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.
The rumors people have heard about the Nintendo Switch are absolutely true: the cartridges taste nasty and there’s a good reason for that. Rumors about new consoles can be tough to pick out from fact but this one is most definitely true and it’s all about protecting the kids… and stupid adults.
Over the weekend, gamers visiting Target‘s online store found out that Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor was getting a sequel called Middle Earth: Shadow War. Way to go Target. Now that the Orc is out of the bag, the powers that be have released the trailer for the new game which we probably wouldn’t have seen until next week when the gameplay video was expected to drop. Check it out below. (more…)
Matt Groening and David X.Cohen’s Sci-Fi comedy Masterpiece Futurama has had an interesting ride. One of the first high-profile victims of TV-exec voodoo, it was dropped by FOX (who have a nasty habit of strangling good Science fiction at birth cough–Firefly-cough) before a comedy central resurrection. First as a series of films, before coming back to the small screen. While it might have been starting to show its age towards the end of its 140-odd episode run, it never outstayed its welcome, and It’s loyal (if not rabid) fan base are still clamouring for more, four years later. (more…)