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Vapourware System Shock 3 by OtherSide Entertainment - taken over by Tencent!

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by LESS T_T, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    If they're still trying to get the project funded commenting on it won't do them any good.
     
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    Honestly, at this point I'm not sure that's true! A public call for help might draw out some angel investor.
     
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  4. Trans-Financial-Man Erudite

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    They don't need money at this point. They need people to actually make the game and it looks like there's no one there. Any investor would look at a company with no one there. And the first thing they'd think is "How much would it cost to hire and then train new people, keep them on a wage for all this time and then fund an entire video game?" Most investors would then tell OS to take a long walk off a short pier. They're beyond help at this point.
     
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  5. Whisper Arcane Vatnik

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    Wait, Warren Spector is socialist leftist pro-Dem?

    Wow, he hates Trump so much because Trump keeps going and socialists fail again in USA.
     
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  6. Doktor Best Arcane

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    Warren Spector is as leftist as Trump is christian.
     
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    I still feel bad for the old and senile coyote Warren Spector. The original SS3 announcement with Sheldon Pacotti as a design director and Doug Church as a consultant gave me some hope. It's a little sad to see it all fall apart.

    On the other hand, perhaps it is God himself who protects us from the second coming of a UA-kind of catastrophe.
     
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  8. Terenty Savant

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    I think its better for Warren to be remembered as the father of Deus Ex, not a senile old man that embarrased himself at the end of his career with whatever SS3 would've turned out to be.
     
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  9. prengle Learned

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    wow!! actual positive news from the games industry for once. didnt think the day would actually come but i guess being a toxic pessimist actually pays off once every few years?

    i can only hope this means that otherside's already a hollowed out corpse of a studio or, at the very least, on the verge of fucking dying. there may actually be decent, talented people who lost their jobs over this bullshit, which sucks, but ultimately i think this is the best possible outcome. over the years ive become more and more convinced that the beer guy from looking glass's closing party must have spiked their beer supply with bleach or some shit because they literally all have terminal boomeritis. there hasnt been a single looking glass alumnus thats done anything even remotely noteworthy since the mid 2000s or so - they all have fucking brain damage. yes, paul neurath is a conman and warren is a washed up senile piece of shit who hasnt worked on a legitimately great game since deus ex (and honestly, harvey smith, sheldon pacotti, and the rest of the entire fucking team should get more credit for deus ex because i sincerely doubt warren had anything to do with it being so fucking good) but he's not the only one that's lost his mind over the years. just look at terri brosius's twitter, all she fucking does is retweet the most basic anti-trump propaganda imaginable, this bitch unironically retweeted motherfucking mike bloomberg's campaign account, she's as pro establishment as it gets. there's no fucking hope for these people, they're deranged washed up ex-mit boomers who have absolutely no idea how to develop a videogame in [current year] and underworld ascendant is physical proof of this, so much so that im surprised that more looking glass fanatics werent tearing it apart, it's comedically bad.

    underworld ascendant also proves that if anyone is actually physically capable of continuing the legacy that looking glass left behind in may 2000, it sure as hell isnt looking glass themselves - the industry left them behind ages ago, and honestly, as much as i hate to say it, good fucking riddance. it's absolutely tragic but it's the painful fucking truth. i've seen a bunch of people point at arkane and call them The Next Looking Glass™, but not only are they owned by the corrupt, nightmarish, gluttonous elder demon that calls itself "zenimax media incorporated" in our tongue, but its been like 20 fucking years and they havent turned out a single game thats on par with any of the old looking glass classics. like, ok, dishonored is a decent game, viktor antonov's art is nice, but it isnt as revolutionary or atmospheric as thief 1 and 2 (or even deadly shadows), it's just kind of ok i guess? theyre not awful but at best, i still think of them as a looking class cover band - they're fine, they sort of understand what it was that made what they're covering good, but it just isn't the same. nothing else is, really. we can only sit and fucking hope that the fans (and maybe some ambitious indie devs) carry on looking glass's legacy in the decades to come.

    looking glass has been dead for almost 20 goddamn years and otherside getting fucked over is just the icing on the cake - long live looking glass.
     
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    Yeah lol why would a fan of looking glass ever want its developers to keep making games in the same vein LOL. true fans want genres to die and rot!!!!
     
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  11. AMG Arbiter

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    Maybe SHODAN is in charge of her twitter account.
     
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  12. prengle Learned

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    when you asked grandpappy warren to cook up one of them old immersive sims like he used to back in the good old days, he bent over, ripped off his fucking pants and pulled this out of his ass:

    wow it's almost like it's a terrible fucking game or something that actively tarnished the names of its developers and, by extension, looking glass as a whole? maybe i'm a retard for thinking they should just retire but then again i'm posting on the codex, so, yes, i do have brain damage
     
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    Warren wasn't involved in UA. Good job dumabss.
     
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  14. Efe Liturgist

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    he is still responsible as studio head though
     
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  15. prengle Learned

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    i forgot that he was primarily focused on ss3 and that ua was paul's thing, but warren's still listed as a creative consultant on the mobygames credits page :?
     
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    Sure, the same way Feargus is responsible for some of the greatest games of all time in BG2, KotOR2, MotB, Fallout 2, NV.. oh wait you probably don't agree with that.
     
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    Faergus is though..
    no different from warren in his past accomplishments meaning jack shit in present day where his failures is all we see
     
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    Cool, at least you're consistent. I'm not sure the majority would agree with you though.
     
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  19. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Collateral damage, brand confusion, etc. etc.:



    I remember Warren had to do similar things on Twitter when SS1 remake's production reboot was announced.
     
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    AI programmer also joined the same company.
     
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  21. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    What?
     
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    System Shock remake is officially confirmed to be shit. Well, not like there were many doubts about it, but it's good to have it in the open
     
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    He probably meant "shot" as in screenshot.
     
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  25. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    That thread is just me copy-pasting every one of LESS T_T's layoff posts here.
     
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