‘Assassin’s Creed’ Script Gets Re-Write by Cooper & Collage

- 04-08-14Film, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter


Fox‘s Assassin’s Creed adaptation is seems to be going through the script writing version of musical chairs. Like a lot of other movies, Assassin’s Creed is bouncing from one re-write to the next, while that 2015 release date looms closer and closer. This time the script writing team of Adam Cooper and Bill Collage are taking a crack at Ubisoft‘s video game franchise. (more…)

XBox Moves Forward with Second ‘Halo’ Series with Ridley Scott at the Helm

- 04-03-14TV, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter


Word is making the Internet rounds that Ridley Scott (Aliens, Blade Runner), is producing a Halo series for the XBox Live platform. Set in the same world, but completely separate from Steven Spielberg‘s upcoming Halo television series. Although Scott’s will follow the Halo: Forward Unto Dawn format. What’s the difference? (more…)

Sexism the Last Straw for Reality Show Game Developers

- 04-02-14Nerd Culture, Videogames Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


Good idea: Creating a reality show web series about competing teams of video game designers.

Bad idea: Trying to create a false sense of drama by using sexism to pit contestants against each other.

As luck would have it, that wasn’t the only problem with the reality web series GAME_JAM, but it was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. But it seems that this project was doomed to failure, from the recruitment, contracting and implementation of the series, the whole thing collapsed before a single episode had finished shooting. Indeed a single day of shooting hadn’t yet been completed when the series was called off and everyone went home, and while it’s partly the fault of Mountain Dew, it’s really the fault of the producers for wanting to skewer the drama with some good old fashioned gender stereotyping. (more…)

‘Splinter Cell’ Adaptation Moves Forward – New Writer On Board

- 03-31-14Film, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s nothing unusual when a movie goes through a writer or two. In fact, having someone come in to update or give a rewrite to a script is pretty common practice, even among the biggest franchises out there. There’s a desire to get it right and more heads can sometimes do this better than a singular vision. And that’s the case with the planned adaptation of Splinter Cell. (more…)

Adam Sandler-funded ‘Pixels’ Picks Up Peter Dinklage

- 03-28-14Film, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Video games and movies are being taken to the next level with the upcoming flick, Pixels. The movie is set to take video game characters and bring them into the real world to cause all sorts of chaos, with only a group of gamers able to save the day. And whether you like the idea or not, it looks like they’ve picked up a new star, one that people might want to see – Peter Dinklage. (more…)

Get Your First Full Look at The Arkham Knight!

- 03-27-14Comics, Videogames Posted by Brent Cook


When Batman: Arkham Knight was first announced, the majority of fans assumed the title was referring to Batman himself, but it was soon announced that it was actually the name of his newest foe, The Arkham Knight. Finally, we have our first detailed look at the mysterious new villain! Click on through to check them out! (more…)

Facebook Buys Occulus VR Inc for $2 Billion: Should We Care?

- 03-26-14Internet, Nerd Culture, Tech, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter

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The news of Facebook‘s acquisition of Oculus VR for $2 billion dollars is rippling across the Internet today. What does it all mean, for virtual reality, social media, and the future of VR gaming? (more…)

Next Installment in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Revealed in New Teaser!

- 03-21-14Videogames Posted by Brent Cook


Assassin’s Creed fans, rejoice! Earlier today, the next chapter in the popular series was revealed in a teaser trailer from Ubisoft, and while we still don’t know much, the short clip for Assassin’s Creed: Unity looks promising. (more…)

On Again – Off Again – On Again: ‘Powers’ Finds a Home on the Sony PlayStation

- 03-20-14Comics, TV, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter


Sony announced a development deal yesterday for Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming‘s long suffering television adaptation, Powers. The show will be available to view on the Sony PlayStation. Let’s look at the series rocky road of development. (more…)

‘Splinter Cell’ Adaptation Gets a Director

- 03-19-14Film, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Yet another video game-inspired movie is making its way through the motions of becoming actual reality. This time around it’s Splinter Cell. They’ve already hired on Tom Hardy to play the lead role in the flick and now a second major step has been taken by signing on director Doug Liman to take control of the film. (more…)