AICN is reporting via Variety that Transformers 2: An Even Bigger Waste of Your Life has begun pre-production with a targeted June 26th, 2009 release date. The AICN reporter also states, ‘I’ve heard rumors there’ll be no flames on Optimus this time, which kinda sucks. I mean…what’ll we do for a catch phrase?’
Author - Jerry Paxton
Joystiq reports that the LaRouche PAC, the same group who kept pushing the blame of the Virginia Tech massacre on video games has turned it’s sights on Halo 3. The article also states, ‘[With Second Life, or Halo 3] either way, the dehumanization process occurs in any instance, by the first-person shooter games’ precision to kill another object, or by the adoption of an arbitrary set of anti-scientific, anti-principled rules, like that of Second Life … The vicious attack on the human mind by this cybernetics cult has been one of the key tricks by the oligarchy, that has arrested the development of the youth, today, preventing any consistent intellectual and political motion to change the world.’
Mmmmm…I love the smell of crazy in the morning!
FirstShowing is reporting that Terminator 4 is scheduled to begin pre-production in October for a tentative 2009 release. The Halcyon Co producing the film still has plans to do a trilogy of new films as well. So…it looks like there is plenty of Terminator goodness to come!
Joystiq is reporting that Halo 3 has raked in $170 million dollars over it’s first 24 hours in retail. This is a landmark and the biggest day in entertainment sales ever – better than ANY movie, book, or video game to come before it.
I really hope this pushes the Halo film along a bit.
GameSpot is reporting that third-person action shooter Kane & Lynch will be going retail on November 20th, the same date as Mass Effect. The game will be released on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC platforms.
Engadget is reporting on a rumor that Apple has a team of engineers working on a new Newton PDA with a touchscreen ala iPhone. As some of you may recall, the Newton was one of the first PDAs back in the good ol’ 1990’s and did not do very well due to many factors. However, with advancements in technology and a sexy form factor, anything is possible these days.
GoGamer has the popular RTS World In Conflict for only 34.90, a full 30% off the standard price!
I highly recommend you check this one out…WOLVERINES!!!….
Gizmodo has posted about a cool inventor who makes armor for your pet based on a medieval/Middle-Earth style.
I wonder if anyone does this armor for ferrets?
MSNBC reports that earlier this morning a Federal jury in Kansas City, KS awarded Sprint-Nextel $69.5 million in damages for ‘willful patent violation’ by Vonage.
This is on top of Verizon’s ealier win against Vonage in March for $58m plus a 5.5% annual royalty on all future earnings.
If you have stock in this company, I shed a tear for you.
Microsoft is offering to replace any scratched Halo 3 discs free of charge! It seems as though a number of the Limited Edition cases are prone to dislodge the disc leaving it rolling about the case. This has resulted in Halo 3 discs being damaged right from the box.