Call for DEFCON beta testers

The forum with all your Introversion News!
User avatar
Miah
level5
level5
Posts: 3155
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:28 pm
Contact:

Postby Miah » Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:04 am

xander wrote:Sure, do you fancy a game of global thermonuclear war^w^w^w chess?


Global Thermonuclear Chess? Aii... these "extreme" type games have gotten ridiculous!

Rook to E4, take pawn... eeeeeEEEEEE*BOOM*
Stewsburntmonkey
level5
level5
Posts: 11553
Joined: Wed Jul 10, 2002 7:44 pm
Location: Nashville, TN
Contact:

Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:35 am

Given that it is generally the Russians and Indians who are best at chess, I don't really fancy the UK and US chances in a nuclear chess match. Although Bobby Fisher did beat Boris Spassky, so maybe there would be hope. Of course he is now in Iceland, so he might not be of much help. :)
Last edited by Stewsburntmonkey on Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
xander
level5
level5
Posts: 16869
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:41 pm
Location: Highland, CA, USA
Contact:

Postby xander » Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:40 am

Stewsburntmonkey wrote:...the Russians and Indians who are best at...

No kidding. In four months of living in Siberia, I won two games of chess. Both of them were against a 10 year old. I played hundreds of games during that time. And, while I am not amazing at chess, I'm not terrible, either.

xander
coercion
level0
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:11 am

Postby coercion » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:05 am

in the name of steve jackson!!!
Hexenhammer
level0
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:20 pm
Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Postby Hexenhammer » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:45 pm

hey xander, where you only playing against younger people or old people too?
User avatar
xander
level5
level5
Posts: 16869
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:41 pm
Location: Highland, CA, USA
Contact:

Postby xander » Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:00 pm

Hexenhammer wrote:hey xander, where you only playing against younger people or old people too?

Most of the people I played against were about my age -- 16-18. I also played a bit against my host family, and several of the teachers at the school that I attended. The 10 year old was a cousin of the family that hosted me.

xander
Radiobuzz
level2
level2
Posts: 165
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:21 pm
Location: Mar del Plata, Argentina
Contact:

Postby Radiobuzz » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:19 pm

xander, I promise that if we ever meet, I will let you win a game of chess :).
User avatar
xander
level5
level5
Posts: 16869
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:41 pm
Location: Highland, CA, USA
Contact:

Postby xander » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:20 pm

Radiobuzz wrote:xander, I promise that if we ever meet, I will let you win a game of chess :).

Yay!

xander
Yacek
level0
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:50 am

Postby Yacek » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:56 pm

People who will receive Defcon for beta test will be notified via mail or here ?
User avatar
trickfred
level5
level5
Posts: 1691
Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:01 am
Location: The Great White North, Eh?
Contact:

Postby trickfred » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:58 pm

Yacek wrote:People who will receive Defcon for beta test will be notified via mail or here ?


As in the past, chosen beta-testers will most likely receive either an email with a download link, or an email requesting them to send in name/address information in order to have a CD mailed to them. Either way, you'll probably get an email.

Edit: I was guessing about the CDs, as I thought that's how they had distributed Darwinia to the Phase 2ers. My mistake.
Last edited by trickfred on Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Punisher Bass
level5
level5
Posts: 1703
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2002 4:21 pm
Location: St. Louis MO
Contact:

Postby Punisher Bass » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:22 pm

Chosen beta testers should be getting an email with the information. If they are going to be testing the full game, then they will need to print and fill out and mail in an NDA "Non Disclosure Agreement" included in the email before they will be allowed to start the beta.

If they are doing phase1/phase2 testing like last time then there might not be an NDA to fill out for the first round.

I doubt IV will be mailing CD's out and will be using secured downloads for the beta.
Image
There is no patch for human stupidity.
skull13
level3
level3
Posts: 340
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:51 pm

Postby skull13 » Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:47 pm

Oh... When will the mac users get their copies?
elDiablo
level5
level5
Posts: 3111
Joined: Thu Mar 14, 2002 12:23 pm
Location: London, UK

Postby elDiablo » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:01 pm

skull13 wrote:Oh... When will the mac users get their copies?


When they start Mac testing probably :)
We dont stop playing cos we get old... We get old cos we stop playing.
User avatar
xander
level5
level5
Posts: 16869
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:41 pm
Location: Highland, CA, USA
Contact:

Postby xander » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:46 pm

skull13 wrote:Oh... When will the mac users get their copies?

Right now, IV are only asking for Win32 beta testers. They have not yet announced either Mac or Linux testing yet. If experience is to be a guide, the Win32 testers will have it for a few weeks before the Mac betas are even announced. After that, it will probably be a few more weeks while IV picks testers. So, it will be a while before you can even apply, followed by a few weeks before you know.

xander
skull13
level3
level3
Posts: 340
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:51 pm

Postby skull13 » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:39 am

Dang... I applied...

Return to “Introversion News”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests