I’m not playing jack right now. Sure, I could continue grinding in Destiny 2, but I just can’t. I think I need a break from playing as heavily armed space wizards for awhile.
We’re in a gaming drought right now with new consoles on the horizon. Not that I’m complaining, as I have been using this time off from gaming to binge watch TV. Been mainlining every episode of Narcos which is an amazing show. I’ve also really improved my vernacular of Spanish curse words.
We’re in a TV renaissance right now. There are so many amazing shows right now that it is impossible to keep up. With that said, HBO and Sony has announced that The Last of Us show is in the works.
Craig Mazin, show creator of the amazing HBO mini seriesChernobyl, will adapt the acclaimed Sony exclusive. Neil Druckmann the writer and creative director of the game, will collaborate Mazin write and co-produce the series. Druckmann also cheekily announced an initial list of characters, with one omission.
Game related movies and shows can be hit or miss. The recent Sonic movie was surprisingly good. In the case of The Last of Us, this appears to be in good hands and I’m excited about the prospect of this show.
The Witcher is one of the series that I always wanted to get into, but I never had the time to invest in it. You can tell that a lot of effort went into making the games and the fanbase who follows the franchise is pretty strong. Also, the game series is a fucking national treasure in Poland, based of the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, so it has that going for it too.
The franchise is also making the big leap to television with a Netflix series. It has a decent cast, with Henry Cavill playing the witch fucker Geralt. The cast is rounded out by Freya Allan as Princess Ciri and Anya Chalotra as the sorceress Yennefer.
Looking pretty good. I was apprehensive when I first heard the news that Netflix was doing this, but it seems like a high quality production. Maybe inspired a bit by Game of Thrones? With that series ending, there’s a void of hot fantasy based sex on TV.
The USA Network has ordered a pilot based on author David Kushner’s entertaining book, Masters of Doom, with James and Dave Franco helming as executive producers.
Kushner’s Masters of Doom is one of the finer examples of video game non-fiction, telling the story John Romero and John Carmack and how the changed the video game industry forever by creating Doom.
According to Variety if the series gets picked up, the rise of Doom would be the first installment of multiple integral moments in video game history. So perhaps the rise and fall of Atari, rivalry between Sega and Nintendo, the making of PlayStation, etc… could be future topics covered.
Let’s hope that this is treat with a certain amount of seriousness. Having read multiple books about the history of games, the subject is filled to the brim with fascinating stories.