Articles Archive for December 2009
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What do you do once you’ve directed actors for a game that’s piled up millions faster than pretty much everything? Well, if you follow the Keith Arem School of Thought, you move on to directing in film. Variety reports that Arem’s just signed on to direct upcoming action-thriller Frost Road — the story of a man who awakens from a car crash to find the world is infected with a deadly disease to which he is inexplicably immune.
Moving on to movie making is not much of a stretch for Arem, …
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In the last year alone, Sprint turned over users’ GPS data to authorities 8 million times. While that number is misleadingly high—this could translate to under a thousand individual users—it’s still terrifying. But wait, it gets even better!
There are convincing arguments to be made for law enforcement agencies’ access to location data, like in missing person cases, kidnappings or maybe fugitive situations. It just seems like it ought to be a little more mediated than this:
[At the Intelligence Support Systems for Lawful Interception, Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Gathering conference] Sprint …
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Filed under: Online, RPGs, Meta (about Joystiq), MMO
Patch 3.3 is just around the corner in the World of Warcraft, and WoW.com is there as usual: we’ve got lots of information about what’s coming in the new patch, including the new Icecrown raid instance, the cross-realm Dungeon Finder system, new loot and gear, lots of class updates and changes, and of course lots of new achievements and quests. Hit the break below to read ten of our most popular posts from the last week — whether you’re a new player …
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No surprise, Electronic Arts has a new Medal of Honor in the works. Today, the title was officially announced, and is being branded as a complete reboot of the series.
As rumored, Medal of Honor brings the war to modern times, inspired by “real events,” and putting players in a war-torn Afghanistan. The game has players in the role of a Tier 1 Operatator, a real-life, yet under-the-radar group that worksunder the National Command Authority that “takes on missions no one else can handle.”
EA is saying Medal of Honor is “being …
PS3 Game News »
505 Games has revealed itself as the publisher of NaturalMotion’s alternative-to-Madden football title, Backbreaker, for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The title was originally revealed as an Atari-published product a bazillion years ago, with an iPhone version of the game released this past September.
The game is said to “redefine the football videogame genre” by employing NaturalMotion’s “euphoria motion synthesis engine” for the game’s movement and violent in-game tackles. Backbreaker also features full, physics-based motion AI, for what should (presumably) translate to a more realistic-looking and -feeling football experience.
Backbreaker will be available …
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Gentlemen, ready your chainsaws.
I ask that you take a break from your Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter killfest to listen up: Devolver Digital is putting The Second Encounter through the same HD-ification process and hopes to get the game out to us by early 2010.
The studio will be making co-op competitive with a new tournament mode — teams compete against one another while blasting away at everything that moves. If you’re in the market for pure, unadulterated FPS action, look no further than these games. The beautiful new aesthetic …