# Gaming in 2005

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1. ### spuriousmonkeyBannedBanned

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I was reading this short article on gaming in 2005 and I was slightly disappointed.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4155763.stm

There doesn't seem to be anything new coming out. Just the same old stuff and that is the future. Does anyone know of anything really interesting that is being worked on?

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5. ### spuriousmonkeyBannedBanned

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Is that by accident a sequel to fallout 2?

7. ### Avatarsmoking revolverValued Senior Member

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Indeed! Although Interplay has gone bankrupt, I heard that some other company (was that EA?) has taken up the cause.

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9. ### spuriousmonkeyBannedBanned

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I've read the Faq, but it seems they are still in preproduction.

But you kind of made the point again of nothing new coming out.

I want to see a new and interesting game!!!

10. ### Avatarsmoking revolverValued Senior Member

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Yeah, you're right!

Although I've been waiting for STALKER for quite some time now.
I think it's a game worth looking in to.

11. ### spuriousmonkeyBannedBanned

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I read somewhere else that there is a trend towards gaming with the simple free online games such as pool and poker. Games that can be played any time, even when you just have a few minutes.

12. ### DreamwalkerWhateverValued Senior Member

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I agree with Avatar, Stalker looks nice, Fallout 3 wold be great, but really, could someone please make me a good and interesting role playing game like Baldurs Gate?

13. ### Avatarsmoking revolverValued Senior Member

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I'm a RPG player. Baldur's Gate, Morrowind, Fallout, Neverwinter Nights, etc.
Pool and poker... what's next? Knitting?

14. ### spuriousmonkeyBannedBanned

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I concur wit dreamwalker, as long as it is not like Neverwinter nights.

15. ### Avatarsmoking revolverValued Senior Member

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Neverwitner nights was not that bad, but can not be compared to Fallout or Baldur's Gate though.

GIVE US RPG'S

16. ### spuriousmonkeyBannedBanned

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If you want to hear an idiots view on the future of gaming click on the following link.

http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/4520-6033_16-4207677.html

uh....yeah right...they probably sell more console games because a console game only has 2 hours gametime in it.

Another article was written quite some time ago. They have this remarkable statement:
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17. ### spuriousmonkeyBannedBanned

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So maybe what we want is a RPG that uses AI to create a rich and believable environment. Maybe to have a world where not everything is scripted. Of course it is of essence to have a scripted plot to some degree in an RPG, but the scripting takes place in an environment in which things would still happen without the scripting.

I can remember that the game 'revolutions' (or something like that) attempted to create a believable environment but I never played it. I don't know if it was a failed experiment. It almost seems so, because there were lots of previews in gaming magazins and then it had hardly any publicity.

18. ### DreamwalkerWhateverValued Senior Member

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Well, Neverwinter Nights was fun, the campaign was a bit lame and too linear, but the editor that came along with the game made it more interesting.

Consoles? Why exactly should I use a small PC in a fancy case with limited capabilities and nearly no option of hardware upgrading to play games that would run much better on a normal PC? And I would not like to play RPGs, FPSs or Strategy Games without a mouse...

Anyway, I hope something good comes out nonetheless. A game like Baldurs Gate 2 with an Expansion can entertain me for several months. But that probably is not neccessarily something searched for in games. Perhaps it is better to make them fast and short so you can just sell more...

19. ### Avatarsmoking revolverValued Senior Member

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Or Morrowind. I played the damn game for a whole year (expansions, custom fan campaigns, etc), and I think of replaying it. It's immense

20. ### Communist HamsterCricetulus griseus leninusValued Senior Member

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Hasn't Duke Nukem Forever been in development for something like 10 years now?

Ballerium might be good. We need more MMOs that aren't RPGs. I'd like to see a sequel to Total Annihilation.

21. ### NeildoGoneRegistered Senior Member

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Isn't F.E.A.R. supposed to be out this/next year too? For the RPGers, isn't Dungeon Siege II coming out as well? Then there's Quake IV, but I guess all this is considered same ol' same ol'.

- N

22. ### Avatarsmoking revolverValued Senior Member

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First Dungeon Siege sucked almost like no other RPG.
Sure, it was pretty, but the actual ROLE Playing and the STORY was boring and .. yeah.. I got bored pretty soon.

23. ### vslayerRegistered Senior Member

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the only reason consoles sell more than PC is because you cant download console games(you can but no-one knows how to make them work). at one time while looking for HL2 on bittorrent there were more than 30,000 downloading it. it topped 50,000 for doom3.

the availability of games on the internet does have an affect on game sales, but they olud still earn more if they didnt charge ridiculous prices, the cheapest i could find HL2 was $90, most places charged$100