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The Far Cry Designer Diaries on GameSpy offer thoughts from Crytek's Alex Werner, Steve Blezy, Chris Auty, and Richard Tsao, as: "With Far Cry just a few days away, various members of the team offer their thoughts on the story, audio, multiplayer and editing." Also, the latest Croteam Status Report (thanks Seriously!) has a short update as the team prepares for GDC. There are a couple of notes on their plans to show off the Serious Sam 2 at the conference, and an update on the game's physics. Also, RPG Vault's Beyond Divinity Peek #31 is online, describing how the folks at Larian Studios burned some midnight oil, as well as some diesel fuel, in order to complete a publisher's demo for Beyond Divinity, their upcoming Divine Divinity follow-up.

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30. Re: No subject Mar 21, 2004, 09:02 gerauchertes
I don't see them stating they are artistic renders OR screenshots, they just let the reader make the assumption him/her self. I think its pretty shitty and underhanded...

The game devs didn't put that article together. Redirect your rage towards Gamespy.

It'd probably just be better to quit before you come off looking even more infantile than you already do. Even if somebody out there

  • is hopeless enough to not realize what these images are

  • and does get "tricked" into buying the game because of them, he is

  • either too dim to even notice or

  • probably won't care: the actual game looks about as good.

  • Your argument only makes sense if this Photoshopped shit shows up on the box, clearly purporting to be real screenshots.

    Even if that does happen, it isn't an unholy sign of game devs suddenly degenerating into the use of corrupt, duplicitous marketing ploys. About fifteen years ago, the original Wing Commander box was covered with heavily doctored/entirely bogus screenshots. I don't imagine you'd quite been born yet at the time, but briefly: nobody threw a tantrum over the "shitty and underhanded" box, the gaming market did not collapse, and it somehow even ended up being a fairly popular game IIRC.

    But please, boycott FC in protest anyway so nobody playing will have to bother adding you to their ignore list.

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