Resident Evil’s live-action Netflix series casts Lance Reddick as Wesker

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Resident Evil’s live-action Netflix series casts Lance Reddick as Wesker

In addition to a new animated series set in the Resident Evil universe, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, Netflix has a second, live-action series in the works. That series, which is still untitled, is now in production, Netflix revealed during Friday’s Geeked Week stream. More importantly, Netflix revealed the show’s cast, including the actor will be portraying Resident Evil villain Albert Wesker: It’s Lance Reddick.

Reddick may best known for his acting work in the John Wick movies and television series The Wire and in Fringe. Video game fans also know him as the voice of Commander Zavala in Destiny and Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn.

The complete E3 2021 streaming schedule

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The complete E3 2021 streaming schedule

E3 2021 will be a “reimagined, all-virtual” event. This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo runs from Saturday, June 12 through Tuesday, June 15, and promises appearances from Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, Sega, Bandai Namco, and more.

You can watch E3 2021’s press conferences, digital showcases, panels, Nintendo Directs, and other livestreams for free on platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and Facebook. Here’s a quick guide to the streaming schedule for E3 2021.

Hackers say they’ve stolen FIFA and Frostbite source code in EA breach

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Hackers say they’ve stolen FIFA and Frostbite source code in EA breach

A group of hackers has said they’ve broken into The Sims 4 and FIFA publisher Electronic Arts’ internal systems, according to a report from Vice. Hackers reportedly stole FIFA 21 source code — for the game and its matchmaking components — as well as source code for EA’s Frostbite engine.

A total of 780 GB of data stolen was stolen, Vice reported, including “proprietary EA frameworks and software development kits.” Hackers provided Vice with documents reportedly stolen in the hack, with information on PlayStation VR and other development tools.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s free PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade now available

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s free PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrade now available

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X — and the free upgrade for owners of the game on the previous generation — is available beginning Friday morning.

The full game is $39.99 in both the PlayStation and Xbox marketplaces, although the upgrade is free for those who already have the game. Previously, a patch optimized Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for the newest consoles, but that was mainly to unlock the base version and let it use the hardware’s improved power.

Payday 3, new Painkiller coming from new label Prime Matter

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Payday 3, new Painkiller coming from new label Prime Matter

The next Payday game from Starbreeze Studios and a brand-new Painkiller are coming from a newly announced game publishing label called Prime Matter. Koch Media, which also owns publishing labels Deep Silver, Milestone, and Ravenscourt, announced Prime Matter on Thursday, revealing its first slate of games.

Koch Media calls Prime Matter a “premium label” that’s “dedicated to delivering brilliant immersive games.” That includes soon-to-be-released titles like Encased from Dark Crystal Games and King’s Bounty 2 by 1C Entertainment, both of which are due in the coming months. Then there are games that won’t be out for years, including Payday 3 and a new Painkiller game from Saber Interactive.

Vampire: the Masquerade’s 5th edition to launch on virtual tabletop Roll20 

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Vampire: the Masquerade’s 5th edition to launch on virtual tabletop Roll20 

Vampire: The Masquerade’s 5th edition ruleset is coming to the Roll20 virtual tabletop platform on June 16. The announcement was made Thursday in a news release by developer and publisher Renegade Game Studios, franchise owner Paradox Interactive, and Roll20.

The launch of Vampire’s 5th edition ruleset in 2018 was plagued by a series of unforced errors by the developers at White Wolf, including accusations of homophobia and the inclusion of white supremacist ideology in gameplay materials. After purchasing the studio from CCP Games in 2015, Paradox Interactive left the team largely to its own devices to create the latest iteration of the tabletop role-playing game. The end result was an elaborately botched launch that culminated in the dissolution of the entire team.

Black Ops vets form new studio for PlayStation-exclusive

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Black Ops vets form new studio for PlayStation-exclusive

Two veterans of Call of Duty development have formed a new studio, Deviation Games, and it will partner with Sony Interactive Entertainment to develop a new franchise for PlayStation Studios.

Dave Anthony and Jason Blundell announced their new venture during Thursday’s Summer Game Fest Kickoff show. In an accompanying post on the PlayStation Blog, Anthony said “it’s really early for us to be going into specific details” about the new project.

Evil Dead: The Game is a 4v1 shooter full of camp and gore

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Evil Dead: The Game is a 4v1 shooter full of camp and gore

On Thursday at the Summer Game Fest, we got our first look at the gameplay of Evil Dead: The Game, an upcoming co-op shooter. Four players choose their characters from the cast of the Evil Dead franchise, and then move as a team through towns, woods, and creepy cabins. A breach between worlds has opened, summoning monsters to deal with.

One player gets to take on the role of the antagonist, a Kandarian Demon; they’re tasked with hunting down everyone else in the game. The demon can possess the good guys, manipulate the environment, and fly. It’ll be a constant concern throughout a match, especially if it’s controlled by a skilled player.

Planet of Lana is a stunning hand-painted adventure

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Planet of Lana is a stunning hand-painted adventure

Planet of Lana is a beautiful new cinematic puzzle adventure game from the Swedish indie studio, Wishfully. It was announced during Summer Games Fest kick-off event on Thursday.

The story follows Lana, and her animal companion as they embark on a mission to save Lana’s sister. Their planet — which used to be a place in perfect harmony between human, nature — has fallen into chaos and now must endure a faceless army.

Elden Ring resurfaces in new trailer, release date announced

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Elden Ring resurfaces in new trailer, release date announced

Elden Ring, the long-awaited new game from Dark Souls developer FromSoftware, has finally come out of hiding. Publisher Bandai Namco gave fans a new look at the epic fantasy role-playing game during Thursday’s Summer Game Fest Kickoff Live stream.

The new trailer for Elden Ring showed gameplay for the first time, gameplay that will look very familiar to fans of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. We also got a release date — Jan. 21, 2022 — and platforms. Elden Ring is coming to current-gen and last-gen consoles, as well as PC.