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Jet Black will focus solely on Nintendo consoles

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Apr 2007 10:29 User comments (17)

Jet Black will focus solely on Nintendo consoles Former Electronic Arts veterans who worked on such hit titles as Need for Speed, FIFA and the 007 series have announced that they have formed a new development team entitled Jet Black Studios.
The new independent studio will focus only on Nintendo hardware, creating and liscencing new products for both the popular Wii and the DS.

"With the launch of our new studio we've brought together all the key elements to develop top games,"
commented co-founder and CEO Roger Freddi.

"Both the Nintendo DS and the Wii's Wi-Fi capabilities provide an advanced medium for Jet Black to bring already popular franchises to an even broader worldwide audience,"
he added.

Jet Black will be working with Flashman Studios a businees management firm which liscenses projects for Pixar, Warner Brothers and Sony Online.

"We are confident in the capabilities of Jet Black's exceptional team, and know our strong global alliances and years of game experience will help grow its business,"
said Brad Young, CEO of Flashman.

"Our proven success in cultivating the right match of intellectual property, publisher and developer will allow Jet Black to do what they do best build great games, create inspirational ideas and develop great technology."


Source:
Gamesindustry.biz

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17 user comments

117.4.2007 10:35

Nice but as a indapendant they will either get allot of money from nintedo or be force to go multi console or worse be ate up by a larger pub.

217.4.2007 10:38
theridges
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Hopefully they can make a good game, instead of all these kid games....

317.4.2007 10:54

Originally posted by theridges:
Hopefully they can make a good game, instead of all these kid games....
I don't mind kid themed games as long as they are fun and have a coherent story.

417.4.2007 12:00

I agree, kid themed games can be fun. GTA and other mature games are unnecessary and partly to blame for the increased violence in America. It would be nice to see America clean up it's act and take a stand for the betterment of our nation for once.

Jet Black will do just fine

517.4.2007 12:14

Originally posted by mrtoast2:
I agree, kid themed games can be fun. GTA and other mature games are unnecessary and partly to blame for the increased violence in America. It would be nice to see America clean up it's act and take a stand for the betterment of our nation for once.

Jet Black will do just fine
I am sorry but if "media" lead to violence then the US would have self imploded during Broadway and the movie heyday not to mention over all crime rates have dropped since 94(so say the feds) a year after DOOM was released.

Video games have become the new scapegoat and the whipping boy of politicians and famous hacks looking for a boost in viewership and votes...

Books,music,movies,comic have all been the whiping boy at one time or another so "media" violence is as old as polis pandering for votes or even the written word.

617.4.2007 12:35

I knew that this would turn into "that kind" of thread as soon as mrtoast2 posted his comment.

Lets be clear, stupid people commit stupid crimes. I agree that mature content should only be enjoyed by mature people, but just because you are above the legal age does not mean you are mature.

We did not have any world wars before violent video games and crime did not exist before gta.

717.4.2007 12:39

Originally posted by diabolic:
I knew that this would turn into "that kind" of thread as soon as mrtoast2 posted his comment.

Lets be clear, stupid people commit stupid crimes. I agree that mature content should only be enjoyed by mature people, but just because you are above the legal age does not mean you are mature.

We did not have any world wars before violent video games and crime did not exist before gta.
Nice :# its mroe to do with good old fashion scapegoating and misplacing blame so the elite can feel better about them selfs god knows kings tried to ban books and theaters the common people don't need to think their peasants they don't understand! LOL

817.4.2007 13:03
theridges
Inactive

kid games can be lots of fun....
but i still want something more grown up for the wii thats all...

917.4.2007 13:37
mark5hs
Inactive

Im guessing that EA still has the licensing to those franchises and that theyll continue to make them with a diffrent team

1017.4.2007 13:42

Quote:
GTA and other mature games are unnecessary and partly to blame for the increased violence in America
No the problem is that parents need to step up & do there job & be responsible.Video game has a rating system its there for a reason not just box art.We as parents need to stop placing blame on other things & start being accountable.

1117.4.2007 13:49
ThaJazz
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i dont see why there cant be a mix of both kiddie games and regular blood and gore games for the more adult gamer.nintendo dont want another n64 or gamecube on their hands.they just cant cut off the adults just to plese the kiddie crowd.after all the adults got the real money.

1217.4.2007 13:54
ThaJazz
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Quote:
[quote]GTA and other mature games are unnecessary and partly to blame for the increased violence in America
No the problem is that parents need to step up & do there job & be responsible.Video game has a rating system its there for a reason not just box art.We as parents need to stop placing blame on other things & start being accountable.[/quote]


i agree iam 33years old and i like to play adult rated games as i should being that iam a adult i dont need the goverment telling me i have to settle for mario or kirby long live GTA.

1317.4.2007 14:29

I agree "younger" theme games are fun Hell look at Zelda series as an example. Also Mrtoast2 I have to disagree with you. For example are you going to blame what happened at Virginia Tech yesterday on videogames or even gun control. The Guy was nut and would have harmed people regardless.

1417.4.2007 21:11
tabletpc
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i enjoyed a lot of kid games i grew up playing spyro the dragon and i found that games like the ant bully game play similer to spyro and i enjoyed playing the ant bully game so if there concentration is on wii wi fi and ds wi fi then we should see some great online apps coming and even better racing and mmorpgs you never know??

1518.4.2007 6:08

There are definitely too many violent games out there.

It only stands to logic and reason that growing up in a society where violent games are somewhat the normal...that our kids, their minds, and rational will be affected.

Its a simple concept. You can deny it all u want. But most of u know it to be true. We don't need this amount of violence.

If want to learn to be rich...hang around rich people. U want to be generous...hang around generous people. You want to be an asshole...Hang around assholes.

U learn from your environment. That is logical. Certainly parents do need to take better action...but it goes far beyond that. Internet cafe's let any kid play almost any game. Its all about money. Greed.

Gaming can be an addition.
You really believe that the amount of gun violence in USA is not attributed to the amount of Guns around....come on.

Think about it. If u grow up looking at violence...there's a good chance u will be more violent than if u hadn't of been exposed to it in the first place. Common sense. I do understand that some of you may be lacking this common sense feature....simply because you've never been exposed to it !!!

1618.4.2007 6:26

MightyOne
theres a huge gaping hole in your argument crime rate is down.

claiming media violence makes violence ok is saying having guns make people kill others or computers is the cause of pricray its stupid, the blame lies on crazy people be crazy, nothing ,more nothing less.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Apr 2007 @ 15:18

1718.4.2007 15:15

I just say what i normally do is. "Watch this space" It is to early for us to make any comment for this being good or bad. We would just have to observe the progress of the new team.

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