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A guide to upcoming video-game movies and their current status

February 8th, 2014 · No Comments

One of the more ambitious projects I undertook this year was a feature for Digital Trends in which I assembled a list of all the movies based on video games that are currently in production, expected to go into production, or stalled out at some point after being announced in recent years. The feature involved […]

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Tags: clips · gaming · movies

Talking “Skylanders” and all-ages gaming with Vicarious Visions president Guha Bala

September 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Earlier this month I got an early look at Skylanders: Swap Force, the latest installment of Activision’s ridiculously popular all-ages game franchise. The experience was especially fun because it gave me the chance to tour the studio of game developer Vicarious Visions, which is based close to me here in Albany, NY. I also had […]

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Taking an early peek at “Skylanders: Swap Force”

September 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

It’s always fun to get an early look at one of the high-profile games hitting shelves in the future, but I was doubly thrilled to get a preview of Activision’s Skylanders: Swap Force this week at the studio of the game’s developer, Vicarious Visions. That’s because the studio is based just a few miles from […]

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That big list of video games being turned into movies…

September 18th, 2013 · No Comments

My optimism regarding the future of video-game movies is well-documented at this point, and over at Digital Trends, I put together a fairly comprehensive list of most of (if not all) of the mainstream movies based on video games that have been optioned or are in some legitimate stage of production. The list also includes […]

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How “Europa Report” puts the science back in science-fiction

August 7th, 2013 · No Comments

Last week, I interviewed the director of “Europa Report,” the new science-fiction film about a team of astronauts on a mission to Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, to look for signs of life in the frozen environment there. It’s a fascinating film, not just for the story it tells, but how it tells that story. […]

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