Hello again. CNN posted an article written by their ‘tech expert’ Scott Steinburg explaining why movies based off games totally suck. He sites reasons like money and the way the stories are implemented in both mediums. He says:

“Movies are many times inherently dense, layered with shades of subtle coloring and perception. Video games are often more one-dimensional, primarily designed to keep players steadily clicking away or tapping buttons.”

Uh..no. Regardless, I personally think that games should stay games and movies should stay well.. movies. And they should not cross each others’ path. While we may think that ‘Oh yeah, that game would make a great movie!’, it really gets down to how the directors, producers, and most importantly writers take the game and translate it. This has been a reoccurring topic for a while, what’s you’re opinion? Seriously, comment.

Speaking of horrible game movies, looks like the game to movie adaptation of ‘Hitman’ may be getting a sequel. Great. I’d rather see the next installment of the ‘Hitman’ series, honestly. Right now it is unknown if Timothy Olyphant will return for the sequel but Spanish ‘helmer’ Daniel Benmayor will make his debut with the ‘Hitman 2’ movie. Well, good for him. Hopefully, this turns out alright.

EA & Visceral Games have released the box art for Dead Space 2. Dead Space 2 is set to release on the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC sometime in early 2011.

^^Damn right.^^

And finally,  go over to The Escapist and take their ‘What Kind of Gamer Are You?’ quiz. Turns out, I’m an ‘Explorer’. Of course, you’ll have to sign up to take the quiz, but it’s definitely worth it. I quite enjoy the site myself.

How Not To Play Hitman (i.e. Most Epic Videos Ever)

TWO VIDEOS!

–Taylor Paige
©2010 taylorpaige09

Games & Movies Stuff via CNN
‘Hitman 2‘ via Deadline
Dead Space 2 via Gamerzines
Quiz via Escapist
Dead Space 2 Picture Courtesy of Kotaku & Of Course, All Videos Courtesy of Youtube & It’s Users

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