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A Live Action ‘Tetris’ Movie Is On Its Way (Seriously)

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Of all the video games you could imagine making the leap onto the big screen, Tetris would have to be pretty low down on that list. After all, it is a game which involves shapes, just shapes and really how good of a movie could that possibly be?

NintendoTetris was a staple of Nintendo's Gameboy console

Well it appears we’re about to find out as Threshold Entertainment have just announced plans for a live action movie based on the game. Threshold do have experience transferring games to the big screen, having previously given us Mortal Kombat in 1995 and its sequel.

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Here's Why 'Dead Island' Shouldn't Be A Movie

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If at first you don't succeed, try again! Unless what you're trying is a really bad idea in the first place. Then maybe you should give up and focus on other some other things. Especially if it's the proposed movie adaptation of the video game zombie franchise, Dead Island.

Dead IslandThe hit video game franchise, Dead Island, is going to be made into a movie

Dead Island was a mega hit when it first debuted on PlayStation 3, XBOX 360, and PC platforms in 2011, and it wasn't surprising in the least. Hype reached massive levels prior to the game's release with its reveal trailer, depicting a vague but intriguing cinematic/movie-like look into a family vacation gone wrong. The game itself hardly matched the trailer. Though it had a fun level-up system and crafting mechanic to it, the hack-and-slashing of zombies provided its fun for only so long until it got boring. Dead Island's follow-up, Dead Island: Riptide, was even more disappointing; it offered nothing new to an already stale franchise, and it was time for the developers to go back to the drawing board.

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Elite: Dangerous Is Coming To Xbox One and PS4, Probably

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Elite: Dangerous has raised many eyebrows over the past few months, mainly due to an incredibly promising scope and a hefty £100 beta price tag. But Frontier chief David Brabe has probably won back a few friends with his non-announcement that the sci-fi epic will be hitting consoles.

Elite: DangerousElite: Dangerous. Photo: Frontier

We say non-announcement because Brabe himself was keen for it not to be an official unveiling.  "I've just got to watch out," he smiled as he talked to Eurogamer. "I don't want to do something that constitutes an announcement, but we would be stupid not to support other platforms, including console."

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Borderlands 1 & 2 Were So Good, The Gearbox President is "Scared" Of a Third

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Completing the Borderlands trilogy, and even going beyond that, is a must for Gearbox. Their open world shooter, which boasts an incredible amount of content in the form of quests, loot and enemies, have been a welcome addition to the RPG/FPS landscape. Too welcome, perhaps?

Borderlands 2Borderlands 2 - photo: gearbox

That’s where Randy Pitchford – president of Gearbox – is at right now. Having presided over two of the best games to hit the previous generation of consoles, an exciting opportunity to develop the third Borderland title for the XBOX One and PS4 awaits. The pressure, though, comes hand-in-hand with success. 

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New World Record: Someone Completed Super Mario Bros. In 4:57.69

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While many gamers bemoan paying $60 for an 8-hour campaign with modern AAA titles, there’s a lot of fun to be had with speed runs. ‘Blubbler’ has mastered the art, clocking his record breaking Mario Bros. run at 4:57.69.

That’s a new world record, by around a second. 4:58.09 was the previous best. And it’s hard to see how anyone can better this speed; every time is perfectly timed; every shortcut is used and every enemy is either expertly squashed or avoided. 

Super Mario Bros.Can you do Super Mario Bros. in under 5 minutes? 

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Picture - T.Mills - Xbox One official... Los Angeles California United States, Thursday 21st November 2013

T.Mills - XBOX One official launch celebration held at Milk Studios - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 21st November 2013

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