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Scrappylive

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« Reply #240 on: 08-23-2015 19:35 »

No Malcolm in the Middle?

I don't care much for that list.
Beamer

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« Reply #241 on: 08-24-2015 02:12 »

Maybe if they made an alternate cut of Malcolm in the Middle with just Hal's scenes, sure. roll eyes
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« Reply #242 on: 09-13-2015 18:36 »

Like that episode he cooked meth?
Homies

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« Reply #243 on: 12-02-2015 11:46 »

The mobile game has the name "Futurama: Game of Drones" and it plays like Candy Crush. The good side on this is, that there is a story and is told like a comic book. But still it has its animations and voices from the actors and sounds etc. It will come for Android and iOS, but sometime early next year.

Some first impressions at http://www.futurama-area.de
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« Reply #244 on: 12-03-2015 23:13 »

12 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming app!

Scrappylive

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« Reply #245 on: 12-04-2015 00:09 »

I'm a half minute into the video and the sound effects are already annoying me.

They may have gotten the Verrone and the actors involved, but it would been nice to include Mr. Chris Tyng, as well.
Beamer

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« Reply #246 on: 12-08-2015 04:14 »

We'll see... Scrappy, don't plan too much. It may not come out right.
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« Reply #247 on: 12-10-2015 19:40 »

Just what the world needs, more Candy Crush..
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« Reply #248 on: 12-19-2015 21:52 »

Weird but I got the game on my country first...I'm surprised that no one is talking 'bout it.

Indeed, is a Candy Crush but with story which isn't the greatest (I bet isnt that deep as Futurama usually does it, because they want the get more public with a simple story) but is fine, has some nice lines.

And there's some voice acting on the game (especially when you drop an attack but are just catchphrases on the show, btw is nice how feel this game is like alive  laff ), but in general the game is like in the video. And plus the difficulty is getting more and more harder when you're on other levels (I'm on level 40 and something, I was stuck playing it like 4 days ,then I got busy oops)

I'm not giving you spoilers about the story but on every stage (not levels I mean the first stages are the first 25 levels ,I think) you're a different character (On the tutorial you're the professor, on stage 1 you're Fry and stage 2 (which I'm right now) you're Zapp ) a thing I really liked.

And I leave you some screenshots I took

tl;dr the game isnt a masterpiece (what did you expect?? is free) but is very fun.

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« Reply #249 on: 01-06-2016 19:28 »





Come on, Chris! big grin (Also interesting to note is Chris has been tweeting John DiMaggio and Billy West about the show, too. And Maurice LaMarche has been retweeting his Futurama tweets.)
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« Reply #250 on: 01-16-2016 00:54 »

I figured this was relevant enough to go here:

Matt Groening is developing an animated series for Netflix

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Variety is reporting that The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has entered into talks with Netflix, with an eye toward developing a new animated series for the streaming service. With nobody talking on the record, further details on the new project are pretty much nil, but apparently there’s a plan forming for two seasons of the new show with 10 episodes apiece.

This is pretty huge news.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #251 on: 01-16-2016 02:13 »

'Bout time!

I've been wondering/wishing/waiting for quite some time now for Mr. Groening to develop a new cartoon.

The Simpsons is set in present day.
Futurama is set 1000 years in the future.
Maybe this new show will be set 1000 years in the past.

* Scrappy waits for somebody to deride his idea.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #252 on: 01-16-2016 03:35 »

I've always thought a Groening fantasy show would be neat.

However, I could easily see Netflix wanting to jump on the popularity of Futurama and make either a new season or some kind of spin-off.
Tachyon

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« Reply #253 on: 01-16-2016 05:22 »


Or try the four-movie thing again and see how well it sells.

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« Reply #254 on: 01-16-2016 05:46 »
« Last Edit on: 01-18-2016 01:08 »

I've always thought a Groening fantasy show would be neat.

I'd be very surprised if Groening ventured full-time into the fantasy realm, given the poor reception Bender's Game received from both critics and fans alike. I'm pretty sure Groening has said before that, if he were to ever create a third show, he'd like to satirise the music industry - though this quote was over a decade ago, so who knows at this point?

However, I could easily see Netflix wanting to jump on the popularity of Futurama and make either a new season or some kind of spin-off.

While the details are scarce right now, there's been absolutely nothing to suggest that this new project will have anything to do with Futurama. All reports thus far indicate that it's an entirely new series - and given Futurama's large cult following, it'd be reasonable to assume that they'd announce it immediately if it were a continuation/spin-off of the Futurama universe... Of course, this doesn't mean we should rule it out entirely, but I'd definitely advise against getting your hopes up for more Futurama until anything is confirmed or announced otherwise (many are also speculating that he might be looking to adapt Life in Hell to a tv series, so make of that what you will).

I'm more excited to see what Groening does with Netflix as his platform, given a) They have no real content restrictions (both in terms of general censorship, and episode run times), and b) They very much encourage serialisation in their original shows, which is something that hasn't really been broached in any of Groening's work so far. It's also very likely he'll be bringing some writers on from Futurama and/or The Simpsons, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if some of the Futurama cast are featured (in main, recurring or guest roles). smile

At any rate, it's going to be purely speculative for a long time to come now - given that Netflix do the whole "complete season dump" thing and the show's only just been picked up, it'd likely be well over a year or so before an entire season has been produced - even with the short episode order.
UnrealLegend

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« Reply #255 on: 01-16-2016 06:30 »

I'm not assuming it has anything to do with Futurama, just thinking out loud.

I'd actually rather something wholly original anyway.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #256 on: 01-17-2016 19:42 »

Maybe this new show will be set 1000 years in the past.

* Scrappy waits for somebody to deride his idea.

I remember when I first got into Futurama and I tried to think about what Matt Groening could possibly come up with for his next show. This was basically where my brain first went. I guess what I'm saying is that I think it's too obvious (especially given the Jetsons / Flintstones connection). Plus, I can't see much scope for them to do stuff with that concept that they didn't already do with The Simpsons and Futurama.

I've always thought a Groening fantasy show would be neat.

However, I could easily see Netflix wanting to jump on the popularity of Futurama and make either a new season or some kind of spin-off.

Fantasy is too much of an obvious counter-point to sci-fi if you ask me, too.

As for Futurama, I'd say that this is probably the final nail in the show's coffin. It shows that Groening has moved on and it pretty much confirms that Netflix passed on bringing it back (I expect his first pitch would be reviving Futurama before it gets to "What about if I develop something new?")



Anyway, whilst I'd love to see a horror-themed show (like an entire season of Treehouse of Horror episodes), I think we can expect something much lower-concept this time around. I think it'll be set in, more or less, the real world (like The Simpsons is), with some hook - the character might be an aged rock or film star or something.

I really hope that Netflix spring for some nice hand-drawn animation after two series that use awkward, flash-esque techniques. I feel like it'd just be wrong to see Groening make a show without hand-drawn animation. The articles keep suggesting that the two-season order is likely to help keep production costs down which would suggest hand-drawn might be happening.

Anyway, given how much of Futurama's success was down to David X. Cohen, I hope Groening is able to assemble another brilliant team around him. I have no reason to doubt he'll do it again.
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« Reply #257 on: 03-19-2016 19:03 »

Somewhat Futurama-related but not really:

'Futurama' voice actor Billy West sells his home in Hollywood Hills West
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« Reply #258 on: 03-20-2016 15:20 »

Billy West lived in the Hilly West?
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« Reply #259 on: 03-21-2016 21:51 »

More Futurama-ish news!

Toonz Software Used by Studio Ghibli and ‘Futurama’ Being Made Free and Open Source
Tachyon

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« Reply #260 on: 03-22-2016 02:12 »


I saw this earlier today and was amazed.  Also, I had no idea that it was used in the production of Futurama!


* Tachy turns in his geek card frown

Beamer

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« Reply #261 on: 03-22-2016 04:01 »

I thought it was real?!!
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« Reply #262 on: 04-11-2016 22:28 »
« Last Edit on: 04-11-2016 22:30 »

Just checked the Game of Drones app, they've added 2 new characters to play as after finishing the final area/level, which is Professor Farnsworth in the Near-Death Star.

After that you can play as Cubert & then Nibbler, but the area is New New York again for both of them, which was already used in the prologue levels. I haven't played them yet since I'm only up to Hermes, but I assume they will have animated new 3D map areas different to the one in the prologue. smile
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« Reply #263 on: 04-20-2016 12:59 »

I was hoping that they intended to keep updating this thing periodically. Good to see that that's the case, though it doesn't fill me with confidence if they're just going back to New New York again, twice over. Hopefully they'll be in specific, distinct areas of New New York.
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« Reply #264 on: 04-22-2016 21:54 »

Good to see that that's the case, though it doesn't fill me with confidence if they're just going back to New New York again, twice over. Hopefully they'll be in specific, distinct areas of New New York.

I don't know if it means much, but someone who works at Wooga ended up liking one of my tweets about the game a few months ago, then asked me suggestions for what other areas/planets I would like to see in the game.

Here's hoping that's indication that they are working on new locations. smile
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« Reply #265 on: 04-24-2016 07:51 »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tODaH_fGtMY
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« Reply #266 on: 05-02-2016 13:04 »

Another area added to Game of Drones, and this time it's a new one: Monument Beach. Where you play as one of the drones, oddly enough.
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« Reply #267 on: 05-05-2016 12:26 »

Huh. I'm still on Mars University with Amy.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #268 on: 05-05-2016 18:23 »

As am I. It's quite a drag to progress by even just one level at this point.
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« Reply #269 on: 05-16-2016 18:39 »

*small bump*

This happened during the live Q&A segment of last night's new episode of The Simpsons:

cyber_turnip

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« Reply #270 on: 05-27-2016 11:46 »

Game of Drones has added a new Lost City of Atlanta level where you play as Fry.

I'm up to Lrrr's levels at the minute and the game has started to become a real chore more often than not. But I'm stuck with it because I want to see what little story there is.
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« Reply #271 on: 05-30-2016 07:10 »

I'm up to Lrrr's levels at the minute and the game has started to become a real chore more often than not.

Oh jeez. I'm still working my way through the end levels of the Calculon chapter, and I have been stuck on the same damn puzzle for three or four days now--trying to get three stars (right now I'm stuck at a measly two) before I move on to the next level. It has become sort of excruciating. So while I'm excited to hear that new levels are being added, because it suggests that the game is popular enough to warrant such updates, right now I can see this only as a means of prolonging my suffering.

All that being said, the Calculon section may be my favorite of the ones I've played so far: the dialogue between him and the Robot Devil is pretty funny, and I appreciate the continuity with "Calculon 2.0." I daresay the actual story of this game--while merely on-par with some of the less-hokey Bongo comics--might actually be more engaging than the story in the console Futurama game from a decade-plus ago. Overall, I have been impressed and tortured by the game in fairly equal measure.
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« Reply #272 on: 05-30-2016 13:11 »

The new system of unlocking virtual trading cards is pretty cool, the fact that you can unlock bonuses that you usually have to pay for is nice to see.

However, you can pay to unlock cards if you want them quicker than grinding the game daily, which completely defeats the purpose of said cards. roll eyes
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« Reply #273 on: 06-06-2016 11:32 »

Huh, I saw there was some update regarding cards but I haven't encountered them in the game yet. I assume I have to click on something. I'll have another look.
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« Reply #274 on: 06-17-2016 07:23 »

Anyone else ever take a look at the character's posts on Twitcher on the new app? Actually some funny stuff.

It's funny how Futurama stays alive even when it's off the air.
cyber_turnip

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« Reply #275 on: 06-20-2016 21:47 »

I think the Twitcher stuff might be my favourite thing in the game. I've got about 100 updates to check-up on, though. I like saving them up, then binging through a load of them.

But yeah, I'd say the humour in this game is on par with the series.
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« Reply #276 on: 06-20-2016 22:27 »


OK, you guys have convinced me to finally lose my virginity after all these years: I've never installed a game on my phone, and I just downloaded GoD.  Wish me luck.

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« Reply #277 on: 06-21-2016 00:54 »


OK, you guys have convinced me to finally lose my virginity after all these years: I've never installed a game on my phone, and I just downloaded GoD.  Wish me luck.



I considered downloading Game of drones, but I hate agreeing to all the stuff apps demand access to, like browsing history, physical location, all your pictures, phone call histories, etc.
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« Reply #278 on: 06-21-2016 01:02 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2016 03:45 »


I don't recall that app asking for the usual laundry list of permissions.  I have passed on apps that do.  if all goes well, my phone will be replaced around the end of the month and it should come with Android 6.x, which reportedly lets people have fine-grained control over app permissions.  We'll see.

I'm at work, but maybe I'll try it out on a break this afternoon.

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I played the first level when I got home last night.  It was cute, but not inspiring.  I do love that theme music, though!

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I'll miss the music, because my phone alerted and when I swiped it I saw that the alert was a notification that there were new levels awaiting me in Game of Drones.  Buh-bye, app.

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« Reply #279 on: 06-23-2016 00:13 »

I never knew about this Game of Drones app until now. From what I've seen so far on here the game doesn't look amazing, but it's something I'll consider.

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