Video game movies have, traditionally, been pretty awful, but there seems to be a resurgence of video game-themed films making their way to the big screen of late, and they do seem to be improving, with films like Detective Pikachu releasing to fair reviews. While there are certainly exceptions to this, it’s a pretty good time to be a fan of video game movies. Space Invaders is the latest video game franchise getting the movie treatment, with Greg Russo writing the script for the film. Russo is also handling the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie as well as a number of other video game projects.As of right now, there aren’t any details as to when the Space Invaders movie will actually release, or even enter production for that matter. Needless to say, it’ll likely be quite some time before audiences get any solid details about the film, as it seems like adapting such a simple game will take a fair amount of work to turn into a cohesive story that stays true to the … [Read more...] about Mortal Kombat Writer Working On Space Invaders Movie
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One of the greatest classics from the arcade golden age is being adapted into a board game. Space Invaders – The Board Game has just launched on Kickstarter, and, as of this time of writing, it’s already pretty close to achieving its $45,000 goal, with 30 days to go. The game is being developed as a partnership of Square Enix Holdings subsidiary TAITO Corporation, the creator and copyright holder of Space Invaders, and 612 Entertainment, a cross-media entertainment production company founded in 2017 by entertainment and media industry veterans. The announcement also celebrates the 40th anniversary of the original 1978 Space Invaders.Space Invaders – The Board Game will be available as a standard and as a numbered collector’s edition. Both will only be available during the Kickstarter campaign. The board game incorporates today’s popular deckbuilding mechanics and combines them with a more traditional strategy board game, allowing 2-4 players to … [Read more...] about Space Invaders
The best game I ever played, I played over one single weekend. And I've spent years tracking it down since. Put some of that time down to the haziness of memory; that single weekend was when I was eight years old, spending a weekend around a friend I'd made in the caravan camp over the summer holidays. I can't remember his name. I don't think I ever saw him again after that, even, and for some years afterwards I couldn't even remember the name of the game. All I remember is perching inches away from a TV hooked up to a Atari 5200 and sitting on the floor of his bedroom, and getting lost in something totally sublime. There were starfields and dancing motes of star dust that would stream into slick lines when you entered hyperspace, spaceships that move with dazzling conviction and space stations to dock in. There were arcane controls to struggle with, galactic charts to decipher and the sense, for the first time ever for me, of being transported wholly to some far-off, wondrous place. … [Read more...] about Back when Atari made art
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Brp brp brp brp. Brp-brp brp-brp. Brp-brp-brp-brp-brp-brp-brp-brp. BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BR-BRP. The dauntless descent of these extraterrestrial hordes was impressive in 1978. And it’s still a good timewaster today. As for its alien foes, they probably deserve to conquer the planet. It’s not like we’ve done anything particularly good since the late seventies. Maybe the creation of the internet? No, absolutely nothing worthwhile. Luckily for the Invadophile, an updated version, Space Invaders Extreme, is out today on Steam. Would you like to see what Space Invaders is like today? I lied! That’s not what it looks like today at all. That’s what it looks like 10 years ago on handheld consoles – the PSP and Nintendo DS – which is where this cacophonous imposter first appeared. But this is Space Invaders. It’s hard to keep … [Read more...] about Have You Played… Space Invaders?
Taito Corporation announced today that Space Invaders Extreme and Groove Coaster would be invading the PC community next month. According to the game’s official Steam Page, to celebrate the game’s 40th anniversary, Space Invaders will launch on PC via Steam sometime next month. Additionally, Space Invaders Extreme’s store page, as well as its PC configuration requirements, are now up. Space Invaders Extreme is an updated version of the critically-acclaimed 1978 title. Initially, the title was released back in mid-2008 for the Nintendo DS, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox Live Arcade to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Space Invaders release. Aside from updated graphics, visuals, and interactive sound, the Steam version also includes a brand new World Ranking System for Arcade Mode, as well as Leaderboards and Steam Achievements. While the invader-themed rhythm title, Groove Coaster currently does not have a launch window, the … [Read more...] about Space Invaders Extreme and Groove Coaster Invade PCs Next Month