Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Picked up this news from Jedi News

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Games giant (and one of the best) Valve are working with J.J. Abrams Bad Robot Productions.  This opens up the path for a possible Half Life or Portal movie of which both were created by Valve.  If you haven't played these games then I strongly recommend you head over to Steam right now and buy them.  They will show you how good a game can be.  I really hope they do make a movie especially on Half Life.  I could see that working really well.  If they do a Portal movie then they MUST play the Portal song "Still Alive" during the end credits.

There is no cake.

Filmmaker J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Star Trek) and game creator Gabe Newell (Half-Life, Portal) just announced they'll be working together on creating movies and games, via their respective companies, Bad Robot Productions and Valve Software. "We sort of reached the point where we decided that we needed to do more than talk," Newell said of the partnership. The two were speaking at the DICE 2013 conference in Las Vegas, addressing "Storytelling Across Platforms: Who Benefits Most, the Audience or the Player?"

After a half hour of speaking about storytelling in their respective mediums, Newell announced that the presentation came from an ongoing conversation between the two about storytelling. Today's news is the fruition of that conversation, with the two taking action.

Newell specifically said that J.J.'s team could craft a Half-Life or Portal film -- something we've heard about in the past, albeit not with Abrams attached -- and Abrams said that Valve could help create a game with Bad Robot.

What do you think of a Half Life movie?  Do you think it would work?  Check out this fan made Half Life movie.  This is high quality stuff.

Rob Wainfur

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