The World of Warcraft movie, which had almost achieved Duke Nukem Forever status in the great pantheon of lofty, legendary in-development projects that may or may not be, got some concrete attention this week: Sam Raimi (of Spiderman series fame) was named Director of the upcoming title.

With Hollywood, long eclipsed in yearly revenues by video games, now serious about wanting its share of the vaunted MMO's success, maybe it's time to take a step back. How have movies impacted games and game IPs in the past and how can a flick (even a good one) potentially punish the MMO ideal? That's today's topic in Loading... MMOvies: Missing the Point.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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Jeff joined the Ten Ton Hammer team in 2004 covering EverQuest II, and he's had his hands on just about every PC online and multiplayer game he could since.