News for Dec. 01, 2005

Wired: King Kong Game Gets Five Bananas

12/01/05, 8:19 am EST - Xoanon

Movie games aren't supposed to be this good. As my onscreen alter ego runs through a dense jungle, my real-life heart pounds. A great, shrieking dinosaur pops out of the brush as I realize that I ran out of ammo long ago. I dive for a pile of bones lying on the ground, pick one up and javelin-toss it into the beast's throat. How the hell is next month's King Kong movie going to compete with this? To create Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, the celebrated director teamed with talented game designer Michel Ancel, whose Beyond Good & Evil won critical acclaim for its cinematic presentation. Kong is an even better game than Ancel's last. [More]