Alfred Hitchcock‘s classic film Vertigo was released in 1958 – the same year one of the earliest officially recognized video games, called Tennis for Two, was released. It took 63 years, but a Vertigo video game is now on the way and is set to be released later this year. But players won’t play as Jimmy Stewart’s retired police detective character from the movie: despite the title, this game is only inspired by Hitchcock’s film and will not be a direct adaptation of it. Check out a teaser trailer and learn more about the game below. Read More »
For Luis Antonio, the creator of Annapurna Interactive’s intriguing new thriller Twelve Minutes, the idea for a game with a built-in time loop narrative began with a basic question. “Most games already have an aspect of repetition: you keep dying and repeating a level. But what if the character was actually aware of this? What would be the repercussions?”
Twelve Minutes is a top down point-and-click experience about a man (voiced by James McAvoy) who comes home to have a romantic evening with his wife (voiced by Daisy Ridley), only for a police detective (voiced by Willem Dafoe) to suddenly burst through the front door, accuse the wife of murder, and beat the man to death. But death is not final: instead, the man ends up right back at his own front door at the start of the evening, with only a few minutes to figure out a way to prevent this horrible situation from unfolding the same way over and over again.
I had a chance to play a preview build demo of the game and chat with Antonio about the project’s origins, evolutions, and his hopes that its inherent accessibility (all you need is a mouse) might convince non-gamers to give it a shot.
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Video game fans will have to evanesco the upcoming RPG Hogwarts Legacy from their most anticipated games of 2021 lists. Warner Bros. has delayed the Harry Potter game to next year, giving developers time to perfect the first open-world video game set in the Harry Potter universe.
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The first James Bond video game in eight years is on its way, and it’s coming from IO Interactive, the respected developer behind the hit Hitman games. Intriguingly, it will be a “wholly original story” that tells the origins of Bond and how be came to be the world’s most famous martini-sipping secret agent.
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Audiences won’t be saying “I see you” to Ubisoft’s new Avatar video game until sometime in 2022.
Back in 2017, the video game giant announced that a brand new Avatar game was in the works courtesy of Massive Entertainment, the same company that made games like The Division, Far Cry 3, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Things have been quiet for years when it comes to status updates about the new project, but on a recent earnings call, Ubisoft revealed that the new Avatar game won’t be coming out as quickly as expected. Read More »
You would think that the lesson of all the Jurassic Park movies, and by extension the Jurassic World movies, is that it’s a terrible idea to visit the real, living dinosaurs of Isla Nublar. But Jurassic World Aftermath gives you the opportunity to do exactly that — in virtual reality. A new VR game coming soon to the Oculus Quest, Jurassic World Aftermath is an immersive game that allows you to run and hide from dinosaurs to your heart’s content.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
There have been several video games set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, but none quite like this.
Hogwarts Legacy is a third person open world game for next generation consoles, and its impressive trailer was revealed today during a PlayStation 5 event. Check it out in all its glory below. Read More »
It’s always exciting when filmmakers test the waters in different mediums, especially the medium of video games. Video games are becoming increasingly cinematic, so much so that the lines are being blurred and you’ve got film websites reviewing games. So when a filmmaker makes the leap to video games, it’s not that much of a leap.
Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is the latest to make that leap, with a new CG spot for the Marvel’s Avengers video game, the new action role-playing brawler video game co-developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. Watch the Vogt-Roberts-directed CG spot below. Read More »
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As independent video games continue to push the creative envelope, they’ll continue to attract top-tier Hollywood talent to participate. Case in point: Twelve Minutes, an upcoming interactive time loop thriller that features voice work from Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class), and Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse). Check out the game’s trailer and learn more about it below. Read More »
Last year, we learned that a company called Daedalic Entertainment was developing an action-adventure video game called The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which is set after the pitiful, obsessive creature loses The One Ring to that sneaky little hobbit Bilbo Baggins but before he’s captured by Sauron’s forces. Now the first teaser trailer for the game has arrived, and if you’re wondering, “Hmm, does this teaser begin with fish carcasses?”, then trust me when I say you are going to want to watch this sucker immediately. Read More »