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Preview PC Gaming Show at E3 2017: BattleTech Campaign Preview

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Make America Great Again Infinitron Trade Master Patron

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    Tags: BattleTech; Harebrained Schemes; Jordan Weisman; Mitch Gitelman

    This year's E3 press conferences haven't been very relevant to the Codex compared to previous ones. With their RPG franchises on hiatus, BioWare are now focused on Anthem, their new Destiny clone. Despite rumors to the contrary, Bethesda also had no RPGs to announce, and the most interesting thing their conference had to offer was Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, an unexpected Dishonored 2 standalone expansion. Today's PC Gaming Show was as dull and poorly paced as ever, but at least it had some actual Codexian games on display, chief among them Harebrained Schemes' BattleTech. This year, both Jordan Weisman and Mitch Gitelman showed up to offer an early glimpse at the game's single player campaign, including the Argo DropShip that will serve as the player's base of operations. The full segment can be viewed here. PC Gamer have helpfully split out the two gameplay bits:


    There was more to see at the PC Gaming Show, including the announcement of Griftlands, a fun-looking turn-based RPG from hotshot indie developer Klei Entertainment, and the obligatory annual appearance by Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord. For all you strategyheads, there was also a new XCOM 2 expansion pack called XCOM 2: War of the Chosen and Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, an HD rerelease of the original. On the other hand, despite their known presence at E3, there was nothing from Obsidian or inXile. Whatever they have to show, they'll be doing it independently.
     
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  2. Aenra The Invisible Empire Patron

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    Will remind that the least amount money spent for a booth/presentation at something like E3 is 30 grand. Yes, $30,000. Least.
    *edit: 2014 figure, can't say what it is now.
    Will also remind that this is money amounting to nothing, fuck all, gameplay-related.

    /back to watch-mode
     
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  3. Aenra The Invisible Empire Patron

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    Hoaxmetal tell us why too, don't be a Facebook retard. At least not here.
     
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  4. CRD Learned Patron

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    ¿Do you think they paid for the presentation? I think that pcgamer are starved for things to show to think about asking for money. Also at least past years the show was made on a theater not inside the E3.
     
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  5. Aenra The Invisible Empire Patron

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    Starting with the former, if so, good to know; point still stands however.
    Moving to the latter, i'm not sure i understand what you're saying.. why would PCGamer ask for money? Are you saying this is what i implied (did not)? Or are you expressing an opinion? Because yet again, i don't think that's how it works :)
     
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    My bad.

    I read you as a complain to Harebrained because they expend at least 30K on this. Then I just asked if this would apply for any game presentation on the E3, I mean booking space on the main foor can have a huge cost but making a video so can be played on pcgamer, sony, or whatever event should be free.

    Even if pcgamer booked a stage inside the E3, unless they asked for money to the developers to show their games, I can't see how harebrained spent that money.
     
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    Bannerlord looks really slick. Definitely the game I'm most excited for 2017/2018. Warband was the first PC game I ever played all the way till dawn.
     
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    This looks really well done; I'm definitely looking forwards to this.
     
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  9. KyivAfter12am Learned

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    BattleTech looks great! Maybe it's the MechWarrior nostalgia speaking, but I can't wait to play it.
     
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  10. polo Savant

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    Looks a lot like MechCommander, me wants.
     
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    Bannerlord was also the only game which did not feature sassy black women, or lesbian asian amputee battle scarred transsexual representation of people or some new fangled shit that passes as political drivel these days.
     
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    I was so excited for a Battletech game... then I learned it was a strategy game.



    Need more games like Mechwarrior.
     
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    ...MechWarrior 5 is in development as well.

    How mechwarriory it'll be is anyone's guess at this point, though.
     
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