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Gaikai, the company that recently grabbed domains for "PlayStation Cloud," took the stage today at the big Sony event to announce the cross-play and social capabilities of the PS4. Certain upcoming titles will be completely compatible with the PS Vita, allowing you to literally stop playing on one console, and pick up right where you left off on the other.
When it was announced that David Fincher, acclaimed director of such films as Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, was going to be at the helm of a movie about Facebook, a lot of people were skeptical. Some were worried that it was just a quick film to cash in on the popularity of the internet phenomenon while others were concerned that it just wouldn’t be that interesting. Luckily, neither of these is true.
This is pretty clever. What if the cast of Street Fighter had Facebook accounts? Well, maybe something like this...
The theatrical trailer for David Fincher's The Social Network went out yesterday before Inception, but if you missed that (shame on you), you can now check it out online. The trailer features a pretty cool picture montage segueing into a pretty good look at what the actual film will be like. I have to say, I'm pretty convinced at this point that Fincher knows what he's doing with this project, and that it's not a shameless cash-in before Facebook goes the way of Myspace. It also features a really awesome cover of Radiohead's "Creep" by Scala & Kolacny Brothers.
You all know Mafia Wars, right? It's one of those games on Facebook that sends you an update every five seconds from one of your friends asking for help in their fictional gang wars and mobster hits. It's mildly addictive and easy to play and has secured an audience of over 25 million active users. Hell, even I signed up at one point to see what all the fuss is about. But did any of those 25 million users ever think they would see Mafia Wars: The Movie?
Fight Club being my personal favorite movie ever, I'm always interested to see what David Fincher is up to next. When it was first announced that he was working on a Facebook movie... I was less than overjoyed. But now it's become pretty clear that the film isn't so much about Facebook, as it is about the dirty backroom scheming and betrayals that went on behind the scenes of the multimillion dollar enterprise it is today. The teaser trailer is a little sparse, but it does a good job of setting up the tone of the film. Check it out below.
Those of you who read reports that Zynga, the social gaming company behind the most annoying addictive and most played games on Facebook, Mafia Wars and FarmVille, was going to ditch Facebook and were excited worried, then you can rest easy. Facebook and Zynga have just released a press release that states the two have "entered into a five-year strategic relationship."
By far one of the most annoying things on Facebook are those incessant Farmville posts that appear on my News Feed. No more. Jolt Online Gaming created FarmVillain, a new Facebook app that creates Farmville-like posts, but takes it to another level.
For those of you who can't get enough of Facebook or Starcraft and wish you could combine them into one super-special-awesome mix, this ones for you. As a side note, I also hate you.
We've been covering the war over the rights to hold Comic-Con pretty closely, from the news that Comic-Con might be looking elsewhere for a new home, to the San Diego convention center's proposed $753-million expansion. So Far however, and aside from San Diego obviously, only one city has been publisizing its efforts to attract the cash-cow convention. That city being Anaheim, who recently issued a public letter announcing its intentions to make Comic-Con their own. Now however, LA has thrown its hat into the ring, following suit with a Facebook fan page of their own.