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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Next gen games could cost $60 million to make

If you keep track of escalating budgets for Hollywood films then hearing a price tag of $200 million or more isn't that shocking anymore. However, in the world of video games, where an average Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 title can cost between $20 million to $30 million dollars, hearing speculation from one of the industry's leaders that the cost of making a game could be doubled for the next generation systems might give some developers a hammering heart.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Saw villain gets his game on

When the video game inspired by the Saw horror movie franchise gets released this fall around the same time that Saw VI arrives in theaters the digital Jigsaw will have the same pipes as his film version. Konami announced today that actor Tobin Bell has been hired to lend his voice as the maniacal serial killer in the Saw video game the company will publish.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Trailer debut for Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG

BioWare and Lucasarts have released the first trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, the new massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) in development. Gamers are anxiously anticipating this title as BioWare has an excellent rep for making solid Star Wars games such as Knights of the Old Republic.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Watch James Cameron spill details about his Avatar game

Yesterday at the Ubisoft presentation at E3 the video game company made its first public showing of Avatar, the video game based on James Cameron's highly anticipated science fiction action movie. And who better to talk about what gamers can expect that the guy that created the universe that Ubisoft's Avatar draws from than director/writer James Cameron?

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Trailer and details for Rock Band: The Beatles

The first trailer for Rock Band: The Beatles has been released. Arriving in stores on September 9, 2009, the game allows players to play as any one of the fab four and recreate their legendary career, from their first show in the basement of a Liverpool night club to their final public performance on top of the roof of Apple Corp's office building in 1969.

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UPDATED! Microsoft announces Left 4 Dead 2 at E3

The 2009 Electronic Entertainment Exposition kicked off today in Los Angeles. Gaming companies worldwide have once again sent their marketing, programming and senior management people to tease the world's gamers as to what they can expect to be playing inside the next 12 months. Already there has been one big surprise announcement, that being that a sequel to last year's bestselling zombie survival horror game Left 4 Dead is in development -- and it will be out before the end of this year!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Aragorn's Quest officially announced

New games based on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy of films are coming. After several games were released by Electronic Arts for most of this decade the rights have reverted back to New Line Entertainment, and since New Line is owned by parent company Warner Bros., it makes perfect sense business wise for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to publish future Lord of the Rings titles. The first of the new generation of LotR games is already in development and it's called Aragorn's Quest.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

First look at Modern Warfare 2

One of the most anticipated titles shipping in 2009 is Modern Warfare 2, the follow-up to 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. After selling more than 10 million units Activision has wisely spun the modern day setting off into its own franchise. With expectations high and even a movie being considered by Activision could Modern Warfare 2 live up to the immense hype? The first trailer to hit public retinas will give you an idea:

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

DJ Hero, Band Hero, Guitar Hero 5 announced

Activision is hoping that you still want to make music on your gaming consoles. Today the video game publisher announced an ambitious release schedule for several new entries in their virtual musician line-up begat by the one that started it all, Guitar Hero.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's got bricks and sticks: Lego Rock Band is announced

For thousands of years marriages have been arranged so that both different sides can increase their share of power. Bogart and Bacall, Charles and Diana, Brad and Angelina, it doesn't matter if they were royalty or celebrity, they commanded the attention of the world.  So why should it be any different for video games?

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Final trailer for X-Men Origins: Wolverine game

The final trailer for Activision's X-Men Origins: Wolverine video game has hit. If you're on the fence about laying down your greenbacks for this ware, maybe this trailer will be just what you need to convince you that it's the right decision to make.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Prototype trailer launches

The trailer for Prototype, an upcoming third-person action title, has unspooled. Developed by Radical Games and to be distributed by Activision come early June, the game follows the tribulations of a young amnesiac man named David Mercer whose body has been subjugated to some kind of bizarre experiment that leaves him with fantastical shape-changing abilities.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Night at the Museum dawning next month for gamers

Arriving in stores a few days before Night at the Museum 2 on May 22 will be Majesco's video game tie-in. The company has just revealed that a Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian has been in development and will be available for the Nintendo Wii and DS, Microsoft Xbox 360 and PC.

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Terminator Salvation game offers clues about the film

We received a broadcast from human resistance leader John Connor today advising us that the website for the Terminator Salvation video game has gone live.

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 adds two

Activision has revealed two more playable characters for their Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 role-playing game set for release later this year. In addition to being able to select from such heavyweights as Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk and Wolverine, the two new choices are Songbird and Iron Fist -- names that don't exactly make the superhero geek in me sit up and scream "YEAH!" but I suppose more is always a good thing.

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