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What videogame would make a great TV show?
« on: 28 Mar 2013, 17:13 »

Interesting video
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/no-right-answer/7061-Videogame-That-Should-Be-A-TV-Show-The-Most

So I figured I'd start a thread.  What videogame would make a great TV show?

I agree with Chris in the video, but other than the 2 discussed, I would like to see an Assassin's creed series a la Game of Thrones.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #1 on: 29 Mar 2013, 10:38 »

I would like to see an Assassin's creed series a la Game of Thrones.

So that's basically The Borgias
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #2 on: 29 Mar 2013, 10:58 »

I think Okami would be a great little show in the vein of Avatar and the likes. Viewtiful Joe would also count but that was a cartoon show for a while.

The World Ends With You is the one I'd most like to see as either a TV show or an anime. The concept of The Reaper's Game and the mythos for the afterlife and frequencies that were presented intrigue and give too much universe for a single game to truly explore. A TV Show would have a much better time with it all.

Likewise Phoenix Wright would make an amazing Law And Order style "crime of the week" show with a little comedic and fantastic flair to spice things up.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #3 on: 31 Mar 2013, 01:58 »

I would like to see an Assassin's creed series a la Game of Thrones.

So that's basically The Borgias
only when you get to assassins creed 2 and its spin offs.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #4 on: 13 Apr 2013, 18:04 »

I would watch a TV series based on Phantasy Star Online...the storyline is amazing, Sega doesn't hold back.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #5 on: 14 Apr 2013, 21:37 »

Portal: the movie  :psyduck:

More realistically, how about DragonAge Origins?
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #6 on: 15 Apr 2013, 12:00 »

More realistically, how about Dragon Age: Origins?

As much as I love DAO, right now, with Game of Thrones, all we'd hear would be people bitching about how similar the two are (which, in all fairness, Dragon Age does owe a lot to George R. R. Martin). Maybe in a few years, but not before.

Personally, I think a mini series based on Deus Ex: Human Revolution might be good, if done right.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #7 on: 15 Apr 2013, 12:10 »

Actually, thinking about it... 'To The Moon'. I could seriously see some fantastic potential in a series based on the concept of the company in the game. It also has some decent things to build off of from 'Dollhouse',  'Total Recall' and 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #8 on: 15 Apr 2013, 17:59 »

I don't know, has anyone done something like The Walking Dead?  I kid.

Honestly, I would like to see a series based on Resident Evil, but done like the CG films Degeneration and Damnation.  You make that a TV series, and do it right - by which I mean stay with the original storyline, and not something Paul WS Anderson dreamed up for his wife to star in - and I will watch the ever-loving shit out of that.

Seriously - I will be on the edge of my couch every week to watch the new episode, and no I would not be disappointed that I already know what's going to happen because I played the games (this was one of the arguments for the movies diverting from what was originally considered canon).
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #9 on: 22 Apr 2013, 20:10 »

perfect dark has some serious cinematic potential
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #10 on: 23 Apr 2013, 20:59 »

As a reverse to this concept...I think the movie "One-Hour Photo" would make a...killer...video game. :mrgreen:

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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #11 on: 24 Apr 2013, 01:16 »

I would love to see Civilization turned into a series, watching a civ develop over the ages.
But I have no idea how they would do it without it being boring for 99% of the audience... :/
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #12 on: 24 Apr 2013, 07:20 »

does anyone remember a game called Deathrow?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Oa_2lqKLto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSG6dOW5GXg

basically you could win a match by one of two ways:

1) Score the most points

2)kill the entire opposing team.

you could unlock players for your team and every time you beat a team in story mode you could unlock that team for story and multiplayer.  There was even a ninja team.  They seriously need to revamp this game.  A nice gem from the old xbox and extremely underrated.

would love to see this become an actual sport.  Its like full contact ultimate frisbee!
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #13 on: 24 Apr 2013, 08:11 »

Kerbal Space Program might make an interesting TV show. It would be like Apollo 13 remade as a comedy...  :psyduck:

I would love to see Civilization turned into a series, watching a civ develop over the ages.
But I have no idea how they would do it without it being boring for 99% of the audience... :/
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #14 on: 24 Apr 2013, 11:40 »

How about Nethack?
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #15 on: 24 Apr 2013, 11:49 »

How about Nethack?
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #16 on: 29 Apr 2013, 10:32 »

would love to see this as a tv show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-y2fJrHmy0
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #17 on: 10 May 2013, 19:04 »

"Indiana Jones And The Emperor's Tomb" would arguably have made a better IJ movie than Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The plot is episodic, so a TV serial would not be impossible.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #18 on: 10 May 2013, 19:25 »

Skies of Arcadia Legends could make for an awesome ensemble cast TV show.

I also thought the Resistance games would be better to watch then play.

I'd chime in for Final Fantasy but I really do think of them as movies at this point
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #19 on: 11 May 2013, 12:07 »

I would love to see Civilization turned into a series, watching a civ develop over the ages.
But I have no idea how they would do it without it being boring for 99% of the audience... :/

....I think they tried, with that History Channel series, Mankind.

"Indiana Jones And The Emperor's Tomb" would arguably have made a better IJ movie than Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The plot is episodic, so a TV serial would not be impossible.

To be honest, I'd rather have the Young Indiana Jones dvds.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #20 on: 12 May 2013, 06:59 »

i could definitely see something getting made out of alpha centauri. like a west wing style political drama set on an alien planet.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #21 on: 12 May 2013, 07:13 »

This show is becoming so predictable! Miriam just declared Vendetta on Zakharov for the third time this season!  :-D
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #22 on: 13 May 2013, 22:51 »

Two words:

Saints  Row.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #23 on: 14 May 2013, 07:25 »

Two words:

Saints  Row.
so basically the wire from the gansters POV but silly...
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #24 on: 14 May 2013, 10:35 »

It'd be the best, insaneist, explodiest, shootingest, most phallus-filled crime dramedy ever.

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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #26 on: 14 May 2013, 12:18 »

How about.... Antichamber? :psyduck:
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #28 on: 14 May 2013, 14:16 »

I still want to see Waking Life: The Game.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #29 on: 02 Jun 2013, 13:51 »

i've been playing Sniper Elite: Berlin 1945, and it has some very interesting storytelling potential in the premise. you play as an american OSS agent in berlin at the end of the war, but rather than fighting the nazis you're an infiltrator into the german army. you actually spend most of your time fighting the soviets, trying to prevent them from getting their acquiring german atomic research.

i think it could be quite interesting to do something exploring the german side of the war, and the infiltrator angle seems like a good way to do that without the problematic aspect of having nazis as the main characters.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #30 on: 07 Jun 2013, 03:14 »

I've heard that they are making a TV series based around EVE.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #31 on: 07 Jun 2013, 14:03 »

I wanna say Alan Wake, but I don't know if there's any room for it, after the game pretty much...was an episodic thing.

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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #32 on: 22 Jun 2013, 22:34 »

The Walking Dead.

The game is seriously SO MUCH BETTER than the show is.  So. Much. Better.  Can AMC hire Telltale?
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #33 on: 06 Nov 2013, 13:44 »

Anything from the Fallout Universe would be watchable.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #34 on: 07 Nov 2013, 09:07 »

Whatever the show, Logan Cunningham has to be narrator.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #35 on: 07 Nov 2013, 14:47 »

This isn't quite the question, but I know that a lot of wrestling fans including myself wish that some of the storylines that take place in the WWE computer games would happen in real life - like when Wade Barrett, Sheamus, William Regal and Drew McIntyre forming a stable called the United Kingdom. That's just badass.
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« Reply #36 on: 08 Nov 2013, 07:22 »

This isn't quite the question, but I know that a lot of wrestling fans including myself wish that some of the storylines that take place in the WWE computer games would happen in real life - like when Wade Barrett, Sheamus, William Regal and Drew McIntyre forming a stable called the United Kingdom. That's just badass.

That would get some younger guys way too over and is much too good of an idea for WWE creative to think of it. Speaking of... who was that Welsh guy who looked a bit like a more compact sized Batista? I'm sure he could find a place on such a team.

Course, I spent years hoping that Jericho, Benoit, Edge, Christian, and Trish Stratus would form a Canadian stable... though, it is notably lacking any sort of Hart:roll:

On topic, (and I apologize if anyone has beaten me to this idea) I think Minecraft would make an excellent TV series on the level and of a similar vein as Walking Dead. We start out with a guy named Steve who finds himself in the wilderness and has to build a shelter before night comes and the zombies, skeletons, man-eating spiders, and creepers come out. We could follow his exploits all season as he has close encounters with various hostile mobs and finds building materials, possibly meeting other "players" or villagers. Eventually, like around season 2-3 (once he had like a proper and safe house/castle) he would make his way into the Nether and then around season 5 he would enter the End to slay the Enderdragon.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #37 on: 08 Nov 2013, 08:20 »

That would get some younger guys way too over and is much too good of an idea for WWE creative to think of it. Speaking of... who was that Welsh guy who looked a bit like a more compact sized Batista? I'm sure he could find a place on such a team.

Course, I spent years hoping that Jericho, Benoit, Edge, Christian, and Trish Stratus would form a Canadian stable... though, it is notably lacking any sort of Hart:roll:

You're thinking of Mason Ryan, who is still employed by WWE but Christ alone knows where he is.

The less said about Benoit the better, but Jericho, Christian, Test, Lance Storm and William Regal formed a stabled called the UnAmericans. Also both WCW and TNA independelty had stables called Team Canada, both of which were pretty awesome.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #38 on: 08 Nov 2013, 08:50 »

That's the guy. I believe Jericho tweeted about Ryan after his debut, calling him "Batistwo". Speaking of Jericho, I don't know he was technically ever part of the UnAmericans. According to his book, he was crucial to their formation, but then was drafted to the other show. I think there were plans for him to be a part of it, but he did assist them from time to time.
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« Reply #39 on: 08 Nov 2013, 09:05 »

You have a point there. He was always good friends with Christian so I just associated them by proxy.
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« Reply #40 on: 08 Nov 2013, 09:34 »

Jericho was pretty good friends with everyone involved. He was just in the midst of a notable de-push/burial at the hands of triple H at the time (ymmv).
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #41 on: 08 Nov 2013, 11:52 »

In ten years' time, Jericho will still have more critical respect than Trips has ever had with the exception of the years 1999-2001 and Trips will be in charge of a wrestling company that's still stagnant.
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Re: What videogame would make a great TV show?
« Reply #42 on: 08 Nov 2013, 18:58 »

Tetris. It'd be a sitcom about a buch of different blocks that don't really fit together, but has to adjust and work together to move on in their lives.
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