Sony's Console Wars Are Coming

Sony's Console Wars Are Coming

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Sony Pictures Entertainment has been registering a lot of odd console war domain names.

It's the summer of domain names. Last week it was Ubisoft's mysterious Initiate; now Sony Pictures Entertainment has gotten in on the act. No word yet on what the project may be, but every name registered points to a console war premise. The full list is:

console-war.net
console-warmovie.com
console-wars.net
console-warsmovie.com
consolewar-movie.com
consolewar-movie.net
consolewar.net
consolewarmovie.com
consolewars-movie.com
consolewars-movie.net
consolewarsmovie.com
theconsolewar-movie.com
theconsolewar-movie.net
theconsolewar.net
theconsolewarmovie.com
theconsolewars-movie.com
theconsolewars-movie.net
theconsolewarsmovie.com

As it's Sony Pictures Entertainment doing this and not, say, Sony Computer Entertainment, odds favor this being a big or small screen project. Sony Pictures Entertainment has its finger in a lot of pies - comedies, dramas, reality shows and soaps on television, bigger budget items on the silver screen - so this could be released in almost any format. The folks at Fusible wonder if this is part of the marketing for Sony's next-gen console; for my part, I'm holding out hope for a historical retrospective of some kind. However those who wonder whether it's going to be a screwball nerd comedy movie may be closer to the mark. As Sony isn't giving away its secrets, your guess is as good as mine.

Source: Fusible, via Joystiq

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Interesting. Perhaps it'll be a film about Sony's history, a bit like The Social Network.

Might want to wait until the next generation starts.

Brace yourself.
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Console Wars is coming.

That's what came to mind upon reading the title, sue me.

Great. Yet another uninspired movie cash-in on something that doesn't deserve a film. Given Sony's reputation, I doubt this is going to be some sort of documentary, and probably just another mass media monstrosity.

DVS BSTrD:
Might want to wait until the next generation starts.

That might as well be the sequel.

If we're lucky we'll finally get the hyper-realistic war movie about ps3's and xbox's joining forces to take down the evil PC overlords we've all been waiting for. Or was that just me..

CLmichaels:
If we're lucky we'll finally get the hyper-realistic war movie about ps3's and xbox's joining forces to take down the evil PC overlords we've all been waiting for. Or was that just me..

why not all of us coming together to take down jack thompson he could be the final boss or a recurring foe with California government being the major baddie

Well I think a documentary about the console wars all the way from the first home systems to today would be quite interesting I don't think Sony (Or Atari, Microsoft, Nintendo, etc) should be the ones making it for bias reasons. I cant really see this turning out in any way that I would really find interesting unless it was a movie about a new company trying to make a console. But it would have to be totally fictional and not like Social Network or Pirates of Silicon Valley. That sort of movie cant be made by the the company it is about or it ends up just being promotion to make you look good.

Captcha: 'Buy some time' I guess I will. How much?

Brb, just going to make a website, "consolewarthemovie.com".

King of Asgaard:
Brace yourself.
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Console Wars is coming.

That's what came to mind upon reading the title, sue me.

That shouldn't have made me chuckle, but it did. :)

I would like to see a movie about the clash of Sony, Sega and Nintendo during the fifth generation, concluded by the fall of Dreamcast and the rise of PlayStation 2. That would be a hell of a movie, if executed as good as The Social Network.

I'm kinda suspecting this is a lead in to a new ad campaign... [shrugs]

Also, for whatever reason I'm conflating the "make" and "believe" in their splash screen into the compound word now... :\

Because thats exactly what the internet needs more

Veldie:

CLmichaels:
If we're lucky we'll finally get the hyper-realistic war movie about ps3's and xbox's joining forces to take down the evil PC overlords we've all been waiting for. Or was that just me..

why not all of us coming together to take down jack thompson he could be the final boss or a recurring foe with California government being the major baddie

A final boss who hasn't been relevant for 3 years and serves no threat to anyone. What an anticlimactic movie. It's like the Basterds tracking down retired Nazis in nursing homes in 1974.

CLmichaels:
If we're lucky we'll finally get the hyper-realistic war movie about ps3's and xbox's joining forces to take down the evil PC overlords we've all been waiting for. Or was that just me..

YOU WILL NEVER TAKE US DOWN!!! WE ARE THE MASTER RACE AND WE WILL KILL AND BURN ALL YOU PEASANT CONSOLE PLAYERS! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! FEEL THE WRATH OF MY POWER THAT CAN PLAY GAMES ON ULTRA SUPER DUPER HIGH GRAPHICS!

DVS BSTrD:
Might want to wait until the next generation starts.

I think they would probably pick a gen they won (PS2 release vs PS3) for that anyway.

Foolproof:
A final boss who hasn't been relevant for 3 years and serves no threat to anyone. What an anticlimactic movie. It's like the Basterds tracking down retired Nazis in nursing homes in 1974.

That's kind of unfair. The Nazis actually accomplished things, so there's some real motive there.

Thompson was pretty much only an influence in his own mind; he'd claim victories that had nothing to do with him.

unstabLized:

YOU WILL NEVER TAKE US DOWN!!! WE ARE THE MASTER RACE AND WE WILL KILL AND BURN ALL YOU PEASANT CONSOLE PLAYERS! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! FEEL THE WRATH OF MY POWER THAT CAN PLAY GAMES ON ULTRA SUPER DUPER HIGH GRAPHICS!

Oh yeah? Well, FEEL THE WRATH OF A SLEW OF GAMES DESIGNED FOR EIGHT YEAR OLD HARDWARE! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

The Plunk:
Interesting. Perhaps it'll be a film about Sony's history, a bit like The Social Network.

I was thinking about that. Or it'll be in an alternate universe and it'll be about two mates who each make their own consoles which also creates their own companies that have mad competition (Microsoft VS Sony, Activision VS EA) and how it messes with their relationship.

Or maybe it'd be about sentient consoles fighting. That'd be awesome too.

The movie is gunna pussy out, just like the movie with M Bison and Q-Bert does. 'Wreck-It Ralph'

The video game culture is still only for children as far as society goes. Male children that is.

I want to be wrong SOOOOOOO BAD!!!!

Zachary Amaranth:

Foolproof:
A final boss who hasn't been relevant for 3 years and serves no threat to anyone. What an anticlimactic movie. It's like the Basterds tracking down retired Nazis in nursing homes in 1974.

That's kind of unfair. The Nazis actually accomplished things, so there's some real motive there.

Thompson was pretty much only an influence in his own mind; he'd claim victories that had nothing to do with him.

unstabLized:

YOU WILL NEVER TAKE US DOWN!!! WE ARE THE MASTER RACE AND WE WILL KILL AND BURN ALL YOU PEASANT CONSOLE PLAYERS! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! FEEL THE WRATH OF MY POWER THAT CAN PLAY GAMES ON ULTRA SUPER DUPER HIGH GRAPHICS!

Oh yeah? Well, FEEL THE WRATH OF A SLEW OF GAMES DESIGNED FOR EIGHT YEAR OLD HARDWARE! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

No... Too.. Horrible.. To look at... *Shield goes down*

Zachary Amaranth:

Foolproof:
A final boss who hasn't been relevant for 3 years and serves no threat to anyone. What an anticlimactic movie. It's like the Basterds tracking down retired Nazis in nursing homes in 1974.

That's kind of unfair. The Nazis actually accomplished things, so there's some real motive there.

Thompson was pretty much only an influence in his own mind; he'd claim victories that had nothing to do with him.

unstabLized:

YOU WILL NEVER TAKE US DOWN!!! WE ARE THE MASTER RACE AND WE WILL KILL AND BURN ALL YOU PEASANT CONSOLE PLAYERS! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! FEEL THE WRATH OF MY POWER THAT CAN PLAY GAMES ON ULTRA SUPER DUPER HIGH GRAPHICS!

Oh yeah? Well, FEEL THE WRATH OF A SLEW OF GAMES DESIGNED FOR EIGHT YEAR OLD HARDWARE! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

God damnit, thats like. My only weakness *burns*

Zachary Amaranth:

Foolproof:
A final boss who hasn't been relevant for 3 years and serves no threat to anyone. What an anticlimactic movie. It's like the Basterds tracking down retired Nazis in nursing homes in 1974.

That's kind of unfair. The Nazis actually accomplished things, so there's some real motive there.

Thompson was pretty much only an influence in his own mind; he'd claim victories that had nothing to do with him.

unstabLized:

YOU WILL NEVER TAKE US DOWN!!! WE ARE THE MASTER RACE AND WE WILL KILL AND BURN ALL YOU PEASANT CONSOLE PLAYERS! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! FEEL THE WRATH OF MY POWER THAT CAN PLAY GAMES ON ULTRA SUPER DUPER HIGH GRAPHICS!

Oh yeah? Well, FEEL THE WRATH OF A SLEW OF GAMES DESIGNED FOR EIGHT YEAR OLD HARDWARE! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh yeah, prepare for releasing new consoles in resession!

This better be the poster:
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Akisa:

Oh yeah, prepare for releasing new consoles in resession!

Why should I care? I'm an entitled teenager posting on the internet! My mommy and daddy will buy me all three and then I will mock anyone who hasn't spent 1200 bucks on consoles! Also, PC gaming is lame, because you have to spend like a thousand bucks to get a good computer!

Another possibility here is that they are not gearing up for a film or series but just trying to prevent people from creating sites that could be used to claim that the next Xbox or Wii U is better than the PlayStation 4. Or they could even be trying to make it look like people think they are the best at the start of the next Generation.

Foolproof:

Veldie:

CLmichaels:
If we're lucky we'll finally get the hyper-realistic war movie about ps3's and xbox's joining forces to take down the evil PC overlords we've all been waiting for. Or was that just me..

why not all of us coming together to take down jack thompson he could be the final boss or a recurring foe with California government being the major baddie

A final boss who hasn't been relevant for 3 years and serves no threat to anyone. What an anticlimactic movie. It's like the Basterds tracking down retired Nazis in nursing homes in 1974.

but it gives us a reason to make fun of him and its just idea shooting :D

unstabLized:

CLmichaels:
If we're lucky we'll finally get the hyper-realistic war movie about ps3's and xbox's joining forces to take down the evil PC overlords we've all been waiting for. Or was that just me..

YOU WILL NEVER TAKE US DOWN!!! WE ARE THE MASTER RACE AND WE WILL KILL AND BURN ALL YOU PEASANT CONSOLE PLAYERS! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! FEEL THE WRATH OF MY POWER THAT CAN PLAY GAMES ON ULTRA SUPER DUPER HIGH GRAPHICS!

but that card was made obsolete, like, 15 minutes ago, why you running on the dinosaur still?

 

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