Thursday, May 12, 2016

Killing Joke Goes Animated In The Best Way!

If there is one story every comic fan has ever wanted to see come to life, it is Batman: The Killing Joke.  This is the pinnacle of Joker stories and one of the best Bat-family stories ever.  To see this coming to animated release from Warner Bros., where DC Comics stories have consistently shined, is amazingly wonderful.  Just that is great news, since fans have been requesting this fan favorite to be created for a long time.  But then they announced who will be voicing Batman and The Joker.  I might have died from joy right there.

Big news after the break!  

Star Trek Online Makes a Big Move!

Coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in Fall 2016 is the free-to-play MMORPG Star Trek Online.  
The game will feature a reworked user interface to accommodate the console’s unique controllers, as well as graphical improvements, with the goal of being more accessible to newcomers and more fun for gamers of all levels.
The press release reads:
"Star Trek Online is well into its sixth year and showing no signs of stopping. 
Over our storied history we’ve seen a new faction, two level cap increases, more episodes than any 5 seasons of any Star Trek series, the creation of over 100,000 player generated missions, and celebrity voice work from every era of Star Trek. 
With all of those accomplishments there is still another frontier yet to explore, the console space.This fall, Star Trek Online will be launching simultaneously on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. 
Our goal is to deliver the same high quality Star Trek experience to players on these consoles, with some additional upgrades to make the transition to the console space a smooth and natural experience. 
Our first major task was to convert a PC game that takes nearly an entire keyboard to play into a game that plays well with a 12 button controller. 
We focused on getting the controls right before we began work in earnest on this project, because we knew the game had to be as tactical, fun, and accessible as the PC game that preceded it.A combination of radial menus and streamlining of some HUD elements created a game that is easily understood, instantly accessible, and incredibly fun to play.