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By your favorite person alive, me!
"Better than anything David Cage has been making" - Edgar Velasco (MoonSpiderHugs) "You've gotta be squidding me." - Zainré Fang "So Nintendo hired David Lynch to create a Splatoon commercial?" - quetzalcoat... read feature

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Sonic short film

Sonic lets Robotnik die in this sad short film


I'll never call him Eggman
May 14
I've seen a lot of disturbing Sonic the Hedgehog content online, but this one is probably my favorite. A boy dressed as Sonic wanders around his town looking for adventure until he spots a very Dr. Robotnik-looking fellow wi... read
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Yes, a Tetris sci-fi movie is currently in production


No, really
Sep 30
Mega entertainment company Threshold Entertainment has the green light from The Tetris Company to create a live-action Tetris movie. That alone is crazy. But Larry Kasanoff and Jimmy Ienner are planning on turning the puzzle ... read
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GOG.com adds DRM-free movies


Bonus site redesign
Aug 27
GOG.com isn't just that last 'G' anymore. They've now added DRM-free movies to their lineup. The lineup now is mostly focused on gaming and internet culture films, available for streaming and download for one price -- $5.99.... read
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The Players' Score: A Videogame Music Documentary


Kickstarted
Aug 26
The Players' Score: A Videogme Music Documentary comes from indie filmmakers Kory Caldwell and Keaton Slansky. Their goal is to explore game music's impact through interviews with composers, chip tune acts, cover artists and... read
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Another World

Another World makes for a good live-action short film


Project 23
May 30
Another World had such an iconic beginning, one that rapidly showed this was a game that wasn't going to screw around, and you'd better pay attention. Even knowing full well how to escape the four-legged beast, it's still a ... read
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Adam Sandler's 'Pixels' film dated: May 15, 2015


Stop looking at me, swan!
Apr 29
That Adam Sandler film about aliens that find footage of 1980s arcade games and think that Earth is about to declare war on them is actually going to come out. Pixels is based on a short film by Patrick Jean -- now it's a ful... read
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WATCH THIS: KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide


Kazunori Yamauchi's 15 years of work
Jan 23
Kazunori Yamauchi, the man behind the Gran Turismo racing game series, is the subject of documentary KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide. Director Tamir Moscovici worked with Sony to tell the 15-year story of Yamauchi's work, pu... read
BioShock movie photo
BioShock movie

Here's some concept art for that dead BioShock movie


It captures the games quite well
Jan 17
The folks over at Comic Book Movie have picked up some concept art for the defunct BioShock film, which was set to be directed by Gore Verbinski, and written by The Last Samurai's John Logan. The project fell apart over ... read
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No new Tekken movie

The live-action Tekken prequel is not happening after all


Tekken advantage of
Jan 15
A couple days ago, we heard word of a new live-action Tekken film that would serve as a prequel to the last live-action movie. This movie is not happening, Joystiq reports. Actor Kane Kosugi, reported to star in the film, ann... read
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Film Pixel Poetry makes a case for games being art


Jumping back in...
Dec 18
Game designer and filmmaker Richard Cook is working on a project called "Pixel Poetry: The Case for Videogames as Art." Slated for a summer 2014 release, this film tackles the popular gamer's debate once again, sup... read
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Portal short

GlaDOS kills everyone in this live-action Portal short


Spoilers! You monster.
Oct 10
Is GlaDOS killing everyone really a spoiler? Anyway, this live action Portal short is fairly well done. Some nice lighting. A scientist gets exaggeratedly bumped into so he can spill papers off a walkway so the floating papers can be shot from underneath all art-like. It all checks out. Little portal use, though. read
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Dante's Inferno

Evil Dead director tied to Dante's Inferno film adaption


Go to Hell ... Again
Sep 17
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... read
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New Vegas fan film

Fallout: New Vegas fan film is bloody, scantily clad


Lanius-ly done
Aug 30
I've yet to go through Fallout: New Vegas after being less than enthused by Fallout 3 -- though people keep telling me New Vegas is better, particularly if you didn't like Fallout 3 all that much. Accordingly. watching this ... read
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Gran Turismo film follows the life of racer Lucas Ordonez


'Not just a silly car movie' says Yamauchi
Aug 21
Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi explained today at gamescom that their newly announced partnership for a full-length Gran Turismo movie didn't come out of thin air. In fact, he says that studios have been sending them m... read
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Zelda CGI movie

The Legend of Zelda was almost a CGI movie


Check this film pitch from Imagi Studios
Aug 02
The Legend of Zelda is a series that's ripe for a movie adaptation, but aside from the odd fan film here and there, we'll likely never see an official project materialize. That doesn't mean attempts haven't been made, howeve... read
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Video Game High School

Class in session! Video Game High School 2 Ep. 1 is live


Oh, hi there, CliffyB and Stan Lee!
Jul 26
The first episode of Rocket Jump's Video Game High School Season 2 was supposed to go up yesterday, but some last-minute tweaking pushed the launch back to earlier this morning. It's now ready for your scrutinizing eyes, and... read
Video Game High School photo
Chatting with Freddie Wong and the VGHS crew
In May 2011, independent film studio Rocket Jump launched Video Game High School, a web series about a talented FPS player and his struggle to fit in the videogame equivalent to Harry Potter's Hogwarts. Now with over 55 milli... read feature

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Video Game High School

Video Game High School season 2 kicks off July 25


You can't escape The Law
Jul 16
The first season of web series / movie Video Game High School was the campy tale of a skilled FPS player who gets accepted into a prestigious institution that values gamer cred over academic cred. It wasn't without numerous ... read
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SMB2: The Movie Sequel

Mario movie has a pseudo-official comic sequel


Like Luigi said, "Nothing's impossible"
May 27
The Super Mario Bros. movie 20th anniversary celebration continues! After holding a special midnight screening of the pleasantly schlock film, during which John Leguizamo delivered a special pre-recorded message to attendees,... read
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Words from Luigi Mario

Mario film 20th anniversary message from John Leguizamo


"May the fungus be among us!"
May 26
May 28 marks the 20th anniversary of the infamous Super Mario Bros. movie. Whether you love it or love to hate it, it's nonetheless a landmark film that holds a special place in gaming history. To celebrate the grand occasio... read
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Horror

John Carpenter wants to direct a Dead Space film


Could this be a Ghosts of Mars sequel???
May 08
Sci-fi/horror mastermind John Carpenter (The Thing, Escape from New York ... uh, Ghosts of Mars?) told Game Informer that Dead Space would make for a great film and he'd make for a great person to direct it. "I maintain that ... read
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Here's a 'bootleg' trailer for Beyond: Two Souls


"Bootleg"
Apr 24
As you may have heard, Beyond: Two Souls is an official selection for the Tribeca Film Festival. Sony has sent along a fake bootleg to go along with that massive fake script.  After watching a bit of some fake (but well... read
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Roger Ebert

Film critic Roger Ebert teases videogame film adaptation


"Once completed, you can engage me in debate on whether you think it is art"
Apr 03
Roger Ebert, influential film critic and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within defender, has quietly announced intentions to make a film adaptation of a videogame or "mobile app." "And gamers beware, I am even thinking about a mo... read
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Videogamer: The Film Seeks Funding


Bringing you closer to the games you love
Mar 22
"Through our numbers we can get the world talking about innovation. The gaming industry revolution is now." Videogamer: The Film is a neat little project with a huge undertaking -- a full-length film which pulls back the... read
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Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls to appear at Tribeca Film Festival


Games not films? Ha!
Mar 21
Think David Cage's films are just movies with button prompts? I don't, but upcoming PS3 game Beyond: Two Souls is at least film-y enough to appear at the Tribeca Film Festival. The game will be an Official Selection -- a firs... read
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BioShock film

Ken Levine killed BioShock film due to Watchmen's failure


Universal decreased budgeting altered project
Mar 12
Ken Levine has come out about the BioShock film, first announced in 2008 with Pirates of Caribbean director Gore Verbinski attached, admitting to personally cancelling the film. After the poor box office reception to The Watc... read
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Wreck-It Ralph scene

Here's a deleted scene from Wreck-It Ralph


A new scene in sketch form
Feb 12
A deleted scene found on the Wreck-It Ralph Blu-Ray has been made available for your viewing pleasure -- and don't worry, it is video game related! Despite the relevancy, I can see why the scene was cut. The "bro" jokes in t... read
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Half-life & Portal films are happening, J.J. Abrams says


"As real as anything in Hollywood ever gets"
Feb 06
Director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) and Valve are cooperating on film adaptations of Half-Life and Portal, with early ideas already being tossed around Hollywood. Abrams also dropped hints that a game collaboration might be in d... read
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Virtually Heroes

Virtually Heroes is the worst videogame film yet


Awful-awful
Jan 20
Being that I'm covering Sundance Film Festival for Flixist (Dtoid's hot younger sister site that is totally legal and wants your number) this week, I had the great displeasure of watching Virtually Heroes. For those unfamilia... read
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Take a look at Defiance the game and the TV show


Transmedia something something
Jan 09
Trion Worlds has released a little look at the massively mutiplayer co-op action of Defiance. Expect large scale battles, vehicles, and lots of guns in this MMO that also doubles as a TV show. Yes, SyFy is making a TV show t... read
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Resident Evil

Resident Evil: Retribution has a free browser game


Browse the f*ck out of those zombies!
Dec 29
The fifth Resident Evil film is out on DVD and Blu-ray and Sony is celebrating the event with a free browser game. It's a simple, twin stick-style shooter where you control character movement with the keyboard and aim/fire wi... read






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