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Here's where it's really at, gents and ladies:

Wizardry. Preferably, Wizardry IV.
Gauntlet. Elf needs food. Badly.
Q*bert. I see Brad Pitt as the lead.
Dig dug. Tom Cruise.
Oregon Trail. Drama incarnate.

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Yes! Oregon Trail!

"Let's ford the river!"

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quote:
Originally written by Hamerijoyous Christmahanukwanzika:

But movies based on books based on games? I don't think the ever-conservative Hollywood powers that be are ready for that.
Ironically, games based on movies based on books have long been standard practice. :P

(I can't find an example of a game based on a book based on a movie, though.)

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You know, Wizardry and the Oregon Trail both have 6 party members. And both have death screens showing your own tombstones. I see a crossover movie...

"Werdna, I think I have dysentary."
"Oh no! Here, I'll cast Latumofis."
"Shh! I'm trying to Hide so I can Ambush this Large Pixelated Beast (1)."
"It's a buffalo. Hey, do any of you have extra Leather Armor? I need to trade three sets to an Indian guide to help us get across the river."
"Who needs an Indian guide? I bought this Rubber Ducky back when we were in Independence."
"Yeah, but it won't help the oxen swim. AUGH!!! Every time I try to identify what's wrong with this broken axle, I'm overcome with terror..."

[ Tuesday, December 25, 2007 15:27: Message edited by: Pompopsych ]

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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

(I can't find an example of a game based on a book based on a movie, though.)
That's because when a movie is based on a book, the movie is usually more popular. However, when a book is based on a movie, the book is usually less popular without being any deeper.

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EV Nova and Age of Empires (I or III...II sucks).

Wolfenstein: Escape from the Castle is pretty fun despite of its repetitiveness.

Ratchet and Clank is better suited for a one season TV series. A movie would be forced to integrate having to fly to different worlds.

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Mario Bros.

oh wait...

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quote:
Originally written by Drakefyre:

Yes! Oregon Trail!

"Let's ford the river!"

You lost:

Drakefyre(drowned)
1 Wagon Wheel
212 Pounds of Food.

I think the game Xenogears would make a good movie. Not to be confused with Xenosaga. Although KOS-MOS is kinda attra... nevermind.

[ Tuesday, January 01, 2008 18:11: Message edited by: Mysterious Man ]
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quote:
Originally written by Mysterious Man:

quote:
Originally written by Drakefyre:

Yes! Oregon Trail!

"Let's ford the river!"

You lost:

Drakefyre(drowned)
1 Wagon Wheel
212 Pounds of Food.

I think the game Xenogears would make a good movie. Not to be confused with Xenosaga. Although KOS-MOS is kinda attra... nevermind.

Kill On Sight?

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By Excalibur:
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EV Nova
No thanks. Picture this: you rent the movie and keep it for longer than a week. No problem, Blockbuster doesn't charge late fees anymore, right? Wrong. You're just about to reach for the popcorn when your rec room door is broken down. A shadowy figure bursts in, pulls out several high-powered weapons, and blasts you to smithereens. Now what?

My suggestions are Commander Keen, One Must Fall 2097, StarCraft, and MechWarrior. Duke Nukem would just stay in development hell.

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Starcraft absolutely ROCKZZZZZZ!!!

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I'd love to see Warcraft or Starcraft be turned into a movie. They're both perfectly acceptable, and wouldn't be too difficult to turn into a movie. Let's start with Starcraft.

Let's see. We've got humans (actors), Zergs (CGI?), and Protoss (humans + special effects?). Storyline would be easy enough to portray, Jim Raynor and Kerrigan, yadda yadda. Nothing too unrealistic, guns and lasers, and all that whatnot.

Warcraft might be a bit harder, as the "plot" is a bit shaky. If producers could find a way to accurately portray whatever the plot is, I don't know, I never played the campaign, I can see it becoming very successful.

I wouldn't be surprised if Blizzard is already working on movies. They're raking in millions from WoW alone, and with the sequel to Starcraft coming out, they'll have an enormous flow of cash coming into their coffers. Why not try a movie?

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Producing a Starcraft movie would be rather expensive, and Blizzard probably wouldn't make any profit from doing so.

I doubt the production of any films based on computerized games is a profitable business, but my knowledge of economics is lacking.

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quote:
Originally written by Toenail Returns:

I wouldn't be surprised if Blizzard is already working on movies.
Way to not read what I said earlier. Behold.

And as an expert on both Starcraft and Warcraft lore, I declare Warcraft's plot is, in fact, far superior.

Side note: Spell check says 'Starcraft' is not a word but it had no problem with 'Warcraft'...

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I'm oh so sorry for not seeing your magnificent post before.

And why would you say that they have nothing to gain, Excalibur? Look what happened with "Doom".

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I would like a movie of starcraft, with all the marines blasting at the ferocious zerglings.
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By Toenail Returns
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And why would you say that they have nothing to gain, Excalibur? Look what happened with "Doom".
Doom was never popular in my locality, and based on inferences it wasn't a popular flick in numerous other places.

Wikipedia
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In a interview with executive producer John Wells, he stated that a second film would be put into production if the first was a success at the box office.
Two years have passed since the movie was released, which is what influences my reasoning on this topic.
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quote:
Originally written by vlishous:

I would like a movie of starcraft, with all the marines blasting at the ferocious zerglings.
Just watch Starship Troopers.

I liked the Human and Undead storylines of Warcraft III, but not the Night Elf or Orc campaigns.

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A CGI rendition of the protoss civilization would be no less than amazing. :D

I must say that a well-made movie of the Warcraft story would be very much worth watching. The drama of the Human and Undead campaigns of Warcraft III is perfectly suited to it.

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DDR or Parapara Rapper!

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quote:
Originally written by Azuma:

DDR
Dance Dance Revolution?

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Yesh! Of course..not the button mashing DDR..but the dancing one!

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That says "reality show" more than "movie" to me.

Of course, for all Dikiyoba knows, a DDR-based reality show already exists. It wouldn't be at all surprising.

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I keep hearing all these references to Warcraft 3 as a movie. Am I the only one who thinks Warcraft 2 had a cooler plot?

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Warcraft 2 was way better. I miss the days when orcs were the mindless human smashing machines they were born to be. World of Warcraft doesn't really have a plot of its own. It's more like the plot is already finished and now they are letting you kill off all the characters they created over the years one by one, which if a decent way to end a series.

As for what the movie is about...
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Originally by Some Blizzard Guy:
Thrall will be in the movie. It will be told primarily from the Alliance point of view. The time of the movie is set about 1 year before World of Warcraft begins. The film is mainly about cultures in conflict. It won't be an adventure movie like LoTR, more of a war film.
Sounds fine to me.

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