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‘Tetris’ gets fitted for movie adaptation

- September 30th, 2014

If the pieces fit, then it’s no puzzle why this famous problem solving game is finally getting a movie.

That was the last of the puns, I promise.

Seriously, though, Threshold Entertainment, the studio that produced the infamously terrible Mortal Kombat films, has teamed up with the Tetris Company to produce a live action movie based on the game, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

Just how does one turn a game about alternating the pathway of different shapes to perfectly sit atop one another into an action intensive film?

“This isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page,” Larry Kasanoff, Threshold Entertainment’s CEO, told the Journal. “We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.”

Despite his attempt to assure movie goers they wouldn’t be sitting through a two hour play through of a puzzle game (not that we’d necessarily object to that), Kasanoff wouldn’t say much more about the project.

Although, he did reaffirm that the film would be quite good, throwing around the word epic quite a bit.

“What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance,” he said.

Intergalactic significance?

Hold on to your arcade sticks, Tetris may be heading to outer space.

How does one manage to secure the puzzle pieces in a zero-gravity environment space?

Ultimate fighting game battle royale: Round 4

- December 4th, 2012

Good day fighting game fans.

Round 3 of the Ultimate Fighting Game Battle Royale has passed us by, and we’re on to the semifinals.

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Our Ferocious Four feature Chun Li vs. Ryu (both of Street Fighter) and Scorpion vs. Liu Kang in a Mortal Kombat showdown. There are a few days left in the voting so be sure to check back this Sunday for the finals.

Once we get a final tally of the Ultimate Fighter, we’ll ask you who we failed to enter in our list of 32 fighters.

Ultimate fighting game battle royale: Round 3

- November 25th, 2012

Hello fellow button mashers. Just a friendly reminder that Round 3 of our fighting game poll is up and running.

We’re down to the Irascible Eight, featuring Ryu, Sub Zero, Jin Kazama, Chun Li, Nina Williams, Liu Kang, Scorpion and M. Bison – vote for your favourites here.

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Once the voting is wrapped up we’ll post the results and Round 4 the following Sunday. Also, when it’s all over, we’ll ask for your input on who should have been included in the voting.

A lot of you were disappointed with the lack of Guile (Street Fighter), Voldo (Soul Calibur) and Shun Di (Virtua Fighter).

In order to capture the more popular characters for future polls, we’d like to hear from you.

Vote! … For the best fighting game character

- November 11th, 2012

Canada’s first and up until recently, with the release of Dead or Alive 5, the only Canuck in the big eight fighting game franchises.

We’re running an Ultimate Fighting Game Battle Royale, and we want you to vote. We’ve picked the four most popular characters from eight of the greatest fighting game franchises, and matched them up against each other.

Admittedly, after the U.S. election, there might be voter apathy out there, but this vote is a little more playful and gamer-friendly.

So which game franchises did we draw our fighters from? Darkstalkers, Dead or Alive, Fatal Fury, Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur, Street Fighter, Tekken and Virtua Fighter.

The vote will run for the next five weeks. Each round will start on the Sunday of each week. So bring your gloves, and test your might.