video games

MORTAL KOMBAT!

MORTAL KOMBAT!

Video games can be a place for clever and poignant storytelling that is on par with existentialist films of Kubrick or Tarkovsky.  But this?  This is not one of those places.  This is MORTAL KOMBAT!

Street Fighter: From Console to Big Screen

Street Fighter: From Console to Big Screen

As we count down the days until the special screening of IT CAME FROM THE DESERT, some of the Other Worlds staff will present their favorite films based on an original video game. Reid Lansford kicks things off with his take on STREET FIGHTER.

Netflix's CASTLEVANIA Unlocks the Impossible Achievement

Netflix's CASTLEVANIA Unlocks the Impossible Achievement

CASTLEVANIA on Netflix has managed to accomplish something that is as rare as a well-written character in a Stephanie Myers book: it’s taken a video game property and made a great piece of television. 

To "SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE" and Back Again: An Ode to Vintage STAR WARS Video Gaming

To "SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE" and Back Again: An Ode to Vintage STAR WARS Video Gaming

I shake my fist in anger/fear at the kids today who will never understand renting a cartridge game from a video store after school on Fridays.  The pressure was on, as you had 48 hours to make as much progress as possible before it was time to return it and return to normalcy on Monday. And if you rented STAR WARS on the original NES, you didn’t make much progress at all.