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  • Dirtbox 21 Sep 2009 14:37:57 77,708 posts
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    Ah well.

    Out of interest, what makes you say it's unlikely to be on PC?

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  • chiefian 21 Sep 2009 14:42:49 475 posts
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    morriss wrote:

    BBC MICRO
    BBC Micro
    Released in late 1981
    8 bit microprocessor
    6502 CPU at 2 MHz
    640*256 screen resolution
    Cost 375 at launch
    1.5 million sold

    375?! Bloody hell, that was a fortune back then!

    We had one though, and we had Elite.

    Fuck that is expensive! My Dad wanted one in 84 but he couldn't afford one.

    eBay has a few.
  • Blerk Moderator 21 Sep 2009 14:45:24 48,225 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    Spectrum version of Elite was shit.
    Was not!
  • WrongShui 21 Sep 2009 14:48:31 6,611 posts
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    Elite 4, Syndicate 3 and X-Com...8? All out on the same day. Like buses.
  • Retroid Moderator 21 Sep 2009 14:50:19 44,512 posts
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    ^________^
  • Dirtbox 21 Sep 2009 14:51:44 77,708 posts
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    Retroid wrote:
    ^________^
    If you like your Elites constructed from flickering lego.

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  • LeoliansBro 21 Sep 2009 14:51:59 43,816 posts
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    WrongShui wrote:
    Elite 4, Syndicate 3 and X-Com...8? All out on the same day. Like buses.
    This would be the best day ever.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Retroid Moderator 21 Sep 2009 14:56:57 44,512 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Retroid wrote:
    ^________^
    If you like your Elites constructed from flickering lego.
    The poor '64 wasn't built for pure maths. Still managed fairly well, mind.
  • chiefian 21 Sep 2009 15:01:14 475 posts
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    Leolian'sBro wrote:
    WrongShui wrote:
    Elite 4, Syndicate 3 and X-Com...8? All out on the same day. Like buses.
    This would be the best day ever.

    And about as likely as Angelina Jolie cheating on Brad with Megan Fox and the video found its way on to the Internet...

    Still, one can dream. One can dream.
  • localnotail 21 Sep 2009 18:25:27 23,093 posts
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    I've still got my badge. Am I really sad for becoming a fan on facebook?

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • spindizzy 22 Sep 2009 05:58:40 6,438 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Who gives a fuck about them? Make Elite 4 in the spirit of the original and watch an entire generation of 35-45 y/o joygasm.

    This. Do this and do it now!
  • haowan 22 Sep 2009 09:25:23 7,384 posts
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    Still waiting. I guess it'll be a few years yet - they've yet to finish Outsider, then there's a whole dev cycle for E4 to wait out.
  • THFourteen 22 Sep 2009 09:34:15 33,188 posts
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    i reckon that EVE has put the kaibosh on this project,
  • barchetta 22 Sep 2009 10:27:30 1,323 posts
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    I have always admired EVE from a distance, via word-of-mouth or reportage. Not having the necessary hardware didn't help but to be honest I don't think I could give myself up to a game that appears to require vast amounts of time and discipline.

    CCP are developing an FPS/RTS hybrid - 'Dust 514' but that doesn't look to be treading on Elite's toes too much.

    I'd imagine there are many other like me who would love to get back into a Cobra MKIII, mix it up online but be able to stop playing and not feel like I was missing out. Although I can see the logic of evolving Elite into an MMO, I'd like to think that a more 'traditional' approach wasn't out of the question.

    Hell, as I and a number of others have mentioned, an XBLA/PSN update would be nice too.
  • Deleted user 22 September 2009 10:30:30
    Retroid wrote:
    ^________^

    95p for a computer mag (with over 50 pages of reviews!). Those were the days...
  • Whizzo 22 Sep 2009 10:30:35 43,091 posts
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    Jumpgate Evolution, if it ever gets released, will more than likely scratch the Elite Online itch.

    EVE really isn't anything like Elite.

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  • Deleted user 22 September 2009 10:33:17
    Yah, I agree with Whizzo. JGE is the one to watch. Eve is a role-playing game based in space, as opposed to a sandbox space game in which you can play a role (if that makes sense)
  • Dirtbox 22 Sep 2009 10:34:19 77,708 posts
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    X2/3 is probably the closest to Elite 2 only with less landing on planets and more industrialist capitalism.

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  • barchetta 22 Sep 2009 10:38:52 1,323 posts
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    Whizzo wrote:
    Jumpgate Evolution, if it ever gets released, will more than likely scratch the Elite Online itch.

    EVE really isn't anything like Elite.

    Just had a quick look over the Jumpgate website - I can't see 'The Blue Danube' fitting in very well with that!
  • barchetta 22 Sep 2009 10:41:36 1,323 posts
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    Looks like I'm sticking with my emulators or Oolite for now then.
  • skuzzbag 22 Sep 2009 11:31:47 5,638 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    Lutz wrote:
    We were posh... had a BBC Master...
    We upgraded to a Master 128

    I had a BBC B, a Spectrum, a C64, a Dragon 32, a Tatung Einstein and an Archimedes and an Amiga later on.

    Parents weren't rich but they were very, very geeky.

  • DaM 22 Sep 2009 11:55:14 12,991 posts
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    skuzzbag wrote:

    Parents weren't rich but they were very, very geeky.


    I can hear my children saying this in 30 years time!
  • Ginger 22 Sep 2009 12:00:20 6,830 posts
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    WJF wrote:
    Yah, I agree with Whizzo. JGE is the one to watch. Eve is a role-playing game based in space, as opposed to a sandbox space game in which you can play a role (if that makes sense)
    Erm, have you ever played Eve?

    It's THE sandbox game. And the only real difference to elite is that flight isn't physics based and it's not direct control (i.e. joystick)

    London open taekwondo champion

  • Dirtbox 22 Sep 2009 12:02:16 77,708 posts
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    Elite was about dogfighting, not selecting your enemy and clicking attack.

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  • coastal 22 Sep 2009 12:12:03 5,382 posts
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    ouch

    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

  • coastal 22 Sep 2009 12:12:55 5,382 posts
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    Only if dogfighting = rotate, rotate, up, fire, rotate, rotate, rotate, up, up, fire.

    bf3: sergeant_shaftoe

  • Dirtbox 22 Sep 2009 12:13:39 77,708 posts
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    That's right, it was about piloting skills.

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  • DodgyPast 22 Sep 2009 12:19:12 8,449 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Elite was about dogfighting, not selecting your enemy and clicking attack.
    Then you're just following the usual noob misconception that would get you killed pretty rapidly in any combat situation except for the very worst blob fests.

    There is a heck of a lot of piloting skill involved trying to get as much time at optimal ranges as possible while minimising the amount of damage you take from enemy fire.

    Until Apocrypha I would agree the combat with NPCs was particularly dumb though since then there have been areas of space where the AI has been particularly beefed up and presents a fairer representation of what small gang combat can be like.

    /Is celebrating finally getting a second solo kill and also getting some nice gang kills yesterday

    Strangely the part of the game that Eve really captures is quite how harmful a ship loss could be, dying could be pretty expensive in Elite, either before you got the escape pod or when carrying a large cargo and it is never particularly cheap in Eve.
  • Ginger 22 Sep 2009 12:24:21 6,830 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Elite was about dogfighting, not selecting your enemy and clicking attack.
    And there was me thinking that Elite was about the trading as well as everything else - if you want a dogfighter then buy a dogfighter, not a sandbox

    London open taekwondo champion

  • DodgyPast 22 Sep 2009 12:25:28 8,449 posts
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    Actually I'd also add that it's a shame you write off Eve DB as I think you'd really enjoy it since a core mechanic of the game for succeeding is finding new and innovative ways to profit from being a complete space bastard.

    FWB has even found a darker side profiteering from other people's wars.
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