‘Control’ Distances Itself from Remedy Classics

Developer Remedy/ Publisher 505 Games Rating: 4/10 To Control or not to Control, that is the question. It is also a gameplay choice marred in Remedy‘s 4 year development cycle and a change in publisher culture. The result is a surrender to a host of problems from  a decades worth of industry game development. Loosely…

Why ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ Will Be A Success

UPDATE: Pokemon Detective Pikachu opened to $170M worldwide on a $150M budget. Anytime you cover your budget opening weekend it is an unqualified success. Pokémon + Ryan Reynolds + Guardians of the Galaxy writer + Competent Director + Several 1’s and 0’s = A Whole Lotta Money The idea of heart-throb Ryan Reynolds being cast…

Most Anticipated Film & Video Games of February

February 2019 8th – Cold Pursuit 13th – Happy Death Day 2U Isn’t It Romantic 15th – Crackdown 3 Far Cry New Dawn Metro Exodus 22nd – How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Anthem  

Most Anticipated Film & Video Games of January

January 2019 18th: Glass – Producer/ Writer/ Director M. Night Shyamalan made the biggest hit of his career (The Sixth Sense) before he was 30. He followed it up with Unbreakable before slowly dropping off into obscurity, reaching his critical nadir with the Will Smith bomb After Earth before rebuilding his career most recently with the smash…

The Game Awards: 2018 Noms

Official Excerpt: This year more than 100 games and individuals have been nominated for The Game Awards. Winners will be announced live on December 6th at The Game Awards. Find out where to watch the show here. Link to The Game Awards official website: here GAME OF THE YEAR Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute…

Insomniac’s Marvel Spider-Man Does Whatever a 2018 Game Does

I don’t think any developer has more experience in modern AAA game development than Insomniac Games does. Initially the developer for Spyro before it was sold to Activision Blizzard unlike its sister studio Naughty Dog (located in the same California neighbourhood) Insomniac remains an independent second party studio that miraculously has developed exclusives for both…

Father & Son Deities Take an Arduous Journey in God of War

Game Director: Cory  Balrog (God of War II) Writers: Richard Zangrande Gaubert & Matthew Sophos (Lost Planet 3) Cory Balrog (GoW: Ghost of Sparta & Chains of Olympus) Music: Bear McCreary (The Cloverfield Paradox, The Walking Dead, Outlander) Starring: Christopher Judge, Sunny Suljic, Danielle Bisutti, Jeremy Davies (American Gods, Twin Peaks, Saving Private Ryan), Nolan North…

Opinion: ‘The Last of Us Part II’ should be rated ‘Adult’s Only’

Video Game audiences have matured, and developer ‘Naughty Dog’ shouldn’t pull punches when telling its story, but neither should the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. By: William Robertson Hume Editors note: updated for clarity. The following video contains: Intense Violence – Graphic and realistic-looking depictions of physical conflict. Extreme and realistic weapons and depictions of human…

Aaron Sorkin Turns ‘Molly’s Game’ into the Cinemax Version of His Work

On paper, a match between Molly Bloom and Aaron Sorkin and is perfect. They’re both slick operators who hail from the bottom of over achieving families, they are both seeming meticulous and simultaneously prone to getting suddenly sloppy, and they both seemingly suffer soundly from inferiority complexes. Of course it’s nothing new to report that Molly’s Game…