Everybody just died

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Silencer, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    The game Defcon from Introversion Software's gone gold, and is now available for boxed purchase or direct download. <blockquote><center>


    It's Global Thermonuclear War, and nobody wins.
    But maybe - just maybe - you can lose the least.</center></blockquote>So, why don't you fire a few dozen warheads at them Reds/Capitalist Pigs/Filthy Rogue States after work?

    Of course, if you don't feel like spending money, there's always Flash Wargames1983 to play.

    Link: http://www.everybody-dies.com/

    Thanks brandons1313 and Mikael Grizzly
     
  2. brandons1313

    brandons1313 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 18, 2004
    It is a very cool game. A nice way to pass some time in between things. Love that second screenshot you put up Silencer. Whole lot of nukes.
     
  3. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    Yes sir. So far, I'm as good at playing, as George W. Bush is at being president.

    But still, even when you lose, it's beautiful.
     
  4. Roshambo

    Roshambo Antediluvian as Feck

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fun with nukular weapons!
     
  5. Brahmin

    Brahmin Still Mildly Glowing

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    Apr 19, 2005
    Played the demo of DefCon this morning, wanted to take a look at the Wargames1983 flash game, but all I saw was 404. :(
     
  6. Signeon

    Signeon It Wandered In From the Wastes

    140
    May 17, 2005
    It should be mentioned that the demo has a much play-ability: You can play a full game, with bots or online/LAN, with two other people. The only thing you don't get it the ability to change game modes (which really aren't that different). And if you do like it, you can purchase it online and put the key into the demo client and unlock the full version.

    Of course, I don't have to worry about any of that since I pre-ordered it; that free physical copy should be here any day now...
     
  7. Egis

    Egis Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jun 2, 2004
    If fallout isnt coming to me im bringing it here ... :D
     
  8. TheSarge

    TheSarge First time out of the vault

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    Jun 29, 2005
    The game is totaly unrealistic. I won't bore you with the details, but take it from a seasoned military strategy gamer: This game is completely got it's head on backwards when it comes to tactical realisim. For one thing, in real life ICBMs move a whole lot faster than even the fastest jet bomber does.... but not in this game. That's just fucktarded. And where's the MIRVs, and the SDI defense satellites, and the GCI radar, and the AWAC planes, and the HAVCAPs?
    I'm not even going to get into what the fuck they were thinking when they made ICBM silos do double duty as SAM sites... and making it so they can't fire SAMs when they're firing nukes. WTF? That's completely NOT how it works, guys. SAM sites are totally separate units from ICBM silos. Not even the same frigging department.
    Oh, and no aircraft carrier in the world presently carries nuclear weapons, not even the US supercariers do that anymore. SSBNs, yes. Carriers, no. Clear?

    Sure it's a "fun" game, but in terms of realism it is a farce.
     
  9. Sinister_Messiah

    Sinister_Messiah First time out of the vault

    7
    Oct 1, 2006
    Just had to register to point out the fact you are a complete spacker Sarge. Show me where this game claims to be a real world simulation of a global thermo-nuclear war.

    I hope your post is a sarcastic satire, as there is no possible way you can be that daft.

    "Seasoned military strategy gamer."

    ^ Stopped taking you seriously at that point.


    Get a grip. Silly kid making me waste my time registering just to point out your idiocy.
     
  10. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    My, my, don't we feel strongly about DEFCON. If that game is so great, why don't you marry it or something?

    Seriously, The Sarge made a valid complaint. DEFCON may not be a full-fledged simulation, but certain elements such as merging a SAM site with a missile silo are illogical and cannot be attributed to reality abstraction.

    You, on the other hand, crossed the line by flaming him in a very crass manner. Keep acting like that and your stay here will be a short one.
     
  11. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    meh, very few strat games dont use this kind of simplifying things or making things harder.

    i'd side with S_M on this issue.
     
  12. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    I have a copy stashed somewhere on my drive...

    Dance, puppet, dance! :D
     
  13. shole

    shole First time out of the vault

    30
    Jun 8, 2004
    a rule of gamedesign; whenever there is a conflict between realism and gameplay, gameplay always wins
    if this was made a simulation, it would make a fancy screensaver but be rather boring to play
    things like combining the two functionalities makes no sense in any sense, except that it brings a new element to concider when playing
    if you launch a nuke, you announce your silo location and everything around the silo is unprotected while the SAM is disabled
    stuff like this allows complex strategies and very varied wars, with very simple pawns

    but personally i would like to see an ultrarealistic simulation of nuclear war.. with realistic casualty estimates and post-war fallout and possible climate changes etc simulated
    it would be more like one of those nerd toys like google earth that you can play with, but isn't really a useful application or a game either
     
  14. Claw

    Claw Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jan 18, 2004
    How about uploading it to the file database?
     
  15. kgreene

    kgreene First time out of the vault

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    Jan 30, 2006
  16. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    I'd like a permission or disclaimer from the author...