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Posted by Oddy4000

@buft said:

windows 8 exlusive, well im out. Really dont see the point in a $40 upgrade for a $20 game, could use those $60 and just buy something at retail.

Didn't notice that XBox logo at the end? It's coming to XBLA.

Posted by buft

windows 8 exlusive, well im out. Really dont see the point in a $40 upgrade for a $20 game, could use those $60 and just buy something at retail.

Posted by Pitta

Windows 8 haters are clinically stupid.

Posted by Pitta

@Warchief said:

Just a shame it is only available on win 8...guess i'll need to wait 6mo to a year to play it on steam.

I'd bet this never shows up on steam at all. Is published by MS. I wager they own the rights to it. And with it being a Windows Store app, I just don't see it happening.

That said - Windows 8 is $40 right now. No reason not to upgrade, especially if you want to play this game on PC.

Posted by Warchief

Just a shame it is only available on win 8...guess i'll need to wait 6mo to a year to play it on steam.

Posted by Tordah

@Evilsbane said:

I'm so confused just because it took awhile to come out you won't even give the game a chance?

I don't understand this train of thought either. As long as the game is good (hopefully) then why does it matter if it's been in development for a long time? If anything, it should be pretty damn polished and bug-free by now.

Posted by ghostNPC

Well... that was a dumb trailer.

Posted by RobertOrri

[Like]@Korwin said:

I hope the cheque they got from Microsoft will cover the hundreds of thousands of lost sales they will have by being a Win 8 Metro store exclusive.

Not only that, who knows if Microsoft is going to promote it in any effective manner.

At least Windows 8 and Surface have something to look forward to: Big Fish Games is going to start publishing stuff on there soon. Which means a wealth of quality games!

Posted by Evilsbane

I'm so confused just because it took awhile to come out you won't even give the game a chance?

Posted by Korwin

I hope the cheque they got from Microsoft will cover the hundreds of thousands of lost sales they will have by being a Win 8 Metro store exclusive.

Posted by paulwade1984

2.2% of the pc owning world will be able to buy this come January 30th. The other 97.8% won't care.

Posted by shodan2020

I'll pick this up on the 360. Looks like fun. :)

Posted by aquacadet

@Krakn3Dfx said:

Is this going to require Windows 8?

If so, lol.

To play it on PC yes you will have to buy it off the windows 8 store. It will also come out on Windows phone, and Xbox.

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

Is this going to require Windows 8?

If so, lol.

Posted by tescovee

Was that Deathspank doing the VO on that trailer?

Posted by FakeKisser

Would love to play it, but I don't have a Xbox or Windows 8. So, it will have to wait a bit..

Posted by Jolt92

I may have cared half a year ago or something.

Posted by 1p

This better be good.

Posted by Porkellain

I dunno, when the Shogun facepalmed the sound was like... if he still had skin and flesh. Shouldn't it have been something like a "THUD"?

Posted by Menkhor

Wait, WHAT?!? This hasn't been released yet?? Sweet baby Jesus!

It has been on my "To Play" list for a very long time now. I guess the time has come where I can actually... play it. o.O

Posted by Spitznock

I had forgotten this game existed.

Posted by BenderUnit22

I thought this was a Windows 8 launch game!?

Posted by avidwriter

So no steam? FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Posted by ripelivejam

@courage_wolf said:

What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger.

so say we all!

waitaminute...

Posted by courage_wolf

What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger.

Posted by HerbieBug

Trailer unsold me on game.

Posted by bhhawks78

If this came out when I first saw it like 2.5 years ago I might still care.

At this point unless it was a universal purchase for 2-3$ I already have too much other stuff to play.

Posted by mrcraggle

@aquacadet: You're right but MS really had the opportunity to really innovate in this space seeing as how Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 now use the same kernal and MS went on about how devs could easily port their apps from one to the other because of this. The PS3 and Vita are different but they allow for cross-play so what's stopping MS? It's probably down to money and MS knowing they can get away with it. XBL is the only gaming service that you have to pay for and people gladly/begrudgingly pay for it yet it's an inferior service to the likes of Steam and locks out content you already pay for such as Netflix if you don't pay for a Gold membership.

Posted by aquacadet

@mrcraggle totally agree the fact you'd have to buy it in 3 different spots (win8, xbla, phone) is kinda shitty, but I don't know of anyone doing it better. Android and iOS lets you buy once per platform and play it anywhere on that platform. For example if you buy a universal app and you can it on iPad and iPhone, but they are the same OS. Same with your Android example. That being said I hope to god you wouldn't have to buy this on both win8 and surface (since they both run windows 8). However the phone runs windows phone 8 and has a separate store. I wish Microsoft would innovate in this space, but for the time being they seem to be doing the same as everyone else.

That being said I think it's a little unfair to shit on them for something that everyone does. Here's the quick apple example, tweetbot. http://www.tuaw.com/2012/10/18/tweetbot-for-mac-arrives-on-the-os-x-app-store-at-a-hefty-pr/

Posted by Rafaelfc

what's a skulls of the shogun?

Posted by SpydrMrphy

Finally the reason I put Windows 8 on my desktop will be released. I have been waiting for this game for a while, I really hope that the cross-platform play works as well, got some friends that only play on Xbox and would love to play this with them.

Edited by l3illyl3ob

It's not really heading my way, since I have Windows 7.

Posted by mrcraggle

@aquacadet: I like their ambition but MS have ruined the huge appeal of this game which is being able to play it anywhere. Unfortunately, MS require you to buy it on every platform as none of the marketplaces they have are integrated which is what these guys have been talking about for a long time. So if I buy it on my phone (I have a Lumia 920) I can't then play it on my Windows 8 PC but if I buy a game on an Android phone, that same game can be played on an Android tablet without an additional cost. The cost also doesn't help. This game is $15 on XBLA and Windows 8 and $7 on phones.

Posted by CptBedlam

Feels like this game has been in development forever. Unfortunately it doesn't look like it should've been.

Posted by aquacadet

@MarcusCoxus said:

Wasn't this finished and meant to ship with Windows 8 at the time of the quick look. Shows you how bad it is working with Microsoft.

That comment seems more than a little unfair. I believe in the QLEX and interviews later they do nothing but say good thing about working with microsoft in terms of the support they got, but blame delays on being too ambitious on their own end.

Posted by CrashTanuki

I kind of don't care about this game anymore. XCOM has all of my interest in Strategy RPGs.

Posted by MarcusCoxus

Wasn't this finished and meant to ship with Windows 8 at the time of the quick look. Shows you how bad it is working with Microsoft.

Posted by joshwent

I guess 17-Bit already got paid by Microsoft so hopefully they're set no matter what (they seemed like nice enough, hard-working dudes in the QLEX), but this game just looks flat. Other than anyone who'd actually be wooed by "samurais AND zombies... EPIC!", this just seems like a bare bones strategy game that should have just gone right to iPad, and moved on.

Also, anyone think the design of those ladies is a bit...revealing. I am always a fan of tits everywhere, but that design is pretty in-your-face for an OS pack-in.

mass appeal?
Posted by Levio

How many years has it been since that QL? When I think about it, I feel like an immortal looking back on eons long past.

Posted by aquacadet

@Veektarius said:

My recollection of the QLEX gave me no comprehension of what about this game justifies long delays or a glitzy, high profile release.

The long delays are related to the small team and ambitious "Skulls anywhere" mode.

Posted by Veektarius

My recollection of the QLEX gave me no comprehension of what about this game justifies long delays or a glitzy, high profile release.

Posted by aquacadet

I'm hoping the writing lives up to the hype they are trying to build for it. Doing humor in games is hard. I'm just glad I have something to play on my surface! :)

Posted by zombie2011

This game looks fantastic, just what I want.

I just bought a convertible windows8 laptop so I will be picking this up day 1.

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Posted by Ravelle

Still no clue what sort of game this is?

Posted by YoungFrey

@msavo said:

@YoungFrey said:

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Yeah I understand why and I hope it turns out well for them but for myself a game stays on my radar for a set amount of time. Just like The Behemoth and Battleblock Theatre, was excited when they announced it but it has been so long I just don't care anymore. It's a bad way to look at games but that's how I am.

You are not wrong about Battleblock Theater. I'd heard about that a while before i first saw it. At PAX 2010. It doesn't help that it doesn't look that great. My theory is that the toy sales are so good for Behemoth they are better off keeping BBT in development perpetually so they have an excuse to set up shop at cons.

Posted by BeachThunder

:| Windows 8 only.

Posted by Parsnip

Not sure I get why people are so excited about this one.

Posted by cikame

It was fine when it was a small scale turn based strategy game which was coming out, but then it didn't come out and in the mean time more indie games came out which make this look a little... XBL indie if you know what i mean.
Let me guess, 1200msp?

Posted by Bollard

Oh my god this is finally coming out. Jeeez.

Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY

points are ready

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