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Fully Charged: Michael Fassbender to play Steve Jobs, full Jurassic World trailer, and GTA5 leads UK all-time charts

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Fassbender to star in Universal’s Steve Jobs movie

Last we heard, the Steve Jobs movie written by Aaron Sorkin from Walter Isaacson’s biography had been kicked to the curb by Sony, but a new suitor was circling the remains. Now Universal Pictures has confirmed that it will make the movie instead, with Danny Boyle still slated to direct.

Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio were both anticipated to play the iconic Apple founder at different points, but now it appears that Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) will take the role. And yes, Seth Rogen is still expected to play co-founder Steve Wozniak. No word yet on when it’s expected to begin shooting, but the budget is reportedly pegged in excess of US$30 million (£19 million).

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

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Full Jurassic World trailer released

Posted two days earlier than teased, the full Jurassic World trailer is now available online. We’ll refrain from speaking too strongly about a trailer some six months before the theatrical release, but there are certainly things to like (the theme!) and things to be wary of (the acting! the effects!). Fingers crossed that it’ll be much better than the last flick, at least.

[Source: YouTube]

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GTA5 is the UK’s all-time bestseller


Last week’s new-gen launch of Grand Theft Auto 5 not only brought the tremendous open-world action game to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but it was also just enough to push Call of Duty: Black Ops out of the way as the UK’s all-time bestselling video game.

Chart-Track reported the news early this week, saying that GTA5‘s new record joins its previous one, which was for the highest-grossing single-week UK game sales (£94m for last year’s Xbox 360 and PS3 versions). No word on how many copies the game has sold to date here, but seeing as the game had shipped 34 million last-gen units worldwide as of August, we’re guessing a lot.

[Source: Chart-Track]

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Sony embraces “microtising” on 4K TVs

Olivier Giroud for Sony

So clear is the picture on 4K televisions that Sony no longer feels the need to buy out big banners to promote its wares. Now, companies like it and others can simply put a small logo or bit of text into the image and expect that those with high-end sets will make out the advert.

To pursue this unique endeavor, Sony has teamed up with Arsenal and France international player Olivier Giroud and adorned his boots with pint-sized references to its 4K televisions. Granted, if you have a 4K TV, you might not want another; and if you don’t, it might just look blurry. But we’re all for anything that makes ads a lot less obvious and obnoxious.

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Andrew writes features, news stories, reviews, and other pieces, often when the UK home team is off-duty or asleep. I'm based in Chicago with my lovely wife, amazing son, and silly cats, and my writing about games, gadgets, esports, apps, and plenty more has appeared in more than 75 publications since 2006.

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