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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:53 pm

:evil: We all know Thorpe love IP's, but I cannot stand the thought that they would not give LC12 an original theme. The plans look awesome, and we were all expecting an original theme, but GOW would ruin this all. GOW may be an amazing game, but it shouldn't get near a rollercoaster. Thorpe would have two major coasters based on IP's. Welcome to Thorpe Park, the nations IP capital, where all creativity is let at the park gates.

I hope to god this has been done to tease us.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:57 pm

"mrbrightside" wrote:
GOW themed 'coaster anyone? :lol:


Least that would mean lots of cover, something Thorpe lacks...




But yeah, if it's another IP, I'll just return to being uninspired by it again...
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Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:19 pm

"Thorpefandan" wrote:
:evil: We all know Thorpe love IP's



Do they? I can only think of Saw...
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:10 am

"SamJ" wrote:
That would be brilliant! Only problem is that they couldn't bring the full potential out as the game is an 18.

So was the SAW films though. I really hope it's not themed to the games though. I think they may be taking inspiration from it though.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:43 am

"ponder""][quote=""Thorpefandan" wrote:
:evil: We all know Thorpe love IP's



Do they? I can only think of Saw...[/quote]

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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:51 am

Not being a gamer I have no idea what Gears of War is, so it probably wouldn't make any difference to me. By using an IP, there is additional funding and the budget is fairly significant on this project so that would be a bonus.
They could have just used that font of course, but it does seem to be leaning towards Gears of War. I guess with an apocalyptic war theme, it makes sense. Only a few days until we find out anyway (hopefully).

EDIT. Disney, Universal, Warner and Six Flags parks use lots of IP's for their rides, I don't really see why it is such a bad thing, especially if it means they get decent theming and atmosphere etc.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:09 pm

I suppose we can at least guess at a name, then:

"Gears of War: The Ride", anyone?
 
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:28 pm

"Dylan" wrote:
EDIT. Disney, Universal, Warner and Six Flags parks use lots of IP's for their rides, I don't really see why it is such a bad thing, especially if it means they get decent theming and atmosphere etc.

This is true. IP has also given Thorpe their best themed coaster by far, presumably due to them being forced into making it decent by the holders of the IP.

If this is IP then at least we know the theming will be high quality and they'll be watched like a hawk for any budget cuts, and we already know it's a high quality B&M!
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:10 pm

Only a few days til we find out now... I'm still gonna be surprised if it actually is GOW, mind.
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Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:33 pm

Being one of the biggest GOW fans, I would love to see that happen, but i'm going to crush this rumor right now because Gears of War is set far into the future on an alien world called Serra - where they have space ships and thruster powered hovering aircraft (not crashed 747's and Puma helicopters :P)

However - they could take note of the games amazing orchestral soundtrack and use it for the ride :D

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Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:49 pm

Not another IP! :x The last think we need is a ride based on as video game.

People make out as if before SAW, Thorpe couldn't theme or landscape rides properly...um, what about Colossus, Nemesis Inferno and Tidal Wave then? :?

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Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:23 pm

Shall we wait until the IP is either confirmed or denied by the park before slagging it off? I think it to be highly unlikely that we will be seeing a Gears of War themed coaster, and this is merely a case of Thorpe's marketing team being stupidly lazy.

Obviously, there is a CHANCE that this will be themed around said IP, as there is any other... I just think that any discussion surrounding such a possibility is more wasted time than anything, unless we receive confirmation.

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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:35 pm

Right, looking at this from a legal point of view it's highly unlikely we will be getting any connection with Gears of War.

If there was an genuine connection, there would be a Copyright mention to Epic games in the video as they own the trademark of the logo.

Also, Thorpe wouldn't be able to use the logo without a visible ® next to it.


So it's probably just someone working for Thorpe Marketing that's a bit of a gamer who likes the gears logo, used the font and hoped nobody would notice... :)


But I guess we will find out in a few days! :)
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:39 pm

I hope that Thorpe are just giving us a tease. They know we're mainly averted to another IP, so thought just using the word WAR from gears of war would lead us all to think it's GOW themed.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:44 pm

@ Adam - its not the logo though, its just a portion of it in the same/similar font. I don't think there would be any problems at all with copyright and such - after all it is just a teaser trailer. You don't see copyright information on standard game teasers blah blah.

It seems a bit too coincidental to not be GOW IMHO, TBH, LOL WTFBBQ TBF GBH PTP UN.

I also don't see why they'd be so...hmmm...suggestive with the ending of the trailer. It is the kind of thing that is hinting/being intentional "Prepare for war" as if that last bit holds weight.

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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:23 pm

"ReZourceman" wrote:
@ Adam - its not the logo though, its just a portion of it in the same/similar font. I don't think there would be any problems at all with copyright and such - after all it is just a teaser trailer. You don't see copyright information on standard game teasers blah blah.


But those kind of adverts are usually made by the people who make the games. Thorpe would need to request permission to use the brand and logo in a video.

But yeah, I dunno... :lol:
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Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:19 pm

".Adam""][quote=""ReZourceman" wrote:
@ Adam - its not the logo though, its just a portion of it in the same/similar font. I don't think there would be any problems at all with copyright and such - after all it is just a teaser trailer. You don't see copyright information on standard game teasers blah blah.


But those kind of adverts are usually made by the people who make the games. Thorpe would need to request permission to use the brand and logo in a video.[/quote]
I don't think they'd (EPIC Games) have a problem with it if they're building a coaster for them! :p

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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:04 am

As has already been pointed out this won't be Gears of War themed because none of the themed structures in the planning application or video have any connection to GoW. With Saw the theme that is there now is the same as in the planning application but with Saw logos added. You couldn't get away with that on with what we’ve seen of LC12.

Also the Logo is not quite the same. The dirt markings are different and the font is sharper round the corners. Similar but not the same, it’s just different enough to prove they didn’t copy paste the logo.


Also (slightly off topic) Islander said the 2015 coaster is codenamed LC15, but has this actually been confirmed? I've never seen anything official calling it so and it was me that suggested LC could mean Lake Construction; so far there's been no evidence to back this up.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:38 am

I thought LC was Thorpes SW? I also presumed it stood for large coaster with the year after it?

I for one can't wait and I hopefully will be there on opening day! Only one day to go aswell till the 'end' ! :D :mrgreen: :D
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:32 am

"RustyRider" wrote:
I thought LC was Thorpes SW? I also presumed it stood for large coaster with the year after it?
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Well, Thorpe Park have always used 'Project' in the past. Examples: X: NWO (Project X), Colossus (Project Odyssey), N:I (Project Calypso) and SAW (Project Dylan).

All 'Project' names have had some relevance to the coaster themes. Apart from SAW, which was named after a cat to confuse people. That worked, so maybe LC is there to confuse and cause speculation too.

I still stand by it meaning Last Call, as in the human race needs to leave now and the ride is the last call. But hey, I'm sure we'll know soon enough.
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