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Pokemon

Watch Pokemon: The First Movie online for free


Poor Mewtwo
Feb 08
// Kyle MacGregor
You can now watch Pokémon: The First Movie via Pokémon TV, The Pokémon Company's official video streaming service, via your web browser, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, or Android device. I can ...

Horror movie characters I want to see in MKX

Jan 30 // Nic Rowen
Chop Top Leatherface is cool, but let's be honest, he was the most obvious choice (which is a slightly veiled way of saying the most boring choice). NetherRealm used up the most recognizable faces in horror and instead of getting creative, it aimed low, called up the second-best, the also-ran. The sad thing is, it was so achingly close to finding a great sideways pick from the same franchise. Chop Top from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 would bring a great mix of carnage and comedy to the tournament. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 isn't your typical horror movie (it has a much lighter tone than its predecessor), and Chop Top isn't your typical psychopath. He's from the same murderous hillbilly family as Leatherface (and is every bit as unhinged as him when you get right down to it), but he has a gentler side. He's a music lover and hippie cliché who seems just as excited about touring the local radio station as he is about murdering random teenagers. How multidimensional! Chop Top gets his name from the metal plate in his skull, a souvenir he claims is from a tour in Vietnam. But he's out of his fucking mind, so I'm not sure how much stock I'd put in that. Occasionally he'll scratch the plate with a heated coat hanger for, um, I guess “relief” would be the most polite way to put it? Long story short, I feel like he'd have a lot to talk about with Kano. Let's be honest, anyone can be scary with a chainsaw. It takes a special kind of creepy to be menacing with a coat hanger. “Lick my plate, you dog dick!” Ash There's no reason to limit ourselves to horror movie bad guys, a guest character could just as easily be a good guy. Or in the case of Ash from The Evil Dead, an okay guy. Or maybe a “he'll do in a pinch I guess” guy, if we're being honest. You know what I mean anyway. Ash is such a ready-made video game character I'm a little shocked we haven't seen more games from him (there are a few, but I'd avoid them if I were you). He's got a chainsaw arm, a shotgun, and a penchant for inappropriate quips, he's like 70 percent of the way there already. And hey, if you're gonna put a dude with a gun in the game you might as well get your full value out of it. Give him a Stryker-inspired secondary costume, so all the police brutality fans that had to go without in MKX can finally feel validated. Putting Ash in the game would also close the spiritual loop on a film project that never-was. Years ago, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema kicked around the idea of making a Freddy Vs Jason Vs Ash film that would have seen the three icons go chainsaw to machete to weird-knife-fingers-glove (which I feel is a little low in the deadly-weapon pecking order to hang with this crowd). The project was eventually killed, but it apparently got far enough along to get a script treatment (which you can read for yourself, care of Bloody Disgusting). A comic of the story was even produced, but that's some weak tea compared to what could have been. Getting Ash in MKX would be the closest thing to seeing that fight happen. Well, at least the Ash on Jason part (which sounds like a horrifying slash-fic when I put it like that). Pyramid Head Who says we have to pull from horror movies? Horror games have some pretty damn big icons of their own. If NetherRealm had the sheer balls to include Kratos as a console exclusive character in MK9, why not bring Pyramid Head to MKX? Show a little class and make him available on every platform (well, other than PC of course, NetherRealm already buried that version of the game in a shallow grave and covered it with dissolving lye). Besides, it's not like Konami is doing anything with him now, other than sticking him on the side of pachinko machines. Pyramid Head is perfect for an MKX conversion. He's big, he's angry, he already loves dismembering people with an intimidating, but probably unwieldy, weapon. What's one more giant shirtless guy in a skirt and a ridiculous headpiece on the roster? (Just kidding Kotal, you know I love you). He could have a Fatality called “helloooo nurse!” where he... Um, this was a bad idea. Never mind. The Spooky Girls This one is more conceptual, a way of sneaking in more than one character. Hey, if they can do it with Triborg (who they should just rename to Quadborg at this point) they can do it for someone else! The horror world is chock-a-block with evil spooky little girls and while I'm pressed to think of one that could carry a fighting game character on her own, their combined powers could properly represent the trope in MKX. I'm thinking a base spooky girl (long hair, ghostly voice, the usual) with variations based on the twins from The Shining , Samara from The Ring, and everyone's favorite spider-walking, projectile vomiter, Regan from The Exorcist. The Twins could have projectile special moves based on a duplicate (shout-outs to Noob Saibot), Samara could do her creepy implacable walk and burning hands thing, and Regan could have the most foul fight introduction quotes of any character in the game! Seriously, have you watched The Exorcist recently? Girl has a mouth that would put Jimmy Carr to shame. Freddy Fazbear I don't actually think Freddy Fazbear would make a particularly great Kombatant. I just want to see the internet burn to the ground when they announce him. These are my picks, but there are plenty of other possibilities. You could get Jack Torrance looking all fashionable with his plaid jacket and handsome fire axe. The, uh, Thing from The Thing could be a crazy monster and a kind of ghetto Shang Tsung with his copycat abilities. Hell, get Norman Bates in the mix swinging around his mummified mother. If you could have your druthers, which horror movie icon would you see in Mortal Kombat X?
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If they're gonna do it, do it right
When NetherRealm announced it was going to put Freddy Krueger in Mortal Kombat, I thought it was a cheap cash in. And, as much as I hate to admit it, I also thought it was the coolest thing ever. I don't consider myself ...

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Warcraft

Warcraft movie's first TV spot has a poorly animated baby


But it looks fine overall
Jan 25
// Chris Carter
There's been lots of talk about Duncan Jones' (son of David Bowie) Warcraft film, and it seems like the CG-heavy look is pretty polarizing. I get the whole Polar Express uncanny valley vibe, but I trust Jones to gen...
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The Order: 1886

Want to watch The Order: 1886's story without having to play it?


You can do that
Jan 20
// Darren Nakamura
The Order: 1886 was well known for two things: being a PlayStation 4 exclusive in a time before Bloodborne was available and being pretty. Note the things not on that list: gameplay and story. Still, if you want to experience...

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Assassin's Creed

The Assassin's Creed movie has wrapped, is actually happening


Set for a December 21, 2016 debut
Jan 16
// Chris Carter
Justin Kurzel, Michael Fassbender, and Marion Cotillard's (the Macbeth Trinity) Assassin's Creed movie has wrapped, as of yesterday. Now the film enters post-production as it gears up for its December 21, 2016 release date. F...
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Activision movies

Ex-Tarantino producer joins Activision Blizzard movie studio


The Hateful Skylanders
Jan 13
// Steven Hansen
Seeking new money-making avenues, Activision Blizzard announced it would start its own "film and television studio devoted to creating original content" for its series like Call of Duty, StarCraft, and Diablo. Activision Bliz...
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Assassin's Creed

Michael Fassbender on Assassin's Creed film: 'The fans are really passionate'


You betcha
Dec 28
// Chris Carter
So, the Assassin's Creed film seems to be coming along. Principle photography began a few months ago, and if everything goes according to schedule, it'll be out in December of next year. Although I have no hope for this proje...
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Assassin's Creed

The Assassin's Creed movie may be launching some sort of ARG


Give Abstergo a nice phone call
Dec 22
// Laura Kate Dale
December 21 2016, just a week after the release of Star Wars spinoff Rogue One, we're going to be watching Michael Fassbender play some hind of historical murder in the Assassin's Creed live action movie. With the movie's release almost exactly a year away, the movie's official Twitter account has started teasing some real world clues to more information on the movie.
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New logo explained

What the hell's up with that wild new Kojima Productions logo?


Pioneer spirit
Dec 16
// Steven Hansen
Hideo Kojima took former Metal Gear Solid artist Yoji Shinkawa with him to serve as the art director for Kojima Productions. The result? A Giger-looking logo much more in line with Shinkawa's style than the previous slick Koj...
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Not just game developers

Kojima Productions 'could consider movies, animations,' including del Toro collaboration


'Definitely interested' in VR, too
Dec 16
// Steven Hansen
Kojima Productions is not just a video game development company. The first project will be a game because that's what fans expect, but from there? "The focus is on digital content, so we could consider movies, animations, an...
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New look Street Fighter

Street Fighter movie in black and white: 'Turns out it's actually a masterpiece?'


Bringing out the artistry in goofy film
Dec 01
// Steven Hansen
This tweet by Glitch Ritual reliably turned up several times a day in my Twitter feed over the holiday weekend and so I must share it. It's a pretty simple trick with VLC player's settings (not a specifically made black and ...
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Fallout 4

Someone recreated the piano scene from Big in Fallout 4


And it only took 19 hours!
Nov 14
// Jordan Devore
Settlement building in Fallout 4 isn't as user friendly or refined as it should be (I'd like my garden of melons to not float three feet off the ground, if at all possible), but that isn't going to hold people back from making impressive things. Take, for instance, this walking piano:
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Spyjinx

J.J. Abrams and Chair are making a spy game


Spyjinx
Nov 11
// Jordan Devore
The director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek is teaming up with the studio behind Infinity Blade and Shadow Complex for an "action-strategy" espionage title called Spyjinx. The creators at Bad Robot Interactive ...
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Warcraft film

Orcs sure do look cool in the Warcraft movie


Humans, less so
Nov 06
// Jordan Devore
The first official trailer for Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie is out, and it looks all right! I think? It's hard to say based on just this small amount of footage for a film not releasing until June 2016.
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Activision Blizzard TV

Activision Blizzard forms studio for TV and film


Skylanders Academy is up first
Nov 06
// Jordan Devore
Before long, we're going to start to see television shows and even movies based on Activision Blizzard properties. The company is putting together a new "film and television studio devoted to creating original content" for it...
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Witcher movie

A Witcher movie's in the works, somehow not for Skinemax


From The Mummy producers
Nov 05
// Brett Makedonski
The Witcher video games have a lot of sexin' going on, but that doesn't mean any movie made about the franchise will be automatically relegated to the late-night softcore adult entertainment channels. There's a silver sc...
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Warcraft

Latest Warcraft movie poster drops the giant shoulder armor


Out of sight, out of mind
Nov 02
// Jordan Devore
Fresh or rotten, I suspect I'll wind up watching Warcraft in a theater. We're many months out from the June 10, 2016 release of the film, but we're only a few days away from the "worldwide debut" of the first trailer. Until then, here's a new poster. It's better than the last two, wouldn't you agree?
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Carpenter told to sue

John Carpenter didn't sue Hideo Kojima because 'he's a nice guy'


Escape From New York director
Oct 27
// Steven Hansen
John Carpenter (Ghosts of Mars; Gorgon, the Space Monster) recently talked to Hollywood Reporter about his successful plagiarism suit against French director Luc Besson (Léon: The Professional) whose recent film Lockou...
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Dragon's Lair: The Movie

Don Bluth and Gary Goldman are kickstarting Dragon's Lair: The Movie


First Bluth-animated film since 2000
Oct 27
// Joe Parlock
In the '80s, Don Bluth was almost single-handedly the biggest competition Disney had in the animation industry. When he wasn’t pumping out amazing films like An American Tail, All Dogs go to Heaven, and The Land B...
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Old men have bad opinions

George Lucas, writer of Star Wars Episodes 1-3, said video games can't have plot


'It's not going to be Shakespeare'
Oct 19
// Steven Hansen
The man whose just about only claim to fame is biting Akira Kurosawa films but making all the characters wear pajamas, and then doing three more really fucking awful versions of that, has some opinions about story-telling in ...
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Ratchet and Clank

The first full Ratchet and Clank trailer is not great


Another loss for game adaptations!
Oct 17
// Mike Cosimano
The first full trailer for the Ratchet and Clank movie has been released, and it's ridiculously generic. I get the "In a world..." joke, and I get the overwrought narrator, but this is the most kids movie-ass trailer I've see...
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Metal Gear REXT

Metal Gear Solid V's opening day beats Jurassic World, Avengers combined


$179 million day-one dollars
Oct 14
// Steven Hansen
The two movies that made the most opening day money in 2015 (Avengers: Boring Subtitle and Jurassic World, respectively) actually sit at numbers two and three for top-grossing opening day all-time, only beat out by Harry Pott...
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Movies

Spielberg to direct Ready Player One


Expected to release December 2017
Oct 14
// Vikki Blake
Steven Spielberg will be directing Ready Player One, a movie based upon the novel of the same name. The sci-fi film is expected to release on December 15, 2017.
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Star Citizen

$92 million space game gets Luke Skywalker, more Hollywood actors


Story mode cast, latest gameplay
Oct 12
// Steven Hansen
Star Citizen, the massively crowd-funded, ambitious space game, has seen a rough patch this year of missed release windows and a more recent lawsuit threats against a media outlet, but there's also a video game in developmen...
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Uncharted

Nolan North reckons you don't want an Uncharted movie


Is he right?
Oct 12
// Vikki Blake
Nathan Drake's voice actor, Nolan North, reckons we don't want to see an Uncharted movie. In an interview with GamesNewsOfficial, North said that fans are so invested with the Drake we know and love (and lust after - although that might just be me), "no matter who's the star of it," we just don't want a movie. 
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PS4 media remote

I could use a remote for PlayStation 4


Releasing this month for $29.99
Oct 08
// Jordan Devore
I've long since learned that as soon as I skip past all of the previews and everything else that gets in the way of watching a movie, it's time to turn off the DualShock 4. If I don't, someone or something will invariably tou...
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Back to the Future

Telltale is re-releasing Back to the Future


The animation hasn't aged well
Sep 30
// Jordan Devore
It's the 30th anniversary of national treasure Back to the Future and Telltale is using that as an excuse to bring back its adventure game series on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Notably, Back to the Future: The Game...
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Mario movie

Miyamoto calls John Leguizamo handsome, says Mario Bros. have to be twins


'Interested' in another movie
Sep 24
// Steven Hansen
I already know John Leguizamo and his inability to smile are handsome. It's just nice to hear Miyamoto say it. MTV International asked Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi "Ten Ten" Tezuka who would be right for a theoretical Super ...
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It's still not happenin

Legend of Zelda director wants a woman to play theoretical live-action Link


'It would be very fun and awesome'
Sep 24
// Steven Hansen
It looks like my live-action Legend of Zelda dream casting is coming to fruition, even if the television series itself isn't. While many people argued with me in the comments in this article that Nintendo should subvert audi...
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Angry Birds

This trailer for The Angry Birds Movie falls flat


'That's the joke'
Sep 23
// Jordan Devore
I'm sorry, parents. Your kids are probably going to want to see this. You have until May 2016 to break their spirits.

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