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News EA wants to make Macbeth: The Game

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 3 Feb 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Oh God, nooooooo!

    Macbeth isn't really about the killing, nor is about the witches or the supernatural (?). It's about a manipulative wife who will do anything to get into power and about the guilt of the husband who realises what he's done to appease his wife.

    It doesn't really translate that well into another God of War clone.
     
  3. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Cool, Shakespeare hasn't really been tapped into in the video game adaptation market.
     
  4. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Romeo and Juliet with AK-47's

    /snigger
     
  5. mi1ez

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    Fired.
     
  6. Xir

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    ...let's see how Dante's Inferno shapes up
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    You'll see our opinion later today. 6PM later, when the silly embargo breaks.
     
  8. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Story by Willy Shakesbeer? I surely hope this stays "a dagger of the mind" (emphasis on mind) otherwise it'll be "bubble bubble toil and trouble".

    Sorry, couldn't resist. :)
     
  9. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Macbeth is as much about killing as the Divine Comedy is about beating up demons. It's a bit disrespectful towards the authors, but both are long dead. Who cares if the game is fun? The only thing that bugs me is that there will be people who think that they know all about the respective originals when they've played the game. :rolleyes:

    edit: lol, silver...
     
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  10. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    "Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, now eat hot lead till it be morrow."

    Yeah, that might work.
     
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    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    Thanks for reminding me what made GCSE English less enjoyable than a kick in the crotch.
     
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    MacBeth was one of the few plays or books I did at school that I really enjoyed. Along with Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird.

    The Romeo and Juliet with AK47s been done, ever seen the one with Leo DiCaprio and Claire Danes? Has golden handguns and hawaiian shirts. Its actually not a bad film, would have been better if they had used more thespian actors in it rather than rubbish American teen heart throbs.
     
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    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    This is very true, it's one of those films that you don't get until you re-watch it and then understand it.

    Loved the gas station scene.
     
  14. MacWalka

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    That the bit at the start with Romeo's cousins?

    I thought it was brilliant. Haven't seen it in years.

    When you first watch it, you think it's a really poor version of Romeo and Juliet but when you get into it, you realise its pretty damn spiffy.

    Its obviously aimed at getting american teenagers into Shakespeare and literature but I think it stands alone as a pretty decent version.

    I've seen a few modern reworkings of Shakespeare over the years but one of the best was an ITV production of Othello where Othello was a black Met police chief in London.
     
  15. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    eh? i thought its out already? at least for xbox360......
     
  16. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I've never heared Shakespears' work referred to as a franchise.
     
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    wonder if they've read any of poe's work
     
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    Cthulu - The Game
     
  19. Flibblebot

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    erm...that would be Lovecraft :p
    And I'm fairly sure they did a Cthulhu game already...
     
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    Several, actually. Off the top of my head I can remember Shadow of the Comet, Prisoner of Ice and Dark Corners of the Earth.

    Well, technically these are games based on Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu RPG, which in turn is based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, but "a rose by any other name"... :)
     
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