232w ago - The sequel to 2006's Hitman: Blood Money will reportedly be arriving sometime in late 2010 according to Variety.
A second movie in the franchise would also act as a tie-in for the video game stating, "[Hitman 2: The Movie] contain story elements from Hitman 5", due to release "in late 2010".
To quote: Twentieth Century Fox has "Hitman 2" in its crosshairs.
Studio has hired screenwriter Kyle Ward to write a script for the movie that catches title character, Agent 47, at a low point. He must build himself back up psychologically and physically to reclaim his mantle as the world's most feared assassin.
The film will contain story elements from "Hitman 5," the upcoming Eidos vidgame that will be released in late 2010.
Adrian Askarieh is producing with Chuck Gordon, with Daniel Alter executive producer.
The original "Hitman" starred Timothy Olyphant and grossed $100 million on a $30 million budget.
233w ago - In several recent releases, it seems that Atari published games for the Wii based on ScummVM, which was released under the GPL.
Atari contracted Majesco, who contracted a company named Mistic Software with offices in the Ukraine.
When the fact that the GPL was being violated was brought to Atari's attention, they were kind at first until it was discovered that Nintendo doesn't allow open source software to be used with the Wii SDK, so updated documentation mentioning the GPL wasn't an available solution.
So, what happens to the games? To quote:
"There is a period of time in which all current copies have to be sold. Any copies beyond this period or any reprints get fined with quite high fine for each new/remaining copy. The remaining stock has to be destroyed [sic]."
Atari and Majesco seem to have been very cooperative about this whole thing, but had their hands tied by the agreement with Nintendo.
238w ago - It is one of the most memorable lines in movie history. As the air around him is rent by explosions and the whiz of bullets, Colonel Kilgore stands nonchalantly with hands on hips, sniffs the acrid breeze and declares: 'I love the smell of napalm in the morning.'
Now actor Robert Duvall's famous scene from the Vietnam epic Apocalypse Now could be re-enacted in millions of teenagers' bedrooms - thanks to technology that will allow computer games consoles to release the stench of war.
The Ministry of Defence is part-funding a project in which foul smells are released into the air during training videos so that recruits literally learn to sniff out trouble.
If the technology proves a success, it is expected to be taken up by manufacturers of top-selling consoles - such as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The team of psychologists and computer engineers developing the technology, on behalf of the British Army, plan to bombard troops with odours ranging from body sweat to diesel exhaust.
The aim is to teach recruits that the presence of some smells and absence of others could indicate danger.
At the moment, the technology is still in its infancy. But the scientists say it will soon be possible to design games in which the screech of tyres...
241w ago - I predict the new Xbox, whatever it may be called, will be announced before years end and furthermore will be available sometime (probably second-half) in 2010. Here is why...
Phooey To Those Who Say It's To Early For A New Release Being so dominant in the computer world for so long now, Microsoft already has deep-seeded roots in a culture where people are willing to spend anywhere from $150 to $450 on a new graphics card, just one singular component of a PC.
As such, I am thinking the way they see it, why would people not be willing to upgrade to an entirely new console for around the same amount of money? The 360 is after-all already going to be four years old this November, and lets not forget, the first Xbox launched in November of 2001. Yep, that just four years prior to the 360's launch.
Still, plenty of people would definitely be upset by the news of a new console for a plethora of different reasons. Number one being that for whatever reason, people see consoles as being immune to the plague that affects all other technology: once something is released it is already dated.
I believe Microsoft knows this is the mindset, and the main reason I believe they are going to be able to pull off the release of a new console in the mind of many consumers "so soon" is...