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CES: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved: PC in 2007

syndalissyndalis Getting ClassyOn the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
edited January 2007 in Games and Technology
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Straight from the Microsoft CES Keynote... anyone who does not have the 360, and wants to give this game a spin... you will have your chance.

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  • KarfKarf The Past Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Beat my score, get a cookie.

    Shut up people who have done it. You don't get any cookies.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Cool, but I don't see how you could control it without dual analogue sticks.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited January 2007
    bruin wrote:
    Cool, but I don't see how you could control it without dual analogue sticks.
    Well, they are kind of hoping everyone who has a windows gaming machine will also have a 360 controller.

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  • Ramen NoodleRamen Noodle whoa, god has a picture of me! Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Holy shit, yes.

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  • LegacyLegacy Stuck Somewhere In Cyberspace The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2007
    probably need vista for it...

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    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
  • KarfKarf The Past Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Legacy wrote:
    probably need vista for it...
    I'd bank money on that.

    Goddamn Vista, anyway. It may be good in, say, 2 years. But lord, please, keep it away from me until then.

    -edit- But if Geo Wars shipped with Vista, in the games folder in an attempt to unlame the pack-in games Windows has always shipped with.. Now that would be hot.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited January 2007
    The final version of Vista is so sexy though...

    Sometimes, it rocks to be MSDN.

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  • LorkLork Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Legacy wrote:
    probably need vista for it...
    The real question is whether the inevitable fan patch that makes it work in XP/9x will be considered illegal.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited January 2007
    Lork wrote:
    Legacy wrote:
    probably need vista for it...
    The real question is whether the inevitable fan patch that makes it work in XP/9x will be considered illegal.
    Well, chances are it will not be a standalone release. It will be bought throught he Windows Live Marketplace, DRM'd to your gamertag and your Windows License.

    It will not be useable anywhere else.

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  • His CorkinessHis Corkiness Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    syndalis wrote:
    It will not be useable anywhere else.
    That's a bold statement.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited January 2007
    syndalis wrote:
    It will not be useable anywhere else.
    That's a bold statement.
    Well, lets put it this way.

    It may be possible to take the DRM out. It probably is.

    But it will not be a simple fan patch. You will probably have to pirate thes oftware to get a scrubbed version... and if its anything like the 360 version, it will want to be online.

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  • EZEZ Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    My love for this game is only surpassed by my inability to excel at it

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  • ToadTheMushroomToadTheMushroom Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I hate Geometry Wars.

    On one hand it is pure eye sex and is so much fun any time all the time. On the other it is so bone crushingly hard to rack up a score even half decent in comparison to the leaderboard that it makes me want to cry. I've only ever seen the tiny blue ships once. =(

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Any words on pricing? (What does it cost on x360 at the moment?). I'll be pretty happy if a few other of the xbox live titles decide to hit the PC. The more crossover the better.

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  • BaronVonSnakPakBaronVonSnakPak Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    my alltime favorite game. i'll definitely buy it for pc aswell, so maybe i can mod it and make my dream game.

    i just got 3.7 million tonight, which beat my old high score i set a couple days ago by 700,000.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Rook wrote:
    Any words on pricing? (What does it cost on x360 at the moment?). I'll be pretty happy if a few other of the xbox live titles decide to hit the PC. The more crossover the better.

    $5, IIRC.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Rook wrote:
    Any words on pricing? (What does it cost on x360 at the moment?). I'll be pretty happy if a few other of the xbox live titles decide to hit the PC. The more crossover the better.
    They didn't mention a price, but it costs $5 on 360.

    edit - beat'd

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited January 2007
    It will cost 400 microsoftian points (5 bucks), and will be grabbable off of Windows Live Marketplace, alongside Uno and a couple other Live Arcade titles at launch.

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  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Does anyone have the exact quote? I expect them to use GeoWars to sell a service or a brand rather than just trying to make a quick buck.

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited January 2007
    It wasn't a quote; It was shown during the montage for the Vista Gaming section. Clerly labeled as Geometry Wars for the PC.

    They then showed off Live Anywhere on Vista in a demonstration where a windows user with a 360 controller and gamertag, hit the live button while playing uno on their PC to send an invite to a guy play Geo wars on his 360. He recieved, and they joined in, with full Live Video support and evrything.

    Live Anywhere looks to be delivering.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    $5 is such an awesome price point. As long as it vaguely translates to £ that's less than the price of a drink at the pub.

    I'm just a bit annoyed I'm in a bit of a financial mess at the moment.

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  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I can not even tell what is going on in that image... so it must be good!

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    syndalis wrote:
    It wasn't a quote; It was shown during the montage for the Vista Gaming section. Clerly labeled as Geometry Wars for the PC.

    They then showed off Live Anywhere on Vista in a demonstration where a windows user with a 360 controller and gamertag, hit the live button while playing uno on their PC to send an invite to a guy play Geo wars on his 360. He recieved, and they joined in, with full Live Video support and evrything.

    Live Anywhere looks to be delivering.
    Any idea if these games are interchangable between 360 and PC?

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited January 2007
    Zek wrote:
    syndalis wrote:
    It wasn't a quote; It was shown during the montage for the Vista Gaming section. Clerly labeled as Geometry Wars for the PC.

    They then showed off Live Anywhere on Vista in a demonstration where a windows user with a 360 controller and gamertag, hit the live button while playing uno on their PC to send an invite to a guy play Geo wars on his 360. He recieved, and they joined in, with full Live Video support and evrything.

    Live Anywhere looks to be delivering.
    Any idea if these games are interchangable between 360 and PC?
    No clue.

    i would love for live anywhere to be platform agnostic; buy geometry wars, and play it on your 360/laptop/desktop under the one purchase...

    ... but I wouldn't put much hope in that quite yet. If it does go that way, we will all be the beneficiaries of it, as I would LOVE to play uno with my fellow Arcadians while coding.

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  • SajemSajem Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I played a game that was supposed to be a clone of Geometry Wars, I think it was called Mono. I'm pretty sure there was a thread here about it. It was a lot of fun, but kinda suffered from keyboard only controls. I'd love to get a chance to play the genuine article. Although, if it does require Vista, I'll probably be able to afford a 360 before I find myself using Vista.

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  • Kewop DecamKewop Decam Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I'd be surprised if it didn't come packed in with Vista

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Man, when is the next project gotham coming out?

    I want new geometry wars.

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  • ins0mniacins0mniac Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I suck so bad at this game. I've only gotten over 300,000 once. How do you even get up to over a million? Jesus.

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  • SamphisSamphis Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    ins0mniac wrote:
    I suck so bad at this game. I've only gotten over 300,000 once. How do you even get up to over a million? Jesus.

    I'd imagine that not dying for fifteen minutes would do it. My best is 600,000, but I only got that far once. The score multipliers start coming really fast and last as long as you are alive.

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I mentioned this in another thread, but do you guys think this is the start of consolefying the PC? Or PCfying the console?

    With Live Anywhere, MS is going to have an invested interest in making 360 and PC gaming platforms cross friendly. Lately I've been noticing the 360 controller really being pushed in ads and media for the PC.

    I wonder how PC users will react if all future MS games require a Live Gold subsciption to play online? (no mention of a pricing scheme yet or if they are even going to charge for it).

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Rolo wrote:
    Man, when is the next project gotham coming out?

    I want new geometry wars.
    They showed a prerendered announcement trailer at X06, but didn't give any release date. I'd guess 2008.

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  • AumniAumni Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Karf wrote:
    Beat my score, get a cookie.

    Shut up people who have done it. You don't get any cookies.

    I always ignore the 2nd and 3rd sentences of any post. Cookie, now.

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  • KarfKarf The Past Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Aumni wrote:
    Karf wrote:
    Beat my score, get a cookie.

    Shut up people who have done it. You don't get any cookies.

    I always ignore the 2nd and 3rd sentences of any post. Cookie, now.
    Fuck you, Aumni. I hate you so much. You and your 12 million points, or whatever you are up to now. You make me sick.

    The cookie is in the mail, ass.

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  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I hate you, annoying green dodger guys.

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    They need to release the wireless dongle for PC first (so I can use my controllers on the PC). Baby steps, MS, baby steps.

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  • TheMorningStarTheMorningStar Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Bamelin wrote:
    I mentioned this in another thread, but do you guys think this is the start of consolefying the PC? Or PCfying the console?

    With Live Anywhere, MS is going to have an invested interest in making 360 and PC gaming platforms cross friendly. Lately I've been noticing the 360 controller really being pushed in ads and media for the PC.

    I wonder how PC users will react if all future MS games require a Live Gold subsciption to play online? (no mention of a pricing scheme yet or if they are even going to charge for it).

    What I'm more curious about is how pc developers are going to react to having to support live. I would assume it would require extra development time to make their games live compatible.

    I don't think it will go over so well with pc gamers if they charge for it. PC gamers have been getting most of these features already for free, although not in one nice package, but still free.

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  • KarfKarf The Past Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I don't think supporting Live will be a hassle-- it's just an API. Their code does most of the work for the quickmatch, optimatch, ect.

    If they try to charge for it, though, hell will be raised. PC gamers will NOT stand to pay 5 bucks a month for something they've been getting for free forever. Period, end of story.

    I hope they make Live free for everyone. I would laugh, giggle, and vomit only because I have the flu.

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  • SladvanSladvan Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    They need to release the wireless dongle for PC first (so I can use my controllers on the PC). Baby steps, MS, baby steps.

    Like so?

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  • FreddyDFreddyD Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Do they have a release date on Geo Wars PC? I heard rumors of Summer 07. I'm also curious to know if the game will support controllers other than the XBox 360 gamepad.

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  • SavedSaved Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    As an additional note, when are they going to fix the 360 gamepad so that
    rumble works on PC?

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