Milla Jovovich Says ‘We’re Definitely Going To Make Another’ Resident Evil

Resident Evil: Afterlife is the fourth movie in the Resident Evil series and so far the most successful. To Milla Jovovich, that means a greenlight for a fifth Resident Evil movie.

“This new Resident Evil is the first one to ever open at No. 1 worldwide. It s the biggest movie in the franchise,” said Jovovich. So we re definitely going to make another one.

She noted that her husband and series director Paul W.S. Anderson has some ideas for the fifth Resident Evil installment and is looking for input from the fanbase. “We ve been talking to a lot of fans on Twitter and stuff, so it s probably going to be one of the first movies where we really talk to fans to see what they want, and what characters they want to see. It’s going to be a more interactive process.

Source: New York Magazine

THQ Talks Facebook Pros And Cons For Social Gaming

Getting the word out is vital for the success of a social games, and many use Facebook as both a publishing and advertising medium. However, Mike Hogan, THQ’s vice president of Online Publishing and Operations,  does not consider Facebook to be the be all and end all for social game makers.

“If you’re going to spend money on a [social] game, marketing is now the big driver to success,” said Hogan. “I don’t know that you really want to spend it marketing on Facebook, because then you’re really just building Facebook. It seems like another way of looking at it would be to have these games that aren’t necessarily tied to Facebook, or maybe they use Facebook Connect instead or something like that. Then the marketing dollar that you spend, you can actually use to build your own business and not somebody else’s.”

When asked about Facebook Credits, Hogan responded, “They’re real, they’re out there, people are using them [and] it’d foolish to not at least consider using them. But I don’t think it’s the only way. It’s really just a form of payment, right, so you have to offer to the consumer multiple payment methods so that it’s easy for them to spend money. And Facebook Credits is just one way of doing that.”

While many of the largest Facebook games are new IPs unto themselves, Hogan asserted they could drive outside brands. “There’s a couple of reasons why you might do a Facebook game, and one is to have it stand alone and be profitable and generate revenue, and another one is to have it complement a game that’s already out there, said Hogan. So a Facebook game could easily be just a marketing tool as well. Quite likely it’s going to be some combination of revenue producing venture and something’s that going to try to build brand awareness and bring people into… the core game.”


HP, Oracle Bury Hatchet And Affirm Partnership

HP and Oracle settled the lawsuit stemming from Oracle’s hiring of former HP CEO Mark Hurd as co-president. The two companies reaffirmed their long-term strategic partnership as well.

“HP and Oracle have been important partners for more than 20 years and are committed to working together to provide exceptional products and service to our customers,” said Cathie Lesjak, chief financial officer and interim CEO, HP. “We look forward to collaborating with Oracle in the future.”

“Oracle and HP will continue to build and expand a partnership that has already lasted for over 25 years,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

Microsoft Exec Says Halo ‘Has Moved Beyond Movies’

Given the recent hit release of Halo: Reach, it seems astounding that Universal and Fox passed up an opportunity to make a movie based on the franchise. Still, considering the franchise has gotten to greater heights without a big movie production, it could be that Halo doesn’t need to reach the big screen.

I don’t know if we need a Halo movie”, said corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios Phil Spencer. “If the right scenario came up, I could see us entertaining it. I don’t think it’s an integral part of where we are going.”

“I think it has moved beyond movies,” Spencer added. “That doesn’t mean we would shut the door on the possibility. I don’t think it’s a requirement.”

Source: Kotaku

Deus Ex: Japanese Revolution

Anyone with any familiarity with anime has seen an incarnation of Ghost in the Shell, a seminal sci-fi series about a cyborg police force. Appropriately, this trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution taps into that aesthetic thanks to Square Enix, and honestly sounds just as natural as the English voice actors (which are included for comparison).



Gran Turismo 5: Feel The Beat

Saying that a lot of time and effort has gone into making Gran Turismo 5 would be a colossal understatement. Get a sampling of the detail for the game in this techno infused trailer


Only 20 Percent Of Gamers Make Digital Purchases – Report

While many feel that digitally downloaded games are the future, Interpret LLC says that the death of gaming retail is greatly exaggerated. Only 20 percent of gamers buy digitally, and they end up buying more games at retail than their non-downloading counterparts (2.7 games every 6 months at retail locations).

Other findings showed that while core PC download sites and consoles services grew, major casual gaming portals took a hit as casual gamers spent more time on Facebook and on mobile.

“It is critical that both the publishing and retail sides of the game industry avoid overreacting to a vision of rapid transition to digital distribution that fails to reflect reality,” said Brenton Lyle, Managing Strategist, Interpret LLC. “Whether or not all game sales are digital in ten years, right now the virtues of the retail environment, including convenience, trained sales staff, and the opportunity to encourage impulse buys, are as important as ever.”

Source: Interpret

Nintendo Of America Marketing Exec Leaves

Nintendo of America has announced that Cammie Dunaway, executive vice president of sales and marketing, is leaving the company. Last November, Nintendo of America’s vice president of corporate affairs Denise Kaigler also left, leaving a noticeable gap in the company’s executive structure.

We appreciate Cammie s contributions to Nintendo and the role she played in bringing the Wii and Nintendo DS experiences to millions of people, said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. Her team and the rest of Nintendo of America remain focused on our goal of maintaining the incredible momentum Nintendo enjoys heading into the busy holiday season.

I m thankful for my time with Nintendo and proud of our team s accomplishments in growing the Nintendo audience, said Dunaway. I look forward to watching the continued growth of the Nintendo brand in the years ahead.

Dunaway joined Nintendo of America in November 2007 and helped to launch Wii Fit and form partnerships with companies like Netflix and the American Heart Association.

Global Agenda Targets APB Users

APB and developer Realtime Worlds are both very dead right now, leaving many MMO shooter fans disappointed and angry. Still, one man’s loss is another’s gain and Hi-Rez Studios is looking to swoop in with their game Global Agenda.

“Today, we mourn our latest fallen colleague, APB. In making APB, Realtime Worlds had a bold vision to make an MMO devoid of traditional tab-targeting, cast bars, and die-roll combat. We honor their effort and innovation, and greatly mourn the game’s closing, wrote Global Agenda executive producer Todd Harris. So between today and Friday, September 24, 2010, we are offering refugees from APB and other Shooter/MMOs an opportunity to join Global Agenda’s growing community more easily and affordably than ever. We figure you deserve it. And you’ll fit right in since you already know how to aim.”

Thus, those who purchase Global Agenda from can enter a code LongLiveShooterMMOs to get a 30 percent discount ($20.99) on the game.