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Company News Codex Scoop: inXile to develop Autoduel car RPG at new New Orleans studio?

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. tyrannosaurus rex Unwanted Douchebag! Shitposter

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    New Orlean's infrastructure is crumbling and it's especially showing in donwtown, it's under populated and the murder rate is almost on par with Detroit. The last time I visited the area around the Vieux carré and Business district was indeed highly unpleasant the city is making no effort to increase police presence in these crucial areas probably because they don't even have the funds. The fact that it's narrow and streets are often if not always jammed/blocked is just the cherry on top.

    Not that Oak street is any better it's right next to Southport of all places, but it gives the appearance of being more tranquil at first sight I guess. Or not. He's using his own staff as revitalization vanguard, this is going to turn into a disaster I can't wait.
    Fargo being so generous sending his staff to the equivalent a second world city is like such a big coincidence with the talks of him being a greedy snake oil salesman.
     
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  2. Irenaeus II Unwanted Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    #LMAO @ ppl thinking New Orleans isn't some nigger ghetto shit city

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    :mrpresident::mrpresident::mrpresident::mrpresident::mrpresident:
     
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  3. himmy Arcane

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    Seriously, the main three non-hurricane things that I associate with New Orleans are early jazz, A Confederacy of Dunces and Gabriel Knight.
     
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  4. Irenaeus II Unwanted Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    We will return

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  5. SwiftCrack Arcane

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    This is future president Jindal's first step to the white house.
     
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  6. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    The murder rate is nothing. Like I said in another thread (or was it this one), it was around 450 at one time in the 90's. Toughen up.
     
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  7. tyrannosaurus rex Unwanted Douchebag! Shitposter

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    Full on denial about the state of your own city. You cannot even phrase an opinion without using an emote. Typical sheltered River Ridge snob I bet.
     
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  8. Excidium II Self-Ejected

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    Looks like a good place to me. Murder rates are similar here and I've never seen anyone get killed.
     
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  9. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    River Ridge? Plz, that's borderline white trash. Lakeview, sir. Not in denial, at all. New Orleans is a far cry from a place like Boston or Denver but it's essentially a microcosm of New York or Los Angeles or Atlanta or DC... without the good public transit systems.

    Just got back from a walk around my neighborhood and they're asking for $300k for an empty lot. Granted he'll probably only get $250k but let's not portray the city as if it's a Mumbai slum. Obviously all of the city isn't filled with $750k homes but I'm assuming most Codexians aren't the type to gravitate towards the poorest areas of an urban center.

    Fargo is paying an average of $75k in salaries here... which is probably $100k or so in a place like Newport Beach. It's a smart decision because it isn't an industry that requires everyone to live in the same place and he saves around $25k x Number of Employees in costs. He estimated 50 so that's $1.25 million per year.
     
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  10. Irenaeus II Unwanted Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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  11. SwiftCrack Arcane

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    I can't help but laugh at this discussion of Codexian Sociology.
     
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  12. Trash Pointing and laughing.

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    Autoduel is one of the blasts from the past for me. What the latest Mad Max game missed was the tension of getting out of your own battered vehicle to try and get something of value from the carwreck of your crushed enemies. All the while worrying that a new threat might come roaring in and hit you. The game was tense and survival was tenuous at best. One of my fav post-apocalyptic games of the time and I've been hoping ever since that someone would someday come up with a mix between Autoduel and Road War 2000. No such luck until know but who knows....
     
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  13. SwiftCrack Arcane

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    Hah, Roadwar 2000. That game was pretty damn good.
     
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  14. Zorba the Hutt Arcane Weasel

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    Typical Codex negativity ITT. According to their latest blog post they're loving New Orleans already:

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    Moving to a new city is never easy, but the commute is a vast improvement

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    Leaving plenty of time to explore the vibrant breakfast scene

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    But a new office isn't all fun and games, requiring a massive investment of management focus.
    From inspecting facilities like the new conference room...


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    To the usual hardware tests


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    And VA auditions

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    The heart of inXile remains its talented staff, notably the industry-leading QA dept

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    And, of course, a bit of TLC for the newly-relocated staff

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    To sign them up on long term contracts

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  15. SausageInYourFace Codexian Sausage Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Brofisted for topless Fargo.
     
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  16. naossano Cipher

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    Didn't Brian learned from Interplay experience that he should see if currents projects work before piling so much projects at once ?
    They only released one successful game so far and they already have like 4 unfinished projects at the same time.
     
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  17. FuriousGamer87 Arcane Patron

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    Speaking of that, how is Convoy, the supposedly successor to Roadwar 2000?
     
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  18. SwiftCrack Arcane

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    http://store.steampowered.com/app/318230/ This one?

    Haven't played. Looks good. I put it on my Wishlist.
     
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  19. aratuk Arbiter

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    I used to live in New Orleans. Nice town, with drive-through daiquiri bars, but I got robbed sometimes. The local talent pool, as Randy Newman says, "college men from LSU / Went in dumb, come out dumb too" …Yeah, I had a lot of friends who went to school there. (But there are some very good schools. The Jesuits don't mess around.)

    Honestly, though, New Orleans is a much smaller city than I think a lot of people realize, and unlike LA, SFO, the Acela corridor, or even Austin, TX, it isn't near other large cities from which to conveniently hire people, either.

    Kind of an odd choice, unless you're an alcoholic who plays brass instruments.
     
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  20. Fairfax Arcane

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    [Can't brofist]
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