Even though it’s easy to disregard Star Wars: The Phantom Menace when it comes to the legacy of the sci-fi saga, you can’t deny that the Boonta Eve podrace is one of the most exhilarating and entertaining sequences in the entire franchise. Even more thrilling is the old school racing video game inspired by it, Star Wars Episode I Racer. The video game was released for Nintendo 64 and Microsoft Windows in 1999, and soon it will make a comeback by getting re-released on both PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. Read More »
Since everyone is staying home to self-quarantine during the spread of coronavirus, video games have seen a significant increase in use as people turn to other forms of entertainment beyond streaming movies and TV at home. And if you’re a Predator fan, you’re about to have a fun weekend with a sneak preview of the upcoming multiplayer video game based on the classic film starring Arnold Schwarzegger and one ugly motherfucker.
Predator: Hunting Grounds is an upcoming shooter video game where players are either part of an elite team of soldiers trying to complete a mission or a Predator trying to hunt them down. Each side has unique weapons helping them in the battle. Two new Predator: Hunting Grounds trailers have just been released, showcasing each side of the battle that will undoubtedly make the jungle a little bloodier when all is said and done. Read More »
We’re a couple weeks into practicing self-quarantine to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the boredom may be beginning to set in. But not for the players of the newly released Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the wholesome Nintendo Switch game in which players spend their days catching fish, building houses, and paying off loans. But most importantly, they’re recreating movie scenes.
Scenes from films like The Lighthouse, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and Howl’s Moving Castle have become popular to parody or pay homage to, with many players sharing their nifty custom designs of beloved characters on social media, to the joy of their anxious followers. Because in a time like this, what better than to celebrate cinema with chibi versions of beloved movie characters?
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Blade Runner will be making a surprising comeback in video game form thanks to Nightdive Studios, the company known for restoring classic video game favorites like System Shock and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. The classic 1982 sci-film noir directed by Ridley Scott was turned into a point-and-click computer game in 1997 that follows an original story running parallel to the film starring Harrison Ford, occasionally intersecting with it and featuring some of the same famous locations and characters. Now it has been remastered and will be re-released this year. Read More »
While we’re waiting to see when the next assembly of The Avengers might be on the big screen, fans have been eagerly awaiting their team-up at home on video game consoles. Last summer brought the first trailer for Marvel’s Avengers, a new game from that let’s players control Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Black Widow in a massive action adventure. Originally slated to release this May, Crystal Dynamics announced news of The Avengers video game delayed until the fall. Read More »
Welcome to another edition of Gaming Bits, the column where I quickly present some of the hottest topics in gaming culture regarding narrative titles, property tie-ins, and other things of that nature. This installment is a little lighter than usual considering there’s been a shortage of news due to the holidays, but there are still some tantalizing tidbits to talk about, so let’s get right to it!
In this edition of Gaming Bits:
- Star Wars gaming news
- Resident Evil 3 Remake action concerns
- PT/Silent Hills exploration mod
- The Witcher released on Netflix
- Xbox Series X update
- And more!
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Now that the Skywalker is complete with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, fans will soon be able to re-live all three trilogies with the help of LEGO.
The release of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been teased with the release of a new trailer highlighting some of the most memorable moments from all nine of the Star Wars films in the Skywalker saga, from The Phantom Menace through The Rise of Skywalker. Get a taste of the new video game coming to consoles in 2020 below. Read More »
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Gaming Bits, a continuation on columns such as Star Wars Bits, Superhero Bits, and Theme Park Bits. Every couple of weeks, I will be highlighting intriguing industry stories and breaking news. Seeing as /Film is primarily a film website (duh), the focus here will primarily be on narrative-driven games, interactive drama, and IP tie-ins. Nevertheless, let’s get into our first roundup, which is a big one considering The Game Awards took place a few days ago and provided a number of tantalizing stories.
In this first edition of Gaming Bits:
- The Game Awards
- Cloud Chamber developing a new Bioshock
- Ghost of Tsushima gets an impressive new trailer
- Resident Evil 3 Remake in development and already has a release date
- Information on new consoles
- And more!
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Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Even though Star Wars fans have been gushing about the new video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order since it was released last month, there’s still one game that has only gotten better since its release over two years ago.
Star Wars: Battlefront II may be a bit repetitive, but the growth and expansion of the game over the past two years has greatly improved gameplay and given fans what they really wanted out of a Star Wars game like this. The next couple months are going to improve the game even more with the arrival of Star Wars Battlefront II The Rise of Skywalker DLC. Check out the trailer for the game expansion pack below. Read More »
In just a few years, the online video game Fortnite has become a pop culture titan, influencing how kids do embarrassing viral dances and how we see our new Star Wars clips. J.J. Abrams announced at last night’s Game Awards that a new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker clips will debut exclusively on Epic’s online shooter game, just after two new Star Wars Fortnite skins were unveiled at the game’s item shop.
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