Trending Topicks – May 18th, 2012

Movie of the Week, HBO Go Live App,Sly Cooper on Vita, Tekken Prequel Film


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HBO Go Xbox Live App Now Available For Time Warner Users

Credit: [ Gamespot ]
The HBO Go app brings the network’s entire suite of programming to the Xbox 360, allowing gamers to stream shows like Game of Thrones, Entourage, and Deadwood. It is available only to those with a full HBO subscription, and allows users to search and select programs via voice- and gesture-control through Kinect.

Presently, the Xbox 360 is the only game console to offer an HBO Go app. In August 2011, HBO parent company Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said the streaming service would come to game consoles, but no announcements have been made for the PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii.

Sly Cooper on Vita

Credit [ G4 ]
Sony kicks off this late-May 2012 Friday with the wonderful news that the PlayStation 3 version of Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will be joined by a PlayStation Vita release as well. The Vita-based Sly game is to be a direct port of the console release, Sanzaru Games’ Glen Egan confirms on PlayStation Blog.

In addition to carrying the core PS3 game over to a handheld platform, the Vita version of Thieves in Time will also include front/back touch features, motion controls, and cross-platform saving. Egan promises to bring out more details on the price and release date “soon.” And hey, wouldn’t you know it? E3 ’12 is also happening quite “soon.”

Tekken Prequel Film

Credit: [ VG 24/7 ]
The Hollywood Reporter has a story up stating that Ong Bak director Prachya Pinkaew will be lending his talents Tekken: Rise of the Tournament. The film is to be a prequel to the 2010 movie Tekken. The report also states the casting director is going to choose actors who resemble their in-game counterparts instead of going after more familiar stars. A release window or production schedule wasn’t provided.

Movie of the Week

Synopsis

Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancee; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.

Press Via [ Washington Post ]
“‘Battleship’ is an invigorating blast of cinematic adrenaline. Deftly directed by Peter Berg (‘Friday Night Lights’), from a script by brothers Eric and Jon Hoeber (‘Red’) that adds muscle, sinew and heart to the skeletal source material, the resulting film is an enormously entertaining amusement-park ride. Yes, it’s a bit preposterous, not to mention loud. But it’s also brisk and viscerally thrilling, with a genuine surprise or two — including a plot twist that manages to brilliantly incorporate the game’s essential DNA of blindly shooting at invisible targets.”

Everyone have a great weekend and be sure to check out the official GamingRing.Com – Rockstar Social Club Crew

http://socialclub.rockstargames.com/crew/gaming_ring_8_live

Hope to see you guys on Max Payne 3, as the multiplayer is a blast.

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