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01.07.2010

Hearing an announcement that a video game is being turned into a movie these days is about as surprising as hearing it’s going to be cold in January in Michigan. But when a movie is rumored for a game that was just released yesterday? That’s bound to raise a few eyebrows.

DARKSIDERS gives players control of War, as in, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The game, which looks a lot like GOD OF WAR, involves running around killing demons and angels and everything in between, and has debuted to unexpectedly solid reviews on the PS3 and 360, which sparked talk of a movie all of a sudden. The game also has the advantage of being written (and creatively directed) by comic legend Joe Madureira, and it reportedly has a pretty great story to build a film around. 

Nothing is definite yet, and as you can see from the screenshot above, and the infer from the general plot outline, this is a movie that would likely need a pretty massive budget to create CGI hordes of demons, flaming horses and god-men wearing armor that can stop an SCUD missile and wielding giant swords that would make Cloud blush.

I haven’t gotten a chance to play the actual game yet. Has anyone out there been impressed by it in the 48 hours since its release? I’m stunned I’ve heard nothing about it until this week. An 86 on Metacritic ain’t nothing to sneeze at.

Extra Tidbit: I'd love to buy it, but I think my gaming budget for the month has to go to MASS EFFECT 2.
Source: VG247

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3:02AM on 01/08/2010

Awesome

I just started playing the game, i have been following its production since the last E3. The game is quite awesome, and yeah it would definitely be a great movie only if it gets a heavy budget to have high quality CGI. It would really be great and u'll like it if u're into this kind of fantasy stuff.
I just started playing the game, i have been following its production since the last E3. The game is quite awesome, and yeah it would definitely be a great movie only if it gets a heavy budget to have high quality CGI. It would really be great and u'll like it if u're into this kind of fantasy stuff.
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9:37PM on 01/07/2010
Nice to see Joe Mad is doing something new and that the game's getting good reviews. Whether it'll translate to film remains to be seen.
Nice to see Joe Mad is doing something new and that the game's getting good reviews. Whether it'll translate to film remains to be seen.
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8:46PM on 01/07/2010

Well, if God of War is still in development hell...

... then why not? I STILL haven't experienced the glory of the GoW video games (got rid of my PS2 right when the first game came out... certainly bad timing!), but I've seen my roommate playing this game for the last few hours and it seems really fun and I'm liking the story thus far. I'm really just a sucker for these big, bold god/titan-slashing epics. Of course, it first has to not be terrible, like every other video game movie.
... then why not? I STILL haven't experienced the glory of the GoW video games (got rid of my PS2 right when the first game came out... certainly bad timing!), but I've seen my roommate playing this game for the last few hours and it seems really fun and I'm liking the story thus far. I'm really just a sucker for these big, bold god/titan-slashing epics. Of course, it first has to not be terrible, like every other video game movie.
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1:47PM on 01/07/2010

Played it...

The game is damn fun and i can definitely see it being turned into a movie. But if they go all sissy girl route with it and have it pg-13 then all is lost. Game needs to be bloody and guesome and have a hard R rating...like every movie should.
The game is damn fun and i can definitely see it being turned into a movie. But if they go all sissy girl route with it and have it pg-13 then all is lost. Game needs to be bloody and guesome and have a hard R rating...like every movie should.
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12:42PM on 01/07/2010

Yes Please

I've played through the first few hours of this game so far and I've been pleasantly surprised. From a game stand point, it has a unique enough art direction to stand apart from other 3rd person button mashers. As a plot, I would say its definitely strong enough to make a movie with, but as with all video game adaptations, it would need to be carefully conceived to pull it off. I'm guessing Mickey Rourke or Ron Pearlman to play 'War'
I've played through the first few hours of this game so far and I've been pleasantly surprised. From a game stand point, it has a unique enough art direction to stand apart from other 3rd person button mashers. As a plot, I would say its definitely strong enough to make a movie with, but as with all video game adaptations, it would need to be carefully conceived to pull it off. I'm guessing Mickey Rourke or Ron Pearlman to play 'War'
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12:17PM on 01/07/2010
so if its like God of War and less popular than God of War, why wouldn't they make God of War??
so if its like God of War and less popular than God of War, why wouldn't they make God of War??
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12:30PM on 01/07/2010
Because right now, Brett Ratner is on God of War. Ughhhh
Because right now, Brett Ratner is on God of War. Ughhhh
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11:47AM on 01/07/2010

MASS EFFECT TOO

Fer sure, Mass Effect 2. And no time to get it right now while prepping up playing the o-ridge: Mass Effect.

Does anyone know if you'll fer sure be able to use the same character for the first one in the second?
Fer sure, Mass Effect 2. And no time to get it right now while prepping up playing the o-ridge: Mass Effect.

Does anyone know if you'll fer sure be able to use the same character for the first one in the second?
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12:48PM on 01/07/2010
Yeah, your custom Shepard carries over to the sequel.
Yeah, your custom Shepard carries over to the sequel.
1:52PM on 01/07/2010
Zombie is right, i think they had an article about how its all HDD related...game should be awesome though!
Zombie is right, i think they had an article about how its all HDD related...game should be awesome though!
9:53PM on 01/07/2010
and the game supposedly needs 2 discs to pack all of its awesomeness in
and the game supposedly needs 2 discs to pack all of its awesomeness in
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