Submitted by Linko64 421d ago | opinion piece

3 Recent TV Shows That Could Make Kick Ass Games

Xbox Live Gamer Hub looks at three recent TV shows that could make kick ass games.

''Making waves over on MTV, Death Valley is a melting pot of video game potential. Following San Fernando Valley's Undead Task Force, Death valley could make for a highly entertaining game (if handled correctly). With Zombies, Vampires and Werewolves the main villains of the show a video game adoption could be a neat little prospect. Playing as one the Undead Task Force officers in a open world could offer many different experiences in the same vein as Saints Row.'' (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   421d ago
So, many ways to do a Firefly/Serenity game right.

If they ever do make a game, I hope they get the original creators and cast-

I would want a "Heavy Rain"/ "L.A. Noire" styled "CAPRICA" Game.
(Caprica is the short lived prequel show to BattleStar Galactica)
-I think it would be a great jump into further pushing Mature (notjustsexandblood) Themed gaming.
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thorstein  +   421d ago
Yeah, you really, really have to to something that is quite good. Books, movies, and TV to games haven't done all that well with Lego games being the exception that proves the rule (and they are starting to get stale.)

There were a few LOTR games that pulled it off.. I liked Battle for Middle Earth RTS. Some Star Wars games were amazing...others not so much. I think the Devs have to be really, really into the universe in which they are deving.
3-4-5  +   421d ago
Man this is on Netflix....I need to check it out. I've heard great things about Firefly/ Serenity ....sucks it's only 14 episodes.

I just dealt with watching SGU's only 2 seasons and I was just getting attached to the cast too and then Boom Done !.....So I can relate.

I've always wanted an Stargate SG-1 game where you could go explore other worlds and stuff.
Heisenburger  +   421d ago
Definitely watch Firefly. I'm currently watching two episodes every Sunday after church with my sixty-seven year old grandmother. We did the same thing with my Blurays of Breaking Bad.

Now of course I've already seen the show/movie myself, but I enjoy sharing things with her.

Fun fact for all browncoats here: My grandmother's favorite character is Jane. Haha
thorstein  +   421d ago
Heisenberg gets and intelligent bubble just for using the term "Browncoats."
zeal0us  +   421d ago
Activision is making a Walking Dead shooter but I and many other really don't have high hope or even much hope that game isn't a disaster/trash.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   421d ago
I worry about that too.

I would like a game based-off Walking Dead needs to include the following:

-Group maintenance (Drama, Morale, Personalities Types, and Hand holding)
-Scrounging for supplies-parts
-Finding people with useful skill sets.
-Finality of Death-
-RPG skill growth-
+A little Strategy (base Building Fortifying) for good measure.
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Sketchy_Galore  +   421d ago
For a moment I thought that was Michael Bluth. Still, an Arrested development game could work well as a mix between Telltale's walking dead and Sim city, obviously with some Metal gear solid elements thrown in for Tobias's stalking scenes.
FarCryLover182  +   421d ago
How I Met Your Mother would be a good game.
Energy-HL  +   421d ago
The Inbetweeners ;) j/k

Need more/better Game of thrones games.
JohnApocalypse  +   421d ago
There is a Breaking Bad flash game. It has a Cooking Mama theme
Fyflin  +   421d ago
A firefly game would be amazing! Sadly we'll never get another series but a game could be the next best thing. Just depends how it plays and what genre it would be.
Hellsvacancy  +   421d ago
They could make a decent Dexter game, then again they could make a decent Final Fantasy game, still not happened
LarVanian  +   421d ago
I would love to see MercurySteam make a Game of Thrones game and I think Quantic Dream could make a great Dexter game. Wishful thinking, I know :/.
Nevers0ft  +   421d ago
Two Broke Girls would be an excellent candidate for making into a game... Because no matter how hard they tried, the developers couldn't turn out anything as terrible as the show it's based on.
BanBrother  +   421d ago
Twin Peaks, Boardwalk Empire, TwD (not Activision one).
Ck1x  +   421d ago
A current show that could make for a great new gaming franchise would be "Falling Skies"! It has everything in this show, mercenaries(the resistance), multiple forms of aliens and class levels, rebel alien alliance, alien mechs and alien/human hybrids(that have the abilities of aliens but still look human). I just got into this show and its really, really good, but then DreamWorks is handling the overall production so I guess that's a given then.
MasterD919  +   421d ago
I wouldn't mind playing a game based on Dexter. There are a lot of ways that it could innovate the gaming genre by putting in consequences and decisions that alter the game.

I'd also like to see a Dredd game. I realize that isn't a t.v. show or anything along those lines, but I'd like to see it regardless.
porkChop  +   421d ago
Dredd 3D was a fuckin great movie. I was really surprised that they didn't turn it into an FPS (though I would prefer a TPS). So much potential there.

There was, however, a Dredd game back in the day. Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death. It came out on PC, PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube.

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porkChop  +   421d ago
Firefly is more than a decade old. I wouldn't count that as a "Recent" TV Show. Still, it could make for a great game if done episodically.
jakmckratos  +   421d ago
I want a badass Mighty Morphin Power Rangers game. Rocksteady..get on this.

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