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In the video, the voice actors behind the characters Noctics, Ignis, Prompto, Gladio, King Regis, Lunafreya, Ardyn, and Aranea talk about their character's personalities and the recording process. Some of the actors, including Darin De Paul (Ardyn), voice characters for Final Fantasy XV and the movie, Kingsglaive.
Final Fantasy XV, which has been in development for about a decade, was originally set to come out in September on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, Square Enix just recently delayed the game to November 29. GameSpot recently spoke with director Hajime Tabata, who provided more details on the delay and what the extra development time allows the team to achieve. You can read our interview here.
The tie-in movie, Kingsglaive, came to select theaters on August 19. It features the voices of actors like Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed), and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300).
Developer DICE has now confirmed that you can, though only on the tracks of course. Not only that, but the developer explained on Twitter that up to six people can be in the train at once, including the driver. The train is a "Behemoth" vehicle in Battlefield 1 and it's deadly and powerful. Players can fire weapons like turret guns as it moves, while anyone caught on the train tracks is unlikely to survive.
Another Behemoth vehicle in Battlefield 1 is the zeppelin airship, which is also pilotable. Behemoth vehicles in Battlefield 1 are very powerful and can turn the tide of battle if used properly.
Players can check out the armored train for themselves during the Battlefield 1 beta, which is set on the Sinai Desert map seen in the video above. This map, and all others in Battlefield 1, also features dynamic weather. You can read this post to learn more about how weather will affect gameplay.
Watch out for the Armored Train in Sinai Desert. New #Battlefield 1 trailer: https://t.co/UsWLwTlkE7 pic.twitter.com/IG2PZelOio— Battlefield (@Battlefield) August 21, 2016
The Battlefield 1 beta begins on August 31 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, though Battlefield Insiders can play early. The full game launches on October 21, but there are multiple ways to jump in before that.
For more on Battlefield 1, check out GameSpot's recent features from Gamescom below.
Released on Twitter, the timelapse video uses the Beyonce song "Pretty Hurts." Take a look:
Here it is!! The video of me getting my hair shaved for #StrangerThings. Enjoy!😘💙 #buzzed pic.twitter.com/qFQWwib1ti— Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) August 21, 2016
Eleven's shaved head is one of the character's most defining physical characteristics for Stranger Things. If you've seen the show, you know her shaved head factors into the story often and in a number of ways.
Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer told Entertainment Weekly that Brown, as well as her parents, were not initially on board with the idea of shaving her head. Some worried that having no hair might impact her ability to land other roles. Everyone warmed up to the idea when the Duffer brothers showed Brown pictures of Charlize Theron, who shaved her head for Mad Max: Fury Road.
"[We asked], 'Charlize looks totally badass, right?' Millie agreed; Charlize looked badass. And that was it: She agreed to buzz it all off," the brothers said.
"When the day of the haircut finally arrived, Millie's mom brought out a camcorder, while her dad ran away with tears in his eyes, unable to watch. It was a pretty dramatic scene," they added.
In other news about Stranger Things, the Duffer brothers recently talked about the fates of two popular Season 1 characters [SPOILERS]. The show, which debuted in July, has not been renewed for a second season, but it ends on a number of cliffhangers, so we really hope more Stranger Things is coming.
Johnson took to Instagram to update fans on the movie, which begins production shortly. "In two weeks I'll reunite with ol' friends Kevin Hart and Jack Black and we have the honor to introduce a whole new generation to the amazing world of Jumanji," he wrote. "For the record we are NOT making a reboot, but rather a continuation of the awesome Jumanji story."
The star first announced his involvement with the film back in April. "It's official. We'll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my favs: There's games you play for fun...then there's games that change your life. Jumanji," he wrote on Instagram at the time.
Jake Kasdan, the son of legendary Star Wars writer Lawrence Kasdan, is directing, and the film opens on July 28, 2017.
The original 1995 Jumanji starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, and Bonnie Hunt. Williams' character became stuck in a board game as young boy before being set free (along with other creatures and characters) in the modern day. Lots of craziness ensues, including elephants charging down main street. The movie ended with the game still existing, setting up a potential sequel.
This happened recently in Portland, Oregon, a city whose popular slogan is "Keep Portland Weird." The man in the video below (via GameSpot sister site CNET) is Brian Kidd AKA The Unipiper--and this is not his first video where he plays a popular song on flaming bagpipes while in costume.
Go to The Unipiper's YouTube page to see more of his videos, including one where he dresses up like Darth Vader and has a lightsaber battle with Bigfoot.
In other news about the Pokemon series, Pokemon Go developer Niantic Labs is now taking action against cheaters. As for the mainline RPG series, The Pokemon Company recently announced four new creatures for the game, two of which are sand castles.
In a news release today, Nintendo announced that the deal has been officially closed, following an approval from Major League Baseball.
As for the $661 million, Nintendo said it expects it will "take some time to calculate and confirm" the impact of this on its financial performance. This is expected to be divulged when Nintendo reports earnings next, this fall.
Nintendo still owns a 10 percent stake in the Mariners, though the majority ownership now stands with members of First Avenue Entertainment. Howard Lincoln retired from his post as part of the sale--he served as Nintendo of America's chairman in the '90s. Now, majority owner John Stanton--who has been involved in the Mariners organization since 2000--replaces Lincoln as chairman and CEO, in addition to being the designated MLB control person for the team. Lincoln continues to serve on the FAE Board of Directors, representing Nintendo.
Stanton took to Twitter back in April, when Nintendo first announced it would sell its majority stake, to discuss his goals for the Mariners and its pursuit of a World Series win.
"I believe that the Mariners are well positioned to achieve that goal and it will be my honor to lead the organization," he said. "I want to thank Howard for his leadership for the last 17 years and thank the members of the board and ownership for giving me this opportunity."
As for how the team is performing this season, the Mariners are currently only one game out of first place in the AL West.
Responding to a question on Twitter (see the exchange below), Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines said the mods program for PS4 is currently under "evaluation," presumably by Sony, and so he cannot provide a release date.
On August 1, Hines said something very similar, telling fans on Twitter that Bethesda is working with Sony to release the Fallout 4 mod program on PS4.
"The process is still under evaluation. As soon as we learn more, we will share news," he said at the time.
Official mod support for Fallout 4 was added to the PC version in April. Following a brief beta, the feature came to Xbox One in May, with the plan being to run a beta on PS4 and then introduce the feature for all users in June. However, serious issues with the PS4 version cropped up, and Bethesda ultimately had to delay the beta on that platform.
As Hines has said time and again, there is no ETA for when the mod program will be available on PS4. Keep checking back with GameSpot for more.
Next up for Fallout 4 is the Nuka-World expansion, which comes out on August 30 for all platforms. You don't have to wait that long to see the content in action, as Bethesda will broadcast new gameplay footage for it tomorrow, August 22, during a livestream event. Nuka-World is Fallout 4's final expansion.
Assassin's Creed stars Michael Fassbender in the two lead roles. He is joined by Oscar-winners Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons. An Assassin's Cree Ubisoft executive previously said the company is not expecting to make a lot of money from Assassin's Creed.
"It is a lot more a marketing thing. It's also good for the image of the brand," European boss Alain Corre said. "We have our core fans, but what we would like is to put this franchise in front of a lot more people who, maybe, will then pick up future Assassin's Creed games."
Ubisoft's head of content for Assassin's Creed, Azaizia Aymar, later said the movie will buck the trend of bad video game adaptations.
"What we're trying to do is make sure the [Assassin's Creed] DNA is respected," he explained. "On top of all of that, we're making sure we're able to move forward on new inspirations and ideas. We want everything to feel legit. As you saw with the trailer, we think that part of the job has been done in a really nice way at the moment."
In terms of video games, Ubisoft will not release a new mainline Assassin's Creed game this year. This, the company has said, gives the film's marketing team more time and opportunity to focus on building interest in it.
The next game in the Assassin's Creed series, which is rumored to launch in 2017, is believed to be set in Egypt.
During the sequence, which you can watch below, Doraemon--another iconic Japanese character--is shown placing a Warp Pipe on the ground. It tunnels a path from Tokyo to Rio, and then Mario jumps through. On the other side Abe comes out. It's delightful; check it out below.
In other Nintendo news, the company is expected to reveal its latest gaming platform, NX, soon. Nintendo has confirmed the NX's global release date is in March 2017, but has not provide any more information since it was initially revealed. It indicated it is holding back on a premature reveal in order to protect a unique element of NX.
"In terms of NX, there's an idea that we're working on," said Shigeru Miyamoto. "That's why we can't share anything at this point, and I don't want to comment on the other companies. If it was just a matter of following advancements in technology, things would be coming out a lot quicker."
Reports have suggested Nintendo will release a new Mario and Pokemon game for the NX within the six months after its launch. This is in addition to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WIld. Furthermore, it has been reported that the NX will be a portable console that has detachable controllers.
Every week, we take a look at some of the most bizarre, exciting, and downright unique things to happen in comics. Check out our choices of the strange and wacky things that shouldn't be overlooked from this week's releases.
There may be some tiny spoilers ahead.
Best Reason to Avoid Public Pools
Mockingbird received an anonymous invitation on a cruise, promising information that could help clear Hawkeye on his murder trial. She later gets a message to meet by the pool. As a kid jumps into the water, it most likely feels a little warmer than it should.
Best T-Shirt for Corgi Owners
Mockingbird discovers that her fellow spy and sometimes lover, Lance Hunter, is on the same cruise she's on. He has his Corgi and is wearing a shirt perfect for Corgi owners.
Best T-Shirt for Someone in the DC Universe
Leave it to Harley Quinn to wear a shirt that says "Rebirth." DC is currently using the Rebirth banner across all their books under the initiative of returning elements from the characters' previous continuity.
Best Sign that Pokemon Go is Everywhere
The Squad's current mission takes them out into space. Harley checks her phone (and amazingly has reception). It turns out she's able to find "Pokecuteys" up there.
Best Titanic Reference
While searching for clues to a murder, Deadpool and Ant-Man end up on a ship. Deadpool insists they reenact a certain scene from the movie.
Best Alternate Batman
Batman is trying to deal with the new hero, Gotham, who has become a little unhinged. As a distraction, he has Alfred suit up in a Bat-suit to drive the Batmobile while implementing the next part of his plan.
Best Alternative to Cursing
As a father, Luke Cage is trying his best to refrain from swearing in front of his kid. While talking to Misty Knight (and Jessica Jones on the phone), he lets out another classic alternative. Maybe it will catch on.
Best Return of a Character That's Been Away
Supergirl hasn't been in many comics lately. With her return, her powers were messed up. With some help, she's managed to reignite her abilities and makes a dramatic entrance.
Best Use of a Cape
People often ask why superheroes use capes. They can easily get in the way or be used against a hero during a fight. Supergirl shows how it can be used while fighting a Kryptonian werewolf.
Best Evading Maneuver
S.H.I.E.L.D. believes Old Man Logan is going to kill someone based off a prediction from an Inhuman. Logan is currently recovering at Laura's apartment after she freed him when he was swallowed by Fin Fang Foom. Facing Captain America as well as S.H.I.E.L.D. soldiers, Laura easily avoids being detained by them.
After an alien landed on Earth and assumed the form of a cow, he was processed into meat and eaten by several people on Coney Island. This resulted in the population being turned into zombies. Harley is fighting alone and shows off her skills.
Best Advice About Reading on the Internet
Of course, this isn't true for every single site on the internet, but Julie Power offers her brother some good advice about comments posted online.
Best Silent Showdown
It's Black Widow vs. Nick Fury Jr. The scene doesn't need any words or sound effects.
Best Reason Not to Attack Aquaman and Mera with Tanks
This could also be called, "Tanks, but no tanks."
There's a little misunderstanding going on. Aquaman allowed himself to be detained by the government. Mera broke him out, and they're being attacked by the military. Mera shows that tanks won't stop them. Neither will the helicopters in the next scene.
Best Example Why Being a Police Officer in a Comic World is Tough
Being a police officer isn't an easy job. You never know what to expect. Imagine what it must be like in a world with super-beings and creatures from the unknown. All they want to do is their job. There's just no way you can arrest a monster.
Black Canary thought Green Arrow was dead. She yells at him for letting her believe that was the case. When it looks like things are over between them, she makes it clear how it really is.
Best Preparation Before a Major Butt-Kicking Session
Black Widow's life has been turned upside down. She's about to confront those responsible for the hell she's been through. She looks like she's more than ready to deal with them.
Best Question to Ask Batman
Batman is known for pretty much always being serious. You don't often see him smile. It could be that no one's offered him a cookie before.
Best Reason to Take the Day Off
In the Marvel Universe, Roxxon is a scummy corporation. Its C.E.O., Dario Agger, is as low as they come. After being captured, protocol leads to the place being destroyed. At least the recorded message to employees offers the suggestion of taking the rest of the day off.
Best Reason You Shouldn't Accept an Eye Transplant From a Questionable Source
Gertrude is still trapped in Fairyland. She's visiting a seer to get her fortune. Once the fortune telling is over, she offers to give him a pair of eyes in exchange for a special golden coin. As you can see, the eyes are pretty gross.
That's it this week. Let us know in the comments below what other Best Stuff you dug this past week. Thanks to @CapMarvel4Ever for his suggestions. If you want to participate or felt we missed some other Best Stuff, don't complain, contribute, especially if you didn't offer any suggestions. Each week you can @reply me on Twitter at @GManFromHeck by Saturdays using the hashtag #BestStuffInComics. We'll give you a shout out and I'll think you're pretty groovy.
Be sure to always look for the best stuff and always be sure to resist organ transplants from questionable sources. Chances are the results will end up being gross.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens moves up one position to No.3, while Overwatch moves down one spot to No.4. Grand Theft Auto 5 finishes the week at No.5, ahead of Rocket League at No.6, FIFA 16 at No.7, and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End at No.8. Rounding of the top ten are Doom at No.9 and Minecraft: Xbox Edition at No.10.
You can see the full top 10 in the list below. This table does not include digital sales data, and thus should not be considered representative of all UK game sales.
Diesel announced the news on a Facebook live video. "Now, the Guardians will be included in Avengers: Infinity War and that’s incredibly exciting," he said, via Variety. "You were told before everybody."
While it is not surprising that the Guardians will play a part in Infinity War, given how many Marvel characters are expected to appear, this is will be the first major crossover between the team and their more Earth-bound Marvel colleagues. Earlier this month, director James Gunn revealed that next year's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 will be an entirely self-contained story.
Avengers: Infinity War was originally planned as two movies, but a retitling last month has meant that the second film will be something different. Although they are shooting back-to-back, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have stressed that they will not be two parts of the same story.
"The movies are very, very different from one another," Anthony Russo told IO9 earlier this year. "It's not a part one and part two scenario, necessarily. They're just two different expressions. I think it creates a misconception that we're shooting them at the same time."
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 wrapped production in June, and arrives in theaters on May 5, 2017. Avengers: Infinity War will be released on May 4, 2018, with the currently untitled fourth Avengers movie following on May 3, 2019.
The timing lines up with the PlayStation event Sony has scheduled for September 7 at 3PM ET. The presentation will be held at PlayStation Theater in New York, although the company has not disclosed what exactly it will be showing. This new information lines up with previous reports that the a new PS4 model would be revealed at a PlayStation 4 event in September. GameSpot reached out to PlayStation for comment, and a spokesperson for the company responded, "Sony Interactive Entertainment does not comment on rumour or speculation."
In June this year Sony confirmed that it was working on a more powerful version of the PlayStation 4, code-named Neo. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House revealed that the console will feature improved graphics and support for 4K resolution. House also confirmed that the console is intended to be sold alongside the standard version of the PS4, at a higher price.
Sony hasn't revealed much else about the Neo, opting not to talk about the console at E3 this year. However, the PlayStation event takes place just a week before Tokyo Game Show, which starts on September 15. Analysts have previously suggested that new PlayStation 4 models would be launched before or during Tokyo Game Show.
All PS4 games will be playable on both the existing PS4 and Neo. Sony has said it will take a "small but manageable" amount of effort for developers to get games working on both versions of the PS4. Since the announcement of Neo and Scorpio, a number of publishers have spoken positively about this type of mid-cycle hardware upgrade.