Episode #110: Virtual Reality Movies

Hello, everybody.  This week we are taking a break from The Bracket of Badassery to resume our normal content of us running our mouths about a random topic.  This week its virtual reality and movies.  What will happen if and when virtual reality entertainment systems like the Occulus Rift and its competitors become more popular?  How will film makers take advantage of this new technology?  With a virtual reality interface it would be possible for film makers to craft very different experiences from what we get now from film and also to explore totally unique styles of film making.  The opportunity for diversity and innovation is huge.  Would this make movies better?  Worse?  Would it be more or less engrossing to watch a movie that you were “in the middle of”.

We also wonder…has anyone ever made a good movie based off of a video game?  People have certainly tried and they are continuing to try, but has anyone ever pulled it off?  We think not.  We explain why we think no one has succeeded yet and what it would take for someone to actually make a good movie based off a video game.

As for The Bracket of Badassery, fear not.  The Bracket will return in a couple weeks when we begin Round 2 and continue our journey to find out who is the most badass character from all of action movies.  As for Round 1, our last competition in that round was Private Vasquez, from Aliens, facing off against the Predator himself, from Predator.  Who was the victor?


Private Vasquez was the victor in a contest that started close but ultimately went decisively for the young Colonial Marine.

The remaining match ups are sure to be interesting so be sure to keep listening.  But, we’ll get to that later.  For now, let’s talk about virtual reality and video game movies.

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