Titanfall is being hyped as the next big thing in gaming, and many are considering it the great white hope to make Xbox One a success. While it remains to be seen if the sales will live up to the hype, the reviews so far have been pretty good, if not uniformly stellar.
Activision has a new game, Destiny, and the company’s really high on it. In fact, there’s a lot of hype right now telling us that this could be one of the biggest games ever.
Some years back you may recall that a movie version of Halo was in the works at Universal with Neill Blomkamp (District 9) directing, and Peter Jackson producing. Alex Garland (Dredd, 28 Days Later) also wrote the script, but the movie fell apart because it was just going to be too expensive to make.
Amazon and Netflix are doing it, so why shouldn’t Xbox have series as well? Makes sense, right? And rumor has it, the first series could be Halo.
There is no direct comparison between the two consoles. You can't do it on features. You can't do it on games. You can't do it based on any objective criteria. You need to just pick one and play the hell out of it. Why is that so hard?
Right now there’s a big effort going on in Hollywood to deliver a great video game movie. But while we’re still waiting for one to hit the big screen, there have been several successful webisode adaptations of Halo and Mortal Kombat that have been going like gangbusters.
It seems some people are trying to beat the bad video game movie curse by doing web series. Halo’s done very well on the web, and Mortal Kombat Legacy 2 has also been going like gangbusters, racking up over 70 million views on YouTube.
Looks like GTA5 is on track to make that $1 billion week. As of today, it's launch day has seen sales reach $800 million. This is excluding the upcoming launch in Japan. The figures today represent between 13 and 14 million units easily beating GTA4's 13 million units sold. There will, no doubt, be further confirmation of the actual numbers for today and through the remainder of the week, but this is an amazing day for the Grand Theft Auto franchise and for video gaming in general.
Paranoid Android devs recently introduced a featured dubbed "Halo" which seeks to redefine how multitasking and notifications function in Google's Android popular mobile operating system.
You probably know by now that Neill Blomkamp, the director of Elysium, made his debut with the acclaimed sci-fi epic District 9. Blomkamp was also up to direct the big screen adaptation of Halo, which was set up at Universal with Peter Jackson directing, but it never got off the ground.
While the video game market has endured a lot of ups and downs, it had a remarkable late inning victory last year with the phenomenal success of Call of Duty: Black Ops, and the latest installment of Halo. Now estimates tell us the next installment of Call of Duty, Ghosts, will be the biggest video game of the Fall.
Some years back, a well known Hollywood screenwriter told me that when the next big revolution in storytelling happens, it won’t be on the big screen, but it will probably something smaller that we’ll see on YouTube or some place like this. While webisodes may not have sparked a huge revolution in Hollywood, it’s much easier to tell a big story 5 to 15 minutes at a time, much like the Halo web series that has a big YouTube following.
Elysium isn’t a remake of a tired old movie, or an adaptation of a video game, which could definitely confuse a lot of people, but we at TG are looking forward to the film because it’s the follow up of director Neill Blomkamp, the man who gave us District 9.
The storied developer has finally announced its post-Halo plans.
Whether there will ever be a Halo movie or not is one of the longest running sagas in the world of gaming.
This certainly isn't the first real world, drivable Warthog we've seen based on the fighting vehicle from the Halo video game franchise.
This recently published art book illustrates the hi-tech visuals of the long-awaited Halo 4.
The best video games in history. Cool idea for a list, and I’m surprised I haven’t seen it anywhere else recently, although putting a collection like this together is quite a daunting task.
With the economy still in bad shape, it’s depressing to see so many companies and local businesses going under.
Dark matter halos — the huge, invisible cocoons of mass that envelop entire galaxies and account for most of the matter in the universe — may not be so dark after all.