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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:16 pm

Chris Robert`s new space sim (the Wing Commander guy)

ZOMG I PITCHED A TENT.

http://starcitizen.robertsspaceindustries.com/

Wern't we just talking abotu a new wing commander in some thread the other day ? :)
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:08 pm

First time I've seen that vid; holy shit! :shock:
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:12 pm

*in before CB makes the thread all sticky in his excitement*
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:58 pm

I've never, y'know, really heard of wing commander. Except in like, passing, and I wasn't paying much attention. Was looking down the page trying to figure out what kind of "sim" it meant and hoping it didn't mean a strategy game or some crap like that I would never want to play. Saw this.

http://i.imgur.com/H13ly.jpg

Yeah I pitched a tent too.
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:53 pm

wing commander was one of my fav games as a kid, the ships look so wc1 already pledged no consoles fuck yea
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:59 pm

This looks amazing, I need to throw some money at it
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:14 pm

I honestly couldn't think of a better use for $125 of the taxpayers money. Thank you centrelink. Went with the lancer pack for the title and the modding manual even though I probably would have gotten more use out of the combat ship.
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:20 pm

Re: Chris Robert`s new space sim (the Wing Commander guy)

Tie Fighter > WC FMV
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:32 pm

Looks like Wing Commander, all it needs is Mark Hamill and Malcom McDowell and it can have all my money.
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:54 pm

Must resist maxing credit card
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:44 pm

When I saw Chris Roberts announce his new game via robertspaceindustries.com I was expecting something awesome, but I can't honestly explain how much I want this, it is an amalgamation (the idea of it anyway) of everything I have ever wanted from a space sim plus stuff I haven't even thought of. I have happily pledged $250. Even if it doesn't succeed (which is unlikely given the lack of space sims making a rather hungry crowd), I am more backing Chris Roberts for his vision rather than the game, I want this kind of stuff back on the gaming market and am happy to try to help it come to fruition.
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:57 pm

yeah im really pumped for this A, i love the open approach to modding and community development

i have been crying to iago about the lack of a space sim for years...x wing alliance was my favourite and i hope this brings back funky peripherals and space talk
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:08 pm

Wing Commander was extremely awesome. Not just WC, but a few other games around the same time, like that kickass co-op game of a similar style called I think Starlancer.

Tie Fighter was great yeah, but i too agree that Xwing Alliance was a better game overall. But anyway I'm not sure what's with the total lack of AAA space sims these days, it's offensive considering how many people froth over the lack of them.

I used to get really excited about opening the oldschool gameboxes from the big companies like Origin (WC), Westwood, Blizzard etc. Origin in particular used to always be associated with the really big titles...the ones that came on like 20 3.5's
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:17 pm

I need some god-damn-fucking cash for a new PC to play this...I wonder...there's a bank near by...

hmm...
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:30 pm

Just watching a Chris Roberts Star Citizen "reveal" here: http://www.gamespot.com/shows/gamespot- ... el20121010. I love his fucking vision. Man, I hope he pulls this off....
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:46 pm

I need some god-damn-fucking cash for a new PC to play this...I wonder...there's a bank near by...

hmm...
You got a couple years, just saying.


Also, one thing that slightly bothers me is this seems to be like exactly the same thing that the people over at www.infinity-universe.com/Infinity/ have been working on for ages.
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:41 pm

Excited? You betcha

I think the "wingnut ship pledge" which gets me the Colonel title will do just nicely ;)
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:28 pm

Also, one thing that slightly bothers me is this seems to be like exactly the same thing that the people over at http://www.infinity-universe.com/Infinity/ have been working on for ages.
I was quite a heavy supporter of Infinity, however the developer didn't have a team up until recently, even then he only had a couple guys helping him with rudimentary stuff. Plus he doesn't have the experience in making games that Roberts has.

Basically the Infinity dudes have bit off far more than they can chew, whereas if Star Citizen gets the funding it needs I'm very optimistic .
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:58 pm

Yeh looks great, SP aspect anyway.

Also on other space style games.. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mos ... ods-awaken

Pity tho they look like they wont make it.
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Post » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:03 pm

I was quite a heavy supporter of Infinity, however the developer didn't have a team up until recently, even then he only had a couple guys helping him with rudimentary stuff. Plus he doesn't have the experience in making games that Roberts has.
just looking at the website tells me that game is permanent "coulda been awesome" material

edit - fuk dox got my hopes up then i saw the amount raised :(
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