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May 31, 2012

The Evening Report: Early Prometheus review, Epic vs Silicon Knights, and Battlefield Elite

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Written by: Ryan Franklin
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Does Prometheus light any fires?

Early reviews for Ridley Scott’s incredibly anticipated return to sci-fi have hit the web and the consensus seems to be that it’s no Alien, but that’s not really a bad thing. Io9 put together a collection of spoiler free review quotes, most of which proclaim the movie to be definitely worth seeing, if not a cinematic masterpiece. A review from Variety magazine says that one of the key differences between Prometheus and Alien is that, “The picture’s very structure serves to disperse rather than build tension.” Many of the reviews also focus on how the film is exquisitely designed in terms of the set, the cinematography, but a little bit lacking in terms of substance.

[Source: io9]

Doom 3 BFG Edition coming to Xbox, PS3, and PC this fall

id Software announced via press release today that Doom 3 ‘BFG Edition’ will be releasing this fall for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The re-release is going to include the standard re-mastered graphics, achievements and trophies, and 3D compatibility we’ve come to expect of these kinds of re-issues. More importantly, the repackaging will also include the “Resurrection of Evil” expansion pack, seven brand new levels dubbed “The Lost Mission” and, most important of all an armor mounted flashlight!

[Source: Joystiq]

Iron Patriot is in Iron Man 3

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Iron Patriot in Iron Man 3?

Photos off the set of Iron Man 3 have revealed something mighty curious; James Badge Dale in a suit of Iron Man armor painted up to look pretty durn similar to the Iron Patriot armor worn by Norman Osborn aka The Green Goblin during Marvel’s Dark Reign and Siege events. Dale is signed on to play villain Eric Savin, also known as Coldblood, who is pretty distinctly not Norman Osborn. Given Sony’s ownership of the Spider-Man character’s rights, we can be pretty sure the armor won’t actually be worn by the Green Goblin, but we can’t really figure out what else it’ll be doing yet either.

[Source: Topless Robot]

Epic Games brings Silicon Knights off their horse

A jury ruled in favor of Epic Games today, awarding the company $4.45 million dollars, in a case Silicon Knights first brought against them in 2007. Silicon Knights had licensed Epics Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for use in the development of their title, Too Human, but claimed that the engine they received was faulty. Silicon Knights also accused Epic of using the licensing fees paid for the engine to pay for the development of Gears of War, without providing assistance with Unreal Engine 3 as per the license agreement. The jury found the opposite to be true, apparently, finding in favor of Epic and saying that Silicon Knights “breached the licensing agreement, misappropriated Epic’s trade secrets, and infringed Epic’s copyrights in the Unreal Engine 3 code.”

[Source: Game Informer]

Battlefield 3 Premium

Battlefield 3 Premium service leaks, EA confirms it

Joystiq uncovered a fact sheet leaking out of Germany that details EA’s plans for a Call of Duty Elite type plan for Battlefield 3. Dubbed” Premium” the service with a one-time charge of $50 offers access to the five already and yet-to be released map packs with two weeks of early access, unique in-game items, and, kind of troublingly, the ability to reset stats and priority into servers.

[Source: Joystiq]



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Ryan Franklin
Ryan Franklin is a Contributing Editor at SideQuesting. He's also Batman. (Really though, he's just Ryan).