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    Turn-based Strategy revival!

    lol you should hear the things my 4 year old nephew says. I disapprove of my brother in laws parenting methods. Ha.
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    Turn-based Strategy revival!

    Because games like COD don't exist on the PC. And being called a "douchebag" comes from a mentality, not age group. I have been called a lot worse by "mature gamers" while gaming on the PC. In any case, I still have a computer to play some games on and I play on my PS3. I suppose it is just finding what your own preference is and finding a group of people you enjoy playing with regardless of platform. I'll be playing xenonauts on my laptop for sure!
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    If Xenonauts sells well enough...

    Yeah, that was the best post. Ever.
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    Turn-based Strategy revival!

    I used to game exclusively on the PC. But once I started working in IT doing system design and architecture all day long troubleshooting etc... Thats the last thing I wanted to do anymore. Many enthusiasts love doing that to their home PC.. tweaking, editing, etc. Some games don't run right, at all, etc without some kind of tweaking. Playing on a Console is all about convenience for me. I don't have to mess the OS at all. I don't have to go config file diving to figure out why something isn't working. I don't have to worry about upgrading or downgrading drivers. I don't have to flash the BIOS upgrades. I don't have to play with different settings, etc. I don't have to mess with the crap I don't want to since I do it all day. I would rather come home, load my game- and just play. Buy a console for a couple hundred bucks and be done with it for the next 3-4 years. Consoles truly are Plug'N'Play and for the price- I'll take it. And trust me, there are a lot more people with the "PC elitism" superiority complex than console guys. I could care less what system people choose to play on but I see time and time again people coming out with the BS "omg, you console kiddies. this game is so dumbed down for the console kids!!!!!!!". Why throw in the "kids" part unless you intend to be demeaning? Oh thats right- because people do intend to be demeaning.
  5. Hey guys. Quick question: What exactly is the difference between Alpha and Beta? Does Alpha still mean it is putting everything together and Beta means all the features/maps/AI/etc are in- just need to work out bugs? Just curious what to expect going into Alpha gameplay vs Beta. Thanks!
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    New to XCOM/Xenonauts

    LOL nice. I am going to use that one on my wife.
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    Turn-based Strategy revival!

    You do realize many players who play PC games are just as averse to any sort of strategy game as console gamers right? It isn't just relegated to "the console crowd". I know plenty of PC games who sit around and play Counter Strike and COD all day. And many console gamers (such as myself) who like depth. Choice of hardware for gaming doesn't automatically qualify you as a pew-pew-FPS kid or a "mature strategic gamer".
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    Xenonauts vs Xcom Enemy Unknown

    The argument is a reminder that XC:EU isn't a clone of XCOM: UFO Defense. It was never intended to be a remake of the original. They borrowed the idea, names, and did their own thing. If you compare it to the original, of course you will be disappointed. It was never designed to replicate the original. On its own merits, I find it fun and so do many people. If you don't, that is totally okay. But comparing it to the original isn't going to get you far. It wasn't intended to be a clone like so many want to believe. That being said, I am also excited about Xenonauts. It is more or less supposed to replicate UFO Defense and that seems to be what so many people want.
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    Introduction thread!

    Reposting from my Xenonauts post... Oops, didn't see this thread in these forums! Greetings! So I am new to the X-COM franchise. I had always heard about it- more through nostalgic recollection and seeing it on "Greatest Games" lists. I am 25... so that puts me right around.. 7 when UFO Defense came out, ha. I have always been interested in strategy games however. I work as a System Engineer so I suppose I am an analytic person and tend to drift towards games of Chess rather than Checkers. Upon seeing XCOM: Enemy Unknown a few months ago I was pretty excited. About a month before XC:EU released, I purchased UFO Defense from Steam and downloaded the Util program that fixes some bugs. Honestly, I didn't think I would like UFO Defense due to the almost 20 year old graphics. While I found the interface to be very overwhelming- the game was great at immersion. Naming soldiers after my wife, our pets, our soon-to-kid (my daughter is due Jan 11th- first kid! Very nervous), inlaws, etc all made up my initial platoon. My inlaws made great RedShirts/Fodder. All in all, the game was enjoyable regardless of how dated it was. XC:EU released and honestly, I really like the game. I know- I am going to get lynched here for saying that. But for what it is- it is a fun game. It was never promised to be a clone/identical copy. It took inspiration from the X-COM universe and went in its own direction. I can see why people looking back with nostalgia would be upset. It isn't a direct clone and those expecting such are disappointed. The 2K forums are crawling with "but in the original game!" posts and that is okay. People are allowed to not be satisfied and voice their opinion. However, I still find the original game enjoyable and the new game enjoyable. I have continued to play both after release of XC:EU. Is it blasphemy I could enjoy both games? Maybe. But they really are different takes on the same thing and both have their selling points. I think people who just claim the OG is superior in every way are just as intellectually dishonest as those who defend XC:EU relentlessly despite some glaring faults. Both extremes are not good for this niche community and both extremes do not help at all. I prefer to be in the middle and enjoy both games for their differences and what they are. I saw a few posts mentioning Xenonauts on the 2K forums. So... I decided to check it out and here I am. I think this game is what many people assumed XC:EU was going to be like- an updated clone of the original game. An improvement on its core mechanics, etc. Honestly, this game looks like a hell of a lot of fun. It is neat going back and looking at release notes and seeing this game grow and change based on user requests/inputs. I plan on spending quite a bit of time around here and can't wait to get my hands on Xenonauts
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    New to XCOM/Xenonauts

    A mod can feel free to delete- I reposted in appropriate thread. Thanks! So sorry. Didn't see that thread. Thank you!
  11. Greetings! So I am new to the X-COM franchise. I had always heard about it- more through nostalgic recollection and seeing it on "Greatest Games" lists. I am 25... so that puts me right around.. 7 when UFO Defense came out, ha. I have always been interested in strategy games however. I work as a System Engineer so I suppose I am an analytic person and tend to drift towards games of Chess rather than Checkers. Upon seeing XCOM: Enemy Unknown a few months ago I was pretty excited. About a month before XC:EU released, I purchased UFO Defense from Steam and downloaded the Util program that fixes some bugs. Honestly, I didn't think I would like UFO Defense due to the almost 20 year old graphics. While I found the interface to be very overwhelming- the game was great at immersion. Naming soldiers after my wife, our pets, our soon-to-kid (my daughter is due Jan 11th- first kid! Very nervous), inlaws, etc all made up my initial platoon. My inlaws made great RedShirts/Fodder. All in all, the game was enjoyable regardless of how dated it was. XC:EU released and honestly, I really like the game. I know- I am going to get lynched here for saying that. But for what it is- it is a fun game. It was never promised to be a clone/identical copy. It took inspiration from the X-COM universe and went in its own direction. I can see why people looking back with nostalgia would be upset. It isn't a direct clone and those expecting such are disappointed. The 2K forums are crawling with "but in the original game!" posts and that is okay. People are allowed to not be satisfied and voice their opinion. However, I still find the original game enjoyable and the new game enjoyable. I have continued to play both after release of XC:EU. Is it blasphemy I could enjoy both games? Maybe. But they really are different takes on the same thing and both have their selling points. I think people who just claim the OG is superior in every way are just as intellectually dishonest as those who defend XC:EU relentlessly despite some glaring faults. Both extremes are not good for this niche community and both extremes do not help at all. I prefer to be in the middle and enjoy both games for their differences and what they are. I saw a few posts mentioning Xenonauts on the 2K forums. So... I decided to check it out and here I am. I think this game is what many people assumed XC:EU was going to be like- an updated clone of the original game. An improvement on its core mechanics, etc. Honestly, this game looks like a hell of a lot of fun. It is neat going back and looking at release notes and seeing this game grow and change based on user requests/inputs. I plan on spending quite a bit of time around here and can't wait to get my hands on Xenonauts
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