View Full Version : Huge Ass U2 Preview In Computer Games Magazine!!!!!!!

28th Sep 2001, 05:26 PM
and on the first pgae of info (not the title page) there is a completely new pic of Aida and WOW!! she is so hot and looks almost real! Anyone know what the hell I'm talking about?

28th Sep 2001, 05:53 PM
nope :p

28th Sep 2001, 06:38 PM
You're sure you didn't bought another type of magazine? :p

28th Sep 2001, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by Swedix|PuF
You're sure you didn't bought another type of magazine? :p

it's the new November issue with two Skaarj on the cover, one from Unreal 1 and a new one from Unreal 2, go buy it and you will understand!!!

Tetris L
29th Sep 2001, 02:24 AM
What's the exact name of the magazine?

29th Sep 2001, 08:17 AM
Computer Games

I saw the magazine but I didn't pick it up. Does it really cover any new ground or have new pics?

29th Sep 2001, 12:26 PM
None I think considering that even the CGO U2 forums have not shown any rise in activity.

Tetris L
29th Sep 2001, 12:54 PM
Hey, I found it. :)


I have no clue if it has anything new though. Their website doesn't tell much.

29th Sep 2001, 12:57 PM
hmmm....... this has been said many times the skaarj look kinda weird. pumped up and all.

29th Sep 2001, 06:28 PM
yes Tetris! That is the one, it has a buncha new screenies, including a picture of MULTIPLAYER in action!! Also has a ****load of new info including the guns! There will be regular guns and then there will be alien guns (ala Half-Life ) including a gun that fires a swarn of little bugs that can:
A: Attack an enemy
B: Protect you in a shield of bugs

sounds cool, doesn't it?

Guess who's gonna be first in the pre-order line! :D(in case you're braindead, me)

Tetris L
29th Sep 2001, 07:30 PM
The text info about that gun (the "takkra") is very old, but no official images of that gun have been published by now. Does the CG mag have any? Any info or screenshots of the other weapons (http://forums.planetunreal.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=84453)?

29th Sep 2001, 08:47 PM
did u buy the magazine Tetris? Anyone buy it yet??

Tetris L
30th Sep 2001, 03:33 AM
I live in Switzerland. You don't find that magazine in normal shops here. And I can't be arsed to order it. ;)

30th Sep 2001, 09:11 AM
Pretty cool design that front Skaarj has. I'll pick up the magazine if I can find it.

30th Sep 2001, 09:48 AM
Originally posted by hal
Pretty cool design that front Skaarj has. I'll pick up the magazine if I can find it.

hal, I though you say you didn't bother to pick it up? ;)

and hey! I live in Malaysia and in Kluang(A small city) you cant find gaming magazines on bookshops INCLUDING PCGamer, CG, PCXL, etc....

30th Sep 2001, 09:50 AM
I never like those stupid looking Skaarj(pardon me) They look kewl but Aida (I saw it in April issue of PCGamer) is turning me on ;)

30th Sep 2001, 01:46 PM
wait until u see the new pic, hot damn...

30th Sep 2001, 02:25 PM

Can someone scan them and post them here :).

Ok let me explain the ethics part of it. I mean this is like lending the mag to your freind, you dont ask him to pay a cut to the publisher ;).

So in this case I think its ok :D.

Scan anyone :D

30th Sep 2001, 07:51 PM
no scanner :(

1st Oct 2001, 03:55 PM
Originally posted by ILoveGuns
no scanner :(

:tup: at least u tried :D

3rd Oct 2001, 06:56 PM
^bump^ ^_^ I hope someone can get this pic soon!

4th Oct 2001, 04:23 AM
I've managed to reinstall my scanner again, so I'll go looking for that issue today. If I find it, expect some scans tonight :) (It's only a forum, so I don't think CG will mind. Besides, Capture did an interview last year with the editor so we're sweet with em ;))

I searched all over the West End, but couldn't find the magazine anywhere. Sorry.

One thing I did notice, though, was the amount of PC magazines praising WindowsXP to the hilt. I read a couple of the reviews and it suddenly occurred to me - all journalistic integrity has disappeared from the UK PC magazine industry.

4th Oct 2001, 03:16 PM
if u live in UK, u may have to get a subscription, cuz I think it's only sold in the US....

4th Oct 2001, 10:25 PM
w00t! scan it! I have a scanner but there seems to be a driver problem and I dont have that issue too :D

5th Oct 2001, 05:01 PM
ain't got no steeeeeeenking scanner(wish I had one tho)

after the issue passed, the info should be available online...hopefully the pics too

5th Oct 2001, 10:03 PM
gimme your copy of CG! :D

6th Oct 2001, 03:52 AM
Here's a single shot. The article is very good and there are about 9 pics, 6 or so of them look new.

6th Oct 2001, 03:57 AM
The last shot looks a little fuzzy due to size constraints, but keep in mind there is some heavy fog effects in place in that pic. One more...

6th Oct 2001, 09:25 AM
The Unreal series models have finally come into their own. awesome model. wheeeee

thanx hal :D

6th Oct 2001, 09:28 AM
Oh...okay one of Aida.

6th Oct 2001, 11:41 AM
nothing short of fab :)

Tetris L
7th Oct 2001, 11:52 AM
Sweet, hal. Thanks!

Anything new content-wise? For example I read over at the INA forums that the article mentions an alien species "Drakk", "mechanical creatures with insect-like features". I don't think the Drakk have ever been mentioned before. The only indication is the file name of this image, which had "Drakk" in it when it was pusblished:


Obviously this is onboard the Drakk spaceship or so.

Any more info about them?

The Dopefish
7th Oct 2001, 12:03 PM
I've got the mag sitting right in front of me. :D I've got a scanner, but I've got no idea how to work it. :hmm: Nothing entirely new to speak of...T2-like class bases; Mercs, Marines, and Skaarj, Light, Medium, Heavy sizes.

"...15 weapons in all..." which we know will include a variation of the Flak Cannon and Shock Rifle.

New graphics code, as we know...200,000 polys at once often..."greatly improved A.I....more network optimizations to allow maybe two or three times as many played in a single game."

"CliffyB - Mr. Mega-Deathmatch -" :D

"More than 24 enemies and 15-20 other NPCs..."

"13 missions across 7 planets with over 10 unique environments and over 30 levels in the missions."

Tetris-L: nothing about the Drakk.

Tetris L
7th Oct 2001, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by The Dopefish
Tetris-L: nothing about the Drakk.
You mean nothing at all, or nothing more than what I've written above? :con:

8th Oct 2001, 08:46 PM
w00t!! Hal!! U r the best!! Didn't I tell u guys she was extremely hot in that pic? Hal jsut proved it!! :D :D

Tetris L
23rd Oct 2001, 11:54 PM
UC has 2 scans (http://unrealcenter.com/news.phtml?id=108255&language=en)

24th Oct 2001, 01:22 AM
lol, I see UC has the "fun cam" ad that chases you all over the screen.

24th Oct 2001, 03:26 AM
Originally posted by -The-Tetris-L-

Obviously this is onboard the Drakk spaceship or so.

Any more info about them?
Thats the inside of a Skaarj ship. :)http://forums.beyondunreal.com/images/icons/icon14.gif

The lights on walls will light up as you walk past them. ~For you, and the enemy Skaarj. ;)

Tetris L
24th Oct 2001, 04:08 AM
If that's a Skaarj ship, not a Drakk ship, then why is the image have a filename with "Drakk" in it on many sites, for example on FGN Online: http://www.fgnonline.com/.../drakkhallingame.jpg (http://www.fgnonline.com/media/pc/news/drakkhallingame.jpg)

Since several sites use simular names independent from eachother, Legend must have given some info about the image content when they ditributed the screenies to the sites.

24th Oct 2001, 09:53 AM

I remember reading along time ago about that being a hallway on one of the Skaarj drop ships.

Yet that picture's filename sure speaks for its self. http://ina-community.com/forums/images/smilies/confused.gif

Btw: Got a link to a high res version of this shot ?


Tetris L
24th Oct 2001, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by GrimStar
Btw: Got a link to a high res version of this shot ?
I assume this (http://www.fgnonline.com/media/pc/news/AtlantisCabiningame.jpg) isn't high-res enough? I might have higher res version at home. I'll check tonight.

9th Nov 2001, 09:02 PM
I go to borders and look at .. Computer Gaming World
www.CGW.com (http://www.computergamingworld.com) i saw the same but those pics are old now.. and PC GAMER.