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The Assassin's Creed film will be arriving in theaters on May 22nd, 2015. With Michael Fassbender already confirmed to play Desmond, we can only hope it will turn out better than previous video game to movie adaptations. It is not known at this time who will be directing the project, but with a release date set, it shouldn’t be long before that information is released.
More drama has emerged at Ubisoft this week with an official confirmation that the THQ Montreal project codenamed 1666 has been suspended indefinitely. The news broke during a call reporting earnings for Ubisioft's 2013 fiscal year with CEO Yves Guillemot stating, "we have suspended project 1666 for an undisclosed period of time."
A job listing discovered on LinkedIn seems to indicate that Sony is aggressively pursuing voice recognition technology. A post from April 30, 2013 sough a “Speech Recognition Engineering Intern” as well as someone capable of handling “speech noise reduction, speech detection, recognition, noisy rejection, and grammar processing under various environments.”
Sony announced today the PS3 exclusive Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection will be hitting North American stores on July 9 for $49.99.
In the past few years, Nintendo has been hard at work ruining its reputation with its more dedicated fanbase, and this news is not going to help much. The company has begun claiming ad revenue on user created "Let's Play" and similar videos on YouTube. They're not blocking them outright, only forcing them to run ads with the revenue going to Nintendo.
A debut teaser has emerged for Batman: Arkham Origins, giving us a look at a showdown between the dark knight and Deathstroke. The upcoming game will be developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal, taking over from Rocksteady. Origins will be set before the events of Arkham Asylum, following a younger Batman as he steps into his role as Gotham's protector.
A surprise update for TF2 just went live today, and despite the suddenness of it all, there's quite a bit of new content. It's called the "Robotic Boogaloo" update, and to make things even more interesting, it was entirely fan created. It includes a trailer, a brand new comic, and a veritable buttload of new hats. Check it out at www.tf2.com
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is coming to the PC. The news was announced by the creator of the series Hideo Kojima, speaking on his HideRadio podcast, and confirmed by Platinum Games creative producer Jean Pierre Kellams on Twitter. Developers have stated that they had to concentrate on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions before moving on to the PC port.
After a rocky start, I bust out my trusty whip and show that I can whip it, quite adequately.