5 Video Games That Should be Made into TV Shows or Movies

5 Video Games That Should be Made into TV Shows or Movies
By UNDED

In their own medium, games have told some of the best stories that have ever see the light of day. Stories that invoke empathy, wonder, and joy on par with classics like Moby Dick, The Giver, and 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Sadly, many people who aren’t interested, or just can’t play games will never experience them. With great actors, directors, and even a little tweaking on writing, they can be successfully adapted to film. Here is my list of the top games that need to be made into either TV shows, or movies.

Mass Effect– TV show

The amount of lore in Mass Effectis staggering: Alien races are at war with each other, abundant political intrigue, and an ancient alien race trying to kill everyone. A female Shepard would be the ideal choice to head this series.

My choice lead actress: Jessica Chastain

Red Dead Redemption– Triple Movie Series

By far my favorite game ever, the Housen brothers of GTA fame topped themselves. Red Dead Redemptionfollows ex-bandit, John Marsten, as he’s forced by the government to hunt down his old posse and bring them in or he’ll never see his wife and son again. Now running gangs of their own, the fight to bring them in proves difficult at best. Spanning across the US and even into Mexico, the story comes to a fulfilling and devastating end. If made into a successful franchise, Red Dead Redemption would no doubt be an instant classic. Why should it be made into a series of movies and not just one? Because I fucking said so.

My choice for lead actor: Viggo Mortenson

 

Devil May Cry– TV show
After the success of Supernatural and the now missed Constantine, a new heaven/hell show needs to be made, and Devil May Cry should be it. Dante, the son of powerful demon named Sparda, spends his days hunting down demons. The animosity between Dante and his brother Virgil, the supporting cast of characters, and his own history would make this a good show. But the action set pieces ALONE would keep this show afloat. With some rewrites to the story, Devil May Crycould make some serious headway as a show.

My choice for lead actor: Dave Franco

Fight Night: Champions -Movie

Released in 2011, this boxing game’s campaign was the last to focus solely on the story, letting you learn skill instead dumping points into speed, power, and agility and hoping for the best. The story follows Andre Bishop as he makes his way to the top of the ranks. Believing he can guarantee Andre a shot at the title, rival Manger DL McQueen gets aggressive. When Andre turns McQueen’ss offer down McQueen goes as far as paying off the judges, paying the reps to call foul with every body hit, and even a match that forces him to fight with a broken wrist.

My choice for lead actor:  Kofi Siriboe

Spec Ops: The Line– Movie

Set in a dystopia’d Dubai, Martin Walker, leads a spec ops team (John Lugo/Alphanso Adams) to find and kill John Conrad. As they enter downtown, a massive sand storm over runs the city leaving them to finish their mission without reinforcements, aid, or any backup whatsoever. Many could argue that this story has been featured already in the 2005 hit Black Hawk Down, but this story has a twist of its own. Before long, you’re forced to make hard decisions, even for a cold-hearted military group that has far reaching consequences and ends on such a high note that WHY HASN’T IT BEEN FUCKING ADAPTED ALREADY!!!

My choice for lead actors: Theo James/Jonny Weston/Michael B. Jordan 

 Given special care and appreciation for all involved, these would make a great addition to film as a medium. Preferably by directors and writers who haven’t written big budget movies before. If a writer director has something to prove, they’ll take extra care to make a great story even better. After all, Uraguan director Fede Alvarez was chosen to helm the 17 million dollar budget remake of Evil Dead after original director Sam Raimi saw a 5 minute YouTube video Alvarez made 4 years prior. Evil Dead went on to make 97.5 million.



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November 2015 PSN Flash Sale Is Live

PlayStation 4 Games

  • Arcania: The Complete Tale – $15.00
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – $35.99
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Gold Edition – $52.19
  • Axiom Verge – $13.99
  • Batman: Arkham Knight – $37.49
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition – $62.99
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Season Pass – $29.99
  • Blood Bowl 2 – $34.99
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Digital Deluxe Edition – $89.99
  • Capsule Force – $6.00
  • Color Guardians – $6.00 (cross-buy)
  • Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition – $23.99
  • Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess – $25.00
  • Destiny: The Taken King Add-On – Price Not Shown
  • Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition – $39.59
  • Destiny: The Taken King Collector’s Edition – $49.59
  • Dishonored Definitive Edition – $15.20
  • Evolve Season Pass 2 – $12.50
  • Extreme Exorcism – $11.69 (cross-buy)
  • Farming Simulator 15 – $34.99
  • FIFA 16 – $35.99
  • Godzilla – $12.00
  • Grand Theft Auto V – $35.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V + Great White Shark Card – $40.00
  • Hatoful Boyfriend – $5.00
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – $7.50 (cross-buy)
  • I Am Bread – $9.74
  • J-Stars Victory VS+ – $18.00
  • King’s Quest The Complete Collection – $29.59
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary – $15.00
  • LEGO Jurassic World – $34.99
  • Madden NFL 16 – $35.99
  • Mad Max – $44.99
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – $44.99
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY – $23.99
  • Minecraft: Story Mode Season Pass – $18.74
  • NBA 2K16 – $47.99
  • NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Edition – $59.99
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – $47.99
  • Nova-111 – $7.50 (cross-buy)
  • N++ – $13.99
  • Onechanbara Z2: Chaos – $20.00
  • PES 2016 Digital Bundle – $44.99
  • PES 2016 20th Anniversary Bundle – $52.49
  • Project CARS – $20.00
  • Pure Hold’em – $17.99
  • Risen 3: Enhanced Edition – $23.99
  • Samurai Warriors 4-II – $39.99
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack – $29.49
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – $10.00
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited – $24.00
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Imperial Edition – $32.00
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Premium Edition – $40.00
  • The Order: 1886 – $10.00
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – $25.00
  • Titan Souls – $7.50
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 – $29.40
  • Tour de France 2015 – $20.00
  • Toy Soldiers: War Chest – $8.99
  • Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame Edition – $15.00
  • Transformers Devastation – $24.50
  • Trials Fusion Awesome Max Edition – $16.00
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order – $9.00
  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood – $6.60
  • WWE 2K16 – $44.99
  • WWE 2K16 Digital Deluxe Edition – $60.29
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist – $14.99

PlayStation 3 Games

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – $39.49
  • Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess – $25.00
  • Destiny: The Taken King Add-On – Price Not Shown
  • Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition – $39.59
  • Destiny: The Taken King Collector’s Edition – $49.59
  • Extreme Exorcism – $11.69 (cross-buy)
  • Farming Simulator 15 – $27.99
  • FIFA 16 – $35.99
  • Godzilla – $12.00
  • Grand Theft Auto V – $25.20
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – $7.50 (cross-buy)
  • J-Stars Victory VS+ – $12.00
  • King’s Quest The Complete Collection – $29.59
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary – $3.75
  • LEGO Jurassic World – $27.99
  • Madden NFL 16 – $35.99
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – $37.49
  • Minecraft: Story Mode Season Pass – $18.74
  • NBA 2K16 – $47.99
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – $39.99
  • Nova-111 – $7.50 (cross-buy)
  • PES 2016 Digital Bundle – $37.49
  • PES 2016 20th Anniversary Bundle – $44.99
  • Samurai Warriors 4-II – $31.99
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack – $29.49
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 – $3.00
  • Tour de France 2015 – $16.00
  • Transformers Devastation – $24.50
  • WWE 2K16 – $44.99

PlayStation Vita Games

  • Amnesia: Memories – $9.00
  • Color Guardians – $6.00 (cross-buy)
  • Hatoful Boyfriend – $5.00
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – $7.50 (cross-buy)
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth3: V Generation – $12.00
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed – $12.00
  • J-Stars Victory VS+ – $12.00
  • LEGO Jurassic World – $13.99
  • Nova-111 – $7.50 (cross-buy)
  • Samurai Warriors 4-II – $31.99
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment – $10.00
  • Titan Souls – $7.50

Playstation Store Update November 24, 2015

 

Pre-orders

  • Just Cause 3 ($59.99)
  • Just Cause 3 XL Edition ($84.49)
  • TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE ($59.99)
  • TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE Gold Edition ($89.99)

PS4 Games

  • BEYOND: Two Souls ($29.99)
  • Bloodborne™ Complete Edition Bundle ($49.99)
  • Brunswick® Pro Bowling ($29.99)
  • First-person bundle ($9.99)
  • Miko Mole ($7.49/PS+ $2.25)
  • Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition Holiday Pack ($29.99)
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition  ($29.99)
  • TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE Beta (Free)
  • Wired Arcade Bundle ($12.99)

PS3 Games

  • Eiyuu Senki – The World Conquest ($39.99)
  • First-person bundle ($9.99)
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Deluxe Edition  ($29.99)
  • Vroom! Vroom Bundle! ($11.99)

PS Vita Games

  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires ($39.99)
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS 8 Empires Free Alliances Version (Free)
  • Teslagrad (Free)

Co-Op Sale
PlayStation 4 Games

  • Battlefield 4 – $15.00 (10%)
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Edition – $24.00 (10%)
  • Battlefield Hardline Standard Edition – $21.99 (5%)
  • Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition – $24.74 (5%)
  • Battlefield Hardline Ultimate Edition – $49.49 (5%)
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – $27.00 (5%)
  • Brothers: A Tale of two Sons – $10.00 (10%)
  • CastleStorm Definitive Edition – $6.00 (10%)
  • Defense Grid 2 – $6.00 (10%)
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition – $34.79 (9%)
  • Evolve – $18.00 (5%)
  • Evolve Digital Deluxe – $22.50 (5%)
  • Far Cry 4 – $30.00 (17%)
  • Fluster Cluck – $3.00 (15%)
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris – $8.00 (10%)
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris & Season Pass Pack – $11.60 (10%)
  • Overruled! – $6.00 (10%)
  • PayDay 2: Crimewave Edition – $25.00 (10%)
  • Penarium – $6.99 (10%)
  • Rayman Legends – $20.00 (10%)
  • Rocket League – $13.99 (10%)
  • TowerFall Ascension – $6.00 (10%)
  • Trine 2: Complete Story – $4.00 (10%)
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV – $17.49 (10%)

PlayStation 3 Games

  • Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel – $4.00 (10%)
  • Battlefield 4 – $10.00 (10%)
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Edition – $24.00 (10%)
  • Battlefield Hardline Standard Edition – $21.99 (5%)
  • Battlefield Hardline Deluxe Edition – $24.74 (5%)
  • Battlefield Hardline Ultimate Edition – $49.49 (5%)
  • Borderlands: Ultimate Edition – $9.00 (5%)
  • Borderlands 2 – $6.00 (5%)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – $21.99 (5%)
  • Castle Crashers – $4.50 (10%)
  • CastleStorm Complete Edition – $4.50 (10%)
  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare – $7.94 (14%)
  • Contra: Shattered Soldier (PS2 Classic) – $2.50 (10%)
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition – $23.19 (9%)
  • Double Dragon Neon – $2.00 (10%)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z- $12.00 (10%)
  • Dragon’s Crown – $20.99 (10%)
  • Far Cry 4 – $30.00 (17%)
  • Final Exam – $5.00 (25%)
  • Jeopardy! – $8.00 (20%)
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men – $3.00 (10%)
  • Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days – $4.00 (10%)
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – $4.50 (10%)
  • Max Payne 3 – $6.00 (5%)
  • Max Payne 3 Complete Edition & Red Dead Redemption Bundle – $6.60 (5%)
  • Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass – $4.50 (5%)
  • Max Payne 3: The Complete Edition – $7.50 (5%)
  • Midnight Club Los Angeles Complete Edition – $6.00 (5%)
  • MX vs ATV: Alive – $8.00 (20%)
  • MX vs. ATV Supercross – $12.00 (20%)
  • Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One – $10.49 (20%)
  • Rayman Legends – $20.00 (10%)
  • Realms of Ancient War – $3.00 (10%)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla – $8.00 (20%)
  • Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition – $10.50 (10%)
  • Resident Evil 6 – $8.00 (10%)
  • Resident Evil Revelations – $12.00 (10%)
  • Serious Sam 3: BFE – $5.00 (15%)
  • Tales from Space: About a Blob – $4.00 (25%)
  • Tales from Space: About a Blob Premium Bundle – $5.00 (25%)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – $5.85 (6%)
  • Trine 2 – $3.00 (10%)
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV – $20.00 (10%)
  • Wheel of Fortune – $8.00 (20%)

PlayStation Vita Games

  • Army of Two: The 40th Day (PSP) – $4.00 (10%)
  • CastleStorm Complete Edition – $4.50 (10%)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z – $8.00 (10%)
  • Rayman Legends – $13.50 (10%)
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 – $20.99 (10%)
  • Unit 13 – $10.49 (20%)

PSOne Classics

  • Bomberman Party Edition – $2.40 (10%)
  • Bust-A-Move 4 – $2.40 (10%)
  • Metal Slug X – $2.40 (10%)

Other Deals

  • Adventures To Go! (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.50
  • Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations (PS4) – $39.99
  • AeternoBlade (PS4) – $7.50
  • AeternoBlade Platinum Bundle (PS4) – $10.00
  • Carnage Heart EXA (PSP; PS Vita) – $10.00
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Ninja Clan Full Set + 30 Characters (PS4) – $48.00
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Ninja Clan Full Set + 30 Characters (PS3) – $48.00
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Ninja Clan Full Set (PS4) – $24.74
  • Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Ninja Clan Full Set (PS3) – $24.74
  • DiveKick (PS4) – $4.99 (20%)
  • DiveKick (PS3, PS Vita) – $4.99 (20%)
  • End of Serenity (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.50
  • God Mode (PS3) – $3.00
  • Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.50
  • Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley (PSP; PS Vita) – $10.00
  • Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.50
  • Miko Mole (PS4) – $7.49 (70%)
  • Mystic Chronicles (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.50
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Ultimate Edition (PS3) – $59.99
  • Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita) – $9.90
  • Reel Fishing: Master’s Challenge (PS Vita) – $10.00
  • Reel Fishing: The Great Outdoors (PSP; PS Vita) – $7.50
  • Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny (PS3) – $15.00

Xbox Black Frisday Sales are Live

 

Black Friday [Xbox]

Xbox One:

  • Battlefield Hardline — $23.99
  • Battlefield 4 Premium Edition — $30.00
  • Dark Souls II: Scholars of the First Sin — $20.00
  • Evolve — $16.00
  • Evolve Deluxe Edition — $20.00
  • Evolve Season Pass 1 — $7.50
  • Evolve Season Pass 2 — $12.50
  • Forza Motorsport 6 and Gears of War Ultimate Edition two-pack — $64.99
  • Guns, Gore, and Cannoli — $6.69
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection — $29.99
  • Killer Instinct Season Two Combo Breaker Add-on — $10.00
  • Killer Instinct Season Two Ultimate Edition — $20.00
  • Metro Redux Bundle — $17.99
  • Mortal Kombat X — $29.99
  • Mortal Kombat X: Kombat Pack — $17.99
  • Mortal Kombat X Premium Edition — $43.99
  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection — $24.00
  • Forza Horizon 2 — $25.00
  • Forza Horizon 2 Deluxe Edition — $35.00
  • Forza Horizon 2 Ultimate Edition — $45.00
  • Forza Horizon 2 Car Pass — $12.50
  • Goat Simulator Bundle — $12.72
  • Grand Theft Auto V — $35.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V and Great White Shark Card Bundle — $40.00
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition — $20.00
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Season Pass — $12.50
  • Beyond Eyes — $10.04
  • Blues and Bullets — $3.34
  • The Escapists — $10.00
  • King’s Quest Complete Collection — $29.99
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime — $10.04
  • Minecraft: Story Mode – The Complete Season — $18.74
  • Tales from the Borderlands Complete Season — $10.00
  • Telltale Games Collection — $36.30
  • F1 2015 — $40.19
  • FIFA 16 — $35.99
  • Forza Motorsport 6 — $49.79
  • Madden NFL 16 — $35.99
  • Madden NFL 16 Deluxe Edition — $47.99
  • NBA 2K16 — $47.99
  • NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Edition — $59.99
  • Need for Speed — $35.99
  • NHL 16 — $35.99
  • Project CARS Digital Edition — $20.00
  • RBI 15 — $5.00
  • Trials Fusion — $10.00
  • Trials Fusion The Awesome Max Edition — $20.00
  • Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians — $6.69
  • Bridge Constructor — $6.69
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved — $4.95
  • Lego Batman 3 Deluxe Edition — $17.50
  • Lego Jurassic World — $29.99
  • Nova-111 — $7.50
  • Skylanders SuperChargers Portal Owner’s Pack — $29.99

Xbox 360:

  • Assassin’s Creed II — $5.00
  • BattleBlock Theater — $4.95
  • Beyond Good & Evil — $2.50
  • Borderlands — $5.00
  • Castle Crashers — $4.95
  • Gears of War — $4.95
  • Mass Effect — $4.00
  • Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes — $3.75
  • Prince of Persia — $5.00
  • Secret Monkey Island — $2.50
  • Super Meat Boy — $4.95
  • Deadpool — $20.00
  • Max Payne 3 — $5.00
  • Max Payne 3 Rockstar Pass — $3.75
  • Risen — $5.00
  • Mortal Kombat — $9.00
  • Mortal Kombat Season Pass — $4.95
  • Mortal Kombat Arcade — $3.30
  • Epic Mickey 2 — $5.00
  • Geometry Wars Evolved — $5.00
  • Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved — $4.95
  • King’s Quest Complete Collection — $29.99
  • Monopoly Plus — $5.00
  • Naruto Storm R — $15.00
  • Rockstar Table Tennis — $3.00
  • Sklanders SPOP — $24.99
  • BioShock — $5.00
  • BioShock — $5.00
  • BioShock Infinite — $7.50
  • Borderlands 2 — $5.00
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel — $20.00
  • Fallout: New Vegas — $7.50
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon — $3.75
  • Halo 4 — $6.60
  • Metro Last Light Season Pass — $7.50
  • The Orange Box — $5.00
  • Payday 2 — $8.75
  • Portal 2 — $6.60
  • Titanfall Deluxe Edition — $5.00
  • Assassin’s Creed III — $6.60
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum — $5.00
  • Batman: Arkham City — $5.00
  • Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate Deluxe Edition — $5.00
  • Batman Arkham Origins Season Pass — $5.00
  • Bully — $3.75
  • Forza Horizon 2 — $20.00
  • Grand Theft Auto IV — $5.00
  • Grand Theft Auto IV — $25.20
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas — $3.75
  • L.A. Noire — $7.50
  • L.A. Noire Season Pass — $3.00
  • Red Dead Redemption — $10.50
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Collection — $5.00
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack — $2.50
  • Madden NFL 16 — $35.99
  • Midnight Club L.A. — $3.75
  • NASCAR 15 Victory Edition — $13.99
  • Need for Speed Carbon — $4.50
  • EA Sports NHL Legacy Edition — $35.99
  • Sine Mora — $3.75
  • Trials Fusion — $10.00