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Early to mid 70s film videogames

May 11, 2005 ・ Blog

And another one’s been announced.

Following the news of EA’s upcoming Godfather videogame, Majesco are making a game of Taxi Driver.

“Nominated for four Academy Awards, Taxi Driver remains one of the most iconoclastic films of our time… We look forward to developing a game that remains true to the spirit and style of the movie, and embodies a total entertainment experience.” (via Idle Thumbs

Why? And how? What can a videogame do that in any way can compliment the complex social and emotional dramas that characterise those two films? Can’t we trust videogames to do their own thing?