Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including overdosing on video game movies, more changes at NBN Co, and why cinema tickets are so expensive.
- Movies based on video games suck, more often than not. But that’s not stopping Hollywood. As Mark at Kotaku notes, there are 31 of the blighters potentially set to be made over the next few years. I think we can all agree that no-one needs RollerCoaster Tycoon: The Movie.
- Fibre is definitely not in favour at NBN Co anymore. Peter Ferris, the chief architect of the now-largely-abandoned fibre-to-the-premises plan, has been demoted into an advisory role. While not surprising, it’s a reminder that the prospect of any coherent replacement NBN plan is becoming less likely by the day.
- Speaking of derp, Village Roadshow executive Graham Burke has argued that cinema tickets aren’t that expensive in Australia. As an anti-piracy argument, it’s distinctly weird — especially when Burke also appears to believe that $240 is an inexpensive dinner for two.