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crustieguy

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« on: 06-16-2003 04:47 »

The new edition of official xbox magazine has a playable demo of futurama - its pretty good actually
dr_Dean_in _Oz

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« Reply #1 on: 06-16-2003 05:44 »

what levels can you play?
Who do you play as?!
Give us some answers damn it!!!!!!!!!!
(sorry i just got excited)
Crumpet

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« Reply #2 on: 06-16-2003 05:45 »

What is it though. i mean is it just your average platform game or is it like original in any way. i don't have an x-box so i cant get the demo. got a gamecube and although it is coming out on the cube i haven't seen anything of it.
Australian Guy

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« Reply #3 on: 06-16-2003 06:11 »

I still maintain its gonna be slack
crustieguy

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« Reply #4 on: 06-16-2003 06:26 »

you play as fry - the level is new new york and you have to blast alien dudes with a shotgun.

i quite enjoyed it
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #5 on: 06-16-2003 06:43 »

Sounds awesome, I wish they gave away demos on Gamecube mags. I guess I'll just have to wait, but it's less than a month away now  big grin
ShineFusion

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« Reply #6 on: 06-16-2003 06:48 »

Gamecube rules
dr_Dean_in _Oz

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« Reply #7 on: 06-16-2003 07:21 »

^ except i can never find a gamecube mag with playable demos.....
Grim

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« Reply #8 on: 06-16-2003 07:46 »

Otis, Gamecube isnt out next month, its out later in the year, sometime in 2003.
bart182

Professor
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« Reply #9 on: 06-16-2003 14:13 »

I demand more information... is there a cover story for futurama? an article? is there any pictures surrounding the game on the demo disk?  how long does the demo last? does it have cool loading screens or anything?

got scans?


all this will go towards a cgef update so much information is needed   tongue

[Jon] - [my winamp statistics]
[CGEF - gotfuturama.com]
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The Skoot

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« Reply #10 on: 06-16-2003 14:39 »

The level is actually Old New York. It's an alright level, some good quotes. Can't really remember much of it from so long ago.
mattt

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« Reply #11 on: 06-16-2003 15:11 »

I also have said demo. Fry's van from "Bendin' in the Wind" is in the level, complete with skeleton hanging out of the window wearing a bandana. There is also a "Monkey Fracas Jr." arcade machine in the bar.
mattt

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« Reply #12 on: 06-16-2003 15:15 »
« Last Edit on: 06-16-2003 15:15 »

I demand more information... is there a cover story for futurama? an article?

Nope, only a review next month

 
how long does the demo last?

bout 5 minutes, not very long
 
does it have cool loading screens or anything?

The loading screen is Zapp saying "Join the Army! What are you, chicken? Buk Buk Buk!"

got scans?

nope, sorry   frown

davids

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« Reply #13 on: 06-16-2003 15:26 »

I'm not just talking about the demo here but in the whole game, can u drive any vehicals for example the planet express ship?
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #14 on: 06-17-2003 05:15 »

Anyone heard of a PS2 playable demo?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #15 on: 06-17-2003 05:22 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2003 05:22 »

Actually, it would seem its coming out for GC NEVER.  Well, at least not in North America.  It seems it might still be on track for Europe and Australia.  I guess a late release is possible if the other version sell well, but don't bank on it.


Anyways, good news that its at least fun, from the demo (I haven't played, just from what has been said from those who have here).  Any other details you can give us, like about the layout of the level (what "bar" is in the game, anyway?)?  Any specific quotes you can tell us, or specific locations/easter eggs in the level?  And do they ever put those dics from the magazine in the kiosks at stores, or are those demo discs generally seperate?  Seems like if its the same disc the rest of us could still get in on some Futurama action via visiting retailers.
Grim

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« Reply #16 on: 06-17-2003 07:15 »

There has been no official word that it has been canned for gamecube anywhere.

If u go to www.sci.co.uk  and then go to the futurama section, then the gamecube section it says comming 2003 where as PS2 and XBOX say july 4th, which suggests that GameCube will be out later especially as the Trailer on the DVD set says on PS2, XBOX and GameCube.

All promotional material as said GameCube except the press release.

prehaps someone should contact SCI about its status on GC?
The Skoot

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« Reply #17 on: 06-17-2003 16:08 »

Just to clear things up: Futurama is coming out on the Gamecube in Europe, but not in America.

There is a PS2 demo - well, there was one at the playtesting meeting.
news monster

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« Reply #18 on: 06-17-2003 16:25 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2003 16:25 »

Is a Euro GC version playable on a US console?
DotheBartman

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« Reply #19 on: 06-17-2003 20:20 »

You need something called a freeloader I think, and then you need to import the game.  Whether you want to do that or not might depend on whether this game is worth the import shipping, price of the game and freeloader (the freeloader is 20 bucks from what I've seen)  Plus, the gist I've gotten from a little research is that you might need a special adapter or something, depending on your tv, as their tvs are different over there.  But a freeloader itself is essentially, from what I know, a disc you put in your system that lets you calibrate from a menu which region you want your system to play, and you can then put in your game (while the system is still on) and play it.

Someone want to help me out here with explanations, and some more info?  See, I might like to import the game myself...

Oh, and its been confirmed to IGN (they had a reply about it in one of their mailbag sections) that the game is canned for the cube, in the US anyway.  Sci's site is UK based, as is the company, so the cube one still being listed is probably indicitive of that.
Grim

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« Reply #20 on: 06-18-2003 04:41 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2003 04:41 »

I dont believe the gamecube version been officially cancelled in the US either, all articles indictate that it has been delayed EVERYWHERE!

IGN would be going off the Fox interactive Press release, assuming that it was canned because it was not featured. But if it were delayed they would do a second press release when it was closer to release.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #21 on: 06-18-2003 14:38 »

I'm fairly sure mArc was told by someone as SCi that there would be no GC version for the US.
Grim

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« Reply #22 on: 06-18-2003 19:10 »

As far as I know, the guy mArc knew at SCI wasnt working there anymore, so he didnt have any contact with them.
CheezeIt

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« Reply #23 on: 06-18-2003 19:28 »

looks pretty great but I think you should try renting it first.
[-mArc-]

Administrator
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« Reply #24 on: 06-19-2003 02:19 »

Grim: That was the guy at UDS, not SCi. The gal at Vivendi told me that they won't be selling a GC version in the USA though. If they stay with that, I don't know, but this was from about the highest source in Vivendi.
SCi is pretty secretive about the GC version. Maybe they ran into problems.
emanon

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« Reply #25 on: 06-19-2003 09:04 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2003 09:04 »

grim, xbox now AUD$299 at eb, if you trade your gamecube in for it you will pay less
Grim

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« Reply #26 on: 06-19-2003 21:18 »

but gamecube is the console I want  frown

there is no point getting an xbox for 1 game

I'll wait til Futurama is totally cancelled for gamecube
emanon

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« Reply #27 on: 06-22-2003 03:39 »
« Last Edit on: 06-22-2003 03:39 »

Hey, I bought the Australian XBOX mag with demo disk at the airport on Friday on my way to New Zealand and to my surprise it has the Futurama playable demo!!!!!! yahoo, but I cant play it for frickin 10 days!!!    mad
ions
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« Reply #28 on: 06-22-2003 10:28 »

 
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Originally posted by crustieguy:
The new edition of official xbox magazine has a playable demo of futurama - its pretty good actually

What country?  What issue?  I can't find this.   frown
M Jackson
Professor
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« Reply #29 on: 06-22-2003 11:01 »

It's the UK current issue.
ions
Crustacean
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« Reply #30 on: 06-22-2003 11:38 »

Doh!!  So even if I found a copy it would not work in my Box!  Grrrr.
Just Chris

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« Reply #31 on: 06-22-2003 20:05 »

EGM better not let Seanbaby review it in the "rest of the crap" section. Futurama deserves the respect! And I don't want to buy another console for it. What's wrong with Gamecube?
emanon

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« Reply #32 on: 06-23-2003 03:57 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2003 03:57 »

  sleep
Australian Guy

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« Reply #33 on: 06-23-2003 04:01 »

But is it Funny?
M Jackson
Professor
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« Reply #34 on: 06-23-2003 17:46 »

From everything I've read, even if the Futurama game isn't great to play (although it's apparently good fun, but straightforward) one thing that you can be 100% sure of is that it will be funny, very very very funny infact. several magazine have already called it the funiest game in history!
YourPalJay

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« Reply #35 on: 06-24-2003 00:31 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2003 00:31 »

Does anyone know if the demo will be included with the US editon of OXM?  Honestly, I haven't seen any US gaming mags even mention the game, let alone preview it.  Nor have I seen any TV ads.  Once again, Fox doing a stellar job of promoting Futurama.

edit - Hurray!  I'm a Crustacean!  I'm having a wonderful time!
sheep555

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« Reply #36 on: 06-24-2003 16:30 »

 
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Originally posted by YourPalJay:
Once again, Fox doing a stellar job of promoting Futurama.

Actually, Futurama The Game has very little promotion wise to do with Fox. It's being published by Vivendi Universal (not Fox), and so any lack of promotion is down to the publishers part.
M Jackson
Professor
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« Reply #37 on: 06-24-2003 17:00 »

Here in the UK it's hard not to be aware of the Futurama game. It's been featured in almost every game magazine in recent months. And I haven't even been buying them, I just read the Futurama part then put it back on the shelf.
Idlesaint

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« Reply #38 on: 06-24-2003 20:10 »

i dont get game mags, so is there anywhere i can get the Demo now?
the_dudefather

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« Reply #39 on: 06-24-2003 21:20 »

there are ads for it on sky one before futurama, but no in-game stuff. bah.

the GC version is out in august (as far as i know) and i think the PS2 and xbox version are out this weekend (or a week or two after), and you get to play as zoidy in a crash bandacoot style level (YEY!)

im surprised that its not coming out in the us, but im alright since i live in the uk, with my PAL gamecube. (i still had to import animal crossing though).

apparently its not as cack as the simpsons games (and the professors life-generation toaster cloner sounds cool)

august...coming soon....
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