Since it began tumbling around in Hollywood’s dryer back in 2007, the Metal Gear Solid film has experienced some peaks and valleys in its journey to actual production. People have come and gone and the project even completely fell off the radar for most. Hell, even the game series itself is facing its biggest challenge yet with the heavily rumored departure of its leading man Hideo Kojima. Now, perhaps due to the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain‘s impending release, Sony has restarted the project’s engine with a new screenwriter on deck to pen Snake’s cinema infiltration. (more…)
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Cory Godbey is doing the covers for Ed Staruss’ forthcoming book about Tolkien’s The Hobbit, above is just a taste of the his amazing work. [Geek-Art]
Hit the Jump for the Mario Bros., Metal Gear Solid’s Meryl and MOAR! (more…)
Yet another video game movie is making its way slowly through the production process. This time around, Metal Gear Solid, which has been in the works for some time. Avi Arad (of X-Men and Spider-Man fame) is set to produce the new film and Hideo Kojima, the brains behind the massive franchise, will be acting in a supervisory role.
Talking recently at the Eurogamer Expo in London, Kojima had a few things to say about the upcoming project. He stated that Solid Snake will indeed be the protagonist for the film. He also mentioned that he’s changed his mind a bit on who he’d like to see filling that role. At first Kojima wanted Hugh Jackman on the roster, but has since reconsidered.
If I talk to much about this Avi might get mad at me, but after thinking about it more, it’s probably better to go for someone new, a rising star, someone who hasn’t been typecast before as a particular kind of character, so that’s the route we’re going right now. Avi is very good at finding these people, and I think we can find someone who can make it big and have Solid Snake be their break into the movie industry.
So it looks like they’ll be fishing for fresh faces. You got a mug that looks like the Snake? Get yer ass on the audition list, if you dare!
So what do the Nerdreaders think? MGS movie – good or bad? Get someone solid for Snake (badda bing) or bring in an unknown and hope the world loves them?
It’s seemed like a long time since we’ve heard anything substantive about a Metal Gear Solid movie. But progress is being made my friends! And it seems that that’s thanks to a man who knows what’s it like to get impossible film projects off the ground and out of development hell.
MGS creator Hideo Kojima confirmed that the project was in the works during a Metal Gear anniversary event in Tokyo. Apparently, there were banners everywhere that read “Metal Gear Solid Hollywood Movie” and they had the Columbia Pictures logo on it. Kojima also announced that former CEO of Marvel Studios Avi Arad will be producing the project.
Arad related the effort to bring an MGS film to the big screen with his previous efforts getting movies based on Marvel characters made adding that, ”video games are the comic books of today.” Arad went on to say that they “will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed.”
Metal Gear Solid was created for Playstation in 1998 and between the original game and its various sequels has sold over 20 million copies. The game follows Solid Snake, a retired soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons disposal facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND, a renegade special forces unit.
Arad was remained active on Marvel films since leaving the studio in the hands of Kevin Feige, his last two Marvel projects were the hit Amazing Spider-Man and the flop Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. He’s also a producer on the Mass Effect movie, and the Uncharted and Pac-Man adaptations.
No word yet on a director for the project, but Kojima has already eliminated one potential directorial choice: Uwe Boll. “It’s impossible we’d ever do a movie with him,” he said. Bonus.
Herman Cain made the news last week when he decided to end his run for the Republican nomination for President. What made it news worthy for you NerdBastards was Cain’s use of a popular nerdy card and video game Pokemon in his farewell speech. Cain said:
“Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, it’s never easy when there is so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference.”
Straight out of the Donna Summer’s song that closed every episode of Pokemon. Other politicians might want to pay attention to the amount of press and Internet attention given to this little quote and it’s use by Cain. To help them out NerdBastards decided to take a look at the top ten video game quotes that every politician should have in their back pocket just in case they need to play the Video Game Card.
Included after the list is The Daily Show piece done on the Cain use of the Pokemon quote. As always John Stewart and his writing staff really bring the humor to the situation.
Tell NerdBastards what your favorite and top pick is in the comments section below. If you have another quote that you think beats these then let us know, in the comments section below.
“The Cake is a lie.”
Dead Test Subject, Portal
“A man chooses, a slave obeys.”
Andrew Ryan, BioShock
“You can pick the game, but you can’t change the rules.”
Marcelo Pascon Fernandes Costa, Grand Theft Auto IV
“Snake. We’re not tools of the government, or anyone else. Fighting was the only thing… the only thing I was good at. But… at least I always fought for what I believed in.”
Gray Fox, Metal Gear Solid
“Wishes can come true. But not if you just wait for miracles. Miracles are things we make for ourselves. Here, and now.”
Oerba Dia Vanille, Final Fantasy XIII
“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.”
Andrew Ryan, Bioshock
“Only when we let strangers in, can we find new ways to be ourselves.”
Joshua, The World Ends With You
“One who knows nothing can understand nothing.”
Ansem, Kingdom Hearts
“Only a jackass can change the world.”
Auron, Final Fantasy X-2
“People are ignorant. They’ll feel better as long as someone is punished.”
E3, the biggest video game Expo in the world, is a week away and yet there is already a shit ton of news and trailers hitting the net. Since we don’t want to bog down our main news feed with a bunch a announcements, we’ve compiled all of today’s gamer bits into one compilation.
After 14 damn years, Duke Nukem Forever is set for a June 14th release. In preparation for the long ass wait, 2K Games and GearboxSoftware have released a trailer that has a bit of everything, including some T & A. If the trailer here doesn’t get you pumped to play as the bad ass Duke, then you might be able to get your hands on the demo. Word is going around that members of the First Access Club are getting redeemable demo codes e-mailed to them.
Next batch of news is that Konami just held their pre-E3 press conference. It seems that the company has gone on quite the HD Collection craze as they just announced three of them. First up is a Silent Hill Collection that will contain HD remake of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3. The next two collections are games from the genius, yes I’m calling him a genius, Hideo Kojima. The Zone of Enders HD Collection will feature Zone of Enders and Zone of Enders: The 2nd Runner. The Metal Gear Solid HD Collectionwill be a collection of Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. All three collection will be available for both the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.
Speaking of Kojima, the man will not be at E3 and neither will be the game Metal Gear Rising. He will, however, be holding lectures on video game design this fall at University of Southern California. Who wouldn’t want to get a lecture from the man who once dumped a girl for erasing his Pokemon save file.
Insert exclamation point over your head as it seems like the Playstation 3 will be getting another HD collection. The Official Playstation Magazine UK is reporting that PS3 gamers will be getting their hands on Snake yet again as we will be seeing a HD collection of the first three Metal Gear Solid games. With Metal Gear Solid: Rising still not set with an exact release date (more likely to be released next year), it would be a smart move to release the collection this year.
The Metal Gear Solid games are great but they do get some criticism as being more of a “movie” or “nothing more than a collection of cutscenes with some gameplay.” Either way, it’s a great way for gamers that own a PS3 that aren’t PS2 backwards compatible as they will be able to play something they may have missed the first time. And hey, I know some of you would like to relive that Raiden cartwheel moment in HD.
So what’s the deal with those video games? Sorry, I couldn’t resist as I am an unoriginal, lazy fat ass that happens to love both video games and comedy stand-up.
The clip below has Irish comedian, Dara O’Brian (The Panel, Mock the Week), doing his stand-up bit about video games. He jokes about how past music rhythm games would force you to play songs you probably don’t want to in order to play the songs you really want to play. He also has a pretty funny bit about Metal Gear Solid and the character Otacon.
Check the video out as you might get a laugh about it and leave a comment after a break by telling us some of your favorite comedy bits about anything in nerd culture.
Ever since I started writing for this site, I have seem many (and have posted many) poster art posts and I think this may be one of my favorites since gaming is my second love (food being my first). Anyway, the Brians over at IGN has come up with some poster art for video games. The posters are basically retro advertisements but instead of regular products, these poster are advertising power up’s as products.
From Super Mario Bros. to Legend of Zelda, there are 12 posters and I wonder how many of ya’ll will be able to recognize all of them. The Bubble Bobble one is may favorite as well as the Metal Gear one. Click after the jump to check out the posters and tell us which one you like. (more…)
Alcohol can help make things seem better than they really are most of the time and when ya have the right buzz going on, your night is set (or ya can be just like me where you drink too much and vomit into the bath tub). Although there are thing we should NOT do while drinking, playing video games while drink with friends can result into some good times. The site, The Drunken Moogle, is where video game humor is posted, along with some alcoholic drink recopies and some video game merchandise that are in form of flasks, shot glass, etc. It even has drinking game rules for certain games to help enhance people’s fun. Check the site out and also check after the jump to see just some of the drink recipes that are listed from the site. (more…)