PS5 release date to include TWO massive PS4 game franchises?

For now, the PlayStation 5 release date remains a guarded secret of Sony. The company currently has one of the hottest console properties on the market, with the PS4 selling very well. It’s been estimated that Sony PlayStation sold more PS4 consoles in 2018 than they did in 2017, quite the feat for a machine […]

Building games for fans of huge entertainment franchises

Don’t be a professional. Be a fan. I heard that advice this week for game companies and it reminded me of Jon Radoff, the CEO of Disruptor Beam, the Framingham, Massachusetts company that is making mobile social games based on Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Star Trek. Radoff spoke in a fireside chat at […]

Sonic Mania Plus makes two of the franchise’s most obscure characters playable again

Have you heard of SegaSonic the Hedgehog? Unless you’re a huge Sonic fan, you probably haven’t. It was a 1993 arcade game that only came out in Japan. It had three players using trackballs to control Sonic and two new characters, Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel. But thanks to Sonic Mania Plus, […]

Xbox One games 2018: Shock return on the cards for TWO popular franchises?

Rumours hitting the internet this week include a shock return for an Xbox One games franchise that has laid dormant for sometime. A sort-of wishlist has appeared on Reset Era, perhaps hinting at what projects could be in the works for the Xbox One. A user by the name of Klobrille posted a list of […]

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Contains the Biggest Action Scene in the Franchise’s History

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom certainly has a lot to live up to in terms of box office performance. (Jurassic World is the fourth biggest movie of all time worldwide. That’s nuts, and I actually like that movie!) But putting the financial conversation aside, how will the movie fare from a creative perspective? Hardcore fans are largely thrilled […]

Netflix’s comic books are a preview of potential franchises

Netflix recently announced its first-ever acquisition: Millarworld. The company was built by successful comics creator Mark Millar, known for works that easily translate to cinema. The movies Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman are all based on his graphic novels. Netflix said in its press release that it acquired Millar’s company to secure his current and future […]

‘Titanfall 2’ brings back the franchise’s popular co-op horde mode

Titanfall 2 has kept the fires burning for its dedicated community by valiantly releasing small bumps of free content almost every month this year. While gratis DLC is always great, fans clamored for vertically-inclined maps like the original game had — so the sequel’s team revamped some to include in content packs. The latest DLC, […]

What Does ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’s Box Office Performance Mean for the Franchise’s Future?

Full disclosure: I have not seen Transformers: The Last Knight. (I’m currently listening to the /Filmcast’s highly entertaining review of it.) But just because I haven’t seen the movie yet, that doesn’t preclude me from exploring its box office performance and attempting to draw some conclusions about where the Transformers franchise might go from here. Transformers: The […]

Humorous Paintings of a Lonely Astronaut Making Contact with Iconic Food Franchises

Scott Listfield made a name for himself painting a lonely astronaut wandering across our corporate-littered landscape where pop culture often takes precedence over politics, and the brand logo is worshiped like a religious icon. His imagery also plays on science fiction tropes with a twist of humor. In his series Franchise, currently on view at […]

Take-Two teases mystery game in 2018 from one of ‘2K’s biggest franchises’

Take-Two Interactive teased a new game during its earnings call today, saying that it would launch an unnamed game under the 2K label in the fiscal year that ends March 31, 2019. The company said that results for that fiscal year would be driven by Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 and “a highly anticipated […]