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wwm0nkey
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(01-28-2012, 02:29 AM)
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This is pretty odd but it seems like an old Activision published game is now on the XBLIG which seems to be a first for the service.

Never played it but from what I see Dark Reign was an RTS for the PC and it seems they remade it for the Xbox 360 and PC. its on the Marketplace for $5 now.
Aselith
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(01-28-2012, 02:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by wwm0nkey



This is pretty odd but it seems like an old Activision published game is now on the XBLIG which seems to be a first for the service.

Never played it but from what I see Dark Reign was an RTS for the PC and it seems they remade it for the Xbox 360 and PC. its on the Marketplace for $5 now.

Sweet! That game is pretty good.
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(01-28-2012, 02:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by wwm0nkey



This is pretty odd but it seems like an old Activision published game is now on the XBLIG which seems to be a first for the service.

Never played it but from what I see Dark Reign was an RTS for the PC and it seems they remade it for the Xbox 360 and PC. its on the Marketplace for $5 now.

Bwuh?
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(01-28-2012, 02:31 AM)
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woah, blast from the past
wwm0nkey
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(01-28-2012, 02:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aselith

Sweet! That game is pretty good.

Never played it but it doesnt seem bad at all.
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(01-28-2012, 02:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Haunted

woah, blast from the past

No kidding. I remember spending many hours on this against friends online before Starcraft took over and everything was forgotten.
Bonfires Down
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(01-28-2012, 02:43 AM)
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Well that was random.
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(01-28-2012, 02:43 AM)
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Activision is indie as fuck. Call of Duty is so hipster.
TheChewyWaffles
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(01-28-2012, 02:44 AM)
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Sweet!
falconzss
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(01-28-2012, 02:48 AM)
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Indie...Activision?! What?!
kadotsu
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(01-28-2012, 02:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ninja Scooter

Activision is indie as fuck. Call of Duty is so hipster.

Humble CoD Bundle, do it Activision!
MTMBStudios
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(01-28-2012, 02:52 AM)
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Is this real life?

edit: It is going to get like 5 sales.
qq more
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(01-28-2012, 02:54 AM)
I'm suddenly reminded of that time Bobby Kotick dissed indie devs.
TAJ
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(01-28-2012, 02:54 AM)

Originally Posted by MTMBStudios

Is this real life?

edit: It is going to get like 5 sales.

I refuse to buy Indie games because I can't play them offline.
Heavy
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(01-28-2012, 02:54 AM)
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Wtf, so random. I own both this and the sequel. Still have the CDs lying around somewhere. It was the first real 3D RTS
NavNucST3
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(01-28-2012, 03:17 AM)

Originally Posted by Heavy

Wtf, so random. I own both this and the sequel. Still have the CDs lying around somewhere. It was the first real 3D RTS

Dark Reign was the first RTS game I played, I can't remember if it introduced it or not but I think it did, that had fog of war and waypoints.
Drkirby
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(01-28-2012, 03:20 AM)
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Wonder if they will rerelease the PC version on Steam or GoG.
Munin
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(01-28-2012, 03:20 AM)
I wish I could learn about the thought process that went into putting this onto Xbox Live. I can only assume drugs were involved.

I mean, Dark Reign was a good game, but..just..what?
Xander51
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(01-28-2012, 03:25 AM)
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Whoa man, Dark Reign...ported to the 360??? What a weird thing! I used to love this game. Still have my copy somewhere.
wwm0nkey
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(01-28-2012, 03:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Drkirby

Wonder if they will rerelease the PC version on Steam or GoG.

They have a PC demo up now.
Rollo Tomasi
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(01-28-2012, 03:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by NavNucST3

Dark Reign was the first RTS game I played, I can't remember if it introduced it or not but I think it did, that had fog of war and waypoints.

Im pretty sure Warcraft II had fog of war but i could be wrong.
Last edited by Rollo Tomasi; 01-28-2012 at 03:46 AM.
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Originally Posted by Rollo Tomasi

Im prett sure Warcraft II had fog of war but i could be wrong.

Actually i think fog of war was in Dune II before WCII.
ThoseDeafMutes
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(01-28-2012, 03:46 AM)
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Australian developed game IIRC, and a fairly gun one for its day. I rented it on PC back when you could rent PC games.
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(01-28-2012, 03:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by NavNucST3

Dark Reign was the first RTS game I played, I can't remember if it introduced it or not but I think it did, that had fog of war and waypoints.

It introduced '3d' fog of war and line of sight for RTS's I think, I know quite a few games had fog of war before it.
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(01-28-2012, 03:54 AM)
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How is it an Indy Game if there's a dev and a publisher????

Even industry people don't even know what Indy means anymore? lol
CountAntonius
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(01-28-2012, 03:56 AM)
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Cheap way to test the waters for a Starcraft 2 port maybe?
AdventureRacing
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(01-28-2012, 03:57 AM)
It's quite a fun game but like most RTS i'm not sure the 360 is the place for it. In fact in general i'm very surprised to see this specific game get this treatment. I wonder what the reason for doing this is?

I still have the discs lying around for both games but i haven't played them for a few years now. I certainly had a lot of fun with them back in the day.
pakkit
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(01-28-2012, 03:59 AM)
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Have there been any indie titles priced at 5 dollars on XBLA?
Tunavi
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(01-28-2012, 04:03 AM)
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huh?
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(01-28-2012, 04:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Drkirby

Wonder if they will rerelease the PC version on Steam or GoG.

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/dark_reign_expansion
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/dark_reign_2

Originally Posted by Rollo Tomasi

Im pretty sure Warcraft II had fog of war but i could be wrong.

yep
Noogy
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(01-28-2012, 04:34 AM)
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What an unexpected surprise! I'm all for more publishers bringing PC classics to the channel... good for everyone involved, really. More eyes on XBIG, more games for everyone else.

Though if you had asked me which publisher would do this first, I would have never guessed Activision.
Pylon_Trooper
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(01-28-2012, 04:37 AM)
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Terrific game, one I loved more than everyone's favourite back in the day. Great AI options.
Dr. Kitty Muffins
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(01-28-2012, 04:39 AM)
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Anything sent to the Indie section of Xbox Live is sent to die regardless.
Complistic
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(01-28-2012, 04:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by CountAntonius

Cheap way to test the waters for a Starcraft 2 port maybe?

lol never
AlStrong
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(01-28-2012, 04:57 AM)
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MechWarrior 2, Mercs are all I care about. ;_;
Warm Machine
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(01-28-2012, 05:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by pakkit

Have there been any indie titles priced at 5 dollars on XBLA?

Yes. Beat Hazard is and sold a ton. EZ Muse was 800pts and sold a ton.
Y2Kev
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(01-28-2012, 05:04 AM)
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Activision found a way to get around ESRB ratings!
OnPoint
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(01-28-2012, 05:07 AM)
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Isn't Super Dodgeball also kind of on the service for 800 points?
sixteen-bit
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(01-28-2012, 05:08 AM)
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Wow, how unusual.
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(01-28-2012, 05:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dr. Kitty Muffins

Anything sent to the Indie section of Xbox Live is sent to die regardless.

I've bought more than a few indie games
Gravijah
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(01-28-2012, 05:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Agent Icebeezy

I've bought more than a few indie games

exactly.
clashfan
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(01-28-2012, 05:52 AM)

Originally Posted by Dr. Kitty Muffins

Anything sent to the Indie section of Xbox Live is sent to die regardless.

It's "elite" to bag on xlig but at least MS is the only console maker that allows developers to sell their games on the console with out MS controlling the approval process. MS has not handled xlig well but at least created the process. It's more then Sony or Nintendo can say.
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(01-28-2012, 05:54 AM)
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five dollars is a lot
Warm Machine
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(01-28-2012, 06:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Parallax Scroll

five dollars is a lot

Is it? Dark Reign is between $6 to $10 on GoG. Most games of that era are that price.
Deraldin
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(01-28-2012, 06:20 AM)
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Awesome, artillery that actually shoots farther than half the visible screen! Loved playing that game. Setting up the AI for your units was a great help. Engagement modes, damage tolerance. Very helpful.
Aselith
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(01-28-2012, 06:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Warm Machine

Is it? Dark Reign is between $6 to $10 on GoG. Most games of that era are that price.

It's on Indie Games so that automatically makes it worth a dollar, I guess?
slidewinder
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(01-28-2012, 06:40 AM)
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Looks like this (PC site) is probably a matter of these guys licensing the game from or otherwise contracting with Activision as a way to make their tech pay something while they work on it. Might be more "indy" than it seems at first glance, in other words.

Anybody buy it XBL yet? How does it play?
wwm0nkey
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(01-28-2012, 08:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by AlStrong

MechWarrior 2, Mercs are all I care about. ;_;

With the new 500MB size for indie games people should work on licensing the older games and porting them onto the service. Games that obviously would never in 1000 years make it onto XBLA though.
Gaspode_T
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(01-28-2012, 11:56 AM)
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Well it's one option for devs / pubs not wanting to deal with XBLA 'release calendar' that people often complain about. There are stories of games being 100% done and the bits and bytes are just sitting around waiting for a chance to be released. For an old PC port that is difficult to implement achievements with it kind of makes sense, but I have no idea how these guys were able to port it to XNA.
Ahoi-Brause
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(01-28-2012, 12:02 PM)
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How the fuck does that game even work on 360?
Is it a port? Is it the full game? Is the fucking awesome editor included?

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