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Posts tagged “tv”

Rumours of a Diablo animated series on Netflix reinforced

The hit hot the hittie the hittie to the hit hit hot rumour going around again is that an animated series based on Diablo is likely coming streaming film-o-TV service Netflix. This latest action-RPG rumourburp is based on a now-deleted tweet by an aspiring showrunner but look, I don't care if this rumour is true or not. Let's hijack the attention it's raised and bend…

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Alan Wake TV show is in the works

Undeterred by Marky Mark's Max Payne movie, Remedy Entertainment are having another crack at turning one of their games into a live-action third-person watcher. This time it's Alan Wake, their 2010 spook-o-shooter about an author who goes out his gourd, loses his wife, writes a novel then forgets about it, and fights shadowy monsters - all while on holiday in a quiet Pacific Northwest town.…

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Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks Inside, Foxhole and TV show adaptations

What sound drips forth from the audio tubes? It's just the latest RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show. Our topic this week is: "which TV show deserves a good videogame adaptation?" Maybe you feel Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Whatever could make a good survival game? Or perhaps The Handmaid's Tale could be a great FPS? Probably not. Graham is convinced that road trip anime Kino's Journey…

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The RPG Scrollbars: Gameshow For A LARP

This week saw the return of one my all-time favourite TV programmes, Channel 4's The Crystal Maze - the knockabout silliness of a team, thankfully not usually including Louie Spence, bopping around four time-zones (Industrial, Aztec, Medieval and Futuristic) in a quest to recover magic time crystals, win distinctly underwhelming prizes, and ideally not look like a complete arse. It's a wonderful show. But, sadly,…

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Feature: You don't need angry monsters to create sci-fi drama

I wish Mass Effect was like The Expanse

Note: I had this post brewing in my head over the past week, while I was off on holiday, but the good folks at Waypoint ran something apparently similar before I could write it. No matter, as I'm yet to read that piece beyond the headline, I'll write something anyway, albeit briefer, in the hope it doesn't entirely replicate it. Admittedly I'm 'only' twelve hours…

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Sinclair User: BBC’s Micro Men

Only watching just this now, and finding it a lot of fun. Micro Men is a broadly comic semi-fictionalized drama about the early 80s computer war between Sir Clive Sinclair and Ex-employee Chris Curry (i.e. Acorn Electron, BBC). Alexander Armstrong's portrait of Sir Clive is agreeably arrogantly monstrous. It's still on iPlayer if you want to go watch. It's a bit of a shame that…

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Gaming TV: Charlie Brooker’s Gameswipe

Charlie Brooker, professional media sourpuss, occasional comedy megabrain and former PC games reviewer, tonight turned his frighteningly successful brand of comic sneering towards a games documentary(ish) on UK digital station BBC4. As with his Screenwipe and Newswipe shows, it's him in a dimly-lit lounge, frothing bitterly to camera about popular culture. UK folk and IP perverters can now watch it online on the BBC iPlayer…

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Fluff Piece: Consolevania Documentary On Scottish Games Industry

Here's a rather excellent thing you probably didn't see yet. We heart Consolevania. And sometimes they even mention PC games, which makes anything they do completely relevant to this blog. Phew, eh? As a part of the Edinburgh Interactive Festival, evil PR man Brian Baglow (he's lovely, but it's very important we maintain that everyone in PR is evil) was asked to do "something" about…

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