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Monday Morning Roundtable: Movie Games

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This week, the Heave staff was asked:

Which movie would you most like to see become a video game, and why?

Cory Clifford

I would love to see a studio somehow make a quality Goonies video game. It would be so full of adventure, and if done properly could be just as much of a blast as the movie.

Johnny Coconate

Dexter would be really cool if it was a sandbox Miami where you had to juggle work, personal life and your dark passenger. It’d be like Grand Theft Auto, except it’s harder to kill people because you have a personal code to follow, and if you don’t kill people you fail. Why hasn’t this been done yet?

Quinn McGee

Can we get a video game version of The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters? It’d be a game of you controlling a person playing a game. It’d be as though you’ve become Steve Wiebe, and would likely cause meta-level mental issues across the country.

Amy Dittmeier

It’s weird to think about a movie becoming a video game, because most movie/video game tie-ins are terrible. But it would be pretty interesting to see a classic film like The Shining be made into a horror RPG. Like Alan Wake without those damn coffee cups. (Seriously, why are you a writer evading monsters and shit and collecting coffee cups?) Maybe in true Jack Torrance fashion, you can collect shot glasses. Or imagine a neo-noir like Chinatown done like L.A. Noire, but not dumb. I’m beginning to see a trend here. Evidently, I only want Jack Nicholson-fueled games. Anger Management party game for the Wii anyone?

Ben Kessel

I’d like to see Salo: The 120 Days of Sodom turned into a point-and-shit adventure.

Dominick Mayer

A Serbian Film: The Interactive Adventure! Enter the absolute depths of human squalor, perversion and depravity, with eye-popping, high-definition visuals!