Kind of like that guy who is just now watching every episode of lost. They’ve ended up a little late to the party. Well damnit I’m just as excited about stuff that everyone else has probably already played and I’m going to talk about it anyways.
I saw a few post about this a few months back and never saw the video. I vaguely understood what it was about and saw that people thought it was great. But for some reason I never decided to watch it, Until today. This is easily one of the most heart warming stories I've heard in a while. Caine is a 9 year old boy who has built an elaborate arcade in front of his fathers used auto parts store. His one and only customer sets him up for the best day of his life.
It's the unanswered question. Should video games be made into movies? Some say yay and some say nay, both sides have excellent points. Why spend tons of money on movies that are doomed to failure (no pun intended)? But what if the perfection combination of action, humor, story, and creativity existed out there to turn a great game into an awesome movie.
This one is a little late, but it's not without reason. The NBA playoffs start this weekend and I decided it would be a great time to suggest this great game. Sports games get a bad rep these days, mostly due to the travesty of the Madden series, but 2K has done an exemplary job.
Available on Netflix Instant, the 2007 documentary on the Twin Galaxies arcade and the people that did everything to achieve and keep their high scores in the international scoreboard is cringe worthy hard to watch. These people make it that way because at times I can relate to their over powering desire to be the best but the delusional world they inhabit scares the fuck out of me. It's almost like it's own version of Scared Straight, except it's about moderation and video games.
Like many of you, I'm sure, I played the Diablo III open beta this weekend. I didn't have much time with it as there were some serious server issues. Presumably Blizzard was not prepared for how many people would want to get their hands on this title. It's one of the biggest sequels to ever be released and has already been incredibly divisive. Few games have as much to live up to as Diablo III, but few developers are as equal to such a task as Blizzard.