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John Carpenter wants to direct a Dead Space film

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 Dead Space woul...   read

 
 
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Here's a 'bootleg' trailer for Beyond: Two Souls

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 done) off-scre...   read

 
 
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Film critic Roger Ebert teases videogame film adaptation

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 movie version of ...   read

 
 
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Videogamer: The Film Seeks Funding

"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 curtains on ga...   read

 
 
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Beyond: Two Souls to appear at Tribeca Film Festival

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 first for the festi...   read

 
 
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Ken Levine killed BioShock film due to Watchmen's failure

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 Watchmen, Universal...   read

 
 
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Here's a deleted scene from Wreck-It Ralph

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 the first portio...   read

 
 
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Half-life & Portal films are happening, J.J. Abrams says

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 development betw...   read

 
 
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Virtually Heroes

Virtually Heroes is the worst videogame film yet

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 unfamiliar with the film...   read

 
 
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Take a look at Defiance the game and the TV show

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 that's connected...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil

Resident Evil: Retribution has a free browser game

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 with the mouse. S...   read

 
 
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Going all in: Defiance is Syfy and Trion's biggest gamble

[For a glimpse at Defiance (the game) and its new PvP modes, check out our recent preview and return here for a look at the TV series. Also, MEBTWK] “Four years ago, both we and Syfy knew we were going to do this, but we were lik...   read

 
 
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Metal Gear Solid Hollywood film adaptation is a thing

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 joined by Hollywood...   read

 
 
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Hawken web series announced: Mechs will explode!

Upcoming free-to-play mech game Hawken will have its world and fiction expanded via a web series produced by Warner Premier. Though it's not clear whether this will be an animated or live-action series with CGI (like the promotional shorts ...   read

 
 
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SDCC: Mass Effect anime prequel gets a trailer, now watch

Funimation's anime prequel to Mass Effect, Paragon Lost, received a trailer, in addition to some new details at Comic-Con, yesterday. This feature length film from the studio that made Ghost in the Shell -- back when anime films were still...   read

 
 
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Writers of Saw working on God of War screenplay

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 del Toro's upc...   read

 
 
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Indie Game: The Movie's new credits put end to conflict

A bit of controversy between Fez creator Phil Fish's ex-business partner and indie documentary Indie Game: The Movie has been laid to rest today, one 3GB Steam update and subtle word change to an end-credits note later. Two days after IGTM'...   read

 
 
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You are going to want to see arcade documentary 100 Yen

100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience looks like it's going to be a great documentary. After a year in the making, this film on arcade culture and its history in Japan is nearing release. It was filmed on location in game cente...   read

 
 
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Interview: I Got Next, a fighting game documentary

As someone who covered Evo this year, I became enchanted with the fighting game community. There is just something about the competitiveness, drama, and camaraderie of the fighting game scene that is infectious to those share a passion for ...   read

 
 
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G4 shows us why those birds are so angry

G4 Films has been putting together a "Epictober Film Festival" event this month, which concluded today with the short, "The Birds of Anger." It's an obvious homage to the 1963 classic The Birds and some little mobile game no one's hea...   read

 
 
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Ecstasy of Order is the best videogame film in years

While checking out  movies at Austin Film Festival for Flixist.com (Dtoid's film sister-site), I had the oppurtunity to attend the world premiere of Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters. Much like King of Kong and Chasing Ghosts, it's ...   read

 
 
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16 zombies injured on Resident Evil: Retribution film set

A wheeled platform fell on the set of "Resident Evil: Retribution," the fifth film based on the popular Capcom game franchise. On that platform were 16 actors dressed as zombies. While injuries are no joking matter, I'm sure they looke...   read

 
 
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Rumor: Dreamworks Halo movie mentioned in press release

In a press release for the French version of the novel Halo: Cryptum, Halo.fr found a mention of a Halo movie currently in development with Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks. Oh, cool. Wait, what?! Joystiq points out ...   read

 
 
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It Came from Japan! Super Back to the Future II

[It Came from Japan! is a series where I seek out and review the weirdest, most original and enjoyable titles that never left the Land of the Rising Sun.] Games based on films have a perceived stigma that indicates they are, more of...   read

 
 
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Activision funded sequel to Call of Duty film is now live

Find Makarov was a fan-made film that surfaced earlier in the year and was a re-telling of events that happened in the Modern Warfare universe. Activision came away particularly impressed and decided to contact the creators of the film and...   read

 
 



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