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Same here also. I've somehow managed to sidestep every major issue that people encountered over the course of each update. Except that one match playing with DONKER, where it decided to simply not draw anything on screen, and let him beat on me whilst I was blinded. But that was a one off. :)

The game is still the best reason to own the console imo.

Lol what?? When did that happen? If you didn't realize I'm DONKER on XBL.
 

Synth

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Lol what?? When did that happen? If you didn't realize I'm DONKER on XBL.
It was quite a while back. I was playing as Orchid, and you were Thunder iirc. First game we played I had no image and was basically just telling you "I can't see shit!" lol.

My LIVE gamertag is Gustavo83 if that helps.
 

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It was quite a while back. I was playing as Orchid, and you were Thunder iirc. First game we played I had no image and was basically just telling you "I can't see shit!" lol.

My LIVE gamertag is Gustavo83 if that helps.
Ah, its been a while since we played lol. I don't remember that at all though.
 

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I haven't played in a long time but wasn't there gonna be a single player/story mode that was supposed to come out in Feb, or did I miss some announcement?
 

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I haven't played in a long time but wasn't there gonna be a single player/story mode that was supposed to come out in Feb, or did I miss some announcement?
Single player/story mode was always supposed to be March. I highly doubt it's going to make it this month. I expect another canceled stream tomorrow also.
 

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I won't be in stream tomorrow for Q&A but I believe the stream is still on.

We are still aiming for March for the big Fulgore/Story/Lobby release. Yes, that's risky, because the update is chock full of content and we're 13 days from April. I can only say we're trying to land it. If we're delayed out of March, it's only because we're being extra-careful to find and address any issues with this major content update.

The Fulgore trailer is coming together nicely, too. Needs a few tweaks, but it's close, and damn he's fun to play.
 

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I won't be in stream tomorrow for Q&A but I believe the stream is still on.

We are still aiming for March for the big Fulgore/Story/Lobby release. Yes, that's risky, because the update is chock full of content and we're 13 days from April. I can only say we're trying to land it. If we're delayed out of March, it's only because we're being extra-careful to find and address any issues with this major content update.

The Fulgore trailer is coming together nicely, too. Needs a few tweaks, but it's close, and damn he's fun to play.
You'll be missed in the stream, always enjoy hearing your answers. Nice to hear you guys aren't going to rush it, a nice smooth release would be great. If it means April then I think it's worth it to have it as bug free as possible.
 

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I won't be in stream tomorrow for Q&A but I believe the stream is still on.

We are still aiming for March for the big Fulgore/Story/Lobby release. Yes, that's risky, because the update is chock full of content and we're 13 days from April. I can only say we're trying to land it. If we're delayed out of March, it's only because we're being extra-careful to find and address any issues with this major content update.

The Fulgore trailer is coming together nicely, too. Needs a few tweaks, but it's close, and damn he's fun to play.
I understand that you're trying to avoid bugs but they're inevitable and will only get you guys more heat once you delay AND have bugs. It's incredibly frustrating as a fan to be told the deadline is actually not happening. Let's ensure something comes out in March to quench the KI thirst. And for the LOVE OF GOD I hope that classic thunder that leaked is not the selection you made. The concern about politically correct can't be enough to warrant that alternate especially considering what's already in the game (and can be interpreted as insensitive).

I know this sounds like a rant so I want to end by saying the team has done an amazing job with the franchise and thank you for the hard work. Let's just take it home now!
 

hwalker84

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We are still aiming for March for the big Fulgore/Story/Lobby release. Yes, that's risky, because the update is chock full of content and we're 13 days from April. I can only say we're trying to land it. If we're delayed out of March, it's only because we're being extra-careful to find and address any issues with this major content update.
Not to knock anyone at Double Helix's abilities as you've made the best launch title since Halo 1. I'm just playing the odds that you'll have to delay because of the insane amount of stuff to get ready before the end of this month. If you make it holy cow congrats. If not take your time. Just keep us updated better. Hopefully in the future you dump IGN. They fucking suck for reveals.
 

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This would be assuming it isn't exclusive to IGN which I'm sure it is.
Would IGN choose a release date though? Wouldn't Microsoft tell them when they want it to be posted?

I understand that you're trying to avoid bugs but they're inevitable and will only get you guys more heat once you delay AND have bugs. It's incredibly frustrating as a fan to be told the deadline is actually not happening. Let's ensure something comes out in March to quench the KI thirst. And for the LOVE OF GOD I hope that classic thunder that leaked is not the selection you made. The concern about politically correct can't be enough to warrant that alternate especially considering what's already in the game (and can be interpreted as insensitive).

I know this sounds like a rant so I want to end by saying the team has done an amazing job with the franchise and thank you for the hard work. Let's just take it home now!
It depends on how much of delay there is. When my game not saving for weeks because of a bug, it was awful, and if they an extra week to work out bugs, then so be it. I'll only be disappointed if we get Fulgore mid/late April and theres still huge game-breaking bugs.

Not to knock anyone at Double Helix's abilities as you've made the best launch title since Halo 1. I'm just playing the odds that you'll have to delay because of the insane amount of stuff to get ready before the end of this month. If you make it holy cow congrats. If not take your time. Just keep us updated better. Hopefully in the future you dump IGN. They fucking suck for reveals.
343 is Microsoft's biggest first party developer and they were forced to do some reveals through IGN. If they had to reveal through IGN, so will DH/New Dev.
 

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Damn Ill give DH mad props if they manage to get Fulgore, Story Mode AND lobbies in by the end of the month. Sounds too good to be true, especially if they get all that in without it causing any new bugs.
 

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Is the game bugged with two people signed in at the same time? Trying to play some local multiplayer, and the game keeps crashing and wiping the save file :(
 

.la1n

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If the patch is already in test...shouldn't it be out before the end of the month?
Not necessarily but it is good news that it is at least in the testing phase. If nothing else we will hopefully get a trailer before the month is out.

Do we know if spectating matches will be in with the lobby update?
 

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Is the game bugged with two people signed in at the same time? Trying to play some local multiplayer, and the game keeps crashing and wiping the save file :(
I'd say it's best to NOT have 2 people signed in, or to disable Kinect's ability to auto-detect people who walk into view for sign-in. For some reason, it lets this stuff happen EVEN WHILE SAVING, and my personal experience shows that this can corrupt your save file.

The 2nd profile doesn't get or earn anything anywho, so you don't need to have it signed in to game.

I've had extremely few crash errors with this game over time, however.
 

.la1n

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Yes. Not a lot of info, except 8 player lobbies and fulgore is as complex as spinal

Oh and fulgore screens "soon but not today"

And thunder alt is rolling out today or tomorrow
Thanks I missed the stream so was wondering if we got any new information. Did they happen to mention if you can spectate while in lobby?

edit: Hopefully "as complex as Spinal" doesn't translate to "as bad as Spinal."
 

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Thanks I missed the stream so was wondering if we got any new information. Did they happen to mention if you can spectate while in lobby?

edit: Hopefully "as complex as Spinal" doesn't translate to "as bad as Spinal."
The weekly summary that Killer Instinct Central does mentioned that spectating would be possible

Here are the highlights from today’s Killer Instinct stream from Play XBLA…

  • Up to eight players in a single lobby.
  • You will have the option to spectate matches from within a lobby.
  • You will have the option to mute people in lobbies.
  • Thunder retro costume will be released very soon.
  • We’ll learn about the new developers of the game sometime after Fulgore’s release.
  • They are working on achievement fixes.
  • May be able to release some Fulgore screenshots before the trailer’s publication.
  • Thinks that a Gallery Mode is a good idea.
  • Will continue to explore options for dealing with rage quitters.
  • No plans for classic stages.
  • Are still considering a Dojo mode for all characters.
  • May do camera changes on enders in the future.
  • Have been discussing adding more Ultras for each character.
  • The upcoming update with Fulgre, Story Mode, and Lobbies is the official end to Season 1. New things may still come after, however.
  • Ultra Breakers were discussed but ultimately decided against them.
http://www.killerinstinctcentral.com/highlights-from-the-killer-instinct-stream-032014/
 

.la1n

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Interesting I had assumed Season 1 ran into June / July. I guess that means Double Helix's duties are completed after this update goes live. Good news about the spectating option, I hate when lobbies in fighters do not have spectate, makes the wait for the next match extremely boring.
 

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Interesting I had assumed Season 1 ran into June / July. I guess that means Double Helix's duties are completed after this update goes live. Good news about the spectating option, I hate when lobbies in fighters do not have spectate, makes the wait for the next match extremely boring.
Does any fighting game actually do this? I can't think of one right now.
 

Synth

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Dead or Alive 4 back in 2005. Still has the best online lobbies almost 10 years ago.
That's what I was assuming the quote was referring to when I first read it, as it hadn't occurred to me that anyone would have ever attempted to release a fighter where you couldn't spectate a match whilst waiting your turn.
 

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Dead or Alive 4 back in 2005. Still has the best online lobbies almost 10 years ago.
You could watch matches in DOA4... in fact you could choose to watch on your little TV bought with in-game currency, or full screen. Even DOA2U back on the original Xbox allowed you to spectate in lobbies.
 

Synth

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You could watch matches in DOA4... in fact you could choose to watch on your little TV bought with in-game currency, or full screen. Even DOA2U back on the original Xbox allowed you to spectate in lobbies.
From what I could tell, he seemed to be thinking that I was asking if any game had let you spectate whilst in a lobby, rather than what I actually was asking... which was if any games didn't (I had no idea about MvC3's hilarity).