• For the games industry, sequels and franchise spinoffs are the standard modus operandi--even more so than Hollywood. British company Rebellion Games, for example, has thrived by making videos games based on established game franchises (Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lone Wolf for PlayStation 1) or film franchises (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for PlayStation Portable). But it was AVP that put them on the map--and, in a twist of the usual order, the game inspired the cinematic sequel. 

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