Shaq seeking funding for new 'Shaq Fu' video game

March 6th, 2014 by Derrik J. Lang in Technology / Software
In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, Shaquille O'Neal smiles during a news conference where he was welcomed as one of the new minority owners of the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif. O'Neal said in an interview on Monday, March 3, 2014, that he's seeking redemption for "Shaq Fu," his infamous 2-D brawler originally released in 1994 that's now considered to be among the worst games ever made. The four-time NBA champion is launching a crowdfunding campaign to create a "Shaq Fu" follow-up called "Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn." (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)


In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, Shaquille O'Neal smiles during a news conference where he was welcomed as one of the new minority owners of the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif. O'Neal said in an interview on Monday, March 3, 2014, that he's seeking redemption for "Shaq Fu," his infamous 2-D brawler originally released in 1994 that's now considered to be among the worst games ever made. The four-time NBA champion is launching a crowdfunding campaign to create a "Shaq Fu" follow-up called "Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn." (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

Shaq wants to be back in a video game.

Shaquille O'Neal says he's seeking redemption for "Shaq Fu." The infamous fighting starring O'Neal is 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 called "Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn."

The original game released in 1994 was derided by Shaq fans for its cheesy story, wonky controls and blatant attempt to cash in on O'Neal's superstar status.

O'Neal is asking fans to contribute money on the crowd-funding site Indiegogo to back the new beat-'em-up game to be developed by Big Deez Productions.
The multimillionaire basketball champ said he's looking for fans to help resurrect "Shaq Fu" because it's a "new way of doing business.

This photo provided by Indiegogo/Big Deez Productions shows a screenshot of the video game, "Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn." 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 crowdfunding campaign to create a "Shaq Fu" follow-up titled "Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn." (AP Photo/Indiegogo/Big Deez Productions)

This photo provided by Indiegogo/Big Deez Productions shows a screenshot of the video game, "Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn." 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 crowdfunding campaign to create a "Shaq Fu" follow-up titled "Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn." (AP Photo/Indiegogo/Big Deez Productions)

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