Video games are increasingly present in the collective imagination and pop culture, and the Netflix digital platform is no exception. The August premieres of the subscription and streaming television service feature several releases of movies and TV series in this hot month that may interest you if you like video games, and that will keep you a little cooler this summer. Even if you hold your head to see how Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen play Deception, a veteran title of the Mortal Kombat Saga.
Some will let you know the origin of characters that have starred in some of the best games of recent times, there is a good portion of superheroes and one of the most recent films even delves into the figure of the father of platforms like Mac or iPhone phones: Steve Jobs.
Offers for all the likes, of course, that we rescue here in the Netflix releases that may interest you if you like video games.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance The return of Dark Crystal is one of Netflix’s great premieres for 2019. A return to the magical universe created by Jim Henson, the father of the Muppets, in the form of a prequel full of epic, battle, magic and puppets. Its premiere is accompanied by a tactical RPG full of characters drawn from the original universe that encourages us to form and lead our own army.
Ex Machina A science fiction proposal that reflects on Identity and consciousness. When can an AI be considered an individual? Would you behave with the GTA NPCs the same if you knew they were intelligent beings? As a tip, the film features the participation of Alicia Vikander, the last actress who has taken Lara Croft to the movies with the Tomb Raider movie.
Steve Jobs Before the apples, the Mac and the iPhone, Jobs worked Atari. His relationship with the great pioneer of video games was complicated, but the result of it was the addictive Breakout. In this Danny Boyle movie, Michael Fassbender plays the charismatic and eccentric creative, a business talent without whom we would not understand computer science and electronic entertainment today.
Pitch Black Netflix surprise by adding to its catalog Pitch Black, the first film of The Chronicles of Riddick. The premiere of its sequel coincided with the release of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, a game much loved by the players, who re-shouldered Riddick’s glasses in another title of the Starbreeze: The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on studio Dark Athena
Professor Marston and Wonder Woman This film tells the curious life of Dr. William Marston, a psychologist who helped create the lie detector and will pass the story from the hand of his greatest invention Wonder Woman This iconic DC character shares the beauty of the Injustice series titles, and this August will premiere on Nintendo Switch thanks to DC Universe Online, which will arrive free on August 6.
The Amazing Spider-Man Whether you’re still enjoying the excellent game of Insomniac Games for PS4, as if you’ve just released Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 for Nintendo Switch, surely Spider-Man is one of your favorite Marvel heroes. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone climbed the walls, in this movie before the acrobatic leap of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army The character’s last adventure comic created by Mike Mignola taken to the cinema by Guillermo del Toro in 2008. That same year Krome Studios and Konami released Hellboy: Science of Evil. A game that at the time seemed “horrible” and that he did weak favor to the mythology of his comics. Hellboy had much more luck with the DC heroes in Injustice 2 in his last DLC.
The frikada of the month: Virgin at 40 The presence of Virgin at 40 is not casual. Video games are of great importance in the life of the characters in this fun comedy by Judd Apatow that features Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen in the cast. Although despite the laughs, it may not be the most accurate representation of what it really means to be a video game fan.
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