Deadline Hollywood has reported that ‘The Last of Us’ will be heading to the silver screen. The script for the live action version of the award winning Playstation 3 title will be penned by Creative Director Neil Druckmann. Which means that both versions of the story will come from the same person. A situation that should at least allow for the movie being true to the source material. Naughty Dog co-presidents Evan Wells and Christophe Balestra will also be involved in the project.
The highly anticipated Watch Dogs now has a release date, after spending several extra months in development. Fans of the game will be able to pick the game up on 27 May for the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. A Wii U version will be released at a later date, but chances are nobody will notice.
Respawn Entertainment has thought it necessary to let us know that every game is better with Titans, by crossing the upcoming Titanfall game with some classic arcade titles. It’s a silly little concept, as the Titan’s superior firepower makes the game incredibly easy; but it does come off as a fantastic way of promoting the FPS.
Microsoft has begun teasing the reveal of its next generation of Windows graphics API. It would appear that Redmond is not going to let AMD’s new Mantle API hog all the glory for the next generation of gaming. The splash page displays the apparent partners for the next DirectX, which surprisingly includes AMD itself.
Business cards are great for exchanging contact information, but often lack something. The Arduboy is trying to change all that, by allowing people to play Tetris. Built by programmer Kevin Bates, it is based on a bare bones Arduino board connected to an OLED display. It also has touch sensitive buttons for controls, speakers for audio, and a nine hour battery life.
The final instalment of Rocksteady’s “Batman: Arkham” franchise will be released on October 14 this year. Touted as the “explosive finale” of the series, “Batman: Arkham Knight” will see the the story pick up from where “Arkham City” left off – and yes, for the first time in the series, you will able to drive the Batmobile.
Previously, a number of lower-end AMD APUs were sold to end-users in the form of soldered-on package. Designed for the budget market, this means that users are not able to purchase just the APU chip alone since it is soldered directly into the motherboard.
That is not the case with the brand new AMD AM1 platform, even though it is still designed for the budget segment of the market with a starting price that is less than RM 200.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that it will present Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar Games with the prestigious Academy Fellowship at the upcoming British Academy Games Awards. Awarded annually, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games.
Even though the name Sennheiser is always associated with high quality audio products for audiophiles and professionals , the German company actually has made a variety of products for various type of users. For example, the game has long involved in crafting headsets for gaming purposes and the latest in the line is the new Sennheiser G4ME headset series which was recently made available in Malaysia.
League of Legends will be beta testing a new queue option where players will choose their role, position, and Champion before looking for a game. In theory, this will allow for more balanced teams and prevent players from being forced into a specific role due to the choices of their team mates.
The Steam Family Sharing service is now available to all Steam users, after spend quite a long time in beta testing. With this, users are able to share their entire library with family and friends. Putting those games that have gone unplayed for months and years to good use.
Family Sharing on allows up to 10 other computers to gain access to a single library, but should be more than enough for a single household and several friends. There is a catch though, as the service only allows one person to access the library of games at a time. Which limits how useful this will be. Guests accessing the library will be granted a short amount of time to save and exit the game if the owner logs into his account.
Saves and achievements are stored differently, although borrowers will not be able to access games that require a subscription or is region locked.
Some days, one doesn’t have the will to work. However, it isn’t always possible to sit around and slack off. Especially with the boss around. However, it is possible to provide the illusion of working while actually engaging in other activities. More importantly, stricter workplaces may attempt to block proper entertainment websites, so one will have to get crafty about things.
Naturally, these solutions work best if nobody can see your screen. Although a couple may managed to escape detection by people who aren’t paying too much attention.
Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Pearsson recently confirmed the existence of a movie based on his IP. The confirmation came through Twitter where Pearsson joked that someone was trying to leak the movie, and that he wanted to be the one to do it first. It’s been an interesting week for Minecraft as it also recently passed 100 million registered users, sold more than 14 million copies of the game.
The movie will apparently be produced by Roy Lee, who recently produced the highly successful Lego Movie. Some might argue that Minecraft is Lego with worse graphics, and they wouldn’t be wrong. Both games offer the same free form creative gameplay, allowing players to create their own narrative within the confines of the medium. Although Minecraft has a large survival element to the story, which makes it a little harder to capture in a movie format. Unless the writers are prepared to have Steve (the protagonist in Minecraft) spend hours chasing and cooking cows for food.
Minecraft now joins other video games like Need For Speed, Warcraft and Temple Run who have movies in the making.
Nintendo Australia has published a press release indicating that the WiFi features of the Wii console and DS/DSi systems will be turned off on 20 May. This means that online features available to those consoles will no longer work, including online multiplayer. That being said, the Wii Shop Channel and DSi Shop will continue to function as normal. Trust Nintendo to ensure you are still capable of buying things.
The Last of Us maybe have been the most successful new IP of 2013, and has already won a slew of video game awards. Particularly for the emphasis on storytelling and characterisation. Grounded: The Making of The Last of Us is a behind the scenes look of the game, and the tremendous effort that went into creating the game.