Sony developing Console Wars movie

Sony Pictures and The Social Network producer are developing a documentary and a feature film about Sega vs. Nintendo.

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Sony Pictures is developing a movie based on Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation.

Described as a “behind-the-scenes business thriller,” the book “chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.”

The news comes via a press release published by Booktrade.info, announcing Atlantic Books acquired the rights from HarperCollins imprint It Books to publish Console Wars in the UK. But it also reveals that Sony Pictures and producer of The Social Network and Moneyball Scott Ruddin are developing it as a feature film. Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg (Knocked Up, Superbad), who also wrote the foreword to the book, are set to write the screenplay and direct, with author Blake Harris serving as executive producer.

Harris will also co-direct a documentary on the same subject, which Rudin, Rogan, and Goldberg will produce.

Back in 2012, Sony Pictures also registered a lot of domain names related to Console Wars.

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The best part is Sony gets to include the part at the end where the Playstation destroys the Nintendo 64 and Gamecube.

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cool i'll have to pick it up some time

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Of course, I expect Sony to be completely unbiased about producing this. Especially since this tale ends with Nintendo ditching the SNES CD and Nintendo PlayStation which becomes the Sony PlayStation-X.


Maybe in the future, the Bush family will produce a movie about the Gore-Bush 2000 elections.

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When I saw the headline I was thinking that they were going to make a movie about E3 2013. But that would have been going to far and Sony would then look like jackasses.

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Really??.... Well, it's kind of a interesting premise, might give it a watch but... Really?!?!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah.........I LOL'd, then I was like "whuuut?".

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an obscure little war between two Japanese companies... yeah I can see families in droves lining up to see this summer blockbuster.


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Oh the irony...


History is written by the victors ;)

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The "console wars" were at their peak during the Super NES/Sega Genesis, and Nintendo/Playstation 1 eras.

I remember how aggressive the advertisements were with each console company taking potshots at their rivals.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You wont see it as plain as day now with the internet being able to do a lot of that work for you.

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Dumb

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The calls were coming from inside the Soylent Green people.

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I bet the black guy dies.

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They should have a console wars movie or documentary made by a neutral party and just absolutely rip into the retardation that happens all the time in these wars. If it made one moron think twice about how stupid they are, then it would be a success.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> South Park did an episode about it. Hilarious.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Oh, I saw it and it was absolute gold. But I'm talking about an in depth look at how crass and overall head scratchingly horrible, and above all, stupid it is. Oh and how the internet invited it all. I just would love to see something that comes along that makes all the morons think about how stupid they are. Maybe like a subconscious switch or something. I certainly am a moron about certain things, but dear lord these console fanboys take stupidity to a whole new level.

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Pre-order day-1 buy of the LE.

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Christ. As if the infants needed any more reasons to justify their defense of their particular choice piece of plastic.

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I'm interested in seeing this!

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I'm sensing a conflict of interest.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Seriously, you can already see it in the description: scrappy underdog Sega takes on evil juggernaut Nintendo, haha. Now, what would be really funny is a movie about the Ouya taking on Sony.

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What I love about the rivalry back then was the third party aspect. Certain companies would have two separate teams work on two completely different versions of the same game: both had the same plot, but different gameplay styles/stages.


It's funny how people bitch about the Wii U's hardware when companies can have another team to rebuild the same game to truly take advantage of the hardware in every way.

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Nintendo needs to make that secret console people thought was or is happening. They have money, come on.

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Who cares, both dead anyways..

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I would rather see the Console Wars comic series from Ctrl-Alt-Del get turned into an animated movie than have this get made into a movie.

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Nintendo dies at the end and SONY kills MS.

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War. War never changes. Since the dawn of human kind, when our ancestors first discovered the consoles, blood has been spilled in the name of everything: from Atari to Microsoft to simple, psychotic rage of fanboys.


In the year 2077, after millennia of armed conflict, the destructive nature of man could sustain itself no longer. The world was plunged into an abyss of nuclear fire and radiation.


But it was not, as some had predicted, the end of the world. Instead, the apocalypse was simply the prologue to another bloody chapter of console history. For man had succeeded in destroying the world - but war, war never changes.


In the early days, thousands were spared the horrors of the console war by taking refuge in enormous underground shelters, known as vaults. But when they emerged, they had only the hell of the wastes to greet them - all except those in Vault PC Master Race. For on that fateful day, when fire rained from the sky, the giant steel door of Vault PC Master Race slid closed... and never reopened. It was here you were born. It is here you will die.


Because, in Vault PC Master Race: no one ever enters, and no one ever leaves.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>Just a joke, don't take it so seriously :D It's the intro from Fallout 3 and changed words. Just thought PC master race would fit that one part, because in the end PC most likely will surive the longest, and is left out of console war obviously because it's about consoles

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So I guess it's a... tale of victory... :3


oh wait, this isn't about PS4 vs Xbox... >.>

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Talk about premature

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Wait. Seth Rogan...what?

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This just in: Microsoft is developing Console War. It's about the development team uncertain as to what they were selling in 2013.

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Console wars weren't so bad back in the day before the internet begat fanboys.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> They were more like console battles than wars. If your friend had the other system you would argue that their system was worse and yours was better and then you would both shut up and play the best games on both systems. You didn't know what the hell people on the other side of the planet had thus it was only ever a battle not a war.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Me and my friends never did anything like that. We just played games on the different systems we had.

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I can't wait to stream it on my Xbone in 720p!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> ... but I thought it could upscale that to 1080p for you :P

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