The Agency Captures Our Attention

Posted by | June 12, 2007

Sony Online EntertainmentSony Online Entertainment announced an up-and-coming title The Agency, for PC and PS3 recently at a conference and it is looking good. We just watched ourselves an absolutely delightful video at Gamespot.

A spy-themed MMO/First Person Shooter designed to enrapt the imaginations of Bond and Alias fans everywhere with cranked action cut between the hard-edged gunfire and grenades of mercenaries and the soft-curves of wet-op espionage and shadowplay. While some of the mechanics look a bit silly on the surface, “Perhaps even more important than The Agency’s gadgets and weapons will be your choice of attire, since the game employs an intriguing ‘you are what you wear’ class system. Simply by changing your outfit you’ll be able to switch between stealth, combat, and support roles.” Can we say: variation on pretty-princess-dress-me-up?

Us voces for some are looking forward to falling …


Photosynth Demo at the TED Conference

Posted by | June 11, 2007

I stand before you today and hold the future in my hands. Not the mere squealings of sneak previews or rumour-mongering, but the real thing. Look up, and behold! A shining path! There are pictures!

In this demo, Blaise Aguera y Arcas introduces a program called Photosynth, a new technology capable of assembling photographs into a composite model, then diving between the model and the images which created it. That might not seem like much on the surface, but the implications and the use of this technology is huge — and the audience at the demo knows it.

If you ever wanted to find out what a paradigm shift looks like in action, then view this and see.


City of Heroes Optioned For the Silver Screen

Posted by | June 10, 2007

Variety magazine reports on yet another sprint in the race to the bottom of culture’s barrel. Producer Tom DeSanto has secured the rights to a City of Heroes movie in what is likely to be the very far future. Rumours of a television adaptation based around this possible movie are also flickering in the darkness, much like will-o-wisps that seek to lure men to their doom.

For the morbidly curious amongst us, the story can be found here.

Myself, I wonder just how much potential there is in a movie about a bikini-clad angel and her quest to make it big in the harsh world of Atlas Park costume contests.


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Fallout 3 Trailer Released: Ink Spots, Ron Perlman, <3

Posted by | June 5, 2007

Fallout 3 IconThis just in! The Fallout 3 Trailer has been released, you can watch it on the IGN website.

Comments included mention that Ink Spots (the wonderful musicians from previous fare of Fallout who sing maudlin and oldie sounding music) plays in the trailer; and the lines are read my Ron Perlman.
Some comments from Pete Hines, Bethesda’s PR-in-chief:

1) Yes, that’s in-engine (in-engine means it’s done with game assets in our rendering engine, but isn’t done real-time. If it was done in real-time, that’d be gameplay footage. This isn’t something, for example, that was sent to some house [e.g. Blur Studios] so they could build assets and render it out, and create something for us to release [e.g. Dawn of War 40K intro cinematic]).
2) Yes, that’s The Ink Spots singing “I Don’t Want to Set the World On Fire”
3) Yes, that’s …