Day: 06/09/2012

Mirror’s Edge 2 ‘not abandoned’ – Report

By: Eddie Makuch In 2009, it was revealed that the Mirror’s Edge franchise would continue past the well-received, but less-than-stellar selling original. However, earlier this year, developer DICE offered a bit of bad news for franchise fans, saying development of Mirror’s Edge 2 was "stalled." Now, EA Games is waffling again about the parkour-inspired first-person franchise, telling GameStar that the Mirror’s Edge series has not fallen by the wayside. "We have not abandoned the franchise," said EA Games senior vice president Patrick []

Valve adds $100 Steam Greenlight fee

By: Eddie Makuch Those who wish to submit a project to Valve’s community-based Steam Greenlight initiative will now need to pay $100 to do so. Writing on the official Steam community website, a Valve representative said while there have been numerous legitimate submissions, there is also a "significant amount of noise and clutter" being submitted. Thus, the decision was made to introduce a fee to cut down on these projects. All proceeds from submission fees will be donated to Child’s Play, a []

PS Vita to get HD Collections via Remote Play

By: Zorine Te PS Vita owners will soon be able to play titles like God of War and Shadow of the Colossus on their handheld console, thanks to a new Remote Play application announced by Sony. The downloadable application enables users to interact remotely with a PlayStation 3, using the PS Vita handheld and a Wi-Fi connection. The updates for Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection and the God of War Collection can each be downloaded for free, and will allow []

Killzone Trilogy confirmed

By: Eddie Makuch The rumor was right. The latest addition to the PlayStation Collection series will be the Killzone Trilogy, launching in the United States October 23 for the PlayStation 3 at $40. It will arrive in Europe October 24 at €49.99. |The compilation pack includes the original Killzone, updated with a 720p high-definition makeover, as well as trophy support. In addition, the Killzone Trilogy includes PS3 games Killzone 2 and KIllzone 3. Further, all multiplayer map packs for Killzone 2 and []

PlayStation Vita reportedly hacked

By: Guy Cocker Sony has long faced a difficult fight in the battle against hackers of its hardware and products. The PlayStation Portable was repeatedly hacked, ultimately resulting in low sales of the device, according to Sony. And, while it took longer for the PlayStation 3 to succumb, it too became the victim of hackers in 2011. Finally, the PlayStation Network was compromised in the same year, resulting in the loss of millions of people’s personal information. Now, it appears as though []

Universal Preps Safe House Sequel

By: Kristy Puchko Making more than $202 million worldwide, the Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds-fronted thriller Safe House was one of the surprise hits of early 2012, not to mention one of Universal’s biggest domestic successes to date. And now the studio’s looking to double down, laying groundwork for a so-called Safe House 2, though the possibility exists this sequel may turn prequel. THR reports Universal has already secured Safe House scribe David Guggenheim to return, but there’s no word yet on whether Washington []

David Slade To Direct Adaptation Of Young Adult Novel Matched

By: Kelly West David Slade’s talent has a director has been spread across various genres and mediums. In addition to directing The Twilight Saga: Eclipse he also directed an episode of Breaking Bad and the pilot episode of the unfortunately short-lived NBC drama Awake. And then, of course, there’s the 2005 film Hard Candy, a creepy thriller starring Ellen Page, which easily makes my list of movies I’d recommend to those who can handle dark material and don’t have a weak stomach, []

Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy And Richard Linklater Secretly Already Shot Another Before Sunrise

By: Katey Rich Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke had so deftly shot down recent rumors about a third Before Sunrise movie that I honestly started to believe them… which, it turns out, was playing exactly into their plans. Turns out the two stars really had reunited with director Richard Linklater for Before Midnight, a third low-key romance between Celine and Jesse, their third together since 1995’s Before Sunrise and 2004’s well-received sequel, Before Sunset. The film, which literally wrapped production yesterday, will []

XSEED Games Announces ‘Mercenary Edition’ For Ragnarok Odyssey

By: Shawn Collier   (@ShawnCollier) If you’ve been interested in XSEED Games’s upcoming release of Ragnarok Odyssey on the PlayStation Vita and needed that extra boost to get you to pre-order, the publisher has announced a special edition of the game that might tickle your fancy. Developed by Grandia and Lunar series veteran studio Game Arts, Ragnarok Odyssey is a new title set in the popular Ragnarok Online universe. Players will enter a spiritual world where battle is being waged between humans and []

Square Enix Reveal Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

By: Darryl After a ridiculous amount of teasing, Square Enix took to the stage today as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations. The major draw for fans of the future was a segment about Lightning and it didn’t disappoint. Square Enix announced a new game called Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy, which will serve as a further extension to the Final Fantasy XIII franchise and will focus specifically on Lightning. We’re told that it will feature a brand new story set hundreds of []