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Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura seems quite excited about his work on the upcoming film adaptation of the classic Atari game Asteroids:

“It’s not a disaster movie, yeah, if we’re successful at getting it made. It’s much more of a space opera. It’s like a great sci-fi movie if we get it done right. It is not at all what people think it is. People think, ‘Oh, the asteroid’s gonna hit the earth,’ and I have no interest in doing that. That’s been done exceedingly well before. No, this takes place in an asteroid belt, the whole movie.”

Okay….that’s all well and good. It still doesn’t quite explain WHY anyone would want a movie about a four decade old arcade game with no plot. The last time a big budget sci-fi flick was made out of a classic game with no story or characters, we got the baffling, pointless train wreck that was Battleship.

While Bonaventura is adamant that Asteroids won’t be an Armageddon-esque disaster flick (Roland Emmerich was considered as director), his previous work makes it hard to believe this won’t descend to mindless popcorn movie SFX orgy levels….listen to him gush about his love for the title:

“It just seems like that’s big. Like, what? Asteroids? That’s big. What’s going on up there? When I look at that project, that’s what I think about it, is I think about the scale of it and I think about the possibility of it.”

These just don’t strike me as the sentiments of a producer interested in a story-driven science fiction epic.

Then again, the truly awesome David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Man Of Steel, Dark City) is one of several writers working on the screenplay, so maybe Asteroids will end up surprising everyone…It’d help to know who’s directing, but that has yet to be announced.

Stay alert for further updates.

Source: ScreenRant

Street Fighter II Maniac

Ok, so this guy really loves Street Fighter II. So much that he not only developed the ability to mimic all the sound effects, he also had to make a video to demonstrate this marginal talent to the world. This is the guy at the video arcade (That’s a place where all us old style gamers used to HAVE to go to play stand up video games in a darkened, dusty, epileptic inducing, strobe lite store at the mall.) that you would want to punch in the face. He’s playing the game, making every sound effect, annoying the crap out of everyone in a 15 foot radius, and probably on his break from the Orange Julius downstairs.

Watch the video, if you don’t want to sucker punch this guy in the neck after 27.5789 seconds I will come to your house and let you pull one full hand of hair off my chest. I’m “Chewbacca Hairy” there so you won’t be disappointed.

P.S. – I put this under the funny video catagory because there isn’t one for “Irratating Video Crap.”

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Do you remember those classic video game sound effects – Mario jumping, MegaMan firing his gun, etc…?

I remember playing those games and making them so they sounded like popular music, and apparently TheGameStation had the exact same idea and decided to get YouTube MysteryGuitarMan to create a little music video for them.

It’s VERY catchy, and filled me with nostalgia for those old games.

Check out the very cool video below!

NES Games Name Game

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What is the greatest gaming system that has ever been invented? Keep in mind, I am not talking about graphics or story or any of that other stuff … which console created the games that we all still talk about with reverence? What console created most of the characters that we all know and love?

The answer is, and always shall be, the original Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly known as the NES).

The NES was released in the United States wayy back on October 18, 1985, which means that it’s 25th anniversary just passed a few days ago. In honor of that, the folks at NESGuides decided to showcase the sheer variety of games that the NES played host for.

The video below demonstrates the sheer variety of different NES games that were released in North America (almost 750 of them in 15 minutes, which equates to around 1.1 seconds being devoted to each) in the 10 years the system was produced. While still in alphabetical order, it is a near impossible task to name them all.

How many can you name? For those who are stumped, the list below the jump will answer all your questions.

Enjoy and good luck!!

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Milk bottle tops. What can’t they do? Actually, I don’t know anybody who still calls them milk bottle tops? A guy with a lot of time on his hands and an infinite amount of patience…I mean INFINITE amount! Incorporating scenes from classic video games like Breakout, Pong, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros and Space Invaders.

I’d like to see them use bottle tops to makes scenes from Assassin’s Creed or Gears of War. (via Geekologie)