Its been a note of contention for sometime now that the release of Iron Man to theatres on the same week of Grand Theft Auto IV was inevitability going to be a poor move. One would think that both properties are hitting the same demographic and what worse time to try to match the two up. With much thought into this seeming to be a ridiculous notion, why can’t gamers put down GTA IV for a few hours to at the very least take a Liberty City break. Surely not everyone is playing GTA IV. Are they? It is a mature rated title after all. No kid looking forward to Iron Man is playing GTA IV, right?
Obviously Hollywood is scared to death that their audience are putting videogames over movies who’s lack of a better word have been “brainwashed” to believe movies are the pinnacle of entertainment. Without going into further detail, is there really any correlation between movies and videogames or is it simply the fact that the masses have more choices now. Everyone only has but so much time or so it is said.
I just got back from seeing Ironman myself and can’t say that I wouldn’t have been just as satisfied staying home and enjoying my copy of GTA IV instead. After all, no film would keep my interest for days on end as GTA IV has and will continue to do. Phantom groaning from Hollywood or not, they better take notice or they’ll find that hourglass of sand is just about to run out.
-William “thewilleffect” Bell-
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