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Rumor: Bioshock – The City of Dreams Film In The Makings Again

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About one year after the game’s creator, Ken Levine, officially confirmed that he decided to kill the project after a disagreement and discomfort on both a budget and an R rating for the movie ‘Bioshock’ with the publishers of Universal, it seems like the movie might be pulled from the dust.

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Sony Pictures bought three different domains last month according to Kotakubioshock-movie.com, bioshock-movie.net and bio-shock.net, which may indicate for a second chance of the movie being produced.

The game creator Ken Levine had stated earlier that he has not ruled out the possibility of another attempt on the movie, only if “the right combination of people” were involved. Perhaps that a collaboration of Sony Pictures and Ken Levine could lead to one of the most gory, and epic RPG games of all time made into a beautiful movie for us all to enjoy.

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Getting Aboard The Hype Train And Why It Is Harmful For Gamers

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Corruption is a strong word, but in some areas it is well warranted. There is a gray area in the gaming industry that no one seems to try to tackle and that is the corrupt part. With headlines on major gaming news sites like “Why Lord of The Rings Fans Should be Excited For Shadow of Mordor” it is growing more and more evident of what these news outlets are doing. They are hyping games and feeding it to their viewers as if it were news. This type of reporting can be harmful to the people that matter the most though. Those people being the viewers. Sites hype, hype, hype and hype until the game has a hype level so high it could not possibly reach the expectations set by the authors. More importantly it hurts game progress. As we’ve seen with Call of Duty. Call of Duty came from a small setting with barely any hype and really little knowledge about the game in the real world. Now, what we have is a mega sized hyped series which almost always fails to meet expectations.

Call of Duty is by all means a huge success and sells millions every year generating billions for its company, but does that make it a great game? Success should not equate quality and in this area it really doesn’t. Fans have shown this at an increasing number which is fantastic, but it is not enough. The games are hyped by gaming news sites and people fall prey for it. Remember last E3 when every news outlet was reporting about the new engine? Dynamic shadows, amazing graphics, more fluid gameplay, solid frame rates! It was a hit and what it did was shed hope to their viewers, but what happened when the game came out? The dynamic shadows weren’t so dynamic, the fps not so stable, and the gameplay hadn’t changed a bit. It is a logical argument to state that the consumers should be more aware, but it doesn’t excuse the hype machine built by news outlets. As a consumer you really should not fall for hype and do your research before dropping $60 on a game and possibly $20-$50 on a season pass. You should educate yourself, but where do you go for that? The people who are supposed to educate you have been feeding you hype. So, really the problem doesn’t lie with the consumer him/herself.

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So what can you do? You can not buy in to it. Find a new site or maybe a specific author who holds your interests. You can find YouTubers with the same interests as well, watch them, and listen to their opinion. The most important thing you can do though is not read, but watch. Watch what the companies actually give you. Don’t listen to their words of hype, don’t buy in to it, and don’t read obvious articles that are designed for hype. Look for gameplay, game features, and Q&A’s. It isn’t easy, but it can save you money and heartache.

The hype some times is innocent and genuine, but a majority seems to be bought and that is where corruption comes in. We hear stories about YouTubers being paid by Microsoft, EA, and other companies to give their products positive reviews. The companies themselves send out swag in many forms. Some times it might be an actual person in the studio other times it can be as simple as personal items such as the game itself or collectibles. Regardless of the method though the action speaks very loud to the company and at that point most feel ‘compelled’ to give the game an above average review despite the game being below average.

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So, where does this leave you? As I said earlier find someone you like. Find a site that shares your opinion, a specific author, or a specific YouTuber, but don’t stop there. Actually watch the game itself, listen to developer Q&A’s, and essentially make your own preview of a game before you buy it. When you see an article titled something like “Why you should like Blah Blah Blah!” skip over that, write the author’s name down, and be weary of his/her’s postings. Because odds are you aren’t going to open that article and be reading why you specifically will like that game you are going to be reading a generalized advertisement of that game. I’ve fallen for hype, I’ve felt the pain, and I’ve learned from it. When will you?

Note*: This article is the opinion of the author who wrote it and does not represent the views of everyone at RGN

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Dark Launch Trailer

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Dark is a stealth action game developed by Realmforge Studios and published by Kalypso Media. It was released yesterday, July 4th for PC. The game will be on Xbox 360 tomorrow July 5th. In the game Dark you play as Eric Bane. Eric was recently turned into a vampire but his transformation is not complete. he needs to drink blood or he will mutate into a ghoul. Your job as the player is to kill people and drink their blood. Simple, but fun.

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Shots Fired: Playstation 3 Beats Xbox360 Sales Worldwide Playstation 4 Will Do The Same

PlayStation 3’s Triumph Over Hate is What Xbox ONE Faces. In HipHopGamer’s latest Shots Fired video the hate on PlayStation 3 and its successes and triumphs despite an entire industry seemingly attempting to shun and defame the image of Sony’s first high-definition gaming console in 2006, and even before it released.

Now that Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) has been announced a shocking turn of events is unfolding through which we are seeing the industry essentially flip sides and is now supporting the Sony PS4 (PlayStation 4) while finding any reason possible to bash the Microsoft XO (Xbox ONE) from all angles.

Check out the video for yourself to see a great number of examples of what the industry experienced and witnessed in regards to the media black ball of Sony PlayStation 3.

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Fox News Jumps on DICE for Attention from Anti-Gun Crowd, Ignores Blatant Statistics

In a deceptively “bloggish” looking post from Fox News yesterday the mainstream public was made aware of the decision for EA and DICE’s upcoming title Battlefield 4 to forgo using real world gun licensing for rifles such as the AK-47 and MP5 (among many, many others). This practice of licensing real world guns to enhance realism in missions saving the world from terrorists, demons, or just plain old evil and corruption overall (as with any hollywood film of similar nature) has been an industry staple for well over half of gaming’s legitimized existence.

In their report (found here), Fox News somehow manages to make it sound as if Battlefield 4’s removal of real life gun licenses is somehow a political conspiracy against anti- pro-gun lobbyist groups such as the NRA. Unsurprisingly, EA Games has stated that this has nothing to do with the decision, much like choosing whether or not to use NFL licenses has nothing to do with a strike or ban on football debate, but rather is a business decision in an overarching economic fiscal planning as EA’s many investors will surely demand.

I for one would like to know what kind of country this is turning into when gunmakers and game developers are under fire more than the individuals harvesting hate when there isn’t any causing negative environments in which kids are killing kids instead of acting like the other 99.999% of “normal” people in society and playing video games to escape reality, not interpret it.

A recent response from the gaming community including a female gaming commentator, who normally is a great speaker, in this case ended up blurting out knee-jerk reactions to certain media outlets that turned on gaming and could have been better spoken through hard hitting evidence such as the FBI’s statistics proving once and for all that violent crimes decrease during major video game events such as PlayStation 2’s release as well as open-world crime shooter Grand Theft Auto III. Perhaps her passion got the best of her, and we all know how that can feel, after all this is not the first time gamers have had to defend their favorite Art Medium from being stripped of its First Amendment Rights (shouts out to ECA for fighting to keep games 1st Amendment Free Speech).

If gaming causes violence without any statistical representation of any kind then I guess it’s not so far fetched for us to believe FBI data provided on their website and reported by past gaming sites that correlate a decrease in violence with open-world crime game series GTA’s non-yearly release as well as major industry events like PlayStation 2’s release. If one would like to put this argument for the test once and for all we do have two open-world crime shooters releasing this year (Saints Row IV and Grand Theft Auto V) as well as two new gaming platforms (Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4) signifying the major industry event of Sony and Microsoft entering the next generation.

At the end of the day this kind of correlation can neither be proven nor denied at such basic parameters, and would need to include many many more factors before games should even be applied to the conversation at all. But if videogames are going to be considered then the argument for and counter-argument against their respective final-blow conclusion as blame holders will be over before it starts.

The statistics speak for themselves at this time and defend what is obviously an inanimate object and art medium of expression protected by the constitution just as much as any major film of equal production value and nature. Instead of taking a media offensive against video games the law enforcement and government agencies need to get their nose out of our 1st Amendment Protected Free Speech media and concentrate on learning why psychological situations are leading to needless killings. Stop the killer, don’t punish the billions of non-killers living amongst them.

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New In-Game Elder Scrolls Online Footage Released by Bethesda

In the following video gamers are going to see the in-game engine gameplay video footage of an enemy within caves of the world of Elder Scrolls Online (ESO for short) which will serve as a behind-the-scenes sneak peak of the title being developed by Zenimax Online for Bethesda Softworks & Zenimax Media and is set to release at an unannounced date.

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