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A third-person tactical shooter from Epic, running on the Unreal Engine 3. Gears of War thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing story of humankind’s epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet.Unlike other shooters, Gears of War is all about teamwork in a big way. All game modes, levels and scenarios are designed specifically to encourage co-operative play, whether it be with A.I. partners or human players (with A.I. teammates designed with specific strengths, weaknesses and personalities.) On top of that, voice recognition will be available for players, and obviously voice chat to discuss strategy with your friends. In addition to voice chat, gamers will be able to experience individualized matchmaking, view player statistics, earn player achievements, customize their games, and build and personalize their gamer profiles.
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Games and Hollywood.. aahh. Although their marriage has not resulted in mind blowing Oscar winning material, they never fall short on entertainment. Most of the video game movie adaptions generally have a common theme: The movie is about bad guys assembling the pieces of an ancient stone triangle/relic/artifact/disease in order to control the world’s supply of American cheese. No, that can’t be right: in order to control all the power in the world. Yes, that’s it. In this video-game-to-movie-genre, most of us, including yours truly have been waiting for Halo the movie, by Peter Jackson(LOTR fame) to come out. However, I am sure you might have been disappointed by the recent news that it has been put on the backburner.
While the rest of the world waits for Master Chief to come and rescue us, in this article, we will take a look at the top 10 game-to-movie adaptions so far.
#10. Pokemon – the First Movie – Mewtwo vs Mew
Synopsis: Pokemon first came out as a video game for the Game boys. The games were decent, but nothing special. The world domination of Pokémon begets their first theatrical movie. This adventure is a little more complex and dark than the popular TV series, but kids who live for the show will gobble up this film and ask for seconds. Those baffled by the show’s popularity, however, will see nothing better here. Mewtwo, a new type of Pokémon designed by scientists to be the ultimate fighter, decides he wants to rule the world and challenges all the great Pokémasters to battle. Of course, our intrepid heroes Ash, Misty, and Brock are there to tangle with Mewtwo and spoil his devilish schemes. The film is a tad more emotional than the show (that is, there is some emotion), with Ash sacrificing himself to defend his beloved Pikachu (but don’t you worry, Ash will be just fine).