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Prophetus
14th Jan 2005, 03:35 PM
Well, seems the video game, Splinter Cell, metamorphorsed into literary success as one of the New York Times Top 10 books. The game's character, Sam Fisher, is transported from the computer screen to old fashion paper by author David Michaels.

In this day and age when reading consists of cannibalized english for IRC chats, forum posts, and web sites mispelling Tsunami, its refreshing to receive a good reason to actually read the old fashion way. However, for those of you who refuse to read from paper, UBI Soft is currently negotiating with Hollywood executives for a movie based on the game.

dub
14th Jan 2005, 04:23 PM
Is'nt splinter cell a tom clancy "thing"... himself an author?

Deep Qantas
14th Jan 2005, 08:00 PM
Is'nt splinter cell a tom clancy "thing"... himself an author?

Nah. Tom Clancy is a fictional character.

Black_Seeds
14th Jan 2005, 08:57 PM
:S im going to hope that ur kidding, as Tom Clancy is indeed a writer, although he didnt write books for either Splinter Cell or Ghost Recon, but he helps design the games :)

Prophetus
14th Jan 2005, 11:17 PM
Although the game is under Tom Clancy's name, and he did author several books that spawned these games, he has no connection to this particular series of books.

TossMonkey
15th Jan 2005, 08:53 PM
Cue the confusion.

As for the movies, well since Michael Ironside is the voice of Sam I wouldn't expect anything less than a dubbed version. In the same way that Viggo Mortissen does the voice for Master Chief I think a movie would be wrong if his voice wasn't in it.

enfestid
15th Jan 2005, 11:23 PM
Are you joking, or being serious?

http://www.us.imdb.com/name/nm1091994/

Mas
16th Jan 2005, 08:15 AM
On the subject of Tom Clancy, I got his Rainbow Six book for christmas, and i must say its a great read. Has anyone else read any of his other books?

The Swan Mocker
16th Jan 2005, 11:08 AM
I got Rainbow Six for Christmas too. Haven't read it yet though too much other crap to read through first(currently reading the Video Game Theory Reader)