May 23, 2013 | 6:46 p.m.

‘Destiny’ trailer: ‘Law of the Jungle’ shows action, no gameplay

Bungie, the creator of the bestselling “Halo” video game franchise, has released a trailer for its upcoming game “Destiny.” The 60-second “Destiny” trailer, titled “Law of the Jungle,” was directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”) and features “Breaking Bad” actor Giancarlo Esposito. “Pay attention, son,” Esposito says in his soft, commanding voice. “This is the part of the story that’s really important.” Esposito, apparently reading to his child in a futuristic bedroom, goes on to read an excerpt from Rudyard Kipling’s 1895 sequel “The Second Jungle Book.” “Now this is the Law of the Jungle — as old and as true as the sky. The Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die,” Esposito reads. “As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back — for the strength […]
June 29, 2012 | 8:24 a.m.

‘Amazing Spider-Man’ game: The heroic art of quip-slinging

Spider-Man does whatever a spider can — wall-crawling, for instance, and web-slinging — but the character is just as famous for making bad jokes while saving the city. For the just-released “The Amazing Spider-Man” video game, the task of creating Spidey’s quip-slinging fell to the game’s lead writer, Kevin Seamus Fahey, a 36-year-old television screenwriter whose credits include “Battlestar Galactica,” “The Forgotten,” and “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.” We spoke with Fahey about the challenges of keeping up with Peter Parker’s quick wit. HC: How does writing for a game differ from a TV show or a comic book? KSF: When you’re writing a comic, there’s more solitude. TV is by committee. You’re in a room with half a dozen people, staring at each other for eight or 10 hours a day. With games, you’re also working in groups. But instead of a […]
June 07, 2011 | 3:41 p.m.

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters video game looks to light it up

“In brightest day, in blackest night,  no evil shall escape my sight.  Let those who worship evil’s might,  beware my power … Green Lantern’s light!” So goes the oath of the Green Lantern Corps as recited by Hal Jordan in DC comic books for more than 50 years. The hero reaches the screen next week with the Warner Bros. film starring Ryan Reynolds, but that’s not the only emerald-hued spotlight shining on the character right now —  the new Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment game Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters hit stores Tuesday for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS and DS. In the comics and in the film, Jordan is given a cosmic weapon, a power ring, by the dying alien Abin Sur, who crash-landed on Earth and with the ring is passing on his membership in the Green Lantern Corps, which is a sort […]
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