Yahoo Movies has posted several production stills from Alien Vs Predator: Requiem. Some are actually pretty cool! Below is, imo, the best of the bunch.
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem is the upcoming sequel to 2004’s Alien vs. Predator film. Filming began on September 25, 2006 in Vancouver with Tom Woodruff, Jr. and Alec Gillis from Amalgamated Dynamics handling the special effects (as they did for the previous installment) and Daniel Pearl as director of photography. The Brothers Strause (Colin and Greg Strause) have directed the movie from a script by Shane Salerno. Actors Steven Pasquale and Reiko Aylesworth will play leading roles in the film. Unlike the PG-13 rating of the original, which garnered some criticism, the film is rated R for violence, gore, and language. The BBFC’s classification decision for the movie is the same as the original.
ROCCAT Studios is introducing a line of gaming peripherals. Their new mouse, the Kone, sports adjustable lighting around the perimeter of the device. However, the dpi and polling rate are not mentioned yet on the website. The Valo, is a gaming keyboard with 2Mb of internal memory for storing profiles, illumination, lcd screen, and 40Mhz response rate. They also have a new mouse pad out called the Sense. The keyboard will cost roughly $147 dollars and the mouse will set you back $103 dollars. They currently will release in Europe during February, but we will work on obtaining review units ASAP.
Joystiq has posted a rumor that Treyarch is prepping to set Call of Duty 5 back in World War II once again. The series, most recently set in modern times with Call of Duty 4, has been praised for it’s realistic depiction of weapons and their lethality.
GamesRadar reports that there are apparently two versions of the Deus Ex 3 trailer floating about. The original featured the date ‘2027’ written on the ‘Biopolitic’ ballot box. The other version has the same scene, but no date on the box, a last minute detail catch? If that is the date at which DE3 takes place in, that means it will take place 20 years prior to the events of Deus Ex.
VideoGamer has posted regarding the recent BioShock patch that allows gamers to use the originally intended widescreen field of view. This, as you may recall, was a source of controversy as the retail copy of BioShock included a ‘widescreen’ mode that was actually a cropped ‘standard’ mode, not a full widescreen resolution. This has been fixed and 2k invites you to enjoy the game as it was originally intended. Below is a pic from VideoGamer that shows the contrast in widescreen field of view with and without the patch.
Gamespot, the recently reviled gaming site, is reporting on a rumor from a ‘trusted-source’ who is claiming that BioShock 2 is in development at 2K’s latest studio in Marin County, CA. Unfortunately, if this is true, it means that 2K Boston will not be helming it this time around, although there are several BioShock alums at the new studio. Most startling, however, is that 2K Boston is rumored to be working on ‘Project X’…
From the article: ‘As for Levine and co., Surfer Girl states that she has confirmed with
one of 2K Marin’s new staffers that the mysterious Project X will be
set in the X-Com universe. ‘Project X is a new X-Com title, as
previously reported by the Internet, and this post has been confirmed
by one who left for San Francisco,’
Thats right, looks like a new X-Com is on the way! Gamers rejoice! Also, we should be happy it is being helmed by VERY talented people.
Joystiq has posted a great summary/recap of Jeff Gerstmann’s firing from Gamespot and the surrounding controversy, including recent comments made by Gerstmann to Joystiq. Apparently there are, ‘legal reasons’ why Gerstmann claims he cannot speak about the firing (Advice from his lawyer or NDA?). There are also several of Greg’s colleagues at Gamespot who have chimed in on the situation at their blog pages. I highly recommend checking it out.
Digitimes is reporting that sources close to the graphics card manufacturer say the company will be releasing the first DirectX 10.1 GeForce 9 video card in February, 2008. The card is codenamed D9E and will use a 65nm processor and, like the 8800gtx was, be the high-end model of the series. In June, the source says Nvidia will roll out the mid-range cards in the GeForce 9 family and sport 55nm processors.
Kotaku has broken a pretty big story in the gaming world. Apparently, according to their ‘trusted source’, Jeff Gerstmann (a long time writer for the site) was fired for giving a negative review of the game Kane & Lynch. Gamespot has often been the target of accusations that they pump up reviews based on advertising revenue from the game companies, but this is the first time something concrete has come up.
From the article: As our tipster points out, if the rumor is true, it could point to a distressing precedent at Gamespot and parent company CNet. ‘As writers of what is supposed to be objective content, this is our worst nightmare coming to life,’ wrote the tipster. Our efforts to confirm the story with Gamespot hasn’t proved successful. Our current requests with PR, Gerstmann and other CNet contacts have either gone unanswered or yielded a ‘no comment.’
FileFront is reporting that Nyko has released it’s entry into the Nintendo Wii lightfun area: The Perfect Shot. It is the most realistic of all Wii zappers out there. It is probably going to garner alot of ‘boo-hiss’ reactions from anti-gun groups though, so you may want to pick one up ASAP.