Ian Hutchison is a 33-year-old entrepreneur from Sacramento California. In his spare time he enjoys movies, video games, comics, wrestling, music, and traveling. He aims to be a top contributor on Vocal.
Let's talk about these upcoming video game movies (and why they are needed or not)
It has been a universal thing since the ever so nostalgic decade of the 90s, that video game movies are generally.... well.... not very good. Actually, let me be straightforward here. Not a single video game film, before the release of Sonic the Hedgehog and Detective Pikachu, has been able to crack a tomato rating of 60% or over. Things don't look much better on IMDB either. Yet while most of these sites should be taken with a grain of salt compared to the reactions of the average moviegoer or avid gamer. Those reactions haven't exactly been the most positive either. It's practically a historic (almost) trope that video game films are never destined to be good. You cannot make a good video game movie.
How Video Essay's have changed the way I view Media
As human beings, we love to consume entertainment of any medium. Whether we enjoy binging a favorite series of ours, watching a classic film we have seen countless times, or grabbing the controller and immersing ourselves in a virtual world. Entertainment, along with art, has been a vast way for us to find meaning in our daily lives. Within that escapism, we find places and stories that we can live in. Even if it is just for a limited amount of time. Sometimes it's our lives being reflected in a narrative sense. We can step into the spotlight of another character that we adore or in some cases revere. The statement that I have always followed in my life would be that "Art gives life meaning". Naturally, people love to express what their favorite Book, Movie, Series, Anime, Comic, or Video Game means to them. Some people can articulate their opinion incredibly well and then there are those that like to point to special effects or certain scenes to showcase their love for the product. However, I have discovered an art form that encapsulates this viewpoint better than anything else out there. Incorporating appreciation for art across all aspects. One that has taken a writer like myself and inspired him to expand his views on storytelling and society. I've discovered the YouTube phenomenon known as video essays. A form of expression that has impacted my life for the better.
Playstation 5 Reveal: Analysis and Thoughts
So the reveal has finally arrived for Sony's next system, in what will be the 5th generation for Sony, and the 9th console generation for gaming. We've all come a long way haven't we? Yesterday was the huge reveal as gamers and consumers of media sat in anticipation in their quarantined homes and they gazed upon the reveal of the hardware. As well as the titles that will be pushing the sales of units. Naturally this being my first introduction to writing on this site. There are a lot of thoughts that I have in regards to the hardware and software that was shown.