Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mozilla releases Firefox 4

With Internet Explorer 9 being released last week, yesterday Mozilla released Firefox 4. I downloaded it and the interface looks a little different from the previous version.

The browser boasts a number of improvements over past iterations, including a new look and feel, and increased privacy and security features. One security upgrade, "Do Not Track," will allow "users to set a browser preference that will broadcast their desire to opt-out of third party, advertising-based tracking," Mozilla said.

The new Firefox also promotes interactive capabilities with HTML5, a Web programming language that provides full interaction without the need of external plug-ins like Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight.


The new browser had been downloaded nearly three million times hours after it was made available online. Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 was downloaded 2.35 million times within the first 24 hours of its availability last week.

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Walking Dead video game details

Some details have been released about the upcoming The Walking Dead video game.

Set for a release this Fall to coincide with the return of the TV series for its second season, Telltale Games, best known for adventure games like Sam & Max and the recent Back to the Future, will soon release The Walking Dead as an episodic game, running multi-platform. In an interesting twist, the game will actually adhere to the canon of the comic series, rather than the acclaimed TV series on which it's tentpolled. While no substantive details have been released about the game, Kirkman does make some promises about where it's heading. Hint: It will involve a lot of gory messes.

According to Kirkman:

"With the episodic nature of how they make the game, they can make a level and release a level, then make another level and release that level, so the game should come out in pretty rapid succession because of that."

Adding: "You'll be playing as characters from The Walking Dead for sure, and different levels you'll play as different people, so we'll see."

Friday, March 04, 2011

A fifth Resident Evil movie will be coming

A new Resident Evil 5 movie will be coming out on September 14, 2012, in 3D, while no name yet has been given for it.

There's good reason for the hastened production schedule for yet another sequel. According to Box Office Mojo, last year's Resident Evil film, Afterlife, was the highest grossing in the series, generating over $236 million, which is "about as much as the first three movies combined," the site notes. Afterlife enjoyed success in international markets and generated additional revenue through its 3D presentations. According to the report, about 80 percent of Afterlife's domestic revenue came from its extra-dimensional screenings.

Battle: Los Angeles video game

The new upcoming movie Battle: Los Angeles will have a video game released after the movie comes to theaters.

Battle: Los Angeles is a high-end fast and frantic first-person shooter game that will take players through a single player campaign that mirrors the upcoming feature film. Players will assume the role of a Marine fighting against a worldwide alien invasion that has the city of Los Angeles as the major battleground and focal point for the game. Players will battle unique and varied enemies, using an arsenal of weapons throughout the game like an assault rifle, sniper rifle, rocket launcher, frag grenades, and a turret gun as they navigate the streets of Los Angeles avoiding fierce and relentless attacks. Aside from high-caliber fire fighting combat, destructible environments have been included using the Havok Destruction Module, which will allow players to destroy scaffolding structures, vehicles and overpasses to eliminate enemy forces.