Hollywood may have a spotty record with video game movies, but that doesn’t mean it won’t stop trying. The next video game franchise to get the screen treatment is Diablo, the popular role-playing dungeon crawler video game series from Blizzard. But you won’t see this hack-and-slash video game on the big screen — it’s being developed as a Netflix animated series.
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Kingdom Hearts fans know how to wait. They’ve probably played the waiting game for longer than they’ve played any of the Kingdom Hearts games, so these next few months until the release of Kingdom Hearts 3 should be a piece of cake after we’ve already waited 13 years. It’s fine. It’s totally fine.
But wait! Before you go crazy waiting for Kingdom Hearts 3 to hit shelves on January 25, 2019, the wait for any and all Kingdom Hearts content will be a tiny bit shorter thanks to a Kingdom Hearts VR experience debuting on the PlayStation VR this holiday season. It’ll be a perfect way to bide the time while we wait to play with Baymax and the heroes of Big Hero 6, who were just teased in the latest Kingdom Hearts 3 gameplay trailer.
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If you’ve ever wanted to swing through the skies like Spider-Man, well, this guy’s Kickstarter project may be the closest you actually get. But for the next best thing, PlayStation 4 users can play Marvel’s Spider-Man, Sony Interactive and Insomniac Games’ spectacular new video game featuring your friendly neighborhood webslinger as its protagonist. The game is available right now, and Sony has debuted a cool new launch trailer that showcases many of the story’s villains. Check it out below. Read More »
The LEGO Harry Potter video games have been around for years. The entire franchise was split into two parts with the first game release in 2010 cover The Sorcerer’s Stone through The Goblet of Fire while the second game that came out in 2011 covers The Order of the Phoenix through The Deathly Hallows. They’ve been available on the older generation of video game consoles, but now they’re coming to the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch for the first time, remastered into one single game. Read More »
Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the best superhero video games I’ve ever played. It’s an exciting, expansive adventure with a cinematic story, escalating action, and personal stakes. In short, it’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a Spider-Man game.
Read on for the rest of our Marvel’s Spider-Man review, including a description of the gameplay, some story elements, and much more. Read More »
One of the best video game adaptations of all time is undoubtedly GoldenEye 64. The game took the first James Bond movie starring Pierce Brosnan and turned it into a polygonal first-person shooter that also gave us one of the most endlessly entertaining multiplayer experiences of any video game in history. But it wasn’t always fun, especially when some jerk decided to play as the signature, short James Bond villain Oddjob.
Thankfully, if you ever find yourself plugging in the ol’ Nintendo 64 for a round of GoldenEye 64, now you can stop anyone from playing as Oddjob because it’s totally unfair. A couple of the game’s creators recently took part in an oral history of GoldenEye 64, and they confirm that playing as the hat-throwing henchman from Goldfinger is cheating. Read More »
Paramount is looking to turn the visually stunning mobile game Monument Valley into a movie, and they’ve hired director Patrick Osborne to get the job done. Osborne helmed Feast, an animated Disney short that won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Monument Valley is a surreal game loaded with optical illusions, so it will no doubt make for an aesthetically pleasing film. The question is: how do you graft a plot onto it? More on the Monument Valley movie below. Read More »
Video game adaptations have not had a great track record in Hollywood. So how does Jordon Vogt-Roberts plan to overcome the bad reputation of video game movies with his adaptation of one of the most acclaimed video game franchises ever? By leaning into everything that makes Metal Gear Solid so weird.
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Two years ago, Pokémon Go became all the rage as an augmented reality game that required players to venture out into the real world in an effort to catch the hundreds of little monsters from Nintendo. Recently, Jurassic World Alive jumped into the playing field with a game that shared many similarities to Pokémon Go, but involved the dinosaurs of the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World franchises. Now, another popular film is heading into the world of mobile augmented reality gaming, bringing something strange to your neighborhood.
Ghostbusters World is a new map-based AR game where players can battle and capture hundreds of Ghostbusters ghosts in the real world using your smartphone. We got a chance to play the game at San Diego Comic-Con last week, and we discovered that rather than simply being a copycat of Pokémon Go or Jurassic World Alive, it takes the best elements of both games and evolves them into something that feels a little more engaging and advanced. Read More »
Telltale Games will bring the Upside Down to a game console near you with a Stranger Things video game. Netflix’s nostalgia-laced hit has already inspired books, board games and more, and now fans will have a chance to enter an interactive Hawkins, Indiana.
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