It's been a long known fact that Hollywood (aka Hollyweird to me) has lost it's ability to produce an original story/plot in the movies we see. How many sequels and prequels does it take to kill the original? Only George Lucas knows.
Now it seems that video game creators are facing the same type of creative block, so they are now turning to real life situations for their new releases.
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