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Date: 07/24/11 03:22 PM

58 Responses to Star Wars Game You Nerds Have Dreamed Of

  1. Profile photo of saxsax
    saxsax Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    Link: Star Wars Game You Nerds Have Dreamed Of - Fleet Commander... gamers, prepare to jizz in your pants. This is the future of video games.
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    whapitoot Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    I need a change of underwear..
  3. Profile photo of MrYouKnow
    MrYouKnow Male 13-17
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    July 24, 2011 at 3:32 pm
    I can see nerd fights breaking out with this.
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    Palegallow Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2011 at 3:34 pm
    Reminds me of Ender`s Game more than anything...
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    July 24, 2011 at 3:35 pm
    Meh. The game looks pretty simplistic and mono-dimensional , the touch controls appear cumbersome and gimmickey.

    If that is the future, you can keep it.
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    HelloKi Male 18-29
    107 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    this is why we need asian nerds in society
  7. Profile photo of AngryAsian
    AngryAsian Male 13-17
    122 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 3:49 pm
    lol asian nerd is asian
    and... WHAT THE DRAT IS GOING ON
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    terracottus Male 30-39
    280 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    Great. now I just need to buy a big ass touchscreen wall.
  9. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2011 at 3:57 pm
    That`s just basically Ender`s game.... Orson Scott CArd called it years ago.
  10. Profile photo of HtF
    HtF Female 18-29
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    July 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm
    Yeah, if the future is a pooty iphonified version of EAW with cumbersome controls played on huge touchscreens, no thanks, I prefer the present.
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    HtF Female 18-29
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    July 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    In fact, there`s nothing interesting about that -at all- except the fact it`s on huge touchscreens, which doesn`t even add to the experience.
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    HtF Female 18-29
    53 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    Yeah, if the future is a pooty iphonified version of EAW with cumbersome controls played on huge touchscreens, no thanks, I prefer the present.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    It`s a generic RTS with a Star Wars theme and touch screen controls.

    And a big ass screen that should be broken down into much smaller screens for individuals, so that it would be less of a cluster-f*ck during huge battles.

    It may be the future, but it needs a LOT of work before I`ll play it.
  14. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm
    Meh. The game looks pretty simplistic and mono-dimensional , the touch controls appear cumbersome and gimmickey.

    I agree.

    Touchscreens are usually not the best form of input. They certainly have their uses, but gaming isn`t one of them. They don`t have the accuracy or speed. They`re fine for some simple games and this is, as SlothofDoom said, a simple game. Ironically, one of their biggest drawbacks is the lack of tactile feedback. Anyone who`s typed on a touchscreen and on a real keyboard realises that. Touchscreen control is indeed cumbersome.

    The only impressive thing about this is the size of the display.
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    terracottus Male 30-39
    280 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    I wonder why they chose a setting which is clearly made for 3-Dimensional gaming (space) and projected it on a 2-dimensional platform to present their technology. Seems liek a bad idea to me, but maybe it`s just a gimmick anyway.

    On a different note, I can totally see me playing Strategy games on like a drawing board sized touchscreen once they improve the dilation and accuracy, and got a handling with touchscreen controls and menues. Sadly, it will never happen.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36187 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    can you run porn on that thing?
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    July 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm
    i like it, it`s combination of the old school board games with that of a video games. And since it`s from EVL, it is a test of possibilities. The input devises of a keyboard and mouse, will be going the way of the dodo bird as the technology catches up to human movement and behaviors. This just a peek at what is yet to come.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    "Touchscreens are usually not the best form of input. They certainly have their uses, but gaming isn`t one of them. "

    In other words, we cannot yet fly to Andromeda, so we should not leave our caves until we can?

    Progress is made in steps.

    Unless you`re thinking with portals.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm
    Someone at the DOD just poo their pants.
  20. Profile photo of Ches47
    Ches47 Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    Looks like star wars empire at war, touchstyle
  21. Profile photo of Skittzo
    Skittzo Female 18-29
    185 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    I don`t know about the lack of input on a touch screen, look at Sony`s Vita. I think it`s kinda awesome. Just wasted on a star wars game. >_<; *sighs*
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
    697 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    This isn`t the future.
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    mastrmind Male 18-29
    102 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    Everyone saying that it looks clunky and silly.

    Go play pong, or one even old atari games.
    Clunky controls, no story.. yadda yadda.

    With your way of thinking back then, we`d never be where we are today.

    Yes the demo there leaves alot to be imagined and you can see the problems with the controls, but you can build forward from it by making refinements to said system.

    Not by saying, I`m happy with what I`ve got.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    there`s been a game out that exactly like this, except the touvh screen and the starwars theme
  25. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    @Kaagan

    I immediately thought of Gratuitous Space Battles.
  26. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2011 at 6:27 pm
    Run of the mill generic RTS Game + Fancy UI + Touch screen =/= Game I have dreamed of
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    I like the technology, but too much to keep in my tiny little brain at once to enjoy.
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    Sistarose Female 30-39
    373 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    I am still thinking Home World kicks its butt, space stragedy needs a 3D enviroment to work in. One which you can zoom and travel through. That just came across as another 2d strategy platform.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    Looks like a modded version of Sins of a Solar Empire. Also, meh, making it a giant screen and adding touch doesn`t interest me any. When I was younger I would of loved it, now I can get by with an average monitor and mouse/keyboard.
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    RETARDEDBEAR Male 18-29
    437 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm
    Garbage.
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    SLC77 Male 13-17
    570 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    i think i would hate that.. hopefully not the "future of gaming"
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    basketkase Male 18-29
    1182 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    lol that kid is dratin dweeb
  33. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm
    Looks fun if it was just a normal game with a keyboard and a mouse.
  34. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    Want

    the display.

    Imagine what it could do for the world of pron.
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    deckem_17 Male 18-29
    17 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    The game play looks a lot like Empire at War. I mean the only new thing was the touchscreen part and the graphics might be better (can`t really tell). I wonder if it will have the option of zooming in/out and a full 3D view of the ships like Empire at War.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 10:12 pm
    That doesn`t look fun at all
  37. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm
    That is awesome!
  38. Profile photo of mdgeist
    mdgeist Male 30-39
    151 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    Just looks like one big cluster to me.
  39. Profile photo of anarchsoul
    anarchsoul Male 30-39
    591 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 10:58 pm
    Omg look how low the fps gets at times! freakin slideshow..
  40. Profile photo of nospoons
    nospoons Male 18-29
    184 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    Laggy. also there are plenty of flash games exactly the same just without a touch screen. Weak sauce.
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    July 24, 2011 at 11:37 pm
    I love how utterly bored they look whilst playing.
  42. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 12:20 am
    "Touchscreens are usually not the best form of input. They certainly have their uses, but gaming isn`t one of them. "

    In other words, we cannot yet fly to Andromeda, so we should not leave our caves until we can?

    I don`t see any connection between my statement and your interpretation of it.

    It`s more like not moving into a cave when there are already better places to live.

    Using a form of technology that`s inferior solely because it`s newer than the stuff it`s inferior to is not flying to Andromeda, leaving the cave or even progress.

    Touchscreens are better for some things, but not for all things. It`s simply not true to say they are much better for all things.
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    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 3:14 am
    Angilion. It`s about exploring something. You seem to think there is no potential in touch screen for games - which has all the characteristics of the cave analogy. Heaven forbid you might have missed something.
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    metalhannes Male 18-29
    144 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 7:10 am
    Hell yeah! Giant touchscreen might be the new arcades!! Damn and just as I was able to kick the habit...
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    Buzzard250 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 7:20 am
    I would rather see homeworld, or red alert modded to work like this.
  46. Profile photo of HtF
    HtF Female 18-29
    53 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 7:35 am
    "It`s about exploring something. You seem to think there is no potential in touch screen for games - which has all the characteristics of the cave analogy. Heaven forbid you might have missed something."

    The point is that this particular application of touchscreen technology is not an improvement on ANYTHING, but is instead several dozen steps backwards. Not even talking about zomg there`s no story or zomg the framerate. Touchscreens are an intuitive interface that is helpful for SOME applications, but not all, and trying to golden-hammer touchscreens into being everything for everyone is counterproductive. There are a dozen games -just like that- I could play on my computer right now with a keyboard and mouse- using a touchscreen would not improve that experience at all.
    Honestly I would have been more impressed with an interactive whiteboard type of thing.
  47. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 8:34 am
    That really looks uncomfortable for gaming. The huge multi touch screen is impressive but thats about it, a game like this is not really the best application for it
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 8:54 am
    Now do it in 3D.
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
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    July 25, 2011 at 11:07 am
    @Buzzard250 i`ve never heard of homeworld but red alert on one of these baybees would be aawesommme
  50. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 11:22 am
    Angilion. It`s about exploring something. You seem to think there is no potential in touch screen for games - which has all the characteristics of the cave analogy. Heaven forbid you might have missed something.

    You`ve missed reading my posts before replying to them, which is rather a lot to miss.

    Here, I`ll quote the key bits so you can have another go:

    Using a form of technology that`s inferior solely because it`s newer than the stuff it`s inferior to is not flying to Andromeda, leaving the cave or even progress.

    Touchscreens are better for some things, but not for all things.

    Touchscreens are usually not the best form of input. They certainly have their uses, but gaming isn`t one of them. They don`t have the accuracy or speed. They`re fine for some simple games and this is, as SlothofDoom said, a simple game.
  51. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 11:24 am
    Or read HtF`s post. She expresses the point well.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    A game you have to use your hands... how old
  53. Profile photo of defiythelie
    defiythelie Male 18-29
    230 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    It looks like sins of a solar empire with star wars ships add, on a touch screen how stupid.
  54. Profile photo of Klamz
    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    July 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    My god... the lag, oh the lag.
  55. Profile photo of MrAtari
    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1562 posts
    July 26, 2011 at 7:17 am
    they seem to have a lot of fun...
  56. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    July 26, 2011 at 9:19 am
    Meh.
  57. Profile photo of ImaComputer
    ImaComputer Male 18-29
    286 posts
    July 26, 2011 at 11:26 am
    mildly amusing is hardly the future of video games.
  58. Profile photo of Finker
    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    July 27, 2011 at 11:49 am
    Angilion. It`s about exploring something. You seem to think there is no potential in touch screen for games - which has all the characteristics of the cave analogy. Heaven forbid you might have missed something.

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