'Desperate Housewives' inspires video game


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'Desperate Housewives' inspires video game

Walt Disney's Buena Vista Games plans to release a PC video game based on the popular television show "Desperate Housewives" this fall, the company said on Friday.

In the game, players will take on the role of a new Wisteria Lane housewife, who can uncover or create new scandals on the seemingly idyllic street where the show takes place.

"Sometimes you just want to be more in that world than you can be on TV," said Mary Schuyler, the game's lead producer, who added that players will be able to pick their own in-game persona.

"You can be as nice or as mean as you'd like to be," she said.

Actress Brenda Strong, the voice of the show's deceased narrator, Mary Alice Young, has signed on to play a similar role in the game. Negotiations are in the works with other cast members, a spokeswoman for Buena Vista Games said.

The game's developer is Liquid Entertainment, creator of the PC game "Dragonshard."

Video game makers want to expand their $25 billion global market with titles that appeal to audiences other than just young males. Schuyler said she hopes the "Desperate Housewives" title will be a hit with the show's female fans and convert some of them into game players.

Electronic Arts' "The Sims" franchise has already done that, selling more than 58 million games and winning female players.

In that game, players pick a sim, or simulated person, and guide it through its virtual life, doing everything from bathing to dating and working.

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-=Monkey Boy=-

The industry is running out of ideas.

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red.

dear god. can't Desperate Housewives and all the stuff associated with it finish already? it's not even that good.

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YBG

Yeah...I guess other people would agree if I said this was a dumb idea?

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Andre

Inspires is a bit of a big word for that.

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qdave

The industry is running out of ideas.

no just stupid people trying to make quick money :D weird that its not by Ea :p

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SaLiVa

Buena Vista - So it can't be half bad. Their ports are rather really well done!

Need I remind everyone about Tron 2.0?

Anyway, let's just hope Deperate Housewives really does "inspire" the video game version and be quality!

Mmmmmmm... Eva Longolia!

:drool:

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Razorwing

Oh. My. God.

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Walt Disney's Buena Vista Games plans to release a PC video game based on the popular television show "Desperate Housewives" this fall, the company said on Friday.

Popular? Thats news to me. I thought it was going down the pan.

The only thing this show inspires is nausea

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NFSMechMan

lol I am still laughing at this When I recieved this press release.costumed-smiley-034.gif

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Slimy

The industry is running out of ideas.

Some parts of the industry are. But then you've got Spore keeping things in balance :laugh:

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