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Film Director Believes Warcraft Movie Could Be First Great Video Game Movie

Written on January 03, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Director of "Moon" and upcoming "Source Code", Duncan Jones, sat down and expressed his thoughts about video games to movies adaptations. Though disappointed with the adaptations made over the past 20 years, he believes that we can still find a spark of light on the upcoming Warcraft movie. And he extremely envies Sam Raimi.

Duncan Jones, director of Moon and the upcoming Source Code is really cynical when it comes to directors claiming that they’re actual gamers, since film making practically takes up a chunk of a person’s life. Not Duncan Jones, though. Despite the life of a director, he still finds the time to play games during late nights.

When asked if he’s skeptical about the future of video game to movie adaptations, he vividly points out the aspects alot of directors missed in the past years:

“I definitely think there is an intangible aspect of video games in the interactivity that a film is never going to capture. But that is not what a game adaptation needs to be. A good game adaptation is where you find the story or the emotional aspect that’s at the heart of a computer game and you replicate that on film. It doesn’t mean you need to have first person perspective or try and capture the mechanics of a game. If you’re going to make a film of a game it’s got to be about the essence of why you, the audience, care what’s going on. There are certain games where that will work, and there are certain games where it doesn’t.”

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First Black Ops DLC Release Date Announced

Written on December 21, 2010 by Kristoff Jones

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Call of Duty: Black Ops fans are in for a treat this February 1st as its first downloadable content (DLC) will be available for the Xbox 360 for $15.

It’s been almost a while since Black Ops has been out for play, and having the first DLC around the first quarter of 2011 is certainly something to look out for.

Players using other consoles might need to wait a little while longer before the content is available on their turf thanks to a deal made between Microsoft and Activision. Pffft, typical Microsoft.

Xbox 360 players will have a multiplayer map pack that has five additional levels which includes four regular levels and one zombie mode. Two of the four maps are relatively new content as they dwell on Cold War content: the Berlin Wall and an Ice Hockey Stadium. While the other two will be based on maps from the single player mode, namely the Arctic Circle and Hong Kong.

And yeah, the DLC has Oscar Mike as well.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Not So Graphic Card Demanding Afterall

Written on December 07, 2010 by Kristoff Jones

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Contrary to popular rumors, Call of Duty: Black Ops doesn't really need the latest graphic card for a high-octane, eye-candy gaming experience. It's so (relatively) light, even 2 year old graphic cards can do the trick!

Treyarch has once again outdone themselves with their latest multiplayer shooting brawlfest, Call of Duty: Black Ops. And with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series owning the competition in terms of graphic during its run, one usually asks if their graphic card is enough for Black Ops or should they get the latest graphic card out in the market. Well we’ll end all speculations right here and now.

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[REVIEW] Call of Duty: Black Ops

Written on November 11, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Being the Goliath that it is, Call of Duty is definitely one of the highest selling video games there is. With tons of content that a gamer will surely enjoy, Gadg can't help itself but to share a review.

Call of the Duty is the video game giant. It has sold millions of copies, catapulting from a World War 2 shooter to a multi-player playground we’ve known today. Call of Duty: Black Ops takes much of the Modern Warfare 2 and slightly modifies it. You’ll start as a soldier, named Alex Mason, being interrogated for information that you can’t recall. You’ll play through Mason’s memories, with a plot that seems to bogged down and slightly dismantled at the middle. Black Ops is not just a linear game, though it sometimes feels like it’s in autopilot. More over, the artificial intelligence of both your allies and foes is pretty poor. There are also some design setbacks, like the game-ending bug in the first level that will make you restart the whole mission. But be that as it may, the campaign that Call of Duty presents is the best of all the series.

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