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Game-to-Movie Franchises That Scream “WHY?”

When I began writing this piece, I originally went in with a different motif: I was thinking to myself (as we nerdy types often do) what game properties I wanted to see become film franchises. Granted, for every half-decent movie (Resident Evil) we get what amounts to horrible, slow-rotting leprosy (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li). I had my comprehensive list all typed up, I had my points arranged, and I was ready to fire it off. Somehow, in the midst of my research, I had managed to miss the fact that three out of four of my choices had already been tentatively announced.

Dear Nintendo: It's Not Me, It's You

Nintendo and I had a great relationship.

We had been together for over 20 years. As in any relationship, compromises were made on both sides, and we were happy; I invested my time and money, and Nintendo would pay it back with high-quality, fun, timeless games.

A "Fanboy" Reaction to Microsoft's DRM Retraction

The whole of today has, for gamers, revolved around the monumental bombshell Microsoft dropped this afternoon when they decided to amend their decisions about DRM and change the structure of the Xbox One to be more in-line with Sony’s “open” attitude towards game sharing and to be a console without online check-ins.

A Rant: What the hell is going on with the Spike VGA Nominations?

There are two disclaimers that I should get out of the way up front before I begin my little rant here. Firstly, I want you to know even though I’m upset with some of the nominations for the 2009 Video Game Awards hosted by Spike, I still strongly encourage all gamers out there to take part in the voting/watching of the awards for the reasons I mentioned in the Quarter Save podcast this week. Secondly, I don’t like Shia LaBeouf. I’ve had a “beef” with him every since the first Transformers film.

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