Day: 24/01/2013

Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen Expands This April


By: Spencer Pressly   (@torchwood4sp) Capcom told fans of Dragon’s Dogma that an expansion will release and extend your pawns adventure. Now we know that the expansion will be releasing April 23th in North America and April 26th in Europe for download or retail. This will feature a brand new area to explore, missions, enemies, and more. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will allow you to import your existing characters and save data over from Dragon’s Dogma. The game takes place on Bitterblack Isle, an area []

Maria Bello And Frank Grillo Join James Wan’s House Of Horror


By:  Kristy Puchko Horror auteur James Wan will bring terror to theaters twice this summer. The true story-based The Conjuring will open on July 19th, followed by the haunted house flick Insidious Chapter 2 on August 30th. Though the cameras have only just started to roll on the latter, Wan is already casting for his a new venture, a thriller that IMDb has listed as House of Horror(though that could be a tentative title). Variety reports Wan came up with the premise and will produce the film penned by []

Dead Space 3 has microtransactions


By:  Eddie Makuch Dead Space 3 will be the first entry in the franchise to include microtransactions. Eurogamer reports today that the action game will allow players to use real-world money to purchase various resources like materials and scrap parts. This is entirely optional, Dead Space 3 associate producer Yara Khoury explained. “You can buy resources with real money, but scavenger bots can also give you the currency that you can use on the marketplace, so you don’t have to spend [real-world] dollars,” Khoury said. It []

Twilight’s Peter Facinelli Joins Dylan McDermott In New Thriller Freezer


By: Eric Eisenberg Here’s hoping that Peter Facinelli and Dylan McDermott have compatible personalities, as the two will soon be sharing a lot of screen time together. Envision Media Arts has announced that the Twilight franchise star has joined the cast of the Freezer, a new thriller from director Mikael Salomon. Set to start production later this month in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the story centers on a man named Robert (McDermott) who wakes up one morning to discover that a group of Russian thugs have locked []

Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC Story Episodes Disappointed Players


By: Darryl Kaye   (@DarrylGU) Following the release of Final Fantasy XIII-2, Square Enix created many different types of downloadable content to expand the experience. At first, this focussed on cosmetic changes, but it didn’t remain the case for long. Some of costumes were tied in with other game franchises such as Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect, but there were also other types of DLC in the form of Coliseum battles and extra story episodes. Speaking at an open forum relating to Lightning Returns: Final []

Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs Biopic Gets A Release Date


By:  Eric Eisenberg On April 19th you will have two new releases to choose from. There’s the option to watch Tom Cruise roam around the deserted Earth Wall-E-style fixing drones in the Joseph Kosinski sci-fi thriller Oblivion, or you will be able to watch Ashton Kutcher found the Apple Computer Company. After picking the movie earlier this month, the distributor has announced an official nationwide release date for the Joshua Michael Stern-directed jOBS. The film will soon premiere as the closing night movie of the 2013 Sundance []

How Bungie turned Destiny leak into a positive


By:  Eddie Makuch A late November information and image leak gave gamers the first details and images of Bungie‘s new world, rumored to be titled Destiny. This leak caught the developer by surprise, but design director Joe Staten told Edge that the situation became a positive and even motivated the company. “I was in a conference room. And [Pete Parsons, Bungie COO] walked in with his laptop. Pete has this look on him when he’s a little nervous and his eyes get really wide; his entire body []

Rosario Dawson Joining Ryan Reynolds In Queen Of The Night


By: Sean O’Connell Queen of the Night sounds like a vampire movie, and given Hollywood’s penchant for bloodsuckers it’s easy to see why one might be swayed into thinking that was its intent. Instead, it’s a missing-child thriller from acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, and it just added a stellar leading lady to its growing ensemble. Rosario Dawson has accepted a key role in Egoyan’s latest, according toVariety. She’ll play the lead detective heading up an investigation into the location of an abducted child. []

Tetsuya Nomura was ordered to design Lightning’s new outfit like “a leather body suit”


By: Erren Van Duine If you’ve been wondering about the inspiration for Lightning’s new outfit in Lightning Returns, look no further. Speaking in an interview with Famitsu this week, character designer Tetsuya Nomura shared a few bits and pieces regarding his involvement in the upcoming title. The basic order for the design was to create something fashioned after “a leather body suit.” The image for the arms was to be modeled off of a spinal column, however the sunglasses and shield were possibly []

Wednesday Night TV (23 Jan 2013)


I knew it, I so knew it!  Diggle is John Stewart…which is awesome.  I loved it.  The way that the Blackhawks were incorporated into the story.  The writing and plot structure in this show is so good that it makes me feel as though I am reading a comic book.  That’s the greatest part of this show, the adaption and the way that it is written and structured to a point that it clearly represents the characters within the show.  I mean []