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X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2010-05-03 05:57:23

That's George Lucas, Just In Case You Didn't Realize

TIE Fighter for the PC (DOS) was AWESOME. It was also released SIXTEEN years ago. I'm dumbfounded that we haven't seen a resuscitation of this franchise. I'd love to once again fly Imperial missions, and earn tattoos of ever-increasing honor and magnificence by pleasing the Emperor.

Recapture that badassery, add a symmetrical, intertwining Rebel campaign, and call it X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter.

Round it out with a multiplayer component. Make sure it includes all the fighters, from beefy and slow Y-Wings to lightning quick TIE Interceptors, from funky B-Wings to TIE Bombers. Make sure they allow for different payloads for varying situations, forcing a selection between say for example, proton torpedoes or a tractor beam. Then throw all the players in the lobby into a random scenario, like an Alliance Death Star run or an Imperial escort mission. Add in surprises to keep them fresh, like the arrival of pirates or a solar storm, randomly generated by a system like the "Director A.I." from Left 4 Dead.

Do you not want this game?! LucasArt, make this happen!

Now Playing - Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) and Borderlands (360)
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Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2010-05-02 04:48:23

Diplomacy V - Spring 1909

The political landscape remains the same. Austria and Italy seek to subdue Russia before France and Germany are able to irreparably harm them.

The Austro-Italian alliance did earn a significant victory. Through a meticulously orchestrated envelopment, they crushed the Russian army in Rumania, and are poised to possibly gain the entirety of Russian holdings in the Balkans. They would then be free to turn their attention to their "big picture" enemies.

However, this envelopment came at a severe cost. France and Germany both made significant gains while the others were distracted. The French poured into the coastal regions around Gibraltar, took Tunisia, and are now able to exert a 4X preponderance of force in the Western Mediterranean. Germany slid sideways into Galacia, annihilating an Austrian army, and setting up the capture of Vienna.

It looks to be a particularly harsh autumn for Italy. And Russia will likely be severely whittled down, to near insignificance. Now that the French and Germans appear to be working in unison, with some modicum of trust, the pendulum has swung in their favor.

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