I know this column is titled “This Week in Video Games,” even though it’ll be on a bi-weekly basis. Unfortunately, “These Past Two Weeks in Video Games” doesn’t have much of a ring to it; you’ll just have to deal with it until we come up with something better. This week, we take a look at the launch of GTA Online (is it running yet?), the Battlefield 4 beta launches, and Valve unveils its new hardware, and maybe even confirms a certain game we’ve all been waiting for?
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We’ve heard about UbiSoft working on film adaptations for some of its games, including Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell. Well, now it seems like the next on that list is the shooter series Ghost Recon.
Turns out they’ve got an edge on other game developers in the film adaptation arena because the head of UbiSoft Motion Pictures, Jean-Julien Baronnet, used to run movie director Luc Bresson’s EuropaCorp. That’s a pretty nifty connection to have!
There aren’t many details available in terms of what we can expect for the Ghost Recon film adaptation at this point in time. They’ll have quite a bit of flexibility, though, with the story as long as they get the look and feel of the thing just right.
Under the jump, you’ll find a short film that was released to promote Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and that may give you an idea of what we’d hope to expect for the film.
Francois Alaux and Herve de Crecy, the duo that won an Oscar for their short film, Logorama, is apparently now working on short live-action film Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon series. The film will serve as advertisement and a prequel to the upcoming Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Seems like Ubisoft is hoping that what they did with Assassin’s Creed, they are hoping it will work for Ghost Recon, and getting the folks from Logorama may make it work right to get people pumped for the game. Let’s just hope a certain evil company, *cough*Activision*cough,* doesn’t get the idea to make movies for their games because really, who would want a Band Hero movie.
So Microsoft had an event today that would surly make the 360 fan boys e-penis hard and I’m sure your all wondering why the hell would a dumb Sony gamer would write about a Microsoft event. Well, that’s because I’m excited as well since 2010 seems like another good year for video games and it seems that the only ones really crying will be our wallets. Here are highlights from the event: