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Nov 07, 2012 -- 7:52am

Half-way through the week...here's the scoop today:

 

  • Jimi Hendrix's monumental performance from the '69 Woodstock festival, including his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, will be heading to theaters later this month as a part of the Live at Woodstock film screening.  The footage has been digitally remastered and the audio quality improved as well, and it will be used to celebrate what would've been Hendrix's 70th birthday.
     
  • In the wake of director Tony Scott's suicide, the 3D version of the classic Top Gun has been temporarily put on hold.  Though the conversion is completed, Paramount doesn't want to seem insensitive by trying to cash in on his legacy; also, it was always planned that a sequel would follow the re-release, and now that project is in flux.  It remains to be seen if Paramount will release the film at all, at this point.
     
  • Dominic Cooper has joined the cast of Dreamworks' Need for Speed, the video game adaptation directed by Scott Waugh and headed to theaters in February 2014.  Aaron Paul will star as an underground racer who modifies expensive cars to increase their speed, only to be framed for murder, arrested, and released seeking vengeance.  You might recognize this plot as something that has never, ever happened in the game series.  Sigh.
     
  • Amazon France has supposedly announced something called the Assassin's Creed Anthology, which would include all five console games in the series thus far, all of their DLC, and an exclusive lithograph for each game, retailing for about $192.  Ubisoft says more details are coming later this week, but again, this is Amazon France--nothing for the US has been confirmed.
     
  • E3 darling Watch Dogs now has a release window of sometime in 2013, according to the Ubisoft CEO, who said the game is definitely coming to PC, XBox 360, and Playstation 3, though the option for a Wii U release is still out there.
     

 

We'll see you Thursday--until then, ROCK!
--HH

 

(News credit to 411mania.com)

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