Elements of the Blockbuster
Guardian Unlimited has a great, though perhaps slightly cynical breakdown of what elements have to come together to create a blockbuster in Hollywood today.
Luckily the computer games industry is so far not quite as soulless and ‘star’
based as Hollywood-a tendency broken early on by John Romero and the ineptitude epic that was Ion Storm Dallas’ tumultuous life—though currently we are perhaps more hindered by our lackluster distribution model.
Oh well, can’t have your cake…