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Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion is on sale on Steam today.


Sat Apr 12, 2014 11:38 am
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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
Master of Orion 1 + 2 is on sale at GOG.com for $5.99, link below.

http://www.gog.com/game/master_of_orion_1_2


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Shadowrun Returns, which is an XCOM-style RPG, is on sale for $5.09 until May 5.

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Shadowrun Returns is a good game, the expansion DLC Dragonfall is even better. Definitely recommend both of them. Combine the two of them with Steam Workshop and it's an amazing deal. Highly recommend.


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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
fredgiblet wrote:
Shadowrun Returns is a good game, the expansion DLC Dragonfall is even better. Definitely recommend both of them. Combine the two of them with Steam Workshop and it's an amazing deal. Highly recommend.


yeah it was on my wish list, ill be sure to get it!


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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
A Homeworld-styled RTS game called "Contact Vector" is currently up for kickstarter. Their brief has a lot of interesting and even exciting ideas that would, I think, fit this kind of game very well. They are, however, asking for £85,000 in order to fund it. For such a niche market I really don't see too much hope of it succeeding, but I wish them the best of luck.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18 ... vector-rts


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Was This ever mentioned here?
Looks a lot like Homeworld and you can apparently fly one of those interceptors yourself.

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I think it's possible that "homage" can be taken too far. They even use the same font as Homeworld.

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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
CptWinters wrote:
A Homeworld-styled RTS game called "Contact Vector" is currently up for kickstarter. Their brief has a lot of interesting and even exciting ideas that would, I think, fit this kind of game very well. They are, however, asking for £85,000 in order to fund it. For such a niche market I really don't see too much hope of it succeeding, but I wish them the best of luck.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18 ... vector-rts


their shielding are interesting, instead of the classical : sphere or decagon those look more like old school tower sheild (medieval era)

But i feel like there a lot of fluff and not enough meat and bone to hold that.

All in the eyes candy but not much in the game mechanic/story


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Yeah, the campaign looks to be more of a free form open-world style framework, and that generally doesn't work too well with a strong central narrative.


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In the various gaming site video reports you can see snippets of a common B-roll they were given... which is fairly standard practice. But someone posted the whole 5 min 25 sec B-roll on youtube, which is a pretty good look at things.



There are some small issues that could be fixed in the remaining month, and a few bigger beefs I have with some parts of it that aren't likely to change... but those kadeshi ships make it really hard for me to complain.

It's going to be imperfect, but after 15+ years of waiting and imagining, what wouldn't be? I'm excited.

According to Gamespot they even had the original VA for Karan S'jet come back and record all the Karan lines for HW2, which is an interesting move.

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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
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According to Gamespot they even had the original VA for Karan S'jet come back and record all the Karan lines for HW2, which is an interesting move.

HA!!!!! VICTORY IS MINE!!!

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I thought you might appreciate that tidbit :)

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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
Lmao, heres hoping they go the whole way and have her redub the easter egg too.


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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
Glanced through the thread, how come no one mentioned Homeworld 2 with the Complex mod?

It's a different game and a far better one at that.

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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
dragoongfa wrote:
how come no one mentioned Homeworld 2 with the Complex mod?


Well, personally I hold it in a fairly low regard. Technically and organizationally impressive, but not fun or aesthetically enjoyable for me.

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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
oh a can't not wait for this, the minute I heard about this. I'm looking forward to seeing the texture differences between the remastered and original titles.

glad to see that the original fleet com is back, Karen your voice was missed. :mrgreen:

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Post Homeworld: Remastered -- The Return of a Legend is near!
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Rejoice children of Hiigara! Our time has finally come again! 8-)



I fucking cried watching that. Really, I cried. :cry: That was so deep!

I can see this being a very much heart and soul matter to Arioch becauseof the inspiration the original Homeworld (and the Terran Trade Authority) was to the Outsider webcomic and the Terran capital ships especially.

More details at:



Big Highlights: Full modding support, as in: a full visual UI editor of ships, weapons creator and map generator. Integrated multiplayer, including trans-era matches: Hiigarans vs. Taidan, Kushan vs. Vaygr. And for those who have not the hardware to play the remastered versions, the original low-hardware requirements versions of the games (patched), tweaked to run on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, are included for free in the packet.

The 'Homeworld: Remastered Collection Edition' will be distributed via Steam, with the following hardware reuirements:

Recommended:

OS: Windows 7
Processor: 2.3 GHz Quad Core Processor
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / ATI Radeon HD 5850 (1GB VRAM)
Hard Drive: 20 GB available space


Steam page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/244160/

So. Who is up for some nice Steam-facilitated multiplayer match once they getit running? :twisted:

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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
I don't really care for PvP in general.

I may pick up the games, but it'll be campaign only for me.


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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
So looking forward to HW:RM
I am so looking forward to playing them again


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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
uthilian: running with scissors eh? well i recently started a week in paradise....
and yes, new homeworld seems nice.


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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
Holy hell... you mean I actually have reason to upgrade from my gtx 460 now? I figured I could squeeze another two years out of that thing.


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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
That's the recommended specs, your 460 can probably handle it. On the other hand they DID just release the 960s...


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Post Re: Master of Orion 2 (and Space Strategy Games Discussion)
Wasn't impressed with the 960. They're cutting performance to save tdp/wattage. That makes some sense for a laptop gpu, but on a full desk top card I want the power. Maybe the 960ti will fill that void, or maybe I'll wait another generation and see.

Haven't had a Radeon card in many years. Their drivers were spotty at them time though I understand that has improved.


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