Day: 17/12/2012

Learn More About Fire Emblem: Awakening

By:  Melissa Evans   (@Fataleflare) At Nintendo of America‘s most recent Nintendo Direct presentation they announced the release date for Fire Emblem: Awakening, as well as showing off this handy introduction video. Here we get a short presentation of the game’s characters, story and basic mechanics. Fire Emblem: Awakening will be released for the Nintendo 3DS on February 4th 2013 in North America. Europe will be able to enjoy the game sometime in April. Source: Gaming Union  

Django Unchained May Get An Extended Re-release

By:  Kristy Puchko Quentin Tarantino been known to unleash some seriously long running times for his epic actioners. Inglorious Basterds clocked in at 153 minutes,Pulp Fiction was 154. And Kill Bill turned out so long it was released in two parts that totaled up to 247 minutes long. At 165 minutes Tarantino’s upcoming Django Unchained comes somewhere in the middle, but this number—based on its current theatrical release—was come to after many discussions with The Weinstein Company, discussions which still seem unresolved. At a press day this weekend, some interesting []

Microsoft creating franchise that blends games and film

By: Eddie Makuch Halo maker Microsoft is staffing up for a new game that “blends the best elements of games and TV/film,” according to a job advertisement spotted by Videogamer. The company is seeking an experienced producer to come aboard to contribute to the “exciting new AAA core game.” The job ad says Microsoft aims to “add new blood” to its existing stable of franchises, which includes Halo, Fable, Forza Motorsport, and Gears of War, with this new series. A qualified candidate for the position will []

Michael Apted Adapting Novel Eight Months On Ghazzah Street

By: Kristy Puchko For an Western woman who is free to go to school, socialize as she likes, wear what she wants, and drive wherever she chooses, the life of women in more restrictive cultures might seem incomprehensible. It certainly did for Frances Shore, the British woman at the center of Hilary Mantel‘s novelEight Months on Ghazzah Street. In the book, Shore moves with her husband to Saudi Arabia, and finds the culture clash of her Western values in an Islamic culture jarring, []

Devil May Cry hits PC January 25

By: Eddie Makuch The PC version of DMC: Devil May Cry will launch January 25, Capcomannounced today. That’s ten days after the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions arrive January 15. Players can pick up the PC version of DMC: Devil May Cry at retail in Europe, and digitally through Steam and EA Origin in North America and Europe. No mention was made of a retail release for North America. In addition to traditional keyboard and mouse controls, the PC version of DMC: Devil May Cry will []

Saoirse Ronan And Two More Up For Mark Romanek’s Cinderella

By: Kristy Puchko We’ve seen Snow White don armor and sword fight in Mirror Mirror andSnow White and The Huntsman as well as in the Disney-produced TV series Once Upon a Time. Now the House of Mouse is looking to give a modern makeover to another of their beloved princesses with Mark Romanek‘s live-action Cinderella. After a couple years in development, this fairy tale feature finally came out of the shadows last week with word that Cate Blanchett is in talks to play the infamous evil stepmother. While she’s still []

Dead Space 3 gets Kinect voice controls

By: Eddie Makuch Dead Space 3 for Xbox 360 will feature Kinect voice controls, publisher Electronic Arts announced today. Players will be able to use simple voice commands like “Find partner,” “Fire stasis,” “Attack enemy” and others during gameplay in both single- and cooperative multiplayer. Kinect voice controls are entirely optional in Dead Space 3. No gesture-based Kinect functionality was announced. Dead Space 3 is due out February 5, 2013in North America for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, with a release following in Europe []

Anna Karenina’s Alicia Vikander Could Join Benedict Cumberbatch In Wikileaks Drama

By: Kristy Puchko Swedish ingénue Alicia Vikander has been flirting with a breakthrough in America since her name was placed on the shortlist to front Snow White And the Huntsman back in the winter of 2010. Of course, Kristen Stewart ultimately landed that role, but it has hardly mattered for Vikander who drew notice this year just months after that feature’s debut with two eye-catching roles of her own, in the Golden Globe nominated Danish romance A Royal Affair and Joe Wright‘s sumptuous adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna []

3DS surpasses PS3 lifetime sales in Japan

By: Jonathan Toyad The 3DS has now sold more units in Japan than the PS3. According to a recent Media Create report (via Nintendo Life andEurogamer), Nintendo has sold a total of 8,799,378 3DS units in its native country. By comparison, Sony has sold 8,716,260 units of the PS3. The 3DS debuted in March 2011, while the PS3 made its start in November 2006. On a related note, Sony has sold 1,074,621 units of the PS Vita within a year of its release in Japan back in []