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Shaquille O’Neal raising money for “Shaq Fu” video game sequel

Mar 6, 2014, 4:28 PM EDT

I’ll be honest, I don’t really remember the Shaq Fu video game. What I do know is that people didn’t really like it. Which is putting it kindly.

So Shaq is trying to do a sequel. Of course. Dan Devine at Yahoo’s Ball Don’t Lie has the details.

O’Neal and his partners at Big Deez Productions, who claim to have worked on popular franchises like the “Halo” and “Street Fighter” series in the past, have just launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising $450,000 to support the production and release of the “beat-em-up-style” game, with 5 percent “of all profits from the game [going] to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.” As of 12:50 p.m. ET Thursday, they’d already raised more than $4,000, with the campaign slated to end on April 20; even if the goal isn’t met, though, Polygon’s Samit Sarkar notesthat because “it is a flexible funding drive, the studio will receive whatever money has been contributed to the campaign by [the end date].” (Seems like a smart business move by The Big Game Developer.)

It certainly is possible that Shaq and the Big Deez team could fix the numerous flaws of the 1994 game.

The question is, are you going to pay to see that?

  1. jimb031 - Mar 6, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    shaq-fu was terrible… I would secretly buy this reboot lmao

  2. spursareold - Mar 6, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Guess that TNT paycheck doesn’t go far enough.

  3. yestrask - Mar 6, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    You’ve got to ask yourself, what is a multimillionaire like Shaq doing crowdfunding a project??

    • eugenesaxe1 - Mar 6, 2014 at 8:53 PM

      Millionaire Rule #1: Never spend your own money if you can get an idiot to spend his instead.

  4. 00maltliquor - Mar 6, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Shaq-Fu was probably one of the all-time worst video games ever. I still have it for SNES too! I’m looking at it right now LOL

  5. eugenesaxe1 - Mar 6, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Shaq needs to get over himself. You have your TV gig, that’s enough spotlight.

    • ranfan12 - Mar 9, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      That’s not how someone with a business mentality thinks. There’s no such thing as enough lol, look at Magic Johnson making moves constantly

      • eugenesaxe1 - Mar 9, 2014 at 4:25 PM

        Magic has good ideas. A sequel to Shaq-Fu is not a good idea.

  6. rodyaugu - Mar 8, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    The rap at the end sounds racist

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