rumor: system shock 2 infecting GoG and steam thanks to legacy IP troll

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#1 Posted by ionusX (25757 posts) -

it would appear that we can be thankful a legacy gaming IP troll exists. n ight dive studio's a game publishing company that has basically been buying old game ip's and relisting them on the market has according to sources bought up system shock 2 and will be making an imminent release on both steam and GoG.

http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/11/system-shock-2-headed-to-digital-distributors-at-last-rumour/

while i dont approve of their methods to make money i can appreciate the end result for us the consumers. now maybe they will scored warcraft II or rise of nations :D

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#2 Posted by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

Do homeworld series next:)

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#3 Posted by KodiakKoolaid (443 posts) -
Has system shock 2 aged well? How does it compare to modern shooters such as Bioshock for example.
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#4 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -
I loved system shock 1 and 2 when they were new. I remember playing SS1 a lot on my old 486 PC
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#5 Posted by deactivated-58b6232955e4a (15594 posts) -

System Shock 2 actually had a recent patch that makes the old copies work perfectly on modern computers.

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#6 Posted by Socijalisticka (1555 posts) -

System Shock 2 actually had a recent patch that makes the old copies work perfectly on modern computers.

SAGE_OF_FIRE

I'm curious to see how it runs, have you tried it yourself?

 

Has system shock 2 aged well? How does it compare to modern shooters such as Bioshock for example.KodiakKoolaid

It's amongst the best of the horror genre, and is one of the only true roleplaying games in existence.  It's not a FPS and it's far better than Bioshock in every conceivable aspect.

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#7 Posted by Moloch121 (677 posts) -

Has system shock 2 aged well? How does it compare to modern shooters such as Bioshock for example.KodiakKoolaid
Bioshock is not even close to how brilliant SS2 is fyi some people from the Bioshock team worked on System Shock which is why you see people compare the two.

 

 

[QUOTE="SAGE_OF_FIRE"]and is one of the only true roleplaying games in existence.Socijalisticka

 

What?

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#8 Posted by KodiakKoolaid (443 posts) -

[QUOTE="KodiakKoolaid"]Has system shock 2 aged well? How does it compare to modern shooters such as Bioshock for example.Moloch121

Bioshock is not even close to how brilliant SS2 is fyi some people from the Bioshock team worked on System Shock which is why you see people compare the two.

 

 

[QUOTE="SAGE_OF_FIRE"]and is one of the only true roleplaying games in existence.Socijalisticka

 

What?

Wow, sounds real good. Hopefully it comes out on GoG or Steam so I can try it out.
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#9 Posted by deactivated-58b6232955e4a (15594 posts) -

[QUOTE="SAGE_OF_FIRE"]

System Shock 2 actually had a recent patch that makes the old copies work perfectly on modern computers.

Socijalisticka

I'm curious to see how it runs, have you tried it yourself?

 

 

Yes, it runs great.

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#10 Posted by mrbojangles25 (39003 posts) -

Has system shock 2 aged well? How does it compare to modern shooters such as Bioshock for example.KodiakKoolaid

SS2 is the best first-person RPG...

...after Deus Ex, that is :D

Seriously, its a classic in the truest sense: it does not age, it is as fun now as the first time you played it.  Still scares the crap out of me at times lol.

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#11 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

I'm sorry, i'm sure it's an amazing game but i don't understand how you guys can still play it right through till the end to this day. Personally it hasn't aged well to me at all (the story might have but definitely not the graphics).

Just looking at some pictures makes me cringe at even the thought of playing System Shock 2. I'm sorry but i admit to being a graphics wh0re :oops: lol

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#12 Posted by G-Lord (2141 posts) -

[QUOTE="KodiakKoolaid"]Has system shock 2 aged well? How does it compare to modern shooters such as Bioshock for example.Moloch121

Bioshock is not even close to how brilliant SS2 is fyi some people from the Bioshock team worked on System Shock which is why you see people compare the two.

Agreed. I finally played through SS2 not too long ago and I'm glad that I played it after Bioshock. Bioshock is more accessible, but in terms of mechanics it is inferior imo.

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#13 Posted by Lach0121 (10904 posts) -

Nice, but there is a game I want on Gog more than any other. 

That is Emperor: Battle for Dune.

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#14 Posted by trastamad03 (4859 posts) -

Oh my... I'd definitely replay it again. 

DAT SHODAN! UHMPPPPFFFF

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#15 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18452 posts) -
Thats awesome news!
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#16 Posted by Socijalisticka (1555 posts) -

[QUOTE="Socijalisticka"]

and is one of the only true roleplaying games in existence.Moloch121

What?

It's one of the few games in which character-types are distinct enough, with regards to how you are able to interact with the environment, and how efficient you are against certain obstacles, that it gives purpose to role.  In other supposed roleplaying games like Deus Ex, the choices you make are, for the most part, arbitrary.  The notion of divergent paths, with regards to character build, or NPC interaction, or with plot, is in itself meaningless.

Yes, it runs great.

SAGE_OF_FIRE

Great, time for another playthrough:).

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#17 Posted by bussinrounds (2823 posts) -

I'm sorry, i'm sure it's an amazing game but i don't understand how you guys can still play it right through till the end to this day. Personally it hasn't aged well to me at all (the story might have but definitely not the graphics).

Just looking at some pictures makes me cringe at even the thought of playing System Shock 2. I'm sorry but i admit to being a graphics wh0re :oops: lol

BattleSpectre

   So you don't understand that ppl value other things in games, rather than them needing to have modern graphics ?    

 

At least you admit to being a dirty graphics wh0re though !

 

And yes... SS2 crushes Bioshock. 

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#18 Posted by dracolich55 (2343 posts) -
FINALLY! I already played SS2 as of now though, anyone who liked Bioshock or old school shooters, you MUST play this game!
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#19 Posted by The_Capitalist (10838 posts) -

Good news. More older games need to come to digital distribution. 

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#20 Posted by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

[QUOTE="BattleSpectre"]

I'm sorry, i'm sure it's an amazing game but i don't understand how you guys can still play it right through till the end to this day. Personally it hasn't aged well to me at all (the story might have but definitely not the graphics).

Just looking at some pictures makes me cringe at even the thought of playing System Shock 2. I'm sorry but i admit to being a graphics wh0re :oops: lol

bussinrounds

So you don't understand that ppl value other things in games, rather than them needing to have modern graphics ?

At least you admit to being a dirty graphics wh0re though !

And yes... SS2 crushes Bioshock.

Story > Gameplay >>>> Graphics but i have a rule with really old looking games.

AH what the hell who am i to argue? i guess i'll always be a filthy graphic-loving son of a b!tch! lol :D

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#21 Posted by Planeforger (17291 posts) -

It's no longer a rumour.

It's out in 23 hours, 16 minutes and 41 seconds (and counting). Check GOG's homepage!

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#22 Posted by G-Lord (2141 posts) -

It's no longer a rumour.

It's out in 23 hours, 16 minutes and 41 seconds (and counting). Check GOG's homepage!

Planeforger

Damn, you beat me to it. Just saw it when I went over the GoG. I wonder what sort of bonus content will be released with it. It's a bit strange that I'm more excited for a release of a 14 years old game than for many new games...

 

 

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#23 Posted by Lucianu (10283 posts) -

Story > Gameplay >>>> Graphics but i have a rule with really old looking games.

AH what the hell who am i to argue? i guess i'll always be a filthy graphic-loving son of a b!tch! lol :D

BattleSpectre

The graphics are ugly as sin in SS2, especially those horrible models, but it is a great game despite that. That horror atmosphere is still bone chilling, the soundtrack is brilliant, the gameplay mechanics are remarcably non-clunky, the level design is excellent. I played this beast two years ago. 

And re-played it again about a month ago with that new patch, and a few other mods that i found on a forum. It was a genuine hassle, but after it was all said and done, i was playing the game with much better graphics, and it was so worth it.

I'm also a graphic whore, probably a bigger one than you since i never pass up to chance to shower games with countless graphical mods so i can unleash what the hardware is capable of. But i'm more impressed by how i can make a old game look, modded, than how a current game looks now.  

 

 

 

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#24 Posted by G-Lord (2141 posts) -

 There is an interview about the rerelease on RPS:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/02/13/many-questions-system-shock-2-comes-to-gog/

Great read if you want to know more about how this finally happened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#25 Posted by trastamad03 (4859 posts) -

 There is an interview about the rerelease on RPS:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/02/13/many-questions-system-shock-2-comes-to-gog/

Great read if you want to know more about how this finally happened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-Lord
Apparantly it's coming to Steam as well :o According to NIght Dive website... I'll just get it from GoG though. Funny how I'm more excited to replay this than any new game coming out... :|
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#26 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -

System Shock 2 actually had a recent patch that makes the old copies work perfectly on modern computers.

SAGE_OF_FIRE
Aye aye, my original boxed copy is finally stable. Though I'll be buying this as soon as it comes out without a doubt, damn SS2 is good.
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#27 Posted by Macutchi (5637 posts) -

in

will purchase

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#28 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4988 posts) -

System Shock 2 actually had a recent patch that makes the old copies work perfectly on modern computers.

SAGE_OF_FIRE

Yeah, but it's very difficult to actually find a copy of the game that isn't highly priced. The cheapest on Amazon is $60 used and there is one on Ebay for $35 used (I'm not counting bids). That's the cheapest I can find and that's not really a fair price for such an old game. This is going to make the game much more accessible to people which is the best part of this news.

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#29 Posted by Lucianu (10283 posts) -

[QUOTE="SAGE_OF_FIRE"]

System Shock 2 actually had a recent patch that makes the old copies work perfectly on modern computers.

Toxic-Seahorse

Yeah, but it's very difficult to actually find a copy of the game that isn't highly priced. The cheapest on Amazon is $60 used and there is one on Ebay for $35 used (I'm not counting bids). That's the cheapest I can find and that's not really a fair price for such an old game. This is going to make the game much more accessible to people which is the best part of this news.

35 bucks is pretty cheap for an average of 15 - 20 hours of length, never mind replayability. But i understand your logic, with PC games, there are always a ton of deals around. I once bought Age of Empires 3 for 50 cents or less a wile ago. 

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#30 Posted by PublicNuisance (4582 posts) -

Well it appears I will be getting a Valentine's day gift afterall if System Shock 2 comes out tomorrow on GOG. Sure it's a gift I have to pay for but just to have it available is nice. Count me in for a purchase.

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#31 Posted by Toxic-Seahorse (4988 posts) -

[QUOTE="Toxic-Seahorse"]

[QUOTE="SAGE_OF_FIRE"]

System Shock 2 actually had a recent patch that makes the old copies work perfectly on modern computers.

Lucianu

Yeah, but it's very difficult to actually find a copy of the game that isn't highly priced. The cheapest on Amazon is $60 used and there is one on Ebay for $35 used (I'm not counting bids). That's the cheapest I can find and that's not really a fair price for such an old game. This is going to make the game much more accessible to people which is the best part of this news.

35 bucks is pretty cheap for an average of 15 - 20 hours of length, never mind replayability. But i understand your logic, with PC games, there are always a ton of deals around. I once bought Age of Empires 3 for 50 cents or less a wile ago. 

The content of the game isn't the problem, the age is.
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#32 Posted by Lucianu (10283 posts) -

The content of the game isn't the problem, the age is.Toxic-Seahorse

I look at the length wen i'm buying an old game, i don't assess its price based on its age if i have a pretty good idea that its aged mechanics wont hinder my enjoyment. 

 

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#33 Posted by SteverXIII (3840 posts) -
Well, I'll be buying this tomorrow. Would like to see Dark Seed, Grim Fandango etc. joining suit soon.
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#34 Posted by CUDGEdave (2590 posts) -

I'll get it what the hell! ;), say,didn't someone remake it using the source engine?

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#35 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -
I have the CD somewhere but I will be rebuying on steam. I cant wait to replay.
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#36 Posted by Treflis (13289 posts) -

Last time I played System Shock 2 was when it was released, and it was at a classmate's house.

That was 14 years ago.

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#37 Posted by nutcrackr (13029 posts) -
they've been trying all these years. It's criminal what they do with some of these franchises.
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#38 Posted by -wildflower- (2997 posts) -

I'll probably repurchase this tomorrow just so I don't have to dig out the discs.  Yep, I am just that lazy.

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#39 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8655 posts) -
I remember spending hours on the SS1 demo on my 486 when I was younger. I want a new SS not just bioshock
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#40 Posted by NoAssKicker47 (2851 posts) -

I'd suggest everyone take a look at the main page at Gog.com - The game will be available in roughly 11 hours