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News Comments > The Man Who "Killed" Starsiege Tribes
16. Re: The Man Who Mar 30, 2011, 00:26 Morgan19
 
in the last thread someone supposedly discovered that the renegades guys (renwerx) were recently bought by some other company

That someone was me, but I didn't "supposedly discover" anything; I just made an interesting observation about Renwerx being bought out shortly before Ascension was announced...

http://forums.renwerx.com/showthread.php?p=47672#post47672

Note that no one ever replied to my question, so whether or not the Ascension team was brought on to devlop Tribes: Ascend is up in the air.
 
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News Comments > Ultima IV Remake Speculation
8. Re: Ultima IV Remake Speculation Mar 29, 2011, 23:18 Morgan19
 
I didn't play any Ultima games. What made it great compared to what is coming out these days?

This read is a good start:

http://www.insidemacgames.com/news/story.php?ArticleID=15965
 
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News Comments > More GTA V Indications?
14. Re: More GTA V Indications? Mar 29, 2011, 13:02 Morgan19
 
GTA:2142!  
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Trailer
28. Re: Battlefield 3 Trailer Mar 16, 2011, 21:07 Morgan19
 
What is wrong with that page?

I'm going to assume that the video actually works, given the number of comments here, but I tried firing up the video at least a half-dozen times this afternoon and it always just sat on "loading" no matter how long I wait.

I eventually just found it on YouTube, which loaded instantly. >_<
 
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News Comments > Brink Class Trailer, EU Preorder Bonuses
6. Re: Brink Class Trailer, EU Preorder Bonuses Mar 15, 2011, 18:19 Morgan19
 
Is Brink's only mode like ET:QW, in that you sort of have "scripted" MP levels? Like it's do one objective, proceed to the next section of the map, do something else, proceed, etc.?

If that's the case, that would be the one thing I'm not too excited about... That rigid setup (vs. something like a domination mode, where your overall progression and chokpoints are more fluid) never appealed to me much, just seemed too forced.
 
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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Announced
75. Re: Tribes: Ascend Announced Mar 14, 2011, 09:05 Morgan19
 
also always wondered why the renegades guys didnt do their own game

They actually were working on their own Tribes-like game called Ascension (oddly enough). It looked like it'd gotten pretty far but after 6+ years of development they pulled the plug on it last January, I think due to lack of resources. The Ascension website was fully functional at one point with media and screenshots, but it's no longer live.

Here's a forum post detailing the game and its cancellation: http://forums.renwerx.com/showthread.php?t=5343

(EDIT) Well this is interesting... Another forum post (linked below) mentions that the Renwerx/Ascension team was acquired by a "major studio". It may be a leap, but given the similarity between the names Ascension and Ascend, I have to wonder if the former Renwerx folks are now working on Tribes: Ascend?

http://forums.renwerx.com/showthread.php?t=5351

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News Comments > Tribes: Ascend Announced
50. Re: Tribes: Ascend Announced Mar 12, 2011, 08:59 Morgan19
 
I think you may be the only person in existence who feels that way. There are some who enjoyed both T1 and T2 but to enjoy T1, T2 and T:V is borderline madness.

Nope, count me in too. I bought T1 the day it came out and played it to death for a good five+ years, did the same with T2 until the servers shut down, and was a bit disappointed with T:V but still played and enjoyed it even though it was quite different.

The games changed, and those who enjoyed them all definitely had to adapt to those changes. I wouldn't necessarily call that madness.

I'm sure there'll have to be some measure of that for the new game too (as you pointed out, the audiences they'll try to please are just way too varied to expect otherwise) but I'll be looking forward to it for what it is: the next Tribes game, however that's handled. It won't be T1, T2, or T:V, no, but expecting it to be exactly any of those is destined to result in disappointment.

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News Comments > Modern Warfare 3 Countdown? [Updated]
9. Re: Modern Warfare 3 Countdown? Feb 25, 2011, 21:36 Morgan19
 
Make it MW:2142 and I'm interested.  
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News Comments > Game Health Warning Legislation, Take 3
18. Re: Game Health Warning Legislation, Take 3 Jan 25, 2011, 23:10 Morgan19
 
I don't think that would discourage anyone from buying a game ... except Ed Flanders.

And Ned Flanders, too.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Dec 18, 2010, 17:58 Morgan19
 
So how does this integrate, gameplay-wise, with BC2? Do you have choose to launch the original OR this with separate icons and never shall they mingle, or does the Vietnam stuff get "mixed in" as you're playing BC2 online? Hope that makes sense...  
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News Comments > The Lord of the Rings Online to Expand
3. Re: The Lord of the Rings Online to Expand Nov 19, 2010, 11:39 Morgan19
 
I started right when F2P went live and have been enjoying it immensely.

The only cash I've dropped has been about $10 to pick up a few things from the LotRO Store that make travel easier and a boxed copy of the MoM expansion for $9 from MicroCenter, which gives m free VIP for a month and unlocks a BUNCH of helpful things like no gold limit, all inventory bags, etc.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Announcement Friday
31. Re: Battlefield Announcement Friday Nov 3, 2010, 09:08 Morgan19
 
I'd go for 2143 in a heartbeat...  
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News Comments > Bad Company 2 PC Changes Planned
4. Re: Bad Company 2 PC Changes Planned Oct 25, 2010, 11:27 Morgan19
 
Removed the blue box behind the chat window.

FINALLY. Most annoying thing ever.
 
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News Comments > LOTRO Revenue Doubles
36. Re: LOTRO Revenue Doubles Oct 8, 2010, 18:04 Morgan19
 
I knew there had to be a catch. Love getting nickle and dimed to death.

"Nickle and diming" is hardly the case here... I've probably put in over 40 hours on the F2P version so far (a perk of working from home) and have spent *maybe* a grand total of $10, and even that was only to get a few fast-travel perks that made travel easier. It was in no way necessary to enjoy the game until you get way up in levels-- and at that point the time you've put into the game means you're likely one who would either be subscribing or buying a full-priced game in the first place. But there's plenty to do without paying a penny.

It's a fun game, even more fun that it's free. Turbine deserves the revenue it's getting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: wtf Aug 19, 2010, 16:35 Morgan19
 
space captain wrote on Aug 19, 2010, 15:47:
no tentacle???? UMMMMMMMM

He might be coming in the near future; for now it's just the human figures.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 19, 2010, 12:41 Morgan19
 
Maniac Mansion LEGO Figures

Thanks for the post.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Aug 14, 2010, 11:37 Morgan19
 
I've never picked up any older games via Steam, but am intrigued by the DOOM Pack Complete... I assume they're set up to run correctly on XP? Does anyone know if mouse support is available for DOOM and DOOM II?  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2's Flat Leveling Curve
2. Re: Guild Wars 2's Flat Leveling Curve Jul 30, 2010, 10:28 Morgan19
 
GW2's sounding better and better all the time!  
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News Comments > Bad Company 2 VIP Map Pack #5
12. Re: Bad Company 2 VIP Map Pack #5 Jul 29, 2010, 09:27 Morgan19
 
They may be fleetingly fun for a few days but in the end people when people want new content,

Perhaps I'm in the minority seeing the benefit of these, then... I'll go for a few weeks playing one or two modes, get a hankering for another gametype, and then appreciate the wider opportunities these packs provide that I might not've tried before. Yes it would've been great to have all these modes from the get-go, but I'd rather have the expanded mode options at some point than not at all. I suppose it could get stale if you play all the modes all the time, but that could really be said about anything regardless of whether they're brand new maps or recycled modes.

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News Comments > Bad Company 2 VIP Map Pack #5
10. Re: Bad Company 2 VIP Map Pack #5 Jul 29, 2010, 09:17 Morgan19
 
For those trashing it... Have any of you actually played the game or the new "maps" (modes)? Yes they're not traditional map packs (a name is just a name), but the different modes actually do change the flow/feel/tactics of each map significantly, despite being on the same levels.

That's coming from someone who owns the "VIP" version of the game, so granted this is all free for people like me. I don't agree with having to buy this type of content, no, but outside of that the content still has merit.
 
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