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February 12th, 2013, 21:12
Gamebanshee have news that System Shock 2 maybe getting a new digital re-release.
According to a recent report from Flesh Eating Zipper, citing unnamed sources, Irrational Games/Looking Glass Studios classic System Shock 2 has finally managed to escape license limbo, and will be released on GOG and Steam thanks to the efforts of Night Dive Studios.
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February 12th, 2013, 21:12
Hmm, I believe the correct response would be
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February 12th, 2013, 22:31
I too scared to play it again

Although I might because it's one of the best games I've ever played. Upgraded textures would certainly help although I think there were a decent amount of user created ones even years ago when I played through.
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February 12th, 2013, 23:16
If it happens on GoG or Steam, that's an instant buy. Not even a single thought, just a purchase!



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February 13th, 2013, 00:46
This is phenomenal news for people who don't yet have the game. It's an absolute classic.
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February 13th, 2013, 02:47
I'm gonna dream about monkeys with exposed brains attacking me in the night, aren't I?
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February 13th, 2013, 03:12
"Look at you, hacker… a pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?"

This game and the first one were so awesome, with incredible sound design and music. We need SS3! and yes, I gladly played both Bioshocks.
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February 13th, 2013, 03:46
I still have the original, but would probably buy it just to keep from needing to handle the CD. I rarely replay games, but both of the System Shocks are ones I would like to play again at some point.
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February 13th, 2013, 10:40
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would probably buy it just to keep from needing to handle the CD
This. All games I already have I'm turning into digital form wherever I can. Not just once my CD got scratched, the game I just wanted to replay was uninstallable and I went loco.

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February 13th, 2013, 13:14
I have to be honest I never played the first or second game. Are they worth buying now just to play them?

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February 13th, 2013, 13:17
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
I have to be honest I never played the first or second game. Are they worth buying now just to play them?
Most enthusiast gamers consider them to be among the best games of all time, myself included.

The rest is up to you.
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February 13th, 2013, 13:18
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
I have to be honest I never played the first or second game. Are they worth buying now just to play them?
They're among the greatest games ever made. They'd be worth buying even at full price.
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February 13th, 2013, 13:19
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
Most enthusiast gamers consider them to be among the best games of all time, myself included.

The rest is up to you.
I should try both then. Thanks.

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February 13th, 2013, 13:27
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
I should try both then. Thanks.
Just keep in mind that they're old games, and the first System Shock in particular takes some getting used to. It looks like shit today - and the controls are awkward, at best. Everything else, however, is gaming heaven.

The first game is superior in most ways to the sequel - but that's just me.
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February 13th, 2013, 14:01
Its coming tomorrow on GoG:
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013…-comes-to-gog/
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February 13th, 2013, 14:35
Originally Posted by SpoonFULL View Post
Its coming tomorrow on GoG:
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013…-comes-to-gog/
Oh. Hell. Yeah.

Check out the countdown.

http://www.gog.com/
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February 13th, 2013, 18:49
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
The first game is superior in most ways to the sequel - but that's just me.
Me too. The second game does a lot of things better than the first but it falls apart towards the ending. The first game is solid gold all the way through.

FWIW, somebody came up with a mouselook patch for the first game. That might make the controls significantly less wonky for new players.
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February 13th, 2013, 21:07
Rock Paper Shotgun have an interview with Night Dive & GOG.

Kick: Night Dive Studios secured the license to distribute the game, and made the initial modifications to allow the game to run on most current operating systems.
Rambourg: There are some user-made mods out there which do phenomenal work on the game’s stability, but none of them were quite perfect, so we took the game to our expert techninjas to analyse and swat the remaining bugs. It was some work to get it done, but as this is a game that we’ve wanted to release for four-plus years, it was also definitely a labour of love.
Kick: This release is the original version in all its glory. Fans will be able to apply the mods they know and love, and hopefully we may see some new mods from the community in the future.
Rambourg: We definitely hope that having a legal source for this ground-breaking game will spur more interest from the community.
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February 13th, 2013, 23:03
This is excellent news. It's about time!

I have SS2, how about SS1, Gog?
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February 13th, 2013, 23:09
I wish someone would remake SS1. The graphics border on unplayable now, but the game itself is incredible. I regularly fire it up in Dosbox.

If God said it, then that settles it!!

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