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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Here's what Gearbox can do, right now, no creativity required:

Step 1. Port 1, Cata, 2 to modern systems, release on Steam
Step 2. Make high-poly models of everything in the Homeworld games. Make flashy new visual and sound effects. Update the UI to modern functional standards, at least what we had in HW2.
Step 3. Release Homeworld 1(2), Homeworld: Cataclysm(2), and Homeworld 2(2).
Step 4. Mad profit!

Would you spend money on those games? I sure would.

How long do you think it would take a team that has successfully built 3+ entire, functional games and corresponding weapons, characters, and blasted landscapes, to re-do about 100 models and as many effects?

 

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
 Given the fecestrom (:shaking:) in their forums, the best move they could do right now is making the HW2 engine Open Source, that could calm down the community a lot. I doubt they have the code, however.

 
Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
the best move they could do right now is making the HW2 engine Open Source, that could calm down the community a lot. I doubt they have the code, however.

That'd be nice. But if they're even remotely considering anything like my plan, it likely won't happen.

Also, step 5: Homeworld 2(3) - Dust Wars

 

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
I am still this sad.

Cheer up An4ximandros. They might surprise you. If they don't, well it's no different to what would have happened if the IP had stayed where it was.

It could have just as easily gone to a company you would have approved of, only for them to screw it up.

 

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
 By swimming through the cesspool that's the Homeworld GBox forum at this time, I came across the old HW2 2001 E3 Trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXGUU611ZPA I though some of you might want to see it.

 On topic: It seems Gearbox got everything that Relic had HW related once they lost the rights, this includes the engine source code. So there is a very slight possibility of a "Homeworld Open."

 

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Even if all they do is let me play HW1 through Steam, I'm really okay with this.
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Step 1. Port 1, Cata, 2 to modern systems
Port ? They already work natively. So I guess half of step one is already done. Good job Gearbox, that was helluva quick.
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On a bit more of a positive note after my original bout of depression, I will admit Gearbox is a great studio...when they really try. I loved both of the Borderlands games, thought they were well done, as well as OpFor. Additionally, if Gearbox wants to make an effort to at least make the HW games more stable on modern systems, more power to them, certainly no complaints here. I can't even play Cata right now because it simply hates my guts I guess. If they want to update them graphically in some form, even better.

What does concern me, though, is if/when Gearbox chooses to undertake a new HW title, is their workload at the time. They've demonstrated a lot of attention to detail and care put into their main titles, keyword being "main".
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
It was already mentioned in the thread, but I feel it needs to be stated again: Gearbox has very little experience with anything but first person shooters.

 

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Everyone has to start somewhere. Relic had no experience in RTSes before they made Homeworld.
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Comment from Rock Paper Shotgun that simply must not go unmentioned here:

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PRE ORDER HOMEWORLD 3 FOR THE HOME HUNTER DLC! GET THREE GOLD FIGHTERS AND THE EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL ARENA OF KADESH DLC MINI CAMPAIGN! COMES WITH SEXY HOME HUNTER ALTERNATE SKIN AND VOICE FOR KARAN SJET!

87394973497563496734659 MOTHERSHIP COMBINATIONS!

PRE ORDER YOUR SEASON PASS AND GET FOUR MISSION PACKS FOR THE PRICE OF THREE: HIGARA LOST, BENTUSI: THE RETURN, SAVE S’JET, TAKE BACK HIGARA! *****, DID YOU THINK THE STORY WOULD HAVE CLOSURE??

MORE FIGHTERS! MORE CORVETTES! MORE FRIGATES!

COMING 14 DAYS AFTER LAUNCH: HIGARA DEFENCE! HOW LONG CAN YOU SURVIVE AGAINST WAVES OF DEFENCE AGAINST THE TAIDAN WAR HOST! SEASON PASS HOLDERS GET A DISCOUNT!

MORE ION CANNONS! MORE TORPEDOES! MORE GUNS!

PREORDER NOW FOR CHOOSE YOUR OWN CONTRAIL DLC! BORED OF BORING TRAILS? US TOO! SWITCH IT OUT FOR FIRE! STARS! PUFFS OF SMOKE! WEED LEAFS!

420 BRO! MEMEWORLD! YOU GEDDIT REDDIT?

…The view pans along a orange nebula with highlights of pink. Adagio For Strings fades in. Something flashes past the camera, leaving a light blue contrail. The camera sweeps around a zooms in on a rusted Higaran fighter flying towards and familiar shape in the distance.

“****, anyone, come in!” A voice pipes over the radio. “OUR HOMEWORLD IS UNDER ATTACK YO!”

“This is Fleet Com, calm down. Now what the **** is up?” Karan replies, her boobs crammed in to the picture that appears next to her subtitles.

“YOU AINT ****ING LISTEN TO ME KARAN. PUT FLEET COM ON!” The fighter pilot replies. Fleet com cuts in. Karan’s picture is replaced by a bald space marine in power armour, smoking a cigar.

“Calm down pilot. We kicked the **** out of our enemies. Nobody was left. It’s the golden age of Higara.”

“ITS BACK YO AND ****S GETTING PRETTY REAL, AT HOMEWORLD”

“Who, pilot?” Karan’s picture looks perturbed, her tits ever higher.

“THE BEAST YO!”

Cut to text: AN ANCIENT EVIL AWAKENS.

Music changes to: Adagio For Strings, 420 BONGMAN REMIX BY SKRILLEX.

Missiles hammer into rusty starships firing bullets at bio organic bad guys with glowy bits here and there. The same scene is replayed from different angles, changing at every drum beat.

Cut to text: TAKE BACK HIGARA.

Fighters strafe a mother ship, numbers burst out of every impact

HOMEWORLD 3: SUBTITLE Coming soon to XBOX 720 ARCADE and PLAYSTATION 4 STORE and IOS Devices.

No mention of PC.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/04/22/and-homeworld-went-to-gearbox/

 

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Music changes to: Adagio For Strings, 420 BONGMAN REMIX BY SKRILLEX.

  :lol:

 

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Comment from Rock Paper Shotgun that simply must not go unmentioned here:

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*snip*

Cut to text: TAKE BACK HIGARA.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/04/22/and-homeworld-went-to-gearbox/

Sarcasm cannot be taken in any fashion of seriousness because they didn't even do the minimal research to spell Hiigara properly. Credibility ruined.

If you're gonna be sarcastic, do it right or don't do it at all.

Those guys are just mindlessly bashing because it's gearbox, they don't give two ****s about HW. I find this sad. Feels like all the random unwarrated EA hate around here.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2013, 05:28:41 pm by MatthTheGeek »
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Feels like all the random unwarrated EA hate around here.
There is no such thing as 'unwarrated' EA hate.
(It's spelled unwarranted btw, Credibility ruined.)
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(It's spelled unwarranted btw, Credibility ruined.)

 :lol:  :)

As for EA, now that they have acquired the rights to Star Wars, there are great possibilities for a shift one way or the other in the public's impression of EA...

 

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
*insert NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO here*

 
Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Feels like all the random unwarrated EA hate around here.
There is no such thing as 'unwarrated' EA hate.
(It's spelled unwarranted btw, Credibility ruined.)

Don't mind Matth, you know most of his opinions are essentially a flimsy veil over "I'M SMARTER THAN YOU LALALA"
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Feels like all the random unwarrated EA hate around here.
There is no such thing as 'unwarrated' EA hate.
(It's spelled unwarranted btw, Credibility ruined.)

Don't mind Matth, you know most of his opinions are essentially a flimsy veil over "I'M SMARTER THAN YOU LALALA"

A friendly reminder:
discuss peoples comments, not people in this part of the board. kthxbai
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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
Feels like all the random unwarrated EA hate around here.
There is no such thing as 'unwarrated' EA hate.
(It's spelled unwarranted btw, Credibility ruined.)

Don't mind Matth, you know most of his opinions are essentially a flimsy veil over "I'M SMARTER THAN YOU LALALA"
I feel so silly for thinking this was aimed at me for a moment, reading it as "Don't mind it Matth"
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

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Re: Homeworld IP Sale Shenanigans
* Scotty dons modhat.

Calm down, please.  Whether it was in jest or not, some people seem to be getting a little bent out of shape about it.  I suggest the snide remarks turn instead toward EA, rather than each other. ;)