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Want To Be A Digital Hugh Hefner? 21

Thanks to an anonymous reader for pointing out that Gamespot has a hands-on preview and IGN.com has another preview of the forthcoming PC and console title Playboy:The Mansion. Somewhat reminiscent of The Sims, but with more blondes, you construct the Playboy mansion itself, then simply relax as Hef, hanging out with your Playmate friends and other celebrities, and keeping them happy. There's even a photo-shoot mode for creating Playboy magazine covers. Weirdness abounds.
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Want To Be A Digital Hugh Hefner?

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  • by Anonymous Coward
    And this time, the cartridge will arrive sticky, right out of the packaging!
  • by Anonymous Coward
    hands-on preview

    heh-heh, heh-heh...

    He said "Hands on preview".
  • by skogs ( 628589 ) on Wednesday May 14, 2003 @02:36AM (#5952428) Journal
    how many adolescent boys will need new keyboards because of "mom, the keys in my keyboard are sticky, they don't work anymore...can I get a new wireless unit?".

  • Please... (Score:5, Funny)

    by funkhauser ( 537592 ) <zmmay2@PLANCKuky.edu minus physicist> on Wednesday May 14, 2003 @02:40AM (#5952441) Homepage Journal
    For the sake of the Slashdot community, will someone please, PLEASE post a link to some screenshots??? :)
    • Re:Please... (Score:2, Insightful)

      by skogs ( 628589 )
      I doubt that they exist yet. All of the news postings seem to simply say that they are announcing it. And that they are announcing all the little things and features that they will be placing into the game. Right now, I think the game consists of a bunch of programmers, and a bunch of drawings penciled by a playboy toting game jockey. Game won't be out until 2004...thats at least 7 months from now right?
    • by Anonymous Coward
      will someone please, PLEASE post a link to some screenshots???

      The concept is not that new - check out, for example, The Yakyuken Special [seanbaby.com] (Sega Saturn).

      P.S. Shouldn't that be "Virtual Hugh Hefner"?
    • This is a text based game only.
  • All joking aside... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by psyco484 ( 555249 ) on Wednesday May 14, 2003 @02:55AM (#5952484)
    Could this be the next big thing for computer gaming? It may sound stupid, and yeah there's plenty of horribly made porn games already, but playboy is at least fairly "mainstream" or popular. If this brings light to a "new genre" of games, how many more will we see? Is this a viable way to market porn? Probably not, strange melde of "having a plot in video games is like having a plot in porno" -Carmack in his early years. The sims didn't really have a plot or anything, but it kind of had a point to it. I can't quite see this catching on and being marketed in your local {insert chain store here}, but it would certainly be different.

    Caution, humor ahead:

    Now what would really be interesting is if this [slashdot.org] were involved.....imagine the possibilities!

  • Cyberlore are also the guys who brought us Majesty which has been ported to Linux by Linux Game Publishing. Majesty is also an unusual game, but who would've thought. :)

    With good relations in place and when we all know that this'll mostly apply to geeks, maybe LGP could pick this up too.

    It'd probably even sell better than on Windows ;)

  • by Bastian ( 66383 )
    This has got to be the second stupidest idea for a game I've ever heard of. WTF is their target market? Computer-addicted teenagers who feel the need to combine electronics with masturbation but haven't yet discovered internet porn? yeah right

    (only saying it's the second stupidest because it's still nowhere near Custer's Revenge.)
  • by sammy baby ( 14909 ) on Wednesday May 14, 2003 @09:39AM (#5954042) Journal

    You have to wonder about the what kind of "disasters" will befall the residence of the Sim Playboy Mansion. In the Sims, all you really had to worry about was starting a cooking fire, but I can see all kinds of possibilites for this game:

    • Look out! Nadia showed up to a photo shoot utterly wasted on blow!
    • Uh oh! Buffy and Zora both need to use the bathroom to get ready, but Patricia is hogging it with one of her bulimic epi - I mean, fixing her hair!
    • Francesca's boob implants had a catastrophic blowout, and now the conversation pit is ruined!

    The possibilities boggle the mind.

Always leave room to add an explanation if it doesn't work out.