DayZ release info, pricing model revealed

By:  Dan Chiappini The standalone version of apocalyptic survival mod DayZ is getting closer to public release, creator Dean “Rocket” Hall confirmed in an interview with Gamasutra. “So what we’re doing at the moment is, we gave free keys as a gift to the forum moderators, the Reddit moderators, people who helped out with DayZ development, and stuff like that,” Hall said. “I guess there’s … Continue reading DayZ release info, pricing model revealed

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Ben Mezrich’s Seven Wonders Proposal Picked Up By Fox

By: Sean O’Connell Ben Mezrich isn’t Stephen King, James Patterson or Nicholas Sparks. Not yet, anyway. But he is one of those authors whose literary works regularly find their way across the desks of Hollywood decision makers who believe the plots he uncovers would make for great movies. Sometimes they do. Mezrich’s Accidental Billionaires gave way to David Fincher’s Facebook opus, The Social Network. Earlier, the movie 21 — about math … Continue reading Ben Mezrich’s Seven Wonders Proposal Picked Up By Fox

Xbox One will be region locked – Report

By:  Dan Chiappini The Xbox One will require game software to match the console’s hardware region to play, according to a report by Digital Trends. A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to the publication that region-specific encoding will be put in place to comply with legal requirements for selling the hardware across various global markets. “Similar to the movie and music industry, games must meet country-specific regulatory guidelines … Continue reading Xbox One will be region locked – Report

First Look At Chucky’s Makeover For Curse Of Chucky

By: Kristy Puchko He’ baaaaaaaaack! Since he crawled out of a toy store in 1988, Chucky has been a creepy icon of both childhood and terror. Modeled after the My Buddy dolls that were everywhere by the late ’80s, Chucky is a “Good Guy” doll. Well, more specifically his first adventure Child’s Play introduced him as a fatally wounded serial killer whose evil soul was distilled into … Continue reading First Look At Chucky’s Makeover For Curse Of Chucky

Square Enix executive criticizes long game development periods

By:  Zorine Te Square Enix senior executive managing director Yosuke Matsuda has voice concerns about the company’s approach to game development, specifically long development times. Matsuda recently presented at the Square Enix financial results briefing session, which included discussion on the company’s business strategy. Acknowledging that the financial results from the March 2013 fiscal year were “disappointing”, Matsuda went on to suggest ways to reform the … Continue reading Square Enix executive criticizes long game development periods

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Hires Kon-Tiki Directors

By: Eric Eisenberg They were said to be the frontrunners for the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 directing gig when a shortlist of filmmakers vying for the job was released a couple weeks ago, but it seems as though its been made official. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, who gained a great deal of buzz for their action-adventure film Kon-Tiki, have apparently been chosen to bring Johnny Depp’s Captain … Continue reading Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Hires Kon-Tiki Directors