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Saint's Row Review
game: Saint's Row
review | 09/16/06 | Sean Hilliard
Saint\'s Row is unmistakably influenced by Grand Theft Auto, but it manages to improve on the GTA formula in certain aspects. And why not? It took Rockstar almost a decade to get gamers into airplanes for crying out loud. And this is the 21st Century! Shouldn\'t we be able to save without retreating to a hideout? And for all of everyone\'s talk about the GTA games being open-ended, free-roaming adventures, they\'re actually incredibly linear narratives constrained by Hollywood cliches. Join the free-roaming revolution and read Sean\'s review.
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Break 'Em All: A New Take on Classic Breakout
game: Break 'Em All
review | 07/19/06 | Laurie Taylor
Break \'Em All for the Nintendo DS, of Brickles, Arkanoid, or Breakout fame from years past returns with a added features like multiplayer for up to 8 people through the DS\'s wireless. Though nothing revolutionary, literally, but something entirely addictive and simple, how does Break \'Em All work in a gaming environment where high priced production mirror those of Hollywood? Lauri Taylor has the answers and the reason you might want to pick this one up.
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The Movies: Stunts and Effects Review
game: The Movies: Stunts and Effects
review | 07/07/06 | Jason Perkins
Lionhead Studios addressed the lack of special effects in last year\'s The Movies by releasing an expansion pack, The Movies: Stunts and Effects. Installing the new expansion changes very little in the simulation until you\'ve played through the 1960s, but opens up a wide range of options for the machinima community. Budding directors can now control a freely movable camera and place stuntmen into precariously dangerous situations. Stunts and Effects is aimed at gamers who are already invested in The Movies and want to make it better; for everyone else it\'s just a worthy addition that adds yet another group of needy staffers for the player to manage. Check out the full review.
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Reporting from NAB in Vegas
feature | 05/15/06 | Monica Hafer
Ever wonder what\'s new in the world of broadcasting technology? The National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas features not only the latest in radio and television broadcasting and technology, but also the newest items in Film, DVD, and multi-media. Monica braved the gauntlet of vendors in Vegas to bring you a few of her favorite things relating to both film and videogaming technology.
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Would You Like A Franchise With That? (Games, Comics, and Movies From A Hollywood Perspective)
editorial | 04/05/06 | Monica Hafer
With more and more movies coming out of Hollywood based on videogames and comics, people are beginning to wonder why so few seem to translate well to the screen. Part of the problem is that there are business models in place that are prevent great adaptations that stay true to their original source material. Monica takes an insider\'s look at the relationship between movies, games and comics.
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GF! Weekly Wrap-Up #17
podcast | 01/27/06 | Val Townsend
The Atomic Goddess is back, and this week Val spends some quality time with Dead or Alive 4 on the Xbox 360 and The Movies, out now for PC. Val also takes a peek at Shadow Hearts 3: From the New World for PlayStation 2. And, of course, there\'s a roundup of the biggest news of the past little bit. It\'s eight minutes of high-quality podcasting goodness, so dig in, gamers!
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The Movies Review
game: The Movies
review | 01/18/06 | Sarah Wichlacz
Peter Molyneaux\'s latest game achievement is not plagued by overambitious design goals or over-hyped pre-release promises. The Movies is exactly what it was promised to be: A simulation of the movie industry from the dawn of Hollywood to present day. Manage your employees, send actors to rehab, build a studio and become a major mogul in the movie industry. Plus, it has a cool machinima-friendly filmmaking mode that has already led to some interesting creations. Check out Sarah\'s review here.
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Slamdance Guerilla Gamemaker Competition Features Student, Art Games
news | 12/17/05 | Shawn Rider
Slamdance, the indy film festival that runs opposite Sundance (the just-shy-of-Hollywood film festival), will hold a Guerilla Gamemaker Competition this year. Featuring well-known indy and art games such as Cloud and Facade among a list of others. Slamdance will feature a Game Lounge area where attendees can play all of these indy games and Slamdance will bestow an array of awards on the independent developers, students and artists who have created some of the most unique games we\'ve ever seen.
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So Tired of Being Cool: The Mold of Game Marketing
editorial | 12/09/05 | Aaron Stanton
The gaming industry has grown large; Hollywood large. This means that while we can expect to find more and more gamers in the general population, we can also expect large companies to milk that success for all it\'s worth. If you think the images shown in game ads are accurate, think again; the people you see in video game ads tend to be more telling about the demographic they\'re targeting than about the current audience. Someone is trying to make video games cool, and it cramps our style.
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GF! Weekly Wrap-Up 8
podcast | 10/14/05 | Val Townsend
Val\'s back, and this week we have a podcast full of all the goods. We look at all the latest news, from the announcement of Peter Jackson as executive producer for the Halo movie to the Governator\'s attack on violent videogames. Tristan checks in with a review of Burnout: Revenge, and Aaron takes an early look at Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. It\'s seven solid minutes of audio goodness.
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Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh to Head HALO Adaptation
game: Halo
news | 10/04/05 | Shawn Rider
In an announcement sure to get gamers everywhere all worked up, Microsoft announced at the X05 Amsterdam expo that Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh (creators of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy and the upcoming King Kong) will be Executive Producers on the upcoming Halo movie. The news also means that Academy Award winning New Zealand effects house, Weta Digital, will also be involved in the movie, which is another great sign. It looks like Halo might just set the bar a little higher for the old game-to-film adaptation, just as it did for the console-based FPS and again for console-based online multiplayer.
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Bethesda Announces Voice Talent Lineup for Oblivion
game: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
news | 09/30/05 | Shawn Rider
Bethesda\'s Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is sure to be one of the standout titles on (or will it be around?) the launch of the Xbox 360. The sequel to the legendary Morrowind, Oblivion offers a vibrant, living world for players to explore. News comes today that the world of Oblivion will also feature loads of celebrity voice talent: We knew about Lynda Carter\'s audio presence in the game already, but now we hear that Terrence Stamp, Sean Bean, and Patrick Stewart will also lend their talents to Oblivion. Get the full story here.
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Lionhead Studios Announces The Movies Online
game: The Movies
news | 09/01/05 | Shawn Rider
Lionhead Studios has announced The Movies Online, the online movie-sharing component of their upcoming PC title, The Movies. The Movies lets you be a movie mogul and key figure in the formation of your own private Hollywood. Wow, that would make a twisted Keanau Reeves movie. But we digress... Get the skinny on The Movies\' machinima filesharing service right here.
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GamesFirst! Weekly Wrap-Up Podcast
podcast | 08/26/05 | Val Townsend
The Atomic Goddess, Val Townsend, is back with more of what you love from the good old (as in two weeks running) GF! Podcast. This week we rundown the latest in Xbox 360 news, check out reviews of Samurai Western, Fantastic Four, and WWE: Wrestlemania 21, plus we finish things out with a preview of Trauma Center: Under the Knife. Join us for some sonic gaming goodness.

Don\'t forget to add the GF! Weekly Podcast to your Odeo Channel (odeo/a4f4f8bf5b9371f7)
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City of Heroes
game: City of Heroes
review | 08/25/04 | GF! Back Catalogue 10/2004 => 1995
There's nothing quite like a little super hero gaming to go with a summer that contained the release of one of the best super hero franchises to hit Hollywood. After seeing Spiderman 2, try your hand at creating your own super hero in City of Heroes. If you haven't played this little gem yet, it's time to stop dragging your feet and jump onboard with the rest of us super-cool do-gooders.
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