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George Lucas doesn’t really believe in the 2012 apocalypse

January 21, 2011 News No Comments

Image: Adapted from George Lucas cropped 2009 by LeeGer under a CC-BY-SA license.

I reported a couple days ago that Gorgeous George Lucas believes in the 2012 end-of-the-world. My source was the excitable comedian Seth Rogen, and it turns out it would have been wise to take his claims with a grain of space-salt.

George “I Ruin My Own Movies” Lucas was kidding. Wired.com was able to speak with a representative of Lucasfilm who confirmed the filmmaker was “not serious.”

As evidence of this sense of humour, the spokesperson did claim:

…but he is an adamant believer that the world is flat, that Stonehenge was built by aliens, and that the sun revolves around the Earth… These are among the many subjects he commonly discusses at length with Elvis, who he’s going to digitally insert into Indy 5 along with a roster of famous dead actors.

Oh Lucas, you old kidder. Now come on, where are you hiding the real prequels? You know, the good ones?

3DS details semi-revealed, semi-okay

January 20, 2011 News No Comments

Image: Nintendo

As so many have long anticipated, Nintendo held their January 19th 3DS info-fest, and what was revealed turned out to be a somewhat mixed-question-mark-block.

First, the big stuff: in North America, the system will sell for $249 on March 27, 2011. There will be two colours at launch, aqua blue and obsidian black.

What the launch games will be is still unclear. Nintendo is claiming 30 “launch window” games, but that period extends all the way to E3 in the summer. I’m still hoping for Ocarina of Time to be fit in there somewhere, which, as IGN notes, is “looking better than ever.”

The system will come with augmented reality games, and a suite of software for things like Mii creation and 3D camera software. There will be a handheld Virtual Console with GameBoy and GameBoy Color games for sale.

The bad news is, no real surprise here, friend codes are back. They’re not quite as awful as before, as there is only one per system, rather than one per game. We also don’t have all the info when it comes to how online interactivity will work either, if it will be easier to communicate and set up games with your friends than on previous Nintendo systems, for example. Never the less, what is clear is that Nintendo’s online is still a decade or more behind the competition.

Source: Engadget

Anne Hathaway is Catwoman

January 20, 2011 News No Comments

Image: Adapted from Anne Hathaway Deauville 2007 by Caspian blue under a CC-BY-SA license.

Anne Hathaway, alternatively known as one of the hottest women going, is officially playing the role of Selina “Catwoman” Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises.

Picking Hathaway to play Catwoman I get, but including the character at all in the dark and slightly-realistic Nolan Batman films is a little harder to imagine. It will be interesting to see how the character is used. I can only picture the cheesy Catwomans of the TV series, and the incomparably worse Halle Berry version.

It has also been announced that Tom Hardy will be taking on the role of Bane. Tom Hardy was apparently in Inception, which I recently saw, but I still can’t claim to know who the fuck he is. Kane is some kind of chemically enhanced villain from the 90s comics.

The Dark Knight rises, the third and final film in the Christopher Nolan trilogy of Batmans, will attack theaters with… uhh… bat-like tenacity July 20, 2012.

Source: LA Times


George Lucas is ready for the 2012 end of the world

January 19, 2011 News No Comments

Image: Adapted from George Lucas cropped 2009 by LeeGer under a CC-BY-SA license.

Seth Rogen has revealed yet another major alarming flaw in the mind of George Lucas. Rogen recently had a chance to meet with Steven Spielberg and Lucas, which somehow led to a 25 minute actually-serious tirade by Lucas on the predicted end of the world in 2012. You know, that thing where the Mayan calendars sync up and the world explodes or something.

He thinks it. He’s going on about the tectonic plates and all the time Spielberg is, like, rolling his eyes…

Rogen went on to ask the Star Wars mastermind for a seat on the getaway spaceship he suspected Lucas of owning, but Lucas denied the existence of such a thing. Hint: check his neck pouch.

Source: /Film

Square Enix attempts to mask shame, making Final Fantasy XIII-2

January 19, 2011 News 1 Comment

Image: Final Fantasy XIII-2 logo. Square Enix.

No one can forget (although many would like to) Final Fantasy X‘s sequel, Final Fantasy X-2. That was done, presumably, to fill the gap between X and XII for those not interested in XI, which was an MMO.

SE is repeating the pattern described above for the current generation of Final Fantasies, with Final Fantasy XIII-2 now announced. Similar to the PS2 era, this is presumably being done to cover up that awkward gap between XIII and XV known as “Final Fantasy XIV;” or, “the shitty MMO Square just released.

Not much is known about the game at this point, except that head members from XIII‘s development will be back. “Lightning,” who was apparently the main character will also be down for XIII-2. No word on a work-around for pronouncing the ugly game title has been announced.

This still doesn’t explain what Final Fantasy Type-0 is.

Source: IGN

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