Trevor

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Name: Trevor
Date registered: June 4, 2012

Biography

Gamer since the age of 3, always has something on his mind to share.

Latest posts

  1. Disney buys Lucasfilm Ltd & Star Wars for $4.5 Billion — October 31, 2012
  2. Review: World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria — September 29, 2012
  3. Review: Orcs Must Die! 2 — August 13, 2012
  4. THQ cancels Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Insane’ — August 6, 2012
  5. Prometheus sequel in the works. — August 1, 2012

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Oct 31 2012

Disney buys Lucasfilm Ltd & Star Wars for $4.5 Billion

Yesterday the world was rocked with surprise news of Disney acquiring Lucasfilm Ltd & Star Wars from George Lucas for a whopping $4.5 billion. With this addition to an already big portfolio of content creators (Pixar, Marvel, ESPN, ABC) Disney is promising Episode VII sometime in 2015 with Episodes VIII and IX coming later and more feature films every 2 or 3 years.

Sep 29 2012

Review: World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria

Blizzard’s reign as the top MMO developer in the world just got “fuzzier” with the release of it’s fourth expansion, Mists of Pandaria. With this expansion Blizzard Entertainment has finally tapped into a world that has been alive in Warcraft lore since Warcraft II itself. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13 2012

Review: Orcs Must Die! 2

The Orc slaughtering sequel to the long awaited PC game from Robot Entertainment has finally hit Steam. Robot Entertainment brings to the plate with Orcs Must Die! 2 a slew of new features and characters to the mix. The first major addition to Orcs Must Die! 2 is Online Co-op with a new character, the War Mage thrown into the chaos.

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Aug 06 2012

THQ cancels Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Insane’

THQ has announced that Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Insane’ is no longer in production and effectively canceled. This happened in an investor call just a short time ago.

THQ president Jason Rubin has said in a statement, “”We have decided not to pursue further pre-production on Insane, and have returned all of our IP rights to Guillermo del Toro.”

No word on how far in production inSane actually went, but THQ has been on a mission lately to cancel unfruitful projects, and realign other services, in order to make the company more profitable.

In light of this Rubin also stated, “Consistent with this vision, THQ has made a few changes to previously announced projects. First, we made the determination not to pursue any casual Facebook games. Second, we will not be publishing casual mobile games, including those with Innovative Leisure. And third, we have decided not to pursue further pre-production on Insane, and have returned all of our IP rights to Guillermo del Toro. By canceling these explorations outside of our core business, we feel we can improve focus on our core game portfolio, which remains unchanged.”

This goes in line with statements THQ has made recently regarding the new “focused” direction of the company.

Aug 01 2012

Prometheus sequel in the works.

Ridely Scott has announced a sequel to the Summer blockbuster( $302 million worldwide gross) movie is going to have a sequel according to 20th Century Fox and will come out either in 2014 or 2015.

Already signed-on to reprise their roles are stars, Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender. However, on the creative side, new writers will be sought, as scribe, Damon Lindelof may not be available to return.

A representative from Fox said this:

“Ridley is incredibly excited about the movie, but we have to get it right. We can’t rush it,”

More info on the upcoming film will be added when it arrives.

Jul 10 2012

Smash Bros. Studio shuts it’s doors.

Yet another studio bites the dust, this time around it’s Project Sora who last worked on the amazingly well done but control plagued Kid Icarus: Uprising for the Nintendo 3DS. Sora Ltd. as far as we know will stay in tact but as of July 31 Project Sora and it’s website will be no more.

More news on this to come in the coming weeks as we get them.

Jul 06 2012

The Walking Dead FPS Game Announced

Activision has heard the call and has a Walking Dead FPS coming.

The game will be set before the beginning of the series proper and will follow Daryl and Merle as they make their way to Atlanta. The player will be in Daryl’s boots as he chooses to fight or avoid zombies.

Resource management will be a key aspect of the game. Food and ammo will be in short supply and will have to be carefully rationed in order to get to the “safety” of the big city. Other characters from the show will also appear in-game and can even be recruited to join your party.

The game is being developed by Terminal Reality, who aren’t unfamiliar with licensed FPS games: They developed the recent Ghostbusters game

The question here will be how The Walking Dead differentiates itself from the other zombie shooters out there. Left 4 Dead and Day Z have set a high bar for zombie games and Telltale’s own version of the game has been a hit with fans of both the show and the comic. Terminal Reality has a real challenge on its hands and we’re excited to see how they meet it.

The game will be released in 2013 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

 

Jul 05 2012

Rumor Mill: Final Fantasy XIII-3 in the works?

If you played through Final Fantasy XIII-2, you remember the “To be continued” at the end of the game. While this lead to rumors about a XIII-3, many dismissed it as referring only to DLC. However, we now have a better reason to believe rumors of an upcoming XIII-3. At the Taipei Game Developers Conference, Famitsu.com interviewed series director Motomu Toriyama, asking if the upcoming Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Event will showcase something related to XIII-2. Toriyama replied by stating “The [FFXIII-2] Lightning download content had an ending that left a feeling mystery and hope. The day when the meaning of this will come to light is not too far off.” Could he be hinting at an upcoming XIII-3 or will these rumors prove untrue? The 25th anniversary event, an art  gallery in Japan, will be from August 31 to September 2, so we have a while to wait before we can find out! In the meantime, tell us your thoughts on the rumor in the comments below and if you hope it’s true! Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02 2012

Sony Entertainment buys Gaikai Gaming Service

It was heavily rumoured before E3, but now it’s official: Sony has purchased Gaikai, a cloud gaming service that allows players to stream their games online.

In a press release, Andrew House, group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said that, “By combining Gaikai’s resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with SCE’s extensive game platform knowledge and experience, SCE will provide users with unparalleled cloud entertainment experiences. SCE will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices.”

The deal is worth $380 million — less than the $500 million Gaikai was rumoured to be seeking. No word yet on specifically how Gaikai’s services will be incorporated into the PlayStation brand, but some are spectulating that the deal will allow streaming of first- and third-party PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 games. Intriguingly, after Gaikai’s deal with Samsung last month, this may mean that Sony will be allowing its games to be played on competitor’s devices (and potentially even Facebook, too).

It’s hard to tell how the move will ultimately impact gamers, but it could, potentially, mean the end of patches and waiting for downloads. Even more dramatically, considering statements by Gaikai’s CPO back in January about the next generation of consoles (or lack thereof), it may have a significant impact on when — if ever — Sony releases a successor to the PS3.

Jun 26 2012

Mario Theme done in Diablo III

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