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".
However, entertainment writer Kris Tapley tweeted the following on August 29:
— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) August 28, 2012
"Social Network of video gaming"? They'll have to see if Aaron Sorkin is willing to do the screenplay then.
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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.
Image: Columbia Pictures