Day: 15/03/2013

Jay-Z’s Musical Role In Baz Lurhmann’s Great Gatsby Gets Clarified

By:  Nick Venable F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a classic American tale of modest living transformed into high society, of doing anything it takes to win the heart of a loved one, and of the illusion that wealth equals happiness. So it seemed a natural fit for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming visual feat of an adaptation to take musical guidance from Jay-Z, a rapper who came up from the streets to own them. But he’s not involved in quite the way we’d originally assumed. []

Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adoulin pre-launch trailer

By:  Erren Van Duine Square Enix has released a new trailer for FFXI’s latest expansion, set for release in less than two weeks. This “pre-launch” trailer features several adventurers as they fight off the Naakuals that dwell the lands of Ulbuka. This fifth expansion will be available on March 27th for PC and Xbox 360, with a PS2 release only available in Japan. For more on Seekers of Adoulin and FFXI, be sure to check out the game’s official website. Source: Nova Crystallis  

Guardians Of The Galaxy Casts WWE’s Dave Bautista For Drax The Destroyer

By:  Kelly West More than a month after we learned that Parks and Recreation‘s Chris Pratt was cast in the role of Star-Lord in Marvel’s anticipated superhero filmGuardians of the Galaxy comes official word on the casting for Drax, and it isn’t Isaiah Mustafa, Patrick Wade, or even Jason Momoa, who was rumored to be offered the role last month. WWE wrestler, mixed martial artist and sometimes actor Dave Bautista, a.k.a. “Batista,” has landed the role. Guardians of the Galaxy will be directed by James Gunn and is said to []

Hajime Tabata: We did experiment with a Final Fantasy Type-0 HD version

By:  Erren Van Duine High definition conversions aren’t anything new in the current gaming landscape. Nearly every major company that flourished in the PS2 era has tried their hand at updating their games to better suit HD displays and other devices. Square Enix is getting there too, what with the recent release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX (and eventually a 2.5) along with the announcement of Final Fantasy X HD. But what about their PSP titles? PSP remasters, while not as popular, []

Torn in Two©

There are two I can’t let one go And be with the other And yet with both I find myself drawn But I can’t have both And I can’t lose both. Knees buckle Both stare at me And I can’t I can’t figure it out Figure them out. Which one is good And which one is bad. I don’t know Which one is The Big Bad Wolf And which one is My Knight in Shining Armor. I know that one Claims to []

Jurassic Park 4 Handed To Safety Not Guaranteed Director Colin Trevorrow

By: Sean O’Connell So much for those rumors that Steven Spielberg might be ready to return to the director’s chair for a fourth Jurassic Park movie. Deadline now reports that Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow has stepped in to helm the next sequel, which already has a 2014 release date. According to the site, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) have written the screenplay, while Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley and Steven Spielberg are on board as producers. The fourth Jurassic Park will be shot and released []

Assassin’s Creed IV being built by 1,000 people?

By:  Eddie Makuch Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is being built by eight different Ubisoft studios and according to a new claim, may have a developer headcount of nearly 1,000. Electronic Arts executive producer Giordano Contestabile recently tweeted, “Assassin’s Creed IV is made by 7 studios and (I hear) nearly 1,000 people. Is this new new AAA?” Asked to comment on this figure, a Ubisoft representative told GameSpot, “Ubisoft does not traditionally comment on developer headcount.” Ubisoft employs more than 7,450 people across the world, including 6,250 dedicated to []

Thursday Night TV (14 Mar 2013)

There is officially no differentiation between Katherine and Elena.  You know it always bugged me that they got the same actress and did the whole doppelganger story-line to begin with.  Over all, i got used to it and we got to see the true testament of Nina Dobrev‘s acting skills.  But now, considering that her (Elena) humanity is off, there is no difference between the two.  This sets up a lot of tension for the future though when she does get her humanity back.  As far as Caroline goes, []