This game came out.

#2 Posted by Sackmanjones (4609 posts) -

I don't believe you.

*checks GiantBomb.com*

Well shit.

#3 Edited by iAmJohn (6091 posts) -

This game is out? Isn't this kind of significantly before the film? When is that piece of crap coming out anyway?

#4 Posted by wjb (1553 posts) -

Next week, I think?

That'll be hilarious if it's just a video game version of the original game, NES-style.

#5 Posted by MrSlapHappy (172 posts) -

I believe the movie is out in Europe and other not US places, which sort of explains why the game has been released. Maybe Alex is working on a review.

#6 Posted by Phatmac (5686 posts) -

RIHANNA IS IN THIS MOVIE!!

#7 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (998 posts) -

A first person shooter movie tie game based on a Hasbro board game.

In 2012, this is officially a thing.

#8 Posted by RockinKemosabe (619 posts) -

Wait... Blockbuster? I thought they closed all the stores...

#9 Posted by wewantsthering (1460 posts) -

@rebgav said:

I just saw this on the shelf at Blockbuster.

Those still exist?

#10 Posted by wewantsthering (1460 posts) -

@RockinKemosabe: Haha. Same here.

#11 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2055 posts) -

Giant Bomb covers games that they want to cover and believe the vast majority of its user-base would want to be covered. They made a wise choice, unless they did a QL to purely mock its existence...

Sounds like a job for Alex Navarro...

#12 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

I've heard that its a pretty generic FPS but it has a couple ideas that make it worth playing.  I've also heard about 6-7hrs gameplay.

#13 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

@rebgav said:

Has anyone accidentally played Battleship or heard of anyone who has?

I got a good laugh out of that, thank you sir!

#14 Posted by altairre (998 posts) -

I hear it is as awesome as the movie.

#15 Posted by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

What, really?

I'm tempted to play it when my library picks it up. It'll probably be worth playing if it's free, right?...Right?

#16 Posted by TEHMAXXORZ (1199 posts) -

It will have/has probably been crushed into the ground by the whole movie-game-curse.

#17 Posted by deathstriker666 (1337 posts) -

Get on it Navarro! We need another great review from you.

#18 Posted by Dalai (6882 posts) -

Does the game have red-colored pegs that you can stick in various ships on a 10x10 grid? If not, no sale.

#19 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5121 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

What, really?

I'm tempted to play it when my library picks it up. It'll probably be worth playing if it's free, right?...Right?

Libraries carry games???

#20 Posted by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@Cloudenvy said:

What, really?

I'm tempted to play it when my library picks it up. It'll probably be worth playing if it's free, right?...Right?

Libraries carry games???

Mine sure does! gets new released about a month late.

#21 Posted by kindgineer (2486 posts) -

I can't imagine how many Mom's and Dad's unknowingly purchased/rented this game thinking they could have a fun family night with their kids with an updated version of the board-game classic.

#22 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

@rebgav said:

I just saw this on the shelf at Blockbuster, and I was saddened by the lack of GB coverage of what is sure to be a "high-quality" movie tie-in from Activision. Has anyone accidentally played Battleship or heard of anyone who has? Hot scoops here please, I beg you.

Hold on the better question is where the fuck did you see a blockbuster?

#23 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5121 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

@Cloudenvy said:

What, really?

I'm tempted to play it when my library picks it up. It'll probably be worth playing if it's free, right?...Right?

Libraries carry games???

Mine sure does! gets new released about a month late.

Crazy, I'm going to have to look into this.

#24 Posted by Stephen_Von_Cloud (1532 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

@Cloudenvy said:

What, really?

I'm tempted to play it when my library picks it up. It'll probably be worth playing if it's free, right?...Right?

Libraries carry games???

Mine sure does! gets new released about a month late.

Crazy, I'm going to have to look into this.

Yeah that's something that happens. I think it's rather common.

Anyways, looking forward to a really bad Quick Look. Man, the movie looks AWFUL.

#25 Posted by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

@Stephen_Von_Cloud said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

@Cloudenvy said:

What, really?

I'm tempted to play it when my library picks it up. It'll probably be worth playing if it's free, right?...Right?

Libraries carry games???

Mine sure does! gets new released about a month late.

Crazy, I'm going to have to look into this.

Yeah that's something that happens. I think it's rather common.

Anyways, looking forward to a really bad Quick Look. Man, the movie looks AWFUL.

I've heard it's rather rare in the US, but I'm not sure.

#26 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -
#27 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11034 posts) -

Considering every single one of the dedicated movie rental stores in my city have been out of business in favor of Redbox and Netflix for a while now, I am wondering what kind of place you live in that it still has a blockbuster that is somehow still in business and not having a closeout sale or something. I did manage to pick up Shadows of the Damned for like $17 at one though, so that is something to commend them for.

#28 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

I think the bigger news here is that you were at a Blockbuster.

#29 Posted by 1337W422102 (996 posts) -

Waiting for the next much-needed gaming industry crash.

#30 Posted by jakob187 (21514 posts) -

@iAmJohn said:

This game is out? Isn't this kind of significantly before the film? When is that piece of crap coming out anyway?

The game is already out. They said that in the title of the thread, man.

I mean...you couldn't mean the movie...because that shit looks like the best stupid fun I've seen since Independence Day!

#31 Posted by NegativeCero (2928 posts) -

My Blockbuster closed down sometime last year. I would love it if it's literally the table game in videogame form.

#32 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

This game needs two things:

A dedicated button that makes your character say "You sank my battleship!" (preferably right trigger / LMB)

Secondly, a gun that fires giant red pegs into the enemy, with different classes of enemies requiring differing numbers of hits, and the pegs forming perfect horizontal or vertical lines on their bodies.

If it has this, it's GOTY 201X, because nothing will beat it this decade.

#33 Posted by ch3burashka (4910 posts) -

@wewantsthering said:

@rebgav said:

I just saw this on the shelf at Blockbuster.

Those still exist?

Shelves are having a resurgence right now.

#34 Posted by MrKlorox (11186 posts) -

These classic board games would be great on touchscreen devices such as cell phones. But I just have an android instead.

#35 Posted by BoG (5178 posts) -

I love the movie's website, because it has this twitter feed in the corner. "That Battleship movie look crazy!" "omg battleship looks so cool!!!" "Frickin excited!" "Battleship looks like it will be a good movie." "Just saw the preview for the movie Battleship. It looks pretty badass and intense to say the least." I could read these for hours. People actually think this movie is going to be good.

I looked up some gameplay trailers. It doesn't appear that you ever set foot on a battleship. Huh.

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