Neill Blomkamp Anthem

District 9 director Neill Blomkamp hasn’t directed a feature film since 2015’s Chappie, but he’s since become a prolific director of short films, helming ten of them in the past four years at his company, Oats Studios. Now he’s teamed up with EA for his latest short called Conviction, which is a live-action prequel to BioWare’s highly-anticipated upcoming video game Anthem.

Check out Blomkamp’s latest short film below, which continues to prove that short films are where he can truly thrive as a creative storyteller. Read More »

kingdom hearts plot

It’s been 13 years since Kingdom Hearts 2 came out, which means you’re going to need to do more than blow on a dusty cartridge to revive those memories of the video game franchise. Kingdom Hearts 3 drops you right in the middle of 10 years worth of story which, somewhat counterintuitively, has been going strong in other spin-off games in that long absence. In-between Kingdom Hearts 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3, there were five (!) games that were released on the Playstation Portable, Nintendo 3DS, PC, and mobile phones, each of them essential to the increasingly convoluted Kingdom Hearts plot line.

Sound daunting? Don’t worry I’ve got you covered. I’m here to try to condense 10 years worth of story for you — 17 years if you’re totally new. Because everyone deserves to not be horribly confused about this inexplicable combination of Japanese RPG and Disney.

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breaking bad mobile game

Soon, you can be the one that knocks — on your phone screen. A Breaking Bad mobile game is on its way to teach fans of the AMC drama the inner workings of the empire business and test the limits of their moral codes. The free-to-play mobile game is titled Breaking Bad: Criminal Elements and is expected to launch later this year.

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Alien Blackout trailer

By the time Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley wakes up at the beginning of James Cameron’s Aliens, she’s been in cryo-sleep for 57 years. A lot can happen in nearly six decades, and the franchise has begun to explore that era in the form of video games. 2014’s Alien: Isolation was a popular survival horror game that featured Ripley’s daughter Amanda, and as previously teased, that character is returning in a new game called Alien: Blackout – and the first trailer is here.

The bad news? Whereas the well-reviewed Isolation was a console game, Blackout will be available on mobile devices. So get ready to look foolish screaming on the subway during a jump-scare, because a Xenomorph is going to be crawling around on your phone. Read More »

This is it, everyone. The wait is finally over. How do we know? The final Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer is out, putting an end to the constant stream of trailers (but no release date) that Square Enix has been dropping for the past five years.

We’re a little more than a month out from the release of the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 and to celebrate that momentous occasion, Square Enix has debuted the most cameo and spoiler-filled trailer yet. Sora tangles with some dastardly foes, both familiar and unfamiliar (unless you’ve been playing the spin-off games), in the latest Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer while taking some time out of his world-saving mission to do the dance from Tangled. Plus the new Utada Hikaru and Skrillex theme song makes its debut, and its way better than you’d expect.

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ralph breaks vr

The Void has teamed up once again with ILMxLab on a new Disney VR Experience opening this week, Ralph Breaks VR. A few days ago, I got to step inside this new virtual reality experience. To do so, I traveled to a secret warehouse in Glendale (which is so secretive that I signed an NDA and am not even able to describe any of it to you). As a massive fan of Wreck-It Ralph, I was very excited to enter the world of the Disney animated film. So how was Ralph Breaks VR? Keep reading to find out.

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harry potter wizards unite teaser

Niantic has another mobile game on its way that will force nerds to go outside. The developer of Pokémon Go has released the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite teaser for the long-delayed Harry Potter augmented reality mobile game, which is now set to arrive in 2019.

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Marvel's Spider-Man review

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 »

stranger things video game

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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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Ewok

Have you ever wanted to send endless Ewoks into battle to die over and over again? Star Wars Battlefront 2 has you covered. The game is set to unveil a new Ewok mode that allows players to play as an Ewok defending its village or a raiding Stormtrooper trying to survive an ambush. If this game is even remotely realistic, a whole bunch of digital Ewok deaths are going to be happening very soon. Read more about the new Star Wars Battlefront 2 Ewok mode below.
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