GB should do a quick look of this BETA.

#1 Edited by pandorasbox (303 posts) -

Ravaged is probably one of the most promising kickstarter games i've seen come to fruition, but i think it could still use a bit more publicity. It's in BETA, and now (while no games are being released) would be an opportune time to get some footage of this out there. Anybody else agree? Or am i alone on this?

#2 Posted by Pazy (2587 posts) -

I know im really enjoying the Beta of Ravaged. Its a Battlefield 1942-esque game with the graphic style of Mad Max. Very fun!

#3 Posted by onarum (2108 posts) -

is it a public beta? can't find a website for the game save for a wikia which has no information about the beta at all....

#4 Posted by gaminghooligan (1448 posts) -

oh my god. looked it up after reading the post, this game looks awesome!

#5 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

I'd very much appreciate GB staying away from Kickstarter, generally speaking.

#6 Posted by Pazy (2587 posts) -

@onarum said:

is it a public beta? can't find a website for the game save for a wikia which has no information about the beta at all....

Sadly its not. Currently its a closed beta with a whole bunch of free code giveaways or instant access of you pre-purchase the game.

#7 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Fuck this game looks cool. I didn't even know this game existed. I think im gonna buy it now.

#8 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

This game looks pretty awesome.

#9 Posted by pweidman (2339 posts) -

Just watched that trailer on Steam, and hell yeah that would be an entertaining QL, and an excellent candidate for a TNT later maybe. Classic hilarity potential from this game with the GB staff.

#10 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@BrockNRolla
I'd very much appreciate GB staying away from Kickstarter, generally speaking.
Why? Seems pretty stupid to stay away from legitimate games for no reason other than "rawr I hate kickstarter now that it's popular and a lot of people are using it!"
#11 Posted by kindgineer (2733 posts) -

@BrockNRolla: Why? You make absolutely no claim other than the implied hipster feeling that people are now interested in Kickstarter.

#12 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Ya. Looks prime! Really hope Battlefield gets some competitors again, like back when Novalogic and a whole bunch of other devs were into making sandboxy shooters of various flavours - before Call of Duty's phenomenal success started to homogenize the entire FPS market.

Things are looking up. Guess it's time to finally get a debit card or something, and get in on the whole online distributale cash train. Steam, Kickstarter, GoG - you name it.

#13 Posted by RazielCuts (2959 posts) -

why you make me google things and not put a link :(

#14 Posted by Grilledcheez (3948 posts) -

I AGREE, I would love to see them play this game

#15 Posted by ToxicFruit (1717 posts) -

hmm i had never heard of this.

Maybe this will scratch that itch that i thought Battlefield 3 would do

#16 Posted by Scrawnto (2452 posts) -

@RazielCuts: There's a link on the left labeled "Overview", which gives you just that, as well as links to the game's official wiki, kickstarter page, and a number of screenshots.

#17 Posted by oneidwille (149 posts) -

@BrockNRolla said:

I'd very much appreciate GB staying away from Kickstarter, generally speaking.

I agree with this sentiment. But when they become "real" games or are actually showcasing gameplay, it would be fine to do something with it.

#18 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@CL60: @ck1nd:

You guys got me. I'm just a hipster douche who can't feel anything but hate for things which are popular with other people.

But slights against me aside, I don't think any video game journalist worth their salt ought to repping for kickstarter projects. To get behind or cover a game looking for production money feels gross to me because it feels like advertising. Could one view QLs as advertising? Sure, but these are games that are going to come out one way or another. Kickstart projects are looking for people to give them money no matter how you look at it, and whether or not these games will eventually deliver on anything they have promised is purely at the discretion of the game maker. If they offer a good idea, grab a bunch of money because of the good will of game journalists and the gaming public, and put out a POS that cost them nothing to make, they aren't liable for it. Game journalists have effectively helped that scam come to fruition in that case. So if people choose to spend their money on such gambles, that's their business, but I see no place for games journalists in that equation.

If you look at a typical preview of a game to come out, have a game journalist get excited about it, and then a crappy product comes out, the journalists can always then say, "This didn't live up to the promise, don't buy it." The gamer is saved from spending their money on a bad product.

By comparison, take a kickstarter project, have a game journalist get excited about it, gamers are convinced to go fund the project, and then a crappy product comes out. The game journalist can then say, "It doesn't live up to the promise," but it's a little late for all those folks the journalist's preview convinced to go fund it. That sort of thing doesn't sit well with me, and I think it would do game journalists well to stay away from kickstarter's projects until their funding run has been completed. After that, they should have at it like they would any other game.

But even if you think that's pure paranoia or you have no sympathy for people who might be convinced to fund a bad project by a positive preview, I think there are more than enough games coming in you average week, whether they be big AAA blockbusters, or small indy games, that coverage can be focussed on things that are coming out. I think coverage would be better expanded into the less covered steam and indie game realm than projects that may or may not come out.

#19 Posted by pandorasbox (303 posts) -

I don't get how ANY of that applies to this specific game. This game is already mostly completed, and in BETA. It has already been fully backed, and it's obviously of a very good quality.

Also, a QL is a VIDEO. People are going to see this game in action and know if it's for them or not. Obviously, if they view a kickstarter project for a QL and it's bad, people aren't going to go "I SHOULD SUPPORT THAT BECAUSE FUCK MONEY". That's not how people work.

QL's only really help sell good games, and ironically bad games.

#20 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2492 posts) -

I would watch a Quicklook of this game.

#21 Posted by BeautifulSpaceCowboy (603 posts) -

Just snagged a beta code. Looking forward to trying it out.

#22 Posted by SharkMan (657 posts) -

@Krakn3Dfx said:

I would watch a Quicklook of this game.

as would i

#23 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

I want an ETA for the QL of this BETA.

#24 Posted by AlexW00d (6280 posts) -

@PillClinton said:

I want an ETA for the QL of this BETA.

The game comes out tomorrow dude.

#25 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

@PillClinton said:

I want an ETA for the QL of this BETA.

The game comes out tomorrow dude.

Yeah, just my attempt at a really great joke. Also didn't notice the semi necro bump...

#26 Posted by AlexW00d (6280 posts) -

@PillClinton: Oh yeah, I see it now. :/

#27 Posted by lightsoda (541 posts) -

So it was kickstarted, I wondered why it was so familiar. And yes, QL please.

#28 Posted by pandorasbox (303 posts) -

I expect a quicklook of this will probably go up today. They've been cranking videos out like CRAZY this week. If a QL of this isn't done, color me disappointed. The game looks far better than half of the other games they've been ql'ing.

#29 Posted by chilipeppersman (1165 posts) -

i was pretty dissapointed by the demo, seemed very aimless...

#30 Posted by Genkkaku (735 posts) -

The Demo is broken for me.. I think i've managed 5 minutes of a match at most.. So a QL is the next best thing in my case

#31 Posted by onarum (2108 posts) -

Played the demo and found absolutely nothing special about it, don't feel like paying 25 bucks for it... maybe when it's on a sale.

#32 Posted by chilipeppersman (1165 posts) -

i was pretty dissapointed by the demo, seemed very aimless...

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