TOP GUN 2 Will Explore Drone Warfare

Top Gun 2 has been in development for coming up to 5 whole years now, when the first plans were released Tom Cruise was to play a small role in the film. But now the project has taken off Cruise is to have a starring role in the latest film.

The film should be released in 3D and IMAX, David Ellison stated:

“Absolutely, I think this is a movie that should be in 3-D and in IMAX, and again something that you can shoot practically. As everyone knows with Tom, he is 100% going to want to be in those airplanes shooting it practically.”

Ellison also said:

” It is very much a world we live in today where it’s drone technology and fifth generation fighters are really what the United States Navy is calling the last man-made fighter that we’re actually going to produce so it’s really exploring the end of an era of dogfighting and fighter pilots and what that culture is today are all fun things that we’re gonna get to dive into in this movie.”

From this it’s clear that they’re going to explore the world of drones in the new film. I’m not sure if it will be on par with Good Kill. I guess we’ll see.

Thank you to Collider for providing us with this information

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Closed Alpha Specifications

So the newest in the line up of the Rainbow Six series has just launched for closed Alpha. Check out the press release below;

“TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX SIEGE IS THE UPCOMING INSTALLMENT OF THE ACCLAIMED FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER FRANCHISE DEVELOPED BY THE RENOWNED UBISOFT MONTREAL STUDIO FOR THE NEW GENERATION OF CONSOLES AND PC.

INSPIRED BY THE REALITY OF COUNTER TERRORIST OPERATIVES ACROSS THE WORLD, RAINBOW SIX SIEGE INVITES PLAYERS TO MASTER THE ART OF DESTRUCTION. INTENSE CLOSE QUARTERS CONFRONTATIONS, HIGH LETHALITY, TACTICS, TEAM PLAY, AND EXPLOSIVE ACTION ARE AT THE CENTER OF THE EXPERIENCE. THE MULTIPLAYER GAMEPLAY OF RAINBOW SIX SIEGE SETS A NEW BAR FOR INTENSE FIREFIGHTS AND EXPERT STRATEGY IN THE RICH LEGACY OF PAST RAINBOW SIX GAMES.

COUNTER TERRORIST UNITS
ASSUME THE ROLES OF GLOBAL COUNTER TERRORIST OPERATIVES, SPECIALIZING IN CLOSE-QUARTERS COMBAT, DEMOLITION AND BRUTALLY PRECISE EXECUTION OF COORDINATED ASSAULTS.

THE SIEGE GAMEPLAY
BREACH ENEMY STRONGHOLDS WITH NEW TACTICAL MEASURES OR FORTIFY YOUR OWN WITH DEFENSIVE RESOURCES IN BOTH SIDES OF SIEGES, A BRAND-NEW MODE OF ASSAULT COMBAT FOR THE RAINBOW SIX SERIES.

PROCEDURAL DESTRUCTION
CHANGE THE LANDSCAPE OF YOUR ASSAULT WITH AN UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL OF ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION. WALLS CAN BE SHATTERED, AND FLOORS AND CEILINGS CAN BE BREACHED. MASTERING THE ELEMENT OF DESTRUCTION IS THE KEY TO VICTORY.”

Sounds like they have taken Terrorist Hunt very seriously and made an entire game about it; I loved the Terrorist Hunt feature and can’t wait for this to be released. Going by the Alpha specifications, even though they say the requirements will be less for game launch, I think this game will be very demanding.

“Minimum Rainbow Six Siege Closed Alpha PC Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, x64
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD FX-8120 Eight-Core
  • CPU Speed: 3.3 GHz (Recommended), 2.6 GHz (Minimum)
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7970 / R9 280 X
  • VRAM: 2 GB

Note: These specs are the ones required for Alpha testing and are not the final PC specs. We are still working on optimizing the game and the launch specs will be lower than the Alpha specs.”

Tom Hanks’ Typewriter App is a Huge Hit

Not just a pretty face – Tom Hank’s typewriter app for the iPad has topped the charts in the iTunes App Store. Sitting in the top spot for both the productivity section and overall app sales, Hanx Writer has proven that Hanks’ name is not only a big hit for movies.

What exactly does it do? Nothing too fancy – but it does it well. This app helps transform your device into something of a pseudo-typewriter. It tries to give you the feel of the old school – complete with the banging of each key press and the chime of each new line reached. Thanks to the advancement of technology however, you’ve got the liberty of removing and replacing letters without creating a mess. You can also print, email or share your work once it’s completed.

The well constructed application offers you the ability to use an on-screen keyboard or utilize a Bluetooth device all for a price of $0. As with most applications, you can opt to purchase extras to assist funding of the developer. Hanx Writer gives you the ability to purchase different typewriter models including the Hanx 707 and the Hanx Golden Touch – the original writer being named the Hanx Prime Select.

Hanks actually released an ode to the typewriter in an edition of The New York Times, thanks to Tech Crunch we learned of his statements:

“Everything you type on a typewriter sounds grand, the words forming in mini-explosions of SHOOK SHOOK SHOOK. A thank-you note resonates with the same heft as a literary masterpiece.

In addition to sound, there is the sheer physical pleasure of typing; it feels just as good as it sounds, the muscles in your hands control the volume and cadence of the aural assault so that the room echoes with the staccato beat of your synapses.

You can choose the typewriter to match your sound signature.”

Hanx Writer is available for download now from the iTunes store.

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