Day: 23/10/2012

Guild Wars 2 Halloween-themed update arrives today


By: Eddie Makuch The first major content update for Guild Wars 2 is rolling out today, publisher NCSoft has announced. The free Shadow of the Mad King adds a new four-act story, Halloween-themed activities, and nearly 80 new pieces of content in total. The four-chapter story begins today and runs through October 31. It details the legend of the Mad King, with players able to explore the “strange energies rising under the autumn moon.” Act 2 begins October 23, Act 3 launches []

BioWare releases Dragon Age III: Inquisition concept art


By: Eddie Makuch BioWare has released new concept art for Dragon Age III: Inquisition, giving gamers a first look inside the upcoming role-playing game‘s universe. The three shots, embedded below, show sprawling outdoor and indoor environments, as well as a castle set on a rocky mountain. Dragon Age III: Inquisition was announced in September. The game will run on a new engine, with the team at BioWare using DICE’s Frostbite 2 as a foundation. The engine will allow BioWare to build a []

PAX Australia confirmed for Melbourne


By: Laura Parker The previously-announced Penny Arcade Expo Australia will be coming to Melbourne in 2013 and 2014 with the support of the Victorian government. The news was announced today by Victorian Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher andPenny Arcade president Robert Khoo. Next year’s PAX Australia will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 19-21 July. The Victorian government will be helping to promote PAX in Melbourne via sponsorship and integration though a number of their gaming culture []

Disney working on ‘Toy Box’ console game


By: Eddie Makuch Disney appears to be pouring its efforts back into console gaming. A new console game with “extensive mobile and online applications” is in development at the company, Disney Interactive co-president John Pleasants told The New York Times. This project is currently codenamed “Toy Box.” Its gameplay involves various Disney and Pixar characters interacting with each other. No further details were shared. Disney Interactive has distanced itself from console gaming in favor of the social place recently. Since 2010, the []

Utopia


Another hard book to critique.  This book is about the concept of Utopia, the idea of a coexisting uniform.  Just think 1984.  There are so many extreme ideas in this book, but for the most part in this society, they seem to work.  A lot of them are very extreme and I think, believe rather, is that Sir Thomas More was mocking his society.  Think of it, during his time there were so many wars, kingss fighting to perfect their nation and []

Monday Night TV (22 Oct 2012)


Wow, just wow.  Max’s friend is a complete ass.  I hate him.  Also, Annie, yeah she really needs to relax and take a freaking chill pill.  Seriously, I no longer like her character! Naomi, Silver, Max and Liam are the only characters I like on this show.  Everyone else, I swear, have got to go.  I mean, they are god awful human beings and they suck.  They are whinny and dramatic and just, so annoying, nothing about them feels or seems real []

Assassin’s Creed movie ‘fast-tracked’


By: Eddie Makuch The upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie is coming sooner rather than later. Ubisoft today announced that its Ubisoft Motion Pictures outfit has “fast-tracked” the film, and partnered with production company New Regency to get the job done. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ubisoft’s deal with New Regency allows the game maker to maintain control of “key elements” of the film’s creative direction. Writing of the screenplay for the untitled film is beginning immediately, Ubisoft said, but did not []

Anna Kendrick Set For Musical Adaptation The Last Five Years


By: Katey Rich Pitch Perfect isn’t the kind of monster hit that makes headlines like Taken 2or Paranormal Activity 4, but the sassy and surprisingly funny a cappella comedy is a major success, having notched $45 million at the box office since opening in late September. It’s a great launching pad for a lot of the up and coming stars in the cast, including Rebel Wilson and Anna Camp, but it’s also yet another showcase for the immense talents of Anna Kendrick, []

Michael Fassbender’s Assassin’s Creed Adaptation Finds Funding And Distribution


By: Kristy Puchko With ever-expanding worlds and incredible action sequences, video games have become a reliable inspiration for movie adaptations, no matter how often the results are decried to be terrible. However, there seems to be plenty of promise attached to the in-development adaptation of Ubisoft‘s Assassin’s Creed. For one, there’s an intriguing premise: Desmond Miles, a modern-day bartender who comes from a long line of assassins, is forced into a genetically focused time machine that throws him into the life, times []