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October 18th, 2007, 00:37
According to the New York Times, aliens are the cool thing this summer with elves taking a rare back seat:
It started in August with the sleeper hit BioShock, which can best be described as intelligent sci-fi noir (genetic engineering in 1940s big-band style). Then last month came the pop culture juggernaut Halo 3, the epitome of mainstream action sci-fi (men with huge guns saving the galaxy from an interstellar menace). Between now and Thanksgiving gamers will see gothic sci-fi in Hellgate: London (demons invade post-apocalyptic London); the first major science-fiction online game in years in Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa; and the magnum opus-cum-space opera Mass Effect.
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Why can't we have Elves in Sci-fi games?

Like that everybody would be happy.
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October 18th, 2007, 00:45
Elves had a good run there for a while. It's probably better this way, anyway. Maybe Orlando Bloom might be able to go out in public again without getting mobbed by 'tweens.
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Some say the the supermutants in Bethesda's Fallout 3 look like orcs & elves. Don't know if this is true, though

But why can't we get space elves??
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October 18th, 2007, 18:31
According to market research best race for a fantasy game would be one with long ears, thick beard, black skin and tentacles.
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October 18th, 2007, 19:13
Originally Posted by aries100 View Post
Some say the the supermutants in Bethesda's Fallout 3 look like orcs & elves. Don't know if this is true, though

But why can't we get space elves??
What about Spock? Vulcans could pass as space elves any day.

Where there's smoke, there's mirrors.
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