The Facebook Binder Art contest for the game Brutal Legend is happening right now and will end next Wednesday, September 9th. To know more about the contest and the anticipated video games, read more….
Rock N Roll Icon, Mot+rhead s Lemmy, Coming To Guitar Hero Metallica
Once honored by Metallica with seven Mot+rhead covers performed as The Lemmys, GRAMMY Award-winning legend and lead vocalist and bassist of Mot+rhead, Lemmy, will take his rightful place on stage alongside Lars, James, Kirk and Robert in Activision Publishing Inc. s Guitar Hero Metallica this spring.
Budding rockstars will have the opportunity to experience Lemmy s in-game likeness as he wails away on vocals and shreds his bass guitar or play as the icon himself. The rock n roll legend, born Ian Kilmister, will have a familiar tune with him as Mot+rhead s 2008 re-record of Ace of Spades rocks its way into the set list.
This is a pretty sweet deal, especially if you don’t have the Orange Box yet. AND it includes Left 4 Dead.
Valve Complete Pack includes the Counter-Strike titles, Half-Life titles, Day of Defeat, Portal, Team Fortress, and Left 4 Dead.
I guess Hollywood ran out of video games to adapt and are now going retro. Hopefully someone will now read my screenplay “Boggle: Shake It Up!” (The role of “Qu” was written with Vin Diesel in mind.)
From the www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ie9098baec9eb95cd0d7bac3726b6ce9eHollywood Reporter:
The Hasbro-Universal collaboration “Monopoly” is jumping a large number of spaces up the board.
The feature project has brought on Pamela Pettler to write the screenplay; She penned Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride,” Gil Kenan’s “Monster House” and the upcoming animated adventure “9,” produced by Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.
And Ridley Scott, who has been attached as a producer on “Monopoly” and has been mentioned as a possible director, is now officially attached to helm the project, with an eye toward giving it a futuristic sheen along the lines of his iconic “Blade Runner.”
(Bold mine – has Scott lost his marbles? Wait… marbles! That would make the perfect movie!)
The game arrives in stores in North America on November 4, 2008.
Beginning September 22nd and continuing through early November, those who pre-order Quantum of Solace through GameStop will receive an exclusive token for a multi-player map pack on Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 that will be available post-launch. Attached is concept art of one of the maps. Fans can pre-order today by visiting their local GameStop or by clicking here:
Xbox 360 – www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=71692
Xbox 360 Collector s Edition – www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=72375
PlayStation 3 – www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=71721
PlayStation 3 Collector s Edition – www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductDetails.aspx?product_id=72363
Additionally, Best Buy is currently running a Quantum of Solace pre-order program featuring a $10 off coupon for any James Bond movie DVD. Fans can visit their local Best Buy retailer to receive the gift in-store.
Guitar Hero: World Tour has finally released its full track list. While the list of 86 tracks isn t as jaw-dropping as that of its counterpart Rock Band 2, there are a bunch of highlights, including a pair of tracks by Jimi Hendrix and Ozzy Osbourne, plus cuts from Metallica, Nirvana, Van Halen, the Doors and Lynyrd Skynyrd. All the songs are original master recordings. There s karaoke favorites like the Eagles Hotel California and, for the true axmen, virtuoso songs like Joe Satriani s Satch Boogie. Additionally, the game will boast exclusive Guitar Duel recordings by Ted Nugent and Zakk Wylde. There s also a trio of new play options: Band Career, the Music Studio feature and the 8-player Battle of the Bands that allow bands to compete online. GH:WT also has those new instruments, new amps and that exclusive Smashing Pumpkins premiere single G.L.O.W. The game hits shelves October 26th.
Guitar Hero: World Tour Track List:
311 – Beautiful Disaster
30 Seconds To Mars – The Kill
Airbourne – Too Much Too Young
The Allman Brothers Band – Ramblin Man
Anouk – Good God
The Answer – Never Too Late
At The Drive-In – One Armed Scissor
Beastie Boys – No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Beatsteaks – Hail to the Freaks
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
Black Label Society – Stillborn
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Weapon of Choice
blink-182 – Dammit
Blondie – One Way or Another
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Hollywood Nights
Bon Jovi – Livin On A Prayer
Bullet For My Valentine – Scream Aim Fire
Coldplay – Shiver
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Up Around The Bend
The Cult – Love Removal Machine
Dinosaur Jr. – Feel The Pain
The Doors – Love Me Two Times
Dream Theater – Pull Me Under
The Eagles – Hotel California
The Enemy – Aggro
Filter – Hey Man, Nice Shot
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Foo Fighters – Everlong
The Guess Who – American Woman
Hush Puppies – You re Gonna Say Yeah!
Interpol – Obstacle 1″
Jane s Addiction – Mountain Song
Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze (Live)
Jimi Hendrix – The Wind Cries Mary
Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
Joe Satriani – Satch Boogie
Kent – Vinternoll2″
Korn – Freak On A Leash
Lacuna Coil – Our Truth
Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
Linkin Park – What I ve Done
The Living End – Prisoner of Society
Los Lobos – La Bamba
Lost Prophets – Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama (Live)
Mars Volta – L Via L Viaquez
MC5 s Wayne Kramer – Kick Out The Jams
Metallica – Trapped Under Ice
Michael Jackson – Beat It
Modest Mouse – Float On
Motorhead – Overkill
Muse – Assassin
Negramaro – Nuvole e Lenzuola
Nirvana – About a Girl (Unplugged)
No Doubt – Spiderwebs
NOFX – Soul Doubt
Oasis – Some Might Say
Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
Ozzy Osbourne – Mr. Crowley
Paramore – Misery Business
Pat Benatar – Heartbreaker
R.E.M. – The One I Love
Radio Futura – Escuela De Calor
Rise Against – Re-Education (Through Labor)
Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
Silversun Pickups – Lazy Eye
Smashing Pumpkins – Today
Steely Dan – Do It Again
Steve Miller Band – The Joker
Sting – Demolition Man (Live)
The Stone Roses – Love Spreads
Stuck In The Sound – Toy Boy
Sublime – Santeria
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
System of a Down – B.Y.O.B.
Ted Nugent – Stranglehold
Ted Nugent s Original Guitar Duel Recording
Tokio Hotel – Monsoon
Tool – Parabola
Tool – Schism
Tool – Vicarious
Trust – Antisocial
Van Halen – Hot For Teacher
Willie Nelson – On The Road Again
Wings – Band on the Run
Zakk Wylde s Original Guitar Duel Recording
The always entertaining hockey player Sean Avery is planning on making a movie of his brief stint as a Vogue summer intern. Sean’s always the center of attention and I can definitely see him in the movies. It worked for Marty Mcsorley right? I wonder if Sean’s planning a hockey cowboy movie next since he’s on the Dallas Stars now?
From Hollywood Reporter:
TORONTO — Do real men wear Prada?
New Line Cinema will presumably answer that question in a film about professional hockey player Sean Avery’s experiences as a summer intern at the fashion bible Vogue.
Avery, who considers himself something of a fashion jock, in May began a summer internship at Vogue, where, among other duties, he served as guest editor of MensVogue.com.
New Line, which is developing and will produce a big-screen account of his experiences in the fashion world and the relationships he made there, has hired Stan Chervin to write the screenplay. Contrafilms’ Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson, who were behind New Line’s sleeper hit “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” will produce.
Avery was a member of the NHL’s New York Rangers at the time of the internship; he’s since signed with the Dallas Stars. Avery told The Hollywood Reporter he’s always been a fashionista. “I was always trying to be the best-dressed kid in school,” he said.
Read the full article www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3i1af1ebdbd6481f8a0159564274164778here
Xbox 360 to be Lowest-Priced Next-Gen Video Game Console
One of the biggest selling points of Nintendo’s Wii video game console since its launch nearly two years ago has been that it was the lowest-priced of the trio of next-generation machines, which also includes Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3.
To date, the Wii costs $249, while the lowest-priced Xbox, the so-called “Arcade,” retails currently for $279. An 80GB PS3 sells for $400.
But Microsoft said Wednesday that it will drop the price of the Arcade on Friday to $199, breaking through what some have said is the all-important psychological price level of $200. At that price, industry observers say, the market opens up to mass levels of consumers.
Microsoft will also drop the price of its 60GB Xbox to $299 and its “Xbox Elite,” which has a 120GB hard drive, to $399.
“The fact that the Xbox 360 is now cheaper than the Wii is definitely a big shift in the market,” said Aaron Greenberg, director of product management for Xbox 360.
To read the full article click tech.msn.com/products/articlecnet.aspx?cp-documentid=10013777>1=40000 HERE
Stan Winston, an Oscar-winning visual effects artist, has died at age 62.
Winston died at home Sunday evening after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, according to a rep from Stan Winston Studio.
“Stan died peacefully at home surrounded by family,” a spokeswoman said.
Read the full article latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2008/06/stan-winston-de.htmlhere.
Gibson sues MTV, Harmonix, EA over Guitar Hero
Tennessee guitar manufacturer says guitar controllers infringe on a 1999 technology patent that protects the right to “simulate a musical performance.”
The suit filed on Friday seeks damages from MTV Games, Harmonix, and Electronic Arts for their involvement (whatever that may be) with earlier Guitar Hero games, presumably in addition to Rock Band.
Activision, which now owns both the Guitar Hero brand and Red Octane (which developed the controllers), filed a preemptive lawsuit earlier this month to protect itself against an impending, now current Gibson lawsuit. Incidentally, Activision licensed the rights to model Guitar Hero III controllers on Gibson model guitars.
Combined Guitar Hero sales total more than $1 billion in receipts since the series debuted on PlayStation 2 in 2005. Defendants were not immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters.
Official Game Designed with Spectacular Animation and Challenging Gameplay for Women Who Love the Movie and a New Generation of Tween Girl Gamers – Available Summer 2008
New York, NY, February 11, 2008 As You WishMarking the first time the 1987 classic hit movie The Princess Bride will be brought into the interactive entertainment arena, digital entertainment studio Worldwide Biggies has created “The Princess Bride Game.” Combining spectacular animation with the best of casual, narrative and adventure gaming experiences, the downloadable Princess Bride Game has been developed for the fast-growing demographic of women gamers and a new generation of tween girl fans. The game will be unveiled at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, CA on February 18-22, 2008 at booth #338. Additionally, the Official Princess Bride Game Blog with exclusive behind-the-scenes content and special offers is now available at www.princessbridegame.com. The downloadable game will launch this summer on the site and on game portals for the suggested price of $19.95.
“The Princess Bride Game” is easy to start, addictive to play and challenging to master. Players will journey through the classic story to help the Princess and her True Love defeat the dastardly villains, survive the Fire Swamp, gather valuable inventory items, concoct miracle remedies, storm the castle, defeat Prince Humperdinckand win the game! Along the way, players can act as and interact with their favorite characters from the movie, such as Buttercup, Westley, Inigo, Fezzik, Vizzini and Miracle Max. Additionally, they will compete for high scores and advance through dozens of levels in 5 Game Episodes, including As You Wish, Battle of the Wits, The Fire Swamp, Miracle Max and Storming The Castle.
“Worldwide Biggies is honored to bring one of the most popular romantic adventure movies of all-time to life for the first time as an interactive gaming experience,” said Albie Hecht, founder and CEO of Worldwide Biggies Inc. “We are confident that “The Princess Bride Game” will excite loyal followers as well as a whole new generation of fans, especially the growing number of women and girl gamers. Finally there’s an opportunity to actually play the movie. As a huge fan of The Princess Bride myself, I know fans will love the chance to finally fight the R.O.U.S.’s!”
Additionally, fans will find special offers and the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of “The Princess Bride Game,” by visiting the official Princess Bride Game blog, “Your Studio,” at www.princessbridegame.com/blog. “Your Studio” is the destination for Princess Bride fans, featuring exclusive interviews with members of the design and development teams, never-before-seen artwork, details about the characters and gameplay as well as “The Ultimate Fan Site”, hosting the definitive portal for Princess Bride content and online communities.
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