Taking a close look at popular culture today it is a wonder how much of an impact games have had. I think back about ten years to The Matrix. Yes that was ten years ago. But The Matrix (forget the sequals) was the first movie to really make the leap into video game action on the screen. There may have been others, but The Matrix was a huge success. Look at what movies have done since then.
Most big summer movies now a days are based on a video game or a comic book. That was unheard of when I was growing up as both games and comics were considered more nerdy than anything else. I look at kids today and realize that every kid has a game system, every kid sees movies like Iron Man and Wolverine.
More than anything else I wonder what this change will bring to the future. My generation started with Atari and Dungeons & Dragons, look where that has taken us. The next generation has thousands of games to play, books to read, movies, comics, and even television has all been overrun by what was once considered nerdy.
Games today are really taking over as the main medium of entertainment among kids. Look at Modern Warfare 2 sales, top games overall are out selling major motion pictures. The only reason you hear about the movies doing such major numbers is because movies reach back to older generations who still believe in those big numbers.
As games become more interactive and more players join the ranks, there soon won't be a reason to go out to the movies on a week night. You will be too busy hunting down foes in some intense interactive world with your reception suit on.
Sound cool, it will be....