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TV and game writing compared

Reuters profiles Scott Sanford Tobis, a writer for Desperate Housewives who also penned the game based on the series. He's described as a gamer who was excited to work on the conversion. His interest relates to the similarities and differences between TV and game writing. Tobis says that games have...

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Putting the desperate back into Desperate Housewives

Last week I was able to get a sneak peek and play the latest game to capitalize on a successful franchise -- Desperate Housewives. Planned for release this fall on the PC, the game is really nothing more than a stripped down Sims with a TV show name and premise slapped on it. Here were my highlights...

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TV franchises rule mindshare of college students, games trail by wide margin

David Edery, Associate Director for Special Projects at the MIT CMS Program, reports that his team's recent studies have revealed that college students are five times more likely to consider themselves "big fans" of television properties than video game properties. While Edery admits, "[it's] hard...

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Desperate Housewives to despair on PCs

If all goes according to plan, fans of the desperate housewives on Wisteria Lane will be able to live out their soap opera dreams on their PCs before the TV show's canceled. Disney (which owns the ABC television network that distributes Desperate Housewives in the States) has set its Buena Vista...

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