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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A sequel to a sequel to a reboot of an adaptation of a comic book


In a rather interesting article labeled “The Day the Movies Died“ by Mark Harris, he criticizes the lack of innovation in Hollywood over the last few years. He analyzes the movies currently coming out and remarks “…how devoid of ambition the horizon currently appears“. The full article can be found here.

Although the article was witty and cleverly phrased, I was left dismal; worried that a similar trend is emerging in digital entertainment and Computer games. Among the flood of countless ego shooters and Call of Duty clones we also had another Halo, another 2 Mario Games, another Pokémon game…
I can only encourage you guys to check out the indi-games market from time to time. Internet distribution and markets like steam are a great possibility to find new and inovative games.

11 comments:

  1. i know it sound hipster but if you want to watch good films....watch frenchs films

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  2. hollywood movies have become formulaic as it's a guaranteed sell to make sequels/genre films and easy to sell to international markets (ie they have to be simplistic so that when translated to loads of different languages and received by different cultures, they still make sense).

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  3. My favorite games are indie games. And I doubt that will change.

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  4. There are still good movies.
    Some indie games are special, like Minecraft... but games like Dragon Age... or Mass Effect, man those worth playing.

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  5. Look at the movies that make the most money. You'll find they're ALL sequals or reboots or franchises. Just economics.

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  6. Video Games are becoming a dieing art :(

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  7. This is very true... Need something new and cutting edge. I'm looking forward to the next elder scrolls though!

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  8. Everyone's been saying that video games are a dying art for years if not decades!

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  9. huh... I find games useless unless they integrate full surround sound and home a theater experience

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