Casablanca: Humphrey Bogart is exceptionally dead and thus can no longer star in this movie, which means that it would no longer have its star and thus could not be produced today.
Blazing Saddles: This film could only be captured on a unique sort of film coated in a sheen made by the ground-up carapace of a rare species of beetle. Unfortunately, once the beetles found out their carapaces were being ground up for use as a film coating, they stopped returning any calls and thus are no longer available.
The Saga of Curly, The Curling Puck Or Whatever That Had A Magical Journey: The demise of the Canadian curling fan’s children as a market after 1985 meant that Disney quickly abandoned this script. Instead, they workshopped a title about a different sort of athletic accessory, a film which eventually became Big Hero 6.
Total Recall: A film by this title already exists and it’s fine, why would you make another one?
Final Fantasy XI: The Movie: All of the master copies of the film are now attacked by violent separatist badgers.
What Are You Playing: Also The Movie: Who the heck would watch this?
First console was a GameBoy I had to share with my brother. We only got it because mom got us Dr. Mario with Kool-aid proofs of purchase without realizing it didn’t include the system!
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Astroneer! I gave it a spin already this week and am feeling it. I’ll probably check on my harvies in Star Wars Galaxies Legends too. I finally got a guildie to give it a peek!
The first console I personally owned? Yeah, that was a PS3. My family had an aged Atari when we were kids, but I played on friends’ consoles until computers took over. PC gamer and not sorry.
Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): As I’d written previously, I am really feeling The Elder Scrolls Online, so that will most definitely be a primary feature of this weekend. Beyond that, I honestly don’t have a whole lot else planned, if I’m honest. Maybe take a peek at that Devil May Cry 5 demo that’s fluttering about.
The very first gaming console I owned as an Atari 2600. Incidentally, the very first video game I ever played on that was Missile Command. I recall it being the copy of the game that came with this little cassette tape that told a “dramatic” story of the game’s setup as well. And now I feel old. Cool!
Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): As per usual, it’ll be mostly Final Fantasy XIV, although I’m also going to consider nabbing some stuff in Steam’s little lunar new year sale. There are some steep discounts there.
The first console I ever owned, like a lot of people here, was the Atari 2600… as a hand-me-down from my aunt, who loved video games and gave it to us when she had her NES. The first console I personally purchased was a SNES many years later, followed shortly thereafter by a PlayStation. My current trend of playing most games on my computer is very different from my life growing up.
Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): As I wait for Moria in Lord of the Rings Online, I’m wrapping up some odds and ends, including catching up on Bingo Boffin’s questline. I’ll also be sneaking through The Elder Scrolls Online’s Thieves Guild DLC and maybe even touching on the original EverQuest.
MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): Man, I have no idea what I will be playing. I have lots to do and feeling the no-time-to-do-it-all stress that practically paralyses me. I will likely jump in for some AdventureQuest 3D class rank leveling since that feature was just introduced and I really want that Paladin cross skill heal! I’ve also got some robot survival to partake of in Outpost Zero. And while I have plenty of building awaiting me in Conan Exiles and ARK: Survival Evolved, I think I will dive back into Subnautica. Maybe sprinkle in more Path of Exile and a little Warframe and… well, there is no time left in the weekend by now, right?
Actually, my first console was Super Pong. I played that with my brother! Sadly, my Super Pong was stolen, but my daughter was able to play a match with me at a gaming exhibit in a NY museum. Next was my Atari 2600, which I still have and can play. I did not own another console at all until a friend sent my kinds an XBox 360 like 10 years ago or whatnot. That one, however, red-ringed and still sits around like a shapely doorstop. That Atari though is still running!