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Uwe Boll announces new videogame

Uwe Boll announces new videogame

Little is known about Uwe Boll's 1968 Tunnel Rats, but we're betting it'll be awesome. Maybe.

Uwe Boll, scourge of videogame franchises everywhere and maker of awful videogame-based movies such as House of The Dead, has decided to start making a videogame himself, dubbed 1968 Tunnel Rats.

Not much is known about the game for the moment other than that which can be seen in the trailer below, but it appears to be a first-person shooter set in the Vietnam war, with plenty of tunnel based and jungle combat.

Oh, and there are helicopters too - something your army apparently never trained you for according to the trailer.

There really is very little information to go on here, though judging by the look of the graphics we'll say that the game is going to his the Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 - but probably not the Wii.

Will the game be as massively disappointing and cheesy as some of Uwe Boll's previous films, or could this actually manage to climb out of the mire of Boll's reputation and emerge gloriously as a surprisingly playable game? Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think in the forums.

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badders 18th September 2008, 11:09 Quote
I loved the start of the trailer, where "BOLL AG" comes up on the screen.
It's really difficult not to read "AG" as "OCKS".

I'm sure this will be fantasic Boll fare, as usual...
[USRF]Obiwan 18th September 2008, 11:13 Quote
Looks like the cry engine...

Finally Uwe realizes he is not made for movie making. after 300000 people said he needs to stop. Maybe he is getting wise?

After the game is released you can wait for the "Stop Uwe Boll f*ck'n up games" petition or a new world wonder happening...
Krikkit 18th September 2008, 11:14 Quote
I hope everyone remembers how utterly awful the tunnel fighting in Vietcong was. Unless he's managed to weave something special into this, I think we're in for another good chuckle. :D
Mentai 18th September 2008, 12:11 Quote
I like it because of its excellent framerate, can't wait :O
johnnyboy700 18th September 2008, 12:37 Quote
OMFG, this guy is like a turd that won't flush - no matter how hard you try he just won't go away.
pimlicosound 18th September 2008, 12:41 Quote
If his films are representative of what he thinks makes games fun, then I'm not hopeful.
TheoGeo 18th September 2008, 13:05 Quote
The tunnel bits look terrible and the fighting in the jungle doesn't look much better. I expect it will be one of those games that most people don't even notice and the only reason people are paying attention is because this terrible terrible director is making it.
Paradigm Shifter 18th September 2008, 13:23 Quote
Who knows, maybe he's so bad at making films because he's actually better suited to making videogames?

...

...

...not terribly likely, but I suppose anything is possible. :)
Yemerich 18th September 2008, 13:41 Quote
As long as he stops killing good games in the big screens, it's ok for me

By the way hes the only guy able to REALLY finish a game... Everyone else just get to the end of it...
UrbanMarine 18th September 2008, 13:43 Quote
The Postal movie was bad but funny.
mmorgue 18th September 2008, 13:58 Quote
Sounds like dark, confined tunnels to traverse up and down with miminal lighting, enemies "jumping" out at you or magically appearing from nowhere behind you.

Hmm.. sounds *awfully* familiar to another rubbish game I recently played.. :p
Paradigm Shifter 18th September 2008, 14:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by mmorgue
Sounds like dark, confined tunnels to traverse up and down with miminal lighting, enemies "jumping" out at you or magically appearing from nowhere behind you.

Hmm.. sounds *awfully* familiar to another rubbish game I recently played.. :p

Yes, I reinstalled Doom 3 recently myself. :)
mmorgue 18th September 2008, 14:15 Quote
^^ hehe. That was harsh of me -- it wasnt rubbish. Just too dark for my enjoyment
Bauul 18th September 2008, 15:25 Quote
Ah D3 wasn't that bad.

This looks awful though! I wonder if there will be any teens... looking for fun... having a rave.... on an island.... full of zombies.... AWFUL ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!!


I absolutely ADORED the HOTD movie, it was just so, SO crap!
MrMonroe 18th September 2008, 15:53 Quote
So...

Where's the rest of the squad?
War-Rasta 18th September 2008, 16:56 Quote
Nothing to look forward to. Junk as every movie he's made. Awful graphics and the gameplay doesn't look all that good either.
Cupboard 18th September 2008, 17:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by War-Rasta
Nothing to look forward to. Junk as every movie he's made. Awful graphics and the gameplay doesn't look all that good either.

Talk about linear gameplay!

And the apostrophes are the wrong way up in the trailer. :(
Arkanrais 18th September 2008, 18:22 Quote
****!
he failed at taking down the game industry from the outside, now he's trying to take it out from the inside! everyone grab your GFX cards and run for the hills!
HourBeforeDawn 18th September 2008, 20:18 Quote
so how many votes is that petition up to?
docodine 19th September 2008, 06:49 Quote
Why did the helicopter just go through everything? Most modern games would at least have some shit blowing up...

The tunnel sequence reminded me of A Bugs Life for PSX, oddly enough.
simosaurus 19th September 2008, 10:21 Quote
the helicopter crash looked quite good with the tail rotor kickin up the dirt and what not :)

tunnels just looked stupidly cramped
DriftCarl 20th September 2008, 01:12 Quote
Level 1. - Run in a tunnel with no sort of exploration untill you reach the end.
Level 2. - Run in a jungle with probable invisible walls preventing you from going anywhere where you shouldnt, see a badly made helicopter crash. and headshot a boss.
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