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Posted by katelyngadd

@vinsanityv22 said:

Not a fan of the EX Quick Looks and how they neuter the Giant Bomb crew. But I DO want to see more XCOM. Don't need to though, I'm already sold on this puppy. I'll check it out anyway...

GB Crew; you should invite industry guys like these to *normal* Quick Looks. Have them let loose and riff on other people's games. Showing off demos of their own stuff, with the shadow of a publisher's PR department and NDA's looming large... it's just not right.

Devs from most studios would never set foot near an ordinary quick look. It creates... issues. Not because they're bad people, just because of how the industry works. People who are already established personalities might be able to take a chance, but it's still pretty risky (and probably produces no real benefit for the studio, so there's no way the studio would give it the OK unless the dev demanded to do it).

Keep in mind that some studios still forbid their developers from talking in public about their work in any capacity (including posting on official forums!)

Posted by jimmyfenix

"core"

Posted by xMrSunshine

@DJJoeJoe: That's definitely good to hear.

Posted by vinsanityv22

Not a fan of the EX Quick Looks and how they neuter the Giant Bomb crew. But I DO want to see more XCOM. Don't need to though, I'm already sold on this puppy. I'll check it out anyway...

GB Crew; you should invite industry guys like these to *normal* Quick Looks. Have them let loose and riff on other people's games. Showing off demos of their own stuff, with the shadow of a publisher's PR department and NDA's looming large... it's just not right.

Posted by DJJoeJoe

@xMrSunshine: Prolly doesn't/didn't take long to fix all that stuff. It's not in the demo.

Posted by Happenstance

Good Quick Look, I wasnt particularly bothered about this game but its convinced me to download the Steam demo tonight and give it a try.

Posted by xMrSunshine

I hope that when they say "I don't know if it's working in this build" when talking about the hero Sid Meier character means that this is some really old build because if all of those camera and character model hiccups are in the final version it's going to be a real bummer.

Posted by GreasyWeasel

Loved the Archer reference. "And that's why you can't have nice things!"

Posted by leinad44

@Amaru25: Only for non-subscribers.

Posted by Korwin

@MormonWarrior said:

@Peanut said:

@MormonWarrior said:

But will I, the core gamer, enjoy it? I'm unconvinced.

Listen, buddy! There's a level of obsession you need to have before you can grab that tag. Play some more Halo, Mass Effect, or Skyrim and get back to me.

Done, done, and...done! Can I has the title of "core gamer" now? I own most of the current platforms as well!

Slam down this Miller Light and tell me if you feel more "core".

Posted by FuzzYLemoN

TOP MEN

I look forward to having top men in this game.

Posted by Fattony12000

VINNY DOWN! VINNY DOWN!

Posted by MormonWarrior

@Peanut said:

@MormonWarrior said:

But will I, the core gamer, enjoy it? I'm unconvinced.

Listen, buddy! There's a level of obsession you need to have before you can grab that tag. Play some more Halo, Mass Effect, or Skyrim and get back to me.

Done, done, and...done! Can I has the title of "core gamer" now? I own most of the current platforms as well!

Posted by Funkydupe

@Terramagi said:

Nice reference pose Firaxis. "Gone gold" INDEED.

It wasn't the only really apparent bug in there, however that one in specific must have been quite embarrassing for them.

Posted by Terramagi

Nice reference pose Firaxis. "Gone gold" INDEED.

Posted by D

That was a great quick look EX. Super hype for this game!

Posted by Funkydupe

Good interview Giant Bomb! Well done Ryan.

Posted by probablytuna

I'm surprised Brad wasn't the first to be KIA haha. Anyways, it looks rather interesting, although it seems rather intense with the resource management and all that. I'll keep an eye out for this one...

Posted by Beomoose

@Fram said:

Firaxis dude sounds uncannily like Dave Snider at times.

Jake Solomon IS Firaxis Dave

Edited by Sweetz

This seems disconcertingly buggy for a game that's supposed to be done. Stuff like the dead Thin Man getting stuck in that standing pose, the cutscene camera problems, and the people in the base failing to animate may not seem game breaking, but they're also blatantly obvious. If their QA department missed something like that, what else did they miss? If it was an intentional choice to leave them in because of time requirements, what else did they compromise on? Their failure to acknowledge those bugs in any way is also disappointing.

This just went from a potential pre-order to waiting for word on how busted the release version is.

---edit---

Ryan confirmed on Twitter that this was NOT a final build of the game (for whatever reason). So that's good to hear. Though that makes it all the more silly that they didn't acknowledge the bugs. They should have just said "oh yeah, don't worry about that glitch, this isn't the final build of the game" and then they wouldn't have people like me wondering if the final game is going to be full of jank.

Posted by insane_shadowblade85

@mrsmiley said:

@buzz_clik said:

@Fram said:

Firaxis dude sounds uncannily like Dave Snider at times.

You read my mind!

Dude I completely thought he had randomly joined the QL for a few minutes.

I can't unhear this now.

Posted by mrsmiley

@buzz_clik said:

@Fram said:

Firaxis dude sounds uncannily like Dave Snider at times.

You read my mind!

Dude I completely thought he had randomly joined the QL for a few minutes.

Posted by Humanity
@SilverTorch1

I've been seeing some disconcerting things about the pc version of this game. Stuff like seeing the tops of buildings even though there are no textures up there because the xbox version doesn't zoom out as far as the pc version. Seems to imply that it's a console port.

So far what they showed looked really good, bugs aside. As long as it plays well then it's not really an issue although I was a little surprised this is a full retail release. I thought it was like a $20 game.
Edited by Enns

I dunno how I feel about the geoscope being so simplified.. And I still want to stun rod an ethereal put him in my backpack run to the skyranger and escape before my team is mind controlled and murdered.

I'm really excited for this though, already preordered. :]

Posted by BeachThunder

@Nettacki said:

@wisdumcube said:

What? This was live?! When did this happen?

It just happened today. Like, about 6 hours ago as of now.

;_; Damn.

Posted by kishinfoulux

Damn Vinny got DROPPED...lol. Didn't even get to do anything.

Edited by JamesJeux007

I'm sold already, Firaxis ! I watched every bit of content on your YouTube account, pre-ordered the game, played the demo twice and watched this live-stream JUST RELEASE THE GAME ALREADY ! I CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER ! I had to buy the original game to try it out I was so impatient (I was surprised to see how good it was... despite how complex and thick the game is at first). I just gotta play it ! Why are doing this to me Firaxis ? WHY ?!

That was an awesome QL EX by the way. Ryan was sold the game even more than the guys from Firaxis. Greg and Garth are awesome ! Also, the build they were playing was SO glitchy. Between the character models not animating in the HQ, the cool camera angles not working during the missions and the character models not getting on the ground when they died... That was hilarious xD

Posted by AssInAss

Oh, Canada being a coward. Showing their French heritage.

Posted by Amaru25

damn - did u guys always have ads for your videos?

Posted by Pozo

Big Jeffrey is back!

Posted by kycinematic

I'm looking forward to this more than any other game right now, X-Com is my shit! I was super skeptical early on at first because of that FPS game and the general apprehension of anything being a "Remake" but this game looks awesome.

Posted by katelyngadd

I hope they were playing an alpha/early beta build of the game in this QL:EX, because it seems pretty buggy between the camera glitching out, monsters getting stuck in standing poses, NPCs in the base spawning in the J pose, etc.

Game looks amazing, though.

Posted by FoolishChaos

Is it weird that I was kind of disappointed by the memorial? I feel like I've heard them talk it up bigger than a scroll bar and some music.

Posted by ShaggE

I forgot to mention: Look at China when they show the country threat levels. Near empty. I think we all know what that means: Proof that China is experiencing a deficit in caring.

Posted by SilverTorch1

I've been seeing some disconcerting things about the pc version of this game. Stuff like seeing the tops of buildings even though there are no textures up there because the xbox version doesn't zoom out as far as the pc version. Seems to imply that it's a console port.

Posted by Rasmoss

Big Jeffrey says "drop 'em".

Posted by Arrested_Developer

I've never played an X-Com (though I own a ton of them from a Steam sale), but I can tell this is totally up my alley.

Posted by foolman

@MormonWarrior said:

But will I, the core gamer, enjoy it? I'm unconvinced.

It's no Fable: The Journey, but I think your still like it!

Posted by SuperJoe

First thing I'm gonna do is check if Shigeru Miyamoto and John Carmack are hero characters, though Ken Levine is more likely since he's 2K.

Posted by thebatmobile

I'm going to have wet dreams about this game until release.

And probably for a while after that as well.

Posted by rapsney

Those Firaxis guys have MY full permission to come back anytime! Really enjoyed this and made me want this game as it was completely off my radar (never played the original). Downloading the demo now as a matter of fact

Posted by Osaladin

This is an example of a great Quick Look EX, well done fellas. The game looks great btw.

Edited by Nanne

This is how all Quick Look EXs should be.

Posted by HerbieBug

I like this game's wiggle.

Edited by Blair

That Big Jeffrey reference was amazing.

Posted by LiK

wow, custom GB crew. nice lol

Posted by Fram

@Peanut said:

@MormonWarrior said:

But will I, the core gamer, enjoy it? I'm unconvinced.

Listen, buddy! There's a level of obsession you need to have before you can grab that tag. Play some more Halo, Mass Effect, or Skyrim and get back to me.

Applause.

Posted by Sonny009

this game: i like it.

Posted by buzz_clik

16:30 - "And not just alien activity in the bottom..."

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Posted by ShaggE

Oh man, I need this game in me. So many hours to be lost, so many late nights to be had...