Fox Marvel Movies Will Be Overseen By Cinematic Universe Boss Kevin Feige

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Fox Marvel Movies Will Be Overseen By Cinematic Universe Boss Kevin Feige

In news that surprises no one but is still good to confirm, the old guard behind Fox's current superhero movies like X-Men and Deadpool will have to start answering to Marvel Cinematic Universe boss Kevin Feige now that Fox Studios belongs to Disney.

The news comes The Hollywood Reporter's interview with Disney CEO Bob Iger. Iger is short and to the point on the subject, merely saying that it makes sense to meld Fox's superheroes with the ones Disney already owns.

"I think it only makes sense," Iger said when asked if Marvel will absorb those franchises. "I want to be careful here because of what's been communicated to the Fox folks, but I think they know. It only makes sense for Marvel to be supervised by one entity. There shouldn't be two Marvels."

PlayStation Vita Production To End In 2019 With No Successor Planned

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PlayStation Vita Production To End In 2019 With No Successor Planned

When the PlayStation Vita launched in 2012, it already had a roller coaster year behind it. The system seemed poised to take on Nintendo's iron grip on the handheld market, which had been showing cracks with the Nintendo 3DS, by aggressively pricing it identically to its competition and promising an OLED screen and PlayStation 3-caliber graphics. 

Now, six years later, Sony has announced that Vita production is ending and that there are no plans for a successor in place, effectively ending Sony's nearly 15 year presence in the handheld market.

In an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu, the new PlayStation vice president Hiroyuki Oda made the pronouncement that the Vita, which had already stopped shipping units to the west, would cease production for Japan as well next year. Sony had already announced that they would stop including Vita titles in the monthly PlayStation Plus offerings by March.

PlayStation Vita Production To End In 2019 With No Successor Planned

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PlayStation Vita Production To End In 2019 With No Successor Planned

When the PlayStation Vita launched in 2012, it already had a roller coaster year behind it. The system seemed poised to take on Nintendo's iron grip on the handheld market, which had been showing cracks with the Nintendo 3DS, by aggressively pricing it identically to its competition and promising an OLED screen and PlayStation 3-caliber graphics. 

Now, six years later, Sony has announced that Vita production is ending and that there are no plans for a successor in place, effectively ending Sony's nearly 15 year presence in the handheld market.

In an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu, the new PlayStation vice president Hiroyuki Oda made the pronouncement that the Vita, which had already stopped shipping units to the west, would cease production for Japan as well next year. Sony had already announced that they would stop including Vita titles in the monthly PlayStation Plus offerings by March.

Cary Fukunaga Named Next James Bond Director

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Cary Fukunaga Named Next James Bond Director

Producers of the next 007 film just announced that Cary Fukunaga will be directing Daniel Craig in the next installment of the James Bond franchise. Credited with directing such renowned projects as the critically-acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, first season of True Detective and upcoming Netflix series Maniac, Fukunaga becomes the first American-born director to helm a Bond film.

Fukunaga’s choice as director comes after director Danny Boyle dropped out of the project in August over creative differences.

The 25th film in the legendary series, (currently dubbed Bond 25) this will be the final installment to star Daniel Craig as the suave, British spy based on Craig's existing contract. Bond 25 is set to release February 14, 2020 with filming beginning this March.

Cary Fukunaga Named Next James Bond Director

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Cary Fukunaga Named Next James Bond Director

Producers of the next 007 film just announced that Cary Fukunaga will be directing Daniel Craig in the next installment of the James Bond franchise. Credited with directing such renowned projects as the critically-acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, first season of True Detective and upcoming Netflix series Maniac, Fukunaga becomes the first American-born director to helm a Bond film.

Fukunaga’s choice as director comes after director Danny Boyle dropped out of the project in August over creative differences.

The 25th film in the legendary series, (currently dubbed Bond 25) this will be the final installment to star Daniel Craig as the suave, British spy based on Craig's existing contract. Bond 25 is set to release February 14, 2020 with filming beginning this March.

Yakuza Online Trailers Show Off New Series Protagonist

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Yakuza Online Trailers Show Off New Series Protagonist

The Yakuza studio, known primarily but not solely for the Yakuza series of games, made it very clear that Yakuza 6 would be Kazuma Kiryu's last rodeo as a series protagonist. Last year, Sega revealed that Kasuga Ichiban, a wild-haired man with inverted colors to Kiryu, would be taking his place and would have his first introduction in an upcoming mobile game and PC game titled Yakuza Online, though details were scant. 

At TGS, Sega finally elucidated a little on both the man who would replace Kiryu and the game that introduces him, giving us the first trailer of Yakuza Online. The first, a gameplay trailer, gives a little bit of Kasuga's backstory as he is being arrested and imprisoned for a crime that he didn't commit, which is familiar backstory to fans of the series. After getting out of jail, Kasuga discovers that the Omi Alliance has taken over Kamurocho and the Tojo Clan has basically been stomped out thanks to growing corruption in the police force and the lack of a certain Tojo problem solver. A former Tojo man himself, Kasuga is shocked to discover that the people he took the fall for all betrayed the Tojo and joined the Omi.

Disney Wants To Slow Down On Star Wars Movies

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Disney Wants To Slow Down On Star Wars Movies

Since 2015's The Force Awakens, there has been a Star Wars movie every year, with the shortest distance between two movies being a short five months between The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Even for Star Wars fans, that's a lot of Star Wars. Disney's CEO Bob Iger seems to agree.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Iger expressed some regret about the frequency of releases. "I made the timing decision, and as I look back, I think the mistake that I made — I take the blame — was a little too much, too fast," Iger told THR. "You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn't mean we're not going to make films. J.J. [Abrams] is busy making [Episode] IX. We have creative entities, including [Game of Thrones creators David] Benioff and [D.B.] Weiss, who are developing sagas of their own, which we haven't been specific about. And we are just at the point where we're going to start making decisions about what comes next after J.J.'s. But I think we're going to be a little bit more careful about volume and timing. And the buck stops here on that."

A trilogy has also been announced under Rian Johnson, a series produced by Jon Favreau, a revival of the Clone Wars cartoon, and planned but still pre-production standalone movies based on characters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett.

Halo Infinite Developer Shoots Down Real-Money Lootbox Speculation

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Halo Infinite Developer Shoots Down Real-Money Lootbox Speculation

A job ad posted under Microsoft careers in June states that 343 Industries is currently looking for an online experience design director.

With responsibilities including “engagement features that encourage players to return again and again” and qualifications that include work on “live services” with experience in “social and microtransaction systems,” fans have begun to speculate that Halo Infinite will be a live service game – an increasingly popular model in the triple-A space, akin to that of Destiny or Grand Theft Auto Online.

In response to the conjecture, studio head, Chris Lee recently took to Twitter to at least let fans know that the game will not include “real-money lootboxes.”

Shoot Giant Bugs And Even Bigger Frogs In Earth Defense Force 5 This December

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Shoot Giant Bugs And Even Bigger Frogs In Earth Defense Force 5 This December

Earth Defense Force 5, the upcoming Sandlot shooter about getting bugs off your planet, finally has a U.S. release date. You can start exterminating aliens on December 11, just in time for the holidays.

If you're unfamiliar with Earth Defense Force, or want to know what the new game in the series brings to the table, you're in luck! We put up a New Gameplay Today of Earth Defense Force 5 earlier! Watch as bugs get blasted in this new video. Also maybe some frogs, I'm no alienologist.

Earth Defense Force 5 will be hitting your PlayStation 4 on December 11.

Shoot Giant Bugs And Even Bigger Frogs In Earth Defense Force 5 This December

about X hours ago from
Shoot Giant Bugs And Even Bigger Frogs In Earth Defense Force 5 This December

Earth Defense Force 5, the upcoming Sandlot shooter about getting bugs off your planet, finally has a U.S. release date. You can start exterminating aliens on December 11, just in time for the holidays.

If you're unfamiliar with Earth Defense Force, or want to know what the new game in the series brings to the table, you're in luck! We put up a New Gameplay Today of Earth Defense Force 5 earlier! Watch as bugs get blasted in this new video. Also maybe some frogs, I'm no alienologist.

Earth Defense Force 5 will be hitting your PlayStation 4 on December 11.