As mainstream video games strived to be more cinematic and as gaming emerged as a major source of entertainment revenues, it was only a matter of time until the talent from the film industry would attempt to get in on the action.
Massively-multiplayer online role-playing game Reign of Assassins Online goes into beta today. This is more than just some MMORPG, it's from one of the greatest film director's ever, John Woo. He'll put a bullet in your cinema-watching head.
If I learned anything from Unreal Tournament, it's that two automatic pistols are better than one, and holding them sideways makes them fire faster. It's two popular handgun fallacies in one!
The director of action classics like The Killer and Face/Off, John Woo also dipped his big toe into video games with John Woo's Stranglehold, a Midway title that was a sequel to his flick Hardboiled.
Stranglehold, the Midway video game with John Woo's name slapped on it, is getting a movie version. He won't be directing, but rather, producing. And don't look for it shooting up theaters anytime soon!