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  • Blog Post: Godzilla’s Checkered Gaming Past: A Retrospective

    With Godzilla out in theaters this weekend, we thought we'd bring back this look at the big lizard's gaming history. This piece was originally published on March 16, 2014. While the poster boy for Japanese film company Toho continues to find success on film, the King of the Monsters’ video... 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: Hideo Kojima Talks About His Favorite Movies

    While we were in Tokyo, Japan for our Metal Gear Solid V coverage, we had a chance to talk to Hideo Kojima extensively about his next title. We know he's a man of many hobbies, so we also chatted a bit about one of his favorites: Hollywood movies. While it seems that he has a couple of go-to films... 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: Dream Video Game/Movie Match-Ups

    The video game industry doesn't have a great history with film licensing. Let's try to change all that. Here's a few dream teams – film vets who we think would make a solid match up with well known video game properties. Red Dead Redemption & The Coen Brothers (True Grit, No Country... More
  • Blog Post: Hollywood And Call Of Duty's Symbiotic Love Affair

    When reading game reviews, writers frequently praise a game for being "cinematic". When reading movie reviews, you occasionally see the latest CG summer blockbuster derided for feeling "like a video game". The two industries get closer and closer every year, and the Call of Duty series... More
  • Blog Post: Whittacisms: Interview With Game And Film Writer Gary Whitta

    Gary Whitta knows storytelling. As the writer for films like After Earth and The Book of Eli as well as one of the writers for Telltale's The Walking Dead , Whitta has been able to explore a variety of storytelling techniques. We talked with him about these experiences, what he thinks about the future... More
  • Blog Post: 2012 Holiday Buying Guide

    The end of the year is rolling around, which means it’s time to start thinking about gifts. For the generous gamers, that means coming up with the perfect presents for your friends and family. For opportunistic gamers, that means scribbling out a list of gifts for others to buy you. We’re... More
  • Blog Post: John C. Reilly Talks Wreck-It Ralph

    Disney's upcoming animated film Wreck-It Ralph looks to appease gaming fans of all ages. We sat down with star John C. Reilly to talk about his role in the film and his history with games. [Check out our interview with Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore in issue 233 of Game Informer Magazine.] I'm... More
  • Blog Post: Top Ten Netflix Streaming Movies For Gamers

    Whether you watch on 360, PS3, Wii, or PC, these are 10 overlooked films you can add to your instant queue right now. For a lot of gamers, it’s hard to hop online and not find a few of your friends digging into their Netflix instant queue. Gamer participation has been a big part of the growth of... More
  • Blog Post: Prince of Persia Movie Review: The Gamer's Perspective

    Video game movies have a bad reputation. With few exceptions, the adaptations that have made it to the big screen are low on budget, talent, and faithfulness to the source material. That’s why Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has gotten so much attention in recent months. Big stars like Jake... More
  • Blog Post: Casting Call: Mass Effect

    As reported today , it appears that a Mass Effect movie is on the way from Legendary Features. Production is in its earliest stages, so no release date or casting details are announced. That won't stop us from picking our favorites for the film, however. Take a look below for who we'd like to... More
  • Blog Post: Holiday Buying Guide 2009

    It’s that time of year again – a season when the American economy relies on us to buy more than we can afford to propel ourselves out of economic turmoil. Need some help spending that holiday cash? You’ve come to the right place. If you've already read our magazine version, you're... More
  • Blog Post: Movies That Should Have Been Great Games

    I recently took a look at the few times in gaming history in which movie-to-game translations actually worked out. It seems that more and more, motion pictures have video game tie-ins, and it's obvious the majority of them are of dubious quality. Despite the frequency of movie-to-game adaptations... 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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