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  • Blog Post: 20 Respected Actors Who Appeared In Video Game Movies

    Today brought the sad news that venerated English actor Bob Hoskins, who had appeared in the Super Mario Bros. movie as wells as more acclaimed films like The Long Good Friday , has died. In this feature, we look back at some of the other critically respected actors who have appeared in video game movies... More
  • Blog Post: Movie Review: Free to Play

    As the competitive gaming scene continues to grow in prestige and popularity, Valve's Free to Play documentary seeks to give a wider audience a look into the phenomenon of eSports (as Indie Game: The Movie did for the indie game movement) by offering a look into the human stories behind the competition... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – We Don't Need Video Game Movies

    Hollywood has been trying to crack the code of what makes a great video game movie for over 20 years, with little to show for it. Maybe it's time to acknowledge the truth: Film adaptations of video games serve no purpose. Since the abysmal Super Mario Bros. released in 1993, the film industry has... More
  • Blog Post: Oscar Nominated Films And Their Video Game Adaptations

    The Oscars are considered the most prestigious of all film awards. Every year, the films that win and are nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture are considered the best of the best. Some of those movies (a surprising amount, in fact) have had video games based on them. Do these games live up... More
  • Blog Post: Mario’s Film Folly: The True Story Behind Hollywood’s Biggest Gaming Blunder

    In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. movie (released on May 28, 1993), we wanted to share with you this piece from October 10, 2011 about the troubles plaguing the film. For all their absurdity, the Super Mario Bros. games follow a straightforward template. An Italian plumber adventures... More
  • Blog Post: Five Ways To Make The Mass Effect Film Not Suck

    Like most video game movies, a film adaption of the Mass Effect series has been “in the works” for some time. A few days ago, we got a tiny little nibble of information about the state of the film. It has a new writer who is a fan of Mass Effect, and Casey Hudson, the director of the Mass... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Watches Super Mario Bros. The Movie

    The Super Mario Bros. games have an incredibly simple plot: Mario fights goombas and turtle-looking koopas on his way to save a princess. It’s not surprising that Hollywood felt it had to elaborate on the story when it made a major motion picture out of the property back in 1993. Unfortunately... More
  • Blog Post: Lights, Camera, Action Button

    No, this article isn’t about how L.A. Noire’s expressive facial animations and multilayered story have blurred the line between film and game. Rockstar’s 1940s saga makes an appearance in this article, but it’s only to stress that video games are becoming more and more similar... More
  • Blog Post: When Movie-To-Game Goes Right

    Throughout the history of video games, the most consistently awful titles have been those based on films. From E.T. to Iron Man, film-based games are notorious for their near-perfect record of shoddy quality. Most publishers want the games to release around the same time as their movie counterparts,... More
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