Guitar Hero CEO, Dan Rosenweig, said in an interview with MCV that they will not be releasing as many games in 2010. "We're working on our 2010 slate now. You will probably see fewer SKUs from us, but the focus on making the best-selling, most fun to play, best-reviewed games will continue. Those are the things that are constant."
I suppose this theory might be based on the sales numbers of their music titles this year.
DJ Hero released to amazingly lackluster sales last month, selling only 123,300 units between all 4 consoles. An epic fail like that could really force a manufacturer to reconsider its release schedule to prevent losing their asses.
Hey, B Cole, the
Sony might be hating on your inability to fully appreciate 1080p on their PS3, but the good folks over at HumanWare have got your back!
HumanWare has been helping those who are blind with digital technology since 2000, when a device called BrailleNote was first introduced. Today, "the new BrailleNote Apex puts success at your fingertips. Whether you are a busy professional or a hardworking student, today's connected, digital world is all yours with the sleek and powerful BrailleNote Apex."
When the Google Chrome OS project was announced in July, they claimed it would be available in the fall. With winter coming in roughly 4 weeks, a "reliable source" has said to look for an unpolished version of the OS within a week.
What wonderful features do we have to look forward to? Probably not driver support. In fact, word on the street is that Google engineers are still developing an initial set of hardware drivers. Adversely, we've also heard that Google is depending on the manufacturers themselves to build them. In either case, in order to gain even a sliver of the market share, Chrome OS is going to have to come through on a diverse list of
working drivers. Most of the users are going to download this OS and want it to work with whatever computer they have.
We have all expected this since the beginning of games-become-films - a
Metal Gear Solid film. Well, we might just get to see that reality care of the new "I'll make every game into a movie" director, Paul W.S. Anderson (that title used to belong to Uwe Boll, but he was a twit).
Anderson has directed the
Resident Evil series of films, the first Mortal Kombat film and is working on a Castlevania adaptation. So far, all of his game-based films have been very watchable, but the franchises he was working with were pretty high-profile. If he were to take on Metal Gear, my fear is he might make another "very watchable" film, which is far less than the MG series deserves.
Of course, this information is all speculative and comes to us third hand. Jeremy Bolt, who is producing the new
Resident Evil: Afterlife film, off handedly mentioned something about MGS and Anderson in a single sentence to the guys from ShockTillYouDrop in an interview about their current film. My guess is this is all rumor that will pan out to be irrelevant. We'll see.
It seems that Murdoch and some international news execs have gone on quite the rampage against news aggregation sites, especially Google News, accusing them of "acting as a parasite." Murdoch also believes that aggregation sites and search engines do not fall under fair use rules. Making this statement,
There's a doctrine called fair use, which we believe to be challenged in the courts and would bar it altogether, but we'll take that slowly. The people who simply just pick up everything and run with it - steal our stories, we say they steal our stories - they just take them.
I suppose this means that News Corp. has pulled their stories from Google's news index among other indexes right? No and here's why,
Production Weekly recently reported that our favorite Norse god will soon begin filming his big screen debut in LA sometime mid-January. In March, they pick up production and move to Santa Fe, New Mexico to finish up the principal photography.
Thor is the second of three major films to be released in preparation for The Avengers on May 4, 2012. We start with the much anticipated Iron Man 2 May 7, 2010, then Thor on May 20, 2011 and finally First Avenger: Captain America on July 22, 2011.