Shaq Fu Sequel Crowdfunder Headed by O'Neal Himself - Update

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After laughing my ass off for the required 15 mins I took this a bit more seriously...

This is just insane enough to work, from the sounds of it they are making "Godhand" and that game was fucking awesome.
A Godhand Shaqfu that revels in its own sillyness... Yes this might actually work by the gods.

Frankster:
After laughing my ass off for the required 15 mins I took this a bit more seriously...

This is just insane enough to work, from the sounds of it they are making "Godhand" and that game was fucking awesome.
A Godhand Shaqfu that revels in its own sillyness... Yes this might actually work by the gods.

I saw TB's video on Godhand and...

Another one? Yes. Please. All of my money.

Well...

This outta be interesting. I mean considering how badly the original did, it shouldn't be hard to make a game that's at least SOMEWHAT better right?

...

...Right?

I don't think its fair to judge something before it exists. I enjoyed Shaq Fu when I was young, it was a game I got for free when my family went to Little Ceasars for Pizza.

I don't think its fair to expect a video game project to need a reason for existing, beyond that it could be fun.

I want this thing to exist. I don't know why or how but I do. I hope this gets funded

Atmos Duality:
No, the first big problem is relevancy; Shaq doesn't have it.

2) Shaquille O'Neal is shameless.
Just look at his filmography. Look and be horrified. (and if you aren't horrified, well, I invite you to break out the booze, get some friends and prepare to laugh cry and suffer together)

Not really sue how this is relevant, there are so many examples of sports stars making shameless appearances in movies, Shaq wasn't the first and he sure as hell wont be the last.

I don't know if this could get anymore obvious; Shaq is starting a kickstarter to wring out some cash from the last drops of his fame (or infamy). Because I know that if I had such an atrocious game associated with my name (literally in the TITLE) I would do my best to make sure people forgot it; because I have standards.

I guess you don't watch much basketball. Shaq is doing just fine at the moment, what with his analyst work on TNT and still getting a fair few endorsement deals. Also, if he really wanted to get some easy money he wouldn't be using a lot of his own money to make this game or donate 5% or profits to charity.

EDIT: Also, being regarded as one of, if not, the best centers of all time; I think his fame is going to be around for a long time.

SSJBlastoise:

Not really sue how this is relevant, there are so many examples of sports stars making shameless appearances in movies, Shaq wasn't the first and he sure as hell wont be the last.

It's relevant because the shameless don't give a fuck about the quality of their work, only that it gets them a paycheck or a wider market presence. Unless you mean to tell me that the original Shaq-Fu was just misinterpreted. Which I admit would be incredibly amusing, if only for being outright insane.

I guess you don't watch much basketball.

I don't, and that only strengthens my point.
In the 90s, I knew about Shaq because basketball was everywhere; it was thrust upon the national consciousness (and me) whether we were previously invested or not.

Which gave his presence greater marketability than today. And with that marketability, he chose to sell out.

He ceased to just be "Shaquille O'Neal, Godly Center" and became "Shaquille O'Neal: Terrible Actor and Walking Punchline", the latter of whom went on to produce an incredibly awful video game and star in two terrible movies just to cash-in on his fame; none of which had anything to do with basketball.

So you will have to forgive me if I'm somewhat dubious of his intentions here; since he's once again trying to appeal to GAMERS and not just basketball fans. I dunno, maybe deep down the guy really wants Shaq Fu to succeed for reasons beyond money, but based on the history of the infamous title, I seriously doubt it.

Shaq is doing just fine at the moment, what with his analyst work on TNT and still getting a fair few endorsement deals. Also, if he really wanted to get some easy money he wouldn't be using a lot of his own money to make this game or donate 5% or profits to charity.

Then why the kickstarter? To gauge consumer response?
Oh yeah, I'm sure that will go over great with all those gamers who even remember Shaq Fu.
Because it's remembered so fondly, no doubt.

As for the charity line, who are you trying to fool?
It's a tax-write off and PR move; and the oldest play in the book.
Hell, if Shaq shops around he might be able to find more tax-credit incentives by hiring a developer from the right region (I hear Montreal is still pretty VG Developer friendly). Though chances are, Shaq's probably already considered that, since he has an MBA.

As for advertisements.
Shaq might still be signing ad-deals and the like today, but then again so is William Shatner.

Neither of whom are exactly foremost in the mass-media consciousness today. I'm not expecting to see them appear on Good Morning America, or even E!, let alone attain any real presence online. (George Takei has a bigger online presence just making fun of weird shit on Amazon than Shaquille O'Neal does)

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