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Today a new video regarding behind-the-scenes work on Call of Duty: Black Ops II has been released.

Mark Lamia talks about the relevance of Hollywood's blockbuster tradition to the video game industry. He states that nowadays, Hollywood's stars, writers and directors are willing to work in the video game industry as well.

David S. Goyer, who is a writer for the newest Batman trilogy, and now Call of Duty: Black Ops II, tells us how although the game is just a First Person Shooter, it needs to be sophisticated, and overall the storyline is being looked at like a movie production.

Even though it's a first person shooter, it's gotta be sophisticated, it's gotta be funny, it's gotta be challenging, it's gotta have twists and turns.
— David S. Goyer

Goyer proceeds to claim that the story of Black Ops II is better than "most movies being made".

The interview then switches to Trent Reznor, who produced the score for The Social Network, and is now producing the score for Black Ops II.

I feel it's [Video Games] every bit as viable as filmwork or music, or anything else
— Trent Reznor on how video games may be considered art

Lamia states that the player will be able to hear Reznor's work as soon as the player starts up the game.

Both Goyer and Reznor continue to discuss how video games are now blurring the line between entertainment and art, and how video games are probably the biggest entertainment industry these days.

Lamia and Dave Anthony, director of Black Ops II, finish off the video by talking about the benefits of video games telling a story over simple film.

You can't watch a movie in a movie theatre and change the fate of the main character, but you can do that in a video game.
— Dave Anthony

Full video here:

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