Armie Hammer Reflects On Emotional Journey With ‘Call Me By Your Name’

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Call Me By Your Name is getting a ton of critical acclaim, and the project has shined a pretty big spotlight on up and coming actor Timothée Chalamet (he also stars in Lady Bird and the upcoming Christian Bale Western Hostiles). For co-star Armie Hammer, the film was also a turning point acting wise. Though he’s done his share of character driven work (The Social Network, J. Edgar), Hammer’s best known for such high profile studio projects like The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Lone Ranger.In the 1983 set Call Me By Your Name, Hammer plays a 24-year-old student who falls in love with his professor’s son (Chalamet) during a summer in Italy.

The actor reflects on his creatively fruitful collaboration with Guadagnino. “It just seemed like a challenge for me as an actor to make me that emotionally accessible and vulnerable,” said Hammer. “And I think that was one of the things that I really credit Luca with is the fact that he saw that and was not going to let anybody fake anything. It was all about him dragging and pulling that honesty out of us.”

Click on the media bar below to hear Hammer elaborate on his collaboration with Guadagnino:


Call Me By Your Name, co-starring Michael Stuhlbarg, is now playing in select theaters.

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Beat ‘Em Up Brawler ‘Samurai Riot’ Slices A Path To Steam

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Side scrolling, 2D, beat’em up titles that owe a debut to ’90s gaming are, if executed properly, highly addicting. Independent studio Wako Factory are releasing Samurai Riot, their version of the genre, on Steam starting September 13. One of the interesting aspects of the title is that eight different endings are offered up within the game, and since brawlers are usually fun and brainless experiences, it’ great to see the developers giving ample storytelling choices amidst all the slicing and dicing. The trailer also suggests that players can make moral choices to either follow the honorable code of the samurai or go an entirely darker route.

Samurai Riot is a game that can judge the quality of your cooperation,” said Wako Factory game designer Kevin Buchet. “For example, if you protect your partner’s back or hit together the same enemy, you’ll be rewarded and unlock a deadly cooperative attack! even the story involves both players equally, you’ll have to make team based choices, or enter a PVP fight against your partner to win the lead!”

Check out the trailer below and leaves us a comment regarding your thoughts on Samurai Riot!

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‘Raiders of the Broken Planet’ Dev Diary Spotlights Villainous Gameplay

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Video game developer diaries can often be a boring, by the numbers account on the process of making a respective title, but Raiders of the Broken Planet has such an interesting premise that getting a sneak peek at the creative process is a must watch.

Currently in closed beta, Raiders of the Broken Planet, thanks to its moniker, may seem like a direct homage to Raiders of the Lost Ark. If you’re a fan of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, then this cooperative gameplay title might be up your ally.

An asymmetric shooter, Raiders of the Broken Planet is a pulp sci-fi infused narrative about four diverse soldiers who are sent to the “broken planet” to harness and secure a power source known as Aleph. Corporate greed is the reason why this paramilitary group is sent on their mission, and karma eventually sets in as the battle for Aleph reaches explosive and violent proportions.

The game’s “4 Divided By 1” trailer spotlights the aforementioned pulp aesthetic, and the adventure’s sci-fi and Western stylings give Raiders of the Broken Planet a distinct flavor. The antagonistic twist, in which players can play the villain of the piece and take out their fellow competitors, should also bring a wonderful twist to the gameplay.

Check out the developer’s diary below and tell us if you’re excited about the continued development of Raiders of the Broken Planet!

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‘Project Cars 2’ Trailer Promises A Virtually Immersive Experience

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Project Cars 2 is not coming out until late this year, but a new trailer released by Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. puts the game on the right track.

With over 170 cars and 60 tracks, the game promises an in-depth racing simulation experience. PC gamers will also be treated with 12K resolution graphics with VR support, and it’s a level of detail that should momentarily fill PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users with envy. The snow capped mountains featured in the trailer, as well as the finely detailed contours of the cars featured in the clip are definitely eye-catching.

“We’re thrilled to pull off the covers on our publishing partnership with Bandai Namco Entertainment and finally share more details on our latest build with Project Cars 2,” said Game Director Stephen Viljoen. “Our collective goal at Sightly Mad Studios is to create a simulation racing experience that rivals that of real-life. Realism and authenticity are central to our development mantra for Project Cars 2, hence we’re making sure we employ the best professional drivers, game developers, artists and sound engineers to realize our vision for a game that takes players on the ultimate driver journey.”

Project Cars 2 debuts late 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!!

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Monster Slayer Toukiden 2 Hits PlayStation 4 In March

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Fans of the original installment were waiting on bated breath for a follow up, and now Toukiden 2 hits the U.S. March 21 on PlayStation 4, PC, and the PS Vita. Since Vita enthusiasts these days are a select group, credit goes to Koei Tecmo America for still creating titles for this underrated platform.

The plotline behind Toukiden 2 centers on a lone Slayer who years ago was swallowed up into a portal that was opened by a giant demon. Now this mysterious slayer is back in Mahoroba Village to save humanity from the demon like creatures known as the Oni. Helping him in his quest is a professor, a machina with a human soul, a British sword and shield master, thief, and the town’s strongest slayer.

One of the attack styles I’m looking forward to employing is the professor created Demon Hand which enables players to land blows from the air and pummel Oni onto the ground.

Check out the action packed trailer below and tell us what you think!

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Telltale Games Unleash ‘A New Frontier’ With ‘The Walking Dead’ Trailer

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There are few video games that have reached the level of praise received by The Walking Dead series from Telltale Games. Now the launch trailer for The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier is out, as the third season debuts on December 20.

Telltale is the leading innovator in episodic gaming, and as a holiday treat the publisher is releasing the first two episodes (“Ties That Bind” and “Ties That Bind Part II”) on the same day.

The trailer delves deeper into how Javier’s bond with the young survivor Clementine. She briefly alludes to the “new frontier,” a group of violent people who are just as threatening as the zombies. The title is being released digitally on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, iOS (App Store), and Android (via Google Play).

For old school gamers or people who simply love collecting, a Season Pass Disc hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox One consoles in February. The disc will feature the premiere episode of the third season, along with access to the remaining episodes when they become available.


Check out the trailer to The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier and tell us what you think!!

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