Tester Shame as King King 360 Goes Missing

Botched product test sees Kong vanish.

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Tester Shame as King King 360 Goes Missing
Someone at Ubisoft is in trouble. ?I'm a bit disappointed that we didn't see it when we were developing the game,? Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot told the BBC. What didn't someone see? Confusingly, nobody saw the fact that it's impossible to see King Kong on the Xbox 360. Allow us to explain...

Seemingly, King Kong 360 was developed exclusively for - and then tested on - high-definition televisions. When it came to being played on normal tellies by, you know, normal consumers, a problem occurred. The problem being that the game is unplayably dark. ?We have a problem on the 360," noted Guillemot. "The screen is dark on some TVs and it totally changes the experience. When it's dark, you don't see where you have to go.?

Guillemot continued, ?We are looking to see if we can fix the code. It is the beginning of the high-definition TV era for us. It's a shame, but it happens with new machines. I don't think we will have [a problem with games being improperly tested and released in a totally unplayable state] anymore.?

However, the Ubi boss urges you to play the game. ?When you play [King Kong] on an Xbox or a PlayStation 2, you start to see that it is beautiful,? he said, and he's right. Read our HD-only review of KK here then click our amazing competition link through which you can net a fully playable version of the game and a skinny PlayStation 2 to host it.

Tell us in the forum below if you can spot the part of the competition we managed to slip past the approval stage of whoever the movie IP holder for Kong is and Ubisoft's stringent screening of our content!

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miacid 15 Dec 2005 14:08
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"SPOnG" wrote:
Tell us in the forum below if you can spot the part of the competition we managed to slip past the approval stage of whoever the movie IP holder for Kong is and Ubisoft's stringent screening of our content!


I noticed that you have changed the question about said ape's Dong!
fluffstardx 15 Dec 2005 14:21
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I noticed you can't tick a box to say you own a 360...
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config 15 Dec 2005 14:57
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Yeah, shame that. Nobody was getting it right, which wasn't too smart.

miacid 15 Dec 2005 15:05
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Does that mean my entry is still valid, assuming I got it right of course?
config 15 Dec 2005 16:39
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Yes - all existing correct entries still stand
miacid 15 Dec 2005 17:17
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config wrote:
Yeah, shame that. Nobody was getting it right, which wasn't too smart.


Is this you were referring too in the article or is there something else?
Ditto 15 Dec 2005 20:10
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I must have got it wrong... I just guessed :(

Can I re-enter with the new question?

It seeems really tight changing the question half-way through.
config 16 Dec 2005 11:53
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Yeah, I know. We changed it after a couple of days. Sorry about that. Infact, because the answer was proving so difficult, I set all existing entrants to having correctly answered.

FYI, the correct answer was 15 inches. Man, I hope I don't do something wrong in this life...


Ditto 16 Dec 2005 20:15
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Cool.

How did you think up that question?
config 17 Dec 2005 15:07
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Heh. I just blurted it out as a joke - "how big is king kong's cock", which there was the response "dong! how big is king kong's dong" and much agreement to use the question.

A bit of Googling lead us to the ever reliable* Wikip(a)edia, giving the average hight and cock size of a gorrila.

*irony
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