Day: 18/12/2012

Accessibility a ‘key topic’ for Dark Souls II


By:  Eddie Makuch From Software is making accessibility for newcomers a “key topic” for Dark Souls II. New game director Tomohiro Shibuya told Edge that he wants the upcoming role-playing game to provide those new to the series with a “good introduction” before going further. “Accessibility to players who haven’t picked up Dark Souls is definitely a key topic,” Shibuya said. “Right in the beginning when players first pick up the game is something that I will definitely focus on. To not immediately throw them into []

Vin Diesel’s Kojak Movie Brings On Skyfall Writers


By:  Kristy Puchko Screenwriting team Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have made a career out of penning James Bond thrillers from The World is Not Enough to Casino Royale and Skyfall. With the latest of these scoring widespread praise and tearing it up at the box office—to the tune of $951 million worldwide to date—this dynamic duo is being sought by studios looking to create smart and exhilarating action features. But for now, these two screenwriters will have to leave slick spies behind them. Deadline reports that Universal has []

Star Wars: Battlefront Online concept art surfaces


By:  Eddie Makuch It appears Star Wars: Battlefront III is not the only entry in the series LucasArts cancelled before even making an official announcement.Siliconera has posted a batch of concept artwork for Star Wars: Battlefront Online, a canceled title that was rumored to be in development for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon Citydeveloper Slant Six Games was reportedly working on Battlefront Online in 2010 before its cancellation. It is not clear what stage of development Battlefront Online was in when LucasArts []

Jackie Chan Is Up For The Expendables 3


By:  Sean O’Connell We’re a little hesitant to jump on any Expendables casting announcements. After all, we’ve been burned before. (Yes, Nicolas Cage, we’re looking at you.) But the latest action icon claiming to be part of Sylvester Stallone’s announced sequel is going on record as saying he’s “in,” and his addition – if real – would makes sense (and be awesome). Jackie Chan is busy promoting his latest film CZ12 in Kuala Lumpur. According to Cinema Online, Chan was asked about participating in the third Expendables — which Stallone []

Sony details new Last of Us character


By:  Laura Parker Sony has unveiled more details about Tess, a new character in Naughty Dog‘s upcoming game The Last of Us. Described as a “pivotal” character by Sony, Tess has been revealed as the partner of main protagonist Joel. Living in one of the last remaining quarantine zones, Tess reportedly works in the black market of a city under martial law, and works with Joel to secure the contraband. “Tess and Joel subscribe to the same dog-eat-dog philosophy,” Sony said on the official PlayStation blog. []

The Haunting (Sisters of Isis: Book 4)


What can I say, not that great of a book.  Granted it was better than the previous novel, but not by much.  Here you had the character that is the neediest of them all.  Another thing that makes this series so much weaker than the previous is the fact that Isis helps out way more than The Goddess of the Moon ever did.  Sure, in the Daughters of the Moon series the goddess was able to provide some sort of help, but []

Matt Damon On The Advice Steven Spielberg Gave Him And Returning To Writing For Promised Land


By: Katey Rich “Not to be a horrible name dropper, but Steven Spielberg told me…” That sentence could be an immediate deal-breaker with many people, especially if you’re talking to a very famous, very successful movie star whose presence in the same room as you seems, frankly, impossible. But coming from Matt Damon, who is exactly as friendly and casual in person as you’d hope, it’s somehow perfectly fine. In fact you want him to drop more names, given how many big ones []

Lightning’s new look to be revealed in Japanese magazines, first details emerge


By:  Erren Van Duine Motomu Toriyama promised that Lightning would be receiving a new look for her final outing in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The first details of that design are finally here. Set to be revealed through Japanese magazines this week, a source who got an early look at the magazine has appeared online with some fresh details. The outfit, designed by Tetsuya Nomura, is said to be a mixture of several styles. Similar to her outfit in FFXIII-2, her upper []

Aubrey Plaza And John C. Reilly To Star In Zombie Comedy


By:  Kristy Puchko This year Parks and Recreation‘s sulking beauty Aubrey Plaza made strides toward becoming a leading lady in film with her starring role in the quirky indie romance Safety Not Guaranteed. There she played into the cynical twenty-something niche she’s been known for, before attempting to turn the clichéd character on its head when her snarky heroine falls for a guileless dreamer who believes he can time travel. The film won praise out of Sundance, and now that it’s headed overseas, Plaza’s doing []

Japan ranks their favorite male characters from the Final Fantasy series


By:  Erren Van Duine The official Final Fantasy forums recently held a vote to determine the top male characters among users. The results are in, with the top five having been through a rollercoaster race to the finish. Early on Zack and Cloud fought head to head, but Zack’s lead widened in the second half. At one point Cloud ran the risk of being outpaced by Zidane, who eventually passed both Tidus and Squall. After a fierce battle, the top five had finally assembled. Beyond []