In 2012, as work on Mass Effect 3 came to a close, a small group of top BioWare employees huddled to talk about the next entry in their epic sci-fi franchise. Their goal, they decided, was to make a game about exploration—one that would dig into the untapped potential of the first three games. Instead of visiting just…
There’s an old commercial for Westwood College that’s become something of a running joke in the video game world. Two young men sit at a couch, hammering away at PlayStation controllers. A woman walks in. “Hey guys, finish testing that game yet?” she asks. “I’ve got another one I need designed.”
In February of 2011, fresh off nine months of 80-hour work weeks, Jessica Chavez took a pair of scissors to her hair. She’d been working so hard on a video game—14 hours a day, six days a week—that she hadn’t even had a spare hour to go to the barber.
For close to a decade, details about the multiplayer game that Blizzard called Project Titan have remained secret and elusive. Today we’d like to change that.
One day in March of last year, video game writer Andrew Dice wrote out a check for all of his company’s money. He stuck it in the doorframe at his business partner’s apartment in Portland, Oregon, then went back to his own place. (They live in the same complex.) He closed all the windows. Then, as he tells it, he laid…
In the summer of 2013, months before they were supposed to ship their next video game, the game developers at Bungie went into panic mode.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Recall made a huge impression by combining action movies with insane mind games. Based on a Philip K. Dick short story, it kept audiences guessing until the very end. And it was one of the most successful movies of the early 1990s. So why didn't we ever get a sequel?
Pierre Morel (Taken) has reportedly quit as director of Frank Herbert's Dune, which Peter Berg was also on board to direct at one point. And unless Paramount can get the film up and running by spring, they'll lose the rights.
One of the most agonizingly delayed geek movie projects is back on the fast track, if reports are to be believed. New Line Cinema worked out a deal to put the movie out, despite financial turmoil at co-owner MGM. And yes, Peter Jackson will be directing. Production is set to start in February. Update: Warner Bros.…
Blake's 7 was quite possibly the most quotable space opera of all time, and a major influence on shows like Babylon 5. Too bad it won't be coming back to our screens any time soon.
The Tourist featured secretive alien refugees and tentacle sex, attracted the interest of Quadrophenia director Franc Roddam, and inspired concept art by HR Giger. Despite being called a masterpiece by some, this strange science fiction noir was never actually made.