Activision on “strange desire” for games to morph into movies

By: Eddie Makuch Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg is not terribly thrilled about the idea of games borrowing from movies to the point where they play out like films. In a new interview with Edge, Hirshberg was asked if Activision would ever consider making a game outside of the boundaries of typical genres, like a romantic comedy game. “There’s this strange desire to morph games … Continue reading Activision on “strange desire” for games to morph into movies

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Winter is Coming

By: Becky Robinson With the winter snowfall beginning in Colorado and the upper Midwest, I want to tell you about a black cat named Shadow. Watching through binoculars, Ben saw the cat he’d nicknamed Shadow walking in the thick snow. He worried about what might happen to Shadow as the snow and cold intensified. He considered calling an animal shelter – but fortunately, Ben called … Continue reading Winter is Coming

Ouya CEO: “We’ve made a lot of mistakes”

By: Eddie Makuch During Ouya’s first year on the market, the company made many mistakes and more are likely to happen, CEO Julie Uhrman said during the XOXO Festival recently. “We’re a new company. We are a dirty company. We make a ton of mistakes. Let me count the ways,” she said in a presentation now available on YouTube (via Polygon). One “highlight,” Uhrman said, … Continue reading Ouya CEO: “We’ve made a lot of mistakes”

Tim Burton In Talks To Direct Beetlejuice 2 With Michael Keaton

By: Eric Eisenberg It would appear that Tim Burton is feeling very nostalgic these days. Last year he directed feature adaptations of both his favorite show as a kid (Dark Shadows) and one of his early short films (Frankenweenie) and now there are reports that he’s in talks to direct a sequel to one of his earliest hits. Following up on rumors that we heard … Continue reading Tim Burton In Talks To Direct Beetlejuice 2 With Michael Keaton

A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) | Book Review

By: George R. R. Martin Published: November 2000 Publisher: Bantam Spectra Series: A Song of Ice and Fire Genre: Medieval Fantasy, Epic Fantasy George R. R. Martin continues his epic saga with the third installment of A Song of Ice and Fire, A Storm of Swords.  Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as alliances … Continue reading A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) | Book Review

The Order: 1886 cowritten by Emmy winner

By: Eddie Makuch 2014 PlayStation 4-exclusive The Order: 1886 is being co-written by Kirk Ellis, who won an Emmy Award for his work on HBO’s miniseries John Adams, which starred Paul Giamatti as the second president of the United States. “The funny thing about it is he’s not a game guy,” Ready at Dawn cofounder Ru Weerasuriya told Game Informer. “And I think everybody would’ve … Continue reading The Order: 1886 cowritten by Emmy winner

Nvidia unveils GTX 780 Ti

By: Mark Walton Nvidia has announced the GTX 780 Ti, a new high-end GPU based on its Kepler architecture. The card is due for release in mid-November, although no pricing was announced. The company also revealed that its upcoming ShadowPlay capture software–which was originally slated for launch in the summer–can now stream directly to streaming service Twitch at 720p resolution and 60 frames per second. … Continue reading Nvidia unveils GTX 780 Ti

DICE considered delaying Battlefield 4 on Xbox One, PS4

By: Eddie Makuch DICE considered delaying the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Battlefield 4, but was able to overcome development hurdles to have the game ready for launch, executive producer Patrick Bach has said. Speaking with GamesIndustry International, Bach said some people fail to understand how difficult it can be to develop alongside new hardware like the Xbox One and PS4. “We’ve been … Continue reading DICE considered delaying Battlefield 4 on Xbox One, PS4