We just came out of E3, a solid week of video game related news from the front line of the console wars. Between Nintento’s various systems, Microsoft’s Xboxes and Sony’s Playstations, there’s more than enough video games out there for everyone, but is there any room left in the market for one more, ahem, player? Well one old name in the video game business certainly hopes there is. Once upon a time, if you wanted to play video games at home, you had only the one choice in the matter, but in today’s environment of choice, are gamers still going to want an Atari? (more…)
The announcements made at this year’s E3 conference have heralded some enormous news for gaming culture. Games across the board are looking more exciting and engaging and realistic than ever. The new consoles and accessories launched alongside them are creating innovative new ways to experience gaming with every new release. One new trailer that turned every head in the room – and plenty across the globe, too – was for God of War, the new Playstation 4 game from Santa Monica Studios due for release early next year. Although it is the eighth instalment in the God of War series, the new game is entirely unique. (more…)
We all know that Spider-Man: Homecoming is now just a couple of weeks away from release, and the excitement level is high for another great Spider-Man adventure. One of the features of the advertising for Homecoming has been the phone videos that Spidey seems to make of his adventures, which makes you wonder, as always, just what in the heck is it like to be Spider-Man anyway. Video game technology is constantly getting us closer, and that virtual experience takes another leap with Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4. The new game comes out next year, but a new 9-minute demo has just been released as E3. (more…)
For a Pokemon that many trainers just didn’t want to waste the time levelling in at least their first couple of games, Magikarp has become an unusually popular character out of the franchise’s many hundreds of quirky creatures. Of course, there were always those dedicated few who were willing to splash for as long as it took for them to finally get their own Gyarados, but there is so much more to the little fish and its fanbase. Its lengthy uselessness and ultimate power has become a metaphor for Pokemon fans about how hard work and determination will always pay off, and then every splashing ‘karp is still special nonetheless. (more…)
Ever since the good old days of “Old School” NES, there has always been Castlevania. The tales of vampire hunter Simon Belmont, a descendant of the Belmont Clan of vampire hunters as he uses his whip “Vampire Killer” to take on the forces of darkness. The popular series has more than 29 video game adaptations across many platforms from the Family Computer Disk System or FDS (yes, it’s that old) all the way to mobile phone games in the current age.
Historically, films based on video games have been unsuccessful. For some reason, Hollywood has been unable to crack the code. A video game that has made hundreds of millions of dollars, might not do so well in their film adaptation (see: just about every video game adaptation in the movies). However, one franchise that has proven to be the exception to the rule has been the Resident Evil franchise. Although the films have taken a dramatic turn away from the video games, they are considered certified hits, generating more than $1.233 Billion at the box office through their 6 movies. Although the last film, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter was the last of that film series (hence the word “final”), Hollywood is not done with this series.
Many of you might only know The Witcher from the wildly successful video game series, but Andrzej Sapkowski‘s book series that the game was based on are even more popular. The series has been translated into 20 different languages and sold around the world. Netflix is hoping to capitalize on that existing market by bringing the book series to television in a new The Witcher Netflix series. (more…)
Rick and Morty fans have been salivating ever since the surprise Season 3 premiere aired, both at the prospect of a new season this summer and, of course, over Szechuan Chicken McNugget sauce. For those that can’t wait, the team behind Adult Swim‘s animated Sci-fi adventures have taken that Rick and Morty madness and translated it into a VR experience. So if it’s your dream to be belched at by an alcoholic scientist while learning valuable lessons about the futility of life as a clone, boy are you in luck! (more…)
The latest TellTale Game Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series hits tomorrow and the new trailer for episode one is ready for your perusal. TellTale has been a fan favorite for their The Walking Dead series and Batman: The Telltale Series takes on the Marvel Universe pitting the Guardians of the Galaxy against Thanos. Check out the trailer and game play video after the jump. (more…)
Just about everyone growing up in the 1990s who had an NES will be happy to learn that some of CAPCOM’s greatest games of the era based on some Disney classics are getting a remake and re-release! Disney Afternoon featured two hours of beloved Disney characters all tied to the same shared universe. Darkwing Duck, Talespin, DuckTales, and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers entertained kids (and let’s face it, plenty of adults) every afternoon. CAPCOM had the task of turning these beloved products into video games, and now they are coming back for an entirely new generation of fans.