Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website

System Shock 3 may have found a savior in Chinese giant Tencent following reports of layoffs at developer OtherSide Entertainment amid financial difficulties. VGC reports both the SystemShock3.com and SystemShock4 domains were transferred to Tencent Holdings last week, suggesting a deal between Tencent and OtherSide to help get the new installment in the action/RPG series back on track.
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 19, 2020, 12:16
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 19, 2020, 12:16
May 19, 2020, 12:16
 
mobile game, ftw

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May 19, 2020, 02:29
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 19, 2020, 02:29
May 19, 2020, 02:29
 
Wolfen wrote on May 18, 2020, 19:56:
I don't understand all the hate on Tencent. They are just a huge conglomerate. They don't really force China's government goals down throats. They just want to make money. Lots and lots of money.

My company has worked with them in the past and Tencent's business practices are very one sided and unfair. The Chinese Communist Party is very protective of them, They've banned foreign competition in China, They give them resources and funding, They're also currently run by CCP members.
If you have any issues dealing with Tencent you have no legal recourse in the PRC as the CCP will always side with them.
And yes, You do have to at least pretend to agree with the CCP's political views if you're doing business. Denying the existence of the Taiwanese people for example.

For people living in the PRC you pretty much have to use Tencents WeChat now and they use this spy on users, report political dissenters, journalists, pro democracy activists and religious minorities such as the Uighur Muslims and have them sent away to concentration "Re-education" Camps.

Its sad to see that a corporation that is run by what is essentially the modern day Nazi party get their hands on System shock. But I'm much more concerned about the day they gain controlling shares Twitter, Google, Facebook.
Those companies have been laying the ground work for mass censorship in recent years under the misguided assumption that they will always be in control, So Tencent only needs to step in and the CCP will pretty much be able to dictate our online discourse.
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May 19, 2020, 00:54
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 19, 2020, 00:54
May 19, 2020, 00:54
 
Dash wrote on May 19, 2020, 00:14:
Especially after seeing all the strides they've made for the SS1 remake. Which means if that did well, we could have gotten a SS2 remake, and all the Bioshock fans would see where the inspiration came from.

Bioshock was way more similar to SS1 than SS2. It didn't have all the stats and inventory Tetris that SS2 introduced, and was much more an exploration-shooter than an RPG-shooter.
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May 19, 2020, 00:14
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 19, 2020, 00:14
May 19, 2020, 00:14
 
Damnit. I was looking forward to this one. Not so sure, now.

Especially after seeing all the strides they've made for the SS1 remake. Which means if that did well, we could have gotten a SS2 remake, and all the Bioshock fans would see where the inspiration came from.

Don't know too much about Tencent, but I've not heard great things about them. Nowhere near as much as I've heard about our own dumpsterfires known as EA and a few others...
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 23:44
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 18, 2020, 23:44
May 18, 2020, 23:44
 
Wolfen wrote on May 18, 2020, 19:56:
I don't understand all the hate on Tencent. They are just a huge conglomerate. They don't really force China's government goals down throats. They just want to make money. Lots and lots of money.
Tencent is participating in creating China's social credit system. That's a cause for concern right there. I think the main problem with Chinese companies is that they're basically forced to do the government's bidding, with little recourse. It's not like the US, where a company can take the government to court if they don't agree with the law or request, or private citizens can take the company to court if they acquiesced to a government request without following proper procedures (warrants, etc.). And of course some of those requests by the Chinese government could be to collect data from overseas patrons.
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 21:57
Wolfen
 
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 18, 2020, 21:57
May 18, 2020, 21:57
 Wolfen
 

Deepl doesn't have pinyin capabilities. Google Translate is having a surprising amount of trouble with basic pronouns; like, I wonder if someone's been sabotaging its learning process to get it to screw up so badly on I/you/he-she/them.

So I won't be a teacher. LOL

I always screw up the shuo and zhong wen / zhonguo wen / etc. (everything). Tones are a god damn nightmare to learn.

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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 21:55
Wolfen
 
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 18, 2020, 21:55
May 18, 2020, 21:55
 Wolfen
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 18, 2020, 21:39:
After your fixes
Google
w can speak Chinese. w o is an american. w can be your teacher.

I can understand it now.
Thanks

Close. Not sure why it wasn't picking up Wo. Wo is "Me" or "I".

That seems like a very literal translation.

I can speak Chinese. I am an American. I can be your teacher.
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 21:39
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 18, 2020, 21:39
May 18, 2020, 21:39
 
After your fixes
Google
w can speak Chinese. w o is an american. w can be your teacher.

I can understand it now.
Thanks
A mask is not a political statement. It's an IQ test.
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 21:25
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 18, 2020, 21:25
May 18, 2020, 21:25
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 18, 2020, 20:14:
Wolfen wrote on May 18, 2020, 19:55:
Wo keyi shou zhonguo. Wo shi meiguo ren. Wo keyi ni de lao shi.
deepl is puking on that and Google translate didn't make a whole lotta sense.

Deepl doesn't have pinyin capabilities. Google Translate is having a surprising amount of trouble with basic pronouns; like, I wonder if someone's been sabotaging its learning process to get it to screw up so badly on I/you/he-she/them.

The pinyin also has errors. shou should be shuo, zhonguo should be zhong wen (and should be zhong guo even if referring to China instead of Chinese), the last sentence is missing its verb, probably dang. So "Wo hui shuo zhong wen. Wo shi mei guo ren. Wo ke yi dang ni de lao shi." will produce something recognizable in Google Translate if you accept that it's choking on the word for "I" for some reason.
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 20:14
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 18, 2020, 20:14
May 18, 2020, 20:14
 
Wolfen wrote on May 18, 2020, 19:55:
Wo keyi shou zhonguo. Wo shi meiguo ren. Wo keyi ni de lao shi.
deepl is puking on that and Google translate didn't make a whole lotta sense.

How's everything overseas.

I miss your updates.

A mask is not a political statement. It's an IQ test.
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 19:56
Wolfen
 
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 18, 2020, 19:56
May 18, 2020, 19:56
 Wolfen
 
I don't understand all the hate on Tencent. They are just a huge conglomerate. They don't really force China's government goals down throats. They just want to make money. Lots and lots of money.
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 19:55
Wolfen
 
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 18, 2020, 19:55
May 18, 2020, 19:55
 Wolfen
 
Timmeh wrote on May 18, 2020, 16:10:
Forget turning Japanese

We all need to learn Chinese... cause we are going to get taken over by them lock stock and barrel.

Wo keyi shou zhonguo. Wo shi meiguo ren. Wo keyi ni de lao shi.
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 19:31
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 18, 2020, 19:31
May 18, 2020, 19:31
 
DAMN!
I'm really pissed off about this news.
*sigh* So much for SS3 then. Thumbsdown
My prediction:
Joe Biden will come down with the Chinese Coof Coof so he won't have to debate Trump.
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Re: Get shocked commie wankers
May 18, 2020, 19:30
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Re: Get shocked commie wankers May 18, 2020, 19:30
May 18, 2020, 19:30
 
Is System Shock gonna turn into a MOBA?
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Re: Get shocked commie wankers
May 18, 2020, 16:52
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Re: Get shocked commie wankers May 18, 2020, 16:52
May 18, 2020, 16:52
 
Tencent oh god.
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Get shocked commie wankers
May 18, 2020, 16:13
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Get shocked commie wankers May 18, 2020, 16:13
May 18, 2020, 16:13
 
Well the game went from a buy to a watch on youtube. I refuse to touch any game related to Tencent.
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 16:10
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 18, 2020, 16:10
May 18, 2020, 16:10
 
Forget turning Japanese

We all need to learn Chinese... cause we are going to get taken over by them lock stock and barrel.
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 14:09
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May 18, 2020, 14:09
 
Darks wrote on May 18, 2020, 13:58:
I will never support Ten Cent, this one will fly the high seas.

I don't know how you can do that. They own a huge majority of the market and have ownership in several major and many minor publishers and developers. At this point, quitting gaming entirely is more realistic than cutting off all TenCent associated games.

Having said that, I'm not a fan of the TenCent overlords gobbling more good IPs either.
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 14:04
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 18, 2020, 14:04
May 18, 2020, 14:04
 

Seems to me, Tencent is taking the risk here, even if it signifies litlle relative monetary loss for them.
No one else helped.
So, the studio people keeps their job, and we get the chance to see the game/s, hopefully the outcome is good.
Win.

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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website
May 18, 2020, 14:01
Cutter
 
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Re: Tencent Now Owns System Shock 3 Website May 18, 2020, 14:01
May 18, 2020, 14:01
 Cutter
 
And so much for SS3.
"I didn't know you had it in you. Sorry, poor choice of words." - David
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