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Big Media Wants Back in the Game

Yeah, I bet they do:

They see the videogame business as an opportunity for significant growth, especially compared to their more mature, traditional businesses such as television and movies. Box office revenue inched 4.0% higher last year, in large part because of ticket price increases, while home-video sales declined 3.2%, according to Adams Media Research. In contrast, videogames are the fastest growing sector of entertainment, with sales in the U.S. rising 34% last year to $8.64 billion, according to NPD Group Inc.

Prepare for Scary Movie 6: The Game.

4 comments on "Big Media Wants Back in the Game"

  1. Nadine says:

    The only good movie game I ever played was King Kong…

  2. D says:

    The LOTR RTS was decent.

    I think the problem has something to do with the shorter development time for movies compared to games, so they’re forced to rush production in order to have the game out when the film opens.

    That, and people keep buying them. Boooo.

  3. Nadine says:

    Oh yeah the LOTR games I played on gamecube, so fun.

    How about making games that they then turn into movies like reverse order style? Does that work at all…? Make a great game, people love it, sure fire hit at the box office? No? That doesn’t work. I can see that now after typing it…

  4. D says:

    I’m sure you know the sordid history of game-to-film adaptations…

    Games don’t need a plot or characters, but movies do. (I know, tell that to the typical Hollywood release these days.)

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