Game Changers is a movie that follows a team seeking World of Warcraft firsts

    
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Here’s an interesting little movie that may have slipped by your notice. There’s a Comic Con trailer out for a film called Game Changers that follows the (presumably fictional) story of two childhood friends who used to compete professionally in online games.

As time goes by, the two grow up and apart, taking dull IT jobs. Then they decide to attempt to reclaim their fame by forming a team to — what else? — score world first accomplishments in World of Warcraft. It looks more to be more on the drama than the comedy side of things, but the geek spirit is strong with this one.

You can give it a watch after the break!

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micheal

i liked the movie, but i think i came out too late and way too many visual effects but its understandable because they wanted to be just like the cgi of the games , to Alberto yes its for fans, but a starcraft would be good too , and a note to the author it was not only an online phenomenon but back in in time there were actually strategy games, ive never played any online game witch i believe its a waste of time, but i did play starcraft and warcraft when i was middle school and now im in 30’s starcraft came first to me before starship troopers came out witch i thought there were some similarities, and God of War came out first than Clash of Titans, i mean its trivial what hollywood gets from games, but don’t be too blatant maybe it was for people like me, not you, i like movies like captain america, the avengers, guardians of the galaxy, warcraft etc. Just now watched it on Freeflix HQ app.

but on another note i think the fault lies with the director like the first X Men i saw so many things they could of done way way better and in this case i think its the same

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Kevon Munro

Great describe and love to use Free Flix

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Crowe

I can’t imagine this generating a whole lot of interest. But stranger things have happened.

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semugh

rofl I thought that was South Park lol…

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styopa

Sounds like a movie of the Story of Jimmy.

“Blizzard: is there an Aldor quest that made Jimmy sleep with my mother?”

Friends don’t let friends play Everquest.

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MesaSage

This would be a good idea if they took it less seriously. A spoof, or dark comedy would have felt about right.

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Space Captain Zor

Hurry up and achieve the most unbelievably unimportant thing in the world, yall. *eyeroll*

Maybe it’s just me but I absolutely don’t get the idea of there being some kind of fame or glamor attached to “world first” achievements in WoW.

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Loopy

Don’t dismiss achievements just because they’re digital, or gaming related. Achievements are always subjective, and what may be unimportant to you, may be a source of passion for somebody else.

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Jay Power

It’s true achievement can be subjective, but there are achievements that are recognized by society as having significant value and the achievements that are the focus of the film are not them.
Go to a party or bar and try picking up chicks or dudes by telling them you’re a WoW world first person vs. telling them you’re an astronaut, Olympian, etc and see what happens.

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Mark

I would think that person was rather gullible to believe my claim, and rather shallow to find it impressive.

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Loopy

If the only metric of somebody’s achievement is whether it impresses a random person in the bar, then nobody would achieve anything.

An achievement doesn’t need to be a world-changing event, in order to mean something to a person. How is somebody dedicating time, energy, mental prowess towards a goal in a game any different than somebody dedicating time, energy, physical prowess towards completing their first half marathon?

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Space Captain Zor

Any challenge to be had in beating a WoW raid and earning that achievement diminishes rapidly after the first day the raid becomes available. Thus, the merit of the achievement becomes less and less impressive, especially where the game is at currently in terms of power scale. The people who are empowered/enabled to make first claims on those achievements are generally people who invest an upside down amount of time on the game vs the rest of the population. So, I would also say that diminishes the merits of said achievement. In other words why should I or anyone care if someone does something we are all perfectly capable of doing also if we were to invest the same amount of time on the game and focus our game time on that particular content that we may or may not currently care anything about? Etc.

If the challenge remained at the same difficultly 100% of the time, then 100% of the people who earn it could claim they did something impressive. Like becoming an olympian or an astronaut or climbing a mountain or holding your breath underwater.

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Loopy

So if i understand correctly, your issue is with FIRST being considered an achievement, if eventually everyone will be able to achieve it? In that case, i can see your argument, even though i would argue that it doesn’t diminish it being an achievement.

Look at olympic racers. Somebody has achieved a world record back in 30s for fastest 100m sprint, which has been broken a crap ton of time since then. Does that diminish his personal achievement? Sure, in relative terms, his achievement has been.. overachieved since then, but at that time, s/he was the best in the world. That still means something, and to him that’s a subjective achievement.

This is why i don’t think anyone should dismiss achievements just because they are either achievable by others, or because they are maybe not considered to be universally impressive.

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Space Captain Zor

Look at olympic racers. Somebody has achieved a world record back in 30s for fastest 100m sprint, which has been broken a crap ton of time since then. Does that diminish his personal achievement? Sure, in relative terms, his achievement has been.. overachieved since then, but at that time, s/he was the best in the world. That still means something, and to him that’s a subjective achievement.

If the challenge of the achievement is consistent, then the merit of the achievement is consistent. Doing it better is a different achievement on its own, though.

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KumiKaze

I don’t know about that. If a lady came up to and told me she got world first in something in WoW, I would be interested in at least hearing her out. However, the same could be said if she was an astronaut or Olympian though.