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#1 Posted by Clint (124 posts) -

The "junk" in the loading text is actually encoded base64. I transcribed it all:

06102001 IRemember

21032002 BlackHills

16030002 WoodSmoke

08212002 MotherSad

08212002 FatherMad

22072002 NothingIsTrue

22072002 EverythingIsPermitted

04022003 BoredOfWarStories

30082003 PainMillers

23082003 FacesInStone

16082003 Escape

23082003 WhatIsThisPlace

16052003 ChicagoGirls

27082003 NotFarEnough

11032204 TheyWillFindMe

03032005 JustACult

16082005 WHEREAREYOU!

16082008 SoMuchNoise

12062008 CALLHOME!

16022009 TheEverythingCity

04022011 JustAddGin

17092011 TheJMZ

08082012 I Am Not Alive

09082012 BadWeather

10082012 NineYearsAlone

18092012 AreYouDesmondMiles?

19092012 Bastards!

#2 Posted by Clint (124 posts) -

The loading section "junk" is actually encoded base64. I've transcribed it here:

06102001 IRemember

21032002 BlackHills

16030002 WoodSmoke

08212002 MotherSad

08212002 FatherMad

22072002 NothingIsTrue

22072002 EverythingIsPermitted

04022003 BoredOfWarStories

30082003 PainMillers

23082003 FacesInStone

16082003 Escape

23082003 WhatIsThisPlace

16052003 ChicagoGirls

27082003 NotFarEnough

11032204 TheyWillFindMe

03032005 JustACult

16082005 WHEREAREYOU!

16082008 SoMuchNoise

12062008 CALLHOME!

16022009 TheEverythingCity

04022011 JustAddGin

17092011 TheJMZ

08082012 I Am Not Alive

09082012 BadWeather

10082012 NineYearsAlone

18092012 AreYouDesmondMiles?

19092012 Bastards!

#3 Posted by Clint (124 posts) -

Ummmmmmmmm, did anyone else see Dave-Kate Winslet?

#4 Posted by Clint (124 posts) -

I saw played a reasonable amount of Outland at PAX Prime yesterday, and have perhaps a slightly better grasp of what's going on here than some of the articles floating around seem to. 
In some respects, Outland wears its influences on its sleeve. The  polarity mechanic not only works like, but looks almost identical to the way it did in Ikaruga. As you platform through the game, there are often emitters that will fire bullets of varying color and geometric patterns, which you must match the color of to avoid injury. Unlike in Ikaruga, getting hit means losing health, not instant death
There are, however, a lot of complications thrown your way over the basic formula. While avoiding bullets of the wrong color, you are also forced to fight various enemies, such as spiders. Most of the time, these enemies will have a polarity themselves, and rather than simply do half-damage if you are of like polarity to them, Outland takes it further and renders your attacks useless — you absolutely must be of the opposite polarity to do damage to these enemies. In addition, there are a lot of puzzle- or action-based mechanics in the world of Outland that are based on your polarity: moving platforms won't move, some stationary platforms will simply disappear, and ornate patterns of light won't illuminate unless you are of the correct alignment. 
 
Visually as well, there are influences there. I'm reminded strongly of Shadow of the Colossus in terms of environment and character design, while the trails of light are reminiscent of Tron, or perhaps even some of the more ornate patterns in Twilight Princess
 
I asked the developer who was demoing the game whether there would be co-op of some kind coming. He pulled a "haven't announced anything," which to me meant yes.

#5 Posted by Clint (124 posts) -

I do wish that they were slightly more relevant to the site — best buy is just sort of randomerriffic.

#6 Posted by Clint (124 posts) -

Wait, so what made them think this was a good idea?

#7 Posted by Clint (124 posts) -
@Zidd: Instead you're going to get a ton of people who buy this thinking it'll be an upres port and being sorely disappointed. Then again, maybe that would have been better.
#8 Posted by Clint (124 posts) -

Perhaps they should have just called it Goldeneye 2 and been done with it rather than confuse people.

#9 Posted by Clint (124 posts) -

You know there's an autocomplete right? Just wait for a second.

#10 Posted by Clint (124 posts) -

Sadly, I'm a Ruby/Rails guy rather than Python/Django or I'd ask about employment starting next year.  Maybe I should learn them in the meantime!

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