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Gaming Podcast 160: Latchkey Kid

February 9th, 2010 by Derrick Schommer · 6 Comments

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This weeks gaming podcast includes community feedback, game flashbacks to FX Fighter for the PC and gaming history about Hideo Kojima. The gaming news of the week includes, but is not limited to:

  • Madden NFL heading to Facebook
  • Sony Thinking of Charging for PSN
  • Web Access To WoW Auction House
  • Profits are up for Square Enix
  • Learn to do Karate on the Wii

This week’s question of the week is pretty simple: What’s “the best” video game to movie that you’ve seen?

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jonah FalconNo Gravatar // Feb 10, 2010 at 2:06 am

    The best movie based on a video game would have to be “Resident Evil”, just a bit more than “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.”

    A lesser known game based on a video game is “Cloak & Dagger”, which was pretty meta in that the film was about a kid who loved the game so much that he had an imaginary spy friend (Dabney Coleman!)

    There was a French film called “Karate Champ” about a young 13 year old who loves the game so much he pretends to be the character from the game. The squicky part is that he has an affair with a woman in her 30’s.

    “Tomb Raider” got okay reviews. “TRON” doesn’t count because it’s a movie that video games were BASED from.

  • 2 Herr_AlienNo Gravatar // Feb 10, 2010 at 5:29 am

    @Sony Thinking of Charging for PSN:
    That’s why I hate depending on a service. Now here’s what will happen: people will complain, but only a few will drop. So Sony racks in the dough.

    @Web Access To WoW Auction House:
    Hmm, do I feel a trend here? This is the second service in the same podcast that increases costs.

    Rant about subscriptions:
    I hate it when the terms of subscriptions change after the user subscribed. It’s like changing a contract after signing it.
    Now I know that a lot of banks have a contractual point going like “we reserve the right to change the terms bla bla bla”, but game makers? Since when game makers decided to use the same policies as banks?

    @question of the week:
    Mortal Kombat. Although Resident Evil was also good, I saw MK first, and that had more impact on me.

  • 3 IvanNo Gravatar // Feb 10, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I believe the best game turned into a movie would have to be Final Fantasy: Advent Children. The movie is very EPIC. When Square Enix 1st started developing advent children the software wasn’t available to do the task @ the desired standard so as a software company they developed there own. Also the rendering in there PS2 game FF X look better than nearly any shorts I have seen on 360/PS3 games. One of the aspects of game development which is of most interest to me is the Art. I love it when the developers pay close attention to detail. For example HALO 3 is amazing, some of the landscape designs aren’t necessary but are amazing & you really appreciate the effort when you spend the time to notice. My love & appreciation for art is probably due to my old man being such a great artist.

  • 4 IvanNo Gravatar // Feb 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Any 1 watch D3ATH NOTE or the last Samurai Champloo, not games but epic shows =] (if you do watch Sponge bob death note on you tube just for laughs XD)

  • 5 jonahfalconNo Gravatar // Feb 11, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Incidentally, the company EA bought for social gaming is Playfish. They spent $300M on them.

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