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All posts by Wiehahn Diederichs: Columnist

  • 10 films that would make incredible games

    If you’re reading this post, chances are you are a big fan of both video games and films. When I was doing research for this article I found that many of my favourite films already have a game version but most of them simply suck. They were either rushed through production to take advantage of the hype of the film or created as merely an add-on to the movie. I think if film-to-game transitions were created to stand on their own two feet, we might have had some more excellent games on our shelf. Here is a list of...

  • 6 classic games that deserve a remake

    Games play a crucial part in our lives, allowing us to explore parts of the world, and snippets of our imagination that would otherwise be unreachable. The classics live on forever in our brains though as cherished memories, as titles that are flawless. Even the best of the best age over time and begin to show their years through dated graphics or gameplay. And then there are some that deserve a remake, games that are so crucial to our lives that a re-imagined version is needed. Image via MyAbandonware.com Image via...

  • 10 games that deserve to be made into films

    If there are two things I love, it's games and stories. Luckily for me, these two aren’t that far apart. Most games feature narratives that admirably compete with my favourite books and movies. Most of the popular games (Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Silent Hill) have already been made into films, but here are ten games that actually deserve to be made into feature films. And has anyone noticed that most of the game-to-film abortions have been horror-focused? Why is Hollywood so intent on creating a spooky narrative from a non-linear narrative? Enjoy the list. [burngal title = "10 games that deserve...