197w ago - There has been a lot of talk about video games making their silver screen appearances, however, the latest videogame-based movie Halo has officially been put 'on hold' according to Microsoft.
To those who may be looking forward to the movie, 'on hold' would definitely be better than 'canned' right? The Halo movie has long been talked about, and yet pertinent details about the movie have yet to be revealed.
A Microsoft spokesperson told Kotaku (linked above), to quote:
"We're glad there's still a lot of enthusiasm in the entertainment industry surrounding the idea of a Halo movie.
That said, the Halo feature film remains on hold as we focus on projects like Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach."
206w ago - Raven Software's Project Lead Dan Vondrak has shared some X-Men Origins: Wolverine tips and tricks for upcoming DLC.
To quote: We are so amped that we can finally bring everyone the Weapon X Arena as DLC. It'll be available for download on Thursday, June 4th for $9.99.
This level is insane! The guys here at Raven actually built it as a test level to see how far we could push the boundaries of the combat in the game. And now you get to put yourself, and Wolverine, to the same challenge.
I want you to be able to get the most out of the game. We really tried to pour as much variety and intensity into this game as humanly possible. Here are five secrets that you can use for the most kickass combat experience ever in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Enjoy!
Defense is the Best Offense?
We made Wolverine an offensive machine, so it's easy to get used to tearing into enemies using all the crazy combat moves at your disposal. But we also spent a lot of time giving Wolverine defensive moves that when used right can actually deal out some serious damage and keep Wolverine from taking any.
We wanted to respect that side of Wolverine you see in the comic - being agile, being tactical in combat. The "counter" mechanic is something I use a ton during...
211w ago - Apple went from being a computer manufacturer to a consumer toy maker with the iPod.
They then morphed into also being a phone manufacturer with iPhone, and in the process they have seen the massive profits that can be made by owning a proprietary gaming platform standard.
Having seen what Apps store is making for them, they obviously want more. One obvious route this can take is to join Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo in the home game console market. Apple certainly have the technical expertise to do this.
It costs billions to launch into the console market, as Microsoft will tell you. Fortunately Apple have $29 billion in the bank. Yes, that's right, $29 billion. You could buy a country or two with that. Also you need management who know what they are doing. Well Apple's management seem to have had all the right ideas thus far. But that is not stopping them currently recruiting some of the top management in the console game industry.
Then there is the strongly rumoured takeover of Electronic Arts. Apple could very easily afford this and it would give them the guarantee of lots of content as and when iConsole is launched. In fact it wouldn't make much sense unless Apple were launching a game console.
But the best thing about an Apple game console and the thing...