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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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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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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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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‘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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New Poster for ‘Halo the Series’ Announces a New Trailer Coming Sunday

Gear up, Spartans! This thing is real, and it’s coming in hot! Halo The Series is finally making its debut later this year. I have a feeling that we’ll be getting a release date announcement soon as well!

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Check Out the New Poster for ‘Uncharted’

A new poster has just been shared for Uncharted, which is based on the PlayStation video game by Naughty Dog. The film stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas. Holland also serves as an executive producer.

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First Look Trailer for ‘Halo the Series’ Promises a New Beginning

The more I see of this, the more excited I get, and the more surreal it feels. I can’t believe after all this time, we’re finally getting a live-action Halo project. And from the looks of it, Paramount and executive producer Steven Spielberg (as if to channel John Hammond from Jurassic Park) have clearly spared no expense!

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Sloclap Studio’s ‘Sifu’ Looks to Rejuvenate the Genre Through Death and Mastery

Sloclap, the French studio that brought us the 2017 multiplayer beat ’em up title Absolver, looks to bring new life to the genre with Sifu. The studio’s newest title is set to release February 2022 and focuses intensely on the idea of mastering kung fu through death.

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Details for Riot Games New 2D Fighter ‘Project L’ Revealed

This week, Riot Games’ twin brother duo, Tom and Tony Cannon, dropped in-depth details about Riot’s new, assist-based 2D fighter titled Project L. The game, set in the League of Legend world of Runeterra, looks to be another robust project coming from the renowned studio.

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‘Alan Wake Remastered’ Brings a Brilliant Cult Classic to a New Generation

It started like a dream. I never thought I would be playing Alan Wake again after 10 years. Most of the plot, gameplay, and characters felt like mere shadows of a half remembered dream I had. Moments of the sequences I enjoyed mixed with the frustrated “eh” feelings I had for the combat, left me wondering if revisiting this game now that I am closer to the age of the titular character would change the shape my thoughts from what I thought of it before.

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New Teaser for the ‘Halo’ Live Action Series Debuts

It’s been stuck in development hell for years, but we are finally getting a live action Halo adaptation! While this was a project that has been trying to get off the ground, and passing through the high profile eyes of directors like Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, Alex Garland, and Neill Blomkamp, it is finally seeing the light of day in 2022 thanks to executive producer Steven Spielberg.

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‘Halo Infinite Multiplayer’ and Other Surprises at XBox’s 20th Anniversary Stream

Xbox graced us along with 343 Studios and the rest of Microsoft with some surprise announcements at Xbox’s 20th anniversary special. The special itself was a simple enough stream that was quick to the point with its nostalgia bombs of the history of the console with a few surprises of what Microsoft’s immediate future plans are. 

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