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Report: Rocksteady's next Batman game to be a Silver Age-based prequel

Rocksteady's next game could be yet another Batman adventure, albeit in a new timeline, Variety reports. According to unnamed sources speaking with the film industry publication, Rocksteady's currently at work on a "new, highly stylized" Bats prequel game "that revolves around Batman's first...

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Rockstar's Dan Houser still cold on 3D

As Max Payne reinvents himself for the modern generation, don't expect him to lean too hard into the brave new world of 3D. Rockstar's Dan Houser told Variety he's still unimpressed with the tech (even if it's possible Max Payne 3 will include it on PC). "I don't think anyone has solved the...

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Avatar sets Blu-ray sales record, sells 2.7 million in four days

Unsurprisingly, Avatar has done extremely well during its home video run. In fact, James Cameron's movie has claimed the honor of best-selling Blu-ray movie ever, beating the previous title-holder, The Dark Knight. According to a report by Variety, 2.7 million Blu-ray discs were sold in the four...

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Activision couldn't help but sign on to help market 'Couples Retreat'

If you're anything like us, you went running out to see the latest Vince Vaughn / Jon Favreau vehicle Couples Retreat the second you heard about the exciting partnership between Activision's Guitar Hero franchise and Universal contained within. You see, Vaughn's character works as a Guitar Hero...

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Hollywood effects studio Digital Domain getting into games

In these days when studios seem to be closing faster than we can write posts about them, it's nice to see someone new getting into the game. Digital Domain, a Hollywood effects studio that's worked on films like A Curious Case of Benjamin Button, has opened a Florida expansion (cleverly titled...

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BioShock movie gets budget cut, 'in a holding pattern'

The bad economy just won't stop showing up in our news posts these days. First we get predictions of months of down sales, and now we get news that the Gore Verbinski directed BioShock film adaptation is stuck "in a holding pattern." Variety is reporting that Verbinski and production company...

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Scratch: The Ultimate DJ drama continues as 7 Studios countersues

The tangled web of developers, publishers and the various lawsuits between them, has just gotten that much more complex as 7 Studios countersues Scratch: The Ultimate DJ publishers Genius Products. According to court documents obtained by The Cut Scene blog, 7 Studios is asking for $1 million in...

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Variety profiles video game composers

To make up for our poor understanding of a recent GameStop post, we've taken a few finance classes and we're ready to show off the results with a little math. In a really interesting piece profiling video game composers, Variety reports that they "can make anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500 per minute...

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The sordid history of Scratch: The Ultimate DJ

In the pending lawsuit between DJ Hero publisher Activision and Scratch: The Ultimate DJ co-publishers Genius Products and Numark, all we've heard are each sides' allegations and condemnations of the other. What we haven't heard, however, was the long and messy tale leading up to the current state...

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Variety: Kathy Vrabeck to take post at Legendary Pictures

Kathy Vrabeck, a very knowledgeable and experienced video game executive, is reportedly in "final negotiations" to take a job at Legendary Pictures, the geek dream financier behind The Dark Knight, 300 and Watchmen. Variety has been told by several sources that she'll apparently oversee...

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