"Good afternoon. This is April O'Neil with Channel 6 reporting live from Central Park where there appears to be a large rally of some sort taking place. Let me tell you, it's quite the scene. On one side of the park we have a group of people in green shirts wearing headbands of different colors chanting... I believe they're saying... 'Turtle Power'? I'm not sure, the noise is nearly deafening. Across from them appears to be an anti-rally. Police barricades separate the two groups but appear to offer little protection against the stones being thrown. This situation could blow up at any moment. Let's get the inside scoop. Excuse me, sir? Can you tell us what's going on"April flags down a passerby. There's deafening chanting in the background
"Yeah. We are out here supporting the our treasured childhood, the Turtles..."A shirtless guy with a turtle shell painted on his back runs by the camera screaming "COWABUNGA"
"... as you can see, we're really passionate about our cause. Some people..." points to the mob throwing stones
"...have forgotten how radical the Turtles really are, or how important they have been in forming our generation's ideals of teamwork, hardwork and fun."
"But sir, from what my sources say they have legitimate complaints about the current state of affairs regarding the Turtles. Especially regarding their new game called..."Pulls out a scrap of paper and reads it. Meanwhile the chant has changed to "Go ninja go ninja go!"
"...TMNT: Out Of The Shadows. How do you respond to their claims?"
: "Well I don't think you'll find a green shirt here that says their claims are illigitimate. For sure, there are many aspects of the game that are broken. We understand that, but that doesn't stop us from playing. Or supporting..."Both April and Christopher duck a pizza box flying through the air. Police whistles can now be heard in the background amid the general roar of the crowds
"...Woah! Talk about delivery! Anyway, as I was saying, supporting the characters we love. What's in the game now is still very much playable, and is really good. The combat is phenomenal. Some say it's the best in any TMNT game yet."
"So what your saying is that you play the game because you love the Turtles and want to support them..."
"That's why I play. Think of this as well, what's the quickest way to get the game from being fixed? Low sales figures, right? Why fix something that isn't selling?"At this point the crowds are shaking the police barriers. Mounted police have entered the scene. Several pizza delivery trucks are being mobbed by bystanders
: "But supporting a broken game show's the game industry that it's okay to release broken games. It could argued that this is the chicken and the egg problem... can't get one without the other. Damned if you do, Damned if you don't."Christopher laughs
: "You're right April. Normally I would go for something like this. I almost didn't. Any other game that had the reviews that this one does I would have never bought; but the Turtles are special. They are more than 'any other game.' To my surprise, I was really happy with the game! Totally glad I took a chance on these guys. Any patches in the future will simply make it better, and these greenshirts here have already found many workarounds for the problems that were there on release."A police barricade goes down from the anti-ralliers. Green shirts are busy distributing the pizza from the mobbed delivery trucks earlier and don't notice
"You sound really optimistic about the future of this game"
"I am at that. Let the naysayers naysay. From my perspective they're missing out on a fun gaming experience. Games are rarely perfect these days, and people have every right to be mad about that- but I don't think that should stop us from enjoying what we can when we can."
"Thank you for your time, and stay safe out there!"
"Thanks, and I will. Turtle Power!"Christopher fights his way towards the largest concentration of pizza. The anti-ralliers are starting to have some too
"Well there you have it folks. What does the future hold for this game? I don't know but you can be sure I'll be there to cover the news for you as it happens. This has been April O'Neil with Channel 6 News reporting live from Central Park." Someone points to a nearby rooftop and screams "Look there! I see them! The Turtles!" The crowd goes silent except for the audible dropping of many pizza slices on the ground as onlookers peer upward in awe. Michelangelo shouts "Awww dudes! No way! Your dropping the pizza! CAREFUL!... Oh, hey April! What's up?" Each and every member of the crowd roars their approval as the Turtles come down to partake in the fun, and the police are left with nothing to do