Total War’s next instalment may have just been revealed early, and it’ll take place in the Warhammer world.
The project’s existence emerged thanks to an off-hand comment in The Art of Total War book, posted via Total War Centre’s forums. Having received their copy early, user StormOfRazors noticed creative director Mike Simpson mention that they’ll be “taking the series to a fantasy setting with Total War: Warhammer” while discussing the franchise’s future.
Creative Assembly won the licence to make games set in that universe back in 2012, and they put together a new team to tackle the job. Apparently we wouldn’t see any results until after 2013, so we’re on track for an official announcement soon.
Curiously, Simpson also writes about games as a service, his interest in projects that evolve over time (such as Eve Online) and “looking at ways to pull more social aspects into the game” like multiplayer. Although there’s no indication of what shape Total War: Warhammer will take, perhaps this hints at where the studio is going in days to come.
As if he hadn’t run in to enough trouble already with his comments about the house being ‘cancer-free’, now Celebrity Big Brother’s Perez Hilton has caused further controversy in the house.
This time around the showbiz blogger incurred the wrath of Cami Li – who, as viewers will see on Wednesday night’s show, chose him to join her as the house’s King of the Fairies after she was crowned Queen on Tuesday night.
But she may now be regretting that decision after he told her: ‘Pretend lesbianism will get you very far with the British public.’
An outraged Cami Li hit back, telling him: ‘I have self-respect and my family are watching!’ – before confiding in Michelle and Patsy about his remarks.
‘I’m not about to degrade myself,’ she told the pair, ‘I’m a college graduate!’
Oh dear. Still, the pair may well have patched things up now after Nadia told a tearful Perez that his comment was ‘disgusting’ and ordered hi, to apologise.
He also got a bit of a stern talking to from Calum – who pointed out his remarks hadn’t been the most tasteful in light of the Jeremy Jackson incident.
Celebrity Big Brother continues on Channel 5 tonight at 9pm.
Not content with foisting monsters and mayhem upon the general viewing public, the folks behind the Sharknado series have something very different up their sleeve for their latest effort.
Or at least they do if the trailer for this latest ‘epic’ from B-movie studio The Asylum – looking ever so slightly like Fifty Shades Of Grey – is anything to go by.
The film in question is called Bound, and follows the exploits of ‘wealthy divorcee Michelle Milan’ (played by Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Charisma Carpenter) who becomes involved with dashing young thing Ryan Black (Bryce Draper) while working at her dad’s estate agency.
Cue – if the trailer is anything to go by – the sort of torrid, BDSM-laden affair that punctuates much of the action in Fifty Shades – although producers are keen to emphasise that their own ‘mockbuster’ has no links to EL James’ erotic page-turner.
‘Were thrilled to bring Bound to audiences, a film that has been compared to Fifty Shades of Grey in that it addresses the subject of BDSM,’ said writer-director Jared Cohn.
‘However, our story is a very distinctive and pointedly modern version of the traditional dominant/submissive stereotype.’
Well that’s good to know. Just so you can decide for yourselves, the trailer for Fifty Shades – due to open in the UK over the Valentine’s Day weekend – is below, while you can watch the trailer for Bound above.
Alternatively, you can just hop on over to iTunes and watch the whole thing, as it’s just been released on demand. You lucky people…
She might have sparked over 400 complaints with her revealing One Show outfit – but Rita Ora has revealed she’ll be doing nothing of the sort on The Voice itself.
With the series due to return to screens on Saturday night, the newly appointed coach told The Sun that she plans to keep it decent for the prime time audience.
‘I thought to myself “well I have to be a bit appropriate if I’m going to be on TV every Saturday”,’ she said ahead of her first appearance on the show – which sees her dressed in a long black skirt and sheer black top.
All of which should ensure that her time on The Voice goes more smoothly than her time on The One Show, which had viewers up in arms after she appeared wearing an ultra-low cut white trouser suit with nothing underneath.
So far the BBC has received 400 complaints about Ora’s outfit, while a further 28 viewers have voiced their feelings to media watchdog Ofcom.
Isnt it about the time BBC had a dress code? one irate viewer asked on the Points Of View website.
I do not want to see her boobs hanging out on a family programme. I find it quite disgraceful.
However others defended the singer’s attire, with one asking: ‘This isn’t 1950 is it?’
The Voice 2015 – which will see Rita join fellow coaches Tom Jones, Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson – kicks off on BBC One on Saturday night at 7pm.
The mission had originally hoped to send the first stage of the rocket into space before separating from the second stage, which ignites and delivers the Dragon capsule to the ISS.
The first stage was then supposed to embark on a gentle descent to Earth, and while it successfully managed this – floating 200 miles off Jacksonville, Florida, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reported that the landing had been hard.
Didn't get good landing/impact video. Pitch dark and foggy. Will piece it together from telemetry and … actual pieces.
He also said that while there was no damage to the rocket, the company was unable to get a good video of the landing, and would instead have to piece it together from a combination of telemetry and video footage.
Although the landing didnt go quite to plan, Musk also confirmed that the Dragon capsule was currently en-route toward the ISS.
Ascent phase good. Dragon deployed to Space Station rendezvous orbit.
This exchange between LBC radio presenter James OBrien and a caller to his show is a masterclass in how to deal with people blaming Islam for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.</p>
In the heated exchange between the pair, the caller begins by controversially stating that he believes that an apology is needed by all of Islam, despite previously stating an apparent awareness that the attacks were only committed by a minority.
OBrien then replies by asking the caller if he had apologised for the attacks, prompting the caller to reply Why would I need to apologise for that.
Its at this point that OBrien really begins to make the caller look a bit silly, and replies by stating that a previous Muslim caller would have no need to apologise either, as the attack occurred when he was in Berkshire and was not committed in the name of Islam.
OBrien continues to question the man, called Richard, by saying that the failed shoe bomb attack of 2001 was committed by a man called Richard Reid, and by the callers logic, he should consequently apologise for atrocities committed in the name of all Richards, irrespective of being entirely different people.
Although the caller is pretty much beyond the point of rescuing his argument, he attempts to justify his claims once more, before OBrien simply says Youre allowed to admit youve made a mistake my friend.
Chelsea and Manchester United could both miss out on a deal for highly-rated Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane, with Bayern Munich eyeing a move.
The Premier League duo are both believed to be tracking the French international, with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho having already worked with the youngster at the Bernabeu.
But according to the Express, Bayern boss Pep Guardiola has asked agent Jorge Mendes to negotiate a deal with Real, in a bid to take Varane to the Allianz Arena.
The 21-year-old is highly regarded across Europe and is on Manchester United boss Louis van Gaals shortlist of targets, as he looks to strengthen his back line.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have also been tipped to move for Varane as, despite signing impressive Kurt Zouma as the long-term successor to John Terry, there are now doubts emerging over Gary Cahills place in the side, after a shaky first-half of the season.
This photo shows the terrifying moment a truck carrying fireworks exploded during a massive vehicle pile-up in America.
193 vehicles are thought to have collided on a highway in eastern Kalamazoo County, Michigan, on Friday, resulting in an accident that left one person dead, and more than a dozen drivers injured.
Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Lieutenant Rick Pazder of Michigan State Police said: Theres unfortunately still a possibility that we could find another fatality as we get closer to the epicentre of this crash.
It is believed that the initial crash involved only a handful of vehicles, but additional vehicles began colliding with the first collision, until it stretched for hundreds of yards.
The fireworks truck was not the only hazardous vehicle involved in the collision, as the crash also involved a tanker carrying almost 5,000 gallons of hazardous acid, with some of the substance leaking out and requiring hazmat crews to attend the scene.
Lt Pazder said: Were still dealing with that tanker. We might still have some acid.’
Although the accident is still being investigated, snow-covered roads and reduced visibility are believed to be the likely cause.
Michel Platini has been made to pay by angry Cristiano Ronaldo fans after saying the Real Madrid star doesnt deserve to win the Ballon dOr.
A video posted online shows supporters of the Real Madrid star, kicking 61 footballs at the home of the Uefa chief one for each goal Ronnie got last year.
Ronaldo, who is up against La Liga rival Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich No.1 Manuel Neuer for the prestigious award, has been widely tipped to take home the honour when the winner is announced in Switzerland on Monday.
Platini, however, is of the opinion the crown should be handed to a World Cup winner in the year of the competition, thus suggesting his support is with goalkeeper Neuer.
Fans of Ronaldo have not taken such comments lightly, with the video, above, showing his supporters, who are said to be Portuguese, rolling up at the Paris home of the former France international during the early hours of the morning before launching a tirade of footballs at the property.
The disturbance naturally brings Platini to the door, which is when the perpetrators make a quick exit.
As anticipated following Jose Mourinho’s claim of a campaign against Chelsea, there was controversy when they travelled to White Hart Lane on New Year’s Day and got beaten 5-3.
The manager believed that the Blues were denied a crucial decision yet again as Phil Dowd waved away appeals after the ball struck the arm of Jan Vertonghen. Also, later on in the match Eden Hazard was brought down on a break so there is an argument for a potential red if contact was made.
I don’t think there was any arguments about Tottenham’s penalty as it was stupid of Gary Cahill to extend his leg in the path of Harry Kane, who would have been going slightly away from goal had he come away with the ball and may have taken a heavy touch to do so. The England defender has been poor this month and his mistakes have cost Chelsea.
Following his comments after the Southampton match, Mourinho may have hoped to put pressure on the next referee, so Dowd was probably the worst of the ones that could have come up for him. As a referee, he is generally poor at keeping up with play due to his physical condition and is confrontational. Dowd certainly was not going to be bullied into making pro Chelsea decisions due to media pressure.
As it was, it was a poor day for the west London club who were beaten by a side that just wanted it more and took advantage of the breaks when they came. This defeat will hurt Chelsea as they have now surrendered the advantage they have over Manchester City previously.
Many of the players ought to be hanging their heads in shame after that effort, or lack of, but there was a few positives in there. Eden Hazard stood out to me, as he often does, but this was a game that he took by the scruff of the neck and take responsibility for.
The Belgian showed character by chasing down lost causes, making the most of the opportunities he had and giving the Tottenham defence a headache. He very nearly brought Chelsea back into it on his own and could have done had the defence pulled their finger out. Hazard has always demonstrated supreme talent but perhaps not always the sort of effort in all areas of the field he’s shown this season.
We always knew this side would be tested at some point this season and they’ll have to brush themselves off and use the anger and frustration that’s accumulated over the festive period towards something positive.