Game(s) Would Like To See Become Either Tv Series Or Feature Film?

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Which games would look good on the big or smal screen in either format?
 

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I'd go retro and nominate the original Homeworld, with a revamped Battlestar Galactica look. You get optimistic space exploration, attempted genocide, brutal combat and ultimate triumph.
 

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Fallout - with an HBO style and budget... Series... always a series for an RPG... they're too long to be a two hour movie.
Dragon Age Origins would make a great series too... canon Dalish Elf warden tho... or the omitted Human Peasant ...i mean commoner
 

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I would love to see Myst as a series, although as gorgeous as it was on computer, it would be mind-blowingly phenomenal on the big screen.
 

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Halflife, Dead Space and Bioshock all have solid stories and i'd love to see them made as a movie.

I read a couple of the Eve books and found them to be very enjoyable, so maybe Eve online would make a decent movie.
 

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Dragon Age: Origins would be a great game. I think Vagrant Story could work very well. I was going to suggest The Last Of Us, but they're actually doing that already (I hope it bucks the trends of films based on videogames being rubbish).
 

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I wonder if they'll have Desmond in it.
 

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Halflife, Dead Space and Bioshock all have solid stories and i'd love to see them made as a movie.

I read a couple of the Eve books and found them to be very enjoyable, so maybe Eve online would make a decent movie.

There have been rumors of an EVE Online television show or miniseries for years now. No idea if it is actually happening or if a script is just slowly circulating and spawning rumors.

For myself, I think Mirror's Edge would be nifty. And possibly Dead Space.
 

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There have been rumors of an EVE Online television show or miniseries for years now. No idea if it is actually happening or if a script is just slowly circulating and spawning rumors.

For myself, I think Mirror's Edge would be nifty. And possibly Dead Space.

Eve won't happen. CCP is in trouble... no studio will touch Eve Online now... it would also feel like a Firefly re-boot...
 

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I'd go retro and nominate the original Homeworld, with a revamped Battlestar Galactica look. You get optimistic space exploration, attempted genocide, brutal combat and ultimate triumph.


Ooh, yes -- but to keep to the spirit of the original, they'd have to devote the whole of season 4 to a painstaking effort to steal all those ion-cannon frigates from around that round thing.

Tomb Raider was a brilliant game. I think it would make a great ... oh.
What about Final Fantasy 7? Surely they ... oh.
Minesweeper?
 

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Eve won't happen. CCP is in trouble... no studio will touch Eve Online now... it would also feel like a Firefly re-boot...

I agree except for the Firefly bit. But I agree that nobody will touch CCP at this point. EVE is gaining a bit of speed in Asia but slowly dying everywhere else. The WOD game was their chance to have a turn around, but now that it has been canceled. Well, that is it for them. Dust will not have any longevity and Valkyrie will be a joke.
 
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Also, I forgot to mention Mass Effect. That could be a fantastic film series. I figured that would be appropriate to mention given my avatar and devilsgrin's avatar. :p

I have actually been thinking about this question since my first response, but I cannot think of anything else I would particularly like to see besides Deadspace, Mirror's Edge, and Mass Effect.
 

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I know this has been brought up in internet forums since 1921, but I'd still like to see a Metal Gear Solid movie. Yes, this is despite the fact that each Metal Gear game is pretty much a movie. The difference would be that there would be Hollywood producers to say stuff like, "Hey, Kojima, that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Let's rewrite that."
 

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I know this has been brought up in internet forums since 1921, but I'd still like to see a Metal Gear Solid movie. Yes, this is despite the fact that each Metal Gear game is pretty much a movie. The difference would be that there would be Hollywood producers to say stuff like, "Hey, Kojima, that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Let's rewrite that."

I think the series has plenty of content with which to make a film, but the difficulty would be what game to base it on? The story is so convoluted at this point that if they came out with a film it would either be insane, literally, or it would essentially have to undo story from the games.
 

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Sure, I'd agree making a movie where 4 left off would be a hot mess. If anything, I'd say the first one. Or just a whole new story all together. It wouldn't be the first time a movie adaptation had it's own plot. There were some recurring themes, however, that would seem essential. Those being: Snake, a group of former Spec Ops..er..people?, and a Metal Gear.

As far as Mass Effect, I don't know if it would be able to continue where 3 left off. It'd have to be some time between 1 and 3. Or what would you think about a movie adaptation of the prequels where Anderson was a Specter candidate, and Saren was still a d*&che bag?
 

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Sure, I'd agree making a movie where 4 left off would be a hot mess. If anything, I'd say the first one. Or just a whole new story all together. It wouldn't be the first time a movie adaptation had it's own plot. There were some recurring themes, however, that would seem essential. Those being: Snake, a group of former Spec Ops..er..people?, and a Metal Gear.

As far as Mass Effect, I don't know if it would be able to continue where 3 left off. It'd have to be some time between 1 and 3. Or what would you think about a movie adaptation of the prequels where Anderson was a Specter candidate, and Saren was still a d*&che bag?

For ME, I think it would be fantastic if either none of the game characters were involved or only relatively minor ones were. I think it would be the best approach to simply go in-universe or focus on a story with a member of the team that does not involve the rest. If it did use most of the characters, I would say before two. But I prefer the first option. Seeing someone try to play Shepherd just does not feel right. There are as many Shepherds as there are players.
 

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