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Nintendo/Disney

Disney making pan-media partnership with Nintendo, according to rumour


Tarzan remake starring Donkey Kong
Jun 26
// Joe Parlock
Disney and Nintendo have never really had a good relationship. Sure there was Epic Mickey, but then Epic Mickey 2 was released on every platform. Then there was Wreck-It Ralph, which ­­only featured a few minor Ninten...
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Rampage film

Dwayne Johnson is doing a Rampage movie


Production starts next summer
Jun 23
// Jordan Devore
Coming off of San Andreas, Dwayne Johnson, producer Beau Flynn, and New Line are working on adapting the Midway arcade game Rampage into a live-action feature film, reports Deadline. My usual reaction to these announcements i...
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Ratchet & Clank

PS4 could use more games like Ratchet & Clank


This sure looks nice
Jun 10
// Jordan Devore
"Play the game based on the movie based on the game." Next spring, Ratchet and Clank return for, well, Ratchet & Clank. Insomniac Games is working on a re-imagining of the original PlayStation 2 title, "revised to tie in...
Uwe Boll meltdown photo
Uwe Boll meltdown

Uwe Boll: F*ck you, crowdfunding is dead


Director furious over failed Kickstarter
Jun 08
// Kyle MacGregor
Uwe Boll, the infamous "director" who tarnished the names of popular video game franchises like BloodRayne, Far Cry, and House of the Dead with some of the worst movies ever created, is upset. He's upset that p...

Disney Infinity 3.0 expands with the Star Wars and Inside Out playsets

Jun 01 // Alessandro Fillari
For those who aren't familiar, or maybe just a bit confused about what Disney Infinity is, this title brings players into an open world and unified experience to craft unique and original playgrounds for Disney characters from the past and present. Much like the Skylanders series, characters are acquire by purchasing actual figurines that can be uploaded into the game via a world disc, a real world scanner. While you can create levels and unique scenarios and share them with others online, you can also dive into unique playsets centered around specific Disney films and television shows. In its third year now, Disney Infinity has seen a number of upgrades and additions. With last year's expansion introducing Marvel characters, they've also spent some time upgrading the gameplay and general design. In order to do this, they recruited help from independent developers such as Ninja Theory, Sumo Digital, and United Front Games where they worked on the key areas of combat, racing, and additional character support respectively. With general development handled by Avalanche Software (note: not the same Avalanche behind Just Cause), they've found the creation of Disney Infinity to be a rewarding and satisfying experience. "The two words that come to mind are 'humbling' and 'gratifying," said the GM of Avalanche Software John Blackburn while reflecting on his work on Disney Infinity. "I feel so fortunate to work with all these brands, and it's a dream come true in a lot of ways[...] I'm pretty happy that people have responded to it in the way that have, and have accepted it and are looking forward to the new versions right now. I want to make sure we're doing a good enough job that we're really trying to make high quality kids and family entertainment, because that's been more and more difficult as a business to do. So it's very gratifying to see that we're doing it right." With the 3.0 expansion, new environments and characters will be added to the core game, such as the recently announced Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic (based on the prequel trilogy), Rise Against the Empire (original trilogy), The Force Awakens, and also Pixar's Inside Out playsets. While Star Wars will be largely combat and vehicle focused experiences, Inside Out will experiment more with platforming in surreal environments. Much like the film, the gameplay centers around the emotional state of a young girl named Riley and her changing perception and feelings. Set sometime after the film, players take control of Riley's emotions Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger, and Fear, when she experiences a nightmare after falling asleep during a scary movie. The playset focuses on platforming gameplay through Riley's dreamscape, where environments and enemies take on a variety of different properties, such as warped gravity and the ground turning into hot lava. Each character has their own unique abilities and skills which will serve them throughout the adventure. After seeing the movie, I was itching for another trip into the bizarre and evocative world from Inside Out, and the Disney Infinity playset serves a great follow up to the film as it's basically the sequel to the film. Moreover, it fleshes out many of the settings and areas from the film, such as the dream productions studio where Riley's subconscious craft her dreams by way of old school film production. It's a very colorful and imaginative world, and it's likely the most unique playset Disney Infinity has had yet. The devs at Disney Interactive were very excited about what the new playsets can offer. "Every year a new fan is born," explained the VP of production John Vignocchi. "We're sitting here in the hallowed halls of Pixar, and everyone there will be someone who sees Toy Story for the first time, and we want to make sure that when they pick up Buzz Lightyear, or another favorite character, and when they play with them inside of Infinity, that he is just as cool as he was in the film." Even though I've only had some minor experience with Disney Infinity, I was quite surprised with the creativity found in these playsets. Perhaps this was coming off of my high after seeing Inside Out a month early, but I was very pleased with the translation from film to game. With the writers and directors from the film working with the devs, along with the same voice cast including Amy Poehler and Bill Hader, they wanted to ensure that it would be as faithful as possible. It's pretty crazy to see how much Disney Infinity has grown over the years. What was once a strange experiment trying to catch on to the Minecraft and Skylanders craze, has now turned into a title that's really come into its own. It's pretty impressive to see how much detail and content is packed in the title already, and with the new 3.0 expansion hitting this Fall, the Disney universe is about to get a bit bigger for fans to explore.
Disney Infinity photo
It's a small world after all
Who knew that Disney's strange and bizarre mishmash of characters into one large game would turn out to be such a big hit? I know, a Disney title with a bunch of Pixar, film, and legacy characters would've sold regardless, bu...

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Shawshank

Would you play this 8-bit Shawshank Redemption game?


Hell yes
May 29
// Chris Carter
Who doesn't like The Shawshank Redemption? It's one of those films where the mere mention of it will light up a room -- before you get to chatting about some of the more somber parts, of course. Thanks to CineFix, you c...
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Splatoon

This Space Jam/Splatoon audio mashup almost makes me not hate Space Jam


Space Jam is the devil
May 26
// Jonathan Holmes
You know how a lot of Star Wars fans dislike Jar Jar Binks? As a life long Loony Tunes fan, that's exactly how I felt about Space Jam when I first saw it, back when it was originally released in theaters. I was pretty s...
Mad Max Parody photo
Mad Max Parody

Mad Max: Mario Kart Fury gets murderously Miyamoto


The mashup you've been waiting for
May 24
// Niero Gonzalez
Get angry that you didn't think of it first. Uploaded two days ago, Kris Sundberg's mashup parody of Mario Kart and Mad Max: Fury Road has already racked up 1.4 million views and counting, possibly from all the repeat v...
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#dadbod

First look at Warcraft film features beefcake orc nipples


#dadbod
May 18
// Steven Hansen
I'm still a bit sad to have lost director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) to years of a Warcraft film (now pushed back into June of 2016), but maybe those of you who are into it will get a not-sucky game movie out of it. I a...
Mounties and eSports photo
Mounties and eSports

Canadian theaters to host eSports events


Movies are old hat
May 15
// Jed Whitaker
Canadian theater chain Cineplex plans to start catering to the eSports crowd. Cineplex theaters will show the documentary All Work All Play: The Pursuit of Esports Glory followed by "a casual Esports competition bet...
LEGO photo
LEGO

LEGO Jurassic World releases alongside the new movie on June 12


Walk the dinosaur
May 14
// Jordan Devore
Jurassic World opens on Friday, June 12. I'm skeptical, but I'll probably wind up seeing it anyway for the trained raptors. TT Games' LEGO Jurassic World, which spans the four films, releases the same day for all major conso...
Ratchet & Clank photo
Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank movie coming next April, game delayed into 2016


Are you ready for some Ratchet?
May 14
// Chris Carter
Ratchet & Clank isn't a series you hear talked about that often. It's a shame, because the last major game in the franchise was actually pretty good. Thankfully, next year you'll be seeing plenty of the duo, in the form o...
FNAF fan film photo
FNAF fan film

Five Night at Freddy's fan film is short and creepy


Small run time, big spooks
May 08
// Nic Rowen
Horror movie trailers always give away the best bits of the film, and this fan made short for Five Nights at Freddy's by Typhoon Cinema is no exception. You've got all the greatest hits, spooky music, fuzzy security cameras,...
Assassin's Creed movie photo
Assassin's Creed movie

Michael Fassbender's Assassin's Creed movie will start filming in September


It's still happening?
May 05
// Chris Carter
If there's one thing that would get me interested in an Assassin's Creed movie, it's the attachment of Michael Fassbender to the project. While I have very little hope for the film, Fassbender (and his penis)&n...
Warcraft movie photo
Warcraft movie

Warcraft movie delayed three months


Blizzard is scared about releasing near Star Wars
Apr 24
// Laura Kate Dale
So, that Warcraft movie huh? First it was going to release on 18 December 2015, then that date got pushed back because it was announced that Star Wars Episode VII would release that same date. The movie's release got pushed b...
Smash Bros. movie photo
Smash Bros. movie

Sony wants to make Smash Bros. and other Nintendo IPs into movies


'PlayStation All-Stars who?' - says Sony
Apr 17
// Jed Whitaker
Leaked e-mails have revealed that Sony Pictures wants to make movies based on various videogame series including many Nintendo properties such as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, and odd...
X-Men photo
X-Men

Gaming adjacent: Your favorite Attack of the Show host is going to be an X-Man


Kevin Pereira am cry
Apr 13
// Robert Summa
Gamers and all-around lovers of nerd culture love it when shows or outlets hire very attractive women for their programs in order to cater to that lower demographic and drive ratings. This appeared to be the case back in the ...
Pokemon Hoopa movie photo
Pokemon Hoopa movie

Pokemon movie Hoopa and the Clash of Ages to air on Cartoon Network


Localization confirmed
Apr 13
// Chris Carter
Like anyone had any doubt -- Pokémon the Movie: Hoopa and the Clash of Ages will be localized, and will air on Cartoon Network at some point this year. The announcement comes by way of an English trailer for the ...
GTA movie photo
GTA movie

Daniel Radcliffe could star in upcoming GTA movie


BBC wants him to play role of co-founder
Apr 09
// Laura Kate Dale
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is in talks to play the lead role in the upcoming BBC dramatised documentary about the making of Grand Theft Auto.  According to the r...
Need for Speed photo
Need for Speed

Need for Speed movie sequel's in the works, and it has a Chinese twist


Beijing Drift?
Apr 08
// Brett Makedonski
Last year's Aaron Paul-led Need for Speed movie did surprisingly well at the box office despite being critically panned. Like all things that make money, the property's owners are looking to further exploit that success ...
Five Nights at Freddy’s photo
Five Nights at Freddy’s

Warner Bros. making a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie


Fast Five Nights at Freddy's
Apr 07
// Steven Hansen
The multi-part, Chuck E. Cheese's-inspired horror game Five Nights at Freddy's has been a wildly popular hit and now Warner Bros. wants in on the action. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has acquired the righ...
Metal Gear photo
Metal Gear

Metal Gear movie gets new screenwriter


Yes, that's still happening
Mar 31
// Laura Kate Dale
So, do you remember that Metal Gear Solid movie that got announced back in 2012? Well, it's apparently still happening despite the relative silence on the project and all the recent rumblings with Kojima. Sony Pictures have r...
Dead Rising: Watchtower photo
Dead Rising: Watchtower

Dead Rising: Watchtower movie is out now, and free


Rob Riggle as Frank West
Mar 30
// Chris Carter
Have two hours to kill and love zombies? Dead Rising: Watchtower is out now on Crackle, and you're able to stream it for free on any applicable device or the web. While Xbox Live members ironically got first access to th...
Godzilla toy photo
Godzilla toy

NES-era Godzilla immortalized as an action figure


You can bend his tail, but I wouldn't recommend it
Mar 20
// Jordan Devore
NECA is on a roll with these videogame-inspired toys, though admittedly Godzilla looks a bit like he's decked out in camouflage here. The 6" figure is modeled after Godzilla: Monster of Monsters, and it comes packaged in a cool faux-weathered box based on the NES game's cover art. It's expected to ship in July 2015, and pre-orders are open for $21.99. Don't make eye contact. [Via Super Punch]
Pixels movie photo
Pixels movie

Arcade icons wreck Earth in the first trailer for Pixels


Warning: Adam Sandler and Kevin James
Mar 17
// Jordan Devore
In Pixels, aliens have invaded Earth with classic arcade characters like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man and it's up to Adam Sandler and friends to save the world. What could possibly go wrong? The basic concept originated years ago...
Tomb Raider movie photo
Tomb Raider movie

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles writer tied to Tomb Raider film reboot


Bad
Feb 26
// Steven Hansen
A potential movie reboot of Tomb Raider just came a bit closer to reality with scriptwriter Evan Daugherty being hired to pen the tale of young Lara Croft's first adventure -- not unlike the recent game reboot. Warner Bros. h...
Quarter mile at a time photo
Quarter mile at a time

Forza Horizon 2 gets free, standalone Fast & Furious expansion


Free for the first two weeks
Feb 25
// Steven Hansen
Get ready to live your life a quarter mile at a time. An Xbox and Universal partnership has borne Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, a standalone expansion.  Not only do you not need to own the base game to pl...
Nintendo awards photo
Nintendo awards

The 2015 Academy Awards, brought to you by Nintendo


And the award goes to...
Feb 20
// Ben Davis
In anticipation of the Academy Awards this Sunday, Nintendo decided to come up with its own amusing awards for the 2015 Oscar nominees. The winners for each category are: The Princess Peach Award, for best female costume in ...
Tron photo
Tron

Giorgio Moroder says he's scoring a new Tron game


Whoa, what? Yes!
Feb 16
// Jordan Devore
Giorgio Moroder is back and I can't fully express how happy that makes me. In a word: ridiculously. Since contributing to Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, the legendary record producer has kept busy: he's been DJing, worki...
Halo: Nightfall release photo
Halo: Nightfall release

Live action Halo: Nightfall to release on March 17


On DVD, Blu-ray, and video on demand
Feb 16
// Darren Nakamura
Owners of Halo: The Master Chief Collection automatically had access to the five-episode live action series Halo: Nightfall, but soon it will be available for the plebeians on DVD, Blu-ray, and video on demand. On March 17, ...

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