Category Archives: Video Games

6 Video Games That Could Also Support Unfaithful, Live Action TV Adaptations

Video games are finally getting their due in the world of live action adaptations — but for some reason, the adaptation just isn’t done properly. People are really, really mad at the Halo show for the changes and choices they’ve made that differ from established lore. Even when the showrunners explain what they’re doing and why, fans are still angry.

Rare photo of Master Chief with his helmet on

And Halo isn’t alone. We had our first trailers last week for the upcoming Resident Evil adaptation on Netflix — which won’t have much to do with the pre-existing stories from the games. There will be some classic Resident Evil elements, like the zombies and Umbrella, but there will be all new characters, locations and storylines. So that got me thinking…what other video games could work for live action adaptations that don’t actually use the source material stories? What other live action game adaptations could veer wildly away from what fans actually want?

Join me after the jump for some franchises that would make for some pretty great live action adaptations, especially if the show doesn’t actually adapt the existing game story.

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The Netflix Resident Evil Show At Least Has Zombies

I was a big Resident Evil fan back at the beginning, in my childhood Playstation 1 years. I enjoyed the games so much I sought out and read some tie-in novels, and some novel adaptations of the early games. I dunno. I was just that kind of kid.

I never got into the Resident Evil movies, though I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them all. And I skipped watching that Welcome to Raccoon City movie last year because I heard it was terrible. Suffice to say, I like the lore and characters of Resident Evil, but nobody is really adapting that just right.

And it looks like they’re going to miss the mark again with the upcoming Netflix TV show.

Those two trailers look fine, but it also looks like they’re just taking the zombies, some specific monsters and the Umbrella Corporation and tying them to a completely different story and group of characters. Is that what we want? Is that what any of us want?

Just give me a faithful Resident Evil 2 adaptation complete with Leon, Claire, Hunk and then a Resident Evil 3 with Jill Valentine subplot. Those two games took place at largely the same time, right?

Look at how much success Disney is having with Star Wars shows that give fans what they want!

Anyway, Resident Evil comes to Netflix on July 14. Some of us will watch it that weekend and then nobody will ever talk about it again, because that’s what has becoming of the binging model.

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6 Other Video Game LEGO Sets I Want to See

I had a bit of an adventure this past weekend trying to get my hands on the LEGO set of the Horizon: Forbidden West Tallneck. I had to go out of town to the nearest LEGO store, only to quickly learn that it was also a big day for new Star Wars LEGO and a huge line had formed even before the store opened! Suffice to say, I did not get my Tallneck…

This big, beautiful boy arrives in the mail today!

…at the store. I just went home and immediately ordered it on Amazon for the exact same price, with free shipping. So I’ll be getting the LEGO Tallneck this week no problem! I think it’s great that LEGO is branching out into more video game sets. They’ve done some recently for Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, and I own a couple of the Overwatch sets. This is hopefully the start of even more LEGO sets from video games!

Join me after the jump for more video game-themed LEGO sets I want to see in the future.

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6 Dumb Sonic the Hedgehog Characters That I Want to See in the Threequel

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 arrived in theaters this past week and I enjoyed the flick, at least to the extent that I allowed myself to have an open mind and enjoy it. I didn’t care for the first one because it learned way too heavily into weird live action movie tropes instead of just being a Sonic movie. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 still suffers from some of those tropes, but the sequel also allowed itself to charge ahead into actual Sonic lore and characters.

So when do we get the Tom Wachowski spin-off game?

In Sonic the Hedgehog 2, we really had Sonic, Tails and Knuckles working together to save the Chaos Emeralds from Doctor Robotnik. Yes, we also had some weird tangents about a wedding in Hawaii and Sonic having adopted human parents, but the video game stuff was neat and treated well. Then we had that new character tease in the post-credits scene! So methinks that the threequel is going to lean even more into the actual video game storytelling…though, honestly, we’re probably gonna get a bunch more human subplot nonsense.

Still, I have high hopes, and a Google list of the dumbest and strangest Sonic the Hedgehog characters! So in my geeky fandom, what rando Sonic characters would I like to see show up in the threequel?

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Halo TV Show Incoming

The Halo TV show debuts on Paramount+ this week and I’m pretty excited. I know there are a lot of naysayers across the internet right now, but I think it looks good! I just want to see what they manage to pull off, with high hopes for some quality television.

I don’t see what the problem is with these trailers. I think the CGI looks good. I’ll grant you that I’m no master of the Halo games or lore, so I’m not at all bothered by the show going in their own direction storywise. I just wanna see a cool sci-fi show with the recognizable Master Chief at the center. I’m excited to see what happens.

Halo kicks off on March 25.

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