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    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    Yes, well, my opinion is surely the only one that matters ;). No, but seriously - it's far from only my opinion, and you know it :). You've been at these forums long enough to know how divisive P2 was, and it certainly didn't all come down to the "it's not really Wing Commander" controversy. You...
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    Does this wording mean that the Kilrathi pilot is still alive?

    Which, of course, opens a really fun can of worms - what if this Haga Kaligara was as truthful as Mitsuo Fuchida? 😲 Obviously, there's not going to be any more WC novels, but if there were, I'd really love to see Forstchen take that concept and run with it, writing another novel in which we...
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    Paul Hughes on Privateer 2 Development (June 11, 2020)

    Man, I get such cognitive dissonance when I read Privateer 2 people looking back on their game with such fondness. As a developer, I can totally understand that even bad projects seem pretty great in retrospect. Nonetheless, it was an objectively bad game, shipped in a half-finished state. This...
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    The return of MicroProse!

    Well, I will say this much: if even half of these games turn out as well as promised, I will definitely grow to like this new MicroProse. And that's exactly the way it should be: proving themselves through their work, not merely by buying a logo. (yes, fine, I'll admit it. Twenty years have...
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    Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer

    That is definitely an excellent result for this movie. Though in regards to having the #2 spot in that ranking... I reckon Covid-19 helped a little with that ;).
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    Space Sim First Look: Elite Dangerous Odyssey (June 4, 2020)

    Heh. I remember when Elite Dangerous was first announced, right at the height of Star Citizen hype. Who would have thought, all those years later Elite Dangerous would be successfully expanding with add-on after add-on, while Star Citizen would still be missing in action?
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    The return of MicroProse!

    Fair enough! I certainly felt that BI2's turn system was a significant improvement over the original, but certainly it was a big change, and I can definitely see how it could be controversial for others.
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    The return of MicroProse!

    Wait, it went weird in BI2? Don't you mean The Andosia War? I at least thought that BI2 was brilliant as a strategy game. Never got around to playing BI3, but I understand that's pretty much a relabelled data disk for BI2, so I guess it would also be reasonably good.
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    The return of MicroProse!

    ...Exactly! And I'll say it again - TFA does look like potentially a very exciting game.
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    The return of MicroProse!

    I honestly don't think it makes a whit of a difference. Firstly, I'm not sure his role in MicroProse was that significant on the creative side. He was the business guy. Secondly, as I understand, his role is purely unofficial. It's not like he's going to relocate to Australia. Thirdly, the guy...
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    I've Created a WC4 HD Video Pack

    So, I had a look at that WC3 intro. Initially, looking at the credits, and the carrier jumping in, I was like "meh". Then the Kilrathi showed up on screen. My jaw dropped upon seeing their hair actually looking like hair. Given the source material - I am utterly blown away.
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    The return of MicroProse!

    Uh-huh. Yep, they're back. Based in a warehouse in a rural backwater in New South Wales, Australia, apparently. Sure, I guess that's where Microprose had always been based ;). Nothing exciting whatsoever about the Microprose brand returning, because it's not actually Microprose returning. I'll...
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    Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Announced (March 10, 2020)

    Meh, I don't think anybody really wants to go too deeply into this discussion. There is definitely a case to be made (and I think I started doing that above) that Wolf 3D really had very little impact at all on the genre, however successful it was. But let's leave it at that. I think that would...
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    Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Announced (March 10, 2020)

    Ugh, no. Dune 2000 was basically C&C reskinned into Dune 2. I get what you're trying to say, and I understand the risk of praising whatever's earlier as being more influential, but here's the thing - you really couldn't make that argument. Doom would have existed without Wolfenstein. Yes, the...
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    Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Announced (March 10, 2020)

    Yes, I mean the genre. Dune 2 was Westwood's first RTS game. Heck, no - with all respects to weird console games like Herzog Zwei, Dune 2 was *the* first RTS game as we know them. It laid out a practically complete blueprint for the whole genre, to the point where it's possible to actually argue...
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