Saturday, 31 August 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 new 'Deep Drive' trailer revealed

Cyberpunk 2077 new 'Deep Drive' trailer revealed


CD Projekt Red have just release a new vide called ‘Deep Dive’ that showcases all new footage and features of  Cyberpunk 2077. 


The 14+ Minute video includes footage of the gameplay seen at E3 as well as all new details and information on the game mechanics and plot of Cyberpunk 2077.


Also, wanna learn more about the story and lore of the game? 

Make sure to check out the extended version of the video, with a special Deep Dive Q&A with members of the development team — Miles Tost (Senior Level Designer), Paweł Sasko (Lead Quest Designer), and Philipp Weber(Quest Design Coordinator):



Look out for more information on Cyberpunk 2077 shortly!

Mirai: Blu Ray Review

Mirai: Blu Ray Review

Apparently inspired by director Hosoda's observations of the interaction of his own kids, Mirai is the tale of sibling jealousy.
Mirai: Film Review

Kun is the apple of his parents' eye - or so he believes. The four-year-old thinks the world revolves around him, but finds his view shaken up when a younger sister is born into the family.

Riddled with jealousy at his parents' loss of time for him, Kun's resentment of baby Mirai reaches fever pitch, and he hits the child with one of his beloved bullet trains. Struggling to find his place in the world post baby, Kun finds a magic world in his garden, as the importance of a sibling is demonstrated to him.

Mirai's touches are sweetly despatched, as the darker edges of the tale come to light.

Mirai: Film Review

It's one of seething inadequacy from the whining baby Kun; but despite Kun's apparent anger toward his situation, the Ghosts of Christmas Past / Future style visitations show really what could lie ahead for him as an older brother.

There's some further darkness in Mirai, with a heartbreaking scene of a child clearly in trouble after Kun's visit and subsequent trashing of the house. And the lessons doled out are a little on the heavy-handed side and obvious to anyone with an eye for them.

However, given this anime is aimed more at a family audience, Hosoda's sweeping touches can be forgiven within the simplicity of the story.

Mirai: Film Review

Mirai won't possibly win over everyone, and it lacks the timelessness of some other anime, even though there's a universality of theme at play here - but for the start of the school holidays and with an ever-growing awareness of the genre, its messages may be timely in today's world. 

Friday, 30 August 2019

JOKER - Final Trailer

JOKER - Final Trailer



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About JOKER:
Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection.  Yet, as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit rails of a hostile town teeming with division and dissatisfaction, Arthur wears two masks.  One, he paints on for his day job as a clown.  The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him, and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down.  Fatherless, Arthur has a fragile mother, arguably his best friend, who nicknamed him Happy, a moniker that’s fostered in Arthur a smile that hides the heartache beneath.  But, when bullied by teens on the streets, taunted by suits on the subway, or simply teased by his fellow clowns at work, this social outlier only becomes even more out of sync with everyone around him.

Directed, co-written and produced by Todd Phillips, “Joker” is the filmmaker’s original vision of the infamous DC villain, an origin story infused with, but distinctly outside, the character’s more traditional mythologies.  Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck, who is indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, is of a man struggling to find his way in Gotham’s fractured society.  Longing for any light to shine on him, he tries his hand as a stand-up comic, but finds the joke always seems to be on him.  Caught in a cyclical existence between apathy and cruelty and, ultimately, betrayal, Arthur makes one bad decision after another that brings about a chain reaction of escalating events in this gritty, allegorical character study.

JOKER stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Marc Maron, Douglas Hodge, Josh Pais and Leigh Gill.

JOKER releases in New Zealand in theatres on October 3, 2019.

JUST CAUSE 4: DANGER RISING OUT NOW

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JUST CAUSE 4: DANGER RISING - OUT NOW!
Biggest Expansion to JUST CAUSE 4 Available Now for Gold Edition and Season Pass Owners

SYDNEY, 30th August 2019 – Square Enix Ltd. is pleased to announce that JUST CAUSE 4DANGER RISING is available now for Gold Edition and Season Pass owners.

Watch the JUST CAUSE 4DANGER RISING Gameplay Trailer here: 


DANGER RISING is the third and final part of the “Dare Devils, Demons and Danger” expansion pass and the biggest addition to JUST CAUSE 4 since launch, featuring 9 new missions, plus exciting new gadgets, weapons and vehicles. Last but not least is a new addition to Rico’s already impressive suite of traversal options in the massive open-world of Solís: a fully functional Hoverboard.

The story picks up with giant submarines appearing off the coast of the island of Solís, serving as massive outposts for the Agency, who have arrived to hunt down the rogue agent Rico and reclaim their technology. He must take down all strongholds to bring the Agency to their knees. Every submarine base presents new gameplay challenges and requires a fresh approach to strategy in order to put them out of commission.

With Agency operatives stalking the shores of Solís, Rico is faced with a difficult new challenge – an enemy with the same technology and training as him. For the first time, Rico must fight other agents, tough and dangerous foes with grapple hooks of their own and incredible new high-tech weaponry.

JUST CAUSE 4 is a huge sandbox experience, full of over-the-top action and amazing emergent gameplay moments. There’s nothing else like it.” said Victoria Setian, Senior Producer at Avalanche Studios. “But it’s about to get crazier! We are so excited for players to finally get their hands on the Hoverboard in JUST CAUSE 4. It’s a game-changer, which will allow our players to tackle content in a whole new way.”

JUST CAUSE 4: Danger Rising is available now on XBOX ONE®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.  

You can read more about the improvements to JUST CAUSE 4 on the Developer Blog: https://square-enix-games.com/en_GB/topic/jc4-dev-updates
Gold Edition purchasers receive 7 days early access to the JUST CAUSE 4 Danger Rising DLC, starting the 29th of August. Standard Edition access begins on September 5th, 2019.
For more information on the Gold Edition visit: http://justcause.com/buy-now
For exclusive news and information visit: https://www.youtube.com/justcausegame

Collection of Mana Physical Edition Out Now across ANZ

Collection of Mana Physical Edition Out Now across ANZ



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COLLECTION OF MANA PHYSICAL EDITION

BRINGS TIMELESS ADVENTURES TO NINTENDO SWITCH TODAY

SYDNEY, 30th August 2019 – SQUARE ENIX® announced today that the physical edition of Collection of Mana™ is now available from select Australian & New Zealand retailers for the Nintendo Switch™ system.
 
Collection of Mana ushers players into the enchanting world of the Mana series with the first three classic titles in their original form, FINAL FANTASY® ADVENTURE, Secret of Mana® and Trials of Mana™. The three game compilation now includes a convenient quick save feature, a comprehensive music mode and the ability to change screen size for each title while playing. Additionally, players can adventure with friends through a local multiplayer mode in both Secret of Mana (up to 3 players) and Trials of Mana (up to 2 players).

The physical release of Collection of Mana also includes a reversible inlay featuring artwork of the beloved heroes from each title and the original Trials of Mana artwork

Collection of Mana is now available on Nintendo Switch for AUD$59.99 | NZD$69.99. For more information, visit www.collectionofmanagame.com

SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY BRINGS THE HEAT TO NINTENDO SWITCH AND STEAM THIS SEPTEMBER!

SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY BRINGS THE HEAT TO NINTENDO SWITCH AND STEAM THIS SEPTEMBER!



Good morning,

Spyro Reignited Triology lands on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam worldwide on September 3 (PST)!

This September will mark the very first time that all three original games – Spyro the DragonSpyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! And Spyro: Year of the Dragonwill be playable on these new platforms with the Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

To celebrate Spyro’s 21 years of saving the Dragon Realms with a remastered twist, lead developer Toys for Bob is inviting fans to tune in to a special live stream on Game’s Done Quick’s Twitch Channel at 5 a.m. NZST on Sept. 4.


SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY BRINGS THE HEAT TO NINTENDO SWITCH AND STEAM THIS SEPTEMBER!
Lead Developer Toys for Bob Celebrates New Platforms Arrival with a Special Live Stream for Fans on Sept. 4
August 30, 2019 – Spyro is spreading his wings this year by giving fans more ways to experience the fun of Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy. The remastered videogame that made gamers fall in love with “the purple dragon from the ‘90s” all over again lands on Nintendo Switch™ and PC via Steam worldwide on September 3Already available on PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One, this September will mark the very first time that all three original games – Spyro™ the DragonSpyro™ 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro™: Year of the Dragon – will be playable on these new platforms with the Spyro Reignited Trilogy.
No matter how you like to play, Spyro has players covered. Gamers looking for an on-the-go gaming experience can take Spyro Reignited Trilogywith them on their next adventure via the Nintendo Switch in handheld mode. The remastered trilogy also gives players on PC via Steam something to look forward to this year with the ability to play with up to 4K graphics and uncapped framerate capability on supporting systems.
To celebrate Spyro’s 21 years of saving the Dragon Realms with a remastered twist, lead developer Toys For Bob is inviting fans to tune in to a special live stream on Games Done Quick’s Twitch Channel at 5 a.m. NZST on Sept. 4. During the stream, fans will get a dragon’s-eye view into how the studio is commemorating the launch of the game on these two platforms and how players can join in on the fun.
The Spyro Reignited Trilogy features the memorable and exciting gameplay that fans will remember from the ‘90s but in beautiful, HD graphics. The trilogy features over 100 levels, enhanced reward sequences, Spyro’s crew of eccentric pals (including Sparx the Dragonfly, Hunter, Sheila, Agent 9 and Sgt. Byrd) and much more! The trilogy also provides players an enhanced experience with beautifully rendered environments, enhanced controls and awe-inspiring cinematics for added flare in these epic adventures.
As if that wasn’t enough excitement, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is bringing two videogame icons together in a big way when Spyro joins the race in Crash™ Team Racing Nitro-Fueled’s Spyro & Friends Grand Prix that’s set to go live on August 30th.* Available for no additional charge to those who have purchased the main game, the Spyro & Friends Grand Prix is giving the iconic purple dragon a licence to crash the CTR party for the first time.
In the Spyro & Friends Grand Prix, players can burn rubber and cruise through “Spyro Circuit,” the all-new Spyro-themed track while collecting gems, dodging firework bundles and (of course) flying by sheep. Spyro won’t be venturing into this alone, the purple speedster will be joined by Hunter andGnasty Gnorc as playable characters with Sparx joining in the fun as a protection mask akin to Aku Aku on the Spyro Circuit track. The Spyro & FriendsGrand Prix will also come packed with other hot content that players can earn when connected to the internet, such as fresh new rides with the Spyromobile, Gnasty Ride and Dragonfly, as well as other new Pit Stop items including the amazing new Gem Paint Jobs and element-themed wheels, the Viking Polar Skin, the Orc Big Norm skin and more!
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is firing up on new platforms: Nintendo Switch™ (Toys for Bob) and PC (Iron Galaxy) via Steam. Beenox’s Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled - Nitros Oxide Edition (digital deluxe) are now available on PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch™ worldwideThe amount of epic Spyro challenges and journeys from both games is enough to provide fans hours upon hours of fun. For more information about Spyro Reignited Trilogy (@SpyroTheDragon) and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (@CrashBandicoot) check out each games’Twitter, Facebook and Instagram profiles.
*Grand Prix content and timing subject to change.
About Activision
Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Activision is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company.  More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com or by following @Activision.
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements with respect to the expected release dates, features and functionality of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

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Jumanji: The Video Game First Gameplay Trailer Revealed

Jumanji: The Video Game First Gameplay Trailer Revealed



We are happy to reveal today the first ever gameplay footage from Jumanji: The Video Game with a brand new gameplay trailer that shows off the frantic, hippo filled action for the first time.

We are also pleased to announce that the game’s release date is December 6th when it will launch on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC digital.

The game is also now available for pre-order.

For more info about Jumanji: The Video Game or other BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe products, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, orsubscribe to our YouTube channel.

Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure set to release on December 6th

Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure set to release on December 6th



Based on the blockbuster film franchise, this brand-new 3D action-adventure will invite players to join Scrat’s unrelenting quest to retrieve his cherished acorn. 

Players will guide Scrat through a perilous journey across icy terrains, raging geysers and burning lava.  

Explore adventure-packed locations to discover treasures that unlock special powers and help Scrat to jump higher, grab heavier objects and find every last treasure in this all-new Nutty adventure!

Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure will release worldwide on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC digital on December 6th in Australia and New Zealand and is available to pre-order now from local retailers and digitally.

For more info about Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure or other BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe products, , follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Fan Favorite Zinogre Charges into Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

Fan Favorite Zinogre Charges into Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

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Fan Favorite Zinogre Charges into Monster Hunter World: Iceborne


Capcom released a new trailer today revealing “shocking” new details for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the highly anticipated massive expansion to Capcom’s best-selling Monster Hunter: World. The video reveals the return of the fan-favorite thunder wolf wyvern, Zinogre, and includes a new look at the Elder Dragon Namielle, which dispenses powerful water-based attacks. Additionally, the latest trailer is jam-packed with footage of every new, returning fan-favorite, Elder Dragon, subspecies, and variant monster that has been revealed (thus far) for Iceborne.
Zinogre is the latest monster added to the massive expansion’s roster, ready to challenge hunters with its electrifying attacks. Players will need to bring their Master Rank skills and use extreme caution when Zinogre activates its supercharged state in order to successfully take down this thunderous beast. The trailer also offers the first detailed look at Namielle, an all-new Elder Dragon who has the power to summon water at will and unleash high pressure attacks onto unsuspecting hunters. Players should proceed with caution and not underestimate the bright, multi-colored appearance of this second new Elder Dragon that’s been discovered inIceborne. Hunters have a collection of new monsters and subspecies to look forward to when the massive expansion releases – and there are still more to be revealed!

Ahead of the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne massive expansion’s global console release on September 6, a reminder that hunters have a chance to try the game in the upcoming beta sessions for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne PlayStation®4 beta will be available for all PS4™ users from 5:00pm AEST on Friday, August 30 through 4:59pm AEST on Monday, September 2. Following that, a beta for Xbox One will be available from 5:00pm AEST on Monday, September 2 through 4:59pm AEST on Thursday, September 5. Preload options will be available a couple of days before each beta period begins. The Monster Hunter: World base game is not required to participate in the Iceborne beta sessions.

These beta sessions will be the last chance for hunters to earn up to four special commendation packs upon completing each beta quest for the first time. The commendation packs contain helpful consumable items that will be available to use in the Iceborneexpansion when it releases.

Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King video games return this spring

Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King video games return this spring





DISNEY’S CLASSIC ALADDIN AND THE LION KING VIDEO GAMES RETURN THIS SPRING

Includes new features and enhancements for Nintendo SwitchTM, PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One

This spring, the 16-bit magic of Disney’s Aladdin and The Lion King games, complete with new features and enhancements, will be released for Nintendo Switch
TM, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King will include the fan-favourite versions of each original title, featuring upscaled graphics to support high definition displays and additional upgrades to enhance playability on current consoles. The collection also includes a brand-new “final cut” of Aladdin and an original Aladdin “tradeshow demo” that has not been publicly available since 1993.

Check out the trailer here


Fans will be able to revisit these beloved games and take advantage of a variety of modern support options, including instant save states, a “Rewind" button to jump back up to 15 seconds, level select, invulnerability, infinite lives and an “Interactive Game Viewer”. The Interactive Game Viewer enables players to view full game playthroughs, with the ability to skip forward, jump in and start playing at any point.

In addition, Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King features:
  • Authentic Game Content with Modern Improvements – Fans old and new can enjoy the original game builds, upscaled graphics, customisable controls, special filters for visual enhancement and more.
  • Variety of Game Versions – The collection includes multiple playable platform versions of the games including their Sega Mega Drive, Game Boy and Super Game Boy releasesas well as The Lion King Super Nintendo Entertainment System version.
  • A Helping Hand – Players who want to experience the Disney magic in true “Hakuna Matata” fashion can use the Interactive game viewer, rewind feature and cheat codes to aid gameplay progression.
  • Curated, Explorable Museum – A treasure trove of behind-the-scenes development assets including interviews, an art gallery and a music player shares the rich history behind the Aladdin and The Lion King 16-bit games.’

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King has been updated for current consoles by publisher Nighthawk Interactive and development studio Digital EclipseDisney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King is coming to retailers this spring on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

Red Joan: DVD Review

Red Joan: DVD Review


Inspired by a true story it may be, but Red Joan's insistence on miring everything in flashback means sadly it squanders its best asset - Judi Dench - as nothing more than a bookend to proceedings, with glimpses throughout.
Red Joan: Film Review

However, while this story begins in a leafy English suburb with Dench's Joan Stanley being arrested as a suspected informant who leaked top secret information, its flashbacks soon reveal another equally strong presence in the form of young Kingsman actress, Sophie Cookson.

Ripping back to Cambridge and exploring how Joan became affiliated with the disaffected communist movement, Red Joan seeks to keep questions in place about whether she is a willing participant in a crime or had been manipulated via love (fake or otherwise) in the past.

It's an interesting proposition, and while the relatively formulaic, almost TV-movie like telling of the story feels flat, the central performances are not. Its open-endedness is also its strength, with a final shot and simple facial smirk from Dench offering to throw everything up in the air that you've already seen in a kind of Keyser Soze-esque tribute.

Red Joan: Film Review

But where Red Joan falters is in some of the film's innate ability to play it safe.

Period details are nicely rendered, and the sense of atmosphere is palpable, but what transpires lacks some of the edge that say a pulpy thriller may have helped you get to the edge-of-your-seat and leave you questioning throughout.

Likewise, the almost minimal use of Judi Dench feels criminal; even the briefest of scenes in the present day, with her son's suspicions swirling around her, hint at a frustrating promise that narratively had to take place.

However, as mentioned Cookson's turn as the young questioning intellect caught up in the cold war and its machinations gives the film a welcome human edge. Hers is a performance that anchors the film and almost makes you forget about the bookending of its sidelined mammoth talent.

All in all, Red Joan's commitment to the straight storytelling serves it fine, but with a little more flair and more uncertainty, the sense of panache in this wartime tale of love and betrayal, both personally and at a country-wide level, could have helped it into some truly sterling stuff.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Watch all the 2019 Loading Docs

Watch all the 2019 Loading Docs

The eight Loading Docs have been unveiled for 2019.

Watch them all below

2019 Loading Docs unveiled

2019 Loading Docs unveiled

Loading Docs: Power Trailer from Loading Docs on Vimeo.
Loading Docs: Power
Powerful people. Powerful stories.

ANNOUNCING EIGHT BRAND-NEW POWERFUL DOCUMENTARIES

New Zealand’s most successful short documentary initiative takes a powerful approach to digital storytelling. Releasing today is a brand-new collection of eight short documentaries, housed onLoadingdocs.net now.
This year, Loading Docs has extended the durations of the shorts to between six and eight minutes, enabling greater opportunities for fresh perspectives and deeper exploration. Unified by the theme of power are stories that will have audiences questioning their own interpretation of power and revealing how unlikely characters can become the heroes of the story. 
Celebrating New Zealand perspectives on world issues, subjects include Kiwi icons William Trubridge, Pania Newton, the ‘Nek Minnit’ guy – Levi Hawken, and revered celestial navigator Sir Hector Busby. 
He Hekenga Tūhura presents the extraordinary final interview with Sir Hector Busby – in te reo Māori - just weeks before his passing. Also part of the collection is My Breakup with God, about a devoted Christian who slams the door on the Church - against her parents’ hopes - and pursues a path of sexual freedom and love. Operation: RAMBU! propels audiences back to 1980s Indonesia to meet an unlikely Kiwi action hero. 
SOUL co-founder Pania Newton’s personal struggles are revealed in Mana Wahine. The documentary, providing a unique perspective on Ihumātao, was released on August 2 and featured on RNZ and The Guardian - so far being seen more than 300,000 times.
“Fostering the celebration of Aotearoa’s stories and storytellers is our business,” says Executive Producer Julia Parnell. “By providing a foundation for the elevation of filmmakers and innovation, our documentaries are able to bravely reflect the drama and complexity of life. This year’s collection extends these foundations by powering eight longer format documentaries to audiences here and around the world.”

Watch the collection now: 
Loading Docs: loadingdocs.net/shorts/ 

Apollo 11: Film Review

Apollo 11: Film Review


There's no way you don't know how this story goes.

And on the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, with timing that can only be described as fortuitous in extremis, the film festival is playing the Apollo 11 doco on the day the moon landing happened.

The film is of the kind of calibre you'd expect from those like CNN who are involved, but director Todd Douglas Miller manages to create a kind of unfussy portrait of the hours of the build up to the launch and the days after.

Apollo 11: NZIFF Review

It's intriguing in that, despite some over-produced moments of the bombast of a score intruding and trying to provoke drama, a film takes you directly back to the era, and the ordinary everyday "heroes" of NASA, who were not called Buzz or Neil.

Camera footage early on chooses to focus on the scale of the gantry by shooting from the ground up, sets the tone by focussing the cameras on those inside the control centre, and the gathered crowds who look like they're there to be part of a rock-n'roll event; it's here Miller pitches the actual event as something that everyone aspired to be part of, and which was monumental at the time, but has slowly been dwarfed by the extraordinary times we live in, and the naysayers who try to detract from its happening or its relevance.

CCTV footage, and footage shot within the craft, along with some Asteroids-level graphics build a portrait that's selective in the imagery it presents, but one which builds a tapestry of our greatest achievement.

Apollo 11 uses footage only of the moment, archives of the time and sights and sounds to create something that is never heart-stopping but is always awe-inducing. It's a time capsule, definitely, but it's a film of its time, and also one that showcases the fearlessness of man's occasionally indomitable spirit. 

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Control launches, with a charity stream and excellent reviews

Control launches, with a charity stream and excellent reviews


505 GAMES, REMEDY ENTERTAINMENT’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED CONTROL LAUNCHES TODAY ON PC, PS4, XBOX ONE
Supernatural Action-Adventure Game Now Available at Physical and Digital Retail

Global videogame publisher 505 Games and its partner, internationally renowned developer Remedy Entertainment, Plc. today launched the award-winning Control on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for physical and digital retail, with a simultaneous digital launch on the Epic Games store for PC.

Set in a unique and ever-changing world that juxtaposes our familiar reality with the strange and unexplainable, Control is a third-person action-adventure game combining Remedy’s trademark gunplay with supernatural abilities. 

After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, players will take on the role of Jesse Faden, the new Director struggling to regain Control. This sandbox-style, gameplay-driven experience built on the proprietary Northlight engine challenges players to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments while fighting through the deep and mysterious worlds Remedy is known and loved for.

Watch the Launch Trailer Here

Control is our most ambitious game as a studio yet,” said Mikael Kasurinen, game director, Remedy Entertainment. “We said early on this would redefine what a Remedy game is; giving our fans a more player-driven experience than we’ve ever created before, while still retaining the compelling worlds we’re known for. Everyone at Remedy is proud of what we’re delivering to players today and we look forward to continuing to expand on what we’ve built after launch as well.”

To celebrate the launch of Control, 505 Games will hosted a stream today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT in an effort to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a hospital and research facility working to change the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Guests included YouTube personality Alanah Pearce, lead voice actress from Control Courtney Hope, Remedy’s Creative Director Sam Lake, Twitch personality SanchoWest and more. Donations are done via tiltify.com/@505games/505-games-for-st-jude.

Control on PC is one of the first games to support multiple ray-traced effects, including ray-traced reflections, contact shadows, and indirect diffuse lighting. Control on PC also supports NVIDIA DLSS. For a limited time, gamers will receive Control with the purchase of an eligible GeForce RTX GPU-equipped graphics card, desktop or laptop; more details here.

Also available now are the physical retail-exclusive Retail Deluxe Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with collectable FuturePak Exclusive Metal Packaging and limited-edition art cards, and the PlayStation 4 Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the content from the PlayStation 4 base version as well as an extra side mission, “Isolation” and an additional exclusive outfit, Jesse’s Urban Response Gear. This version will also come with two Expansion packs, “The Foundation” and “AWE” (available at a later date). Each pack will contain new locations, story missions and mysteries for players to solve.

“We are proud to have played a role in bringing a game of this scope and vision to life in partnership with Remedy,” said Neil Ralley, president, 505 Games. “The launch today is a major moment for both our companies. Control is already well on its way to being another major hit for us, on a bigger scale than ever before, and we look forward to delivering even more to players in the coming months through future expansions and other content.”

For more information and regular updates on Control, please visit www.controlgame.com.