PSXE Poll Update: Wavering Faith In Hollywood
Over the years, we've seen Hollywood butcher our favorite video games over and over and over again. But as gaming becomes more popular (and legitimate in the eyes of the popular mainstream), filmmakers are starting to allocate more resources to such projects.
So the question we had for you is, will we finally see some top-quality and ultimately rewarding movies based on games? It seems like every last major game title is on tap for the silver screen, and we're all honestly hoping that something like the "Metal Gear Solid" film doesn't sully the pristine name of a legendary franchise. But while some of you simply think it's a matter of time, and there is hope, the majority of you simply say, "meh, it ain't likely." We've all had to suffer through too many of these abysmal films and it's tough to discount history. Of course, it tends to work the other way as well; games based on movies usually don't turn out well, either, as any critic will tell you. However, we've seen a significant rise in quality over the past few years, as certain titles like Kung-Fu Panda, The Bourne Conspiracy, and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs have at least been halfway decent. Perhaps that's all we want out of a game-turned-movie: something that's entertaining. We don't need an Oscar winner, but please, for the love of God...stop turning great game productions into trash, Hollywood.
This week's poll centers on last week's big news: the PlayStation 3 price drop and unveiling of the PS3 Slim. The Slim isn't what's going to launch Sony forward; it's that new and suddenly more attractive price tag. Since then, we've posited that this price drop was Sony's final hurdle and when a consumer sits down to weigh the pluses and minuses, most will choose Sony's machine over the Xbox 360 now. What do you think? Maybe the super huge blockbusters still need to get here first...? Or maybe you think Sony still needs to really push that price via an aggressive advertising and marketing campaign?
8/23/2009 Ben Dutka