Sony Interactive Entertainment is looking to break the video game curse. Video game movies may have a bad track record in Hollywood, but that won’t stop the video game subsidiary of Sony from launching its very own production company, Playstation Productions, to adapt its extensive catalogue of beloved video games for the big and small screen.
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Back in 2009, the 25th anniversary of Ghostbusters was celebrated in a big way with the release of Ghostbusters: The Video Game. At the time, the video game was a big deal because Atari was able to round up all of the original Ghostbusters cast members to reprise their roles. Basically, it was the only way we were getting a Ghostbusters 3.
Ultimately, the game wasn’t exactly a home run since the story was somewhat mediocre and the game’s ending didn’t really deliver anything all that thrilling. But for Ghostbusters fans, with all the wisecracking from almost all the movie’s original cast and the ability to become one of the Ghostbusters in a video game for the then-current generation of video games was still pretty cool. But now fans may have an opportunity to give it another chance since it would appear that a remastered re-release of the game is coming soon. Read More »
John Wick and Predator may both be action franchises, but with the exception of high body counts, blood and bullets, they couldn’t be more different from each other. But soon enough they’ll both have one more thing in common: they’re getting the video game treatment.
That’s right, there are new Predator and John Wick video game adaptations on the way, and much like they film franchises themselves, they could not be more different from each other. Find out about each of them below. Read More »
F. Gary Gray is headed to Saints Row. The Men In Black: International director will helm a Saints Row movie based on the video game series. Greg Russo, writer of the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot, is handling the script, which will follow a gang known as the Third Street Saints. The game series was launched in 2006, and became progressively weirder and sillier with subsequent installments.
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So far the video game offerings in the Star Wars universe since Disney bought Lucasfilm have left a lot to be desired. While Star Wars Battlefront was fun for a little while, there’s no real depth to the game and it’s distinctly missing what makes an adventure in a galaxy far, far away so exciting. Hopefully Electronic Arts can change that with a new Jedi fantasy adventure game.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is about a Jedi padawan trying to survive after Order 66 resulted in almost all the Jedi in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. As the creators of the game touted during the Star Wars Celebration, this is entirely a Jedi story. There’s no multiplayer and no micro-transactions. But there is a Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order trailer that shows off our first glimpse at the video game, including the new lead Jedi character, an intimidating new Inquisitor, a cute new droid, an intriguing new lightsaber, and more.
Watch the trailer below, and keep reading for some other details revealed during the game’s Star Wars Celebration panel. Read More »
At Star Wars Celebration 2019, fans can try out Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series, a new virtual reality video game from ILMxLAB coming to the Oculus Quest headset and Oculus Rift headsets this spring (watch the new trailer). But before Vader Immortal becomes available to the general public, I was able to get a sneak preview of the experience, and let me tell you, wielding a lightsaber has never felt so good.
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series is one of the most fun, immersive video game experiences I’ve ever had, and even though it seems rather simply executed when it comes to player participation, it really shows the potential of virtual reality to bring us into the worlds that we love to escape into on the big screen. Find out more from my Vader Immortal reaction below. Read More »
Following a debut at Star Wars Celebration 2019, we have a new trailer for the upcoming Star Wars virtual reality adventure experience Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I. The VR game and experience from ILMxLAB is coming to Oculus VR headsets this year, starting with the untethered Oculus Quest headset this spring, allowing you to see first-hand what it’s like to work for Darth Vader. Watch the new Vader Immortal trailer below, and find out about two key voices who will guide you through the series. Read More »
Stranger Things season 3 premiering on July 4 already guaranteed that we would be spending some of the brightest days of the summer indoors bingeing the hit Netflix series, but the Stranger Things video game is what’s going to keep us out of the sun. Debuting on the same day as the show’s season 3 premiere, Stranger Things 3: The Game will allow fans of the sci-fi/horror series to play as their favorite characters in a shot-for-shot reenactment of the new season. Except in 16-bit, and with more murder. Watch the new Stranger Things 3 The Game trailer below.
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A new Detective Pikachu TV spot offers even more cute antics and glimpses of fan-favorite Pokemon. That includes a peek at the ghostly Pokemon Gengar, whose rotund shape and sinister grin have translated well to the big screen. As in it’ll freak you out just as much as he did when you were little.
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At Sony’s first State of Play livestream event, a new Iron Man VR video game for PlayStation 4 was revealed, complete with a trailer that puts players inside Tony Stark’s armor so they can soar through the sky and blast enemies. Watch the Iron Man VR trailer below. Read More »