Shaq seeking funding for new 'Shaq Fu' video game

March 7, 2014 10:49 AM
Shaq seeking funding for new 'Shaq Fu' video game
" By DERRIK J. LANGAP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Shaq wants to be back in a video game. Shaquille O'Neal says he's seeking redemption for "Shaq Fu," his infamous fighting game originally released in 1994 that's now considered to be among the worst games ever made. The four-time NBA champion is launching a crowd-funding campaign to create a "Shaq Fu" follow-up titled "Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn." In return, backers could receive anything from a pair of autographed size-22 sneakers to a pick-up basketball game and lunch with Shaq, depending on how much they donate. "The old 'Shaq Fu' was a 'ha, ha, ha,'" said O'Neal in a telephone interview this week. "This will not be a 'ha, ha, ha.'" In the original "Shaq Fu," O'Neal's character stumbles across a kung fu dojo while taking a break from playing a charity basketball game in Tokyo. He discovers a portal inside to another dimension where he engages in "Mortal Kombat"-like battles with such characters as an evil mummy, voodoo priestess and cyborg police officer "

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