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Here's the Michael Phelps Game You've Always Wanted

Do you like swimming but hate water? Then Michael Phelps has the game for you!

Sep. 22 2011

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swimming is cool

swimming in place... not so much

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hydrophobes; rejoice.

speedophobes; run.

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NO WAY. I thought this game died 3 years ago.

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Dude finally! can't wait for that Michael Phelps game!

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Holy shit do you guys remember when this game was talked about on one of the first bombcasts? I can't believe it's actually going to be a game.

Edit: Out of all the Wii and Kinect videos with actors pretending to have fun, this has to be the least convincing one so far.

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I'd say that this is the most ridiculous sports game I've seen, but then there's probably a curling video game out there somewhere.

Oh my god it's Kinect enabled this is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen.

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is it just me, or does the music in this not sound a hell of a lot like Mr. Oizo?

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the people playing just looked bored most of the time

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Wait, how is this the Michael Phelps game I've always wanted if there's no bong smoking minigame?

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@SleepyDoughnut said:

Holy shit do you guys remember when this game was talked about on one of the first bombcasts? I can't believe it's actually going to be a game.

I was there! did they even discuss first person swimming at one point?

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Holy shit, that was embarrasing. But swimmers usually need to hype up the crowd to get a good speed, so at least it's realistic.

Also I cant wait to play this with those asian chicks.. It's gonna be the best party ever!

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I will do everything that robot man tells me to do.

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Oh god that guy in the speedo.

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Where are the dynamic water effects?

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Sometimes I really hate video games.

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@RhombusOfTerror said:

@SleepyDoughnut said:

Holy shit do you guys remember when this game was talked about on one of the first bombcasts? I can't believe it's actually going to be a game.

I was there! did they even discuss first person swimming at one point?

Haha I don't remember at this point. Damn that was a long time ago.

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Wasn't there some bet made years ago between Ryan and I think Vinny about whether this game would ever be released?

I think we need to see that bet through.

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Actually, I prefer the air!

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who said there r no games for KINECT???

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Holy shit, I was just listening to an old podcast from 2009 that was talking about this game.

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i don't want to "dig deeper into michael phelps" OR "push the limit". :(

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@SleepyDoughnut said:

@RhombusOfTerror said:

@SleepyDoughnut said:

Holy shit do you guys remember when this game was talked about on one of the first bombcasts? I can't believe it's actually going to be a game.

I was there! did they even discuss first person swimming at one point?

Haha I don't remember at this point. Damn that was a long time ago.

They talk about it in this episode almost at the end. This is THE BEST bombcast episode of all time IMO.http://www.giantbomb.com/podcast/?podcast_id=55

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AND THE CROWD ARE LOVING THIS.

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Wave yo' hands in the air like yo' jus' don' care!

... About your self-esteem.

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What.. no "Michael Phelps: Over the Limit" jokes yet?

Get with it!

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[MARIJUANA JOKE]

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as long as i can play this naked..... ill buy it

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Didn't this come out like a month ago?

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I will only accept this if there are Mario Kart or Rtype style powerups. You need to be able to hit a sparkly and turn into a dolphin for a speed boost.

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Phelps didnt even look excited about his own game.

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My eyebrows are in first place.
My eyebrows are in first place.
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My eyebrows are in first place.
My eyebrows are in first place.

Yes.

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I remember hearing about this on the 'cast, too... And may I say, holy crap what an awful trailer. Some trailers are really good at making the game they're representing seem awfully unfun!
 
OPTIMUM DIVE

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can't wait for the quick look

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So, it's like Dance Central but with only one move. Sweet. I totally hope it has a Marco Polo mode, or at least gibs.

We get to pay a full $60 for this, right?

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I don't even like real swimming...

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RIDER MEET HORSE, HORSE MEET RIDER.

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Some great quick look material here

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@dancingpolkabear: Indeed, get Dave to wear a speedo.

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About goddamn time! Swimming isn't swimming without Michael Phelps branding.

If this is a hit, can we get Michael Phelps and Flipsy's Dog Marco Polo?

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That box art is super rapey-looking.

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This makes me embarrassed for everyone involved.

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Finally the game has been revealed. I remember they were talking about a 505 Games produced Michael Phelps game years ago.

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@Wiseblood: I remember that podcast, they had people email in ideas for what the michael phelps game could be.

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...Wait, what happened to swimming through outer space to get to the moon and kill Cyber-Hitler?

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Whoa. This thing has come back from the dead!

@Wiseblood: Same here. "Photographed with a pot-pipe!"

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Can you take drugs too on this game???

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wobble bass

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Wow. Just wow. This is incredible.