If there’s one thing that I have learnt from playing The Walking Dead episodic quick-time event, it’s that I am a horrible, horrible person. Even though I insist that using Clementine as a strap-on zombie shield would have been brilliant. Decisions made in that game carried weight, and with a sequel on the cards, Telltale Games is looking to carry the impact of those choices, into season two.
Mortal Kombat was, without a doubt, the fighting game to own in 2011. The nostalgic return to traditional gameplay, mixed in with new technological advances made for one outstanding game, but it also brought with it a great promotional tool, in the form of Mortal Kombat Legacy, a web-exclusive series of short episodes that gave a familiar universe a real world spin.
And it’s returning for a second season.
Master Chef Chief returns later this year, kicking off an all new trilogy for the decade old Halo series of games. Truth be told, I’m kinda excited for it, unlike certain other grouches in the office. And what better way to get reacquainted with the helmeted one, than with some live-action, er, action!
Despite the wide-spread popularity of gaming, there are very few movies and television shows about the industry itself. Sure, there was that film made on the industry called Grandmas Boy, but it’s more polarising than a Star Trek versus Star Wars debate, while other features such as Pure Pwnage are cringe-worthy disasters at best.
Meanwhile, over at the Sundance Film Festival, the documentary film about actually getting an indie game, Indie Game: The Movie, proved to be a big hit with festival goers, and has in fact been picked up by HBO to be optioned into a TV series.
Nick de Bruyne
Now here is some awesome news that quite possibly pushes itself up to the status of groovily splendiferous.
It has been announced that there will be three ten to fifteen minute live action short films made as a prequel to the events that take place in Assassins Creed 2 and follow the story of Ezio's father, titled Assassins Creed: Lineage.
The Lineage films will be available later this year and should be distributed individually and digitally, with a disc compilation coming a little later.
So then, what's this I hear about a Halo Anime?