Ryan Reynolds To Headline Movie About A Video Game Character Who Realizes They're A NPC

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Ryan Reynolds To Headline Movie About A Video Game Character Who Realizes They're A NPC

A new movie starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Shawn Levy titled Free Guy is heading into production, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. The movie centers around a background character of a video game realizing he's not the main character and, with the help of an avatar, try to prevent the game from shutting down.

It's another video game picture for Reynolds, who recently wrapped up filming the Detective Pikachu movie set for release next year. Levy is probably best known for the Night at the Museum movies and executive producing the Netflix series Stranger Things. The script for Free Guy was picked up by 20th Century Fox in 2016.

There's no target date for the movie, but presumably 2020 is a rational time frame for it.

Ryan Reynolds To Headline Movie About A Video Game Character Who Realizes They're A NPC

about X hours ago from
Ryan Reynolds To Headline Movie About A Video Game Character Who Realizes They're A NPC

A new movie starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by Shawn Levy titled Free Guy is heading into production, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter. The movie centers around a background character of a video game realizing he's not the main character and, with the help of an avatar, try to prevent the game from shutting down.

It's another video game picture for Reynolds, who recently wrapped up filming the Detective Pikachu movie set for release next year. Levy is probably best known for the Night at the Museum movies and executive producing the Netflix series Stranger Things. The script for Free Guy was picked up by 20th Century Fox in 2016.

There's no target date for the movie, but presumably 2020 is a rational time frame for it.

Weekend Warrior - Odyssey You Later, September

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Weekend Warrior - Odyssey You Later, September

This is the last week of September, the weather is turning cold, and many of the Game Informer editors are content spending time playing familiar favorites. However, an unfair amount of them already have their hands on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Luckily, the rest of us only have to wait one more week.  

What are you all up to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

Jeff Marchiafava (@GIJeffM) – I’ll be continuing to make my way through Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, which so far has entailed a lot of kicking people off of cliffs while my character yells “This is Sparta!” Okay, okay – it’s not the character who’s yelling that. It’s me.

Weekend Warrior - Odyssey You Later, September

about X hours ago from
Weekend Warrior - Odyssey You Later, September

This is the last week of September, the weather is turning cold, and many of the Game Informer editors are content spending time playing familiar favorites. However, an unfair amount of them already have their hands on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Luckily, the rest of us only have to wait one more week.  

What are you all up to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

Jeff Marchiafava (@GIJeffM) – I’ll be continuing to make my way through Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, which so far has entailed a lot of kicking people off of cliffs while my character yells “This is Sparta!” Okay, okay – it’s not the character who’s yelling that. It’s me.

Several PlayStation 3 First-Party Titles Are Shutting Down Their Servers

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Several PlayStation 3 First-Party Titles Are Shutting Down Their Servers

Several PlayStation 3 games are turning off the lights in October, Sony has announced. Fans of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Warhawk, and Twisted Metal only have a few more weeks to play these games online. As of October 25, the servers for these games will be shut off, never to return.

The news comes from messages on the PlayStation Store listings, which informs that the games will no longer support online play after the October 25 date. While PlayStation All-Stars and Twisted Metal have single-player content, Warhawk does not, functionally ending the ability to play the game at all unless you connect to other PS3s via LAN.

You can still buy the games and buy any associated DLC. Maybe Sony is prepping for remasters of these games or new entries in these series or maybe the average activity is just low enough that keeping the servers up is no longer feasible. The games had a number of years to operate, especially Warhawk, and games release as recently as last year by Sony have had their online servers shut off.

Several PlayStation 3 First-Party Titles Are Shutting Down Their Servers

about X hours ago from
Several PlayStation 3 First-Party Titles Are Shutting Down Their Servers

Several PlayStation 3 games are turning off the lights in October, Sony has announced. Fans of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Warhawk, and Twisted Metal only have a few more weeks to play these games online. As of October 25, the servers for these games will be shut off, never to return.

The news comes from messages on the PlayStation Store listings, which informs that the games will no longer support online play after the October 25 date. While PlayStation All-Stars and Twisted Metal have single-player content, Warhawk does not, functionally ending the ability to play the game at all unless you connect to other PS3s via LAN.

You can still buy the games and buy any associated DLC. Maybe Sony is prepping for remasters of these games or new entries in these series or maybe the average activity is just low enough that keeping the servers up is no longer feasible. The games had a number of years to operate, especially Warhawk, and games release as recently as last year by Sony have had their online servers shut off.

Surprise Deadpool Christmas Movie Is Seemingly A PG-13 Retelling Of Second Movie

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Surprise Deadpool Christmas Movie Is Seemingly A PG-13 Retelling Of Second Movie

Fox has announced today that a companion piece to Deadpool 2, which released in May earlier this year, will come later this December. Judging by a Ryan Reynolds tweet, the Princess Bride-inspired retelling has Deadpool telling a Christmas story to Fred Savage, a direct reference to Princess Bride where a child Savage sat in bed while his grandfather reads him a story.

The story Deadpool is telling is likely a sanitized version of Deadpool 2, with way less violence and expletives for the kids. Presumably the movie will humorously talk around some of the more explicit aspects of that movie, as some of the deaths were fairly graphic.

It would also make sense for the movie to set up the X-Force a bit more, which both started and collapsed within Deadpool 2. An X-Force movie has been announced, but has had no details, and presumably would be under Disney's purview now. This also seems very convenient for Disney to see if Deadpool can still retain an audience at PG-13, in line with the rest of the MCU.

Surprise Deadpool Christmas Movie Is Seemingly A PG-13 Retelling Of Second Movie

about X hours ago from
Surprise Deadpool Christmas Movie Is Seemingly A PG-13 Retelling Of Second Movie

Fox has announced today that a companion piece to Deadpool 2, which released in May earlier this year, will come later this December. Judging by a Ryan Reynolds tweet, the Princess Bride-inspired retelling has Deadpool telling a Christmas story to Fred Savage, a direct reference to Princess Bride where a child Savage sat in bed while his grandfather reads him a story.

The story Deadpool is telling is likely a sanitized version of Deadpool 2, with way less violence and expletives for the kids. Presumably the movie will humorously talk around some of the more explicit aspects of that movie, as some of the deaths were fairly graphic.

It would also make sense for the movie to set up the X-Force a bit more, which both started and collapsed within Deadpool 2. An X-Force movie has been announced, but has had no details, and presumably would be under Disney's purview now. This also seems very convenient for Disney to see if Deadpool can still retain an audience at PG-13, in line with the rest of the MCU.

Valve Changes Artifact Card Name Due To Unintentional Slavery Allusions

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Valve Changes Artifact Card Name Due To Unintentional Slavery Allusions

Valve has steadily been revealing cards for Artifiact, their Dota 2-based card game and the first Valve-developed game in a number of years. Two days ago, they revealed a card called Crack the Whip, which some interpreted as an unfortunate though very unintentional reference to slavery. It is important to note that there was no mass outrage about the card, but rather a lot of surprise at no one noticing the allusion. Much of the concern was based around how the streaming and playing communities would react to it being played.

This card packs a big punch immediately and then keeps on punching. When you play Crack the Whip, it triggers once right after it’s played. If you play an Untested Grunt next to the whipped hero it will trigger again, and the Grunt will receive the bonus. pic.twitter.com/qXflFpdOZb

Some fans tweeted collar-tugging responses to Valve and some discussion of the card occurred on social media, but there was no organized campaign to change the name of the card. Valve noticed how it came off and announced today that Crack the Whip has been renamed Coordinated Assault and presumably carries the same description.

Valve Changes Artifact Card Name Due To Unintentional Slavery Allusions

about X hours ago from
Valve Changes Artifact Card Name Due To Unintentional Slavery Allusions

Valve has steadily been revealing cards for Artifiact, their Dota 2-based card game and the first Valve-developed game in a number of years. Two days ago, they revealed a card called Crack the Whip, which some interpreted as an unfortunate though very unintentional reference to slavery. It is important to note that there was no mass outrage about the card, but rather a lot of surprise at no one noticing the allusion. Much of the concern was based around how the streaming and playing communities would react to it being played.

This card packs a big punch immediately and then keeps on punching. When you play Crack the Whip, it triggers once right after it’s played. If you play an Untested Grunt next to the whipped hero it will trigger again, and the Grunt will receive the bonus. pic.twitter.com/qXflFpdOZb

Some fans tweeted collar-tugging responses to Valve and some discussion of the card occurred on social media, but there was no organized campaign to change the name of the card. Valve noticed how it came off and announced today that Crack the Whip has been renamed Coordinated Assault and presumably carries the same description.