Holy... cheesedog! Who's excited for this?!

#1 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

As you all know, I've been championing Gotham City Impostors on the PlayStation 3 Network for the past several weeks, mostly due to the fact that I've been out of the competitive scene for many years. Well, Nexuiz is releasing tomorrow, and I am excited as fuck. I want another fast-paced shooter in addition to Gotham City Impostors. I think I'm ready for something a little different than GCI, but no doubt, I will continue to play the hell out of that.

So, who's excited for Nexuiz?!

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Napalm said:

So, who's excited for Nexuiz?!

Not me, and I doubt anybody else when you're presenting the option of holy cheesedogs. How can you beat that?

#3 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: You're the only fat kid who wants a cheesedog.

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Napalm:

I'm not fat, and oddly enough, I'm not in the mood for cheesedogs, no matter how holy. Ten slices of pizza only put me in the mood for more pizza.

#5 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

@Napalm: I might not want a cheesedog, but a chili cheesedog on the other hand.... that is a temping offer.

I am actually really looking forward to this game though, have been for a while. Can't wait to get back into some fast-paced arena combat, and on Cryengine 3 which makes it even better.

#6 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: OK shut up. I don't care about your weird pizza fetish.

@matthias2437: It reminds me of old school Quake and Duke 3D. I am very excited.

#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Napalm:

Who said I was fucking the pizza? Who said I was doing anything sexual with the pizza? WHY ARE YOU IMAGINING ME JERKING OFF WITH PIZZA SLICES, YOU EFFING PERVERT!?

#8 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Is this some kind of fetish porn game?

#9 Posted by RubberFactory (291 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Napalm:

Who said I was fucking the pizza? Who said I was doing anything sexual with the pizza? WHY ARE YOU IMAGINING ME JERKING OFF WITH PIZZA SLICES, YOU EFFING PERVERT!?

He wasn't the only one...

#10 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

Is this some kind of fetish porn game?

Keep on topic, guys...

#11 Posted by fisk0 (4522 posts) -

I'm looking forward to it, but there's been no info at all on EU release dates. Kinda annoying, as it's a digitally distributed game (i will never accept geographical regions as an issue when it comes to digital releases), and I was even considering purchasing it both on Steam and PSN, despite of course having both the old Nexuiz and it's recent free iteration Xonotic on my PC.

#12 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Napalm said:

As you all know, I've been championing Gotham City Impostors on the PlayStation 3 Network for the past several weeks

Who are you again?
#13 Posted by jozzy (2035 posts) -

Either noone is excited for this game, or the matchmaking is borked, because I can't get any games going in the demo.

#14 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1542 posts) -

I played the trial on XBLA and it took about 10 minutes to find five other people, got in the game and just felt like a mediocre UT mixed with Quake. Dunno, maybe it'll be different on PC, but I can just go play QL for a good arena game.

#15 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Rather play Tribes: Ascend on PC.

#16 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1672 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse: I think you're thinking of NeXXXiuz?

#17 Posted by Enigma777 (6059 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

Is this some kind of fetish porn game?

Keep on topic, guys...

Wait, is it a fetish porn game or a fetish pizza game? I'm so confused...

#18 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

Huh, I had no idea this happened with a new engine. I always knew it as one of the more popular open-source shooters on PC/Mac/Linux.

#19 Posted by jozzy (2035 posts) -

@jozzy said:

Either noone is excited for this game, or the matchmaking is borked, because I can't get any games going in the demo.

Got into a game just now, and it was pretty fun. Made me want to play a shooter again, but probably not this one. Maybe I'll try to get into that fake batman game.

#20 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

Can anybody check if this is on the PlayStation 3 store? The release schedule only mentions the Xbox Live Marketplace version.

#21 Posted by fisk0 (4522 posts) -
@Napalm said:
Can anybody check if this is on the PlayStation 3 store? The release schedule only mentions the Xbox Live Marketplace version.
Seems like PS3 and PC users got the usual short end of the stick, with an exclusive early launch on 360, and the other platforms probably coming up in the next couple of months. They haven't replied on any specifics on release dates though, but isn't 3 months or so the usual wait?
#22 Posted by razkazz (167 posts) -

Servers/matchmaking are real iffy right now but I'm crazy for arena shooters and I've really enjoyed the couple matches I've played so far. Also, not sure if this was supposed to happen, but the bot match option became available for me which has been a nice way to get some problem-free matches. I'm likin' the guns and mutators and the soundtrack is surprisingly awesome. Looking forward to playing more.

#23 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@fisk0 said:
@Napalm said:
Can anybody check if this is on the PlayStation 3 store? The release schedule only mentions the Xbox Live Marketplace version.
Seems like PS3 and PC users got the usual short end of the stick, with an exclusive early launch on 360, and the other platforms probably coming up in the next couple of months. They haven't replied on any specifics on release dates though, but isn't 3 months or so the usual wait?
I hope so! This game looks great.
#24 Posted by Tennmuerti (8174 posts) -

I was not into FPS games of that era for a reason.

#25 Posted by fisk0 (4522 posts) -

Judging by the comments on their facebook page and such, it seems the 360 version didn't have a great launch, several people have mentioned both the demo and the full game crashing on launch and having to wait for hours for the matchmaking queues to fill up. Hopefully that's something we who'll get this on other platforms won't have to bother with.

#26 Posted by jozzy (2035 posts) -

@razkazz said:

Servers/matchmaking are real iffy right now but I'm crazy for arena shooters and I've really enjoyed the couple matches I've played so far. Also, not sure if this was supposed to happen, but the bot match option became available for me which has been a nice way to get some problem-free matches. I'm likin' the guns and mutators and the soundtrack is surprisingly awesome. Looking forward to playing more.

Yeah, the bot match option became available for me too after a multiplayer match. Now it's unavailable again which is weird. The game is really growing on me, love the old-school speed of the action. Not a huge fan of the generic sci fi look but it is servicable. Might have to pick this up after all, 800 points is a steal for this type of game

#27 Posted by Slaegar (740 posts) -

They more or less stole this game code from an open source project. This left a bad taste in a lot of people's mouth. Stealing something free, putting it on consoles, and then charging for it, seems pretty gross. If you want fast paced fps I would look at tribes for now.

#28 Posted by laserbolts (5372 posts) -

Not my style of shooter from what i've seen but ill take one of those cheesedogs.

#29 Posted by fisk0 (4522 posts) -

@Slaegar said:

They more or less stole this game code from an open source project. This left a bad taste in a lot of people's mouth. Stealing something free, putting it on consoles, and then charging for it, seems pretty gross. If you want fast paced fps I would look at tribes for now.

Not exactly, Nexuiz was an open source arena FPS using the darkplaces (quake 1) engine, this is using the crysis engine, and does not use any of the assets from the original open source game - doesn't mean there aren't quite a few oddities about it though. This Nexuiz game is made by one of the original creators of the old Nexuiz, but it seems he became inactive and wasn't around for a couple of years in the development of the original, so the original game evolved quite a bit without his influence, and when he suddenly sold the IP to THQ as a new closed source project it obviously made a lot of people who had been working on the original project angry, forcing them to change the name of the old game in order to continue to development, which is now being developed under the name Xonotic.

It was a dick move to pretty much shut down the open source project a lot of people had spent years working on, forcing them to change the name from the pretty recognizable Nexuiz to something else, but despite having the same name as the old project, the commercial product does not seem to use any of the code or assets that was created by the FOSS community.

Sadly, even more dickish things have been done in the gaming world in the past, and while that kind of behaviour shoulnd't be rewarded - for me, personally, when deciding between punishing something like that and supporting a new commercial arena FPS, I'm leaning more towards the latter, but I can certainly see why some would lean the other way.

While I wasn't a huge fan of Quake III Arena, I had fun with it, while current wave of generic Modern Warfare clones bore me to tears, so for me I feel like supporting someone who tries to recreate the style of FPSes that were really fun to play online.

#30 Posted by IAmNotBatman (656 posts) -

What's a cheese, dog?

#31 Posted by BPRJCTX (709 posts) -

Heh, played the Trial, and...

After falling in love with Gotham City Impostors, i thought i was gonna love another game like this, but...

I didn't really enjoy it.

I mean, there are some good things about it, i kinda liked the visuals, the music was hit and miss, but one thing i really liked, were the perks that you get during the macth, i don't really know how that worked, but i think everybody gets to chose one out of three choices, and the perks affect everybody, that's a pretty cool idea.

But in the end, it only made me wish Epic would release a new UT, on XBLA, without the shitty half assed single player component.

#32 Posted by razkazz (167 posts) -

Didn't know there was a timer on the demo, that's disappointing.

#33 Posted by NinetySevenA (50 posts) -

The worst part is waiting for a game to start up. than having two of your three team member leave. The game it self is pretty fun, I really hope more people catch on and matchmaking gets betterererererer.

I think a game like this would be better suited to the PC.

#34 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Why would people play the new bastardization of Nexuiz when Xonotic exists?

#35 Posted by Demoskinos (15188 posts) -

I never invest in multiplayer games on 360 outside of the big titles. Everyone eventually just wanders back to Call of Duty or Halo.

#36 Posted by jozzy (2035 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

I never invest in multiplayer games on 360 outside of the big titles. Everyone eventually just wanders back to Call of Duty or Halo.

This game offers something for a niche audience though that isn't being catered for by the big titles. This game might be dead in a couple of weeks of course, but I give this one a slightly bigger chance to stay relevant (if they fix some of the problems). Like Monday night Combat, I booted it up yesterday and I was surprised I got into a game in seconds. Another game that offers something different from the halos and cods.

#37 Posted by Demoskinos (15188 posts) -
@jozzy Fair enough. Honestly I would like if there were a lot of games that had extensive online communities. The multiplayer scene does need to be shook up. Which is why I'm enjoying Twisted Metal right now. But online only games are a scary proposition for me you never know how relevant a multiplayer only game is going to end up being.
#38 Posted by jozzy (2035 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@jozzy Fair enough. Honestly I would like if there were a lot of games that had extensive online communities. The multiplayer scene does need to be shook up. Which is why I'm enjoying Twisted Metal right now. But online only games are a scary proposition for me you never know how relevant a multiplayer only game is going to end up being.

Hey, this game definately runs a pretty big risk to be abandoned in a couple of weeks. Personally I took the risk at 800points, especially because I enjoy the bot matches a lot too. At least I'll have those :)

#39 Posted by HistoryInRust (6407 posts) -

Cheesedog? You mean, like, a cheddarwurst?

Those are so good. I need to buy some groceries.

#40 Posted by Cube (4366 posts) -

I hadn't even heard of this game before now.

#41 Posted by jakob187 (21780 posts) -

@MrKlorox said:

Why would people play the new bastardization of Nexuiz when Xonotic exists?

Because some people don't play on PC. That would be why.

I've been debating on buying this, but after Quake Live Arcade and Unreal Tournament III failed to really handle the "ultra-fast shooter" vibe efficiently on consoles, I'm pretty sure that I'll be sticking with PC for these types of games.

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