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More on the Hip-Hop MMOG

404 Gaming offers further details on their recently unveiled MMOG that will focus on an urban hip-hop theme. The update outlines the list of collaborating artists and staff involved in the project that "reads like a who’s who of the hip-hop community." The folks mentioned include Ad Rock, D.M.C., the late Jam Master Jay, Chuck D, Flava Flav, and the late Notorious B.I.G., though it's not clear what the involvement of the deceased artists could be.

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11. No subject Jan 20, 2005, 14:20 Kxmode
 
Translating ebonics-styled leet speak is going to be rough.

 
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10. No subject Jan 20, 2005, 14:15 Kxmode
 
Imagine the tagline. "Become a wannabe gangsta rapper, like you've always dreamed. Carry a gat, and bust a cap on your enemies. Word." This game is destined to become vaporware. The name of the company proves it!

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9. Re: ? Jan 20, 2005, 08:31 DrEvil
 
I think Matrix Online and this game are going to go head to head for biggest failures. My money is on this game sucking more, if only by a ball hair.

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8. ? Jan 20, 2005, 08:11 Sphinx
 
Please don't besmirch my fond memories of Run-DMC like this. No, I didn't see this article. I'll just be over there listening to the Raising Hell album.

But.. hmm.. if they gave this an 80s theme then you could have turntable battles, breakdancing contests, and have an excuse to put massive gold chains and black fedoras and jumpsuits on your character. I don't think it would sell but just seeing that on my computer would be pretty good.
 
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7. Re: Well, I'm guessing Jan 20, 2005, 06:56 Kevlar
 
The name of the company making this is 404 Gaming?

Are they serious?

 
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6. Re: Well, I'm guessing Jan 20, 2005, 06:19 qster
 
bind 'd' to 'You got served!'

 
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5. No subject Jan 20, 2005, 06:13 Hump
 
my God, they ARE serious about this.

can ya feel the IQ points just melt away folks?

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4. Re: Well, I'm guessing Jan 20, 2005, 06:08 Viranth
 
I wonder if this will be a feature:

"So you're not a gangster in real life, so what? Our technology will translate your writing into gangster language, here is an example:

-Hello, my name is John, I will shoot you today.
Translation: Yo, tha name yo, is teh big J from the hood!!!11! big J from the hood iz gonna bust teh cap in yo ass right! RESPECT!

When you first start out, this translation will be a bit rough, and maybe not realistic enough. But as you level up, we will have better and better translations waiting for you. We're cooperating with names like Flava Flav, Jam Master Jay and other big rap artists to make the language as realistic as possible. And who knows, maybe there will be a surprise guest!

 
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3. Re: Well, I'm guessing Jan 20, 2005, 03:48 judas
 
"Your Drive-by Shooting skill is now 255"



 
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2. Well, I'm guessing Jan 19, 2005, 23:09 Creston
 
though it's not clear what the involvement of the deceased artists could be.

Maybe, ehmm, music?

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1. No subject Jan 19, 2005, 22:18 MindTrigger
 

Stupid Game Idea.

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