Weekly Recap: Minecraft Movie And 5 Other Surprising News In Gaming

By William Usher 2014-03-01 15:03:17 discussion comments
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Warner Bros., Entertainment has gone and done it... they've gone and went off the deep end, or they've gone and went for broke. Either way, they have an exciting and risky development on their hands as far as video game movies go, I'm talking about Minecraft: The Movie.

The popular game that mimics LEGOs meets zombie-survival has been a huge thing the world around, with tens of millions of people getting in on the action. But Minecraft isn't the only zombie-oriented property big in the news this week. DayZ's development takes a startling turn thanks to an unexpected announcement by lead designer and creator, Dean “Rocket” Hall, and the creative director for The Last of Us breaks a wee-bit of silence on the possibilities of the sequel on the PlayStation 4. These stories and more in this March 1st, 2014 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.

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Minecraft Movie In The Works
Who would have thought it possible? Certainly not I. The studio heads at Warner Bros are obviously all in on a Minecraft movie, based on the uber-popular indie title that sees gamers building up whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want. How will this translate into a full-length feature film? I have no idea, but we take a few guesses at the concept anyway. The news comes in tow with a quick update that the latest patch for the Xbox 360 and PS3 is still weeks away, all thanks to the lengthy certification process. Hurray for software bureaucracy. But, while you wait for the console versions to get updated, you can always check out the newbie guide on how to get started in playing the game.

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Last Of Us 2 On PS4 Won't Star Joel Or Ellie?
With the controversial ending of the Last of Us still burning bright in the minds of gamers from just last year, it's hard to see how the sequel could pick up from where it left off. Creative director Neil Druckmann seems averse to bringing back the titular characters Joel and Ellie for the Last of Us 2 on the PS4. Such a shame. Nevertheless, there's still plenty left to explore in the fungus-torn world where vegetable zombies roam free and civilization is on the brink of self-destruction. I'm sure they can come up with plenty of stories... it seems to work out just fine with all those Let's Play videos out there of DayZ.
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