending its Marvel shows, the finale may be more...well, final, than fans are anticipating.

Former Hearthstone Developers Announce New Marvel Game In Development

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Former Hearthstone Developers Announce New Marvel Game In Development

Last April, Hearthstone director Ben Brode left Blizzard in pursuit of new pastures, though at the time he didn't detail exactly what that meant. Brode soon announced a new development studio called Second Dinner and released a video today announcing that Second Dinner had secured funding. Dropped almost casually in that announcement video, however, was mention that the new project was being made in conjunction with Marvel.

You can check out the announcement below.

While there's zero details about what this possible Marvel project could be, the cumulative experience at Second Dinner working on Hearthstone at Blizzard would definitely be a boon for a possible Marvel collectible card game. Or perhaps a Gambit game. (This joke was shamelessly stolen from Ben Hanson.)

Sign-Ups For Dreams Public Beta Starting Tomorrow

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Sign-Ups For Dreams Public Beta Starting Tomorrow

Media Molecule may have promised a Dreams beta in 2018, but since we're all still writing 2018 whenever we have to date things, I think we can forgive them. The studio behind the anticipated creation tool has announced that sign ups for the public beta are coming real soon, like tomorrow soon.

Much to Media Molecule's style, the sign ups will be going the same day that the developer holds a livestream, which will presumably elucidate the final details on how and where you can sign up to be a part of the public beta. The livestream will also go into tips and tricks for using Dreams, which will no doubt be pretty entertaining on its own merits. You can find the full blog post here.

This is different from the closed beta held last month which was closed to everyone but a very small subset of known users. This one still requires signing up, but is available to the entire public. Dreams has been an anticipated game since the PS4 exclusive was first revealed at the PlayStation Meeting in 2013.

Project Cars Developer Is Working On A Video Game Console

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Project Cars Developer Is Working On A Video Game Console

Slightly Mad Studios, the developer behind Project Cars 2 (pictured) and Need for Speed: Shift, seems to be getting into the hardware business. In a tweet, Slightly Mad Studios’ CEO Ian Bell announced the Mad Box video game console.

What is the Mad Box? It's the most powerful console ever built... It's literally 'Mad'... You want 4k, you want VR at 60FPS? You want a full engine for free to develop your games on it? You have it.

Variety spoke to Bell to learn further details, and it sounds like Slightly Mad's plans are fairly ambitious. According to the CEO, Slightly Mad wants to make a high-end console that will support most major VR headsets, run games at 120 FPS, and be as powerful as a "very fast PC 2 years from now." Bell also told Variety that Slightly Mad already has several interested investors, but didn't offer any further specs or business plans. If this all comes together, the Mad Box will release in about three years.

Project Cars Developer Is Working On A Video Game Console Called Mad Box

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Project Cars Developer Is Working On A Video Game Console Called Mad Box

Slightly Mad Studios, the developer behind Project Cars 2 (pictured) and Need for Speed: Shift, seems to be getting into the hardware business. In a tweet, Slightly Mad Studios’ CEO Ian Bell announced the Mad Box video game console.

What is the Mad Box? It's the most powerful console ever built... It's literally 'Mad'... You want 4k, you want VR at 60FPS? You want a full engine for free to develop your games on it? You have it.

Variety spoke to Bell to learn further details, and it sounds like Slightly Mad's plans are fairly ambitious. According to the CEO, Slightly Mad wants to make a high-end console that will support most major VR headsets, run games at 120 FPS, and be as powerful as a "very fast PC 2 years from now." Bell also told Variety that Slightly Mad already has several interested investors, but didn't offer any further specs or business plans. If this all comes together, the Mad Box will release in about three years.

The First Pokémon Movie Gets A CG Reimagining

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The First Pokémon Movie Gets A CG Reimagining

A lot of Pokémon fans have warm, fuzzy memories related to walking into a theater to see their favorite Pocket Monsters on the big screen. The Pokémon Company is looking to tap into those warm fuzzies with its next film, which is actually a computer generated "reimagining" of the original Pokémon movie from 1999. 

Pokémon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back took the cast from the insanely-popular TV cartoon and detailed their first encounter with the psychically-charged Mewtwo. The CG reimagining Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution is set to release in Japan on July 12, but we're still waiting for news on an English translation. 

The First Pokémon Movie Gets A CG Reimagining

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The First Pokémon Movie Gets A CG Reimagining

A lot of Pokémon fans have warm, fuzzy memories related to walking into a theater to see their favorite pocket monsters on the big screen. The Pokémon Company is looking to tap into those warm fuzzies with its next film, which is actually a computer generated "reimagining" of the original Pokémon movie from 1999. 

Pokémon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back took the cast from the insanely-popular TV cartoon and detailed their first encounter with the psychically-charged Mewtwo. The GC reimagining Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution is set to release in Japan on July 12, but we're still waiting for news on an English translation. 

Indie Gem The Last Night Encounters Massive Developmental Delays

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Indie Gem The Last Night Encounters Massive Developmental Delays

We don't know much about the cyberpunk platformer The Last Night, but this spiritual successor to the 1992 game Flashback made a strong first impression during its E3 2017 trailer (above). The Last Night is about a second-class citizen who becomes disheartened by the seemingly pointless existence of his neighbors who's day-to-day lives are completely gamified.

Developer Odd Tales originally planed to release The Last Night in 2018, but the team has encountered massive business, legal, and funding issues.

Then... - We encountered massive business, legal & funding issues we can't talk about. - We had to cancel a new trailer of The Last Night at The Game Awards

Netflix Confirms Activision Blizzard's Chief Financial Officer Is Joining The Company

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Netflix Confirms Activision Blizzard's Chief Financial Officer Is Joining The Company

In an SEC filing yesterday, Activision Blizzard announced that it was terminating the contract of Spencer Neumann, chief financial officer "for cause unrelated to the Company’s financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures." The company has put him on paid leave and put the onus on Neumann to demonstrate why he should still be employed.

Though the reason for Neumman's departure was not immediately clear, Reuters is now reporting that Netflix is hiring Neumann to be the streaming giant's CFO. Before his time at Activision, Neumann served as the CFO of Disney Parks and Resorts division. Netflix confirmed the appointment on January 2nd.

In the meantime, chief corporate office Dennis Durkin is filling Neumann's role, and will take it over if Neumann leaves. Durkin was the company's CFO until May 2017 when he assumed his current position.

Bethesda Resolves To Improve Fallout 76

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Bethesda Resolves To Improve Fallout 76

Fallout 76's debut was a bit rocky. Not only did the game receive a number of subpar reviews (including ours), but some fans were so angered over its collector’s bags that one law firm solicited players for a class-action lawsuit.

Sadly, Fallout 76 still isn't a completely stable experience for many players. For example, nuke codes have been broken since the beginning of the New Year, so players haven't been able to launch nukes.

#Fallout76 Players: We’re aware of and actively investigating an issue with Nuke silo access. Thank you for your patience while we look into this issue.