The Sopranos - coming to 360 and PS2 this October

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  1. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Game On for "The Sopranos"
    Thursday May 4 4:43 PM ET

    By Gina Serpe



    HBO was right: It's not TV.

    It's a videogame.

    Software manufacturer THQ Inc. has announced plans to develop a videogame based on The Sopranos and featuring the voices and likenesses of most of the Mob hit's key cast members, including head honcho James Gandolfini.



    The game, scheduled for release on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 formats this October, is partially designed to help assuage anxious Sopranos fans in the increasingly-long gaps between new seasons.

    "It's clear that fans want more of The Sopranos, and creating a game that puts the player in their world is a great way to satisfy them," says Carmi Zlotnik, VP of new media at HBO.

    The game was officially announced Thursday in advance of next week's mongo Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) videogame conference but has been under development for some time. Gamers seek to become "made" in the midst of a brewing Philadelphia and New Jersey Mob war. Assume the role of Big *****'s illegitimate son, players must carry out orders to prove their allegiance and move up within the family's ranks.

    In addition to Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli (Chistopher), Tony Sirico (Paulie Walnuts) and Steven Van Zandt (Silvio) have all signed on to offer up their voices and likenesses for the game and dish out orders for the would-be Mafiosos. Series mastermind David Chase also lent a hand in helping to carve out the game's premise.

    "We're excited to work with HBO on creating a game that captures the spirit of the groundbreaking series--a modern classic that redefines the life of crime genre," says Kelly Flock, THQ's executive VP.

    In addition to the familiar faces, the game will also be set in some of the show's regular locations, including the Bada Bing!, Nuovo Vesuvio and Satriale's.

    The Sopranos gang isn't the only crime family getting ready for their pixilated close-up.

    Details were announced Thursday about two other big-screen crime saga adaptations.

    Tony Montana will be bringing his drug-lord empire to the small screen in a similarly star-studded game based on Scarface. Sierra Entertainment's Scarface: The World Is Yours will feature the intimidating voice talents of several key actors from the 1983 film and even more who had nothing to do with it. James Woods, Michael Rapaport, Ice-T, Wilmer Valderamma, Daniel Dae Kim and even Bam Margera are among the impressive and disparate roster of contributors.

    While Al Pacino won't be recording any new voice tracks for the game, he is allowing his likeness to be used for the character and hand-selected a suitably gruff-voiced actor to take his place. Some of the Oscar winner's most famous lines from the film, however--the incomparable "Say hello to my little friend," for example--will be taken from the original performance. (It was Pacino's participation in the Scarface-based game that reportedly led to him skipping out on The Godfather game that came out last month.)

    The game is expected to be released this fall for Xbox, PS2 and PC platforms.

    Meanwhile, Eidos announced it was priming a videogame version of Quentin Tarantino's cult classic Reservoir Dogs for release this fall on Xbox, PS2 and PC. The game will closely follow the plot of the movie, with the player following the progress of the planned diamond heist through any one of the main characters, accompanied by the film's original soundtrack. The movie's Mr. Blonde, Michael Madsen, will be on hand to unveil the game at E3 May 10 in Los Angeles.


    http://tv.yahoo.com/news/eo/20060504/114678618000.html
     
  2. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    Some games just shouldn't be made...the Sopranos is a character driven drama. It doesn't need a video game. It's like making The English Patient a video game.
     
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    I gotta have more PS2 to 360 ports!!!
     
  6. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    I just want to know why a character driven family drama is being made into an action video game.
     
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    well, it is a drama show, hands down, but, im curious how they make it into a game. you all have godfather the game to thank for these two games to get green lights.
     
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    I wanna play Desperate Housewives MMORPG:mad:
     
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    Yes! This means a Lost console game can't be too far off. Can't wait to explore the Hatch with Locke, run after an image of Jack's father, stare down the smoke monster as Mr. Eko.

    This is gonna open up so many new opportunities in video games Entourage, Scrubs, Prison Break, they can all be adapted!
     
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    That is becoming a Game. All we know is something Desperate Housewives Game Style will be shown at E3
     
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    Prison Break VG would own, So you Lost. :D
     
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    I can actually see a Prison Break Game in the style of the Riddick Game working
     
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    Except it would suck. :O
     
  15. Philly Phanboy LIVIN' LA VIDA PHANBOY

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    No kidding. :up:
     
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    I always found the show kinda boring to be honest....Im all for games being made for tv shows and movies when they merit it. But this? Desperate Housewives? 98% of Disney movies? Come on games makers, have some principles!
     
  19. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    My father finds the show boring too. Its because when I told him to watch it, he was expecting an action filled mobster show. The Sopranos is a family drama first and foremost...the killings, the embezzlement, the mafia are all an afterthought...which is exactly why this game won't work.
     
  20. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    ^Chris looks like a ****in' child of the corn in that one shot.
     

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