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Family Guy Video Game in the Works 274

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antifoidulus writes "According to Businesswire there is a Family Guy video game in the works, set to hit the street sometime next year. The game is being developed by Take-Two Interactive. The press releases contains only a few scant details, but the game will be a 3rd person action game that puts you in control of various members of the once cancelled animated family." From the article: "The massive licensing and merchandising program on tap will coincide with the new series launch for Family Guy on May 1st, and is expected to be one of the company's largest product blitzes to date."
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Family Guy Video Game in the Works

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:02PM (#11574804)
    the object of the game will be to end the life of the wife, with the knife!
  • Good luck! (Score:2, Insightful)

    by mzwaterski (802371)
    Good luck and please make it so that it doesn't suck like the Simpson's video games have!
  • Hmm (Score:3, Insightful)

    by MrDoh! (71235) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:02PM (#11574813) Homepage Journal
    Ok, who told the Studio execs that there's other ways to make money than just produce a cartoon show?
    Guess it was downhill from the first DVD, see how long it takes for the Stewey branded Diapers.
    • Re:Hmm (Score:5, Funny)

      by JohnnyKlunk (568221) * on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:12PM (#11574950)
      I've got a 6 month old. If they had Stewey branded Diapers that would be all she'd wear.
      Stewey branded diapers? That'd be so cool I'd wear em !
    • Guess it was downhill from the first DVD, see how long it takes for the Stewey branded Diapers.

      Stewie was the model for CK brand diapers... so he probably has a non-compete clause in the contract.

    • see how long it takes for the Stewey branded Diapers.

      From your mouth to God's ear.

      If they did, I just might have to go out and make a baby just so I'd have someone to buy Stewie diapers for.

      LK
  • by AtariAmarok (451306) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:02PM (#11574818)
    "Madden Football-Head 2005"
  • Holy Crap (Score:5, Funny)

    by Nintenfreak (831523) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:03PM (#11574822) Homepage
    They've got to have a testicle level. It's a bad day to be a sperm!
  • by the_skywise (189793) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:03PM (#11574825)
    Family Guy Tennis
    Family Guy Go-Kart Racing
    Family Guy - Stewies Quest for World Domination RPG
    and
    Family Guy: Apocalypse, using the super uber cool Half-Life 2 engine.
  • All right! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:03PM (#11574831)
    Giggidy giggidy giiggidy!
  • No thanks (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:04PM (#11574841)
    I'll stick to drawing boobs on the etch-a-sketch...
  • by Joe the Lesser (533425) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:04PM (#11574845) Homepage Journal
    This game is freakin' sweeeet!
  • by solowCX (796423) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:05PM (#11574854) Homepage
    Chris Griffon: They have a game where you put in a dollar and you get four quarters. I win every time.
  • by AtariAmarok (451306) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:05PM (#11574858)
    "Ralphie Wiggum's Nose Goblins" - The toy you make yourself

    "Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Restaurant"

  • ...Why? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Pantero Blanco (792776) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:05PM (#11574859)
    Okay, the answer is obviously "to make money", but it's still sad. Shows rarely seem quite the same after all the movies, video games, etc based on them come out.
    • Strange, I never noticed that with the Simpsons, or Star Trek or Home Improvement (what evils you will uncover when you have the full SNES ROM set....).
  • Voices! (Score:4, Informative)

    by Second_Infinity (810308) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:11PM (#11574934) Homepage
    Nothing bugs me quite like a video game based on a tvshow/movie that uses the same characters but different voices.

    "The talented voice cast includes: Seth MacFarlane (as Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, Stewie Griffin and more), Alex Borstein (as Lois Griffin), Seth Green (as Chris Griffin), and Mila Kunis (as Meg Griffin)."

    According to that statement it appears they will use the regular people for the voices! Excellent.

    Maybe the voices will be more believable than in Simspsons: Hit and Run. Heck, maybe it'll be a better game overall... but I doubt it. Games made after TV/Movies are usually fun for a while, but not for extended amounts of time (for me, anyway).
    • Re:Voices! (Score:3, Informative)

      by sqlrob (173498)
      Hit and Run used the Simpsons voice cast.
    • Huh? (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Otto (17870)
      Maybe the voices will be more believable than in Simspsons: Hit and Run.

      Umm, Simpsons: Hit and Run did use the original voice cast. All the people speaking in the game are the actual actors.

      Only complaint I had about Hit and Run was that it was too short and the levels are too small.
    • by Greyfox (87712)
      When I was in Austria on business, I found the Simpsons in German. The person they got for Marge was pretty close to the original voice. Everyone else... not so much.

      And apparently German for "Doh!" is "Dnein!" I could be wrong about that though. The jetlag hadn't worn off by then either...

    • Futurama has the original voice cast. I think. It sounds like the original voice cast.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:11PM (#11574937)
    Leisure Suit Quagmire
  • by Snarfangel (203258) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:14PM (#11574965) Homepage
    "Of course a man made it, Lois, it's a program not a delicious Thanksgiving dinner"
  • Paul W.S. Anderson will produce the movie?

  • by kiwidefunkt (855968) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:17PM (#11575009) Homepage
    ...slowly falling...

    This kind of thing (animated series) doesn't need a video game, because it's GREAT the way it is. A video game, which who knows how seriously it will be taken (its production, not its content), is just cheapening the brand for true fans, ESPECIALLY if the game sucks.

    And no, if it's good I won't take back my complaining. I just won't tell anyone I like it.
    • "This kind of thing (animated series) doesn't need a video game, because it's GREAT the way it is. A video game, which who knows how seriously it will be taken (its production, not its content), is just cheapening the brand for true fans, ESPECIALLY if the game sucks."

      This is just my personal opinion, but I don't think The Simpsons has been 'cheapened' by all the horrible video games they've made out of it. I still see it as an excellent political and social satire, and I don't think any number of video
  • by TomorrowPlusX (571956) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:18PM (#11575015)

    The massive licensing and merchandising program on tap will coincide with the new series launch for Family Guy on May 1st, and is expected to be one of the company's largest product blitzes to date.

    Product blitzes! Mechandising programs! That sounds like an AWESOME game.

  • by nuggz (69912) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:20PM (#11575040) Homepage
    The game might have the same characters, but I don't expect the game to have the same humour of the show.
    I find Stewie and Brian to be the funniest characters anyway.
  • by mfivis (592345) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:20PM (#11575041) Homepage
    I got an idea, an idea so smart my head would explode if I even began to know what I was talking about.
  • Oh good! (Score:2, Funny)

    by Telastyn (206146)
    Another game which is tied to a marketting schedule and not a development schedule. I'm sure it will be a rising success like the Matrix game and the recent Lord of the Rings game.

  • by MorboNixon (130386) * on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:33PM (#11575179)
    Congratulations, Take-Two Interactive, the last horse finally crosses the finish line.
  • Take a look at the Simpsons games.

    1. Road Rage - It was just a simpsons-themed Crazy taxi. Game got incredibly boring after awhile.

    2. Hit & Run.I was actively playing this game until I got Katamari damacy(and then burnout 3).

    They really could have gone further with H&R. With over 16 seasons of content, the missions ended up being "go from a to b". Congradulations, you just re-created Smuggler's Run in Springfield.

    Whether it be minor or major characters, they could have fleshed out the missions t
  • correction... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward
    the once cancelled animated family

    correction: the TWICE cancelled animated family
  • I always thought it would be cool to have a Sims2 version with all of the Simpsons characters in Springfield. To bad Family Guy doesn't have more characters.
  • by macklin01 (760841) on Friday February 04, 2005 @03:42PM (#11575272) Homepage
    wasn't really a cartoon-based game, but an add-on to Quake III. I just loved the [url=http://www.planetquake.com/polycount/info/qua ke3/homer/homer.shtml]Homer player model[/url] model that could be downloaded and used in the arena.

    I used to start a custom game with all Homers and watch the AI characters fight. Just watching 6 Homers jumping all over the place, yelling "Woo-Hoo", or "My legs ... I can't feel my legs", or doing the victory dance "I am evil Homer! I am evil Homer!" when taunting other characters just left me in tears I was laughing so hard. (Obviously, graduate school and fatigue make the stupidest things feel pretty hilarious. :) -- Paul

  • Chin Balls (Score:2, Funny)

    by Minute Work (749085)
    Why do the chins on all the male characters look like a pair of testicles?

    http://www.familyguyfiles.com/episodes/showfull.ph p?image=FG-112_2.png/ [familyguyfiles.com]
  • Wow, someone is going to get a huge raise for coming up with this extraordinarily imaginative concept. Let me get this straight: They want to take an animated TV series and... ok, I'm still trying to grasp this... they want to take the characters and put them into a video game? Imagine the possibilities!

    If this is anything like the Simpsons games, it's going to be friggin' awesome! Anyone who can take a comedy show that pokes fun at family and culture and turn it into a game where the characters run around bashing things is getting my hard-earned dough.

  • ...thinks a bunch of execs asked the writers, "Can we take the Simpsons and Savage Nationize them by, oh....30%?"

    Don't get me wrong, some of the writing is pretty funny, and the animation looks fine, but I can't shake the feeling that some of the humor is pretty targeted. By that I mean pandering to the Angry White American Male of the 21st century. There is something forced, imo, about shows that pretty much scream, "Look at me, I'm politically incorrect! I don't care who I offend!"

    Family Guy isn't the

    • by Atzanteol (99067) on Friday February 04, 2005 @05:12PM (#11576256) Homepage
      "Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican party. An elephant and a bit fat white guy who's afraid of change."

      Yes, very conservative... But the show doesn't pander. I think you're reading a bit too much into it. They pretty much insult everybody.
    • by miu (626917)
      I actually gave the show a miss for the first half of season 1 because I got the impression of forced shock value and pandering from the marketing. Then I happened to catch an episode and discovered that despite the advertising focus it was very funny. The show was all about absurdity, pop culture, and nostalgia - with the shock value actually playing a decreasing role as the show went on.
  • Take Two - Nuff Said (Score:3, Informative)

    by Kainaw (676073) on Friday February 04, 2005 @04:42PM (#11575996) Homepage Journal
    I bought one game from Take Two - Lemmings. It didn't work. After hours talking to support, they realized it was because I had a wheel-mouse. They said wheel-mice weren't popular in their offices, so they never tested them. After an exhausing Alta-Vista (pre-Google) search, I found that the game failed to work with many PS2 input devices and would also crash if a USB device was plugged into the computer. Since they refused to give a refund for an unplayable game (remember, in-store policy is if it is opened it can only be exchanged for THE SAME game), I won't buy anything from Take Two again.
  • Lets hope its better than The Simpson Road Rage game.
  • ... movies based on video games, or video games based on movies (or a TV series)?

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