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  1. Quarto

    It is done...

    I am back. After two very long months of near-total media blackout, where I worked 12-14 hours a day on finishing up the PhD thesis, I submitted it today, and I am now free. Until the examiners get back with their feedback in about two months, of course. It is a very strange feeling. Just like...
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    Hehehe... ah, Freespace...

    A couple of months ago, when THQ went bankrupt and their assets were auctioned off, Interplay bought the Freespace IP back. Gamasutra has just published info regarding just how much it was that Interplay had to pay for this venerable franchise. So, how much does it cost to become the owner of...
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    RIP Junction Point... and... maybe...?

    So, the news just broke that Disney is shutting down Junction Point. Warren Spector is out of a job, and says he doesn't yet know what will come next It's certainly always sad when that happens, although I suppose it was that time - he has joked in the past that after about seven years at a...
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    RIP Tony Scott

    Being away to a place with no internet for the last couple of days, I only found out yesterday about the death of Tony Scott - director of Top Gun (and a bunch of other films). There's really nothing worse than suicide. No other death is as horrible and painful for both the deceased and his...
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    Q's anger management thread (chock-full of spoilers!)

    Ok. I have to say, I have not been entirely happy with the mission design in Saga so far. There's a lot of great stuff in there, but sometimes (from what I've seen so far - and I'm not too deep into the game, I think), there are also badly conceived events and downright offensively irritating...
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    Small gameplay things...

    I get the impression I'm getting old - I'm whining about things that, fifteen years ago would have seemed perfectly reasonable to my fifteen-year-old self, but now I'm lazy, and increasingly view myself as a "casual" gamer... (and this from the guy who made Standoff!) I don't want to discuss...
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    So... cockpits...

    So, I finally started playing Saga yesterday. Decided to start with the Prologue - boy, I hope you guys have cut down on the radio chatter in the main release! Also, I hate that final mission - if you die at the last navpoint, you have sooo much to go through again :(. (of course, it's my own...
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    Secret Ops Ship Catalogue

    Right... as I promised in the Silhouettes thread, I've cooked up a rough-and-dirty ship viewer for Secret Ops. This mod (if I may even call it that) does the following: Replaces the easter egg with the object viewer. Breaks SO completely - with this thing installed, you will not be able to play...
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    Standoff Easter Egg hunt

    So... first up, thanks to everyone who voted for us in the Fan Project of the Year contest! Mind you, I wouldn't be the arrogant jerk that I am if I didn't admit that, you know, I would've been rather disappointed (shocked/horrified/surprised... and I'd sulk!) if we didn't win, what with Episode...
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    Q's Wedding Thread

    As some of you may know, last saturday I changed my marital status :). At the moment, I'm too busy with housecleaning and things like that (...and preparing for our honeymoon trip, which starts tomorrow) to post at the forum, but I wanted to share a couple of photos from the wedding ceremony :)...
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    Website update, July 24th

    So, here's this week's news update. 17 days left... darn, that's really not a lot. But hey, if 14 days was enough for Blair to stop Tolwyn in WC4, I'm sure we can make it too :).
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    Another news update

    This update's taken a little longer than planned... but it's only a little over a month since the previous one, so we are still doing fairly well, I guess ;). On the up side, though, this update includes a whole bunch of screenshots. One thing worth adding is that we haven't yet selected our...
  13. Quarto

    News update at last...

    We've just posted an update over at the website. As you can see from the update, the episode still isn't too close to completion - while the missions are getting close to finished, a lot of the remaining pieces of the puzzle have yet to fall into place. Still, summer usually brings a lot...
  14. Quarto

    Finally, a news update

    After a few dismal months of virtually no progress, we've finally done enough to put up another news update: BTW, even though we only talk about the new frigate in the update, that doesn't mean this is the only progress we've made. Missions are also advancing (...slowly. Exruciatingly...
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    News update

    We've just uploaded another news update on the Standoff website. Hopefully this one is more to everybody's satisfaction, because it's pretty hard to get this much text out of Eder in a single update these days :p.
  16. Quarto

    This is your last chance!

    ...If you wanted to fly the Tarsus in the sim, that is :). You will notice that the Tarsus scores now only appear on the Tarsus' ship profile page - they no longer appear on the index, the mission or the pilot profile pages. Yes, we are up to something. It involves a bugfix patch, a ship...
  17. Quarto

    Release date announcement #3!

    Standoff's third episode is coming... January 8th, 2006.
  18. Quarto

    Progress update!

    Every once in a while, we lose patience. When we lose patience, we drag Eder into the basement and hit him repeatedly with baseball bats until he coughs up a website update. This is one of those occasions. Anyway, the news update itself has all the details, but in short - there's lots of...
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    Hmmmm... Steven Spielberg and EA

    Well, this is interesting. Spielberg and EA together? Good thing? Bad thing? I just don't know. It'd be interesting to know what role he will have exactly - is he actually going to do anything serious, or is he there just so they can slap his name on the box? In any case, it's always nice to...
  20. Quarto

    See? We are still alive!

    In case some of you were wondering about the long lack of updates on the website... we finally managed to squeeze an update out of Eder yesterday. So, what's new? Well, even though the website doesn't see too many updates, progress is certainly plentiful - just check out that progress page...
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