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john tv
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(09-27-2007, 07:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by tetsuoxb

It might not be the right ODD.

Yeah, the ODD site Kotaku linked to is Japan Circuit's ODD Solutions page, not a company called ODD.
consoul
(09-27-2007, 07:16 AM)
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New merger: Platinum Shitstorm
Troidal
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(09-27-2007, 07:17 AM)

Originally Posted by Big Icarus

Just make a game called "Power Hand" or something. And then tell everyone it's the spiritual successor. Like what was done with Bioshock. It's not like the mythology of God Hand was original at all.

Yeah, look at Xenogears -> Xenosaga
duckroll
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(09-27-2007, 07:17 AM)
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The company that SEEDS have merged with according to their site is ODD. ODD Solution is just an arm of Japan Circuit and is not a company on it's own, so it can't be the right one. :P
jooey
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(09-27-2007, 07:17 AM)
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Development of Electric and Electronic Circuits

for cell phones

Software development languages

for cell phones

Development of automated equipment

for cell phones

Design and Manufacture of PCBs

for psp
ethelred
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(09-27-2007, 07:18 AM)
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ODD stands for Ocular Degeneration Disorder. It's the name of the company Yasumi Matsuno founded after his recovery from his bout of maliciously inflicted cancer. The good news is he and Shinji Mikami are now collaborating on a most unexpected game...
wsippel
(09-27-2007, 07:20 AM)

Originally Posted by john tv

Yeah, the ODD site Kotaku linked to is Japan Circuit's ODD Solutions page, not a company called ODD.

That would probably make more sense...
sprsk
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(09-27-2007, 07:21 AM)
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Yeahhh, the website they found is about the "ODD Solution" it's not a company.


They probably searched for kabushikigaisha ODD and that is the first link. The actual company is Japan Circuit Co. Ltd.

GG Kotaku.
IzumiK
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(09-27-2007, 07:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by ethelred

ODD stands for Ocular Degeneration Disorder. It's the name of the company Yasumi Matsuno founded after his recovery from his bout of maliciously inflicted cancer. The good news is he and Shinji Mikami are now collaborating on a most unexpected game...

Eye Training?

I blame WiiFit.
beelzebozo
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(09-27-2007, 07:21 AM)
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if they merge with the big tymers they may have a number one album on their hands
or at least something lauded for its artistic vision and grossly unpopular with the general public
Dascu
(09-27-2007, 07:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by ethelred

ODD stands for Ocular Degeneration Disorder. It's the name of the company Yasumi Matsuno founded after his recovery from his bout of maliciously inflicted cancer. The good news is he and Shinji Mikami are now collaborating on a most unexpected game...

OgreHand?
Haunted
(09-27-2007, 07:22 AM)
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Who are these ODD Solutions people?


Regardless of name, I expect quality from Clover SEEDS Platinum Games.
duckroll
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(09-27-2007, 07:23 AM)
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The funny thing is, you can get results for ODD's contact and address from online Japanese phonebooks, but the company doesn't seem to have a site. It is pretty... odd!
Phthisis
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(09-27-2007, 07:23 AM)

Originally Posted by Dascu

OgreHand?

Niche fetish rape simulator confirmed.
IzumiK
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(09-27-2007, 07:24 AM)
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I do feel kind of weird quoting Kotaku since they usually source from other news, but they got the name down right didn't they? Duckroll can read the SEEDS site announcement?
Haunted
(09-27-2007, 07:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by jooey

for cell phones


for cell phones


for cell phones


for psp

:lol
Acosta
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(09-27-2007, 07:26 AM)
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Seed bought by Yakuza company confirmed.

Wait for the next studio game as a Pachinko
duckroll
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(09-27-2007, 07:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by IzumiK

I do feel kind of weird quoting Kotaku since they usually source from other news, but they got the name down right didn't they? Duckroll can read the SEEDS site announcement?

The company they merged with is 株式会社ODD, but what Kotaku linked to is ODDソリューション. They fucked up. :P
IzumiK
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(09-27-2007, 07:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

The company they merged with is 株式会社ODD, but what Kotaku linked to is ODDソリューション. They fucked up. :P

I mean the Platinum Part.
sprsk
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(09-27-2007, 07:28 AM)
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Says the merger will go into effect on October 1st.
duckroll
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(09-27-2007, 07:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by IzumiK

I mean the Platinum Part.

Yeah, it's now called Platinum Games.
Tristam
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(09-27-2007, 07:30 AM)
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Platinum Games has to be the most boring, generic name for a game company ever. It's not even comically bad, like "Super Amazing Games" or something in that vein, just blah.
IzumiK
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(09-27-2007, 07:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Yeah, it's now called Platinum Games.

At least we can trust Ashcraft's Japanese. He is in Japan now isn't he?

Any links to the actual company they merged with or does this ODD company have no contacts?
beelzebozo
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(09-27-2007, 07:31 AM)
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super terrific happy hour?
Haunted
(09-27-2007, 07:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

The company they merged with is 株式会社ODD

need. more. info.

Who are these people?
shagg_187
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(09-27-2007, 07:33 AM)
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Wait wait... whats up with Team Shitstorm :lol

Activision/Bizarre didnt name that, did they? Or am i missing a joke at 2:30am
sprsk
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(09-27-2007, 07:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by IzumiK

At least we can trust Ashcraft's Japanese. He is in Japan now isn't he?

Any links to the actual company they merged with or does this ODD company have no contacts?


Except that he didn't even bother to read the site he linked.
john tv
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(09-27-2007, 07:34 AM)
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Hopefully someone from the former SEEDS is reading this and firing off the BAIL OUT flair at the people in charge in hopes of changing back before it's too late. :p

Seriously, there are bad names you can get used to and even love (Dreamcast, Wii, etc.) but then there are bad names that just sound retarded and cheap...like Platinum Games.
Troidal
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(09-27-2007, 07:35 AM)
President: "Hey I want them to make something high quality, like my platinum credit card here. Oh yeah, lets call it Platinum Games."

Others: "That is a great idea, Mr. President" (Oh shit.)
beelzebozo
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(09-27-2007, 07:37 AM)
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i'm watching the episode of star trek: tos that harlan ellison wrote right now, and spock just told kirk he needed a solid block of platinum to construct a mnemonic memory circuit

true story
duckroll
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(09-27-2007, 07:39 AM)
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Platinum Games sounds like something you expect from a budget game publisher's full price range, as opposed to something from the guys that used to be at Clover. Oh well!
Alcibiades
(09-27-2007, 07:40 AM)
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seriously, Platinum Games sounds like a label created for the purpose of putting out a ton of low-budget 19.99 games for the bargain bin...
jj984jj
He's a pretty swell guy in my books anyway.
(09-27-2007, 07:41 AM)
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It's just a name guys, it's not like they're going to call their first game Awesome Action-Adventure Game. :lol
Haunted
(09-27-2007, 07:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by john tv

Hopefully someone from the former SEEDS is reading this and firing off the BAIL OUT flair at the people in charge in hopes of changing back before it's too late. :p

Seriously, there are bad names you can get used to and even love (Dreamcast, Wii, etc.) but then there are bad names that just sound retarded and cheap...like Platinum Games.

I loved both Dreamcast and Wii the moment they were announced.


Platinum Games though... sounds like Phoenix Games. :(
duckroll
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(09-27-2007, 07:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by jj984jj

It's just a name guys, it's not like they're going to call their first game Awesome Action-Adventure Game. :lol

No, they'll call it Dramatic Rock Slashing Action. :D
Tristam
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(09-27-2007, 07:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by jj984jj

It's just a name guys, it's not like they're going to call their first game Awesome Action-Adventure Game. :lol

That would be the greatest game title ever.
beelzebozo
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(09-27-2007, 07:45 AM)
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imagine how much funnier god hand would be if it was named "man punch face hard fast"
Lostconfused
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(09-27-2007, 07:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by beelzebozo

imagine how much funnier god hand would be if it was named "man punch face hard fast"

bu bu bu bu...what about the awesome rock end credit theme?
Haunted
(09-27-2007, 07:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tristam

That would be the greatest game title ever.

I was going to agree, but:

Originally Posted by duckroll

Dramatic Rock Slashing Action. :D

has it beat hands down.


Anyway, looking forward to new Phoenix Platinum Games... games.

Tristam
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(09-27-2007, 07:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by beelzebozo

imagine how much funnier god hand would be if it was named "man punch face hard fast"

Japanese companies should just process their titles through BabelFish's translator when localizing them in English-speaking countries.
dfyb
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(09-27-2007, 07:51 AM)
ugh
IzumiK
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(09-27-2007, 07:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Haunted One

For a game that looks like that... the 7+ rating sure says otherwise.
consoul
(09-27-2007, 07:54 AM)
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As any PAL PSone/PS2 gamer can tell you, "Only the best go Platinum".

Platinum Games. Oh noes. That is the name of budget Playstation releases in PAL land. If say, D3 were changing their name to Platinum Games, I could accept it. For SEEDS...it just ain't right.
Last edited by consoul; 09-27-2007 at 11:41 AM.
IzumiK
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(09-27-2007, 08:00 AM)
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"Eds Note: As pointed out on forum NeoGAF, the ODD Corporation linked above (ODD Solutions) might not be what SEEDS is merging with. SEEDS is merging with a company called ODD Corporation, but info about that company is scant."

Does Kotaku stalk us often? lol
Haunted
(09-27-2007, 08:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by IzumiK

"Eds Note: As pointed out on forum NeoGAF, the ODD Corporation linked above (ODD Solutions) might not be what SEEDS is merging with. SEEDS is merging with a company called ODD Corporation, but info about that company is scant."

Does Kotaku stalk us often? lol

all the time.

Watch them update their story again once duckroll, sp0rsk or another j-GAFfer finds something about that ODD company. :p
IzumiK
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(09-27-2007, 08:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Haunted One

all the time.

Which is why I felt weird quoting them...
trinest
(09-27-2007, 08:17 AM)
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Quick someone make Seeds America, Europe and Australia :)
icecream
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(09-27-2007, 08:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by IzumiK

Does Kotaku stalk us often? lol

All the time.
The Faceless Master
(09-27-2007, 08:29 AM)
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Platinum Games?

maybe they're setting the bar a little too high here?

and what a waste of an awesome name and logo in SEEDS
Jocchan
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(09-27-2007, 10:09 AM)
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ODDSEEDS or anything else would have been a better choice.

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