That’s the first law of Hollywood. The video game industry always wanted to be like Hollywood. Who would know this better than me, the man who did the most notorious movie conversion of them all? But then again, nobody knows anything. If anybody knew anything then why would major Hollywood studios reject the original Star Wars movie because “sci-fi is dead?” Why would they green light Waterworld? Why would anyone sell Atari for under 30 million just a few years before it was worth a billion?

Why would the shrewd buyers who made that purchase turn around and spend 22 million dollars for the privilege of rushing a game out in five weeks and then spend even more money burying those games in the desert?

Not that I claim to know whether or not that burial took place, but one thing I do know is nobody knows anything.

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