MoviePass Announces Its First Original Production Starring Bruce Willis

MoviePass’ first original production is a thriller starring Bruce Willis.

Per Deadline, the movie is titled 10 Minutes Gone and hails from MoviePass Films, a production subsidiary which recently launched this year.

Brian A. Miller (Reprisal) will direct from a screenplay penned by Kelvin Mao and Jeff Jingle. Meadow Williams, Swen Temmel, Tyler Jon Olson, and Sergio Rizzuto will star alongside Willis.

The story follows a man who gets hit by a stray bullet after a bank heist goes wrong. As a result, he loses ten minutes of his memory and must remember who sabotaged the heist. Meanwhile, a powerful crime boss (portrayed by Willis) is determined to recover the money.

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Destiny 2 Year 2 Lets You Customize The Way You Play

Bungie revealed new changes to its combat system for Year 2 of Destiny 2 in a live stream Tuesday, hosted by Communications Director at Bungie, David Dague.

Dague was joined by Sandbox Design Lead Josh Hamrick and Senior Sandbox Designers Claude Jerome and Greg Peng.

The main focus for the new changes in Year 2 is to let players customize their own gameplay. To do this, Bungie added in weapon balance and tuning, new mods, and the addition of nine new super abilities along with associated perks for them.

“We looked at year one and saw what people were saying and how the game is being played,” Hamrick said. “We wanted to give players more options to specifically tweak and tune their loadout on how they wanted to play.”

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Capcom Is OK With Lower Sales If Reviews Are Better

Despite a much better critical reception, Resident Evil 7 didn’t quite match the financial success of its predecessor, Resident Evil 6. Capcom says it’s comfortable with that, though, since artistry counts for more and it would prefer a better critical reception at the cost of some sales.

“While we have shareholders to appease, it’s not just about commercial performance,” Capcom Europe COO Stuart Turner told GameIndustry.biz. “There is an artistic element that always comes in where we know this is the right way. And while if we compare RE7 to RE6 the absolute numbers are not the same, in terms of the profitability… it’s completely fine. It ticked all of our boxes internally. It was really well received. And in some respects, getting some very good review scores counts as much for Capcom as a game that sells millions and millions and millions. We’d prefer a game that got a 9 and sold less, than got a 6 but sold more.”

Those numbers aren’t far off. RE7 received an aggregate score of 86 on GameSpot sister site Metacritic, while RE6 received only a score of 60. The two received an 8/10 and a 4.5/10 in GameSpot’s reviews, respectively. RE7 has only sold 5.1 million units so far, compared to RE6’s 7.1 million. But the company also says it’s taking a longer view for measuring success. Resident Evil 7 hasn’t sold as much yet, but it’s making steady progress and may still surpass RE6 in the long run.

“We are less focused on day-one sales these days, too. We are looking much more at the long-term. And in that case RE7 is performing amazingly,” said Capcom’s Antoine Molant. “Even now, after almost two years, it’s still the VR flagship title. That helps keep the game selling well.”

In the same interview, Capcom opened up about its trepidation around the reveal for the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake. The fan response so far has been largely positive, so it appears this approach is paying off in terms of reputation.

Final Fantasy 14 Adds Monster Hunter’s Rathalos In New Update

Last week saw Final Fantasy’s Behemoth cross over into Monster Hunter World, and now a monster from Capcom’s series has invaded the world of Eorzea. The fearsome Rathalos arrives as part of Final Fantasy 14‘s big 4.36 patch, which introduces an assortment of Monster Hunter-inspired content, along with a new area to explore in the Forbidden Land of Eureka, to the MMO.

Rathalos is the target of “The New King on the Block,” a quest available to players who have reached level 70 and completed Stormblood’s main campaign. If you meet those prerequisites, you can accept the mission by speaking to the hearty hunter found in Kugane.

The questline culminates in an eight-player battle against the dragon, which Square Enix says also “incorporates mechanics inspired by Monster Hunter World.” Once Rathalos has been defeated, players can take on an even more challenging version of the fight that lowers the player count to four and introduces “additional hurdles to overcome.”

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Players who slay the Rathalos will be rewarded with a handful of Monster Hunter-inspired items, including a set of Rathalos armor, as well as a Rathalos mount. Players will also be able to get Poogie and Palico minions, Monster Hunter Orchestrion rolls, and BBQ Spit outdoor and indoor furnishings. You can read more details about the quest and rewards on Final Fantasy 14’s website.

In addition to the Monster Hunter content, patch 4.36 adds a new area to the Forbidden Land of Eureka called Pagos. In order to travel to the new area, players will first need to have completed the Anemos story. Once that condition has been met, they can head to Pagos by speaking to Rodney near Pier #1 in Kugane.

Beyond the new 4.36 content, Final Fantasy players also have the Moonfire Faire to look forward to soon. The annual summer event returns next week beginning August 13 and features an assortment of new and old event-exclusive items to obtain. This year’s Moonfire Faire runs until 7:59 PM PT / 10:59 PM ET on Sunday, August 26.

The World Ends With You for Switch Gets Release Date

The World Ends With You: Final Remix will arrive on Nintendo Switch on October 12, Nintendo announced today. Originally released on DS just over 10 years ago, The World Ends With You’s Switch re-release was announced in January.

Final Remix for Switch features new HD visuals and additional content and gameplay options that weren’t in the 2008 original. Taking full advantage of the Switch, Final Remix will allow players to use either the touchscreen or Joy-Cons as control options. Additionally, Final Remix includes a new two-player co-op mode.

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The World Ends With You: Final Remix Coming To Nintendo Switch In October

The World Ends With You: Final Remix, the port of the Nintendo DS classic action-RPG, is coming on October 12. Nintendo announced the release date alongside a new trailer for the update, which includes HD visuals, new content, and gameplay tweaks.

Final Remix lets you use the original touch controls or a new Joy-Con option. It also includes a whole new story scenario for longtime fans who want to sink their teeth into something fresh. The visuals have also been overhauled to take advantage of modern HD hardware.

TWEWY was highly regarded as an instant classic when it released in 2007, introducing a stylized world set in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, Japan. The combat had a flair of its own, thanks to highly customizable pins to tailor your own moves, and it was topped off with a memorable soundtrack. GameSpot’s original The World Ends With You review gave it a 9/10. This is the second port, following a mobile “Solo Remix” that hit iOS and Android in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

“Flawless presentation, gameplay depth, an engaging story, and innovation all add up to make The World Ends With You a worthy addition to the already-impressive pantheon of Square Enix works,” said Randolph Ramsey. “There’s very little to complain about in this package, which makes The World Ends With You a must-have for any DS owner needing an RPG fix.”

Netflix Announces House of Cards Final Season Premiere Date

The premiere date for the final season of House of Cards has been announced through the official House of Cards Twitter account.

This sixth and final season will be coming to Netflix November 2, and will heavily feature Claire Underwood as its primary character after previous star Kevin Spacey was removed from the show following sexual misconduct allegations last year.

The image announcing the date is reminiscent of posters that once featured Frank Underwood, but now Claire sits atop the chair of the Lincoln Memorial, with her hand clenching the armrest and bleeding profusely. It reveals, like the majority of Netflix series, that all episodes for the season will be released on the same day. The post was accompanied by the hashtag #MyTurn, suggesting Claire’s reign over the U.S. presidency is about to begin.

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Monster Hunter: World PC Review

Monster Hunter: World initially seemed destined to be one of those game of the year candidates that, due to a January release, would be forgotten about when all the lists rolled around 12 months later. Thankfully, the promised PC port has finally appeared, and it’s set to reignite that discussion.

When it first arrived on Xbox One and PS4, I wrote:

“World takes a dramatic leap into a look, feel, and size that feels truly new, simultaneously staying true to the series’ ideals by maintaining the addictive loop of combat, intimidating monsters and meaningful upgrades that fans love. The sheer depth and commitment required is still intense, but it clearly isn’t Capcom’s aim to court a casual crowd. This is as all-consuming and incredible a ride as ever.” Read our original Monster Hunter: World review.

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