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Posted by Zonk
from the someone-finally-thought-of-the-children dept.
kleptonin writes "IGN is running an article about a new game being developed by Rockstar San Diego. Unlike their previous releases, the game will feature no guns, no violence, and no swearing. The game, Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis, will be exclusive to the Xbox 360, and will cost $39.99." Chris Morris, over at the CNN Game Over column, has some commentary on Grand Theft Ping Pong.
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Rockstar's Family-Friendly Shocker

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  • Too bad they couldn't release it on XBLA. I am a BIG fan of the arcade games on there. I dont think it would meet the size requirements, and I find it unlikely that too many people will buy this, aside from it being "from rockstar! OMG!"
    • by bigman2003 (671309) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @02:48PM (#14868459) Homepage
      When I heard about this, I thought, "Wow, THIS sounds like an awesome game."

      Really- I'm damn excited about this.

      I *loved* Top Spin on the Xbox. Tennis makes a pretty decent video game. But Ping Pong is FAST. It's like tennis, but with much quicker response times.

      And the fact that Rockstar is making the game, tells me that it should have *some* decent level of quality.

      Yes, I was excited when I heard about it. And I'm even happier now, knowing that there is a real street date already identified.

    • by uncoveror (570620) <webmasterNO@SPAMuncoveror.com> on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @04:36PM (#14869477) Homepage
      It seems family friendly until you use the mod code to unlock the part with king kong playing ping pong with his ding dong.
  • Image Enhancement (Score:5, Insightful)

    by cheezus_es_lard (557559) <cheez17.gmail@com> on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @12:48PM (#14867099) Homepage
    What's a little money on a ping-pong game if it gives you the ability to say "My company doesn't make SOLELY violent games, Senator..."
    • by SomeoneGotMyNick (200685) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @12:50PM (#14867122) Journal
      No, it'll help them "prove" that family friendly games don't sell well. Especially for $40.

      • by VJ42 (860241) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @01:04PM (#14867271)
        I don't know about that, there's nothng wrong with family friendly games per se: look at Nintendo; games like Mariocart, Super Monkey Ball and Nintendogs havn't done too badly.
        • No, but (Score:5, Funny)

          by thepotoo (829391) <thepotoospam AT yahoo DOT com> on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @01:16PM (#14867412)
          But they haven't done all that great, either.
          I mean, you can run into the middle of the road stark naked and scream "GRAND THEFT AUTO!" at the top of your lungs and people will just look at you and say, "It's another one of those video game freaks".

          Try the same thing but scream "NINTENDOGS!" and people will call the cops.

          Try it sometime, you'll see what I mean.

          • Despite the fact that public nudity is illegal here in the UK, the amount Nintendogs has been advertised here, combined with the fact that no one gave a damn about the GTA hot coffee patch (or even knew what it was), or indeed about nudity in computer games generally (as long as it's given an 18 rating) I think that I'd be probably sectioned by the mental health authorities whatever I screamed.
            • Funny (Score:3, Informative)

              by LWATCDR (28044)
              That isn't what this bbc story says. Okay maybe not the nudity but the violence seems to be an issue that is up for debate in the UK.
              http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4118270.stm [bbc.co.uk]
              • Re:Funny (Score:4, Interesting)

                by VJ42 (860241) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @02:47PM (#14868447)
                You're right, many more people complain about violence than sex or nudity (though oddly GTA is still only recognised by non-gamers because of it's huge sales figures more than it's content); I think that's a big difference between the UK and the US, you seem to worry more about nudity and less about violence, where as we could hardly care less about nudity, but are appalled gratious violence. This latter point is not so much about games, but more about the entertainment industry as a whole; particularly TV and Film (Hollywood in particular; indie films are usually allowed to get away with anything as it's considered art)
          • Re:No, but (Score:5, Funny)

            by KDR_11k (778916) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @01:46PM (#14867744)
            I thought you were supposed to scream "MORTAL KOMBAT!"?
          • Re:No, but (Score:5, Funny)

            by soft_guy (534437) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @02:10PM (#14868011)
            I just tried and I got arrested both times. Thanks, thepotoo... for NOTHING!
        • games like Mariocart, Super Monkey Ball and Nintendogs

          I'll give you the last two, but what is it about mario kart's guided missiles, fireballs, running over and crushing your shrunken enemies, and generally dealing death and destruction to those all around you that somehow makes it not the same as quake?

          Is it just the lack of gibs?
          • The only diference between Mario Kart and Twisted Metal, content-wise, is that one uses goofy cartoony-looking characters in Go Karts, and the other uses gritty, angsty-looking guys in death machines. If you just replaced the character and invironment sprites with something more colorful, and with bigger heads, then you'd have a family-friendly game.
            It's like the rock bands who're still protested against be people with too much time on their hands, even if they don't sing about raping Jesus or something. If
          • what is it about mario kart's guided missiles, fireballs, running over and crushing your shrunken enemies, and generally dealing death and destruction to those all around you that somehow makes it not the same as quake?

            Mario Kart violence is on the same level of the violence in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Fireballs hit you and take your item, when you get crushed you go flat for a few seconds then pop back up at full size, etc. A bit different than the very realistic damage effects in most modern FPS games.

            In fac
            • The only difference between the death/respawn in an FPS and the miraculous survival after getting shoved into lava or being crushed flat by another driver is that one of them actually calls the intervening period prior to your resurrection "death." The effect is the same. Would quake cease to be violent if instead of calling it dying, you fell over and were then towed back to an upright position by a little dude in a cloud?

              I think it's the gore, not the actual violence, that makes us think the game is les
              • I think there's more things that contribute to violence, not just the amount of blood and death. Just the atmosphere of a game can be "violent" already (horror games), and adding only a small bit of blood here and a few bodies there easily then makes it 16+, or even 18+.

                Unless the voice acting ruins the mood, which happens too often...

          • by clamum (934624) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @03:36PM (#14868940)
            You're comparing Mario Kart and Quake? Well they're both video games, I'll give you that.
    • by Rude Turnip (49495) <valuation@@@gmail...com> on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @12:58PM (#14867207)
      Apparently no one here is aware of the sex, drugs and violence that underlies the international ping pong circuit. Anyone who buys this as a "family friendly" game will be in for a *BIG* surprise.
    • Re:Image Enhancement (Score:2, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      This is from Rockstar San Diego, not Rockstar North. It is a totally different studio that just happens to be owned by the same corporate entity.

      Rockstar North were originally called DMA Design. They are based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and made Lemmings before going on to make the GTA games. Rockstar San Diego were originally called Angel Studios, and made Midnight Club and Midtown Madness, as well as Red Dead Revolver.
    • by drmarcj (807884)
      Clever tactic: create a product for the sole purpose of showing that not everything you do/produce is antisocial (or construed as such). Wal-Mart does the same thing with its charities - "sure we pay minimum wage and no benefits, but we gave a couple of high school kids $500 scholarships too!" Is there an English word for such a product? Cause there should be.
  • hmm.... (Score:2, Funny)

    by smaerd (954708)
    ....the game will feature no guns, no violence, and no swearing...
    ...So it's NUDY tennis! Those crazy Rockstar developers!
    It's defnately Love-Love, in my book.

    __
    Bow chicka wow wow.
    • Re:hmm.... (Score:3, Funny)

      by oahazmatt (868057)
      ...So it's NUDY tennis!

      Only after you apply the patch.
    • Re:hmm.... (Score:4, Funny)

      by Pharmboy (216950) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @12:55PM (#14867173) Journal
      So it's NUDY tennis!

      As soon as I saw that, I was thinking Leisure Suit Larry Table Tennis. Still no guns, violence or swearing, just jiggly girls playing table tennis. As you get better and move up the ranks, you get to play against girls that are dressed even skimpier. Of course, it would have side games and adventures, too, but the main goal is to make it to "The World's Table Tennis Championship" where everyone plays nude.

      I am serious about this. Look at how many LSL games have already sold for PC.
  • overkill? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @12:50PM (#14867114)
    Three processors, monster graphics chip, millions in research and development...

    For 3D pong?

    • Re:overkill? (Score:3, Insightful)

      by joshsisk (161347)
      That's true for the 360, but the game itself probably took Rockstar very little to develop, compared to their other games. Not that many models, textures, or levels, and not very much AI type code, compared to a GTA game.

      It's even possible they built a rough version of it, in-house, just to learn the Xbox 360 development environment, and someone said "hey why don't we polish this and release it?"

      Plus, they love controversy... and what better way for a "bad boy" company to get it than releasing a family game
    • Re:overkill? (Score:3, Interesting)

      by JungleBoy (7578)
      I think it's hilarious that the first game I played on the Xbox 360 was Joust. JOUST! Damnit! The same game I played over 20 years ago on my fake wood veneer'ed Atari 2600. And it's still fun!
    • Ping Pong != Pong (Score:2, Informative)

      by RossumsChild (941873)
      3D Ping pong.

      3D Pong [albinoblacksheep.com] is free.
  • That is Grand Theft Ping Pong...
  • Could it be a hit? (Score:4, Interesting)

    by babbling (952366) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @12:52PM (#14867139)
    This game sounds a little silly, but I think it could be a hit.

    Here's why:
    - It's the first ping-pong game to have come out in years.
    - It's probably also the first ping-pong game to have decent graphics.
    - Whilst ping-pong isn't going to attract many gamers into GTA, it could be a hit amongst asian gamers. Ping-pong is fairly popular in Asia. (at least more so than typical western sports)
    - It's different. No competition. (maybe tennis games, but that's a bit of a stretch)
    • by Nodar (821035)
      All I have to say about the issue is that Virtua Tennis on the DC was an amazingly fun single player, 2 player, and 4 player game. If they could tap into something similar to that style of gameplay, I think it could be fun.
    • Suddenly I'm all nostalgic for those days spent playing hours and hours of ping pong at the Y in the summer time. So heck, this game could have some legs. And I agree that it could be a hit in Asia, assuming of course that MS sells enough 360s there. Wouldn't it be strangely cool if this game ended up being a system seller in Asia?
    • - It's the first ping-pong game to have come out in years.

      Want a bet?

      Here's one [psxextreme.com]

      Here's another [gamespy.com]

      And another [gamespy.com]

      And another (it's one of the included games in Eye Toy: Play 2) [playstation.com]

      There's more, and I could keep going. There was even one in Japan that I'm forgetting the name of that came with a set of ping pong paddle controllers with sensors built in so you could play in first-person (similar to the way the Eye Toy game works, but without needing an Eye Toy).

      Most of these have not been released in the US, sure, but you
  • Brilliant (Score:5, Funny)

    by Golias (176380) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @12:52PM (#14867143)
    At last! All the fun, drama, and thrills of table tennis without having to go outside to your local ping-pong court. For the first time ever, you can play it from the comfort of your family rec room!!!

    Hey, wait...
  • by Amazing Proton Boy (2005) * on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @12:56PM (#14867179) Homepage
    This game is all about virtual beer pong. What is the most popular non-video game on campus? Beer pong. I bet there will be game modes that easily simulate beer pong. Maybe a secret hidden game as well.
    • I'd argue that frisbee and pool are very much more popular on campus at my Alma Mater (and for what it's worth, I despise frisbee and am not the biggest fan of pool). I wouldn't even put beer pong as the most popular drinking game. Card-based games (Circle of Death, especially) and quarters both seem to be much more popular around here.
    • Real Men play vodka pong.
  • by pjp6259 (142654) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @12:59PM (#14867215) Homepage
    I'm sorry, but "Family Friendly" and "Shocker [urbandictionary.com]" just do not belong in the same sentence together.
  • Not Rockstar North (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @12:59PM (#14867219)
    This is not Rockstar North of GTA and Manhunter fame, this is Rockstar San Diego, who made Midtown Madness and Red Dead Revolver. The two are totally different studios that just happen to both be under the "Rockstar" umbrella.
    • MOD PARENT UP! (Score:2, Informative)

      by bVork (772426)
      Yes! I was just about to post something about this. Why can't people understand that Rockstar is a publishing label? DMA Design became Rockstar North and did the GTA series. Rockstar Toronto did The Warriors. Rockstar Vancouver is working on Bully. Rockstar Leeds did GTA on PSP.

      It's like attributing every game published by Capcom to the same development staff. Which is amusing, if you consider that Capcom published GTA in Japan.
      • Re:MOD PARENT UP! (Score:3, Informative)

        by RollingThunder (88952)
        They're not quite that seperate.

        A friend of my wife's worked at Rockstar North on GTA, and has now moved back to Vancouver and is working at Rockstar Vancouver. Not sure if he's working on Bully though.
  • by SmallFurryCreature (593017) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @01:00PM (#14867230) Journal
    While other sports simulation video games - like football, baseball and auto racing - let you live vicarious dreams of doing things you likely can't do in real life, it's not real hard to find a Ping Pong table.

    Ehm, baseballs and footballs are hard to find? If football is indeed the american soccer I am willing to bet a shit load of cash that more families own a football then a ping pong table. You need a bit more equipment for baseball but still. I wasn't exactly aware that amateurs playing baseball was rare.

    It is, in fact, one of the very few "indoor" sports that has a video game patterned after it. (Poker's about the only other one that springs to mind.)

    Well, if you consider poker a sport then how about the video game versions of the following. Chess, EVERY bloody card game every invented, checkers, darts, bowling, snooker, etc etc etc.

    In fact isn't basketball often played indoors by pros AND done to dead as a videogame?

    The only unusual thing here is that a 'big' name company did a weird sports title. Weird sports titles on the other hand are nothing new.

    I just hate journalists who think ignorance is a good thing.

    • If football is indeed the american soccer

      No, no, no. Soccer is european football, not the other way around.

      Most families probably have both footballs and soccer balls, or for you european types, footballs and footballs: round edition.

      • by Haeleth (414428) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @01:28PM (#14867537) Journal
        Soccer is european football, not the other way around. Most families probably have both footballs and soccer balls, or for you european types, footballs and footballs: round edition.

        No, in Europe we have footballs and rugby balls.

        Note for Americans: Rugby football is the European equivalent of American football. The main differences:
        • Rugby players don't wear body armour, helmets, or silly breeches.
        • People don't watch major rugby matches for the advertising.
        • International rugby involves more than one country.
        • No, in Europe we have footballs and rugby balls.
          Except in France where they have...

          wait for it...

          Oh come on, its obvious but mildly amusing.
        • Note for Americans: Rugby football is the European equivalent of American football. The main differences:
          • Rugby players don't wear body armour, helmets, or silly breeches.
          • People don't watch major rugby matches for the advertising.
          • International rugby involves more than one country.

          Yeah. I'd enjoy seeing a match up each year between the winners of the SuperBowl and the winners of the International Rugby bowl (or whatever), where they first play a game of American Football, with the standard rules and

      • I'm pretty sure he meant that "if Americans are as crazy about football as the rest of the world is about soccer," and was not confused about the shape of the ball involved in each sport.
    • If football is indeed the american soccer I am willing to bet a shit load of cash that more families own a football then a ping pong table.

      You've got it wrong. We americans pay people millions of dollars to people to play football for us and we watch them from our couches.

      Would you really think we'd own things that require us to go outside and maybe run around a little? ;)

      But seriously... It must have been years since I've played a pick up game of any sport. Maybe computers and video games are bad for you.
    • Poker has a passionate following here, and ping pong is very big in other parts of the world.

      You can't say the same for "chess, EVERY bloody card game every invented, checkers, darts, bowling, snooker," and so on.

      And to be fair, the only reason that poker is considered to be a sport right now is because of its immense popularity. Just wait until it dies down and see how many people call it a sport then.

    • Well, if you consider poker a sport then how about the video game versions of the following. Chess

      One of my son's friends, my son is 17 years old, told me he could beat me in any X-Box game, and I told him that I could beat him in at least one game, if not others. So I challenged him to a nice game of chess and soundly defeated him.

  • by Thrakkerzog (7580) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @01:01PM (#14867236)
    You don't want to know where the female players keep their ping pong balls. Or how they serve, for that matter.

  • by hamburger lady (218108) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @01:02PM (#14867250)
    what's the secret patch gonna be called, Hot Cocoa?
    • More like "Lukewarm Tea"

      Unless they have a Jiggle slider.

      Like that one PS2 fighting game.

      Mmmmm... boobies. Mod up boobies.
    • Since this is a more family friendly game from Rockstar the secret patch will not have any sex.

      Hot Cocoa v1 - This patch will not make the players naked/nude. Instead the clothing will become very sheer so that we all the boobies bouncing as they hit the ping pong.

      Hot Cocoa v2 - This is the patch from the Rockstar that we know and love. The user can switch from paddle to 9mm so they can put a cap in the opposing player.

      Of course the v1 patch will be the one that will have everyone raising a stink a

  • by Mullinator (939148)
    So they are going to release a graphicly overpowered ping pong game exclusively for the Xbox 360? Can anyone tell my why Rockstar hasn't lost it's mind for making this a 360 exclusive instead of at the very least porting it to the Nintendo Revolution? The system that it would probably fit this game like a glove?
    • Because it would cost additional to dev for PS2/3, it's going to lose money anyway (most likely), so why throw good money after bad?

      If it's a hit, you can bet they'll do versions for the PS3 & Revolution.
      • Mullinator wrote: "Can anyone tell my why Rockstar hasn't lost it's mind for making this a 360 exclusive instead of at the very least porting it to the Nintendo Revolution?"

        Red Flayer wrote: "Because it would cost additional to dev for PS2/3"

        Does the "Red" in your name stand for red herring [wikipedia.org]?

        • No.
          Maybe you should bother reading my whole comment, you know, the part where I say that if it's a hit, they'll prt to the PS & Revolution?

          Either way, my argument still stands -- they didn't want to waste dev costs on porting to another system before testing the waters on one system.

          Also, as a major game producer, they have an interest in making sure the 360 remains popular through the release of the Revolution and the PS3.

          Your other nickname wouldn't happen to be ad hominem, would it?
    • by smbarbour (893880) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @01:52PM (#14867823)
      My speculative guess envisions this conversation:

      Microsoft: We would like you to make a XBox360-exclusive title.
      Rockstar: No problem! (Evil grin)
  • by gEvil (beta) (945888) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @01:13PM (#14867385)
    Can't wait to see what sort of hidden games and goodies they stick in there... : p
  • Futurama (Score:2, Funny)

    by Scrooge919 (188405)
    Reminds me of the Futurama episode where they're in an arcade and one person is playing Skee-Ball, beside them is someone playing Virtual Skee-Ball, and beside them is someone sitting down playing Virtual Virtual Skee-Ball...

    That said, I think the potential for internet beer pong could make this worthwhile... :)
  • If this was something on the Revolution I'd care (it'd be a great use of the controller). This is just an publicity stunt. Straight up on the rocks.

    This is just a thinly veiled attempt to see if R* can sell non-GTA games. They have other franchises they could do this with. If they actually put some effort into Midnight Club maybe they could actually offer something other than GTA.
  • I bet there's a way to crack your opponents over the head with your paddle, and get all the trophys back you previously lost to them.
  • About time (Score:2, Troll)

    by schapman (703722)
    Rockstar is one of the game developers out there that is at the height of whoring a franchise. It's the big developers like this that continue re-releasing the same game over and over that is leading to the stagnating gaming industry. As far as I'm concerned, they should have stopped after GTA3. Nintendo on the other hand, has it's franchise characters (Mario and such) but each time they release a game they make it a different one. Every Mario release might fall under the platformer genre, but they all pla
    • GTA3 was great, but so was Vice City. It had a period (the 80's) that it could capture, in terms of clothing, music, cars, etc. San Andreas was the one that was the least enticing in terms of an innovative setting. It had some interesting apsects to the gameplay itself sure, but the overall setting wasn't one worth buying the game for.

      I think they should have sat on the franchise after VC, until they could come up with a more interesting concept or setting.
    • Ummm, but can't one argue that Bothers in Arms is vastly diffrerent than Call of Duty despite both being FPS shooters? Brothers in Arms adds squad based elements to the game which changes the dynamics of the playing field and the way you progress through the levels. One could also argue that Nintendo is whoring the Mario et al characters, disguisng mundane games with their well known characters in hopes of selling more copies simply because it's got Mario on the cover. Nintendo's one trick pony isn't goi
      • While I'll agree that Mario has been beaten to death I think its rather unfair to label the games attached to Mario as mundane, Nintendo is one of the few companies willing to innovate when it comes to new game genres and play styles. Of course if the game does really well expect a few more versions of the same. :P
  • by Retroneous (879615) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @01:42PM (#14867701) Homepage
    Not only is this "news" a week or more behind everyone else (you're getting faster, Zonk) - but the comments here are really ridiculously closed-minded.

    "How can it be fun?" "I don't see this being fun!" etc. etc.

    WHAT? You haven't played it, seen it moving, or done anything other than go "Hmm, ping pong...crap"

    I didn't see how Virtua Tennis could be fun, but its easily one of the greatest multiplayer games of all time, and does a stand-up job of providing a solid single player experience, too.

    Open your minds and close your damn mouths.
    • Virtua Tennis - at least the Dreamcast version - is indeed one of the greatest games ever made. It is a shining example of how a game can be the inverse of a GTA and do well. (In other words - do one thing and do it well, as opposed to doing many, many things in a bland way. My main beef with San Andreas is that it tries to do far too much and really doesn't do much well.)
  • So awesome (Score:3, Funny)

    by Mr_Blank (172031) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @01:49PM (#14867791) Journal
    The interview was less than inspired.
        The answers were PR fluff and tired.

        http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/01/20 [penny-arcade.com]

  • Uh... I know what a "shocker" is, and I'll state here that it's explicitly not "family friendly". Suffice it to say I recommend not doing a Google Image search.

  • by Ancient_Hacker (751168) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @02:04PM (#14867951)
    "The game, Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis, will be exclusive to the Xbox 360, and will cost $39.99."

    .... And within a week will be the featured item in the Wal-Mart $1 game bin

  • by canfirman (697952) <pdavi25@ya[ ].ca ['hoo' in gap]> on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @02:07PM (#14867973)
    You've forgotten the back-story and the movie clips in the middle:

    So one day, you (as the hero) are walking through the 'hood, waving to the hos, and looking for your next fix. Suddenly, a van screaches up beside you and a couple of bad-asses jump out and start dissing you. It's time to defend your terretory from these a-holes! You challenge them to meet on your turf, and they agree to ... Gangsta Ping Pong!

    Don't forget the "hot coffee" mod for when you win the tournament...

    (Yeah, I know...it's lame...)

  • by ledbetter (179623) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @02:18PM (#14868099) Homepage
    I'm hoping the Hot Coffee style mod will let you play a fun spanking game with the ping pong paddles and the girls ;)
  • It's not April yet.
  • release, is that the 360 is te most expensive machine that will go PING
  • Please tell me there is a hot coffee mod for this game. I refuse to believe R* has gone soft on us. All the resourses to make this glorified Pong could have been put into finishing their Bully game. Honestly, what would you rather do play ping pong, or beat the crap out of classmates for no reason? I'll be taking peoples lunch money... I can play with balls any time I want.
  • I'm sorry... but when did The Shocker [wikipedia.org] become family friendly? Aren't there laws against this with little children?
  • Now complete couch potatoes have yet another way to vicariously experience the thrill of elite, competitive sport, while evading the dangers of injury and overexertion.
  • Options like balls with long sharp spikes (Ooh, I got him in the other eye that time), explosive balls, and acid-filled balls.

    Or how about the opponent options: sexy hooker, national politician of your choice, or -- my favorite -- CEO of your favorite computer company!

    No "love" lost there, Bill!
  • by 5pp000 (873881) on Tuesday March 07, 2006 @06:00PM (#14870125)
    ... I'm impressed that they've simulated the game in such detail (down to the dust that accumulates in the center of the racket!!)... but I'd much rather play the real game and get some exercise.
  • You get extra points for:

    Killing you opponent.

    Raping them.

    Stealing their paddle.

    Shoving the tennis ball...
  • It's refreshing to see the occasional game that might be focussed on fun without resorting to violence or gratuitous T&A.

    But an XBox 360 exclusive? What are they thinking? Why cut out most of your market?

  • Rockstar has become the lead target for "moralists" to attack get a sensacionalist note, blame for societies ills and even get an extra buck from, I mean even prostitutes went forth and law sued these guys for making totally legal MATURE themed games! is it so much of a surprise they had totally abandoned that venture now? I wouldnt count on a "next generation GTA" or "Bully" ever seing the light of day now.

    Good luck on this next game Rockstar, it does sound interesting, you can be sure I will be checking i

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