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Texas Hold'em on DS ?

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Hello.

Just wondering abotu this becasue Majesco just announced this title for DS, but I see no where the Telltale name ? Is it or is it not the same game ?

And if it is not can they really have the same name that you give to your game ?

Wedge

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  • I'm guessing you're not aware that Texas Hold'em is a common, very popular form of poker here in the US. It's been around for awhile I think, but I only learned of it myself last year or so. They have tournaments in Las Vegas, and even air it on TV like it's some kind of sport in the US (it's actually very interesting -- much more so than golf, I'd say). It's sort of like all the millions of software versions of basic casino games or solitairre. They're pretty much in the public domain as long as no one's individual trademarks are infringed upon, like a particular casino's name. The developer could always license the casino's name (or Telltale's even), and work that into their own version.

    As it is, I don't think Majesco's DS game will be based on Telltale characters, although it would be very cool if it were. :)

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    Anonymous

    hum okay.

    I did not know much about card games, so I was thinking the title for texas hold'em was just like this. But in this case this title did not surprised me anymore.

  • I see what you mean, though, because some card games are trademarked. The only one's I can think of though would be like Magic: The Gathering and Pokemon and stuff. Of course, those aren't really gambling type games, at least not for professionals. ;)

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    Anonymous

    There are professional Pokemon players?

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    Heatherlee Telltale Staff

    There are professional Magic the Gathering players.

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    Anonymous

    i think that a game like teltale texas hold 'em would work pretty good on the DS

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    Anonymous

    I don't know if they could cram all the spoken lines in it. Otherwise, the gameplay would work really well with the touch screen and a pen.

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    Anonymous

    Replace it with text
    or just keep the speech

    Telltale texas hold 'em isnt really a big game :D

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    Anonymous

    [quote]I don't know if they could cram all the spoken lines in it. Otherwise, the gameplay would work really well with the touch screen and a pen.[/quote]

    The DS cards can hold quite a bit, but I'm not sure the DS can translate compressed audio files, so the audio might take up quite a bit of room. I'm sure the PSP could do it though. Also, the DS and PC(and psp) are quite different. The game would have to be totally recoded, I'm sure. That might take a much larger coding team or an outside company porting it. Consoles are not really "Indie" friendly.

    It would be pretty cool though...if you could see the cards on those tiny screens that is.

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    Anonymous

    The DS can do compressed audio just fine. That being said the more space you use raises the cost of the media so thats usually why developers leave out a lot of speech for handheld games. (The psp is another issue as the more you have to read off the disc the faster you kill the battery so devs are still frugle in what they choose to stream.)

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