Miner Wars 2081 Official E3 Trailer

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  1. Frederica Bernkastel
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    Member Frederica Bernkastel WebPerf and PWA advocate; @antoligy on Twitter

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    Keen Software House has presented Miner Wars 2081 at this year's E3. The game has been in semi-closed beta testing for over a year, and from what I've played of it, is quite enjoyable.
    (Before you ask, no this bears no relation to Minecraft or similar. It's just a cool space-flight orientated game.)



    btw prowler had the best news posts​
     
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    YES YES YES!

    This looks *so* much like Descent, I want this genre back, this looks awesome so-far!
     
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    This looks like one of my favorite games of all time. Descent.
     
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    Yeah, it's very similar to Descent (although quite a lot of 6dof games are). Can't wait to see how this holds up in the long run, although before it hits release I do hope they trim down the engine a little.
     
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    When you haven't got any ideas of your own, just go back and rip off old games.
     
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    I don't mind as long as they're ripping off GOOD games.
     
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    And at the same time, making the ripoff GOOD. Also, if there is no more Descent games being made, why not keep the genre alive?

    I wouldn't even call this a ripoff. More of an homage.
     
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    Pretty much.

    I still have StarLancer and Bang! Gunship Elite to play through on the Dreamcast, but I know that I'll soon have Good Game Cravings, and I gotta say, this kind of "space sims" is one of the genres I like the most.
     
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    Just remembered, there was quite a nice homage on the last Red Faction. Shame you have to play from a dull game to get to it though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emBQRoviLp0
     
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    Given that the teams behind both Miner Wars and Red Faction Armageddon contained people who created and/or worked on the original Descent games, I'm not sure it's fair to say they ripped it off.
     
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    It may be based on Descent, but I sure hope it ascends in quality.
     
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    Why aren't they being made, anyway?
     
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    Parallax Software split up in 1997, and no more games were made since then, except for direct ports to other systems.
     
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    Interplay still owns the Descent IP and despite being virtually dead (no recent games, large debts and worthless shares) they won't let anyone pry it from their bony grasp.
     

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