by Tetsuya Nomura - the man responsible for creating Kingdom Hearts as well as designing some of Final Fantasy’s most iconic characters, has unveiled a new interpretation of Batman.
Currently on display at San Diego Comic-Con, the new version of Batman was done to celebrate an upcoming line of Square Enix and DC Comics-produced collectible figurines, which will be sold under the title Variant Play Arts Kai series.
SDCC 2014: 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions Offer First-Look of Halo: Nightfall
Today, at San Diego Comic-Con, 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions gave show-goers and the Halo Nation a first look at Halo: Nightfall, the original live-action digital series executive produced by Ridley Scott set to release this November on Xbox. During the panel, 343 Industries premiered the series’ official first-look video, as Executive Producer Kiki Wolfkill, Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, and Halo: Nightfall cast members offered new details on the series plot and a look behind-the-scenes of the production.
Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Halo: Nightfall follows the origin story of legendary manhunter Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) and his team as they are caught in a horrific terrorist attack while investigating terrorist activity on the distant colony world of Sedra. Led by Locke, the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) agents are forced to coordinate with a Sedran commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of ONI. As the plot unravels, they’re drawn to an ancient, hellish artifact where they’re forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives. Agent Locke is a new character in the Halo universe poised to play a major role in Halo 5: Guardians releasing on Xbox One in 2015.
Led by world class talent such as executive producer Ridley Scott, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, award-winning director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Battlestar Galactica, Pillars of the Earth, Heroes), and written by Paul Scheuring (A Man Apart, Prison Break), Halo: Nightfall takes full advantage of Xbox One’s seamless blend of high-quality visuals and rich interactive storytelling features, connecting the games and the series in innovative new ways.
“In science fiction, we’re always searching for new frontiers. We’re drawn to the unknown,” said Scott. “With Halo: Nightfall, we’re pioneering a new medium in terms of interactive storytelling on Xbox. It’s going to be fun for long-time fans to see how the worlds come together with an ambition to attract new fans along the way with what we’ve created.
Halo: Nightfall is included as part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection and will be accessible digitally on Xbox Live beginning on November 11, 2014.
EA Giving The Sims 2 Away for Free on Origin, Along With All 18 Expansions
A decade after its release, Electronic Arts is giving away The Sims 2 for free through Origin—along with every single expansion and stuff pack ever released.
EA recently announced it would end support for The Sims 2, meaning it will no longer release content or technical fixes for the game. It will continue to offer for support to those who contact the company for help, but the game as it exists today will remain unchanged going forward (barring any efforts made by the modding community). EA contacted Sims 2 owners recently, informing them of the news and offering a free upgrade to the newly created The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection.
That same collection is now being offered to all Origin users for free for a limited time. To get it, simply open Origin, select the “Redeem Product Code” option from the menu, and enter the code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS. You have until July 31 at 10AM Pacific to redeem the code to your Origin account. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for free.
Ultimate Collection includes the base Sims 2 game along with “every single The Sims 2 expansion pack and stuff pack.” The list of content that entails, as a result, is comically long: There have been eight expansion packs (which add new functionality and major features) and ten stuff packs (which, as you might guess, contain various stuff—primarily clothing and furniture) released since The Sims 2’s launch in 2004.
Halo: Nightfall exclusive image featuring Mike Colter as Agent Locke
We are excited to announce that Mike Colter, best known for his role in CBS’s critically acclaimed drama “The Good Wife,” will star in Halo: Nightfall as Agent Jameson Locke.
Halo: Nightfall is a live-action digital series that introduces Jameson Locke, a pivotal new character in the Halo universe, who plays a key role in Halo 5: Guardians. Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, this is an origin story that will lend insight and understanding into the character he becomes in Halo 5: Guardians.
Led by world class talent such as executive producer Ridley Scott, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, and director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Halo: Nightfall will take full advantage of Xbox One’s seamless blend of high-quality visuals and storytelling and rich interactivity, connecting the games and the series in innovative new ways.
We’ll have more details to share at the SDCC panel on Thursday, July 24. Until then, check out the exclusive image above, and take a gander at these photos below of Mike Colter as Jameson Locke in Halo: Nightfall.
The Beauty of Video Games: Destiny (PS4 Beta Build)
It’s been a few months since I’ve made any videos for this series, typically I make these videos using PC games, but Destiny isn’t for the PC. So you’ll have to excuse this mess of a video I’ve created showing off how pretty the beta is.
Anyway, I hope you guys like my poor attempt of a video.