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Old 07-06-2012, 11:30 AM
Films to watch before playing a game

I think we can all agree, video games have advanced to such a point where they are becoming more and more like films, in terms of atmosphere and whatnot. Obviously they are not there yet, but if you look at something like Call of Duty vs 1993's Doom... massive difference. Being how the two are more and more similiar, sometimes before I have a session of playing something I might watch a few films to get me more in the mood. Sounds lame I know, but hey, we are all nerds here. So I thought I'd make a thread about like what films you could watch to get pumped before playing through a game. The reverse could also work here, if you played a game and you'd like reccomendations about what kinda movies are similiar to it. I'll start with a few:

Mass Effect: Alien/s, Star Wars, Star Trek (Abrams version), Star Trek: First Contact, Prometheus, Total Recall, The Fifth Element

Dragon Age/Any fantasy RPG: Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones (fuck it, TV counts)

GTA 3: Payback, Taxi Driver, the Godfather

Vice City: Carlito's Way, Scarface, Boogie Nights, Beverly Hills Cop, Get Shorty

San Andreas: Boyz N the Hood, South Central, Menace II Society, Casino, X-Files, New Jack City, Pulp Fiction, Ocean's 11, Crank, Training Day, City of God, Terminator 2, Point Break, Midnight Run

IV: Brooklyn's Finest, Brother/2, The Sopranos, Carlito's Way, State of Grace, The Town

Any GTA: Drive, Heat, The 51st State

Mafia: Once Upon A Time in America, The Godfather/Part II, Goodfellas, the Untouchables, Boardwalk Empire

Half Life: Die Hard, The Mist, Cloverfield, Cabin in the Woods, Planet Terror, District 9

Max Payne: The Raid, Hard Boiled, The Killer, Vengeance, The Matrix, Carlito's Way, Donnie Brasco, Die Hard, Blue Velvet, The Shining, Batman Begins, State of Grace, Sin City, True Romance, A Better Tomorrow, Desperado
MP3: Elite Force/2

LA Noire: LA Confidential, Chinatown, Devil in a Blue Dress, Double Indemnity

Deus Ex: Robocop, X Files, The Matrix, Terminator, Escape from LA/NY, Men in Black

Last edited by Tony_Montana; 09-20-2012 at 08:26 PM..
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