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7 Things Games Stole Shamelessly from Movies

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Sep 06, 2018

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Movies get their ideas from all kinds of places, including videogames, so it's only fair that games are ripping off movies with the kind of shameless abandon of a kid borrowing some else’s homework four minutes before it’s due. Consider seven of our favourite examples. Subscribe to Outside Xbox for a video like this every Thursday!

The first Dead Rising game, for instance, was launched in 2006 and trapped photojournalist Frank West in a zombie-filled shopping complex with only his wits and a mall’s worth of consumer goods to save him.

It’s uncannily similar to George A Romero’s classic zombie movie Dawn of the Dead. This didn’t escape the notice of the Dawn of the Dead rights holders, who were of the opinion that Dead Rising had ripped off the movie, and threatened to sue Capcom back in 2008.

The suit was eventually settled in favour of Capcom, when it was deemed Dead Rising had none of the social commentary that distinguishes Dawn of the Dead. Oh snap, Dead Rising.

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