The British Broadcasting Company confirmed last Wednesday that it is developing a 90-minute documentary drama on the controversy behind the development of the "Grand Theft Auto" series. BBC also announced that "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has signed on with the project, together with actor Bill Paxton, according to reports.
The one-off "factual" drama, which has the working title "Game Changer," will look into how the game came to be and who were the people behind its development and eventual success. Daniel Radcliffe will play Sam Houser, the creative genius behind the game and one of Rockstar's co-founders. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Houser, the British co-founder of Rockstar, is primarily responsible not only for popularizing the game series but also for "amping up the violence quotient."
Being the success that it is, the franchise has also received a lot of criticism from parents, politicians and moral campaigners because of its violence and the values it supposedly promotes. The project description says: more >>
World and faith leaders are marking on Friday the 100th year anniversary of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, one of the largest Christian massacres in history.
"I am grateful to all those who are here to once again confirm your commitment to human values, to say that nothing is forgotten, that after 100 years we remember," Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said at a flower-laying ceremony in Yerevan.
Tywin Lannister from "Game of Thrones," who played by English actor, Charles Dance, will be voicing a character in "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" when it launches next month.
Gamers hearing Emperor Emhyr var Emreis speak in "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" will be surprised to hear the familiar voice of "Game of Thrones" actor Charles Dance coming from the character's mouth.
Dance has been recording his lines for his first ever role in a video game. more >>
Juventus will try to complete the job against Monaco when they meet at Stade Louis II for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final match. The battle is on April 22, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. ET.
With a win in the first leg, Juventus have a huge advantage heading into the next round but are by no means assured of a place in the semi-finals. However, they are one step closer after their 1-0 triumph at Juventus Stadium.
Arturo Vidal's penalty shot in the 57th minute proved to be the deciding factor in the first meeting and will play an important role in the return leg. more >>
Spanish rivals meet for a seat in the UEFA Champions League semi-final as Real Madrid host Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu for the second-leg of their battle. The match is on April 22, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. ET.
When these two teams met for the first leg, neither found a breakthrough goal to give them an advantage in the match. They were evenly matched despite Real dominating possession throughout the first meeting.
Los Blancos handled the ball 63 percent of the time, resulting in 13 total shots, with nine on target. Meanwhile, Atletico only had six total shots and half were towards the goal. Things were extremely physical between the two teams as a total of 30 fouls were called, resulting in five players being cautioned in the game – three for Atletico and two for Real. more >>
Pope Francis has marked Earth Day by urging mankind not to exploit or manipulate the planet, but instead to safeguard the environment in accordance to God's call.
"I exhort everyone to see the world through the eyes of God the Creator: the Earth is an environment to be safeguarded, a garden to be cultivated," Francis said at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, Vatican Radio reported.
Francis continued: "The relationship of mankind with nature must not be conducted with greed, manipulation and exploitation, but it must conserve the divine harmony that exists between creatures and Creation within the logic of respect and care, so it can be put to the service of our brothers, also of future generations." more >>