Day: 03/10/2012

ASA rejects Hitman ad complaints


By: Mark Walton The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has rejected complaints filed against a recent Hitman: Absolution trailer. According to the ASA ruling, a total of two complaints were logged, which challenged whether the advert was “offensive,” “distressing,” and “socially irresponsible,” The “Attack of the Saints” trailer–which depicted highly sexualised, PVC-clad nuns being killed–was the subject of much criticism in the press and on social networking site Twitter, due its violent, sexual scenes. In a statement to the ASA, publisher Square Enix []

Mass Effect Trilogy DLC detailed


By: Eddie Makuch One of the main questions that remained last week when BioWare announced the Mass Effect Trilogy was what gamers could expect in the way of downloadable content. BioWare has now answered that question, revealing offerings for every version of the compilation pack will differ. As detailed through the game’s website, the PC version of Mass Effect within the Trilogy will include the Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station DLC on-disc. For Mass Effect 2, the Cerberus Network will []

iPad mini debuting this month?


By: Eddie Makuch Apple’s long-rumored iPad mini may not be far off. A “major Apple investor” speaking to Fortune has heard it from “multiple sources” that the Cupertino, California technology behemoth will distribute press invitations for an iPad mini event on October 10. If press invitations do go out on October 10, and if Apple sticks to its previous scheduling tactics, the event itself may take place a week later on or around October 17. If this is the case, the iPad []

Smithsonian games exhibit draws 686,000 attendees


By: Eddie Makuch The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “Art of Video Games” exhibit has proven popular. Curator Chris Melissinos revealed through Twitter recently that 686,406 people ventured to the Washington, DC attraction during its six-month run. The exhibit opened in March and closed last week. “The Art of Video Games” highlighted the evolution of the medium in the last 40 years. Its celebratory opening weekend featured discussions with industry founding father Nolan Bushnell and Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima. On display at []

Capcom: Resident Evil can’t please everyone


By: Eddie Makuch The tension that has arisen between Capcom and fans concerning the future of the Resident Evil series is similar to that of two parents struggling to raise their child. That’s according to Resident Evil 6 producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who reflected recently on the friction between developers and fans in a new PlayStation Blog interview. “The way I always think of it is that if Resident Evil represents a child, then the fans and us as creators are the two []

Nintendo: Miiverse is Wii U’s ‘killer app’


By: Eddie Makuch Nintendo has long touted the Wii U’s new tablet-like GamePad controller as a feature that will set the system apart from the competition. However, in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal‘s AllThingsD, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said the system’s new Miiverse social network stands to be the console’s “killer app.” “I think that [Miiverse] will pleasantly surprise people,” Fils-Aime said. “As the network grows and the installed base grows, it will prove to be a []

Clark Gregg Casts Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy And More In Trust Me


By: Eric Eisenberg If you haven’t already (and you’re over 18), I highly recommend that you drop whatever your doing right now and go see Choke. The directorial debut of Clark Gregg – best known as the beloved and dearly missed Agent Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – the film is a terrific adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s book of the same name and features some awesome performances from cast members like Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald and Brad William Henke. []

Alison Brie, Teresa Palmer, Emilia Clarke And More Being Tested For Captain America: The Winter Soldier


By: Eric Eisenberg Because the end of Captain America: The First Avenger turned Steve Rogers into a capsicle for 40 years, it was pretty obvious that Haley Atwell’s role as Peggy Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be reduced to a one-time thing (barring any cameos with her in old age makeup). That said, Cap is still a young guy in the post-Avengers world and is going to need a female lead to keep things interesting. Add the latest rumor about []

G-Dragon rumored to appear on KBS’s ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook’ + break YG’s tension with KBS?


By: YGFAN25 It is widely known that YG Entertainment and KBS have had tensions in the past, but it appears that they may be putting their differences aside for it is rumored that G-Dragon will be making an appearance on KBS’s ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook‘. This will be the first time in 3 years that a YG artist will appear on KBS, ever since all YG artists were absent from the 2010 KBS ‘Gayo Festival‘. The upcoming appearance on a widely known []