Escape from City 17 brings Half-Life to the streaming screen
February 15th - 32 Responses

With game-based movies being as big a disappointment as we expected, we’re extremely glad to see it being done right! With a hint of Battlestar Galactica, the commercial and film production super-team, The Purchase Brothers have taken their love for Half-Life, compiled a brilliant cast, along with respectable special effects, to create a guerrilla style production of Half-Life 2, titled “The Escape from City 17″.

The first two episodes were a gamble, made with a budget of around $500 (!!!), no crew, not very much time, no script and lots of post-processing effects and tricks. And all of this seems to be done with Valve’s approval, flying the brothers out to Seattle to meet and remaining in communication since.

The Escape from City 17 Part 1





Nintendo confirms Q1 and Q2 2009 release schedule
February 1st - 85 Responses

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Nintendo has dropped the word about their Q1 and Q2 2009 release schedule, confirming some exciting releases coming up for both the Nintendo DS and Wii. What’s coming up? New Pikmin and a new Wii Sports, which seem to be using the new MotionPlus attachment!

Nintendo Wii

  • New Play Control! Pikmin (Feb. 6 Europe, March US)
  • New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (March 3 Europe, March US)
  • Punch Out!! (First half 2009, Europe and US)
  • Wii Sports Resort (2009 Europe, first half 2009 US)
  • Sin & Punishment 2 (2009, Europe and US)
  • Another Code R and Endless Ocean 2 (2009 Europe)
  • New Play Control! Pikmin 2 (First half 2009, Europe)



Nintendo DS

  • Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir (Feb 2 Europe)
  • Walk with me! Do you know your walking routine? (Feb 20 Europe, 2009 US as Personal Trainer: Walk with Me!)
  • Pokemon Platinum (2009 Europe, March 22 US)
  • Rhythm Paradise / Heaven (2009, Europe and US)
  • Mario and Luigi RPG 3 (2009, Europe and US)
  • Kirby Super Star Ultra (2009 Europe)
  • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (Feb 16 US)