Best Games Machine Scenes In TV Ranked

It’s More Than Just A Game

All gamers live for that moment when their hobby is reflected in their favourite show. Here are the best gaming scenes in TV history, ranked.

Videogames and gaming culture are deeply integrated into modern popular culture. References from the industry abound in many current TV shows and movies to boot. Gamers are no longer a segregated little group of people; gamers are everyone and anyone because gaming has evolved so much! Console, PC, and mobile gaming welcome anyone who wants to play any kind of game, whether they dabble or play as a consistent hobby. If you don’t like shooting aliens, that’s not a problem! You could go on a quest to reclaim a lost gem, build an entire civilization, sit down for some mobile slots or make your way through a dystopian future. 

Now that gaming is such a big part of the pop culture mindset, references to gaming and gamers are peppered all over our favourite TV series. Whole shows are crafted around gamers, hackers, and developers and their escapades into the wide and wonderful virtual world of video games. If you’re unfamiliar with gaming or if you like to see your favourite hobby reflected in the shows you watch, we’ve put together a list of the best video game scenes in TV and movie history. Let’s take a look!…

Big Bang Theory featuring Rock Band

Leonard’s mother comes to visit, much to the dismay of everyone except for Sheldon. She is an overbearing, intensely analytical woman who tries her best to therapize and belittle every person she comes into contact with in The Big Bang Theory (Leonard included) except, once more, for Sheldon. A kind of weird compatibility and attraction develops between the two mismatched comrades almost immediately, and Leonard watches with growing concern. Instead of ending up in bed, the two end up belting out Any Way You Want It on Rock Band, which is traumatising for Leonard, but not quite as bad as the alternative!

Scott Pilgrim VS The World featuring Legend of Zelda

Scott Pilgrim VS The World is one of the most video game-inspired movies to have come out in recent years. Based on a comic book of the same name, there are bars to represent all kinds of things, glitchy video game sounds and scenes, and one particular dream scene where Scott finds himself in a school hallway with the Great Fairy’s Fountain song playing in the background as he catches a glimpse of his dream girl. The song is an absolute classic and is well known by an entire generation.

Superbad featuring The Getaway Black Monday

There are no two ways about it; Superbad is one of the funniest high school movies ever to have been released. In this scene, Evan and Seth are having a rather intense (on Seth’s side) conversation about their preparations for a party later on that night. Seth’s car has been towed, so he’s staying far from his parents and his own closet and is trying on his skinny friends’ clothing. Evan is just not paying attention to the stress in Seth’s voice because he’s far too wrapped up in his game of Getaway Black Monday.

 

Shaun of the Dead featuring TimeSplitters

Arguably one of the best zombie movies ever made, Shaun of the Dead features a character who loves nothing more than to plop down on the couch with a beer and play a few dozen games of TimeSplitters. The character is Shaun’s best friend, Ed, who is a loveable but rather lazy individual who has set up camp on Shaun and his roommate’s couch for rather longer than his welcome lasted. Shaun is trying to address the issue in a friendly way, but Ed is mostly too absorbed in the game to truly hear his best friend.

Law and Order SVU featuring Second Life

Back in the days before it was common practice to mention real-life games or social media platforms by name in TV shows, there was a character in an episode of Law and Order SVU who lived her life in a virtual realm called The Youniverse. The game was similar to SIMs or Second Life, and the SVU team was investigating the character’s kidnapping using her online presence and connections as a way to get to her kidnapper and get her safely home. Her whole life is lived vicariously through her avatar, which also happens to be the name of the episode.

Grandma’s Boy featuring Demonik

Last but certainly not least, we have Grandma’s Boy. A quintessential gamer movie that leans into a lot of gamer stereotypes in a humorous way.  Our hero Alex is a game developer battling the odds and now homelessness as well to get his edits in on time. A game featured quite a lot in the movie is Demonik. Though it was abandoned before its release, it’s still a solid game that grabs the attention of Alex’s grandma and her housemates.

Wrap Up

Video game scenes in TV and movies are some of our favourites. Did your favourite make the cut?

 

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It’s More Than Just A Game All gamers live for that moment when their hobby is reflected in their favourite show. Here are the best gaming scenes in TV history, ranked. Videogames and gaming culture are deeply integrated into modern popular culture. References from the industry abound in many current TV shows and movies to
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