Archive for May, 2008

“Pirates” maker to turn “BioShock” game into film

Friday, May 9th, 2008

From Yahoo: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (TTWO.O) said on Friday that “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski will make a movie version of “BioShock,” its hit video game about an underwater utopia gone disastrously wrong. The movie will be made by Universal Pictures, a unit of NBC Universal owned by […]

Video games don’t create killers, new book says

Friday, May 9th, 2008

From Yahoo: By Scott Hillis Fri May 9, 7:31 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Playing video games does not turn children into deranged, blood-thirsty super-killers, according to a new book by a pair of Harvard researchers. Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson, a husband-and-wife team at Harvard Medical School, detail their views in “Grand Theft […]

Fora.tv Raises $4 Mil for Info Vids

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

WebVideoReport.com reports: Fora.tv, which offers intellectual videos from think tanks and educational institutions, raised $4 million in an A round of venture funding from William Randolph Hearst III, Adobe Ventures and other investors, Beet.tv reports. The money will be used to add content to the site. –Elizabeth Jensen