Day: 13/02/2013

Bungie’s Destiny confirmed, will be unveiled February 17


By:  Eddie Makuch Bungie today confirmed that its all-new universe with Activision is calledDestiny. This had long been rumored, though Bungie finally today bluntly stated, “So, our game is called Destiny.” The developer also said Destiny will be officially unveiled on February 17. Bungie recently launched a teaser website counting down to the proper reveal. Bungie also today launched Facebook,Twitter, and Google+ channels for Destiny. Destiny is Bungie’s first project as part of a 10-year publishing deal with Call of Duty company Activision. Legal documents from Maysuggested that the game will []

X-Men: Days Of Future Past Still Has Storm And Nightcrawler Listed As Maybes


By:  Eric Eisenberg Director Bryan Singer has been very vocal about the actors he will be reuniting with on the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Thanks to the film’s time travel plotline, having part of the story set in the distant future and others set in the 1970s with the First Class crew, the project has allowed Singer to bring back actors like Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin and Sean Ashmore from the original X-Men trilogy to reprise their roles as Professor []

GameStop: 60 percent of gamers would not buy console that blocks used games


By: Eddie Makuch Executive Rob Lloyd says it majority of consumers would not be interested in a future console that prohibits second-hand titles. If Microsoft or Sony–or both–decide to block used games with their next-generation platforms, the majority of consumers would not buy them. That’s according to GameStop Chief Financial Officer Rob Lloyd, who defended used games today during a presentation at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference this afternoon. “It’s really only about 4 percent of our used game sales are []

Journey development bankrupted studio


By:  Eddie Makuch Adventure game Journey was well received and even broke PlayStation Network sales records. However, its development bankrupted creator ThatGameCompany. “I wouldn’t say that the development of Journey was a successful example of game development,” Journey creator Jenova Chen told Polygon. “We bankrupted the company.” Chen noted ThatGameCompany did make its money back from Journey–plus some–but its release as a PlayStation 3-exclusive hurt the game’s overall sales. “I think to have a financial success, that is going to change everyone, it has to be much bigger []

The Wolverine’s First Trailer Won’t Arrive Until Late March


By:  Eric Eisenberg It would have made a lot of sense for 20th Century Fox to attach the first trailer for James Mangold‘s The Wolverine to this weekend’s A Good Day To Die Hard. Not only is the same studio releasing both movies, they are also both being aimed at the same demographic and the timeline fits perfectly (with the superhero flick due in theaters on July 26th). And yet it looks as though we won’t be getting our first look at The Wolverine for more than a []

Xbox 720 requires Kinect?


By: Eddie Makuch The Xbox 720 rumor floodgates are pouring over. A source speaking toKotaku and going by the name of SuperDaE has reportedly obtained two Xbox 720 development kits as well as system overview documents, which detail the specifications of Microsoft’s still-unannounced next-generation platform. The first bit of information from the source claims the Xbox 720 will require Kinect to function. According to the source, an updated and improved version of Kinect will ship with every unit sold and will not be an optional []

Robert Downey Jr. Snags Rights To Episode Of BBC’s Black Mirror Series


By:  Nick Venable For as long as technology has been around helping humans to live better lives, there have always been naysayers claiming society will doom itself in succumbing to all things technological. It’s a frequent theme of science fiction, where our innermost desires are extended and engorged with greed, eased by the ability to make a machine do our dirty work. Recently, the BBC’s powerfully audacious anthology series Black Mirror, much like The Twilight Zone before it, has taken viewers to the darker side of []

Media Molecule teases new game ahead of expected PlayStation 4 reveal


By: Martin Gaston LittleBigPlanet developers Media Molecule has teased an upcoming product ahead of Sony’s PlayStation Meeting on February 20, when the company is widely believed to be unveiling the PlayStation 4. The Media Molecule website has added a new project (“?”) to its games page alongside upcoming PS Vita exclusive Tearaway, which was announced at Sony’s gamescom 2012 press conference. The only contents of the page is a link to a YouTube video containing Toyah Willcox’s 1981 hit It’s a Mystery. Last week it was rumoured that Media Molecule []

Lawrence Kasdan Says He Will Start Fresh For His Star Wars Spin-Off Movie


By:  Eric Eisenberg The thought of Star Wars spin-off films should be tantalizing for any fan. While it’s possible that Disney and LucasFilm could be planning movies based around already established characters – like Han Solo, Boba Fett and Yoda – there’s also a distinct possibility that they will plan something completely different. The Star Wars universe exists far beyond everything that has been featured in Episodes I through VI. So which will it be? The answer to the question remains one of the most sought after in Hollywood and []