Reviews of computer games
A Beautiful Disaster: Vindictus
League of Legendary Elitism
Did ‘Homefront’ predict the future?
A Brief on Pirates of the Burning Sea
The Best of Gaming Horror Part IV. – “Dino Crisis”
The Best of Gaming Horror Part V. – “Manhunt”
The Best of Gaming Horror: The Future of Gaming Horror
Tabletop gaming technology is great, don't forget the physical books
“Blackwater”: A waste of PR money!
Why shooters should stop imitating Modern Warfare
Criterion Collection should take an interest in video games
Crystal Castles a perfect classic
Captain America and The Avengers still flying high
Konami classic still strong with X-Men fanatics
The King of Dragons is second to none in adventure
Playing it Old School – Jack Bauer’s First Day of Gaming
The action packed classic of Gyruss
'Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City' is a reunion that fans could skip
Playing it Old School: Max Payne and the birth of Game-Noir
Gamers need to stop bickering about ‘Mass Effect 3’ ending
'Operation Raccoon City' DLC adds more insult to injury
EA unveils new 'Medal of Honor: Warfighter' trailer
'Crysis 3' announced for Spring 2013
EA fulfills 'Battlefield 1943' promise for PS3 gamers
Criterion Collection should take an interest in video games
The Criterion Collection is a production company that is well known for the restoration and distribution of films that have been significant to the cinematic arts. With its partnership with Janus Films; they have been responsible for the distribution of many great classics of world cinema. They have presented American cinephilias with the works of Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman, John Woo, and Jean-Pierre Melville while help restore the classic works of Alfred Hitchcock, Stanly Kubrick, and Samuel Fuller.

In resent years video games have emerged to challenge the media market once held by Hollywood. The video game industry has created a verity of games and iconic characters that have become part of pop-culture.

But as time passes and new consoles enter the market; many classic games only become icons in memory. Hence this presents the Criterion Collection the opportunity to enter a new market of restoring and re-releasing classic games.

From a financial perspective; video games have grown to become a respectable form of entertainment that now has challenged the dominance of cinema

In November of 2011, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 hit the $1 billion mark within 16 days of its release (beating the record set by James Cameron’s Avatar by 1 day). The year before, Call of Duty: Black Ops sold 5 million units while earning $360 million in 24 hours (double the success of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.1 on its opening weekend).

From an artistic perspective; video games have evolved from simple child’s play into one of the most sophisticated styles of entertainment. Since the release of Grand Theft Auto III, the gaming industry has been receiving a lot of attention from media critics and scholars.

Because of its story driven game play and artistic elements, LA Noire became the first game to be official selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Upon its actual release, LA Noire was highly praised by critics for its unique style and breaking from traditional styles of game play.

Gamers should also look out for The Art of Video Games, presented at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from March 16, 2012 until September 30, 2012. This is an exhibition that explores the 40 year history of electronic entertainment with a focus on visual effects and the artistic use of technology. This will be one of the first exhibitions that will examine video games as an artistic medium.

But like movies; as time passes and distribution formats change, some of the greatest works could be lost in time. Cinephilias have had the luxury of having classic films restored and released on a new format. Gamers however are only lucky if the game is for sale on Xbox Live or PlayStation Network or gets an HD upgrade. At best most gamers will have to illegally download emulators to play the many classics.

For example; there is always high demand for games like Max Payne, the original Medal of Honor, and Metal Gear Solid with copies being sold on eBay from $30 - $100. While games like GoldenEye 007 requires gamers to also hunt for an old console.

Besides classics, there has also been a demand for games that haven’t been released in the United States. American gamers had at times had been denied games in the Final Fantasy-series while other hit have never been released on the American market. Like classic games, at gamer would try to download it illegally or purchase pirated copies.

This presents an excellent opportunity for the Criterion Collection to branch out and use its expertise in artistic restoration. By restoring and re-releasing classic games (which should include bonus content) will be continuing its tradition of preserving artistic media. The included bonus content could be a DVD that features game trailers, behind the scenes, interview with critics, and a documentary on the significance of the game.

Such a project would allow gamephilias to play classics like:

* Metal Gear Solid (originally released in 1999)

* Fear Effect (originally released in 1999)

* Max Payne (originally released in 2001)

* Hitman: Codenamed 47 (originally released in 2000)

* GoldenEye 007 (originally released in 1997)

* Soldier of Fortune (originally released in 2000)

* Resident Evil (originally released in 1996)
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The Best of Gaming Horror - Evil Comes to Raccoon City
"Resident Evil" needs a reboot
The Ethical Issue of Gaming Journalism
Spooky games for Halloween: All Hallows Eve
'Black Ops II' is proof that the series has peaked
League of Legends newest champion: Zed
Why Is Gaming Culture Misogynistic?
Microsoft perma-bans players in Halo 4
Nami: the Tidecaller
MOBA goes mobile
Party of Sin out now
Vi the Piltover Enforcer
BioShock 2
I Am Alive: a PC trainwreck
Playing It Old School: 'Resident Evil 0' celebrates the end of an era
Sega looks to rebound with upcoming release of 'Aliens: Colonial Marines'
Thresh the Chain Warden
SWTOR Cantina Tour San Francisco Update
Re-Playing 'Just Cause 2'
'Liberty City Stories' takes gamers back to the 'GTA III'-era
'Injustice: Gods Among Us' mixs Mortal Kombat-gamplay with DC Heroes
'Dead Island: Riptide' is just the same game
'Call of Duty: Ghosts' rumors creating buzz
'Resident Evil: Revelations' is a redemption the series needs
Dishonored - Stealth action at it finest
Time to come out and play-ay 'The Warriors'
Quinn and Valor- Demacias Wings
Playing It Old School – Max Payne’s Second Vendetta
A weekend at Big Wow ComicFest 2012
'Max Payne 3' delay causes confusion
'Spec Ops The Line' surprises gamers by retelling a classic story
'Black Ops' coming to Mac in Fall 2012
'Call of Duty: Online' coming to China
‘The Dark Knight Rises’ concludes Nolan's trilogy
‘Tony Hawk's: Pro Skater HD’ fails to restore a classic on Xbox
'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' restores a classic
Diablo III: Gear-grinding for the win
Venatious game room is a tunnel of fun
Kha'Zix the Voidreaver
I wish they all could be California Games
Resident Evil 6: Epic fail
30 days of spooky games for Halloween
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 2
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 3
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 4
Spooky games for Halloween: Day 5
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