Whatever Happened to Movie Tie-in Video Game Releases?

The gaming industry has undergone several phases during its tenure, and many gamers across the world look back on them with a certain amount of rosy-flavoured nostalgia. Many people will remember a time in the 2000s when movie tie-in games were all the rage, though they have since declined in recent years. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it is interesting why these types of games suddenly just disappeared. There will be very few people who say that these video games are bad, and in fact, many of these movie tie-in games were exceptionally good – Spider-Man 2 is a great example of this.

In recent years, the video game industry has grown by an incredible amount, likely due to online gaming which is without a doubt the most popular activity in the gaming world. Similar growth can also be seen in other industries, such as gambling and this rise can be attributed to the presence of online gambling sites such as Juicy Vegas casino, though there are many more options for players to access online.

In the past, the film industry and video game industry were romantically intertwined. Many blockbusters out of Hollywood would also drop with a video game adaption to either market the film itself, or to give people more content to experience within that universe. A good example of this is the Harry Potter movie tie-in games, and there has been one game for every movie in the franchise. This used to be the world order, but for some reason during the late 2000s, movie tie-in games simply faded into obscurity.

Interestingly, this was a time when the video game industry had one of the most creative outbursts ever, as original franchises such as Bioshock, Mass Effect and much more were birthed around this time. Given the outrageous success of some of these series, it likely became clear to developers that it was better to spend more time creating new games than making those tie-ins for movie studios.

When the actual process of developing video games is understood, it becomes even clearer why movie tie-in games died out. Many might be familiar with the concept of ‘crunch’. In the gaming industry, this is a period close to the release of the game where developers are expected to work overtime to get the video game finished on time. As developers would have had a set time to work on movie tie-in games, often within a year, this meant that these games would have had to be rushed often, resulting in subpar products. For developers, it was far easier to create their games on their own time which could explain the shift from movie tie-ins to original titles.

Given the nature of movie tie-in games, it should be clear why they no longer appeal to people. The vast majority of them are inherently single-player only, and these arrived during a time when online gaming was beginning to become immensely popular with gamers with titles such as Call of Duty being released around this time. While there are many more reasons why movie tie-ins have faded, it is clear that they are unlikely to ever come back, except the odd few like 2019s Jumanji.





NASHVILLE, TENN., February 22, 2022: Music lovers of yesterday and today recognize that distinctive voice and that iconic intro in an instant: One, two, three! Sharing his stories—from his first classical piano lessons in his childhood home of Pelham, New York, through his years topping the charts, and to his inductions into the Rock & Roll, Songwriter, Vocal Group, Grammy and Musicians Halls of Fame—celebrated songwriter and singer Felix Cavaliere is pleased to announce his autobiography, “Memoir of a Rascal,” releasing March 22 via Ingram Spark. Cavaliere’s career, which spans over a half-century, is a testament to rock ‘n’ roll: he writes about being galvanized by the new sound legendary disc jockey Alan Freed bought to WINS radio in New York, the pain of losing his mother when he was only 13, his wild ride with Joey Dee and The Starlighters, taking the stage at the famed Hamptons, New York club The Barge and becoming the King of Blue-Eyed Soul© with one of America’s early rock bands. Few artists can claim they defined a generation; Cavaliere’s message of peace, love and happiness endures in his music and is likewise threaded through his autobiography, a reminder to never stop listening for the world’s beauty.

“Memoir of a Rascal…From Pelham, NY To The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame” features a forward by famed rock ‘n’ roll deejay Cousin Brucie. The cover is an original photograph by Linda McCartney taken during The Rascals’ New York City’s The Phone Booth concert. Cavaliere’s gregarious writing is enhanced by heartfelt memories of the magic of the Rascals, his spiritual journey and guru Swami Satchidananda’s life-changing influence, and professional accomplishments like being named to the Musicians Hall of Fame. A bold memoir that touches laughter, loss, lawsuits and love, “Memoir of a Rascal” is a firsthand account of rock ‘n’ roll history from a man recognized as one if its most celebrated artists—but who also sees himself as one of the genre’s biggest fans.

Fans can also expect Cavaliere’s new album, “Then & Now,” to arrive at the end of summer 2022.

“I know fans have been asking me for years to finish my autobiography,” Cavaliere said. “This is for the fans. It’s a blessing to revisit memories and hopefully, my story can inspire the next generation of singers and songwriters.”

With No. 1 songs like “Good Lovin’”, “Groovin’”, “A Beautiful Morning”, “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long”, “People Got To Be Free” and “How Can I Be Sure”, The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s. For Cavaliere, making people feel good is fundamental to his illustrious career that includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, Grammy Hall of Fame and Musicians Hall of Fame. 

As a solo artist, Cavaliere connected with a new generation of fans with his hit “Only A Heart Sees” in 1979, and in 2008 Cavaliere worked with Steve Cropper on the Grammy-nominated “Nudge It Up A Notch.” In 2019, Cavaliere was inducted into the Musicians Hall Of Fame. Cavaliere is a 2022 recipient of the Free Speech in Music Award presented by Middle Tennessee University and in April embarks on a Legends Live Tour with Micky Dolenz of The Monkees in select markets.

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals 2022 Tour

February 26 | The Casino @ Dania Beach | Dania Beach, Fla.

March 28-31 | Flower Power Cruise

April 1 | Southwest Florida Events Center | Bonita Springs, Fla.

April 2 | Center @ Anna Maria Island | Anna Maria Island, Fla.

April 8 | Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino | Niagara Falls, N.Y.

April 9 | Rams Head On Stage | Annapolis, Md.

April 23 | American Music Theatre | Lancaster, Pa.*

April 24 | Keswick Theatre | Glenside, Pa.*

May 12 | Count Basie Center | Red Bank, N.J.*

May 14 | Patchogue Theatre | Patchogue, N.Y.*

June 3 | Palladium Times Square | New York, N.Y.*

June 4 | Lynn Auditorium | Lynn, Mass.*

June 10-12 | Blue Note Hawaii | Honolulu, Hawaii

July 16 | Meadow Brooke Theatre | Rochester, Mich.

More dates are being announced soon.

*Legends Live Featuring Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees



How To Become A Fine Art Photographer

Photography has become a significant career path, especially after social media took off. That is because everyone wants to create the best aesthetics. As a result, there are all kinds of photographers now, including fine art photographers.

However, unlike photography genres, you can’t put fine art in a box or define it. So, if you want to know how to become a fine art photographer, you have come to the right place. Here is what you need to know about it.

1. Set A Concept

The basis of fine art photography is the concept you capture your pictures around. That is why you must create a strong concept and then create your photographs around it. Remember that the concept can be anything from an emotion to an idea.

The idea is to create images that impact your audience and move them in the ways you want. If you want the best fine art photography journey, you must create a concept around which your photography will revolve. It will also create consistency within your aesthetic and photography.

2. Take Inspiration

Photography is an art form, and all such things have the inspiration behind them. That is why look around you and take inspiration from the most ordinary. For example, Rick Ryan Art takes inspiration from Californian sunsets, which led to the sunkissed coconut painting.

So, you can take inspiration from everything around you or other painters and photographers. Many people also utilize their experiences as an inspiration source. Once you have your inspiration, incorporating it into your fine art photography will become easy.

3. Keep Improving Your Skills

While having a passion for fine art photography is fantastic, you also need the right skills. That is why you must keep up with the new trends and upgrade your skills with time. It is crucial to invest in your craft so you can make the most out of it for a long time to come.

The best part is that there are many online and physical fine art photography classes and courses you can take. So, be on the lookout for such courses and take any chance you get to enhance your skills.

4. Stay True To Your Creative Style

All the best fine art photographers have a signature style they are known for. That is why you must find your creative style and stay true to it if you want to make a name for yourself. The key is to find something unique and original that speaks to you or says something about you.

So, you must let your personality show through your work and then let the work speak for itself. Even allowing your emotions to affect the photography process will show in your work, and your audience will be drawn to it.

Final Words

That was your complete guide on how to become a fine art photographer. These are the top four tips you must follow to create the best work. Once you do, you will make a name for yourself in no time.



According to the Farmers Almanac, the name of the moon dates back to the 1760s when Captain Jonathan Carver, said after a visit with Native American tribes, the moon was dubbed the “Snow Moon,” because “most snow commonly falls during this month than any other in the winter.”

Like many other full moons, this one has a variety of names. It’s also known as the Storm or Hunter Moon; the Wolf or Candles Moon; the Bald Eagle Moon or Eagle Moon; Bear Moon or Black Bear Moon. The Dakota called this the Raccoon Moon, and certain Algonquin peoples named it the Groundhog Moon. The Haida named it Goose Moon, the Farmers Almanac reported.

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