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PEE Poll: Futurama Game
Action/Adventure   -40 (81.6%)
1st Person Shooter   -2 (4.1%)
3rd Person Shooter   -0 (0%)
Strategy   -1 (2%)
Blurnball   -2 (4.1%)
Other   -4 (8.2%)
Total Voters: 49

Dantastic

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« Reply #120 on: 06-19-2003 20:47 »

xbox didn't have zelda though
emanon

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« Reply #121 on: 06-19-2003 22:33 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2003 22:33 »

thats why i have the 3 big consoles so i can buy the best games for all of them   smile

edit: oh my god, Zelda Wind Waker is so frickin fantastic words just cant discribe it!!!  eek
Oni Zyxer

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« Reply #122 on: 06-20-2003 13:24 »

And thats why you're a n00b  smile.

A n00b with a big wallet (or probably more accuratly, rich parents) but a n00b all the same.

The US GameCube version is highly questionable. www.futuramathegame.co.uk  doesn't list it as being on the GameCube, but the SCI website DOES.

And I wouldn't listen to IGN, seriously.

nintendo.com.au just recently put up a news artical about the game, so does that mean it's getting a release in PAL regions? Time will tell...

One more thing to add, it seems we're getting another remixed theme. *Concluded from the websites flash intro*
sheep555

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« Reply #123 on: 06-20-2003 14:38 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2003 14:38 »

IGN Cube are wrong. Futurama The Game for GameCube has not been cancelled. However, it won't be coming out in the US.

A GameCube version has been developed. It works. It runs on GameCube. There is somewhere a GameCube version of the software.

The original plan (I presume) was for Futurama The Game to be published globally by Fox Interactive. For various reasons, it wasn't. This means that each part of the world has a different publisher.

In the UK and Europe, it's being published by Sci Games, in the US, it's being published by Vivendi Universal, and in Australia / New Zealand area it's being published by Atari AU (technically being published by SCI, under the Atari AU brand).
Each publisher pays for their own production and distribution of the game.

Contacting Vivendi Universal has been extremely difficult - they give no customer service email, and contact details can be decribed as "limited" at best. For some reason, Vivendi Universal have decided not to publish Futurama The Game on GameCube. A few probable reasons are:

1) GameCube discs are based on a propreitary technology (making them inpossible to copy - no one has yet to copy a GameCube disc). This makes production slightly more expensive than PS2 or XBox discs (based on CD / DVD hybrids). Vivendi Universal didn't want the extra expensive.

2) More likely, the proportion of GameCube users in Europe and Australia is much higher than that of the US. Vivendi felt a GameCube release would not bring in enough money.

SCI Games (who are publishing for the UK and Europe) have confirmed a GameCube version is being released. If you visit their website you will see it is still on. However, I should point out that the GameCube version will, in all probability, be released later than the XBox and PS2 versions. SCI do not give a release date for the GameCube version.

Atari AU are still publishing the game for GameCube. Atari AU have confirmed a release date for August 1st.

So, to sum up:

The GameCube version of Futurama The Game is NOT cancelled. However, it will not be available in the US. Due to restrictions imposed by Nintendo you will need to purchase a specialist device to run the European / AU version of the game on your US GameCube. I'm sure someone else can advise on what this requires (I have no idea).

Hope that clears it up!   smile
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #124 on: 06-20-2003 15:28 »

 
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Originally posted by sheep555:
The GameCube version of Futurama The Game is NOT cancelled.

Yaaaaaaaaaaay!  big grin

The Skoot

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« Reply #125 on: 06-20-2003 17:55 »

 
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Originally posted by sheep555:
IGN Cube are wrong. Futurama The Game for GameCube has not been cancelled. However, it won't be coming out in the US.

IGN can't seem to grasp the idea of there being countries other than the US though, so mishaps like this are to be expected with them.
aslate

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« Reply #126 on: 06-20-2003 19:17 »

Woo-hoo! Thanks Sheep, that's really useful stuff. I just hope nothing changes for some stupidly stupid reason.

On the GC discs being ever so slighly more expensive, i don't see how that works as an excuse, as it means no-one can illegally copy it, thus reducing losses due to piracy (one of the so called reasons for high game prices).

And i'm pretty sure the GameCube did not do as well in the States as the rest of the world.

Oh, Freeloader can do NTSC->PAL in the UK, i dunno about the US, this may be useful to you.
emanon

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« Reply #127 on: 06-22-2003 03:56 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2003 03:56 »

 
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Originally posted by :Oni Zyxer

And thats why you're a n00b .
A n00b with a big wallet (or probably more accuratly, rich parents) but a n00b all the same.


the word noob is an insult and i take it as such, oh, and I'm 31 years old   roll eyes
sheep555

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« Reply #128 on: 06-22-2003 12:58 »

 
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Originally posted by emanon:
 the word noob is an insult and i take it as such

The word "noob" isn't an insult. The word "n00b" is.  smile

Variations include n008 (in l33t), or |\|008 (advanced l33t)
Lee Roberts

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« Reply #129 on: 06-22-2003 13:19 »

There are lots of stuff to do on Futurama The Game Website. Clips, images etc.Fatcs like there are 21 levels. If you look under Community, there is a link to this message board!


M Jackson
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« Reply #130 on: 06-22-2003 14:40 »

The Futurama game promo that runs on Sky One in the UK before every Futurama episode only mentions Playstation 2 and XBox! This is another sign that the gamecube version (even in the UK) may have been slashed! Which is anyoying because I would prefer it on Gamecube as my PS2 is acting up.
KENNEDY

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« Reply #131 on: 06-22-2003 14:52 »

I saw that promo before Futurama and that's the reason why I'm on this board. Yet, I have a gamecube magazine which schedules it as coming out on the 4th of July.I guess I may aswell get for PS2 as the cube version is probably just a port. Any news on GC/GBA connectivity? 
aslate

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« Reply #132 on: 06-22-2003 16:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Lee Roberts:
There are lots of stuff to do on Futurama The Game Website. Clips, images etc.Fatcs like there are 21 levels. If you look under Community, there is a link to this message board!


And a link to my site!

sheep555

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« Reply #133 on: 06-23-2003 02:16 »

 
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Originally posted by M Jackson:
The Futurama game promo that runs on Sky One in the UK before every Futurama episode only mentions Playstation 2 and XBox! This is another sign that the gamecube version (even in the UK) may have been slashed!

No...it just means the GC Version is being released at a later date, and it wouldn't make a lot of sense to hype a game that won't come out for several months yet. The other two are out in just over one month.
FemJesse

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« Reply #134 on: 06-23-2003 03:15 »

According to Amazon.com the GC game is being released on the 15th of August.  Check it out.
sheep555

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« Reply #135 on: 06-28-2003 17:19 »

Updated release date from amazon.co.uk for GameCube version:

26th December
M Jackson
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« Reply #136 on: 06-28-2003 18:25 »

What! Who thought up that release date, an Irish man!?
"What's the best way to cash in on the Xmas shopping spree? I know lets release it the day that everyone is sitting at home bloated recovering from too much christmas pudding and turkey!"
Sorry I got a bit out of control there, but that's a seriously stupid decision.
PS: No offence to the Irish, you guys rock!
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #137 on: 06-29-2003 03:24 »

Yes that date is rather amusing, Fox must have thought of it.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #138 on: 06-29-2003 05:38 »

[Farnsworth]Whaaaaaa!?!?[/Farnsworth]
Oni Zyxer

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« Reply #139 on: 06-29-2003 09:21 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2003 09:21 »

Well I was at my local (Australian) EB yesterday...

They had preview boxes for the game (with a delicious GameCube logo on them) and the release date on the box was July 3.

Needless to say, I put a pre-order on the game.

That may have been the UK/US date, or it was an old box, or something... But EB recognise a GameCube version. Long live the Nintendo empire! And score one for PAL.
Grim

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« Reply #140 on: 06-29-2003 09:35 »

I've seen the boxes at EB too Oni, July 3 is PS2 and XBox, it will be later for GC.

My GC is getting dusty out there in the lounge, but when futurama comes, it'll finally get somemore use.
davids

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« Reply #141 on: 06-29-2003 11:41 »

Personally I have given up hope of a gamecube relese and so I went out today and got a PS2 raedy for the arrival of my copy of the game in the post.
Just Chris

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« Reply #142 on: 06-29-2003 21:15 »
« Last Edit on: 06-29-2003 21:15 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by sheep555:
IGN Cube are wrong.
The GameCube version of Futurama The Game is NOT cancelled. However, it will not be available in the US. Due to restrictions imposed by Nintendo you will need to purchase a specialist device to run the European / AU version of the game on your US GameCube. I'm sure someone else can advise on what this requires (I have no idea).

Hope that clears it up!     smile

Yeah, all is not lost for Americans. You need to buy the Gamecube Freeloader, which is essentialy a mod chip for the GC. All Japanese and European games are at your disposal now.

asianlightning

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« Reply #143 on: 06-30-2003 09:22 »

Damnit, now I gotta get a Freeloader to play the game at all. I might as well import it and Doshin the Giant, while I'm at it...grumble grumble...
davids

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« Reply #144 on: 07-01-2003 15:34 »

Bad News everyone:
It looks like the UK PS2 release had been moved back to 1st August.
 http://www.sci.co.uk/games/basic.asp?version_id=54
mads

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« Reply #145 on: 07-01-2003 17:33 »

The game is coming to Gamecube. Here is an updated realese date for some gamecube-titles, from the european GC site www.cube-europe.com

Please note that this is primarily a EU/AUS Site so don't expect to find many correct dates for JAP/US

Name 
Speed Kings 14.07.2003
Dead To Rights 17.07.2003
Charlie's Angels:Full Throttle 18.07.2003
Dragons Lair 3D: Return To The Lair 25.07.2003
Freaky Flyers 25.07.2003
Lotus Challenge 25.07.2003
Top Angler 25.07.2003
Big Mutha Truckers July 2003
Tom & Jerry: War of the Whiskers July 2003
Futurama 11.08.2003
XGRA -Extreme Gravity Racing Association 22.08.2003
Product Number 03 29.08.2003
Super Bust a Move All Stars Aug 2003
True Crime: Streets of L.A. 19.09.2003
Cubivore 26.09.2003
Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #146 on: 07-01-2003 19:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Oni Zyxer:
July 3.

Holy shit! That's.... tomorrow! (Australian Time)
M Jackson
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« Reply #147 on: 07-01-2003 20:13 »

Yes it is July 3rd tommorow, but read davids post, sad but true.
emanon

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« Reply #148 on: 07-02-2003 07:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Oni Zyxer:
They had preview boxes for the game (with a delicious GameCube logo on them) and the release date on the box was July 3.

I scored one of those empty Futurama game promo boxes today (a very worthwhile addition to my Futurama collection) and it is clearly printed on the back [AVAILABLE JULY '03] '03 as in 2003 not the 3rd of July  roll eyes

p.s I REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY DISLIKE fox!!!

Grim

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« Reply #149 on: 07-02-2003 07:31 »

umm, those boxes are not made by the publisher, they are made by the company reselling them, for instance EB.

EB had boxes for Duke Nukem Forever 2 years ago and the game still isnt out
mads

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« Reply #150 on: 07-02-2003 09:08 »
« Last Edit on: 07-02-2003 09:08 »

News: Futurama Officially Canned
Jul 2nd 2003

Rumours about a possible cancellation of Futurama for the GameCube were already flowing the web. Today we got the official confirmation...
SCi Games informed Cube-Europe today that Futurame will not be produced for the GameCube anymore. Why? They did not tell us, but we asume it is because of the lacking sales of the console.

We at Cube-Europe were looking forward to this title and we were shocked by this news. Hopefully SCi will change their mind, though we fear they won't.
 www.cube-europe.com

Now i am MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD. F*** SCI.   up yours
news monster

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« Reply #151 on: 07-02-2003 15:48 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by mads:
Futurame will not be produced for the GameCube anymore.  up yours

I puke at you  puke
Gripper
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« Reply #152 on: 07-02-2003 17:39 »

Don't puke at SCi puke at those who won't buy GC. It is only 6% of the market and most of that will be Nintendo titles. alot of GC's are like mine a second console purchased for Zelda, metroid etc.

Also what if UDS canned it? GC USA canned so europe the same game will be so maybe SCi wanted to release it but because USA release was not happening development stopped

GC is losing the fight but there are some great games coming to it that I want. I paid 79 for GC + mem card + Mario which shows how bad the GC market has got
M Jackson
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« Reply #153 on: 07-02-2003 19:12 »

This is really stupid. Although I do have a PS2, I also have a Gamecube (although, recently I haven't been playing/buying games anywhere near as much as I used to). And I would have prefered to get Futurama on CG. It's just a little bit smoother, and....well better. Also my PS2 broke a few weeks ago, it now only plays certain games. I guess I'll buy the game on PS2, and hope that it works. Otherwise, i'll have to pay Sony 80 to get it fixed.
Now I guess I wish it was coming out on PC, as I've just got a great new laptop.
McGrady

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« Reply #154 on: 07-02-2003 20:33 »

New interview of the game at:
 http://www.ugo.com/channels/games/features/futurama/

Nothing really new is said, but this is the first time I have seen their updated graphics.  Looks much better.
emanon

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« Reply #155 on: 07-02-2003 20:35 »

umm, GRIM whats your point?

p.s I REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY DISLIKE fox!!!

M Jackson
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« Reply #156 on: 07-02-2003 21:16 »

Thanks for that link McGrady. Hardly anything new in the interview, but the frame grabs are looking realy, realy good. But it says that the release date is now August 15!!! Is this just going to go on and on...?
Grim

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« Reply #157 on: 07-03-2003 04:28 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2003 04:28 »

my point is that those boxes can have any release date they like on them, they arent official

GameCube officially cancelled? oh no!
well I suppose I'll wait til the xbox price falls through the fall and snap it up in 2years time
emanon

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« Reply #158 on: 07-03-2003 04:32 »

ok, but my point was people thinking the '03 meant the 3rd and not 2003, i understand that the dates are not set in stone.

p.s I REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY  REALLY DISLIKE fox!!!

davids

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« Reply #159 on: 07-03-2003 11:32 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2003 11:32 »

After seeing the new screens it made me realise that although it is taking a long time it is being used well to improve the game. Plus, wo-ho, zapp will be making a cameo appearence.
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