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Cuphead cartoon is coming to Netflix

Cuphead is the little indy game that could. With it's wild success on Xbox and now Switch the game has captured the minds of gamers and probably broken a few controllers here and there. A major part of this, aside from challenging, old...

 
 
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Masters of Doom novel to be adapted for USA by Ramona Films

Acclaimed novel Masters of Doom, a nonfiction telling of the history behind the development of ID Software's 1993 classic Doom, will be getting adapted into a TV series for USA Networks. Coming from Ramona Films, James and Dave Franco's pro...

 
 
 
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Netflix has gained access to The Division

Tom Clancy's The Division video game adaptation has been acquired by Netflix. This movie adaptation has been in development for some time now. It was originally put into production shortly after the first game in the series was released. It...

 
 
 
 
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MORTAL KOMBAT! movie to debut in early 2021

News broke earlier this month about the new adaptation of the klassic fighting game franchise, with Aquaman and Conjuring maestro James Wan set to produce. We now have a little meaty morsel more of information, with Warner Bros. slapping a ...

 
 
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Pokemon: Spell of the Unown is still the best Pokemon movie

So that Detective Pikachu movie was pretty good, wasn't it? It's not like I was expecting it to be a train-wreck or anything, but you can never be too sure with video game adaptations. Even when they're decent, like that Silent Hill movie t...

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Detective Pikachu

I'll be honest, I have no faith when it comes to adaptations and spin-offs of established media. So walking into Pokemon Detective Pikachu for review, I was ready for cliches, tropes, and lazy slapdash world building. I can't believe how mu...

 
 
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Yes dear friends, the Sonic trailer is worse than we expected

With all thing's considered, I don't think the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog could have ever been good. The character's reputation has been driven through the mud in recent years, so even if the trailer turned out to be outstanding ...

 
 
 
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The Netflix-produced Witcher series rides this Fall

Do we need a live-action representation of The Witcher? If it's done with good intentions and a passion for the source, then sure, why not? Kids love their medieval violence (what's that game show they all love?) and we certainly never have...

 
 
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The Minecraft movie assembles in 2022

The momentum of video game adaptations continues to build as we have a date for the Minecraft movie, coming from Warner Bros. They hope to have a blockbuster on their hands when it releases in theaters on March 4th, 2022.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Detective Pikachu looks like an absolute blast

While I wasn't indifferent to the first Detective Pikachu trailer, I was a bit convinced it was going to be a cash grab effort. Getting Ryan Reynolds to play everyone's favorite rat was a good move, but the film did seem to be a bit generic...

 
 
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The Angry Birds Movie 2's first trailer takes flight

Can you believe that there was a time that Angry Birds was the hottest game in the world? When the mobile scene was still fresh and young and wasn't overcome by microtransations and pay-to-win mechanics, Angry Birds was the first real hit ...

 
 
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Sony Screen Gems to make a Just Dance movie

I don't think it needed mentioning, but video game film adaptations are usually never good. The hurdle that video game movies always run into is that they try to adapt several dozen hours of gameplay and narrative into a two-hour time frame...

 
 
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Netflix is ready to order more seasons of The Witcher

Despite it being early in production, Netflix is quite happy with what they've seen of their upcoming television adaptation of The Witcher series of novels and video games. So happy, in fact, that they're ready to greenlight future seasons ...

 
 
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Metro 2033 adaptation cancelled

The post-apocalyptic novel and video game Metro 2033 had an adaptation planned for next year, but now it's dead like all of us in that world. Dmitry Glukhovsky, the original author of the novel series who leased the rights to MGM in 2016 t...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Castlevania (Season 2)

(Note: This is a spoiler-free review of the first six episodes of Castlevania Season 2, however there will be spoilers for Season 1) The first season of Castlevania was a surprise that I'm not sure many people were expec...

 
 
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Netflix Witcher adaptation casts Yennefer and Ciri

The pieces are starting to fall into place for Netflix's The Witcher adaptation. Today it was announced that Freya Allan and Anya Chalotra will portray the roles of Ciri and Yennefer respectively. This comes after it was announced a few w...

 
 
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Castlevania's first season will hit home video this December

At NYCC today, a flyer was spotted by Dtoid alumnus Nick Valdez with a date for VIZ Media's home release of Castlevania Season One. Fans will be able to grab the DVD or Blu-Ray on December 4, 2018, along with a bundle that contains a t-shir...

 
 
 
 
 
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Netflix is making Diablo into a level 99 animated series

Is the world ready for a Netflix Diablo animated series? Hasn’t Diablo stolen enough of our lives already, keeping us running levels and bosses all hours of night and day for those super unique magic items and rune...

 
 
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Alan Wake returns for a live-action TV Series

Alan Wake fans rejoice! Earlier today, it was announced that Alan Wake is going to be adapted into a television series with Sam Lake, the original creator heavily involved in the production of the live-action series as its ex...

 
 
 
 
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Uncharted movie has a script, may actually happen

The Uncharted movie project has gone through many iterations, each seeming as unlikely as the last. But the current director attached to the film, family movie director and Stranger Things executive producer Shawn L...

 
 




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