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What kind of film could you create out of a video game with no characters, no plot, and no consistent world from player to player? I don’t know, but when you’re talking about the most popular game in the world, Warner Bros. is willing to give it a try. Deadline is reporting that the movie studio has reached a deal with Mojang to create a movie based on Minecraft.
The Minecraft movie will be produced by Roy Lee, who is one of the masterminds behind this year’s massively popular The Lego Movie. Jill Messick, a producer on Mean Girls, will also help bring Minecraft to the silver screen. It is much too early to discuss writers, directors, or actors, but might I suggest Quentin Tarantino for all three? Nah, I’m only joking… I think.
Warner Bros. is no stranger to the world of video games. In addition to producing the next Mortal Kombat movie, the company is one of the few to find success in game publishing thanks to its WB Games label.
Another week, another set of great bundles! There’s a new Humble Weekly Bundle, and it’s all about simulators! Pay what you want for Bridge Project, Trainz Simulator 12, Euro Truck Simulator, and Wildlife Park 3. Pay $6 or more to unlock Agricultural Simulator 2013, Agricultural Simulator: Historical Farming, and Pool Nation.
There’s also a new bundle, The Pancake Bundle, over at Indie Royale. Pay more than the average for Gentlemen!, Survivor Squad, Eleusis, Gimbal, Talisman Prologue, and Bad Hotel. Pay $8 or more to unlock a bonus album from Dubmood.
Steam’s got some new deals as well, starting with their Daily Deal, which is Mass Effect 2 for $4.99. They’ve also got two new Weekend Deals: the Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army Bundle is $6.24, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst is $23.99.
And, of course, I’ve got t-shirts!
The guys over at Threaks have been busy! Not only is Beatbuddy coming to tablets and consoles, it’s also been added to the Humble Indie Bundle 11! Pay what you want for Guacamelee! Gold Edition, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, and The Swapper. Pay more than the average for Antichamber, Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine, Fez, Starseed Pilgrim, and Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians. This was a steal before, but now it’s an absolute must-buy!
Today’s Daily Deal over at Steam is Red Faction Guerrilla, which has been marked down to $4.99. Oh, and If you were looking for something to get me for my birthday, you could buy me this bad boy, though I’m afraid I exceed the weight capacity.
And now, t-shirts!
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation is an upcoming book by Blake Harris that details the struggle between Nintendo and Sega starting from the beginning. “The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and schoolyards to boardrooms and Congress. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pitted brother against brother, kid against adult, Sonic against Mario, and the US against Japan,” the book’s blurb reads.
But what’s even more exciting is that, before the book has even come out, the movie rights have already been purchased. According to Booktrade.info, the movie is being developed by Sony Pictures and Scott Rudin, and will be directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who also wrote the book’s foreword, and will be writing the screenplay as well. Harris, who is already co-directing a documentary about this, will be the Executive Producer, and Goldberg, Rogen, and Rudin will also be producers.
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation is due out in hardcover on May 13.
It’s Tuesday again, which means game release day! Today marks the release of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, as well as the new Professor Layton game. Too bad I’m nowhere near caught up enough in either series to be that far along!
But at least there’s one thing I’m caught up in, and that’s deals. Best Buy is having a pretty great sale right now – they’re offering 20% off prepaid Nintendo eShop cards. If there are some digital games you’ve been looking to download to your Nintendo systems, this is a really great way to save yourself some money doing it!
As usual, there are some new deals over at Steam. The Midweek Madness deals are on RPG Maker VX Ace (marked down to $17.49) and State of Decay (marked down to $9.99). Their Daily Deal is on Strike Suit Zero, which is $9.99.
I’ve got a few t-shirts for you today as well…
Cryptozoic Entertainment has just announced their product preview for 2014, which included a board game based on the beloved Portal franchise. The best part is that the “custom playing pieces include test subjects, sentry turret, weighted companion cube, and delicious cake.” The tagline even says it comes with cake, and that it isn’t a lie. How exciting!
The final name is not yet determined, but the tentative name is “Portal: Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game.” Also, the good news is that it was “designed by the creators of Portal and Portal 2,” which means it should at least be close to the humor we know and love from the series.
The Portal board game has a tentative release date of Q3 2014. It will be for two to four players, and will cost $50.
John Shirley is at it again with his third book in the Borderlands series. Borderlands: Gunsight has Brick on the cover, but don’t let that fool you: Brick isn’t more than a periphery character in this book. No, this book continues where Borderlands: Unconquered left off – with Mordecai shacked up with Daphne Kuller, AKA Kuller the Killer. And that’s not all it has in common with the second book – it’s just as terribly written as that one, and just as boring. And oh yeah – Shirley still has not learned how to use semicolons. Can someone please take away that guy’s computer already? (more…)
I spent the weekend alternating between writing and gaming. Anthony Amato and I have been playing a ton of Torchlight II recently, which we’ve been having a blast with. What game fills your weekends?
If it’s deals you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place! First up, my friends over at Ghost Crab Games are in the latest Groupees bundle. Pay what you want (minimum $1, suggested $5) for their game, Drive to Hell, as well as Paper Dungeons, Savage: The Shard of Gosen (Alpha Game) with the OST, Monster Challenge Circus, Trace Vector, Heroes of a Broken Land, Spice Road, Magicians & Looters, and Battlepaths. They’re unlocking more games and soundtracks as they sell more bundles, so go buy it!
Amazon has a few sales happening right now. You can get Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for $29.99, Gran Turismo 6 for $39.99, Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded for $9.99, Metro Last Light for $19.99, and Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed for $6.05.
There are also lots of sales happening at the Humble Store, as always. Saints Row IV is $24.99, Tetrobot and Co. is $4.79, Blocks That Matter is $1.99, Metro Last Light is $19.99 (that’s two places it’s on sale!), and Dead Island: Riptide is $14.99. And you still have time to get the Indie Royale Bundle. Pay the minimum for Crater Maker, Doom and Destiny, Millennium 4 – Beyond Sunset, You Still Won’t Make It, Strategic War in Europe, Spirited Heart Complete, and Kill Fun Yeah, with the added Pathogen Wars.
Not many shirts today… in fact, just one!