We’ve known this for a while: movies are jealous of vidya. Not just because of the more immersive experiences they can offer simply through interaction, but also because they rake in a whole lot  more cash. And with First Person Shooters being a staple of gaming since DOOM, this approach seems like a good starting point toward merging both mediums together. Hardcore Henry is definitely not the first film to attempt this (not even the first attempt by director Ilya Naishuller to pull off this exact result) but it’s definitely a step in the right direction…



Gather round, FPS youngsters. Shooter grognards, put away your DOOM Bibles! I shall tell you of DOOM, the id Software title that changed gaming forever. In the bygone year of 1993, John Romero and his nerd-cabal created the first one-man hell invasion simulator and it was a thing of red and sticky glory, that left behind a legacy that lasts until today, with a ridonculous amounts of fan-made mods. Now, it returns for the new generation and it looks…


When we mentioned this upcoming Batman and Joker themed first-person shooter before, it’s befuddling yet fun concept had us intrigued. With this trailer for Gotham City Imposters, debuted at E3, we’re still interested but still kind of confused. The game looks fun, that’s for sure. Everyone loves a FPS where you team up to destroy your friends, isn’t that the key to HALO and Call of Duty’s longevity? But why theme it with the super hero most closely associated with hating guns?

In this first trailer we learn more about the members of the Bats and Jokerz. These average Gotham citizens are inspired to take to the streets in an all out gang war, choosing sides and of course, a matching wardrobe.

Gotham City Impostors is a multiplayer game unlike any other, giving players the opportunity to rebel against conformity as they customize their own characters. Posing as amateur vigilantes or villains, gamers will create their very own Bats and Jokerz characters using unprecedented customization options including insane costumes, homebrewed gadgets and a wide range of traditional and imagined weapons.


All right, the premise is a little weak. And, I’ll admit having gangs inspired by Batman riddling enemies with bullets is really bizarre. Calling themselves the Red Hoods makes more sense, but that doesn’t have the name recognition the game creators are banking on. Honestly, this looks like a solid Jokerz game, and maybe it should be played that way if you have issue with the Bats using lethal weaponry.

Watch the trailer and give us your thoughts. Gonna give Gotham City Imposters a shot when it becomes available for download on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in 2012 or skip it, you like your Batman original rather than extra crispy.

source: ComicsAlliance

There’s a new Batman game in town and it’s concept might shock the crap out of you. At least for the diehard Batfreaks. It’s a first-person shooter set in Gotham City. That’s right, an FPS involving the ever vigilante, anti-gun, Batman. Crazy, right? Well the more I read it might just be the good kind of crazy.

Gotham City Imposters is a multi-player FPS set in Batman’s home turf where players can create heroes or villains inspired by the caped crusader or his nemesis, the Joker. Then players get to shoot the shit out of of each other, fun right? I think this concept is brilliant.

Recently Erik Eckstein previewed the game for G4 and he gives us some insight on the game play,

Picture your typical downloadable shooter like Blacklight Tango Down or Breach, yet before panicking, picture it full of customizable Batmen and Jokerites. Players can fully tailor how their particular hero or heroine looks, from cosmetic choices like gloves, capes, and cowls to weapon and gadget loadouts. Pick a Nimble body type, and you’ll move quick, but Tough bodies take more damage. Adopt a grapple gun, and you’ll be able to ascend to a high vantage point, but if you race around on roller skates, you’re a lot faster on the ground.

You’ll be able to choose from a variety of guns (shotguns, assault rifles, rocket launchers, sub-machine guns), support weapons like pipe bombs, boomerangs, and revitalizing energy drinks, and gadgets like the aforementioned grapple gun or glider rig, which lets you float further when jumping/falling. These weapons can also have mods attached to them, so you can tweak a rocket launcher to fire multiple rounds, for example. All of this is gained through various unlocks in the game; the more you progress, the more opens up.

You can join one of two gangs, the Bats or Jokerz, and then you simply waste each other in online matches. I couldn’t really allow myself to make a Bats gang member, I know guns aren’t his style. But a Jokerz member?! Oh, I’m all over that. I’ve already created my Joker-devoted villain in DCU Online, why not branch out into GCI? Plus, GCI sounds like a great pick-up any time game. You play whenever you feel like shooting things, ever have those days? I also can’t help but be sucked in by the promise of so much customization. Creating and developing my character in the DC Universe was, by far, my favorite part of DCU Online.

Created by Monolith Productions, the same guys behind FEAR, in a partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive, and a storyline penned by none other than Jim Lee. This is full of win right? As of now no release date has been announced but it will be available for XBLA, PSN, and PC.

Intrigued by this Gotham-based FPS? I’m already hooked and I haven’t eve seen a bit of footage.We do have this great image of character concept art, available below the cut, check it out.

source: G4, image source: ComicsAlliance



After hours of playing First Person Shooter (FPS) games like Call Of Duty or Medal Of Honor it could very well feel like your life is fueled 10 minutes at a time. Yet, its only just a game, right? From the mind of Freddie Wong, the same man who created Beach Justice: The Academy , comes a real life  First Person Shooter. An overall fantastic video (it was missing a newbtube) with Freddie taking on 5 other people in a Call Of Duty setting. Watch as he shoots, knifes and grenades his enemies into oblivion all by himself. Granted, he does get himself killed a few times but that happens to everyone. Except me though, you can’t kill what you can’t see.

See all this “online” mayhem for yourself in the video below:

Via: Geekologie


First-person shooters are an absolute blast to play … get it?

But, what people don’t know, is that there is a serious disease that you can get from playing a first-person shooter (FPS) video game. It is known as moto-neuro de-mylenation, or in layman’s terms – Duke Nukem’s disease.

Meet Gene Simkins, a normal 33 year-old with a large problem that doesn’t get nearly as much media attention as it should. Gene can only move his arms and hands the way people in FPSes can, by swaying them back and forth as he runs or walks. Even everyday obstacles like climbing steps and walking through a door is a challenge.

And you don’t even want to know what happens if he encounters a glitch.

Watch the video below the jump, and help raise awareness for Duke Nukem disease. Together, we can find a cure – which I strongly believe lies behind a secret and locked blue key door.

MPost12892-deadlandct5The newest video at the Reckless Tortuga channel on youtube clearly explains why online gamers are quite anti-social creatures.  I put myself in this category to an extent as well, as I used to play a lot of TF, CoD1, and RTCW.  I am however not quite as much of a prick in reality as this young man appears to be…anymore.  I do still have a *slight* problem interacting with so called normal people though.  I used to love playing online with dickheads like this though, all the trash talking and bravado they spewed only sweetened the victory when I would destroy them in a pistols only battle in CoD, the POW Camp was my favorite for this.

I always thought that a great idea for a reality show would be to get a top tier group of FPS gamers and send their asses into simulated combat with top tier military units.  I got the idea after watching a commercial for SoCom where a group of gamers got spanked royally in an online match against their unseen opponents, a group of actual Navy Seals.  I just want to see a bunch of shit talking 20 year olds get their asses handed to them and be publicly humiliated.

… because it’s going to ruin so many asses. Kotaku posted in-game footage from the upcoming Futuremark space PC FPS Shattered Horizon and it looks so ridiculously fun. Earlier screenshots of this game looked… great, I guess, but failed to give me any reason to care. Looks like I now have a reason to care. This little snippet of footage is filled with gorgeous graphics, guns, and zero-gravity shenanigans… basically everything a game needs (besides zero-g jugs). If the game is half as fun as this video makes it look like, I’m gonna buy three copies.