Blog Archive: August 2022

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Batgirl in the Belfry 2

Bit of a running gag here - after Warner Bros. shelved the Batgirl film, it seems like they're taking absolutely every opportunity remind us that her character is still in open-world action roleplaying game Gotham Knights.

The cinematic scene with Batgirl and Nightwing in the Belfry has been deleted (made private) and re-uploaded to the official Gotham Knights YouTube channel.

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Russell's Great Machine

Still keeping an ear to the ground for the source of speculation that David Tennant's Doctor Who might regenerate into Ncuti Gatwa's, we found a video of his appearance at Fan Expo Boston in which he says that there was closed set filming and more to his appearance than anyone realises.

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Westworld S5?

In an interview with Deadline, Westworld creators and showrunners Johnathon Nolan and Lisa Joy have confirmed that we still haven't seen the ending they have in mind.

If you've not watched the finale yet, avoiding spoilers, it ends on a cleverly ambiguous note which could serve as a satisfying ending while still teasing the possibility of more.

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Virtual Influencer

In the category of truths stranger than fiction, South Korean gaming giant Krafton have launched their "first virtual human, ANA".

Think of it like reverse LARPing (live action roleplaying) and instead of geeks having fun, it's for corporate profit.

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Deliver Us Mars Delayed

The developers of upcoming space adventure game Deliver Us Mars have announced a launch delay from September 27 to February 2, 2023.

Citing the entirely usual and expected reason of wanting the game to be its best.

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Star Wars Error

Inverse (and others) have reported that The Mandalorian has entered production for season 4 ahead of season 3's screening based on a Production Weekly entry.

While PW entries sometimes precede official announcements, in this case it must have been an error because it has since been removed.

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Roasting Forspoken

Forspoken is a fantasy action roleplaying game with a female lead character from our Earth transported to a magical land, currently slated for release in January.

Right now it's being roasted for a new trailer's dialog widely described and treated as previously unheard and shockingly terrible - except all of that dialog was in a 2021 trailer.

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More Stargate Speculation

YouTuber SCI-TREK has posted a new video claiming that Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby of The Expanse, Children of Men, Iron Man and Cowboys and Aliens, are being considered to write a proposal for a new Stargate series.

Like we said previously, we don't know if he's credible but this time he's said that if they are contracted to write a proposal, we will hear official confirmation of that within a few months.

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Unknown Tease

In talking up this year's Gamescon which will run from August 23 - 28, Geoff Keighley has teased that Unknown Worlds, of Subnautica and Natural Selection fame, will reveal their next game on the opening night.

Which will be a brand new sci-fi IP.

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Midnight Suns Delayed

Apologies for being slow to catch onto this - tactical card roleplaying game Marvel's Midnight Suns has been delayed to next year.

Earlier that day we'd heaped praised on Indie superhero game Superfuse, said we were impressed by Gotham Knights but wasn't interested in Midnight Suns.