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  • unmanneddrone 1:34 pm on July 11, 2012 Permalink
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    @angryjedi And fair enough, too. Plus, let’s be honest, this isn’t Silk Road Online we’re talking about here.

    Speaking of personality and world-building, this is an utterly fantastic history of the WipEout racing teams. I love this kind of stuff, especially when it all feels so deliciously well-structured and detailed. Even if you’re not a fan of the games, the legitimacy of the backstory is pure nerd-fare and might even tickle the fancy of corporate/sports/racing pundits.

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  • unmanneddrone 2:36 pm on February 13, 2012 Permalink
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    @shingro When you barrelled in here waving some VN about, I never thought I’d take the challenge, but here we are!

    @impynickers A great choice in sleds. No Assegai in 2048, sadly, or EG-X, but we’ll let it slide on account of timeline. In any case, the different variants of Feisar, AG-Systems, Auricom, Qirex and Pir-Hana more than make up for it. @shingro might enjoy the fact AG-Systems has the cutest Japanese onboard AI drive computer. You can just imagine what it sounds like when a token disembodied female voice in such an accent reports “Loket-to” after bombing over a offense pad. Turns out I’m a Qirex man this time around. Just has that EG-X responsiveness with the Assegai/Triakis/Gotecki 45 breadth. Even more bizarre? It’s phenomenal in first-person view.

    @beige Goddamn, new Spec-Ops: The Line sounds like it’ll be the antidote to the HOO-RA dudebro military shooter set – at least the ones that seem to revel in the cliche. Check this preview.

    I say “seemingly” because moral decisions unfolded so subtly, I had no idea they were even there until I spoke to a fellow previewer who played the game less linearly. Words can barely convey how gut-wrenching it was to oblige a surviving group of charred and dismembered soldiers begging to be put out of their misery after I’d just willfully obliterated their squad with a white phosphorus mortar. Had I been aware that there was another choice, I definitely would’ve taken it.

    Honestly, I’ve never witnessed a game capture the pain and power of modern warfare quite like Spec Ops: The Line.

    We’ll see if that holds out. It reads they took out co-op play because it “lightened the experience”. Brave move, Yager. Love it. Talk of it being the Bioshock of military man-shoots.

    @feenwager Keep me informed of this Amalur business. As much as you did say there were tropes ahoy, it does sound like it’d make it worthwhile down the track.

    Oh, and real-time tactical game of the year just dropped in pre-order beta form. Oh yes, lovelies, Wargame: European Escalation. Microarmor meets World in Conflict. With supply. If DEFCON gets the paranoia of the Cold War right, Wargame gets Ralph Peters’ vision of a conventional Cold War spot on. So much hardware. So many options. More to come on that.

     
  • unmanneddrone 3:48 pm on January 6, 2012 Permalink
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    By the way, do we have any Squaddies who dig the WipEout series? Just jonesing for WipEout 2048 and would love to know if there’re any old school fans on the box. The only one I didn’t really touch was that black sheep Fusion on the PS2. Strange outlier, that one.

     
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