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Preview + interview in this months Edge Magazine

Postby Chris » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:55 pm

Edge Magazine have printed three pages about Introversion in this months issue (March 2006, on sale now in the UK). There's a two page interview with Chris, which is all about Introversion, Darwinia, the Steam Launch etc, as well as the original genesis of Defcon. Then there's a full page preview of Defcon itself.

Some lovely quotes:
"Like it's forebears, [defcon] is instantly recognisable and will age better than many grander titles"

"the game flicks in an instant from cautious, covert probing to a firestorm of neon nukes."

Also, there is a preview of Defcon coming up in this months PC Zone magazine - so keep your eyes out for that.
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Postby Deepsmeg » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:44 pm

And scans for those of us who are skint would be two thumb fresh!
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Postby Rkiver » Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:27 pm

As usual I will get each magazine in typical fan boy style, just like I did with Darwinia. You are in this months PC Gamer (March) anyway, mentioned in Eyewitness "Most Wanted" as number four.

DEFCON Nuclear Nightmare

Imagine an office building at war with itself. That's Introversion's dream with Defcon, a game of world domination, nuclear missiles and betrayal. We never mentioned the alliances in our preview: your basic multiplayer game is played out in secrecy, with you planning your strikes against the other players, but you can form alliances between nationstates.
You can also switch sides and double-cross your so-called friends. Imagine: you're doing your best to play the team game only to find that for the last ten munutes your buddy has been lining up a co-ordinated assault on you. We predict chat-channel flaming.

Official ETA: April
We say: On target. Arf!


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Postby edd8990 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:18 pm

PCZone wrote:Introversion, the company behind Darwinia, is about to put your finger on the big red nuclear button in its unique RTS game Defcon. In a unique graphical display, apparently inspired by the film WarGames, you're tasked with using your thermo-nuclear army army to kill more civillians than your opponenent. There's even a cheeky 'Office mode', which helps you play the game at work away from the prying eye of your boss.
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Postby xander » Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:43 pm

edd8990 wrote:
PCZone wrote:Introversion, the company behind Darwinia, is about to put your finger on the big red nuclear button in its unique RTS game Defcon. In a unique graphical display, apparently inspired by the film WarGames, you're tasked with using your thermo-nuclear army army to kill more civillians than your opponenent. There's even a cheeky 'Office mode', which helps you play the game at work away from the prying eye of your boss.

So, I take it that Defcon is going to be "unique"? I'm glad they clarified that, as I was a bit unclear... :P

For those of us not in the UK, when might scans be available? (I assume not while the mags are still on the shelves, but possibly shortly thereafter?)

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Postby Guest » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:56 pm

It must be almost 10 years since I last bought a computer magazine, but maybe I should break that trend now.
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Postby residue » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:57 pm

In related news: I will also learn to make sure auto-login is activated so I don't post as "Guest".
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Postby edd8990 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:14 pm

xander wrote:For those of us not in the UK, when might scans be available? (I assume not while the mags are still on the shelves, but possibly shortly thereafter?)

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The PCZone one had no images, and was just that block of text in a Red Box, so scans wont gove you much more.
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Postby xander » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:18 pm

edd8990 wrote:
xander wrote:For those of us not in the UK, when might scans be available? (I assume not while the mags are still on the shelves, but possibly shortly thereafter?)

xander


The PCZone one had no images, and was just that block of text in a Red Box, so scans wont gove you much more.


Ah. Thank you. What about the Edge article?

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Postby jelco » Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:23 pm

PCZone wrote:(...)
Introversion, the company behind Darwinia, is about to put your finger on the big red nuclear button in its unique RTS game Defcon.
(...)


Someone read the preview in PC Gamer UK Christmas 2005? They told to buy such a Big Red Button for DefCon would be good for the feeling. And they said it was best to disconnect from the internet first. You might just launch real warheads...!
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Postby Icecoolwarrior » Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:15 pm

jelco the galactaboy wrote:And they said it was best to disconnect from the internet first. You might just launch real warheads...!


Holy moley! I think we've just uncovered Introversion's ultimate objective, the destruction of the world!
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Postby elDiablo » Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:07 am

Icecoolwarrior! Long time no see! Remembered us finally? :D
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Postby Icecoolwarrior » Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:35 am

Wow, say his name and he appears! There's a longish thread in the Uplink forums man, check it and wave at us. :)
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Postby jelco » Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:25 pm

Icecoolwarrior wrote:Holy moley! I think we've just uncovered Introversion's ultimate objective, the destruction of the world!


If it would be true, I'm sure I'm gonna threaten a few buddies with nuclear warheads!
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Postby Gravitron » Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:28 pm

Magazines write too much.
IV already have a tag line which sums it all up and together with the game's name it's more than sufficiently explains everything.
Say it with me.

Defcon.
Everyone dies.

Seriously, who needs to hear more?
3 magic words.

Now, the only thing which could be better would be some chineese martial arts RPG, like DBZ thing only without the so-lame-it's-almost-gay-pride-parade world/chars/plot/etc. dbz shit, so you can end up with a char capable of doing a hadouken and frying an entire planet.
Dark Side FTW.

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