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#1 Edited by GunslingerX1983 (35 posts) -

Anyone else have find memories of this???

I know it didn't last long but I had a great time playing Navy Seals and Burnin' Rubber on this thing.

So much so i may even go see if its still kicking around in my parents loft...

#2 Posted by GunslingerX1983 (35 posts) -

With the holiday season officially over and the new year blues sinking in...

Its time to start uploading all the holiday gaming videos from Daryl and myself. Mostly Far Cry 3 as this is one awesome game. So dynamic and random, never a play session goes by without some kind of awesome chase or fight with a tiger happening. Some of these have been showcased for your viewing pleasure over at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raB-XAT3FZk

we also take a look at many peoples GOTY and start a playthrough of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the new DMC Devil May Cry and start a new world in Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition.

Take a look and see what you think. All comments and feedback appreciated.

#3 Posted by GunslingerX1983 (35 posts) -

I completely missed out on the first XCOM game as back then i had no idea what a TBS game was. Since then though i have come to love such games and absolutely love the likes of Civ Rev. Will this game be similar to that? Also what are peoples opinions on best format for this?

#4 Posted by GunslingerX1983 (35 posts) -

Back in 1995 when my family got their first PC with its 200Mhz Pentium with MMX technology and a mahoosive 2GB hard drive running good old Win 95, there was a lesser known TBS game by the long dead Empire Interactive known as Stars! (complete with exclamation mark).

It was not pretty or fancy, it looked very much like some kind of windows program and lot that much like a game. You designed your race, ships and researched new technology and sent your people off to colonize new planets, mine new minerals and wage war on the computer races with the overall goal of conquering the galaxy. It was truly epic as you built up armadas in order to vaporize the enemy worlds, sent off huge fleets into space to engage in turn base space battles, tried endlessly to send out a fleet to grab the ever elusive mystery trader or wandered into the constantly moving wormholes to transport yourself across the map and start up a whole new side to your Empire.

Throughout all this you never got a 3d view of space or to see what your race looked like, graphically it was not appealing but with a little imagination, this could be the best star trek or star wars simulator you could imagine.

i just dug it out of my loft and put it on my laptop and IT RUNS! Someone needs to pick up the mantle and remake this game. I know it had a downloadable sequel way back when while never took off but i think the time is right to bring it back. Who else has fond memories of this game?

#5 Posted by GunslingerX1983 (35 posts) -

@Draugen said:

You know what just happened? You just openly shared your idea in the internet. The idea is mine now. I'm making it happen as we speak. Only with celebrities at every screen, telling the player how awesome they are. You try to muscle in on my turf, I will break you. Check your wardrobe drawers. Second from the top. You see those incriminating photos of you? I just had them planted there. One word from me, they'll be in every paper, blog and news show this time tomorrow. Welcome to the real world, kid.

Hahaha

@Slag said:

@Tim_the_Corsair said:

I'm not trying to shit on your idea duder, and it's something I think has potential, but the business realities of it I think might be tougher than you realise.

Sad but completely on point.

I would even go one step further that is near to impossible to succeed in something like this. Someone just opened one of these in my city. Will be interesting to see if they make it work....

Thanks for the feedback all, i realize that it would be a very tough idea to make happen as i am quite happy to game at home myself and have little to none business sense. The types of people mixing would be a definite issue especially here in the UK. I will continue to think about it and maybe as some have suggested, think of other ways to offer the business and make the gaming side more of a side offering.

#6 Posted by GunslingerX1983 (35 posts) -

I did yes a little while ago i wanted to see if there were any new thoughts.

That is the one things that would worry me is that it could attract the wrong crowd but only proper marketing and management will help with that. If it could attract a community like places like this does then it would be ok.

#7 Posted by GunslingerX1983 (35 posts) -

Myself and a friend of mine have had this idea in our heads for quite a while and never really known how to go about it. Lets put aside just for the moment that we have no knowledge of business whatsoever and focus on the idea. I know these things have been done before mainly cyber cafes etc but i was thinking more along the lines of the following.

wall mouted tv's with 360's and ps3's hooked up with large sofas around for group gaming sessions. Imagine a large open room with about 20 machines running. Not sure whether it would be feasible to get it all hooked up to live to actually have online or who you would go about networking them together form the group play as i have only ever either gone online myself. Live has roaming profiles now doesn't it?

Maybe better to have a private network though i guess for more of a community feel. Can arrange leaderboards and tourneys etc and ideally would have a lounge area and possbly a cafe type area involved as well to be more social.

Basically a kind of friendly place that kids and young adults (or older) can come and play games and be social at the same time and even their parents can come chat or drop them in while they shop etc. I was thinking about setting this up or more accurately thinking about thinking about setting up something along these lines as a business and wondered what peoples thoughts on the idea are.

As i said no business knowledge so not really thinking about that side of it right now. I mean the most i have thought about that is comparing it to a local snooker club which basically charges me about £7 for 2 hrs so would consider similar rates and taken into account various leases and licences and bills etc. I have only run the most basic on numbers for estimated potential income and expenses.

Consider this the beginnings of market research. If such a thing was open in the centre of your town or city would you go? What would you want to see there or more appropriately what would attract you to a place like this to play your games socially?

Obviously i am in the UK but would certainly be keen to hear the views or experiences of similar things in the US too.

All thoughts and opinions appreciated.

#8 Posted by GunslingerX1983 (35 posts) -

Thank you kindly good sir :-)

#9 Posted by GunslingerX1983 (35 posts) -

Its a tough world out there...

Specifically i am talking about Youtube. There are a lot of people producing high quality gaming videos and commenteries and it hard to find a place. Never the less myself and my friend have decided to start up a channel in which we have called ourselves "bubgamerz".. because we are Bub!

Our videos are amateurish at present but we are getting better grdually and would appreciate people taking a look, subscribing and commenting on how we can improve, what they would like to see.

Everyone has to start somewhere eh.

Thanks everyone, heres the link to our channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/bubgamerz/videos

#10 Posted by GunslingerX1983 (35 posts) -

Very true, just hope that everything is ok with the development of it and the future episodes don't get canned.

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