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#1 Mithrandel

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Posted 02 October 2002 - 10:10 AM

*sob*

It's so purdy! Why aren't we playing this today?!

On a side note...
I really despise corporate scum. =p

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Posted 02 October 2002 - 05:55 PM

For anyone who wants to remember more of this game, here are a few more links with more pics and details of what should have been . . . .

http://games.dailyte...-Com_-_Genesis/
http://www.monitorst.../port_xcom.html


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#3 The Rookie with a Additude

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Posted 02 October 2002 - 09:34 PM

If we Could add those graphics to the remake of Xcom, We would Die and go to Matrix Heaven

#4 shunx

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 04:36 AM

egads! I have never even learned anything about that game's development... interesting.

#5 Raid!

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 02:07 PM

Wow those screen shots look realy good! K, I'm new here and don't know much about the history. What happened to this version?

#6 adlep

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 07:18 PM

Wow, just got the movie from one of the links... It could have a potential to be a hit... :-(

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 08:44 PM

Here's a brief history: The Microprose studio here on the east coast of the US (I don't remember what state) began development of X-COM: Genesis in mid 1999. The development team was the same that converted UFO Defense to TFTD. They were pretty cool guys who frequented many of the popular xcom forums to consult the fans and collect good ideas. Around March of 2000, Microprose was bought out by Hasbro a.k.a. Hasborg The Assimilator. Hasbro immediately began laying people off, including the development team working on Genesis. The project was scrapped and that was that. Sometime in the last 6 months, Hasbro was bought out by Infogames. Within the last two months, Infogames sold all Microprose intellectual property (games) to Firaxis, run by Sid Meier. His intentions regarding and future xcom game are unclear at this time.

#8 shunx

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Posted 05 October 2002 - 02:57 PM

Sid Meier is known to produce high quality strategy games so who knows, maybe one day he will remake Xcom *fingers crossed*

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Posted 05 October 2002 - 11:01 PM

And he's a pro at making addictive turn-based games, too :)

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Posted 06 October 2002 - 03:25 AM

A friend of mine actually had a copy of an X-Com Genesis poster... when I learned that it was vapor ware I was very sad. :-(

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 09:11 AM

Yeah they do look great, on the other hand next to those old PC graphics it's not hard to improve.

#12 Anglachel

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Posted 02 May 2003 - 10:46 PM

A friend of mine actually had a copy of an X-Com Genesis poster

:LOL: I have the Alliance poster. It came with the Collector's Edition I bought.

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Posted 03 May 2003 - 01:32 AM

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The development team was the same that converted UFO Defense to TFTD. [\QUOTE]

Nope. The TFTD dev team was UK based. None of the genesis team were involved in UFO or TFTD.

it went like this:
ufo - uk - mythos/MPS
tftd - uk - MPS
Apoc - uk - Mythos/MPS
Interceptor - US (Hunt Valley IIRC)
Alliance - UK - MPS
Genesis - US - can't remember
email - UK - MPS
enforcer - no idea.

#14 Cubik

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Posted 03 May 2003 - 01:46 AM

Those graphics weren't so great, I was expecting pure eyecandy after The Rookie with a Additude reply.

#15 mezzz

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Posted 05 January 2004 - 06:31 AM

I think it looked good it wasnt great but good.....

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 03:53 PM

shame we'll probably never get to play it,

On a side note though, how come we haven't seen a version of X-com for a handheld yet? The GBA should be up to it.

#17 The Master Maniac

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:24 PM

Stupid corporate pigs. Now they're into gaming. Wonderful.

Well, you guys will just have to kick their donkeys (there, I did the editing for you ;) ) by making Xenocide rock.

May Genesis rest in peace. Oh, we hardly knew ye.

#18 Micah

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:50 PM

kick their donkeys (there, I did the editing for you ;) )

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The forum does the editing for us :)

#19 Chris StarShade

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 08:00 AM

HasBorg the Assimilator... yeah that sounds about right.

Those evildoers ate TSR and own Wizards of the Coast!

And now I hear they are impeding X-COM development in addition to screwwing with D&D (which I already knew they were doing).

Curses on you Hasborg! Curses!
Psionics? Bah! Glorified staring contest.

#20 Micah

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Posted 16 August 2004 - 02:35 AM

All of this is... at least 2-year old news... and Hasborg was assimilated by Infogrames which had an identity crisis and became Atari.

#21 Chris StarShade

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 04:59 PM

Atari is like China. Whenever it gets conquered, its conquerers become Chinese.
Psionics? Bah! Glorified staring contest.

#22 G.Wood

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 12:38 PM

I could cry.... WHY!!!! I think we should all flood them with petitions to restart the project!

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 03:30 PM

We have our own, and it's going to be much better, stop crying dammit! Do not make me slap you!

Edited by Azrael, 25 October 2004 - 03:33 PM.


#24 Gurluas2000

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Posted 28 March 2005 - 08:54 AM

maybe there is a leak... i would love to get hands on some materials from that game...

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Posted 12 June 2005 - 04:49 PM

maybe there is a leak... i would love to get hands on some materials from that game...

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A leak like what happened with Half Life 2. You know, stuff happens.
If we could get hold of the partial game, even if it was in early stages of development... maybe it could be the birth of X-CROM: Genesis (for trademark issues)



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