Day: 12/07/2012

Halo 2 HD not happening – Report

By: Eddie Makuch Gamers excited about the possibility of Microsoft and its new Halo house 343 Industries developing a high-definition version of Halo 2 may want to temper their enthusiasm. The Halo Council posted the results of a Microsoft ExpertZone Q&A session with 343 Industries, which dispels a rumor from earlier this week suggesting the company would follow up November’s Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary with an HD remake of the 2004 shooter. “We are not working on that at this time. We []

Deus Ex movie in the works

By: Eddie Makuch Square Enix’s action franchise Deus Ex is heading to Hollywood. GameSpot parent company business unit CBS Films announced today that it has secured the rights to make a movie based on 2011’s well-received Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The untitled Deus Ex film will be produced by Roy Lee (The Departed, The Ring) and Andrian Askarieh (Hitman). John P. Middleton, who is working on a number of upcoming films, including supernatural horror movie 7500, will serve as executive producer. CBS []

Wednesday Night TV (11 Jul 2012)

Finally another season of So You Think You Can Dance?  Man, I have been waiting all summer for this to go on.  I would like to put this on the record.  I am no dance expert but this show has, in ways, corrupted me.  Lets begin shall we. TOP 20 Dance First and foremost I would like to say that this top 20 were better than last years, although they weren’t 100% in sync, when they weren’t in sync it wasn’t painfully []

Uncharted movie loses director

By: Brendan Sinclair Yet another game-to-film adaptation has hit a stumbling block, as Variety reports that Oscar-winning director David O. Russell has cut ties with the big-screen version of Uncharted, citing “creative differences.” The Hollywood trade reports that the split was amicable. Russell’s departure likely means that the casting of big names like Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert DeNiro in key roles–while never officially confirmed–is likely to be redone. In February, the director said that he wanted to be []

God of War movie gets Saw writers

By: Eddie Makuch The upcoming God of War movie from Universal Studios is still alive, and its new script is being written by Saw series scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. Melton and Dunstan wrote Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI, and Saw 3D. Charles Roven and Alex Garnter, producers of the forthcoming film based on Naughty Dog’s Uncharted action franchise, are producing the God of War movie via Atlas Entertainment. No mention was []

Can fracking pollute water? Study tries to answer

By: KEVIN BEGOS | Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — A new study being done by the Department of Energy may provide some of the first solid answers to an extremely controversial question: Can gas drilling fluids migrate and pose a threat to drinking water? A drilling company in southwestern Pennsylvania is giving researchers access to a commercial drilling site, said Richard Hammack, a spokesman for the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh. The firm let scientists conduct baseline tests, allowed tracing elements []