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Quick Look: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw

Space trucking in Texas with captain Will Smith, science officer Brad, and tall guy Ben.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Aug. 11 2019

Cast: Brad, Ben

Posted by: Jason

In This Episode:

Rebel Galaxy Outlaw

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Humanity • 

They should have waited for Vinny to come back and QL!

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Man the cockpits are ripped straight out of Wing Commander and I'm here for it.

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I really like what I'm seeing here. Played and loved Privateer back then and spent a ton of time with the first Rebel Galaxy, too (even though I never finished it).

This is right up my alley.

But even though I'm mostly into SP games these days (eff internet sh*thead kids!), part of me wishes this had some kind of online (maybe DarkSoul-ish) so I can show off my custom ship paintjobs to other people.

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I’ve been so immersed in Fire Emblem I didn’t realise this was almost out.

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@elwood said:

@humanity: He Can always play it, in a Playdate.

We can only hope - Vinny is the ultimate space trucker.

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My most anticipated game of the year.

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Excellent! Really looking forward to this one.

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This looks cool; sign me up when it comes out on console. It won't look as sharp as on a nice computer, but I'll be able to play it from my couch on my good tv.

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For as much as I loved Rebel Galaxy I'm not sure about this one. It's very much a re-hash of the first game with different combat and a bunch of new auxiliary features, and one of my favorite things about the first one was the combat style. I've never had much love for cockpit games, although the third person option might save the combat for me.

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Finally. The Freelancer that I've been wanting since Freelancer.

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The robot ("Steam world?") is a new class in the Torchlight: Frontiers game coming out, "Loot from a distant galaxy".

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Did Will paint his ship Gunbuster colors on purpose? Good man.

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I like that this seems to have a better story, and just general production values.

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The Game Shoemaker.

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ooh, and this game is only on epic game store. well now i really unironically want to buy it :]

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You guys really need to cover the platforms early in the QL. I want to know when things are Epic exclusive early on.

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I never got to deep into the first game, I didn't really care for the assassin's creed ship combat honestly. This one looks pretty cool though.

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I'm one of those weird guys playing on mouse and keyboard, hope it works.

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@ares42 said:

For as much as I loved Rebel Galaxy I'm not sure about this one. It's very much a re-hash of the first game with different combat and a bunch of new auxiliary features, and one of my favorite things about the first one was the combat style. I've never had much love for cockpit games, although the third person option might save the combat for me.

I'm completely in the same boat. The original game, which doesn't get mentioned in this entire QL unless I missed it, had a naval-style combat system with no X axis -- you could only fly on a flat plane. And it made everything feel very different. I've played other cockpit "6DOF" games, and now this one is just like them.

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@stuewe: same. i would have hammered that epic games store purchase button way faster if i'd known sooner :(

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Does this game's version of In the Pines/Where Did You Sleep Last Night? count as a weird video game cover?

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I look forward to playing this game when it releases on Steam and if I remember it exists at that point.

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Is nobody going to mention how Will just instantaneously knew he was going to name his ship PTOLEDO JONES??

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No VR and no plans for VR, because the main programmer is one of the people who gets super motion sick. Hard to make a VR game under those circumstances.

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the devs say this game is better on gamepad so lets show it off on a hotas!!

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This is the Epic exclusive i'm most pissed about.

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@cikame said:

This is the Epic exclusive i'm most pissed about.

I have great news for you. The Epic launcher is free to download and works on all computers.

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Pumped for this game, I played a lot of the first one. The devs put their own Quick Look up that acts as a basic tutorial.

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Only thing missing from the first game was free-flight, I see free-flight here, I am happy.

Edit: also, this is my spiritual successor to Freelancer, hopefully Microsoft has something percolating, cause a proper sequel would be superborg.

Edit2: I hear Christopher Judge in there.

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Edited By bybeach • 

Thank you Will Smith.

I'm interested in this game, and don't really get the hostility towards Epic.

I have my pc in the living room. and it's almost always a hassle for me whether I play K+M or Gamepad.

Vinny doing a playdate would rock.

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@tropesage said:

@mister_v: I have bad news for you. The epic launcher got caught making encrypted local copies of steam files without asking the user for permission. If you want to take the stance that that is fine, good for you. But it means there are legitimate reasons to not want to have the epic store on your computer.

I have super-extra bad news for you: Most of the programs on your computer do all kinds of stuff to your filesystem without asking for your explicit permission, including accessing files created by other programs.

The part that matters here, whether that information was transmitted to Epic, was only done with the user's explicit permission.

You are welcome to hold whatever beliefs you wish, but I encourage you to do it in a well-informed manner. It will serve you better.

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@sbarre said:
@tropesage said:

@mister_v: I have bad news for you. The epic launcher got caught making encrypted local copies of steam files without asking the user for permission. If you want to take the stance that that is fine, good for you. But it means there are legitimate reasons to not want to have the epic store on your computer.

I have super-extra bad news for you: Most of the programs on your computer do all kinds of stuff to your filesystem without asking for your explicit permission, including accessing files created by other programs.

The part that matters here, whether that information was transmitted to Epic, was only done with the user's explicit permission.

You are welcome to hold whatever beliefs you wish, but I encourage you to do it in a well-informed manner. It will serve you better.

I have super duper extra bad news for you cause epic admitted it was wrong of them to do that. Thus that would make you the one who is not well informed. Sounds like you need to take your own advice.

Also the Reddit thread linked in the article investigated the transmission claim and it seems to be false.

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I've been looking forward to this game for a long time, but I am disappointed you can't get capital ships in this one.

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Does this come out in all territories on Tuesday or?

Cause the Epic Store doesn’t have info :P

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@mister_v said:
@cikame said:

This is the Epic exclusive i'm most pissed about.

I have great news for you. The Epic launcher is free to download and works on all computers.

It also sucks.

But I can just wait for the game to hit Steam. It's looks pretty neat!

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@tropesage said:
@sbarre said:
@tropesage said:

@mister_v: I have bad news for you. The epic launcher got caught making encrypted local copies of steam files without asking the user for permission. If you want to take the stance that that is fine, good for you. But it means there are legitimate reasons to not want to have the epic store on your computer.

I have super-extra bad news for you: Most of the programs on your computer do all kinds of stuff to your filesystem without asking for your explicit permission, including accessing files created by other programs.

The part that matters here, whether that information was transmitted to Epic, was only done with the user's explicit permission.

You are welcome to hold whatever beliefs you wish, but I encourage you to do it in a well-informed manner. It will serve you better.

I have super duper extra bad news for you cause epic admitted it was wrong of them to do that. Thus that would make you the one who is not well informed. Sounds like you need to take your own advice.

Also the Reddit thread linked in the article investigated the transmission claim and it seems to be false.

Mmm I think you need to learn the difference between something being "wrong" in the technical sense, and something being "wrong" in the moral sense..

They admitted they could have approached it differently from a technical perspective, because they were in a hurry, but there's actually nothing morally wrong with what they were trying to do. They were looking to save people time by importing their Steam friends, and they asked for user permissions before anything meaningful or irreversible happened (in other words, before any private information left your computer). This was corroborated by a security researcher (not a Reddit mob).

Listen kid (I'm assuming/hoping you're young - I'm old), I get it.. you saw a bunch of people crying foul about what Epic was doing, you got on the bandwagon.. it's fine.. When I was young, I was naive and was easily swayed by seemingly righteous Internet causes, but honestly, this idiotic anti-Epic loserfest is not the hill you should die on..

We need competition in the game store space. Indie and mid-tier developers need to keep more of a cut of their game sales, and they need a store that makes them more discoverable and supports them from a marketing and promotion perspective. 60+ games are released every single day on Steam, and 95% of it is garbage. A game like Rebel Galaxy Outlaw would drown in a sea of trash on Steam, and they know it. That's why they made this deal. Not everyone is as plugged into new games as we (the GB community) are, and games rely on selling as many copies as possible, not selling only to the core gamers.

If you actually care about the humans who make the games you want to play, you should re-think your stance on all this.

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@sbarre said:
@tropesage said:
@sbarre said:
@tropesage said:

@mister_v: I have bad news for you. The epic launcher got caught making encrypted local copies of steam files without asking the user for permission. If you want to take the stance that that is fine, good for you. But it means there are legitimate reasons to not want to have the epic store on your computer.

I have super-extra bad news for you: Most of the programs on your computer do all kinds of stuff to your filesystem without asking for your explicit permission, including accessing files created by other programs.

The part that matters here, whether that information was transmitted to Epic, was only done with the user's explicit permission.

You are welcome to hold whatever beliefs you wish, but I encourage you to do it in a well-informed manner. It will serve you better.

I have super duper extra bad news for you cause epic admitted it was wrong of them to do that. Thus that would make you the one who is not well informed. Sounds like you need to take your own advice.

Also the Reddit thread linked in the article investigated the transmission claim and it seems to be false.

Mmm I think you need to learn the difference between something being "wrong" in the technical sense, and something being "wrong" in the moral sense..

They admitted they could have approached it differently from a technical perspective, because they were in a hurry, but there's actually nothing morally wrong with what they were trying to do. They were looking to save people time by importing their Steam friends, and they asked for user permissions before anything meaningful or irreversible happened (in other words, before any private information left your computer). This was corroborated by a security researcher (not a Reddit mob).

Listen kid (I'm assuming/hoping you're young - I'm old), I get it.. you saw a bunch of people crying foul about what Epic was doing, you got on the bandwagon.. it's fine.. When I was young, I was naive and was easily swayed by seemingly righteous Internet causes, but honestly, this idiotic anti-Epic loserfest is not the hill you should die on..

We need competition in the game store space. Indie and mid-tier developers need to keep more of a cut of their game sales, and they need a store that makes them more discoverable and supports them from a marketing and promotion perspective. 60+ games are released every single day on Steam, and 95% of it is garbage. A game like Rebel Galaxy Outlaw would drown in a sea of trash on Steam, and they know it. That's why they made this deal. Not everyone is as plugged into new games as we (the GB community) are, and games rely on selling as many copies as possible, not selling only to the core gamers.

If you actually care about the humans who make the games you want to play, you should re-think your stance on all this.

The Steam is fllooded by garbage argument is nonsense, and Epic has no real answer to the discoverability problem.

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Anyone know if there is 21:9 support? I can't seem to find an answer online