Season 18, Episode 13

It’s good to see more and more video game stories making the jump into television series stories.

Obviously I’m talking about both Fallout and The Last Of Us. I haven’t finished Fallout yet, but it really is quite enjoyable and I’m only 4 episodes in so far. It’ll be interesting to see what the success of these shows does for future shows based on video games.

Then there’s the whole film side of things which…hasn’t been great in the past. We’ve gotten plenty of adaptations but a lot of them don’t really hold up – it’s only been recently with the Sonic franchise and now the animated Super Mario film. You go back beyond that and, yeah, there’s content, but it isn’t the best.

I guess as with comic books moving to other media, video games kinda had to crawl before they could walk – or something like that. And we’re still not sure they can cause that Borderlands film is right around the corner.

I have hope for it. I have hope for anything that comes from my comic books or video games and moves into a medium a LOT of other people can enjoy. It’s almost like showing people a video game but without the standard generalization that comes from people who don’t play or like video games. It’s another way to connect, I suppose.

And that’s the whole point really, isn’t it? To make that connection with the audience and, by extension, you making a connection with someone else over this…shared thing. So yeah, I always hope for the best in these situations. So far so good.

And then there’s that Borderlands film right around the corner.

There was talk of a Splinter Cell series. But good luck with that if it takes them as long in between seasons as it does the games. Ubisoft, it’s been 3,872 days since a new Splinter Cell game (non-animated series or guest spot in another game franchise, remake, BBC radio drama, or VR exclusive) was released.

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