Day: 13/09/2012

300 Prequel Gets A New Title


By: Eric Eisenberg The 300 prequel has already gone through two names, including Xerxes and 300: Battle of Artemsia, but now it seems that they have moved things around and the project once again has a new name: 300: Rise of an Empire. The new film is being directed by Smart People helmer Noam Murro and stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Callan Mulvey and Jack O’Connell. The news of the title change comes from Box Office Mojo. The plot of []

Transformers 4 Will Feature New Characters So That Hasbro Can Sell More Toys


By: Eric Eisenberg One of the most common arguments against George Lucas as a filmmaker is that at some point the man lost his creative vision and then decided to make stories and characters that could be used to sell toys (a.k.a. Jar Jar Binks). Well, now it looks like soon we’ll be able to point a similar finger at Michael Bay given what was recently said by Hasbro President and CEO Brian Goldner at the UBS Best Of Americas 2012 Conference. []

Universal Wins Bidding War For Safe House Writer’s Script Black Box


By: Kristy Puchko One of the surprise hits of 2012 is Safe House. “Surprise hit?” You might scoff, “It starred Denzel Washington!” True, but it also starred Ryan Reynolds, who lost much of his leading man appeal following flops like Green Lantern the underrated comedy The Change-up. Nonetheless, the spy thriller with a moderate budget of $85 million took in more than $205 mil worldwide, making it one of Universal’s most bankable efforts to date domestically. Safe House‘s success has already led []

Sony bringing updated 3D headset to TGS


By: Eddie Makuch Sony will showcase a new 3D virtual reality headset during this month’s Tokyo Game Show, according to a new video from the company’s official YouTube account. The video (below) highlights an updated version of the HMZ 3D headset Sony launched last year. The device shown includes a front-facing camera, a feature that was not included with previous iterations of the technology. Head-mounted displays have been a popular trend in the industry lately. The Kickstarter campaign for the Oculus Rift, []

Fallout dev teases new RPG


By: Eddie Makuch A new role-playing game is brewing at Obsidian Entertainment, makers of Fallout: New Vegas and the upcoming South Park: The Stick of Truth. The developer’s website has been updated with a new teaser page that reveals “Project X.” An image (at right) with the number 4 inside an ouroboros symbol is shown on the page, with text below reading: “What do the words mean?” and “Nothing. The Dirge of Eir Glanfath is found without form, a lone voice crying []

MGR: Revengeance Xbox 360 canceled in Japan, on schedule for West


By: Eddie Makuch Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for the Xbox 360 has been canceled in Japan. An update to Konami’s website reveals that due to “various reasons,” the action game from Platinum Games will not see release in the island nation. No further specifics were disclosed. Despite the cancellation for Japan, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will release for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the United States and Europe in February as previously planned, according to a statement provided to Eurogamer. []

Nvidia GTX 660 and GTX 650 released today


By: Mark Walton Nvidia has unveiled the GTX 660 and GTX 650, the latest in the chipmaker’s line of Kepler-based graphics cards. The cards sport an MSRP of £179.99 ($229) and £89.00 ($199), and are available to order immediately. The GTX 660 sports a new GK106 chip that features 960 CUDA cores (compared to 1344 in the GTX 660 Ti), a 980 Mhz base clock, a boost clock of 1033 Mhz, and 2GB of 192-bit GDDR5 memory. The GTX 650 is based []

My Love Life–Because I’m Random


I know, who really wants to hear about my love life?  No one, besides, nothing to tell, as of right now, it is nonexistent.  Yup, non-existent.  My boyfriend (on-and-off 6 years) ended things.  Does it hurt?  Well yeah, I mean we didn’t completely cut each other out of each others lives.   That didn’t happen.  He’s my best friend.  I was just having doubts.  You those doubts of whether or not I was with him for the right reasons.  Was I with him []

Bayonetta 2 Wii U Exclusive


By: Mark Walton Bayonetta 2 will be a Wii U exclusive, Nintendo revealed today. Platinum Games, creator of the original Bayonetta, will be taking up development duties once more, with the game set for release in March 2013. Nintendo also revealed that Platinum Games’ Project P100 has been renamed The Wonderful 101. The game is also a Wii U exclusive, but no release date has been given. Bayonetta 2 was previously rumoured to have been cancelled as part of a company-wide restructuring []