Saturday 30 July 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4 Gameplay Trailer Released, Looks Absolutely Stunning

Rise of the Tomb Raider is finally releasing for PlayStation 4 on October 11, after months of anticipation for this version, and Xbox and PC users playing it all alone, probably in the dark, praying for their exclusivity to resist as long as possible.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

With the days passing by, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are providing more details and showing something more about this new release. We know the PS4 version will have a PlayStation VR mode, supporting virtual reality, called Blood Ties.
And today we even have a gameplay trailer coming from the Japanese end of Square Enix, providing some new information and displaying how much good the game still is.
From the trailer itself, of course, we can't get what developers Nixxes Software and Crystal Dynamics have achieved so far, as they're still working on solutions to optimize the game: target is 1080p and 30fps, but as said when this new version got announced there's a chance to have a "bonus" in terms of frames per second - it happened the same with Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for PS4, when frame rate was unlocked.
Anyway, until the release date approaches, we'll only be able to wait and see what kind of information could come from Square Enix.

Friday 22 July 2016

KickassTorrents back online, new clone site askes users to sign a petition to free owner Artem Vaulin

KickassTorrents back online, new clone site askes users to sign a petition to free owner Artem Vaulin

Popular torrent site KickassTorrents owner Artem Vaulin got arrested on Wednesday at Poland on a number of charges, including conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and two counts of criminal copyright infringement and the domains of his website were seized,
And following that incident KAT gone offline but there is this thing with pirate sites, just like real pirates, you cannot keep them down for long. As expected, the piracy site is available online again in the form of clone sites.
There are multiple clones of the website available online and Verge reports that it has received an emailed statement from the creators of one such clone, named, that says that the site is“hosted on multiple cloud servers to prevent blockade, and the hosting information is well hidden behind Cloudflare.”
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Kabali movie review

Remove the Malaysian-Tamil setting, and Kabali plays like… a Rajinikanth movie. A revenge drama. It would be silly to expect grime and grit in a mega-budget Superstar movie whose seemingly endless pre-release publicity has spanned the earth to the sky (courtesy, Air Asia), but given that Pa. Ranjith is behind the camera, there is a sense of a letdown. It’s as though, given the biggest stage of his still-young career, the director went up before the audience and got a severe case of the jitters.
The meat of Kabali is a gangster story that attempts to tease out some history about Malaysian Tamils. The suits Kabali wears aren’t just a fashion statement. The coat, the tie – they’re symbols of a rung of capitalism people like Kabali weren’t allowed to set foot on. (They’re also a nod to Ambedkar’s sartorial tastes.) But as with Ranjith’s Madras, these are scribbles on the margins of an all-too-familiar story.
The primary narrative thread in Kabali deals with the (gang) war between Kabali and Tony Lee (Winston Chao), a purring Malay (I’m assuming) who wears his silken suits with the entitlement of generations of privilege. This conflict is, of course, a metaphor, for the antagonism between Malaysian-Tamils and natural-born Malays – but the way all this plays out is hardly new or interesting. One of the strengths of Ranjith as a writer is the way he shapes the supporting characters – but no one registers here. Kabali is filled with familiar faces. Kishore. Attakathi Dinesh. Kalaiyarasan. Riythvika. But they all get so little to do.
At least some of the lightness, the lack of amped-up drama – I think – is intentional. Even within the cage of a Superstar movie, Ranjith is trying to be subtle. Another filmmaker would have given Yogi (a very ill-at-ease Dhansika) a rousing introduction, given the weight this character carries in the story. But she comes in like an afterthought, and it isn’t until interval point that we realise who she is, what she’s doing here. But again, this sounds better than how it plays out. We aren’t emotionally invested in anything, anyone.
Except, maybe, Kumudhavalli, Kabali’s wife. Radhika Apte is a part of what is ostensibly the second (and far more interesting) narrative thread of Kabali, about the man's personal life. She doesn’t have much of a role, but she does get one scene that makes you see why Ranjith wanted an actress of her calibre. It’s a scene where she breaks down after seeing Kabali after a very long time, and she makes us see a long-dormant volcano erupting suddenly with everything that was buried deep inside.
Ranjith’s filmmaking is different too, and not in a good way. Kabali does have some of his trademarks – the way he introduces characters and their circumstances in a prologue-y rush at the beginning, or the way he uses little flashbacks to fill us in on what really happened. But the life that infused his earlier films is missing. (Santhosh Narayanan’s excellent songs are relegated to the background.)
Kabali doesn’t have the lovely rhythms of Attakathi or Madras, where Ranjith gave us a sense of life being lived with micro-shots of people just… being. This isn’t to say Ranjith is coasting. He’s still trying to stage scenes. A scene where someone tries to assassinate Kabali could have just been about the assassination but the way Ranjith stages it carries an element of surrealism. But yet again, it works better on paper than on screen.
And what about the big star at the centre? He does well, though his age is beginning to show – both in his physicality and dialogue delivery. There’s a scene where someone asks Kabali why he is a gangster when he is so educated. He removes his glasses. The camera moves closer. He gives this look, at once hard and wistful. He makes you wish for more such shots that studied his face. What a great still camera subject this face makes. Still.
Another favourite shot of mine came when Kabali is in a hotel in Chennai, and the camera captures him not as a gangster but a father. The earlier edge is gone. There is so much warmth here, you feel this is what he must look like with his grandkids. And though we have the slo-mo walk and the staccato laugh, it is nice to see this star act his age – he kicks ass and yet, he’s vulnerable. He could use someone looking after him. Kabali doesn’t pander to his fans. No comedy. No punch lines. And yet, it must be said that Rajinikanth does more for the movie than the movie does for him.

Gravity Rush 2' Finally Coming To PS4; [VIDEO] Gameplay Trailer Revealed; December Release Date Set

Sony's "Gravity Rush 2" is coming and will debut exclusively on PlayStation 4. The release date has been confirmed on Dec. 2 in the United States and the United Kingdom; and here are the details we have so far.

The good news came to light when Sony's Associate Product Marketing Manager Brian Dunn spilled the beans on PlayStation Blog on July 18, Monday. Bunn announced that the sequel to the physics-defying hit will finally launch on Nov. 30 in Europe and will be followed on Dec. 2 in the US and the UK.

Bunn then revealed that "Gravity Rush 2's" pre-order on PlayStation Store will start on Aug. 2. He added that individuals who pre-order "Gravity Rush 2" from participating retailers will apparently get alternate white customer downloadable content (DLC) for the game's main character, Kat (Kitten in Japan) and the Select Soundtrack featuring nine tracks the game, as well.
What's more, players who pre-order from the PlayStation Store will receive an instant reward of 10 PSN avatars from the game, along with a PS4 theme. Along with the release date, an all-new slamming 161-second trailer has been unleashed, giving fans a taste of what's to come.
Sony first made a splash when they announced that they are already developing a sequel game to 2012's "Gravity Rush" and was originally known as "Team Gravity Project" at the Tokyo Game Show on Sept. 20, 2013.  During the Tokyo Game Show 2015, Sony then officially unveiled the game as "Gravity Rush 2."
Directed by Keiichiro Toyama, the upcoming game is based on the player's capacity to manipulate gravity, permitting extraordinary movements and navigation. According to Game Reactor, players can pick among three gravity styles - the original style from "Gravity Rush;" Jupiter, which gives Kat's assaults more impact and Lunar, which increases Kat's speed and her ability to hop higher.
As "Gravity Rush 2" has three times the missions than its predecessor, the sequel game will run between 20 to 40 hours long, Gaming Bolt reported. The game map is also 2.5 times bigger than the first game.
Set in a town with an ethnic atmosphere, "Gravity Rush 2" follows Kat and Raven in a one-of-a-kind adventure as they go up against a slew of soldiers, robots, and monsters destroying the city.

'One Piece' creator Eiichiro Oda: 'One Piece is 65% done'

'One Piece' author Eiichiro Oda is seen in front of his own character, Luffy.

"One Piece" creator Eiichiro Oda drops the information in an interview on July 20, Wednesday, that the manga series is done by 65 percent.
An interview with Oda was printed by the second issue of the "Dai One Piece Shimbun" promotional publication, in which he tells the public that the storyline of the most popular manga of all time is finished at around 65 percent, according to The Anime News Network. He also said in the same interview that he doesn't plan to work on any long Manga series anymore other than "One Piece."

Four years ago, in an issue of the One Piece Shimbun in 2012, Oda stated that he had finished 60 percent of the storyline of the series, which gives us a five percent progress for four years. At this rate, we should expect the series to continue for several more years before it reaches its conclusion.
In an article published by Crunchyroll, if Oda continues to write at his current pace, we should expect 13 more years from the series before its completion. This gives us a long time to enjoy the series more and a total of 32 years since the Manga series had started to be published.
Oda started the series in July 19, 1997, and the Japanese series now has 82 volumes to date. If we take the calculation into consideration as to when the series will end, we still have until 2029.
Apart from this revelation, the mysterious author has also made a public appearance in Japanese TV for the first time this month as well, but with his face hidden from the camera. He had appeared in public to promote his upcoming film, "One Piece Film: Gold" on Fuji TV. In addition to this, he was also given a soccer jersey from Shinji Kagawa, and was asked to sketch Luffy to prove his identity.
With these recent revelations, we now have more information about what the pace of the series will be and the things Oda has in store for us. The life span of "One Piece" is currently on its third quarter, but we still have a lot to look forward to.

Pokémon now one of the most watched shows on Netflix after PokémonGo game release

Pokemon figures are seen at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2016 in Tokyo, Japan June 10, 2016.

Pokémon TV shows are among the most watched titles on Netflix in a number of countries around the globe following the release of the PokémonGo mobile game which has taken the world by storm, a spokesperson for the streaming service told CNBC on Thursday. 
Netflix has a number of Pokémon shows available including "Pokémon: Indigo League", "Pokémon: XY", "Pokémon: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages" and "Pokémon: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction".
"Pokémon shows have jumped into the most popular titles in many countries around the globe where we have Pokémon titles available," a spokesperson told CNBC in an emailed statement.
The revival of the Pokémon cartoons comes after the augmented reality mobile game PokémonGo was released earlier this month. It has gained tremendous popularity and people are spending an average of 43 minutes per day playing, more time than they spend on WhatsApp and Snapchat, according to SimilarWeb.
U.S. firm Niantic and Japan's Nintendo are behind the game. The popularity so far has caused a huge spike in Nintendo's share price.
Pokémon titles on Netflix are available across the Americas, Europe and Australia. PokémonGo is available in the U.S., U.K., New Zealand, Australia, U.K., Germany and a number of other European countries. The game is soon to be released in Japan.
Netflix users are also seeing "Pokémon: Indigo League" appearing in the "trending now" section of their service, which happens when a program is being watched a lot

Friday 15 July 2016

New No Man's Sky Trailer Invites You to Explore Game's 18 Quintillion Planets

Sony has released a new trailer for ambitious PlayStation 4 and PC space game No Man's Sky. It's titled "Explore," and it shows off some of the 18 quintillion planets the game has to offer.
As you'll see, each planet appears to be unique. The game offers "limitless variety," the video says, due in part to its use of procedually generated worlds. The video also spotlights No Man's Sky's "discovery" element, as we see the player finding things like animals and plants.


The video ends with the fitting Andre Gide quote, "Man cannot discover new oceans unless hee has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
This could be one of the quotes you see when you die in No Man's Sky. On some occasions, you will also see Jaden Smith quotes.
This is the first in No Man's Sky's "Guides to the Galaxy" video series. Future videos will be titled "Fight," "Trade," and "Survive," each of which will presumably show off those elements.
No Man's Sky is scheduled to launch on August 9 in North America, followed by August 10 in Europe, and August 12 in the UK. Hello Games recently settled athree-year legal battle over the No Man's Sky name, allowing the title to stay the same.
For more on No Man's Sky, you can check out GameSpot's new feature, "Making Sense of No Man's Sky's Massive Universe."

Thursday 7 July 2016

Great Grand Masti's release preponed to July 15

Great Grand Masti's release preponed to July 15

The release date of the upcoming comedy 'Great Grand Masti' has been preponed to July 15.
As per a Deccan Chronicle report, producers Balaji Films have decided to preponed the film's release date by a week following the reports of film being leaked online.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh too tweeted about the same saying, "#GreatGrandMasti to now release on 15th July."
The Indra Kumar directional, which stars Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani, was earlier slated to hit theatres on July 22.

Salman Khan's Sultan has earned Rs 36.54 crore at the domestic box office on Day 1

Salman Khan's Sultan hit the screens yesterday (July 6). The Ali Abbas Zafar-directed film opened to mostly positive reviews from critics all over the country, something that hardly happens with Salman Khan's films. However, Sultan has been a game-changer for Bhai on that front too.
Sultan has Salman Khan playing wrestler Sultan Ali Khan, an Olympic gold medallist who is forced to go into retirement because of a calamity that stuck his life. The story follows this now middle-aged, pot-bellied wrestler's journey to his fight for glory and redemption.
Apart from Salman Khan in the lead role, Sultan stars Anushka Sharma as Aarfa, a wrestler and his love interest. Kumud Mishra, Amit Sadh, Parikshit Sahni and Randeep Hooda are part of the supporting cast in Sultan.
The film has been in the news ever since the trailer hit the web. Salman Khan courted much controversy after he said that he ended up feeling like a 'raped woman' after his gruelling workout schedules for Sultan.
Sultan is expected to smash all existing box office records and earn more than Rs 150 crore in its first week itself. The film hit the screens on a Wednesday, and has the Eid holiday too to add to the numbers. The five-day first week is supposed to rake in a record-breaking amount of money, even by Salman Khan standards.
Salman Khan's last release, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015), had earned Rs 40.35 crore on its opening day.