NOC Review: ‘The Last of Us’ is a Game Changer

If yesterday, you were to tell me the best video game adaptation ever put to any screen was Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the truth of the matter would sadly be that you’d likely be accurate. The subgenre has been suffering ever since the first Super Mario Bros movie from 1993 caused Nintendo to embargo any film rights to their games for at least three decades.

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Protecting ‘The Last of Us’ with Star Gabriel Luna

When you’re Gabriel Luna, and you’ve already been a Terminator and a Spirit of Vengeance, what’s the next logical phase in your life? How about surviving a hostile post-apocalyptic wasteland of zombies, cannibals, and marauders! Luna plays Tommy Miller in the new HBO adaptation of the Naught Dog masterpiece video game The Last of Us. And we were fortunate enough to speak with him about the series and his role as Tommy.

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New Poster and Featurette for ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Debuts

Paramount had a huge weekend at the CCXP convention in São Paulo. They rolled out a massive panel for the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves film, and brought with them a huge group of stars including Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, Hugh Grant, Justice Smith, and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, and producer Jeremy Latcham. While we weren’t present for the panel, Paramount did unveil a new poster for the film, and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Trailer for ‘The Last of Us’ Showcases a Faithful Adaptation of a Masterpiece Game

With all the snobbery online today, people will likely get triggered by the use of the term “masterpiece.” Granted because people do have a tendency to throw the term around a lot, even if something is truly a masterpiece to them subjectively, someone has to cynically rain on their parade and go “that’s not a real masterpiece” (which is obnoxious by the way). However, I frankly believe no one will object to me calling The Last of Us video games masterpieces. They truly are. And at CCXP, HBO and Naughty Dog revealed a trailer for the video game adaptation that shows that the masterpiece is finally coming to life in stunning live-action.

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‘Gotham Knights’ Could Hit Every Arkham Button?

Gotham Knights, the new open-world Bat-Family RPG (not to be confused with the identically-titled TV show), is almost upon us. The AAA video game from WB Games Montreal releases this Friday, October 21, on PS5, Xbox X/S, and PC.

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Hear Chris Pratt’s Voice in ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Trailer

Ever since it was announced, the most important issue on the Internet, plaguing all of humanity, was what Chris Pratt’s voice would sound like as Mario. And after months of speculation, panic, and memes, today Universal, Nintendo, and Illumination finally revealed the answer.

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D23Expo: Black Panther and Captain America Team-Up Game Announced

“Four heroes. Two worlds. One War.”

The highlight of D23 Expo’s Disney and Marvel Games Showcase (no shade, ahem, to Midnight Suns) was the announcement trailer for an as-yet-untitled AAA video game featuring Black Panther and Captain America, set in World War II.

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SDCC 2022: New Trailer and Poster for ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’

As you already know, the upcoming, highly anticipated 2023 release, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves has taken over San Diego Comic-Con. But in addition to the festive tavern offsite experience, the film’s directors and cast, including Chris Pine, Rege-Jean Page, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant, and Sophia Lillis were on hand in Hall H today to debut the new trailer and poster for the film.

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SDCC 2022: ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ Offsite Delivers on What It Promises

Happy Comic-Con everyone! It’s been three years since we were able to indulge in the allure of exclusives, panels, and offsites. But at long last, we are back! And our first stop: the highly anticipated Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves offsite experience.

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‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ is Preparing for Battle at SDCC

Roll for initiative! Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is coming. Paramount Pictures’ highly anticipated film is hitting theaters March 3, 2023, and fans everywhere will get their first glimpse of the film this year at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Updates on ‘The Last of Us’ from Summer Game Fest

The long rumored remake of The Last of Us: Part 1 arrives on the PS5 later this year on September 2 and PC at a later date. Announced at this year’s Summer Games Fest, Naughty Dog Co-President and The Last of Us creative director, Neil Druckmann spoke with Geoff Keighley about the remake, the announced multiplayer spin-off, and the upcoming TV series after the new trailer aired.

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‘Resident Evil’ Trailer Breakdown, Analysis, and Easter Eggs

The first trailer for Netflix’s new Resident Evil trailer released this morning. Although it did give us our first glimpse at the story, characters, and settings of this new take on the canon, it didn’t reveal much else. At least, not directly. Like the games that inspired it, Resident Evil hid quite a few details in the background of its teaser. Details that could lead to the mystery behind this new iteration’s virus outbreak. And wouldn’t ya know it, the Umbrella Corporation is most definitely involved.

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The First Trailer for Netflix’s Live Action ‘Resident Evil’ is Here

The world of Resident Evil has grown exponentially, hasn’t it? The games have gone from zombies to mutated tentacle monsters to immortal sludge monsters masquerading as a serial killer family. The most recent entry in the main game line introduced actual werewolves and vampire queens into the mix!

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NOC Interview: ‘Halo’ Star Bokeem Woodbine on Being Soren-066

Halo the series set a record as Paramount+’s most-watched series premiere globally in its first 24 hours. And before the first season even debuted, it was greenlit for a second season. I think it’s safe to say it’s a big hit! One of the series’ biggest strengths is the charming and sincere performance from scene stealer and Emmy-nominee Bokeem Woodbine. We were able to get an exclusive interview with the Halo star, as he discussed the show’s latest episode.

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NOC Exclusive Clip: Dig This New Clip from ‘Halo’ Episode 4

Head’s up Spartans! If you’ve been enjoying Halo on a weekly basis, like I have, then we’ve got a hell of a surprise for you! We are honored to debut for you an exclusive clip from this week’s episode! Click here to check it out!

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Breaking Down Master Chief with ‘Halo’ Star Pablo Schreiber

It’s here, Spartans! Halo is finally coming to screens everywhere, this Thursday, March 24th on Paramount+. And to celebrate, we were given the chance to sit down with Pablo Schreiber who plays Master Chief, John-117 in the long awaited series adaptation!

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‘Soul Hackers 2’ Overrides Predecessor’s Past with New Digital Identity

Atlus has released new story and character information about their upcoming RPG, Soul Hackers 2, a sequel to the twenty-five year old game, Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers. Following its cult-celebrated predecessor’s meshing of sci-fi aesthetic with the Shin Megami Tensei, Soul Hackers 2 aims to upgrade the concept by coding a new tale about humanity and its relationship with technology. 

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‘Bundle for Ukraine’ is a Stellar Deal to Support a Great Cause

Have you been looking for ways to help people in Ukraine? Do you also like playing interesting and unique games from indie developers? Then Necrosoft Games have the perfect bundle for you. The Bundle for Ukraine is a itch.io bundle hosted by Necrosoft Games with content from 732 creators containing over 1,000 games, tabletop RPGs, books, and soundtracks aimed at helping the people in Ukraine through this tumultuous time of Russian forces invading their country: all at the starting price of $10 with the option to give more for the goal of raising $2 million.  

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‘Soul Hackers 2’ Trailer Shows Off War, Fashion, and Demon Summoning in the Digital Age

Shin Megami Tensei fans rejoice for Atlus is showing no signs of slowing down on releases of their cult classic franchises. The makers of the Persona, Catherine, and the aforementioned Shin Megami Tensei series announced their latest JRPG, Soul Hackers 2

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‘Solar Ash’ is Introspective and Beautiful

Solar Ash on the surface feels ethereal yet familiar. The premise of trying to stop a world ending event has never looked so beautiful, and in conjunction with smooth controls and a haunting soundtrack, Solar Ash solidifies itself as a serviceable gaming experience on a console that has been in desperate need of unique games since its launch.

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‘Halo Infinite Multiplayer’ is a Breath of Fresh Air

After playing well over 300 matches of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer through my Christmas break, a Covid scare followed by an actual Covid infection, and a 10 day isolation period has left me with a feeling of nostalgia. Halo is back in its most traditional form with some modern sensibilities and missteps.

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Full Trailer for ‘Halo The Series’ Debuts

As promised, Paramount+ did indeed drop the new full trailer for Halo the Series today. And, wow, it looks explosive! As I predicted they also revealed the released date for the eagerly anticipated series, which will be dropping March 24!

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