Preview : Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

From CVG: "A stunning yet blindingly obvious fact strikes you when you're first playing Quake Wars, something that sets in just after the first moments of exhilaration. For me, it came a few seconds after I'd strapped myself onto a Husky quad-bike and roared over a series of ingeniously placed dips, jumps and ramps into the fray, leaping over the metal cases of slower GDF tanks trundling from right to left below me. That fact is, quite simply, that you've been here before.

It's been lost in the amazing visuals, the filthy gut-sucking tactics of the Strogg, the cavalcade of beautifully chunky vehicles and the advent of the much-fabled megatexture - but the clue is in the name: Enemy Territory. The game feels just like Wolfenstein:
Enemy Territory - a stronger more solid variant on it, perhaps - but the vibe's still there. If you try really hard, you can still just about smell the Nazis."

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Schmitty076447d ago

Imagine the possibilities w/ XBL

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Steam has discounted this game so much that it's now even free to play

WEPC writes: "We’ve spotted that Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is currently free to play for a limited time, with a 90% discount currently available as well as big DLC price cuts too."

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Lords of Exile review - Games Asylum

Games Asylum: "Late last year the world was presented with Prison City, a NES homage that fused together the little-known gems Shatterhand and Power Blade. Just a few months later, we’re now on the receiving end of another 8-bit mash-up, with Lords of Exile playing like an amalgamation of Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden. With so many Castlevania alikes on the market, it certainly helps to have an extra kick."

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Microsoft Losing to Sony Is a Wrong Perception, Says Pachter; They Want to Win Business, Not Console

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter believes it's an incorrect gamers' perception that Microsoft has lost to Sony.

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Christopher4h ago

"If we change what our goal is, we're not losing" attitude. Kind of like how Microsoft didn't lose to Valve, they just changed their business model. And they didn't lose to Android and iOS, they just changed their business model. They 100%, after spending 3 generations competing heavily in console hardware, aren't losing to Sony, they're just changing their business model.

You can't ever lose if you just 'change your business model'!

Jin_Sakai3h ago

Pachter is full of crap. Always assume the opposite of what he says.

Cacabunga1h ago

This clown is still around? I cannot remember he ever got one prediction right

crazyCoconuts3h ago

What's kinda crazy to me is - if they retreat from consoles they're left with a business model that depends on making great games that people want to buy.
What has been Xbox's biggest issue over the last decade or so?
It's not like they're falling back to a strength...

GamerRN1h ago

They didn't retreat and even promised the biggest generational leap! Where did you get retreat from?

crazyCoconuts34m ago

@Gamer if you don't see it yet, there's nothing i can say to convince you.

PhillyDonJawn1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

Business is all about money not actual sales. If I sell 1 thing for 1 million and you sell 10000 things for 900k Who really won.

remixx1161h ago

The person who sold 10000 things because he has developed a consumer base and consistent revenue stream while simultaneously showing that he has the capacity to obtain market share.

The person who sold 1 thing for a million hasnt proven much outside of the simple fact that he can get an idiot to pay a copious amount of money for a single product. Holla at me when he has proven he can do it consistently overtime.

This is a nuanced subject matter

The Wood1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

How about the gamers perspective

Xbox as a console business is last in the gamersphere. Pivot after pivot, swerve after swerve. If it wasn't for pc the xbox console would died a while back. Console owners need to choose what's best for them, their experiences or the console owners profits

Christopher1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

Great. Guess who is in third place (just talking the main console market, not even including mobile and PC) both on software sales, hardware sales, and video game revenue?

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Eonjay1h ago

The obvious rebuttal to Pachter's cray cray notion is that you wouldn't have to change your model if you were winning.

Reaper22_1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

Sony said similar things when their Walkman was beaten by Apple and when Samsung surpassed them in the TV market. I can go on and on but I'm sure you get the picture. Business is business. All companies take a whippen every now and and then. The difference is how you bounce back. Microsoft net worth has grown over the years. Business wise they are very successful and no matter what, sony would love to be where they are financially. Sony isn't the competition microsoft worries about. That been clear for a long time now. Microsoft wants gaming to be a part of their ecosystem. Sony needs it. Big difference there.

Christopher1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

There's a lot wrong here.

First, the attempt to turn this argument into one about other failed businesses. Which, surprisingly, you make the argument I'm making but then...

Second, the attempt to confirm that Microsoft isn't competition when Microsoft admitted in court that they are.

Third, the attempt to act like Microsoft, from a business perspective, doesn't need what they spent over $100b to acquire but Sony does? Laughable.

Businesses are about profits. If you stop earning enough profit in a division, it goes away. Simple as that. Xbox is a division competiting against Valve, Epic, Sony, Nintendo, Android, and iOS. Simple as that. Xbox, to remain 'part of the ecosystem' needs to not cost the company more than it brings in. Simple.

silverngold22m ago

Xbox isn't the competition PlayStation worries about either.

Rude-ro1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

They actually won.

The whole point was to force Sony into playing ball so that they could not put “windows” in more jeopardy than it was at the time.
Apple, Google, then Sony innovating while partnered with Linux…

When will people realize it has never been about gaming as to why Microsoft got into gaming?

Trojan horses people.

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shinoff21832h ago

How's this guy still around. According to him consoles were dying after ps2, ps3 Era.

Christopher2h ago

Analysts are never wrong, the market just had a swift change for which no one could account.

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stonecold31h ago

michael and his bs view just give me headache wish he would go and retire

MIDGETonSTILTS171h ago(Edited 1h ago)

They only way that plan works is if people still want to play in their ecosystem.

Eventually, they’re ecosystem needs more games.

Helldivers 2 could swing Xbots to ps6 if it isn’t countered by the end of the gen.

Abnor_Mal1h ago(Edited 1h ago)

Supposedly some well known Halo modders will be making a mode similar to Helldivers.

https://gamerant.com/halo-i...

darthv721h ago

There is a pretty good chance that those with XB also have PS, but not the other way around.

shinoff21837m ago

I do. Always get an xbox just varies on when during that Gen