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Terminator Salvation Game Announced November 21, 2008 3:25 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Terminator Salvation, Videogames.
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terminatorsalvation-80408Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, in association with Equity Games Production and Halcyon Games, have announced that they will be releasing a new third-person shooter entitled Terminator Salvation – The Videogame in conjunction with the film’s release.

“‘Terminator Salvation – The Videogame’ allows players to battle for survival against Skynet enemies utilizing an incredibly fluid and realistic control set,” said Cos Lazouras, President of Halcyon Games. “The player will be led through a visceral story with extremely polished production values to create a fully interactive Terminator experience.”

“Building on the incredibly strong franchise, ‘Terminator Salvation – The Videogame’ will be a cinematic gaming experience that complements the upcoming film,” said John Quinn, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “Working with Halcyon and Equity Games, we will expand on the Terminator universe on next generation consoles with action packed gameplay and detailed environments.”

Terminator Salvation hits theaters on May 22, 2009.

Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (via ComingSoon.net)


When Politics and Gaming Collide October 30, 2008 10:47 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Mercenaries 2, Videogames.
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Senator Barack Obama and Governor Sarah Palin as playable characters in the 360/PS3 game Mercenaries 2.

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Comic-Con 2008: More On “Watchmen” and Zack Snyder July 26, 2008 1:20 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Comic-Con, Comic-Con 2008, Movies, News, Videogames, Watchmen.
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Here are a few more details on the Watchmen film relayed via the various panels going on at Comic-Con.

  • At the panel for Watchmen, Snyder expressed his love of Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel and said this: “There are a lot of other graphic novels out there, but I would love to see Frank Miller’s Dark Knight made into a movie, but that’s just me.”
  • He continued that line of thought while at the Entertainment Weekly Visionaries panel, where Frank Miller told Snyder: “You can do it anytime you want to Zack”.  Snyder said he was making a note of Miller’s response.

Here’s a bit on the length/editing issue:

  • Speaking at the Entertainment Weekly Visionaries session, Zack Snyder revealed that they’ve filmed the transitions featured in the graphic novel that take the main storyline into the Freighter comic and that though they won’t be part of the theatrical cut, they’ll show up in a future director’s cut (presumably on DVD).
  • When asked about the running time debate, Snyder said the following: “I want to make the best movie I can. I want to put pressure on myself as a filmmaker and say, ‘What’s the coolest movie?’ And if the coolest movie is 3-hours long then that’s the coolest movie. I understand and respect my partners at Warner Bros. I want them to have financial success with the film. You know, when you look at it that way, they invested a lot of money into it, they want it to be good. But on the other hand, I would tell them that I think the very things they think are too long, or too violent, or too sexy are the very reasons to go to the movie.”
  • Snyder also noted that since the film’s release, the graphic novel has moved up on the Amazon charts: “[The graphic novel] is #1 or #2 on Amazon right now, and that’s awesome. I think that if in the end the movie is a 3-hour advertisement for the book, then so be it. I succeeded.”

Rounding out the Watchmen coverage, Snyder responded to a question about the recently announced Watchmen videogames, assuring the audience that care will go in to making them:

We had quite a back and fourth about that. They sent me a script for it. This is the dorkiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life, and it’s not cool at all. And it had nothing to do with Watchmen. We tried to rewrite it. We tried to come up with an idea where you like kill Woodward and Bernstein. We tried to go down those kind of routes and do something more subversive. A dialogue needs to be established between filmmakers and game producers. It’s not marketing; it can’t be an afterthought.

Legendary Pictures To Co-Finance “Gears of War” Movie July 25, 2008 2:03 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Gears of War, Movies, News, Videogames.
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Variety is reporting that Legendary Pictures has come on board to co-finance and co-produce the videogame adapation of Gears of War, from Microsoft and Epic Games.  The film will be directed by Len Wiseman, and Chris Morgan is writing the script. The film’s being targeted for a 2009 release.

Source: Variety

“The Dark Knight” Video Clips and Online Game + News on Videogame July 23, 2008 6:45 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Batman, Games, Movies, News, The Dark Knight, Videogames, Videos.
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Still craving Dark Knight content?  Comcast has an online destination promoting the movie, which includes a set of exclusive video clips that you can watch here.  While there, you can also scan through the various downloads, pictures and more.  Including an online game titled Gotham City Street Chase.  Here’s the premise behind the game:

The Joker has stolen a police car and you need to catch him!  But first, you’ll have to get past his henchmen in vans while avoiding oncoming traffic – that’s no easy feat.  Reload your ammo by picking up the crates.

Click here to play it.

And in other Dark Knight news, in an interview with G4, Gary Oldman revealed that a videogame based on the hit movie will be released on home consoles alongside the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film.  Click here to watch the interview.

E3 2008: Nintendo Introduces MotionPlus July 14, 2008 2:39 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in E3 2008, News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Videogames.
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Ever since the Nintendo Wii was released, many have wondered if we would have truly have a one-to-one experience on the system (for instance, you move a sword, half-way, it moves half-way on the screen). Well, today announced a new plug-in perpheral for the Wii remote, currently called Wii MotionPlus, that “more quickly and accurately” reflect motions in a 3-D space.  Bring on the one-to-one Star Wars Lightsaber game!  The full press release follows after the jump.


Gore Verbinski to direct Bioshock May 9, 2008 12:45 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in BioShock, Movies, News, Videogames.
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Universal Pictures has signed Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy director Gore Verbinski to direct and produce an adaptation of the popular video game Bioshock, Variety reports.  John Logan (Aviator) is in talks to write the film’s screenplay.


Nintendo “Delays Super Smash Bros. Brawl” January 15, 2008 1:11 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo, Nintendo Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Videogames.
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Nintendo has confirmed that they’ve delayed their highly anticipated Wii fighting title Super Smash Bros. Brawl.  The game has been pushed back to March 9th in the US (three weeks from its initial February 10th release date).  The Japanese release has been pushed back one week to January 31.


“Manhunt 2” Gets M Rating from ESRB, Will Release on Halloween August 24, 2007 1:05 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo Wii, Sony PS2, Sony PSP, Videogames.
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Back in June of this year, Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 was temporarily put on hold due to receiving the deadly AO rating (Adults Only) from the ESRB. Well, a modified version of the game has passed through ESRB and has earned an M rating and will arrive in store shelves on October 31 in the US.


Wii Dominates Videogame Sales Charts for July August 24, 2007 1:03 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in DS, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, PS2, PS3, PSP, Sony, Videogame Hardware Sales, Videogames, Wii, Xbox 360.
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Another month, another domination of the sales charts by Nintendo in the US. The companies two videogame systems (the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS) were the top 2 systems for the month of July in the US, with combined sales at 830,000.


Guy Walks Into a Bar Acquires Film Rights to “Painkiller” Videogame August 1, 2007 12:49 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, Painkiller, Videogames.
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According to an article at Variety, Guy Walks Into a Bar (Starship Dave) has acquired the feature film rights to Painkiller from DreamCatcher Interactive.


Several Upcoming Wii/DS Games Get Japanese Dates April 22, 2007 2:46 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Videogames.
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Famitsu Magazine, a weekly Japanese gaming mag, has released a somewhat extensive listing of a couple high-profile Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS titles.


20GB PS3 Dropped April 12, 2007 9:47 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Sony Playstation 3, Videogames.
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Sony has officially announced they will be dropping the PlayStation 3 20GB SKU in North America. Once supplies sell-through at retailers, the $499.99 model will not be available for purchase in North America.


Halo 3 Beta Set April 11, 2007 1:05 am

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Microsoft/Bungie has announced the start date for the Halo 3 beta: May 16th.


Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition April 9, 2007 7:21 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in News, Nintendo Wii, Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition, Videogames.
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Capcom has announced that they will be re-releasing the hit horror game Resident Evil 4 (originally released on the Nintendo GameCube) on the Nintendo Wii this summer in Japan.


“Metroid Prime 3” Delayed April 6, 2007 11:26 pm

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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, speaking with Newsweek, said that Metroid Prime 3: Corruption will not make its original street date.


Sony PSP Price Cut April 3, 2007 1:46 pm

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Sony has cut the price of the PSP Core Pack. The price of the pack (which includes the system, an AC adaptor and a battery) will be reduced in price from $199.99 to $169.99, effective April 3.


Microsoft Officially Unveils Xbox 360 Elite March 28, 2007 4:21 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Broadcast TV Ratings, Microsoft, Microsoft Xbox 360, News, Videogames.
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Codenamed Zephyr and revealed back in January of this year, Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox 360 Elite.

The Elite version will sport a new black finish, and come equipped with a 120GB hard drive, HDMI a/v port, HDMI cable, black wireless controller and black headset. The new unit will go on sale beginning April 29 with a retail price of $479.99.


Clip of the Day: Playstation 3 February 26, 2007 6:51 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Comedy, Movies, News, Playstation 3, Videogames, Videos.
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Check out this very funny PS3 parody video set to the music of The Fray’s “How To Save A Life”.