Here comes the week of July 15 to 21, 2018 with all its gaming goodness and so on and so forth. Plus with San Diego Comic Con there’s a tad bit of entertainment mayhem going on. Please do note that I cover the news that captures my interest and not everything that has happened.
Out of the Box –
A thriller of an adventure game where you play as a bouncer controlling who gets to go into the club. You’ll deal with regular people to gangsters all of whom will try to find ways to get you to let them in. Developed by Nuclear Tales and published by Raiser Games for PC it came out on July 19, 2018.
German courts are banning the words “coming soon” for video game preorders. If a company has the words coming soon then they won’t be allowed to be sold as a pre-order without an actual date attached to its release. Check out Shacknews for a better understanding of what the German courts are trying to do.
It sounds a bit silly but it makes sense if you plunked down some money and then the developer or publisher is only talking about the game vaguely or then vanishes off into the night. I can see this being aimed more at crowd funding games where vagueness tends to come more into focus and developers often promise access to a beta or the game as a reward.
Lego games haven’t faded in popularity and as a result we’re getting a DC Lego game revolving around villains?!? The trailer for Lego DC Super-Villains dropped showing a world where the super villains must save the day because they’re being shown up by another group of villains who have made all the superheroes disappear.
I’m not a fan of the Harley Quinn voice over for this little trailer as it felt too highly strung or pitched thus driving me straight up a wall. As for the game it sounds like it could be fun, plus you get to create your own Lego super villain with a weird style and superpowers.
Bill and Ted have run into a potential issue of funding, rights, and distribution which means the film cannot go forward as it is. Head over to Indiewire.com for the full story.
It’s sad to here the a potential passion project of Keanu Reeves cannot move forward due to such issues. One would hope that someone out there would be willing to take the risk, but with rights issues up in the air it is a bit understandable that no one wants to risk putting up money for something that they might not get.
Warner Brothers released a trailer for its upcoming show Titans that involves Dick Grayson/Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Raven teaming up to take on villains. It has a very dark and mature look to the trailer with lots of blood.
Oh dear. Well I certainly wasn’t expecting DC to go that dark after their much lighter CW fair of shows. I guess they want to push boundaries with their streaming service, which I can’t blame them, but this trailer makes the show feel a little too edgy perhaps.
Comcast is no longer in the bidding to acquire Fox. They are shifting their focus to try and buy Sky TV which Fox happens to own 39% of the shares. Deadline has the report on what to expect going forward.
It seemed like a very long shot when Comcast made its bid to buy Fox when the Disney deal seemed so favorable for Fox. I don’t know what will happen with Sky TV but that also seems like a long shot as Fox is aggressively pursuing a majority share of them.
Invader Zim which is returning in the form of a television movie got a trailer for San Diego Comic Con, and it is a bit of a dozy. The movie called, Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, does not yet have a release date but will air on the Nickelodeon channel.
I like the trailer for all of its insanity and not bothering to make much sense. It captures the feeling of the show where little makes sense and that’s what you enjoy about it. That and it feels like a slice right out of the show, like it never left television. A good thing in my book, but hopefully it doesn’t lean to heavily on that.
On the movie side of things Warner Brother also revealed their comic con trailer for Shazam!, formerly known as Captain Marvel. It gave off the feeling of a bit of silliness and like they generally were trying to have a good time with what they were bringing. And the first look at the Aquaman movie coming on December 21, 2018. This felt much more like a regular superhero movie with grand visuals and massive fights.
Shazam looked a bit campy and silly but I”m pretty sure that’s what they were going for in the first place. I could be wrong about that, but yeah it has that campy charm that you will either love or hate. Aquaman I’m not so sold on. It looks grand visually and also has a bit of that cheesy charm to it. But, I’m not sure about it. I’ll wait for another trailer to really see if it isn’t doing anything for me.
That will wrestle an end to this week. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, for anyone who wishes to leave a comment, suggestion, or questions please feel free to leave them below, contact me on Twitter at @Snipehockey, or just email me at Lostvideogamesblog@gmail.com.
That’s all from me for this week, so bye bye.