Day: 15/04/2013

Ben Stiller Looks Dazed And Confused In First Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Image


By: Nick Venable When “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” first made its way into my life in elementary school, the literature textbook we were using had artwork that depicted Mitty as a nervous man with glasses, kind of like a Woody Allen from anywhere other than New York. And by the time I saw the Danny Kaye version, the image embedded into my brain could not be detached. And so when Ben Stiller was set to take on the role, it caused both []

Crytek: Graphics are 60 percent of a game


By:  Eddie Makuch Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has weighed in on the long-running discussion about graphics in games. Speaking to X360 Magazine, Yerli said graphics drive gameplay, and better visual fidelity allows developers to create more believable and engaging experiences. “People say that graphics don’t matter, but play Crysis and tell me they don’t matter,” Yerli said. “It’s always been about graphics driving gameplay.” Yerli pointed to Crysis 3 to back up his claim. He said the graphics are capable enough to show grass swaying in []

5 Things We Learned From The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Teaser


By: Katey Rich The trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching FIre that dropped during the MTV Movie Awardslast night was far more thrilling than you’d ever expect from something promoted by the MTV Movie Awards. Instead of raving on about it for an entire paragraph, why don’t we just watch it? Fans may be a bit disappointed by the limited scope of the trailer, which only shows us everything that happens up until Katniss and Peeta re-enter the arena (it’s also up for debate whether the []

Bungie discusses cross-gen Destiny


By:  Eddie Makuch Bungie‘s all-new shooter Destiny will be released on both current- and next-generation consoles, but will there be differences between the two versions? Discussing this with X360 Magazine, Bungie design director Joseph Staten teased that more specifics will be divulged at the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo, but noted that the studio’s ambition is to “push this game as far” as it can on every platform. “Anytime you get your hands on new hardware you’re going to try and take advantage of everything it has []

Eva Green Stands Tall In New Image From 300: Rise Of An Empire


By: Eric Eisenberg When we published the first official stills from 300: Rise of An Empire earlier this week, we learned a lot about the character being played by Eva Green – Artemesia, the commander of the Persian navy. We discovered that she has a personal vendetta against the Greeks, who killed her family when she was a child, and that she carries out most of Xerxes’ dirty work while seeking revenge. What we didn’t have, however, was an official image of her in costume. That changed []

Sega teases Castle of Illusion remake


By:  Eddie Makuch It appears DuckTales won’t be the only classic game to receive a high-definition update this summer. Sega today released a teaser video suggesting Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is headed for a re-release this summer. The 37-second video (here) contains imagery similar to that of the original game, including marching toy enemy soldiers and a shadowy figure that appears to be main villain Queen Mizrabel. In addition, the video ends with 1990-2013 flashed on the bottom, suggesting this new game will be a []