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Remember when they used to base videogames on movies? Then the movies got stupid and videogames got smart. Now this:

Legendary Pictures has announced a movie rights deal for Mass Effect, the Electronic Arts/BioWare videogame for Xbox 360.

It could be awful, of course; most game-based movies are. Modern video games are so immersive and complex a movie version is like the Golden-Book edition, something dumbed down and prettied up. The rumored Bioshock movie, for example: there’s no point. If you’ve spent a long time playing the game, why would you want to sit in a chair passively absorbing the same story, played out by someone else?


That said, this looks good:

The scifi series takes place in 2183 and follows Commander Shepard of the SS Normandy as he leads a team on a mission to defeat an ancient alien race that invades the galaxy every 50,000 years, wiping out all organic life.

And they don’t mean “organic” in the “pesticide-free” sense. I'm sure the good guys win, but if all life in the galaxy was at stake, I'd rather we sent more than a "Team" against a "race." The odds just sound bad. 

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