12 Most Codependent Supervillains of All Time

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Some villains strive for wealth and power. Some villains strive for glory. But a surprising number of villains are motivated solely by their tangled relationships with the hero. These are love-hate relationships, in which the villain just wants to impress the hero or spend quality time together. Here are the 12 most… » 2/26/14 1:21pm 2/26/14 1:21pm

Wreck-It-Ralph Looks A Lot Meaner In This Early Art

Disney's video game movie Wreck-it-Ralph was, at even its darkest and most violent points, a pretty bubbly and colourful movie. Which you probably couldn't tell if you only looked at this concept art for the "Hero's Duty" sections, which is a lot closer to the grim tone of the film's Aliens/Gears of War/Halo inspiration… » 12/30/13 12:00am 12/30/13 12:00am

Fake Retro Wreck-It Ralph Game Winds Up With Real Sega Genesis Port

You may remember how Disney invented a real-world pseudo-history for Wreck-It Ralph when the animated movie came to theaters last year. There was that artfully aged arcade cabinet that showed up at E3 last year and a commercial that homed in on the cheesiness of old-school arcade advertisements. And, of course, there… » 8/06/13 10:40am 8/06/13 10:40am

Wreck-It Ralph’s Deleted Scene Would Have Mashed Up The Sims With

When it hit movie theaters last year, Wreck-It Ralph had tons of little details that made the Disney film feel one of the few that got video games right. It's available for download today and a new interview at MTV reveals that some of the best stuff—an open-world social game where Ralph goes to mope after pivotal… » 2/13/13 9:30am 2/13/13 9:30am

(Possible) Wreck-It Ralph Sequel To (Maybe) Feature Mario

Fire up those warp pipes people, because the man behind Disney's hit Wreck-It Ralph has designs on bringing everyone's favorite mustachioed plumber to the potential sequel. Director and story writer Rich Moore has talked about a Wreck-It Ralph sequel since the film's release last month, where it broke box office… » 12/07/12 10:00am 12/07/12 10:00am

The Best Things In Video Games Are Broken

I finally saw Wreck-It Ralph over the Thanksgiving break. It was heartwarming, delightful, charming. It nudged at some big-name titles in ways that made me giggle and nod in recognition. It covered the bases of a handful of video game tropes. It made jokes in the form of clever puns and cute character behavior. » 11/26/12 1:30pm 11/26/12 1:30pm

It Took A Children's Movie To Show Me That Games Have Finally Grown Up

Yesterday I sat next to my spouse in a dark and surprisingly luxurious movie theater, watching a childrens' movie. Aside from a group of four late-teenaged boys across the aisle, we were the only adults in the room not shepherding a flock of kids into their seats. And when, about twenty minutes into the movie, a piece … » 11/05/12 6:00pm 11/05/12 6:00pm

Bring Wreck-It Ralph to Your 3DS With These Mii Codes

Jordan White, the founder of StreetPass NYC (a 3DS meetup organization) sends along these four Mii QR codes from Wreck-It Ralph, which released on Friday. If you want to trick out your Mii like one of the film's characters, there's Ralph and his adversary Fix-It Felix, plus Sgt. Tamora Calhoun from Hero's Duty and the… » 11/03/12 7:26pm 11/03/12 7:26pm

Wreck-It Ralph's 8-Bit Animation Was a Downshift Disney Had Trouble…

Wreck-It Ralph comes out this weekend. The film, Disney's newest animated feature, seeks to do with video games what Toy Story did for toys of the non-digital sort, and tie into nostalgia for the 8-bit era. » 10/29/12 3:30pm 10/29/12 3:30pm