The video game publisher THQ is certainly feeling magnanimous this holiday season, what with their unprecedented Humble Bundle featuring a slew of must-have video games for download on Steam. In another bold move, THQ is drumming up hype for the upcoming Metro: Last Light by offering a free copy of Metro 2033 to everyone on Facebook, and all you have to do is give it a like on the game's official page. No, really, that's all you have to do to snag yourself a copy on the house. It's a nice gesture, but you still can't help but wonder if this is just a major marketing campaign or yet another instance of THQ attempting to avoid focus on its recent company woes.
Hollywood seems to be investing heavily in the rights to video game-inspired movies lately. Though the Bioshock, Halo, and Uncharted flicks didn't work out, films based on Assassin's Creed, Need for Speed, and Metal Gear Solid are all at some stage in pre-production as we speak. If you're still wont to deny to that a tidal wave of video game movies is forming, destined to hit theaters two-four years years from now, I think that this movie removes all doubt from the equation: MGM Pictures has brought the rights to make a movie based on Metro 2033, a series of Russian sci-fi novels, which inspired the critically lauded 2010 video game.