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Michael Phelps Gets His Own Game

60 Minutes interview with legendary Olympian reveals a video game in the works.

Somebody get this dude a sandwich, stat!
Long-running television news magazine 60 Minutes ran an extensive profile on Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps this week, and along with brief mentions of his work in Activision's Guitar Hero World Tour commercials and notes about how his agent has been turning down deals for millions of dollars, it also sounds like he'll be getting his own video game.

Winning a bunch of gold medals? Yeah, I guess that's pretty rad. But if he can somehow be a part of an Olympic-style swimming game that isn't complete garbage, I'll be totally blown away. I'm pretty sure there hasn't been a serious Olympic track and field sports game that's been any good since, like, Track & Field.

No real details on the game or who's producing it turned up in the original article, but if he's got an agent that's rejecting a bunch of lesser endorsement deals, hopefully they know better than to pair up with anyone responsible for... well... any of the Olympic video games that have been released in the last decade. Considering Phelps is already doing business with Activision (and is, as you've probably heard, a big Call of Duty 4 fan), the speculation points in that direction.

Maybe instead of going down the dreary sports path, they'll just cast him as the lead in a first-person shooter and make a modern-day Shaq-Fu or Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City. But with swimming or something. Call it Michael Phelps Saves the Orphanage By Swimming and Shooting A P90 and I'm so in.
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Posted by Jeff
Somebody get this dude a sandwich, stat!
Long-running television news magazine 60 Minutes ran an extensive profile on Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps this week, and along with brief mentions of his work in Activision's Guitar Hero World Tour commercials and notes about how his agent has been turning down deals for millions of dollars, it also sounds like he'll be getting his own video game.

Winning a bunch of gold medals? Yeah, I guess that's pretty rad. But if he can somehow be a part of an Olympic-style swimming game that isn't complete garbage, I'll be totally blown away. I'm pretty sure there hasn't been a serious Olympic track and field sports game that's been any good since, like, Track & Field.

No real details on the game or who's producing it turned up in the original article, but if he's got an agent that's rejecting a bunch of lesser endorsement deals, hopefully they know better than to pair up with anyone responsible for... well... any of the Olympic video games that have been released in the last decade. Considering Phelps is already doing business with Activision (and is, as you've probably heard, a big Call of Duty 4 fan), the speculation points in that direction.

Maybe instead of going down the dreary sports path, they'll just cast him as the lead in a first-person shooter and make a modern-day Shaq-Fu or Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City. But with swimming or something. Call it Michael Phelps Saves the Orphanage By Swimming and Shooting A P90 and I'm so in.
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Posted by LCad

"lol"

Posted by Wolverine

Yeah I saw 60 minutes tonight also. Phelps is a pretty cool guy.  I hope is very game is actually allright. His name will sell it though so it doesn't really have to be good to make money.

Posted by William

lol

Edited by Roger_Klotz

But how can they have a game on michael phelps when he always wins? Must be a first person shooter; you have to learn chinese through roseta stone software and then shoot your way out of communist china.

Posted by MeatSim

Are they going to ignore the fact that like half the medals he won was because of his teammates like the media did.

Posted by Captain_Felafel

Maybe it'll be like Punchout!! and he's the final boss and he's "impossible" to beat, I'd be down with that, but only if it was released for the NES.

Posted by banned8921

Imagine how fast hed be if he was born black!

Posted by AspiringAndy

Hopefully it wont be a shit button mashing fest like all swimming games.
Maybe if its on Wii, it might work well. IF they get the controls right :)

Posted by calf_exercises

I am guessing a pretty crappy DS game. Maybe on the wii if you lucky

Posted by Dizzyhippos

Still doesn't change the fact that he's a grape smuggler

Posted by JohnDudebro
I want them to pull some crazy shit with this. Michael Phelps discovers Atlantis, and embarks on a kickass underwater quest to save the world. Make it like Ecco the Dolphin for Dreamcast, but with Michael Phelps in it.

That would be the greatest game ever made.
Edited by WallacetheGreat

Phelps of Duty 4: Modern Divepool......

Posted by Rowr

Half an hour of valuable work in the irc:

Gears of Phelps
World of Phelpscraft
Little Big Phelps
2PhelpsAlypse Now
Left 4 Phelps
Phelps Super Star Phelble 2
SUPER PHELPSFIGHTER
Phercenaries 2:
Michael Phelps 3D:
Grim Phelpango
RoboPhelps Vs the
Phelps Throttle
Sid Meier's Michael
Mount & Phelps
Too Phelps
American Mcgee's
Half-Phelps
P.H.E.L.P Phirst
Super Phelps bros 3
Phelpout3
WoW: the wrath of
Jurassic Park: Phelp
Michael Phelps Island
PHELP FORTRESS 2
resistance the fall
Call of Phelps 4:
Donkey Phelps 64
Dungeon "Michael
Battlephelps 2142
Phelper Boy 2
Codename Eagle 2:
Phelps' Creed
Phelps Effect
Golden Phelp 64
Resident Phelp 5
Silent Phelp 2
Grand Theft Divepool:
Rainbow Phelps:
Halo 3: Phelps
Half-Phelps 2: Medal
Phelps of Persia
The Elder Phelps Prince of Phelpsia
Phelps
John Romero's announcin'PHELPS CALIBUR 4
Phelp pink pony pie
Phelpess Debut
Alley Cat 2: Michael Michael Phelps Solid Deus Ex: Invisible Phelphers bad fur Fight Phelps Round 3
Tomb Raider: UnderPhPhelps 2: Bloodshot

Posted by JoelTGM

... it will be complete trash.  Swimming is using the skill and the body that you have built up through practice and training to get from one side of the pool to the other as fast as you can... people like Michael Phelps find it rewarding I guess, but how the hell is that supposed to translate into a video game...?  "Smash the A button as fast you can to win!" ?  If I find that game on a store shelf, I will place it on the floor, shit all over it, and then use the game manual as toilet paper.

Edited by Tearhead

Two things:
1) Duh! Of course their gonna make a game about Phelps, or at least make his name and face big enough on the cover of:- MICHAEL PHELPS presents: swimming, game, thing, whatever... dude, MICHAEL PHELPS!!
2)Everyone... EVERYONE plays CoD 4

P.S. On the back of the box will read: HE WON SERIOUS GOLD MEDALS, SON!! PHELPS GOT DA BLING!!
P.P.S. I actually hope they do this and have him pose shirtless with the gold medals around his neck throwin' up "paper".  Phelps make it rain on dem hoes.

Posted by coakroach

The game will be only for the wii and you use the wiimote to inject steroids and purge after eating a cheeseburger

Posted by Steve_C

Michael Phelps, Shut Up and Swim: Gaiden

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Posted by KTM4444

Being forced to swim in various action/adventure games is hellish enough. An entire game based around competative swimming sounds like nightmare.

Posted by Red

Dude.

Phelps: Bulletproof
Posted by Parsnip

Gold Medal Challenge was an awesome game that didn't have button mashing in the swimming event. Rock rock.

Posted by AutomaticSnake

i wont be buying it

Posted by Snail

Now GiantBomb has no excuse for not having their own game.

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN

It's gonna be a game where Michael Phelps is Aqua Man, you heard it here first!

Posted by TaintedSun

Shaq Fu was the best game ever, don't be makin' fun of it.

Posted by Kush

I would love to see a new "Shaq-Fu" ...

Posted by Peewi

Has there ever been a game entirely about swimming? If yes, was it any good?

Posted by t2t2

"Somebody get this dude a sandwich, stat!"
The girl should get him a sandwich, if that doesn't work, there's sudo

Posted by Kush
Peewi said:
"Has there ever been a game entirely about swimming? If yes, was it any good?"
Ecco the Dolphin ... Phelps = New Ecco confirmed!
Posted by Superchris129

Maybe he's just taking over Blood on the Sand...

Posted by BR4DL3I9H

Heres how the game will go: press A  and B button to move and then press a direction on d-pad to change swimming styles, that's it! Sorry but there is not nearly enough substance to justify devoting an enitre game to swimming, plus i know it is said a lot with sports game : "i would rather be doing the sport than playing it", but in this cause i think that statement fits.

Posted by jangofett88

Pre-order now and get a code to download Michael Johnson Presents: Track and Field.

Posted by AllThatBacon

P90's make everything better!

Posted by CitizenKane

I think we can pretty much call 2009 GOTY right now.

Posted by giyanks22
"Half an hour of valuable work in the irc:

Gears of Phelps
World of Phelpscraft
Little Big Phelps
2PhelpsAlypse Now
Left 4 Phelps
Phelps Super Star Phelble 2
SUPER PHELPSFIGHTER
Phercenaries 2:
Michael Phelps 3D:
Grim Phelpango
RoboPhelps Vs the
Phelps Throttle
Sid Meier's Michael
Mount & Phelps
Too Phelps
American Mcgee's
Half-Phelps
P.H.E.L.P Phirst
Super Phelps bros 3
Phelpout3
WoW: the wrath of
Jurassic Park: Phelp
Michael Phelps Island
PHELP FORTRESS 2
resistance the fall
Call of Phelps 4:
Donkey Phelps 64
Dungeon "Michael
Battlephelps 2142
Phelper Boy 2
Codename Eagle 2:
Phelps' Creed
Phelps Effect
Golden Phelp 64
Resident Phelp 5
Silent Phelp 2
Grand Theft Divepool:
Rainbow Phelps:
Halo 3: Phelps
Half-Phelps 2: Medal
Phelps of Persia
The Elder Phelps Prince of Phelpsia
Phelps
John Romero's announcin'PHELPS CALIBUR 4
Phelp pink pony pie
Phelpess Debut
Alley Cat 2: Michael Michael Phelps Solid Deus Ex: Invisible Phelphers bad fur Fight Phelps Round 3
Tomb Raider: UnderPhPhelps 2: Bloodshot
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lol....wow...the best one is Call of Phelps 4: MOdern Backstroke


Edited by Tapeworm

I see this as an Ecco the Dolphin game, but as a (SUPER)human.

Better yet, I would like to see it as an open-world adventure type game, in which Michael is practicing in the ocean and a giant(bomb) wave takes him out to sea.  He drowns, but is rescued by a group of underwater dwellers, who appropriately take him back to Atlantis!  It turns out they are in trouble from a rival underwater city (maybe they are the ones who are melting the ice caps!), and they need Michael to lead their army, because of his unmatched speed and leadership!  You collect Gold Medals to unlock new moves.  So on and so on.

Posted by Dejkrigeren

Michael Phelps: Water on the sand...

Could work, it wont but it is possible in theory

Edited by shulinchung

Swim Wars: Phelps Unleashed!
May Phelps be with you, guys!

Metal Gear SolidSquareLeg 4: Swimming Trunks of Phelps!

However, these are not Activision's games......
So maybe it should be something like:

Posted by MadExponent

That will be a great game...not.  Actually I believe that Michael Phelps eats around 10,000 calories a day when he trains.  And in season he trains 6 days a week.

Posted by Artemis_D

I hope the box art is Michael Phelps doing a dragon punch.

Posted by Media_Master

Not interested

Posted by TwoOneFive

The dude is an american legend! and he's totally got ADD! LOL Just listen to him in interviews, he's never paying any attention. hes awesome i hope the game is actually fun. 

Posted by logson

He could do FMV as Sonic. That is not at all a comment on his speed in a swimming pool, but a comment on how he looks identical to Sonic.

Posted by daniel_beck_90

that is hilarious

Edited by pause422
Levio91 said:
"Imagine how fast hed be if he was born black!"
That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

yeah though, that would be great.... Ecco the Dolpin 2, with Phelps doing his voice...and mo capping in a dolphin outfit!
Posted by Milkman

I actually noticed this while watching the special. Too bad this will be terrible.

Posted by Unreal_dro
Dejkrigeren said:
"Michael Phelps: Water on the sand...

lmao.
sadly Fiddy would sue, he needs the cash
Posted by TheHBK

The Phelpsinator
The Phelpsinator 2: Swim Day
The Phelpsinator 3: Rise out of the Pool
Kindergarten Phelps
Conan:  The Phelpsarian
Red Phelps
True Phelps
Raw Phelps
Last Action Phelps
Phelps In New York
Phelpsanndo
Phelps the Destroyer
Phelpadator
Phelps Recall
Jingle all the Phelps
Michael Phelps and Robin
End of Phelps
The Phelps Day
Collateral Phelps

Posted by dtran1212

who the hell want to play a swimming game?? oh right, almost all of you in here

Posted by pause422
dtran1212 said:
"who the hell want to play a swimming game?? oh right, almost all of you in here"
...........that doesn't even make sense.
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