Cyberpunk 2077 is getting its own official Funko Pops – and yes, there are Keanu Pops
Jan20

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting its own official Funko Pops – and yes, there are Keanu Pops

Funko has revealed its official Cyberpunk 2077 Pops. The collectible manufacturer revealed its concept art for Pop figures inspired by the Cyberpunk 2077 at this year’s London Toy Fair, Game Informer reports  – including two cool lil’ Keanu Reeves-inspired Johnny Silverhand Pops. While designs are still subject to licensor approval, all four of the vinyl figurines are slated to hit shelves on April 16 – the original release date for...

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Techland announces Dying Light 2 launch will be delayed
Jan20

Techland announces Dying Light 2 launch will be delayed

Dying Light 2 will be delayed past its planned spring 2020 release. Developer Techland made the official announcement today over social media. “We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2,” writes CEO Pawel Marchewka in a statement, “but unfortunately we need more development time to fulfill our vision.” “We will have more detailsto share in the coming months, and will get back to you as soon as we have more...

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The actor who played BD-1 in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order used a cardboard puppet and a nose flute
Jan20

The actor who played BD-1 in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order used a cardboard puppet and a nose flute

Gideon Emery, the actor behind Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s tiny robot, BD-1, had a particularly strange approach to capturing the droid. Tom Keegan, the performance director on Jedi: Fallen order, had worked with Emery before when he played Fergus in Wolfenstein: The New Order. According to Keegan, Emery is an unsung hero in video game acting, who can do everything, including strange noises. Handy when you’re a tiny robot. “There’s...

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Amazon and Target are running a 3-for-2 offer across loads of top console games
Jan20

Amazon and Target are running a 3-for-2 offer across loads of top console games

A selection of new and recent games – as well as a whole host of movies, books and more – are all part of a tempting 3-for-2 offer that’s now live at Amazon US and Target. Both retailers are offering up a slightly different list of games across PS4, Xbox One and Switch. Some of the big names you’ll find, though, include Death Stranding, Dragonball Z: Kakarot and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Right now, Target seems to have a wider...

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Monster Hunter World motion capture looks ridiculous

Monster Hunter World continues to produce the best motion capture footage of any game. Part of the reason why Monster Hunter World‘s monsters convincingly behave like wild animals about to ruin your day is that Capcom uses motion capture actors to form the basis of some the game’s spectacular animations. We first had a look at this technique around the release of the original game, and Capcom has since continued relying on motion...

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Playing the role – a week for video game actors
Jan20

Playing the role – a week for video game actors

This week we’re running one feature per day about acting in video games. We’ll be covering topics such as the distinction between VO and performance capture, stunt performers, mocap, and vocal strain. We’ve reached out to our friends in the industry for insider insight, speaking to actors, directors, casting agents, and more. The idea behind this is to demystify what is quite a secretive industry, to highlight some of the issues and...

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