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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Company -> Article ] - More info on Company: Interplay

Interplay seems to be getting back on it's feet, roping Earthworm Jim creater Doug TenNapel back into the fold.

TenNapel will serve as a creative consultant for the sequel, currently titled Earthworm Jim 4, though no other details on the game were disclosed. The company added that TenNapel will be developing a new Earthworm Jim animated series and feature-length film.

Seems Interplay might actually have some splash money now, hopefully they'll invest it in their decent franchises properly instead of trying to rape them for instant profits. They may even become a real company again.

Thanks to Pooperscooper for the heads up, and who I shamelessly stole that final line from.

Entire article can be read here at ShackNews.

Spotted @ Shacknews

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:13 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I actually went through the trouble of creating a snide tirade in which Earthworm Jim represented the Fallout license but it was obvious and not worth typing out fully.

Instead, I shall say this: Earthworm Jim? Seriously, Interplay? After ten years? Jesus!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

They have (some of) the original devs on board wtih both EJ and FO online. Either this means they're cheap, or they... I dunno. Probably they're cheap.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Lets hope that earthworm jim does not start sounding like homer....

Good to hear interplay are pulling a DAC and not dying.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Mr. Teatime wrote:
They have (some of) the original devs on board wtih both EJ and FO online. Either this means they're cheap, or they... I dunno. Probably they're cheap.


Well it's something at least. Earthworm Jim just strikes me as an interesting choice. I think that they'd have to do some pretty significant overhauling to make it appealing to most of the current gamer audience.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Zetura Dracos wrote:

Well it's something at least. Earthworm Jim just strikes me as an interesting choice. I think that they'd have to do some pretty significant overhauling to make it appealing to most of the current gamer audience.


That's what I was thinking. I did enjoy the games on my Genesis when I was 13, but don't see how it could be adapted to today's teens.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I think it'd be kickass if they kept it a sidescroller, keeping that game old school would be best for every one.

If it was a fully 3d game it'd bomb.

Kids these days only want flashy graphics, so it'd probably only fair well with people that either grew up with it or enjoy less used styles of play.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

senisterdenister wrote:
I think it'd be kickass if they kept it a sidescroller, keeping that game old school would be best for every one.

If it was a fully 3d game it'd bomb.

Kids these days only want flashy graphics, so it'd probably only fair well with people that either grew up with it or enjoy less used styles of play.


Still, would you buy today even if it was a sidescroller? Ain't sure I would. It's the kind of game I played as a kid because I used to play video games a lot, say 3 hours a day. Now I don't even have time to play all the games I want; I'm not sure Jim would be my first pick.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:42 am Reply with quoteBack to top

No videogames for me, the only game to play this year is GTA IV. The hobby is way too expensive too maintain, especially for some of the half-ass crap they pawn on us nowadays:assassinscreed:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:11 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Eh, I'm trying to download Assassin's Creed; I had found a torrent which was going at 300ks, but it was a damn russian version? The good one is downloading at like 7k tard

Sadly GTA IV is one of the most expensive, as you need a PS3 tard
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I really liked EwJ back in the day, and they did make a 3d version back on N64, which looked like shit and sucked, as far as I recall. I'd also like to see it stay 2d, for starters really good 2d platformers aren't horribly expensive to make, so it'd be ideal. 2D is also a fuckload easier on keyboard controls then a 3D platformer.

Still, I did also watch the old cartoon series on occasion so I'm kind of interested to see how that pans out too.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah some high res 2 D or some 2Dish 3D shit wouldn't be all too bad. I'd buy it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

assassin's creed fucking sucks i killed 55 motherfucking templars and now i cant get the ending if i dont find the other fucking 5 and kill them. and the ending is not actually and ending it is just a piece of shit slap in the face : do it all over again. Fuck Ubisoft. SHIT waste of fucking time gayme.

THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS HAVE THE AUDACITY TO MAKE SKIPPING CUT SCENES IMPOSSIBLE. FUCK UBISOFT AND

FUCK THE DUMB BITCH WHO DIRECTED THIS FUDGE DRAGON.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

rabidpeanut wrote:

THOSE MOTHERFUCKERS HAVE THE AUDACITY TO MAKE SKIPPING CUT SCENES IMPOSSIBLE. .


that *really* sucked, actually. icon_chew
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:41 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I was actually introduced to Earth Worm Jim from a neighbor many years ago who moved from texas, the kid was a little weasel but he had some nice games. I think I brought over another friend and he started talking about the neighbors mom and shit and we never really hung out again. It was pretty funny though. I think it was the SNES version, they also had like 2 or 3 if I remember correctly. They moved away not long after anyways.

The game had some good animation.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I still have the second one for SNES, pretty awesome for a side-scroller.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Earthworm jim was awesome because it was so fucking funny. I never got good enough at it to finish it but i have watched a friend play the whole game, and i would love to get my hands on the old and a new one if they dont fuck it up. Loved psi crow esp when everyone turn out to be cows.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You need to start your sentences with "Dude," for better effect.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It's funny to see cautiously optimistic attitudes building up towards IPLY, after Bethesda acquired the rights to Fallout 3. To me, they're still utter and complete bags of shit with exactly same interests as Bethesda, unless proven otherwise.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey if some of the old crew have held on then they might be good. I DEMAND REDNECK RAMPAGE 2.
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