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Binder

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« on: 02-26-2002 17:28 »

Looks like SCi Entertainment and Swedish-based developer, UDS, have picked up the rights to Futurama.

Canned is certainly one of the most hated words for a gamer to hear. It's a word that's right up there with TBA and delayed. Today, SCi Entertainment and Swedish-based developer, UDS, announced that they've picked up the exclusive publishing rights to Futurama, a series that was recently canceled by fox and was supposed to be canned in videogame form a long time ago.

Jane Cavanagh, Chief Executive officer at SCi Entertainment commented on the announcement by saying, “We are delighted to sign such an exciting mass market licence. Following the outstanding success of The Italian Job, this is a clear demonstration that global companies such as Fox have faith in the quality of SCi products. Added to existing titles such as The Great Escape and the next generation of the Rally Championship, Futurama provides SCi with a very strong line up for the 2003 Financial Year.”

While gameplay details are sketchy at best it was revealed that the genre of the game will be 3D action. Futurama is being developed by UDS, the developer behind World's Scariest Police Chases, and is scheduled for release later this year.

see this at: http://www.sonyweb.com/news/0202/087.html

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Binder

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« Reply #1 on: 02-26-2002 17:33 »

SAme site, differant system, longer article: http://www.xboxweb.com/news02/0202/041.html
Allen

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« Reply #2 on: 02-26-2002 17:35 »

That's cool. I'm first in line smile
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #3 on: 02-26-2002 17:56 »

I hope they make it a real game,Not like they did with The Simpson games with Simpsons road rage and sports whatnot. Hopeing it's not someing like "Futurama space bowling whatever".
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #4 on: 02-26-2002 18:01 »

Remind me why we need 2 threads about the Futurama video game.
Allen

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« Reply #5 on: 02-26-2002 18:05 »

Uh, cause we do? wink
Binder

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« Reply #6 on: 02-26-2002 18:07 »

Because nobody knows where the old one is and it is full of such old info that a newer topic would be much better.
Allen

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« Reply #7 on: 02-26-2002 18:09 »

Uh, what he said!  smile
Binder

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« Reply #8 on: 02-26-2002 18:19 »

Wel anyway...back on topic...Hopefully it won't suck like all the Simpsons games made (minus the good 2D games). It sounds promising, sorta like a decent episode of Futurama. And if you take a decent Futurama episode and make it a game it's 100X better...unless the gameplay sucks.
Allen

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« Reply #9 on: 02-26-2002 18:24 »

Hey, so long as it says Futurama, it's on my list smile But you're right
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #10 on: 02-26-2002 18:28 »

Even if the gameplay isn't great the storyline could more than make up for it.
Allen

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« Reply #11 on: 02-26-2002 18:30 »

Yeah, it could, but it still depends.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #12 on: 02-26-2002 19:29 »

Maybe it'll be like Leisure Suit Larry. That'd be fun, with Leela and all...
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #13 on: 02-27-2002 13:12 »

Welcome to PEEL BarneyBurnham, enjoy your stay here.
Just Chris

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« Reply #14 on: 02-27-2002 23:59 »

Storyline is good if it's an adventure title. But it must be an easy game to get. I'm getting sick of the 'get the 100 items to enter the next level' crap.
Xenomorph
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« Reply #15 on: 02-28-2002 01:02 »
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Maybe it'll be a Leisure Suit Larry parody with Amy, LaBarbara, and Leela. That would rock.
Australian Guy

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« Reply #16 on: 02-28-2002 02:27 »
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mmmm maybe suicide is looking slightly less attractive right now .There is light at the end of the tunnel. Now just to get a PS2. Oh and by the way has anyone noticed that all the forums have died now? And another thing how do i get promoted?
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #17 on: 02-28-2002 03:09 »

Two things I'm hoping for:

(1) Unlock all major characters. More experienced players would then have to overcome certain handicaps, such as Amy's klutziness, Kif's total lack of strength, or Zoidberg's distraction by edibles. I could whip everybody in "Tekken" or "DoA" with Leela; it's a whole other matter with the Professor. (Oy, remember Doctor Bosconovich?)

(2) Speaking of fighting games...a fighting game. Bender works Zapp into a corner and slams Zapp's head repeatedly in his door. (It would have to be impossible to win with Fry, though, unless he came with his own joystick, Leela, or worms.)

...oh, and nude code. Three things.

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« Reply #18 on: 02-28-2002 06:10 »

Jonny (bart182) got an interview on CGEF with a guy from UDS.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #19 on: 02-28-2002 06:59 »

No Amy? Poop. Aw, forget the nude code, then. (Although things may change!) But there's Zoidberg! Hooray! "Each with their own strengths and weaknesses"--just as I hoped for! Whee! ...although given the cast, that was pretty much a given. (Fry? Strengths? Okay.)

Thanks, mArc!


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Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #20 on: 02-28-2002 07:26 »

Sounds very promissing.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #21 on: 02-28-2002 10:49 »

Awesome, you get to play as Zoidberg. Now I'll buy the game no matter how bad it is. I am the game company's bitch.
Bad Mojo

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« Reply #22 on: 03-01-2002 00:17 »

Hey cool, it's also on GameCube! Does this mean if the game sells well, Futurama will be back for a 5th season?
cellery

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« Reply #23 on: 03-01-2002 00:22 »

Futurama is coming back for its 5th season next year. Game sales have little to do with if the show stays on the air or not. Even if it did, since this game isn't coming out until 2003, it'll be too late to keep the current staff on the show. Hence all our efforts to show our support to Fox now.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #24 on: 03-01-2002 05:36 »

 
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Originally posted by cellery:
Futurama is coming back for its 5th season next year.

Although it's coming back for a so called 5th season it will be made up of left over season 3 and 4 episodes.

BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #25 on: 03-01-2002 07:46 »

Re: the interview. This part worries me - "but it would all be rumours and hearsay."

I don't see what a Fleetwood Mac album and a fading-dast manufactured pop group have to do with it.

Admittedly, the second part of my wonderful joke may be lost on Americans, and some people probably haven't heard of Fleetwood Mac either. Why am I writing this again?
Bad Mojo

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« Reply #26 on: 03-02-2002 06:00 »

 
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Originally posted by cellery:
Futurama is coming back for its 5th season next year. Game sales have little to do with if the show stays on the air or not. Even if it did, since this game isn't coming out until 2003, it'll be too late to keep the current staff on the show. Hence all our efforts to show our support to Fox now.


Yes, but I've never seen seasons 3 or 4, so maybe if the game goes well in Australia, Channel 7 will put Futurama back on.

cellery

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« Reply #27 on: 03-02-2002 06:33 »

I gotcha. You'd figure that since Rupert Murdoch is from Australia, they'd have parity with the U.S. broadcasts. Bad Fox!
Australian Guy

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« Reply #28 on: 03-09-2002 08:23 »

I wonder if itll come out on dreamcast oh prob not. "She dunna have the power Cap'n"
Nixorbo

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« Reply #29 on: 03-09-2002 11:43 »

The Dreamcast is as dead as the dolphin served at the end of "The Problem With Popplers"
FishyJoe

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« Reply #30 on: 03-09-2002 13:23 »

Does anyone know if this game is gonna feature the voice cast? Or will all the dialogue be in text form?
cellery

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« Reply #31 on: 03-09-2002 13:26 »

From one of the articles linked off CGEF's main page:

 
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Originally posted by some website:
The game, which is well into development, features a strong storyline written by the TV show’s scriptwriter and producer, J. Stewart Burns. Matt Groening has been heavily involved with the game from its conception. The game will feature most of the original voice artists from all the major territories. It features a custom-made cartoon rendering engine that captures the visual look and feel of the Futurama TV series. This, combined with the authenticity that the show's creator, writers and voice talent bring, means that the game will be as close as possible to playing real episodes from the show.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #32 on: 03-09-2002 13:58 »

Cool, thanks.
Kryten

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« Reply #33 on: 03-11-2002 23:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
The Dreamcast is as dead as the dolphin served at the end of "The Problem With Popplers"

Did the Dreamcast also spend all its money on lottery tickets?
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