Video Game

Pong inventor made Steve Jobs work night shift because of his bad B.O.

Apple founder Jobs was also “a nasty guy” and “a pain to work with,” said Allan Alcorn, now celebrating Pong’s 50th anniversary.

Marvel Fans Showing Franchise Fatigue, While DC Fans More Likely to Prefer Single Superhero Over Universe, Says New Fandom Study

Over one-third of Marvel fans feel fatigued from the constant stream of content served in theaters and on Disney+ this year, according to a new study released on…

John Leguizamo slams Chris Pratt’s ‘Super Mario Bros.’ casting

Leguizamo starred as Luigi in the 1993 live-action “Super Mario Bros.”

‘Encanto’ Rules Grammy Visual-Media Nominations

Who’s still talking about Bruno? Grammy voters, as “Encanto” and its popular song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” were nominated in three of the four Music for Visual…

AFI Fest Announces Short Film Jury Awards – Film News in Brief

AFI FEST 2022 announced the three winners of this year’s short film Jury awards on Nov. 7, spotlighting the live action short “Birds,” the documentary short “Haulout” and…

Riot Games Tackles TV Production Its Own Way

Riot Games is the company best known for the hugely popular “League of Legends” video game series, but it’s also making a name for itself as a TV…

Cinedigm Acquires Horror Doc ‘Living With Chucky,’ Sets Early 2023 Release on Screambox (EXCLUSIVE)

Cinedigm has acquired all North American rights to the documentary “Living With Chucky.” The film, which had its world premiere at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival in August…

‘Gears of War’ Movie and Animated Series Coming to Netflix

“Gears of War,” one of the most popular Xbox video game series of all time, is expanding to Netflix. Netflix is making a feature film adaptation followed by…

‘Sonic Frontiers’ Is Simultaneously Bizarre and Cathartic: Video Game Review

“Sonic Frontiers” was supposed to release in 2021, but it was delayed to 2022 in order to improve its quality. After the two “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie adaptations…

Composer Sarah Schachner Exits ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’ Soundtrack Citing ‘Challenging Working Dynamic’ With Audio Director

Composer Sarah Schachner has stepped away from scoring “Modern Warfare II” citing “challenges in the working dynamic with the game’s audio director.” The game’s director of sound design…

‘God of War Ragnarök’ Is a Tender Triumph of Epic Proportions: Video Game Review 

If you had the chance to change your fate, would you? That’s the question at the heart of Sony Santa Monica’s “God of War Ragnarök,” which picks up…

‘The Witcher’ Original Video Game Getting Full Rebuild in Unreal Engine 5

The original version of “The Witcher” — the fantasy video game that spawned the popular Netflix series of the same name — is getting fully rebuilt from the…