Pokemon Go continues to be all the rage in video gaming right now. The recently launched mobile version of the Nintendo video game franchise has become so popular in such a short amount of time that Comic-Con moved a panel for Pokemon Go from a smaller venue to the massive Hall H. And it sounds like sometime down the road Pokemon will be back at Comic-Con with a movie to show off with the movie rights officially being snagged by Legendary Pictures.
In addition, details on just what kind of story we can expect from the game have surfaced, and the movie will apparently go in a direction that likely no fan was expecting to hear. Find out more about the Pokemon movie after the jump. Read More »
Even though this year brought the most successful video game movie of all time with Legendary Pictures bringing Warcraft to the big screen, there still hasn’t really been a video game turned into a movie that has struck a chord with audiences and critics alike while also being a big hit at the box office. From the abysmal Super Mario Bros. in 1993 to more recent attempts such as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Max Payne, video game movies have a terrible track record. Now a new video essay attempts to explain why. Read More »
It’s been years since New Line Cinema announced that they were developing another Mortal Kombat movie. Director Kevin Tancharoen was set behind the camera after helming the web series Mortal Kombat Legacy, but he left the project two years later. The last update we got on the project came last year when James Wan was brought on board as producer, and no more has been heard about the project since then. But that changes today.
Christopher Lambert, who played Raiden in the first Mortal Kombat movie, recently sat down for an interview where he revealed that he’s currently in talks to return as the electric warrior in Mortal Kombat 3. In addition, he teased a new twist on the story that will incorporate time travel. Find out what we know about Mortal Kombat 3 from this recent revelation after the jump. Read More »
It’s been just over a week since Pokemon Go debuted on mobile devices and the game has taken the world by storm (at least in the territories in which it’s been made available so far). Pokemon has always been a popular Nintendo property, but the popularity of this game is something fascinating and wonderful. People are leaving their houses at all hours of the day, walking around their neighborhoods and cities, meeting strangers, just so they can find Pokemon. Sure, some have used it for evil, but overall, this new game is paving the way for a new kind of gaming that incorporates the real world like no other game has done before.
So with the popularity of Pokemon Go being off the charts, is there a chance we might see a live-action Pokemon movie get off the ground sooner than later? Read More »
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Michael Sugar, who recently won an Academy Award for producing Spotlight, is attempting to bring EA’s Battlefield to the small screen. The video game franchise, which is very popular for its highly-addictive online multiplayer mode, was created in 2002, starting with Battlefield 1942. Since then, Battlefield has gained a following of 60 million players, and with a fanbase that massive, UTA and Paramount smell an opportunity.
Below, learn more about the Battlefield TV series.
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Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
It was probably only a matter of time before someone succeeded in bringing Warcraft or Assassin’s Creed to the big screen, and it shouldn’t come as any surprise that adaptations of titles like Sonic the Hedgehog, Minecraft, and Tomb Raider are in the works as well. They’re all big names with built-in fanbases that will (fingers crossed) turn up opening weekend to see how things turned out. But Sega’s next game-to-movie effort is a bit more unexpected.
Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) will direct a movie based on Rent-a-Hero, the 1991 Sega game. If you’re wondering what it is and why you’ve never heard of it, the answer to the second question is that it was never actually released in the U.S. The answer to the first is that the movie will center around a startup that’s basically “Uber for heroes.”
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Before Warcraft even hit theaters in the United States, box office analysts were already predicting that the video game adaptation from Moon and Source Code director Duncan Jones wasn’t going to make much money domestically. However, Warcraft was already pulling in some serious bank overseas, and just a few weeks after hitting theaters around the world, it was already the most successful video game film of all time. And you know what that means.
In a post on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo, the official social media account of the Warcraft movie came out and said that this first film is just the beginning, meaning that a Warcraft sequel is in the works. Read More »
March 16th, 2018 is when we’ll see the new Lara Croft in action. That’s the release date Warner Bros. has set for director Roar Uthaug‘s (The Wave) video game adaptation/reboot, which will star Academy Award-winner Alicia Vikander (Jason Bourne). There are currently no other films scheduled for Lara Craft‘s release date that we know of, but it will open a week after The Wreck-It Ralph sequel and a few short weeks before Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One adaptation.
Below, learn more about the reboot.
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It’s easy to cynical about virtual reality until you actually give it a try. Sure, you look like an idiot when you have one of those headsets on, but when you’re engaging with the right material, the experience can be breathtaking. It’s not going to replace traditional gaming and it certainly won’t change the way we watch movies, but it’s a fascinating new medium and a thrilling way to experience stories.
As expected, this year’s E3 conference hasn’t been shy about teasing upcoming VR experiences and the next step for game developers and publishers is pretty clear. The faithful and the adventurous gamers are in the bag for this technology, so how do you go about convincing normal people to give this stuff a chance? The answer may lie in making games based on already beloved universes and characters, as new VR games based on Star Trek, Star Wars, Batman are on the way.
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I’m not sure if we’re living in a golden age of horror video games or if good horror video games are just abundant right now, but gamers who want to jump out of their seats and yell at their televisions after getting the crap scared out of them by a jump scare have plenty of options. While these games may vary wildly in style and execution, they all tend to have one thing in common – they put you in control of the victim. You are the hunted, looking to survive an encounter with something much more powerful than you that means you harm.
And that’s why Gun Media‘s upcoming Friday the 13th video game, which just revealed five new minutes of gameplay footage, is so intriguing. While it will offer you the opportunity to run and hide and cower and everything else you do in modern horror games, one lucky player gets to step behind the hockey mask of Jason Voorhees himself and hunt down everyone else.
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