Archive for June, 2009

Sony Patents Emotion Engine Emulation For Cell Processors aka PS2 Backwards Compatibility

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Not sure how and not sure when, but Sony has patents to this technology that directly makes me think BC is coming back eventually. This is the first remote hint that this could be returning to us at some point and time.

For all those without a BC PS3, this may be your dream come true.

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Film Adaptation of Uncharted: Drakes Fortune Official

That’s right, it’s been officially confirmed. Would have had this posted on Saturday, but I did leave it in the Community. No word on casting or anything like that, but here’s info from the Official PlayStation Blog:

I am happy to confirm that it is indeed true, Sony Computer Entertainment has signed a deal with Columbia Pictures for a movie adaptation of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and it will be produced by Avi Arad, Charles Roven, Ari Arad and Alex Gartner. We have been working with Avi and the folks and Columbia for quite some time and look forward to sharing additional details on the film in the short future. Obviously we designed the game to be a cinematic experience and we too can’t wait to see it on the big screen.

Details are still a bit short, but, according to the Hollywood Reporter, it will take place during the first Uncharted game:

The story follows a descendent of explorer Sir Francis Drake, a treasure hunter named Nate Drake who believes he has learned the whereabouts of El Dorado, the fabled South American golden city, from a cursed golden statue. The search becomes competitive when a rival hunter joins the fray, then is racheted up several notches when creatures — actually mutated descendants of Spaniards and Nazis — begin attacking those hoping to learn the treasure’s true secrets.

We all know the usual happenings when either a game gets adapted into a movie, or a movie into a game, but hopefully we won’t have to witness the same fate for this great series. If done right, considering the cinematic quality of the game, this could potentially be a very good thing. Hopefully they don’t screw it up!

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Is Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete Worth It?

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I decided to “upgrade” my copy to the Blu-ray version. Man I’m glad I did, the visual quality is outstanding. Plus the extra scenes (26 minutes worth) really help complete the story actually. Some small details you’ll notice is the characters now get bloody and dirty during the battles. More so during the Sephiroth battle.

So is it worth it? I say yes. It’s only $22.99 right now at Amazon so that’s not bad. It was the 2nd best selling Blu-ray during it’s first week of release in America too.

According to the Nielsen VideoScan BD charts, the film trailed the #1 BD release, Paramount’s Defiance film, by only 14% in sales.

Advent Children Complete reportedly sold over 100,000 copies on its first day in Japan in April, although there were three different versions issued in that country on that day. The original North American and European DVD releases of Advent Children sold 1.4 million copies as the #1 anime DVD release of 2006.

The extras aren’t bad either. They have 2 or 3 videos that give you a brief overview of the actually game. Showing some of the CGI movies and gameplay from FFVII and other titles relating to FFVII as well. I myself got board watching them after a while though. Then an back story of Denzel, which is Anime not CGI, which as good.

Final Fantasy VII: ACC Was #2 U.S. BD in First Week

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Blu-ray releases for the week of 6.29.09

Here are the Blu-ray titles for this week. Highlights are: 12 Rounds, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Tokyo!, How the Earth Was Made, Do the Right Thing.

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