In 2015, Neill Blomkamp was on track to direct a new Alien sequel. In 2017, he announced those plans had been scrapped but that he was using the ideas from them to create a series of alien-related shorts (starring Sigourney Weaver). Now Blomkamp seems to have found his niche in shorts, as he’s bringing us another one – this time for an unproven property.
The short is called Conviction, and it’s set in the world of Anthem — Bioware’s anticipated upcoming MMO. It’s set decades before the game takes place, and though details on its exact plot are tight, Blomkamp can’t stop singing the praises of the game he was hired to dramatize. He felt inspired.
“I was really blown away by this incredible world BioWare created the very first time I sawAnthem,” said Blomkamp. “Convictionsets the stage with a narrative that touches onAnthem’s beautiful and immersive world, which is ripe for exploration by these powerful Javelins. A world where danger is lurking on every ledge and in each valley.”
Time will tell if Anthem becomes enough of a sensation for people to want shorts like this. The beta test was conducted a couple weeks ago, and public opinion among those who experienced it was mixed. Bioware will need to fix a lot of bugs if there’s any hope of Anthem gaining a devoted fanbase….and the potential is there; most people loved the flying.
Anthem launches February 22 for Playstation 4, XBox One and PC. Blomkamp’s Conviction short will go live on his Oats Studios YouTube channel February 14.
There are usually potion shops in RPGs where you can buy bottled spells for both offensive and defensive purposes, but what’s it like on the other end of the counter? In the new game Potion Craft from publisher tinyBuild and developer NicePlay, you can take up the practice of magic
World War Z is coming back…kind of. It’s largely the same game, but it’s headed to a new platform (Nintendo Switch) with the Deluxe Edition that will contain all the content previously released on PS4 and XBox One. So finally, Switch can stand equally with its contemporaries, right? I hope
Passing the Turing Test is the ultimate goal of robot builders: that is, creating an AI so advanced that an actual human cannot tell the difference. But what if, as a consequence, you could be a robot and not realize it? That’s the question indie developers Metagalaxy Panda are dramatizing
Despite being a tabletop franchise first, Vampire The Masquerade is no stranger to the world of video games. Now another one is on the way, but it’s a bit different from the two Bloodlines games that came out in recent years. Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodhunt will be free to play,