More Reviews
REVIEWS Stretchmo Review
Pushmo, Crashmo, Stretchmo... what's next, Twistmo? Vanilla Swirlmo? And why am I already excited for it?

Destiny: House of Wolves Review
The latest Destiny expansion makes some important changes, but are they enough to bring back former players?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Rodea The Sky Soldier Preview
Yuji Naka's independent game for Wii U and 3DS is like a cross between Sonic and Nights Into Dreams, in the best way possible.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES LEGO Jurassic World
Release date: 06/12/15

Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess
Release date: 06/14/15

RIDE
Release date: 06/23/15


LATEST FEATURES Yakuza 0 Is the Best Yakuza Game Ever (Yakuza Podcast 2 of 2)
If you don't mind some story spoilers, this is a great podcast. I don't just say that because I'm in it. Well I mean, that's a huge part of it, but not all of it.

BAMF BABES #8: Mary Read/James Kidd (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag)
"We’re Assassins and we follow a Creed, aye. But it does not command us to act or submit…only to be wise."

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437     In all the talk of graphical downgrades no one seems much preoccupied with 'why?'.  Why build something and then proceed to tear it down, piece by piece, in the hope that ever more diminished expectations about the final product won't be severe enough to...

GAMING NEWS

Newell And J. J. Abrams Confirm Portal And Half-Life Films

Posted on Friday, February 8 @ 15:37:00 Eastern by Jonathan_Leack

Valve is ready to gamble.

After being hesitant for years to suscept Valve's IPs to the consequences of video-game based films, Gabe Newell has decided to give it a chance. At DICE 2013, he said the following:

We reached the point that we decided to do more than talk.

The "we" he refers to is none other than J. J. Abrams, the man behind award-winning films such as Cloverfield and Super 8. Looking at his history of work, he's probably the most qualified person to bring Half-Life and Portal to life. Newell has taken notice to this, and has already made the first moves to collaborate with Abrams on films for both franchises. 

It's a scary thought when you consider the ratio of failure for games that turn to the big screen, but there's also a huge opportunity if executed correctly. There's clearly something that has gone on between Abrams and Newell that has instilled confidence, and if Newell feels that it's right t then gamers can't do much but bite their fingernails.

The films are only in the earliest stages of concept, so it's going to be a few years before we see anything come of this. The question will be if it'll come out before Half-Life 3 does. At this rate, the film stands a better chance of winning the race.

[Via]
Related Games:   Half-Life 2, Portal 2
Tags:   Gabe Newell, Valve
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution