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Game Review: Conduit 2 (Wii)

5 September 2011 8:56 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Sega and High Voltage Software have taken another shot at the Nintendo Wii market with Conduit 2. Is this sequel worth the buy and does it improve on its predecessor? Conduit 2 picks up where the first one left off as you (Michael Ford) chasing after the antagonist John Adams. The story is pretty cliché and is pretty easy to follow. Bad guy wants to get stronger, you have to stop him. Aside from the straight forward story, there are some nice cut scenes that set the tones for your environments and encounters. However, the simplicity of the plot lines isn’t a big kill for the game because it lets the game fly on the action. There is literally a fight behind practically every door and turn. Conduit 2 also sports a pretty nice voice acting cast. Michael Ford is now voiced by Jon St. John (Duke Nukem Forever, World Of Warcraft »

- Lewis Lashley

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'Conduit 2' Review - Aiming High

28 April 2011 1:40 PM, PDT | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

Trying to establish a successful franchise that's exclusive to the Wii is difficult for anyone that isn't Nintendo - many have tried, few have succeeded. Part of the pack that just wont give up is one-time rival, Sega who have launched a sequel to 2009's sci-fi, first-person shooter, "The Conduit." The aptly named "Conduit 2" picks up where the first left off, improving on High Voltage Software's biggest Wii title, ushering in the second chapter of Michael Ford's epic story.

The Basics

"The Conduit" ends with a somewhat confusing mess of conspiracies, setting up "Conduit 2" to pick up right where the last one left off as Ford follows the game's villain John Adams through a conduit to an undisclosed location. The game progresses as the chase continues, expanding to multiple locales, breaking from the Washington D.C. confines of the original.

The game is as traditional as a first-person shooter can be on the Wii, »

- Jason Cipriano

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Fox To Adapt Quirk Thriller "Five Hundred"

7 March 2011 9:10 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

20th Century Fox has picked up the screen rights to Matthew Quirk’s first novel "The Five Hundred" reports Deadline.

Called a more political-themed version of John Grisham’s "The Firm" or a less supernatural "Devil's Advocate", the story follows Mike Ford, a young Harvard Law student who is recruited by a powerful PR/ consulting firm in DC.

The firm's founder, a man with connections to the five hundred most powerful people in politics, becomes his mentor. It isn’t long however before Ford begins to suspect that he may have sold his soul to the proverbial devil.

Quirk was a crime journalist at The Atlantic and this marks his first novel. It's tipped this could be the start of a potential franchise. »

- Garth Franklin

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20th Century Fox Acquires Matthew Quirk’s Upcoming Novel The Five Hundred

7 March 2011 12:39 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Barely days after closing a publishing deal with Little Brown, the screen rights to Matthew Quirk's first novel The Five Hundred have been purchased by 20th Century Fox. According to Deadline, the movie deal was worth "low-to-mid six figures against low seven figures". It has been likened to John Grisham's The Firm, but against a backdrop of political intrigue. Prior to this two book deal, Quirk was a journalist at The Atlantic, reporting on crime, terrorism and drugs. The Five Hundred will be the first novel in what is currently a two book deal with Little Brown. No doubt both Little Brown and 20th Century Fox are hoping that this could be the birth of a franchise.  Hit the jump for the synopsis. Here's a synopsis of Matthew Quirk's The Five Hundred: The Five Hundred details the livelihood of Mike Ford, a young Harvard Law student who graduates and »

- Ben Garman

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20th Century Fox, Little Brown Spend Big For First Novel 'The Five Hundred'

7 March 2011 8:49 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Days after Little Brown closed a million dollar publishing deal on it last week, 20th Century Fox acquired screen rights to Matthew Quirk's first novel The Five Hundred.  The movie deal was worth low-to-mid six figures against low seven figures, I'm told. The book is described as The Firm, set in politics. The Five Hundred revolves around Mike Ford, a young man from the wrong side of the tracks who works his way through Harvard Law and is recruited by the most powerful PR/consulting firm in DC. He becomes the protege of of the firm's founder, who has his hooks into the 500 most powerful people in politics. The protege soon feels that he's sold his soul to his ruthless mentor. The book will be published by Reagan Arthur's Little Brown imprint, in a two-book deal. They hope the protagonist will grow into a franchise character. Several screen suitors »


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