Jurassic Fandom: An Ethnographic Study
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News Archive - November 2011
Joseph Mazzello wants in on Jurassic Park IV.
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 10:10 (Eastern) Author:Oviraptor
Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park's Joseph Mazzello in a recent interview here with Moviehole said that,
"I know they are writing it and it’s being developed right now. The last time I saw Steven Spielberg was at the Emmys and I put the bug in his ear, I have no shame in that! I said, ‘Hey, let me know when you’re doing Jurassic Park 4, ok?’ If it came around and I was a part of it that would be an absolute thrill. I think it would be a great idea to have Tim grown up and see how that would affect things. We’ll see, you never know. If it happens it’ll be the greatest thrill of my life."
It'd be great to see Mazzello back as an older Tim and hopefully Steven Spielberg agrees, let us know what you think about it in our forums here.
Jurassic Park: The Game Review
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 21:07 (Eastern) Author:Chaos_Theory
It's finally upon us, the release of Jurassic Park: The Game, and with a release did you expect it to go without a review? Well, believe me, it's time for the review so grab your reading glasses and prepare for some good reads, as I am honored to take you back to Jurassic Park. Now, originally we were going to review it episode by episode, but since it's just one big game we are going to do one whole big review. Can you really blame us? You can never really cover just one part of a dinosaur.
Now, the game starts out with a very nice rendition of the opening theme from the movie. It's soon followed by an unnamed woman running through the jungle being chased by some sort of predator, and in this moment you are first introduced to the playing style of Jurassic Park, which is Quick Time Events. At first I thought this style of game-play would ruin the game for me which, in all honesty, I was quickly mistaken. This kind of game-play makes the game really unique and a one of a kind experience. I know a lot of people say that it looked stupid and it would ruin the game. But, in all honesty, it makes the experience that much better! Especially the action sequences where you are being chased down by hungry Velociraptors, or The Queen of the Island herself. While it may sound perfect, alas, nothing ever is. There were quite a few times where I was in the middle of an intense action scene and no commands appeared in which I was torn apart viciously. Luckily, they are few and far between and didn't cause very many mishaps.
Now on to my favorite part of any game review: the story! The game starts out, as I said earlier, with Nima running through the jungles of Isla Nublar being chased by an unseen predator, with a rough and tumble; she falls and lands on a maintenance road and we see bright lights as they head towards Nima. The game starts out with a thrill and it's constant. The story is something I didn't think would be so tight fitting, but it is. In the game we learn the dark side of the park, Ingen and even a few darker secrets about Mr.Hammond. The team paid attention to details which I always think is a plus. There are a few parts that made me scratch my head, but nothing so serious as to warrant me not playing and going, "this never happened"!
With all that said, Jurassic Park: The Game is an enjoyable experience for fans of the franchise, or if you're looking to escape a few hours of your life. Telltale games has really shown their love for the series with this game. The attention to detail proves that you can still make entertaining stories from the JP franchise and that most of all the fans will enjoy it as long as the writing and the attention to detail are there. I give this game 9.9 out of 10.
Welcome To Jurassic Park
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 3:20 (Eastern) Author:Chaos_Theory
Nearly twenty years ago a filmed graced out screens.some of us were young. Some of us weren't even born. Tomorrow will mark a day in history. Well now it's not Jurassic Park IV. But it's close enough. No I'm talking about the release of TellTales's Jurassic Park: The Game. Well Tomorrow you can visit Isla Nublar again. Through the eyes of Dr.Grant? Through the memoirs of John Hammond? Nope. Through the eyes of the Park's Cheif Vetrinarian. Nearly two decades we have waited for answers and conclusions to some of the loops of Jurassic Park. Such as..What happened to the Barbasol can? Are their still dinosaurs on Nublar? While we don't know the answers yet there are some things we do know. We will be seeing different parts of the island, and we will be encountering new animals.
I think what makes this so exciting for us as Jurassic Park fans is because we get to revisit a place that captivated out imagination a place.that we remember from our childhood. Whether it be good or bad. I think like many of us. At first I was skeptical and then I started to see the videos, and out site founder got to play the game and he was amazed."You may have a real hit on your hands if you keep to the canon." Is what he said to a telltale staff member. Me I was more skeptical.How could you make a Jurassic Park game an adventure game? Well we will do something we never did before? At this moment my heart dropped. Your abandoning your classic forumula for something new? Well. Now I know this game is going to bite. It wasn't until August of 2011 at the penny arcade expo. Where I be lined it to the telltale booth and had to play it..I played all five scenarios that were avalible that day...and to tell you the truth.I was excited.I was damn excited!
Now tomorrow marks the big day where we can sit in the enjoyment of our own living rooms or office and experience something that was sixty-five million years in the making.
Now you ask what to do we have to expect here from the game and so forth. Well I'm glad you asked because soon we will be adding to our encyclopedia, we will have our full review of the game, and maybe just maybe if we are lucky enough to have another interview with another member of Telltale's Jurassic Park Team.
Dr. Jack Horner on Jurassic Park IV's Dinosaurs.
Date: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 19:36 (Eastern) Author:Oviraptor
In a recent News.com.au interview here with paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner, who was dinosaur consultant on all three Jurassic Park films, and currently working on Jurassic Park IV said that, “We’ve learned that dinosaurs were colourful, we’ve learned that dinosaurs were feathered. We’ve learned a lot about dinosaur behaviours, we’ve learned there’s a difference in how juveniles look and adults look… Jurassic Park 4 will look very different than Jurassic Park 3."
Does this mean we'll see feathered dinosaurs in the new film? Only time will tell.
Jurassic Park: The Game is Almost Here!
Date: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 17:28 (Eastern) Author:Sandhu
Telltale recently sat down with a team form Gamesradar.com to show them a full access preview of the game. The preview shows gameplay taking place at the end of the first episode. SPOILER ALERT!! You can watch the video here! The game looks better than ever, and shows that Telltale put a lot of time and effort into this game to please everyone, including us fans. Jurassic Park: The Game comes out November 15 for PC/ MAC, Xbox 360, PS3, and iPad2. You can go here to pre-order the deluxe edition of the game.
Humorous Jurassic Park Cosplay
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 11:22 (Eastern) Author:Tyrannosaur
These Cosplayers did a humorous rendition of Robert Muldoon (in a Custom JP Power Wheels Jeep no less) and a Velociraptor chasing him around complete with Ray Arnold's severed arm! This happened at Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles, California.
Check it out!
It is indeed worth a laugh and cool to see a lot more JP Cosplayers out there!
Jurassic Park "Tycoon" Game Coming Next Year
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 1:30 (Eastern) Author:Veritas
Well, for our phones that is. Apparently a new park building game with the Jurassic Park title will be released early next year at some point. A mini version of Operation Genesis it seems, which is reguarded by many as one of the best Jurassic Park games ever made. You'll get to build your own park (just like in JP:OG) and choose the dinosaurs you wish to clone. You can read more about this upcoming game here
Want to get Jurassic Park:The Game for Free?
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 4:12 (Eastern) Author:Chaos_Theory
Sony just made an announcment on their Playstation plus page. You will be able to get your hands on Jurassic Park:The Game for free when you sign up for a one year subscription to Playstation Plus. Wich is $49.99 for the year. Here is some more information on Playstation Plus and the Jurassic Park Deal. Just click the link and you'll be on your way!