An imagination is the ultimate playground. There you can take anything you want and make it do anything you want. If you want a character from a movie to fight a character from a video game in the world of a comic book, your imagination can do that, no matter what logistical issues it might present in real life. Disney is now trying to take that limitless imagination and turn it into a video game.
Disney Infinity uses a physical toy and platform system, much like Skylanders, with which gamers can take control of characters from both the Disney and Pixar universes and team them up on any kind of adventure imaginable. Of course, if you’d like them to live in a movie world, that can be arranged too, as packs specific to movies like Monsters University, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Lone Ranger and others will be available.
Disney Infinity is being developed for all major gaming platforms and will begin to roll out in June. If you watch the trailer below, details about the concept get clearer. Read More »
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In 2007, Activision changed first person shooters forever with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The fourth game to carry the “Call of Duty” name, it was the first set in modern times. The release became a cultural phenomenon, due in large part to its incredibly exciting online multiplayer experience Since then, the release of each subsequent game has been met with the kind of fanfare usually reserved for the biggest summer blockbusters. Call of Duty became a video game mega blockbuster, grossing billions of dollars.
The franchise is so well-known, in fact, that a movie based on it seems like a slam-dunk. A new article profiling the head of Activision, however, may ease the minds of COD fans around the world worried about what a film would look like. A Call of Duty movie is not something Activision is interested in. Read more after the jump. Read More »
James Rolfe is one of my favorite Internet personalities, but maybe you know him better by his other name: The Angry Video Game Nerd. Back in 2006, Rolfe began reviewing old, crappy video games on YouTube and quickly became an online sensation. His reviews of 8-bit games like Top Gun, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Back to the Future and accessories such as the Power Glove have been viewed by millions of people.
In October 2011, Rolfe asked his huge Internet following for a favor. He wanted to make a movie based on his character, the Angry Video Game Nerd, and started an IndieGoGo page asking for $75,000. $325,000 later, Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie was a go.
Co-written and directed by James Rolfe and Kevin Finn, the movie has finished shooting and is now being edited. As a reward to his fans, Rolfe cut a trailer. Watch it below. Read More »
For most of us, Boba Fett was likely our first introduction to the world of bounty hunting. He was the kick-ass bad guy we loved to hate because he was always one step ahead of our heroes. That mythic nature of bounty hunting has faded in recent years, mostly due to reality TV, but Quentin Tarantino is on track to make it cool again. In his latest film Django Unchained, we’ll follow a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) trained to be a bounty hunter by Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is hot on the trail of his latest conquest and knows Django is the only person who can help him.
On the movie’s official website, they’ve just launched a new mini-game called Bounty Hunter 1800 that puts you in the shoes of Schultz, as you navigate your way around, looking for bounties and shooting them dead. We’re excited to debut it. Check it out below and don’t forget Django opens December 25. Read More »
Video game fans are well-aware that Halo 4 is hitting stores November 6. It’s the gaming equivalent of The Dark Knight Rises or The Avengers being released: a guaranteed blockbuster with huge, mass appeal across multiple mediums. The difference is Halo 4 will probably gross more because it costs $60 a pop instead of $15. But unlike the standard practice of popular movies being turned into video games, popular video games don’t always get turned into movies. Halo in particular has a long, storied history of filmmakers trying to make it to the big screen. To date, it hasn’t happened.
Today, we get a huge live-action version of Halo in commercial form. Oscar-nominated director David Fincher has produced a TV spot for the game, directed by Tim Miller, the creative director of Blur Studios, who helped Fincher on the title sequence to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It the latest in a long history of Halo commercials getting a Hollywood upgrade.
Check out the commerical, when delves into the past of Master Chief, after the jump. Read More »
Want to see trailers for Avengers: Battle for Earth and Marvel vs. Capcom Origins? How about some behind the scenes images and videos from The Avengers Blu-ray? Who said Iron Man 3 is going to be the best installment yet? Where’s the intersection between drinking and Marvel Comics? Want to take a tour of ILM while talking about The Avengers? What kind of craziness happens in a Eighties X-Men coloring book? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Fair warning. This is one of those articles you’re going to wish you hadn’t read because it’s about something incredibly cool that almost was, but never will be. When Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard first finished The Cabin in the Woods (which, we all remember, was several years before it was actually released) plans were set into motion for a themed expansion pack with the zombie game Left 4 Dead that would’ve allowed fans to play through scenarios in the movie. Unfortunately, when MGM went bankrupt and the film got delayed, the game went away. But in his recent Reddit AMA, the co-writer and director spoke a bit about what this game would have been. Read his quote after the jump. Read More »
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Video game and documentary fans should know the name Steve Wiebe. He’s the star of The King of Kong, Seth Gordon’s awesome 2007 documentary about how Wiebe battled master gamer Billy Mitchell for the world record high score at Donkey Kong. The film made Wiebe a household name in those circles and now Disney has brought him in for another challenge.
Wiebe went to Gameworks in Seattle, WA during the Penny Arcade Expo (better known as PAX) to play Fix-It Felix Jr., the game at the center of Disney’s November 2 release Wreck-It Ralph. There he played the game for the first time and set the high score on the machine. Check out a video of Wiebe’s achievement, as well as an interview with the master gamer himself, after the jump. Read More »