This Week in News: Week of 3/4-3/10
Here is all the news you might have missed this week.
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If you haven’t watched it already a million times, the official trailer for ‘The Avengers’ was released this week…
…along with the trailer for Despicable Me 2
…and the fifteenth (yes, you heard me, FIFTEENTH) Pokemon movie.
Evil Dead Reboot Update
Cloverfield’s Jessica Lucas and Legend of the Seeker actress Elizabeth Blackmore have reportedly been cast as the final two of the five young friends who send out to an isolated cabin to kick a drug habit and wind up summoning the forces of evil. They join the previously cast Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, and Lou Taylor Pucci.
I’ll wait until I see the first footage before my fist is brought in its upright and shaking position.
Quantic Dream Tech Demo
Quantic Dream has unveiled a video showing how far their progress has gotten since Heavy Rain. Note: This is not a glimpse at a new game they’re working on, only a tech demo.
Also, note that this was created OVER A YEAR AGO and held from release until now, so expect their technology to be even better now!
Don’t be surprised if the video leaves a little tear in your eye.
Gaben is filthy, stinking, rich.
Gabe Newell has joined the Forbes’ billionaires list, with a net worth of about $1.5 billion. That’s some fat cash (resist the urge people…)
New Apple iPad
New iPad has Retina Display (Full HD), it’s 2048 x 1536 (3.1 million pixels), quad core processor(A5X).
Features: iSight (5-megapixel backside illuminated sensor on the back, 5-element lens, IR filter, and ISP built into the A5X chip.), 1080p video recording, voice dictation (microphone at bottom of the keyboard), 4G LTE (Verizon, Rogers, Bell, Telus and AT&T carrier locked ipad on att will not work on verzion. and vice versa), battery life is 10 hours 9 with radio on, 1.4lbs, 9.4mm thick, $499 for start price @ 16GB 599 for 32, 699 for 64G, 150 more for 4G/LTE,
Available March 16th with a WORLD WIDE Rollout.
Peter Molyneux Goes Indie
Peter Molyneux has announced that he will be leaving both Microsoft AND Lionhead Studios following the completion of Fable: The Journey, after which he will pursue independent ventures. His new venture will be called 22 Cans.
Free game for PS Vita Owners (in the US and Canada)
PS Vita owners: don’t forget to download MotorStorm RC, free for a limited time (if you don’t mind a Scion iQ advertcar addition)
Fox has officially cancelled Terra Nova. Rumor has it that Netflix may pick up the series for another season exclusively through their service.
No more Cross-play in CS:GO
We’re sad to report that Counter-Strike: Global Offense will NOT have cross-platform play between PS3 and PC. This was allegedly done because PS3’s network policies would slow down the rapid fire update time they desire for the PC version.