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Video game turf wars: Hollywood vs. the gamers

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Steven Spielberg is the latest film director to jump into the video game world. His "Boom Blox," shown above, will be released in May of this year. (Courtesy of AtomicGamer.com)

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Steven Spielberg is the latest film director to jump into the video game world. His "Boom Blox," shown above, will be released in May of this year. (Courtesy of AtomicGamer.com)

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John Woo is a film director that has recently focused on directing video games. His 2007 "Stanglehold," shown above, achieved commercial success, but was not warmly received by the hardcore gaming community. (Courtesy of Midway Studios)

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After he made the movie, Peter Jackson demanded he be involved in the direction of the "King Kong" video game in 2005, shown above. Jackson is one of several film directors that are increasingly turning their attention to video games. (Courtesy of Ubisoft)

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Steven Spielberg is the newest, and most major, film director to jump into the world of video games. His new game, set to hit stores in May, has fired industry hopes of a multi-million dollar boon for the gaming industry. So why aren't gamers more excited?


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