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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. Eli_Havelock Learned

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    Spector was the Creative Whatever for UA in charge of something that was trying to turn emergent gameplay into level scores posted on social media. So great of a visionary that the first producer Chris Siegel thought he was working on something completely different than that or the KS bait. That is, when the latter bothered to show up for anything involved with the game, as he often sounded like he didn't have any idea what was going on because he wasn't involved despite being credited and called producer. Good timing on finding Rich Gallup to steer the assets being made into something a bit playable, even if unintentionally.

    But yeah, OSE Austin felt the repeat of ION STORM - as if John Romero fucked up BOTH Dallas and Austin.
     
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  2. Efe Erudite

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    he is putting his name on it.
    he is involved even if he does nothing
     
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  3. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    I think safe to say, if SS3 will contain SHODAn, and not their own independant idea, it will be a hard fail.
     
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  4. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    SS2 ends with SHODAN surviving, of course she would be in SS3.
     
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  5. kangaxx Learned

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    SHODAN takes over Tommy Suarez's body and realises she was previously living a lie as her assigned female gender. SS3 is about Shodan's struggle as a trans AI.

    :bounce:
     
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  6. Spacer's Nugget Educated Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In
    Oh, I see that Warren has found their new narrative lead. Congrats, kangaxx

    :bro:
     
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  7. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Codex 2014
    Warren's Austin team is now hiring leads, for a new, original IP project. https://otherside-e.com/wp/jobs/

    Notable things from the postings.

    Lead Engineer:

    Lead Designer:

    So Warrent's new project too has some kind of multiplayer elements?

    Anyway, this pretty much confirms what some people suspected, that Otherside won't be directly involved in Tencent's SS3.
     
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  8. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    Codex 2012 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire RPG Wokedex Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    What's triple-I? :?
     
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  9. Gargaune Magister

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    What? Seriously, there is such a thing as excessive granularity.

    Edit: I need to stop taking breaks mid-shitpost. mindx2, I imagine "III" is meant to be a sort of "AAA indie" as if we didn't have enough pointless jargon.
     
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  10. Bad Sector Arcane Patron

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    Insert Title Here RPG Wokedex
    Supposedly an indie game with AAA-ish production standards (but not a AAA budget).

    Basically PRspeak for self-funded AA-at-best game.
     
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  11. Eli_Havelock Learned

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    I.E. Anything you could bullshit for a paycheck, as not even OtherSide knew what the fuck they were making at any time in the studio's existence while begging for money and publisher acknowledgement.

    Birds of a feather and all that. Similarly, UA seemed to be in the same genre as Little Inferno.
     
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  12. kangaxx Learned

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    It's how tranny and all-round fat fuck Jim Sterling pronounces 'Triple A'.
     
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  13. karnak Arcane Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Strap Yourselves In
    Since EA apparently has recently sold the rights to the Syndicate and Ultima Underworld franchises, something tells me that there may be a connection here...

    EDIT: Recently GOG was asked by the publisher to pull the Underworld and Syndicate games from it store. And the games were also pulled from the EA store, as well, so chances are that the games have found a new publisher. Maybe "Ultima Underworld 3" or "Syndicate: the New World" will be a new way to get more spyware on western computers :P
     
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  14. Child of Malkav Arbiter

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    It's a new IP so that means it's not Thief, thank God.
     
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  15. Gargaune Magister

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    Can't imagine Square Enix digging Thief or Deus Ex out from behind their shed just to give 'em to a third party developer.
     
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  16. BlackGoat Arbiter

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    A new Underworld game? What could go wrong!
     
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  17. Eli_Havelock Learned

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    The short answer: Yes.
     
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  18. Butter Arcane

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    According to Feargus, Obsidian were at one point going to make the follow-up to Human Revolution.
     
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  19. Gargaune Magister

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    Agent Navarre slowly turns her head as you approach, a motion that vaguely reminds you of the shifting of an icy glacier - deliberate, indomitable and frostily cold. Her one natural eye narrows almost at the edge of perception, while a ravenous red glowing radiation glows in the ocular augmentation that serves as the former's pair, menacing and hungry like the maw of a starving F'am'ph'hyyyr. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum. Unnaturally resplendent against her pallid white blanched skin, Anna's rouged lips, the colour of deep red oxygenated blood, part and when she speaks it feels like the icy, glacial kiss of a scalpel's blade across your nape in some long-forgotten nightmare now made flesh in her presence.

    "Ekera, my new partner, JC Denton."
     
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  20. Fenix Arcane Vatnik

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    Gargaune this is completely hilarious.
     
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  21. kangaxx Learned

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    The Discord is hitting new peaks.

    Then on the 7th Sep:

    I've cut out a fair bit of additional chat about fish genitalia.
     
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  22. Eli_Havelock Learned

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    Why? It probably had better-developed factions than Underworld Ass-ended and better hopes for a future than OSE System Shock 3.

    Speaking of fish genitals, RIP Derpy FAUXDAN

    The biggest horror was seeing what they did to her, especially her speech lines. Compared to SS and SS2, the lines for SS3 were absolutely... huh? I can understand if there's a lore reason, like SHODAN's just had the AI equivalent of several strokes, but all that's been shown so far has made it sound like she's down to the point you could take her out with the ol' paradoxical statement or maybe even just a divide by zero.
     
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  23. Monolith Prophet

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    Buddy, do yourself a favour, drop that avatar and slowly walk away.
     
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  24. Eli_Havelock Learned

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    I know it's been over 20 years but my face hasn't changed THAT much I would need to get rid of it. But what can I say? You've got good taste. :incline:

    This amusing coincidence seems kind of apropos to a topic involving Paul Neurath and Warren Spector both wearing an LGS skinmask. :lol:
     
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