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4 video games we want to see adapted into Netflix series

Published: 4/Aug/2020 0:24 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 12:21

by Michael Gwilliam

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With news that Splinter Cell and Beyond Good and Evil will be receiving Netflix adaptions, it seems like any game franchise could be ripe for a TV series, which begs the question: what games turned series should be announced next?

Turning video games into movies is pretty common and so far the results have been mixed at best. Everyone remembers the blunders of Mario Bros, Assassin’s Creed, and Max Payne. Only recently have some films rectified those embarrassments with the likes of Tomb Raider and Sonic the Hedgehog.

While movies haven’t really worked out well, TV shows and anime have had decent results. Castlevania, in particular, has been well-received by fans and critics. Its success is likely the reason why it’s rumored that Diablo and Overwatch will be getting animated series in the future.

So, without further ado, here is our list of four video games we want to see Netflix adapt into a series.

Watch Dogs

Ubisoft
Watchdogs could make for an ideal Netflix series.

With Ubisoft seemingly having a good relationship with Netflix already, Watch Dogs could be prime for some sort of adaptation either as an animated show or live-action.

Seeing the success of hacker-based TV shows such as Mr Robot, a Watch Dogs series could potentially take the franchise in a more realistic direction and feature a group of characters we haven’t encountered yet.

Throw in some fisticuffs and action set pieces and you have yourself a series that could do extremely well, even for those who haven’t played the games.

StarCraft

Kerrigan and a Hydralisk on Char
Blizzard Entertainment
StarCraft is so massive it may only work in animated form.

The original StarCraft and its sequel were massive esports juggernauts, but the campaign in each title ended up spawning plenty of novels to expand on the lore.

Really, the original StarCraft could make for a superb series on its own with either three seasons or three acts mimicking the style of the campaign.

If Netflix wants a good space opera, it should look no further than StarCraft. It would definitely be an attention-grabber given how many people played it throughout the 90s to the current day.

BioShock

2k Games
BioShock is an a masterpiece of an FPS.

BioShock is one of the most atmospheric games to ever be released so trying to capture that within TV show form could prove to be challenging, yet extremely rewarding if they manage to pull it off successfully.

Its elements of horror mixed in with steampunk fantasy could be the right recipe for a hit program akin to something such as Love Death Robots. While the film adaptation of BioShock ended up cancelled, a TV show format could be the better medium to tell the story.

Sleeping Dogs

Wei Chen kicks people in Sleeping Dogs
Square Enix
Sleeping Dogs could bring the martial arts goodness to Netflix.

If there’s one open-world game that deserves a sequel it’s Sleeping Dogs. With a mix of Grand Theft Auto and the Arkham Batman games, it’s a fun open-world action game with some stellar combat mechanics and an immersive story.

Considering it’s already inspired heavily by gun-fu movies, the change up to a Netflix adaptation could be worth attempting, especially with the right fight choreography – think something similar to The Raid: Redemption.

There are a lot of places the story of Sleeping Dogs could go with its Hong Kong setting and considering all the different factors ongoing within that region, it’s something that could be interesting to explore.

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The Boys Season 3: Is Starlight the key to taking down Victoria Neuman?

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:11

by Daniel Megarry

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A new fan theory for The Boys Season 3 suggests a legendary showdown between Starlight and Victoria Neuman is on the way.

The Season 2 finale of Amazon’s hit superhero series left viewers with a number of burning questions. How will Homelander get his revenge on Butcher? What will become of the recently-incapacitated Stormfront? Will we ever see Love Sausage again?

But arguably the most important cliffhanger revolves around congresswoman Victoria Neuman’s intentions going forward. The mystery surrounding her is especially important after it was revealed that she was the hidden assassin brutally exploding heads throughout Season 2.

Victoria Neuman in The Boys
Amazon Studios
Victoria Neuman was revealed as the head exploder in The Boys Season 2 finale

The twist left fans shocked, as Neuman had previously been depicted as a virtuous politician intent on holding Vought and their roster of ‘supers’ accountable for their actions. We certainly didn’t expect her to be a superhero herself.

It’s currently unclear where Neuman’s allegiances lie, with showrunner Eric Kripke calling her the “wild card” of the new season. She could be secretly working with Vought, or have her own agenda entirely.

Either way, it seems unlikely she’s going to use her powers for good, and that could spell danger for Hughie, who just joined Neuman’s campaign headquarters in an attempt to continue the fight against Vought in a law-abiding manner.

Starlight may be the key to stopping Victoria Neuman

A new fan theory shared on Reddit predicts that Hughie will find out about his new ally’s head exploding superpowers, and that she’ll want to silence him. The Boys will reassemble to save him, but ultimately there will be only one person who can stop Neuman in her tracks: Starlight.

Starlight in Amazon Prime Video's The Boys
Amazon Studios
Starlight’s blinding powers may come in handy if Neuman proves to be an enemy

The theory points to a small-but-significant comment from The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke, who told IGN a little more about Neuman’s powers and the way they work.

Though he confirmed that Neuman can “pretty much pop any head that she wants” giving her an “incredible amount” of power, that fatal ability comes with one weakness: She needs to have them in her line of sight for it to work.

Who do we know that can remove an individual’s sight? Starlight, of course. If Kripke’s comments are to be believed, Neuman can’t use her powers if she can’t see her victims. This means Starlight’s blinding light could be the key to defeating her in the future.

Now there’s an epic face-off we’d love to see.

When does The Boys season 3 premiere?

Homelander and Starlight in The Boys
Amazon Studios
Production on The Boys Season 3 has been delayed, with filming expected to start in early 2021

We’ll have to wait and see if this plausible theory happens, as filming for Season 3 of The Boys isn’t expected to start until 2021. In the meantime, you can get up to speed with everything we know about the show’s return right here.