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This Bayonetta trailer which starts out as a completely conservative and fully-clothed affair... for about 20 seconds. After that, let loose into plenty of in-game footage and gameplay, spells, combos, rocket launchers, a mysterious "left eye" artifact, partial nudity, a supposed daughter and a giant chainsaw... whew, all in under 2 minutes.

This PS3 and Xbox 360 title from Sega and MadWorld-developer Platinum Games is set to "..blow the doors off the action genre." later this year.

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AOTS Thursday, May 28

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Posted May 28, 2009 - By Eugene Morton
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E3 is just around the corner, which means you're going to need the best method to defeat those nerd crowds. Olivia Munn presents the tactical defense pen, Nerf gun mods on Instructables.com, the G19 gaming keyboard and the TAC-15 Crossbow.
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You voted for your favorite, but there can be only one. Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn introduce the Viewer's Choice E3 2009 Booth Babe winner, Kelly Brannigan.
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Big C takes the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX with X-Game Rally Medalist Ken Block at the Willow Springs Raceway for one wild and crazy ride.
On set or on location, Attack Of The Show brings you the deets on your favorite things to watch when you're not watching us.
Director Sam Raimi returns to the big screen with his latest film, Drag Me To Hell, about a supernatural curse that turns a girl’s life into a living hell. Check out what Sam Raimi, Alison Lohman, Justin Long and Lorna Raver had to say about this summer's hottest horror flick.
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girls know how to sell, and you guys keep buying! This edition of Women of the Web includes hot sellers like the girls from DeezTeez.com, Jill Wagner, Kelly Karloff, Mandy Umano, Tori Praver, Padma Lakshmi and more.
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Alison Haislip brings up Thursday's feeding with news about the Palm Pre and iTunes, Time Warner spinning off AOL, how to get cut from the UFC videogame and more.
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Chris Hardwick reviews the Nikon S230 digital camera that comes with 10 megapixels, a 3” touch panel LCD, super slim design and much more.
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Kangaroo Finish Him, Play Him Off Green Day, Booty Dancing with No Music, New Economic Plant, Skateboard Sniper.
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Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn explain how you can help us decide Papa Pereira's E3 Scavenger Hunt through Twitter.

Tonight on AOTS: Pro vs G.I. Joe Call of Duty: World at War Showdown!The brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces are dedicated, upstanding and amazing individuals who put their lives on the line daily to help make the United States a safer place. However tough their tour of duty may get, it's always nice to be able to take a time out and enjoy the finer things in life like video games.

Founded back in the summer of 2007, Pro vs G.I. Joe is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to bringing soldiers together with celebrities and professional athletes to compete in video game challenges. Since their inception, they've done a whole bunch of these virtual meet-ups and soldiers have faced off against the likes of the Green Bay Packers (Halo 3), Shaq and David Robinson (NBA Live 09) and Warren Sapp (Madden 09). It's a really great organization with an innovative vision. Seems like they have the right idea of how to say "thanks" to the service men and women who do so much.

Tonight on a very special Attack of the Show!, soliders from Camp Virginia in Kuwait will take on hosts Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip in a game of Call of Duty: World at War live on the air. Who will triumph? Will the real military minds be able to conquer the video game geeks? You'll just have to tune in and find out.

All the fun starts tonight at 7 PM ET.

Tags: G4, TV, Videogames

 

Fresh Ink Online: New Avengers, Capt. America, The Sword »


After sitting out so that comic legend Greg Rucka could learn y’all from the floor of New York’s Comic-Con ’09, host Blair Butler is back!

This week, we delve into The Umbrella Academy, Green Lantern, Captain America, Fantastic Four and New Avengers. Plus, The Sword is back and bloody, baby! So get ready to rumble!

And make sure to check us on Facebook and MySpace and visit our Forums.

We're giving you the chance to get to know some of the people who make AOTS happen in a new feature we call Attack of the Staff. This week's victim is web team mainstay, Eugene Morton.

Attack of the Staff: Eugene Morton, Web TeamName: Eugene Morton
Title: Interactive Content Specialist
Hometown: Inglewood, always up to no good.
Position: Right behind you.
Favorite Season: The one that has a time specifically set aside for loving. I'm not sure which one it is, but I think it's mentioned in that song by the Zombies.

AOTB: What do you do on AOTS?
EM: I'm a third of the amazing team that makes sure you can look at the website and know what's coming up on the show. Also, I help get videos up, take pictures, write the newsletter and even produce video content from time to time. I also do comic book reviews now, which is something I love. Also, big ups to Jason and Steve at Comics Ink in Culver City! That's my sanctuary.

AOTB: You've been at G4 for a while. What were some of your previous duties here like?
EM: I started off as Interactive Producer for Star Trek 2.0, which meant coming in at 3PM and leaving at midnight. I'd spend two hours a day in a little box making sure the interactive portion of the show ran smoothly for the east and west coast broadcasts. Also, I'd write the newsletter, which meant doing in depth reports on the progress of our fake, character based stocks. That was really creative. I eventually ended up writing most of the fake stocks for the second iteration of the game. I've also done camera work, a little lighting and such. I was a cut monkey (editor) for a while. I even maintained the AOTS site more or less by myself for about a year. I'm glad to have a team to work with now though.

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In a recent red carpet interview with Bloody-Disgusting, Director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard, Underworld) has finally broken silence on his plans for adapting Gears of War for the big screen. First, Wiseman is currently writing the script with Wanted writer Chris Morgan. Secondly, Wiseman is playing with the idea of a 3-D release. Lastly, Wiseman has said that he envisions the film as first of a trilogy.

“It’s going to be much more [on the] science fiction side of it than the creature side of it. I’ve always been much more of a sci-fi action fan than a horror fan,” says Wiseman. His plans to adopt the trilogy has put him in a direction of the films taking the form of a "harder edged Lord of the Rings."

Besides those tidbits of news, Wiseman also shared some of the reasons that drew him towards the project.

“I suck at video games, it just takes me too long and I can’t get the coordination of ‘em. When I was on [Live Free Or] Die Hard, I had to choose some video game for the background in a scene with Kevin Smith. I was shown about a dozen games and told to ‘Choose one to be in the background’ and I said ‘this one looks really, really cool whatever it is,’ and it was Gears Of War. I just really connected with it; the design of it the world, the whole thing. So I actually brought an Xbox 360 to start researching what it was.”

Well, I don't think you need me or anyone to tell you that film adaptations of video games populate a group among the worst films ever made. At least Wiseman seems to be approaching the source material with the attitude of one who knows what he does not know. That is always a sign of someone who is open to suggestions and takes the challenge seriously. In contrast,  "he who shall not be named" would likely have had Marcus and Dom in black leather jumpsuits, doing twirls in the air, firing their lancers in bullet-time, as bad techno music plays.

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This one pains me to type, but it looks like the first casualty of the Microsoft layoffs may be Microsoft Flight Simulator. According to Gamasutra, ACES Studio, the Microsoft-owned internal group behind the sim, has been seriously gutted. Ouch.

The last full version of Flight Simulator,  Flight Simulator X, was released in 2006, and the first version was released in 1982. That's over 25 years of some of the best flight simulations ever made. Sadly, it looks like the series is crashing, perhaps permanently relegated to the nostalgia bin.

But have a sliver of hope, Flight Sim fans. That light at the end of the tunnel might not be a train. According to gamasutra:

"Former ACES developer Phil Taylor claims in a blog post that six employees were retained to fulfill contractual duties, and Flight Simulator may continue to exist as a franchise in some other form."

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Trailer Addict has posted a new Japanese trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I'm still annoyed that the movie was delayed. I wants me some Emma Watson hotness now! Even though this was my least favorite Harry Potter book (my friends and I often refer to it as Harry Potter and the Half-Assed Writing), the movie looks pretty cool and I'm greatly looking forward to it. It's nice to see Ron on the quidditch pitch; hopefully they work in the "Weasley is Our King" song from The Order of the Phoenix.

What do you ladies and gents think of the trailer? Are you excited for this movie? Anyone else think that the whole horcrux thing came off like a bad video-game script?

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Obama's Web 2.0 administration might be getting a downgrade as the new President's staff moved into the White House only to find outdated technology.

Bill Burton, an Obama spokesman, said it was like going "from an Xbox to an Atari," which I guess means that the White House is rendered in 2D and only has one button... Also, the White House is totally an Xbot.

The President's staff, used to working on Macs, found six year-old Microsoft software waiting for them. That is at least after Windows Me, which would have explained so much about the Bush presidency. They also found laptops to be short in supply and are finding themselves less mobile than they'd like.

Part of the reason for the old technology is to ensure that everything done by the President and his staff is preserved under the Presidential Records Act.

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If you're getting tired of reading tech stories about layoffs, I apologize in advance, but I'm duty-bound to tell you, Microsoft is laying off 5,000 workers over the next 18 months, which is nearly five percent of its total workforce.  The tech giant's total profits for the fourth quarter of 2008 declined to $4.17 billion from $4.71 billion in the same period last year, so heads will roll.

It's apparently not the Xbox's fault, though: Profits in Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division rose 3% over last year's fourth quarter to $3.18 billion.  But the division had less revenue in the second half of 2008 than it did in the second half of 2007 -- $4.99 billion versus $5.02 billion. Why is this? Probably because no one is buying the Zune and there was no huge game release like Halo 3 in 2008.

The cuts are coming in the areas of R&D, marketing, sales, finance, legal, HR, and IT. "The decision to eliminate jobs is a very difficult one," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a company-wide memo.  "Our people are the foundation of everything we have achieved and we place the highest value on the commitment and hard work that you have dedicated to building this company."

For their part, Sony said it's posting a $2.9 billion annual operating loss for the year to March. But hey, look on the bright side, things seem pretty solid over at Nintendo...

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