BBC Wants To Get Into Games

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Jan 21, 2010

BBC Wants To Get Into Games by Hadrian at 9:29 PM (2,007 Views / 0 Likes) 28 replies

  1. Hadrian
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    There have been many many games based on BBC shows, unfortunatly that translates into many many fucking awful pieces of shovelware. I don't use the term shovelware lightly, I use it only on titles that lack any kind of creativity and are only made quickly for profit.

    I would love if they could get licenses into the hands of developers who can do something GOOD. I hope for a Doctor Who title that is great and focuses on what the show is, some kind of action/puzzler would be great or even an adventure title.
     


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    They could make a hell of a car game out of all the crazy shit they do on Top Gear (one of my favorite TV shows BTW). Full contact Vanagon destruction races FTW.
     
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    Actually Gameloft made a Top Gear game for mobiles:
    http://www.gameloft.co.uk/mobile/top-gear-the-mobile-game/
     
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    It got good scores. Was it really a good game, or just good for a cell phone game?
     
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    It was ok 6/10. Oddly the best part of the game was the mini games where you didn't drive.
     
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    PMSL, THeir not happy just taking shed loads of money from us for our TV Licence they now want to rip another hole in us for the half assed ideas

    Top Gear i can understand, its very popular but anything else......Come On, UK Gets raped by them often enough we dont need it anymore!........Unless they do another alan partridge series / film and a good game!!!!
     
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    My lack of love for the current output of the BBC is not undocumented but my first thoughts on seeing the title ran to a flashforward however many months from now and me seeing a PS3 playing what amounts to a flash game (except not half as addictive). Thinking about it though aside from kids shows (and even then it is the exception rather than anything remotely common that they are good) I reckon TV shows to games are worse than film to games.

    Option 2: we see point and click adventure games making a return.

    On the other hand they have been responsible for some more than passable CGI these last few years so I hope they hit up their people who do that for something.

    Edit: I also predict game show games- not quite sure how they will manage some of the BBC2 gameshows but I am sure I will see something.
     
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    Top Gear and coctor who fair enough, i hope that they will finally give us a doctor who console game!
     
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    Maybe they'll make a doctor who game that sucks as much as the actual show?

    I've been to the uk, the best thing on the BBC channels are American TV programs.
     
  10. ZenZero

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    err... no

    american crap ruins british tv tbh,

    doctor who has been running for almost 50 years and is still a major success, so im sorry, but that clearly proves that it does not suck.
     
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    This is probably a recipe for one of two things, depending on how it's cooked, or in other works how it turns out. We have a recipe for either.

    A. Disaster
    B. Epicness.
     
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    *Trying not to flame the HELL out of you*

    They made a Doctor Who game which is alright...except it was TOP TRUMPS...:superhypermegafacepalm:
     
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    There has been some really awful episodes in the 80's, most of the ones with Sylvester McCoy make me sick from how bad they are (Hale & Pace in an episode? GTFO).
     
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    No BBC, no.
    We pay you money through TV licenses to provide us TV, and we've allowed you to branch out into Radio and Internet because they too are methods of broadcasting.

    Video games are not broadcasting.
     
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    I can see Eastenders going onto the Wii.. Oh god.
     
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    NO dont give them horrid ideas like that.
     
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    Use Wii Speak to shout and insult!
     
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    No one seems to remember it has already happened...

    [​IMG]
     
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    That wasn't made by the BBC...
     
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    yeah, but it was licensed by. and something tells me it wouldn't be much better if it was...
     

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