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Archive for February 2008

Classic Duke due to hit XBLA

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IGN is reporting that although 3D Realms wouldn’t be drawn on a release date for the near mythical Duke Nukem Forever, they did instead confirm that 90’s classic Duke Nukem 3D will hit XBOX Live Arcade sometime this year.

No details were announced regarding the port, but just the mere confirmation gets me all excited and flappy.

Anyone else feel the same?

Written by bitsnark

February 7, 2008 at 5:25 pm

Tut, Tut…

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Magazines will do anything to get their circulation figures up, and while US gaming magazine GamePro is no exception (pimping a preview of the much rumoured but not yet confirmed, Gears Of War 2) most dont tend to get smacked down by the respective publisher.

Well that changed today, as VP of Epic Games, Mark Rein, said that it’s ‘complete nonsense’ and explicitly mentioned that no media sources have been appraised with anything to do with the possible existence of a Gears of War sequel.


Quick note to GamePro, if you’re going to make up titles and ‘preview’ them, make sure you do it for your April issue…

Written by bitsnark

February 5, 2008 at 9:37 pm

And now for some random movie news, which is *kinda* gaming related…

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In what will almost certainly be another dud in a long line of failed videogame adaptations, IGN Movies reports that Max Payne is due to commence filming next month with a wrap up in late May. Mark Wahlberg is apparently in the frame to play the angst ridden, constipated looking hero, and as of yet, no further details have been released regarding the picture which is based on 3D Realms adult shooter.

In related movie news, it was announced at the premiere of the Guillermo Del Toro produced film Orphanage, that the visionary director has signed to direct New Line Cinema’s duo of Hobbit films, one covering the events depicted in the Hobbit itself and the other to depict what happened in the time between The Hobbit and the Fellowship of the Ring.

Don’t expect them too quickly however, as the current writers strike in Hollywood has meant that a screenplay can’t even be drafted yet, which means that we’ll see principal photography commence in 2009, with the film opening in 2010.

Needless to say, this WILL rock.

Written by bitsnark

February 5, 2008 at 7:33 am

Bioware’s next project is an RPG based on Lord Of The Rings

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Recently announced by Bioware in a conference call was that their next project is yet another RPG (keep em’ coming guys), but like Knights of the Old Republic is based on a well known IP, this one being the Lord Of The Rings.

While no more details have been leaked about it, such as whether it’s a reboot of the cancelled ‘White Council’ LOTR game or not, anyone who has played a Bioware RPG on any machine should be salivating at this news as Bioware have yet to put a foot wrong in the genre.

Also, we might actually get a decent game based on the IP that isn’t an RTS.


Written by bitsnark

February 3, 2008 at 10:07 pm

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