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Dying Light is getting a Battle Royale mode

Matthew Byrd Dec 8, 2017

Zombie action opus Dying Light is getting in on the Battle Royale action - full details here...

Zombie game Dying Light will be the next title to incorporate a Battle Royale mode. 

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Next year, developer Techland will release a Dying Light expansion called Bad Blood that will add a brand-new PvP mode to the game. The studio stated that this mode was designed to address numerous requests they received from fans regarding a new way to enjoy Dying Light's PvP elements. 

Their response will come in the form of what they describe as a nod to the "recent popularity of the Battle Royale genre among the survival horror fans." Unlike other popular PvP modes, this one will only allow six players to do battle. Actually, describing it as a "Battle Royale" mode really only tells half the story. Much
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The Nastiest Movie Moments of 2017

Ben Robins on the nastiest movie moments of 2017…

It’s been a banner year for fairly disgusting things on-screen. No real guesses as to why, but we’re not here to slave over the reasons. We’re here to simply recount, and to celebrate.

From FrightFest-backed horrors, to gonzo arthouse dealings and even the occasional indie weepy, this year’s rundown of the grimiest and grisliest goings-on in film is actually, for the first time in a while, a little over-stuffed. And it’s not all just visceral gore either, 2017 saw a whole bunch of seriously effective psychological thrillers throwing their hat in the ring too, not to mention the occasional bit of dark humour. So without much further ado, and in no particular order…

*The following may contain spoilers*

Raw – The Finger

Originally hitting the festival circuit in 2016, Julia Ducournau’s coming-of-age cannibal horror was a serious breakout hit
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Corporate Chaos Ensues In The Bloody First Clip For Mayhem

Think you’re having a bad day? Just wait until you see this new and blood-drenched clip for Mayhem, Joe Lynch’s corporate thriller that places Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) in the thick of an epic office brawl.

Arriving on the eve of release – Mayhem is due to hit VOD and Digital HD tomorrow, November 10th – the promo below is all about Yeun’s cubicle slave, Derek Cho, who takes up arms alongside Samara Weaving (Ash vs. Evil Dead, The Babysitter) after being framed for corporate espinoage.

As luck would have it, those allegations come just as a mysterious virus sweeps through the office, reducing everyone in its vicinity into a blood-thirsty maniac. And that’s when Mayhem really begins to live up to its evocative title. After all, what else did you expect from the director behind Wrong Turn 2?

Here’s the synopsis for more:

After being framed
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WrestleForce: Wickford (21/10/17) – Results & Review

WrestleForce is a great way to see live professional wrestling in the UK, with upcoming events every week in Essex. I attended the latest event at the Wick Community Centre in Wickford, which despite the small venue manage to create quite an atmosphere with a sell-out crowd.

The layout of the venue means that the crowd are sectioned onto one side of the ring, but with the limited capacity of the venue, you feel really close to action especially when they bring the fight out to the crowd. It is one of the highlights of watching live wrestling in such as small venues, as you are given an opportunity to have a close interaction with the action. I was on edge for more than one occasion that a child may get accident crushed during one of the fights in the crowd, but thankfully no accidents occurred as the wrestlers frequently brawled between the amazed spectators.
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Tad 2017: Game Of Death Review

After watching Game Of Death, from Montreal-based first feature writer-director duo Sebastien Landry and Laurence Morais, I wasn't sure what to think. Was it a quick and easy copy of so many other films in the teen/young adult kill-or-be-killed sub-genre – think Battle Royale, Hunger Games, or even the almighty Miike's As The Gods Will - or was it some kind of statement about the ability and inability of today's youth to behave in a morally and ethically responsible fashion when faced with an impossible dilemma? I sat at my keyboard not knowing what to write for [Continued ...]
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It’s Kirby vs. Kirby in ‘Kirby Battle Royale’ on 3Ds

Challenge your friends and let battle commence! It’s time to find out who’s the toughest Kirby of them all, when Kirby Battle Royale releases in Europe on 3rd November, exclusively for Nintendo 3Ds.

A fast-paced 3D action game, Kirby Battle Royale sees players take on the role of Kirby and go head-to-head against other Kirbies. There are 10 different battle modes and 13 Kirby copy abilities to unlock, all of which can be enjoyed across online multiplayer, local multiplayer and a single-player Story Mode. The game also supports Download Play, so up to four players can battle it out using a single copy of the game. Each of the 10 varied battle modes is designed for four combatants, either in two-versus-two or every Kirby for himself.

A few of the battles you can expect to encounter: Battle Arena: Float like a butterfly and sting like a Kir-bee in this frantic four-way throwdown.
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Grimmfest 2017: Tag Review: Dir. Sion Sono

Tag Review: A girl’s life cascades into chaos as everyone around her suffers a gruesome fate in Sion Sono’s latest film venture.

Tag review by Luke Ryan Baldock.

Tag Review

When entering a Sion Sono film, it is best to expect the unexpected. He’s created 4 hour masterpieces, grotesque exploitation films, and even a hip-hop musical. He’s one of the most fascinating directors around whose films should constantly cause excitement. Having not had a year off since 1997 (though 2003’s effort was a short), and peaking in 2015 with 4 feature films and a TV movie, his prolificity may bring into question the quality of his products, it’s surprising just how many hits Sono can come out with. Tag certainly contains a number of his trademarks, most notably having absolutely no idea what is going to happen, and it certainly feels like a quicker produced film. Fortunately, at a
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Daniel Radcliffe Goes Through Hell And High Water In First Jungle Clip

Post-Potter life has been fairly kind to Daniel Radcliffe.

From battling The Woman in Black to infiltrating a neo-Nazi sect in Imperium, not to mention the wholly irreverent Swiss Army Man, the former Boy Who Lived has consistently strayed outside his comfort zone in order to approach weird, wonderful, and often compelling roles. And Jungle is yet another quirky feather in Radcliffe’s hat.

Coming by way of horror veteran Greg McLean, who is perhaps best known for directing Wolf Creek, Rogue, and this year’s Battle Royale clone, The Belko Experiment, Jungle is the story of 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg. Flanked by his two best friends, Yossi embarks on what he believes will be the adventure of a lifetime, but the truth is much, much more. What follows is an intense fight for survival, and today’s newly-released clip documents a scene on the Jungle rapids.

Also starring Alex Russell,
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Bethesda Steals the Show During A Nintendo Direct Full of Announcements

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A few days ago, we said we really hoped to see new games to add to our Nintendo Switch libraries during Nintendo's latest Direct. Nintendo delivered in a Big way! Come inside for more!

You can't say Nintendo doesn't play nice with 3rd party gamers anymore. You can't even say that Nintendo doesn't host any edgy games anymore. During Wednesday's Nintendo Direct, Nintendo made sure that they bucked any and all stereotypes by announcing a copious amount of games that ranged anywhere between the kid friendly and the Bethesda violent.

Words can't describe how huge it is that Bethesda is set to release Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus for Nintendo Switch, but we're going to try. It was already pretty cool that we were getting Skyrim on November 17, and Doom was just a matter of time, but neither compare to the Wolfenstein franchise. This is a franchise that is bloody and controversial,
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Super Mario 64 Online lets 24 people play together

Matthew Byrd Sep 12, 2017

As it turns out, massively multiplayer Mario is a pretty good idea. Here's a look at the fan-made Super Mario 64 Online...

You've probably never imagined what Super Mario 64 would be like if it featured a 24 player multiplayer mode, but fortunately for all of us, there are some fans out there that have.

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Three friends named Kaze Emanuar, Melonspeedruns and Marshivolt - some of those may not be real names - have developed a Rom hack for Super Mario 64 that theoretically allows for 24 players to play the game simultaneously. 

The "theoretically" qualifier is a bit of a necessity in this instance due to the game's finicky set-up and sometimes unfortunate technical issues. Installing the mod will take a little bit of effort on your part, and you're going to have to put up with a few bugs,
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‘Hellboy’ Whitewashing Controversy: 5 Japanese Actors Who Could Take on the Embattled Role

‘Hellboy’ Whitewashing Controversy: 5 Japanese Actors Who Could Take on the Embattled Role
Early last week, white British actor Ed Skrein joined the cast of Neil Marshall’s upcoming “Hellboy” reboot, a casting choice that was immediately derided for its whitewashing of Skrein’s character, a Japanese-American Marine named Ben Daimio (whose family tree includes no less than a famous Japanese spy and war criminal, who also appears in the John Arcudi and Mike Mignola comic book series). In short order, Skrein did something wholly remarkable: he dropped out of the project after learning about Daimio’s heritage.

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In an official statement, the actor made it clear that he believed the choice was what was “right,” noting that portraying the part in “a culturally accurate way” was clearly important for audiences (Skrein also pointed to his own “mixed heritage” family in the statement, which you can read here). In a
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Frightfest 2017 Interview: Laurence Morais-Lagace talks ‘Game of Death’

Time for another Frightfest 2017 interview as our host Stuart Wright talks Game of Death with co-director Laurence Morais-Lagace. The film has its European Premiere at the festival on Saturday August 26th.

Jumanji meets Battle Royale in the goriest game changer. Seven millenials discover an obscure electronic board game and decide to test their wits against it. Positioning their fingers on respective buttons, they each receive a pinprick and a few drops of their blood trickles towards the centre of the board. An on-screen message flashes that now a grand total of 24 people must be killed as quickly as possible or one of them will be randomly eliminated via head explosion. It’s kill or be killed as they either turn on each other or start searching out innocent victims.

The Horror Channel Frightfest takes place August 24th – 28th 2017 at both the Empire Cinema and Prince Charles Cinema in London’s Leicester Square.
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One version to be published by Microsoft, GamesCom trailer released

Bluehole Studio have announced that their standalone Battle Royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be published by Microsoft for the Xbox One version and arrive later this year. This partnership will help speed up the console version’s development whilst allowing Bluehole Studio to maintain full development and creative control. Check out their Gamescom trailer below…

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been on Steam Early Access for just shy of five months now and has already sold more than eight million copies and has received mostly positive reviews so it is no surprise that it will be coming to Xbox One as part of the Xbox Game Preview Program.

In PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players will be dropped into a realistic 8 x 8 km island with no equipment, no weapons and no supplies and will need to locate all of these items if they are to survive in this last-man-standing, life and death fight.
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17 films to catch at Horror Channel FrightFest 2017

Den Of Geek Aug 22, 2017

Horror Channel FrightFest takes place in London this weekend. Here's our pick of films to look out for...

Summer’s almost over and what better way to welcome in the spooky season than by hiding from the heat in a darkened room, with five days of wall-to-wall horror? Yep, it’s August Bank Holiday and that means the 18th annual London Horror Channel FrightFest is upon us. For some, this is a familiar pilgrimage. Veterans will be used to bloodshot eyes, numbness in the spine, a lack of nutrition and an acute anxiousness every time there’s a loud noise. For others, it may be their first visit and these are things to look forward to. Either way, FrightFest promises probably the biggest, purest, uncut dose of horror you can endure without going insane, complete with special guests, world premieres, live events and at least a couple of parties.
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Thor: Ragnarok Action Shots Pinpoint The Friends And Foes Populating Sakaar

Coming off its impressive showing at San Diego Comic-Con, Thor: Ragnarok is beginning to enter the home stretch ahead of its theatrical release in November.

We’ve seen high-res action shots and entire clips dedicated to the fantastical world of Sakaar, while yesterday brought forth the threequel’s Japanese trailer and with it, our first true look at Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange interacting with the God of Thunder. It’s an extension of that end-credits scene that was included in the Sorcerer Supreme’s solo outing, while also serving as a tantalizing primer for the duo’s inevitable reunion in Avengers: Infinity War. Also, fun fact: Ragnarok has been titled Thor: Battle Royale in anticipation of its Japanese release.

And frankly, it’s a fitting subtitle for what’s shaping up to be the wackiest Thor movie to date. Headed up by director Taika Waititi (Hunt For the Wilderpeople
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HeyUGuys head to Pimpshuei to celebrate the release of New Battles Without Honour and Humanity: The Complete Trilogy on Blu-ray

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Author: Daniel Goodwin

Next week sees the long overdue release of Battle Royale director Kinji Fukasaku’s New Battles Without Honour and Humanity trilogy. Made in the mid-70s, Fukasaku’s sprawling crime saga is soon to be unveiled for the first time ever in the UK by Arrow Video, who have assembled Fukasaku’s three films into a sumptuously packaged Blu-ray box-set. The New Battles movies tell standalone tales of different Japanese Yakuza crime syndicates and the complex character/ business conflicts that occur within the clans.

Naturally (and thankfully) anarchic violence and bloodshed ensue amidst the criminal deliberations/ dialogue exchanges and while Fukasaku’s rugged, frenetic style festoons all three entries with exhilarating energy, they are coloured further by spirited camaraderie, anarchic gun battles and hand-cam captured car chases.

To celebrate the New Battles Blu-ray box set release, Arrow hosted a promo/screening event at Pimpshuei: a clandestine, East
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Kinji Fukasaku’s Cops Vs Thugs – The Blu Review

Review by Roger Carpenter

Director Kinji Fukasaku and writer Kazuo Kasahara, both of the Battles Without Honor and Humanity series, team up with Fukasaku’s favorite yakuza star, Bunta Sugawara—also of Battles Without Honor and Humanity fame—to create the kinetic yakuza drama Cops Vs Thugs.

Two rival gangs vie for a lucrative land deal and it’s up to the cops to keep the balance. Detective Kuno (Sugawara) has forged an unlikely relationship with up-and-coming gangster Hirotani (Hiroki Masukata) of the Ohara gang, thus ensuring they have a competitive edge over their rivals, the Kawade gang. But when violence erupts between the two gangs over the land deal, it is up to Lt. Kaida (Tatsuo Umemiya) to settle the score once and for all. Unfortunately, Lt. Kaida is a by-the-book cop, which doesn’t sit well with the thugs as they are used to Detective Kuno’s more relaxed dealings with the gangs.
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DC’s Shudder Pick of the Weekend – Battle Royale

One of the best damned films of the last twenty years, Battle Royale is streaming on AMC’s Shudder; and if you haven’t checked it out and you’re a subscriber, there’s never been a better time to catch up! Trust us… you… Continue Reading →

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