230w ago - The first trailer and footage for Focus Features' mysterious film 9 has hit the Web (video linked above) with some striking similarities to a recently released PS3 game.
9 is a story developed and directed by Shane Acker with stylish film vets Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov producing. Like Terminator Salvation, it's set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by machines - only this world is devoid of humans.
You see 9 looks like a sack puppet only he's a living being. He quickly discovers others like him and sets off to discover what wiped out the humans and how he and his companions might be the planet's last hope for survival.
The crew over at Media Molecule must be applauding this trailer right about now. You see, their new PS3 exclusive game LittleBigPlanet also features a protagonist stitched together from a sack held in place with a zipper. Seeing 9 and his buddies in action is eerily reminiscent of the style and aesthetics of playing LittleBigPlanet. The similarities are surely coincidental but cool to note nonetheless.
9 stars the voices of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer and Crispin Glover and will be in theaters on 09-09-2009.
257w ago - Lips is a new game that is pretty much like Singstar. There will be 30 songs you can sing along to, some of which are by well known people, while others are by lesser knowns.
Sue me if I'm wrong, having never played Singstar, but it also brings some new features to the fold like being able to upload your own songs and sing along to them. Plus there will be downloadable songs, too.
30 songs: The songs include a mix of popular songs like Madonna, and local songs specific to the United Kingdom.
2 Wireless Interactive Microphones: Wireless mics are interactive, with lights on the shaft of the microphone that pulse to the rhythm of your voice, and motion sensors that allow you to dance, move or swing to score points.
Use your own music: Take songs from CD or your iPod, and upload them into the game. The game will reduce the vocals so you can sing along and be heard, and score you on whether you're in tune. Lyrics can also be added directly into the song to sing along.
Download songs: Hundreds of music videos with lyrics are available online for a small fee, which you sing and be scored on.