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#51 Darkhomb

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 12:12 PM

I don't know while that sounds cool, they are just talking about rights to own etc etc.. or am i reading that wrong?

they named quite a lot of old games in there... tribes was a great game as well

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 01:24 PM

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#53 NRN_R_Sumo1

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 03:14 PM

[quote][quote]-edit-[/quote]
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Edited by Azrael, 18 February 2007 - 02:19 PM.

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#54 Bullet-Tooth Tony

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:41 PM

Rumors: a new X-Com game might be in development:
Irrational Games Developing X-COM Title?
I know, that kind of source is far from 100% reliable, but still... A little bit of hope.

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 01:58 PM

It was very stupid of them to post that in their news page.

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:32 PM

It was very stupid of them to post that in their news page.


Why, Do you think they won't make it because of a rumor post? and why'd you edit out your other post?

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 05:20 PM

OMG. System Shock 2 and XCom are the best PC games ever made. Now they're SORT OF RELATED?!?!

#58 Gimli

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 04:35 AM

Why, Do you think they won't make it because of a rumor post? and why'd you edit out your other post?


The thing is that Irrational wants to fully concentrate on Bioshock , it is getting very close to release (3 months if nothing changes). They were in alpha stage in December, and going from alpha to gold in 6 months will be difficult, and they will have to invest a lot of energy if they want to ship a quality product both in design and (lack of) bugs. IMO they cannot afford a flop now.
Having said that and under the assumption that they really are working on an X-COM game, in my experience such rumors usually have negative effects for developers, alas I couldn't tell you what all of these are, since I'm not a developer. However, I'll point out Fallout 3 as an example, Bethesda would have liked to keep it a secret, but couldn't, and it brought a major hassle to them (not getting into the whole relationship between them and the fans, that's a much larger debate).
Ask yourself this: if Irrational wanted the news out, wouldn't they have done it themselves? I believe that they are simply not ready, and it was not very proffesional of Shacknews to post it as news without asking permission, at least as far as I'm aware.

Hope this explains some things,

Gimli :)

Edited by Gimli, 21 February 2007 - 04:35 AM.


#59 Darkhomb

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:33 PM

Roger that, all I needed to know, thanks

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:12 PM

Well I was hoping to play ufo et to see if its as good as it looks as it was supposed to come out tomorrow, been pushed back till april 16th

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Posted 27 February 2007 - 08:36 PM

Yeah, it's a shame :(

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 09:52 AM

Ok, UFO: Extraterrestrial actually looks promising but I'm in the lost here, is this suppose to relate to the Xcom series as in a series or is a complete remake. Is it even related to say UFO: Afterlight? or a new beginning to the UFO series.

Furthermore, just wondering why UFO series don't get it's own thread like the Xcom games here do (given their simility to Xcom) or has a sister site equiviliant dedicated to the UFO franchise?
UFO: Enemy and The Unknown *link below*

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2718854/1/

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 11:25 AM

Few words on the Turn Base vs. Real Time problem in X-com continuations.
I think that both modes were poorly inplemented in X-Com 3 - turns in TB mode were too long and RT mode suffered from engine problems, like delayed fog of war removal.

X-com 3 lacked the tension level of Ufo and TFTD, because it's weapon damages were toned down and weapon sounds and screams weren't as sharp as in previous games.
Also, I think that it needed a too much micromanagament for a RT tactical game - a good, realistic and enjoyable RT tactical game should have AI leaders of squads and and soldiers that try to react to orders like real humans, not like chess pawns.
A good example of such RT tactical game is Close Combat.

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Posted 16 March 2007 - 03:20 PM

Ok, UFO: Extraterrestrial actually looks promising but I'm in the lost here, is this suppose to relate to the Xcom series as in a series or is a complete remake. Is it even related to say UFO: Afterlight? or a new beginning to the UFO series.

No relation whatsoever to X-Com or UFO: After****, whole new game.

Furthermore, just wondering why UFO series don't get it's own thread like the Xcom games here do (given their simility to Xcom) or has a sister site equiviliant dedicated to the UFO franchise?

X-Com Fanmade Games subforum, hardly an accurate section name, but X-Com *based* games have threads and subsections there.
UFO Aftermath subforum
UFO Aftershock subforum

And the reason they are not as big as the X-Com ones is because mostly this site is dedicated solely to X-Com (XCOMUFO.com), but to be honest the X-Com sections are never maintained, and there is little interest by the local populace for UFO: After****, if you'd like fan sites dedicated to the UFO series, I'd suggest you go here, they are the largest X-Com / UFO: After**** fan base out there (they are even in UFO: Aftershock's credits and website)

#65 NRN_R_Sumo1

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:56 AM

Its been pushed back to May 1st boys.
They cant run for much longer! ONLY TWO MORE DAYS :D!!

...God I hope it runs on my comp..
Knowing my lack of morals Ill just download it-errrr- E-Borrow it :)
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#66 baerchen24

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 02:23 PM

Well here's to hoping

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 03:40 PM

Well here's to hoping

sorry to tell you, the sequel that was being talked about Was indeed mentioned in this topic earlier ;)
It's named UFO: Extraterrestrial
It's really nothing more than a clone *sigh* not a very good one at that ]:
Me: Magic Eight Ball, do alien beings inhabit the earth?

Eight Ball: For the love of God, would you stop jiggling me! How can I predict the future when I'm about to throw up?!