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Deus Ex Short Film Release

Finally a video game adaptation that gamers can actually love. Short film director Moe Charif has created a beautiful recreation of the world of Deus Ex in his new film titled ‘Human Revolution’. The film is loosely based on the 2011 cyberpunk Masterpiece Deus Ex: Human Revolution, only with a few minor plot details changed. The lead protagonist remains the augmented security guard extraordinaire Adam Jensen, played by Charif himself and the female lead is still Jensen’s beloved ex girlfriend Megan Reed, played by Liannet Borrego. The two main villains are Bob Page and Yelena Fedorova played by Antoni Corone and Shayna Nicole E’Orio. All characters bear a striking resemblance to their pixelated counterparts and are portrayed very well indeed despite the admitted slight lack of emotional depth given to the characters in the original game. 

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Despite the film’s short length and limited budget it goes way beyond what any other video game adaptation has accomplished. In terms of its authenticity and its uncompromising loyalty to the source material, as a fan of the series you really couldn’t ask for much more, which is more than you can say for the vast majority of other Video Game movies. If more Game adaptations were made to this standard, we would surely live in a better world. If you would like to see more of Moe’s work you can go to his website here, or you can follow him on Twitter @MoeCharif. Thanks for reading, enjoy the film.

 

 

New Batman game to be revealed next week…

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According to Kotaku Rocksteady are preparing to unveil their latest entry in the hugely popular Batman Arkham series. Rocksteady have been quiet since beloved Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy appeared to out the next Arkham game in May last year. Conroy had been quoted saying he was currently working on an Arkham game even after publisher Warner Brothers announced that Roger Craig Smith would be standing in for that particular caped crusade. KC then corrected himself by saying “I am in new Arkham game coming soon, not Arkham Origins coming this fall.” Then around two weeks ago a group of journalists were invited to an event at Rocksteady Studios for an unknown reason only for them to leave they left with an embargo that ends in March. For those of you not aware, an embargo is an agreement made by companies with journalists to not disclose information until a certain date. Now a crafty GameStop worker has posted pictures of a new Batman Arkham poster that they have been told is not to be put on display until March 3rd and is to be kept a secret. Apparently he didn’t get that memo. You can see the banner below…

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Unfortunately there is no way of knowing if this banner is indeed specifically for a new Arkham game, or just some other Batman Arkham related content. The insider also provided a far less credible picture of a computer screen showing an unnamed title set to be released in November of this year that supposedly represents the mystery Arkham title (Seen Below). GameStop’s magazine, Game Informer, was given the pleasure of revealing Arkham Origins last year so it wouldn’t be a stretch to see them do the honours once again this year. Obviously the picture is far from conclusive but the evidence is certainly starting to pile up. If on top of that you add the fact that every Rocksteady Arkham game so far has been released in November then you certainly have some food for thought at the very least.

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Star Wars VII Villain cast…

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Variety is reporting that Girls and Inside Llewyn Davis star Adam Driver is close to signing a deal that would see him play a new villain in the up and coming Star Wars VII. Davis had previously been rumoured to be playing Nightwing in Batman Vs Superman but that seems to have cooled in recent weeks. Filming for the new Star Wars film starts in April at Pinewood studios in the UK so expect plenty of casting news over the coming weeks. Other actors rumoured to be involved are Hugo Weaving known for playing Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy and Michael Fassbender of Prometheus and the up and coming X-Men Days of Future Past. No official statement has been made by Disney regarding casting or plot of the movie as of yet.