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Freebies

Wing Commander III is free on Origin


Now I just need a joystick
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
The next free game in EA's On the House promo for Origin is the classic space combat sim Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger. Add it to your account and its yours to keep. This is definitely something to check out for folk...
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Movies

There's going to be a Dead Island movie (for real this time)


Production starting Q1 2015
Aug 01
// Jordan Devore
A few years ago, Lionsgate picked up the film rights to Dead Island but now Deep Silver is moving forward with Occupant Entertainment to "package, produce, and finance" an adaptation. It's unclear which direction the movie wi...
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Is this Harry Dean-Stanton's first game appearance? Who cares.
The pre-order bonuses for Alien: Isolation have been announced, and they're really, really cool... but should we take it at some kind of sign? After all, it was a very similar lust for bonuses that led to the crew of The Nostromo investigating the distress signal coming from LV-426, in the process granting passage to the film's titular nightmarish stowaway.

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Sonic movie

Prepare for a hybrid CG/live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie


We knew this day would come
Jun 10
// Jordan Devore
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sega Sammy's Marza Animation Planet studio have plans for a big-screen Sonic the Hedgehog movie that will combine CG animation with live action, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Evan Susser...
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Microsoft in talks to partner with Showtime for Halo TV series


It's...!!!
May 05
// Dale North
That upcoming Halo TV show? Variety says that it looks like Microsoft and Showtime are going to team up for its distribution. If this goes down, the live-action show will show up first on cable, and then become available on c...
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Splinter Cell

The Bourne Identity director in final talks for Splinter Cell movie


Not a bad choice
Mar 20
// Jordan Devore
The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Jumper director Doug Liman is in final negotiations to direct Ubisoft and New Regency's Splinter Cell film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The adaptation is expected to rel...
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Warner Bros. developing a Minecraft movie


And it'll be live-action
Feb 27
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a Minecraft movie according to Deadline. Notch himself confirmed the news as well. So yeah, that's happening. Warner acquired the movie rights from Mojang, and it looks like this will be a...
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I wish this Mario Kart movie was real


Much better than a Need for Speed movie
Oct 15
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
What happens when you apply the over-the-top seriousness from that Need for Speed movie trailer to Mario Kart? Magic. Thanks, GamesRadar.
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The first trailer for the Need for Speed movie is here


Starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul
Sep 25
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Oh you didn't forget, did you? There's going to be a Need for Speed movie, and it's going to star Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. The first trailer for the movie has plenty of cliché going for it, you know, the same kind of stuff you've seen from movies about racing cars before. Need for Speed (the movie) revs up its first trailer [Flixist]
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Dante's Inferno

Evil Dead director tied to Dante's Inferno film adaption


Go to Hell ... Again
Sep 17
// Kyle MacGregor
Universal Pictures is looking to bring Dante's Inferno to a theater near you. The movie studio is reportedly in talks with Fede Alvarez, the director behind the recent Evil Dead remake, to adapt Electronic Arts' act...
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Movie Defense Force: Silent Hill


I'm burning
Aug 16
// Jim Sterling
My movie review show, Movie Defense Force, has another videogame-based film on the block this week, so I am sharing it here for your delicious viewing. I'm talking about the 2006 Silent Hill movie -- maligned by all when it first came out, but probably one of the better adaptations out there.  Of course, defending the sequel would be way more challenging ... and I plan on doing that, too!
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Ellen Page comments on The Last of Us likeness


"It was not appreciated"
Jun 24
// Jim Sterling
Ellen Page isn't exactly thrilled that her likeness was used without permission in Naughty Dog's The Last of Us, besides her appearing by name in another Sony production. In fact, it's specifically because she'll be in Beyond...
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Logan's Run movie

Ken Levine will write the new Logan's Run movie


Welcome Humans! I am ready for you.
Jun 18
// Joshua Derocher
A remake for Logan's Run is in the works, and it's surprisingly going to be written by BioShock Infinite's master guru, Ken Levine. He isn't leaving Irrational Games or anything like that; he is just writing this as a side pr...
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Need for Speed movie

Here's your first look at the Need for Speed movie


I feel the need...
Jun 10
// Tony Ponce
We learned last year that Electronic Arts had teamed up with DreamWorks for a movie based on the Need for Speed franchise. The film's star, Aaron Paul, best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, introduced spe...
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20-minute supercut of videogame references in movies


So many references!
May 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Here's the ultimate supercut of videogame related references from dozens upon dozens of different Hollywood movies. Not movies based on games, just movies that referenced games in some way. Whether it was just a random throw...
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Great Gatsby

Get ready for Leo with the Great Gatsby NES game


Kill enthusiastic Flappers
May 05
// Jonathan Holmes
The marketing blitz for the new Great Gatsby movie starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Toby Maguire is in full effect. Right on cue, people across the world are already bemoaning the films existence, insisting that the movie is&nb...
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Gears of War

Battleship producer joins Gears of War film


But there's not much else to report
Apr 30
// Jordan Devore
Joining countless other adaptations of popular videogames that someone bought the rights to only for us to hear little if nothing else since, the Gears of War movie is still happening. Variety reports that Battleshi...
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PlayStation 4

David Cage joined by film writers and directors on PS4


Cage refuses to direct anyone else's screenplay
Apr 29
// Allistair Pinsof
It's not normal for a man to write a 2,000 page script or direct a 10+ hour film, so I can't blame David Cage if all of Beyond: Two Souls isn't golden. Realizing how this strains developer Quantic Dream's game director, co-CE...
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Grand Theft KIFFLOM, Endless Summer & THQ's Final Auction


The Destructoid Show features very mild nudity
Apr 23
// Max Scoville
Today on The Destructoid Show, we discuss Grand Theft Auto V's KIFFLOM and Epsilonism, The Endless Summer, a mysterious new Bethesda title that's popped up on the Australian Ratings Classification Board, and Ratchet &am...
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Anti-nerd humor

My personal crusade against anti-nerd humor


Why Hollywood owes us some respect
Mar 26
// Vito Gesualdi
I recently had the chance to shoot the sitcom spec pilot posted above with some friends of mine, a project which dredged up a lot of thoughts on how nerds are portrayed in the media. See, I've always had a big problem with t...
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Mortal Kombat is the best game movie ever made, fools!


Cheap plug hooray!
Feb 28
// Jim Sterling
Over on The Escapist, where my weekly Jimquisition episodes are hosted, I also have another show that many of you likely don't know about. It's called Movie Defense Force, a film review show where I take movies that have bee...

The perfect Mortal Kombat movie cast, CONFIRMED

Feb 26 // Jim Sterling
Bill Murray as Jax Bill Murray, famous for his roles in The Ghost Bustings and Charlie's Angels, brings a sense of levity and fun to every role he portrays, a perfect fit for the Bluesy humor often displayed by Jax in the hit videogame. However, Murray knows when it's time to put away the lighthearted goofs and get serious, as we saw in the stunning semi-autobiographical Garfield Day.  Gene Hackman as Scorpion It's time to be scared, everybody! The sinister Gene Hackman is on the prowl, and you have no idea what he's gone and done this time! Hackman's icy persona and stoic menace make him a perfect fit for Mister Scorpion, who I think is a bad guy from Hell or something. This Hollywood beast has terrified me ever since I was a child, and I've often found myself being incredibly angry at him for no reason. He's the actor we love to hate, and sometimes just plain hate -- well suited for such an intimidating character.  George Lopez as Reptile Reptile just loves to have fun, and plays pranks on the heroes of Outer Worlds all of the time. Whether it's putting plastic flies in ice cubes before Raiden's gala ball, or telling Liu Kang his ears are really gross even when they're not, you just never know what kind of gentle, audience-appropriate shenanigans Reptile will get up to next. Our focus testing suggests comedian and talk show host George Lopez would be ripe for the role -- a rising star with a lot to offer. Vince Vaughn as Baraka Baraka is always smiling because of some funny things he's thought of, and Vince Vaughn has the brightest smile in all of Tinsel Town. It's a marriage made in marketing heaven! Starring in comedies such as George of the Jungle and The Mummy Returns, Vaughn's roles are comical but also a bit serious at the same time, as seen in the more dramatic parts he's played in Bedazzled and Dudley Do-Right. Of course, Baraka is also scary when he needs to be, so we may need to convince Vaughn to threaten some girls so they'll be really creeped out by him on the silver screen. Jack Nicholson as Goro All we need are two fake arms and a thong, and Mr. Shining will do all the rest. Watching Nicholson onscreen is like seeing pure magic pour out of a sorcerer's arse, the man's just got charisma dripping from every crag in his chiseled face. As Goro, Nicholson's job will be to act as a force of power for the heroes to overcome, but also say things that will appeal to toy-buying kids, such as "Radical" and "This is hella bunk, you frisky idiot." Goro is important to the monetary post-release support of the movie, but Nicholson's raw energy will bring him to life.  Jennifer Lawrence as Sonya Blade In all honesty, as great as Lawrence is, we have no justifiable reason as to why she'd be good for the part of Sonya. However, our intensive research suggests that so long as we can somehow convince the star of The Hungry Games to be in this thing, absolutely nothing else will matter.  Kenan & Kel as Raiden We looked at the hard data, and while Raiden is still a popular character with long-time fans of Mortal Kombat, it's apparent that he's failing to connect with a wider audience. The new Mortal Kombat movie will re-envision Raiden as a hip talking street cat who breaks all the rules, and who better to give this fresh direction form than Hollywood newcomer Kenan & Kel? First rising to fame in his own eponymous TV show, Kenan & Kel has been on an upward climb that's impossible to ignore. We're very excited to have him on board, and expect to see great things from this child prodigy.  Val Kilmer as Liu Kang Everybody, it's time to meet The Man Who Was The Bat Man! Is there nothing The Kilmeister can't do? There's just one thing -- be bad at acting! In many ways, Mortal Kombat has always been Liu Kang's story, and so it falls to me to deliver a leading man who has the style, the savvy, and the look of this martial arts icon. There is no other man worthy, especially with The Dark Knight Rises still hot on our breath and warm in our bellies.  Mila Kunis as Sub Zero Incredibly beautiful, and such a talent, Mila Kunis is far and away one of the biggest female celebrities in the world of film, and is perfect as the classic heroine Sub Zero. Cold body, warm heart, that's the motivation behind this latest retelling of the Sub Zero story. Will Liu Kang break her harsh exterior and finally run away with the woman of his dreams before she does what her father wants and marries that no-good son of a wealthy businessman? Watch and find out! Dakota Fanning as Shang Tsung We may have gotten lazy at the end. 
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Pure. Oscar. Bait.
Mortal Kombat has another live-action movie in the works, and it's probably not going to be very good. That doesn't mean it has to be awful, though. The right blend of actors can turn any film, no matter how cynical, into a c...

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Need for Speed

Michael Keaton will be in the Need for Speed movie


Vroom vroom
Feb 06
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Michael Keaton is joining the Need For Speed movie. Yes, did you forget? There's a Need for Speed movie happening. What's up with all the game movie news today? The movie will also be starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper, a...
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Paul W.S. Anderson mentions a Monster Hunter movie


Sep 11
// Dale North
Gross! It's not clear if he was teasing something he's been considering, or if something real is actually in the works, but Resident Evil Retribution producer Paul W.S. Anderson brought up a Monster Hunter film during an...

Metal Gear Solid Hollywood film adaptation is a thing

Aug 30 // Allistair Pinsof
My opinion: Get Anthony Burch. [embed]234024:44901:0[/embed] [via JohnTV on Twitter]
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via Columbia Pictures and Amazing Spider-Man producer
One of the most cinematic games is finally reaching cinemas through a partnership between Columbia Pictures and Kojima Productions. At the Metal Gear Solid 25th Anniversary event in Japan, series creator Hideo Kojima was join...

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Here's a not-scary trailer for Silent Hill: Revelation 3D


Jul 27
// Jim Sterling
Here's the theatrical trailer for the sequel to 2006's Silent Hill movie adaptation, Silent Hill Revelation 3D. You need the "3D" in the title so that you know you'll be treated to slow-motion shots of things flying near the...
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The DTOID Show: CodBlops, Deus Ex Movie & Arkham Prequel


Jul 11
// Max Scoville
Hey guys, here's today's Destructoid Show! The big news is a new trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, because it's about how poor people are evil and will steal your robot helicopters. But it's okay because Trent Reznor's ...
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Writers of Saw working on God of War screenplay


Jul 11
// Allistair Pinsof
Hollywood isn't done abusing videogames yet, it seems. The long dormant God of War film adaptation is getting renewed thanks to Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, writers of the four latest Saw films and a draft for Guillermo...
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Deus Ex being turned into a movie


Jul 10
// Jim Sterling
Yep, it had to happen. The reactionary pit of creative bankruptcy that is Hollywood has its sights trained on Deus Ex, the latest videogame primed to be adapted by moviemakers who have no ideas of their own. CBS Films has acq...
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Fassbender starring in/producing Assassin's Creed movie


Jul 09
// Jim Sterling
Renowned actor and human/shark hybrid Michael Fassbender is attached to produce the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie. Not only that, he'll also take the "lead" role as time-simulating killer-in-training Desmond Miles.  It...

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