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Extreme Games are inspired by real events that you don’t know

Sometimes it takes a lot of effort for publishers to come up with interesting, strange stories with horror, adventure or humor genres to put into their games. However, there are real life events that are equally thrilling as the stories in fantasy, sometimes even more attractive. And the truth is, there are so many stories that producers put into the game and they show us that the facts are even more bizarre than fiction. Let’s take a look at some of the games that have been transformed from real life stories:

Kholat
Real-life mysteries are far more frightening than fictional ones, especially when they haven’t found a solution in decades. Based on the notorious Dyatlov Pass, IMGN. PRO’s survival horror game Kholat records the journey of a main character (voiced by Sean Bean) as he walks on a journey with a group of people. Young mountain climbers of Russia and met mysterious ending on 2/1959
Real-life mysteries are far more frightening than fictional ones, especially when they haven’t found a solution in decades. Based on the notorious Dyatlov Pass, IMGN.PRO’s survival horror game Kholat records the journey of a main character (voiced by Sean Bean) as he walks on a journey with a group of people. Young mountain climbers of Russia and met mysterious ending on 2/1959

The Cat Lady
The Cat Lady carries a very specific storytelling melody. However, while such stories used to have a quiet, gloomy atmosphere, The Cat Lady had a hopeless melancholy.

The game was inspired by stories of depression that were told by creator Remigiusz Michalewski by family, friends and patients who were taken to Exeter Hospital where he worked as an assistant. The environment is full of gore and the game’s creepy art style, like the injuries he saw at his workplace. The Cat Lady is like a profound portrait of surreal nightmares, the minds of individuals with severe depression when they try to commit suicide.

LA Noire
Based on the story of the criminal world in Los Angeles in the 1940s, Rockstar made LA Noire.

Rocstar’s creators relied on some of the most horrifying murders in history, forcing players to test their investigation skills in a series of cases with a higher level of challenge. A notable example of Rockstar’s sophistication in bringing these cases to the game is the detail “The Quarter Moon Murder”, in which the main character, Cole Phelps, has committed a series of crimes like that of the men he ended Elizabeth Short’s life in 1943 in real life. If Short’s name sounds familiar, it’s because she is “Black Dahlia” in real life, a Hollywood celebrity in history is not because of her acting talent, but because of the tragic case. Be clarified attached to her nickname. Many people said that playing games felt more authentic than reading real life cases.

Everything You Need to Know About the New Video Game Movie – Call of Duty

For the Call of Duty to enter the cinematic universe with great success, a director was hired that specialises in modern warfare. The film inspired by the first-person shooter game that originally was available exclusively on Windows and due to popularity expanded to handhelds and consoles sold well over 250 million copies by 2016 sales topped above the $15 million mark.

Several games were released as part of the Call of Duty series starting with the first in 2003 after which more versions were released in 2005 through to and including 2018 so that fans could invest in the latest version titled Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Call of Duty – Fans Need to Be Patient For A Little Longer

The Call of Duty movie has been coming for quite some time now, and fans have been keeping an eye on the release date ever since, finally with a director specialising in modern warfare the film release date is finally starting to move closer. Call of Duty is one of the biggest video games ever released, and when it finally launches as a movie there is no doubt that it would be massive!

When it comes to the number of players hooked on this first-person shooter game, figures released in 2007 indicated that 100 million people were actively playing and by 2014 it was believed that daily players were enough to fill no less than eighty of the world’s biggest sports stadiums.

The first person shooting game with lots of wall to wall action as well as the franchise is well suited for a movie, and already a list of top celebs is staring in the game launch videos. When the director was asked about the type of film set that would be used, there were still a whole lot of ideas on the table including a futuristic war-torn or modern WW2 environment.

Stefano Sollima Specialist in First-Person Explosive Shootouts as Director

Stefano Sollima will direct the Call of Duty film and is known for the brilliant directing he did with Sicario2: Soldado. Sollima specialises in first-person explosive shootouts, modern crime films, which makes him perfect for the Call of Duty film. Although not confirmed yet the potential release date for the film is 2020.

When it comes to actors and believe me everyone hopes to be a part of such a massive production, Sollima already has two candidates in mind, which includes Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. When asked if it would be a replica like so many other war films, the directors replied that he intends to make Call of Duty different, at the soul of the franchise, this popular game tells a story, that of a soldier and the real tale is entertaining in a fun-to-play way. With millions of fans waiting for the release of the Call of Duty film, it could prove to be the film of the century!

“LEGEND OF ZELDA” SHOW IN THE WORKS FOR NETFLIX

The line-up for Netflix’s original programming just got a bit nerdy (as if the Marvel shows, like Daredevil, wasn’t enough.) The Wall Street Journal reported that Netflix is working closely with Nintendo on developing a Live-Action show based on the Legend of Zelda video game series. Currently, the show is only in its early stage of development, and Netflix are looking for some writers to recruit.

According to a Netflix representative, the show is going to be similar to “Game of Thrones” but appropriate for kids and families.

Any hopes or ideas you guys have in the show? For instance, what if every season covered a different Zelda game? Let us know in the comments!

NUREVIEWS PLAYS – BATMAN: ARKHAM ORIGINS IS A GO!

For those of you who have been following our NUReviews Plays series of games, we are pleased to bring you the next game in our series. A game that will make you quake in your boots if you are a villain and bring you a big ‘ol dose of JUSTICE!!!! Brad and I along with Sass Master Tori will be playing through Batman: Arkham Origins.  So tune in, and realize……that Brad is one terrible Batman.

ANDREW’S MOST ANTICIPATED TITLES OF 2015: THE MOVIE

Disclaimer…not all games are officially coming out for 2015, but they’re announced and this is me hoping.

2015 so far looks to already be leaning towards a year of incredible releases, as long as the trend of releasing half finished games or delaying the games until 2016 doesn’t continue. Nonetheless, my hopes are held extremely high and I can’t wait for a few games in particular. So why not just jump into that list. This list is in alphabetical order and is not rated by how much I want the game.

1. ) Arkham Knight – If you haven’t played the previous two Batman entries from Rocksteady studios, I don’t know why you’re reading this list, because clearly you don’t love video games. So everyone should know how amazing the first two games were, with tight combat that really put you into the shoes of the Dark Knight as well as solving puzzles to find those damn Riddler trophies and the predator missions, being able to take out a room of guards, never once being seen. That is the stuff that I used to dream about as a kid. With Arkham City, they let you do this, all while exploring an enormous city. While Arkham Origins wasn’t a bad sample to keep us heldover, it wasn’t quite what we’ve been expecting considering how Rocksteady has been spoiling us. Now with even more gorgeous graphics on the next gen consoles and the chance to drive around the city in the batmobile. I can’t wait to don the cowl once again.

  1. Battleborn – Here is one most people probably aren’t going to even know what game I’m talking about. I will admit that I’m a borderlands fanboy through and through and I love those games. I’m also a big MOBA fan. So when I hear that Gearbox is throwing it’s hat into the ring creating a hybrid, MOBA shooter, it’s piqued my interest at least a little bit. Honestly, this game will probably end up like so many other MOBA’s that get thrown at that cash cow. I’m hoping that a studio like Gearbox though, can pull out something creative and memorable.

  1. Bloodborne – I’m so excited for this game that I can barely contain myself even looking at screenshots. I don’t consider myself a good gamer, and I play a lot of games very averagely. So when I play games like Dark Souls and Demon Souls, I find myself dying constantly. Somehow, I can never stop playing them though. From Software as far as I’m concerned has put out some of the greatest titles of the last 10 years, from games dripping with atmosphere, lore, haunting music, insane boss fights and difficulty that never feels unfair rather challenging. Now with the announcement of Bloodborne, Miyazaki is back in control and this game from his description is faster paced with no shielding to hide behind (suck it Havel users), and a terrifying and creepy victorian midnight atmosphere that already has me shitting my pants. Miyazaki….my body is ready.

  1. Cuphead – A game quite frankly, I still don’t know much about. A game though that when Microsoft flashed through a montage of games coming to there system quickly, managed to catch my eye so strongly that I had to find out what it was. Cuphead has one of the most beautiful art styles I’ve seen in a game in a long time harkening back to the old Walt Disney cartoon days. Now I learn it’s a puzzle platformer as well, and this game is on the top of my Steam pick up list, as a non AAA game, the price tag for art couldn’t be cheaper I imagine.

  1. Final Fantasy 15 – While most people after the Final Fantasy Hallway that was 13 are probably not expecting a great game, I like to look at the positive. XIII-2 and Lightning Returns were vast improvements on the original game of the same name. While the story might as well been written by tumblr fanfic’ers in terms of how much I care about it, the gameplay was made to be an incredibly fun experience. And now after the success of Bravely Default, I think Square Enix is once again understanding that gamers don’t just want a beautiful movie (though it’s not too awful), but we want a fun game that can be simple. This game also seems to a decently different game from the series, if riding around in a car with a bunch of weaponed up buddies through a desert is anything to judge. While I still have a my reservations, here’s hoping that Square pulls their heads out of their ass and really does this game justice.

  1. Kingdom Hearts 3 – Call me a fanboy….cause I am. I’ve played every Kingdom Hearts game and am even now playing through 1.5 and 2.5. It’s because as stupid as the plot gets and as childish as it can be because of all the Disney tie ins, what this game does best, is provide you with one hell of a fun game. With surprisingly deep combat considering how simple it seems on the surface, as well as awesome creative worlds, flying around in your gummi ship, to even board games, and fun mini-games (that’s an accomplishment in most games). This game was the reason I bought a ps3, but of course they waited an entire generation. This is the game I’ve been waiting for since I beat KH2 when I was in 8th grade. Now that Disney owns Marvel and Star Wars…I know it’s a long shot, but think of the possibilities. Square Enix has the power to really make my year this year, and they better not screw it up.

  1. Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain – I had never played a Metal Gear Solid game prior to 4. I figured that I was a very unstealthy player and that the games just seemed uninteresting to me. I have never been so wrong about a game in my life. This series is brilliant through and through. If Kojima is good at one thing, it’s blowing your mind to pieces. The story once again, is a little absurd through the series, but the stealth gameplay, the creativity and easter eggs thrown throughout the game. The beautiful hour long cutscenes which provide just enough time to cook and eat dinner, (That’s just considerate). But seriously, this game, I don’t know what to expect, but if ground zeroes is any indication of what we’ll see, I don’t imagine a single fan of the series will even be close to being dissapointed.

  1. Mighty No. 9 – After Mega Man was all but abandoned these last few years by Capcom, Inafune finally said, Peace and left to work on his own projects. So what does he do? He makes a slightly different MegaMan type game. And I’m so happy that he is. I personally am a kickstarter backer for this game. I have never been a great megaman player as the only ones I was ever good at were the Battle Network games. But from the amazing artwork being put into the game and the design feedback that the backers are being allowed to put in, even getting to pick the design of certain characters. It’s going to be coming out on so many different platforms and considering my current love of Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze and Shovel Knight, another 2d platforming masterpiece will be very welcomed.

  1. No Man’s Sky – When I look at this game and hear about it after all this time, I’m still not sure if I’ve ever seen anything like it. While I’m not sure how well it will end up doing, this game may be one of the most creative ambitious games to be put out in recent memory. I need to see this game paired up with Oculus Rift and give you the opportunity to become a space explorer. Traveling to the far corners of the galaxy, and actually naming and finding your very own planets. Manfiest Space Destiny Mother Fuckers!

  1. Nuclear Throne – Now it’s time to play a game called, talk about a game that I’m pretty sure I might be the only one to know about. With the recent explosion in rogue like’s in recent years, this game has followed in those footsteps, though a little later. With the success of games like Rogue’s Legacy and Binding of Issac, incredibly difficult games with randomly generated maps just do something to my brain that I like. I have put too many hours into those games, there is no other way to put it. Nuclear throne has the difference of allowing you to choose one of many wasteland monsters with different powers and then it becomes a bullet hell rogue like with gun play and insane quick levels that leave you breathless at the end. While this game is currently in alpha on steam I believe, the actual release is supposed to be later this year. I for one will be checking this sucka out.

  1. Splatoon – If you had told me at the end of last year, that I’d be excited about a Nintendo multiplayer shooter, I would have straightjacketed you then and there for the horrible memories that Red Steel gave me. But low and behold, Splatoon is just another game on the Wii U’s list on why it’s making a comeback that so many people did not see coming. A shooter that doesn’t primarily focus on taking out other players, but as a combination of area control and shooter with a unique movement mechanic which could lead to all kinds of crazy strategies. I can almost guarantee some 12 year old will find a way to tell me he fucked my mom and that his dad works for Nintendo so he’s going to get me banned, but this game might actually be worth all of that.

  1. Tomb Raider 2 – But Andrew, it’s Rise of the Tomb Raider. No, no it’s not, because that’s a dumb name which sounds like an origin story, but the last game already was the origin story, so no, it’s Tomb Raider 2. That being said, I thought that the original Tomb Raider re-imagining that was released last year was going to be a useless attempt at revitalizing an old game with mediocre success. But I was proven wrong. As soon as I picked up that controller, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Stealth, good shooter mechanics with tight controls and platforming which felt good. Even the atmosphere was perfect for the game. That game may have ripped off the Uncharted Series, but it did so with a spin that made it it’s own, and I’m okay with it. If this game is within even a mile of the original, I will be picking it up as soon as physically possible.

  1. Uncharted 4 – If you know me, I consider myself a fanboy of 3 series. Kingdom Hearts, Zelda, and this masterful series. When Naughty Dog first put me into the shoes of snarky but loveable Nathan Drake, I fell in love with a game that had amazing platforming and fun mechanics, (while being difficult at times), but a script and characters who I genuinely cared about and liked. Then they did what I didn’t think possible. They put out Uncharted 2, and it blew the first game away. When a game almost universally wins Game of the Year and is as gorgeous and fun as a slutty prom queen, people take notice. With the third game, I thought I was seeing the end of one of my favorite series for good. Then without warning, Uncharted 4 was announced and I was ecstatic. Nathan Drake wasn’t going to be the protagonist though. It just didn’t feel right. Clearly, Naughty Dog knows has a connection to my brain, because Nathan Drake is out of retirement for one last ride. I can’t even put into words how much I want this game.

  1. Zelda U – I said that I had 3 series that I was a fanboy for. I couldn’t have picked a better year to be a fanboy with Nintendo completing the trifecta. Though we haven’t seen much about this game and if Tumblr has it’s way, it’ll be called FemZelda U , I couldn’t care less. The vistas are magnificent and the cell shading is spot on. If what’s promised is real the world truly is as large as they say, this puts the great sea to shame and truly puts you on an epic quest like there hasn’t been.

Honorable Mentions: Other games I think you should look forward to in 2015, but I really didn’t have the energy to write about : Evolve, The Order, Witcher 3, Mortal Kombat X, Yoshi’s Wooly World, Scalebound, Xenoblade X, Star Wars Battlefront, Below, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.