Sunday, October 16, 2011

News on "The Amazing Spider-Man" Video Game!

Beenox, the company that helped Spider-Man get back into the gaming industry with last year's hit "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" and this year's "Spider-Man: Edge of Time", is now in development on the Spider-Man movie reboot video game "The Amazing Spider-Man". If you want to check out the trailer that was shown at the New York Comic Con '11, then click here. Here's a little bit (but not much) of info from the panel.

Amazing Spider-Man is being made by Beenox, the studio behind the two most recent Spider-Man games, but this new game been in development by a dedicated team who have been working on it for over a year, according to Gerard Lehinay, the studio's creative director. Lehiany introduced the game at a Marvel video games panel at today's Con, saying that the creators wanted to make New York City an integral part of Spider-Man games again. "We brought back the city into Spider-Man games," he said. "For us it is important to be able to web-swing in the city. So that's one of the major things that we've been working on."

The game will be out alongside Marvel's re-boot Spider-Man movie this summer, but it will have its own story. It will also have a currently-secret "new gameplay feature" that, Lehiany teased, is designed "for you to feel like Spider-Man." Forgive me if I misunderstood his accent (he's French-Canadian), but I believe he said "It's an acrobatic tool in the game."

If you haven't watched the video yet, you should, then come back here. At the end when it shown the big robot (bigger than Central Park pretty much) caught my attention, but it also confuses me too. What do you think it might be, or who you think created it? I think it might be Alistaire Smythe, but that's just my perspective. I just wonder how will this factor in the story for the game, and will it make sense for it to be there in the first place; given the movie's new sense of realism, and darker tone.

Well like always, please comment below and let me know what you think! Thanks!

~ Gobbie, Out! ~

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Martin Sheen talks about Sally Field and Andrew Garfield

Out promoting his recent film, The Way, the folks from Examiner caught up with actor Martin Sheen, 'Uncle Ben' of Sony and Marc Webb's reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man. Vapidly praising 'Peter Parker' star, Andrew Garfield, read on below.

“It was a wonderful company. I adore Sally Field,” he said.
“I hadn’t worked with her in years and it was a chance to do it,” he said.

“The lad that played Spider-Man/Peter Parker had just come off a huge success with Social Network,” Sheen said. “He could not have been more welcoming or solicitous or kind and courteous. I was just really taken with him. This kid is going to be a big star.”

The Amazing Spider-Man releases in 3D next year on July 3rd. The movie is directed by Marc Webb, and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Denis Leary, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, and Rhys Ifans.

~ Gobbie, Out! ~