Crank Dat Soulja Boy: The Game In 2009

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Crank Dat Soulja Boy: The Game In 2009

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Move over, Fiddy - Soulja Boy's getting his own piece of the gaming pie.

"Soulja Boy video game is coming for Xbox 360 in 2009", the rapper announced in an interview today, most likely to the chagrin of the people publishing his game.

Soulja Boy revealed that it was his challenge to Xbox Live gamers worldwide to beat him in Call of Duty 4, Halo 3 and Gears of War that got the ball rolling on this venture. "After I put the Xbox 360 challenge up on the Internet, it was over all these video game sites," he said. "And a couple video game companies hit me up on my email because I put the email on there too."

After some brief negotiations during which companies, according to Soulja Boy, went "blah, blah, blah" and Soulja Boy in return "was like, 'Oh, snaps!'", the rapper "forwarded it to my management, and they forwarded it to my label. And now we're doing the video game."

Soulja Boy, a musician who made his career out of MySpace self-promotion and YouTube celebrity, remarked that this process of getting a video game made wasn't unfamiliar to him. "It was the same way I got signed for my music," he said. "It's like history repeating itself, but instead of music this time it's about video games."

[Via: Kotaku]

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I was about to comment that he doesn't seem to have too many details about the game itself and then I realized, does it even matter?

There are 6 billion people on the planet. Many of them are interesting and talented. So why is this guy so successful?

You know that some people will end up buying this piece of trash game.

This causes me so much pain I don't even know where to begin.

It's a crappy song, he's a crappy "artist", and this is just going to be another crappy game.

Teleios:
This causes me so much pain I don't even know where to begin.

It's a crappy "song", he's a crappy "artist", and this is just going to be another crappy "game".

Fixed. And yes, this game hurts me...

But wait...it may be just as good as "Pimp My Ride"

Guys...

guys...

::crickets chirp::

Why do rappers think they can make a video game? They know we don't care about them right?

I certainly hope it is a game for people who smoke, or people who drink... just people who generally be gettin' f***ed up. I think he understands the particular market segment deeply.

~~~~~~~~~

Actually, the most entertaining possible outcome is that he makes an absolute masterpiece, but will never be able to fathom his own genius. Far more entertaining than whatever piece of should-have-been-a-free-flash-adver-game it will inevitably be...

Blood on the Sand will own, I'm holding my breath for this, though.

There were companies stupid enough to e-mail this guy about making a video game?

damn these assholes, i think that if this jerk can make a shitty game then greenday/sum41 e.t.c should make bread!

There's already a thread on this.

mydogisblue:
There were companies stupid enough to e-mail this guy about making a video game?

Only the ones who cheaply make games, don't care what the final product is, and pump something out in 3 months for whatever profit margin they can get. Meaning: they are desperate.

My Wittle Pony Kwest for the Pwetty Neckwess would be more deserving of success.

This is the end of the world we know

Teleios:

mydogisblue:
There were companies stupid enough to e-mail this guy about making a video game?

Only the ones who cheaply make games, don't care what the final product is, and pump something out in 3 months for whatever profit margin they can get. Meaning: they are desperate.

oh so all of them then, he must have had a lot of e-mails ;)

Soulja's Row Auto announced! Coming....tommorow!

if this game comes out i will never play videogames again....\\and soulja boy isnt a real artist rap isnt music!!

Is it 21-12-2012 already?

This is unreal, seriously. There are no words to describe how much this hurts my gaming gland.

Who?

What. This defies everything that should happen.

The game will be inevitably awful, just like he is at games and how talentless he is creating music.

Its amazing how successful people with no talent can be. I mean whats the basic idea of the game? Souja boy shooting people...hmm original...

It takes most companies 2 solid years to create games (GOW 2, COD5) yet this will be out in under a year..of course its gonna be awful - just like 50 cents games.

Future generations will look back upon us and weep.

Whichever company is publishing can kiss its shareholder goodbye.

Apparently Tool's guitarist, Adam Jones, plays Halo 3 online religiously but you don't see him putting out a challenge or creating his own game. Given his creative work on Tool's filmclips and music I'd much rather see him being involved in a game rather than idiots like Soulja Boy and Fiddy Cent.

Who actually thought that this would be a good idea?

Programmed_For_Damage:
Apparently Tool's guitarist, Adam Jones, plays Halo 3 online religiously but you don't see him putting out a challenge or creating his own game. Given his creative work on Tool's filmclips and music I'd much rather see him being involved in a game rather than idiots like Soulja Boy and Fiddy Cent.

He's got recon - yay for bungie recognising talent, and god I need to find that guy's gamertag.

Somehow i imagine a Tool game being like rez, with more eyes and disturbing aesthetics.

Anyway Tool FTW!

On topic http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.79445?page=2#1013697 this was done unofficially a little while earlier today, just so everyone doesnt have to re-type everything/saving bloated post-counts

...just how many utter abominations must we endure in 2009?

D_987:

It takes most companies 2 solid years to create games (GOW 2, COD5) yet this will be out in under a year

There are some exceptions - Insomniac is averaging a great game a year.

Avida:

Programmed_For_Damage:
Apparently Tool's guitarist, Adam Jones, plays Halo 3 online religiously but you don't see him putting out a challenge or creating his own game. Given his creative work on Tool's filmclips and music I'd much rather see him being involved in a game rather than idiots like Soulja Boy and Fiddy Cent.

He's got recon - yay for bungie recognising talent, and god I need to find that guy's gamertag.

You and me both! But I think I would get absolutely worked by the guy.

It'll be killed in production. I mean at least 50 cent has his own money to finance his god-awful piece of shit, but this kid cant do dick.

Why aren't black people embarassed by people like this? I mean, white people are ashamed of 80's hair metal/glam rock and Andy Dick :D C'MON!

He has one massive ego..................

Why? Why do we need more cruddy games? I say we shut off development for this and 50Cent: BotS and devote the dev teams to making decent games.

Why... that is all I have to say is why. That and whatever company makes this will go belly up. I hope EA makes this game.

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