Borderlands & Duke Nukem are finally coming to theaters!

For decades filmmakers have been trying to make decent films based on popular video game franchises, but there has yet to be a single movie that would qualify as legitimately good, although the Resident Evil movies continue to make money.

Most of us recognize that video game movies could be good though, right? Many games have an interesting premise, exciting characters and are overflowing with violent action—basically all the ingredients for a successful modern film.

Well, that’s what Gearbox Software seems to think, and they’ve announced that two of their biggest franchises — Borderlands and Duke Nukem — are coming that much closer to their big-screen debuts. At E3, Gearbox CEO, Randy Pitchford, had a livestreamed sit-down with video game journalist, Geoff Keighley, to discuss the forthcoming adaptations. On Borderlands, Pitchford said, “We’ve been developing scripts and the strategy that we’re on right now is, that it’s obviously in the Borderlands universe, but rather than retell the stories that were in the game, we’ create new stories so that the films will have their own film canon … We’ll use all the characters and scenarios, it’s similar to what Marvel is doing. You can read any particular film plot in a comic book, but there’s a lot of characters, themes, and in fact, some of the situations are represented.”

Then Pitchford revealed that a Duke Nukem movie was actually really happening! “We’re working on Duke Nukem! I can’t announce it, but it’s blown my mind, there’s been a lot of production companies have come at us. We’re putting together a deal right now with a major motion picture studio; I’ll tell you off the record if you want to know. It’s the exact right people that should be doing a Duke Nukem film and we’ll see what happens. It’s unbelievable, I think that’s very likely a thing.”

Regardless of what happens with these two films, it’ll be awhile before they hit theaters. Though it IS something to look forward to!!!

Wynncraft! The new Minecraft MMO

Yes guys and gals…. A REAL Minecraft MMORPG! You can level up your characters, go on over 100’s of quests, join guilds, raid dungeons and a helluva lot more! I almost fell over when I found out about this. Wynncraft is 4 years in the making. The best part about it is if you have a copy of Minecraft than you can play for FREE RIGHT NOW! All you have to do is add the server. (Under server name type Wynncraft. For server address just type play.wynncraft.net)

The world of Wynncraft is absolutely ginormous. You can check out the map at http://map.wynncraft.net

If you want to learn more about Wynncraft and all it has to offer, check out their official website! If you have a copy of Minecraft than check out Wynncraft for yourself. I promise you won’t be disappointed! When I play a bit more I’ll have a detailed review for you guys to check out, so if this is something you’re interested in than keep checking back.

<3,
Cupcake

Reboot will be Coming Back With New Episodes

That’s right, ‘90s kids. “ReBoot,” that classic animated series from your childhood, is about to glide its way back into your life with 13 hours of new tech-related hijinks. Broadcaster Corus Entertainment made the announcement at the Banff World Media Festival on Monday and detailed its plan to “reboot the ‘ReBoot’ universe” with 26 new half-hour episodes. “The new ‘ReBoot’ will feature the same action and comedy mix viewers loved in the original series, but with an updated technological universe that will fascinate a new generation of kids,” said Corus Kids content director Jamie Piekarz in a news release. TWC/Dimension Television is slated to distribute the series. Rainmaker Entertainment revealed the new logo and title for the series last year after announcing its Mainframe division had a sequel in development.

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Vancouver-based Rainmaker also produced the original series. Company president Michael Hefferon promised the rebooted series — called “ReBoot: The Guardian Code” — will have mass appeal, beyond its original fan base. New episodes will pick up on the series’ original concept, “with the help of VERA, the last surviving cyberbeing from the original Guardian Programs.” Focusing on four teens — Austin, Parker, Grey, and Tamra — viewers will follow these “next-gen Guardians” and their fight to save the world by defending it in cyberspace.

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Bob from the original show (left) and an unnamed character that will be appearing in the new series (right).

“The Internet revolutionized the world, but it also left it vulnerable to attack,” teased a show description. The original series air premiered on YTV in 1994. It was known as the first-ever CGI animation series at the time and was broadcast to 84 countries worldwide! Unfortunately the last episode had aired in 2001.. but now I’m super happy ReBoot is coming back to TV!.. I used to watch this show with the rest of my Saturday morning cartoons!! A premiere date for the show hasn’t yet been released.