Here’s more Uncharted movie news — not that it’s getting any closer to being released (or even made at that). In an interview with IGN, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg said that Naughty Dog did ask them more than once to write the script for the movie, which has been stuck in film hell since mid-2007.
According to the two, they turned down the offer as they didn’t know how to bring it to the big screen. Regarding their reasoning, Goldberg said “It’s just going to be Indiana Jones. If we could figure out a way to make it not Indiana Jones, it’d be awesome.”
A LOT of names have been attached and removed from the project: David O. Russell, Mark Wahlberg, Avi Arad, Joshua Oppenheimer, Neil Burger and Marianne and Cormac Wibberley. There have been multiple scripts and rewrites. Some fans have even taken up the task of making the movie themselves over at the IGN boards.
Will we ever get an Uncharted movie?
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Of all the easter eggs in The Last of Us, one of them turned out to be pretty, well, naughty: the two phone numbers on a bulletin board in Pittsburgh apparently are the numbers for phone sex hotlines. However, Naughty Dog game director Neil Druckmann said that it’s a mistake, and it’s no easter egg: “That was an artist’s mistake. What happened was, they put some phone numbers in the game and then they thought they could just change the area code to 555, then it’s invalid because it’s what they do in movies. But I guess that doesn’t work when you have a 1-800 in front of it.”
According to Druckmann, it was just an honest mistake, and the team’s working to fix it.
Good one guys!
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Graphic designer Cameron Booth today berated The Last of Us developers on his blog for using his work in the game without permission. The work in question: the conceptual redesign of the Transit Map of the Boston subway system.
After first demonstrating is “frustration” on his blog, the Internet and all it’s Last of Us fans descended upon his blog, slamming him for berating Naughty Dog in the open before attempting to resolve it privately, telling him to be thankful that someone uses a “map of a map” he created, and that he should be glad that his “work is good enough for someone to actually want to use and shut the fuck up.”
He then updated his site after speaking with Naughty Dog, saying, “I’ve just spoken with Naughty Dog over the phone in a very constructive conversation. Can’t say more at the moment, but it seems as if matters will be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction shortly. I can say that they do acknowledge their error in using my map and were very apologetic for it. I likewise apologized for my initial vitriolic post.”
This also comes after Ellen Page expressed her dislike of the use of “her personality” as Ellie. Rough week for Naughty Dog.
With the release next-gen consoles looming in the near future, it’s expected to start seeing some pretty sweet deals on current-gen systems. You can catch one today from Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day, which features a 320 GB PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and a 30-day PlayStation Plus subscription all for $250 (that’s $50 off the normal price).
Not interested? Well keep up with the deals as they’re revealed, as you’ll likely find something you’ll like (like Dead Island Riptide for $24.99, right now).
As a part of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s video game week, Fallon called upon his viewers to send in clips of them playing video games with their moms. The end result: awkwardness, confusion, and hilariousness. It’s definitely worth a watch.
Sony Pictures, the film production branch of Sony, has registered 18 domain names, all of them having to do with a “Console War movie,” according to Fusible. The domains registered on August 23 include consolewarmovie.com, theconsolewars-movie.net, and 16 more similar domain names. Although Sony Pictures registered all of the names and Sony Computer Entertainment was (seemingly) not involved, Fusible did suggest that this could be a marketing scheme for the PS4 (which seems like a pretty damn good idea).
So far there’s nothing at the domains, but I’ll definitely keep you posted if something comes up.
Well two days into gamescom and the fun is already ruined for someone. A thief made off with two of Larian Studios’ PCs, each loaded up with early builds of Divinity: Dragon Commander and Divinity: Original Sin. Larian issued a press release offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the location of the PCs and the thief with them.
But luckily Larian had backup PCs, saying “The team is using backup PCs, so no issues there.”
One word: insane. 29-year old Florida resident Shane Butcher has listed his “American Dream life” on eBay for $3.5 million. He’s also he owner of three R.U. GAME? stores, which are very successful. For $3.5 million, a buyer would get: 3 R.U. GAME? Stores, “With THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of video games,” his home office, his waterfront townhome, a 2009 Honda Accord, 2003 Honda Element and 2006 Lotus Elise, 3 kayaks, and A LOT more.
His video games collection includes a Starfox Super Weekend cartridge, Panzer Dragoon Saga for the Saturn, a boxed Neo Geo, a SNES super scope in the box, “100s of other obscure video games and collectibles” and a sizable Blu-ray collection along with two Blu-ray players.
The buyer will be mentored by Butcher for 6 months after the purchase. The buyer must pay a non-refundable “Good Faith” deposit (After all, what’s $10k if you have $3.5 million to spend?).
Butcher told the Baltimore Sun:
“There’s a lot of things we haven’t seen or gotten to do while we’ve been working so hard to grow the business. We’d like to see the landmarks throughout the country, the Grand Canyon, stuff like that. We’ll probably buy a camper and just travel for a while, go see some family.”
So who has $3.5 million I can borrow?
Catch a video of the millionaire at FOX News’s site.
In an interview with The Post Game, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps admitted that he plays over 30 hours a week of CoD, and that people don’t recognize him online.
“Yeah, people don’t know it’s mine. I just get crushed. I always find myself getting heated, trash talking. And you know it’s a 10-year-old kid on the other line that just demolished me. It’s so frustrating. But it is fun, and I’m very competitive in everything I do.”
The bad part? He only plays on the 360.