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Posted By David_Spiral

Looks painfully slow.

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Posted By gbrading

Pretty sure the narrator is Katherine Parkinson from The IT Crowd. Yeah, her Wikipedia article confirms this.

Yeah it's Worms. As far as I'm concerned there's Worms original and nothing else. Worms original is still the only game in the series I've loved.

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Posted By Sinusoidal

I thought Scorched Earth was the first one of these? Also "Howitzer" - an early Scorched Earth ripoff - was awesome!

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Posted By Soap

@yummylee: Every time I see a worms game I think of Hogs of War as well!

Glad I wasn't the only one. God knows if it holds up though...

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Posted By thebigJ_A

Kriss Kross reference!

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Posted By Devil240Z

I thought Charred Dirt was way better than worms.

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Posted By Aufaber

Scorched Earth is what we all want.

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Posted By Insertcoins

@fobwashed: I'm glad someone else mentioned Gunbound. I don't know the state of the game currently but several years ago I had a blast playing it.

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Posted By SharkMan

@minalear said:

@rox360: I would kill for a new Scorched Earth.

there kind of is a new one.

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Posted By Fobwashed

@fobwashed said:

@fitzgerald said:

I preferred Scorched Earth.

I just came in here to say the same exact thing. Fuck yea Scorched Earth!

THAT game was so awesome! talk about redefined a generation that did. As for this video I'm suprised that neither Jeff or Brad really played worms that much, such a 90s classic game and in the new engine the game looks and plays awesome. This is basically clan wars, and even had some things named as clan wars even though you select battlegrounds, seems a bit cheapish and probably just should have kept the clan wars name instead of changing that. There is a LOT of features missing that this game desperately needs which they left out of revolution, and then patched that stuff in, well half of what people wanted, and then left EVERYTHING out in clan wars. Biggest limitation is only 5 themes, so sad, this game needs at least 12 to at the VERY least keep it interesting, Clan Wars died really quick on PC and I think lack of themes and lack of solo options really is the reason.

To a lesser extent, I really enjoyed my time with a similar game named GunBound. That game was also pretty damn fun for a while =]

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Posted By VACkillers

@fitzgerald said:

I preferred Scorched Earth.

I just came in here to say the same exact thing. Fuck yea Scorched Earth!

THAT game was so awesome! talk about redefined a generation that did. As for this video I'm suprised that neither Jeff or Brad really played worms that much, such a 90s classic game and in the new engine the game looks and plays awesome. This is basically clan wars, and even had some things named as clan wars even though you select battlegrounds, seems a bit cheapish and probably just should have kept the clan wars name instead of changing that. There is a LOT of features missing that this game desperately needs which they left out of revolution, and then patched that stuff in, well half of what people wanted, and then left EVERYTHING out in clan wars. Biggest limitation is only 5 themes, so sad, this game needs at least 12 to at the VERY least keep it interesting, Clan Wars died really quick on PC and I think lack of themes and lack of solo options really is the reason.

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Posted By Minalear

@rox360: I would kill for a new Scorched Earth.

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Posted By Rox360

Someone really should get on a Scorched Earth reboot or clone. One of the coolest things about that game was the scale, the upgrading between levels, being able to afford better weapons and shields, buying fuel or parachutes for traversal or just focusing on heavy guns, locking yourself down and raining death all over the battlefield. Fun weapons, too! Rollers, diggers, MIRVs, Death's Head... Almost as versatile as Worms ended up being, but so much more violent. Hey, developers! Why not?!

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Posted By DanTheGamer32

@yummylee said:

Always preferred Hogs of War personally. It has Rik Mayall voicing, like, everyone in it! Though I wouldn't be surprised if that game is in actuality a pile of steaming faeces, but the pre-teen me absolutely adored it.

I sure hope not. I too played it alot with friends in my teens

Me too! I'm scared to look back on it now :(

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Posted By Danteveli

@yummylee said:

@uninvincible said:

Is the narrator the lady from the IT Crowd?

I believe so. She also provided narration for Worms: Clan Wars before it so there's precedent.

Battlegrounds is exactly the same game just with change of title.

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Posted By whitegreyblack

I've never liked Worms but played the hell out of Scorched Earth back in the early/mid 90s. I seem to remember getting it up and running on my PC a couple of years ago and loving it all over again.

Glad to see all the other Scorched Earth comments here.

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Posted By Luck702

Having never seen a Worms game before, this shit looks BORING AS FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

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Posted By leebmx

Worms just seems like the kind of game they nailed first or second time out and can't really be improved on, other than the way it looks.

My mate loves the game but the still plays old school 2D worms I played back in the 90's - and it is still fun...

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Edited By planetfunksquad

Nevermind.

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Posted By Gorfaxachu

@ethanielrain: Was it some really old computer game called Tank Wars?

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Edited By delta_ass

Fascist Geordi La Forge should be the name of a band.

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Posted By ZmillA

So insanely boring this game looks

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Posted By gamerpigeon

@yummylee said:

Always preferred Hogs of War personally. It has Rik Mayall voicing, like, everyone in it! Though I wouldn't be surprised if that game is in actuality a pile of steaming faeces, but the pre-teen me absolutely adored it.

I sure hope not. I too played it alot with friends in my teens

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Posted By lockonandfire

The vastest majority of Brits do not talk like that. It's a specific piss-take of the British upper class, who traditionally do have that fey gawkiness in their speech patterns.

I also want to chuck in more support for Hogs of War. From what I remember it played well (as well as a PS1 game could be expected to play), the sound design was solid, Rik Mayall was superb, and it had a good sense of humour, but it always looked a bit cack. Decent enough character models, but uninteresting map design and a supremely dull colour palette. Fun though, and proof for me the Worms gameplay worked really well in 3D.

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Posted By VoshiNova

Please stop saying, "GET OUT!" if y'all can't stand internet memes.

'Cause I can't stand them either, and I can't stand when someone says "get out."

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Edited By Shortbreadtom

Worms is best in 3D and anyone who says otherwise is dumb. Worms 4 Armageddon is the pinnacle in Worms combat

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Posted By MachoFantastico

Britain - Home of Monty Python and Worms.

Seriously though, I loved Worms back in the day but it doesn't do much for me these days.

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Posted By cooljammer00

What the fuck? Why are all the tutorial buttons white? I can't see anything.

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Posted By Cuuniyevo

@james_hayward said:

@zabant said:

"Do British people actually talk like that or are they playing it up for dumb Americans"

The fact that you even have to ask shows that it's working.

I'm English and when I lived in the US for a couple of years people almost expected that kind of nonsense from me. We do say that kind of stuff for real here but to answer your question, yes... it gets played up for effect by people sometimes and as a Brit it is obvious to us when we see it happening. I see Danny doing it a bit when he's on the show with you guys too. Americans do the same in England ... It gives them an exotic caché.

Interesting post duder! As someone perpetually fascinated by culture and human diversity, I do think that playing up a non-threatening "other"ness can be a playful cultural experiment for the perpetrator, and contextually perhaps even a way to wink and nod that "we're all weird maybe we can be friends!" Cultural idiosyncrasies, even those that are largely projected for the enjoyment/annoyance of others are part of whats fun and dumb about the world. On top of that how could you not exploit the perceived "sexy" appeal of some of these traits, which you can emphasize as you see fit.

As an American and an occasional world-traveler I feel severely limited in that regard, personally haha. Though I'm from New York my accent is not, and in a culturally mixed environment I can get (probably irrationally) self conscious that I'm unsophisticated and bland. I mean, I could affect a terrible Southern drawl and start carrying a lasso...

I have a slight speech impediment slash accent that nobody else in my family has, and I regularly get asked where I'm from, and when they hear Southern California, most don't believe it. When I tell them I speak a little German, they generally accept that as being the reason for it, but honestly, I had my voice long before I ever learned my first German word. I actually had some speech training via cassette recordings of myself being played back to me, in order to make myself more easily understood. Anyway, one time in Belgium, I was standing outside a shop waiting for my sisters to come out and a passing British tourist mistook me for a local. She came up and, assuming I didn't speak English, started pantomiming and haltingly asking me something about geography. Keeping a straight face, I put on my best German accent and told her I spoke English. Turns out she wanted to know where the nunnery was. Sadly, I didn't even know there was a nunnery in town, so, still in character, I apologized and told her it was my first time in the city as well, but wished her luck.

On-topic, @fisk0 Gorillas and Liero are both fantastic, and I spent many many many hours playing both with my brothers growing up! I know it might seem weird to say, but Worms always seemed to me like a poor knockoff of Liero, even though it came first. Modding the game to have Chiquita Bombs that self-replicate and Missiles that trail Napalm was some of the most fun I've had in a multiplayer game, ever.

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Posted By bonzaiimonkey

@ethanielrain: Battle Tanks maybe? I played that so much back on the Power Mac

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Posted By T3MPLESMITH

Not really feeling the visual style of this one. The cartoon graphics from the predecessors were more appealing to me.

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Posted By xxNBxx

@brad Cucumber sandwiches are a refreshing summer food. You should try one. Here is how you make one.

Peal a cucumber.

Slice the pealed cucumber in 1/3 inch thick slices.

Take your favorite bread. (It works great on a Greek pita as well)

Put a thin coat of butter (or margarine if you like) on the bread.

Place the slices of cucumber down on the buttered bread.

Sprinkle a little bit of salt on top of the cucumber slices.

And eat.

My mom had a close friend from England and she use to make it for us when we went to the beach.

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Posted By bobafettjm

So this game is pretty much Worms: Clan Wars? I just recently played it for the first time and I am pretty sure it is the same game.

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@corvak said:

Drew knows what we're all shouting at the screen XD

@mysterysheep Team17 gets away with it largely because the older games have online communities that die off. If Xbox One / PS4 were backwards compatible, I feel like they wouldn't be as willing to just churn out another one this early.

They're totally ripping the piss these days - pump out a Worms game, hope to catch some nostalgia sales. Abandon. 6 months later, pump out a Worms game, hope to catch some nostalgia sales from a different group of people. Abandon. 6 months later...

There was one on XBLA which was good and is the best modern one, Worms Armageddon is still the best overall. And I assume Worms never really took off in the US as it did over here.

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Posted By Huey2k2

I want Moss to narrate the next one.

As long as he is narrating as the character I would pay an insane amount of money to hear a game narrated by Richard Ayoade.

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Posted By mlarrabee

I don't know what it is, but I've always liked the music in Worms games. Something about the simple chord progression, I guess...

@zabant said:

"Do British people actually talk like that or are they playing it up for dumb Americans"

The fact that you even have to ask shows that it's working.

I've heard Gavin Free from Rooster Teeth. The English talk exactly like that.

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Edited By Winsord

Worms 2 has always been where it's at for me. I played that game a ton when I was younger, and even though I had World Party and Armageddon as well from the "Worms Triple Pack", Worms 2 was always my favourite. I was excited when Revolution came out because it actually looked like it was going to change things up a bit, but I think they just made the game worse, and Clan Wars/Battlegrounds have done nothing to redeem it. Bad UI, bad performance, they took away the fun ninja rope physics, and they're missing some of the really ridiculous/fun weapons like the Iron Donkey and the Super Banana Bomb (though, those weapons were entirely overpowered, to be fair). If it ever goes for cheap enough, I'd like to pick up Reloaded at some point.

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Edited By mrasshat

Oh brad, you are so lovably clueless at times.

Also no wonder neither brad or jeff are fans of worms when they seem to think it is a singleplayer game.

And thus my hopes of seeing a worms royal rumble on unprofessional fridays are forever dashed.

@meatsim said:

I completely missed the Worms and Lemmings train back in the day.

"Lemmings train"..........Pun? Pun!

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Edited By pawsoffury

I'm not sure if Brad was feigning ignorance or not but how can you not no what Worms is or how it plays? Is it really a EU > US thing like Jeff suggested? Pretty sure there was a time in the 90's when custom map packs for it used to be on every PC & Amiga magazine cover disk every month.

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Edited By MeatSim

I completely missed the Worms and Lemmings train back in the day.

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Posted By djcmurphy

Can't believe that Brad doesn't know the time tested mechanics of worms. Shit has never really changed all that much.

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@yummylee said:

@uninvincible said:

Is the narrator the lady from the IT Crowd?

I believe so. She also provided narration for Worms: Clan Wars before it so there's precedent.

This is the best thing about this game.

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@james_hayward said:

@zabant said:

"Do British people actually talk like that or are they playing it up for dumb Americans"

The fact that you even have to ask shows that it's working.

I'm English and when I lived in the US for a couple of years people almost expected that kind of nonsense from me. We do say that kind of stuff for real here but to answer your question, yes... it gets played up for effect by people sometimes and as a Brit it is obvious to us when we see it happening. I see Danny doing it a bit when he's on the show with you guys too. Americans do the same in England ... It gives them an exotic caché.

Interesting post duder! As someone perpetually fascinated by culture and human diversity, I do think that playing up a non-threatening "other"ness can be a playful cultural experiment for the perpetrator, and contextually perhaps even a way to wink and nod that "we're all weird maybe we can be friends!" Cultural idiosyncrasies, even those that are largely projected for the enjoyment/annoyance of others are part of whats fun and dumb about the world. On top of that how could you not exploit the perceived "sexy" appeal of some of these traits, which you can emphasize as you see fit.

As an American and an occasional world-traveler I feel severely limited in that regard, personally haha. Though I'm from New York my accent is not, and in a culturally mixed environment I can get (probably irrationally) self conscious that I'm unsophisticated and bland. I mean, I could affect a terrible Southern drawl and start carrying a lasso...

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Posted By PimblyCharles

@fitzgerald said:

I preferred Scorched Earth.

I just came in here to say the same exact thing. Fuck yea Scorched Earth!

Duders! Same here, that and Gorillas (QBasic 4.5) were my go to similar games back in the day.

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Edited By EveretteScott

This looks like the pc version Clan Wars.

It probably is.

Edit: Yeah it is. They just got to Battlegrounds and it said Clan Wars.

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Posted By LemonadePack

Brad is right. They totally do need to do a QL of Gorilla, or Scorched Earth

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Posted By Metal_Mills

The UI is awful. The menu's look like they're way too bright.

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Edited By kcin

I never understood why they made a game as charming, beautiful, and finely-tuned as Worms Armageddon, and then decided to utterly abandon the perfectly bouncy and slick physics engine and entrancing animation systems, in favor of a floaty and sticky physics engine and polygonal graphics straight out of Cloning Clyde.

I'm so glad they released Armageddon on Steam last year. It's been patched as recently as last year by deadcode, too. There's just no point in playing these new Worms games if you can play Armageddon.

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