Zoo Tycoon. 2: Extinct Animals Announced

Microsoft announces plans for Extinct Animals, an expansion pack for Zoo Tycoon 2 that allows owners of the zoology game to create their own Jurassic park with extinct species. Here's another of those -heavy press releases:
REDMOND, Wash.  May 24, 2007  Players can get up close and personal with Earths most fascinating former inhabitants as Microsoft Game Studios and Blue Fang Games LLC today announced that Zoo Tycoon. 2: Extinct Animals, the biggest expansion pack to date for the award-winning Zoo Tycoon 2 franchise, will be available on Windows.-based PCs this fall.

Introducing 30 new animals and more than a dozen dinosaurs, ranging from the adorable dodo bird and massive American mastodon to the saber-toothed cat and T. rex, Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals provides new ways for players to experience the award-winning gameplay of Zoo Tycoon 2. Aspiring zoologists will be challenged to dig for fossils, bring animals that once roamed the earth thousands of years ago to life in the Extinct Research Lab, and wrangle rampaging dinosaurs with a tranquilizer gun.

The Zoo Tycoon 2 franchise continues to provide the ultimate zoo experience. Since its launch in November 2004, Zoo Tycoon 2 has continued the award-winning legacy, receiving recognition from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, Childrens Technology Review, Scholastic Parent & Child and the Parents Choice Foundation. Other Zoo Tycoon 2 expansion packs include Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species, Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure and Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania..

Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals is a Games for Windows title and delivers the same standard of excellence as Zoo Tycoon 2 and other great Games for Windows titles, such as easy installation, high quality standards, and support for Game Explorer and Parental Controls in Windows Vista..
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Games for Windows BS
May 24, 2007, 23:47
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Games for Windows BS May 24, 2007, 23:47
May 24, 2007, 23:47
 
God. I had nearly as much trouble getting CoH properly patched as I had getting BF2142 properly patched.

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It is to laugh
May 25, 2007, 04:19
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It is to laugh May 25, 2007, 04:19
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Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals is a Games for Windows title and delivers the same standard of excellence as Zoo Tycoon 2 and other great Games for Windows titles, such as easy installation, high quality standards, and support for Game Explorer and Parental Controls in Windows Vista..

I love how they keep claiming that the whole re-branding of PC games to this "Games for windows" B.S. is just a way for them to make it easier for us poor, unloved, suffering PC Gamers to play our games.

How about releasing an OS that has decent legacy support, better resource management, tighter security, and more stability then the previous one?

Silly shit like "Ease of Installation", Gamer achievements, and a Game "Explorer" isn't what was holding PC gaming back.

Actually...all MS has to do is look in the mirror to find out what really has been holding it back.

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Re: It is to laugh
May 25, 2007, 10:58
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May 25, 2007, 10:58
 
I think they need to come out with "Tycoon Tycoon: you are a games developer, and you have absolutely no creative ability. The game is about re-leveraging previously-successful titles, using the LEAST amount of new artwork, ideas, game text, UI programming, and code to try to sucker consumers into believing they are getting a new game as MANY times as possible. The winner will be the one who can keep a concept alive the longest (ie making money by selling to clueless Aunts, Parents and Grandparents who say "well, Billy seemed to enjoy that game we bought him last year, this one looks a lot like it!")"

Or, we could just stick a fork in the goddamn "Tycoon" series, realize we can download the same farking game for free from Underdogs circa 1992, and MOVE ON PLEASE.

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May 25, 2007, 11:26
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The original Zoo Tycoon was okay, but it was pretty much a slower paced rip off of Rollercoaster Tycoon. In the case of both series, the move to 3D hurt the simple playability of these games.

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May 26, 2007, 17:35
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Seriously, I spent my life getting fucked up on drugs and two decades later this is all they can come up with?


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