Medal of Honor on the Offensive
Medal of Honor was once the premier historical shooter, but it's fallen on seriously hard times these last few years. However, EA Games president Frank Gibreau has come out swinging: declaring that MoH's forthcoming franchise reboot will put the series back on top.
“[We're] going to be in the Medal of Honor business for a long time. With [the upcoming] Medal of Honor, we’re rebooting the series to get into the top 10,”
"We want to be the worldwide leaders in the shooter category, full stop.”
Them's fighting words, Frank. We'll find out whether EA's all talk when the game launches on October 15th. [VG247]
The MW2 Stimulus Pack hit PSN yesterday... and hit it hard. Users have been reporting problems with wallet topups, downloading games and redeeming codes- but Sony's apparently aware of the problem and are currently sorting it out.
To be honest, Xbox Live experienced similar problems when the Stimulus Pack came out, and these issues will likely be rectified as the demand slacks off over the next day or two. [Playstation Blog]
Videogame Film News Roundup
Wow, loads of videogame film tie-in news today. Let's go to the movies!
- David O. Russell, director of Three Kings and I Heart Hucklebees, is currently shortlisted to direct the upcoming Uncharted movie. Let's hope that he produces something resembling the former rather than the latter... [Wired]
- Of all the potential game crossovers I'd like to see, Lost Planet doesn't figure anywhere near the top of the list. In fact, I couldn't really care about Capcom's by-the-numbers, cookie cutter franchise. Still, apparently the screenplay for a Lost Planet Movie is "coming along" according to its Producer, Ari Arad. It's also been given a budget of between $150 and $200 million, and will focus on Gale, the protagonist's father (rather than Wayne, the staggeringly dull walking cliche). My irrational apathy for the franchise aside- we could do with a big budget sci fi spectacle. [1UP]
- MW2's Talent Director Keith Arem will be directing Frost Road, an upcoming horror film that promises to flip the traditional zombie premise on its head. Whilst he's spent 17 years in the games industry, he's also had extensive experience as a sound engineer and musician, working with the likes of Nine Inch Nails. He'll also be working with Respawn studios on their next project. [USA Today]
- Creature designer Adam Sims will be knocking up some beasties (wait, what?) for an upcoming Castlevania movie. Whilst the project's currently on the back burner, the veteran FX designer has already been scouted to create some medusas and vampires...which won't be difficult considering that he's responsible for the Clash of the Titans and Wolverine. In fact, he's probably got more hands on medusa experience than any of the Belmont family! [Empire]
Why not have a gander at Brendan's recent list of game movie howlers and silver screen sins?