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Old 06-02-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
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Prey Weekly Update #21
Well, it's June 2nd, and we're twenty days away from the demo launch on the PC & Xbox 360. The game is closer to release, and as such, Chris Rhinehart has had to ask for backup for this week's weekly Prey update. This is again not Chris, this is Joe Siegler of 3D Realms. Chris asked me this in an email.. "Would YOU like to do the weekly update this week? Give 3DR's perspective on what you've been working on over the past couple of weeks or so?"

While my personal involvement outside the forums is mostly deathmatch testing, I said I'd take a stab at it. So without further ado, here goes the Prey Update for this week.

http://www.3drealms.com/news/2006/06...update_21.html
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Old 06-02-2006, 04:35 PM   #2
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Wow, very Doom 3-esque, but I'm glad because that means it'll run very well. Can't gety enough of the gravity and portal effects, though. You bastards... everytime you release a game, I waste 50-60 dollars.
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Old 06-02-2006, 04:44 PM   #3
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Those are great screenshots of the multiprey arenas. Cool update, Joe.
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Old 06-02-2006, 05:36 PM   #4
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This was atleast as great as the others Joe. Very interesting to see a update from a 3DR perspective for a change.
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Old 06-02-2006, 05:56 PM   #5
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While I'm glad to help out, I wasn't thrilled at the prospect of writing that. My first reaction was "What the hell can I say?"
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:05 PM   #6
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Theres a bathroom in multiprey....I'm sold.
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:12 PM   #7
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Awesome update, nice one joe! It's especially nice to see some new fresh ingame shots while we wait these oh so hard 20 days!
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:24 PM   #8
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Heh nice update Joe You should of said one of your tasks was rubbing into people on IM that you're playing the demo now
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:27 PM   #9
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It's quite interesting to be in a map looking straight up, and seeing another character doing the same thing to you - up and down are quite different concepts here, and seriously impact how you play deathmatch.
Hmm, yes! I never even thought of that.
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Old 06-02-2006, 07:28 PM   #10
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Theres a bathroom in multiprey....I'm sold.
The shot you refer to is from a map in the full version. There's no demo bathroom.
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Old 06-02-2006, 07:37 PM   #11
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The shot you refer to is from a map in the full version. There's no demo bathroom.
Which is why I must buy it. Without buying it, how can one truly experience Prey without hiding in the bathroom?
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:57 PM   #12
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Actually, if you're playing a game in that level, you can't completely hide. One of the weapon spots is in there, plus there's a spawn spot, too.
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:34 PM   #13
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Nice update Joe. Does anyone notice the very funny irony in this shot:



Losing 20 to 1 is almost like... spectating.
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:43 PM   #14
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Not for public display ?
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:46 PM   #15
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Actually, if you're playing a game in that level, you can't completely hide. One of the weapon spots is in there, plus there's a spawn spot, too.
Oh fine....guess I'll cancel my pre-order.
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:27 PM   #16
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Not for public display ?
That's because all builds of the game up until the demo builds this week said that in case someone got a leaked copy and posted screenshots. That shot is from the registered version.

Draz, I got stuck in spectator mode because I was trying to take screenshots of the tally screen there.
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:47 PM   #17
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Well...someone has to say this about the bathroom shot:-

"Ahhh....much better!"



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Old 06-03-2006, 01:38 AM   #18
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That was a good read...
I was actually hoping Joe would sometime explain what he thinks of it and stuff (although, i expected that to be in a post here on the forums, and not a part of the weekly updates )

Hehe, bathroom DM...
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Old 06-03-2006, 04:05 AM   #19
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Losing 20 to 1 is almost like... spectating.
If you think logically, it's impossible that he was spectating, or where would Vagabond get his 20 frags from?
Fragging yourself doesn't count like a frag, right?
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Old 06-03-2006, 08:58 AM   #20
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does that mean some enemys move slower on the xbox 360 version ?

and can you tell something about the achievements now ?? how many are there and what are they ?
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Old 06-03-2006, 09:52 AM   #21
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does that mean some enemys move slower on the xbox 360 version ?
Yes, but why is that a problem for you? It would be unfair otherwise.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:08 AM   #22
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Man, Joes the best deathmatcher ever.
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:11 AM   #23
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Man, Joes the best deathmatcher ever.
Very funny.

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Old 06-03-2006, 11:27 AM   #24
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does that mean some enemys move slower on the xbox 360 version ?
Thats the way it should be done. Console FPS games should work to the gamepad instead of just relying on autoaim.
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Old 06-03-2006, 09:48 PM   #25
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Why do we have bathrooms ? Does the aliens need to go to bathrooms too ?
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Old 06-03-2006, 11:09 PM   #26
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It makes total sense once you've played the game.
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:54 AM   #27
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Probably because the aliens suck up our bathrooms. At least that's the story as we were teached last year
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:35 AM   #28
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nice update joe... glad to hear your perspective and 3dr's...

hmmm and don't feel bad about those deathmatch skills im shure we wil get our asses kicked to the first few rounds... (well we have to get used to the new gamplay right?!?...)
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:39 AM   #29
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That MP menu screen is still work-in-progress, right?
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:41 AM   #30
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That MP menu screen is still work-in-progress, right?
What's wrong with it?
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Old 06-04-2006, 07:59 AM   #31
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It looks too much like the multiplayer menu from other games, especially id games, but on the other hand the font makes it easier/quicker to read. The Quake look turns me off, actually, even though I like Quake. Appearance matters
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:03 AM   #32
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That 'play as you download' feature of Triton sounds cool.
I've always wanted to be able to do that in Steam.
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:26 AM   #33
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uhmm Travis... steam does it
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Old 06-04-2006, 09:23 AM   #34
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What's wrong with it?
It looks overly simple, ugly and amateurish (for example, the frag and time limit numbers don't line up correctly).

Also, it resembles DooM III's menu too closely.
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Old 06-04-2006, 12:27 PM   #35
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That MP menu screen is still work-in-progress, right?
My thoughts were, that it looked alot like Doom 3's menus (same colors, and stuff) but that didn't botehr me at all, and the background loos awesome (the sphere)... Better than a rotating mars planet...

And if the background of the sphere is animated, it would be even greater...
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:36 PM   #36
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Man... I'm happy reading about a printed manual. Most games still use em true, but a lot of games don't. And I hate getting a game and not having a manual.
It gives me something cool to look at and read while the game installs.
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Old 06-04-2006, 02:44 PM   #37
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It looks overly simple, ugly and amateurish (for example, the frag and time limit numbers don't line up correctly).
What, you mean how they don't use placeholders and just center the number? It doesn't really bother me at all, as long as the info is all there.

Most games stick with a very simply scoresheet that is easy to read, and Prey doesn't seem to be any different. As long as I can hit tab/ctrl quickly to see who's ahead and my own place, its good enough for me.
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Old 06-04-2006, 04:01 PM   #38
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Man... I'm happy reading about a printed manual. Most games still use em true, but a lot of games don't. And I hate getting a game and not having a manual.
It gives me something cool to look at and read while the game installs.
I agree 100% with you... I think the exact same way... I even like the smell of fresh printed manuals of games... (true, i really do)
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Old 06-04-2006, 04:09 PM   #39
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I agree 100% with you... I think the exact same way... I even like the smell of fresh printed manuals of games... (true, i really do)
Screw the actual game, 3DR could make millions from just selling game manuals!
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Man... I'm happy reading about a printed manual. Most games still use em true, but a lot of games don't. And I hate getting a game and not having a manual.
It gives me something cool to look at and read while the game installs.
I fully agree. A manual is one of the things that is missing from most games. Even when the manual is on the disc and can be read that way, sometimes it is needed in-game.

Keep up the great updates.
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