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Report: World of Warcraft’s new game “Wrath of the Lich King” breaks records in sales in the PC-CDROM industry…

PC-CDROM games are no longer popular anymore as they once were but the “World of Warcraft” games are still going strong in sales. While the game only costs around $40 in video game stores everywhere, the new game “Wrath of the Lich King” expansion pack has made a whopping $100 million or more at more than 2.8 million units. “World of Warcraft” is the most popular PC-CDROM game franchise, the series been around for years.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117996271.html?categoryid=20&cs=1

I used to play PC-CDROM games all the time when I was younger, but since CDROM games are no longer popular, it’s what made me go to the PS3 instead.

“World of Warcraft” games are fun though, I played the older “Warcraft” games before.

I’d love to play this new one but my computer is not that big enough to play videogames and all. I’ll just wait for it to come out for the PS3 if they release it for that system.

Kev

Report: World of Warcraft’s new game “Wrath of the Lich King” breaks records in sales in the PC-CDROM industry…

PC-CDROM games are no longer popular anymore as they once were but the “World of Warcraft” games are still going strong in sales. While the game only costs around $40 in video game stores everywhere, the new game “Wrath of the Lich King” expansion pack has made a whopping $100 million or more at more than 2.8 million units. “World of Warcraft” is the most popular PC-CDROM game franchise, the series been around for years.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117996271.html?categoryid=20&cs=1

I used to play PC-CDROM games all the time when I was younger, but since CDROM games are no longer popular, it’s what made me go to the PS3 instead.

“World of Warcraft” games are fun though, I played the older “Warcraft” games before.

I’d love to play this new one but my computer is not that big enough to play videogames and all. I’ll just wait for it to come out for the PS3 if they release it for that system.

Kev

Report: First look at “Prince of Persia” live action film starring Jake Gyllenhaal…

So you’ve seen photos online of Jake Gyllenhaal, shirtless, long haired, not so clean shaven, also looking bulked up, fit and muscular. Gyllenhaal himself speaks on his new look for the film, like the film makers want Gyllenhaal to look exactly like the character from the video game. He says he had to do a lot of acrobatics, working out and training because the character he plays requires a lot of that.

Click here for a Behind the Scenes video of “Prince of Persia” live action movie, and interview with Gyllenhaal himself, taken from Entertainment Tonight:

More on it here:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news08/081117a.php

Film is looking real good so far. Jake is looking good too since this is the first time we’ve seen him publicily since Heath Ledger’s death. Looking forward to this new film!

Kev

Almost done with “Metal Gear Solid 4″…

I’m almost done with Metal Gear Solid 4, I’ve been playing it most of the day yesterday on Sunday and now I’m just starting the last act, I’m on Act 5 “Old Sun” which is the final level of the game. I’ve just got to beat through that level and then I have to fight the final boss, the Big Boss. Then I am done.

The game is hands down amazing though. Incredible graphics, good acting by the voices of the characters and incredible story. The game is very long though and it has more cut scene storylines more than the action. The game is so much fun, it is challenging and difficult.

My favorite thing about the game is toward the end of Act 4, Solid Snake sleeps on a plane and goes into a dream sequence where you get to play the original “Metal Gear” game made in 1987 for MSX2 computer that was made back into those days. In the original “Metal Gear” 1987 game, the graphics aren’t so high tech of course but still fun.

After playing this game Metal Gear Solid 4, this really makes me want to buy a Playstation 2 so I can play the rest of the Metal Gear Solid games. A Playstation 2 would only cost $100 so I can get one easily. You can’t play Playstation 2 games on a 40 GB PS3, but you can play PS1 games on it though.

I hear there is a Metal Gear Solid live action movie in the works which is good. All I heard is that Kurt Wimmer is confirmed to direct the Metal Gear Solid live action film, that’s all. No casting has been made, but rumour has it, I’ve heard that Christian Bale will play Solid Snake doing google research. I can easily see Ian McKellen playing the main villain Liquid Ocelot. The Metal Gear Solid movies would be great if made right.

The Metal Gear video games has intense storytelling, lots of cool characters, and monsters, cool action and good fighting, they would make great live action movies.

What game will I play next after I beat this one? I’ll probably move on to “The Bourne Cospiracy” ’cause I’ve never played that one yet. I could move on to “Dead Space” next, but I want to try beating some of these other games I haven’t played yet first.

Kev

Report: “Ghostbusters” and “Chronicles of “Riddick” video games gets a new home at Atari…

Atari the longest running video game company created by Nolan Bushnell has bought the rights to release “The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena” and “Ghostbusters: The Video Game”. Both of these games used to be owned by Activision Blizzard but the company refused to release those two video games after they merged with Vivendi Games company which will happen later this summer.

“The Chronicles Of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena” will be the sequel and follow up to “Riddick’s: Escape at Butcher Bay”, “Dark Athena” will release this Spring. The Atari officials won’t comment on when “Ghostbusters: The Video Game” will release, but a source close to Atari says they are waiting to release the game next summer so the game can take part in celebrating the “25th Anniversary” of the original “Ghostbusters” film.

“The Chronicle’s of Riddick” video games were based upon the sci-fi/action adventure movies that starred Vin Diesel as Riddick.

Variety reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117994909.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Great news that the two games found a new home. I figure they would. While I am looking forward to the new “Ghostbusters” game which I will get if it ever comes out, I am also looking forward to the “Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena” also sounds very interesting.

Kev

Report: EA’s “Army Of Two” video game coming to the big screen…

The popular video game “Army Of Two” made by Electronic Arts is getting a live action treatment to the big screen. Universal Pictures has acquired the rights with EA to make “Army of Two” into a live action picture. Scott Z. Burns will write the script, he previously co-wrote “The Bourne Ultimatum”.

“Army of Two” isn’t really a first person shooter it’s basically a war action adventure type of game.

More on it here:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117994565.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

I know about this video game, I’ve been looking at it everytime I visit Best Buy. It looks like a fun game, I won’t buy the game “Army of Two” yet, but maybe down the road sometime.

My next video game purchase will be “Dead Space”, I’m picking that game up next week.

Kev

Report: Will Star Wars “The Force Unleashed” video game become a movie?

I’m sure everyone knows that new “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” video game is now out in stores everywhere for all video game consoles. The game’s creator and leader, Haden Blackman, made the game because he originally wanted this story to be on the big screen in a movie theater. I believe it was made into a video game instead because there was no deal to make it with George Lucas at the time.

Blackman said it is possible to make this game into a live action movie, and he also says George Lucas has expressed interest making it into a film. The story to “The Force Unleashed” is taking place between Episode III and Episode IV.

More on it here:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2008/09/will-force-unle.html

As much as I’m getting sick of Star Wars, I’ll have to admit that I am interested in playing “The Force Unleashed” video game. I honestly came this close to buying the video game at Best Buy a few times but put it back to get it another time. The game actually looks promising and fun. I think I’ll definitely buy it next time I go to Best Buy.

Reason I didn’t get it yet, is because I have a total of 10 games in my PS3 collection and so far I’ve beaten two of them. I try not to buy a new game since I still need to beat the rest of them.

My ps3 game collection so far:

Grand Theft Auto IV (beaten this game)

Viking: The Battle For Asgard (beaten this game)

FEAR

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith

The Bourne Conspiracy

Iron Man

Beijing Olympics 2008

Soul Calibur IV

Metal Gear Solid 4

I’m currently playing “Metal Gear Solid 4” right now. I will get “The Force Unleashed” and will play it sometime down the road after I beat these other ones.

Kev

Report: Brett Ratner will bring “God of War” to the big screen…

Film director Brett Ratner said he will bring “God of War” the hit video game a live action adaptation to the big screen.

The man said so himself here:

http://movieblog.ugo.com/index.php/movieblog/more/brett_ratner_making_god_of_war_film_confirmed/

Now just because he made horrible films in the past, I wouldn’t immediately jump in and assume he’s going to make “God of War” a bad film. He could possibly make it a great film if made right.

If Brett Ratner stays true to the video game, it could be great.

I agree with that blog, lets hope Ratner keeps the film rated R for the graphic violence and nudity. Because if you’re a die hard fan of the “God of War” games like myself, you would know that the games are full of blood and violence, and naked women in them too. Yep, the video games have naked women in the “God of War” games with their breasts shown uncensored and everything, lets hope Ratner doesn’t make it PG-13 friendly although I have a feeling he’s going to.

Kev

Report: Ac/Dc to get their own video game for Rock Band…

Look like the Rock Band franchise snagged Ac/Dc to get their own music video game before Guitar Hero even got to them! Ac/Dc will release, “Ac/Dc Rock Band Track Pack” that will include 18 live tracks from their Donnington concert.

Here’s the tracklisting for their Rock Band Track Pack:

“Thunderstruck”
“Shoot To Thrill”
“Back in Black”
“Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be”
“Heatseeker”
“Fire Your Guns”
“Jailbreak”
“The Jack”
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”
“Moneytalks”
“Hells Bells”
“High Voltage”
“Whole Lotta Rosie”
“You Shook Me All Night Long”
“T.N.T.”
“Let There Be Rock”
“Highway To Hell”
“For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”

This “Rock Band Track Pack” by Ac/Dc will be released in the US sometime in November. It will be released in Europe, Australia and New Zealand in December.

Billboard reports:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003856399

I probably won’t get this if this is going to Rock Band then. I prefer Guitar Hero more.

Kev

Report: Slash hints Jimi Hendrix may get his own Guitar Hero game…

Slash had an interview with Rollingstone and he talked about how he was the one who talked Aerosmith into getting their own Guitar Hero game. He also said that Activision is currently working on Jimi Hendrix getting his own video game.

Activision has kept their mouth shut on whether Hendrix will get a game or not, but I’ll keep an eye on this news.

More on it here:

http://www.guitarworld.com/article/will_jimi_hendrix_be_the_next_guitar_hero_game

I hope it’s true that Hendrix is getting a Guitar Hero, I’d buy it if it comes out.

We all now know that Led Zeppelin will never do a Guitar Hero because they don’t want their music used for video games.

I would like Ac/Dc or Nirvana to get their own game too.

Kev