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News Prey 2 detailed, more announced

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 19 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    OtakuHawk What's a Dremel?

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    all talk. demo or GTFO
     
  3. Syx

    Syx What's a Dremel?

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    Since when did Prey "pioneer" the portal concept? Narbacular Drop was released BEFORE Prey, and that was an entirely portal-oriented game.

    The cheek of some of these developers is beyond me.
     
  4. Bauul

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    Since they first introduced them in the original Prey build back in 1995. Prey had working portals years before anyone else.
     
  5. CardJoe

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    Didn't do anything with them though.
     
  6. Syx

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    Exactly! Even if Prey had working portals long before anyone else you can't just say "we pioneered them" when an entirely separate group comes along and develops the same idea independently - and then releases it before you.
     
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    Wow, that's actually kind of sad.

    "Remember the five most mind-blowing games from last year? It'll be like all of them put together, except... mind-blowinger!!!" :rolleyes:

    I'll bet Prey 2 doesn't outshine even one of those games he mentioned.
     
  8. Bauul

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    How often does anyone truely pioneer anything then? Almost every single invention a particular person is credited with someone else came up with independently before hand. Regardless of the fact the original Prey was never released despite being 99% finished, or whether the Narboculer Drop devs came up with the idea independently or were inspired by Prey, the original Prey build was the first game that used portals in a proper gameplay setting, period. And given that a definition of 'pioneering' is "One who opens up new areas of thought, research, or development", the original Prey build definitely did that.

    I'm not advocating his over-the-top fanboy speech, just explaining he's not totally innacurate for stating they pioneered portal tech in games.
     
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