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#1 Slaughter

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 11:45 PM

Even though this site is dedicated to strategy games, most of us like other genres as well. This is a thread where you can post about any other game you find interesting regardless of genre. E3 is coming, so there should be no shortage of news :cool:


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Posted 16 May 2005 - 11:54 PM

Okay, I'll start! ;)

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars announced:
id software just announced Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. It's a class-based multiplayer shooter being developed by Splash Damage, the developers behind Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory.

As the title suggests, this game is set in the Quake universe. You can play either side in the Strogg invasion of earth. The single screenshot released so far looks quite neat!

Metalheart: Replicants Rampage complete:
Akella just finished their post-apocalyptic RPG Metalheart: Replicants Rampage. This could be potential good news for the Fallout fans out there, as suggested by the screenshots and features listed at the site :cool:


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Posted 17 May 2005 - 12:33 PM

Thief 2 "Expansion" - T2X:
The Thief 2 community have spent years developing a full fledged expansion for the game. 13 new missions and 3000 new lines of dialogue should please most Thief 2 fans :cool:. You can read more about it here, and find mirrors for the 655 MB download here.

Ten years of E3:
For those of you not familiar with E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), Thorondor found an article at GameSpy talking about it. Ten years of E3 here.

Thanks for the heads up Thorondor!


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Posted 17 May 2005 - 02:22 PM

There's another rundown of a decade of E3 at The Armchair Empire here. :cool:

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'Metalheart: Replicants Rampage' is looking sweet. I wonder if it plays as well...

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 02:32 PM

Thorondor, on May 17 2005, 04:22 PM, said:

'Metalheart: Replicants Rampage' is looking sweet. I wonder if it plays as well...
Indeed it does! Akella doesn't have the most impressive track record so far, but maybe Metalheart will change that. I sure hope so! :cool:


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Posted 17 May 2005 - 08:09 PM

Quake 4 trailer and interview:
As you probably know, Quake 4 is coming. You can download the E3 trailer from 3D Gamers, and read a brand new interview at IGN.

Irrational Games Q&A:
Gamecloud talked to Irrational Games about their future plans. They do not reveal what new projects they are working on, but with BioShock in the loop and a recent history of Freedom Force vs The Third Reich, SWAT 4 and Tribes: Vengeance, I think we're in for a treat or two :cool:


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Posted 18 May 2005 - 09:34 AM

The time-honoured Civilization franchise is about to grow yet again. The people at IGN have managed to corner down Civ. IV's Senior producer (Firaxis) and got him to 'spill the beans' in a three-page interview  ;)

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Here's the [link]. :cool:

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 04:06 PM

Team Tarsier, a small independent development team from Sweden, has come up with this little oddity called Metronome. Worth checking if only for the originality of the ideas fueling the project.

There's a slightly eerie 11Mb trailer available for download on the Media > Movies section of the title's site.

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WorthPlaying managed to spend some time with the developers at their E3 hideout ;) and thought to let the rest of us know about it.

Note, however, that this one is probably headed for the consoles (when a publisher is secured)...

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 04:34 PM

Looks interesting! Very pretty! ;) Console is bad news however :)


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Posted 17 June 2005 - 05:59 AM

Brigade E-5: New Jagged Union. It's a real-time game with functional smart pausing inspired a good bit by Jagged Alliance. The developers actually post at a large Jagged Alliance forum, where members there play a large part in the process of bugtesting and brainstorming to improve the demo beta.

Remeber, this is a beta. It's not meat to represent the final product well. It's also Russian, but there are patches available to make it English.

http://files.filefro...;/fileinfo.html

That's the main demo download. Next, you have to install these patches, in this order.

http://forums.games....d&msgid=1221712

http://www1.tepkom.r...eng_601_eng.exe

http://www1.tepkom.r...6xx_605_eng.exe

The original thread on the Jagged Alliance forum is:
http://www.ja-galaxy...=7;t=000160;p=1

Do note the demo is 190 megs.

Edited by Jh316, 17 June 2005 - 06:07 AM.


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Posted 17 June 2005 - 01:32 PM

Thanks for the information Jh316, I'll put up a news post on this :confused:


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Posted 17 June 2005 - 01:39 PM

No problem. If I were you I'd read through the thread I posted, since the developers give a lot of neat tips, and talk about some things that aren't covered in the tutorial, like setting up booby traps using tension wire and grenades.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 08:07 PM

Well, to be honest I don't think I'll play this one again. I tested a demo or something quite some time ago, and it was less than impressive to say the least. I hope they can turn it into something good, but it gave me a bit too much of a "Mistlandish" feeling the first time around. The latest patched demo any good then?


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Posted 17 June 2005 - 09:13 PM

Yeah, they greatly enhanced the AI in the later patches, not to mention the translation. Now they'll actually try to flank you, and suceeed at it a good amount of time, and learned how to deal with people who like sitting and waiting for them to come out by throwing grenades around corners.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 11:33 PM

Hmm, AI is really important, so maybe I have to give it a second try then. Thanks for the information!


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Posted 29 June 2005 - 10:24 AM

As seen on Slashdot this week, there's a "train-your-own-AI" game called NERO (link) which involves training a squad of foot soldiers each with their own neural net. I'm going to give it a try. It's essentially a neural net demo from some researchers that looked good enough to be tweaked and released as a game. It's not The Battle of Tempest IV: Tango Base, Day 0 but it's on the road leading there.
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Posted 01 July 2005 - 02:57 PM

Sounds interesting. Tell us if it was after you tried it :confused:


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Posted 15 September 2005 - 05:55 PM

Sam & Max lives! :D Blue's News reports that Telltale Games will develop it. A fairly fresh developer, but still GREAT NEWS! ;)


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Posted 15 September 2005 - 06:11 PM

Finally! They said they were going to release Sam & Max 2 on 2003 <_<
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Posted 15 September 2005 - 06:23 PM

Azrael, on 15th September 2005, 8:11pm, said:

Finally! They said they were going to release Sam & Max 2 on 2003 <_<

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Yeah, I know. Then Lucas Arts changed their mind, and closed the project. But Sam & Max wouldn't give up that easily... :D





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