Your assignment is to write up your editorial focusing on whether or not game reboots are necessary. Deadline to have your entries submitted is Thursday, March 7th by 2:00 pm PT.
All entries must either be submitted in this thread here or sent via PM to the Guest Contributor.
As you are aware, in 2013 we altered the format of Chalk Talk to include contributing editors, next up in the queue for those interested in the roll of Contributing Editor for Chalk Talk is Asagea_888
The topic is as follows:
A lot of notable game franchises are getting the re-boot; eshewing a storied history of a single video game and starting it completely fresh. Devil May Cry, Tomb Raider, Castlevania -- beloved game mainstays are now trying to appeal to a broader audience and, in industry terms, boost its cash flow outside of dedicated fans. Controversy has often swelled as a result of the decision to reboot games -- as hardcore fans feel alienated by the changes made.
That said, are game reboots necessary? Can there be a way to keep the integrity of an existing franchise intact and please both fans and newcomers in equal measure? Or are we left with little choice but to compromise the history of an established product to help it stay relevant in today's times?
You decide! Choose which games you wish to discuss in your feature as you build your case.
Chalk Talk submission must include the following:
- Entries must be a minimum of 500 words.
- Do not use altered text fonts, colors, and be aware of your formatting.
- Select at least one image to act as your "cover shot".
- Entries must be submitted by Thursday, March 7th by 2:00 pm PT.