Excerpt: Can you imagine films without special effects? Would The Matrix have been half the film it is without its incredible camera technology? Would Star Wars have had the same impact if it had been shot using cars made up to look like X-Wings and TIE Fighters? Could Titanic even have been made?
Excerpt: Lionhead Studios addressed the lack of special effects in last year's The Movies by releasing an expansion pack, The Movies: Stunts and Effects. Installing the new expansion changes very little in the simulation until you've played through the 1960s, but opens up a wide range of options for the...
Excerpt: Hit film-sim The Movies struts the red carpet again with its first expansion to explore the more intricate side of filmmaking: stunts and effects. It seems to pack a powerful punch of life back into the game, but does it offer enough to fix its existing annoyances and give your wallet a thinning?
Excerpt: Back in January, we gave the original The Movies a 7.0. While the game offered an impressively intuitive interface (dig the alliteration), options galore, and truly enjoyable gameplay, the title’s micromanagement necessity and gruelingly long time frame limited its potential and appeal.