If you played Homefront, the new trailer for the remake of 1984's Red Dawn is going to seem like déjà vu all over again.
In a superb autopsy of Kaos Studios, closed three months after it finished Homefront for THQ, Gamasutra's Leigh Alexander paints a vivid picture of a studio doomed by meddling, duplicitous executives, and filled with underqualified managers, overworked developers and even an overflowing urinal.
One of the last year's most uncomfortable experiences was sitting in a room full of Japanese press and watching as North and South Korea united and then overran Japan. That experience, however, is now lost to time, and the game, first person shooter Homefront, is all the less interesting because of it.
This is John Milius. Writer, director and NRA member, Milius is bringing his vision to video gaming next month with Homefront.
THQ's grim view of the future, in which North Korea somehow has the wherewithal to invade the United States, is being ported to books. Homefront is getting a novelization from people who know how to make game stories readable.
Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now could very well be getting a video game. Oh dear.