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Sony's Registered A Bunch Of Domains For Something Called 'Console Wars'

History is written by the victors, as the saying goes. And victory can be as simple as registering a crap load of domain names before your competitors. While domains aren’t damning evidence of planned activities, one does have to wonder what Sony Pictures would want with URLs playing on the words “console”, “war” and “movie”.

Joystiq spotted the registrations last week and it, along with Fusible, aren’t entirely convinced they’re being reserved for a future movie about the ins and outs of living room gaming hardware.

However, entertainment writer Kris Tapley tweeted the following on August 29:

Social Network of video gaming”? They’ll have to see if Aaron Sorkin is willing to do the screenplay then.

Here’s a list of some of the names Sony Pictures purchased, courtesy of SlashFilm:

console-war.net
console-warmovie.com
console-wars.net
console-warsmovie.com
consolewar-movie.com
consolewar-movie.net
consolewar.net
consolewarmovie.com
consolewars-movie.com
consolewars-movie.net
consolewarsmovie.com
theconsolewar-movie.com
theconsolewar-movie.net
theconsolewar.net
theconsolewarmovie.com
theconsolewars-movie.com
theconsolewars-movie.net
theconsolewarsmovie.com

If it is indeed a Social Network-like take on the rise of gaming consoles, will we get an objective view? It goes without saying that it would be highly dramatised, but seeing as it’s Sony Pictures behind the registrations, how would it not want to take the opportunity to portray itself in the best light?

Sufficed to say, it probably won’t look anything like this.

‘Console war movie’ domain names registered by Sony Pictures [Joystiq]

Is Sony Planning a Movie About the Video Game Console Wars? [SlashFlim]

Image: Columbia Pictures


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