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All posts by Artur Galvao

Artur Galvao is the Managing Editor of Talkies Network and studies philosophy at the University of Toronto. He enjoys all aspects of nerd culture and feels entitled to share his worthless opinions with the others, thus a website it born.

Naughty Dog Confirms No Multiplayer for ‘The Last of Us Part II’

Contrary to the flurry of rumors that have been a mainstay online for the last year, Naughty Dog has officially confirmed that The Last Of Us Part II will NOT have a multiplayer function. The news comes from Naughty Dog Lead Game Designer Emilia Schatz, who confirmed the lack of multiplayer in an interview with ...

‘Weathering With You’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Weathering With You (Japanese: 天気の子) is a 2019 Japanese animated romantic fantasy film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. This long-awaited anime follow-up to his 2017 acclaimed feature, Your Name, did not disappoint. The film is set in Japan during a period of exceptionally rainy weather and tells the story of a high school boy who ...

Interview: Ubisoft Canada’s Esports and Communications Manager Adam Climan on the Esports Boom in Canada

If you said ten years ago, that the gaming industry would be (almost) dominated by esports, chances are you'd be laughed at. Fast forward, and the esports industry has gone nowhere but up, experiencing a major boom amongst general and professional gamers. Over the last number of years, Ubisoft has emerged as a leader within ...

Sony Acquires ‘Spider-Man PS4’ Developer Insomniac Games

Sony has officially purchased independent game developer Insomniac Games, best known for last year’s Spider-Man for PS4. Insomniac will become an exclusive PlayStation developer, Sony says. The California-based studio was founded in 1994, and has worked with Sony on some of its biggest titles such as Ratchet & Clank and Resistance. Insomniac has also worked with other big game ...

Ubisoft Announces “FAM Series:” ‘Rainbow Six’ Community Events Across Canada

Esports has gone mainstream. As one of the fastest growing industries globally, esports is on the rise in Canada. Newzoo reports that the year 2019 marks a major milestone for the global esports market, which will for the first time exceed the billion-dollar revenue mark (up 26.7% from 2018) and that the global esports audience ...

Disney is Reportedly “Unimpressed” with ‘X-Men’ Spinoff ‘The New Mutants’

Categorize this under "what did you expect," but Disney is apparently unimpressed with the final Fox/X-Men film, The New Mutants. The report comes from Variety, who detail the aftermath of Disney's purchase of 21st Century Fox assets, which included the company's film division, 20th Century Fox. According to the trade, Disney has not taken a ...

PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Commit To New Platform Policies for Loot Boxes

Changes are officially coming to loot boxes. Today, at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) public panel on microtransactions in video games, the Entertainment Software Association announced that PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox have agreed to a voluntary change in their policies toward loot boxes. Michael Warnecke of the ESA stated that new games or game updates that ...

Netflix Renews ‘Big Mouth’ For 3 More Seasons

Everyone's favourite horny monsters are coming back to Netflix for three more seasons! Today, the streaming giant announced that it has renewed Big Mouth for three more seasons. This marks Netflix's biggest renewal for a series to date. The massive renewal is part of a deal Netflix has signed with Brutus Pink, the newly formed animation production ...

San Diego Comic Con 2019: Marvel Studios Panel Live Coverage

Welcome to Talkies Network's official live coverage of the Hall H Marvel Studios Panel! Constantly refresh the page for all the latest updates regarding upcoming MCU films and castings from San Diego! Make to sure to refresh the page for all the latest updates from the panel! ---- 8:20pm EDT ---- Directors of Avengers: Infinity ...

Universal Announces ‘Halloween Kills’ & ‘Halloween Ends;’ Jaime Lee Curtis Returning

In response to the global fan enthusiasm for last year’s Halloween, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and directed by David Gordon Green, which went on to become the highest-grossing installment in the classic horror franchise at more than $250 million worldwide, Universal Pictures today announced release dates for two new films in the iconic Halloween series, from Trancas International ...

‘SpongeBob’ Cast Reveals Mouth of Pirate Painting is Creator Stephen Hillenbrug

Late last year, the collective entertainment world mourned the loss of  Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of SpongeBob SquarePants who passed away after a battle with ALS. However, despite leaving us a year ago we found out how he left his mark on each and every episode of the beloved animated series. As it turns out, the creator ...

‘The Witcher’ Showrunner Lauren Hissrich on Casting Henry Cavill as Geralt

The Witcher Netflix series is nearly here, and expectations could not be any high. In a recent interview, Lauren Hissrich the show-runner, explained why Henry Cavill would make for her ideal Geralt of Rivia, and revealed that the show's themes will be more Game of Thrones than PG-13. Meaning we'll receive all the violence, monsters and blood ...

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