Culture of Gaming’s Top 49 Video Game Antagonists

Humans love to hate things; the internet has proven that time and time again. Whether it be a political candidate, a corporate entity, or a YouTube Rewind, we have a plethora of villains stored up in our psyche, real or perceived. But sometimes, particularly in fiction, a villain can be a balancing factor; a hurdle […]

Culture of Gaming’s 50 Greatest Video Game Weapons

Video game weapons

Video games are a violent medium. We shoot, stab, slice, nuke, punch, bulldoze, swing, and skewer our way through baddies… and all for what? For the cathartic, sadistic pleasure of pretending to kill something without consequences? Well… yeah! It’s because of the same adrenaline rush we get from watching an action movie or reading a […]

Are Video Game Movies Finally on the Rise?

Video game movies have always had a bad reputation. More often than not, these cinematic adaptations fail to portray what gamers love about the source material. This stigma lives on with video game movies to this very day. Because of this, any news involving a video game movie doesn’t usually get met with praise, leading […]

From Game to Film: Mortal Kombat

Despite not always having the best reputation for quality, Hollywood loves making video game films.  Hollywood’s infatuation with video game movies began with 1993’s Super Mario Bros. starring Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo and also served as the opening of Pandora’s box. Since then, movies have been made that have been inspired by everything from […]

The Evolution of Mortal Kombat Part 2: 3D Diversion

Mortal Kombat Dragon

After three games, the Mortal Kombat series was looking for a new direction. Technology had progressed to such a degree that many games had begun to leave the land of 2D and entered the 3D land. Super Mario 64 had shown the world what could be done with the switch to 3D,  first-person shooters had been rendering quasi 3D for years, and games like Virtua Fighter and Tekken had […]