As we’ve just reported on TGD, Xbox is moving into creating their own TV shows, and rumor has it the first series may be Halo. Now there’s news that Xbox will be making documentaries about video games, and the first installment is going to be a doozy.
Hollywood’s great at coming up with stupid ideas because the people who run the industry aren’t very creative. The bean counters always want to prove they can put their “stamp” on something, and often times, when you see a very stupid idea in a movie that feels wedged in, apropos of nothing, it’s usually something some idiot studio executive insisted on it until it finally became a reality.
Stories of failure are often far more interesting than stories of success, and in video games, there was probably no bigger flop than E.T. the game.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of E.T., which hit theaters during the incredible genre summer of 1982.
Universal Studios has released a trailer for the upcoming release of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition, which places the film on Blu-ray for the first time.
I’ve always been surprised by the relatively manic depressive nature of the video game market.