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Wheelman videos and images

Wheelman videos and images

Midway released these two videos and a series of images of Wheelman, produced in collaboration with Vin Diesel and Tigon Studios, during their annual Gamer's Day event.


Gamers Day trailer
Gamers Day feature
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Commented on 2008-04-19 09:45:35
I like how they talk about the game as if it's a completely new concept, "you can melee other cars out of the way" wow awesome, game doesn't remind me of Driver at all........
Commented on 2008-04-19 10:11:56
A next-gen Driver done right would be great though :)
Commented on 2008-04-19 10:24:45
Indeed! Keeping an eye on this.
Commented on 2008-04-19 10:28:03
I don't like how the car moves in Meele.

THe action showed before that is really good though.
Commented on 2008-04-19 10:56:00
Criterion should help them to make the action more burnout-like^^ This looks like it's a bit too much over the top... But it seems to be quite nice, let's wait and see^^
Commented on 2008-04-19 11:21:38
midway going to be closed a day is going to be soon
Commented on 2008-04-19 11:35:48
Wow i thought this project was shut down about 2 years ago
Commented on 2008-04-19 11:40:48
Anything with Vin Diesel is bound for greatness.
Commented on 2008-04-19 11:41:11
That was awesome, only wished GTA had that sort of cool driving (not so over the top) ahh you know what I mean. Involvement and intensity.
Commented on 2008-04-19 12:46:23
The actions a bit over the top, like that cyclone move haha, but all in all looks like great fun
Commented on 2008-04-19 14:44:23
Looks fun. Maybe something I pick up if the demo is good. But not something I'm dying to play. A fun addition to anyones collection though surely. A two player splitscreen mode would be fun.. like a cops and robbers mode, wonder if it has that
Commented on 2008-04-19 14:49:03
"A living and breathing Barcelona"...sure.

I think I've seen a handful pedestrians/civilians in the footage, other than that it's as lifeless as a cemetery.
Commented on 2008-04-19 15:02:06
UE3...ANOTHER TIME !!
PLEASE STOP IT !!
Commented on 2008-04-19 17:07:21
Looks really racing focused, kind of like Full Auto without guns. Framerate seems bad, graphics don't seem too good. Also, lol at shooting through objects to hit cars behind them and *facepalm* at vehicle melee.
Commented on 2008-04-19 17:54:38
Make a sequel to the Riddick game. That'd be tons better.
Commented on 2008-04-19 21:25:26
I love how they keep listing features that a CAR CHASE GAME needs.. pedestrians, fruit carts, black cats. No, it needs PHYSICS.

What I saw here had absolutely pathetic handling and collision physics, as if the cars were held by strings and were floating in a puppet show.

What made games like the original Drivers or Stuntman good in my book was the stellar physics. (Stuntman was in more ways flawed but very next gen in the physics).

This game is setting up to be a repeat of the abysmal Stuntman: Ignition or at best a Burnout wannabe (a game that lacks any hint of realism but gets away with it). BLEH!
Commented on 2008-04-20 02:56:34 In reply to synce
Posted by ManThatYouFear
Wow i thought this project was shut down about 2 years ago
Nope, Vin Diesel's studio has just been keeping things under wraps.
Posted by synce
Anything with Vin Diesel is bound for greatness.
Correct, the Chronicles of Riddick for Xbox was a great game and a good way to start off his studio.
Commented on 2008-04-20 03:37:06 In reply to Contra
Posted by Contra
Correct, the Chronicles of Riddick for Xbox was a great game and a good way to start off his studio.
Just for the record vin disel had NOTHING to do with the actual development of that game, the game was developed by starbreeze http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starbreeze
vin disels company tigon studios http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigon_Studios does not make games they focus on cinematography,cutscenes and voice acting.
The guys in this video are the developers from midway studios newcastle.

Now why did i bother correcting you here? I hate vin disel and i get really annoyed when people give credit to that meat-head, so for the record vin disel is NOT a game developer but he is however a shitty actor who consults videogame developers that make games that feature his ugly mug. :)
Commented on 2008-04-20 08:51:04
Actually I wasn't referring to Vin Diesel, the game developer. I was referring to Vin Diesel, the living personification of badassery.
Commented on 2008-04-20 10:19:56
It looks like a mix of Need for speed: Most Wanted en Burnout. I can't think of a way making a game around just car chases and make it not boring. And I can't stand developpers raving about their game as being 'something you have never seen' or 'a revolution'. If you look at the video's about Bioshock, you will notice how humble the developpers are about the game and are just trying to explain what the game is about.
Commented on 2008-04-20 22:13:54 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
Actually I wasn't referring to Vin Diesel, the game developer. I was referring to Vin Diesel, the living personification of badassery.
last time i checked he was a douche?

anyway, game actually doesnt look half bad, its not something im gonna rush out and buy day one, or a game im anticipating in any way, shape or forn. but its exceeded my expectations after the initial CG trailer from a while ago, but then my expectatons where practically on ground level.
Commented on 2008-04-21 02:51:18 In reply to Contra
Posted by Contra
Correct, the Chronicles of Riddick for Xbox was a great game and a good way to start off his studio.
Totally agree. I've been looking forward to this one since it was first announced, as I love a good chase scene in movies and the original Driver game was one of my favorite 32-bit era games.
Commented on 2008-04-21 05:27:47 In reply to BlimBlim
I would love a next gen Driver where it required real driving skills like the original instead of this button mashing to make your car perform kungfu moves
Posted by BlimBlim
A next-gen Driver done right would be great though :)
Commented on 2008-04-21 13:36:21 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by Bakutheswede
Just for the record vin disel had NOTHING to do with the actual development of that game, the game was developed by starbreeze http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starbreeze
vin disels company tigon studios http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigon_Studios does not make games they focus on cinematography,cutscenes and voice acting.
The guys in this video are the developers from midway studios newcastle.
So technically they "co-developed" it right? Which means they still had involvement with the development of the game. It says so right on their wiki page anyway. Also, it's better he consults them instead of actually being the head developer or anything like that. Because he knows what he is and what he isn't.
Posted by KORNdog
last time i checked he was a douche?
Why's that?

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