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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby IskatuMesk » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:16 pm

Lav was probably streaming, the same thing I generally do for some of my Russian cohorts when I'm working on models.
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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby Dread » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:35 pm

Hercanic wrote:
Dread wrote:Okay, I don't really know, but I've watched Lavarinth play Simcity, and a lot of weird things are happening all the time. The vast majority are pretty entertaining.

Wait, Lav is in California. You're in Canada. How are you creepily watching over his shoulder from thousands of miles away? Did you ninja your way into his home late one night and install surveillance cameras or something?

Yes.

IskatuMesk wrote:Lav was probably streaming, the same thing I generally do for some of my Russian cohorts when I'm working on models.

Yes to this too.
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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby mark_009_vn » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:44 pm

IskatuMesk wrote:On the other hand, that new SimCity game looks amazing.

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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby bajadulce » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:59 pm

really apologize if this isn't the proper place to ask this, but was wondering if anyone has tried out the new Xcom that I read about a few months ago? My puny laptop computer most likely can't handle something like this but was curious nonetheless.

Guess could always google and read up about it, but I seem to recall there were a lot of the original Xcom fans on this site?

@ that Shadowrun video posted:
That looks pretty neat! I always enjoyed turn based games a lot especially as got older :) Thnx for posting am definitely interested in reading up more on that game.

@ Simcity awesomeness:
pedestrians need more cheeseburgers! Simcity was a fun game.

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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby wibod » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:50 pm

The new XCOM is ok, it's been incredibly bastardized for the console peasentry. Get the original, or wait for Xenoanauts.
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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby bajadulce » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:47 pm

Ya that Xenonauts looks more fan based driven. I check in there once in awhile. Last time (maybe 6 months ago?) they had some funding issues iirc?.. looks like they're still going tho and thnx for the link again. :)

Ah so Xcom has been released and you've played some of it or perhaps watched some videos? This the TBS remake and not the gay FPS you're referring to? Bizarre how they can take TBS classics like Xcom or even Fallout and turn them into FPS? Strange.

The original was great and still fire it up on occasion agree. Never got much into TFFD tho. One thing that was seriously jacked up about the original tho were psionics. Psionics were an awesome trait/weapon for the aliens, but in the hands of the humans it was gg. The game was basically over once you managed to research this ability as it was just way too overpowering and easy.

Later there were Launchers that provided options for many of these things like mind control only through line of sight etc so you couldn't camp in the skyranger and pick off aliens 5 levels deep into the spaceship. There was a disable all psionics option, but don't seem to remember a way to disable psionics just for the player and not the aliens? It's been awhile.

Lots of "remakes" of Xcom that all were pretty lousy. This last one, I remember reading about how the developer in charge of this was a nostalgic fan himself and required all his staff to play the original before even embarking on the project. As things progressed tho, I saw evidence of what you've mentioned in the form of things like "action shot perspective" or some gay thing like that. So obviously outside influences in terms of $$$ returned on their investment have managed to wiggle their way into the production as would be expected. This is prob why I've given up on the "major" production video games. Too much pandering to the target revenue... can't blame them tho.

K wow.. sorry in advance for such babbling. Was really curious about this latest remake and wanted to hit you guys up as for whatever reason I've all of a sudden got an interest in video games again.

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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby Hercanic » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:26 pm

Unreal 4 Engine: What I especially like here is the streamlined development, where testing and editing can be quickly iterated upon, all within the editor itself.

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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby IskatuMesk » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:58 pm

Man, that editor looks very different than the current unreal 3 editor. I hope I don't have to re-learn everything right after I figure out the UDK. :(
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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby wibod » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:41 am

bajadulce wrote:Ya that Xenonauts looks more fan based driven. I check in there once in awhile. Last time (maybe 6 months ago?) they had some funding issues iirc?.. looks like they're still going tho and thnx for the link again. :)

Ah so Xcom has been released and you've played some of it or perhaps watched some videos? This the TBS remake and not the gay FPS you're referring to? Bizarre how they can take TBS classics like Xcom or even Fallout and turn them into FPS? Strange.

The original was great and still fire it up on occasion agree. Never got much into TFFD tho. One thing that was seriously jacked up about the original tho were psionics. Psionics were an awesome trait/weapon for the aliens, but in the hands of the humans it was gg. The game was basically over once you managed to research this ability as it was just way too overpowering and easy.

Later there were Launchers that provided options for many of these things like mind control only through line of sight etc so you couldn't camp in the skyranger and pick off aliens 5 levels deep into the spaceship. There was a disable all psionics option, but don't seem to remember a way to disable psionics just for the player and not the aliens? It's been awhile.

Lots of "remakes" of Xcom that all were pretty lousy. This last one, I remember reading about how the developer in charge of this was a nostalgic fan himself and required all his staff to play the original before even embarking on the project. As things progressed tho, I saw evidence of what you've mentioned in the form of things like "action shot perspective" or some gay thing like that. So obviously outside influences in terms of $$$ returned on their investment have managed to wiggle their way into the production as would be expected. This is prob why I've given up on the "major" production video games. Too much pandering to the target revenue... can't blame them tho.

K wow.. sorry in advance for such babbling. Was really curious about this latest remake and wanted to hit you guys up as for whatever reason I've all of a sudden got an interest in video games again.


The switch to a two move/move and shoot system seriously fucked up the game. Increased difficulty being stat buffs and the percentage based attack system are bad. The new XCOM game isn't terrible, it just isn't a very good XCOM game.

Snipers are also OP as fuck and completely ruin any challenge.
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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby Xenon » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:05 pm

Gah, I just bought a Wii classic controller under the presumption that it plugs into the console... no, of course not. It plugs into the wiimote. Meaning you have a controller that both has a cord to something you can't hold at the same time and STILL requires batteries anyway.

I just don't even...

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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby IskatuMesk » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:37 pm

... What? How does that even make any sense? :\
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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby RazorclawX » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:22 pm

Well golly, how did you think it got powered, on hopes and miracles?
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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby IskatuMesk » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:27 pm

I was sincerely hoping for black magic, voodoo, witchcraft, something like that. Hopes and miracles are too expensive here.
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Re: New & Upcoming game discussion.

Postby Lavarinth » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:36 pm

RazorclawX wrote:Well golly, how did you think it got powered, on hopes and miracles?


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