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  1. Obi_one_and_only

    Obi_one_and_only Jedi Master star 5

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    Why do consoles get priority?
    What about PC gamers?
    We want good games too!
     
  2. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The PC version will have more features than the x-box one.

    Also there will only be a couple of months difference in release dates. X-Box late 2002, PC early 2003.

    Lucasarts is providing plenty for PC owners over the next year or two, so don't get all worked up over a release date difference for one game...

     
  3. Nom Anor

    Nom Anor TFN Books Staff star 4 VIP

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    Not an imperfect version. It will be a bit different than the PC version, so it isn't quite as far along as the XBox version anyway.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    [link=http://www.ruliweb.com/data/rulinews/read.php?num=7342]FIRST SCREENS[/link]

    Not bad for an RPG I suppose.
     
  5. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dan = The Man.

    and;

    OH. MY. GOD.

    Only (slightly negative) comment is that it doesn't exactly look 3000 years prior to the movies. What are the comics like in that regard?

    Other than that, I could have been told it was an Outcast screen, and I'd have believed it...

    All those who won't/can't play Galaxies can sleep easy now!





     
  6. ReaperFett

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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    It was pretty modern, as such
     
  7. RED-FIVE

    RED-FIVE Jedi Youngling

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    What did rabid balding ewok mean, no lightsabers...I hope he was kidding!

    Red-Five standing by...
     
  8. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Uh. Check the screenies, maybe...
     
  9. RED-FIVE

    RED-FIVE Jedi Youngling

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    Sorry, my fault...I guess so! Do they have a guesstimated release date for it?

    Red-Five standing by...
     
  10. Epyon-X

    Epyon-X Jedi Youngling star 3

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    OH. MY. GOD.

    I'm going to need a change of pants.
     
  11. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bioware's website says 2002. But it sounds like x-box version in late 2002, maybe PC version early 2003.
     
  12. Rabid_Balding_Ewok

    Rabid_Balding_Ewok Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Cool, Dan. Those screens look pretty sweet. Does it say anywhere on that site what mag thats from? Are these from the Computer Games issue that was mentioned earlier or another publication?

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  13. Rabid_Balding_Ewok

    Rabid_Balding_Ewok Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Just found this. It might help shed light on the whole PC/Console release of this game. It's along the lines of what Nom Anor was talking about in regards to the Computer Games issue.

    [link=http://www.cgonline.com/features/020221-f1-f1.html]Computer Games[/link]

    >>>However, PC gamers will not be seeing this game until well into 2003 as LucasArts made a strategic decision to release Knights of the Old Republic for the Xbox first.

    Neither company wants gamers to think for one second that they're deserting their PC audience. "We want BioWare to sort of be a combination 50-50 console and PC company," explains BioWare joint CEO and designer Greg Zeschuk, "and what's really important to us is that we don't forsake either one?<<<

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  14. Sithman

    Sithman Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Wow. [face_shocked]

    Wow. [face_shocked] Wow [face_shocked] wow [face_shocked] wow [face_shocked] wow wow wow wow wow wowowowowowowowowowowowowowOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!!!
    HOOOOOOOLY HAM.

    -"Ships flying by effect the environment."
    -"The sun reflects of objects in real time."
    -"Individual blades of grass part when you walk through them"


    Excuse me while I go pick my jaw up off the floor.
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I think they are from the Official Xbox Magazine.
     
  16. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't care if it goes to x-box prior to PC. I consider that the public beta-testing phase, so the PC game is perfected before release :p

    Oh, there's a couple of other pix in Rabid_balding_ewok's link, including a speeder (concept).

    I guess all will be revealed on lucasarts.com next week.

     
  17. Nom Anor

    Nom Anor TFN Books Staff star 4 VIP

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    BaldingEwok - that is indeed the same article in the mag. That's the mag's official website.

    And yes, those are the same screenshots, but those scans don't do them justice.
     
  18. pat-fett

    pat-fett Jedi Knight star 5

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    Sithy said it all. I'm a little dissapointed about the game coming out on X-box before PC. But as others said it might be a good thing.The screens look promising. Compared to the Tales comic series this time period does look a lot more advanced. This game takes place 400 years after it so it's reasonable to see this advane in technology. I mean look how far we've come in 400 years.
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm annoyed that it will come out for Xbox first. Can anybody say 'port?' I sure hope that isn't the case.
     
  20. Rabid_Balding_Ewok

    Rabid_Balding_Ewok Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Whats the word on multiplayer? And does it mention anything about an editor in the article? It's based on the NWN engine so I'm assuming that there might be one, maybe this is what will be different with the PC version.

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  21. Dan

    Dan Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    From a marketing standpoint, I think multiplayer would steal some of SWG's thunder. I know very little about NWN though.
     
  22. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    From what I've read (trawl this thread for the links) this is a SP only game.

    It's based on the NWN

    Are you sure? I thought it was a whole new engine.

     
  23. Rabid_Balding_Ewok

    Rabid_Balding_Ewok Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I don't think it would hurt to much. Biowares RPG's generaly have the multiplay option which entails playing the single player game with one to five other players. Whereas Galaxies would be with a couple thousand people in a huge persistant game world.

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  24. IAmTheDarkSide

    IAmTheDarkSide Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Trawling complete, here're the links:

    [link=http://www.lucasarts.com/press/releases/21.html]LucasArts' press release[/link]

    [link=http://www.bioware.com/games/knights_old_republic/]BioWare's KotOR site[/link]

    [link=http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories/news/0,10870,2762052,00.html]Gamespot's first look[/link]
    [link=http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories/previews/0,10869,2762274,00.html]Gamespot's preview[/link]
    [link=http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories/news/0,10870,2826275,00.html]little more from GameSpot[/link]

    [link=http://gamespot.com/gamespot/filters/products/media/0,11100,516675,00.html]Gamespot's very informative video interview[/link]

    [link=http://pc.ign.com/previews/16512.html]IGN's preview[/link]

    [link=http://www.gamekult.com/tout/actus/articles/A0000011163.html]Some concept art here from Gamer[/link]

    [link=http://www.penny-arcade.com/news.php3?date=2001-05-30]Penny Arcade article on KotOR[/link]

    [link=http://firingsquad.gamers.com/features/2001e3part2/page6.asp]The best preview yet[/link]

    [link=http://www.scififanatic.com/events/2001e3/pages/e301pg5.htm]Another good one[/link]

    [link=http://www.bluesmoke.net/viewArticle.cgi?id=g14&page=2]Bluesmoke's preview[/link]

    [link=http://www.cgonline.com/features/020221-f1-f1.html]Computer game articles with the screenies[/link]
     
  25. Rabid_Balding_Ewok

    Rabid_Balding_Ewok Jedi Padawan star 4

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    >>>Are you sure? I thought it was a whole new engine.<<<

    Your right, my mistake.

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