EA has revealed that tomorrow is the day Battlefield 1 Beta codes are going out for those of you that signed up for the Battlefield Insider program by August 21st. GameSpot has the story.
Battlefield 1's open beta begins on August 31, but some people will be able to play early.
If you signed up for the free Battlefield Insider program by August 21 and selected your platform of choice, you will receive a code by email to start playing on Tuesday, August 30.
It wasn't known when these codes would go out, but the Battlefield Twitter account today confirmed that codes will be delivered on August 30, the same day that the beta starts for Insiders. A start time for the beta itself, however, for Insiders and everyone else, has not yet been announced.
If you're planning to play on PC, you might be wondering what kind of rig you'll need to have a good experience. The recommended PC specs will be published "shortly," EA said in another tweet. The teams at EA and DICE are still working on optimization efforts, the post mentioned.
The Battlefield 1 beta takes players to the Sinai Desert map, which features horseback combat, a deadly armored train, planes, and more. There are two modes in the beta: Conquest and Rush. Matches can support up to 64 players. Check out this post to learn even more about Sinai Desert.
Today Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio revealed the release date for “Rights of Man”, the upcoming expansion to the hit grand strategy game about exploration, trade and conquest, Europa Universalis IV.
The expansion, which will be released on October 11th, adds greater depth and detail to a host of game systems such as Great powers which allows players to intervene in war, influence other nations or threaten them. "Rights of Man" also brings ruler traits and events to your game, which add personality as well as bonuses or penalties to the leaders of the world.
Focus Home Interactive has announced that Swing Swing Submarine's platform-puzzler, Seasons After Fall will be released for PC on September 2nd.
Seasons After Fall, the platform-puzzler packed with an enchanting atmosphere will be available for download on PC on September 2nd. Players looking for a poetic adventure where wild nature and mystical magic live in harmony, can now pre-order the game on Steam at 15% off. After unveiling a Gamescom Trailer a few days ago, we are happy to release today more images of the game.
These exclusive images will allow you to travel to the heart of Seasons After Fall's enchanting world, while you are playing as a gifted wild fox using its ability to change the seasons and manipulate the world around you. Use the rain from Spring to raise water levels, then the cold of Winter to freeze it up, granting you safe passage. Become entranced by the charms of this contemplative and poetic adventure, inhabited by the bewitching melodies of a string quartet.
Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83.
His nephew said in a statement, “We understand for all the emotional and physical challenges this situation presented we have been among the lucky ones — this illness-pirate, unlike in so many cases, never stole his ability to recognize those that were closest to him, nor took command of his central-gentle-life affirming core personality. The decision to wait until this time to disclose his condition wasn’t vanity, but more so that the countless young children that would smile or call out to him “there’s Willy Wonka,” would not have to be then exposed to an adult referencing illness or trouble and causing delight to travel to worry, disappointment or confusion. He simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.
He continued to enjoy art, music, and kissing with his leading lady of the last twenty-five years, Karen. He danced down a church aisle at a wedding as parent of the groom and ring bearer, held countless afternoon movie western marathons and delighted in the the company of beloved ones.”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition launches on 30.08.2016
The winner of over 800 awards, including more than 250 game of the year awards, both critically acclaimed expansion packs and all additional content ever released -- now available in one, epic package. Search for the child of prophecy in Wild Hunt, deal with the devil in Hearts of Stone and discover a terrifying secret of the beautiful region of Toussaint in Blood and Wine.
Nuka-World isn’t the family-friendly wonderland it used to be, but for the Raiders making their home under the shadow of its towering rides, it could be as close to paradise as they’ll ever get. Provided you can come in and help them clean it up.
Fallout 4’s latest, and final, add-on will be available tomorrow on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Step into the worn leather boots of a Raider Overboss and spread your influence throughout Nuka-World and into the Commonwealth.
Watch Dogs 2 – Free Roam and Multiplayer Gameplay Walkthrough
During E3, we got our first crack at playing Watch Dogs 2 with a demo that let us take on missions in San Francisco and Oakland as protagonist Marcus Holloway. Now’s your chance to see it for yourself, as this video walkthrough narrated by Animation Director Colin Graham features a complete look at the demo, from the early drone’s-eye view of San Francisco’s skyline, to the sneak-and-hack sample mission, to partnering up with another player and ambushing gang members as they meet up in Oakland.
Not only that, but there’s also a preview of the recently revealed Bounty Hunter mode, offering a glimpse of what happens when you cause enough chaos for other online players to be called in to put you down. Watch Dogs 2 will arrive on November 15 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on the game and our experiences playing it, check out our previous coverage:
Ben Affleck wasn’t just teasing: Deathstroke will, in fact, be the main antagonist of the Batman standalone movie he’s directing, TheWrap has exclusively learned from an individual with knowledge of the situation.
Earlier this morning, the actor who plays the Dark Knight posted a cryptic tweet of the new villain walking toward the camera in very cinematic fashion, which sent fanboys into a frenzy of speculation.
Deathstroke was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. He is a mercenary and assassin who first appeared in “The New Teen Titans” #2 back in 1980. Wizard magazine rated him the 24th greatest villain of all time.
Also, in 2009, Deathstroke was ranked as IGN’s 32nd greatest comic book villain of all time. Deathstroke, or commonly referred to as Deathstroke the Terminator or simply Slade, is known to be the greatest assassin in all of DC Comics. He has encountered Batman on several occasions in the comics.
Their first encounter was in the 1991 Deathstroke standalone DC comic in the story arc “City of Assassins” where Deathstroke pounded Batman to a bloody pulp.
This free-to-play PC multiplayer version of Halo was set to be released exclusively for the Russian market later this year.
A member of Halo Online’s social media team says on Russian social network VK that they were waiting for “news from Halo Online developers and hoping for an early announcement.” He adds: “But over the past six months, our colleagues from Microsoft failed to make decisions on the future of the project. Now we know only one thing — the current form of the game will not be released."
Halo Online was currently in beta version and players now have until August 30th to claim compensation for their in-game rewards.
Microsoft commented the cancellation on Polygon: "The Halo Online closed beta test represented a great opportunity for us to learn how to deliver a great Halo experience to PC players.
"We recently concluded the closed beta and are grateful to all the players who participated in Russia. We look forward to applying the beta learnings to future Halo PC experiences."
Watch the hilarious "Thor Ragnarok" clip that debuted in Hall H during the Marvel panel this summer at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. It shows us what Thor (Chris Hemsworth) was up to during the events of "Captain America: Civil War" in the style of "What We Do In The Shadows".
After his father is killed in a car crash, Jack travels home to Colorado to help nurse his mother (who was injured in the crash) back to health. There, he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family history, his parents, his friends and his very identity.
GameStop’s Q2 earnings report came out today, which projected a relatively weaker quarter for the video game retailer compared to this quarter last year.
In an earnings report, the company is reporting a 6.2% drop in total sales from last year (Non-GAAP numbers) from $1.9 billion to $1.8 billion, and a major drop in console sales of 33.4%, going from $324.9 million from Q2 2015 to $216.4 million this year.
On an earnings call the video game retailer partly attributed the drop in console sales to the announcements of the Xbox Scorpio and Playstation Neo around E3 this year, operating on the theory that news of imminent, more powerful consoles has deterred customers from buying currently available consoles.
Game sales also dropped 18.2% from $467.2 million to $382.2 million. GameStop partly attributed this to a stronger slate of games for the quarter last year, going up against last year’s Batman: Arkham Knight and Elder Scrolls Online.
However, some of this quarter’s major releases included Doom, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and the 800-lb gorilla Overwatch, which notably has already shot to 10 million players across PC and console. GameStop had previously deferred Overwatch’s sales from the last quarter while praising its progress, so it’s something of a head-scratcher to see it downplay the game's contributions this quarter.
Ian Milham, art director on Dead Space and creative lead on Battlefield Hardline, has left his EA stomping grounds to join Crystal Dynamics as the new director on the Tomb Raider franchise.
The Tomb Raider reboots have taken a decidedly more serious and dark direction on Lara Croft's action adventures, and the Square-Enix studio thinks he'll be the right pick to continue that trend.
“Ian is one of those rare veterans who combines creativity, artistry, and passion into excellence on-screen," said Scot Amos, co-head at Crystal Dynamics. “We’re very excited to welcome Ian as the newest top-tier talent joining our studio. His attitude, aptitude, and aspirations for crafting great game experiences are perfectly aligned with who and what Crystal Dynamics is all about.”
DICE has released an update for Battlefield 4 that introduces a new UI for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. The update is version 1.23, and weighs in at 2.834 GB on the PS4.
Load up Battlefield 4 on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and you’ll notice that things look a little bit… different. A new Battlefield user interface is being introduced that will provide a more intuitive and centralized experience for Battlefield games – starting with Battlefield 4 on consoles.
Besides being a total visual overhaul, there are a number of changes to how you actually play with friends. There are some updates to Squads that should make spawning on your buddies a much smoother experience.
There are other changes as well, many of which you’ll notice as you poke around. A big one is the inclusion of a recommendation engine that suggest maps, modes, and more. And since this unified UI for Battlefield games will roll out with Battlefield 1 later this year, you’ll be able to easily swap between Battlefield games that use the UI (as long as you own them).
Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more updates as we approach the release of Battlefield 1 on October 21!
The past week's Gamescom 2016 has been the perfect opportunity for journalists to discover Vampyr, the Action-RPG from DontNod, the creators of Life is Strange. The press had the chance to attend presentations made by the developers, and thus learn more about the game, its story and its gameplay mechanics.
We're extending that invitation to those of you at home in the form of a 15 minute gameplay video of our pre-alpha version, showcasing some of the ideas that make Vampyr a unique gameplay experience, where the narrative is directly tied to the gameplay. Without any spoilers, our presentation begins a little after the beginning of the game. Now aware of being a vampire, our protagonist Dr Jonathan Reid must come to terms with what he has become, meeting some of the characters you will interact with along your journey - some of whom are aware of what you are, and also share the same affliction.
Click on the headline for more info and the video.
Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall.
A little update for Patron supporters, I'm going to have the same company that makes my Daughter's Girl Scout patches make the first EvAv jacket pack out of our site logo and send this out to all Patron subscribers.
If you are one of our Purple members, please send me a DM with your name and address. It will take a few weeks to get these approved, manufactured and mailed.
This is the first little goodie I want to send out, I plan more in the future. My Lodge brothers have Pins & Bolo ties and other fun things made all the time so I'm going to tap into them for more ideas.
Blizzard’s had an unstable time this month. It seems like in the past week barely a day has passed between service-disrupting DDOS attacks hitting Battle.net, disrupting everything from WoW’s demon invasions to Overwatch quick play. Server engineers have dealt with each in turn, but it’s unlikely to relax with one of the company’s biggest products of the year, Legion, coming out in just a few days.
As for why it’s being done there’s been blame placed on disgruntled Overwatch fans after the Summer Loot Box was released, disgruntled Hearthstone fans after the problems with Purify and disgruntled WoW fans because it’s a day ending in y. The truth is almost certainly more simple - arseholes are a calendar-round problem, and during summer a lack of school time means there’s even more. An angry community doesn’t usually resort to ruining the game further for themselves and everyone else.
After much teasing earlier this week, Mortal Kombat’s all-inclusive XL edition is coming to PC, with a free “MKXL Online Enhanced Beta” running from right now until 6pm BST/10am PT on Monday, August 29.
“Over 10,000 of you voted,” said co-creator Ed Boon following a recent Twitter poll that asked players where they’d like to see the game to go next. “Looks like you guys really want a PC MKXL and some character love/buffs! We hear ya!”
There open beta is also free this weekend, so check it out!
After more than four years of battles, fights, deaths and a lot of fun, we have made the difficult decision to close Ghost Recon Phantoms. It’s a tough day for our studio and indeed the team, some of whom have been working on this project since its inception some 7 years ago.
GR Phantoms has been a tremendous undertaking and we really relished the opportunity to bring to you a different take on the GR franchise. We are proud of what we have achieved but of course, a game like this would be nothing without its community. We’d like to sincerely thank you for your support, enthusiasm, patience and above all, your loyalty. For the hours played, the fun in your company, the never ending deaths at Balaklava Sub-Pen, the fights to control Tomsk-9, the sounds of shotguns and the fear of the P90 SD WAR, we are grateful.
We would like to thank you for all this great moments and fun we shared with you. GRP has been a great adventure for us, with you.
The shutdown of the game will take place on December the 1st. The game will stay available until then, and we wish you a lot of fights until the end. The in game shop will remain available, but you won’t have any more the possibility to purchase Ghost Coins.
We encourage you to use this time to use any Ghost Coins you have – as well as settle any scores you may have with opposing teams!
In line with our terms of sale, we hereby inform you that there will be no refund of any virtual currency you have spent in the game or for any resources you still may own on shutdown date, nor any conversion of any remaining virtual currency to another game.
Once again, thank you for your support and loyalty and we hope you have enjoyed the ride as much as we have. This is the end for one chapter of the Ghost Recon story, but for sure it won’t be the last. Thanks to your reports, your feedbacks, we are building every day better games, greater stories you will live in our company.
Starring David Oyelowo (Selma) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl); and directed by Amma Asante (Belle), A UNITED KINGDOM tells the inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the king of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker that he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
The setting is Paris in the 1930s where two sisters, American spiritualists Laura (Portman, who also appears at this year’s Festival in Jackie) and Kate Barlow (Depp), are winding up a world tour. Seemingly adept at communicating with the dead, the women are somewhat less experienced with the business of the living. Nevertheless, their astonishing exhibit of apparently supernatural powers piques the interest of powerful French film producer André Korben (Emmanuel Salinger), who retains their strange talents for his wildly ambitious new film project. Laura and Kate are soon swept up in a scheme that, fusing art and the occult, portends a dark shadow soon to be cast over all of Europe.
From Mothership Entertainment, Aven Colony is a city-building and management sim that tells the story of humanity's first settlement of an extrasolar world. Land on exotic Aven Prime, where you must construct and maintain the infrastructure and ensure the well-being of your citizens, all while dealing with the often harsh realities of an exotic alien world.
On top of this, you'll face the greatest challenge of all — keeping your people happy. How will you feed your people? Will you be able to provide them with enough jobs, entertainment, retail outlets, and other services while protecting them from the planet's many dangers? What social policies will you enact to influence your people? The future of the colony rests on your decisions.
Think you're ready to lead humankind into a new world? Sign up to learn more about the upcoming beta at AvenColony.com.
Salvation features Revelations, the long-awaited final chapter in the Origins Zombies saga. In Revelations, we meet up with the Origins characters after they’ve taken an epic journey through space and time – all of their struggles lead to this very moment. In this, the final chapter of the Zombies experience, Richtofen, Dempsey, Takeo, and Nikolai finally come face to face with the mysterious Doctor Monty in The House. Confronted by an ancient evil, our heroes must fight the zombie horde once more in the final battle to save their immortal souls.
“With the release of Zombies as an Easter Egg in 2008’s Call of Duty®: World at War, Treyarch set forth on a journey – or, really a conversation – with fans, and Revelations is the final punctuation mark,” said Jason Blundell, Director of Zombies, Treyarch. “The secrets we laid out years ago will finally make sense – we’ve been waiting a long time for this.”
Click on the headline for the press release and F'n Sh**show trailer.
Two men from two very different worlds: Father James Ballard, the spiritual and adoptive figure to Lincoln Clay. John Donovan, CIA Handler and trusted source for Clay while he served in Vietnam. Both will guide Lincoln during his path of vengeance against the Italian Mafia. Only one road will ultimately determine his future. Which will it be?
Mafia III is out October 7, 2016 on PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
Paragon is the latest game out of Epic games. The Free-to-Play MOBA is set to release later this year and runs on Epic’s own Unreal Engine 4. NVIDIA’s newest bundle, starting today, includes a number of perks. These perks include both cosmetic and gameplay related benefits that NVIDIA values at $115. Included with the bundle is 1000 Paragon coins, which is in game currency usable to buy Master challenges, skins, and bosts. Two skins, one Snakebite Murdock Skin and one War Chief Grux Skin, are included. Last on the list, are Seven Master Hero Challenges which each include a Challenge skin for their character that bestows additional XP rewards form levels one through five and provides additional rewards form levels six through ten, after which the Master Skin and title of Master will be unlocked. The Paragon Game Ready Pack will run for a relatively short period of time, from now until September 19, 2016.
Virginia is a single-player first-person thriller set in a small town with a secret.
Experience a missing person investigation through the eyes of graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver.
1992. George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin officially put an end to the Cold War. Barcelona held the Summer Olympic Games. The Tonight Show aired its last show with Johnny Carson... and Lucas Fairfax disappeared from his bedroom in Kingdom, Virginia.
Experience a missing person investigation through the eyes of graduate FBI agent Anne Tarver.
Together with your partner, seasoned investigator Maria Halperin, you’ll take a trip to idyllic Burgess County and the secluded town of Kingdom, Virginia, where a young boy has vanished and nobody seems to know why.
Before long Anne will find herself negotiating competing interests, uncovering hidden agendas and testing the patience of a community unaccustomed to uninvited scrutiny.
As your investigation takes a turn for the sinister, and the list of suspects grows ever larger and stranger, you will make decisions which irrevocably shape the course of Anne’s and agent Halperin’s lives.
Cinematic editing that immerses players in a story told in the style of film and TV
A dreamlike journey punctuated by intense drama and populated by a memorable cast of curious characters
A stirring soundtrack created by composer Lyndon Holland and recorded live by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at the renowned Smecky Studio (Lost Highway, Mulholland Drive)
An original detective noir story in the tradition of Twin Peaks, Fargo and True Detective
A striking, painterly art style, steeped in the magic of small town America and the vibrant Virginia countryside.
Who would've thought that erotic ebook king Chuck Tingle's friendship with Zoe Quinn would blossom into a fully fledged video game? But it's happening, and it sounds like it'll be an erotic experience.
Tingle and Quinn began corresponding after he tapped her to attend the Hugo Awards in his stead. The author of such classics as Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt and Pounded by the Pound was nominated by trolls, who he immediately out-trolled with the help of Quinn.
The two have joined forces for something even better and more fulfilling than shutting down the haters: a full motion video game.
For over 20 years, NVIDIA has been at the forefront of building advanced GPU and gaming technologies for game developers. We’re as passionate about building technology as we are about helping game developers deliver their creative vision. Most recently, these technologies have been delivered as part of the NVIDIA® GameWorks™ program, where developers can get free access to some of the most advanced graphics and simulation technologies.
It’s a great time to be a gamer, and an even better time to be an indie game developer. It’s never been easier for you to build the game of your dreams, and there are more games than ever for gamers to play. But this also means that it has become increasingly difficult for gamers to find your game.
That’s where the NVIDIA® Indie Spotlight™ Program comes in. We’ll leverage our GeForce® community to tell them about your great game. All upside. No catch.
The games lineup for Microsoft's Project Scorpio console is "shaping up very well," according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer. A fan on Twitter today asked if Spencer had a specific launch lineup in mind for the console and if there was any chance a Halo game would be part of it.
Spencer didn't give anything away, but spoke generally about how things are coming along.
"Portfolio is shaping up very well. It's great that teams are getting up to speed with 4K gaming now on PC to prepare for Scorpio," he said.
The Xbox One and Xbox One S games and accessories you own today will work on the Scorpio console. However, if you want to make the most of it, you'll want a 4K TV, as Spencer alluded to.
The Scorpio is the "most powerful console ever made," featuring six teraflops of performance. Microsoft hasn't released any footage of games running on Scorpio, so we don't yet know how much of an improvement over existing hardware it will be. The console will also support virtual reality.
Scorpio is scheduled to launch in holiday 2017. Pricing has not been announced, but Microsoft has referred to the system as a "premium" product, so you can expect it won't be cheap.
DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, today announced Battlefield™ 1 Premium Pass*, a membership program delivering new content and early access to Battlefield 1 fans in four upcoming themed digital expansion packs. Battlefield 1 Premium Pass members will be granted two-week early access to each pack, starting with Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass in March 2017 that will bring the French army into the battle in multiplayer.
Expand the theatre of all-out war with more frontlines in Battlefield 1 Premium Pass containing:
4 upcoming digital expansion packs, including:
Two-week early access to each expansion pack
Play as new armies including France in Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass, and the Russian Empire in an upcoming expansion pack
16 new multiplayer maps
New Operations and game modes for more ways to play
New Elite classes
20 new weapons
14 Battlefield 1 Battlepacks containing stand-out weapon skins, delivered monthly from November 2016
14 unique dog tags distributed over the course of the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass period
Experience the dawn of all-out war and discover a new world of war on an unmatched epic scale in Battlefield 1, full of a variety of new gameplay opportunities for the players. DICE has set out to build the most immersive and dynamic Battlefield game ever, continuing to improve their dynamic multiplayer sandbox through ever-changing environments with intuitive destruction and dynamic weather.
Operations introduces a completely new way to play multiplayer. In Battlefield 1 you will play a series of interconnected battles across multiple fronts. Play a sequence of battles where your actions have consequences beyond a single match, as you try to conquer territory or push back your attackers.
Battlefield 1 launches on October 21, 2016 worldwide on Xbox One, Origin for PC and PlayStation®4. Players who pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition can start playing on October 18
Respawn Entertainment has put together a Blog post on player feedback and changes being made to Titanfall 2 after completing the first multiplayer technical test.
Many players are wondering why we changed the mobility from Titanfall 1. We identified two major issues we wanted to solve in Titanfall 2. The first is that a lack of player predictability would often cause players to be shot from the back or sides. While flanking is an important part of gameplay death often felt random instead of skillful. The second issue is that close range firefights were overly chaotic due to erratic player movement. So, changes to pilot mobility stemmed from a desire to improve our gunplay, and not a desire to slow down movement.
We’ll be tuning air speed and wall-running speed to be faster.
While investigating this point, we discovered some unintended side effects that were causing players to lose momentum while wallrunning.
Players should once again accumulate and retain more speed when chaining wallruns.
Additionally, we’re testing scaling back some of the dampening factors that were limiting bunny-hopping as we don’t want these restrictions to impact normal traversal.
Hoping to repair their failing marriage, Dana (Beckinsale) and Dave move, with their son Jeremy, into a dilapidated country manor near an aging Eastern seaboard town. In the course of renovating their new home, Dana discovers a small locked door in the corner of the attic that hadn’t appeared in the house’s blueprints. The ghost of a young girl appears and beckons her to open the door. But the spirits of those who protect the rooms terrifying secret return to make sure that the room remains closed forever.
A corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) is sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.
From the director of Saw 2, 3 and 4 and Repo! The Genetic Opera, Abattoir asks: how do you build a haunted house?
Jessica Lowndes (90210), Joe Anderson (Hannibal), Lin Shaye (Insidious) and Dayton Callie (Sons Of Anarchy) star in the new horror from Darren Lynn Bousman, in which a reporter and a detective investigate the mystery of why crime scenes are being removed from buildings where terrible murders have taken place. The answers will take them to the heart of human darkness and hell itself…
Abattoir is having its European Premiere at FrightFest, London this weekend and is available on DVD and Digital Download on September 19th.
Moving away from a re-read of Stephen King's Gunslinger novels, I requested an ARC of Sylvia Moreno-Garcia's vampire novel, Certain Dark Things. The novel comes out on October 25th, I'll have a mini-review up soon.
Set in the dark underworld of Mexico City, Moreno-Garcia spins a fast paced story based on Latin American myth about a dark vampire drug war.
Welcome to Mexico City, an oasis in a sea of vampires. Here in the city, heavily policed to keep the creatures of the night at bay, Domingo is another trash-picking street kid, just hoping to make enough to survive. Then he meets Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers running from a rival band of vampires, and is smitten. But Atl’s problems in a deeply rooted family drug war have come to seek their revenge. When they start to raise the body count in the city, it attracts the attention of police officers, local crime bosses, and the vampire community.
As the stakes get higher and the vampires more dangerous, this unusual story will keep you flipping pages until the sun rises.
Certain Dark Things combines elements of Latin American mythology with a literary voice that leads readers on an exhilarating and fast-paced journey.
In 2015, Silvia Moreno-Garcia's debut, Signal to Noise, was named on seven year’s best lists including RT, BookRiot, Buzzfeed, io9, Vice, and Tor.com. Certain Dark Things was also listed on B&N’s Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog as one of 42 books they can’t wait to read in 2016 and on io9 as one of 40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Will Rock Your World In 2016!