Day: June 27, 2020

June 27, 2020 Off

Phantom: Covert Ops Review – IGN

By tracy

Let me say up front that I’m in no way saying that no special forces commando has ever stealthily infiltrated an enemy stronghold exclusively via kayak without ever setting foot on land. I mean, if such a soldier exists, they must be such a badass that no one has ever seen them and lived. But for the sake of argument, let’s say it’s a goofy premise for a VR stealth game, and Phantom: Covert Ops leans into it hard enough that it sort of works.

Given the fact that you’re effectively half man, half boat it’s bemusing how seriously Phantom: Covert Ops takes itself. You’ve got the amazingly generic name, and the paint-by-numbers Tom Clancy story about a former Soviet madman planning a biological weapons attack is played 100 percent straight, smack-talking villains and all. All of that is relayed to you through voices over a radio. It’s practically self-parody.

Where Phantom does stand out is in how you sneak around. Propelling yourself through the water is pretty fun once you get over how ridiculous waving a virtual kayak paddle looks to anybody watching – picture someone doggy-paddling through the air. I ended up getting into it, though, even putting

June 27, 2020 Off

Mulan Release Date Delayed (Again)

By tracy

Disney has delayed the theatrical release of Mulan again, this time from July 24 to August 21. The postponement comes as a result of a surge in new coronavirus cases across the U.S.Mulan will open after the recently delayed Tenet, which will open August 12.

Our original report from March 12 follows.

Disney announced Thursday that its live-action remake of Mulan has been indefinitely delayed from its original release date of March 27. The move is the latest in a series of big-budget Hollywood films that have been delayed due to concerns over COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus).

The studio held a splashy red-carpet Hollywood premiere for Mulan on March 8, at which time the plan was to still release the film as scheduled. But with more and more studios delaying their upcoming offerings, Disney has now followed suit. The news comes in the wake of Disney closing Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure as of March 14 through the end of the month. Disney has also postponed the release of the X-Men spin-off The New Mutants and the horror film Antlers.Mulan’s release in China, where many theaters remain closed due to the outbreak,