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Virgin's Gaming Return?

MCV reports that golden-haired billionaire/James Bond villain Richard Branson will unveil Virgin's gaming plans at next month's E3 in Los Angeles, CA. They are no virgin to game development, as Virgin Interactive was a major player in the dawning days of video gaming, for those old enough to remember the 20th century. Though this is not reported with absolute certainty, saying, "MCV believes that a launch event is being planned, with Branson himself in attendance," they offer details indicating they have a good idea of what's going down: "Ambitious and global, the business is expected to run across the leading console formats and feature the most popular games on the market. MCV understands that the new video games venture will be online-only and again challenge-based, possibly built on a technology acquisition."

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10. Re: Virgin's Gaming Return? May 21, 2010, 04:17 Ant
 
Coolone wrote on May 20, 2010, 16:46:
Dune II was freaking amazing for the time. Subspace was also a blast to play (no pun intended)
Ditto! I played it on my IBM PS/2 30 286 10 Mhz with an 8-bit SB ISA card! I loved its animated cutscenes!!
 
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9. Re: Virgin's Gaming Return? May 20, 2010, 16:46 Coolone
 
Dune II was freaking amazing for the time. Subspace was also a blast to play (no pun intended)  
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8. Re: Virgin's Gaming Return? May 20, 2010, 14:57 Domgrief
 
dagger wrote on May 20, 2010, 12:12:
isnt Subspace still around in another form?

Yes, as Continuum.
 
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7. Re: Virgin's Gaming Return? May 20, 2010, 14:03 Kxmode
 
Lorcin wrote on May 20, 2010, 12:47:
would rather get 2.5mb from BT consitently than 50mb from virgin when they feel like actually making it work.

What are you doing that requires 50mbps?!
 
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6. Re: Virgin's Gaming Return? May 20, 2010, 13:15 Cutter
 
It better be good, Dick!
 
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5. Re: Virgin's Gaming Return? May 20, 2010, 12:47 Lorcin
 
Well as virgin media have the most unreliable service I've ever experienced from an ISP I certainly wouldn't buy a game from them these days.

As their saying online only and have an ISP wing good luck access their servers!

I can't wait until my contract expires and I can change isp - would rather get 2.5mb from BT consitently than 50mb from virgin when they feel like actually making it work.
 
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4. Re: Virgin's Gaming Return? May 20, 2010, 12:12 dagger
 
isnt Subspace still around in another form?  
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3. Re: Virgin's Gaming Return? May 20, 2010, 12:12 Kxmode
 
Okay so it established the paradigm.  
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2. Re: Virgin's Gaming Return? May 20, 2010, 12:09 nin
 
invented the RTS genre!

Nope.

Herzog Zwei was my first, but as others have pointed out, they go back further.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real-time_strategy#Precursors_and_early_Genesis

 
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1. Re: Virgin's Gaming Return? May 20, 2010, 11:50 Kxmode
 
Virgin Interactive had a great catalog of titles!

* Dune II (1992) - invented the RTS genre!
* The 7th Guest (1992)
* Disney's Aladdin (1993)
* Cannon Fodder (1993)
* Lands of Lore series (1993) - among my favorite!
* The 11th Hour (1995)
* Command & Conquer (1995) - then perfected the RTS genre!
* Command & Conquer: Red Alert (DOS Version Only) (1996)
* Toonstruck (1996)
* Subspace (1997) - first F2P Internet MMO.

But that was more than a decade ago.

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