Fight scene from the Assassin's Creed movie

Video Game Movies – Why don’t they work?

There’s a long-running belief in both the video game and movie industries, which is that films based on games (and usually vice versa) just don’t work.  Yet many video games are extremely deep, story-driven experiences with a wealth of material from which to draw inspiration.  So where does it keep going wrong?

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Doom 2016 gameplay

Reboots: heresy or homage?

Hollywood is obsessed with reboots.  Total Recall, Star Trek, Big Trouble in Little China (I’m gutted about that last one)!  It’s wide open for debate as to whether all these reboots are a good thing, or whether people should stick to creating original stories.  This practice has bled over to the gaming industry as well in recent years.

A chance to do it all again

At its best, a reboot can be an opportunity to produce a new experience that riffs on the nostalgia of simpler times, while updating gameplay and graphics to meet modern expectations. Continue reading…