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Oscar Nominated Films vs Blockbuster Video Games

Gamer Limit writes "In respect to the Academy Award nominees, I've decided to roll out the red carpet and match our favorite video games to an Oscar nominated film. With an array of AAA games gracing our consoles and PCs, and the high quality production of films hitting the big screen, there's no shortage of film to game counter-parts."

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DangerCurtis5239d ago (Edited 5239d ago )

Mass Effect 2 is barley a flicker of a flame in comparison to to Avatar. We're comparing a $2 billion dollar, highest grossing film, using 3D technology to a game that doesn't do anything revolutionary in comparison.

proudly_X5239d ago

Avatar was made for 500 million pounds..
thank you..
Avatar is simply overrated. The American press can make or break anything...

bruddahmanmatt5239d ago

Amazing that internet. You can pull the biggest pieces of crap out of your backside, slap it onto a page and label it "worth reading". "Which performance dominates the streets of the Middle East?" I'm sorry but the author of this crap is an idiot who knows nothing about film, nothing about games and nothing about the Middle East. Stick to playing scrub Activision games.

Aaroncls75239d ago

Nice read, many games are worthy of higher praise; praise that they do not get from every gaming person or respected news site.

Videogames are art, (8th art?) some of the most special titles are genuine masterpieces worthy of a crystal urn and nighttime security.

It is a matter of generations, I think. In the future this industry will most likely be appreciated as more than a money making mechanism and get more gallant ceremonies than the hideous VGA awards. Or it may just spiral down further and never get to a higher standard of artistic appreciation.

Maker preserve us.

StartWars5239d ago

Hurt Locker is far better then Modern Warfare.

Jorrel565239d ago

Anything is better than MW

Rocket Sauce5239d ago (Edited 5239d ago )

Well they both have sand in them, so they're pretty similar...I guess...right?

NeoBasch5239d ago

The Hurt Locker is full of win. Epic is an understatement. Just as Uncharted 2 was clearly GotY, the Hurt Locker was the best film of 2009. Couldn't expect any better.

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JQ5239d ago

I like the side by side image structure. :D

starmin765239d ago

Seriously, Avatar's storyline was lame and unoriginal, with horrible written characters. Mass Effect 2 has an amazing cast of characters, a well written story, and emotional depth.

blu_yu_away5239d ago

Avatar is Pocahontas in space with shiny tech that makes everyone forget how lame and unoriginal the story actually is.

Yuenanimous5239d ago

It's also Dances with Wolves, The Last Samurai, Fern Gully... Pretty much any movie where a white guy lives amongst "primitive" people and some how he is the only one who can save em from the oppression he represents...

kwyjibo5239d ago

...is that there are too many Avatars and not enough Hurt Lockers.

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The 7 Best Western RPGs: Immersive Adventures

RPGs are often huge, sprawling endeavours. With limited playtime, we have to choose wisely, so here's the best western RPGs available today.

SimpleSlave100d ago

"I started playing games yesterday" the List... Meh!

How about a few RPGs that deserve some love instead?
1 - Alpha Protocol - Now on GOG
2 - else Heart.Break()
3 - Shadowrun Trilogy
4 - Wasteland 2
5 - UnderRail
6 - Tyranny
7 - Torment: Tides of Numenera

And for a bonus game that flew under the radar:
8 - Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden

DustMan100d ago

Loved Alpha Protocol in all it's glorious jank. Great game.

SimpleSlave100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

Not only glorious jank, but the idea that the story can completely change depending on what you do, or say, or side with, makes it one of the most forward thinking games ever. The amount of story permutation is the equivalent of a Hitman level but in Story Form. And it wasn't just that the story changed, no, it was that you met completely new characters, or missed them, depending on your choices. Made Mass Effect feel static in comparison.

Alpha Protocol was absolutely glorious, indeed. And it was, and still is, more Next Gen than most anything out there these days. In this regard at least.

Pity.

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The Best Video Game Romances of All Time

Wealth of Geeks explores some of the best gaming romances that have stolen our hearts over the years.

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: New Season 6 MP Map Gameplay Videos

Here is a look at the first two maps of Season 6 for Multiplayer.
La Casa involves intense action in a Vill and Koro Village is a battle in the streets where enemies lurk at all angles and shadows.