Grand Theft Auto movie an impossibility? (Grand Theft Auto IV)

June 25, 2008

Anyone that’s interested in seeing a Grand Theft Auto movie shouldn’t hold their breath. It seems that Rockstar can’t make a film out of the game due to a legal settlement.

If you’ve spent some time perusing the bargain bin of Blockbuster, you might know that a film called Grand Theft Auto was made in the seventies by Ron Howard – yes, that Ron Howard.

It was hardly a success, but according to Hollywood Daily it worried Rockstar so much that they entered a legal agreement with rights-owner Fox to ensure it would never make a game based on the movie.

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements

Legendary screens (with lighting this time) (Legendary)

June 25, 2008

Unlike the screens released last week, you can actually see what’s happening in this new batch of shots from Atari’s dark shooter, Legendary.

Legendary screens (with lighting this time) (Legendary) Read the rest of this entry »


“BioShock should’ve failed,” says dev (BioShock)

June 25, 2008

BioShock lead programmer Chris Kline has said at a GDC session in Paris that the game should have been a failure.

“In fact,” he said, “it did fail a lot, over the course of time. A series of big mistakes and corrections and slipped ship dates, but all of these helped make it a good game.”

Kline detailed a number of the mistakes, starting from the initial idea of remaking commercial failure System Shock 2, right through to focusing on making it more exciting inside of working on the ‘small’ things like balancing, plasmid use and the script.

Read the rest of this entry »


Call of Duty 6 goes sci-fi? (Call Of Duty: World at War)

June 25, 2008

Ahead of this weekend’s Call of Duty: World at War reveal via Xbox Live Marketplace, comes a tasty little rumour hinting that the COD4 developer’s next game will be a bit on the science fiction side.

Take it with a pinch of salt for the time being, but an insider from Infinity Ward is reported to have said, “We are currently working on a new sci-fi title, we cannot release any more information as of yet, we may or may not announce it at E3.”

Read the rest of this entry »


First PES 2009 screenshots are in (PES 2009)

June 24, 2008

Crikey, is it that time again already? The next annual PES instalment starts teasing us with its screenshots as from today and we have to admit they’ve got us very excited. Not least because the last game (on next-gen consoles at least) was a tad disappointing, leaving us to look elsewhere for our daily lunchtime fix. This time has got to be ‘the one’. Got to be.

However, the press release only states the platforms as PS3, 360, PS2, PC and PSP. Where’s the Nintendo version? Maybe there’s a separate game planned, especially as the content is likely to be quite different from the other platforms’ similar offerings. Considering the previous game’s later and altered release on Wii, it’s certainly likely.

Read the rest of this entry »


Gears 2: No blinging up your guns (Gears of War 2)

June 24, 2008

With E3 fast approaching all 360 owners’ eyes are on Epic’s Gears of War 2. And there’s nothing more lead developer Cliff Bleszinksi likes than adding fuel to the fire of hype.

Touching on whether or not you’ll be able to customise any part of your arsenal, he explained, “We’re not really that kind of game. We’re not going to allow you to bling out your gun. The Lancer’s a Lancer, Gus is Gus, and Marcus is Marcus. Those are the identities we’re sticking with.” Fair enough.

Read the rest of this entry »


A griffon destroying a cop car (Legendary)

June 24, 2008

Legendary doesn’t waste any time letting you warm up on the typical indistinguishable helmet-wearing marines. The first steps you take into the myth-mashed world have you dodging gigantic griffons and the cars they hurl at your face. Then, before you have a chance to get used to side-stepping two-ton birds with beaks that can snap you in half as if you were a worm in the clutches of a blue jay, they throw a car golem at you.

Just what is a car golem? Well it’s big and made of cars. It also has no trouble flattening out entire skyscrapers. Other than that, you’ll just have to watch the video to see for yourself.

Read the rest of this entry »