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Tom Davies, a freelance game developer, has taken Pac-Man, the cult hit of old and has turned into a game that allows gamers to see the corridors through Pac-Man’s world.


With almost every comic book franchise ever created finding its way to the big screen in some incarnation, Nolan’s Batman universe played with conventions and created a fable that was as much about fear, mortality and the duality of man than it was about fighting crime dressed as a bat. And then, in Heath Ledger’s Joker from 2008’s The Dark Knight, you truly had a villain for the ages.


We preview the upcoming Dredd, a reboot / remake of the Judge Dredd franchise that aims to be more serious and focused than the adaptation from 1995.


Calvin and Hobbes has always been a little on the ridiculous side when it comes to making comics about snowmen.


Of the films explored in this series, 1981’s “Arthur” seems the most appropriate to remake. Starring Dudley Moore, in what would be his most iconic role, “Arthur” follows the misadventures of the titular hapless drunk whose immense fortune and desperate alcoholism has left him alone and distanced from the rest of the world.


In 2008, one of the best foreign films in recent memory was released and not only redefined the perception of horror but defied boundaries of the nature of love and the capabilities for young actors to capture convincing characters and manage innate but intimate emotion.


To remake a film, one must fight against all the images, characters, lines and scenes of the original that play in your head like a never ending carousel going ‘round and ‘round and ‘round, and create something new and hopefully just as appealing. But with so much of the magic of film lying in the realms of unexpectedness, that unidentifiable factor that evokes emotion and establishes deep-rooted connections between the characters and audience is there an art or a point to retelling a story that worked well in the first place?


In a time of recession and economic hardships, the last thing major studios want to do is sink hundreds of millions into a movie that won’t break even, especially with competing studios crumbling and filing for bankruptcy all around them.

The creatives have run for the hills and the accountants have taken over Hollywood.


Wolfenstein 3D, a game said to popularize the first-person shooter genre and the first to feature WWII German baddies, is easy to find. It is available in many forms on many different systems and devices.

The game was originally released on the PC as shareware, but eventually found it’s way to Macintosh computers, Acorn Archimedes, Super NES, Atari Jaguar, Amiga 1200, Game Boy Advance, iPhone, 3DO, Nintendo Wii, Linux, and back onto PC via Valve’s Steam platform.

But it has never been recreated like this before! Now you can play Wolfenstein 3D as it was meant to be played: in 1D!


Gordon Freeman, the main character in the series Half Life, a high quality video game and excellent First-Person Shooter, is the man.

He can do anything he wants with any weapon he wants. He has access to all sorts of high-tech and lethal devices, yet he chooses to tough things out with an old crowbar.

What a badass.


Movies can change your entire life. They can alter your moods, your values and beliefs, and even change your hardened philosophy. Film brings out the best in people, allowing them to feel free and be open-minded about even the most controversial topics.


Release date is still TBA, but, by the looks of it, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth may make it to theaters by 2011.


Ahh, the good old day’s of sidescrolling Beat Em Ups, the estranged cousin of Shoot Em Ups. So many genres have been overlooked now that the big titles in video games are mostly RPG’s, FPS’s, and sports games. While the Read more…

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