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Don’t fret, the sickening wet sounds punctuated by the occasional blood-curdling scream that you might be hearing right now aren’t coming from inside your head. You’re not experiencing a psychotic episode, that’s just the sound Mortal Kombat X makes when it’s dominating all the games by ripping their spines out through their recently vacated eye […] »
- Adam Dodd
Back in the very early 1990s came the first wave of criticism against video game violence with the blood and gore in the likes of "Mortal Kombat" and "Doom" often coming under fire and leading to the establishment of the Esrb video game ratings system.
Without question though, the most controversial game of the time was that of "Night Trap". Banned in several countries and pulled from release in others, the game became the poster child for anti-video game violence supporters during U.S. Senate and Congressional hearings.
Consisting of full-motion video segments, the game had you monitoring a house which has been the scene of numerous disappearances and where a group of girls are now spending the night. The video sequences resemble nothing much more than a bad slasher film or some kind of "Silk Stalkings" meets "Twilight Zone" style deal. It mostly seemed to be about scantily clad »
- Garth Franklin
Videogame characters are coming to life in this weekend's Pixels, but translating 8 or 16-bit heroes and villains to the big screen wasn't always as easy as it is with today's CGI. Mainstays like Mario Bros.' King Koopa were derided by audiences, while an animatronic Goro in Mortal Kombat was a hit with fans — but was also extremely expensive. Read on to see how videogame adaptations of the past handled some iconic characters. King Koopa, from Super Mario Bros. (1993) Super Mario Bros., one of the most reviled videogame adaptations of all time, portrayed King Koopa (Dennis Hopper) as
- Aaron Couch
As with all Npd statistics, these figures only account for retail sales of software, with digital sales not factoring into the equation. Still, having only launched in April, landing in the coveted number 1 spot is a major coup for NetherRealm’s brawler, and one that irrefutably proves there is still life in the 20-year old franchise yet.
Accounting for sales between January and June, 2015, the retail analyst published the comprehensive top ten, which you can check out below.
2) Grand Theft Auto V (Take-Two)
3) Battlefield Hardline (Electronic Arts)
4) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision)
5) Minecraft (Microsoft)
6) Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros.)
7) Dying Light (Warner Bros.)
8) NBA 2K15 (Take-Two)
9) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red)
10) Super Smash Bros. »
- Michael Briers
Skip To Around 1:17 To Go Right To The Trailer The web series will be directed by Chris Marrs Piliero (who has previously worked on music videos for the likes of Ariana Grande, Ke$ha and the Black Keys), and produced by Helbig and Hart and their managers Ken Treusch and Sarah Weichel, along with Contradiction Films’ Tim Carter and Tomas Harlan (Dead Rising: Watchtower, Mortal Kombat: Legacy). »
To celebrate the release of Dead Rising: Watchtower – on DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook 27th July – we have copies on DVD to giveaway!
From the producers of Mortal Kombat: Legacy and the Transformers film franchise comes Dead Rising: Watchtower. Based on the globally successful video game Dead Rising franchise from Capcom™, which has sold in excess of 8.2 million copies worldwide!
Dead Rising: Watchtower is inventive, full of pumped up energy and unforgettably awesome zombie crushing moments! This live-action adaptation stars a first-class cast – including Jesse Metcalfe (Desperate Housewives), Oscar-nominee Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and fan favourites Meghan Ory and Keegan Connor Tracy from ABC’s Once Upon a Time.
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To win a copy of Dead Rising: Watchtower on DVD, just answer the following question:
Dead Rising: Watchtower is based on the Dead Rising franchise, »
- Phil Wheat
Written by Philip Ridley
Directed by Peter Medak
Gangster movies have been entertaining audiences since the inception of cinema. A well-constructed gangster film can attract respectable actors, reap critical praise, and accrue the life-long love of fans in a way that few other genres can. Mean Streets, Infernal Affairs, and Goodfellas are all classic films that continue to resonate with audiences long after their theatrical runs. While most favorite gangster movie conversations include the usual round up of The Godfather, Scarface and The Departed, there is a little known British film that warrants a place in the conversation. Back in 1990, director Peter Medak’s biographical crime/drama film The Krays, flew under the radar of everyone but the most hardcore gangster-flick nerds. With the upcoming film Legend (featuring Tom Hardy in the role of both Kray twins) just on the horizon, it seemed like an appropriate time »
- Victor Stiff
Remember Sega's controversial 90s game Night Trap? It's coming back from the dead and playable in your web browser...
Night Trap is, I suspect, one of those games that more people have heard about than have actually played. Released in 1992 for the short-lived Sega CD, it was an Fmv adventure game with a tawdry horror theme. It involved rescuing a bunch of teenagers from a very weird selection of home invaders called Augurs, which you had to find and capture by switching between a set of cameras dotted around the house.
Sega's game caused a wave of controversy when politicians and newspapers caught wind of it - more than likely, they hadn't actually played it, since it was widely reported that the objective was to "trap and kill women" rather than rescue them. At any rate, Night Trap was one of several games - along with the likes of Mortal Kombat »
Having popped up Mortal Kombat: Special Forces and the Ps Vita version of 2011’s Mortal Kombat, Tremor makes his return to the world of Mortal Kombat tomorrow – this time as a fully playable character – with the arrival of the Mortal Kombat X Tremor Bundle, and you can check out a new gameplay trailer for the Dlc right here…
Players with the Kombat Pack will be able to download the Mortal Kombat X Tremor bundle from tomorrow (July 21st), while Tremor will be available seperately for everyone else from July 28th.
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros. Interactive has revealed their next batch of Dlc for Mortal Kombat X which brings an all new fighter to the game, along with some new (technically old) skin packs, and some Free fatalities for everyone to enjoy. Come inside to learn more and check out Tremor in action!
Unsure who Tremor is? Don't worry, you're probably not alone. The character has only appeared in Mortal Kombat: Special Forces, a game that even die hard fans of the franchise consider to be the worst in the series, and best left forgotten. Even so, Netherrealm is digging deep into their lore to flesh out the already impressive Mortal Kombat X roster, so Tremor will finally be a fully playable character. The Tremor Bundle is hitting next week (or this week if you have the season pass) and will include the character along with a Klassic Skins Pack. Check out »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
It’s a sad state of affairs for the gaming world when Resident Evil is possibly the best video game movie ever. Or maybe Prince Of Persia, or Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. These are all mediocre titles at best, which is hard to fathom considering the hundreds of video games that exist with incredible stories, lush worlds, and cinematic potential.
It seems like a new age in Hollywood, though, and all of a sudden, a whole lot of video game movies are entering into development with a lot of talented actors and directors becoming attached. Many of these will be bad, and many will likely never even get made, but a select few could truly result in groundbreaking films that will have audiences questioning why they haven’t been able to adapt games properly until now.
- Connor Briggs-Morris
As San Diego Comic-Con rolled on, the cosplayers came out in full force. Part of the fun of walking the floor comes with running into life-size versions of the characters that we love from the screen and the page. Deadpool will walk right past Spider-Man, pausing to make room for Furiosa or a human Woody from Toy Story. Earlier, we brought you a few of our favorite cosplay patrons roaming the Comic-Con areas. On Friday, even more hit the San Diego streets and the rows of the convention center floor, shopping for pop-culture items, posing for pictures, and adding to the aura of the Sdcc experience. Want to feel like you are here? Browse this gallery of amazing cosplayers from Comic-Con 2015! Civil War Spider-Man Part Spidey. Part Cap. 100% awesome!%NEW_PAGE% Mortal Kombat Show us your best finishing move!%NEW_PAGE% Bazooka Joe Though this guy might be from the »
In today's gaming world we have a bunch of developers that are icons of the industry making some of the most mind blowing titles, but they weren't always household names. Today, we're taking a look at some of the early games of today's top developers, to see how they started out. Come inside to check it out!
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Bioware – Shattered Steel
This was the first game by Bioware and it came out in 1996. The cool part about this game was that it was actually ahead of its time. It has “3D” aka Vr in it, three types actually, and it even has settings for head tracking. Did I mention it came out in 1996?
The game is what you’d expect from Bioware as it takes on everything the company does today, but on a more technology restricted level. You had a massive »
- email@example.com (Dustin Spino)
From WB Games and NetherRealm Studios take a look @ the official trailer for the "Mortal Kombat X Predator" Bundle, featuring 'Predator' as a playable character:
"...a highly evolved alien, the 'Predator' possesses vast superhuman strength and durability, with access to advanced weapons and technology including wrist blades, which it can use to skewer opponents in a single blow, a plasma caster that can fire deadly bolts of energy, a deadly combi-stick for close range combat and can hide itself using a cloaking device to make itself virtually invisible save for a slight ripple in the air resembling heat waves...".
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Mortal Kombat X Predator"...
- Michael Stevens
If you’re trying to save the pennies over the summer in anticipation of the onslaught of triple-a titles pouring out at the end of this year – never fear, Microsoft has got gamers covered. Well, if you have Xbox Live they have, at least.
Over 30 big name titles are going on sale starting tomorrow on the Xbox Games store, with certain titles having their asking prices slashed by up to 60%. Peruse the list below to check out some of the deal headed your way.
Battlefield Hardline Deluxe – 40% off Borderlands: Thc – 40% off Diablo 3 – 50% off Dragon Age Inquisition & Deluxe – 50% off Dying Light & Ultimate – 30% off Far Cry 4 & Gold – 60% off FIFA 15 – 10% off Game of Thrones Season Pass – 40% off Geometry Wars – 50% off Goat Simulator – 33% off GTA 5 & Great White Shark – 25% off Halo: The Master Chief – 40% off Killer Instinct Complete – 60% off Killer Instinct S2 – 40% off Lara Croft & The Temple of Osiris – 60% off Lego Batman 3 – 75% off Middle-earth: Shadow »
- Joe Pring
“Mortal Kombat” and Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon” are eerily similar in almost every way. YouTube user J. Matthew Turner mashed the two martial arts movies up side-by-side to prove his theory that they’re basically the “same movie.” “It’s the story of a Shaolin Monk who is coerced into competing in a multi-annual tournament held on an island reachable by a boat that leaves from a pier in Hong Kong,” the explanation begins. “His younger sibling having been killed by a conspirator of this tournament, the monk has a personal vendetta against this individual.” Also Read: Spike TV »
- Tony Maglio
Sports. Poker. Paintballing. BBQs. These are just a few of the many ways that man has looked within to seek out an emotional connection with his fellow man. But nothing has done as much for male bonding as Capcom’s Street Fighter series.
Through a somewhat serendipitous loop of art imitating life imitating art, Capcom’s seminal fighter has been uniting men from a kaleidoscope of races and backgrounds to meet up and duke it out in various locations around the world for over two decades. Countless sequels and spinoffs into puzzles, manga, and two underwhelming movies had all arguably played a part in the oversaturation and eventual fatigue the series went through. A sobering experience that was far away from the influence the game enjoyed at the heights of its popularity.
The demise of the arcade prematurely triggered visions of the death of communal gaming, an essential component that »
- Jason Joseph
Long before the cultural indoctrination of FPSs, RPGs, MMOs and MOBAs there was a game genre too cool to be reduced to the likes of an acronym. The side-scrolling beat ‘em up, or brawler, was the game of choice during videogame’s fledgling years, and anybody serious about their gaming would have had a few of them in their collection.
Early titles such as Kung Fu Master (Irem, 1984) and Renegade (Technos, 1986) were the first to draw blood, but they were both superseded by the masterpiece that is Double Dragon, (Technos 1987). With its simple control scheme, hordes of enemies, range of weapons and in a genre first, two player co-op, Double Dragon gave players the opportunity to indulge in a violent, vigilante revenge fantasy set against a visceral urban landscape. The game’s design is so influential, its DNA can be seen in the lineage of a new generation of side-scrollers, »
- Jason Joseph
Roger Corman is a legend, his film career having spanned decades after decades, providing a constant onslaught of entertaining B and exploitation films for film lovers. No stranger to the absurd, Corman is now prepping the release of Sharktopus Vs. Whalewolf (yes, you read that right), the third chapter in the SyFy channel series, this time featuring a hybrid horror showdown between two pissed off creatures, with Casper Van Dien and Co. right in the middle of it.
The trailer for the Sharktopus Vs. Whalewolf has officially dropped and it looks like one wacky film, rivaling the hit Sharknado in not taking itself too seriously, and being big on the entertainment side. What do you fright fanatics think? Will you be watching this one, when it makes its SyFy premiere on Sunday, July 19th?
- Jerry Smith
Aside from Gamescom and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at the beginning of September – 61 days, but who’s counting? – the video game industry is primed to recede into its annual summer lull now that Batman: Arkham Knight has been released. What better time to catch up on your ever-growing pile of shame, then?
That’s exactly the question Microsoft will be asking for the next couple of months with the self-proclaimed Xbox Ultimate Game Sale, which offers discounts on an array of heavy-hitters from the past two years or so, including Far Cry 4, Mortal Kombat X and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Taking to Twitter, here’s a teaser video for the promotion courtesy of Microsoft’s own Major Nelson.
Here is a sneak peak of the Ultimate Game Sale, 70 of the best deals we’ll offer all summer starting 7 July pic.twitter.com/ueEbarqoJb
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) July »
- Michael Briers
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