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Homefront 2 Confirmed

THQ confirms plans for Homefront 2 to Eurogamer, in spite of today's news of the closure of KAOS Studios, who developed the original Homefront, a first-person shooter which has sold at least one million units. Today's news includes word that THQ Montreal is assuming "product development and overall creative management for the Homefront franchise," so presumably they will be developing the sequel. Here's word from THQ's Danny Bilson: "Everything we learned from [the original] you'll see executed in other games going forward, and including that franchise going forward. We'll have some really interesting announcements in the future about the future of that brand."

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32. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 20:05 headkase
 
Creston wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 15:55:
headkase wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 22:21:
You know, just sayin', the problem stated in Homefront is real. Nukes in space. The USA is rapidly on track to have perfect missile defenses: no ICBM nuke will make it to US soil. BUT, if you just launch them high above the US and don't try to make it through the missile shield before you detonate them: massive electromagnetic pulse. All your power lines (well the lines will be fine but all the substations will be burnt out), your computers, your cars, just turned into junk. Now, try to fix and replace *ALL* of it at the same time.

And at the same time, the US retaliates and incinerates your entire country. So... epic win?

Creston

In a traditional world, yes: "epic" win. But in a world where the nation that launched the nukes and the people responsible for launching the nukes are not the same..
 
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31. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 15:55 Creston
 
headkase wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 22:21:
You know, just sayin', the problem stated in Homefront is real. Nukes in space. The USA is rapidly on track to have perfect missile defenses: no ICBM nuke will make it to US soil. BUT, if you just launch them high above the US and don't try to make it through the missile shield before you detonate them: massive electromagnetic pulse. All your power lines (well the lines will be fine but all the substations will be burnt out), your computers, your cars, just turned into junk. Now, try to fix and replace *ALL* of it at the same time.

And at the same time, the US retaliates and incinerates your entire country. So... epic win?

Creston
 
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30. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 15:41 Overon
 
This thread has flown of the rails into politics.  
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29. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 11:11 yuastnav
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 10:56:
[...] If some little podunk nation like North Korea tried that they'd be wiped off the map by everybody else. [...]

Yeah, now we know you're being delusional.
Everyone's afraid of North Korea. Even your precious USofA.
 
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28. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 10:56 PHJF
 
The US is allowed to get away with treaty violations because the US is still the dominant military power on the planet. If some little podunk nation like North Korea tried that they'd be wiped off the map by everybody else. That's why treaties exist. If you dick around then 50+ other nations are going to kick your state in the fucking balls.

Or maybe not even 50. Maybe just America. We seem to be good at kicking nations in the balls. But even we aren't nuking anybody.
 
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27. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 09:24 Overon
 
ICBM's travel through space. They just not supposed to go off until they're back on the ground. You know why nuclear weapons are illegal in space? Because they tried it once. Over the Pacific which for
No they go off over their target at altitutde so the energy is released over the target not into the ground.
Nuclear weapons are illegal in space because various treaties have been agreed upon making them a treaty violation.
 
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26. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 09:13 Dev
 
headkase wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 23:43:
PHJF wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 23:29:
Nukes in space.

International treaty bans nuclear weapons in space.


ICBM's travel through space. They just not supposed to go off until they're back on the ground. You know why nuclear weapons are illegal in space? Because they tried it once. Over the Pacific which fortunately didn't have a lot to fry at the time. They did it once and never did it again because of the effects. The Russians at the time looked at the test and (likely) said to themselves: yeah, we won't even bother to try and replicate that one for ourselves.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish_Prime
Since when did treaties stop anyone?
Even the US violates treaties despite them having precedence over all USA laws, and second only to constitution itself.

Wowza, I knew atmospheric testing had been done, I hadn't realized it had such serious worldwide effects.

It produced a yield equivalent to 1.4 megatons
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The Starfish Prime electromagnetic pulse also made those effects known to the public by causing electrical damage in Hawaii, about 1,445 kilometres (898 mi) away from the detonation point, knocking out about 300 streetlights
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high-energy electrons became trapped and formed radiation belts around the earth. [...] These man-made radiation belts eventually crippled one-third of all satellites in low earth orbit. Seven satellites failed over the months following the test as radiation damaged their solar arrays or electronics, including the first commercial relay communication satellite ever, Telstar.



A single 1.4 megaton atmosphereic nuke popped lights 900 ! miles away in hawaii and globally killed 1/3rd of LEO sats.

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25. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 09:06 Dev
 
This sounds familiar. Pay someone to develop an IP then shut them down right after its released. Take the IP and give it to someone else and make more money and sequels on it. Afterall, you don't want to pay out on that royalty heavy contract that first studio had.  
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24. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 09:01 yuastnav
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 07:57:
[...] or what someone wrote in an obsucre [sic] and badly written book two thousand years ago is usually enough. [...]

Are you suggesting Plutarch was a bad writer? Have you even read the book? And which one do you mean anyway?
Shame on you, sir. Shame on you.
 
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23. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 08:53 Verno
 
People aren't going to fall for the same scam twice. Ok well, maybe they will.  
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22. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 07:57 InBlack
 
An irrational mind will believe almost anything without any need for evidence. Heresay, or what someone wrote in an obsucre and badly written book two thousand years ago is usually enough.

How many people fall into the irrational category when you apply this definition?
 
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21. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 07:13 Overon
 
A rational mind will believe anything as long as their good evidence for it...  
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20. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 04:33 InBlack
 
headkase wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 23:24:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 22:47:
You know, just sayin', the problem stated in Homefront is real. Nukes in space. The USA is rapidly on track to have perfect missile defenses: no ICBM nuke will make it to US soil. BUT, if you just launch them high above the US and don't try to make it through the missile shield before you detonate them: massive electromagnetic pulse. All your power lines (well the lines will be fine but all the substations will be burnt out), your computers, your cars, just turned into junk. Now, try to fix and replace *ALL* of it at the same time.
Ok, so someone with enough nukes could launch a suicide attack against the US and take out our electronics. Then what? What's their endgame? Do they have some kind of desperate need to depopulate their country... completely? Just not making much sense here...

Here's another scenario that's just as bad as "hackers getting direct control of nuclear networks." The Russians during the cold war built a "doomsday device." It's purpose was to maintain the balance of power against US nuclear submarines that could just surface off the Russian coast and launch a preemptive attack. They *really* should turn that thing off because while it had a purpose during the cold war it's a liability now. It's basically a network of seismographs and if they pick up the signature of a nuclear explosion on Russian soil they start counting down. If they don't get a signal to stop the countdown they launch all their nukes when the times up. And all those nukes are still pointed at the US because there is simply no better place to point them yet. Only top politicians in Russia have the codes to stop it. So, some rag-tag band of terrorists get a hold of *1* nuke. Place that puppy in Moscow. Set off the seismographs at the same time as vaporizing the people with the authority to turn it off. You would hope the Russians thought of that but even really smart people don't think of everything.

As for the same rag-tag terrorists smuggling a nuke into a US city (and perhaps a Russian one) that's not likely to happen. US cities (who knows how many yet but eventually it'll probably be all of them) are ringed with radiation detectors put up for exactly that type of attack. You never read about them first-hand, but you do read about cancer treatment patients being stopped every once in a while traveling between US cities. The radiation in their bodies from the treatment while super low is still detectable - apparently - because that group of people do get stopped.

But above all that, you just got to have faith in people. I lived through the Cold War and it was a freaky time. Once the Soviet Union fell a story would trickle out every few years and it was always about some kind of malfunction with an early warning system here or that type. And what happened invariably? The people, the average person, who just happened to be in the position to make it all go to hell just simply refused to launch. The just didn't do it. Yes, they were disciplined and some even went to prison but no one was going to be responsible for the end of the world. And events of that kind happened on both sides over the years.

Seriously, nation to nation nukes are all kinds of simple but when you're dealing with tiny little threats that may just happen to have a big bang because of the inevitable proliferation of arms over the decades: I really hope the people who really know what's going on have updated their plans.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/09/soviet-doomsday/

So why exactly did you stop taking those meds? No seriously, I think you might have watched too many reruns of Dr. Strangelove...
 
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19. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 01:04 Wildone
 
Whats a paranoid delusion? Project Starfish really happened. Another liberal who can't handle reality I guess  
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18. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 00:52 xXBatmanXx
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 00:18:
So headkase hows the paranoid delusions working out for you ?

Hay pot....meet kettle....
 
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17. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 00:51 xXBatmanXx
 
**Puts on tinfoil hat...grabs some popcorn**

AND *FIGHT*!

Popcorn
 
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16. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 00:34 headkase
 
space captain wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 00:29:
headkase wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 23:24:
Here's another scenario that's just as bad as "hackers getting direct control of nuclear networks."

hackers getting direct control over your brain??

just sayin

 
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15. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 00:29 space captain
 
headkase wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 23:24:
Here's another scenario that's just as bad as "hackers getting direct control of nuclear networks."

hackers getting direct control over your brain??

just sayin
 
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14. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 14, 2011, 00:18 [VG]Reagle
 
So headkase hows the paranoid delusions working out for you ?  
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13. Re: Homefront 2 Confirmed Jun 13, 2011, 23:43 headkase
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 13, 2011, 23:29:
Nukes in space.

International treaty bans nuclear weapons in space.
ICBM's travel through space. They just not supposed to go off until they're back on the ground. You know why nuclear weapons are illegal in space? Because they tried it once. Over the Pacific which fortunately didn't have a lot to fry at the time. They did it once and never did it again because of the effects. The Russians at the time looked at the test and (likely) said to themselves: yeah, we won't even bother to try and replicate that one for ourselves.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starfish_Prime
 
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