Following comments made by EA CEO John Riccitiello which put video games and movies side by side in their importance, Variety video games reporter and reviews editor Ben Fritz has weighed in with his thoughts on the subject.

Fritz called Riccitiello's comments "misguided if not totally wrong" and pointed to a string of video games based on movies. He does, however, concede that there are several video game properties either currently being made into movies or waiting in the wings for the same treatment.

"... there are projects like "Gears of War," "World of Warcraft," and EA's own "Dead Space." And a few big games like "Bioshock" and "Assassin's Creed" are, I hear, on Hollywood's radar," said Fritz.

BioShock and Assassin's Creed movies sound like a good idea in our book, so we certainly hope Fritz is correct.