Month: August 2013

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones | Movie Review

Directed by Harald Zwart Screenplay by Jessica Postigo Paquette Based on City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Starring: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Zegers, Lena Headey, Kevin Durand, Aidan Turner, Jemima West, Godfrey Gao, C. C. H. Pounder, Jared Harris & Jonathan Rhys Meyers The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is based on the New York Times Bestseller City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. The story follows young Clary Fray who thinks her life is completely normal, until she []

Week 34 2013 | Part 3 | Comic Reviews

Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #5 Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin Part 5 (of 5) Darth Vader was the prey here in five issue series. But the prey soon became the predator as he soon found himself in a web of lies and mystery. But then again, he didn’t really know that everything was a plot by Emperor Palpatine to ensure that he had his complete and utter devotion. Well, he’s certainly a jerk now isn’t he. But []

Xbox One to launch November 8? – Report

By: Dan Chiappini Microsoft’s Xbox One console may go on sale from November 8, according to a recently leaked retailer document, as reported by Kotaku . The information–an internal email for a conference call outlining midnight store activity for upcoming major software (both current and next generation) includes Battlefield 4 , Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag , and Call of Duty: Ghosts –was reportedly shared by staff at a marketing company responsible for advertising material and product placement at major US retailer []

Warface coming to Xbox 360 in 2014

By: Eddie Makuch Warface will be showing its face on Xbox 360 in early 2014, developer Crytek announced today (via IGN ). The free-to-play online shooter was previously only announced for PC. Warface isn’t likely to be entirely free-to-play on Xbox 360, as players must have an Xbox Live Gold subscription for online multiplayer through the platform. Warface is Crytek’s first free-to-play game. The PC version of the game is in development at the company’s Kiev outfit and runs on CryEngine 3. []

PS4 can be turned on remotely

By: Eddie Makuch The PlayStation 4 can be turned on remotely via the Playstation smartphone app to begin content downloads, Sony has confirmed. Sony’s president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida announced the news on Twitter recently: The PS4 launches November 15 in North America, November 29 in Europe, and in 32 countries in all by the end of the year . Sony also confirmed this week that the PS4 will support cross-platform party chat between the next-generation console and the PlayStation Vita. []

Week 34 2013 | Part 2 | Comic Reviews

Constantine #6 Metamorphosis in Extremis That was a very misleading cover, I have to admit. Every time I read Constantine I feel as though something is missing in the writing. It seems to be lacking a bit of charm or substance to hold it together. Take this issue for example, his “death” doesn’t really add anything to the story. It give us another encounter with Chris, the kid he let die from Justice League Dark. Don’t get me wrong, the Constantine dialogue []

Ethereal (Celestra, #1) | Book Review

By: Addison Moore Published: April 27, 2011 Publisher: Addison Moore | Smashwords Series: Celestra Series Genre: Teen Fiction, Paranormal, Romance When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds. Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for: that Skyla’s blood may be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the []

Lords of the Fallen: More than High-Fantasy Dark Souls

By: Maxwell McGee Watching the demonstration for Lords of the Fallen, the upcoming, third-person action role-playing game from Deck13, I was struck with a sense of déjà vu. Here was a very deliberate, calculated game where every blow was decisive and deadly. I felt like I’d seen this before, in a game GameSpot’s own Tom Mc Shea will never stop talking about. However, after speaking with developers Jan Klose and Tomasz Gop, I learned that Deck13 is aiming to distinguish Lords from []

Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter fails

By: Eddie Makuch The Kickstarter campaign  for Shadow of the Eternals –a spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem –has finished well short of its target. The campaign concluded today at $323,950, less than half of its $750,000 goal. A total of 5,932 people backed the project. The game’s Kickstarter campaign was relaunched on July 25  and featured a commitment from Metal Gear Solid voice actor David Hayter to play the lead role of detective Paul Becker. The game’s initial Kickstarter campaign was suspended in June over []

Elizabeth Olsen Up for Avengers Role

By: Chris Tilly Take this one with a considerable pinch of salt at present, but if rumours are to be believed, Elizabeth Olsen is now the favourite to bag the role of Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Saoirse Ronan was previously the front-runner to play Wanda Maximoff in the movie, but has apparently passed on the role. Elizabeth Olsen in Silent House. And according to Bleeding Cool , Olsen is now the front-runner to play the character. Aaron Taylor-Johnson []