Much like a fine wine and some sort of stinky cheese, Stiq Flicks takes a look at a recent video game release and pairs it with a film.
We’re entering the doldrums in the yearly video game release schedule, when the waters have calmed and the wind has stopped blowing. It’s all in preparation for the busy holiday gaming season that appears to have spilled over into August, with games like Sleeping Dogs, Darksiders 2, Guild Wars 2, and more brightening the end of summer.
With that in mind, we’re taking a look at something a little different this week. In case you never experienced the goodness of a Star Wars game done well, the Knights of the Old Republic I and II PC Bundle Pack is out now, providing two classic games in one $19.99 package. Sure, they aren’t new, but both games provide a classic experience that still holds up today.
Since the light game season inspired us to go retro for the game, let’s dip into the archives for the accompanying movie. Our movie pairing to accompany this retro release might not hold up as well as a KOTOR title, but it’s a classic nonetheless. Video game movies are nothing new, and over the course we’ll hit on some of the best from years past (including Joysticks, a personal favorite that is a terrible blend of Porky’s and video games) but what we’ve chosen to accompany this double-pack is the 1984 classic film Cloak & Dagger.