Day: 05/02/2013

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt announced for 2014


By: Martin Gaston & Eddie Makuch The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been officially announced by Polish developer CD Projekt RED. The game will be released in 2014 and will be coming to PC’s as well as all other “high-end platforms”. The main source of inspiration for The Witcher 3 seems to be The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, with Geralt’s third adventure taking on a more open-world role without acts and chapters. According to the GameInformer reveal (digested via NeoGAF), the world []

Lily Collins And Sam Claflin Team Up For Love, Rosie


By: Kristy Puchko Last year both Lily Collins and Sam Claflin got career boosts thanks to new takes on the tale of Snow White. However, Collins did so opposite Armie Hammer in Mirror Mirror, while Claflin tried to romance the dour princess played by Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman. Now these two rising stars will get to shine together in Love, Rosie, a story of love and friendship between two childhood friends. The romantic comedy’s source material is the novel (alternately known asWhere []

Resident Evil 6 ‘lost its momentum’ to fall 2M short of target


By: Martin Gaston The contentious multi-campaign mishmash of Resident Evil 6 fell 2 million short of its estimated sales target of 7 million, Capcom has announced. Speaking as part of its Q3 FY2013 results, the publisher revealed that the latest Resident Evil managed to sell 4.8 million copies worldwide. “Despite recording brisk sales when it debuted,” says Capcom, the game “subsequently lost its momentum, resulting in the failure to achieve planned sales and fulfill its role as a driver of sales expansion.” As a result, []

Michael Bay Promises Transformers 4 Is Redesigning The Franchise


By:  Katey Rich What on earth is Michael Bay bringing our way this summer? For the last five years that answer has been pretty predictable, as Bay churned out three Transformers movies that got louder and more obnoxious as they went along (OK, the third one was better than the second, but not by much). But this summer he’s changing things up with Pain & Gain, his first buddy comedy and a chance to see The Rock and Mark Wahlberg play the juiced-up meatheads you know []

Select Final Fantasy titles now 50% off on North American PlayStation Network


By:  Erren Van Duine Following Japan and Europe, North American fans will now be able to enjoy several digital Final Fantasy titles at a discounted price. The PlayStation Blog promises 50% off select games in the series, ranging from the classics, to the newer Dissidia Final Fantasy. Presumably the sale will commence tomorrow during the regularly scheduled PSN update. You can catch a list of the discounted titles below. DISSIDIA 012[duodecim] FINAL FANTASY (PSP) DISSIDIA DUODECIM PROLOGUS FINAL FANTASY (PSP) DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY (PSP) FINAL []

Black Swan Screenwriter Adapting Bestselling Thriller Syndrome E


By: Nick Venable The destructive power of art can be a fascinating theme, although more so in the case of something like Dorian Gray than the Pawnee Indian murals onParks and Recreation. The international bestselling novel Le Syndrome E, written by French author Franck Thilliez, follows that theme, describing the deadly effect a rare film has upon those who watch it. Combined with a police procedural plotline, the novel reads like a combination of The Ring and Se7en, two of my favorite films of the last twenty years. Paramount []

Bloodlines (A Bloodlines Novel: Book 1)


Bloodlines By: Richelle Mead Published: August 23, 2011 Publisher: Razorbill Series: Bloodlines, #1 Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Dark fantasy Spinning out from the pages of the Vampire Academy Series, is Bloodlines.  Alchemist Sydney Sage, who is on thin ice for helping rogue Dhampir Rose Hathaway evade justice. Her career is in jeopardy, with the fear that she may have to undergo re-education.  Woken late one night by her father, Sydney is given the task or protecting the life of Moroi princess []

Halo 3 coming to Steam?


By:  Eddie Makuch Microsoft’s 2007 first-person shooter Halo 3 could be on its way to the PC. A NeoGAF user tapped into xPaw’s Steam Database and found Halo 3–along with many other titles–in the Steam registry, suggesting they could be released for PC in the future. On the list are previously confirmed-for-PC games like Resident Evil: Revelations, but also a host of titles not yet announced for PC. These include Fez, Quantum Conundrum 2, The King of Fighters XIII, Second Life, and Duke Nukem 3D, among others. This information is []

Warm Bodies Is The New Twilight: A Surprise Hit Driven By Teen Girls


By:  Katey Rich The Twilight saga is finally over. I know it seemed like it was never going to happen, but we made it through together, and the hordes who obsessed over sparkly Edward and hairy Jacob for years will have to move on to something else. Conventional wisdom says that next big thing will be Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic and critically reviled novel currently on its way toward a film adaptation. But could the next Twilight be something good instead– and already out in theaters? []

Witcher dev reveals new engine


By:  Eddie Makuch The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red today unveiled its newest game engine, the REDengine 3. The third iteration of the company’s in-house technology, the new engine has been built to develop open-world role-playing games with non-linear stories. “If we look at RPGs nowadays we find two approaches, one which emphasizes the story but limits the game world, and one that builds a vast, open world but hampers and simplifies the story,” said studio head Adam Badowski in a statement. He []