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- August 1, 2001
Slated for release in summer 2002 Minority Report stars Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Max von Sydow, Samantha Morton and Kathryn Morris. Minority Report is set in the future when crimes can be detected before they happen leaving some yet-to-be murderers to become the hunted.
Report lends itself well to a wide variety of gameplay elements with
intense futuristic storylines and gripping action-packed sequences,"
states Ron Doornink, President and COO, Activision, Inc. "As a multi-platform
publisher, we intend to leverage this property across all of the major
gaming systems including the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system,
Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance
and the PC. We are very excited to work with Steven Spielberg, Fox Interactive
and DreamWorks Pictures on what is expected to be one of the most anticipated
films of 2002."
Samurai Jack Premieres
this Month on Cartoon Network
Samurai Jack is the story of a "great warrior" displaced to the distant future by an evil wizard named Aku. Samurai Jack must then find a time portal to return to the past and vanquish the evil wizard.
The Cartoon Network is marketing the series through AOL, which has created a special advance look at the production (including behind-the scenes character model sheets) via the AOL Keyword Samurai Jack.
here to see an animation test from Samurai Jack.
Virtual UK Who
Wants to Be a Millionaire Host
ShapeSnatcher Suite is an integrated software package that transforms an average slide projector and digital camera into a sophisticated 3D scanning and modeling system.
Eidos Interactive used the software to create a realistic 3D model of Tarrant's face that could be animated. The lip-synched virtual host will be made up of more than 20,000 polygons, enabling him to ask questions, give answers and utter the now-famous phrase, "Is that your final answer?"
The game also includes a 3D audience and more than 1,000 new questions.
The first version of the game, which is the UK's biggest selling game of all time, did not include a graphical representation of Tarrant. ShapeSnatcher made it possible for the upcoming PlayStation 2 version to include the virtual host. "ShapeSnatcher allowed us to transform the original PlayStation title into a showcase next-generation console game," Alltimes says.
Who Wants To Be A
Millionaire? 2nd Edition will be available in the U.K. this November.
ShapeSnatcher is also being used to scan Jean-Pierre Foucault, the host
of the French version of the game.
News Link of the
Day - Nascar Internet Cartoon Coming
According to USA Today:
nascar.com will premiere the first NASCAR cartoon show created for the
Internet. The Kellys will revolve around an (obviously fictional) fun-loving
family roaming the NASCAR circuit..."
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