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A BIOSHOCK movie has been confirmed in Variety.

The film will be directed and produced by Gore Verbinski (the three Pirates of the Caribbean movies and The Ring).

It will be written by John Logan (Gladiator and The Aviator).

Ken Levine has heavy involvement in the movie.

Look! Story!

Look! Interview about the movie with director Verbinski!

I dunno about you but if they're set on making a movie, I think this is the way to do it.


**Quotes for the direcotr for those who don't like extensive reading**

"It's a much more intimate story than 'Pirates.' Although its an adventure, itís a dramatic adventure. I see it more along the lines of 'Blade Runner.'"

"I think we'll go right up to the edge with the Little Sisters. I donít want to soften it to the point where the core audience feels betrayed."

"We're prepared to make it an R-rated movie. I donít intuitively see it as PG-13. The content and the graphic nature of the story itself is smarter than that. It's not for young kids."








So I've been finally playing Burnout: Paradise the past couple days and, while I'm somewhat enjoying myself, I'm also very disappointed. I'm disappointed mainly because I miss stuff from the previous games:

* Crash mode. Obvious complaint. That stupid flippy mode doesn't even come close to being a satisfying replacement. And, before you say it'll be DLC, I don't want to pay for it. If it's free, maybe I'll be slightly happier.

* No retry. I've already bitched about this on a previous post, but it still sucks when I crash right at the end of a race and have some zip by me, leaving me with second or third. I want to immediately retry, but I can't.

* Online mode. I'm sorry, but I personally don't want to be in some free zone before a race actually gets under way, only to have the host decide to leave...I just wanna fucking race. Don't make me jump through hoops to race in a racing game.

* Open city / courses. This is what almost made me lose my shit. I was way way way ahead of all those other fools in a race and drifted into a turn right towards the end. As I drifted I ended up in one of those gated shortcuts. Ok, that's fine, I'll just take this. Bad idea. Because of the open world shortcuts aren't tailored for that specific race, so this "shortcut" took me clear past the finish line and much more. By the time I got back onto the street and backtracked I got third. Fucking A.

Now before people disagree, I'm not saying it's a bad game. I realize having an open seamless online experience is new and cool, and having a huge open city that you can learn like the back of your hand to destroy on any race is great. But I'm just disappointed compared to what the previous games have been.

The best way to sum this up is to say that while I was playing Burnout: Paradise, I instead got the itch to play Burnout 3 or even, *shudder*, Burnout Revenge.

What are your thoughts?














I've been having this issue with some Xbox 360 downloadable content and it's really bugging me. I've yet to call the unhelpful Xbox support, though I did sent the support an email several months ago (never got a response, btw.)

It seems that with some of the downloadable content I have on my 360, I can only access it when I'm connected to Xbox Live. Problem is, I'm not always connected to Xbox Live. For me it depends on which of my roommates my hard drive is on, whether or not I need the internet connection on my laptop, etc.

This seems, um, wrong. It happens even with paid content. For example, it would not recognize my Shivering Isles expansion on Oblivion unless I was actually signed in to Xbox Live, nevermind the fact that Shivering Isles has nothing to do with being online. It has also happened in both Guitar Hero II and III. But it doesn't always happen, and it's not with everything. Last time I played GHIII I had the most recent stuff showing up but not the earlier songs. WTF?

Has anyone else had this problem or heard of something similar? At least I can know I'm not alone. I doubt anyone knows how to fix it but that would be appreciated too if you know.

And, to clarify, this was happening before Xbox Live imploded.

Thanks for any responses...














That's Olga Kurylenko who has been cast as the lead Bond girl in "Bond 22." With a thin gaming connection, she most recently was in "Hitman". I didn't see it but heard she was naked a lot. Maybe I should see it... She was also in Elijah Wood's segment in "Paris Je T'Aime," a good movie in its own right.

Gemma Arterton was previously cast as MI6 Agent Fields. She's also hot, though that's not too surprising:



Bond 22 is out in November and will be better than Dark Knight, Iron Man and Indy 4 combined. Link here.








So I'm playing some Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and have to start doing stuff underwater like I was expecting. And, of course, it sucked. It's not fun at all and the controls are near terrible.

This made me think...are there any games that do underwater well and make them fun? I'm not talking about games that are all underwater, but mainly 3D games that have underwater portions. They always suck. Tomb Raider, God of War, Super Mario 64 (Galaxy was better but not great)...

Can anyone think of a good example?