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The boy 4rm oz 7th September 2009, 11:33 Quote
Looks like a really interesting game, I will be keeping an eye on this.
Jack_Pepsi 7th September 2009, 11:58 Quote
I almost forgot about this - nice insight Joe!

It's about time Futuremark brought something out - I'd love to see this used as a benchmark - HURH HURH!

o.O
Cobalt 7th September 2009, 12:33 Quote
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It’s the last one which interested us most though – a type of concussion grenade that detonates once it’s gone a short distance from the rifle. On the surface it would look to be the most offensive item at your disposal and pretty analogous to a standard frag grenade – but such things wouldn’t work too well in space when you think about it.
No reason why frag grenades wouldn't work in space. Obviously they'd need a self-oxidising explosive and they wouldn't produce a shock wave, but the shrapnel would be even more deadly than on Earth.
[PUNK] crompers 7th September 2009, 12:45 Quote
looks good, as long as its not too expensive i'll probably buy it
Dave Lister 7th September 2009, 14:03 Quote
I remember reading about this last summer and was really excited about its release, then it disapeared from the radar and i thought futuremark had binned the idea. And now, after all this time they announce its multi player only !

Some of us like sitting playing by ourselves, Why would they limit there audience like that ? It can't be that hard to implement a basic story mode for a single player game !
choupolo 7th September 2009, 14:08 Quote
For £10-15, maybe. Would need a single-player component for my interest. Can see the multiplayer getting old quickly. Still, nice experiment. Feels like a mini-game from your impressions. Even though this is PC orientated, they should release it on LIVE arcade for more exposure.

Btw is it all one big level or are there multiple arenas?
Cobalt 7th September 2009, 14:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
Some of us like sitting playing by ourselves, Why would they limit there audience like that ? It can't be that hard to implement a basic story mode for a single player game !

Possible that getting AI to work in 3 dimensions was too hard a challenge.
wuyanxu 7th September 2009, 14:35 Quote
is it me or the screenshots makes me feel like it's a Tribes game in zero-G?

hope the hardware requirement is like Crysis: pushing the PC hardware market.
[PUNK] crompers 7th September 2009, 14:40 Quote
it does seem to have that sort of feel. i like the fact everyone has only one weapon too. will make things truly balanced.
Jezcentral 7th September 2009, 14:48 Quote
If no-one else is going to say it, I will.

The enemy's gate is down. :)
[PUNK] crompers 7th September 2009, 15:13 Quote
ender will save us all
Jipa 7th September 2009, 15:55 Quote
If ditching the damn single-player mode helps lower the price by a single €/£/$, I'm all in. Just ditch the stupid tube-running linear BS, because that's all you get in FPS anyway, isn't it? :)

Sorta looking forward, still not too excited though. It's been a long while since the last big Finnish games, so it's about time for something to come up.
Blademrk 7th September 2009, 16:09 Quote
At the start of the preview, I couldn't help thinking 'oh, so it's a multiplayer version of Descent without the spaceship' but reading through, it does sound really interesting (not that an update of Descent wouldn't be)
Cobalt 7th September 2009, 16:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jezcentral
If no-one else is going to say it, I will.

The enemy's gate is down. :)

You know the meme that whenever someone mentions Deus Ex it gets reinstalled? Well, to me Ender's Game is the Deus Ex of science fiction novels.
[PUNK] crompers 7th September 2009, 16:54 Quote
xenocide also excellent

enders game would make such an incredible video game though, i know theres been that XBLA thing but a full on single player campaign (maybe with RPG gubbins) is what we want
stoff3r 7th September 2009, 17:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
is it me or the screenshots makes me feel like it's a Tribes game in zero-G?

hope the hardware requirement is like Crysis: pushing the PC hardware market.

Agree on the hardware thing! PC market is standing still. Good to see a PC exclusive for once, and this looks like an interesting one, space is the final frontier right?
frontline 7th September 2009, 19:07 Quote
Need a decent multiplayer shooter to as an alternative to Valve's offerings, seeing as they seem to be obssessed with hats at the minute.

Hope the game engine isn't too demanding, as the best mutiplayer games have a good balance of eye candy vs playability, imo.
Rocket_Knight64 7th September 2009, 19:45 Quote
This is a game I've been on edge for since its was announced. Sadly did not get into the beta though. :( I'me very supprised that this kind of game has not been explored before too. Non-MMO multi Wing Commander is another I'm waiting on.

I really wish they picked a date that did not go head on with MW2. We all know this will end badly, but you can hope. Maybe they can use 3DMark to help market it and hope the low price makes it a 'aswell as' buy.
flibblesan 7th September 2009, 20:38 Quote
This totally reminded me of Jetpac off the Spectrum!
tominated 8th September 2009, 04:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
I remember reading about this last summer and was really excited about its release, then it disapeared from the radar and i thought futuremark had binned the idea. And now, after all this time they announce its multi player only !

Some of us like sitting playing by ourselves, Why would they limit there audience like that ? It can't be that hard to implement a basic story mode for a single player game !

my thoughts exactly. i love single player games (i'm a sucker for a good story) and love sci-fi games. I'll still definitely be picking this up though
Stormtrooper 9th September 2009, 03:21 Quote
Agreed. The sense of isolation would really play well into a single player game, in my opinion.
dark_avenger 9th September 2009, 07:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cobalt
No reason why frag grenades wouldn't work in space. Obviously they'd need a self-oxidising explosive and they wouldn't produce a shock wave, but the shrapnel would be even more deadly than on Earth.

grenades could work but with out gravity/air the shrapnel would continue on until it was stopped by something making it a rather dangerous thing to use.
not much use having a weapon that is going 2 kill you while trying to kill someone else.
pendragon 9th September 2009, 19:43 Quote
wow.. i was looking at the screenshots and immediately was thinking how awesome a singleplayer game this could be... sad it's not included :( :(
edzieba 14th September 2009, 02:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cobalt
Obviously they'd need a self-oxidising explosive
Is that anything like a self-watering ocean? One of the defining characteristics of a chemical explosive is that they do not require atmospheric oxygen (either through carrying their own oxidiser, or decomposing in a manner that does not require oxidisation).

Without a single player mode, I probably won't bother picking this up. A pity, as it would otherwise be a guaranteed sale.
CardJoe 14th September 2009, 08:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by dark_avenger
grenades could work but with out gravity/air the shrapnel would continue on until it was stopped by something making it a rather dangerous thing to use.
not much use having a weapon that is going 2 kill you while trying to kill someone else.

It's also an issue of how you might throw something accurately and at distance when it'll just bounce and drift all over the place.
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