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Post by CivBase on Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:49 pm

Gearbox is still has enough money to buy IPs after making Duke Nukem: Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines? That is interesting news.

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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:38 pm

Gearbox is buying and planning to produce IPs after Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines?
God help us all.
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Post by Lord Pheonix on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:50 pm

http://www.destructoid.com/developer-gearbox-lied-to-sega-2k-over-colonial-marines-245986.phtml

Article talking about how Gearbox took people off of Aliens game to work on Borderlands and still took money from their employers and lying to them saying they were working on Aliens.

"At some point in 2008, SEGA temporarily pulled the plug on the game," he said. "They caught wind of Gearbox shifting resources (despite still collecting milestone checks as if the team were full size) and lying to SEGA AND 2K about the number of people working on each project. This led to the round of layoffs at Gearbox in late 2008."




Fuck Gearbox, that is not how I expect a professional company to act.

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Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:11 pm

Lord Pheonix wrote:
Fuck Gearbox, that is not how I expect a professional company to act.
Huh, that's actually pretty professional where I come from. Only, instead of 2K and Sega, it's OSHA and the FDA.
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Re: THQ is no more

Post by Vigil on Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:11 am

Lord Pheonix wrote:http://www.destructoid.com/developer-gearbox-lied-to-sega-2k-over-colonial-marines-245986.phtml

Article talking about how Gearbox took people off of Aliens game to work on Borderlands and still took money from their employers and lying to them saying they were working on Aliens.

"At some point in 2008, SEGA temporarily pulled the plug on the game," he said. "They caught wind of Gearbox shifting resources (despite still collecting milestone checks as if the team were full size) and lying to SEGA AND 2K about the number of people working on each project. This led to the round of layoffs at Gearbox in late 2008."




Fuck Gearbox, that is not how I expect a professional company to act.

*Our man was involved with the game only briefly, between 2007 and 2008*

* Anonymous source*

*Written by Jim Sterling*

Yeah I'd take that article with a heavy pinch of salt. I'm not saying that isn't possible to be factual, but there's only the word of a single unknown former employee to go on.

Besides, Gearbox has plenty of other more public fuck-ups with Colonial Marines being the best example. Duke Nukem probably was doomed before they got hold of it, but Pitchford weird defense of the game that even lasts to this day was always a bit dubious.

Oh and this

http://uk.gamespot.com/borderlands-2/videos/gs-news-gearbox-admits-borderlands-2-art-plagiarism-6397044/

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Post by Nocbl2 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:26 am

It's stupid that they plagiarized him, but they gave him a job for it.
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Post by Rotaretilbo on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:22 am

My friend briefly interned at General Dynamic a few summers ago, as his father is a pretty high ranking Director in the company. At the Pheonix location, General Dynamic had some kind of cooperative thing going on with one of their chief competitors, Lockheed Martin. My friend's job as an intern was to set up a second intranet in secret where they could hide all the good shit from Lockheed Martin. Razz

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Post by laxspartan007 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:26 pm

saints row 4 announced, it takes place in a virtual stillwater where you are elected president, aliens invade the earth, and you and your gang must use your newly found superpowers to defeat said aliens....

that is straight from my new game informer pg. 75

Really, what the fuck noc, what did you do to anger the gods and make them even think of even conceiving this game?
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Post by Lord Pheonix on Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:17 pm

That sounds in keeping with the rest of the games as I understand them.

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Post by laxspartan007 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:51 pm

saints row 1 and 2 were serious with like 20% silly humorious unrealistic things in it...saints 3 had 20% MABE serious story and the rest was nonrealistic trying to hard to be funny...this is just sooo much worse...god damn it noc!
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Post by Lord Pheonix on Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:58 pm

I don't think Noc has anything to do with that?

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Post by Tylertlat on Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:11 pm

I agree with Lax? I never played the first SR, but I really liked the balance in SR2, though the boss was (realistically for a crime boss) a bastard. SR the Third was still fun but it got goofy (and the main character wasn't a bastard). The promo material for SR4 is making GTA V look like a good option...
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Post by laxspartan007 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:49 pm

noc commited a satinic ritual to summon the gods of vidoe game destroying
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Re: THQ is no more

Post by Vigil on Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:06 am

laxspartan007 wrote:saints row 1 and 2 were serious with like 20% silly humorious unrealistic things in it...saints 3 had 20% MABE serious story and the rest was nonrealistic trying to hard to be funny...this is just sooo much worse...god damn it noc!

Saints Row 1 was a GTA clone, especially in story as it tried to ape it wholesale. 2 was a little more free and crazy but still was a bit lacking in terms of the dull grind of some of the side missions and the lack of good variety.

Saints Row the Third is easily the best game in the series as it stops attempting to be the next GTA and went off into pure insane over the top fun. It wasn't supposed to be taken seriously. Especially in it's story.

Yeah some of the jokes didn't hit, but when they did they struck hard. That opening sequence on the plane? Sold. When you parachute out of a helicopter and take over the saints building while Kanye West "Power" plays=awesome. The Deckers.die Mission? Fucking genius and hilarious all at the same time. The final sequence when "I need a hero" plays as your driving to save Shaundi was again superb musical timing for a joke.

They even made fun of their other franchise they owned Red Faction with that little spoof of a old fashioned Sci-Fi flick at the end.

Saints Row 4 is going in the exact right direction, as there is no way they'd ever be able to match Rockstar in terms of a serious narrative of GTA V. It's better to go absolutely crazy and you know be an actually fun game to PLAY.

GTA back before it got super serious with GTA IV always had a little levity and fun with the radio shows and signs, as well as some of the characters. You notice the most fun had in GTA is when you when on a killing spree with unlimited ammo and blowing stuff up when the cops came after you. Saints Row is merely taking that philosphopy to it's ultimate conclusion, and that is a game I'd rather play than another 40 hours super serious crime drama about trying to get out of crime but being pulled back in by something from the past.

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Post by laxspartan007 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:07 am

well good luck to you then if your getting it
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Post by Vigil on Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:17 pm

laxspartan007 wrote:well good luck to you then if your getting it

Thanks. And I will enjoy the hell out of it.

You continue to be history's greatest monster. Don't think I've forgotten your gaming habits.

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Post by Onyxknight on Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:21 pm

honestly i see the game as fun as crackdown was but more crazier
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Post by Vigil on Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:07 am

Onyxknight wrote:honestly i see the game as fun as crackdown was but more crazier

Which is the correct mindsight for this game.

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Post by CivBase on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:07 am

Yah.... GTA V interested me for a bit, but then Saints Row IV was announced and Just Cause 3 was basically confirmed. Imo, GTA looses to both those franchises any day.

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Post by Gauz on Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:03 am

Saints Row 2 is where it's at.

People that hate on it's aesthetic are just indoctrinated by rockstar.
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Post by Vigil on Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:19 am

CivBase wrote:Yah.... GTA V interested me for a bit, but then Saints Row IV was announced and Just Cause 3 was basically confirmed. Imo, GTA looses to both those franchises any day.

GTA has it's place as a serious piece of crime story telling, with some of the best writing in the business. The problem is that GTA IV was no fun to play because of it's merciless car physics and lack of checkpointing in lengthy missions.

I know they've been getting better since then, but the way your character kinda walks and runs like a tank was always a little grating to me, especially when in Saints Row and Just Cause the character controls always felt fluid and responsive, not to mention those games are all about blowing shit up in awesome ways and having fun diversions, which what GTA used to be sadly.

And while we're speaking of Just Cause 3, please add multiplayer co-op. That mod has proven that people want to do crazy shit together, and it would be a lot of fun if they implemented it in the next game.

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