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Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Alan Wake video game is set to become a TV series
Sam Lake, who created the supernatural video game, will help turn it into a TV series that will be shopped to networks. Alan Wake follows a best-selling author who tries to cure his writers' book by visiting a small town in Washington state, only to be haunted by the plot of his last novel.
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 10:02PM EDT
YouTube comedy pilot It's a Man's World to take on gender inequality in the gaming industry
Playwright Theresa Rebeck, who created NBC's Smash, is behind the half-hour comedy pilot about a successful female video game designer and her experience in a male-dominated field.
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Vampyr video game is set to become a TV series
McG is directing the potential series about a "morally righteous doctor who mysteriously turns into a vampire and is now torn between his solemn commitment to save lives and his insatiable urge to feed."
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 1:42PM EDT
The Walking Dead is getting a virtual reality game
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is the first VR game set in the AMC series' universe, allowing players to compete as a saint or a sinner in trying to survive against the undead.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 11:58PM EDT
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia announces a mobile game
Source: Paste Magazine
Players will be able to participate in poorly planned money-making schemes on It’s Always Sunny: The Gang Goes Mobile.
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Showtime orders live-action Halo drama series based on Xbox franchise
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The pay cable network has officially ordered the Microsoft video game franchise for a 10-episode season four years after plans for a TV series were announced, with Lone Star and Mind Games creator Kyle Killen serving as writer and showrunner and Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer. Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt will direct mulitple episodes and serve as an executive producer. "Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded," Showtime CEO David Nevins said in a statement "In the history of television, there simply has never been enough great science fiction. Kyle Killen’s scripts are thrilling, expansive and provocative, Rupert Wyatt is a wonderful, world-building director, and their vision of Halo will enthrall fans of the game while also drawing the uninitiated into a world of complex characters that populate this unique universe.”
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 7:04PM EDT
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown leaves Twitter after becoming an anti-gay meme
The 14-year-old actress is a GLAAD supporter, but social media users have created memes portraying her as anti-gay, which led her to deactivate her Twitter account. ALSO: A Stranger Things video game is in the works.
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 10:00PM EDT
Video game designed a perfect re-creation of the Lost island
Every location from the classic ABC series is featured on Far Cry 5.
Posted Monday 3/26/18 at 10:29PM EDT
Will Family Guy air a special Warcraft-themed episode for April 1?
The Fox animated comedy teased what might be an April Fool's joke.
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 2:35PM EDT
Street Fighter is set to become a live action TV series
Ryu, Ken, Guile and Chun-Li will be the main characters on proposed the TV series based on the 1991 Street Fighter II: The World Warrior arcade game sequel. The team behind the live-action web series Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist -- Joey Ansah, Jacqueline Quella and Mark Wooding -- will serve as executive producers. Street Fighter was also made into a live-action film in 1994 starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. "Street Fighter is a global tour de force franchise, having garnered immense worldwide commercial success and built a vast devoted fanbase that has only grown through its 30 year legacy,” says Mark Gordon, an executive producer of Grey's Anatomy and Criminal Minds, who will also executive produce this series. He adds: “A particular strength of Street Fighter is the wide range of ethnically diverse characters and powerful women featured in the game. It will allow us to build an inclusive and engaging TV universe.”
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Check out popular TV shows as 8-bit illustrations
Artist Gustavo Viselner has applied the pixelized video game style look to everything from Seinfeld to Breaking Bad to The Handmaid's Tale.
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 4:45PM EST
Atari’s Pong is set to become a game show
Atari is helping bring its classic video game to TV with Million Dollar Pong, which doesn’t yet have a network home. The table tennis-inspired Pong was one of the first arcade video games, released in 1972. Pong is a cultural touchpoint for generations of people,” says executive producer Scott Sternberg. “It’s not often we get the chance to develop a game show concept around such an iconic brand. I can’t wait to give people the chance to see, experience and play a brand new Pong.”