Talk:Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis

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Should the page "Rockstar Advanced Game Engine" be redirected here? —Preceding unsigned comment added by LooieENG (talkcontribs) 23:22, February 8, 2007

No, I don't think so. And I just can figure out, why A Man In Black does so. Would the engine be called Table Tennis Game Engine, okay, but it isn't; and it will be used in other games than R*pTT, too. So RAGE should have its own article as it has in other WPs (especially the German, where they are very strict with such games related articles). –jello ¿? 05:26, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
The engine is merely a part of a single game at the moment, and the only commentary in reliable sources is a single sentence in a brief news story. If someone is going to come up with some actual material, that'd be different, but this entire article is nothing more than "This engine is used in such-and-such game, and will be used in future ones." - A Man In Bl♟ck (conspire | past ops) 05:29, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Even if that were true, this article has nothing to do with the engine. This redirect is useless.—Alexnye 02:19, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
I agree, this should be an article on the game engine alone and refering people from a graphics engine topic to a video game is pointless as they are two different things. RAGE, if no reliable sources can be found, should be left alone as the generic "this article has not yet been created" page, instead of being redirected to a video game that contains very little information on it. Not being funny but this is a useless redirect.—Nakedsnake6278 01:12, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
Okay, having more than just one or two people sharing my opinion, I reverted MIB's edit. Since he's the only one reverting all the non-redirect changes, this might be what the majority thinks is correct. –jello ¿? 23:23, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

It's a stub for a subject with no commentary from which to build an actual article. The one single factual claim is now in the article of the one single game that uses this engine. It was an unexpandable stub, so I merged it somewhere relevant. - A Man In Bl♟ck (conspire | past ops) 23:43, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Rockstar has stated the engine is being used in GTA4. —cmsJustin (talk|contribs) 23:51, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
And that one single claim is in the Table Tennis article, which is currently the only game that uses this engine. - A Man In Bl♟ck (conspire | past ops) 00:05, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

A joke?[edit]

Who thinks this is like a joke game? I do for some reason - Supmyman7 03:25, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

i agree. not that it was a joke but that it should have been. At least for the Wii. I purchased the game and found that it didn't use the analog control of the wii controller to position the paddle or determine the force behind a hit. I took the game back two days later. It's an issue with games in the Wii: because Wii sport gives you instant feedback during game play and in between active play you come to expect this level of feedback. Not only is this game missing it between plays (serves) but it seems to lack analog granularity in the paddle movement, performing more like a Lego Star wars light saber where any movement equals the intention to swing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:46, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Not a Joke[edit]

Its not a joke, i have the game right now.. its actually very addicting

It's fun-Frank- 05:40, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

Yah, it is fun but easy, i never got to try it on live though yet

I don't get it, why's it so addicting? - Supmyman7 22:32, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

It's simple, fast, fun, and everybody knows how to play why not? --XeroHedgehog 11:11, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Actually, a lot of people thought it was a joke initially, as I recall the first media article was around April 1st. I was actually surprised to see this later on shelves.--Trypsin (talk) 01:42, 5 April 2008 (UTC)


This game really needs more information than simply the playable characters. The S 18:28, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

I done my best, but there's not a lot to write about for this game. HK51 22:32, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

Play the game first[edit]

Why do people that have never even played the game comment on it? You think a game is a joke without playing it? That's like saying you hate a book you've never read. Think about it.

Maybe he was asking of the *existence* of the game is a joke.

Removed Comment.[edit]

I haven't played this game, but "(although there is not much to draw in a Table Tennis game)" just doesn't seem right for an encylcopedia. I'm removing it, kay?

I think it should stay.18:05, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

He's right to remove it, it doesn't really seem like a NPOV HK51 20:43, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Sony Fanboy much? NYTrigga101

Please don't be rude to other contributors, and append your comments with your user information. -Emhilradim 11:40, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Character development?[edit]

In the criticisms section of this article, it mentions that there's a lack of character development. Um... to my knowledge, sports games have never had character development in them. I've removed that comment since it seems completely disingenuous, but if anyone feels it should stay, go ahead and posit me a reason why. I'm all ears. Mo0[talk] 16:23, 15 June 2006 (UTC)


This game has some great tracks. I haven't actually played it, but I really like what I've heard from trailers and the game's site. Does anyone know if the music is made up of custom tracks by Rockstar? Can someone check the credits? Maybe someone can add the artist's name to a music section for the article.--Traq 21:26, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

I'll check the credits for you later. Though I don't think the music's done by anyone of note, thus I doubt the addition of a 'Music' section to the article would be of any interest to anyone at all. Great music as it is though. HK51 16:31, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

Real people?[edit]

I do not believe the people in this game are real people im looking along the web and cant find any evidence to that fact if anybody can confirm or deny their existance it would make for great information,being that everyone ive played with has asumed that they are real life players myself included. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Athenaminerva (talkcontribs) 05:49, 31 December 2006 (UTC).

Game and article title[edit]

Is "Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis" really the full, official title of this game? See Tiny Toon Adventures for a case where a similar title was overridden ("Steven Spielberg presents Tiny Toon Adventures") - it seems that either "Table Tennis (Video game)" or "Rockstar Table Tennis" (as it's most commonly known) would be more correct. — KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:57, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

See, or - it is the full and official name. –(de)jello ¿? 10:58, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. — KieferSkunk (talk) — 17:11, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Wii Controller Analog details?[edit]

Does anyone have any information on the analog granularity of the Wii controller in this game? I have played it on the wii and from a few days of trying I couldn't find any analog granularity and instead got the feeling that the only thing determined by the analog part of the controller is when to swing, not how to swing,where,how-fast. Meaning it acts more like a Lego Star wars light saber where swinging is like a digital button indicating when to fire a weapon or enact the generic swing sword animation. This for me is my biggest complaint with the game and I think it deserves mention in the article, or clarification. I mean, the table tennis on the wii sport pack game gives more real time feedback then this game does. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:53, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Article title[edit]

The article title should really be Rockstar Games Presents: Table Tennis. SharkD (talk) 01:43, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Why? The official website states it as RGpTT, the product page at, too. –(de)jello ¿? 05:48, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
Don't know about the colon, but "Presents" should be capitalized since it isn't a preposition czar  15:30, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Any objections to a move to "Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis"(capitalized P)? czar  08:05, 20 September 2014 (UTC)
@Czar: I can see what you're talking about (coming from a grammatical perspective), but every official source that I can find (including the official website, GameRankings, Metacritic, MobyGames; just about every site except for IGN) writes the game out as Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis. Isn't this what we should follow? Of course, I can handle having the capital P, but I thought I should contribute to the discussion. -- Rhain1999 (talk to me) 23:13, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
I know that Rockstar made that stylistic choice in their marketing, but the guideline says that it should be capitalized (and, for what it's worth, TNYT and GameSpy also capitalized it) czar  23:28, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Fair enough. If it says it in the guidelines, then I can agree with it. Thanks for your reply. -- Rhain1999 (talk to me) 06:17, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: AdrianGamer (talk · contribs) 08:09, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Look forward reviewing it. Expect the full review by Friday. AdrianGamer (talk) 08:09, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

  • The game is a realistic simulation of the sport table tennis, with the main objective to make the opposing player fail to hit the ball. - This phrase is a bit unclear and confusing. The player means your opponent I assume, but it might also make some readers to think that the game is a multiplayer-only game.
  • Players can compete against the game's artificial intelligence or an offline partner - Does "offline partner" mean local multiplayer? If it is, isn't represented clearly. And if it isn't, it sounds redundant.
  • Like the sport of table tennis, the goal of the game is to make the opponent fail to return the ball. - The phrase "Like the sport of table tennis" is not really necessary. It is a concept that everyone understands and that you have already called the game as a "realistic simulation of the sport of table tennis".
  • Players can select from a roster of eleven characters, which are unlocked as they progress through the game - Do these characters have different abilities?
  • "a variety of players" sounds really weird. It sounds like that players are of different types or something
  • I don't really think that the screenshot of the Xbox 360 is necessary. It doesn't really show anything.
  • particularly early in a console generation, citing Midnight Club: Street Racing and Smuggler's Run (both 2000) - I generally think the brackets should be avoided. But that's up to you.
  • the engine was later used for other projects such as Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), Midnight Club: Los Angeles (2008), Red Dead Redemption (2010), Max Payne 3 (2012) and Grand Theft Auto V (2013) - Citing the years of them is honestly not really necessary. The titles listed are too much, you may remove some of it.
  • Eurogamer's Tom Bramwell praised the game's simplicity, writing that it "doesn't matter". - What does that mean?
  • while the latter praised the game's performance - This phrase is a bit meaningless, and that it does not really add any content.
  • Any sales figures for the game?
  • Consider to replace the current template used in File:Rockstar Table Tennis Game Cover.jpg with Template:Non-free use rationale video game cover. It is also a Wii cover as well. You may want to add that Category:Wii game covers as well.
  • The gameplay section seems to be relying on the the Manual of the game. Try to replace (some of) them with secondary sources
  • Wikilink Gamer Network for Source 10 and 23
  • Ziff Davis should not be italicized for Source 11
  • No dead link. Impressive work.
  • No copyright violation


Here is the review
GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose is "clear and concise", without copyvios, or spelling and grammar errors:
    B. MoS compliance for lead, layout, words to watch, fiction, and y:
  2. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. Has an appropriate reference section:
    B. Citation to reliable sources where necessary:
    C. No original research:
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:
    B. Focused:
  4. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are tagged with their copyright status, and valid fair use rationales are provided for non-free content:
    B. Images are provided if possible and are relevant to the topic, and have suitable captions:
  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:

A great article, almost an easy pass, but the excessive use of the manual could be a problem. Good article on hold AdrianGamer (talk) 13:29, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the review, AdrianGamer! I've gone through and fixed most of your concerns. I just wanted to let you know that I haven't been able to find any sales figures for the game, despite looking for quite some time.
If there are any outstanding concerns, please don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks! -- Rhain1999 (talk to me) 09:46, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
I still think that that Xbox 360 image is not necessary. AdrianGamer (talk) 09:51, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Personally, I like having the image there; I got the idea from the Infamous Second Son article. However, I will remove it if you insist. -- Rhain1999 (talk to me) 09:52, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Well, it looks nice, but I don't think that the image actually add any useful information to the article. AdrianGamer (talk) 09:55, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
I think it does, to an extent, but it's not very vital in the understanding of the topic, so I'll remove it. -- Rhain1999 (talk to me) 09:57, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Article looks great now. Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis was promoted to Good article. Congratulations! AdrianGamer (talk) 10:12, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

360 image[edit]

I think the Xbox 360 image should be restored. I think it provides interesting context for the game's development, and the image is free use. If anything, perhaps it could be sized a little smaller. – czar 12:37, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

@Czar: Since no-one has objected to this, do you think it would be okay if I return the image to the article? -- Rhain1999 (talk to me) 15:02, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
@Rhain1999, of course—a week's notice on the talk page is usually sufficient. And if there's any disagreement, it can always come back to discussion. – czar 16:06, 3 July 2015 (UTC)