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Sin City Sequel: Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Christopher Meloni Cast

Upcoming belated sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has acquired two major cast members: The highly-demanded Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Christopher Meloni.

According to Deadline, in an announcement that has also apparently eliminated his contention for the lead role in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Gordon-Levitt has joined the cast of this sequel for the role of a character named "Johnny;" a role large enough in scope to have been previously offered to Johnny Depp.

Meloni on the other hand, will be in somewhat familiar territory for a role that, at this time, is only described as "a cop." (Although, likely "a cop" with a maniacal Frank Miller-esque twist.) The actor, after playing a cop for 12 years on Law & Order: SVU, has been diversifying his resume with roles such as his memorable run last year on True Blood and in Superman revival, Man of Steel this summer.

With original film returnees, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and more booked, it appears this sequel to 2005's super-stylized original Sin City, once again co-directed by Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller, could give us one of the most surrealistically-stacked casts ever.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill gets homicidal for love at theaters on October 4.

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Razer Edge - Razer Launches First Crowdsourced Gaming Tablet

Razer has unveiled the “Razer Edge”, the first gaming tablet designed for PC gamers by PC gamers. Originally announced at CES 2012 as Project Fiona, the Razer Edge will utilize technology from both Intel (3rd generation Intel Core processors) and NVIDIA (NVIDIA GeForce graphics) by way of a Windows 8 operating system (full specs below). Technospeak-translation: You'll essentially be able to play PC games on this tablet, as if it were a PC computer. For more details on the different Razer Edge modes, read on.

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Turtle Beach Reveals Early 2013 Lineup

The annual tech industry Mecca that is the Consumer Electronics Show is well underway now, and Turtle Beach is there to show off its upcoming product lineup for the front half of 2013. A press release runs through the highlights, starting with a pair of multipurpose cans for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 users.

The Q1-releasing Ear Force PX51 and XP510 are for Sony and Microsoft consoles, respectively, with built-in Bluetooth, virtual surround sound, dual band Wi-Fi (to cut down on interference), and a rechargeable battery that is good for an estimated 15 hours on a single charge. These are premium items, with a $269.99 price on the PS3 model and a $289.99 price on the Xbox 360 model (likely because of the need to pack in an additional Bluetooth dongle).

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Xi3 Corporation is partnered with Valve Corporation on a pint-sized gaming PC that is designed to support Steam and its Big Picture Mode. It's not quite the Steam Box that you've all been waiting for, but that's really only because it isn't actually being called "Steam Box." This is most certainly a box o' Steam.

The press release from Xi3 is unfortunately light on hardware specs, only going as far as saying that it's built "for residential and LAN party computer gaming on larger high-def screens." The grapefruit-sized Xi3 Modular Computer chassis (pictured above) is the company's own design, but the gaming-specific model is described as a "development stage" product.

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Black Ops 2 Revolution Map Pack Details Slip Out

Activision still hasn't officially confirmed the rumored Revolution map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, but a now-removed Amazon listing makes the already likely content drop seem even more certain. It started with an alleged accidental posting of a DLC trailer of the Call of Duty mobile website, as reported by MP1st. Now there's this Amazon listing (via OXM UK) that runs through each piece of content in the pack.

The contents of the Amazon listing as OXM reports it line up precisely with the details revealed in allegedly leaked promo art that first tipped fans off to the fact that DLC was coming. You can continue to take all of this non-confirmation for what it's worth, but it certainl seems to be increasingly clear that the first Black Ops 2 is happening later this month.

Hit the jump for a rundown of the four multiplayer maps, one Zombies map, and added weapon as described by the removed Amazon listing.

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2013 Movie Preview: Evil Dead

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Posted January 8, 2013 - By Joseph Baxter

2013 Movie Preview: Evil Dead

Release Date: April 12
Director: Fede Alvarez
Rating: Not Yet Rated

The beloved film series which taught us the perils of messing with demonic books in remote cabins in the woods gets a serious update that amps-up the gore and violence to levels that could make the most hardened of horror fans flinch.

What We Know:

It's a classic story. Five young aesthetically-attractive friends decide to vacation together. For some reason, it seems that neither the beaches and bars of Key West nor the entertainment and nightlife of Las Vegas were optimal enough and they settle for the always popular "Creepy Cabin in the Woods Where The Malevolent Undead Are Said To Reside." (I think Anthony Bourdain did a special on it.)

After arriving at their super cool destination, the inevitable happens; possession, mutilation, murder, tree vines that mouth-rape people...you know, the usual tourist trap gimmicks.

Fans thinking that the Evil Dead name will bring some iteration of Bruce Campbell's iconic badass hero, Ash Williams will have to tone down those expectations. However, the Ash character will be present in spirit, as various nods to his deeds of testosterone-brimming butchery are well present. 

The cast consists of Shiloh Fernandez, Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci, and Elizabeth Blackmore.

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2013 Movie Preview: G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Release Date: March 29
Director: Jon Chu
Rating: Not Yet Rated

In this sequel to 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra the team find themselves hunted and on the run. While, the evil Cobra have seemingly defeated the Joes, you can bet that a new battle has just begun. -- That battle will involve ninjas, hot women, and explosions of global proportions.

What We Know:

This time around, the Joe team have a new alpha dog, or should we say "Brahma Bull," in Roadblock (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.") Unfortunately, he'll have a slimmer choice of people to boss around when an attack from the government practically eliminates the entire Joe team, leaving only a few survivors.

Of course, this attack was not the result of a crackdown on catchphrases and kung-fu grip, but rather, due to the machinations of the conniving terrorist group, Cobra. The Master of Disguise, Zartan (Arnold Vosloo) has impersonated and replaced the U.S. President (Jonathan Pryce) leaving the country's personnel and resources at the despotic disposal of the sinister Cobra Commander (Iron Man's Faran Tahir.)

Now, the streamlined Joe team of Roadblock, Snake Eyes (Ray Park,) Lady Jaye (Adrianne Palicki,) and Flint (D.J. Cotrona) seek out the help of the team's eponymous founder, retired General Joe Colton (Bruce Willis.) Can they stop this sinister plot? Will knowing still be half the battle? Will The People's Elbow be dropped on some jabroni?

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The Walking Dead Screenshot Shambles Forth From Telltale Games

Telltale Games saw huge success in 2012 with the release of The Walking Dead as an episodic series, with the game now at more than 8.5 million individual episodes sold since launch. Company CEO Dan Connors shared the data point with the Wall Street Journal in a recent interview, adding that roughly a quarter of those sales are for iOS versions of the game.

The company's biggest sales months for the game were in November and December of last year, thanks largely to the game's first season coming to an end, the end-of-year award accolades, and the conclusion of the first half of the AMC TV series' third season. There's unfortunately no additional word on Telltale's second season plans beyond Connors' brief mention that it is indeed the plan.

Give it up once again for Telltale Games and The Walking Dead. And for those who haven't gotten around to playing it yet: seriously, what are you people thinking? Get on that!


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 Fuse

When looking at Insomniac Games’ portfolio, Fuse almost feels like the most natural thing for the studio to come up with in 2013. Announced first as Overstrike at E3 2011, the game’s original feel was as if Insomniac were bringing its shooter experience to the third person with the slick, cartoony tone of Ratchet and Clank along with that series’ emphasis on gadgetry. Since a name change to Fuse, its been given more grit and a serious edge, familiar territory for the creator of the Resistance series.

The key ingredient that Insomniac is counting on is the substance that gives the game its title. An alien substance originally discovered by the U.S. government in the 1940’s, ‘fuse’ has been kept hidden from the public ever since. It seems to be some kind of all-purpose juice that powers up your characters and weapons, making for guns that can create black holes or turn targets into mercury. With a rogue organization named Raven having stolen its source, it’s up to you and your squad of operatives to retrieve it and clean up any messes this rather unstable substance might have made on the loose.

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Blur

Blur was one of the last projects developed by the now-closed Activision studio Bizarre Creations, and some newly revealed prototype footage offers a look at what the team could have done in a sequel. Former Bizarre artist and Blur art director Chris Davie shared a pair of videos on his personal Tumblr that offer a look at the never-completed game (via Superannuation).

The two Blur 2 prototype videos offer looks at the planned gameplay as of 2010, with one set on Blur's Brighton Storm race track and the other set on a new track in Dubai. Note that much of what you see in the videos is built on "tech and assets" from Blur, with the studio using the earlier game as a foundation to try out some new tricks and visual effects.

It's a bit of a bummer to look at a game that will never be, but it's also a cool glimpse into the pre-production work that goes into creating a sequel.

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2013 Games Preview: Dead Space 3

Posted January 7, 2013 - By Adam Rosenberg




2013 Games Preview: Dead Space 3Release Date: February 5, 2013

Developer: Visceral Games

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows

Necromorphs are bad news, always, but their newly expanded ranks are only one of the worries you'll have to deal with in Visceral Games' Dead Space 3. Isaac Clarke's latest adventure doesn't have to be a solo one, with newcomer Sgt. John Carver coming along for those who play through the story in co-op. It's one of several changes that aim to offer a more accessible Dead Space game for series neophytes.

What We Know:

Dead Space 3 picks up two months after the events of the previous game, with Isaac Clarke being brought in by Sgt. John Carver and his superiors to help investigate a 200-year-old Necromorph infestation on the icy world of Tau Volantis. The Necros were apparently well on their way to destroying everything when the infestation just... stopped. Now it's up to Clarke and Carver to figure out what happened and see if there's anything that can be used to fight the Necromorph threat in the present day.

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Sony Cuts The PlayStation 2 Price To $99.99

The era of the PlayStation 2 is officially over. We recently heard that Sony had ceased production of the sixth-gen console in Japan, and the hardware maker now confirms to The Guardian that, just a few months shy of its 13th birthday, the end of the PS2's life is official and global.

The console's decade-plus life span is one of the longest among video game consoles, rivaling the 13 year life of Nintendo's Super NES in Japan. Sony's 10,000-strong PS2 library (as of 2011) combined for a total of more than 1.5 billion game sales over the course of the console's life, as well as more than 150 million consoles sold.

It's a sad, though not unexpected, development. Why don't you take a moment today to share your fondest PS2 memories in the comments below.

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Welcome to G4's Knuckle Up, where we bring you a byte-sized view of our five favorite mobile games every week. The phone and tablet space is filled with incredible games that will keep you busy for minutes, hours, or even days -- we'll let you know what we're playing and why we're playing it.

This week, we’re talking about our most anticipated games for 2013. Check out what we’re looking forward to in mobile gaming next year:

INFINITY BLADE: DUNGEONS
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The biggest iOS franchise ever will be returning next year with something a little bit different. Infinity Blade: Dungeons looks to bring a top-down, Diablo-esque feel to the IB universe. It’s also a pretty awesome plot that’s a prequel to the first and second Infinity Blade: you’re the apprentice to the Master of the Forge, and you must battle your way through the game in order to craft the Infinity Blade. If that isn’t awesome, we don’t know what is.

The first time we saw a glimpse of Dungeons was at the iPad event back in March of 2012; however, there were a few shifts in development (including a transition from Epic’s North Carolina studio to Impossible Games), so Dungeons got pushed back to 2013. Sure, we wish we were already playing it now, but the trailer holds so much promise -- not to mention Impossible Games has been adding their genius and baking even more awesome in -- we’re willing to wait a little bit longer for what looks to be one of the biggest iOS titles of the year.

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Valve's Steam Logo

It seems more and more like Valve's rumored Steam Box is matter of "when" rather than "if," and this latest hint of the company's future in hardware only reinforces that. Valve electronics engineer Ben Krasnow reportedly gave a talk at the EHSM 2012 conference in late December where he revealed a few Steam Box details, according to German website Golem.de (via PCGamer).

According to Krasnow, the Steam Box will be a Linux machine. The news shouldn't come as much of a surprise given Gabe Newell's concerns about Windows 8 and Valve's work so far on developing a Linux version of Steam. Krasnow also let slip the news that a more official reveal will happen sometime in 2013, either during/close to GDC in March or at E3 in June. 

Meet Project SHIELD, NVIDIA's first crack at portable gaming. The handheld device comes equipped with the company's just-announced Tegra 4 GPU, said to offer six times the graphical output of the current-gen Tegra 3 chip. In addition to supporting an assortment of Android games and Google Play titles, Project SHIELD also supports Steam's Big Picture Mode and can stream games from any PC fitted with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU.

As you can see, the gaming portable is essentially a current-gen-styled gamepad with a tiny, 5-inch, 720p flip-up screen attached to it. With built-in speakers and integrated Wi-Fi, NVIDIA aims to offer a completely standalone, portable gaming experience. Hawken comes up several times in the press release as a game that Project SHIELD can run, though there's no official word yet on which games you can expect at launch and when the device will be released.

Head over to NVIDIA's official Project SHIELD product page for more info.

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