There comes a time when you just have to resort to clichés, so here goes: forget everything you thought you knew about James Cameron’s Avatar. Why? Because the game just changed. Significantly.
For a film that’s been fourteen years in the making, surprisingly little is known about Avatar. Cameron himself has been quick to talk about the film’s plot during its production, speaking at length at this year’s E3 gaming conference and showing some footage off at San Diego Comic-Con. Despite this, two production stills and a teaser poster are all that most of us have seen of the film, a 3D epic (and IMAX, where available…who else misses the IMAX on Parnell St?) involving marines and the blue-cat-like, alien Na’vi, set on the inhospitable planet Pandora.
Check out my full preview, and the trailer, over at Venntertainment
Nope, it’s not a Futurama post, but rather a run-down of some stuff from yesterday’s E3, with some pretty amazing videos.
Day One of the Expo kicked off with presentations from Microsoft, EA and Ubisoft, with some overlap between them, but a whole host of impressive trailers and videos…and some not so impressive.
We’ll start off with the least impressive of the bunch and Ubisoft: Microsoft and EA were both tough acts to follow, but Ubisoft really didn’t give much away. A witty introduction from TV presenter Joel McHale led to Ubisoft’s director’s dicussing their attempts to cross media barriers and offer a multimedia approach: director James Cameron took to the stage to discuss Ubisoft’s involvement in his upcoming Avatar movie and the tie-in game. In what is probably the most disappointing and lengthy discussion ever, Cameron spoke at length about the film’s plot and effect, along with his hopes and expectations for the game…and showed nothing. Read more…