How Hollywood is Making Gaming Worse

An editorial exploring how the hiring of big Hollywood names, namely Guillermo Del Toro and Norman Reedus from Sony's Gamescom Silent Hill reveal, is hindering the future of video games as a creative medium.

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OpieWinston1382d ago

This isn't anything new?

It's good that certain geniuses and talented actors/actresses open up their windows by going into Video gaming.

Del Toro is a genius and I can't wait to see what he and Kojima do with Silent Hill.

They're both entertainment mediums...They should live together not apart.

DarkOcelet1382d ago

I remember del toro made a game called insane ..and norman reedus is awesome .

morganfell1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

I hate to disagree with everyone (not really) but this article is pure idiocy. While the overall premise put forth may at first seem to have some teeth, the article uses the recently released PT as its poster child for cause. And in that regard, the writer is so far in Errorsville, like your character in PT he is both leaving, approaching, and in the middle of being wrong all at the same time.

Did this dummy even play PT? Here was a teaser announced by Jim Ryan and preceeded with very little fanfare. Why? The reality of playing PT is its own hype. It is a self sufficient hype machine and stands on the high quality of what it is rather than what the gaming press, developers, publishers, and hardware backers are telling you.

Gaf, Giant Bomb, etc etc ad nauseum, even N4G are great examples of what the gaming public thought of the teaser and its promise and the tallied results reveal a resounding "Hell yes let me buy this great game soon as I put on frest underwear." Look at the article just above this one entitled "I Couldn’t Finish The P.T Demo"

If PT is the new example of the sort of quality Hollywood will bring to gaming then sign up the A listers. If ever an article appeared on this site with a hole in the writer's deduction, this submission from invisiblegamer is that piece.

The writer also needs to stop pretending Hayter isn't part of Hollywood. Voicing Solid Snake is a side job for him. His main endeavor is as a screenplay writer and actor. Another erred deduction from invisiblegamer.

And lets not forget one of Hollywood's very first forays into the gaming world, Medal of Honor created by Steven Spielberg. A series that many felt when downhill when he sold the property.

Why o why1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Ill admit I didn't read the article BUT

Why wouldnt games use Hollywood when they've been using, copying, stealing and getting inspiration from Hollywood since forever. It doesn't always work but anybody who can't welcome such a union is the type that holds gaming back.

Imagine uncharted 2 without Hollywood.

Quiescent1382d ago

The struggle to finding interesting gaming journalism free from absurdity.

ArchangelMike1381d ago

Too true. I think this is the biggest problem with gaming since last gen. Game journalists. They fuel hype and hysteria, and every college jouro feels because they have a blog or a web site, they are the indispensable source of gaming knowledge and opinion. Never mind the fact that half of them can't spell, and the other half only started gaming last gen

Why o why1381d ago

'Pseudo' journalists

You're welcome


WitWolfy1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Del Toro is brilliant!!! I simply love the Strain! Fabulous show, if we can expect anything like that in Silent Hills then I'll die happy!

Clown_Syndr0me1381d ago

There's always someone who tries to turn some really positive news into a negative.
Kojima is brilliant. From what Ive seen of Del Toro (Pans Labrynth, Hellboy, maybe more? Recommend me some)he has a very unique style which I find disturbing yet terrific. Only seen Norman Reedus in TWD and I have to say he seems fitting. Ive wanted to see him in more TV shows, never thought of him in a game but its just as satisfying for me!

CernaML1381d ago

I recommend watching The Orphanage. Now that movie had some real horror throughout and an insanely mind boggling twist at the end.

Clown_Syndr0me1381d ago

Ooh I have seen that. I don't remember any of it though, ill watch it again!

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CernaML1381d ago

Because the lack of Hollywood talent is what made the last few Silent Hill games such great games....

HeWhoWalks1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Team Silent is what made those games so great. We have no clue what how Silent Hills will turn out, but it's certainly unfair to make any claims about what will be "ruined" this early in it's development.

Edit: You need to do a better job of conveying sarcasm. ;)

CernaML1381d ago (Edited 1381d ago )

Im talking about all the ones AFTER Silent Hill 4.

Also I was being sarcastic.

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