It seems like game-to-film adaptations have become much more popular as of late. With the release of Ratchet and Clank, Assassin’s Creed, Warcraft… angry birds… So it’s no big surprise that film makers will soon be gracing the silver screen with one of gaming’s biggest fanboy series: Tomb Raider.
Hey! Did you miss episode 22 of This Week in Gaming? It’s cool. You were probably super busy. Here’s what you missed the week of September 2 – September 8.
Are you upset that you missed This Week In Gaming? It’s okay. We are too. But we forgive you. Here’s the rundown of what you missed on September 2nd’s episode.
A family in need of healing.
Zack Snyder is stepping back from Justice League and letting Joss Whedon take the reins for now to allow him time with his children after the suicide of his daughter.
Most details are being kept private for obvious reasons but Zack wanted to let the masses know why he was doing this. He stated that he knew stories would pop up on the internet if he didn’t give an explanation and at this point he doesn’t care anymore what is said because the healing of his other children, his wife, and himself are more important.
Xbox announced yesterday that it will be releasing a Netflix style service for games. The program known as Xbox Game Pass will allow subscribers to download direct to their console and play any of the 100 games on the list. The list will also include backwards compatible 360 games as well.
Some welcome changes.
Microsoft announced some changes coming to Windows 10 and the Xbox One. One of which is the functionality of the Home button on your controllers. Currently tapping the button brings you to the Xbox Dashboard, and a double tap will open the snap menu.
Our Nintendo Event TL;DR
As many avid gamers already know, Nintendo held a live event tonight (Thursday, January 12). They discussed and revealed some of the big things coming and unveiled some of the mystery behind their new console: Switch. When it comes to Nintendo and innovation, they haven’t had a great track record. That could all change on March 3rd when the Switch launches!
The dream of the 80’s and 90’s is alive
Those of us that were alive around the advent of home console and handheld gaming no doubt have a love for retro games. We talk about kids growing up these days, how they’ll never understand what it was to play a handheld with an external light to see the screen. They don’t need cables to trade Pokemon. And they may never know of games with better stories than graphics.
Back in August independent game development team Hello Games launched No Man’s Sky, a space exploration game set in an infinite, procedurally generated universe. The launch came nearly three years after the first trailer was released to the public and had the hopes of gamers set perhaps a bit too high.
During a 25-hour video game marathon on the weekend of November 5th, team YeahDude Gamers (lead by yours truly) raised $730 to support Boston Children’s Hospital. The game day event is held every year by the Extra Life charity organization through extra-life.org. Gamers from around the country dedicate themselves to playing video games to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.