Friday Five At Five – News You Might Have Missed
#5 First Trailer for Pixar’s Inside and Out
Pixar has begun to lose some of its originality flare over the past few years with titles like Cars 2 and Planes – need I say more. Thankfully with the release of the new trailer for their upcoming release “Inside Out” has given fans of the studio hope.
The film is fully set inside the mind of a girl named Riley and the main characters are in fact her emotions Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyliss Smith), Anger (Lewis Black) and there are all lead by Joy (Amy Poehler). The film although light hearted in essence – this is pixar has a interesting twist when Joy goes missing in the inners of Rileys growing mind that is an active capital – the emotions that remain must guide the fragile Riley through the beginning of what is her puberty. Without a doubt disaster ensues.
Inside out is slated for release of the 19th of June 2015
#4 Final Fantasy XV Inspired by Classic Final Fantasy
Fans can breathe a sigh of relief as Director Hajima Tabata references classic Final Fantasy titles are part of the inspiration for upcoming long awaited Final Fantasy XV in an interview on Square-Enix’s blog. The games he mainly referenced were Final Fantasy III, IV – both titles having originally only been released in Japan for NES and Super NES while he also referenced Final Fantasy IV and VI
“The more I look at them, the more I think – wow! They’re probably some of the lesser-known Final Fantasy games but I think there’s some really great stuff in them and they’re a really good help for making FF-XV.” – Hajime Tabata
Tabata also hopes that Final Fantasy XV will be one the best Final Fantasy games of all time – is that possible?#3 Steam Auction allows recycling old items for games
#3 Steam Auction allows recycling old items for games
Have some spare Steam community items you just don’t need? Now you have the chance to recycle these and get games for them on the new auction system. The “Holiday Auction” will start on December 15th at 9:45am until December 18th at noon and users will be able to recycle items such as backgrounds, trading cards and emoticons which will be converted to gems that you can use to bid on games.
Even if you have no items to recycle you can still take part in the auctions – by trading for gems or even purchasing them from the community market. Keep an eye on the auctions to see if a game you want comes up – bid bid bid!
#2 Pokémon the Movie XY Teases More Legendary Pokémon
The Pokémon anime films official website started streaming a teaser trailer for the 2015 Pokémon the Movie XY on Thursday.
The teaser reveals even more legendary Pokémon can be expected from the upcoming titles and also that Kunihiko Yuyama is returning as Director of the game adaptation – much like most of the other films.
Pokémon the Movie XY is slated for release on the 18th of July 2015
#1 SEGA to adapt Games for Film and TV
There is no surprise that SEGA would hop on the film and TV bandwagon – taking on Evan Cholfin to help them adapt SEGA games for Film and TV. Variety has said that Cholfin is now the head of development and production at Stores International – a production company started by SEGA and Hakuhodo DY Group in 2011.
Who knows what SEGA titles they will decide to adapt – there has been whispers of titles like Rise of Nightmares, Shinobi, Streets of Rage, Altered Beast and Crazy Taxi getting lave action and animated spin offs – watch this space.