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News Asteroids being rebooted as open-world survival MMO

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 11 Feb 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. David

    David RIP Tel

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    dun mayk cence.

    They can call it what they like but, if it isn't solely about a little ship shooting floating rocks, it has no right being linked with Asteroids. That just reeks of desperation.
     
  3. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    I had to do a double-take on what the date was just then... this article almost sounded like something for 1st April.
    Although at the same time, I am somewhat intrigued to find out what they do with the MMO and to see how it turns out.
     
  4. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    I can't wait for the pacman MMO!

    It's going to basically be a cheap and nasty Korean MMO with "a completely new premise and gameplay" but like this Asteroids sham, it'll try and get a marketing boost by linking itself in name onto to something with some heritage value.

    Anything has got to be better than that Pong based open world driving simulator, or that time they turned Centipede into a text based adventure game!
     
  5. jimbok11

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    Haha! I'd actually probably but that...

    :p
     
  6. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Imma wait for Pong: The Motion Picture...
     
  7. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    Here you go...
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  8. Anakha

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    So... Space Engineers, then...
     
  9. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    Love it! :thumb:
     
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    My thoughts exactly. This really is quite poor.
     
  11. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    Nah, not for me, you just can't better the original.

    Can you imagine kids playing this now? In the good old days, you did well to make a game last 5-10 minutes. Today you have to be spoon fed instructions, walked through and complete it in a few hours. Imagine them having to play a game with just one mission and no ending!

    Found a free online version of the original which you can play here

    14910 was my best after 3 games, god I'm rusty at it.
     
  12. Xir

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    I've still got the original around somewhere
    (God I'm old) :sigh:
     
  13. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    So many fond memories of playing the original, is it available on gog or something? Probably have the floppy or whatever at home if I can get my parents to hunt for it, but it probably wouldn't work without a lot of faff
     
  14. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Domestic_ginger New Member

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    I was lucky enough that's a friend had spacewar. Ship vs ship combat with gravity and shooting torpedo's angry bird style was pretty damn good.

    The asteroids multiplayer game has already been done at least 10 years ago. Tbh it looked quite good. Its not rocks but more about inter ship combat and upgrades.
     
  16. Xir

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    Okay, I've got the Atari 2600 port.

    The Atari 2600 is from '77 and the Asteroids Arcade game is from '79. Asteroids wasn't ported till '81.

    That's history for ya, kids! ;)
     

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