"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,
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.
The official press release is as followed:
3-D Films Dominate With Most Noms as Avatar grabs 11, Coraline 4, and Visual Effects Company Weta Digital Snags Most Company Noms with 9
Los Angeles, January 19, 2010 - The Visual Effects Society (Ves) today announced the nominees for the 8th Annual Ves Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in over twenty categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Nominees were chosen Saturday, January 16, 2010, by numerous blue ribbon panels of Ves members who
The animated "Coraline," another movie released in 3D, followed with four nominations.
New Zealand-based Weta Digital, which worked on "Avatar," led the company noms with nine.
For visual effects in an effects-driven motion picture feature, the nominees are "2012," "Avatar," "District 9," "Star Trek" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."
Noms for supporting visual effects in a movie went to "Angels & Demons," "The Box," "Invictus," "The Road" and "Sherlock Holmes."
"9," "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs," "Coraline," "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" and "Up" were nominated for outstanding animation in an animated feature.
Ves noms in 20 categories, covering film, animation, TV, commercials and video games were chosen Saturday by blue-ribbon panels of Ves members, meeting in Burbank, San Francisco and London.
The eighth annual Ves Awards will be handed out on Feb.
What made those games incredible? Why can't anybody in the next-gen live up to a game that graced a dead console Twelve years ago?! In my opinion, it had to be the tight corridors, the unpredictable enemy AI, and a sense of freedom and pacing with a seamless (but non-intrusive) blending of puzzle-solving. There was always something interesting to do, and the freedom you had to solve the multiple missions made you Feel like you were actually in charge of the tale's outcome. Goldeneye and Perfect Dark felt like Real games, without the flash/crutch of cinematic grandeur defining the experience,
Sega's latest shooter for the Nintendo Wii, The Conduit, is just around the corner, and we've got a look at the goods for ya!
Join Michael Ford in his search for the truth regarding the unexplained events ravaging America’s capital city. Where do you turn when the city’s in ruins and you have no one to trust? You must rely on an arsenal of weapons, finely tuned for the ultimate Wii shooting experience, and aim to live long enough to uncover the conspiracy in your own backyard.
The Conduit will be available this summer, exclusively on the Wii.
The Conduit Trailer
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