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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
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with the intent of making them accessible on today's leading digital platforms.
What do they mean by that, next-gen console platforms, or distribution platforms like Steam ?
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Offline The E

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
So according to RPS, their first priority will be to make these games accessible to modern platforms. If they can do that, that's gonna be a good thing.

As for new games using the Homeworld IP.... I dunno. Gearbox is generally a solid developer (ACM notwithstanding), but they don't seem to have RTS experience.

Well, I've never heard of them, but they're asking for input. So maybe those of you who have an interest in the future of Homeworld should go and talk to them. Surely it can't hurt?

You've never heard of Borderlands?

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with the intent of making them accessible on today's leading digital platforms.
What do they mean by that, next-gen console platforms, or distribution platforms like Steam ?

I'm gonna be positive about this and assume that that's what they want to do.
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
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with the intent of making them accessible on today's leading digital platforms.
What do they mean by that, next-gen console platforms, or distribution platforms like Steam ?

I'm gonna be positive about this and assume that that's what they want to do.
In case that was no clear, this was a XOR question, not an OR question.
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Offline Lorric

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
I've heard of Borderlands, but that's about as far as it goes. It's supposed to be a good game, right? So surely that's a positive thing if you like Homeworld.

For me, Homeworld 2 is just sitting around collecting dust. I've messed about with it before, but can't really get into it. I've had it a lot of years, and probably haven't gone past level 3 or 4.

 

Offline BritishShivans

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

nothing can describe the rage i currently feel

blood for the blood god

skulls for the skull throne

thankfully the solution is simple

we go to gearbox's studio and burn everything, then anoint the defiled homeworld rights in their blood

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

Offline Lorric

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
 :lol:

So, what's so bad about Gearbox?  :D

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Better them than the random guys who wanted to kickstart it. At least Gearbox has some good games in their portfolio.
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MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
:lol:

So, what's so bad about Gearbox?  :D

They have absolutely no experience outside FPS? Their last game was a flop?
"Closing the Box" - a campaign in the making :nervous:

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Offline Lorric

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
:lol:

So, what's so bad about Gearbox?  :D

They have absolutely no experience outside FPS? Their last game was a flop?

I'd never heard of them until right now.

Your first sentence is probably why.

 
Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Yeah I really can't see Gearbox doing Homeworld justice. Their -entire- roster is safe, formulaic FPSes, they aren't about to find some hidden cache of groundbreaking creativity.
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Offline An4ximandros

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
 Screw it, I'll make my own Homeworld! With physics and Geomod! ...actually scratch Geomod. :headz:

 

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Homeworld III:  Hiigaran Marine
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
And the lucky winner is..... Gearbox
http://www.gearboxsoftware.com/community/articles/1029/homeworld-acquisition-and-plans/

Excuse me while I go and cry in the corner. After the whole Aliens fiasco, excuse me if my faith is lacking...

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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Screw it, I'll make my own Homeworld! With physics and Geomod! ...actually scratch Geomod. :headz:
Actually like I've said before, It is not unlikely that an (already unlikely) revival of the genre could happen outside of the HW IP. You don't need it to be named Homeworld to make a good HW-ish game.
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
I am cautiously optimistic.

Just look at this like (hypothetical) FS3 or Star Wars. The original guys haven't done anything with the IP since 2003, and depending who you ask, anything good since 2000. At least this way, we'll get something. And even if whatever it is isn't any good, we'll still have 1, Cataclysm, and 2; they can't take those away from us.

 

Offline redsniper

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But Gearbox did Opposing Force! I guess they haven't done much else good besides that?
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Offline An4ximandros

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 Valve laid all the groundwork there, it was harder to frak it up than not to.

 I am still this sad.

 

Offline MP-Ryan

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But Gearbox did Opposing Force! I guess they haven't done much else good besides that?

Nonsense, Borderlands 1/2 were solid, if slightly flawed in some of their implementation, games.  Gearbox has a bad rep right now because of the cluster**** that was Aliens:  Colonial Marines.

Gearbox may be trying to broaden their horizons.  I don't think this acquisition is a bad thing, necessarily.
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Offline An4ximandros

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After this cluster **** it's hard to trust Gearbox with franchises they have not created themselves.