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Similar to lead character Pvt. Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult), screenwriter Chris Roessner joined the United States Army in July of 2001 to serve in the Reserves and earn college money. Two months later 9/11 changed everything. Suddenly he was thrust into a full-scale war in the Middle East and he needed to steel himself to that fact. He wasn’t in the Special Forces, Navy SEALs or Marines — he was just a soldier walking onto the frontlines like the rest. His story wasn’t one of unanimous heroics wherein he proved crucial to earning that “Mission Accomplished” banner everyone remembers as empty sentiment. Like so many military men and women, he entered Iraq at the beginning of something still unfinished today and left well before any true strides were made.
Roessner survived his stint and returned home with journals and photos depicting his experience. He took that money and enrolled in USC’s film school, »
- Jared Mobarak
The 2017 British Academy Games Awards took place in London this evening as BAFTA celebrated the very best in gaming over the past twelve months.
Taking home the top honour, Best Game, was Naughty Dog Studios’ Uncharted 4, while Inside won four awards (Artistic Achievement, Game Design, Narrative and Original Property and there were also two wins apiece for Overcooked (British Game, Family Game) and Firewatch (Debut Game, Best Performer – Cissy Jones).
Here’s a full list of the winners, highlighted in bold…
Brenda Romero Artistic Achievement
ABZÛ Development Team – Giant Squid/505 Games
Dishonored 2 Development Team – Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks
Inside Development Team – Playdead/Playdead
The Last Guardian Development Team – Sie Japan Studio, genDesign/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Unravel Development Team – Coldwood Interactive/Electronic Arts Audio Achievement
Battlefield 1 Development Team – Dice/Electronic Arts
Doom Development Team – id Software/Bethesda Softworks »
- Gary Collinson
The BAFTA 2017 Games Awards made their nomination announcements this morning. Uncharted 4 has come out on top with eight nominations followed by Inside with seven and Firewatch with six.
Here is the list of all the nominations for this year’s awards.
ABZÛ Dishonored 2 Inside The Last Guardian Uncharted 4 Unravel
Battlefield 1 Doom Inside The Last Guardian Rex Infinite Uncharted 4
Firewatch Inside Overwatch Stardew Valley Titanfall 2 Uncharted 4
Batman: Arkham Vr Forza Horizon 3 No Man’s Sky Overcooked Planet Coaster Virginia
Firewatch Overcooked Oxenfree That Dragon Cancer The Witness Virginia
Destiny: Rise of Iron Elite Dangerous: Horizons Eve Online Final Fantasy Xiv: Online Hitman Rocket League
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Overcooked The Playroom Vr Pokémon Go Ratchet & Clank Toca Hair Salon!
Battlefield 1 Dishonored 2 Inside Overwatch Titanfall 2 The Witness
Batman: Arkham Vr Firewatch Pokémon »
- Dean Abdou
"To put it simply - her brain is on fire." An odd trailer has debuted for the film Brain on Fire, a medical mystery psychological drama from Irish director Gerard Barrett. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a young woman who starts going mad after she begins to experience really terrible seizures, and her life falls apart as a result. Based on the true story of Susannah Cahalan. The full cast includes Richard Armitage, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tyler Perry, Thomas Mann, Vincent Gale, Nicole Laplaca, Navid Negahban, Agam Darshi, with an appearance by Jenny Slate. This is a weird trailer that throws a curveball part of the way through, then gets laughably cheesy at the end. The footage is okay, but the title cards are the worst. Here's the first official trailer for Gerard Barrett's Brain On Fire, direct from YouTube: Susannah Cahalan (Chloë Grace Moretz), a journalist at the New York Post, »
- Alex Billington
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