Level Up: movie review

Level Up: movie review

Sep 26, 2016

Check disc provided by PR. Out now on digital, DVD & Blu Ray 2016 seems to be a fashionable year for British indie movies taking videogames as a theme. Earlier this year, The Call Up did so explicitly by throwing its young cast into a VR shooter that was, of course, Not As It Seems. Now we have Level Up, a thriller written & directed by Adam Randall...

Ratchet & Clank: movie review

Ratchet & Clank: movie review

Aug 29, 2016

Available now digitally and on DVD. Check disc provided by PR. Ratchet and Clank was originally released for the PS2 in 2002, with a line of sequels and spin-offs following. This year saw a PS4 reboot loosely based on the original game, and this film is largely based on the remake of the original. So, er, we’re all clear on what’s going on…...

Oh no, now they’re making a The Division movie too

Oh no, now they’re making a The Division movie too

Aug 2, 2016

Ubisoft Motion Pictures, which is apparently a thing, has announced that The Division is the latest recruit to Ubisoft’s rapidly-growing army of game franchises making the unwise journey to Hollywood. The press release spends most of its time talking about other films the stars are looking to promote, so chances are the ink’s only just dried on the...

The Call Up: movie review

The Call Up: movie review

May 6, 2016

Screener link provided by PR. In UK cinemas from 20th May, available digitally and on DVD 23rd May Let’s face it; whenever cinema attempts to adapt videogames, or even approaches the concept of videogames, the results are almost exclusively awful. And when we’re talking specifically about VR, sheesh… did you see The Lawnmower Man? If you...

VR’s inevitable use for evil predicted in this movie

VR’s inevitable use for evil predicted in this movie

Apr 18, 2016

VR will be the downfall of humanity. We know it, you know it, and we all know that Palmer Luckey knows it. You can see it in his evil little eyes. The Oculus Rift personal info dragnet hidden in the user agreement has nothing to do with Facebook. Know your enemy, as the old adage has it. You’re already dead; you just don’t know it yet. On that...