George R.R. Martin Teases New Game That Could Be Developed By From Software

Correction: this story originally incorrectly stated that From Software’s rumored new title could be a Game of Thrones game. Martin himself has only confirmed that he did some “consulting” work for a new game developed in Japan. What’s more, the rumor is that Martin is working with From Software on a new video game project of some kind but not necessarily a Game of Thrones game. GameSpot regrets the error.HBO’s Game of Thrones is officially over, but the series is continuing with a two-hour documentary on May 26 and then potentially a new prequel TV show. Outside of TV, author George…

Stunning New Westworld Season 3 Trailer Introduces Aaron Paul’s Character And Lots More

With Game of Thrones coming to an end, HBO wants to remind people that it has more shows in the pipeline. One of those is Westworld, which returns for a third season in 2020.The network has released the first trailer for it, and it’s incredible. The trailer shows off Aaron Paul’s character and so much more. There is seriously a lot to unpack. And as always with Westworld, this trailer seems to pose more questions than it answers. Check it out:The first Season 3 trailer premiered just ahead of the start of the Game of Thrones finale. We’ll have lots more…

E3 2019: All The PlayStation Games Confirmed So Far

E3 2019 is fast approaching and there’s going to be a ton of PS4 games. While Sony won’t be attending this year, that doesn’t stop other developers from bringing PS4 games to the show. Big name publishers like Bethesda, Electronic Arts, and more are showcasing some of their biggest new games.Sony decided against appearing at E3 2019 out of a desire to showcase its games in new and different ways compared to previous years. “As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community,” the company said in a statement to GameSpot. “PlayStation fans…

Blood & Truth Dev Happy To Be Sony’s Innovator, “Excited” By PS5

London Studio is a perhaps overlooked, but definitely vital part of Sony’s Worldwide Studios group. Over the years it’s made games such as The Getaway, the EyeToy series, the Singstar series, Wonderbook, and PSVR Worlds. The developer is about to release Blood & Truth, the spiritual successor to PSVR Worlds’ London Heist mini-game, and it says it’s happy to be one of the studios at the forefront of Sony’s development group.”I think we’ve created a niche for ourselves in [that] we are innovators,” the studio’s senior principal designer, Simon Hermitage, told GameSpot. “We will take hardware and do the difficult legwork…

Marvel’s X-Men Are Getting A Full Reboot Care Of Jonathan Hickman

Following Disney’s Fox buy out and with both X-Men: Dark Phoenix and the much-delayed New Mutants on the way, the future of the X-Men is a little mysterious, though hopefully not for too much longer.Even if you’re not overly familiar with Marvel Comics, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the name Jonathan Hickman at least in passing in these last few months. He’s one of the major architects of Infinity, the crossover event that inspired whole swaths of both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, and introduced the concept of Thanos’ Black Order. Hickman’s run on the main Avengers title…

Marvel’s X-Men Are Getting A Full Reboot Care Of Jonathan Hickman

Rainbow Six Siege Update Adds Reverse Friendly Fire; Patch Notes Revealed

Rainbow Six Siege has long had a problem with team-killing, but developer Ubisoft has a new solution going live soon to help alleviate the issue. Reverse friendly fire, as it’s called, has been in testing for a while and arrives on public PS4, Xbox One, and PC servers on May 8.Essentially, the system is designed to punish griefers by dealing the damage to them, rather than the poor teammate being hit. Offenders will get a brief grace period–accidents happen, after all–after which any further damage dealt will be reversed, meaning the innocent player receives no damage and the guilty party will…

Tolkien Movie Director On Why Not Working With Author’s Estate Was The Best Thing To Do

The upcoming movie about The Lord of the Rings author, called Tolkien, does not come with a stamp of approval from the Tolkien Estate. That is no big surprise, as the Estate has for decades distanced itself from dramatic adaptations of the fantasy series, including Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings series. Now, Tolkien director Dome Karukoski has spoken about why it’s in the movie’s best interest to have avoided any relationship with the Tolkien Estate to begin with.Speaking at the Tolkien premiere in New York City, Karukoski the movie might have been “suffocated” had the producers worked alongside the…

Video Game Hall Of Fame Adds Four More Games In 2019, See Them Here

The Strong Museum has announced the 2019 round of inductees into its World Video Game Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees include Windows Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Kart, and Colossal Cave Adventure.They were selected by a panel of experts from a pool that also included Centipede, Dance Dance Revolution, Half-Life, Myst, NBA 2K, Sid Meier’s Civilzation, Candy Crush Saga, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Those titles will have a chance to enter the Hall next year.That’s a wrap! The inductees to #videogamehall Colossal Cave Adventure, Microsoft Solitaire, Mortal Kombat, and Super Mario Kart. pic.twitter.com/upy85fbQkL — The Strong Museum (@museumofplay) May…

Harry Potter Wizards Unite, The Pokemon Go-Like Mobile Game, Is Out Now In Australia

Following its release in New Zealand, Pokemon Go developer Niantic’s newest game, Harry Potter Wizards Unite, is available now in Australia and New Zealand for everyone. It’s just a beta at this stage, so you should expect some bugs and missing features, but it provides a really good look at what to expect from what could become the next big mobile game.GameSpot explored downtown Sydney, Australia today with Wizards Unite. We joined a House (Gryffindor, of course), built a wand, and fought monsters in the augmented reality game. You can check out around 15 minutes of new gameplay footage in the…

Top 10 UK Games Chart: Days Gone Is 2019’s Biggest Launch

Days Gone is the UK’s biggest launch of the year so far, according to sales monitor Chart-Track. Sony’s PS4 exclusive has received a mixed response from critics, but that hasn’t stopped it outselling fellow new entry Mortal Kombat 11, which debuts at No.2.The rest of the top 10 paints a familiar picture for the week ending April 27. FIFA 19 is at No.3, while Red Dead Redemption 2 continues its strong chart performance at No.4. The Division 2 slips two places to No.5, and last week’s No.1, World War Z, drops to No.10 this week.But this week’s No.1 received a 5/10…

Days Gone Composer On The PS4 Game’s Grimy Music And The Bands That Deacon Might Like

After years of development, Sony’s next big exclusive, Days Gone, is finally here for PlayStation 4. We caught up with the game’s composer, Nathan Whitehead, for a chat about the soundtrack to the post-apocalyptic world the Pacific Northwest. Whitehead previously composed the music for the Purge film series and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, among other things.In our conversation, Whitehead discusses how he came to be attached to the project, the challenges (and opportunities) of working with an interactive medium like video games, the overall tone and inspiration for Days Gone’s music, and the task of not repeating himself after working…

Days Gone Composer On The PS4 Game’s Grimy Music And The Bands That Deacon Might Like