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Dunst Demands Asset Reduction For Spider-Man 2 Videogame 90

Posted by simoniker
from the too-much-is-too-much dept.
Thanks to IOL.ie for its article discussing actress Kirsten Dunst's issues in approving her videogame likeness for Activision's Spider-Man 2 game. According to the lengthy news story, "The actress was asked to give her approval for the sequel's new merchandise and had to chastise the game's saucy creators." Although the Treyarch-developed Xbox/PS2/GameCube game has been well-received, certain dimensional inaccuracies were less appreciated by Ms.Dunst, as she explains, regarding her character Mary Jane Watson: "I got to approve the video game, the way she looks. They made her boobs gigantic. I was like, 'Tone down the boobs, please!' It was a little ridiculous."
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Dunst Demands Asset Reduction For Spider-Man 2 Videogame

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  • The excuse (Score:4, Funny)

    by tomee (792877) on Monday July 19, 2004 @08:22AM (#9736842)
    "It's a bug in the program. A buffer overflow."
  • Could be Worse (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Detritus (11846) on Monday July 19, 2004 @08:24AM (#9736846) Homepage
    One of the recent episodes of the TV show x-play showed some ridiculous examples of physical modeling and costuming in video games. Many characters had huge breasts that must have contained helium bladders to keep them upright, plus a titanium support structure built into their costume. They reminded me of Frank Frazetta's cover illustrations for Conan the Barbarian.
  • okay ... (Score:5, Funny)

    by mausmalone (594185) on Monday July 19, 2004 @08:26AM (#9736860) Homepage Journal
    If I were the developer, I would have made them bigger and bigger and bigger until she paid a visit to our offices. :P
  • The penny-arcade was ragging on her late last week also. funny comic. [penny-arcade.com]
    • And this is funny, why?
  • by frinsore (153020) on Monday July 19, 2004 @08:31AM (#9736889)
    I applaud dunst for standing up and requiring some normality in video games, especially with a character portraying herself.

    But on the other hand I'm a breast man.
  • What article? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by antime (739998) on Monday July 19, 2004 @09:06AM (#9737093)
    Article? Discussing? simoniker must have included the wrong link in the summary..

    Anyway, I do think it's a bit annoying that developers have to put huge tits on everything. I get a feeling they think that no matter what shit they release, put some big tits in the ads and on all the female characters and people will still buy it.

    • I get a feeling they think that no matter what shit they release, put some big tits in the ads and on all the female characters and people will still buy it.

      Yup, I think that's a fair assessment.

      Remember Battlecruiser 3kAD (or whatever it was called)? You know, the freeform "Elite meets Star Trek" thing that sank without trace after years of hype, when everyone involved suddenly realised that they were never going to get enough bugs out to make it playable.

      Remember the ad campaign, though? IIRC it fea
      • Um, Battlecruiser 3000AD was released dude. The first build had so many bugs it was unplayable. They patched it a few weeks later, then about a month after that they said fuck it and gave the game away for free.
  • by hal2814 (725639) on Monday July 19, 2004 @09:35AM (#9737270)
    ...they don't make a Fight Club video game. I don't think I could handle that one guy's breasts being any bigger.
  • Seems a little silly (Score:3, Interesting)

    by antin (185674) on Monday July 19, 2004 @09:53AM (#9737346)
    It seems a little silly for her to complain about computer games focusing on her breasts when her entire movie career has done the same... I'm sure everyone remembers that infamous Spiderman scene in the rain (to name just one).

    I can't help but feel she just wants some more attention. Same with her recent comments about killing spidey off...
    • by Anonymous Coward
      Her entire acting career?

      You're aware she was in a few movies before Spiderman, right?

      Like "Interview with the Vampire" when she was maybe nine, twelve years old. I can't be bothered to look up how old she was, but that movie certainly didn't focus on her breasts. I don't know her filmography, but you could look it up on IMDB if you're that interested.

      Anyway...the "infamous" scene from the first Spiderman movie doesn't really have anything that risque. She was in the rain...yup, wet t-shirt contest, but
    • the infamous scene in Spiderman 2 where she's chained up...and wet...

      Personally I'm waiting for the IMAX version for that scene...
    • two...
      tiny...
      scenes...
      in two of how many movies?
      • One example from one movie. I had assumed that people could fill in the rest from their experience, rather than require me to provide a detailed list of every single movie and scene she may ever have been in.

        I have always been impressed with the ability of people (generally argumentative idiots) to focus very narrowly on one particular point or sentence and ignore everything else.

        Check IMDB for her recent movie history, or just think back on the movie trailers you have seen for her - she has done a lot of
        • "I had assumed that people could fill in the rest from their experience, rather than require me to provide a detailed list of every single movie and scene she may ever have been in."

          That would make you creepy.
  • by Jad LaFields (607990) on Monday July 19, 2004 @09:57AM (#9737380)
    Haven't looked at my old copies of The Amazing Spiderman in a long time, but didn't Mary Jane have huge boobs in the comic books? Maybe the developers were honoring the original, rather than the movies?
  • Apparently while trying to access the article on Kirsten Dunst's boobies, I got this error, caused by a slashdot effect on slashdot...

    Please, no articles on Natalie Portman. I can't deal with the downtime.
    • i was getting the same errors for the last four or so hours. when i got home from work i finally tried to use an anonymous web proxy. it did the trick. honestly, i find it to fix most we access problems for me. of course, i'm in eastern europe so god knows what kind of crap the normal connections go through. currently using guardster.com
  • How about a game where you *ARE* breasts? You could shoot breast milk at the bad guys (underwire bras perhaps?), get powerups to become huge and mesmerize the enemy, crush your opponents underneath with your 'bounce attack' and use your surroundings (the beach, strip bar, plastic surgeon's office) to camouflage yourself.

    Enemies could include a newborn (your life force is draining!), middle school boys (the devious purple nurple!), and Fundies (...harlot! Bind those objects of Satan!)

    I think the solution to this 'breast obsession' is to make all game devs watch 'Showgirls' at least 20 times. I saw it once and was sick of tits for at least 2-3 hours.

  • Why didn't she demand a better face? Her in-game model is the usual lumpy, misshapen mess we get whenever a game has to present a real-life likeness. Aside: Tobey Maguire is a terrible voice over artist. Stop having him recreate his role in the games.
    • are you sure it was him?

      rogue leader didn't use mark hammill or billy dee williams or james earl jones for the voiceovers in that game, and it's not like they're dead or something.
      • Both Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst did their own voices for the game [imdb.com], and Tobey Maguire is just awful. No emotion whatsoever, just lame wooden jokes for your grandmother.

        The game also features the voice of Reno 911!'s Niecy Nash [imdb.com] which is pretty neat for anyone who gives a crap.
  • Oh come on, I just finished spider man2 for xbox (which was no easy task mind you) and I saw the model of mj in discussion , I will be honest: I didnt noticed anything "gigantic" in her model probably only her jaw that appears to extent miles away from her neck but other than that the model looks average (all models were low poly to keep with the city frame rate) but not unproportionate.

    Is not a quake 3 paul steed model to put in few words.

    I think this could qualify a shameless plug by dunst to say "he
    • Re:Yeah right. (Score:2, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      "...I saw the model of mj in discussion , I will be honest: I didnt noticed anything "gigantic" in her model ..."

      DUH, she had them tone it down. That's the whole point of this "news" post.

  • by Hamster Lover (558288) on Monday July 19, 2004 @01:10PM (#9739205) Journal
    Tobey Maguire was okay with the, ahem, large package they provided him with in the game.

    "Change? Yep, big change!", looking at his crotch.
  • The devs should have demanded "hands on experience" to get the proportions right.
  • by xpccx (247431)
    ...anyone have a screenshot so I can judge for myself?
  • The bigger the breasts of her character, the more money she will make on game sales.

    Do you think that any of the DOA games would have sold a fraction of the copies they have if all of the dimensions were accurate to real life women?

    LK
  • She should have gone and asked them make her teeth look more normal in the movie, never mind the game.

    Have you seen those things? Little animal teeth.

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