DEFCON Gold

The Darwinia Website (thanks Frans) has word that DEFCON is gold, offering a photo of the gold master disk for the global wargame as provenance. Word is: "After a staggering Five Months worth of beta testing, Defcon has finally gone gold. The master disk has been produced, checked, and sent away for manufacturing. The downloads are ready. We are on schedule for launch at 6.00pm GMT, Friday 29th September. It's all rather exciting."
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Holy capitalization, batman!
Sep 26, 2006, 09:48
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Holy capitalization, batman! Sep 26, 2006, 09:48
Sep 26, 2006, 09:48
 
It wasn't just five months of beta testing.

It was "Five Months" of beta testing! That makes it wayyy better!

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Re: Holy capitalization, batman!
Sep 26, 2006, 09:57
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Re: Holy capitalization, batman! Sep 26, 2006, 09:57
Sep 26, 2006, 09:57
 
Is anyone even going to play this after Five Months?

edit: forgot to type


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No subject
Sep 26, 2006, 09:59
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No subject Sep 26, 2006, 09:59
Sep 26, 2006, 09:59
 
I think it looks a rather ace concept, myself, and good for surreptitious work-play.

Freespace 2: Lost Souls
http://www.sectorgame.com/aldo/
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No subject
Sep 26, 2006, 10:31
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No subject Sep 26, 2006, 10:31
Sep 26, 2006, 10:31
 
I'm also looking forward to playing this. I LOVE any games with nukes in them.

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Re: No subject
Sep 26, 2006, 10:39
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Re: No subject Sep 26, 2006, 10:39
Sep 26, 2006, 10:39
 
I LOVE any games with nukes in them.

Too bad SuperPower 2 sucked. I heard the community really improved upon it, though.

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jeje
Sep 26, 2006, 10:55
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jeje Sep 26, 2006, 10:55
Sep 26, 2006, 10:55
 
Ah this game got me excited in anticipation since I first read about it. Preload is complete Unfortunately, i'll be out on friday night, but maybe i can try it when i get back (if im not too drunken). From the manual, mutliplayer modes:

Diplomacy
All players will start as a member of the Green
alliance, with radar sharing turned on. How long
will the alliance last?

Hilarious!

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Re: jeje
Sep 26, 2006, 11:01
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Re: jeje Sep 26, 2006, 11:01
Sep 26, 2006, 11:01
 
soooo... is there a demo?


aha.. it says coming soon


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Excited
Sep 26, 2006, 11:12
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Excited Sep 26, 2006, 11:12
Sep 26, 2006, 11:12
 
I'm really anxious to play this game, bought it already and can't wait to play it.

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Re: Excited
Sep 26, 2006, 11:15
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Re: Excited Sep 26, 2006, 11:15
Sep 26, 2006, 11:15
 
This game is going to be a quick fun impulse buy at $15.. or $10 if you get it now. I doubt it'll be anywhere at SuperPower's calibre even.

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Re: Excited
Sep 26, 2006, 11:32
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Re: Excited Sep 26, 2006, 11:32
Sep 26, 2006, 11:32
 
I <3 Introversion. Good luck lads! Preloaded and waiting...

This and Company of Heroes on Friday!!1

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Re: Excited
Sep 26, 2006, 11:38
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Re: Excited Sep 26, 2006, 11:38
Sep 26, 2006, 11:38
 
Easiest and most sound pre-order I have made in a long time.

$10 for something that looks awesome? Yeah, yeah, I'm not going to be CS'ing this one up every night/weekend, but you can't beat the price for something that looks that stylish.

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Re: Excited
Sep 26, 2006, 11:49
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Re: Excited Sep 26, 2006, 11:49
Sep 26, 2006, 11:49
 
I see there's single player mode vs. AI and multiplayer mode vs other players. Is there multiplayer mode vs AI (co-op)?

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Re: Excited
Sep 26, 2006, 11:55
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Re: Excited Sep 26, 2006, 11:55
Sep 26, 2006, 11:55
 
I see there's single player mode vs. AI and multiplayer mode vs other players. Is there multiplayer mode vs AI (co-op)?

The real question is, is there an AI vs AI mode.

The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?


"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurmama
"Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you."
-Fry, Futurama
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No subject
Sep 26, 2006, 11:57
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No subject Sep 26, 2006, 11:57
Sep 26, 2006, 11:57
 
For $10 this sounds like a really good deal.

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No subject
Sep 26, 2006, 12:14
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No subject Sep 26, 2006, 12:14
Sep 26, 2006, 12:14
 
I am intrigued.

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Re: Excited
Sep 26, 2006, 12:48
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Re: Excited Sep 26, 2006, 12:48
Sep 26, 2006, 12:48
 
I see there's single player mode vs. AI and multiplayer mode vs other players. Is there multiplayer mode vs AI (co-op)?

Yes.

The real question is, is there an AI vs AI mode.

And yes.

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Re: Excited
Sep 26, 2006, 12:57
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Re: Excited Sep 26, 2006, 12:57
Sep 26, 2006, 12:57
 
I see there's single player mode vs. AI and multiplayer mode vs other players. Is there multiplayer mode vs AI (co-op)?

Yes.

Great. I just saw a link to a manual posted online and it mentioned "Three or more Human Players recommended" for diplomacy mode. So that basically confirmed it. I didn't see it on their product feature list. They should definitely add a bullet for co-op there.

The real question is, is there an AI vs AI mode.

And yes.


Of course, just set number of players to 0 !

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Re: No subject
Sep 26, 2006, 13:01
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Re: No subject Sep 26, 2006, 13:01
Sep 26, 2006, 13:01
 
Too bad SuperPower 2 sucked. I heard the community really improved upon it, though.

The patches improved on it too. I thought the game was very good for what it was trying to accomplish. It's a VERY complex game.

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For the price, definitely worth it...
Sep 26, 2006, 13:06
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For the price, definitely worth it... Sep 26, 2006, 13:06
Sep 26, 2006, 13:06
 
...Even if I play it only 10-20 times online. It's simple enough to get into and revives fond memories of WOPR/Joshua from Wargames (especially for those who first saw the movie years ago). If I don't like online play there's singleplayer action. The game can be set to real-time (for a very neat office game) or time can be ramped up for quicker action.

No, the story is not as deep as an RPG and the game is not as graphically intense as Prey or Half-Life 2 (or Donkey Kong). Does it have to be? No, and that is not the point.

The example videos easily advertise my expectations of the game.

Comparisons to Superpower 2: The only way this game can be compared to Superpower 2 is that it deals with conflicts between other nations in a modern setting and using the globe is the main focus of the interface. It's not a deep (and yawning) simulator like Superpower 2, and I'm happy for that because it will keep more people playing. I'm also willing to bet it will not be initially bug ridden like Superpower 2.

Finally, it doesn't install StarForce on your system like Superpower 2 does. (Sorry, I just couldn't resist).

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Re: For the price, definitely worth it..
Sep 26, 2006, 13:16
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Re: For the price, definitely worth it.. Sep 26, 2006, 13:16
Sep 26, 2006, 13:16
 
Comparisons to Superpower 2

No one's really comparing it: one poster suggested he loves nukes in a game, and there was one reply saying the game sucked.

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