Everything old is new again: 7 video game reboots

The wolfensteinfilm world’s not the only segment of the entertainment industry that’s rebooting its greatest hits. It’s pretty common practice in the video game world as well.

In the not too distant past, we’ve seen the rebirth Tomb Raider, Thief, and Panzer Dragoon, to name a few. Publishers are digging through their catalogs to find franchises that need a restart. Here’s a look at what’s new and what’s just down the road.

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10 Patriotic Video Games

Mother america's armyNature is ruining quite a few Independence Day cookouts. With a Hurricane Watch along the east coast and parts of the Midwest still drying out after this week’s major rains, a lot of people are going to have to bypass the fireworks and parades.

The upside? That means more time for video games! And, given the holiday, why not play one that proudly waves the flag?

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Review: ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ is a blast from the past

You wolfensteinexpect certain things when you fire up a game of Wolfenstein. You know you’ll take down Nazis. You figure you’ll do this as roughneck series star BJ Blazkowicz. And you’re pretty sure there will be all sorts of over-the-top carnage along the way.

What you might not expect is a great story.

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The revenge of the hard video game

If dark-souls-2you’ve spent any time with recent release Dark Souls II, you’ve doubtlessly asked why, exactly, you’re putting yourself through the game’s particular brand of torture.

It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s controller-throwingly difficult. To call it challenging is akin to calling this past winter “a bit nippy.” If someone new to gaming were to spend five minutes with it, they’d walk away and never look back.

And that’s exactly how it was designed.

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Castle Wolfenstein headed to the big screen

Another classic video game from id Software is on the way to movie theaters. Let’s just hope it turns out better than “Doom.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Castle Wolfenstein is ready for its close-up. Roger Avary, who co-created the story for “Pulp Fiction,” will handle the writing and directing duties. At present, there’s no estimated release date for the film.

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Play legendary shooter ‘Wolfenstein 3D’ in your browser

Twenty years after revolutionizing gaming, the iconic Wolfenstein 3D is back. And it won’t cost you a dime to enjoy it.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first first-person shooter, id Software and its parent company Bethesda Softworks have released a free-to-play web version of the game that runs right out of your web browser. For folks who prefer their gaming on the go, the developer will also offer Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum free to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners for a limited time.

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