Tag Archives: Video Games

10 Movie-Based Video Games That Got It Right

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Adaptations can be a straight-up crapshoot. Whether it’s a movie or television series based on a novel, a comic book based on a movie, a movie based on a video game—or any flipside of those examples—you’d be right to feel apprehensive going into the experience. Too often, we’re left wondering why (aside from money) screenwriters, directors, developers, and authors have trouble taking something of high (or at least decent) quality and making something in another medium of equal (or perhaps greater) quality. Too often these projects are rushed or simply muddy the message of the original piece of art, which leaves us as the audience feeling ripped off.

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Disney Infinity Adds Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy!

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With Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy coming up fast, it only makes sense for the odd-duck collection of antiheroes to find their way into Disney’s all-genres, all-characters Infinity game. As you can tell from the art design, the Guardians make an easy transition into the Infinity style.

Check out the trailer for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Hereos (2.0 Edition) after the jump. The Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Playset for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) – now that’s a succinct title (!) – will be available this fall.

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Lego: The Hobbit Video Game, Everything’s Awesome!

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Am I the only one who finds the Lego Games really hard? From the makers of the immensely popular LEGO® The Lord of the Rings, comes LEGO The Hobbit, inspired by the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, productions of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) as well as the collection of LEGO The Hobbit constructions sets.

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Batman: Arkham Knight is Coming!

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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Batman Arkham series, but last year’s Arkham Origins was a big letdown. I thought I was done with the franchise but Rocksteady is returning to complete the Batman Arkham Trilogy. Since when does a 4th installment count as a “trilogy.” Guess Rocksteady is only counting the games that they actually created. I hope they keep the Batclaw. This time out, we’ll be able to drive the Batmobile, this makes me leap for joy and fill me with a sense of dread. The trailer looks freaking amazing and I guess I’ll be buying a PS4 when this comes.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Unveils Customization Items

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For the first time in Call of Duty® history, Activision and Infinity Ward, in partnership with Xbox, will be hosting a free Call of Duty®: Ghosts multiplayer demo on Xbox Live this coming weekend. Starting Friday, March 7th at 10:00 a.m. (PST) and going through Monday, March 10th, gamers on Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be able to jump on Xbox Live and try out Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer at no cost. The demo will include three multiplayer maps – Strikezone, Warhawk, and Prison break; three multiplayer modes – Search & Rescue, Domination and Team Deathmatch; and the original Extinction game mode – Point of Contact. Come Friday, gamers will just need to sign-in to Xbox Live, download the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo, and get right into a match against friends, family, and anyone else enjoying the free demo weekend. More customization options are coming to Call of Duty: Ghosts. Not sure why I’m posting this, the email doesn’t provide any information and is more customization options for Call of Duty: Ghost something you all have been screaming for, but I’ll use any excuse to listen to that awesome Eminem track against a kick butt COD trailer.

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Interview: Tony Caputo, Founder of Game-Trading Site LeapTrade

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Video game companies are pushing back hard against gamers being able to trade and sell their legally purchased titles. With the launch of new consoles over the holiday season, this fight boiled over as gamers complained loudly about next gen systems having anti-copy protection built in that prevents them from playing used games on the systems unless a license was purchased. I recently interviewed LeapTrade founder Tony Caputo about this and other issues related to the current state of gaming. LeapTrade is a website that allows gamers to trade games and sell games directly to each other.

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SyfyGames.com Redesign Coming–With Exclusive Battlestar Galactica Online Content!

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Syfy Ventures has announced a major redesign of SyfyGames.com which will establish the site as curator of many of the web’s best free-to-play MMO, RPG, strategy and actions games. The redesign will also include exclusive content for players of the Battlestar Galactica Online game from Bigpoint.

Check out the press release, following the jump, for details.

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Lego Marvel Superhoes Is Out

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Am I the only one who finds the Lego games really hard? I can never make it past the first few levels, however, there’s no denying that they are fun and the formula works really well. The latest installment Lego Marvel Super Heroes hit the stores this week. How can you go wrong with this? Although this one seems a little bit more “serious” than last year’s Lego Batman 2, its still Lego and Marvel characters….

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Battlefield 4 Gets another Development Diary

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The developers of Battlefield have uploaded a new entry in their popular The Road to Battlefield 4 series.  In this installment they take a look at persistence in the game. With Battlefield 4, DICE are introducing their deepest online with unique rewards ranging from ribbons, medals, Assignments and more. Head on over the the Battlefield 4 blog and learn from Valerian Noghin, DICE Persistence Designer, on how players can earn over 900 unique rewards in Battlefield 4: http://blogs.battlefield.com/2013/10/road-to-bf4-rewards/. Battlefield hits all consoles October 29th.