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Telltale Reportedly Developing Game of Thrones Video Game


Telltale Games, the company behind the hugely successful “Walking Dead” video games series is reportedly developing a new game based on everyone’s favorite fantasy series, “Game of Thrones.” IGN has reported that they have heard from multiple sources that the developer is working on the game adaptation.

However, it is not currently known whether the game would be based on the HBO series or the source material, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin.

When asked, Telltale Games responded simply,

“We get these sorts of rumors about what we could be working on next cropping up all the time. Officially we have no comment.”

If anyone is going to make a “Game of Thrones” video game, I would want Telltale to be one of the developers. If it is anything like the “Walking Dead” season games it would be massively successful and masterfully well done (I am assuming, of course.) What we don’t need is another fuck up like the last “Game of Thrones” video game that failed both in the eyes of critics and fans.

The HBO series is based on the novels from “A Song of Ice and Fire” written by Martin. He began the first volume of the series, A Game of Thrones, in 1991. He published it in 1996. Martin gradually extended his originally intended trilogy to seven volumes, the fifth of which, A Dance with Dragons, took him five years to write before its publication in 2011. Martin’s work on his sixth, The Winds of Winter, is still underway.

LEGO The Hobbit Videogame Officially Announced for 2014

legohobbitgame2Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group have officially announced the next installment in the LEGO video game franchise. “LEGO The Hobbit” will adapt the legendary tale from the book by J.R.R. Tolkien and Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit Trilogy.”

The game will be based on the first two films of “The Hobbit Trilogy,” The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the upcoming The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, a production of New Line Cinema and MGM, opening worldwide beginning December 13, 2013. Following the storyline of the first two films, “LEGO The Hobbit” will take players on quests throughout Middle-earth, joining Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey, and Thorin Oakenshield and Company in their exciting adventures toward the Dwarven Kingdom of Erebor.

Players will be able to take on the form of their favorite Hobbit characters, including Bilbo, Gandalf, and all of the Dwarves: Thorin, Fíli, Kíli, Óin, Glóin, Dwalin, Balin Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori and Ori. Each has his own special – and quite hilarious – ability: For instance, Bombur can be used as a trampoline that enables his companions “belly-bounce” out of danger! Players will visit key locations from the films, including Bag End, Bilbo’s Hobbit-hole in Hobbiton, trek through the treacherous High Pass over The Misty Mountains, and explore the depths of Goblin-town, Mirkwood and Rivendell. Along the way, players will solve countless puzzles, partake in Treasure Quests and battle with Orcs, Trolls and fouler things. They will also be able to mine for gems, discover loot from enemies, and craft powerful magical items or build immense new LEGO structures.

Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games, said,

“We are thrilled to depict the characters and environments of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth in LEGO form with the ‘LEGO The Hobbit’ video game. Our family-friendly take on these thrilling adventures will have kids and parents playing and laughing together as they build and explore in LEGO Middle-earth.”

“LEGO The Hobbit” will be available in 2014 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation, Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, as well as Windows PC and Mac.

Colin Farrell Calls Warcraft Script “Amazing”


IGN recently talked with actor Colin Farrell about the upcoming big screen adaptation of the video game, “Warcraft.” Farrell has been rumored to be attached to the project which appears to be finally moving forward. The Warcraft movie supposedly has four lead characters and Farrell is just one of the names rumored to be attached. Paula Patton and “Vikings” star Travis Fimmel are also rumored to be in negotiations for the film which will center on Anduin Lothar versus Durotan, Human and Orc heroes from the original real-time strategy games. The movie will also be focused largely in the Eastern Kingdoms of Azeroth.

IGN asked him about the status of production for the film and Farrell confirmed that the script is pretty impressive.

“Don’t know what’s happening, man. I read the script, if that’s any use to you, and it’s amazing….Duncan was cool. I sat with Duncan for awhile and read the script, loved the script, and we was as cool as can be. I don’t know what’s happening with the film. I don’t know where they are in the process…It’s just a world that I never explored — and it’s a really big and fantastical world. I can’t imagine what he, being as visually gifted as he is, Duncan, and what he did on Moon with, like, a dime, I can’t imagine what he’d do with this Warcraft.”

However, Farrell could not confirm what his role could be in the film.

“Can I? I probably shouldn’t. I don’t even know, actually, I’ll just say that! I don’t even know. We were just talking, and Duncan just said, “There might be something in it for you!” And I said, “Catering?” [Laughs]”

The Warcraft Movie is set to be directed by Duncan Jones with Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni producing for Legendary along with Blizzard and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Alex Gartner. Charles Leavitt wrote the script.

The release date is currently set for December 18, 2015.

New Trailer Revealed For Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: Season Two


Telltale Games has officially released the first trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to their games series, “The Walking Dead” based on the world created by Robert Kirkman. “The Walking Dead: Season 2” the next installment in the series, is now available for  pre-order on PC/Mac via the Telltale Games Online Store as well as Steam. The second season will premiere later this year on PC/Mac, home consoles and iOS, with additional platforms to be announced.

The Walking Dead: Season Two – A Telltale Games Series will continue the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned at the outset of the undead apocalypse, now left to her own devices to seek safety and survive in a world gone mad. Now assuming the role of an ordinary child, players will struggle to outwit both the dead and the living in situations that will test their morals and control the flow of the story through their decisions and actions.

Dan Connors, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games, said,

“The terrifying nature of Robert Kirkman’s world has allowed Telltale to push the boundaries of interactive drama in video games to a place that has had fans anxious to know what will happen next in this series. Today we can finally lift the veil, albeit only a little, on how this story will continue, and we’ll soon be putting players in the shoes of a lead role that will challenge their expectations of how to survive in a world where no one can be trusted.”

The game is expected to release later this year and will consist of five episodes that will be available for digital download over the course of the season. Season 2 will conclude in 2014. Players can save 10% off of the purchase price of the PC/Mac versions with a pre-order of the season pass, giving them access to all five episodes for the total cost of $22.49 USD or equivalent when ordering through the Telltale Online Store, or through the Steam digital distribution service.

It was also announced that this November, Telltale Games will be releasing “The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series – Game of the Year Edition” to retailers across North America for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PC. The Game of the Year Edition will include all five episodes of the award-winning series, plus the critically acclaimed episode ‘400 Days,’ as well as access to the series’ original score and exclusive behind-the-scenes video. Currently available for pre-order at retailers everywhere, the Game of the Year Edition will be available for $29.99 USD or equivalent.

You can watch the new trailer below:

Kevin Tancharoen Departs Mortal Kombat Film Adaptation


Despite his promising outlook on the big screen adaptation of Mortal Kombat, choreographer-turned-director Kevin Tancharoen, has left the project. He announced the news via Twitter last week that he would no longer be a part of the team bringing the video game to the big screen.

“After 3 years of Kombat,” Tancharoen writes, “I’ve decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks!”

However, he seems to have confirmed that the movie will continue to move forward however no other directors have been announced to take his place.

Tancharoen is also the man behind the “Mortal Kombat” web series that has been popular among fans since its premiere. Tancharoen’s “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” recently released its second season. The cast includes Harry Shum, Jr. (“Glee”) as the warlord adviser “Kuai Liang,” Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers) as martial arts film actor “Johnny Cage,” Brian Tee (The Wolverine) as Shaolin Monk “Liu Kang,” and Mark Dacascos (Cradle 2 the Grave) as “Kung Lao” – a close friend of “Liu Kang.” Additionally, Ian Anthony Dale (“Hawaii Five-O”) returns as the resurrected ninja “Scorpion,” and Cary Tagawa reprises the role he made famous in the first Mortal Kombat theatrical release as the powerful, arrogant sorcerer “Shang Tsung.”

Travis Fimmel Boards Warcraft Adaptation


Variety has reported that Travis Fimmel, one of the stars of the series “Vikings,” has joined the big screen adaptation of Warcraft. Fimmel is set to play one of the four lead roles in the film based on the popular MMORG game of the same name. It is also rumored that Paula Patton and Colin Farrell are in negotiations to join the cast as well.

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Fede Alvarez to Helm Dante’s Inferno Adaptation


“Dante’s Inferno” is one of the harder games I have ever played. Not “Dark Souls” hard but still rather difficult. But in that difficulty is some pretty awesome and disturbing imagery and story. Now, Universal Pictures has plans to take the video game and adapt it for the big screen. According to a report from Deadline. Fede Alvarez will helm the project. Continue reading

Stan Lee Featured in New LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Trailer


We have known since way back at the San Diego Comic-Con that Stan Lee would be a playable character in the upcoming new LEGO game, “LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.” However, what his character would do was still a mystery till now. A brand new trailer has been revealed for the game which showcases Lee as well as gameplay footage for the release. Continue reading

Sony Pictures, Ubisoft and New Regency to Develop Watch Dogs Movie


During a press conference at Gamescom this week, Sony Computer Entertainment and Ubisoft announced that they would be teaming up with Sony Pictures Entertainment and New Regency to develop a film adaptation of the video game, “Watch Dogs.” The game is one of the more highly anticipated games upcoming this holiday season for Sony’s next-gen console, the PlayStation 4.  Continue reading

Launch Trailer for Deadpool Video Game Released


The much-anticipated video game based on the Deadpool comic book character is finally here (well almost.) The game arrives tomorrow and IGN recently debuted its officially launch trailer which features some of the games craziest gameplay moments. And yes, expect some X-Men cameos in this exclusive game! Continue reading