Video games have become much cooler than movies as their story lines are not hamstrung by a plethora of development executives and businessmen worried if the stories will be able to connect with a broad audience. No, video games are still in the business of servicing themselves and their own story lines, for the sake of just being kick-ass. It is one of the reasons more and more studios are riding the success of these games and buying up their rights. Video games are building audiences for themselves with fresh and original content, and studios use that to make nice tent pole films with less risk for themselves. The problem thus far has been that most video game adaptations have just flat out stunk.
With one of the more successful video game franchises on both the small and large screen Resident Evil dropping its third installment, Resident Evil: Extinction, in wide release later this month along with the big budget version of Hitman hitting theaters later this fall, TriggerStreet.com's Carter Swan started thinking, "What games need to see a multiplex sooner rather than later?"