Random Video Game Crap

Remember Digital Homicide? The game "developer" that sued Jim Sterling? They're baaaaaack. And rather than learn their lesson after 2-3 years of potential self-reflecting, they're publishing daily articles to reveal the "truth" about what happened.

Naturally, it's all the same broken rhetoric and bad faith arguments that made them infamous in the first place. Jim Sterling knows about it and is planning on verbally slapping them down in a video.

You can read some of their "articles" here:

https://www.digitalhomicideuncensored.com/post/why-was-jim-sterling-sued

https://www.digitalhomicideuncensored.com/post/why-was-digital-homicides-lawsuit-thrown-out-of-court
:facepalm:

Hey you guys, you know that quote about how you should stop digging when you're already in a hole?
 
Welp. I get the feeling Digital Homicide won't just back down quietly, either. I bet the shit storm is just beginning. Ugh.

 
It’s missing the sepiatone FPS version.
Also the “battle royale” version, which would be a Pyraminx, I guess?

—Patrick
 

GasBandit

Staff member
It’s missing the sepiatone FPS version.
Also the “battle royale” version, which would be a Pyraminx, I guess?

—Patrick
Battle Royale would be the cube is in pieces and hidden in 17 different buildings, and in the middle of getting the 12th piece or so somebody comes along and smashes your half-built cube so you have to start all over again with new randomized locations.

And also sometimes the colors don't change when you twist the cube, or twisting your cube changes somebody else's cube, or...
 
I'm surprised he didn't go for the obvious microtransaction joke, where you'd have to buy the eight corner cubes separately.
 
Something I learnt about this cubes. After learning how to solve them they become kinda boring. Speed solving or finding other ways to solve them seems to be the normal progession with those.

But what about a Gearcube? They look fancy and complicated but are even simpler to solve than the 2x2 "casual" cube.
 

figmentPez

Staff member
Live-Action “Borderlands” Movie Coming from Eli Roth

"actor / writer / director Eli Roth is working on a live-action feature film for Lionsgate based on the super-popular “Borderlands” video game series. Two-time Emmy Winner Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) will be writing the script, and Roth will direct. "

Mazin also wrote "Scary Move 3" & 4 and "The Hangover 2" & 3... So I'm fully expecting this to be a train wreck. I only hope it ends up being a glorious train wreck.
 

GasBandit

Staff member
As far as I'm concerned, there's already a Borderlands movie, and it's called Trigun: Badlands Rumble.
 
Isn't almost every video game to movie adaptation some sort of train wreck?
There have been a couple of okay to good ones. None I'd ever call great. The first Silent Hill was decent. I dug the hell out of Rampage. I haven't seen it, but a lot of people liked Detective Pikachu. And apparently the new Sonic isn't terrible. You don't get as many glorious, horribly out of touch, "dear god, did anyone even play the games?" video game movies anymore, really.

One of these days, I'd like to go through the Resident Evil movies again sometime. I didn't even see the last two or three. It feels like there's like 20 of those damn things.
 
I went and had a look on Wikipedia for the list of video game movies, and TIL that there's a Far Cry movie starring Hugo Stiglitz. The German one, not the Mexican one.

Directed by Uwe Boll though, so, you know, skip it.

Anyway, my favorite video game movie is Future Cops, a Hong Kong film with characters that are amazingly similar to Street Fighter characters but TOTALLY AREN'T STREET FIGHTER CHARACTERS, IT'S JUST COINCIDENCE, ALL Y'ALL COPYRIGHT LAWYERS, Y'ALL HEAR ME NOW???

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It's got the same type of humor and energy as a Stephen Chow film, despite not starring Stephen Chow.
 
I hear they're making an Uncharted movie.
It's going to star Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg as Sully and it's going to be directed by Seth Gordon Neil Burger David O Russel Dan Trachtenberg Travis Knight Ruben Fleischer (maybe).

All in all, a very healthy development for a film.
 
Good Video Game Movies I've seen:
- Silent Hill (tolerable)
- Resident Evil (Maybe even RE2)
- Phoenix Wright (Japanese Only)
- Detective Pikachu
- Sonic
- Rampage

If we're allowed to throw in animated adaptions...
- Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
- Dragon Quest: Your Story (some problems, but charming as hell)

If we're going to throw in Anime series adaptions...
- Persona 4: The Golden
 
I keep thinking of The Witcher as a video game-based show but it's more accurate to look at the books as the source.
 
I wasn't meaning that some of the adaptations were all bad, it's just that something about them usually ended up being a train wreck of some sort.
 
TIL that one of the founders of Rebellion Games (Jason Kingsley) has a YouTube channel called Modern History TV and its quite informative if you like medieval stuff.
 
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