Keeping with the recent trend of movie studios developing video game franchises for the big screen, 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment are reportedly giving Mega Man the live action treatment.
The brain child of Akira Kitamura and Keiji Infune, we first met the human/robot hero in 1987 when Capcom released the first Mega Man video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The main series of games pit the Blue Bomber against the dastardly Dr. Wily and his army of evil robots bent on world domination.
Continue reading Live Action Mega Man Movie in the Works at 20th Century Fox
Fox announced the Assassins Creed film nearly two years ago with Michael Fassbender at the helm. It’s needless to say the first official image released was a long time coming.
Continue reading First Look at Michael Fassbender in Assassin’s Creed
For all of the fantastic games to come out this year, none have roots as deep in the medium as Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid. The series has spanned 28 years and evolved to suit countless hardware changes and technological refinements. The newly released launch trailer, directed by Kojima as always, is dead set on reminding you that September marks the end of a cherished and longstanding piece of gaming history.
Continue reading Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s Launch Trailer Is A Nostalgia Trip
The love-fest to all that is Disney, the D23 Expo, took place this weekend in Anaheim. And lo, much rejoicing rang through the halls as Disney revealed information ranging from Toy Story 4 to giving the audience their first glimpses of Dr. Strange and the next Captain America film. But that is a topic for a different conversation. Instead, let us turn our attention to a galaxy far, far away for this bit of information.
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A wave of cautious optimism, or perhaps cautious pessimism, swept through fantasy fandom yesterday as it was announced that several companies resolved some sort of dispute and now a new movie based on Dungeons & Dragons is in the works.
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At E3 this year EA teased Mass Effect: Andromeda with a brief CG trailer that hints at some kind of focus on terraforming/discovering habitable worlds, which is a tantalizing concept for a game set after the events of Mass Effect 3. Amazing possibilities burst out of those first few frames before the attention shifted to a conventional action sequence with a Commander Shepherd-looking Spectre agent, and Andromeda began to look a lot like an iterative sequel to the original Mass Effect trilogy rather than the brand new story within the Mass Effect universe that Bioware initially conceived.
Continue reading Mass Effect: The Next Trilogy We’d Want To See
If you are of gamer of a certain age, there is a good chance you remember King’s Quest. A stalwart in the adventure game history, King’s Quest has returned with a new chapter.
Continue reading King’s Quest: Back and Better? Perhaps.
There probably isn’t much point in devoting an article to Fallout 4‘s announcement because let’s face it, you’re on the internet, so you’ve heard about it. Bethesda’s unveiling of the post-war RPG made the rest of E3’s news sound like that droning gibberish Charlie Brown hears whenever adults are talking – it drowned nearly everything else out. So rather than dissect the small bits and pieces of information we have on the upcoming iteration, I want to go back to Fallout 3 and talk about why a new chapter in the series is such a big deal, at least for me.
Continue reading Fallout 3: or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
In 1974 Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson created a game that would combine developed wargaming and character based role-play, and a community was born
Continue reading Tabletop Gaming: Art, Imagination and Community
After a couple heartbreaking delays, CD Projekt RED has finally unleashed its magnum opus unto the gaming world – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The last two releases in the series have consistently raised the bar with their feature-rich gameplay and mature plot elements, and this third and final instalment of Geralt’s adventures across a world mired in war and politics is an amazing experience that is miles ahead of its peers as well as its own prior entries.
Continue reading The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review: A Grand and Rewarding Adventure