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Rotpar FUCKING COUCH BARD! from California Relationship Status: Get out of here, STALKER
FUCKING COUCH BARD!
Dec 13th 2015 at 11:52:45 PM

I want to be excited but I just don't know if I can be. We're in a dark age for gaming where it's not enough to ask if they can make a good new System Shock, but we also have to worry how much they'll deliberately sabotage the game to fleece another buck out of us.

God, it's good hearing SHODAN again...

"But don't give up hope. Everyone is cured sooner or later. In the end we shall shoot you." - O'Brien, 1984
TwilightFalchion Don't let me go...... from in between fiction and fact Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Don't let me go......
Dec 14th 2015 at 12:52:53 AM

[up]So it's not enough that some of the old devs are doing it you have to be sure there's nothing like Micro-transactions?

Here's hoping that there's an opening sequence like SS 2 where you get to pick out your skills and stats before dropping into the game proper.

edited 14th Dec '15 1:07:01 AM by TwilightFalchion

We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. George S. Patton
AnotherGuy Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Dec 14th 2015 at 4:13:34 AM

"D-d-d-did you think I'd forgotten y-y-y-you, ins-s-s-sect?"

unnoun Everybody's Aunt Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Everybody's Aunt
Dec 14th 2015 at 5:05:24 AM

"SYSTEM SHOCK"tm Night Dive Studios, LLC

Well that worry is out of the way now.

Also, the sign up for promotions and updates thing has a survey thingy.

So if any of y'all want VR or whatever. Tell them that in the survey.

"unnoun" has three "n"s and zero capital letters!
AnotherGuy Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Dec 14th 2015 at 6:43:26 AM

Confirmed by Otherside:

On the updated teaser site today, fans can hear popular voice actress Terri Brosius (System Shock 1 & 2, Dishonored) reprise her role as the voice of SHODAN and see an early peek at the evolving ‘next generation’ look of the character by artist Robb Waters.

Dec 14th 2015 at 6:56:19 AM

Now that that is out of the way Otherside should go back to finishing Underworld Ascendant.

Also I hope the ending isn't LACKLUSTER this time.

edited 14th Dec '15 7:35:50 AM by YoKab

AnotherGuy Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Dec 14th 2015 at 7:42:33 AM

Anyone like the new, eyeless SHODAN? Redesigned by her original artist.

Dec 14th 2015 at 8:04:39 AM

SHODAN probably has her data installed in another system after the events of 2, so I guess a change of avatar was justified.

unnoun Everybody's Aunt Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Everybody's Aunt
Dec 14th 2015 at 8:17:20 AM

...Part of me was kinda hoping for a game with Shodan driving a human body around like a meatpuppet.

Possibly with Shodan as the protagonist.

"unnoun" has three "n"s and zero capital letters!
TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
Not a bug!
Dec 14th 2015 at 8:32:13 AM

Yeah, I had been thinking that following up on the end of 2 like that was too good to pass up.

Rebecca Simmons needs to come back in some form.

Expergiscēre cras, medior quam hodie. (Awaken tomorrow, better than today.)
Dec 14th 2015 at 10:15:22 AM

I wonder if they'll go with Unity or Unreal for this one.

TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
Not a bug!
Dec 14th 2015 at 1:00:17 PM

A press release clarified the legal situation, which was actually the product of a weird rights snafu. (Yay, fun!)

Basically, Otherside actually already had the rights to all sequel games in the series, which they acquired several years ago. But Night Dive had gotten the rights to the first two games, and the series logo and name itself.

So Otherside could have made a sequel any time they wanted, but they couldn't have called it System Shock. So...either the deal was in place at the time Night Dive gave out their "maybe" statement on 3, or they just look bad due to being misleading about the legal situation.

edited 14th Dec '15 1:06:22 PM by TotemicHero

Expergiscēre cras, medior quam hodie. (Awaken tomorrow, better than today.)
Dec 14th 2015 at 2:56:08 PM

Thank God they got Terri. That was going to determine whether I played it or not.

SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
Dec 14th 2015 at 3:08:34 PM

^^^Would prefer Unreal just because Unity games seem to have memory leaks and otherwise perform rather... Poorly <_<;

Time to change the style, for now
RatherRandomRachel "Just as planned." from Somewhere underground.
TotemicHero Not a bug! from the next level
Not a bug!
Dec 15th 2015 at 11:11:01 AM Expergiscēre cras, medior quam hodie. (Awaken tomorrow, better than today.)
RatherRandomRachel "Just as planned." from Somewhere underground.
"Just as planned."
Dec 15th 2015 at 11:21:51 AM

I am but a pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as I squeal. Apologies for my tardiness.

edited 15th Dec '15 11:22:20 AM by RatherRandomRachel

"Did you expect somebody else?"
AnotherGuy Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Dec 15th 2015 at 11:33:31 AM

Terri Brosius doesn't care. She owns your flesh and bone.

That Came Out Wrong.

Dec 15th 2015 at 1:46:23 PM

You are nothing more than a blight in her magnificence. All of us.

Dec 15th 2015 at 2:00:54 PM

As much as I am excited for Systen Shock 3, I'm gonna keep my expectations in check, at least until we see how Underworld Ascendant turns out.

Then there is the re-make of the original game from Night Dive, hopefully that turns out well.

edited 15th Dec '15 2:03:35 PM by YoKab

Dec 15th 2015 at 10:51:52 PM

Why do they keep changing SHODAN's appearance every game? People mostly know her look from System Shock 2, but barely remember what she looked like in the first game. Now that there's a third game, they changed it again.

Dec 16th 2015 at 12:52:02 AM

It's also justified as her data ends up being installed in another system every time, thus the avatar change. Plus, it is the voice that is more iconic, not any of her avatars.

There is also a bit of fridge when you consider her avatar becomes less Giger-esque and more digital over time.

edited 16th Dec '15 12:56:12 AM by YoKab

RatherRandomRachel "Just as planned." from Somewhere underground.
"Just as planned."
Jun 28th 2016 at 5:01:31 PM

Night Dive have released a demo of the original remastered, and Jim Sterling has shown the demo.

He's actually impressed and from what I remember at this moment it's actually quite well done.

So, there is hope for 3.

"Did you expect somebody else?"
SgtRicko from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Sep 11th 2019 at 7:47:34 AM

Finally, some alpha gameplay footage!

Edited by SgtRicko on Sep 12th 2019 at 12:47:57 AM

Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.

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