With the trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful making its rounds on the internet last week, many wondered if director Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Spider-Man) was still on board for the proposed Warcraft movie. According to the acclaimed director, he… Read More »
Michael Fassbender, best known for Inglourious Basterds, X-Men: First Class, and Prometheus, will officially play the lead in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie.
In our Gaming on Film series we normally look at some of Hollywood’s past attempts at Videogame based Films but today we have a special treat. Introducing the trailer for Wreck-It Ralph from Walt Disney Studios thanks to MSN. Ralph,… Read More »
With the release of the highly anticipated Max Payne 3 this week, we decided to celebrate the return of the hard-boiled hero with a look back at 2008′s movie adaptation, titled simply Max Payne. Did this video game movie continue… Read More »
Final Fantasy V is often credited as being the last Final Fantasy title directed by series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. This is technically false. Despite leaving the directorial chair open for future Final Fantasy games after the fifth entry, it appeared Sakaguchi had big plans for the series as it approached the new millennium.
Welcome to ‘The App Corner’ a new weekly feature offering up a short yet sweet look at the App(s) that you should have on your mobile device(s). These aren’t full on reviews, as some of these Apps won’t necessarily be games, instead the Apps featured on The App Corner have already garnered our seal of approval and as such, we wanted to share them with you, our beloved readers. Without further ado, here is ZOMBIES, RUN!
The biggest problem facing most film adaptations of video games is wrestling with the transition of game mechanics into the film’s narrative. From Max Payne’s awkward gun-fu to Doom’s infamous “first-person” sequence, filmmakers have a hard time rationalizing the existence of the most recognizable gameplay aspects of the games they adapt. This, combined with a lack of respect for the source material, results in poor writing, sloppy direction, and compromises to the original vision. This is not the case with Scott Pilgrim; a video game theme infused graphic novel turned film.
In 1997 a video game came along that changed the way we play first-person shooters; that game was GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64. Single-handedly revolutionizing the genre with its detailed level design, innovative enemy AI, and of course, introduction of split-screen multiplayer, GoldenEye is fondly remembered by gamers everywhere. Last year, attempting to recapture some of the nostalgia associated with the title, Activision remade GoldenEye for the Wii, updating the story, gameplay, and level design for the modern age, as well as replacing original GoldenEye star Pierce Brosnan with the current Bond, Daniel Craig…
With the release of Batman: Arkham City, which received our highest praise in the review, we not only got to feel awesome beating down thugs as Batman, but the folks at Rocksteady Studios were also kind enough to let us do the same as Catwoman, Robin, and Nightwing. However, us gamers are impossible to please, and we demand more, more, MORE. If Rocksteady were to ever come up with more characters for Batman: Arkham City, here are the top 5 we hope they release.
Best known as “that horror movie with Frankie Muniz in it”, Stay Alive features a group of teenagers who discover a new, “underground” survival-horror video game. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t just kill your characters, it kills its players as well. Sounding like a bad Goosebumps book premise, does this B-horror movie successfully appeal to gamers and casual audiences, or does it fail to entertain both?