Endemol Shine Studios has just acquired the rights to produce a television show based on the Mirror's Edge video game.Read More
CHVRCHES, the best band to ever use the ancient Roman U, has just released a brand new song that they recorded for the Mirror's Edge Catalyst soundtrack.Read More
The Nintendo World Championships are live from E3 2015 RIGHT NOW. If you're not watching, what are you even doing?Read More
Featuring games you can finish in one weekend!
If you’re anything like me, then in your heart of hearts you hold two absolute truths: parkour is the coolest thing ever, and parkour is the scariest thing ever. As much as I love the thought of scaling walls and vaulting rooftops, I have almost no doubt that I would die. Quickly. Luckily, Mirror’s Edge from EA lets players experience being a parkour badass without falling 20 stories to their deaths.Read More
The time has come to wake and run, and not give way to fear.
My fellow gamers. It is time.Read More
All aboard the hype train!
Like many of you, me and my fellow Weekend Editor Sam Maggs and I were more than a little irked by the whole Ubisoft kerfuffle earlier this week. It almost made us forget about that long ago time (last Monday) when we were really excited about the stuff coming out of E3. Then we realized...we're still excited! And though female representation still has a long way to go in the gaming industry, we're happy to report there are plenty of other upcoming games that include playable female characters.Read More
Don't Try This At Home
Just yesterday we brought you a sampling of news from this year's E3 (Oh, new Tomb Raider and Mass Effect? No biggie.). Well EA also dropped some news about Mirror's Edge 2, where Faith continues to make us dizzy. Take a look. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
Is video-game-themed parkour becoming a subgenre on YouTube? Because we're totally fine with that.
If you're wondering who's the most pumped for the sequel to Mirror's Edge coming out, we're going to go ahead and call it. The folks at Ampisound are the most pumped. They produced this crazy Mirror's Edge parkour video that gives you a first-person view of some crazy stunts. Enjoy!Read More
EA, oft-called the worst company in the world, has just done something really cool: They've teamed up with Humble Bundle to release some of their best games this generation for however much you want. Finally, a reason to actually use Origin!Read More
I hope that when I have a child, he or she is better at jumping across skyscrapers than wielding juice at age three. Now, I love me some Mirror's Edge. It's one of my favorite games of all time and I've played it through several times. Now I'm not saying that I'm some master gamer, but I do have some skills at that particular title. But this kid just cruises through these levels like he's been practicing for years. Possible even three years, which is technically the greatest number possible for this little guy.
He also plays Portal, and the video description says he's even better than the video shows. He does have a tendency to walk around in circles though. Between adorably awkward juice breaksRead More
This anime still comes from what I would call an unlikely source. Or at least a source with unlikely inspiration. The image comes from Dante's Inferno: The Animated Epic, a series of anime shorts inspired not by Dante's original Divine Comedy, but by the video game Dante's Inferno.
Also mysteriously in existence is Halo Legends, an anime series based on the Halo franchise. Because when someone says "film adaptation of the Halo franchise," the first thought I have is "anime."
And now this morning brings the announcement of yet another anime adaptation of a western video game: Dragon Age. Like all these other game animes, it'll be direct-to-video, with a 2011 release date.
While I find this trend to be downright odd, there's undoubtedly some potential. Halo, at least, has a sufficient fan base that there could be an audience for the anime, and it's not a stretch to guess that there would be overlap in the anime and Halo markets. But Dante's Inferno and Dragon Age are each a bit of a stretch to justify. But who knows, they might be great.
Which brings us to the bulk of our exercise. Here are 10 Western games that I know would make for sweet anime adaptations, ranked from how much I would salivate over it, in ascending order:Read More