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When we last left Lara Croft on the big screen, she was played by Angelina Jolie and under the direction of Jan de Bont. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your opinion of those films), Angelina Jolie refused to return for a third Tomb Raider film, and we haven’t seen Ms. Croft in theaters since. In recent years, the success of 2013’s Tomb Raider video game and the announcement of a new film adaptation of the series has inspired several fan casting articles online. Fans everywhere have been wondering the same thing: who will be the next woman to don the braided ponytail? Today, that question may finally be answered.

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DOOM was the great-granddaddy of the modern FPS, with its legacy haunting every single game in the genre with fast, arcade-style action, a ridonculous arsenal at your disposal and hordes on hordes of science-augmented magic-assisted demons for you to carve your way into. It was also one of the most vaunted multiplayer games of its time, with tons of user-modded options and map packs, which gave the game the staying power it has until today. Bethesda seemed to be trying to maintain the franchise’s line, until they released their multiplayer gameplay trailer…

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Video game-based movies are like cockroaches; no matter how many times critics and audiences step on them, they won’t die off. Less than a year ago, 20th Century Fox’s Hitman reboot was an explosion-packed slap in the face to fans of the stealth-based series. Not to mention the fact that it was a colossal financial failure as well. Fortunately, with the mostly positive buzz behind this year’s Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed movies, there may still be hope for Hollywood to give us a good video game movie. There are even more video game movies planned as well, including one based on a franchise many thought was past its prime.

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Easter Eggs are always a great find, especially considering how they can boost your nerd cred. From Halo‘s mysterious Monkey-People to Mario Galaxy‘s Shadow People, we all love to obsess about the hidden possibilities behind arbitrarily hidden content. But if the still image of a bunch of blobs on top of a cliff can drive the Internet over the edge, then imagine what an actual dip-switch menu inside an arcade classic could do. We’re talking chaos, mass hysteria, dogs and cats living together, just by tapping the right buttons on your cabinet…

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Remember 1993’s flop, Super Mario Bros.?  It seems Nintendo can’t seem to forget about it.  The film made back less than half what was spent to make it, starting a trend for video game film adaptations that would last until 2001’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.  Movies based on video games have essentially been a laughing stock in Hollywood, and few studios want to risk making them.  This year may change all that.  Warcraft and Assassin’s Creed both come out in theaters later this year.  It seems actress and UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is eager for a Metroid movie to be made, and she wants to star in it as Samus Aran. (more…)

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Bethesda Softworks has released new details for Fallout 4’s upcoming downloadable content.  Fallout 4’s season pass is set to feature more content, but it comes at a price, literally. Bethesda originally announced Fallout 4’s season pass would cost $29.99, but has now revised the price to $49.99 promising “more than $60 worth” of content.  The price change will go into effect March 1. So If you’re hardcore Fallout 4 player, you can grab the season pass while it is still on a discount before the price change. If you were the extra hardcore Fallout 4 player that had already bought the DLC Season Pass back when the game first came out, you’re covered and will not have to make any other additional payments.
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He’s frozen to death and drowned, he’s been deprived of the love of his life, he’s run the meanest firm in Wall Street and he’s (relatively recently) been forced to eat raw bison liver for the sake of authenticity. Also, he’s portrayed one of the scariest slave-owners in recent Western film tradition. Love him or hate him, Leonardo DiCaprio has done everything to get an Oscar, but all he’s gotten so far is a legion of memes for his trouble. It’s gotten so bad in fact, that his recent attempts have gotten him transported straight into the realm of vidya…

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If there has been any Nintendo franchise deserving of a revival, it is Star Fox. The vulpine fighter pilot hasn’t had his own game for almost a decade, and fans have been asking for another one ever since. That’s why the announcement of a new Star Fox game at E3 2014 was regarded as a symbol of hope for the franchise. Star Fox Zero was originally set for release for the 2015 holiday season; however, due to an alleged lack of polish, the game was delayed to this April. At first this seemed like no big deal; Nintendo’s commitment to quality over release deadlines has put it above its competition over the years. Unfortunately, a new rumor suggests that fans may have to wait even longer for the game – and not only that, but the game itself needs more than just a little tweaking. (more…)

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Marvel‘s latest mobile game, Marvel’s Avengers Academy is out and has some interestingly well-known folks voicing the characters. There’s Colton Haynes (Arrow) as Thor, Dave Franco (Neighbors) as Iron Man, Alison Brie (Community) as Black Widow, and wrestler John Cena as the Hulk. That’s right, John Cena is the voice of the Hulk. WWE fans might remember that Triple H was the voice of the Hulk for Marvel’s Experience Touring Attraction, that suffered numerous technical and crowd control issues, and it looks like the wrestler Hulk Voicing Belt is now held by Cena. (more…)