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  • PhoneBonePhoneBone Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Is this an exclusive 360 game perhaps? Might be nice to know before I get all excited (I've hit my limit for console purchases this generation).

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    PhoneBone wrote: »
    Is this an exclusive 360 game perhaps? Might be nice to know before I get all excited (I've hit my limit for console purchases this generation).

    PC and Nextgen consoles according to the website.

  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Rook wrote: »
    PhoneBone wrote: »
    Is this an exclusive 360 game perhaps? Might be nice to know before I get all excited (I've hit my limit for console purchases this generation).

    PC and Nextgen consoles according to the website.

    Oh good, I thought it was PC only and I wasn't about to go upgrading my computer again so soon.

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  • Waka LakaWaka Laka Can use nun-chucks. Melbourne, VicRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Rook wrote: »
    Gorgeousness. Just... Wow. Is it just me or did that character he created look better than a lot of games purpose built characters?

    Plus it's still on the crackdown engine isn't it?

    Can't wait.

    It's Unreal 3 Engine.

    Texture...

    *POP*

    ...Texture...

    ...*POP*

    I sure hope not.

  • MalachMalach Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This looks exceedingly cool. Some of the law enforcement art is incredible, so is the criminal but I completely agree with Panny, all the people you hate on Live will want to be criminals. And the purpose of the game will be...to hunt them down, and murder them.

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS GAME IS TO HUNT DOWN 14 YEAR OLD SUBURBAN WHITE KIDS WHO WANT TO BE "GANGSTA'" AND KILL THEM.

    I just...oh god yes... 2008 release? So, well, I never expect anything to actually come out when it first says, but maybe an 09 release on 360?

    I just, god, a group of 14 year olds break into some store. I have a badge, a big ass revolver, and a rifle strapped to my back. While they're grabbing shit I drop 2 fast from long range and then when there's like 2 left going WHA!? I stroll in with a giant revolver in my hand?

    If this game allows for this exact scenario, I will play it for all time.

    Also, far too early to say it but I will anyway. PAPD anyone?

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Wow, this looks incredible. I'm not really big into MMOs and monthly payments for them, but I may have to pick this up when it comes out. It'll be out this year, apparently. I'll probably get it for 360 and play as the police. I hope the community for it on consoles won't be entirely mind numbing, but that may be a little too much to ask for. :P

    It's funny, you know, that this game was announced years ago and then you never heard anything from it since. No footage. Nothing. And now suddenly it pops up with a really kick ass demonstration.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Malach wrote: »
    PAPD anyone?

    Vs. the SE++ Posse?

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  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    Malach wrote: »
    PAPD anyone?

    Vs. the SE++ Posse?

    I think he meant all of PA flying peacefully under one banner.

    ...

    Right then, GTPD vs Criminal Entropy ++.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2008
    Fig-D wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    Malach wrote: »
    PAPD anyone?

    Vs. the SE++ Posse?

    I think he meant all of PA flying peacefully under one banner.

    ...

    Right then, GTPD vs Criminal Entropy ++.

    Looks like I'm going to need two accounts. Unless I start H/A Private Security.

  • Crimson KingCrimson King we need no grave to bury honesty there's not a grain of it the face to sweeten of the whole dungy earthRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Fig-D wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    Malach wrote: »
    PAPD anyone?

    Vs. the SE++ Posse?

    I think he meant all of PA flying peacefully under one banner.

    ...

    Right then, GTPD vs Criminal Entropy ++.

    Looks like I'm going to need two accounts. Unless I start H/A Private Security.

    The D&D Demons will be the best gang ever. We'll stand around sipping tea and arguing over whether the UZI or AK-47 is the best weapon for busting caps in arses. All of our characters will have monocles.

    I am for more interested in the character creator for this game then I am in the game itself, though the thought of being a professional wannabe gangster killer is genuinely appealing. My character will be a ninja cowboy! With a monocle.

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This looks like it's going to be a really cool game. Too bad my computer sucks and I won't be able to play it.

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  • Something WittySomething Witty Registered User
    edited February 2008
    Oh man finnaly an MMO I want to play! Also for whatever reason the concept art made me think of Cowboy Bebop or something, I really like the style. I'm going to a loose cannon cop on the edge, maybe I'll even have a death wish.

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  • SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2008
    Peewi wrote: »
    This looks like it's going to be a really cool game. Too bad my computer sucks and I won't be able to play it.

    It's coming out on consoles as well, isn't it?

  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Talking about this game with friends near other people may be the best thing:

    Old Grandma sits next to you on bus: :)

    "So then we broke into that store and got all the TV'S but suddenly a cop shows up with a rocket launcher! And he shoots and the entire store explodes. Man, Timmy got BURNED so bad man. But we all managed to get away and stashed the loot and had a good laugh over Timmy's corpse."

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Oooops, didn't see this thread before I bumped the other one. Read the Eurogamer writeup and it sounds frickin' sweet.

  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Peewi wrote: »
    This looks like it's going to be a really cool game. Too bad my computer sucks and I won't be able to play it.

    It's coming out on consoles as well, isn't it?

    Yeah, but the the only console I have is Wii, and I doubt it's coming out on that.

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I'm going to a loose cannon cop on the edge, maybe I'll even have a death wish.
    Makes me wonder how good of a Charles Bronson APB'll be able to make. The idea of skulking about with a rifle or rocket launcher killing random asshole criminals is wonderful.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Peewi wrote: »
    Peewi wrote: »
    This looks like it's going to be a really cool game. Too bad my computer sucks and I won't be able to play it.

    It's coming out on consoles as well, isn't it?

    Yeah, but the the only console I have is Wii, and I doubt it's coming out on that.

    "Waggle the controller to create your character"

    Eurogamer writeup:
    Realtime Worlds boss Dave Jones has been showing off the huge amount of customisation options featured in forthcoming PC and Xbox 360 title All Points Bulletin.

    Speaking at the Game Developers Conference, Jones discussed his decision to stay away from traditional MMO genres for APB. "The more fantasy you go, the more sci-fi, basically you're diminishing your audience," he said. "People these days don't want to learn things over and over again. Making games contemporary, urban and cool lowers the boundary."

    So for APB, he explained, Realtime Worlds decided to "replace geek with chic" - Air Jordans instead of Stalker Boots, Raybans instead of telescopic eye goggles, AK-47 instead of Braggart's Bows and so on.

    Then it was time to show off the character creator, "a big part" of APB. "Effectively it's user-generated content," he observed. "But one of the problems is 90 percent of user-created content is crap. We've all seen Second Life."

    Jones said he wanted players to be able to make unique characters using a free-form, high quality and easy-to-use system. He demonstrated the high level of detail you'll be able to choose - not just your character's body shape and skin colour but things like hair length and how pronounced their veins are. You can even place moles and freckles wherever you like, or choose how old scars you've selected look.

    There will be a huge wardrobe of clothes to choose from and these are also customisable. You can use a decal creator to design your very own logo and apply this to your outfit. Plus you can place the decal on your character as a realistic-looking tattoo or stick it on your car. You can share it with fellow gang members so they can do the same, and buy and sell decals within the game.

    To demonstrate the potential of the character and decal creators, Jones showed off some he made earlier - "The Geek Squad". An APB-created Peter Molyneux appeared on-screen, complete with Lionhead-branded jacket and trademark black polo neck. Jones also created characters looking impressively similar to Warren Spector and Richard Garriott. For the finale, he presented an in-game version of Shigeru Miyamoto - and as the camera panned down it was revealed he was wearing only boxer shorts. Covered in images of Toad.

    Cars are fully customisable too - according to Jones, you can expect the same level of depth as you'd find in a standalone racing game. There are all sorts of cosmetic tweaks you can make, and you can also fiddle about under the bonnet.

    Even the in-game music is customisable. Realtime Worlds has established a partnership with music sharing site last.fm and they've developed a system which will let you choose what tracks your car plays as it drives round. If you pass another player who also has one of those tracks in their MP3 library, that's what they'll hear as you drive by.

    According to Jones, there's no grinding in APB. He took inspiration from Counter-Strike - "the best online game ever". Instead of "playing like a programmer" in games like World of Warcraft (which, Jones was careful to point out, he's a big fan of), the fun and reward will come from interaction between players. Because you have more freedom, missions are dynamic and entertaining even if you repeat them. "Players will come back again and again because the gameplay is fun, not because they are working their way through a grind," Jones promised.

    A grindless MMO? Sounds intriguing. We'll find out if Realtime Worlds has pulled it off when APB is released later this year.

    Update: Ellie missed it because she had to duck out the session early, but Jones confirmed one other intriguing feature of APB at the end of his talk. Players will be able to carry video cameras in the game and use them to make movies and post online. Jones said his testers had already used this feature to re-make an entire Final Fantasy VII battle sequence in APB's world. This was part of his philosophy of supporting emergent behaviour among players, and it certainly sounds cool to us.

    Says PC and 360.. sudden exclusivity deal?

  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited February 2008
    Was it ever coming to PS3? I don't know the publisher but its the same guy behind Crackdown right? So probably was always going that way.

    ...it's in the shape of a giant c**k.
  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Was it ever coming to PS3? I don't know the publisher but its the same guy behind Crackdown right? So probably was always going that way.

    Yeah, Realtime did Crackdown, but I didn't think they had any arrangement with MS, an I just assumed that APB was for all systems. Could be quite a big game for the 360 if it's exclusive though.
    Dammit, now I really want this game.

  • SenshiSenshi Registered User
    edited February 2008
    haha oh wow, this is going to be fantastic. Though I usually hate the law, it looks like it'll be the only viable option if I want to gun down all the wigger 14 year-olds.

    Modelling characters after people from Hill Street Blues will be fun, fun, fun.

    Or Miami Vice.

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky FONOTUNE Electric FairytaleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This looks fucking ace, and since even the cops look badass, I'm going law.

    EDIT: Wait, you can do graffiti art as gang members? Given my interest in said hobby, this means that I might just go gang. Also, the gothy aesthetic of some criminal concepts is totally up my alley, though cops might be able to go there, too. Either team looks absolutely awesome, so I guess I'll have to see.

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  • MgcwMgcw Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Sorenson wrote: »
    I'm going to a loose cannon cop on the edge, maybe I'll even have a death wish.
    Makes me wonder how good of a Charles Bronson APB'll be able to make. The idea of skulking about with a rifle or rocket launcher killing random asshole criminals is wonderful.

    Oh my god. I want this game simply to make Paul Kersey and FUCK thugs up.

  • AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This will be a media darling.

  • Captain ElevenCaptain Eleven The last card is a kronk Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Malach wrote: »
    This looks exceedingly cool. Some of the law enforcement art is incredible, so is the criminal but I completely agree with Panny, all the people you hate on Live will want to be criminals. And the purpose of the game will be...to hunt them down, and murder them.

    THE PURPOSE OF THIS GAME IS TO HUNT DOWN 14 YEAR OLD SUBURBAN WHITE KIDS WHO WANT TO BE "GANGSTA'" AND KILL THEM.

    Sold on day 1, on the condition that my toon can look like Erik Estrada.

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky FONOTUNE Electric FairytaleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Accualt wrote: »
    This will be a media darling.
    Accualt performed critical hit on nail!

    Kochikens wrote: »
    oh man I saw an otter with a boner at the seattle one and this kid asked his dad, IS HE EATING A HOT DOG
    and I laughed forever
  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I just hope that you can switch between either at will. As in, if I want to be a cop who nabs the occasional TV, I can do. Or if I can be a criminal, watch some copper take out a whole gang of people stealing stuff, anf then take out the cop myself and nab teh lootz.

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  • SenshiSenshi Registered User
    edited February 2008
    Spoiler:

    I call the white suit and blue tshirt.

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky FONOTUNE Electric FairytaleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Willeth wrote: »
    I just hope that you can switch between either at will. As in, if I want to be a cop who nabs the occasional TV, I can do. Or if I can be a criminal, watch some copper take out a whole gang of people stealing stuff, anf then take out the cop myself and nab teh lootz.
    If this could happen, which I doubt it will, then I'd be a happy man for the simple reason of being able to tag everything and then kill the wigger. Also, this would really piss off the media man.

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    and I laughed forever
  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    EDIT: Wait, you can do graffiti art as gang members? Given my interest in said hobby, this means that I might just go gang. Also, the gothy aesthetic of some criminal concepts is totally up my alley, though cops might be able to go there, too. Either team looks absolutely awesome, so I guess I'll have to see.
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  • Captain ElevenCaptain Eleven The last card is a kronk Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Senshi wrote: »
    Spoiler:

    I call the white suit and blue tshirt.

    Excellent. Now who wants to be TJ Hooker?

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky FONOTUNE Electric FairytaleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Sorenson wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    EDIT: Wait, you can do graffiti art as gang members? Given my interest in said hobby, this means that I might just go gang. Also, the gothy aesthetic of some criminal concepts is totally up my alley, though cops might be able to go there, too. Either team looks absolutely awesome, so I guess I'll have to see.
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    I meant more like being the Banksy or the Crash of APB, blasphemer.

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    and I laughed forever
  • KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I hope that the try and create some realism with car-damage. It'd be cool if players could actually set up effective road blocks, and use other vehicle based tactics without them becoming completely meaningless, as they are in GTA. If I run into another car at 75 MPH, I should not be able to drive away.

    The thing that excites me about this game is the potentiality to use actual police tactics in apprehending people, or vice versa for the crime side. It could make for some really cool gameplay.

    Also, I want to set up the Russian mob! I want to be able to run a respectable crime syndicate, rather than just some rag-tag gang-banger bullshit.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Do we know that this will have a monthly payment? I mean, it probably will, but each game will have up to only a hundred players in it. We're not talking several hundred or a thousand. Have they expressly said anything about that yet?

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky FONOTUNE Electric FairytaleRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Dashui wrote: »
    Do we know that this will have a monthly payment? I mean, it probably will, but each game will have up to only a hundred players in it. We're not talking several hundred or a thousand. Have they expressly said anything about that yet?
    It's been pretty much confirmed that there'll be a fee.

    Kochikens wrote: »
    oh man I saw an otter with a boner at the seattle one and this kid asked his dad, IS HE EATING A HOT DOG
    and I laughed forever
  • MalachMalach Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Dashui wrote: »
    Do we know that this will have a monthly payment? I mean, it probably will, but each game will have up to only a hundred players in it. We're not talking several hundred or a thousand. Have they expressly said anything about that yet?

    No word on it yet far as I know, but for what it's worth, I'm fairly certain that MMOs can be played on a Silver account on Live. Why anyone would bother with a Silver, I don't know. But...there it is anyway.

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  • 815165815165 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I wonder how they're going to deal with the crazy bad guys:cops ratio.

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This could be really great, or it could be pretty cool and be ruined by the community, as others have side. Lots of jackasses could act all "gangsta" and make it unbearable.

    The character concepts look amazing. I'm guessing the "enforcement" side is not really police, but contractors or something. I'm intrigued by the character creator. It is the most in depth one I have ever seen by far.

    Still need a 360 though.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    You chaps see the last.fm stuff as well?

    And the video camera thing?

  • ZzuluZzulu Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Ruined by a bad community? All big MMO's have horrible communities for gods sake. The only thing that'll matter is the guild you're in. Everyone and everything else is collateral cannon fodder.

    I can't decide if I'm going to be a hustling lowlife clad in rainbow furcoats or a Judge Dredd type yet. Man, I kind of already want this game. Good hype.

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