(Steam) "Active Shooter," a video game that allows players to simulate a school shooting, prompted outrage in the wake of multiple mass shootings at American schools. The game is set to be released on June 6 and will be available on Steam, a digital distribution platform developed by Valve. Players are given the option to either be a SWAT team member or the shooter while simulating a shooting in a school environment. “Pick your role, gear up and fight or destroy!” the game description on the website says. “Only in ‘Active Shooter’, you will be able to pick the role of an Elite S.W.A.T team member or the actual shooter,” the website reads. “Depending on the role, your objective might be to protect and extract or hunt and destroy.” The developer, on the game’s Steam page, says “please do not take any of this seriously,” but that is unlikely to mollify critics. A makeshift memorial left in … [Read more...] about ‘Active shooter’ video game prompts outrage in wake of mass shootings
Game changing films
Hollywood doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to adapting video games into movies. Whether it's Super Mario Bros., Street Fighter, or Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, most video game movies are trashed by critics and see little box office success. Is the new take on Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander, the one that will change the tide, though?The reviews for the new film have arrived and, thus far, they're better than you might expect. While Tomb Raider will definitely not be in contention at the Oscars in 2019, many critics seem to think it's decent action movie fare and better than most video game adaptations. Of course, not everyone loves the movie they saw.Currently, Tomb Raider is sitting at a score of 46 on GameSpot sister site Metacritic. Take a look at a sampling of the reviews below to find out whether this is a movie you want to spend your time on.Movie: Tomb RaiderStudio: Warner Bros.Release Date: March 16GameSpot"To say exactly where the story … [Read more...] about Tomb Raider Movie Review Roundup: What Are Critics Saying About This Video Game Adaptation?
Leo and Vincent are being chased through a hospital by police. Writer and director of A Way Out, Josef Fares, controls Vincent, while I control Leo. At first the action follows Josef’s fugitive as he barges through doors and takes sudden turns to avoid the pursuing cops. After a few minutes the camera dives into a vent, plunges down a few storeys and emerges to show Leo running into view. Now I’m in control. Police with flashlights crash through a door ahead and I take a swift turn. Then I hammer a button to kick through a door and flee into a new wing of the building. Soon the camera swoops back to Stefan once more, but when it boomerangs back to me the game changes style. The camera fixes to a side-on view and suddenly I’m playing a side-scrolling beat ‘em up, mashing the attack key to watch Leo spectacularly beat up a queue of bobbies. A Way Out is an experimental co-op game that tells the story of two convicts on the run from the law. You only need one copy … [Read more...] about A Way Out is an innovative co-op story game with plenty of cinematic flair
While practically every movie has deleted scenes, few of them are as sought after as moments cut out of Star Wars films. That's why a simple birthday greeting from Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Mark Hamill to his co-star in the film Laura Dern is getting so much attention. Warning: The following contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.In the message, which Hamill posted to Instagram, he writes, "SHOUT OUT to [Laura Dern] for no particular reason other than being one of my all-time favorite actors & for being a genuinely nice person. It was nice almost working with you. xoxo from your deleted-scene partner."SHOUT OUT to @LauraDern for no particular reason other than being one of my all-time favorite actors & for being a genuinely nice person. It was nice almost working with you. 😍 xoxo from your deleted-scene partner- mh #YouReallyGotAHoldoOnMeA post shared by Mark Hamill (@hamillhimself) on Feb 10, 2018 at 3:01pm PSTA deleted scene featuring both Hamill's Luke … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Mark Hamill Just Teased A Game-Changing Deleted Scene
This week, we’re running a big list of what we — and a group of trusted friends — recently voted as the 500 best video games of all time. For the backstory, criteria, explanation of why Breath of the Wild isn’t on the list, etc., head to the beginning here: The 500 best games of all time. For numbers 400-301, scroll down. 400. Mirror's Edge (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) Keep moving. That's the main objective of Mirror's Edge. Releasing alongside dozens of first-person shooters, Mirror's Edge stood for daring to be different. Putting an emphasis on using first-person parkour to outsmart enemies, rather than just shooting through them, Mirror's Edge was a flawed beauty stuck in the memory of those who just kept running through its clean, white city. 399. Braid (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) In many ways, the modern indie explosion started with Braid. Unlike anything people had seen at the time, Braid and its time-bending puzzles … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 400-301