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Offline JGZinv

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Offline redsniper

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
$30 Expansion pack for every ship.
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Offline Rick James

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
Knowing EA they will royally screw over this acquired franchise too.

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Offline JGZinv

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
Could have been worse... it might have been Activision.

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Offline BloodEagle

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
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EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark

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Offline gevatter Lars

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
Guys you realise that EA owns this since 1992?
Haveing an active trademark means only that they have exclusive rights to sell stuff that is labeled Wing Commander.
As no one else is allowed to make a WC game this isn't much of a differance as to how it has been since '92.
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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
Knowing EA they will royally screw over this acquired franchise too.


Want to fire Missiles that will be €15 more.

Able to play the final level in the game €10 more.

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Offline Commander Zane

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
Or just like the EA titles of Command And Conquer, royally bugged to hell with zero developer support into patching it.
Either way, if it's a PC title it'll still be better than Arena.

 

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
Knowing EA they will royally screw over this acquired franchise too.
Want to fire Missiles that will be €15 more.

Able to play the final level in the game €10 more.

Chance to play a good Wing Commander game? Priceless.

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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
Or just like the EA titles of Command And Conquer, royally bugged to hell with zero developer support into patching it.

To be fair to EA, they were reasonably good about C&C3. Kane's Wrath, not so much.
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Offline Commander Zane

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
Yet they still refuse to even give an estimated time of release for TW 1.10 since...last year I looked at their board.
All they do is run their Gulper Eel-esque mouthes about "OH WE'RE GOING TO WORK ON THIS NEW PATCH!" then go off to either doing absolutely nothing or releasing RA3's umpteenth patch.

 
Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
At least they're supporting RA3, instead of not patching it.  They could be sitting on their asses not releasing any patches.
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Offline Commander Zane

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
Actually what they should be doing is patching KW because it's only on its second patch and plenty of the community has listed gamebreaking bugs that are still present.
And people still play TW and KW and NOT JUST RA3.

 
Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
I know people still play TW and KW.  I still do.  I don't play RA3 due to its horrible DRM scheme.  Its just EA patching one game is better than them patching no games, wouldn't you agree?  Or would you rather all of EA's games, including RA3, have gamebreaking bugs?
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

Offline Commander Zane

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
Sure it's better than nothing at all, but it's still horrible distribution of support, since there is no distribution.

 
Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
Agreed.  EA need to get off their asses and start patching their games.
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

Offline Locutus of Borg

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
They do patch their games, you just have to patch up their profit margins in return.
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Offline Commander Zane

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
Bull****. Patch TW and KW and then I'll consider doing so.

 

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
I don't see anything major that needs to be changed in TW. The game is generally very stable and balanced at this point.

Now KW is an entirely different story. The original version had huge bugs and balance issues, many of which were not in TW, and the two patches so far have created more problems than they have fixed.

 

Offline Davin

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Re: EA picked up the Wing Commander trademark
It was the exact same thing with The battle for middle earth, they announced the expansion and stopped patching the original. Seems like they do this sort of thing with all their franchises. Although I have to admit, what pissed me off the most about their attitude towards patching the original after the expansion was released was, buy the expansion, it'll make everything right. BULL****!