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Mark Rein Interview

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by hal, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Computer & Video Games talks with Epic Games' Mark Rein on a number of different subjects, including retail vs electronic game distribution, hiring at Epic, Gears of War, the Unreal Engine, and of course Unreal Tournament 2007.

    Unreal Tournament, the original, is still our biggest-selling game ever. Because we sell our games now in instalments, no single instalment is going to sell in the same way as a single game across multiple formats. We're really recapturing a lot of the original, with less jumping around - it went a little crazy with the double and triple jumps. It'll be toned down and a little more skill-based.
     
  2. SweetTooth

    SweetTooth Evil Clown

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    UE 4??? :2thumb:
     
  3. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Curing the infection...

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    Nothing new really.
    He said something about a Lobby (if only....)
     
  4. hal

    hal Dictator Staff Member

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    Nothing really new about UT2007, but the discussion about retail vs electronic distribution as well as the talk about the Unreal Engine and some of its titles I found interesting.
     
  5. UnrealProjects

    UnrealProjects "Your Hired!"

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    I hope they add electronic distribution to the new UnrealEngine series of UT2007........perhaps only on the PC platform.........currently, I have HL2 installed and am pleased with its automatic updates! For a serious game modding developer this is the best way to go........
     
  6. Wowbagger

    Wowbagger Curing the infection...

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    True, and its also a good way for new developers to distribute their Mods/games.
     
  7. Bang_Doll

    Bang_Doll Freebasing Anime Chicks Since '96

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    Wait, so is double-jumping in or out? 'Cuz I don't even care about boost-dodging I just hate double-jumps >_>



    And more on-topic: Meh, not too big a fan of electronic distribution. But hey, at least it's an alternative to the vile retail situation.
     
  8. UnRealist

    UnRealist Lame_and_inaccurate_flak_ spammer!

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    I don't know, I'm rather sceptical about electronic distribution - you really need a fast net connection and/or wait a long time before game loads, plus it is not so obvious to have a credit card required to buy games via net (in my country it is not easy to have one)... :rolleyes: But I guess this is unavoidable... So if UT2k7 is avaliable only via net, I won't buy it... :(

    As for the jumping - it would be good if they threw 'double-crap' out totally, and brought back UT99 style of movement, it would serve game's feel (more creeping in shadows and using cover, less flying around undersized maps)... :) Well... It seems I'm only wishing... :rolleyes:
     
  9. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    It would have to be something vastly better than Steam to attract my attention.
     
  10. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    Don't worry. If they do, do a net distro, they will for sure do a DVD/CD distro. Not everyone has high speed. And like me, XP cuts off my internet connection if I download to much to fast (say 500k sec for 2 hours). DVD only for me.
     
  11. Apathy

    Apathy The original

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    I hope double jumps are gone, and take the adrenaline, lockdown and shield gun with you on your way out.
    A system based on what steam accomplished would be fine, I think it would certainly help with the cheating as well, but steaming pile still holds the title of being the buggiest abomination since windows 95, I hope epic puts out something better.
     
  12. SealClubber

    SealClubber Not biased

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    Tsk tsk.... Gameplay > Graphics :D

    Didnt he or cliffyB say their favorite part about UT2003/4 was the bot AI also..? I could of sworn...
     
  13. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, in he case of UT t's almost always been Moddability > Gameplay :p
     
  14. Bang_Doll

    Bang_Doll Freebasing Anime Chicks Since '96

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    Or moddability = gameplay?
    >_>


    Bloody hell, that's saying, I hope, the LEAST.

    I mean, this isn't Vivendi/Valve. My god no - you can only go up.

    *jabs twenty more voodoo pins into his Steam voodoo doll*

    It just won't die!
     
  15. fuegerstef

    fuegerstef New Member

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    You haven't read the article you comment about, have you?

    Advice:
    1. Read
    2. Understand the Content
    3. Comment on it

    ;)
     
  16. UnRealist

    UnRealist Lame_and_inaccurate_flak_ spammer!

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    Ah.. Okay... Stupid me... :hmm:

    (Which means: I've read it, I've understood it and I promise not to spam the forums with useless posts anymore...)
     
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  17. Plumb_Drumb

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    Good luck with that.
    I haven't seen anyone here that doesn't have the occassional useless spam.
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  18. Starry Might

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    I hope that game developers DON'T do Steam-like stuff, myself.

    Also, I hope they DON'T crack down on used/secondhand games, either! (I'm surprised that nobody here has pointed out THAT part of the interview yet! :eek:)

    If they do that kind of stuff, they'll just hurt themselves BIG TIME. :eek:
     
  19. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

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    what's wrong with the developers getting some of the money from used games?
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  20. Selerox

    Selerox COR AD COR LOQVITVR

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    IMO anyway...

    The same as Ford getting a cut of your profits if you if you sell your car.
     

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