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Geek mob headed for Insomniac Studios, want blood

October 5, 2007


Meet today’s Citizen Fanboys: Wii Fanboy and its peanut gallery. I know the site is called Wii Fanboy and all, but come on.

When Kikizo asked Insomniac’s Ryan Schneider about other games taking influences from their Ratchet & Clank series, Ryan mentioned one game in particular that seemed to crib from them. You’re not going to like it!

“One that we’re even extremely flattered by is Super Mario Galaxy, with their spherical worlds; we did spherical worlds in Going Commando, and Up Your Arsenal. It would be amazing to think that Miyamoto-san thought that was so cool that he wanted to incorporate it into Mario Galaxy.”

You know who else did spherical worlds? The universe. You may remember some awesome levels like Earth and Pluto Neptune. We’re not going to jump into Nintendo fanboy mode…

He’s about one blog post too late with that sentence. Jeezis. It’s possible that Miyamoto got some idea from their game, or someone who was aware of it posed the concept to him. I’m not saying he’s guilty, all i’m saying is that it’s possible!

Read the comments to see the outright, inexplicable raging those idiots are doing while taking the guy’s quote out of context on purpose. Actually the post author did that for them. Dang Sony, you sure know how to vex some people.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 5, 2007 7:30 pm

    And the funniest thing is that they are all WRONG!

    The 3D spherical environment in video games was actually pioneered by Tetrisphere on the N64!

    One of the most creative versions of the Tetris concept, too!

  2. October 5, 2007 7:44 pm

    Don’t quite think that’s what they meant, but i never heard of this game. Wow.

  3. October 6, 2007 3:39 am

    I-man…err…Antonio was always telling me about this game on Warc. Well, the original Warc.

    Lets hope for the VC.

    While reading the quote I knew that fanboys where about to lose it. The pic really depicts the situation well.

  4. October 8, 2007 9:56 am

    The Tetrisphere discussion should be part of another post, but that game is the one that made me decide to get an N64, and started me in the whole console craziness! Super Mario 64 was just the cherry on top of the Tetrisphere sundae.

    Not a game for everyone, it messes up with your mind… Imagine playing tetris on a spherical surface that you can rotate and you get the idea! It would be a reall AWESOME casual game for the Wii, now that I think about it… since rotating that sphere with the Wiimote would be a no-brainer.

    (On a geeky note, the “sphere” on Tetrisphere was not really a sphere, but a warped Torus… otherwise you would be able to fit any piece by changing the orientation of the sphere fast enough! The display made it look like a sphere, though.)

  5. October 8, 2007 1:12 pm

    What kinda Ford warps? Must be the 2009 model Torus.

  6. October 8, 2007 2:53 pm

    OK, OK,… a “donut”, for the not-mathematically-inclined…

    And by “warped” I meant that the display had an exaggerated “fish-eyed lens” perspective that made it look like you were on the surface of a sphere, when in fact you were looking at the surface of a donut. Non-glaced.

    Mmmmm… donuts!

  7. October 8, 2007 5:00 pm

    Oh stop that, you know i’m teasin’.

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