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Tony Hawk 5 trailer released, looks fun but not too pretty
Get ready to manual and grind your way to a billion points because it was fun 15 years ago. The first gameplay trailer for Tony Hawk 5 hit the web and it’s… meh. Trick animation is choppy, character design is static. While nostalgia will definitely play a hand in the game’s sales numbers, the visuals leave a little something to be desired. So much so, that many fans were quick to say they would rather wait for a new Skate game from EA, but who knows if that will ever show up. Still, fans should be relieved that they’ve scrapped the old plastic skateboard for a return to a handheld controller and level-based goals even if the graphics and game mechanics look like they’re stuck in 2002. Since we’ll soon be reliving the past, maybe we should start working out our thumbs. We all know the secret to a million points is endless manuals. Boring, repetitive, painfully endless manuals. My knuckles are cramping up just thinking about it.
Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 gets trailer, bumps up release date
“What game do you think you’re playing?” That’s the question we’ve asked ourselves three times before and now it’s the question being asked in the new trailer for Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 over on Youtube. The first person trailer follows the game’s protagonist as he clicks a flashlight on and off in the darkness, but this time you aren’t at the nightmarish pizza parlor. Unfortunately for you, the animatronics have followed you home and don’t look now, but there’s a Foxy in your closet! The trailer showed up on the web just hours after developer, Scott Cawthon, announced that the release date had been moved up from its projected Halloween release date to August 8th to coincide with the one year anniversary of the original game’s release, which is crazy, since I feel like the game has given me at least a decade’s worth of nightmares. Ah, what’s a few more sleepless nights between friends.
Guillermo Del Toro passed on directing Star Wars, has an pitch for Jabba anthology film
Jabba the WHA?!! Fans at Comic Con last weekend got a fun “what if... “ scenario from Guillermo Del Toro when the Hellboy director was asked what his version of a Star Wars Film would be like.
“I would do the sort of ‘Godfather‘ saga the Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control. One, because it’s the character that looks the most like me, and I like him. I love the idea of a
Hutt type of mafia, a very complex coup, you know? … I just love the character.”
However, the director was quick to say that his dance card was already full:
“This is not real, this is me as a fat geek just geeking out and talking about it.”
The busy director is no stranger to internet rumor, having had his name attached to several projects over the years, specifically mentioning that his IMDB page is filled with things he will probably never do. While it’s unlikely a gritty gangster film would ever get made by a family-oriented studio like Disney, a boy can dream. Del Toro went on to answer questions about passing on The Force Awakens when the studio called to gauge interest. If anything, the interest in Del Toro further proves the studio’s dedication to practical effects even at the earliest stages of development. With the internet buzzing about Del Toro’s Jabba the Hut story, we have to wonder if Disney is paying attention. Even if his own film is a bit of a stretch, our favorite space slug could show up in the upcoming Boba Fett/Han Solo picture in search of a charming rogue to really tie his throne room together.
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