Saturday, December 4, 2021

Quake Receives A Fresh Update With Machine Games Providing A New Horde Mode

Quake, which was re-released for modern consoles and PC back in August, is receiving even more love from the devs at Bethesda and Wolfenstein developer Machine Games with a new mode and content added with Update 2. Out today on all platforms, Update 2 brings a host of big fixes, but most importantly, an entirely new Horde Mode. Developed by the team at Machine Games, Quakes Horde Mode pits teams of 1-4 local or online players (or bots!) against swarms of AI enemies on four brand new horde maps. Every third wave of baddies will include a boss which coughs up a silver key which can be cashed in to collect more weapons and items, bolstering your arsenal for further battles. Click here to watch embedded media Also included in Update 2 is an add-on called Honey where you'll "delve deep into the darkness to conquer a deadly plague infecting the land." It's a new Quake experience authored by senior level designer Christian Grawer from Machine Games. Quake is making its Epic Games Store debut today, as well. Pick it up there if EGS is your PC game launcher of choice. You can find the full contents of Update 2 here.  Are you going to squad up with friends and take on rounds of devious Quake hordes? Let us know in the comments!
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    NYCC Announces Second Wave of Panels Including Monsters and Love & More

    NYCC Announces Second Wave of Panels Including Love and Monsters & More

    NYCC Announces Second Wave of Panels Including Monsters and Love & More

    ReedPop has announced the next wave of panels because of this year’s all-digital NY Comic MCM and Con Comic Con’s . October 8-11 from, the brand new York Comic Con will exclusively live stream panels from leading entertainment brands.

    In addition to panels streaming live and on-demand exclusively via YouTube, fans will be able to take part in talent Q&A’s during panels, turn every panel right into a watch party, and geek out with other fans using YouTube’s Comments, Community Tab, and Live Chat features.

    The second wave of panels include:

    -Inside the planet of Wolfwalkers from Apple TV+

    Join directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart for a deeper look at Wolfwalkers, a fresh Apple Original Film. Alongside Cartoon Saloon’s Maria Pareja (production designer), Sandra Andersen (character designer), and Mark Mullery (assistant director), they’ll offer insights in to the creative process and answer questions from fans directly.

    From Cartoon Saloon, the Oscar-nominated animation studio behind The Secret of Kells and co-produced with Mélusine Productions, comes a magical tale of an unlikely friendship between two girls in 17th-century Ireland. A apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe (voiced by Honor Kneafsey), and her father, Bill (Game of Thrones’ Sean Bean), journey to Ireland to greatly help wipe out the final wolf pack. But everything changes when Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl named Mebh (Eva Whittaker) from the mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night. Arriving at Apple TV+ Soon.

    -In the Writers’ Room of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous

    Join executive producers Colin Scott and Trevorrow Kreamer, consulting producer Zack Stentz, story editor Josie Campbell, and staff writers Sheela Shrinivas, Rick Williams and Bethany Johnson because they take you in the writers’ room of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.

    -Kipo and age Wonderbeasts: THE ULTIMATE Season

    Take your final journey in the post-apocalyptic wonderland of Kipo and age Wonderbeasts before season three hits Netflix October 12. Join executive producers Radford Bill and Sechrist Wolkoff, story editors Joanna Kristine and Lewis Songco, Karen Fukuhara, Sydney Mikayla, and Coy Stewart because they preview the ultimate season.

    -Smallville Cast | twenty years of Fandom, Friendship & Flying

    Join Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Sam Witwer, Laura Vandervoort, and Michael Rosenbaum with this look back as of this groundbreaking show and a look ahead at what’s next because of this Super-group.

    -Adam Savage’s Favorite Costumes

    Adam Savage established fact for his love of cosplay and his “Adam Incognito,” where the floor is walked by him in costume, has turned into a convention staple. In this show and tell from his shop, Adam goes through three of his FAVORITE costumes – Alien, Captain America, and astronaut – among that is handmade by Adam himself, among that was a collaboration with multiple makers, and something which was a commission.

    -Dylan O’Brien Takes Fans Behind-the-Scenes of Love and Monsters

    Go behind the scenes of the wildly imaginative, post-apocalyptic adventure that’s filled up with Love and Monsters. Starring Dylan O’Brien, Jessica Henwick, Michael Rooker, and Ariana Greenblatt, october 16 the film arrives on premium video-on-demand and Digital. #LoveAndMonsters

    -Katherine Langford & Charlie Plummer Talk Blowing Up & Growing Up in Spontaneous

    Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, director Brian Duffield and much more share behind-the-scenes stories about making the explosively funny movie Spontaneous, an outrageous new teen love story about students who begin inexplicably exploding…literally. On October 6 the film debuts on premium video-on-demand and Digital. In line with the novel Spontaneous, the satirical comedy stars Hayley Law, Yvonne Orji, Rob Huebel, and Piper Perabo. #SpontaneousMovie

    -50 FREAKin Years Later – A Conversation with the Star-Studded Cast and Team Behind The Freak Brothers

    Based on Gilbert Shelton’s acclaimed comics The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers that sold 40 million copies worldwide, this new adult animated series is defined in modern-day San features and Francisco four cannabis-loving, time-traveling “Freaks” from the late 1960s – Freewheelin’ Franklin Freek (Woody Harrelson), Phineas T. Phreakears (Pete Davidson), Fat Freddy Freekowtski (John Goodman) and Fat Freddy’s Cat aka “Kitty” (Tiffany Haddish). Join a few of the cast, Executive Producers and Showrunners for what’s sure to be always a hysterical conversation because they discuss bringing this 50-year-old comic book series back again to life being an adult animation. This incredible cast (which include Workaholics alums Adam Devine and Blake Anderson) and veteran Hollywood production team are set release a their 3 Freaks, This season cat and bevy of other characters in to the wild later.

    -All Aboard the Crazy Train! The Osbourne Family Goes Paranormal

    Crazy…but that’s how it goes! Prepare yourself because the First Category of Darkness makes their NYCC debut! In a Travel Channel other dressing up event, Jack Osbourne is taking his family – including Ozzy and Sharon- on the first-ever paranormal investigation. For the very first time ever, the Osbournes are giving fans a sneak peek to their hilariously haunted experience. Jack, Ozzy, and Sharon shall reveal stories and exclusive video from their spooky family bonding experience. Viewers shall hear about their investigation, findings ghostly, paranormal beliefs, and every one of the antics you might expect having an Osbourne family ghost hunt. All aboard!

    -A Conversation with Executive Producers and Cast Members from ABC’s THE NICE Doctor

    Join the Executive and Cast Producers from the hit ABC & Sony Pictures Television series, The Good Doctor. David Shore, Freddie Highmore, and the cast will breakdown the growing season three finale and present fans a special inside peek into what’s ahead in the two-part season four premiere “Frontline,” concerning the Covid-19 pandemic.

    -A Discussion with the main one Day at a period Executive Producers and Cast

    Join the Cast and Executive Producers to go over One Trip to a Time time for CBS after forty years, the continuing future of the Sony Pictures Television series, and the significance of Latinx representation on television. Moderated by Ariana Romero, Senior TV Critic at Refinery29.

    -A Discovery of Witches S2 | Behind the Magic

    Take a journey to the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London as Sky original drama A Discovery of Witches returns for season two. Like a sneak peek at the brand new magical series, adapted by Bad Wolf from Deborah Harkness’s bestselling All Souls trilogy, including an introduction by Deborah herself and Bad Wolf Executive Producer Lachlan MacKinnon, in addition to a Q&A with key cast Matthew Goode, Teresa Palmer, Ed Bluemel, Adelle Leonce and Steven Cree who’ll gather from the group of the infamous Congregation- in Wolf Studios Wales – where witches, daemons and vampires meet and where they’re filming season 3 also.

    -VIZ & Powerhouse Animation Present Seis Manos

    Join the creative team and cast members on a deep dive into Seis Manos because they reflect on a common moments and reveal plenty of behind-the-scenes secrets. Panelists include: Brad Graeber (Co-creator), Álvaro Rodríguez (Co-creator), Daniel Dominguez (Writer), Willis Bulliner (Director), Jonny Cruz (Voice of Jesus), & Angélica Vale (Voice of Garcia).

    -The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel – The Crystal Kingdom

    They’ve again done it! The co-creators of The Adventure Zone have THREE #1 NY Times bestselling graphic novels-The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!, and today The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal. And when you haven’t read them yet, now’s enough time to catch up, because co-authors Clint McElroy, Justin McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and co-adaptor and illustrator Carey Pietsch are arriving at discuss each one of these books together, the procedure of adapting a podcast right into a graphic novel, also to share a special sneak peek of The Adventure Zone: The Crystal Kingdom (you heard that right! You will have a fourth book!) to arrive 2021 from First Second. This conversation will undoubtedly be moderated by Erika Ishii (Destiny 2).

    -Graphix ALOUD – Kids Comics Arrived at Life

    Graphix involves life with live readings of among the best upcoming and new graphic novels, featuring Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (Author and Illustrator, Twins), Maria Scrivan (Author, Forget Me Nat), Penelope Bageiu (Illustrator, The Witches Graphic Novel), and hosted by Raina Telgemeier (Author, Smile, Sisters, and Guts).

    -IDW Presents – THE PLANET of Locke & Key

    Unlock what’s next in the world of Locke & Key, popular Netflix original series now! Join NY Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Full Throttle, NOS4A2, Dying is Easy) and legendary artist Gabriel Rodríguez in conversation with series editor Chris Ryall, because they welcome one to Keyhouse back. Function as first to listen to more concerning the next wave of comics and graphic novels in the Locke & Key franchise!

    -X-Men | The Art and Making of the Animated Series

    Meet the creative team behind probably the most celebrated, revolutionary animated Television shows of most right time because they discuss their new book, X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series, by Eric Lewald (series showrunner) and Julia Lewald (series writer). The Lewalds are joined by other celebrated creators who helped make X-Men: The Animated Series, including Larry Houston (series producer/director), Rick Hoberg (series artist), Stephanie Graziano (production), and Sven Larsen (VP, Licensed Publishing for Marvel). Panelists will discuss what it’s prefer to develop, pitch, design, write, draw, direct, and create a hit animated series, while showcasing never-before-seen production and promotional materials from the creative art book.

    -Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King

    Step into Wakanda with Emmy-nominated William Jackson Harper and the award-winning writing team for Marvel’s Black Panther: Sins of the King, from Serial Box. Get an internal check out the upcoming immersive e-book and audiobook series and become the first ever to hear a special audio excerpt from William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), who’ll be narrating the series.

    -In Conversation with all the current Anime!

    Missed your regular fix of MCM Anime? Join familiar faces Andy Hanley and Jeremy Graves from Anime Limited because they provide a rundown of all Anime’s latest exclusives, festival features, and new releases. Continue the conversation over on the NYCC x MCM Metaverse Discord channel once the panel has ended!

    -A Celebration of Revolutionary Girl Utena

    Hear from iconic Manga Writer, Chiho Saito (Kanon, Revolutionary Girl Utena, The World Exists For Me) and Director, Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Revolutionary Girl Utena) because they answer fan questions and have a look back at the critically acclaimed and highly influential anime series. Panel hosted by Anime Limited.

    -Jackbox Games is back with the Jackbox Play Along area during NYCC x MCM Metaverse!

    Join us on the brand new York Comic Con x MCM Metaverse channel for the opportunity to play along in the audience during some rounds of one’s favorite Jackbox titles, including new games from The Jackbox Party Pack 7 (coming later this fall).

    -The Jedi Mind – Lessons in Mindfulness from Star Wars

    The code that Jedi make an effort to follow offers principles to be at learning and peace. In fact, these tenets are of help not in a galaxy far just, far away, but in our very own world here. As the Force isn’t within our galaxy, we are able to still study from how it be utilized by the Jedi to steer their lives. And we are able to use these lessons concerning the Force as a gateway to studying mindfulness and putting practices into action. Join us for an exploration of the way the practice of mindfulness inspires and empowers a few of well known Star Wars characters, and how exactly we can bring a few of that inspiration into our daily lives. Panelists include Amy Ratcliffe, Managing Editor of author and Nerdist of The Jedi Mind; Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, and founder of Her Universe; and Dr. Drea Letamendi co-host and psychologist of the Lattes with Leia podcast.

    -Titans of Graphic Novels

    From memoir to retelling to identity exploration, these female graphic novel titans created their stories to entertain and inspire another generation of women. Join Robin Ha, Kathleen Gros, Lily LaMotte, and Shannon Hale because they talk to Comics Beat editor-in-chief, Heidi Macdonald about their process, their visions, and how they were able to carve out an area because of their excellence in a male-dominated world.

    -From Page to Screen – A SPECIAL Talk to the Hunger Games Creators

    For the 1st time ever, the creative professionals behind the Hunger Games get together for just one must-see event. David Levithan (Editor of the Hunger Games books) joins in conversation with Nina Jacobson (Producer of the Hunger Games films) to talk about their behind-the-scenes experiences in bringing this wildly popular series alive. From bookshelf to silver screen, it’s plenty of work being the real-life Gamemasters of an internationally phenomenon! Watch as these creative forces reminisce about their time with The Districts and find out about the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Allow games begin!

    -V.E. Schwab Spotlight – The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue

    Join NY Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab, as Tor Books presents this exclusive panel about The Invisible Life Of Addie LaRue. Within this other dressing up event, V.E. Schwab will undoubtedly be performing a reading of an excerpt from her new novel and answering your fan questions! Tickets purchased includes a copy of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.

    -The Grishaverse | Collaboration and Adaptation with Leigh Bardugo and Eric Heisserer

    Leigh Bardugo (King of Scars, Ninth House) is really a #1 NY Times bestselling writer of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. The Grishaverse (just around the corner to Netflix within an original series titled Shadow and Bone) spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, and the King of Scars Duology-with more ahead. In this virtual NYCC program, she’s joined by the showrunner of the Netflix adaptation, Eric Heisserer (Birdbox, Arrival) to go over everything Grishaverse, including two new October titles: The Lives of Saints and Shadow and Bone: The Collector’s Edition.

    -Exclusive Meet and Greet with Leigh Bardugo

    Here’s your possiblity to meet Leigh Bardugo (King of Scars, Ninth House) in an individual online one-to-one video meet and greet! Tickets purchased includes a branded video recording of the complete experience as a memento, a copy of The Lives of Saints (with a signed bookplate) and a pre-order of Rule of Wolves.

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