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Battleship Movie Review

Battleship Movie Review

While this summer has no lack of action adventure movies going for it, what with the likes of The Avengers, Prometheus, and The Dark Knight Rises on deck, Battleship is prepared to be the cleanest selection of the group. The blockbuster category requires that a movie be spectacularly large in its on-screen scope, and the movie Battleship does this - and little else. Like each of the interviews you may have heard thus far on the film, including our most recent interview on Battleship with Industrial Light and Magic, this movie is definitely a "popcorn" flick - that means you should come prepared to quite simply sit back and be entertained, and entertained well.

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ILM speaks on Battleship: “the bar has been raised” for visual effects

ILM speaks on Battleship: “the bar has been raised” for visual effects

Expanding on what we learned earlier this week from NVIDIA's talk with effects group ILM, Visual Effect Supervisor Pablo Helman let us know that their work on the film Battleship's effects and production took place on a global scale. With technologies like what we saw this week from NVIDIA with their cloud-ready GPU power with Kepler, the teams at Industrial Light and Magic and the extended Battleship film crew were able to work from not just one set location, but many at the same time. ILM artists and crew worked from different parts of the Earth all at once - this dramatically decreasing the amount of time it took to create such a giant vision as this blockbuster film, Helmen letting us know that the film industry world in recent years has certainly "become a lot smaller" in many ways.

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Activision to publish Battleship video game based on movie

Activision to publish Battleship video game based on movie

Publisher Activision has been granted the rights to release a video game based on a movie based on a board game. We're talking about Battleship, and even though you may think you know how to play the game, trust us when we say this PS3 and Xbox 360 title will involve a little bit more than plastic red and white pegs. It'll be an all-out naval combat simulation, and it's due out in the spring of this year ahead of its theatrical tie-in namesake.

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Twitter User Sinks Sony’s Battleship, Leaks PS3 Hacking Code Via PR Guy

Twitter User Sinks Sony’s Battleship, Leaks PS3 Hacking Code Via PR Guy

People who work online can still have a terrible day at the office. Kevin Butler, Sony corporate spokesman, is having one right now. A PS3 fan tweeted the well-meaning PR suit a strange series of letters and numbers. Butler retweeted the numbers, adding: "Lemme guess...you sank my Battleship?"

As it happens, those numbers were a crucial bit of code needed to hack the Sony PlayStation 3. Butler had revealed them to a whole world of Sony followers. It was an event worthy of two face-palms.

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Battleship: Star Wars

Battleship: Star Wars

An exciting edition of a classic board game, this electronic version evokes the sounds and images of Star Wars™ in four different strategy games, including solo play and player-to-player challenge. The system guides players through the different games with digitized voice commands, while the distinctive sound of ion cannons, concussion missiles, and proton torpedoes signal salvo launches as players try to knock out their opponent’s Star Destroyers, X-Wing Fighters, Millenium Falcon, and other iconic ships from the movie series. Sells for $59.95 and available now.

Surface 2 Review

Surface 2 Review

Microsoft really, really needs the Surface 2 to succeed. Praise around the first-generation Surface RT's hardware and design was tempered with more than a little criticism of Windows RT, and confused consumers left tablet manufacturers focusing on Windows 8 until only Microsoft's slate was left running the pared-back version. The Surface 2, then, aims to give Windows RT a second chance, but is Microsoft finally onto a winner or simply flogging a dead horse? Read on for the SlashGear review.

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Google Glass’ new design shows up with first buyer

Google Glass’ new design shows up with first buyer

The second full generation of Google Glass has begun to appear in homes officially as one Det Ansinn breaks out the box this morning. This fellow is one of a group called BrickSimple, LLC, developers of Glass apps specifically. They've created such oddities as the GlassBattle game - a Battleship-like title for Google Glass. Describing the new Glass headset, Ansinn suggests that it "looks identical" from the outset - below you'll see a photo of another BrickSimple employee Kel Bucey sporting the new headset.

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Voters pull the Monopoly iron out of the fire

Voters pull the Monopoly iron out of the fire

As far as board games go, it's hard to get more classic than Monopoly. I'm sure most of us have spent many hours playing the board game over the years. The game has changed slightly and some iterations have gone from paper money to credit cards and such, but at its core it's the same game of dominating your friends in the real estate market. Hasbro recently let fans of the game vote on which of the iconic, silver game pieces to toss from the game.

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Presenting Hawken: free multiplayer mech combat in beta mode

Presenting Hawken: free multiplayer mech combat in beta mode

It's time to jump in on one of the most impressive mech-based first person shooters to have come along for quite a while - Hawken - released for Beta gameplay for the masses this week. This game is developed by Adhesive Games and published by Meteor Entertainment, designed by Khang Le, Christopher Lalli, and John Park, and based in the Unreal Engine 3 universe. In a nutshell it's a battle game where you're in a giant one-person machine that blows up other machines for fun - simple concept, fabulous execution.

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