No Right Answer: Videogame That Should Be A TV Show The Most

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Videogame That Should Be A TV Show The Most

Chris and Kyle decide which videogame is destined for the boob tube. Also, a call to action for the fans after the credits!

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New emblem?

I don't like change!

Also, Chris has a job involving video games, but can't talk about video games? Sucks to be you :D

Good choices! Honestly I'd like to see both as a tv show.

I think Mass Effect might be a bit more show worthy, but it would require a lot more CGI than Bioshock and tv CGI tends to be crap. Bioshock would be easier to create.

Really enjoyed this episode, but I am a massive fan of the Mass effect series and i don't see it translating to television without upsetting people simply because of the amount of choice, the whole paragon renegade thing. (Yes yes the ending I know), still i'd love to see them try.
Other games that would be awesome would be a Borderlands TV show, games with a linear plot would be much easier to translate and while i would also love a witcher tv series again you have the same problem of the amount of choice. (Yes I know there is a Polish one)

The one problem I have with this debate, is that Bioshock, by its very nature, can't be a TV show. For a fantastic example of why, see the scene in Andrew Ryan's office. Without the interactive nature of games, that scene loses practically all of its impact. It just wouldn't work as anything other than a game.

The Walking Dead maybe? :P
I can't really see Bioshock going for more than a single season unless they do the two points of view like Chris said. Mass Effect? Six seasons and a movie! I don't think they should try the Paragon/Renegade angle unless it's pay-per-view, so that people can chose which one they want. Wouldn't really make sense to have two separate Sheperds just for the moral choices because that subtracts from the depth of the character. A big part of the appeal of Mass Effect was that you could build both Paragon AND Renegade meters at the same time (albeit not fully), And it was fun in ME2 getting different prompts based on the context of the scene.

Honestly I would of picked Fallout 3 over Bioshock as to me Bioshock seen to have a limited cast in my view when it come to being a TV show.

AS for the request, not too sure. I gonna have to look at past episodes comments that I was quite dissapointed on.

I think my favorite episode is still the "worst video game movie adaptation" which would lose a lot of its sillyness if it was redone or redone properly.

Why can't Chris talk about video games?

As far as episode to be revisited... "This generations 'Star Wars'" Maybe throw in the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe phenomenon now that we know how well Avenger's worked and more of their future plans with it.

Halo would make a good TV show, unless we are sticking strictly to the story of the games to make the shows plot. Saints Row would be an awesome HBO show. Professor Layton, Fire Emblem, and Dead Space might make good shows.

The Fallout universe would be great for a TV show, especially on the heels of the Walking Dead. A gritty post-apocalyptic world that follows the population of a vault after it opens and tries to establish a city. You've got raiders, scavangers, traders, mercenaries, mutants, ghouls, and religious nuts all over the place! Damn you, now I want this to be a thing... Hurry up Wasteland 2, I needs me a fix.

Mass Effect would be almost too easy if it weren't for the alien cast members not being able to look very much like their in-game counterparts. Asari are even the easiest ones and their tentacle heads would still look kind of goofy as just rubber scalps and blue make-up, but almost every other species has an inhuman body type. But as far as the episodic nature and the dialogue scenes go the show practically writes itself, because the games so closely resemble your average sci-fi space opera.

Bioshock is the more intriguing idea but would nearly be impossible to make into a show while maintaining the original game's essence because Jack is such a non-character and the gameplay reflects that in that all he really does for the majority of the game is sneak, scavenge and kill things. BUT I think it could work as a big-budget miniseries that more or less follows the rise and fall of Rapture leading up to just before Jack's arrival through the perspective of a handful of it's citizens, maybe including Ryan, Fontaine, and Tenenbaum.

I'm for Fallout, the whole Fallout universe, not only FO3 (and please never FONV).
But only, when the Ghouls have no major role. We have enough Zomies in the media already.

But when forced to choose between what is given, i would take Bioshock.

Bioshock sounds like it could work better as a mini-series.

Also, Pizza metaphors are best metaphors.

Also, I like to think that the new logo and art are signs of growth for this show.

I like the new look

Agree with Mass affect wining "Videogame That Should Be A TV Show The Most"

and my favorite episode is the "worst video game movie adaptation", but
switch roles in Craziest Person in Hollywood Ever pls.

As for what could be the 100th episode, I wish I could come up with something more creative than Worst Batman Villain Ever.

i can only imagine mass effect as some kind of porn parody at best.
many psychoses will be shared..

Game as a TV show? L.A. Noire...

Glad they brought up the Lost point. I feel like a Bioshock TV show would end up being just like Lost and would end up being somewhat shitty. While still an awesome presence I think Mass Effect would fare better than Bioshock just because it's more open than Bioshock

coheedswicked:
Why can't Chris talk about video games?

As far as episode to be revisited... "This generations 'Star Wars'" Maybe throw in the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe phenomenon now that we know how well Avenger's worked and more of their future plans with it.

Chris can't talk about video games due to his recent job at Nintendo. They have instructed him that since he works for a videogame company, he could be seen as a face of their company. Thus, his opinions can't be willy nilly out there without their review, and it's just easier to tell him no talkie about video gamie on internetie.

They should revisit... hmmm... Worst Instance When Fans Didn't Show Up

Their new logo looks a lot like the Jimquistion's. Still better than the old one.

Revisit Best Disney Villain. Consider Frollo for an option!

Mass Effect wouldn't work. Even if it was on HBO or Showtime, as we're seeing with Game of Thrones it's just too expensive to do anything of that scale on television to do it well. The problem with Bioshock is that, as we saw with Bioshock 2, there's not really another story to tell once you get to the end of the first one, and American television execs want a show that could (hypothetically) continue forever.

Metro 2033 would make an excellent television series.

Given Chris can't talk video games, if the top request is a video game one... is that an issue, or is the loop hole that he already talked about it?

Kordie:
The Fallout universe would be great for a TV show, especially on the heels of the Walking Dead. A gritty post-apocalyptic world that follows the population of a vault after it opens and tries to establish a city. You've got raiders, scavangers, traders, mercenaries, mutants, ghouls, and religious nuts all over the place! Damn you, now I want this to be a thing... Hurry up Wasteland 2, I needs me a fix.

As someone currently playing through Fallout 3 for the first time I second this. Every aspect of this idea has been done before, just not all at once. Just take the TV show Jericho, throw in some Walking Dead, add maybe a pinch of Revolution and boom you're there.

Though all three of those shows were kinda bad too.

Well, this will probably get hate in one way or another, but anyway...

I could see Mass Effect, or about any BioWare game, working as a TV show because the game play in them is so boring and bland while it is focused on story. So, that could work. I'd love to see a BioShock TV show, especially if they did the recordings of what happened in certain areas like the flashbacks in Lost of the characters before they were on the island. I thought they did that really well.

I don't see Bioshock becoming a show or a movie unless they radically changed certain aspects of it. Did Chris and Kyle say that? I was reading a research article and listening to this at the same time :p

Bioshock: Infinte could be made into a solid TV show in a heartbeat. But the first one, eh... its such a videogame experience in that it can only work to its fullest potential in a videogame.

Mass Effect, yes. But I feel like what Chris said about studios knowing what to do with it could be a huge hazard. They might try and make it into something it isn't, or something it shouldn't be.

I'd want Bioshock but!! I'd want it to be set in "utopian" Rapture, at its peak. And then have, like, 3 seasons and ending with the fall of Rapture. That I'd watch.

on the subject of the current debate: I think Assassin's Creed would make a good TV show - 1 season per game

on the subject of the re-do: Best Disney Villain, but with Frollo

Firefilm:
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First of all, Just want to say. Love the show's facelift.

Secondly you're both wrong.
Assassin's Creed.

Serialized adventure,
Overarching plot
Easy transition to episodic format
Any time period or setting you could ask for
Danger
Romance
Excitement
Evil corporations
Parkour
Technology
A guy with a British accent

It's Dr. Fucking Who with knives!

My vote goes out to "Best U.S. President Ever" and then with opposite sides. I think stressing the fact that Abraham Lincoln had fairly ambiguous views about white supremacy is an important consideration. There's also the point that the civil war just kind of happened because of social attitudes, not because he actively chose to fight it. But more importantly, how was George Washington not in that debate?! That guy basically had to organize the formation of an entire new country from scratch.

Firefilm:

coheedswicked:
Why can't Chris talk about video games?

As far as episode to be revisited... "This generations 'Star Wars'" Maybe throw in the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe phenomenon now that we know how well Avenger's worked and more of their future plans with it.

Chris can't talk about video games due to his recent job at Nintendo. They have instructed him that since he works for a videogame company, he could be seen as a face of their company. Thus, his opinions can't be willy nilly out there without their review, and it's just easier to tell him no talkie about video gamie on internetie.

That sucks, I can understand them not wanting him to badmouth their companies ones, but can't talk about them full stop. Kinda lame...

This implies that Mass Effect isn't already an over-glorified T.V. show.

Also, I love people flooding my inbox with comments about why my personal, subjective opinion is 'wrong' and I shouldn't have it. Please do that.

I would argue Deus Ex would have made for a better opponent for "this or Mass Effect for a TV show", but that's just me.

As for re-do episode, just do more episodes with the deck of "Who Would Win" cards. There's your re-do, keep doing more of those.

Mass Effect could make a very good TV show, but in order for it to work it'd have to not be centred around Shepard (Due to the personal choice part of the game, everyone's Shepard is different) though it could still mention Shepard (If set at the same time/after the games)

Bioshock... I don't know... Whilst it would be interesting (Not nearly enough Steampunk TV shows...) it kind of fits more as a game (Unless they did something like have each series based around a different character's point of view as they discover a mystery related to them/other characters)

Fallout could work as a TV show, there's been plenty of similar post-apocalyptic TV shows (Which often were pretty good) having the various factions (Different Vaults, Brotherhood of Steel etc)it could also have an overarching plot about the cause of the apocalypse that gets found out via scavenging/trading information about it.

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