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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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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Video games are not required to be fun in a traditional sense. They just aren’t. So, if the entertainment medium is ever going to evolve artistically rather than stagnate and regress with the zombified fad of online competitive multiplayer, money pit loot boxes, time-wasting mobile games, and the first-person shooter obsession that has oversaturated the market more than superhero films could ever do for the movie industry, it’s going to take an awakening from consumers that gaming, even at 61 years old, is still in its infancy having nowhere near tapped into its unprecedented potential as a legitimate art form.
Not to go on a lengthy detour regarding the mixed critical and commercial reception Hideo Kojima’s (instantly recognizable for the iconic Metal Gear Solid franchise and his status as one of gaming’s only true auteurs) latest masterful accomplishment Death Stranding has received, but it’s difficult to accept that many of its naysayers went in to the 50-plus hour experience with the notion presented above: gaming does not and should not be limited to conventional methods of entertainment or whatever is trending, or what’s to be expected from a mainstream AAA blockbuster title.
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Have you heard of Jurassic World: Evolution? In the tradition of theme park simulators, the video game lets players create their own dinosaur theme park where they have to bioengineer dinosaurs that think, feel and react intelligently to the park around them, create entertainment and security for guests, and keep the park up and running without any dinosaurs escaping and wreaking havoc. The game is a lot of fun, but it was all set in the modern Jurassic World park. But that’s about to change.
In December, new Jurassic World: Evolution downloadable content will allow players to go back to the original Jurassic Park from 1993, as you return to Isla Nublar and attempt to reclaim and rebuild the park so it can be open to the general public. Get a sneak peek at the Jurassic World: Evolution downloadable content for the original Jurassic Park below. Read More »
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No one seems to have a good time in the Jumanji movies — they tend to be accidentally sucked into the mystical game and have to fight to escape. But the upcoming Jumanji: Reverse the Curse VR attraction allows you to actually play the game as it is meant to be enjoyed, without dealing with all those above dangers or the untold body horror of being stuck in another person.
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The Vader Immortal virtual reality adventure game series launched in May of this year, continued with the surprise release of Episode II in September, and will be coming to an end next month with Episode III. Now, a first look and some story details have revealed that it’s time for you to face-off with the Dark Lord of the Sith himself. Read More »