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Eldgrim
01-21-2012, 19:46
http://www.edge-online.com/features/julian-gollop-xcom?page=1

I wish he knew about Xenonauts and his thoughts.

anotherdevil
01-21-2012, 19:56
Perhaps he does? Maybe we should send him an e-mail...

Zhab
01-21-2012, 22:06
I missed the part where he says "I hate the remakes".

Chris
01-21-2012, 22:09
I did contact him about us. He ignored me. C'est la vie.

anotherdevil
01-21-2012, 22:22
I missed the part where he says "I hate the remakes".
Think he was referring to this part on page 2?

"I thought it was a great shame because it was going down the same route as some of the previous X-COM sequels, like Interceptor and Enforcer - in other words, going completely against turn-based combat. It was a bit disappointing from my point of view and for many fans of X-COM. When from out of the blue we heard that Firaxis are doing a turn-based version, it's as if 2K are trying to cover all their bets."

Zhab
01-22-2012, 02:07
Think he was referring to this part on page 2?

"I thought it was a great shame because it was going down the same route as some of the previous X-COM sequels, like Interceptor and Enforcer - in other words, going completely against turn-based combat. It was a bit disappointing from my point of view and for many fans of X-COM. When from out of the blue we heard that Firaxis are doing a turn-based version, it's as if 2K are trying to cover all their bets."
I read that as "I hate the FPS and I think that 2k game are trying to make up for it by giving us a strategic turn based game". But maybe that is just me.

Zhab
01-22-2012, 02:08
C'est la vie.
I did not know you speak my native language.

Gorlom
01-22-2012, 04:31
It's a (fairly) commonly known phrase (just like carpe diem and such), you dont need to speak French to know that phrase.

Straker
01-27-2012, 02:40
Perhaps Mr. Gollop will start work on a remake of his own?

plucx
02-03-2012, 04:25
Chris, I find it weird that he ignored you. He is obviously very sentimental about this subject and several of this game plans are in line with his vision.

Did you talk to the guy or did you talk to the telephonist?

You do know he have a brother?

his nake is Nick Gollop, they both worked on X-Com like nuts at the time. He is to be credited as much as his brother.

He might be a lot more open to your project than Julian and he live in Yorkshester. You are from England no?

GL

anotherdevil
02-03-2012, 04:38
I think he e-mailed him

Sunshard
02-03-2012, 09:31
Yorkshester? I'm a bit lost, where's that?

plucx
02-03-2012, 14:18
Well, E-mail might not be the best way to get his attention. Maybe he have a filter of sort related to X-Com. In 20 years a lot of crazy must have ask to show him a X-Com fan project. You have to go trough another cannal. Maybe go there in person.

resonansER
02-03-2012, 15:16
Yorkshester? I'm a bit lost, where's that?

May be Yorkshire or Manchester? :) :) :)

plucx
02-03-2012, 15:25
I read something up and lost the page.


North Yorkshire.

http://stars.ign.com/objects/142/14221800.html

http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,1323/

Sunshard
02-03-2012, 17:56
I live in York, wonder if there was a way to visit him WITHOUT seeming somewhat creepy.

Gorlom
02-03-2012, 18:50
I live in York, wonder if there was a way to visit him WITHOUT seeming somewhat creepy.
Only by haveing a certificate from your local psychologist (or Dr. Phil if you can manage that) stateing that you are not creepy.

Oh and comming dressed up in one of those furry suits* that make you look like a live size plush animal, offering a pitcher of orange juice.

(*Bonus if the suit acctually looks like pedobear)

PS. But to be on the safe side Call ahead :p (to make sure he likes orange juice). DS.

Sunshard
02-03-2012, 21:22
This Dr. Phil?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVzFpwNUzNg