Who Won the Week, Episode 30: Warcraft, Assassin's Creed, and where video games and movies meet

Jun 17, 2016, 2:06 PM EDT

Welcome to the latest episode of Who Won the Week, a weekly podcast in which Blastr staffers Adam Swiderski, Aaron Sagers and Dany Roth look back at the week that was and the stories that are blowing up the geek-o-sphere.

This week, since it's Video Game Month on Blastr, we decided to take a detour from our usual weekly news breakdown to talk interactive digital entertainment and where it intersects with other forms of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. With Warcraft doing decent worldwide box office despite a critical lambasting, and with Assassin's Creed on the way, it looks like video game movies will be a going concern -- so why can't anyone seem to nail it? We dig into the past and present of game-movie crossovers to try to figure it out, then take a look at how Hollywood can crack the transition from PC or console to silver screen. After that, it's a quick trip to the big news from E3 and a look at the blossoming field of VR, which has big implications for both gaming and movies.

Joining us this week is special guest Grace Randolph of Beyond the Trailer!

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