Prometheus 2 Confirmed by Director Ridley Scott

He might turn 78 in November, but Ridley Scott’s work rate shows no sign of slowing. While it is often hard to keep track of the various projects that he is attached to, Scott has now confirmed that the next movie he directs will be Prometheus 2.

A sequel to his 2012 sci-fi horror film–a semi-prequel to his 1979 smash Alien–has been on the cards for some time, but until now it was very much an unconfirmed rumour. But in an interview with Empire to promote his latest film, The Martian, the director let slip that the project was well underway.

Replying to Martian star Matt Damon’s joke that “Ridley was done with the movie about two weeks after we shot”, Scott replies: “I was already on to my next movie! I was starting to look for locations for my next movie, which is Prometheus 2.”

The film is yet to be officially announced by studio 20th Century Fox, but Slashfilm.com have previously suggested that it might start production in January, 2016. There have also been reports that the other upcoming movie in the Alien universe–Neill Blomkamp’s direct sequel Alien 5–has now moved back in Fox’s schedule to make way for Scott’s Prometheus follow-up.

Prometheus was released in May 2012, and starred Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba. It went on to earn $403 million worldwide.

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PS4, Xbox One Getting War Game Where You Play from Child’s Perspective

11bit Studios has announced that a new version of This War of Mine, a game about war that is told from the perspective of civilians, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The new game is called “The Little Ones,” and in it, you control a group of civilians trapped in a warzone.

What’s new this time around is, as its name suggests, you play from the perspective of a child. Take a look at the trailer below for more, which uses the famous Offspring song, “The Kids Aren’t Alright.”

“The Little Ones focuses not only on the reality of enduring war, but also the fact that even in times of conflict, kids are still kids,” 11bit said in a statement. “They laugh, cry, play with toys, and see the world differently. In addition to thinking about survival, you’ll have to bring back the kid in yourself to understand how to protect the little ones. Their faith, and their futures, are in your hands.”

Like its predecessor, The Little Ones features a day/night cycle that affects how the game plays out. During daytime, the threat of snipers keeps you from leaving your camp. At night, you’ll have to venture out to scavenge for items to help you stay alive. Ultimately, the game asks the question: “How far will you go to make it through another day?”

The Little Ones launches on January 29, 2016 for PS4 and Xbox One.

GameSpot’s This War of Mine review for PC scored the game an 8/10.

“Is this a game you want to play? No. Is it a game anyone with a beating heart should play? Yes. A million times yes,” reviewer Justin Clark wrote. “It’s a longform exercise —> Read More

Gigaset Will Release Its First Flagship Smartphone At IFA This September

Gigaset AG, formerly known as Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices is a multinational corporation based in Munich, Germany and the company is most active in the area of communications technology. Gigaset will be launching its first ever smartphone during this month of September, which is not long from now by the way. The smartphone is going to be called as ME, and to be more specific, it will possess the model name known as GS55-6. As it is company’s first ever flagsip, so you can expect top of the line hardware to be present in it.

Talking about ME, so it is going to feature a Snapdragon 810, although a much better chipset solution would have been Helio X20 as it showers no issues uptil now. Well, as we all know that Snapdragon 810, though known for its speed, is not the best SoC when it comes to keeping its temperature under control. Siemens, or Gigaset has introduced an efficient cooling method like Oneplus 2 that will prevent the octa-core processor of Snapdragon 810 from throttling.

ME is also moving ahead to feature 3GB of RAM and a 32GB of internal storage which is a bang. While we know, the device is also going to feature a 1080p display, details on the screen size are still unknown. The best part about the upcoming smartphone is that it runs Android Lollipop 5.1.1, but an even great news would be that the smartphone would be up for an upgrade to Android Marshmallow 6.0, which will deliver even more performance, and higher battery life ofcourse.

Siemens ME is also features a 16MP rear camera sensor & yes an 8MP front shooter selfie. There is no information on whether the mobile device is going to —> Read More

The Best DOTA 2 Custom Games

From GameWatcher: “With The International now out of the way the DOTA world is starting to look towards what the future holds for DOTA 2 and the changes that are coming. Easily the biggest change that is heading our way is the launch of the new DOTA 2 Reborn client that will see every DOTA match switch over to the Source 2 engine. The Reborn client is currently available to all players in beta form and as a result custom games are finally playable in an easy to access way. The custom games on offer range from slight modifications of the traditional DOTA formula right through to variations that feel like totally new games in their own right. However, the biggest issue is that there is already hundreds of custom games and the discovery system for finding the best to play isnt exactly the easiest to use. So to help you on your way to finding the most enjoyment in custom games we have selected eight of the best DOTA 2 custom games that you should install right now.” —> Read More

Why Until Dawn Is Cinematic Horror at Its Best

Greetings Podpeople! It’s Friday, which can only mean one thing – the IGN UK Podcast crew return to dribble themselves lovingly into your lugholes. Don’t fight it – it’s meant to be like this.

This week sees the unholy trinity that is Gav, Rory and Luke discussing how when games try to be like movies they seem to get it right, while movies that try and adapt games continue to get it so, so wrong.

There’s also an analysis of this week’s news, including Hideo Kojima’s last ever trailer, Xbox One’s backwards compatibility, and the almighty McWhopper. In the history of missed opportunities, this will forever go down as a big one.

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Turstworthy iPhone 6s report says no to sapphire glass, yes to ‘pink’ option

iPhone 6s Colors Rose Gold Sapphire Display

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus leaks keep pouring in, with more and more unofficial details being offered surrounding Apple’s upcoming smartphones with less than two weeks to go to the 2015 fall iPhone event – Apple has already issued press invites for the iPhone launch, which will be its biggest yet in terms of attendance.

After detailing the camera specs for the iPhone 6s and the new Motion wallpapers, 9to5Mac‘s Mark Gurman followed up with a new report that explains Apple’s glass display choices for the new handsets, the color options and Force Touch.

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Hannibal Star to Play Villain in Marvel’s Dr Strange

He’s known for playing one of the most iconic bad guys on TV–Hannibal Lector, in NBC’s now sadly cancelled Hannibal. Now Mads Mikkelsen may once again play a villain in Marvel’s upcoming fantasy adventure Dr Strange.

Variety have reported that the Danish actor is in “early talks” to star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the film, due for release next year. The movie will form the second part of Marvel Studios’s Phase Three, and is directed by Scott Derrickson, best known for horror films such as Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

The role that Mikkelsen is being touted for is unknown, but Variety’s sources confirm that he will join 12 Years a Slave Oscar-winner Chiwetel Ejiofor as one of Stephen Strange’s adversaries. Ejiofor has been cast as the evil Baron Mordo, while Tilda Swinton is playing Strange’s mentor, the Ancient One.

At Disney’s recent D23 expo, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed concept art for the film, and commented that it would be “as weird as anything we’ve done.” In an interview for JoBlo.com, Derrickson explained why he felt that he was the right man for the job: “I think when you consider the work that I’ve done, it makes sense that he’d be my favorite comic book character, at least in the Marvel universe,” he said. “Probably the only comic character in that mainstream world that I’m suited to.

“I feel such an affinity for the character and the story and the ambition of those comics. I wanted it really bad. More than any other project that I’ve gone after, I felt compelled to do everything in my power to get on that project. Genuinely felt like I was the right —> Read More

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