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« Reply #100 on: December 25, 2007, 12:59:52 AM »

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« Reply #101 on: December 25, 2007, 01:01:16 AM »

Thanks, Conan!

And thanks for your question, jeffwerrnes. I merged your post into this older thread about this project. :)
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« Reply #102 on: January 03, 2008, 12:24:22 PM »

I hope Clint will be still interested in the project by the time they'll make up their minds or else the dream will become a nightmare.
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« Reply #103 on: March 23, 2008, 05:41:39 PM »

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Source close to Foundation 9 division claims 30 staffers laid off following abrupt stoppage of work on film license; Warner Bros. asserts development will continue at new studio.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6166620.html?tag=result;title;0
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« Reply #104 on: March 23, 2008, 06:08:32 PM »

I was just wondering about this.

Too bad.  I looked forward to it.

Sounds like it's still a "someday" at least...

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However, newly installed WBIE senior vice president Samantha Ryan appeared to have a strong hand on the helm, proclaiming that a Dirty Harry game will be released...eventually.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6166620.html?tag=result;title;0
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« Reply #105 on: March 23, 2008, 08:34:03 PM »

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6166620.html?tag=result;title;0

Glenny, the link you posted is over a year old. Brendan already posted it in this thread:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=6231.msg109266#msg109266

I don't see any reason to start a new topic to cover this "old news," so I've merged your thread into the exiisting one. :)
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« Reply #106 on: March 24, 2008, 01:04:11 PM »

My God... ::)
Where the hell have I been?! ???
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« Reply #107 on: March 31, 2008, 10:12:14 PM »

That really sucks.
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« Reply #108 on: July 11, 2009, 03:17:36 PM »

Yeah, the game's been CANCELED, but...
http://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/29/dirty-harry-x360ps3-cancelled/

at least, they put up more pictures from the game.



I don't think we've seen the last of the video game though.

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« Reply #109 on: July 11, 2009, 03:34:20 PM »

The trailer they have posted on that link above is really cool. Any word on why they cancelled it?

And I'd agree, there's always a chance they'll pick it back up again.
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« Reply #110 on: July 12, 2009, 09:04:25 AM »

The trailer they have posted on that link above is really cool. Any word on why they cancelled it?


The company was going out of business.  My guess is that another developer has the rights to the game, so yeah there is a chance.
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« Reply #111 on: May 16, 2012, 12:33:54 AM »

Don't get excited everyone I just wanted to put some screen shots up from this Video Game. A very cool idea indeed...


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« Reply #112 on: June 01, 2012, 02:36:03 AM »

Found some more screen shots and a recent article. Damn this game looked great!!

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"The more I think about this “lost” game, the more I want to weep. It has awesome written all over it. Well potentially. Okay, at least conceptually. But like whether Kurt Russell survived in the end of The Thing (not a spoiler by the way, as you should have seen it by now), we will simply never know.
 
What? There are some of you who didn’t know there was a planned Dirty Harry video game? Well there was. Let us sit of the floor, crossed legged and lament what could have been.

Simply titled Dirty Harry, the game was to be developed in association with Clint Eastwood’s Malpaso and The Collective Inc to be published via Warner Interactive. The idea was that the game would continue the story of loose-cannon police detective “Dirty Harry” Callahan as he sought to clean up the streets of San Francisco. The events where to take place immediately after the “Scorpio” case.  Clint Eastwood was reprise his role as the character in the game, lending his voice and likeness as well as consulting and creative input to the game. The game was scheduled to be released in 2007.

It all sounds very interesting and it is easy to imagine a finished game that had elements of GTA and the FPS genre. At the time several other classic film franchises were being developed into games of a comparable nature, with both critical and financial success. The Godfather, The Warriors and Scarface are but a few examples.

So what went wrong? Why did this game never reach the consoles or the PC? Well there were apparently some internal problems with the developers and staff got laid off, allegedly. Warner Bros. pulled the studio off the project and claimed that work was being transferred to another studio. Nothing has been heard about the game since, prompting realists to believe that the project has been cancelled and the overly optimistic to dream that it may still emerge one day.

So the trailer and a smattering of screenshots and production art is all that really survives from this lost game. It is obvious that quite a substantial amount of development had gone in to the project. Please note that the trailer does not actually show any footage from the game engine. It was animated by a production house, using the concept artwork to simulate what the game may have ended up like. However, you will notice that it is very much in the idiom of the screenshots which are in-game footage.
 
So there, you go. The story of the lost Dirty Harry game. It would seem that not only does a man have to know his limitations, but so does a game developer."



http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/dirty-harry-the-lost-game/





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http://www.unseen64.net/2008/04/29/dirty-harry-x360ps3-cancelled/
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« Reply #113 on: July 05, 2012, 01:01:33 PM »

To all the true fans, It looks as though the game is not going to happen. Alas, there is always Dirty Harry pinball. I have been looking for a reasonably priced refurbish for some time now and haven't had any real luck. Is there anyone out there that can point me in the right direction. This pinball machine is at the top my "probably never going to have but darn it I'm gonna try" list. Think Clint might spare one? He's gotta have few laying around that he might want to "'donate" to some of his loyal fans.

Can somebody make my day?  Regards, Chef Matt in Mass.
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« Reply #114 on: July 05, 2012, 02:56:24 PM »

Good luck, chefmatt! Every time I've seen one of those Dirty Harry pinball machines (on eBay, if I recall right), they have been really, really expensive.
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« Reply #115 on: July 06, 2012, 05:02:00 AM »

  There was also a Dirty Harry game for NES that came out a long time ago.  Obviously the graphics are "dated" to put it nicely.

 

  That pinball game was fun.  Yea as KC says Ebay is your best bet, though you would probably be limited to somewhere within driving distance. 
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« Reply #116 on: October 15, 2012, 04:05:47 PM »

I was curious to know what happened, and then I read on Wikipedia that the development company that was working on the game was listed as "defunct". Apparently it went under in '07. Too bad, it looked promising...
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« Reply #117 on: October 29, 2012, 12:28:08 AM »

This article explains pretty much what happened.

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Announced on February 24, 2005, Dirty Harry was a video-game based on the movie.  Warner Bros. Interactive broke the announcement and explained that they would be working alongside Clint Eastwood, the house-hold name who bought the infamous lead character to fame in the 1971 film, as well as Eastwoods own Malpaso and The Tehama Companies. Eastwoods involvement was explained as that of a creative consultant, as well as voice actor of the legendary cop.

Read more...

http://www.giantbomb.com/dirty-harry/61-23312/

Here is some information I found about the companies involved with the development of the game.

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Shiny Entertainment

California-based game development studio, founded in 1993. Shiny turned heads with its first game, Earthworm Jim, which later spawned a Marvel comic book and a syndicated cartoon series on TV. In 1996, Shiny entered the PC market and produced the highly successful MDK for Interplay.
 On October 2, 2006, Foundation 9 Entertainment -- the largest independent game developer in North America -- announced that it acquired the non-game assets of Shiny Entertainment Studio from Atari, Inc. in an acquisition funded by Foundation 9's investment from Francisco Partners.
 
Shiny Entertainment merged with The Collective in October of 2007 (since both studios were under the Foundation 9 umbrella) and now the single combined studio operates under a new name.


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Their Website:

http://www.shiny.com
 
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The Laguna Design Center
1088 North Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1338

http://www.ign.com/companies/shiny-entertainment


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The Collective

Founded in early 1997 by veteran game developers, The Collective was a development studio formerly based in Newport Beach, California.
 The Collective merged with Shiny Entertainment in October of 2007 (since both studios were under the Foundation 9 umbrella) and now the single combined studio operates under a new name.


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Their Website:

http://www.collectivestudios.com/
 
Address:

The Collective, Inc.
1900 Quail Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660

http://www.ign.com/companies/the-collective
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« Reply #118 on: December 02, 2014, 08:44:10 PM »

Since articles on this game are so few and far between I thought it necessary to at least acknowledge this one.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/12/clint_eastwoods_dirty_harry_almost_made_our_day_on_nintendo_wii_and_ds
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