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Holy shit.  It’s not often that I get too excited over giant-size Collector’s Editions for video games.  In fact, I think the only two that I own are Bioshock 2 and Fallout 3 (that lunchbox is badass).  But after watching this video, I don’t think I can resist the urge to clear off some shelf space and make room for the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Collector’s Edition.  See for yourself:   Seriously, I want it so bad my face hurts.  I will totally rock that belt buckle, like nobody’s business.

20th Century Fox had been hoping to begin production on The Wolverine by this fall, but Deadline is reporting that the film is most likely headed for a spring shoot.  The bulk of the script is set in Japan, and shooting there proposes a number of challenges due to the disastrous typhoon that devastated the country earlier this year. In addition, it sounds like star Hugh Jackman wants to finish his work on Les Miserables before putting on Logan’s claws again.  If this allows for more time to polish the script, in order to ensure that we don’t get another…

In 2009, the Purchase Brothers released Escape From City 17, a five-minute fan film set in the world of Half-Life 2.  It was highly praised for its special effects and attention to detail, despite having a miniscule budget.  Now the second installment has been released, which clocks in at around 15 minutes and is just as badass as the original.  Check out Escape From City 17, Part 2 below:   And in case you haven’t seen the original, you can find it right here:

GameStop found themselves embroiled in controversy yesterday when it was discovered that they had instructed employees to open brand-new PC copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, remove the included coupon for a free OnLive copy of the game, and then continue to sell that game to customers as a “new” product.  After tremendous backlash from the gaming community, GameStop issued the following email to its retail stores: Publisher Square Enix also released a statement regarding the recall: “As part of Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s boxed offering on PC, Square Enix included a third party coupon.  GameStop was not made aware…

Hello there. We haven’t been properly introduced. I’m Chris. Oh, you say your name is Cherry Daiquiri? Alright then. I’ve got a few words for you about video games, if you’ll sit down and have a listen. Preferably topless. I grew up in the 80s and 90s. Some may argue that I still have a lot of growing to do, but they’re douchebags. Don’t listen to them. I picked up my gaming habit in 1989, at the tender age of four. During my early years, I spent a lot of time playing Superman for the Atari 2600. If you haven’t…

Back in May, I spent an entire day flitting nervously between several rooms in the house waiting for FedEx to arrive. The truck was out for delivery, and it was carrying two very important things: a keyboard for my roommate, and my very own brand-new Android phone. For a little over a year I’d been stuck with an increasingly decrepit hand-me-down Palm Pre that, after the last pixels on its display gleamed pathetically as it sank, now lived at the bottom of our pool (I pointedly threw it in once it ceased functioning as anything more than a calculator with…

Deadline is reporting that NBC has just committed to a pilot for a drama about the 1980s professional wrestling boom.  The pilot will be produced by Bruckheimer TV, and they’ve teamed up with one of the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Johnson, who was a third-generation wrestler before breaking into Hollywood, will serve as executive producer on the project.  The pilot will be written by Brent Fletcher and Seamus Kevin Fahey, who both worked on Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. The 1980’s is often considered the “golden age” of professional wrestling, as…

It was just a few weeks ago that Universal scrapped their plans to turn Hasbro board game Clue into a film, and now it looks like another Hasbro adaptation is being scrapped.  Vulture is reporting that Ouija, which had Michael Bay attached to produce and McG filling the director’s chair, is no longer happening. McG had envisioned the film to be a sprawling family fantasy in the vein of Jumanji, but the proposed budget turned out to be much more than Universal was willing to commit to.  Bay and McG will be meeting with other studios next week in an…

Episodic gaming masters Telltale Games have confirmed the release date for their next project, based on the Jurassic Park franchise.  The game is expected to release on November 15, and unlike previous Telltale offerings, all of the game’s episodes will be available on launch day. PS3 and PC owners will be able to download all episodes of Jurassic Park on launch day.  In a curious move, Xbox 360 owners will NOT have access to the game via the Xbox Live service, but will be required to purchase a retail disc containing all of the episodes.

  Hollywood has a long history of screwing up video game adaptations.  Super Mario Bros, Prince of Persia, and Resident Evil are all examples of studio executives straying too far from the source material that made the franchise successful to begin with.  Granted, it can be argued that the Resident Evil films have been successful – but that certainly doesn’t mean they were good. Once in awhile, someone comes along and does things right.  In this case, it’s commercial director Dan Trachtenberg, who has gifted us with his short film Portal: No Escape.  Check it out below, and make sure…

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