It’s the second installment of my new column at Movies.com exploring the intersection of video games and movies. This week: movies are getting down with girls and guns, so why aren’t there more video games following suit? Name-checking Lara Croft, Samus Aran, and Alice Liddell of the upcoming game, “Alice: Madness Returns.” I’ve been waiting 11 years for it!
Heyyyy, folks! I have a new column where I discuss two nerdly obsessions: video games and movies. Two great tastes that sometimes — though not always! — taste great together.
This week’s topic: L.A. Noire. Can a movie replicate the video game experience? Would we even want it to?
I totally didn’t even PAY the super-nice commenters, either. No trolls! Shocking.
The video gamer, as well as the comic book fan, was once looked upon as an antisocial creature, worthy of wedgies and empty cafeteria tables; kind of like how us film geeks are treated when we spend multiple sunny afternoons inside the cozy bellies of our local art house theaters soaking up obscure films or scouring eBay for out-of-print laserdiscs? Now they/we are looked upon as loyal audiences and cash cows, especially when it comes to the multiplex. Our combined obsession and passion means something to someone else, and as long as that’s the case we’ll be seeing major companies going after both audiences with the same product.
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