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Sequel Rumors

The MFN Forums (thanks Ant) has word found on German site Gamigo suggesting that Enter the Matrix is but the first in a trilogy of planned games based on the planned trilogy of Matrix movies, though since all successful games spawn sequels these days, this is not too thin a limb they've climbed onto. Further plumbing foreign websites for grist for the rumor mill, Gamers.nl has posted some speculation based on a magazine sidebar suggesting that Pendulo Studios (Runaway) is working on "Maniac Mansion 3: Rise of the Tentacle" for LucasArts. Update: Turns out this latter story was an April Fool's joke that the magazine fell for in a big way.

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23. Re: No subject Apr 28, 2003, 03:52 Von Helmet
 
I played both DOTT and MM. Got nowhere with MM and could only finish DOTT with help from someone who'd already finished it.

The two games were connected, and in fact there was a computer in DOTT somewhere which you could play MM on.

 
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22. Re: No subject Apr 27, 2003, 06:31 Viranth
 
What's day of the tentacle? And more importantly, what is the matrix?

 
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21. Re: No subject Apr 27, 2003, 01:35 Riker
 
Well we're all entitled to our own opinions I suppose, but today it seems that so few amazing games come out, and that's why I savagely anticipate DE2 and HL2. The originals were outstanding games -- some of the best ever made -- and I'd much rather continue their sagas than play the latest crap release of the day.

But I have confidence in ION that they won't merely re-hash; I expect them to push the envelope once more.

 
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20. No subject Apr 27, 2003, 00:38 wasrad
 
You know, I loved MM1 and 2 but why fix what isnt broke?

Let MM be what it is and create something new.

I feel the same way with Full Throttle.

Sequels to video games for me are just so...uncreative. See the entire FF series, which was good till they started with the future-techno shit.

Look what LA did with Grim Fandango. An original idea, a wonderful game, on of the best.

THe gaming buiz is turning into Hollywood it seems. Just rehashing old ideas in a different way instead of jsut creating something new. Wheres the I-film equivilent to the game industry?

3DRealm, id, Ion Storm. Wonderful talent withen these people but damn it, Duke 4? Doom 3? DE2? Thief 2?

Why? I mean, I understand that its good to use the name for marketiing/publicity reason but damn guys, get creative. DO something new. Fuck DNF, D3, DE2, Thief 3 and and ESPEICALLY Halflife 2.

Start being artists instead of producionist.

I wish more companies would be like CRS (and Tom Cruise*) and
just say "What the fuck" and take a goddamn risk for once.

My name is....what it is and I am a gamer, by hobby.


* His character in Risky Buisness, anyways.
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19. Re: Bah! Apr 26, 2003, 21:36 Tbf
 
yep i am sorry to officialise this april joke but i know thr author of cafzone.net and most of the newsers

this announce was an april joke, created by pikazig when you read this announce the april 1st, i think you are more consciencious like now

pendulo studios don't have yet announced their second game but it will not be any maniac mansion 3, sorry for the fans

blues news editor : can you please delete the end of the news or precise that it's a joke, not a real news ?

 
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18. Re: Bah! Apr 26, 2003, 17:22 Riker
 
Ah that sucks... I sooo had my hopes up for more tentacle fun. And I'm not referring to hentai.

 
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17. Re: Bah! Apr 26, 2003, 16:12 Moonbender
 
LOL, I had already started to flame you for taking the gamer.nl article as French, but then I saw you replied to the CafZone article. So, phew.

I can't really translate it either, it's been some years since I learned French in school, but I'm pretty sure it's just a game announcement saying that MM3 will be available in Spring 2004. But it's an announcement made on March, 31st and it links to a page explaining what April Fools is all about. (http://www.momes.net/dictionnaire/p/poissondavril.html)

Wondering why Ray's distinctive signing off style is so infectious,
So true. Pops into my mind all the time on these boards, and I always have to stop me from doing it because I don't want to be guilty of plagiarism.

Edit: Need to reload pages before I post to prevent myself from posting redundancies. Sigh. Also, gamer.nl links to their source, another French mag. They don't mention anything about April Fools (as far as I can tell), but rather mention it alongside the unfortunately very real Full Throttle 2. Of course, maybe someone fooled them in the first place. (http://membres.lycos.fr/gameslover/DOTT2.jpg)
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16. Doh Apr 26, 2003, 16:02 Creston
 
I am really getting old...

Thanks guys

Creston


 
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15. Re: Bah! Apr 26, 2003, 15:58 ThrillHo
 
http://babelfish.altavista.com/

Basically when it links to the official LucasArts forums at the end of the article it points to a page that says April Fish.

 
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14. Re: Bah! Apr 26, 2003, 15:46 VT Hoodlum
 
For all of us non french speaking people, anyone care to translate the gist of that?

 
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13. Re: Admittedly Apr 26, 2003, 15:28 ExcessDan
 
yep you screwed it up

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12. Re: Admittedly Apr 26, 2003, 15:23 Riker
 
Day of the Tentacle was the sequel to Maniac Mansion.

 
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11. Admittedly Apr 26, 2003, 15:20 Creston
 
My recollection of old LucasArts adventures isn't as great as it used to be, but has there ever BEEN a Maniac Mansion 2?

Also, weren't Day of the Tentacle and Maniac Mansion unrelated? Or am I really screwing up my Old Game Knowledge now?


As for more Matrix games, if the first game is actually cool, then I say bring it on, but still... It's Shiny...
Then again, the trailers for the movie have gotten me so anxious that I'll probably buy ANYTHING with the word Matrix on it on May 15th, even if it's someone's kid just wearing a Tshirt.

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10. Re: Bah! Apr 26, 2003, 14:44 ThrillHo
 
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but, MM3 might just be an april fool's joke they picked up on.

http://www.cafzone.net/NewsDetails.aspx?newsId=1020

Another E3, another Maniac Mansion sequel rumor.

 
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9. Re: Bah! Apr 26, 2003, 14:37 Lactose The Intolerant
 
A new Maniac Mansion game? We can only hope

 
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8. Re: Bah! Apr 26, 2003, 14:35 Disco Hips
 
you know dr. haggard, i was just thinking the same thing earlier on today. is it an american trait?

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7. Re: Bah! Apr 26, 2003, 14:33 Ray Marden
 
Wait, only now are you questioning my engrish??? You are correct, but I definitely use a lower level of engrish on these boards, especially with regads to slang (or just the "slang" version/meaning of a phrase).

In these, them parts :), the phrase means something along the lines of "I could care (much) less (than normal)"

In other words:

Wu7, d00d!?! R U |\|07 1337 1i3K m3|-|????

Like, sure, like...totally, you know, like...yeah...like, like that :o,
Ray

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6. Re: Bah! Apr 26, 2003, 14:22 Dr.Haggard
 
Ray, bud, much as it pains me to do it I really have to play english teacher for a moment and point out that the phrase 'could care less' means the exact opposite of what you intended

It seems to be a common, and curiously American, idiom (or rather mistake); I've seen lots of people use the phrase. It should of course be 'I couldn't care less'.

Wondering why Ray's distinctive signing off style is so infectious,
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5. Re: Maniac Mansion 3 Apr 26, 2003, 14:20 ExcessDan
 
What would you prefer? Return of the Tentacle? I think Rise of the Tentacle fits with the last one's title.

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4. Maniac Mansion 3 Apr 26, 2003, 14:07 vacs
 
I believe it's a joke, the title of this Maniac Mansion sequel it's too much alike the new Schwarzenegger flick: "Terminator 3 : Rise of the machines"...

Not saying that I wouldn't love to see a sequel to Day Of the Tentacle made by Pendulo Studios. Runaway is a great adventure but unfortunately it's missing Lucasarts' humour. So maybe this cooperation will solve the humour problem...

 
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