Tag Archives: Stranglehold
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 | 15:04 BST
Wed, Dec 09, 2009 | 09:11 GMT
Director John Woo’s told Cinematical that a Stanglehold film is still on the cards.
“We are going to make that into a movie,” he said.
More games? Maybe.
“I don’t have that much time, even though I want to make one again,” he said.
“But for the moment, I also am producing two movies. One is shooting in Taiwan. One is shooting in Shanghai. So I am quite busy these days.”
Wed, Nov 04, 2009 | 15:01 GMT
According to ex-Midway producer John Vignocchi, sometimes it’s not the developers who want to toss in a bit of multiplayer in games, but the executives who run the joint demanding it be part of the finished product.
Speaking during a Giant Bombcast last month, Vignocchi used Stranglehold as an example and cited the team’s multiplayer regret.
“We were having this battle all the time, talking about, ‘OK, is a totally amazing single-player experience, the most important thing? Or should it be an 80% single-player experience and then a pretty cool multiplayer?’, he explained. “Stranglehold wnet through that exact same problem. I think if you ask every single person that worked on Stranglehold whether or not multiplayer was a necessity for that product, they would all say, ‘I wish we never did it.’
“It was the worst part of the game, and it was something that executive management had said, ‘This has to be in the game.’ And no one wanted it, and it turned out the way it turned out. That’s something every game developer goes through.”
That’s not a very surprising thing to hear, considering we’ve played a few games with multiplayer that felt tacked on or forced upon us at gunpoint.
You can find this bit at 1 hour, 22 minutes, and 51 seconds into the chat here.
Fri, Apr 24, 2009 | 17:11 BST
MCV sources have claimed today that Warner Bros is ready to pounce on Midway.
“Warner is pretty confident that they will get Midway – which will be an immediate boost to their portfolio,” said one telltattle.
“The deal isn’t done yet. Midway is still open to offers from other potential buyers – but Warner looks to be favorite to wrap it up.
“They look ready to put the money on the table.”
Speculation from trade groups suggest that Warner is gagging for Midway’s Mortal Kombat and Stranglehold franchises, as well as retro IPs Gauntlet, Joust and Galaga.
Midway has previously set the target sale price at $30 million, but may sell each IP off separately.