As this country continues to grow Pokémon Go crazy, movie studios are taking notice. After all, the app has grown in such popularity that it’s overtaking pretty much any other application used to connect to the internet. Pokémon Go has more users that even twitter. There are more people using the mobile app than access other more popular internet items currently. People are literally falling off of cliffs to play this game. So it’s no surprise that Hollywood wants in on the action.
Even though it has barely been out a fortnight, Pokémon GO has already broken records for its popularity. Despite bug upon bug, glitch upon glitch and the servers almost constantly down, it has become one of the most downloaded mobile apps ever released. It has been mentioned in both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaign speeches. It has been Googled so many times that, at one point, it was more commonly sought after than porn and the search for ‘Pokémon’ on porn websites is becoming worryingly common as people just can’t get it off the brain. People are going crazy for this game, with countless fans storming through it, levelling up as high as they can and catching ’em all. (more…)
A little more than a month back, Telltale Games (The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us) announced that they were working on yet another narrative-driven adventure game series based on the dark streets of Gotham in BATMAN—The Telltale Series, and that it would be released sometime after Minecraft: Story Mode and Game of Thrones. Now we finally have our first look at the game, and it looks like Telltale is set to wow players with their signature style once again as we take on their spin of the Dark Knight. (more…)
Nintendo seems to be in the news a lot these days, between Pokémon GO becoming the massive hit it is, filmmakers looking to make a Pokémon movie, and Pokémon Sun and Moon set to release later this year… well, it all seems to be Pokémon, huh? Well, Nintendo is looking to take you to a time before Pokécraze hit the U.S., when the lords of gaming were names like Mario, Pac-Man, and Zelda, controllers only had a few buttons, and our consoles were limited to 8-bit processors that wouldn’t even stack up to a modern calculator in terms of power. But that was alright, because game-play was king, and Nintendo set themselves firmly on top of the mountain. (more…)
In the late 50/early 60s there was a scandal involving record companies paying radio stations and DJs to play their music prominently and repeatedly. The practice was called “payola”, and it was quickly criminalized, but that doesn’t mean record companies stopped trying. Recently, we’ve had allegations that payola was alive and well in the movie business, conspiracy theories about Disney paying critics to give their movies good reviews, which is ridiculous of course because Alice Through the Looking Glass. Still, this news will likely not put the minds of those theorists to rest because a video game company has been caught red-handed paying off critics to like their games. (more…)
Pokemon Go has become the biggest thing to hit mobile gaming since Angry Birds. If you’re not playing Pokemon, and looking for pocket monsters in all the corners of your home town, you’re nobody! On the other hand, if you’re not playing Pokemon Go on your Apple device, you might have dodged a bullet because some privacy concerns have arisen for those that have granted “full access” to their Google account through the game. That means the Pokemon is the one that’s going to catch them all, and by “them” we mean all your Google emails, documents, contacts, images, et al. (more…)
Spider-Man (SpiderMan) does whatever a spider can: but can he make a good video game? Turns out: yes, he can! We’re still reeling from all the news made at E3 this year, and one announcement that surprised everyone at the Sony conference was Spider-Man on the PS4.
With a flashy trailer, slick graphics, and proven pedigreed developer Insomniac Studios (Ratchet & Clank, Song of the Deep), we could not be more excited to step in the shoes of the wall crawler once again. Let’s take a look back at some of the best games that dared to put ‘Spider-Man’ in their title, and see how nostalgia stacks against honest to goodness gameplay in this list of web-slinging, foe punching adventures. (more…)
Pokémon Go might be one of the most long-awaited games the world has ever known. Now that the first generation of Pokémon trainers are – at least – in their 20s, in charge of their own data plans and free to decide how far they want to roam, an augmented reality game that lets you catch your very own Pokémon in the real time is well overdue. Since Nintendo first announced they were working on a game like this, Pokémon fans all over the world have been buzzing waiting for their chance to fulfill their childhood dreams to be the very best, like no one ever was… (more…)
Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is not a film most fans of the property want or even asked for. Its a new film for a new generation, which has been getting a flood of complaints and hate all around. Fans are very much against it, for reasons such as poor casting and flat comedy. The biggest lamentation, though, is that this new movie has no connection with the original 2 Ghosbusters, it’s a reboot in every conceivable way. This has been a kick in the groin to those who have been publicly demanding a Ghostbusters 3 since the late 80s. And there were many attempts, many scripts and what not to see a 3rd film made. However, creators and cast could come together and agree on a final product. This is what lead to this updated version coming from Paul Feig and Sony Pictures. Now with Harold Ramis gone and Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson being up there in age, an actual Ghostbusters 3 is likely to never happen. But…we can see what a 3rd film could have looked like, thanks to the wonders of technology and the efforts of one fan. (more…)
Ever since the release of the PS4 and Xbox One, Skyrim fans have been longing for a re-release. Already known for its impressive graphics, the idea of seeing Skyrim on the improved graphics of a PS4 or Xbox One was a hope many fans had given up on. All hope was not lost though when last week at the 2016 E3 in Los Angeles, Bethesda made this announcement. Later this October, Skyrim will be re-released with all the bells and whistles that only a next Gen console can provide. Remastering of popular games has become fairly common practice in the game industry. Games such as Final Fantasy X, God of War III, Dark Souls II, The Last of Us and many others have recently released HD versions. Some of these offered little to no extra game material, they were merely made to look better. And gamers were excited. They bought them. They played them. They asked for more, but many others asked what seemed like an obvious question. Why? Why are game studios just gussying up old games instead of making new ones? Have they run out of ideas? Is it just laziness? These are fair questions and ones that deserve exploration. (more…)