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SDCC2014: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Phil Straub Roundtable Interview

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Toonzone had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable interview with the Art Director on Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Phil Straub at the San Diego Comic-Con  (SDCC2014). Topics discussed included: Working on the design of Mordor at this point in the Lord of the Rings timeline The advantages and challenges of developing for the Xbox One and PS4 […]

SDCC2014: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Michael de Plater Roundtable Interview

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Toonzone had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable interview with the Director of Design on Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Michael de Plater at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC2014). Topics discussed included: Exploring the depth and decay of Mordor and tying both to story progression Favorite area of Mordor to explore Working in Tolkien’s world Scale of the game world […]

SDCC2014: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Christian Cantamessa Roundtable Interview

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Toonzone had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable interview with the Lead Writer on Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Christian Cantamessa at the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC2014). Topics discussed included: Bringing Gollum into the story Exploring an unspoiled Mordor, on the verge of collapse The possibility of sequels The narrative experience The genesis of Talion and […]

SDCC2014: Microsoft Giving Away 21 Custom Xbox One Consoles

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Microsoft will give away 21 custom Xbox One consoles at the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego – each designed with the skin of one of its popular video games, including Evolve, Halo and Titanfall. The collection is being housed at the Xbox Gaming Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego and visitors […]

E3: Cuphead Trailer Evokes Old School Animation

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If you are a fan of the old school animation styles from the 1920s and 1930s, then “Cuphead” is the video game for you. With all art designed by hand using the traditional cel animation techniques, “Cuphead” from MDHR Studios has the distinct look and feel of an old school cartoon but with video game […]

Microsoft Unveils Xbox Original Programming

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After dipping their toes in the water with original programming being planned for “Halo” and “Age of Empires”, Microsoft will now be attempting a cannonball after announcing a wide variety of upcoming projects in the works and designed to be accessed through their entertainment-centered console, Xbox One. Among the upcoming original programming candidates are… Signal […]

Long Beach Is Free In Forza 5

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The Xbox One racing video game Forza Motorsport 5 will be offering up the Long Beach Grand Prix track as a free add-on along with five new cars – the 1977 Ford Coyote Gilmore, the 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale, the 1956 Jaguar D-Type, the 1998 Mercedes Benz AMG CLK GTR and the 1971 Ferrari […]

Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Trailer

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There’s nothing deadlier than a dolphin – as you will soon find out in this trailer for the upcoming Xbox One video game [release date: February 25, 2014 in North America and two days later in Europe] “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare”…

Another “Sonic Boom” In 2015 For PS4, Xbox One and WiiU?

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We already know Sonic the Hedgehog is coming to Cartoon Network this autumn with “Sonic Boom” but a sign at a Nuremberg [Germany] International Toy Fair indicates that a new Sonic-themed video game is on its way for the Sony PlayStation4, Xbox One and WiiU formats in 2015 – though gamemaker Sega has made no […]

PR: FX to Sneak Peek "Chozen" Exclusively on Xbox One Starting January 6, 2014

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FX NETWORKS TO SNEAK PEEK ITS NEW ANIMATED COMEDY, CHOZEN, EXCLUSIVELY ON XBOX ONE THROUGH THE FXNOW APP BEGINNING MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014 Chozen Debuts January 13 at 10:30 PM ET/PT on FX LOS ANGELES, January 6, 2014 – FX Networks is teaming with Xbox One to offer an exclusive sneak peek of the pilot […]

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