All you Shaq Fu fanatics out there (The Shaq Fu-natics, as they like to be called) - it’s time to rejoice. The maker of Shaq Fu, Shaquille O’Neal, has launched an IndieGogo campaign to fund a semi-sequel / remake titled Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.
While it’s unclear how much of the original Shaq Fu flavor this will retain (no voodoo priestesses, as far as we can tell) it will definitely star Shaq (who’s trying to cosplay a drawing a child made of what they think a bodybuilder looks like) and involves lots of Fu. Apparently it’s going to be a brawler, in the style of Streets of Rage, as opposed to a fighting game, in the style of Shaq Fu.
So, actually, if you really liked Shaq Fu, this new Shaq Fu game probably isn’t for you. Interesting decision by the developers.
At the very least, there are some PRETTY spectacular rewards for donors, including:
$1,000 - Shaq will follow you on Twitter for exactly one year. He makes no obligations to ever RT or Fav any of your terrible tweets though.
$6,500 - You get to work as a concept artist for the game! Yes, for paying over 6 thousand dollars, you get to do someone else’s job for them, and there’s no guarantee anyone will actually listen to any of your ideas.
- $25,000 - Go to Atlanta or Orlando and eat food with Shaq for exactly two hours. Topics of discussion can include: Shaq Fu, Kazaam 2: Return of Jafar, and Shaq’s favorite underwater researcher, Shaq Cousteau.
- $35,000 - Watch a basketball game with Shaq. Also, pay for your own travel. AFTER YOU’VE PAID $35,000.
- And the most exciting number, $0 - You are in no way obligated to play Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.
The goal is a modest $450,000 - but if they get more than that, they’ll expand the release to multiple platforms and add more content. Also, they’ll just be REAL surprised.
11d 6h 57m: Red returns to Pallet Town
It’s a little late since by now we’ve already beaten the Elite Four, but I’ve been thinking a lot about Twitch Plays Pokemon since I started following the playthrough. I like to believe Red was given a Charmander as a pre-trained Pokemon to help him/his mom with some badly progressing illness while Oak helped find a cause and/or a treatment. I’d imagine it would have been hard on his mother after he disappeared on his journey, and I like to think it was a really nice moment when he returned home safe and sound before heading off to Cinnabar. Now he’s gone and done what some thought impossible—he’s become the Champion. You did it, Red. We’re all so proud of you.
Next week, how to fold the Magna Carta into a Cheep-Cheep.
Because sometimes, you need to sneak some mana-potion into a movie theater.
Twitch Plays Pokemon
by Eric Proctor (Tsao Shin)
If you’ve been anywhere near the internet for the past week, you’re likely to have seen (or been made aware of) Twitch Plays Pokemon - a stream on Twitch.tv where tens of thousands (and upwards of 100,000 lately) have been controlling the same game of Pokemon Red through chat commands…
The Scholastic Book Club just got weirder.
"I want you to remember, in all the years to come - the one italian plumber who beat you."
Frank Millermoto’s finest work.
He’s got the whole world, in his face.