Day: 19/02/2013

Crysis 3 multiplayer beta nets 3 million downloads


By:  Eddie Makuch The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC multiplayer beta for Crysis 3, which went live January 29, has been downloaded over 3 million times worldwide, Electronic Arts announced today. In addition, EA said preorders for the first-person shooter are pacing ahead of Crysis 2 by 35 percent. On top of this, EA revealed that its online video series “The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3” helped the Crysis YouTube channel cross 16 million views. This series was produced by From Hell and Dead Presidents director Albert Hughes. Crysis 3 []

Kevin Smith Plans To Launch Clerks 3 As A Fan-Inspired Book


By:  Sean O’Connell Smith has floated multiple ideas for a third Clerks story, from a live theatrical show (potentially running off-Broadway) to a standard film. Now Smith has revealed (via Deadline.com) that he’s thinking of putting together a fan-inspired book that would come before the sequel, building up the mythology of his characters before committing to an actual sequel. “I want to do Clerks 3 as a book first. I want to them in episodic chapters so that as I release it, people can read the whole []

Darkstalkers Resurrection Headed For PSN And XBLA In March


By: Spencer Pressly   (@torchwood4sp) Last year Capcom announced that the first step to bringing back the Darkstalkers series was Darkstalkers Resurrection. Resurrection will be an HD re-release of Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge and Darkstalkers 3. The game will be seeing a North America release on March 12 on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade for $14.99 or 1200 MPS. Both games will receive HD visuals, online multiplayer, replay sharing, spectator mode, and tons of extras to unlock. Iron Galaxy Studios will continue their reputation []

Could Game Of Thrones’ Jason Momoa Be Joining The Guardians Of The Galaxy?


By:   Eric Eisenberg Chris Pratt is set to play Star-Lord in James Gunn’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, but there’s still plenty of work left to be done in the casting department before cameras start to roll. Marvel Studios still needs to find actors to play the roles of Drax The Destroyer, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon and Groot, and thus far rumors and short-lists have been practically non-existent. But now it seems that we may be skipping over the long speculation process, because there is []

Bungie’s Destiny a ‘shared-world’ shooter


By: Eddie Makuch After years of secrecy, Bungie today officially announced Destiny , its first post-Halo project. A first-person shooter for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with elements of open-world sandbox and persistent world, Destiny is described as the world’s first “shared-world shooter.” And Activision has big hopes for it. “Very few games transcend their medium and their genre to truly become a part of popular culture; to belong in the time capsule as something that we can all share. And we believe Destiny could []

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Sticks With Writer Danny Strong


By:  Kelly West With two Emmy Awards under his belt for his writing contributions on the HBO miniseries Game Change, Danny Strong has taken on a number of feature projects, among which is the adaptation of the final Hunger Gamesbook Mockingjay. Strong penned the screenplay for the first part of the planned two-part adaptation and he’s now been approved to move forward on Part 2. Much in the way Breaking Dawn and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowswere split into two movies to close out their respective series on []

Tantalize


By far a very interesting take the supernatural being accepted in society and culture.  But what this novel also does is deal with death.  Also the sacrificial aspect of the story was equally done well.  The title of the book does sum of the book very well.  Like the title of this book, Tantalize was supremely tantalizing with the concept of unrequited love and passion. Characterization was definitely a minor setback in the novel.  Not to say that the characters were not []

Amazing-Spider Man hits Wii U March 5


By: Eddie Makuch Activision and Marvel Entertainment announced today that The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition will arrive for Wii U on March 5 in North America, followed by a March 8 launch in Europe. All other versions launched last year. The Wii U version of The Amazing Spider-Man will be available at launch for $40 and includes four on-disc expansions. These are the Stan Lee Adventure Pack, the Lizard Rampage Pack, the Rhino Challenge, and the Oscorp Search and Destroy Pack. In addition, []

David Fincher’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Reportedly Interested In Channing Tatum


By:  Eric Eisenberg David Fincher and Brad Pitt‘s working relationship stretches back nearly two decades now. The director and the actor first worked together on 1995’sSe7en, and have since reteamed on both Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. For a while it looked as though there was a possibility that they would be reuniting yet again for Fincher’s upcoming adaptation of20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, but this morning we learned that those plans won’t be coming to fruition. Instead, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker apparently []

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta Starts February 25th


By: Spencer Pressly   (@torchwood4sp) On the official Final Fantasy XIV forums, Naoki Yoshida announced that phase 1 of the games beta will begin February 25th. The team was hoping to have the roadmap for the games beta out mid-February, but this has come a little late. The extra time has given the team a chance to prepare more system features and character options during the beta. There are also a ton of new screenshots that he uploaded along with this post showing off how []