Posts Tagged "Storytelling"

Fan-Made and Episodic: How to Revive Dead Genres

Fan-Made and Episodic: How to Revive Dead Genres

They said it couldn’t be done: Adventure games were ‘dead,’ no one cared about the franchise, license holder Vivendi Games got sold during development and, oh yeah, there was also the little matter of that pesky cease and desist order. Still, Phoenix Online Studios (POS) – a homebrew development outfit determined to breathe new life into the King’s Quest franchise, last seen quietly departing this mortal coil in 1998’s Mask of...

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Why Video Games and Movies Don’t Mix

Why Video Games and Movies Don’t Mix

Ever wonder why filmmakers struggle to adapt video game properties from Prince of Persia to Alone in the Dark to the big screen? Hint: It has more to do with fundamental differences in each art form than choice of director, as we’re certain Uwe Boll (the mastermind behind such cinematic ‘classics’ as House of the Dead and Bloodrayne) will be relieved to learn. Similarly, it may have also dawned on you that many of history’s most celebrated...

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When Will 3D Video Games Take Off?

When Will 3D Video Games Take Off?

3D games or 3D movies – from a commercial standpoint, which matters more? It’s an interesting question that we explore with The Hollywood Reporter in a new piece that examines which medium is more apt to influence the shape of 3D technology and TV sets to come. Writer John Scott Lewinski posits the question to a number of experts from both industries, who say that consumer electronics makers like Sony, Toshiba and Panasonic still have yet to define...

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