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[Defcon] Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
edited December 2008 in Games and Technology
This was made in SE++ by accident , but I was advised to just let the other one die and remake it here...

I picked this up on a whim after hearing good things about it and having a bit of extra cash. Holy shit, this game is awesome.

This is simulated thermonuclear war. You take control of a group of countries and you nuke other countries back to the stone age, before they bomb you. This game isn't about winning, its about losing the least.

Any tips on how not to suck at this would be nice too, since I've been the victim of several genocides while trying to play against the computer.

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  • Rabid_LlamaRabid_Llama Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    It seems like everyone loved this game the week it came out and then forgot about it.

    I occasionally ge around to playing a round or two, it is quite awesome.

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Is that a custom map?

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  • PsychoLarry1PsychoLarry1 Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Bamelin wrote: »
    Is that a custom map?
    Turn your head sideways man

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  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Sideways or not it's still a custom map. Looks like somebody built it in answer to the missle arc complaints

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  • GMaster7GMaster7 Goggles Paesano Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    No yeah, it's a pretty great game. One of the best for backstabbing and behind-the-back play... Not that I'd know anything about that. I always try to be pretty respectable, but yeah, the forming and breaking of alliances are nuts. Also, I think it's one of the most beautiful and intriguing games of the past few years... it's just hard to stay interested. I'd use this as a screensaver any day.

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  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Bamelin wrote: »
    Sideways or not it's still a custom map. Looks like somebody built it in answer to the missle arc complaints

    That has to be a custom map, that or they completely revamped the world map.

    I think I'd like a link to that map.

    Edit: yes, I wish there was a way to run the computers against each other on a continuous loop as that would be my perfect screensaver.

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  • Ross MillsRoss Mills Mr. California, USARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I'm currently coding for coursework, and need a secondary thing to do to stop myself going insane.

    Would anybody be interested in an "Office" game starting sometime soon? Slow enough that we can all have a life and play this at the same time!

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  • YoshuaYoshua Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I lost interest as soon as someone figured out how to abuse the ally option to launch a attack that could not be countered. I'm not against backstabbing, just this instance of it was pretty lame (depending which country you were, you might not see it coming, and there was almost nothing you could do about it).

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  • Ross MillsRoss Mills Mr. California, USARegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Yoshua wrote: »
    I lost interest as soon as someone figured out how to abuse the ally option to launch a attack that could not be countered. I'm not against backstabbing, just this instance of it was pretty lame (depending which country you were, you might not see it coming, and there was almost nothing you could do about it).

    I didn't even know this was possible, and I'm not one to go against gentlemans rules (such as no cheating or exploiting, which is what this sounds like)

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  • TheMadjaiTheMadjai Sir Madjai of SanSan MinnesotaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2008
    I played this game almost completely non-stop for the month or so after its release, then stopped when I got caught playing it at work.

    I picked it up again about 6 months later, and got my ass handed to me 6 games in a row. Apparently, I forgot how to play...

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  • Dark_SideDark_Side Registered User regular
    edited April 2008
    Great game, but hard to hold your attention for an extended period of time. Lots of fun mods out there though, I'm too lazy to find and link them right now.

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  • Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Should we bump this back up again and get back into it?

    The game has dropped to $10.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/1520/

    Finally in my price range. Who's in?

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