Back in the 1990s there was an epic struggle between Sega and Nintendo – fought on a digital battleground where weapons took on names like Sega Master System, Dreamcast, NES and Nintendo 64. Looking to prove who could push the boundaries on both graphic presentation as well as storytelling, the competition served as a precursor as to what’s happening between a service like Netflix and traditional cable providers. Today brings news that Seth Rogen and his longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg are developing a movie that they will direct and write based on the book Console Wars. The synopsis tells us, “Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that 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.” Produced by Scott Rudin who had his hand in The Social Network as well as Mike Judge’s upcoming series Silicon Valley, it seems that we’ve reached an era in entertainment where we thirst to see what’s behind the curtain.
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