Feeds

Clint sets Dirty Harry on spotty youths

Go ahead punk - buy my game

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

There is some cheery news today for those readers who like their video games to feature men in slightly flared suits deploying .44 Magnums against snivelling ne'er-do-wells - Clint Eastwood will voice a new Dirty Harry adaptation which aims to "introduce this memorable film character to new generations on a medium they appreciate", as the Oscar-laden Hollywood heavyweight put it to the New York Times.

Anyone who recalls seeing the orginal film on its 1971 release will also remember the rumpus it caused - due in the main to Clint rejecting the normal due legal process in favour of pumping miscreants full of lead. As the poster put it at the time: "You don't assign him to a murder case - you just turn him loose". Blimey.

Of course, it all seems a bit tame nowadays, so it will be interesting to see how Eastwood's Malpaso Productions intends to tempt a blood-soaked generation of youths to load up their vigilante piece and hit the streets.

According to the NYT, the game will include "characters and settings from the five-film franchise, which began with Dirty Harry in 1971 and ended with The Dead Pool in 1988", but the storyline "will be original".

Original perhaps, but we do sincerely hope that gamers are given the opportunity to pull the trigger against unarmed suspects while uttering the immortal words: "Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?" Ah, they don't make 'em like they used to... ®

Bootnote

We gather that a game version of the Al Pacino hymn to cinematic ultraviolence Scarface is also in the pipeline. Should be a laugh a minute.

Related stories

Socially inadequate? Meet V-girl
Hackers sued for tinkering with Xbox games
New Zealand censor pulls Postal 2

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Och aye! It's the Loch Ness Monster – but only Apple fanbois can see it
Fondleslab-friendly beastie's wake spotted... OR WAS IT?
Japanese boffin EYES up big bucks with strap-on digi-glasses
AgencyGlass saddles user with creepy OLED display
Sleuths find nosy NORKS drones on the Chinternet
UAVs likely to have been made in the Middle Kingdom
Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise
Not exactly attractive to the Israeli tourist demographic
Dorian Nakamoto gets $23,000 payout over Bitcoin invention saga
Maintains he didn't create cryptocurrency, but will join community
Pirate Bay's 10 millionth upload: Colour us shocked, a SMUT FLICK
P2P badboys show online piracy is alive and humping
Teen girl arrested with 70-year-old man's four inch weapon inside her
Charged with introducing .22 snubbie to penile facility. It wasn't firing blanks
Oz bank in comedy Heartbleed blog FAIL
Bank: 'We are now safely patched.' Customers: 'You were using OpenSSL?'
Forget the beach 'n' boardwalk, check out the Santa Cruz STEVE JOBS FOUNTAIN
Reg reader snaps shot of touching tribute to Apple icon
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.