What the &%*# is the internet?
- Queens of the Stone Age continue to tease their new album and/or harass Kerrang! Magazine by sending them letters with random phrases, the latest of which simply says "If You Find..." Somehow, fans have come to the conclusion that this suggest the new offering will be released on either May 6th or June 9th. Oooo-kay then.
- According to an anonymous, former US Navy SEAL (and Spin Magazine), Metallica requested that the military stop using their music to wear down Iraqi prisoners for interrogation when they caught wind that this was happening. The source says that Christian metal band Demon Hunter stepped into replace them afterward and were supportive of the project. Of course, there's absolutely no way to substantiate this claim, since the guy is totally anonymous, but there it is.
- Director Mark Neveldine (the Crank series, Ghost Rider; Spirit of Vengeance) is set to helm The Vatican Tapes, an action/horror flick for Lakeshore Films that centers around a leaked tape from the Catholic center that shows a failed exorcism. If this thing actually stays ACTION/horror, it might be fun--kinda like a supernatural version of The Da Vinci Code, maybe. Otherwise, no thanks.
- Hugh Laurie (House) is set to play the villain in Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, Disney's upcoming sci-fi flick that stars George Clooney. The plot is still being kept under wraps, but it's expected to be similar to Close Encounters of the Third Kind and center on a man's search for extraterrestrial life on Earth. During development, it was known as 1952, if that means anything to you.
- Far Cry 3 has been a big hit for Ubisoft, as they announced it has now sold over 4.5 million copies in just a couple of months, and of course, that means a fourth game in the series is on the way--and supposedly, it'll be quicker than the four years it took to get from 2 to 3.
- The G4 network has already canned Attack of the Show! and X-Play, the only shows they carried over from when they were TechTV (and the only two worth watching on G4 anyway), so now it's almost time to turn the lights off for good. As of April 22nd, G4 is dead, and the Esquire Network goes live, a "Bravo channel for men," according to its developers. My biggest problem with all of this? NBC's Bonnie Hammer saying that the typical gamer "doesn't necessarily watch TV for games." So, with that said, as far as I'm concerned, the Esquire Network can rot.
Have a great Valentine's Day, and until Finally Friday...ROCK!
(News credit to 411mania.com)