Played by: Kevin Bacon
Because: Kevin Bacon looks a bit like a smoother version of John Carmack. And he has experience of playing a highly-driven mad scientist by way of his role in Paul Verhoeven’s Hollow Man, so he’s basically a perfect fit.
Main E3: The Movie plotline: He is to Miyamoto and Reggie as Q is to James Bond. As soon as he hears of how Microsoft are trying to use pioneering new technology (Carmack’s favourite thing in the world) for evil instead of good, the console war gets personal, even for a staunch PC man like himself. Just as the odds inevitably begin to look insurmountable in the third act, he saves Nintendo from certain devastation by arming Shigs and Reg with a special Lawnmower Man-style upgrade of his new home-made virtual reality technology.
They use the helmets to enter cyberspace, or the mainframe, or the Matrix or some such thing, and lash out at the Avatar army by attacking its very code. It all goes a bit Rez for a while, the movie’s CG budget goes through the roof, and the studio gets an excuse to put the film out in 3D.