Ground Control 2 Unveiled

Prepare your PC for a major Exodus is the press release from Massive Entertainment (thanks Gamer's Hell) announcing plans for Ground Control 2: Operation Exodus, a sequel to the Swedish developer's debut RTS game. The game's release is scheduled for later this year, and here is a bit from the press release about the project: "Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime." The website offers the first screenshots, concept art, and wallpapers from the game.
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Bowie
Feb 26, 2003, 01:54
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Bowie Feb 26, 2003, 01:54
Feb 26, 2003, 01:54
 
If you need some sort of gateway to the CD, Adam Sandler's latest fromp Mr. Deeds has a parody of the song.

-DSR

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No subject
Feb 25, 2003, 23:21
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No subject Feb 25, 2003, 23:21
Feb 25, 2003, 23:21
 
The last Craven mission wasn't so bad as long as you had the patience to use and cover your artilery, plus I brought it some fighters to get rid of those pesky bombers. Using my remaining nukes to blow up the last building was a very rewarding experience. I can remember the effects in GC were very spectacular, not as dense as in Generals but impressive nonetheless considering I only had a Voodoo Rush during that time.

The lack of an in-level saving feature did discourage me from getting the expansion, since I read it was even harder than the original. Being able to save the game not only helps ease the difficulty, but in this case it could have allowed the player to experiment with different tactics.
"Nothing livens up a robotic hymn of doom more than an amazing pair of jugs." - Brak
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Feb 25, 2003, 22:48
WarPig
 
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Feb 25, 2003, 22:48
 WarPig
 
Anybody who doesn't get this joke probably thinks 'Bowie' is pronounced the way Avril Lavigne prounounced it when the Grammy nominees were announced.

Let me guess... BOWie, as in "the dog goes bow-wow-wow".

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Of course I could be wrong... but really, what are the chances of that happening twice?
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Feb 25, 2003, 20:58
nin
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Feb 25, 2003, 20:58
nin
 
uh and Eminem ownz j00 lol had to say it

Eminem mows my lawn on the weekends...

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Feb 25, 2003, 19:47
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Re: No subject Feb 25, 2003, 19:47
Feb 25, 2003, 19:47
 
But damn, you gotta admit it looks fab, uh and Eminem ownz j00 lol had to say it

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No subject
Feb 25, 2003, 17:53
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No subject Feb 25, 2003, 17:53
Feb 25, 2003, 17:53
 
Anybody who doesn't get this joke probably thinks 'Bowie' is pronounced the way Avril Lavigne prounounced it when the Grammy nominees were announced.

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Feb 25, 2003, 17:43
nin
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Feb 25, 2003, 17:43
nin
 
I still don't get it....

Here's a good link
http://home.swipnet.se/dbolin/text/SPACEODDITY.txt

Basically, the lyrics to an old (but great) David Bowie song are very similar to this game title.


edit: forgot the space
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Re: No subject
Feb 25, 2003, 17:42
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Re: No subject Feb 25, 2003, 17:42
Feb 25, 2003, 17:42
 
Instead of downloading your shitty Eminem mp3's check out some David Bowie. You will learn to get it dammit!


Dan
Intel 486SX, Trident video, 8MB RAM, 14" Generic Monitor, 100 MB HDD, Windows 3.11
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Re: No subject
Feb 25, 2003, 17:35
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Feb 25, 2003, 17:35
 
Try saying it out loud to get the joke

I still don't get it....

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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Feb 25, 2003, 16:35
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Feb 25, 2003, 16:35
 
Try saying it out loud to get the joke:
"Ground Control 2: Major Tom"
CVG used it to headline their story on the game's announcement:
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/news/news_story.php?id=87861


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3D Gamers admin, http://www.3dgamers.com/
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Weee
Feb 25, 2003, 14:48
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Weee Feb 25, 2003, 14:48
Feb 25, 2003, 14:48
 
http://groundcontrol2.customers.artful.net/upload/Screenshots/announcement3.jpg

Wow... I'm defnitely going to have to check this one out. Hopefully it isn't just eye candy.



Dan
Intel 486SX, Trident video, 8MB RAM, 14" Generic Monitor, 100 MB HDD, Windows 3.11
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GC2
Feb 25, 2003, 13:58
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GC2 Feb 25, 2003, 13:58
Feb 25, 2003, 13:58
 
I had the pleasure of beta testing GC1 abd while RTS isn't really my cup of tea, there was enough unique gameplay to keep it fun. The development team was very patient and very professional. A good time was had by all.

Looking at the screenies the graphics seem almost good enough to be a team based FPS. Too bad it won't be a hybrid a-la Battlezone/Uprising/etc

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Re: No subject
Feb 25, 2003, 13:39
nin
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Feb 25, 2003, 13:39
nin
 
Go to your local independent retailer and pick up David Bowie's A Space Oddity in whatever format you prefer (Still got my LP).

And pick up "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" while you're at it, preferably in the 2 cd edition that came out last fall. I listen to mostly electronic music, yet Ziggy Stardust and Lou Reed's Transformer are 2 of my favorite albums.

Go get them. Now. They'll blow your mind...

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Feb 25, 2003, 13:36
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Feb 25, 2003, 13:36
 
Don't feel bad Blue, I have no idea what the heck you guys are talking about anyway...

Try saying it out loud to get the joke:
"Ground Control 2: Major Tom"

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Feb 25, 2003, 13:25
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Feb 25, 2003, 13:25
 
Go to your local independent retailer and pick up David Bowie's A Space Oddity in whatever format you prefer (Still got my LP).

You won't regret it, that is, unless maybe you're one of those origina gangsta thugs or some nonsense

-DSR

EDIT: Forgot to close off the italics


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Feb 25, 2003, 12:06
Rigs
 
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Feb 25, 2003, 12:06
 Rigs
 
Don't feel bad Blue, I have no idea what the heck you guys are talking about anyway...

=-Rigs-=


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'I was. I'm better now.'
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Feb 25, 2003, 12:00
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Feb 25, 2003, 12:00
 
Ground Control 2: Major Tom

Hmm, even with the first go 'round for that joke, I really did blow this one, huh?

I am so ashamed.
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Feb 25, 2003, 12:00
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Feb 25, 2003, 12:00
 
I enjoyed the original as well. I didn't have a problem with the no-ingame-save thing. I didn't die enough for it to be a problem for me, but when I did die, I actually didn't mind to play over because I enjoyed it that much. There was only a couple levels on the expansion that I didn't really care for.

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Feb 25, 2003, 11:37
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Feb 25, 2003, 11:37
 
The original game was great, but I'd wish they'd stop making sequels out of everything.

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No subject
Feb 25, 2003, 11:14
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Feb 25, 2003, 11:14
 
In-level saves, please!

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